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Author Events

STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING
Sarah Maizes
Saturday, August 16, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-7

Getting ready for school is the perfect time to procrastinate! Whether she's an elephant at a waterhole, leader of an expedition to Mount Everest, or a star posing for paparazzi, Livi's imagination takes her on exciting adventures on her way to school. With stalling techniques as creative as this, it's a wonder she ever makes it to school at all! With the new On My Way to School, Sarah Maizes and illustrator Michael Paraskevas create another funny, fresh book for every parent who wants to foster creativity in their family's everyday routines. Sarah's reading will be followed by a back-to-school craft.

Available for signing:

 

Sarah Maizes

On My Way to School

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Only Books Purchased at Children's Book World can be signed by authors during their visits, due to time constraints. We happily take advance phone and website orders for autographed books up until the day before the signing for those who can't attend.



Class invitations to
author visits:
Any teachers, grades K-8th, who would like to be added to our list of potential classes to invite to Children's Book World's Author Events, please call or email Sharon at (310) 559-BOOK/2665, cbwchildrensbooks@gmail.com.


STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING & MUSIC FUN
Barbara Bottner & Hillary George
Saturday, August 23, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4-8

Join popular picture book author Barabara Bottner and super-librarian Hillary George (with her ukulele) for a celebration of Barbara Bottner's wonderful new book, Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome). It's a hilarious companion to the bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't) about the power of stories and storytelling. Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks and she loves to go to Miss Brooks' before-school story time. But to get to Story Nook, she has to pass Billy Toomey's house-and she does not love Billy Toomey. Billy always tries to steal her hat and jeers, "I'm going to get you!" Then one day Miss Brooks changes story hour to storytelling hour. She teaches the kids about characters and plot and action and satisfying conclusions and encourages them to make up their own tales. And that's when Missy has a brainstorm. She sees a way to use her made-up story to deal with her real-life bully. In this terrifically funny ode to inventiveness and ingenuity, Barbara Bottner and illustrator Michael Emberley celebrate the power of stories and how they can help us to rewrite our own lives.

Available for signing:

  • Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome)  $16.99
  • Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't)  $17.99
  • Wallace's Lists  $16.99
  • An Annoying ABC  $17.99
  • Bootsie Barker Bites  $5.99p

       And more

 

Barbara Bottner
Barbara Bottner
Hillary George
Hillary George

Miss Brooks' Story Nook

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STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING
Mac Barnett
Wednesday, September 10*
Grades K-2
*Off site school event. Classes and individuals are invited to attend; please call for details.

Mac Barnett, author of the charming Caldecott Honor book Extra Yarn, and many more acclaimed books for children, will be presenting his witty new picture book, Telephone. It's time to fly home for dinner, and a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn't as simple as it sounds. Each subsequent bird understands Mama's message according to its own very particular hobbies. Will Peter ever get home for dinner? This uproarious interpretation of a favorite children's game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads.

Available for signing:

  • Telephone  $16.99
  • Extra Yarn  $16.99
  • Billy Twitters & His Blue Whale Problem  $16.99
  • Chloe & the Lion  $16.99
  • Count the Monkeys  $16.99
  • Mustache  $16.99
  • President Taft is Stuck in the Bath  $16.99
  • Oh No!: How My Science Project Destroyed the World  $16.99
  • Battle Bunny (with Jon Scieszka)  $14.99
 

Mac Barnett

Telephone

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Edith Cohn
Saturday, September 13, 2:00 p.m.
Ages 9 and up

Join Los Angeles debut author Edith Cohn for the launch party for Spirit's Key, her highly engaging, inventive mystery about a girl and her ghost dog. By now, twelve-year-old Spirit Holden should have inherited the family gift: the ability to see the future. But when she holds a house key in her hand like her dad does to read its owner's destiny, she can't see anything. Maybe it's because she can't get over the loss of her beloved dog, Sky, who died mysteriously. Sky was Spirit's loyal companion, one of the wild dogs that the local islanders believe possess dangerous spirits. As more dogs start dying and people become sick, too, almost everyone is convinced that these dogs and their spirits are to blame-except for Spirit.

Available for signing:

  • Spirit's Key   $16.99
 

Edith Cohn
Photo by Rita Crayon Huang.

Telephone

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Annie Barrows
Tuesday, September 16, 4:00 p.m.
Ages 6 and up

Meet Annie Barrows, author of the wildly popular Ivy+Bean series and the highly acclaimed time-travel adventure The Magic Half (ages 8 and up). In her new book, Magic in the Mix, Miri and Molly find themselves whisked back in time once again-to the Civil War where they must race against the clock to save two very unusual soldiers. Miri and Molly know that "magic is just a way of setting things right," and it's up to them to help fit together the pieces of history in order to get back home. Brimming with drama both big and small, a historical backdrop, and spine-tingling action, Magic in the Mix will bring fans and new readers alike to Annie Barrows' world of twin-inspired magic!

Available for signing:

  • Magic in the Mix  $16.99
  • Magic Half  $16.99, $6.99p
  • Ivy & Bean (Book 1)  $14.99, $5.99p
  • Ivy & Bean & the Ghost That Had to Go (Book 2)  $14.99, $5.99p
  • Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record (Book 3)  $14.99, $5.99p
  • Ivy & Bean Take Care of the Babysitter (Book 4)  $14.99, $5.99p
  • Ivy & Bean: Bound to Be Bad (Book 5)  $14.99, $5.99p
  • Ivy & Bean: Doomed to Dance (Book 6)  $14.99, $5.99p
  • Ivy & Bean: What's the Big Idea? (Book 7)  $14.99, $5.99p
  • Ivy & Bean: No News Is Good News (Book 8)  $14.99, $5.99p
  • Ivy & Bean Make the Rules (Book 9)  $14.99, $5.99p
  • Ivy & Bean Take the Case (Book 10)  $14.99, $5.99p
 

Annie Barrows

Telephone

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Mike Lupica
Friday, September 19, 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 and up

Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in America, and the author of best-selling sports novels for kids. His newest novel, Fantasy League, is a story of every football kid's dream come true. 12-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school's football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he's first-string. He even becomes a celebrity when his podcast gets noticed by a sports radio host, who plays Charlie's fantasy picks for all of Los Angeles to hear. Soon Charlie befriends the elderly owner of the L.A. Bulldogs -- a fictional NFL team -- and convinces him to take a chance on an aging quarterback.

Available for signing:

  • Fantasy League  $17.99
  • QB 1  $17.99, $7.99p
  • Bat Boy  $7.99p
  • Big Field  $7.99p
  • Heat  $16.99, $7.99p
  • Hero  $17.99, $7.99p
  • Hot Hand  $6.99p
  • Long Shot  $6.99p
  • Million Dollar Throw  $7.99p
  • Miracle on 49th Street  $7.99p
  • Safe at Home  $9.99, $6.99p
  • Shoot Out  $7.99p
  • Travel Team  $17.99, $7.99p
  • True Legend  $7.99p
  • Two-Minute Drill  $9.99, $6.99p
  • Underdogs  $7.99p
 

Mike Lupica

Fantasy League

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STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING
Aaron Becker
Friday, September 26*
Grades K-2
*Off site school event. Classes and individuals are invited to attend; please call for details.

Aaron Becker, creator of Journey, a Caldecott Honor book, presents the next chapter in his stunning, visually captivating, wordless fantasy. A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend.

Available for signing:

  • Quest  $15.99
  • Journey  $15.99
 

Aaron Becker

Quest

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Lucy Frank
Saturday, September 27, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 12 and up

Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling, Lucy Frank's new novel-in-verse-at once literary and emotionally gripping-follows the unfolding friendship between two very different teenage girls who share a hospital room and an illness. Chess, the narrator, is sick, but with what exactly, she isn't sure. And to make matters worse, she must share a hospital room with Shannon, her polar opposite. Where Chess is polite, Shannon is rude. Where Chess tolerates pain silently, Shannon screams bloody murder. Where Chess seems to be getting slowly better, Shannon seems to be getting worse. How these teenagers become friends, helping each other come to terms with their illness, makes for a dramatic and deeply moving read.

Available for signing:

  • Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling  $16.99
 

Lucy Frank

Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Cynthia Kadohata
Monday, September 29*
Grades 5-8
*Off site school event. Classes and individuals are invited to attend; please call for details

A troubled kid discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in the moving middle-grade novel, Half a World Away. In this brilliant new offering from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award, twelve-year-old Jaden, who was adopted from Romania when he was eight, knows he's an "epic fail.' He's sure that is why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby-to replace him. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels...nothing. But when they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they've travelled for has already been adopted, and his parents agonize when faced with having to choose from six other babies. Jaden is more interested in the toddlers. One, a little guy named Dimash, spies Jaden and barrels over to him every time he sees him. Jaden finds himself increasingly intrigued by and worried about Dimash. For the first time in his life, Jaden actually feels something that isn't pure blinding fury, and there's no way to control it, or its power.

Available for signing:

  • Half a World Away  $16.99
  • Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam  $18.99, $7.99p
  • Kira-Kira  $16.95, $6.99p
  • Thing About Luck  $16.99, $7.99p
  • Weedflower  $19.99, $6.99p
 

Cynthia Kadohata

Half a World Away

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