Picture Books

Events featuring picture books.

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.

 

Sometimes Rain Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$17.99
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

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: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Groundwood Books - 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

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

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. 

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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.

 

Mermaid School Cover Image
$17.99
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

Annie Barrows & Sophie Blackall - Ivy & Bean #11 (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

In One Big Happy Family, Ivy & Bean are back...and they are funnier than ever.

Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.

Annie Barrows is the bestselling author of books for both children and adults, including the YA novel Nothing, and the bestselling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.

Sophie Blackall has illustrated more than twenty books, which have won awards such as the Caldecott Medal, Ezra Jack Keats Award, and the Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

 

Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family (Book 11) Cover Image
By Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452164007
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - August 28th, 2018

Annie Barrows' bestselling chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing–—and reading—for more than a decade! With more than 5 million copies in print, Ivy & Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation!

Ivy & Bean are back . . . and they are funnier than ever!


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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 & His Muse Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781944903343
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Cameron Kids - October 9th, 2018

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.


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.

 

Boats on the Bay Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781944903336
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cameron Kids - September 18th, 2018

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.
 


Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250112491
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
$9.95
ISBN: 9781628559224
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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

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
Availability: Backordered
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

(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!

 

My Dad Is Amazing Cover Image
By Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle (Illustrator), Hello!Lucky (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419729614
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 3rd, 2018

My Mom Is Magical Cover Image
By Sabrina Moyle, Eunice Moyle (Illustrator), Hello! Lucky (Designed by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781419729621
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 6th, 2018

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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

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