Celebrate Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday
Sat., Nov. 26 • Starts 8:00 am • Ferry Building
We love Small Business Saturday in the Ferry Building, where we are part of a community of locally-owned shops, farmers and vendors. This year a full schedule of local authors will help us celebrate all things small and local. Stop by to meet the authors and pick up autographed copies of their books for gift-giving! The “baking booksellers” will have sweet treats to share, of course.
Elisa Kleven, The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy
When Shirley bakes herself a gingerbread treat to bring to school, the last thing she expects is for him to leap out of her lunchbox and begin gobbling everything in sight. A wild chase ensues—on foot and by cable car—through iconic San Francisco neighborhoods including the Mission, Chinatown, North Beach, and Fisherman's Wharf. Will Shirley be able to catch the gingerbread boy before he eats up the whole city? Friendship is at the heart of this retelling of the classic folktale. A recipe for (non-magical) gingerbread treats is included.
Marissa Moss, Mira’s Diary
In the last book of the time-travel series, Mira explores the past of her familiar Bay Area, discovering layers of history in San Francisco and learning the real reason her mother has been working to change history. On the way, she meets Mark Twain and uncovers the Watcher's real identity.
Katrina Goldsaito, The Sound of Silence
"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence." But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall Where is silence? Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.
Mac Barnett, How This Book Was Made
You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger. New York Times best-selling creators Mac Barnett and Adam Rex reveal the nitty gritty process of making a book . . . with a few unexpected twists along the way Budding writers and artists will laugh at the mix of reality and the absurd as the story makes its way to a shelf, and a reader.
Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl, Rad Women Worldwide
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. Rad Women Worldwide tells fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home.