Village Books Invites Kids to “Frozen” Party with Author Barbara Jean Hicks



Submitted by Village Books

Village Books in Fairhaven will host an event with children’s author Barbara Jean Hicks on Saturday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. to noon for fans of FROZEN, the latest animated feature film from Disney. Hicks is the Ferndale-based author of two picture books in the Disney Frozen Series, Frozen: a Sister More Like Me and Frozen: An Amazing Snowman.

According to Christina Claassen, Events Coordinator for Village Books, the event will be a party fit for princes, princesses, woodsmen and snowmen in the community. “It’s February in Whatcom County,” says Claassen. “What better time to enjoy a wintry theme?Frozen is a movie that delights all ages, and Barbara Jean Hicks has added a new dimension to the story with these delightful books.” Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite FROZEN character, and the family-friendly hour will include a costume contest and parade as well as a story time, photo opportunities and book signings with the author, also known as “Barbara Jean, the Story Queen.”

The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Christina Claassen at 360-733-1599 or

About the Books:  Explore a wintry world of magic with the characters from Disney Animation Studio’s latest film, Frozen. A SISTER MORE LIKE ME features an original story about Anna and Elsa, the film’s two royal sisters, with gorgeous illustrations by Brittney Lee, one of the Disney artists who worked on the film. AN AMAZING SNOWMAN, illustrated by Disney artist Olga T. Mosqueda, features the comical Olaf, a snowman with unusual aspirations and an extraordinary gift for friendship.

About the Author: Acclaimed children’s book author, speaker and educator Barbara Jean Hicks recently moved from Port Hueneme back to Ferndale, Washington, the small town where she grew up. Her picture books include the award winning Jitterbug Jam: A Monster TaleThe Secret Life of Walter Kitty and Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli. She has taught at the preschool, middle school, high school and community college levels, worked as an online educator, and served in an elementary school as author-in-residence, program facilitator and parent educator. She is also the author of 13 romance novels and novellas and has written marketing copy and edited manuscripts for numerous trade publishers.


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