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Event date: 
Saturday, January 7, 2023 - 6:30pm

It's almost Lunar New Year, which means it's the perfect time to celebrate the release of Lily LaMotte's debut picture book, Chloe's Lunar New Year!

Chloe can’t wait to celebrate the Lunar New Year! But first, Chloe and her family must prepare. Join your pals at Red Balloon Bookshop and hear all about this tender, warm, and uplifting holiday story about tradition and the importance of being with those you love! Lily LaMotte will read from the book and chat a little with fellow Hamline alum Tom Sebanc about the making of Chloe's Lunar New Year with time for questions after. The event will be followed by a signing line!

To Attend: Space is limited, so a ticket is required to attend. You can register for a ticket through January 7, 4:30pm, and pre-order a book below. Additional books will be available for purchase the night of the event. Face coverings are preferred, but not required.

Signing Guidelines: Following the talk, Lily LaMotte will sign and personalize copies of the book. 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.

Lily LaMotte graduated from Hamline’s Writing for Children and Young Adults program with an MFA. When she isn’t writing, she’s cooking up new recipes, exploring new crafts, and supporting her library system as a KCLS Foundation board member. She is also the author of the graphic novels Measuring Up and Unhappy Camper, forthcoming in 2023. Visit Lily at




Chloe’s Lunar New Year By Lily LaMotte, Michelle Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lily LaMotte, Michelle Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063076518
Availability: Not on our shelves now. Usually ships in 4-7 business days from warehouse.
Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2023
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