Bethany Barton book launch for I'm Trying to Love Germs!

I'm Trying to Love Germs STEM Book Launch with Bethany Barton on Saturday, November 11th at 1 pm. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Best for ages 4+.

Investigate with art and humor!

Join award-winning author Bethany Barton for a Germ-tastic and Microbe-tacular Book Launch Party for her newest STEM picture book I'm Trying to Love Germs! There will be a reading, crafts, snacks, and then book signing. Best for ages 4+. 

Masks are recommended for our events. 

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About I'm Trying to Love Germs:

I'm Trying to Love Germs book cover. Colorful illustrations of various types of bacteria and virus life forms surround the title text. All are against a blue and yellow paint splatter background.

Children's Choice Award winner Bethany Barton dives into the microscopic world of germs with fascinating information and tons of humor!

This book is covered in germs! But to be fair, so are we. Did you know that there are more viruses and bacteria on Earth than there are stars in the known universe? Learn all about the microbes in and on our bodies that help us survive, the ones that don't, and everything in between. Written in Bethany Barton's trademark balance of informative and hilarious, I'm Trying to Love Germs is a perfect entry point to viruses, the pandemic, and the importance of washing our hands.

About the creator:

Bethany Barton author photo. A white woman with auburn hair in an updo and blue eyes. She is wearing a black tank top and leaning her head against her hand.

Bethany Barton is an artist, writer, mom, and member of the Motion Picture Association. She works on art, prop, and set decoration for film and TV, and has worked on shows such as The Muppets and Blackish. She and her family live in Los Angeles. For more about Bethany and her books, visit

Photo © D’Avello Photography


Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

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