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BOOK PASSAGE BULLETIN: MARCH 28

For the foreseeable future, Book Passage is operating as your friendly, neighborhood, virtual bookseller. We hope you will continue to e-visit us.

You can buy books from our website either by clicking on any of the book jackets below or by finding the book you want through our search engine (above). We’ve arranged with our supplier to have the books shipped directly to you. You can also purchase audiobooks through our link to Libro.fm/bookpassage shown on this page.

We’re providing a few links to some upcoming online events, and we invite you to log on and join in the discussion. We are planning many more online events, so please check these pages in the next few days.

Thanks for all your warm letters and support!


Upcoming Virtual Events

 Monday, March 30, 12:30pm • Read More

Presented with Journal of Alta California
Bonnie Tsui with Heather Scott Partington
Why We Swim

Why We Swim author Bonnie Tsui will join Alta contributor Heather Scott Partington for a discussion on why we take to the water, how this new book came together, and what it’s like launching a new title in the middle of a global crisis.

Wednesday, April 1, 5:00pm • Read More

Presented with Shack 15
Zack O'Malley Greenburg with Chris Lyons
A-List Angels: How a Band of Actors, Artists, and Athletes Hacked Silicon Valley

Join Zack O'Malley Greenburg and Chris Lyons for a conversation on the collision of Silicon Valley with the worlds of sports and entertainment—and how venture capital can be used create generational wealth for groups that haven't had a seat at the table until now.

Friday, April 10, 4:00pm • Read More

Maurice Benard
Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me On and Off General Hospital

 In his new memoir, Maurice Benard—actor of one of daytime television's most well-known characters, General Hospital's Michael "Sonny" Corinthos Jr.—opens up about his youth in a small town, being diagnosed with bipolar disorder at twenty, and how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of General Hospital.


Our Recommendations: The Kids are Home — Let's Read!

Our Children’s Book Buyer, Clare Doornbos, is back with more recommendations for kids and teens of all ages!

Books for Younger Readers (Ages 0-4)

Ducks! — Deborah Underwood & T. L. McBeth (Ages 0-4)
There are only four words in this big adventure story, so it's great for kids who like to tell the story themselves. A wonderful way to celebrate Spring (and Deborah is a local author, too!)

Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots — Michael Rex (Ages 2-200)
All about the difference between fact and opinion as demonstrated by robots. For teachers, parents, and anyone who wants to develop critical thinking skills in kids (bonus: the robots are adorable.)

Harris Finds His Feet — Catherine Rayner (Ages 0-3)
Harris is a rabbit who's worried about how big his feet are, but his Grandpa explains how useful it is to have big feet. The perfect book for Spring and Easter that feels like a new classic.

      


Books for Early Readers (Ages 4-8)

The Cockroach — Elise Gravel (Ages 4-7)
For those reading with more confidence, don't miss this charming non-fiction series about creepy-crawlies. Find the full series here.

Unicorn Diaries #1 — Rebecca Elliott (Ages 4-7)
The same author and format as the Owl Diaries series, but this time with magical unicorns! Books #1 and #2 are available now, with book #3 coming out in July.

The Fabled Life of Aesop — Ian Lendler (Ages 4-8)
Incredible illustrations for short and simple versions of Aesop's fables—but more than that, this is a biography of Aesop himself. A lovely gift book, and author Ian Lendler is local!

      


Books for Middle Grade Readers (Ages 8-12)

Here in the Real World — Sara Pennypacker (Ages 8-12)
The story of a quiet and sensitive boy who spends his summer turning a partially-demolished church into a moated castle while a feisty girl creates an orchard in the grounds. An absolutely amazing book about independence, art, and healing from the author of Pax, which was beloved by teachers, parents, and kids alike!

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor — Ally Carter (Ages 8-12)
A classic kids mystery adventure featuring orphans, a missing millionaire, a secret superhero, and an evil uncle. This book is so much fun.

Inkling — Kenneth Oppel (Ages 8-12)
A charming fantasy story about a sentient blob of ink, its adventures discovering the real world, and the boy trying to keep this Inkling from harm.

      

Books for Tweens & Teens (Ages 12+)

Yes No Maybe So — Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed (Ages 12+)
The story of a Jewish boy and a Muslim girl who fall in love while canvassing for a senator in Georgia, written by a Jewish and Muslim author. A charming, wonderful novel about teen romance and activism.

Once & Future — Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (Ages 14+)
A futuristic re-telling of King Arthur in which Arthur is a girl, Merlin has been aging backwards for so long that he's an awkward teen, and the knights hijack a spaceship and try to take down an evil online shopping corporation. A fun adventure that also features lots of queer representation and some joyful teen sex.

Stamped — Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi (Ages 12+)
A teen non-fiction book on the history of racism and antiracism based on Stamped from the Beginning, which won an adult National Book Award. Lyrical, moving, and fascinating.

      

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