Kids and Teens Events

Mariko Tamaki - Supergirl (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Special Event for Middle Readers and Teens!

Mariko Tamaki, author of the Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award-winning This One Summer, and Eisner Award-nominated artist Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer) combine forces for Supergirl: Being Super!

Welcome to Midvale, home to Liberty High School and an unusual girl named Kara Danvers. While it may seem like your ordinary town, girls like Kara make it extraordinary. She's super-strong, she can fly and she crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track meet, celebrating her 16th birthday and surviving her latest mega-zit are her top concerns.

Now Kara's incredible powers are kicking into high gear -- and people she trusted are revealing creepy ulterior motives. The time has come for her to choose between the world where she was born and the only world she's ever known.

Mariko Tamaki is an award-winning Canadian writer living in Oakland, California. She is the author of Saving Montgomery Sole and the co-creator, with Jillian Tamaki, of This One Summer, which received the prestigious Eisner and Ignatz awards as well as Caldecott and Printz honors. Her growing slate of critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tomb Raider, Adventure Time, She-Hulk, Lumberjanes, Supergirl: Being Super and New Super-Man.

 

Supergirl: Being Super Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki, Joelle Jones (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401268947
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: DC Comics - June 5th, 2018

In Supergirl: Being Super, Caldecott Medal Honor and Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Jo lle Jones (Lady Killer) combine forces for an incredible coming-of-age tale This is the Girl of Steel as you've never seen her before.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Ellen Klages - Out of Left Field (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 4:00pm

Special Middle Grade Event!

Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy Gordon is their best pitcher, even though she's a girl. But when she tries out for Little League, it's a whole different story. Girls are not eligible, period. It is a boy's game and always has been. It's not fair, and Katy's going to fight back. Inspired by what she's learning about civil rights in school, she sets out to prove that she's not the only girl who plays baseball. With the help of friendly librarians and some tenacious research skills, Katy discovers the forgotten history of female ball players. Why does no one know about them? Where are they now? And how can one ten-year-old change people's minds about what girls can do?

Set in 1957 -- the world of Sputnik and Leave It to Beaver, saddle shoes and "Heartbreak Hotel" -- Out of Left Field is both a detailed picture of a fascinating historic period and a timelessly inspiring story about standing up for equality at any age.

Ellen Klages is the author of two acclaimed historical novels: The Green Glass Sea, which won the Scott O'Dell Award and the New Mexico Book Award; and White Sands, Red Menace, which won the California and New Mexico Book awards. Her story "Basement Magic" won a Nebula Award, and "Wakulla Springs," co-authored with Andy Duncan, was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards, and won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. She is a graduate of Second City's Improv program, and has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, leading to many odd jobs that began with the letter P (proofreader, photographer, painter, pinball arcade manager). She lives in San Francisco, in a small house full of strange and wondrous things.

 

Out of Left Field Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425288597
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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

Jennifer Bertman - The Alcatraz Escape (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 4:00pm

Children's Book Week Event!

A Book Scavenger Hunt for kids ages 8-12!

Pick-up a special Book Scavenger Hunt from any Book Passage store after April 23rd and bring it to the event in Sausaltio for a chance to win exclusive Book Scavenger prizes.

Meet Jennifer Chambliss Bertman -- author of The Book Scavenger series -- when she talks about her new book Book Scavenger: The Alcatraz Escape on Saturday, May 5 at 4pm at Book Passage Sausalito. Bring your completed Scavenger Hunt (or fill one out at the event) and you'll receive a special Book Scavenger prize that you can't buy in stores.

Bio
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman is the author of the New York Times bestselling Book Scavenger mysteries. Book Scavenger was a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, an NCTE Notable Children’s Book, an Indie Next Kids’ Top Ten Pick, and has been nominated for 18 state awards. Jennifer has a BA in English from the University of California at Irvine and an MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. She’s originally from the San Francisco Bay Area but now lives in Colorado with her family.

About the Book
Legendary literary game-maker Garrison Griswold is back in action—this time with “Unlock the Rock.” For his latest game, Griswold has partnered with the famous–and famously reclusive–mystery writer Errol Roy to plan an epic escape room challenge on Alcatraz Island. Emily and James are eager to participate, but the wave of fame they are riding from their recent book-hunting adventures makes them a target. Threatening notes, missing items, and an accident that might not have been an accident have the duo worried that someone is trying to get them out of the game at any cost. When Emily’s brother is caught red-handed and blamed for all the wrong doings, Emily is certain Matthew is being framed. With Matthew’s record on the line, Emily and James can’t afford to leave this mystery uncracked.

The Alcatraz Escape (Book Scavenger #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627799638
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 1st, 2018

Sleuthing duo Emily and James tackle their most challenging mystery yet set on the haunting Alcatraz Island in Book 3 of the New York Times bestselling Book Scavenger series


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Gennifer Choldenko - Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 1:30pm

Special Children's Event!

Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in Al Capone Throws Me a Curve, the charming latest addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard.

Moose Flanagan lives on a famous island in California: Alcatraz, home to some of the most dangerous prisoners in the United States in the 1930s. It's the summer before he starts high school, and Moose is going to play a lot of baseball and win a spot on the high school team. But he still needs to watch his special older sister, Natalie -- and then the warden asks Moose to look after his two-faced, danger-loving daughter, Piper. 

In the cell house there are rumors that the cons will a strike, and that Moose's father might step up to a new job. Moose is worried: What will this mean for their family, especially for Natalie, who's had some scary run-ins with prisoners? Then the unthinkable happens: Natalie winds up someplace she should never, ever go. And Moose has to rescue her.

Don't miss the rest of the "Tales from Alcatraz" series!

  • Al Capone Does My Shirts
  • Al Capone Shines My Shoes
  • Al Capone Does My Homework

Gennifer Choldenko is the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of many popular children's books, including Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period, Al Capone Does My Shirts, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, Al Capone Does My Homework, and No Passengers Beyond This Point, and from Wendy Lamb Books, Chasing Secrets. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Tales from Alcatraz) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101938133
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - May 8th, 2018

Return to Al Capone's Alcatraz with Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko in this charming addition to the beloved series about the son of a prison guard.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Elizabeth Partridge - Boots on the Ground (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Independent Bookstore Day Event!

America's war in Vietnam. In over a decade of bitter fighting, it claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American soldiers and beleaguered four US presidents. More than forty years after America left Vietnam in defeat in 1975, the war remains controversial and divisive both in the United States and abroad.

The history of this era is complex; the cultural impact extraordinary. But it's the personal stories of eight people--six American soldiers, one American military nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee--that create the heartbeat of Boots on the Ground. From dense jungles and terrifying firefights to chaotic helicopter rescues and harrowing escapes, each individual experience reveals a different facet of the war and moves us forward in time. Alternating with these chapters are profiles of key American leaders and events, reminding us of all that was happening at home during the war, including peace protests, presidential scandals, and veterans' struggles to acclimate to life after Vietnam.

With more than one hundred photographs, award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge's unflinching book captures the intensity, frustration, and lasting impacts of one of the most tumultuous periods of American history.

Elizabeth Partridge is a National Book Award finalist, Printz Honor winner, and author of several nonfiction books for children, including Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange;This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie; John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth; and Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780670785063
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

"Partridge proves once again that nonfiction can be every bit as dramatic as the best fiction."*


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Playwell Tek - Free-Build with LEGO PlayWell (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Special Children's Event!

Join us for an hour of free-build fun at the bookstore. An expert from Playwell Tek will be on hand to help with ideas for fun builds and we'll have plenty of LEGO themed books too.

About Playwell Tek
Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors. They dive into our massive collections of LEGO® parts. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long-lasting.We teach through play. We explore, solve problems, and express ourselves through LEGO®. Our curriculum is designed by engineers and refined by teachers, but the kids just think it's fun! Play-Well Marin's Activity Center also offers a drop-in/open build. This is a creative space for children to build using their imagination and creativity with access to millions of LEGO® parts. Our Play-Well staff members are on hand to provide guidance and assistance where needed. Our Activity Center also includes a large collection of LEGO® sets for sell as well as individual parts for sell.

 

 

The Lego Batman Movie: The Essential Guide (DK Essential Guides) Cover Image
By DK
$12.99
ISBN: 9781465456335
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - December 27th, 2016

The perfect companion to LEGO Batman's first solo movie, The LEGO(R) Batman(TM) Movie: The Essential Guide showcases the full range of exciting LEGO Batman sets and minifigures that will be released to tie in with the film's release.


Brick by Brick Space: 20+ Lego Brick Projects That Are Out of This World Cover Image
By Warren Elsmore (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780762490516
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Running Press Kids - February 6th, 2018

From a master LEGO builder comes twenty easy-to-build space projects using nothing but LEGO bricks


Build It! Trains: Make Supercool Models with Your Favorite Lego(r) Parts (Brick Books) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781513261140
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graphic Arts Books - April 17th, 2018

This series of visually rich instruction books for LEGO(R) creations is perfect for children ages 5 and up. Inside Build it Trains, you'll find a range of creative models to put together, created using the LEGO(R) Classic set 10697 and LEGO(R) Wheels set 9387, or bricks that LEGO(R) obsessives may already have at home.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Kate DiCamillo - An Evening with a Newbery Medalist (Edna Maguire Elementary School)

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Please note: due to unforseen circumstances, Katherine Applegate will be unable to appear.

Book Passage is very proud to present an evening with Kate DiCamillo on Friday, April 20 at 7pm. Join us for a free event at Edna Maguire Elementary School where this much-loved Newbery Award winning author will talk about her 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.

 

 

El Verano de Raymie Nightingale Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9786077359043
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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.


La La La: A Story of Hope Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763658335
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763678814
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763687649
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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.


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

Alysia Helming - Protogenesis (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Special Young Adult Event!

With her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, American teenager Helene Crawford is the kind of student that always has an answer; yet, she doesn't seem to fit in anywhere. One fateful day, life as she knows it comes to a grinding halt. There was a fire. Her mother is gone. But something is not right...

The Greek Mafia may be involved. Vivid dreams of ancient deities consume her sleep. A maze of clues leads her to believe that her mother is still alive... She must go to Greece. The answers to her perilous quest lie there, as Helene braves into the unknown of a new life, torn between two Greek guys and a new world that literally awaits her.

And who knows, maybe the Greek gods and goddesses are on her side... or maybe not. After all, nothing is as it seems.

Over 500 people in Greece have contributed to the author's research for Protogenesis, including renowned Greek archeologists, cultural and mythology experts, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Due to the overwhelming support  author Alysia Helming has received from so many in Greece, Protogenesis has been selected to be featured as part of the United Nations' 2018 World Book Capital event in Athens. The book features theme song "Forever & Tonight" by Platinum Greek Singer, Kostas Martakis.

 

Protogenesis: Before the Beginning Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781612969701
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Black Rose Writing - March 29th, 2018

With her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, American teenager Helene Crawford is the kind of student that always has an answer; yet, she doesn't seem to fit in anywhere. One fateful day, life as she knows it comes to a grinding halt. There was a fire. Her mother is gone. But something is not right...


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Ed Steckley - Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am

Special Children's Event!

Join us for a Saturday morning story time with the illustrator of Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day. A must for young inventors, tinkerers and makers.

Inspired by her grandfather, cartoonist Rube Goldberg, Jennifer George mixes humor and education in Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day. Readers follow Rube as he sets out on a typical school day, overcomplicating each and every step from the time he wakes up in the morning until the time he goes to bed at night. If Rube’s inventions are any indication, “normal” means something very different in the Goldberg household. For Rube, up is down, in is out, and the simplest path to accomplishing an everyday task—like brushing his teeth or getting dressed—is a humorously complicated one.

Ed Steckley is an award-winning illustrator whose clients include MAD magazine and innumerable advertising agencies worldwide. He lives in Queens, New York.

 

Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day Cover Image
By Jennifer George, Ed Steckley (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419725586
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2017

If Rube's inventions are any indication, "normal" means something very different in the Goldberg household. For Rube, up is down, in is out, and the simplest path to accomplishing an everyday task--like brushing his teeth or getting dressed--is a humorously complicated one.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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