JB_ISECCatSaturday, Oct. 3, author, Dr. John Becker, will visit the Puskarich Public Library at 2 p.m. Dr. Becker, will present his “Wild About Reading” program, which will focus on the role reading has played in the amazing life that he has led. During his program, Dr. Becker will talk about the many places he has visited around the world to observe wild animals in their natural habitat. He will also talk about the twenty-six books he has written for children, read from his books, share video of his field search, and sign copies of his books.

Dr. Becker is a graduate of The Ohio State University, a former elementary school teacher, college professor at the University of Florida, and administrator at the Columbus Zoo. He has also worked for many years in the field of wildlife conservation, so it is of no surprise that wild animals are the central theme of his books. Dr. Becker is a full-time author living in Delaware, Ohio. The fifteen books in the Returning Wildlife series, written for second through sixth graders, include: North American River Otters, The North American Beaver, Bats, The Bald Eagle, Wild Turkeys, The North American Bison, Manatees, Florida Panthers, Grizzly Bears, Gray Wolves, American Alligators, Green Sea Turtles, California Condors, Gray Whales, and Northern Elephant Seals. His Seedling books include: Cheetahs, Hawks, Kangaroos, Owls, Giraffes, Scarlet Macaws, Camels and Snow Leopards. Dr. Becker also teaches writing at the Thurber Writing Academy in Columbus, Ohio. Further information about Dr. Becker, and his books, may be obtained from his website: www.johnbeckerauthor.com.