Ages 10-12

Children's events for readers aged 10-12.

Kate DiCamillo & Katherine Applegate - In Conversation (Edna Maguire Elementary School)

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Book Passage is very proud to present an evening with Kate DiCamillo and Katherine Applegate on Friday, April 20 at 7pm. Join us for a free event at Edna Maguire Elementary School where these much-loved Newbery Award winning authors will talk about their books, about the importance of children's literature and answer questions from fans of all ages.

Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most beloved storytellers. She was the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and is a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.

Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal. Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone, Home of the Brave continues on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists. Katherine Applegate lives in Tiburon, California, with her family.


El Verano de Raymie Nightingale Cover Image
ISBN: 9786077359043
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Published: Editorial Oceano de Mexico - April 1st, 2017

Ten-year-old Raymie Clarke has come to realize that absolutely everything depends on her. And she has a plan. If she can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and come home.

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By Kate DiCamillo, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763658335
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 3rd, 2017

Conceived by Kate DiCamillo and featuring enchanting illustrations by Jaime Kim, this nearly wordless graphic story follows a little girl in search of a friend.

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Four Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763678814
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 10th, 2017

What will it take for a cynical older sister to realize she's a born accordion player -- with music in her heart?

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763687649
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 13th, 2016

Now available in a digest paperback edition The beloved 2014 Newbery Medal winner by former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Kate DiCamillo.

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ISBN: 9780547633909
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Clarion Books - April 3rd, 2018

From Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Katherine Applegate, a sweet book of encouragement, filled with humor and insight into the effort behind any meaningful accomplishment in life. A perfect gift for baby shower, birthday, or graduation.

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ISBN: 9781250043221
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope.

Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .

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ISBN: 9781250091666
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Published: Square Fish/Feiwel and Friends - September 26th, 2017

In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

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ISBN: 9780061992278
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller

This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship.

Edna Maguire Elementary School
80 Lomita Dr.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Jan Jacobi - Young Lincoln (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Special Children's Event

Young Lincoln is a novel about the childhood and young adult years of Abraham Lincoln. Abe himself tells the story of his years in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. Abe encounters the same problems that young adults have faced for generations: tension with a demanding parent; the need for friendship and the need to be alone; feeling shy and awkward around girls; recurrent depression; and what path to follow in his life.

Using primary sources, drawing mostly on materials gathered by Lincoln’s law partner, William H. Herndon, Jan Jacobi gives young adult readers a portrait of Abraham Lincoln they do not encounter in their history books. Abe has serious doubts and concerns about his future, his ability to cope with loss, his lack of religious faith, and his relationship with his father. It is a youth and young adulthood of struggle, doubt, and loss—and there is no guarantee he will survive it.

Jan Jacobi has taught middle school English and humanities in three schools for over 40 years. He grew up in New York and came to St. Louis in 1982. For 27 years, he served as Head of Lower School at St. Louis Country Day School and Head of Middle School at MICDS. In 2014 he was recognized as middle school teacher of the year by St. Louis Magazine. Ever since he came to St. Louis, he has been reading and writing about Abraham Lincoln. To celebrate Lincoln’s birthday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published a number of his articles. He and his wife Ginger have three grown children, and they live with three dogs and a cat. His interests are gardening, and like Abraham Lincoln, reading the newspapers.


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ISBN: 9781681061122
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Published: Reedy Press - February 1st, 2018

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Birgitte Rasine - The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree (Corte Madera)

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:00pm

In Partnership with Marin Munchies
Featuring a chocolate tasting provided by Marin Munchies and chocolate maker Katja Reitemeyer!

Award-winning author Birgitte Rasine talks chocolate in ways you've never known it: its incredible 5,300 history, its fascinating mythology, and all the good things it brings our body, mind and spirit. Come discover a world where jaguars talk to hummingbirds,1,000-year-old cacao pods release their secrets in the light of the full moon, and feathered serpents guard the very soul of chocolate's history. This is story time for kids and parents, the young and the young-at-heart, and especially everyone who loves chocolate.

The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree is a mythic fantasy about the history, mythology, and biology of cacao that readers young and old alike are calling “addicting.” Think of it as a blend of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, doused in chocolate. 

And what chocolate story time would be complete without a taste of the real thing? Local craft chocolate maker Katja Reitemeyer, owner of Marin Munchies, will regale us with samples of her delicious chocolate and tell you all about the production and sourcing of the world's most favorite food.

Birgitte Rasine is an award-winning author, journalist, producer, and entrepreneur whose work marries sustainability with storytelling, mobile apps with print books, and art with technology. She is the author of numerous literary works and articles, and has spoken on topics ranging from media to sustainability on three continents. Birgitte’s books and mobile apps have been recognized by design and publishing awards and honors from organizations such as the Eric Hoffer Award, International Academy of Visual Arts in Los Angeles, Press 53, and the Alliance of Independent Authors.

The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree (Max and the Code of Harvests) Cover Image
By Birgitte Rasine, Allen Young (Foreword by), Luba Rasine-Ortoleva (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781938284922
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Published: Lucita Publishing - March 18th, 2016

What strange creatures might these be... that guard cacao history?

Max Hammond has a life other science-obsessed boys his age only dream of: he travels the world with his bee researcher dad and science writer mom.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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

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

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 5:00pm 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

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.


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ISBN: 9781627797580
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 22nd, 2017

Based on historical events, this unforgettable and inspiring tale for middle-grade readers is about a young boy torn from the only life he's ever known and held captive as a prisoner of war.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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