Ages 4-8

Children's events for readers aged 4-8.

Marin Ballet - Nutcracker Story Time (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 4:30pm

Join Marin Ballet at Book Passage on November 30th at 4:30pm to hear the magical tale of The Nutcracker.  This unique telling of the holiday classic will feature a costumed visit by some of the characters from the ballet’s cast.  The dancers will be available to take photos and sign autographs after the reading.  This is the perfect opportunity to introduce the Nutcracker tradition to little ones! 

Follow it up by seeing Clara’s whimsical adventure come to life at the Marin Center on December 8th and 9th.

 

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.

 

Do You Believe in Unicorns? Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763694685
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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

Jessica Hische - Tomorrow I'll Be Brave (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Event for Kids!

In Tomorrow I'll Be Brave, readers journey through beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave.

Jessica Hische grew up in Pennsylvania. She currently lives in San Francisco, where she works as a letterer, illustrator, type designer, and relentless procrastiworker. Clients include Wes Anderson, Dave Eggers, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co., OXFAM America, McSweeney's, American Express, Target, Victoria's Secret, Chronicle Books, Nike, and Samsung.

 

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524787011
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 16th, 2018

Journey through the beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave.

Tomorrow I'll be all the things I tried to be today:
Adventurous, Strong, Smart, Curious, Creative, Confident, & Brave.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Sandra V. Feder - Bitter & Sweet (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Event for Kids

When Hannah's family has to move, her grandmother tells her how she felt leaving the old country -- it was both bitter and sweet. As Hannah leaves her friends behind and tries to get used to a new house, she only feels bitterness. Was her grandmother wrong about the sweetness?

Hannah starts to feel better about the move when she sees her new house in the soft light of the Shabbat candles. When a new friend reaches out with a special gift, Hannah realizes that sweetness can come from unexpected places and that she can even create some herself.

Featuring art by acclaimed illustrator Kyrsten Brooker, Bitter and Sweet subtly conveys a universal message -- while life can be full of challenging moments, sweeter ones can be found and created. An author's note is included on the concept of bitter and sweet in Jewish culture.

Sandra V. Feder is the author of The Moon Inside, illustrated by Aimée Sicuro, as well as the popular Daisy series of early chapter books. She tries to appreciate the sweet parts of life and hopes her stories bring joy to others. She lives in Burlingame, California.

 

Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
By Sandra V. Feder, Kyrsten Brooker (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781554989959
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Goundwood Books House of Anansi Press - October 2nd, 2018

When Hannah's family has to move, her grandmother tells her how she felt leaving the old country -- it was both bitter and sweet. As Hannah leaves her friends behind and tries to get used to a new house, she only feels bitterness. Was her grandmother wrong about the sweetness?


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Katherine Applegate - An Evening With (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Special Event for Kids

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.

Wishtree
Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories...Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.

Endling #1: The Last
Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and slaughtered, Byx fears she may be the last of her species: the endling. As Byx sets out to find safe haven—and perhaps even another of her kind—she meets new allies, who have their own motivations for joining her quest. Together this ragtag group of animals and humans will help put into motion events that could bring the kingdom to the brink of war.

Sometimes You Fly
This gorgeous gift book, equally perfect for preschool graduations or college commencements, baby showers or birthdays, is an inspirational tribute to the universal struggles and achievements of childhood. Beginning with a first birthday, the scenes travel through childhood triumphs and milestones, coming full circle to graduation. A magical blend of succinct text and beautiful watercolors renders each moment with tenderness and humor and encourages readers to “remember then, with every try, sometimes you fail...sometimes you fly.”
 

Wishtree Cover Image
$16.99
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. . . .


Endling #1: The Last Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335524
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2018

New York Times bestseller!


Sometimes You Fly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547633909
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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.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Second Sunday Stories: Christy Mihaly - Hey, Hey, Hey! (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:00am

In Hey, Hey, Hay!, a girl tells the tale of making hay as Mom uses a mower for mowing grass, then a tedder for aerating the grass, and eventually a baler. Told in rhyme and illustrated with fabulous art by JOE CEPEDA, each part of the process is a celebration of summer, farming, and the mother-daughter relationship. Back matter includes a glossary.

Christy Mihaly writes articles, stories, essays, and poems for children. Her juvenile nonfiction books have been published by Focus, Rosen, and National Geographic Kids.

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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.

 

 

Hey, Hey, Hay! Cover Image
By Christy Mihaly, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823436668
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - August 14th, 2018

A joyful rhyming story about a girl and her mother and the machines they use on their family farm to make hay.

Mower blades slice through the grass./A new row falls with every pass./Next we spread the grass to dry./The tedder makes those grasses fly!


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Alexandria Giardino - Ode to an Onion (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Ode to an Onion is a poetic, beautifully illustrated picture book inspired by "Ode to the Onion" by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973). Pablo has a lunch date with his friend Matilde, who shows the moody poet her garden. Where Pablo sees conflict and sadness, Matilde sees love and hope. The story is less a biography of Neruda and his muse, Matilde Urrutia (1912-1985), and more a simple ode to a vegetable that is humble and luminous, dark and light, gloomy and glad, full of grief and full of joy -- just like life.

Alexandria Giardino is a writer and translator. Her work includes translating My Life with Pablo Neruda by Matilde Urrutia and her essays have appeared in the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Marie Claire, Discover, American Poetry Review, and on air at KQED. Giardino lives with her family in Northern California. Ode to an Onion is her first children's book. Felicita Sala is the illustrator of several picture books. Sala lives in Rome with her family. 

Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and his Muse Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781944903343
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Published: Cameron - October 9th, 2018

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Arree Chung - Mixed (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00am

In the beginning, there were three colors...Reds, Yellows, and Blues.

All special in their own ways, all living in harmony -- until one day, a Red says "Reds are the best " and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anyting that can change their minds?

A Yellow, a Blue, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in Mixed -- an inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences.

Arree Chung is the author and illustrator of Out! and the Ninja! series, which includes Ninja!, Ninja! Attack of the Clan, and Ninja Claus! You can usually find him playing basketball or riding his bike near his home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Mixed: A Colorful Story Cover Image
By Arree Chung, Arree Chung (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250142733
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 3rd, 2018

The reds, the yellows, and the blues all think they're the best in this vibrant, thought-provoking picture book from Arree Chung, with a message of acceptance and unity.

In the beginning, there were three colors . . .

Reds,

Yellows,

and Blues.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Michael Genhart - Love is Love (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Event for Kids!

Love Is Love empowers young readers to celebrate the family they have—no matter how it's constructed.

A boy confides in a friend when he's teased for having two dads and for wearing a shirt that they deem is "gay." Kids tell him that they're not a real family, and he doesn't know how to respond. But our narrator realizes that his friend's family (with a mom and a dad) isn't all that different from his: they both have parents who love them, and they both love their parents. And it's love that makes a family.

Dr. Michael Genhart is clinical psychologist specializing in working with children who have gay or lesbian parents; gay teens and coming out issues; same sex relationships; and LGBTQ parenting matters. He also visits and speaks at local elementary, middle, and high schools to engage students in conversations about LGBTQ issues.

 

Love Is Love Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Ken Min (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781939775139
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Published: Little Pickle Press - May 16th, 2018

It's love that makes a family

When a boy confides in his friend about bullies saying he doesn't have a real family, he discovers that his friend's parents--a mom and a dad--and his two dads are actually very much alike.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jim Averbeck - Two Problems for Sophia (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event

In Two Problems for Sophia, Sophia quickly learns her new pet comes with two giraffe-sized problems. This is the enterprising sequel to One Word from Sophia, which was named one of the best picture books of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews.

Sophia and Noodle, her One True Desire, are together at last.

But Noodle comes with two gigantic problems, and those problems are tearing Sophia’s family apart!

Can a little creative experimenting save Noodle? Or will Sophia have to bid him adieu?

Jim Averbeck is the author of One Word from Sophia and Two Problems for Sophia, illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail; In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa; and of the novel A Hitch at the Fairmont. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Oh No, Little Dragon!, and Except If. He studied children’s book writing and illustration at the University of California Berkeley and now makes his home in San Francisco.

 

Two Problems for Sophia Cover Image
By Jim Averbeck, Yasmeen Ismail (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481477888
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 12th, 2018

Sophia quickly learns her new pet comes with two giraffe-sized problems in this enterprising sequel to One Word from Sophia, which was named one of the best picture books of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews.

Sophia and Noodle, her One True Desire, are together at last.

But Noodle comes with two gigantic problems, and those problems are tearing Sophia’s family apart!


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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