Small Business Saturday's STORYTIME Panel


Come to Best of Books for a special storytime of 3 Oklahoma authors!

Tammi Sauer, Gaye Sanders, and Branda Maier will be reading at 10:30am, with a signing to follow!

Saturday, November 27th for Small Business Saturday!



About the authors:

TAMMI SAUER is a full-time children's book author who presents at schools and conferences across the nation. She is the author of numerous picture books, including Wordy BirdyCowboy CampChicken DanceNugget & Fang, and Mary Had a Little Glam. In addition to winning awards, Tammi's books have gone on to do great things: Chicken Dance: The Musical is currently on a national tour, and Your Alien, an NPR Best Book of 2015, has been published in Italian, Spanish, Korean, and French. Tammi and her family live in Edmond, Oklahoma. Visit Tammi online at and follow her on Twitter at @SauerTammi.

Gaye Sanders is a teacher in Oklahoma who has always found a way to teach the story of the Oklahoma City bombing to her fourth-grade students as a way of ensuring we never forget what hate can wrought. This is her first book. Illustrator Pamela Behrend is a classically trained musician, former music teacher, and now studio artist who makes her home in Pennsylvania. "The Survivor Tree" is her first book as well.

Brenda Maier's debut picture book, The Little Red Fort, was called "inspired" by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books in a starred review, and was named a Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year, a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, and winner of One Book for Colorado. Brenda is a public school teacher and a gifted education specialist. When she isn't writing, Brenda enjoys traveling with her family, baking peanut-free cookies, and watching her five children build amazing creations from found materials. She lives near Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can learn more about her work at

Event date: 
Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
1313 E. Danforth
Edmond, OK 73034
One Sheep, Two Sheep Cover Image
By Tammi Sauer, Troy Cummings (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419746307
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Appleseed - October 19th, 2021

The Survivor Tree: Oklahoma City's Symbol of Hope and Strength Cover Image
By Gaye Sanders, Pamela Behrend (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781937054496
Availability: Backordered
Published: Roadrunner Press - November 14th, 2017

The Little Blue Bridge (Little Ruby’s Big Ideas) Cover Image
By Brenda Maier, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338538014
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021