Spring Preview with Valerie Lewis (this time a virtual live presentation)

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

It's that time of year again!

A long time Hicklebee’s tradition has been the presentation of Lewis Previews, where co-owner Valerie Lewis presents her favorites of the new publishing season for kindergarten through 8th grade. Teachers, parents, librarians and children's book enthusiasts see first hand the pick of the lists, fiction and non fiction.

Tickets are $10.00 and includes an annotated list of the books presented. More details will be sent to registrants. You can purchase a ticket on our Eventbrite page here.

Please note: this is an event for adults.


Valerie Lewis has been the co-owner of Hicklebee’s Bookstore since its opening in 1979.

Media and National Consultant: Children’s Books and Children’s Literature

Reviewer of children's books on CBS-TV’s The Early Show for 17 years.

Featured speaker on NPR’s Loose Leaf Book Company, host Tom Bodett

Television and radio guest, i.e., PBS’ Jim Lehrer Report and NPR’s All Things Considered. Past member and Chair of the children’s Issues Committee,  Board of Directors, National American Bookseller's Association.

Member, invitational panel on literacy at The White House, D.C., with First Lady Hillary Clinton

Judge National Book Award

Author: books, articles, and reviews

Valerie & Walter's Best Books for Children: A Lively and Opinionated Guide, Writer and consultant, Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics; author, Harper's Make Reading Fun, Columnist for Creative Classroom and Instructor Magazines and book reviewer for a variety of periodicals.