Kids & Teens Events

Dawn Scott - Spirit Rock Mindfulness for Children (Corte Madera)

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Book Passage welcome children of all ages to experience an hour of joy, compassion and mindfulness. Enjoy moments of connecting to others, stillness, movement, celebration, singing, and children’s mindful book readings. Come play, share, learn and open your heart!

Led by Spirit Rock’s Family Program Coordinator and Teacher, Dawn Scott.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Second Sunday Stories: Lily Williams - If Sharks Disappeared (Sausalito)

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 11:00am

Second Sunday Stories Event!

Second Sunday Stories is a new series of kids picture book events at Book Passage-by-the-Bay in Sausalito. On the second Sunday of each month at 11am we welcome an author or illustrator into the store to share their book with us, there will be snacks and crafts and because it's Sunday morning, you could even come in your pajamas (we don't mind). Second Sunday Stories runs no longer than 45 minutes and is perfect for kids aged 2-6 and their families.

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A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be big, like a whale, tiny, like a shrimp, and even scary, like a shark. Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction, and that can cause big problems in the oceans and even on land. What would happen if this continued and sharks disappeared completely?

In If Sharks Disappeared, artist Lily Williams explores how the disappearance would affect other animals across the whole planet and details the importance of keeping sharks, and our oceans, healthy.

Lily Williams is an author, illustrator, and storyteller who seeks to inspire change through education. Her work covers many topics, from the trophic cascade in the award-winning animated documentary short film FINconceivable, to menstruation in the webcomic The Mean Magenta and upcoming graphic novel, Go With The Flow (First Second, 2019). Lily believes in the power of making information fun, educational, and accessible for all audiences. Lily grew up in Northern California where she graduated from California College of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Animation. She spent time working in feature film animation in Los Angeles before diving into freelance full time. When she isn’t creating, Lily can be found dreaming about the smell of cold winter air, listening for the sound of airplanes on a rainy day, playing with her rescue rabbits (Owen and Oliver), and perfecting her waffle recipe.

 

If Sharks Disappeared Cover Image
By Lily Williams, Lily Williams (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626724136
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 23rd, 2017

A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be
big, like a whale,
tiny, like a shrimp,
and even scary, like a shark.

Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction, and that can cause big problems in the oceans and even on land.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

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: Weinstein Books - 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

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

L.B. Schulman - Stolen Secrets (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Special Children's Event!

In Stolen Secrets, sixteen-year-old Livvy Newman discovers a grandmother she thought was dead when her tight-lipped mother moves the family across country to San Francisco. Suffering from Alzheimer’s, her grandmother, Adelle, shouts out startling details, mistakes her own name, and seems to relive moments that may have taken place in a concentration camp. When Livvy and her new friend Franklin D. find journal entries from the Holocaust in Adelle’s home, Livvy begins to suspect that her grandmother may have a shocking link to a notable figure -- Anne Frank.

L.B. Schulman writes middle-grade and young adult books. She grew up in Maryland and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two teen daughters, and a pair of lovable mutts. League of Strays (Abrams, 2012) was her debut novel.

 

Stolen Secrets Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781629797229
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Boyds Mills Press - September 19th, 2017

After an abrupt move across the country to San Francisco, sixteen-year-old Livvy is shocked to find that her mother has lied to her. Instead of looking for work at a bakery, her mom is taking care of Adelle, Livvy's grandmother, who Livvy thought was long dead.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Picture Book Club: Dashka Slater - The Antlered Ship (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

PIcture Book Club Event!

At least once a month at Book Passage, kids aged 4-8 and their grown-ups have the chance to hear a picture book read aloud by the author or illustrator. These events will always be after school, midweek and feature our favorite newly published books. Picture Book Club is also available as a subscription service, one new signed picture book per month can be delivered to the child (or adult) of your choice. Contact cdoornbos@bookpassage.com or call 414-927-0960 ext 402 for more information about Picture Book Club.

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In The Antlered Ship, an inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.

Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers and with a deer for a captain arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is that can answer his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What’s the best way to find a friend you can talk to?

Dashka Slater’s four picture books have won widespread praise for their inventive language and vivid imagery. Baby Shoes was named one of the best children’s books of 2006 by both Booklist and Nick Jr.magazines and was chosen for the Texas 2x2 list. The Sea Serpent and Me was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a finalist for the Cybil and Chickadee Awards. Dangerously Ever After was named the 2013–14 Surrey Picture Book of the Year based on the votes of over 12,700 elementary school students. Slater is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones.

 

The Antlered Ship Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451604
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2017

An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Back to School Link: Deborah Underwood - Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten & Teacher Cat (Corte Madera)

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Join us for a "Back to School Link" social on Friday, September 29 at 4pm when author Deborah Underwood will read and sign her new school books, Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten and Here Comes Teacher Cat. Parents, teachers and kids can make new friends, buy some fun books and raise money for the school at the same time.

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Here Comes Teacher Cat
Cat is not pleased to be tapped as substitute teacher. Not only is it cutting into his naptime, but a roomful of kittens is a little, well, scary. At school, he’s faced with six adorable kittens and follows the lesson plan of music, building, and painting—only in pure, mischief-making Cat style. By the end, Cat has learned a thing or two about inspiring others by being himself.

Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten
When Arnold has concerns about the first day of school (what if the teacher turns out to be the villain, Zorgo?), he sends his alter ego, Super Saurus, to kindergarten instead. His teacher Mr. Z welcomes both Arnold and his super-sized imagination, and when classroom events take a surprising turn, Super Saurus saves the day.

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Deborah Underwood is the author of many picture books, including Interstellar Cinderella; Good Night, Baddies; and New York Times bestsellers The Quiet Book, The Loud Book, and Here Comes Easter Cat. Please visit her online at DeborahUnderwoodBooks.com.

 

Here Comes Teacher Cat Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Claudia Rueda (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399539053
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - August 8th, 2017

It's back to school for the New York Times bestselling Cat when he steps in as a substitute teacher.


Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Ned Young (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423175681
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 27th, 2017

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

SF-Marin Food Bank Benefit: Todd Parr - Love the World (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 11:00am

Tickets: $25
Ticket price includes entry for a family of up to four people, one copy of Love the World, and a $5 donation to SF-Marin Food Bank

Come celebrate the release of Todd Parr’s latest book, Love the World, and help feed your neighbors in need at the same time.  Todd has decided to turn his launch party at Book Passage in Mill Valley into a fundraiser for his new friends at the SF-Marin Food Bank.  With 1 in 5 people in need of food assistance in Marin County alone, it’s more important than ever that we all band together to make sure families, children, seniors and people with disabilities all have access to healthy, nutritious food. SF-Marin Food Bank will have food collection barrels at the event and someone on hand to collect additional donations and volunteer names. 

Todd Parr is the award-winning author and illustrator of more than 40 children’s books. Empathy is at the core of Todd’s stories; they are about acceptance, differences, and promoting empowerment for kids in a simple, fun way. Through his books, Todd has partnered with Target, Reach Out and Read, People Magazine, and several other organizations to promote reading. He has created merchandise for Macy’s, developed his own children’s clothing line, and had work displayed in the windows of FAO Schwarz.

About SF-Marin Food Bank

The SF-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need.  We are on target to distribute more than 48 million pounds of food this year, 60% of which is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at www.sfmfoodbank.org.

Love the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316506588
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

A celebration of love, respect, peace, and unity by bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr.

Love your grin. Love your skin.
Love the bees. Love the trees.
Love giving a hand. Love taking a stand.
LOVE YOURSELF. LOVE THE WORLD


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Marin School of the Arts - An Evening at Book Passage (Corte Madera)

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Award-winning Marin School of the Arts presents a non-stop evening event, celebrating the arts at Book Passage on October 6, 2017 from 5:00pm until 8:30pm. The celebration includes something for everyone, featuring:

  • Jazz Band
  • Rock Band
  • Creative Writing
  • Vocal Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Theatre Arts
  • Dance, Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Photography

Join these talented young artists and share in their passion.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Patricia Polacco - Remembering Vera (Sausalito)

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Remembering Vera begins in 1962 when a stray dog was found under a pile of boxes in a Coast Guard warehouse in what used to be called Government Island, the Coast Guard Base in San Francisco Bay, when a seaman named Dave Bunch was mopping the floor. It was love at first sight. At first the men decided to hide the pup from the Commander, thinking she wouldn’t be allowed. But soon enough all of the men in the barracks fell hard for the little dog. Then one day when high waves challenged another vessel at sea, it was Vera’s fierce determination and natural swimming ability that brought the life preserver and safety line to the sinking boat. Vera became a hero and the beloved pet and mascot of the San Francisco Coast Guard.

Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including The Keeping Quilt, The Blessing Cup, Fiona’s Lace, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, Babushka’s Doll, and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

 

 

Remembering Vera Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481442275
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 3rd, 2017

From beloved author Patricia Polacco comes the heartwarming and true story of Vera, an amazing dog who was found as a stray by the US Coast Guard, moved into the San Francisco Bay base, and became a hero and friend.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

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