Children’s book author/illustrator Hannah E Harrison highlighted the book “Extraordinary Jane” – written and illustrated by her. She was the 2015 Oklahoma Book Award winner in Illustration for this book about an ordinary dog living an extraordinary life with her circus troupe friends. Her illustrations are also in the books— “Remy and Lulu”, written by Kevin Hawkes; “Bernice Gets Carried Away”, written by Harrison herself; and “Just Like You”, written by Robert Kroupa.
Young adult book author, Roy Deering, featured “Finders Keepers.” It is Deering’s first book, and he received the 2015 Oklahoma Book Award in the Young Adult category. On the surface, the book is about a broken promise and the fight over a windfall find of valuable baseball cards. But along the way, Deering imparts important life lessons as the people in the story reveal their true characters during the controversy.
The book tour also celebrated the late author Greg Rodgers, winner of the 2015 Oklahoma Book Award for the children’s picture book, “Chukfi Rabbit’s Big, Bad Bellyache: A Trickster Tale.”
Sponsors for the Double R Author Tour are the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Oklahoma Center for the Book, Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book, Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), Best of Books, the Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball team, and the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.