Camp Hicklebees Presents: Jim LaMarche

Event date: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

And we're off!

Come and meet award winning illustrator Jim LaMarche as we usher in day one of Camp Hicklebee's 2018!

LaMarche is one of the most talented artists working in children’s books today. His latest work, The King of Bees, is a stunning picture book that will encourage young readers in their curiosity about what they see in nature.

Come learn about bees, maybe some trees?? and the great outdoors and create your first camp button. And campers, bring your friends because anyone and everyone is welcome to attend!

Jim LaMarche's excellent books include Pond, A Story for Bear, Raft and Albert by Donna Jo Napoli, which was selected as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Jim lives in Santa Cruz, California. Browse all his books here.



The King of Bees Cover Image
By Lester L. Laminack, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781561459537
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - April 1st, 2018

Henry can't wait until he can have a bee suit of his own so he can help his Aunt Lilla with the sister bees. 
Day after day as Henry observes his Aunt Lilla work with the beehives on their Lowcountry farm, he becomes fascinated with her bee suit and her ability to communicate with the bees. When he learns that the bees are getting ready to look for a new place to live, he tries to find a way to communicate with the sister bees to convince them to stay. 

Ages 4+

A Story for Bear Cover Image
By Dennis Haseley, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781328740489
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 27th, 2018

When a young bear finds a scrap of an old letter, he is so curious about the mysterious marks that he searches out their source--a cabin in the woods. There he meets a young woman and is mesmerized by the sound of her voice. Though he cannot understand her words, he returns every day to hear the woman's stories of sailors, goddesses, and far-off lands. Dennis Haseley's magical fantasy and Jim LaMarche's luminous illustrations together celebrate the joy of reading.

Ages 4+

Albert Cover Image
By Donna Jo Napoli, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152052492
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands in the palm of his hand, life is never the same.

Ages 4+

Pond Cover Image
By Jim LaMarche, Jim LaMarche (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481447355
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 13th, 2016

When Matt is out for a late winter hike he sees a trickle of water in the old deserted and junk filled dirt pit at the edge of his neighborhood. With quiet appreciation, Matt can imagine the pond that must once have been there, shining in the early spring light, freezing in the winter for skating and the perfect place for swimming in the summer.


Can Matt's discovery transform a forgotten pond to its natural wonder? With his idea of making the pond whole again, Matt rallies his friends, Katie and Pablo, and together they work through the spring, clearing debris, moving rocks to hold the water, and looking for leaks. But would there be enough water to fill the pond? Can they bring the pond back?

Ages 4+