Children’s Author to Stump for “Stubby”

Wisconsin writer/researcher extraordinaire Ann Bausum whose many historical nonfiction books have been published by National Geographic is speaking at two library-sponsored events this week. Here’s her announcement:

“Veteran’s Day approaches, and this commemoration is bringing my war dog friend Stubby some additional recognition. I’ll be speaking twice about “Stubby and his Favorite Doughboy” (aka Corporal Robert Conroy) at two upcoming events in Wisconsin.

You can catch us at the Belleville High School Auditorium in an event sponsored by the Belleville Public Library.

I’ll be speaking in the Community Room of the DeForest Public Library near Madison.

You’d be welcome to join me at either site. My program is packed with stories and photos and will be suitable for adults and families alike (children circa nine yrs old and up).

For a bit of additional background, visit Stubby on my author website:

Or, here’s a story that ran last week in the Janesville (WI) Gazette:

Also, in a bit of belated good news, I’ll report that the California Reading Association recently announced its 2014 EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards. Eight titles earned Gold awards, including my children’s title Stubby the War Dog.”

As an aside, I gave Stubby the War Dog, a young reader’s companion book to Sergeant Stubby  to my grandson for his 8th birthday.

Like many kids, he knows quite a bit about World War II, he’s not much about World War I. He was thrilled to get Stubby and wanted to read it right there in the midst of other presents and birthday cake. Thanks, Ann!

Ann received CWW’s 2009 Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award for her Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American
Immigration, also published by National Geographic. Information about this year’s CWW contests is at The entry deadline is January 31, 2015.


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