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2021/2022 Inprint Cool Brains! Reading Series

Inprint Cool Brains! Dan Santat Livestream Event

Sunday March 6, 2022 4:00 pm

This is a livestream reading and will be accessible from the Inprint website. Details on how to access the reading will be provided to those that register in their Eventbrite email receipts.


Inprint invites you to a free livestream event featuring Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat. Dan will give a brief presentation about his new graphic novel The Aquanaut, and then respond to video messages/questions submitted by kids.

Hey kids, send in short video messages/questions for Dan to be included in the livestream event! Kids who send in a video will be mailed a free copy of The Aquanaut. Send videos via email to info@inprinthouston.org by Tuesday, March 1, 5 pm CT. Please include your mailing address in the email

  • Videos should be no longer than 30 seconds.
  • Videos can include a question for Dan about his new novel The Aquanaut, about his life as a writer, or a general message about what his books mean to you.
  • Begin the video with your name, your school, and what grade you are in.
  • Select videos will be part of the livestream event for Dan to see and respond to.

BOOK DISCOUNTS: Our partners at Brazos Bookstore are offering a 10% discount on The Aquanaut by Dan Santat. To receive the discount, order your copy of Dan’s new book at www.brazosbookstore.com between now and March 8th using the coupon code INPRINT.

DAN SANTAT is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. He is also the creator of Are We There Yet?, After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again), Drawn Together, Lift, The Guild of Geniuses, and Sidekicks. About The Guild of Geniuses, Booklist writes, “Santat creates a fabulous world filled with kitschy delights.” About Sidekicks, Kirkus adds, “The lovable menagerie of crime-fighting pets offers lots of laughs and an exuberant storyline.” Dan’s artwork has been featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, including Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta series.

Dan joins us to read from and talk about his new novel The Aquanaut, a whimsical graphic novel “with smart pacing that swings between hilarity and suspense” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). According to Booklist, “This winning tale’s all about reaching out, to family, to friends, to shipmates, and especially to fearful strangers who need your help.” Soon after Sophia meets Sodapop the hermit crab, Antonio and Carlos the octopuses, and Jobim the sea turtle, she discovers that something sinister is going on at her local marine theme park. Will Sophia and the aquanaut crew be able to free the park’s captive marine life before it’s too late?

After graduating from the Art Center College of Design, Dan worked as a commercial artist, a 3D modeler, and a video game concept artist. He created a popular Disney animated series called The Replacements, and was even offered a job as a Google doodler before pursuing his career in children’s books. Today he lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.