Friday, June 3, 2016

Chris Barton and Jennifer Swanson at Winter Park Public Library

Writer’s Block Bookstore and Winter Park Public Library Presents:
Chris Barton and Jennifer Swanson at Winter Park Public Library
Friday, June 24, 2016
1:30pm – 4:00pm
460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact:
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
407-335-4192



WRITER’S BLOCK BOOKSTORE PARTNERING WITH WINTER PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTS: 

Chris Barton



and
Jennifer Swanson



Chris Barton is a prolific author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Them. In Whoosh! Barton explores Lonnie Johnson's amazing invention, the Super Soaker, one of top twenty toys of all time. And Johnson invented it entirely on accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A successful engineer who worked with NASA. it is Johnson's invention of the Super Soaker water gun that made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.


Jennifer Swanson is a middle school science instructor for John Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth, as well as the award-winning author of more than 20 nonfiction and fiction books for children including several titles in the "How Things Work" series. In her book "Super Gear" she takes a close-up look at sports and nanotechnology; the cutting-edge science that manipulates objects at the atomic level. Nanotechnology is used to create high-tech swimsuits, tennis rackets, golf clubs, running shoes, and more, changing sports as we know it.

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