Kids and Teens Events

Chris Columbus - Battle of the Beasts

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 10:00am

A special event for kids!

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel, House of Secrets--hailed by J. K. Rowling as "a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure"--this second installment by Hollywood director Chris Columbus and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story) is full of even more explosive twists and turns.

Since the siblings' last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved--the family is rich and the Wind Witch is banished. But no Walker will be safe until she is found, and summoning her to San Francisco brings all the danger that comes with her and puts the Walkers in the crosshairs of a mysterious journey through Denver Kristoff's books. As the Walkers travel from ancient Rome to World War II to Tibet, they'll be tested in ways that cut deeper than before, by Denver Kristoff, the Wind Witch, and each other, in House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts ($17.99).

Chris Columbus has written, directed, and produced some of the most successful box-office hits in Hollywood history. He first made his name by writing several original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg, including the back-to-back hits Gremlins and The Goonies. As a director, Columbus has been at the helm of such iconic projects as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Home Alone, Stepmom, and Mrs. Doubtfire. As a producer, Columbus was also behind the hit films Night at the Museum and The Help.

House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts Cover Image
By Chris Columbus, Greg Call (Illustrator), Ned Vizzini
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062192493
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - March 25th, 2014

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling House of Secrets--hailed by J. K. Rowling as "a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure"--this second installment by Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story) is full of even more explosive twists and turns.


Cokie Roberts - Cookies with Cokie

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 4:30pm

Special event for families!

Fans of New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts will love her stunning nonfiction picture book based on her acclaimed work for adults, Founding Mothers, which highlights the female patriots of the American Revolution.

Beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning artist Diane Goode, Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies ($17.99) reveals the incredible accomplishments of the women who orchestrated the American Revolution behind the scenes. Roberts traces the stories of heroic, patriotic women such as Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren, Sarah Livingston Jay, and others. Details are gleaned from their letters, private journals, lists, and ledgers. The bravery of these women's courageous acts contributed to the founding of America and spurred the founding fathers to make this a country that "remembered the ladies."

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. From 1996 to 2002, she and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program, This Week. She is the bestselling author of We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, Ladies of Liberty, and Founding Mothers

Bring your kids for a great taste of history- and great tasting cookies. Remember, March is Women's History Month!

 

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies Cover Image
By Cokie Roberts, Diane Goode (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060780029
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTorch - January 28th, 2014

#1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts brings young readers a stunning nonfiction picture book that highlights the female patriots of the American Revolution.


Poets in the Schools

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:30pm

Terri Glass, Marin Coordinator for California Poets in the Schools, will host a lively reading celebrating selected student poets from all over the county. Poet Teachers, Karen Benke, Lea Aschenas, Sasha Eakle, Claire Blotter, Kathy Evans, Giovanni Singleton, and Brian Kervin will be on hand to introduce their students. Come hear these talented youth surprise you and feed your heart.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Vivienne Harr - Make A Stand

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:00pm

Hope. Freedom. Compassion. Action. That is what this book is about.

Make a Stand: When Life Gives You Lemons Change the World! ($18.99) is written by 10-year old, Marin- native, Vivienne Harr, a.k.a. "The Little Lemonpreneur." It is a beautiful and inspiring book about how big things have small beginnings. Vivienne's message in this book is: "You don't have to be big or powerful to change the world. You can be just like me!"

When Vivienne was eight years old, she saw a photo that changed her life. Lisa Kristine’s photo of child slaves in Nepal inspired her to take  action, and her moment became a movement. Helped by her family, Vivienne sold lemonade to raise money for those children. “No price, just pay what’s in your heart,” she would  say. In this book, you will learn how Vivienne sold lemonade every day, rain or shine for 365 days in a row; what inspired her; how it came together; and no matter who you are, where you live, or how old you are, YOU can change the world. This charming, engaging and lovingly-crafted book will delight you and your children. When you finish it, you'll leave with a strong feeling that anything is possible. Five percent of sales for each book will be given to anti-slavery organizations.

Vivienne Harr has won numerous awards for her work, including the George H.W. Bush Point of Light Award and the Crowdfunding Campaign of 2012. Town & Country recognized Vivienne one of the 50 Most Influential Philanthropists in America, along with Leonado Dicaprio, Michael Bloomberg and Laurene Jobs. She is the youngest to make the list—by 10 years. Vivienne is also an honorary member of the World Affairs Council after having introduced Twitter CEO Dick Costolo at his award dinner. As of December 5, 2013, Vivienne Harr is the youngest-ever featured speaker at a Tedx Talk.

 

Make a Stand: When Life Gives You Lemons, Change the World! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780991131402
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chocolate Sauce - March 1st, 2014

Daniel Handler in Conversation with Amber Kelleher- Andrews - Why We Broke Up

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with Amber Kelleher- Andrews

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Why We Broke Up
($15.00) tells the story of Min Green and Ed Slaterton. They are breaking up. Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated (art by Maira Kalman) and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

Daniel Handler has written three novels under his own name, including The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and Adverbs, and many books under the name Lemony Snicket, including All the Wrong Questions, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the picture book 13 Words. He was dumped at least three times in high school.

Maira Kalman has written and illustrated many books, such as And the Pursuit of Happiness, The Principles of Uncertainty, Looking at Lincoln, Fireboat, and with Lemony Snicket, 13 Words. Her heart was broken in high school first by a boy who looked like Bob Dylan and shortly thereafter by one who looked like Leonard Cohen.

Amber Kelleher-Andrews serves as a matchmaker on Ready for Love, NBC's innovative and dramatic new relationship show about making real connections. Kelleher-Andrews is an internationally renowned relationship expert and matchmaker. A host for her radio talk show, The Rules of Engagement, her topics touch on matters of the heart, where Kelleher-Andrews' unique expertise provides insight into the challenges of dating in the modern world.

 

Why We Broke Up Cover Image
By Daniel Handler, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316127264
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - December 3rd, 2013

"I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened."


Marissa Meyer - Cress

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 6:30pm

Special for teens!

From the bestselling author of Cinder and Scarlet comes the third book in the Lunar Chronicles. In Marissa Meyer’s Cress ($18.99), Cinder and Scarlet are fugitives plotting to overthrow the wicked Queen Levana. Their only hope is Cress, a brilliant hacker who has spent her life trapped on a satellite by the evil queen.

 

Cress Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780312642976
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 4th, 2014

The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series

In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.


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