"Katie the Catsitter" Graphic Novel Creators Visit with Glenview Students

The Book Stall brings writer/illustrator collaborators Colleen AF Venable and Stephanie Yue to Glenview students for a virtual visit on Wednesday,  Feb. 3rd at 3:15 PM.

Order their brand-new graphic novel Katie the Catsitter (the first in a new series) from The Book Stall and receive a 10% discount. This discount is already built into our online pricing! 

Deadline to order books: Friday, Feb. 5th.  Books will be delivered to your school on Monday, Feb. 8th!

PLEASE enter your student's name and grade level in the "Order Comments" section of your order.  Also include your school name so we know this is part of the school visit orders.

A sample note in the Order Comments section would read:  "Pleasant Ridge, Jane Smith, 1st grade"

Note:  When you order online, you have the choice of 

  • In-store pickup: $0.00. Choose this option and add your school name to the "Order Comments section, as above, and we'll deliver your books to your child at school! If you don't add your school we'll assume you wish to pick your copy up at The Book Stall. 
  • Ground Shipping: $10.00  (This option means your book will be mailed to you at home.)
  • Local Community Delivery: $4.00  (Note that the Book Stall ONLY delivers to Winnetka, Wilmette, Northfield, Evanston, Glenview, Glencoe and Highland Park)
  • You may also order over the phone. Give us a call at 847-446-8880, Mon. - Friday 10 - 5

About the Book: Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! Introducing an irresistible new middle-grade graphic novel series about growing up, friendship, heroes, and cats (lots of cats!)--perfect for fans of GutsAwkward and Real Friends (not to mention anyone who loves cats!)

Katie is dreading the boring summer ahead while her best friends are all away at camp--something that's way out of Katie and her mom's budget, UNLESS Katie can figure out a way to earn the money for camp herself. But when Katie gets a job catsitting for her mysterious upstairs neighbor, life get interesting. First, Madeline has 217 cats (!) and they're not exactly . . . normal cats. Also, why is Madeline always out EXACTLY when the city's most notorious villain commits crimes?! Is it possible that Katie's upstairs neighbor is really a super villain? Can Katie wrangle a whole lot of wayward cats, save a best friendship (why is Beth barely writing back? And who's this boy she keeps talking about?!), AND crack the biggest story in the city's history? Some heroes have capes . . . Katie has cats!

About the guest artists:

Colleen AF Venable is the author of the National Book Award Nominated graphic novel Kiss #8 and is making her middle grade debut with Katie the Catsitter. Colleen is a lifetime comic fan and has designed numerous award winning graphic novels at First-Second books. She's also is an avid rollerskater, animal rescuer, and once started a national holiday (true story). Colleen lives in Brooklyn, NY with her two pet rabbits.

Stephanie Yue grew up in Atlanta, Beijing, and Hong Kong. She's a lifetime comic fan and martial artist (with a black belt in Kung Fu) and travels the world by motorbike. Stephanie was the colorist for the megahit, industry changing, Smile by Raina Telgemeier and Katie is her debut as a middle grade graphic novel illustrator. Stephanie currently divides her time between Boston and Hong Kong, where she's working on the second Katie. Visit her online at http: //stephanieyue.com and on twitter @quezzie.com.

Katie the Catsitter Cover Image
By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984895639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! Introducing an irresistible new middle-grade graphic novel series about growing up, friendship, heroes, and cats (lots of cats!)--perfect for fans of Guts, Awkward and Real Friends (not to mention anyone who loves cats!)