Middle Grade

Events featuring middle grade titles.

Birgitte Rasine - The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree (Corte Madera)

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

In Partnership with Marin Munchies
Featuring a chocolate tasting provided by Marin Munchies and chocolate maker Katja Reitemeyer!

Award-winning author Birgitte Rasine talks chocolate in ways you've never known it: its incredible 5,300 history, its fascinating mythology, and all the good things it brings our body, mind and spirit. Come discover a world where jaguars talk to hummingbirds,1,000-year-old cacao pods release their secrets in the light of the full moon, and feathered serpents guard the very soul of chocolate's history. This is story time for kids and parents, the young and the young-at-heart, and especially everyone who loves chocolate.

The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree is a mythic fantasy about the history, mythology, and biology of cacao that readers young and old alike are calling “addicting.” Think of it as a blend of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, doused in chocolate. 

And what chocolate story time would be complete without a taste of the real thing? Local craft chocolate maker Katja Reitemeyer, owner of Marin Munchies, will regale us with samples of her delicious chocolate and tell you all about the production and sourcing of the world's most favorite food.

Birgitte Rasine is an award-winning author, journalist, producer, and entrepreneur whose work marries sustainability with storytelling, mobile apps with print books, and art with technology. She is the author of numerous literary works and articles, and has spoken on topics ranging from media to sustainability on three continents. Birgitte’s books and mobile apps have been recognized by design and publishing awards and honors from organizations such as the Eric Hoffer Award, International Academy of Visual Arts in Los Angeles, Press 53, and the Alliance of Independent Authors.

The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree Cover Image
By Birgitte Rasine, Allen Young (Foreword by), Luba Rasine-Ortoleva (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938284922
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lucita Publishing - March 18th, 2016

What strange creatures might these be... that guard cacao history?

Max Hammond has a life other science-obsessed boys his age only dream of: he travels the world with his bee researcher dad and science writer mom.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Kids' Workshop: Elizabeth Singer Hunt - Secret Agent Training Manual (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11:00am

Codebreaking 101 (45 minutes)
Do you know a wannabe junior secret agent? If so, then this is the workshop for them! During this interactive 45-minute workshop, Elizabeth Singer Hunt will guide children through the basics of secret agent codebreaking. They will learn how to disguise messages in plain sight and develop simple ciphers. For 3rd - 5th graders. Note, children must be strong spellers.

Elizabeth Singer Hunt is the bestselling author of the award-winning Secret Agent Jack Stalwart chapter book series, the new Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart sequel series, and The Secret Agent Training Manual: How to Make and Break Top Secret Messages.​ ​

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Limited spaces are available for this free workshop. To sign up, email cdoornbos@bookpassage.com or call 415 927 0960 ext 402 and leave the name of the future secret agent who will attend the workshop and the contact number of their grown-up.

 

The Secret Agent Training Manual: How to Make and Break Top Secret Messages: A Companion to the Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart Series Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781602863392
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Running Press Kids - July 25th, 2017

Want to learn how to make and break TOP SECRET messages like a real spy? If so, this book is for you In this exciting, award-winning nonfiction companion to the debut series SECRET AGENTS JACK AND MAX STALWART, readers ages 8 - 12 years old can learn behind-the-scenes codebreaking and spy skills.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Darcey Rosenblatt - Lost Boys (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Based on historical events, Lost Boys is an unforgettable and inspiring tale for middle-grade readers about a young boy torn from the only life he’s ever known and held captive as a prisoner of war.

In 1982, twelve-year-old Reza has no interest in joining Iran’s war effort against Iraq. But in the wake of a tragedy and at his mother’s urging, he decides to enlist, assured by the authorities that he will achieve paradise should he die in service to his country.

War does not bring the glory the boys of Iran have been promised, and Reza soon finds himself held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Iraq, where the guards not only threaten violence―they act upon it. Will Reza make it out alive? And if he does, will he even have a home to return to?

Friendship, heartbreak, and Reza’s very survival are at stake as he finds solace through music and forges his own path―wherever that might take him.

Darcey Rosenblatt writes for middle grade and teenage people because she believes for them stories can be life changing – they were for her.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her fabulous husband and daughter, some fish, and the best dog in the world. She also loves dancing and painting.

 

Lost Boys Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627797580
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 22nd, 2017

Based on historical events, this unforgettable and inspiring tale for middle-grade readers is about a young boy torn from the only life he's ever known and held captive as a prisoner of war.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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