Kids & Teens Events

Amy Novesky - Children's Book Week (Sausalito)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

Childen's Books Week Event!

Graphically appealing two-color illustrations pair perfectly with a spare, rhythmic ode to beloved trucks of all kinds—from fire trucks to dump trucks to ice cream trucks, the sweetest trucks of all—and to the kid who loves and collects them, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (our ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in our Love Is series. A smaller square format with thick, sturdy pages, make these little picture books perfect for young readers, ages 2-6, and for reading aloud again and again.
    
Amy Novesky is an award-winning children’s book editor and author. Her books include Cloth Lullaby and Me, Frida, as well as Imogen: the Mother of Modernism and Three Boys and Love Is a Tutu, published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family just north of San Francisco.

 

Love Is a Truck Cover Image
By Amy Novesky, Sara Gillingham (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781937359867
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cameron & Company - November 15th, 2016

Graphically appealing two-color illustrations pair perfectly with a spare, rhythmic ode to beloved trucks of all kinds--from fire trucks to dump trucks to ice cream trucks, the sweetest trucks of all--and to the kid who loves and collects them, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (our ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in our Love Is series.


Love Is a Tutu Cover Image
By Amy Novesky, Sara Gillingham (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781937359812
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cameron & Company - August 9th, 2016

This beautifully designed and playfully illustrated novelty board book is the perfect starting point for tiny ballerinas and parents alike. Sweet and spare rhymes prance across the pages, engaging the reader with real ballet terms and plenty of pink. Parents and toddlers together will sigh "Bravo" as they turn off the light.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Bethanie Murguia - Toucans, Too (Sausalito)

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 11:00am

This hilarious follow-up book to Cockatoo, Too features cockatoos, toucans, two-can stew, and gnus!

One can. Two cans. Toucans?
Toucans, too.
Toucan stew???!

The cockatoos are back and the toucans are too! But the toucans think the cockatoos say "toucan stew" and run away in a toucan canoe, so the cockatoos make them some two-can stew, which attracts the gnus, who ask the reader, "Can gnu?"

Toucans, Too combines fantastically funny wordplay with lush, vibrant illustrations, making this a humorous read-aloud that both children and parents will love!

Bethanie Deeney Murguia graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with an MFA in Illustration and has created numerous picture books, including Cockatoo, Too, Zoe Gets Ready, Snippet the Early Riser, and I Feel Five. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her two daughters and her dog Disco.

Toucans, Too Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499804218
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Bee Books - May 2nd, 2017

This hilarious follow-up book to Cockatoo, Too features cockatoos, toucans, two-can stew, and gnus
One can. Two cans. Toucans?
Toucans, too.
Toucan stew


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Marianne Richmond - If I Could Keep You Little (Corte Madera)

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

Special Event for Kids!

If I Could Keep you Little: A Pre-Mother’s Day Event

For moms + dads + cute little ones:  Join bestselling children’s book author and artist Marianne Richmond for an afternoon of connection and creativity.  The author of more than 50 books, Marianne is most known for her best-selling title, If I Could Keep you Little, which puts into words the emotional journey of parenthood:  wanting to freeze time while anticipating the wonderful things to come.

A San Jose resident and mom of four teens, Marianne’s desire with her books is to instill into kids that they are loved and cherished. That what they think and feel matters.  And hopefully to help lay a foundation for a relationship that grows as they do.  

She will read from books old and new as well as share some of the inspirations behind her titles.

In addition to reading, Marianne invites you to exercise your creativity through a simple art project — creating your own “kindness rock” to keep or share. The Kindness Rocks Project (www.thekindnessrocksproject.com) was created to spread inspiration and joy through randomly placed rocks along our way.

 

 

If I Could Keep You Little Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781934082928
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - August 2010

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Courtney Spain Aragon - Fraydo The Dragon (Corte Madera)

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

Special Children's Book Week Event

This fun and humorous picture book follows Fraydo the Dragon and his friend Pee Wee on an adventure to solve Fraydo's BIG Problem --- he thinks he is a dog! And Fraydo just cannot keep out of trouble. The villagers, however, are fed up with his antics. But soon, Pee Wee and Fraydo figure out the root of the problem. And it turns out Fraydo the Dragon needs eyeglasses. From that moment on the world becomes crystal clear to Fraydo. Now, with eyeglasses, Fraydo the Dragon can see where he is walking, play safely with friends, read street signs clearly, and play his favorite game -- Fetch -- better than ever!

In this first book, Fraydo the Dragon represents the majority of children who are not even aware that their vision is compromised. The book plays out the academic, behavioral and social consequences associated with Fraydo's poor vision. This book and corresponding discussion guide will help children build upon their own self-awareness to problem solve for themselves. And in this case, speak up about the health of their own vision.

All her life, Courtney Spain Aragon has been a storyteller. A good story can bring the past to the present. It can ignite the imagination revealing possible futures. It can give courage and hope as a way forward. Or simply provide comfort and love. For her, creating stories for children is one of the most important ways she can give back to the world and truly make a difference.

 

Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781944349509
Availability: Special Order
Published: Little Fire Press - January 1st, 2016

This fun and humorous picture book follows Fraydo the Dragon and his friend Pee Wee on an adventure to solve Fraydo's BIG Problem --- he thinks he is a dog! And Fraydo just cannot keep out of trouble. The villagers, however, are fed up with his antics. But soon, Pee Wee and Fraydo figure out the root of the problem. And it turns out Fraydo the Dragon needs eyeglasses.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Natasha Yim - The Rock Maiden (Corte Madera)

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Special Children's Book Week Event

When her fisherman husband fails to come home after a storm at sea, the beautiful maiden Ling Yee is heartbroken. Every morning, she puts her baby on her back and clambers to the top of a cliff looking for any signs of his return. But day after day, she is disappointed. The villagers try to convince her to give up her vigil. "No," she would say, "He will come home soon." Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Heavens, takes pity on her grief and turns Ling Yee and her child into stone so that they would mourn no more. The fisherman eventually finds his way home--only to discover that his wife has been transformed into the Rock Maiden. Will the family forever be kept apart? Or will devotion and faithfulness ultimately be rewarded? Find out in this re-envisioning of an old Hong Kong legend by award-winning author Natasha Yim, featuring stunning illustrations by renowned Finnish artist Pirkko Vainio.

Natasha Yim is an American Chinese author of fiction and non-fiction works for children and young adults. Born in Malaysia, she grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong, where she was captivated by the old Chinese legends she heard as a child. She is the author of Otto's Rainy Day (a Kids' Pick of the Lists selection), Cixi: The Dragon Empress, and Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas (a 2014 Junior Library Guild selection and 2015 Scholastic Book Club selection). Natasha lives in Ukiah, California, with her husband and three children. Pirkko Vainio was born in Finland and studied at the Academy of Art in Helsinki. She has written and illustrated over thirty children's books, which have been translated into fifteen languages. Among her books are The Dream House (winner of Frankfurt's Prix Octagonale Graphique), The Snow Goose (winner of the Picture Book Prize, Finland), and the Hans Christian Andersen tales The Nightingale and The Ugly Duckling. Pirkko's artwork has been exhibited throughout the world, while the Finnish Broadcasting Company has made two documentaries on her life and work. She resides in Jamsa, Finland.

 

The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty Cover Image
By Natasha Yim, Pirkko Vainio (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781937786656
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wisdom Tales - March 2017

When her fisherman husband fails to come home after a storm at sea, the beautiful maiden Ling Yee is heartbroken. Every morning, she puts her baby on her back and clambers to the top of a cliff looking for any signs of his return. But day after day, she is disappointed. The villagers try to convince her to give up her vigil.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Amanda Conran & Darcey Rosenblatt - Jumpstarting the Creative Process for Young Writers

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 9:00am

5 Days; Monday August 14 – Friday August 18, 2017  • 9 am – 12 pm • $325

Beginning Your Novel - Do you plan to write a novel someday? Start now! Spend the week with two local authors learning the basics of fiction writing. We’ll cover world building, character development, plotting and how to write dialogue and action scenes. We’ll talk about how to get started, stay organized and how to feed your creativity. Learn how to share the stories that are in your head. Open for ages 9 - 13years.  **Space is Limited**

Amanda Conran is the author of The Lost Celt, Goosebottom Books, 2016. She's also a children's book specialist, booktalker and the Ink book club facilitator at Book Passage.

Darcey Rosenblatt is the author of The Lost Boys, Henry Holt, August 2017. She writes for middle grade and teenage people because she believes at that age stories can be life changing – they were for her.  

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925