Book Launch and Story Time with Megan Hoyt









Join author Megan Hoyt as she launches two new picture books, Kati's Tiny Messengers and Tzimmes for Tzipporah, with a reading and discussion Saturday, September 30, at 11 am.



We want to celebrate Megan Hoyt on her two new books, Kati's Tiny Messengers and Tzimmes for Tzipporah, on Saturday, September 30, at 11 am. The books are available for preorder in the store or through the link below. We look forward to seeing you at this free event.



Kati's Tiny Messengers

From the author of the National Jewish Book Award Finalist Bartali’s Bicycle comes the story of unsung hero Katalin Karikó, the scientist whose research of mRNA led to the world-altering development of the Covid-19 vaccine. Perfect for readers who love science, STEM, and heroic stories about remarkable peopleIt includes a note from Dr. Karikó herself, photos, a timeline, and more information about mRNA.

Tzimmes for Tzipporah
This charming countdown to the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah explores life and celebration on a family farm through the eyes of a young girl allowed to help with preparations for the very first time. A food and farm-focused story, Tzimmes for Tzipporah is sweetened by illustrations full of cheerful colors and textured patterns. Award-winning author Megan Hoyt helps readers explore culturally specific Rosh Hashanah practices, while providing a universal message of community and tradition.


Author Bio:

Megan Hoyt's award-winning picture book biography, Bartali's Bicycle, came out in February 2021 with Harper Collins' new imprint, Quill Tree Books. Three more non-fiction picture books have quickly followed: The Greatest Song of All: How Isaac Stern United the World to save Carnegie Hall, Kati's Tiny Messengers: Dr. Katalin Kariko and the Battle Against Covid 19, and A Grand Idea: How William J Wilgus Created Grand Central Terminal (coming in 2024). Her poem, "Thanksgiving by the Lake," appears in the Millbrook Press anthology Thanku: Poems of Gratitude (2019), and her first picture book, Hildegard's Gift, came out in 2014 with Paraclete Press. Tzimmes for Tzipporah is her first Jewish-themed picture book, with Apples and Honey Press, a division of Behrman House. 

When she's not writing, Megan enjoys traveling to Italy and spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and two feisty little dogs, in Indian Land, SC. You can follow her on social media at @meganhoytwrites and learn more about her books and writing journey at








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Event date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Kati's Tiny Messengers: Dr. Katalin Karikó and the Battle Against COVID-19 By Megan Hoyt, Vivien Mildenberger (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Megan Hoyt, Vivien Mildenberger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063216624
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 3rd, 2023

Tzimmes for Tzipporah By Megan Hoyt, Christine Battuz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Megan Hoyt, Christine Battuz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781681156231
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Apples & Honey Press - August 22nd, 2023