Kids and Teens Events

Ying Compestine - The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event!

In The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes, Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make "magical" new clothes for him. Anyone who is honest, the young emperor explains, will see the clothes' true splendor, but anyone who is dishonest will see only burlap sacks. The emperor dons a burlap sack, and the ministers can't help but fall for his cunning trick.

Ying Chang Compestine grew up in Communist China and now lives in Lafayette, California. She is a popular author of children's books, cookbooks, and novels.

 

The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419725425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2017

Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make "magical" new clothes for him.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Gianna Marino - If I Had a Horse (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:30am

Special Children's Event!

* Pre-order the book from the Book Passage website and receive a 10% discount! Books will be signed and can be picked up at or after the event. *

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If I Had a Horse is an inspiring, self-reflective picture book with simple text and gorgeous, impressionistic artwork from acclaimed author-illustrator Gianna Marino.

If I had a horse, he might be shy, like me.
But if I stayed quiet, he’d learn to be my friend.
I would have to tame him. I would have to be strong, like him. And he would have to be gentle, like me.
And together, we could do anything.

Marino’s vibrant, silhouetted art brings to life this picture book about understanding, stepping beyond boundaries, and bravery.

Gianna Marino was born in San Francisco and spent her early years galloping horses through Golden Gate Park. Her explorations expanded after graduating from high school and in order to afford her many journeys, Gianna had several jobs at once: apprenticing a muralist, a jewelry designer, a product designer and driving horse carriages through the park. Gianna explored many corners of the world, from Africa and Asia, to the South Pacific and Europe, to crewing on sailboats in the high seas. At work and school, she became known as “Boomerang”. Gianna finally landed a full-time freelance gig designing toys for children, but after several years in a corporate box with no windows, she left for good and began writing and illustrating books for children.Her books include Meet Me at the Moon, Following Papa’s Song, Too Tall Houses, and Night Animals. Though she still wanders the world, Gianna now lives in Northern California and works full-time writing and illustrating.

If I Had a Horse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626729087
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 30th, 2018

If I Had a Horse is an inspiring picture book with simple text and gorgeous, impressionistic artwork from acclaimed author-illustrator Gianna Marino about a girl imagining what life would be like with a horse.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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

Gianna Marino - If I Had a Horse (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

Special Children's Event!

* Pre-order the book from the Book Passage website and receive a 10% discount! Books will be signed and can be picked up at or after the event. *

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If I Had a Horse is an inspiring, self-reflective picture book with simple text and gorgeous, impressionistic artwork from acclaimed author-illustrator Gianna Marino.

If I had a horse, he might be shy, like me.
But if I stayed quiet, he’d learn to be my friend.
I would have to tame him. I would have to be strong, like him. And he would have to be gentle, like me.
And together, we could do anything.

Marino’s vibrant, silhouetted art brings to life this picture book about understanding, stepping beyond boundaries, and bravery.

Gianna Marino was born in San Francisco and spent her early years galloping horses through Golden Gate Park. Her explorations expanded after graduating from high school and in order to afford her many journeys, Gianna had several jobs at once: apprenticing a muralist, a jewelry designer, a product designer and driving horse carriages through the park. Gianna explored many corners of the world, from Africa and Asia, to the South Pacific and Europe, to crewing on sailboats in the high seas. At work and school, she became known as “Boomerang”. Gianna finally landed a full-time freelance gig designing toys for children, but after several years in a corporate box with no windows, she left for good and began writing and illustrating books for children.Her books include Meet Me at the Moon, Following Papa’s Song, Too Tall Houses, and Night Animals. Though she still wanders the world, Gianna now lives in Northern California and works full-time writing and illustrating.

 

If I Had a Horse Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626729087
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 30th, 2018

If I Had a Horse is an inspiring picture book with simple text and gorgeous, impressionistic artwork from acclaimed author-illustrator Gianna Marino about a girl imagining what life would be like with a horse.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Special Children's Event: Ian Lendler - Little Sid (Corte Madera)

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Featuring special guest, Spirit Rock family-meditation expert, Dawn Scott.

In this charming and accessible picture book, Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma offer a heart-warming account of the childhood of the Buddha.

A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha got everything he ever asked for, until he asked for what couldn't be given---happiness.

Join Little Sid as he sets off on a journey of discovery and encounters mysterious wise-folk, terrifying tigers, and one very annoying mouse.

With Lendler's delightful prose and Bouma's lyrical artwork, Little Sid weaves traditional Buddhist fables into a classic new tale of mindfulness, the meaning of life, and an awakening that is as profound today as it was 2,500 years ago.

Ian Lendler is the author of the acclaimed Stratford Zoo graphic novel series and the picture books, Undone Fairy Tale, Saturday, and One Day A Dot. He is at one with the universe, but only when eating pizza. He lives near San Francisco, CA.
 

Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha Cover Image
By Ian Lendler, Xanthe Bouma (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726369
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - January 23rd, 2018

In this charming and accessible picture book, Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma offer a heart-warming account of the childhood of the Buddha.

A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha got everything he ever asked for, until he asked for what couldn't be given---happiness.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Marin Ballet - Nutcracker Story Time (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join Marin Ballet at Book Passage 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 9th and 10th.  

Purchase Nutcracker Tickets Here:
http://www.marinballet.org/performance/nutcracker-season/

Nutcracker Cover Image
By E. T. a. Hoffmann, Ralph Manheim (Translator), Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780385348645
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - October 30th, 2012

"A classic, new and complete. One of the ten best illustrated children's books of the year."
-- New York Times Book Review

The tale of Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers, and audiences for almost two hundred years. It has retained its freshness because it appeals to the sense of wonder we all share.


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)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938284922
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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

Second Sunday Stories: Samantha Vamos - Alphabet Boats (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, June 10, 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 Alphabet Boats, readers will set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter!

Discover twenty-six types of vessels, from the more common -- canoe and motorboat -- to the unusual -- umiak and Q-boat. Just like in Alphabet Trucks and Alphabet Trains, colorful art includes the letters of the alphabet hidden (and not-so-hidden) in supporting roles in the illustrations.

Samantha Vamos is a mom, wife, children’s book author, and former-practicing lawyer (in that order).  She is a first-generation American from a multicultural family, and she treasures her diverse heritage and background and someday hopes to write about it.  Prior to becoming published, she attended Georgetown University Law Center and practiced law in both Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois. She wrote stories in her spare time and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (Viking Children’s Books) was her first children’s picture book.  Samantha has lived on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in the Pacific Northwest, and now she, her husband, and her son live in the beautiful state of California. 

 

Alphabet Boats Cover Image
By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781580897310
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - April 17th, 2018

Set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Picture Book Club: Chitra Soundar - Pattan's Pumpkin (Corte Madera)

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

Picture Book Club Event!

At least once a month at Book Passage, kids aged 4-8 and their grown-ups have the chance to hear a picture book read aloud by the author or illustrator. These events will always be after school, midweek and feature our favorite newly published books. Picture Book Club is also available as a subscription service, one new signed picture book per month can be delivered to the child (or adult) of your choice. Contact cdoornbos@bookpassage.com or call 414-927-0960 ext 402 for more information about Picture Book Club.

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Pattan's Pumpkin is a vibrant variation on the traditional flood myth from the Irular tribe in Southern India.

When Pattan finds a yellow-flower vine wilting in his valley, he replants and cares for it, watching as a pumpkin appears and grows taller than the goats, taller than the elephants, as tall as the very mountains. When a terrible storm rages across the valley, Pattan wonders if perhaps his pumpkin can save the seeds and grains and saplings, the goats and birds and bison, and protect them all as the storm clouds burst and the waters rise. Frane Lessac's brilliantly hued artwork is a feast for the eyes, while Chitra Soundar's thoughtful retelling is a fascinating example of the kinds of stories told the world over -- and the differences that make each version unique. 

Chitra Soundar grew up in southern India before moving to Singapore, where she began her career writing for children. She has since written more than twenty children's books.

 

Pattan's Pumpkin: An Indian Flood Story Cover Image
By Chitra Soundar, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763692742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 1st, 2017

A vibrant variation on the traditional flood myth from the Irular tribe in Southern India.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Second Sunday Stories: Bethanie Murguia - The Too-Scary Story (Sausalito)

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 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 The Too-Scary Story, Grace wants Papa to tell her a scary bedtime story... but her little brother Walter doesn't want it to be TOO scary. So as Papa invents the story of two children out for a walk in the woods, Grace and Walter take turns correcting him. But when darkness falls, a shadow looms, and footsteps follow the children all the way home, will the siblings triumph over the too-scary story? 

Bethanie Murguia earned an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. She lives with her family and her forty pound lap dog, Thunder, in the San Francisco Bay area. She is the creator of numerous picture books, including Zoe Gets Ready and Cockatoo, Too.

 

The Too-Scary Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545732420
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 27th, 2017

Grace wants Papa to tell her a scary bedtime story... but her little brother Walter doesn't want it to be TOO scary So as Papa invents the story of two children out for a walk in the woods, Grace and Walter take turns correcting him. But when darkness falls, a shadow looms, and footsteps follow the children all the way home, will the siblings triumph over the too-scary story?


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

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