Kids and Teens Events

Jandy Nelson - I'll Give You the Sun

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
This event will take place during the children's book group, MB14. Everyone is welcome!
To join MB14, our age 14 and up children's book group, or for more information, please contact Brittany at bwason@bookpassage.com or Melissa at mburke@bookpassage.com.

 
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Jandy Nelson, like her characters in I’ll Give you the Sun, comes from a superstitious lot. She was tutored from a young age in the art of the four-leaf clover hunt; she knocks wood, throws salt, and carries charms in her pockets. Her debut novel, The Sky Is Everywhere, was on multiple Best Books of the Year lists, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, earned numerous starred reviews, has been translated widely, and continues to enjoy great international success. Jandy has a BA from Cornell, an MFA in poetry from Brown, and another MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Currently a full-time writer, Jandy lives and writes in San Francisco, California—not far from the settings of The Sky Is Everywhere and I’ll Give You the Sun
 
 
I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803734968
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Published: Dial Books - September 16th, 2014

The New York Times Bestselling story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Nicola Yoon, Jonathan Tropper, Emma Straub, and Rainbow Rowell

"We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story."


Joanne Rocklin - Fleabrain Love Franny

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 6:30pm

This event will take place during the children's book group, INK. Everyone is welcome!

To join INK, our 9-13 year old children's book group, or for more information, please contact Brittany at bwason@bookpassage.com or Melissa at mburke@bookpassage.com

 

In this gem of a novel, Franny Katzenback, who’s recovering from polio in Pittsburgh in 1952, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte’s Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain, who lives on her dog’s tail. Fleabrain Loves Franny is multifaceted and has something to offer every reader. It’s a love story . . . It’s an homage to one of the greatest children’s books of all time . . . It’s historical and personal, fantastical and truthful.

Fleabrain Loves Franny is a touching, funny story set in the recent past, told with Joanne Rocklin’s signature wit and thoughtfulness. While Franny struggles with physical therapy and feels left out of her formerly active neighborhood life, Fleabrain is there to take her on adventures based on his extensive reading.

This beautiful story also offers its own take on social justice. Before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, children in wheelchairs were sometimes prohibited from attending school with their peers. Franny protests this treatment—and becomes a beacon of hope against injustice.

Fleabrain Loves Franny Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419710681
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Published: Amulet Books - August 12th, 2014

This gem of a novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952. Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte's Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog's tail.


Kelly Light - Louise Loves Art

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:30am
Louise loves art more than anything. It's her imagination on the outside. She is determined to create a masterpiece—her pièce de résistance! Louise also loves Art, her little brother. This is their story. 

Join us in welcoming Kelly Light to Book Passage as she reads from her stunning debut picture book Louise Loves Art! This is an irresistible story about the importance of creativity in all its forms; and a celebration of the brilliant artist who resides in all of us. 
 
Kelly Light lives in New York but grew up down the shore in New Jersey surrounded by giant pink dinosaurs, cotton candy colors, and Skee-Ball sounds. She was schooled on Saturday-morning cartoons and Sunday funny pages. She picked up a pencil, started drawing, and never stopped. Kelly has illustrated Elvis and the Underdogs and Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service by Jenny Lee, and the Quirks series by Erin Soderberg. This is her first picture book. 
 
This is a free event. 
 
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By Kelly Light, Kelly Light (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062248176
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 9th, 2014

For fans of Olivia and Eloise, this stunning debut from Kelly Light is an irresistible story about the importance of creativity in all its forms.

Meet Louise. Louise loves art more than anything. It's her imagination on the outside. She is determined to create a masterpiece--her piece de resistance

Louise also loves Art, her little brother. This is their story.


CANCELED: Katherine Applegate - Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:00am

Unfortunately, Katherine Applegate has to cancel her fall tour, but we hope to reschedule in January! If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Children's Events Dept. at 415-927-0960 ext. 1 

 

Special Children's Event! 

Newbury medalist Katherine Applegate presents the extraordinary true story of a special gorilla who was captured as a baby in the Congo and brought to a mall in America to attract shoppers. After public pressure mounted to find a better way of life for him, Ivan became a fixture in the hearts of many, while his story became a national symbol of animal welfare. 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780544252301
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Published: Clarion Books - October 7th, 2014

In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla.


Shirin Bridges, Janie Havemeyer, and Gretchen Maurer - A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses Series

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Part of our special Children's Book Day events! 

 

Meet authors Shirin Yim Bridges, Janie Havemeyer and Gretchen Maurer as they discuss their lively middle grade novels that bring world mythologies to life! Each story is told through the eyes of a goddess, in a fun and intimate first-person voice. In addition, each book provides fascinating cultural context and details on the mythology, customs, history and geography encountered in the story. 

 

Other authors visiting for Children's Book Day include Ian Lendler (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth) and Molly Idle (Flora and the Penguin)!  

 

 

Call Me Athena: Greek Goddess of Wisdom Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781937463946
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Published: Goosebottom Books - September 2nd, 2014

Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom, steps fully formed from her father's head into the already established world of the Olympians. A motherless newcomer, she has to find her own place and purpose. Her adventures bring her down to Earth, where she forms close bonds with the Greek Heroes. Her attachment to three in particularDiomedes, Odysseus, and Achillesdraws her into the Trojan War.


Call Me Ixchel: Mayan Goddess of the Moon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781937463960
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Published: Goosebottom Books - October 14th, 2014

Ixchel, Mayan Goddess of the Moon, is a spunky young goddess throwing lightning bolts with her friends until she meets and falls in love with the God of the Sun. Their tempestuous relationship leads to many colorful adventures, including an elopement across the Milky Way, a visit to the underworld, and a sojourn with the Vulture King. But can the sun and the moon stay together?


Call Me Isis: Egyptian Goddess of Magic Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781937463953
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Published: Goosebottom Books - July 29th, 2014

Isis, Egyptian Goddess of Magic, thinks herself destined for a charmed life as the Goddess-Queen of Egypt. But in one fell swoop she loses her love, her home, even her magical powers. For the sake of Egypt and her infant son, Horus, she has to put this topsy-turvy world aright. Her adventures take her out into the realm of humans and down into the underworld.


Ian Lendler - The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 2:30pm
Part of our special Children's Book Day events! 

The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo... until the gates shut at night. That's when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare's greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they've got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

When Ian Lendler was younger, he really enjoyed acting in the theater. He was, however, extremely terrible at it. So he became a writer of children's books (An Undone Fairy Tale and Saturday) and non-fiction. But in order to support his family, he took a day job de-worming animals at the Stratford-on-Avon Zoo. He immediately recognized the talents of the troupe and began working with them on diction, dialect, and not eating the audience. When not working with his talented cast and crew, Ian sells lemonade on the sidewalk and plays the ukulele in San Rafael, CA. 
 
Other authors visiting for Children's Book Day include Molly Idle (Flora and the Penguin) and Shirin Bridges, Janie Havemeyer, and Gretchen Maurer (A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses Series)! 
 
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By Zack Giallongo (Illustrator), Ian Lendler
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626721012
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - September 30th, 2014

The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo... until the gates shut at night. That's when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare's greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they've got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.


Jacqueline Briggs Martin - Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:00am

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious tells the story of how one child's search for delicious led to a dream for all children to share the joy of tasty food—the same joy we get from a beautiful song, or a starry sky. This search for good food eventually led Alice Waters to France, and then back home to Berkeley, California, where she started Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard. For Alice, a delicious meal does not start in the kitchen, but in the fields with good soil and caring farmers.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the Caldecott Award winning author of Snowflake Bentley and Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table.

 

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By Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Hayelin Choi (Illustrator), Alice Waters (Afterword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780983661566
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Published: Readers to Eaters - September 1st, 2014

Chef Alice Waters has always been friends with food.
The search for good food led Alice Waters to France, and then back to Berkeley, California, where she started Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard. For Alice, a delicious meal does not start in the kitchen, but in the fields with good soil and caring farmers.


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By Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Eric-Shabazz Larkin (Illustrator), Will Allen (Afterword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780983661535
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Published: Readers to Eaters - September 10th, 2013

Will Allen is no ordinary farmer. A former basketball star, he's as tall as his truck, and he can hold a cabbage--or a basketball--in one hand. But what is most special about Farmer Will is that he can see what others can't see. When he looked at an abandoned city lot in Milwaukee he saw a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world.


Rick Yancey - The Infinite Sea

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:30pm

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave finds Cassie Sullivan in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race. Cassie and her friends haven't seen the depths to which the Others will sink nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate. 

Rick Yancey is the author of the New York Times bestseller The 5th Wave, several adult novels, and the memoir Confessions of a Tax Collector. His first young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, The Monstrumologist, received a Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When he isn't writing or thinking about writing or traveling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family.

*To preordered an autographed copy of The Infinite Sea, be sure to mention "autographed" in the Comments section of check out!

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399162428
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Published: Putnam Publishing Group - September 16th, 2014

The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as "wildly entertaining."
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.


Kathryn Otoshi - Two

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:00am

Two is best friends with One. Whenever they'd get the chance, they'd dance. She'd sing and snap. He'd tappity-tap. What a pair they made. At the end of each day, they'd always say, "ONE, TWO, I'll count on you, 'til the end, we'll be best friends." Until Three jumps in between them . . . Suddenly, One only wants to play with Three. "ONE, THREE, odds we'll be " they chant. Two feels left out. But what can she do? Another character-building counting book by award-winning author Kathryn OtoshiTwo is a powerful story of friendship, loss, letting go, and self-discovery.

Kathryn Otoshi is an award-winning writer & illustrator living in the Bay Area. Books she's written & illustrated include: What Emily Saw, Simon & the Sock Monster, One - winner of 10 nationwide awards -and her upcoming bookZero. Books she has illustrated only include: Marcello the Movie Mouse, The Saddest Little Robot, and Maneki Neko: The Tale of the Beckoning Cat. 

 

 

Two Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780972394666
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ko Kids Books - September 23rd, 2014

Two is best friends with One. Whenever they'd get the chance, they'd dance She'd sing and snap. He'd tappity-tap. What a pair they made At the end of each day, they'd always say, "ONE, TWO, I'll count on you, 'til the end, we'll be best friends." Until Three jumps in between them . . . Suddenly One only wants to play with Three. "ONE, THREE, odds we'll be " they chant. Two feels left out.


Molly Idle - Flora and the Penguin

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 1:00pm

Part of our special Children's Book Day events! 

Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship with a penguin in Flora and the Penguin. Twirling, leaping, spinning, and gliding, on skates and flippers, the duo mirror each other's graceful dance above and below the ice. But when Flora gives the penguin the cold shoulder, the pair must figure out a way to work together for uplifting results. Artist Molly Idle creates an innovative, wordless picture book with clever flaps that reveal Flora and the penguin coming together, spiraling apart, and coming back together as only true friends do.

Molly Idle began her career as an artist working for DreamWorks Animation, and from there she leapt into the world of children's books. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.

 

Other authors visiting for Children's Book Day include Ian Lendler (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth) and Shirin Bridges, Janie Havemeyer, and Gretchen Maurer (A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses Series)!  

Flora and the Penguin Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452128917
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 30th, 2014

Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship with a penguin. Twirling, leaping, spinning, and gliding, on skates and flippers, the duo mirror each other's graceful dance above and below the ice. But when Flora gives the penguin the cold shoulder, the pair must figure out a way to work together for uplifting results.


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