Amanda Thomson: Backyard Adventure


With a whole month of summer still ahead, there's plenty of time tospend quality (screen-free!) time with your kids in your own backyard! In her new book Backyard Adventure, Author Amanda Thomsen helpskids and families rediscover the yard as a place for inspired play by creating tiny gardens inhabited by action figures, weaving a secret hideaway out of a loom of twine and twigs,setting sidewalk cracks on fire with Coffeemate, or other imaginative activies.


Join us (right before our Where's Waldo Grand Prize Party starts) as Amanda talks about the cool activities in her book and demos how to make seed-bombs, which everyone will get to take home!


Amanda Thomsen is the author of Backyard Adventure and Kiss My Aster as well as a mom, a Girl Scout troop leader, a garden maker, an adventure planner, and a rule breaker. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and eight-year-old daughter.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
Backyard Adventure: Get Messy, Get Wet, Build Cool Things, and Have Tons of Wild Fun! 51 Free-Play Activities Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612129204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 2nd, 2019