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Author Storytime w/ Amy Novesky

 Author Amy Novesky reads from her storybook If You Want to Ride a Horse, introducing young readers to the joys of owning, riding, and caring for horses.

About If You Want to Ride a Horse (order here): In lovely, lyrical fashion, If You Want to Ride a Horse introduces young readers to the joys of owning, riding, and caring for horses. It only starts with imagination—from there, the possibilities are endless.

Beginning with a daydream, our young rider goes from dreaming about a horse, choosing the ideal kind of horse, meeting the horse, cleaning the horse, tacking up in preparation to ride, soothing their horse through a hard moment, triumphantly getting on, and finally riding gloriously off down the beach.

Is it the best dream ever or a dream come true? It hardly matters: Gael Abary’s art makes even the most incredible fantasy feel possible, and award-winning author’s Amy Novesky’s unforgettable language is an ode to the power of dreams and self-belief to change any young child’s life. 

Amy Novesky is an author and book editor. Her award-winning picture books include IF YOU WANT TO RIDE A HORSE; GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE; CLOTH LULLABY, THE WOVEN LIFE OF LOUISE BOURGEOIS; ME, FRIDA; GEORGIA IN HAWAII; IMOGEN, THE MOTHER OF MODERNISM AND THREE BOYS; and MISTER AND LADY DAY. THE POET AND THE BEES, illustrated by Jessica Love, will follow in 2025 from Viking, and TO WANDER, thereafter. Amy is represented by Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Amy began making books at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. Thirty years and hundreds of books later, she has worked with authors, artists, agents, bookstores, toy companies, film studios, packagers and publishers, including ABRAMS; Cameron Kids/ Cameron + Company (LOVE IS books); Creative Editions (EGG; SEASHELL; CORAL); Disney Press; Ever After Studio; Harcourt; MoMa (ROOTS AND WINGS, co-written with artist Shahzia Sikander); National Geographic Kids; Paper Hat Press; Pink Moon Studio; Pixar; and Princeton Architectural Press. In 2016, Amy co-founded the Cameron Kids imprint for Cameron + Company with publisher Nina Gruener. Acquired by ABRAMS, New York, in 2020, Amy became Editorial Director of the award-winning imprint, and, later, Editor-at-Large. Currently, Amy is at-large.