Storytime with Jason Gruhl - On the Patio!

Please join us for a special storytime with author Jason Gruhl on BookBar's patio on Friday, October 8th at 10:30am! If the weather is poor, we will change the event to virtual.

About the Author and Illustrator: JASON GRUHL believes that all kids are smart, brave, kind, and creative, and he writes books to help them remember that. As an author and psychotherapist for children and adults, Jason is dedicated to making a difference in people's lives and to helping them realize their power and potential. Jason is a former special educator and the former executive director and founder of The Joshua School (a school for children with Autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities in Boulder and Denver, Colorado). He holds a master's degree in counseling psychology ( When not writing, Jason is addicted to scones, board games, reading, and watching sci-fi movies. To learn more, please visit

IGNASI FONT is an award-winning artist and illustrator. As art director for Bungalow Studio, he creates expressive and poetic ways to communicate ideas through animation, music artwork, editorial illustration, and children's books. Art connects us all--even "strangers in Spain." Ignasi and his family live in Barcelona, Spain. To learn more, please visit

About the Book: A playful, read-aloud exploration of all the different thoughts we have every day and their role in our lives.

“Sharks rule!” “That’s gross.” “I love tofu.” “Is she from Montreal?” Whether our thoughts are happy, sad, scared, excited, or worried, they come in a constant flow.

Through playful rhyming text and vivid, fun illustrations, Just a Thought introduces kids 4–8 to the way our lives are shaped by our thoughts. The story helps to teach self-awareness by recognizing negative self-thought and recurring thought patterns.
Regardless of whether you have happy, weird, or mean thoughts—they are all just thoughts, and no single thought can define you. The magic of mind is that it's a space where anything is possible!

Event date: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 10:30am
Just a Thought: Exploring Your Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful Mind! Cover Image
By Jason Gruhl, Ignasi Font (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781611808605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bala Kids - September 21st, 2021