Children's Book World

Author Events

Robin Mellom
Saturday, August 5, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 4-12

Celebrate the publication of Robin Mellom's delightful new books! In her lovely picture book, Hannah Sparkles: A Friend Through Rain or Shine, Hannah was born happy. She's thrilled when she learns she has a new neighbor: Sunny Everbright. With a name like that, how could Sunny not be the perfect friend for Hannah? But Sunny isn't into glitter or rainbows. She prefers rain, mud, and lizards. Hannah isn't sure that she and Sunny can be friends at all--until Hannah learns that everyone has their own kind of sparkle, and that friendship can be found in surprising ways. Middle-grade readers will enjoy Confessions from the Principal's Kid, about 5th grader Allie West and the challenges of being the principal's kid.

Available for signing:

  • Hannah Sparkles: A Friend Through Rain or Shine   $17.99
  • Confessions from the Principal's Kid  $16.99

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,

Stacey Alysson
Saturday, August 19: 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-8

Join local yoga instructor Stacey Alysson for a kid's introduction to yoga! Her charming new book, Parker Pig Goes to Yoga, is a children's yoga book aimed at teaching mindfulness and yoga all while having fun doing animal yoga poses. Through breath and posture, the children attending will be guided through fun animal yoga poses while being told an inspiring story of a pig who didn't think she could do Yoga. A few of benefits of kids' yoga include increasing strength, flexibility, focus, concentration, confidence and giving children the tools to calm their bodies.

Available for signing:

  • Parker Pig Goes to Yoga  $18.95

Trevor Crafts, Ellen Crafts, Arlene Daley, and Matt Daley
Saturday, August 19, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Ages 8 & up

Meet the creators of The Not-So Secret Society: Tale of the Gummy. Trevor Crafts, Ellen Crafts, Arlene Daley, and Matt Daley will talk to kids about who the Not-So Secret Society is and what they do. They will explain the roles of a writer, artist, and illustrator and how they all come together to make a graphic novel. Kids will have the opportunity to role-play being a writer, an artist, or an illustrator. There will be mini activities for the kids to participate in: draw yourself as a member of the Not-So Secret Society and complete a mini comic strip; kids will get comic strip #10 to finish, either by drawing in what happens and/or finishing the dialogue. This is an amazing opportunity for graphic novel fans of all ages that will include a giant Gummy Bear give away!

Available for signing:

  • The Not-So Secret Society: Tale of the Gummy   $9.99p

Kids on Stage
Saturday, August 26, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4-7

Kids On Stage is coming to Children's Book World to present one of their popular theatrical classes, Creative Dramatics! There will be theater games & warm ups, character creation, storytelling and a 'Play of the Day'. Creative Dramatics is centered around learning through play, encouraging each player to share ideas in a non-competitive, inspiring environment. By pushing boundaries of conventional theatrical learning and involving the children in storytelling, Kids On Stage is cultivating each child's independence and nurturing their innate wonder and curiosity. Kids On Stage, a premier, award-winning performing arts company for youth and teens based in Santa Monica, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year inspiring youth with innovative theatrical curriculum and learning through play.


Lorri Horn
Saturday, August 26, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 9-12

Join local author Lorri Horn in celebration of the publication of her wonderful new book, Dewey Fairchld, Parent Problem Solver. Dewey Fairchild isn't just good with parents, he's great with them. He's so good at handling parents that he's built a thriving business out of it. He even has a secretary, Clara, a great alibi and an even better baker. Dewey settles the most troublesome of cases, from an overprotective mom who won't let her child go to class on her own, to a dad who can't stop picking his nose any chance he gets! From the starred review in Kirkus: "His string of triumphs will have readers cheering him on, rolling in the aisles, and wishing they could line up for consultations." Clara's cookies and milk will be served!

Available for signing:

  • Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver   $13.99

Debbi Michiko Florence and D.L. Green
Saturday, September 9, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 6-9

Meet authors Debbi Michiko Florence and D.L. Green! Celebrate the publication of Debbi Michiko Florence's Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen, the charming first book in a new chapter book series featuring a spunky Japanese-Americn heroine. Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is tired of her big sister, Sophie, always getting to do things first. As the New Year approaches, the Toguchi family heads to Los Angeles to celebrate. Jasmine is upset that her sister gets to help the women make mochi. When her mother tells Jasmine she's too young, she hatches a plot to show she's capable. D.L. Green has two delightful series. In Zeke Meeks vs. the Stinky Soccer Team, third-grader Zeke Meeks joins soccer only to discover than none of this friends are on his team and the uniforms are the color of pee. In Silver Pony Ranch: Sparking Jewel, Tori is super-excited to spend the summer at Gran's ranch.

Available for signing by Debbi Michiko Florence:

  • Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen  $12.95, $5.99p
  • Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth  $12.95, $5.99p

Available for signing by D.L. Green:

  • Zeke Meeks vs. the Stinky Soccer Team  $5.99p
  • Zeke Meeks vs. the Pain-in-the-Neck Pets  $5.99p
  • Silver Pony Ranch: Sparkling Jewel  $4.99p
  • and more
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

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Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

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Zeke Meeks vs. the Stinky Soccer Team

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Silver Pony Ranch: Sparkling Jewel

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Debbi Michiko Florence
Debbi Michiko Florence

D.L. Green
D.L. Green


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