LBB Virtual Celebrity Storytime: James Solheim & Derek Desierto - Grandmas Are Greater Than Great

Saturday, February 6, 11am CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Page

Left Bank Books is excited to present another Virtual Celebrity Storytime! We welcome author James Solheim and illustrator Derek Desierto, who will read aloud and talk about how they made their new picture book, Grandmas Are Greater Than Great, on Facebook Live at 11am CT on February 6. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of Grandmas Are Greater Than Great from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

**James will be randomly drawing winners from people who order Grandmas Are Greater Than Great from Left Bank Books to receive a copy of It’s Disgusting—and We Ate It by James Solheim! There will also be consolation prizes!**

Millions of grandmas have led to one very, very special and unique person—you!

A humorous, animated, and informative look at the lasting power of ancestors. Explore families, generations, and girl power in this heartfelt collaboration between James Solheim and bestselling illustrator Derek Desierto.

Everyone has two grandmas, and every grandma has her own two grandmas. This cycle continues going back through time and history. And you needed them all for you to be you!

Traveling from generation to generation, this dynamic picture book offers young readers a bird’s-eye view of how daily life has changed over time. But despite all the differences, one thing has remained the same: a grandma’s love. 

James Solheim’s lively text and Derek Desierto’s exuberant illustrations capture the delights and challenges each daughter, mother, and grandma encountered. This rich multigenerational story explores the idea that we are all the product of those who came before us, and it will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Grandmas Are Greater Than Great includes basic information on exponential growth and a family tree.

A gift of a book for kids of all ages to read with their grandmas.


James Solheim is the author of It’s Disgusting and We Ate It!, illustrated by Eric Brace. Powered as a child by his grandmas’ Norwegian cooking—lefse and sandbakkels and søtsuppe (potato tortillas, sugar cookies, and sweet soup)—he now speaks Norwegian with his own kids and continues his family’s traditions. But his grandmas’ kindness is his biggest family tradition of all. He lives in Nebraska.

Derek Desierto is a designer, an artist for animated TV shows, and the illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling picture book Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, by Eva Chen, among other titles. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Page, "Like" the page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins).

Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 11:00am
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page
Grandmas Are Greater Than Great Cover Image
By James Solheim, Derek Desierto (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062671233
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 9th, 2021