Kids and Teens Events

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
By Todd Parr (Artist)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316265232
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
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.
Wear everything you need to be you.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jory John - Penguin Problems (Ferry Building)

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 12:30pm

Special Children's Event!

In Penguin Problems, all of your problems will surely be blown away by the icy winds of that lawless paradise of Antarctica…won’t they? Think again, my friend. 

Jory John is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You!Quit Calling Me a Monster!, and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Goodnight Already!. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the national bestseller All my friends are dead, among many other books. He is also the editor of Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama. For six years, Jory taught writing at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco.

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By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553513370
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

A penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like and it isn t all fun and games. A hilarious first collaboration from Jory John (All my friends are dead. and Quit Calling Me a Monster ) and Lane Smith (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales).


#1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Raina Telgemeier - Ghosts (Hall Middle School)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Hall Middle School, Larkspur
Tickets: $15
One $15 ticket is a family package, which includes one paperback copy of Ghosts. Ticket is for 1 adult and up to 2 children.

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahia de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahia de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake -- and her own. Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Awardwinning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama, which was named a Stonewall Honor Book and was selected for YALSA s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ghosts Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545540629
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Graphix - September 13th, 2016

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahia de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahia de la Luna.


Hall Middle School
200 Doherty Dr.
Larkspur, CA 94939

Katrina Goldsaito - The Sound of Silence (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event!

In The Sound of Silence, Yoshio delights in the everyday sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him that her favorite sound is ma, the Japanese word for silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself among the hustle and bustle of the city. Includes information on the Japanese concept of ma.

Katrina Goldsaito's favorite sound is the sound of bare feet on tatami mats. In Tokyo, she worked as an on-camera TV journalist and producer for NHK-World, and has written for National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, and The Japan Times. She lives near Golden Gate Park with her husband and son, and spends her days eating avocados and working on her first YA novel.

Julia Kuo's favorite sound is "kuk-kuk-kuk" (the sound an angry squirrel makes). She is the illustrator of Go, Little Green Truck and has created illustrations for American Greetings, the Cleveland Public Library, The New York Times, and Capitol Records, among many others. She works from Chicago for most of the year, and from Taipei over the winter.

The Sound of Silence Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316203371
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2016

"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence."
But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall
Where is silence?


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Ransom Riggs - Tales of the Peculiar (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 4:30pm

Ticket: $27.25 (includes signed book)

Space for the event is limited to 100—purchase a book here or through our Corte Madera store to secure your spot.

Just in time for the film release, the fantastic and peculiar book of tales featured in the #1 international bestselling Miss Peregrine series is brought to life in this beautifully illustrated new book.

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These stories and more are featured in Tales of the Peculiar, the collection of peculiar fairy tales (first introduced in Hollow City) that was revealed to hide unexpected information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops. A perfect gift for the series’ myriad fans that’s also a compelling, rich, and truly peculiar story collection for everyone.

Ransom Riggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children novels. Prior to writing his first novel, Riggs published a tongue-in-cheek guide to life as a professional detective (The Sherlock Holmes Handbook) and a coffee-table collection of found snapshots with surprising messages written on them (Talking Pictures). Before that he worked as a writer for Mental Floss’s magazine and blog, which explains his love of obscure trivia. Riggs was born on a farm in Maryland and grew up in southern Florida. He studied literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. His hobbies include urban exploration, wreck diving, collecting vintage found photography, and making short films. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi.

Tales of the Peculiar Cover Image
By Ransom Riggs, Andrew Davidson (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780399538537
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2016

A companion to the bestselling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton.
Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Robin Yardi - The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez (Corte Madera)

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Special Children's Event

In The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez, life is confusing for Mateo Martinez. He and Johnny Ramirez don't hang out anymore, even though they used to be best friends. He and his new friend Ashwin try to act like brave, old-time knights, but it only gets them in trouble. His parents keep telling him to hold his sister's hand when crossing busy streets, even though she's the one who always runs ahead. And last night, two skunks stole Mateo's old trike.

Wait -- two skunks stole his trike?

Mateo is too big for that rusty kid toy. He has a cool, shiny new bike anyway. But Mateo also has a neighborhood to protect. And he's about to begin a big, stinky quest to catch the thieves. A quest that starts in the middle of the night! As Mateo protects his neighborhood, he also learns a few things about growing up and letting go.

Robin Yardi lives in the California foothills, where-every once in a while, in the dark of night-a skunk or two will sneak by. She loves good stories, animals of all sorts, homemade cakes, and kids.

 

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781467783064
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Books - March 2016

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Scholastic Reading Road Trip

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 4:00pm

Special Children's Event!

The summer reading road trip has begun! 

Not only will Susan Katz, author of ABC School's for Me and All Year Round: A Story of the Seasons, and Musical Robot, author of If You're a Robot and You Know It be signing books, but there will also be craft & activity stations a prize wheel, and giveaways!

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Wendy Spinale - Everland (Corte Madera)

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

Special Young Adult Readers Event!

Forget the story of Peter Pan you know. Because in Everland, the only way to grow up is to survive. 

London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders -- the German Army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.

Unsure if the virus has spread past England's borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until the day they grab Joanna. As Gwen sets out to save her, she meets a mysterious boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it will cost Gwen. And are she, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart Captain Hook?

Wendy Spinale is a former character actor for the Disneyland theme park (so she's very familiar with the world of make-believe). Everland is her debut novel. Wendy lives with her family in the California Bay Area.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780545836944
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - May 10th, 2016

London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders -- the German army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.


51 Tamal Vista Ave.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Children's Event: Book Scavenger Hunt (Corte Madera)

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event to Celebrate Children's Book Week!

Arrive at Book Passage at 11:00 a.m. sharp for a chance to win a signed copy of Jennifer Chambliss Bertman's Book Scavengernow out in paperback! 

To win, you will have to complete three challenging puzzles. The first five to people to solve all three puzzles will win. Don't miss out! And probably don't be late! 

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$7.99
ISBN: 9781250079800
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - April 12th, 2016

A New York Times bestseller


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Andrea Alban - Anya's War Paperback Book Launch (Corte Madera)

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 4:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Anya Rosen and her family have left their home in Odessa for Shanghai, believing that China will be a safe haven from Hitler's forces. At first, Anya's life in the Jewish Quarter of Shanghai is privileged and relatively carefree: she has crushes on boys, fights with her mother, and longs to defy expectations just like her hero, Amelia Earhart.

Then Anya finds a baby a newborn abandoned on the street. Amelia Earhart goes missing. And it becomes dangerously clear that no place is safe not for Jewish families like the Rosens, not for Shanghai's poor, not for adventurous women pilots.

Based on a true story, Anya's War by Andrea Alban is a rich, transcendent novel about a little-known time in Holocaust history.

Andrea Alban is the author of several picture books, including The Happiness Tree for Feiwel and Friends, as well as Mother's Nature: Timeless Wisdom for the Journey into Motherhood and other adult inspirational books written under the name Andrea Alban Gosline. Anya's War is her first novel, and based on her own family's experiences during WWII. Andrea lives in San Francisco.

 

Anya's War Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250073525
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - March 29th, 2016

Anya Rosen and her family have left their home in Odessa for Shanghai, believing that China will be a safe haven from Hitler's forces. At first, Anya's life in the Jewish Quarter of Shanghai is privileged and relatively carefree: she has crushes on boys, fights with her mother, and longs to defy expectations just like her hero, Amelia Earhart.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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