Story Time! - Meet Benjamin Birdie

Join local children’s book author Michael Dotsikas for a fun and interactive Story Time with his inspiring children’s books. Michael is an award-winning author, and creator of Benjamin Birdie—the little bird with a BIG DREAM—and the critically acclaimed Benjamin Birdie book series.

Benjamin Birdie's First Flight is a story about a little bird who attempts his first flight against his mother's warnings. His adventure begins when he tumbles down his tree and then seeks assistance back to his nest from several tree-dwelling animals. The uplifting story offers lessons in kindness, compassion, friendship, determination and honesty. Readers are introduced to a remarkable variety of exotic tree-dwelling animals (many of which are endangered species), showcasing earth's diverse animal kingdom.

Benjamin Birdie and the Tree Dwellers is book #2 in the Benjamin Birdie Book Series, and sequel to the award-winning and critically acclaimed Benjamin Birdie's First Flight. After an unsuccessful first flight, Benjamin Birdie is still anxious to fly high in the sky like all the other birds. With his wings now grown stronger, and support from his mom, Benjamin is ready to give flying another try. Nervously leaping from his nest, he stumbles at first, but recovers just in time after hearing the encouraging voices of all his tree-dwelling friends, cheering him on!

Born in Greece and immigrating to the United States with his family when he was four, Michael currently lives in Manorville, NY with his wife, their two youngest of five amazing children and their two precious pups. Traveling and spending time with family and friends are favorite pastimes. You can find out more about Michael on his website at


Event date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Event address: 
Bank Street Bookstore
2780 Broadway (corner of 107th St)
Benjamin Birdie's First Flight Cover Image
By Michael Dotsikas, Morgan Spicer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781612549606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brown Books Kids - September 26th, 2017

Benjamin Birdie and the Tree Dwellers Cover Image
By Michael Dotsikas, Morgan Spicer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781612542768
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Brown Books Kids - October 9th, 2018