APPLE Partnership presents author/illustrator Jackie Urbanovic of the ‘Duck’ series

Author to sign books at Paseo Verde Library Oct. 18

Children’s author Jackie Urbanovic will conduct a book signing as part of the APPLE Partnership’s annual “Celebration of Reading” program 7-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the Paseo Verde Library — located at 280 S. Green Valley Parkway.

Urbanovic is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator know for such books as “Duck and Cover,” “Duck Soup” and “Duck at the Door.”

The APPLE Partnership was formed to help children become passionate about reading. Statistics show that it is critical for children to be reading at grade level by third grade. The author series is a wonderful opportunity for children to talk and interact with world renowned writers that have achieved their goal. Additional information is available at