Special Event for Kids: Kimberley Lovato - Pisa Loves Bella (Corte Madera Store)


Kimberley Lovato

Pisa Loves Bella

Corte Madera Store
Sat., November 2nd • 11:00am

This event will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store. Please contact webmaster@bookpassage.com with questions regarding events.

Special Event for Kids! 

"Families looking to get their kids excited about a vacation to Italy need this book...and the glossyary of Italian words is a bonus – families will have a lot of fun practicing together!" – Amie O'Shaughnessy, founder of award-winning family travel agency Ciao Bambino!

Told in fun-to-read rhyme and splashed with vibrant illustrations and Italian words, Pisa Loves Bella is a heartfelt story that celebrates travel as well as the importance of being kind to others and yourself. 

Welcome to Pisa

I'm thrilled you stopped by. 

I'm Bella the Bell Tower

Eight stories high. 

And so begins the uplifting tale told by Bella, Italy's famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. For hundreds of years, Bella has been proud of her gravity-defying tilt. But her confidence cracks one day when she overhears mean words on the piazza. Bella responds by changing in a way that leaves residents of Pisa and visitors from around the world worried that the treasured landmark will never be the same again! 

Travel journalist Kimberley Lovato has been writing about the wonders of the world for more than 20 years for publications such as National Geographic, Virtuoso: The Magazine, Travel + Leisure, AARP, Hemispheres, Marriott Bonvoy Traveler and Ciao Bambino. Her work has been recognized by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and Travelers' Tales, which has been published several of her personal essays in their Best Women's Travel Writing anthologies. While Kimberley has authored several guides and a culinary travel book, Pisa Loves Bella is her first foray into kid lit. 


Kimberley Lovato photo courtesy of the author.



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By Susan B. Katz, Jennie Poh (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781645471110
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Published: Bala Kids - October 17th, 2023