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Author Events

FATHER'S DAY STORYTIME, CRAFT & BOOK SIGNING
Alan Sitomer
Saturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-7

Join Alan Sitomer for a reading of his delightful new picture book, Daddy's Zigzagging Bedtime Story, followed by a Father's Day gift craft! What do a truck-driving princess, space aliens who burp fire, and Kung-Fu pigs have in common? When Jake and Jenny turn down every book Daddy tries to read before bed, he decides to make up his own story, an unexpected adventure that zigzags from hilarious, to heartwarming, to cupcake-making unicorns, and back.

Available for signing:

  • Daddy's Zigzagging Bedtime Story  $16.99
  • Daddies Do It Different  $16.99
 

Alan Sitomer

Daddy's Zigzagging Bedtime Story

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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.


AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Mina Javaherbin
Friday, June 13*
Ages 5-8
*Off site school event. Classes and individuals are invited to attend; please call for details.

Just in time for the World Cup, Soccer Star is an inspiring story of a Brazilian boy who dreams of being a soccer star - and the sister who steps in to help his team win a game. When Paulo Marcelo Feliciano becomes a soccer star, crowds will cheer his famous name! Then his mother won't have to work long hours, and he won't have to work all day on a fishing boat. For now, Paulo takes care of his little sister Maria (she teaches him reading, he teaches her soccer moves) and walks her to school, stopping to give his teammates cheese buns as they set out to shine people's shoes or perform for the tourist crowd. At day's end, it's time to plan the game, where Givo will bounce, Carlos will kick, and Jose will fly! But when Jose falls on his wrist, will the team finally break the rules and let a girl show her stuff? Set in a country whose resilient soccer stars are often shaped by poverty, this uplifting tale of transcending the expected scores a big win for all.

Available for signing:

  • Soccer Star  $16.99
  • Goal  $6.99p
 

Mina Javaherbin

Soccer Star

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STORYTIME & STUFFED ANIMAL PORTRAITS
Salina Yoon
Saturday, June 28, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-7

Free portrait of your favorite stuffed animal by Salina Yoon! Bring your stuffed animal to this fun-filled storytime and go home with a drawing! In her new book, Found, Salina Yoon's charming text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life an endearing story about a young bear that finds a lost stuffed toy bunny in the forest. But as Bear diligently searches for the bunny's owner, posting notices high and low, he begins to grow attached to his newfound friend. What will happen when the bunny's owner finally comes forward?

Available for signing:

  • Found  $14.99
  • Penguin in Love  $14.99
  • Penguin on Vacation  $14.99
  • Penguin and Pinecone  $14.99
  • Pinwheel  $12.99
  • Kaleidoscope  $12.99
 

Salina Yoon

Found

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Julia Mary Gibson
Saturday, June 28, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 10 & up

Copper Magic is a spellbinding coming-of-age novel that will keep readers of all ages rapt this summer. Debut author Julia Mary Gibson deftly weaves turn-of-the-century Native American culture, photography, ecology, and conservation throughout this charming tale of a young woman discovering what it means to be an adult. The year is 1906, and on the shores of Lake Michigan twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman—a copper hand. In Copper Magic, land and waters are alive with memories, intentions, and impulses. Magic alters Violet and brings her gifts-but not always the kind she thinks she needs. The arrival of the very forward-thinking photographer Nadia Zalzman brings new ideas to Violet and soon she realizes the power of her choices, the power of her own voice, and the importance of honoring those who came before us.

Available for signing:

  • Copper Magic  $16.99
 

Julia Mary Gibson

Found

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STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING
Laura Lacamara
Saturday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4-9

In Laura Lacamara's whimsical bilingual picture book, Dalia's Wondrous Hair/El cabello maravilloso de Dalia, one night, while Dalia slept safely wrapped in her mother's cool silken sheets, her hair grew and grew. By the time the rooster crowed, her hair had "grown straight up to the sky, tall and thick as a Cuban royal palm tree." Dalia's hair becomes a magical force of nature, a life-giving cocoon. Author and illustrator Laura Lacamara has created a delightful, imaginative story about a girl's fanciful encounters with nature. Bonus features include a guide for how to create your own butterfly garden at home, as well as a bilingual glossary of select plant and animal species native to the island of Cuba.

Available for signing:

  • Dalia's Wondrous Hair/El cabello maravilloso de Dalia  $17.95
  • Floating on Mama's Song  $16.99

Illustrated by Laura Lacamara:

  • Runaway Piggy/El cochinito fugitive  $16.95
  • Alicia's Fruity Drinks/Las Aguas Frescas de Alicia  $17.97
 

Laura Lacamara

Dalia's Wondrous Hair/El cabello maravilloso de Dalia

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MINI-CONCERT & CD RELEASE PARTY
Dan Crow
Saturday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-103

Join in the zaniness and good times with renown children's entertainer Dan Crow! Come celebrate the release of his new CD, As the Crow Flies. Join in the fun with songs about playgrounds, macaroni and cheese, and find out how Dan's friend Stevie got a Maui Owie. There will be lots of his musical friends joining in the fun!

Available for signing:

  • As The Crow Flies   $10.00
 

As the Crow Flies CD

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STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING
Drew Daywalt
Saturday, July 26, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4-8

Crayons have feelings too, in the hilarious The Day the Crayons Quit, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking -- each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best? Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt!

Available for signing:

  • The Day the Crayons Quit   $17.99
 

Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Quit

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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:

  • On My Way to School  $16.99
  • On My Way to Bed  $16.99
  • On My Way to the Bath  $15.99
 

Sarah Maizes

On My Way to School

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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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