Ages 0-4

Children's events for readers aged 0-4.

JoAnne Wetzel - Mermaid School (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:30am

Clare's preschool storytime welcomes special guest JoAnne Wetzel, who will read her latest picture book!

In Mermaid School, Molly and her new friend, Squirt, have fun, make friends and learn a lot on their first day at their underwater school.

JoAnne Stewart Wetzel grew up as an Air Force brat. Her first picture book, The Christmas Box, which was named a Noteworthy Book for Children by the Bank Street College of Education, was about the life of a military family.  When she was 7, she saw Peter Pan on Broadway and still thinks something magical might happen at any minute in a play. She is the author of two children's books on theater, Onstage/Backstage and Playing Juliet.  In high school and college, she swam on synchronized swimming teams and spent a lot of time underwater, where Mermaid School is set. She was a children’s librarian and taught at the elementary, high school and college level. She has worked in public relations, as a magazine columnist, and served as the Regional Advisor for SCBWI’s San Francisco/South chapter. 

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Come to Book Passage, Corte Madera every Monday morning at 9.30am for a preschool story time with bounce! There's no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping around. Our story teller Clare will pick her favorite new books, classics and poetry to share with kids aged 0-5 and their parents in this half hour story time. Clare is a popular story teller, who has read at local libraries and other stores in the Bay Area and is now pleased to join the Book Passage team.

 

Mermaid School Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399557163
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 17th, 2018

Starting school is always exciting... especially when you're a mermaid! From schools of fish to the A B Seas, this whimsical underwater tale puts a fun twist on what to expect on the first day of school.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jeanne Walker Harvey - Boats on the Bay (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Special Children's Event

Houseboats, ferries, fishing boats, sailboats . . . see all the boats parade on the bay

Boats on the Bay is a large-format picture book about a bunch of boats found on a busy bay, buoyed by simple, spare, and lyrical text. Inspired by the San Francisco Bay but with universal appeal, the book features a spectacular double-spread gatefold finale showing a boat parade and fireworks glowing against a city backdrop.

Jeanne Walker Harvey lives in Sausalito, California, where she watches all of the boats on the bay from her house on the hill. She is the award-winning author of several picture books, including Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines; My Hands Sing the Blues, Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey;Honey Girl the Hawaiian Monk Seal; and Astro the Stellar Sea Lion. In addition to being a writer, Jeanne is a docent at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

Boats on the Bay Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781944903336
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Cameron Kids - September 18th, 2018

A large-format picture book about a bunch of boats found on a busy bay, buoyed by simple, spare, and lyrical text. Inspired by the San Francisco Bay but with universal appeal, the book features a spectacular double-spread gatefold finale showing a boat parade and fireworks glowing against a city backdrop.
 


Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250112491
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 2nd, 2017

The bold story of Maya Lin, the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark?


Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781628559224
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arbordale Publishing - February 10th, 2017

Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her -Super Mom.- After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl until she can be released back to her beach.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

(POSTPONED) Sabrina & Eunice Moyle - An Afternoon with Hello!Lucky (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

*POSTPONED* (We hope to announce a new date shortly.)

Special Events for Kids!

Hello!Lucky is a letterpress greeting-card brand that has been rolling out swoon-worthy designs since 2003. It was always in the cards for sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle, who love to push the envelope and enjoy nothing better than a good pun. The sibling duo has spent the last 11 years mastering the craft and placing Hello!Lucky in stores worldwide. Hello!Lucky is based in San Francisco.

My Mom Is Magical, featuring a magical unicorn, and My Dad Is Amazing, featuring a mythical yeti, are joyful tributes to just how amazing parents (and their kids!) are. Beautifully designed and featuring silly puns, My Dad Is Amazing and My Mom Is Magical encourages fun-loving interactions between kids and parents and includes silly puns and colorful illustrations that offer a new look at a popular subject—moms and dads. These two fun-loving books are the perfect gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!

 

My Dad Is Amazing Cover Image
By Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419729614
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 15th, 2018

My Mom Is Magical, featuring a magical unicorn, and My Dad Is Amazing?, featuring a mythical yeti, are joyful tributes to just how amazing parents (and their kids ) are.


My Mom Is Magical! (A Hello!Lucky Book) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419729621
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Appleseed - March 6th, 2018

My Mom Is Magical, featuring a magical unicorn, and My Dad Is Amazing, featuring a mythical yeti, are joyful tributes to just how amazing parents (and their kids!) are.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Second Sunday Stories: Aaron Hartline - Box Meets Circle (Sausalito)

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 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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In Box Meets Circle, Circle loves to jump, but Box just falls flat. Oww Box loves to sit, but Circle just rolls away. Whoa They want to play together, but how? They figure out that Box can sit on Circle as Circle jumps to her heart's content. However, Box still experiences an Oww every once in a while.

Aaron Hartline is an animator at Pixar Animation Studios and has worked on such films as Up, Toy Story 3, and Inside Out. Aaron loves to sit and draw as the stories of Box and Circle jump around in his head. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his family.

 

Box Meets Circle: Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368015875
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney Press - April 3rd, 2018

Circle loves to jump, but Box just falls flat. Oww Box loves to sit, but Circle just rolls away. Whoa They want to play together, but how? They figure out that Box can sit on Circle as Circle jumps to her heart's content. However, Box still experiences an Oww every once in a while.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Maxine Schur - Marielle in Paris (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event

In Marielle in Paris, Marielle the mouse has worked her dressmaking magic for nine days and nine nights to create nine beautiful dresses for Madame Sooree’s nine daughters. Finished at last, Marielle goes to bed, but when she wakes up, the dresses are gone! With no time to lose, Marielle must overcome her fear of heights to take a wild ride with her friend Pierre the pigeon to recover the missing party dresses, which have been scattered across Paris.

Maxine Rose Schur is an award-winning travel journalist and children’s book author. As the recipient of the Joan G. Sugarman Award given by the Washington Independent Writer’s Legal and Educational Fund, Ms. Schur was a Baker-Nord Guest Lecturer on Writing for Children in the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. She currently offers small-group writing workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Paris.

 

Marielle in Paris Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780764979354
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pomegranatekids - September 15th, 2017

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Alexandra Boiger - Max & Marla Are Having a Picnic (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 4:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Best friends Max and Marla are back in this charming spring tale of friendship and forgiveness. Max and Marla know how to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So when the first sunny day of spring comes along, they've got the perfect plan--a picnic! They pack up their favorite dishes and their comfiest blanket and then they're off to the lake. Once they settle in, Max realizes the picnic needs one more thing to be just right: a bouquet for Marla. But while he's gone, Marla falls asleep, leaving their picnic prey to some thieving squirrels. Max returns to find their spread ruined and says it's all Marla's fault. But best friends can't stay mad for long... Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic is another adorable ode to friendship from fan favorite Alexandra Boiger.

Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany, as the youngest of seven children. She studied graphic design at the Fachhochschule Augsburg before working in feature animation at Warner Brothers and DreamWorks. After working in animation, Alexandra decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a children's book illustrator, gathering a following as the illustrator of the popular Tallulah series. Max and Marla was her debut as both author and illustrator. Alexandra now lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.

 

Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399175053
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

Best friends Max and Marla are back in this charming spring tale of friendship and forgiveness


She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524741723
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - May 30th, 2017

Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.
 


She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516996
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - March 6th, 2018

The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.


Max and Marla Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399175046
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2015

Two fearless Olympians sled to victory in this delightful new picture book


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Meg Fleming - Ready, Set, Sail! (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Celebrate with author Meg Fleming as she launches her fun new picture book Ready, Set, Sail! We'll have crafts, story time and snacks to make a perfect party for kids aged 2-6 and their grown-ups.

Join these sailors as they explore the sea during a fun day of sailing in this follow-up to Ready, Set, Build! The wordplay and sing-song nature of this text makes this the perfect read-aloud book that kids will enjoy participating in. Whether it's the child or the parent who loves sailing, this charming book about two friends in the sea will inspire a love of sailing in a new generation of readers.

Meg Fleming is an award-winning children’s book author and a Literary Art's Ambassador. Her books, I Heart You, Ready, Set, Build! and Ready, Set, Sail! have been lauded by The Washington Post, Kirkus, School Library Journal and Booklist, but most importantly, they are loved by dreamers of all ages. She writes from her home outside of San Francisco with her husband, their three kids and a sock-loving dog named Gypsy.

 

Ready, Set, Sail! Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499805338
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Bee Books - March 6th, 2018

Join these sailors as they explore the sea during a fun day of sailing in this follow-up to Ready, Set, Build

Shout your orders loud and fast.

"Hoist the mainsail up the mast "


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Second Sunday Stories: Suzanne Mirviss - Hello from Sammi! (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 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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Meet a real Western Screech Owl named Buho. Buho will be helping author Suzanne Mirviss present her new book, Hello From Sammi! Sammi is a small curious owl from Point Reyes who writes an open letter to an “Owl Friend” she doesn’t know yet. Seagulls and whales deliver Sammi’s message and in return, she receives letters from owls all over the world.

Suzanne Mirviss can teach you to recognize the call of a Western Screech Owl or a Barn Owl. As the Education Coordinator for the Hungry Owl Project, and also a Nature Guide for WildCare, Suzanne shares her love of animals and the environment with children and adults. Her outdoor education activities followed a career as an instructor in the field of Recreation at San Francisco State University. Suzanne lives in Novato near Mt Burdell, with its ancient oaks and resident owls.

 

 

Hello from Sammi! Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780692810439
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ingram Spark - June 1st, 2017

This story is targeted to reach elementary age children (3rd, 4th, 5th grades). It concerns a small curious owl named Sammi who reaches out from her home to communicate with owls in the world.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Second Sunday Stories: Jess Hong - Lovely (Sausalito)

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 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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Big, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely!

Jess Hong earned a degree in illustration at the Academy of Art in 2016. It was there that she developed a passion for children’s book illustration and where Lovely was born. Being terribly near-sighted, heavily tattooed, and Asian-American are some of the things that make her lovely.

 

Lovely Cover Image
By Jess Hong, Jess Hong (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781939547378
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Creston Books - October 1st, 2017

Big, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Special Event - Holiday Story Time (Sausalito)

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 11:00am

Calling all kids for a very special holiday-themed storytime! Local children's book authors Sam Barondes, Jennifer Gennari, Captain Phil Howe, and Elizabeth Shreeve will be reading their favorite holiday stories.

Join us for a festive morning (you can come in your Christmas pajamas if you want!) of hot cider (coffee for the adults) and cookies; listen to local children’s authors read from their favorite holiday books, including Captain Phil’s Spouts: The Whale Who Saved
Christmas
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100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

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