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Aimee Lucido, PASTA PASTA LOTSA PASTA & Lisa Riddiough, PIE-RATS!

Event date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 6:00pm

Join authors Aimee Lucido and Lisa Riddiough for a celebration of their delightfully delectable picture books, Pasta Pasta Lotsa Pasta and Pie-Rats! Enjoy a chat about picture books, rhymes, and craft with these Hamline MFAC authors at Red Balloon Bookshop.

About Pasta Pasta Lotsa Pasta by Aimee Lucido:
A family dinner gets out of hand as guest after guest arrives with a different pasta request in this rambunctious rhyming picture book. How much pasta is too much pasta?

About Pie-Rats! by Lisa Riddiough:
A band of swashbuckling pie-rats has only one goal: to find dessert! Whether it’s banana cream, lemon meringue, apple, or cherry, these ravenous rodents will battle storms and scallywags to find the best pie.


To attend: Space is limited, so registration is required to attend this event. You can register for a ticket for free using the buttons below through July 13, 4:00pm, and preorder the books at the bottom of this page. Additional copies of Pasta Pasta Lotsa Pasta and Pie-Rats! will be available for purchase during the event.

Signing Guidelines: Following the event, the authors will sign and personalize copies of the books. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing portion, Red Balloon is happy to have your books signed and personalized for you and will contact you when they're ready to be picked up.

Accessibility: Red Balloon Bookshop is wheelchair accessible and has a disability parking spot directly behind our store. If you have a disability or medical condition and have questions about/need other specific accommodations, please email

Aimee Lucido is the author of several books for kids, including Emmy in the Key of Code, Recipe for Disaster, and Pasta Pasta Lotsa Pasta. She got her MFA in writing for children and young adults at Hamline University and lives with her family in Berkeley, California, where she likes to do trivia, run, and write crossword puzzles.

Lisa Frenkel Riddiough has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. She is also the author of the middle grade novel Elvis and the World as It Stands. She lives in Northern California with her husband in their empty nest, where they eat lots of dessert.




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Pasta Pasta Lotsa Pasta By Aimee Lucido, Mavisu Demirag (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aimee Lucido, Mavisu Demirag (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534473638
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now.
Published: Beach Lane Books - July 2nd, 2024
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Pie-Rats! By Lisa Frenkel Riddiough, David Mottram (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593203286
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call our store for up-to-the-minute stock availability.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2024
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