Kids and Teens Events

Marianne Richmond - Bedtime Blessings (Corte Madera)

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

Special Event for Kids!

Bedtime Blessings offers a peaceful way to end the day with a special child, through this heartfelt prayer of gratitude and wish for God's blessings on others, too.

Created to help grow a joyful spirit of contentment in even the youngest child, this sweet blessing will guide them into dreamland with a heart full of thanks.

Beloved author and illustrator Marianne Richmond has touched the lives of millions for nearly two decades through her award-winning books, greeting cards, and other gift products that offer people the most heartfelt way to connect with each other. She lives in the Minneapolis area.

 

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$4.99
ISBN: 9781492644958
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - January 2017

Dear God,
It's the end of the day
and time for my prayer
to say thanks for your blessings
and heavenly care
Bedtime Blessings offers a peaceful way to end the day with a special child, through this heartfelt prayer of gratitude and wish for God's blessings on others, too.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Margaret Stohl - Royce Rolls (San Francisco)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

In conversation with Alyson Noel
Special Event for YA Readers

Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: an actual Bentley, tuition to a fancy private school, lavish vacations, and everything else that comes along with being an LA starlet. But after five seasons on her family's reality show, Rolling with the Royces, and a lifetime of dealing with her narcissistic sister, Porsche, media-obsessed mother, Mercedes, and somewhat clueless brother, Maybach, Bentley wants out. Luckily for her, without a hook for season six, cancellation is looming and freedom is nigh. With their lifestyle on the brink, however, Bentley's family starts to crumble, and one thing becomes startlingly clear--without the show, there is no family. And since Bentley loves her family, she has to do the unthinkable--save the show. But when her future brother-in-law's car goes over a cliff with both Bentley and her sister's fianc inside-on the day of the big made-for-TV wedding, no less-things get real.

Really real. Like, not reality show real.

Told in a tongue-in-cheek voice that takes a swipe at all things Hollywood, Royce Rolls is a laugh-out-loud funny romp with an LA noir twist about what it means to grow up with the cameras rolling and what really happens behind the scenes.

Margaret Stohl is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the "Beautiful Creatures" series. She is also the author of the instant bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red, and its sequel Black Widow: Red Vengeance. Growing up in the shadow of Hollywood, Margaret spent her adolescence crank-calling Harrison Ford, living across the hall from a John Waters starlet, and waving to Starline Tours buses as they stopped to take pictures of her P.E. class at Mulholland Hall, where she first met Bentley Royce. These are and are not her stories.

 

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781484732335
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Freeform - April 4th, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Bentley Royce seems to have it all: an actual Bentley, tuition to a fancy private school, lavish vacations, and everything else that comes along with being an LA starlet.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Anne Dana - Monsieuir Pierre (Sausalito)

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event

Will an adventurous octopus ever find a friend? In Monsieur Pierre, follow the lonely Monsieur Pierre Poulpe from his home in a Paris fountain all the way to California. Humorous illustrations chart his search for a friend across the Seine, up the Eiffel Tower, into the Louvre, out to Notre Dame and up Montmartre. Along the way, he surprises some of the most famous inhabitants of the City of Light. Sadly, none of them are eager to befriend a little octopus. Just when it seems all is lost, Pierre has a clever idea that takes him to a new land with two new friends. In a surprise ending, Pierre and his new friends are visited in his new home by some of the famous Parisians he left behind.

Anne Dana, author and illustrator, is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives aboard a boat docked on the San Francisco Bay and has been a cephalopod admirer her entire life.

 

 

 

100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Dragon Fire Book Launch

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Introducing . . . Dragon Fire . . . and meet the dynamic young authors from the Book Passage INK group who wrote it! Only kids could live it…only kids could write it. 

Setting off across the ice, Omara, Thrax, Josh, and Charlotte are determined to find the next bead in their quest to control the dragons. New enemies include a terrifying, armored dragon bot and new friends include the eight-year old ninja-fairy Fay. The second book of this trilogy was written by the members of INK, our dynamic book club for 10-13 year olds. You only have sit in on INK for a few minutes to realize that you’re surrounded by avid readers and natural storytellers who have an instinctive appreciation of character, world-building, and plot. So, creating a book was a natural progression. After a visit from Eric Elfman, screenwriter and co-author of middle grade novels Tesla’s Attic and Edison’s Alley, the INK members decided they wanted to write one of their own. After successfully publishing their first book Dragon Mist, the group dove right into working on their second book, Dragon Fire. They spent several sessions under the guidance of Amanda Conran, the book club facilitator, discussing setting, characters, backstory, and plot. Ideas were thrown out thick and fast and everyone agreed to the contents of each chapter before moving on. The whiteboard was filled, photographed, and then filled again. Between sessions INK members illustrated the characters, setting, and key moments in the book. Conran suggested brief descriptions of each chapter to ensure consistency, and the INK members then wrote the text. A couple more sessions were spent writing key moments and preparing the flap copy. And then? The book was ready for publication!

Please join us for our official book launch with readings by the authors on December 16, at 6pm. Net proceeds from the book will be given to “Giving Tree,” which gives books to disadvantaged children in our community.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Stephanie Garber - Caraval (Corte Madera)

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Special Event for Young Adult Readers!

In conversation with Veronica Rossi

Welcome, welcome to CaravalStephanie Garber's sweeping tale of the unbreakable bond between two sisters that's destined to become a sensation. 

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

Stephanie Garber loves Disneyland because it’s the one place on earth where she feels as if the fantastical stories she loves to write about could actually come to life. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy, she teaches creative writing at a private college in northern California, where she’s known for turning assignments into games and taking students on field trips that involve book signings. This is her debut novel.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250095251
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 31st, 2017

Welcome, welcome to Caraval Stephanie Garber's sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tim McCanna - Bitty Bot (Corte Madera)

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 11:00am

In Bitty Bot, a little robot would rather go on an intergalactic adventure than go to sleep in this rhyming romp that breaks all the bedtime rules.

In a busy robot town
bots begin to power down.
All except for Bitty Bot!
Feeling sleepy?
Maybe not!

Charming text in rhyming verse tells the story of energetic Bitty Bot, who, instead of going to bed decides to build a rocket and go on a space adventure! Sweet and fun to read aloud, this bedtime book is perfect for tots and bots of all varieties. 

Tim McCanna worked in advertising, wrote musicals, and played accordion in several bands around the country before becoming a children’s book author. His first picture book, Teeny Tiny Trucks, was called a “clever rhyming adventure” by Kirkus Reviews. Tim lives in Mountain View, California, with his wife and two kids. 

Bitty Bot Cover Image
By Tim McCanna, Tad Carpenter (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481449298
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 4th, 2016

A little robot would rather go on an intergalactic adventure than go to sleep in this rhyming romp that breaks all the bedtime rules.
In a busy robot town
bots begin to power down.
All except for Bitty Bot
Feeling sleepy?
Maybe not


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

National Kidney Foundation - Let's Read (San Francisco Zoo)

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday, Nov. 20 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm • Tickets: $20
(ticket includes a children’s book, admission to the zoo, ride tickets, parking, & a boxed lunch!)

Let’s Read! gives children and their parents an opportunity to meet some great children’s authors and hear their stories and anecdotes. Each ticket for a child comes with one free book, but we’ll have all of the books of the featured authors available. Following the authors’ presentations all attendees are invited to a reception, where snacks, treats, and beverages will steal the show. Proceeds raised at this event support the National Kidney Foundation’s mission to advance the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

Featuring

Christian Robinson
Little Penguins
This book tells about the first snowy day of winter, when five little penguins bundle up and venture outside to play.

Kathryn Otoshi
Beautiful Hands
Little hands can do so many wonderful things: plant ideas, lift spirits, stretch imaginations. This concept book rouses children to use their hands for the good and reach for
their dreams.

Mac Barnett
How This Book Was Made
You may think you know how this book was made, but you don’t. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How’d it get into your hand?

How This Book Was Made Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423152200
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 6th, 2016

You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780553507706
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 25th, 2016

Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant and Caldecott Honor-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson pair up to tell this wintry story about five little penguins enjoying a snowy day.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780990799306
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Published: Blue Dot Press - September 29th, 2015

This colorful concept book reveals an illustrative surprise and reading delight with every turn of the page. Little hands can do so many wonderful things: plant ideas; stretch imaginations; and reach for dreams. Parents and educators will enjoy sharing the word play with young readers. Children will revel in the spectacular art created using thumb- and hand-prints.


Great Hall, San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Blvd. at the Great Highway
San Francisco, CA 94132

Scott Westerfeld - Swarm (Ferry Building)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

Exciting YA Event!

X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti in Swarm, the second book of an explosive new trilogy about a group of teens with amazing abilities.

They thought they’d already faced their toughest fight. But there’s no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes.

These six teens with unique abilities have taken on bank robbers, drug dealers and mobsters. Now they're trying to lay low so they can get their new illegal nightclub off the ground.

But the quiet doesn’t last long when two strangers come to town, bringing with them a whole different kind of crowd-based chaos. And hot on their tails is a crowd-power even more dangerous and sinister.

Up against these new enemies, every Zero is under threat. Mob is crippled by the killing-crowd buzz—is she really evil at her core? Flicker is forced to watch the worst things a crowd can do. Crash’s conscience—and her heart—get a workout. Anon and Scam must both put family loyalties on the line for the sake of survival. And Bellwether’s glorious-leader mojo deserts him.

Who’s left to lead the Zeroes into battle against a new, murderous army?

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the "Leviathan" series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, the worldwide bestselling "Uglies" series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the "Midnighters" trilogy.

Swarm Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481443395
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - September 27th, 2016

X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti in the second book of an explosive new trilogy about a group of teens with amazing abilities.
They thought they'd already faced their toughest fight. But there's no relaxing for the reunited Zeroes.


Zeroes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481443364
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 29th, 2015

X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti to create a sizzling new series filled with action and adventure.
Don't call them heroes.
But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart.


Uglies Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781442419810
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 3rd, 2011

The first installment of Scott Westerfeld's New York Times bestselling series--a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.


#1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Kristin Elizabeth Clark - Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity (Ferry Building)

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

Special YA Event!

In Kristin Elizabeth Clark's newest novel, Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity, a transgender teen and her best friend embark on a road trip. The last time Jess saw her father, she was a boy. Now she's a high school graduate, soon to be on her way to art school. But first she has some unfinished business with her dad. So she's driving halfway across the country to his wedding. He happens to be marrying her mom's ex-best friend. It's not like Jess wasn't invited; she was. She just never told anyone she was coming. Surprise! Luckily, Jess isn't making this trip alone. Her best friend, Christophe nicknamed Chunk is joining her. Along the way, Jess and Chunk learn a few things about themselves and each other which call their feelings about their relationship into question.

 Kristin Elizabeth Clark is also the author of Freakboy, which received three starred reviews, was a YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults title, a Project Reading Rainbow List Top Ten title, and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780374380069
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - November 8th, 2016

The last time Jess saw her father, she was a boy. Now she's a high school graduate, soon to be on her way to art school. But first she has some unfinished business with her dad. So she's driving halfway across the country to his wedding. He happens to be marrying her mom's ex-best friend. It's not like Jess wasn t invited; she was. She just never told anyone she was coming. Surprise


#1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Todd Parr - Be Who You Are (Corte Madera)

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:00am

Special Children's Event!

In Be Who You Are, a brand-new companion to his beloved classic It's Okay to Be Different, New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr encourages kids to be proud of who they are inside. 

Be who you are. 
Be proud of where you're from.
Be a different color. Speak your language.
Wear everything you need to be you. 

Who better than Todd Parr to remind kids that their unique traits are what make them so special? With his signature silly and accessible style, Parr encourages readers to embrace all their unique qualities.

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye BookThe Family BookThe I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Be Who You Are Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316265232
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

In a brand-new companion to his beloved classic It's Okay to Be Different, New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr encourages kids to be proud of who they are inside.
Be who you are
Be proud of where you're from.
Be a different color. Speak your language.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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