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Events featuring books for teens.

Wendy Spinale - Ozland (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Special Event for Teens!

In Ozland, Everland and Umberland have both been destroyed. The survivors have taken refuge in a small village tucked within the shadows of the Bloodred Queen's castle. Doc has found an actual cure for the Horologia virus, while Gwen, Pete, and Alyssa begin plotting the assassination of the queen with the help of Gail, an excellent huntress. But killing the queen won't be enough.

The world has been destroyed and its needs a ruler to set things right again. A ruler who is good, kind, and fair. Someone like the former king of Germany. But he's dead...or is he?There's a rumor that the king has been hidden away in a secret land, where only the worthiest can find him. Desperate to end the war, a plan is hatched that could put everything right again. Yet before it's set in motion, the village is burned to the ground, all survivors taken prisoner to the castle. Except Gail. But is one girl enough to find a long-dead king, kill the wicked queen, and save the world?

Wendy Spinale is a former character actor for the Disneyland theme park (so she's very familiar with the world of make-believe). She is the author of Everland and its follow-up, Umberland, as well as Lost Boy, a prequel novella to Everland. Wendy lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

 

Ozland (Everland #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545953221
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - April 24th, 2018

With Everland and Umberland both destroyed, the survivors have taken refuge in a small village tucked within the shadows of the Bloodred Queen's castle. Doc has found an actual cure for the Horologia virus, while Gwen, Pete, and Alyssa begin plotting the assassination of the queen with the help of Gail, an excellent huntress. But killing the queen won't be enough.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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

Caldecott Honor and Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Jo lle Jones (Lady Killer) combine forces for this 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

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

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

John Green - Turtles All the Way Down (San Francisco)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $35 - $50 (includes signed book)
The Curran, San Francisco

Join #1 bestselling author John Green and special guest Hank Green on tour in support of John’s new novel, Turtles All the Way Down. In this multimedia event, the brothers will talk about John’s latest book, answer audience questions, perform live music, and more. All tickets include an autographed copy of Turtles All the Way Down.

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#1 bestselling author John Green returns with his first new novel since The Fault in Our Stars

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. John has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers and co-created the online educational series CrashCourse. You can join the millions who follow him on Twitter @johngreen and Instagram @johngreenwritesbooks or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com. John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525555360
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

"Wrenching and revelatory." An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel.

"A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control." - People


The Curran
445 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

L.B. Schulman - Stolen Secrets (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Special Children's Event!

In Stolen Secrets, sixteen-year-old Livvy Newman discovers a grandmother she thought was dead when her tight-lipped mother moves the family across country to San Francisco. Suffering from Alzheimer’s, her grandmother, Adelle, shouts out startling details, mistakes her own name, and seems to relive moments that may have taken place in a concentration camp. When Livvy and her new friend Franklin D. find journal entries from the Holocaust in Adelle’s home, Livvy begins to suspect that her grandmother may have a shocking link to a notable figure -- Anne Frank.

L.B. Schulman writes middle-grade and young adult books. She grew up in Maryland and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two teen daughters, and a pair of lovable mutts. League of Strays (Abrams, 2012) was her debut novel.

 

Stolen Secrets Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781629797229
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Boyds Mills Press - September 19th, 2017

After an abrupt move across the country to San Francisco, sixteen-year-old Livvy is shocked to find that her mother has lied to her. Instead of looking for work at a bakery, her mom is taking care of Adelle, Livvy's grandmother, who Livvy thought was long dead.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

F.C. Yee - The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (Sausalito)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Special Teen Event!

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie's every waking thought. But when she discovers she's a celestial spirit who's powerful enough to bash through the gates of heaven with her fists, her perfectionist existence is shattered.

Enter Quentin, a transfer student from China whose tone-deaf assertiveness beguiles Genie to the brink of madness. Quentin nurtures Genie's bodacious transformation-sometimes gently, sometimes aggressively-as her sleepy suburb in the Bay Area comes under siege from hell-spawn.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo draws from Chinese folklore, features a larger-than-life heroine, and perfectly balances the realities of Genie's grounded high school life with the absurd supernatural world she finds herself commanding.

F. C. Yee grew up in New Jersey and studied economics at Brown University. For his debut novel, he drew inspiration from the best and wisest people in his life. Outside of writing, he practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts. He currently calls the San Francisco Bay Area home.

Epic Crush of Genie Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419725487
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 8th, 2017

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie's every waking thought. But when she discovers she's a celestial spirit who's powerful enough to bash through the gates of heaven with her fists, her perfectionist existence is shattered.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

E. Lockhart - Genuine Fraud (Corte Madera)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

Special Teen Event!

A masterful new psychological suspense novel, Genuine Fraud—the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

E. Lockhart wrote the New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which is also available in a deluxe edition. Her other books include Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and the Ruby Oliver Quartet, which includes The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends.

Genuine Fraud Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780385744775
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - September 5th, 2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LENA DUNHAM AND JENNI KONNER OF GIRLS TO PRODUCE MOVIE

From the author of We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes a unique novel that showcases E. Lockhart's unmatched ability to play with style and deliver a perfectly plotted, well-written novel with a surprise twist.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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