Ages 0-4

Children's events for readers aged 0-4.

Special Story Time Guest: Danielle Anderson-Craig - The Magic of We (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 9:30am

Special Event for Kids!

The Magic of We is a children's picture book by Danielle Anderson-Craig and illustrated by her friend and fellow teacher (they teach at same school!), Carly Dooling. It is a tender tale of blossoming friendship in which two children meet and are transported into a world where the ordinary becomes fantastic and the known becomes surreal as their shared experience creates unlimited imagination and play. The refrain "Being with you..." reverberates throughout the pages of detailed imagery, lush with color and imagination. A first book for both Anderson-Craig and Dooling, The Magic of We combines the magic of music and the music of words to describe the amazing feeling of finding someone who "fits" you.

Poet and kindergarten school teacher Danielle Anderson-Craig was the longtime love of the late organ and keyboard player Ikey Owens. Anderson-Craig wrote the The Magic of We as an homage and a celebration of connection and closeness. She graduated from the University of Southern California with an American Studies & Ethnicity/Philosophy degree. Her work as an educator of primary school aged children spans over 15 years, with most of her experience in the Montessori environment.


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By Danielle Anderson-Craig, Carly Dooling (Illustrator), Ikey Owens (Performed by)
ISBN: 9780996401630
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Published: Third Man Books - February 13th, 2018

A heartfelt children's tale describing the beauty of friendship. Includes unreleased music from musician and producer Ikey Owens (Mars Volta, Jack White).

"Read The Magic of We, and your heart will expand with joy." -- Juan Alderete de la Pe a, The Mars Volta

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Bethanie Murguia - Do You Believe in Unicorns? (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Event for Kids!

Is believing in magic the key to seeing a unicorn? If you keep your eyes open to wonder, the possibilities are endless.

Is that a horse wearing a hat? It’s definitely not a unicorn in disguise — that would be ridiculous, right? It’s probably just a horse that’s having a bad hair day. Or trying to keep the sun out of its eyes. Or perhaps this horse just really likes hats! If you follow it long enough, maybe it will take off its hat and you’ll finally know for sure. Or will you? It’s all a matter of perspective in Do You Believe in Unicorns? -- a cheerful, cheeky story about seeing magic in the everyday.

Bethanie Murguia is the author-illustrator of several picture books, including I Feel Five!, The Best Parts of Christmas, and The Too-Scary Story.


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ISBN: 9780763694685
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Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018

Is believing in magic the key to seeing a unicorn? If you keep your eyes open to wonder, the possibilities are endless.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Special Story Time Guest: Meg Fleming - Sometimes Rain (Sausalito Store)

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:00am

Join award-winning author Meg Fleming for a fun-filled, musical storytime featuring her new book, Sometimes Rain. Sometimes Rain is a magical tour through the seasons exploring the wonders of nature under the sometimes rainy– sometimes snowy– umbrella of friendship. Meg will also share I Heart You, Ready, Set, Sail! and Ready, Set, Build!... and she’ll have you singing about all of them!

Meg Fleming is an award-winning children’s book author, Literary Art's Ambassador and a big-time laugher. Her books have earned starred reviews by Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, but most importantly, they are loved by dreamers of all ages. She is the author of Sometimes Rain, Ready, Set, Sail!, Ready, Set, Build! and I Heart You with more titles coming soon.


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By Meg Fleming, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481459181
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 30th, 2018

Celebrate the four seasons of the year and all of the fun that comes with them with this lyrical, rhyming picture book from the author of I Heart You.

Sometimes it rains, sometimes it snows, sometimes the sun shines, and sometimes the trees change color. But no matter what the seasons bring, there is lots of fun to be had!

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

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. 


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.


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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.


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ISBN: 9781944903336
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Published: Cameron - September 18th, 2018

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250112491
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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
ISBN: 9781628559224
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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!


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By Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle (Illustrator), Hello!Lucky (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419729614
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 3rd, 2018

My Mom Is Magical Cover Image
By Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle (Illustrator), Hello! Lucky (Designed by)
ISBN: 9781419729621
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 6th, 2018

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.


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
By Aaron Hartline, Aaron Hartline (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368015875
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Published: Disney Press - April 3rd, 2018