Author Events

Appearances & Interviews

Interview, The Union


Oct 1 – 2                Northwest Tea Festival –   Seattle, WA

June 24 – 26        World Tea Expo, Speaker –   Las Vegas, NV

Feb 17                    CBS Radio – Mischke ‘Till Midnight, Minnesota Radio

Feb 10                   Small Business & Entrepreneur Fair –   Nevada City, CA

Jan 23                   Musicali-Tea, A Fundraiser –    Nevada City, CA

Jan 20                   Commodore Stockton Skills School –   Stockton, CA

Jan 20                   San Joaquin County Reading Association –   Stockton, CA

Jan 18                   Radio Interview, KNCO –    Grass Valley

Jan 16 – 17            Fancy Food Show –    San Francisco, CA


Nov 18                   Nevada County Interviews, NCTV –   Nevada City, CA

Oct 2 – 3                Northwest Tea Festival, Speaker –    Seattle, WA

Aug 11                   Sacramento & Company, KXTV, ABC Affiliate –     Sacramento

Jun 11 – 13            World Tea Expo –    Las Vegas, NV

Feb 13 – 14            Victoria Tea Festival –    Victoria, BC, Canada

Jan 17 – 19            Fancy Food Show –   San Francisco, CA


Oct 17                    Unusual Ways To Drink Tea, Antique Trove –    Roseville, CA

Oct 10                    Book and Tea, Harvest Festival –   Grass Valley, CA

Oct 9                      A Movable Feast, Friends of the Library –   Nevada City, CA

Oct 2                     Radio Interview, KVMR Radio –   Nevada City, CA

Oct 2                     Radio Interview, KNCO Radio –   Grass Valley

Sept 29                 Author, Author, TV Interview, SNCAT –    Reno, NV

Sept 19                  Sonoma County Book Festival –    Santa Rosa, CA

Aug 28                  AsIf Studio Teapot Show, Speaker –    Grass Valley, CA

July – Aug             World Tea Tours –    Peoples’ Republic of China

Jun 2 – 4               World Tea Expo, Speaker –    Las Vegas, NV

Jun 3                     Western Tea Business Association –   Las Vegas, NV

Apr 17                    International Tea Sipper Society, Speaker –    Roseville, CA

Apr 15                    Sacramento & Company, KXTV (ABC) –    Sacramento, CA

Mar 12                   World Tea News, Webinar Presenter –    Internet


Jun 2                     World Tea Expo, Speaker –    Las Vegas, NV

May 12                   Day Of The Young Child –    Grass Valley, CA

Jan 14                    Tea Party for American Girl Book Club, Barnes & Noble –   Citrus Heights, CA

Jan 7                      Book Signing, Barnes & Noble –    Citrus Heights, CA


Dec 14                    Radio Interview, Rick Rose Show –    Missouri

Sept 12                   Writing For Children, Sierra Writers –     Nevada City, CA

Sept 18                   Sonoma County Book Festival –    Santa Rosa, CA

Aug 6                      Book Signing, Borders –     Roseville, CA

Jul 10                      Book Signing, An Afternoon To Remember Tearoom –    Newcastle, CA

Jun 4 – 6                 World Tea Expo –    Atlanta, CA

May 25                   Book Signing, The Bookseller –    Grass Valley, CA

  • The Emma Lea Books

Book Reviews

This is a wonderful story of a little girl's dream with the magic lamp. To my delight, it combines fantasy with family values and reality. My granddaughter loves it. ~ ~ ~ Marianne Kummell
I really enjoyed this book with my little girl because I felt it introduced children to "helping out" and lets them know just because we have to do chores and make preparations, even for tea parties, that it doesn't mean we can't have fun while doing so and the biggest lesson to be learned from Emma Lea's Tea With Daddy is that spending time together is the most important gift of all!
This story brings to life family traditions and the value of giving 'real' and meaningful gifts from the heart. It also shows the importance of family in creating great moments in a child's life. I read this to my 5 year old niece, and both she and her mother were captivated by the story. ~ ~ ~ Carol Scuderi
This is a very special book about family traditions, bonding and growing up. The story of Emma Lea is delightful. If you like Fancy Nancy, you will love Emma Lea. ~ ~ ~ Jill Vanderwood
Oh, I do love these books. They are perfect for an afternoon read with a cuddly grandchild. Lots of information and the art work is enchanting. ~ ~ ~ Judy Wright
I read Emma Lea's Tea Party and was immediately moved to send it to my niece Emma. She is 4 years old. She absolutely loves the book and thinks it is about her. Such a beautiful tale with illustrations to match. A little girl can weave fantasies about this book. I can hardly wait until the next Emma Lea book! ~ ~ ~ Penny Hastings
Babette Donaldson tells this story with a beauty and sparseness that mimics the rituals of the ceremony and Jerianne Van Dijk illustrates the scenes with an impressionistic style, drawing the reader into the folds of Emma Lea's kimono and into the tea house with purity, tranquility, and harmony. ~ ~ ~ Ginger Manley
This book takes a look at tranquility, purity, harmony, and respect taught through the experiences of the Chanoyu tea ceremony. I know that this book will be infused into the study my students do of the Japanese culture. Once again the author and illustrator together have created a beautiful keepsake book for children. ~ ~ ~ J. Gilmour
Both the watercolors and the well thought out story are beautifully done. I liked the fact that Emma Lea's best friend is a boy. I appreciated that logical explanations were given to the little girl for the wishes being "granted" and how she realizes the teapot not actually being "magic" didn't make it any less "special". ~ ~ ~ K. Lio

Author, Babette Donaldson

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