Children's Book World

Author Events

Steve Sheinkin
Monday, January 23*
Grades 5-8
*School event, public invited - please call for details

Join award-winning author Steve Sheinkin for an author talk and hear about his fascinating new book, Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story--and more. It's an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it's the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.

Available for signing:

  • Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School  $19.99
  • Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon  $19.99
  • Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War  $19.99
  • The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights  $19.99, $12.99p
  • Lincoln's Grave Robbers  $16.99
  • The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, and Treachery  $9.99p
  • King George: What Was His Problem? The Whole Hilarious Story of the American Revolution  $9.99p
  • Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You about the Civil War  $9.99p
  • Which Way to the Wild West  $9.99p

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,

Andrea J. Loney
Saturday, February 4, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 4-8

Join Andrea J. Loney in celebration of the publication of her delightful new book, BunnyBear! Although Bunnybear was born a bear, he feels more like a bunny. He prefers bouncing in the thicket to tramping in the forest, and in his heart he's fluffy and tiny, like a rabbit, instead of burly and loud, like a bear. The other bears don't understand him, and neither do the bunnies. Will Bunnybear ever find a friend who likes him just the way he is?

Available for signing:

  • BunnyBear  $16.99

Oliver Chin
Saturday, February 11, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-8

Join Oliver Chin in celebration of the Chinese New Year! 2017 is The Year of the Rooster, and the title of the twelfth and final adventure in Oliver Chin's delightful annual series, Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. Ray is a young chick whose father wakes the town each day. When others spot the mythical phoenix, Ray tries to locate this legendary creature and learns about himself during the journey. Year of the Rooster features a bilingual translation in simplified Chinese. The books in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series feature empowering themes of self-discovery, cultural exchange, and mutual respect.

Available for signing:

  • The Year of the Rooster: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac   $15.95

Betsy Rosenthal
Saturday, February 11, 2:00 p.m.
Ages 4-8

Join Betsy Rosenthal in celebration of the publication of her entertaining and informative new book, Porcupine's Picnic: Who Eats What? Porcupine is going on a picnic! First he's joined by Koala. Then Squirrel scampers down a nearby tree. Porcupine offers to share his clover. But Koala eats eucalyptus, and Squirrel loves acorns! What will they all eat? Luckily each animal has brought along the perfect food. Tortoise, Butterfly, Ostrich, and other animals join the fun. Everything is going well until Tiger shows up. Uh-oh! This sweet and slightly scary story is the perfect bite-sized introduction to herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.

Available for signing:

  • Porcupine's Picnic: Who Eats What?  $19.99
  • Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering o Collective Nouns  $19.99

Kelly DiPucchio & Christian Robinson
Tuesday, February 14*
Ages 4-8
*School event, public invited - please call for details.

In Antoinette, the charming companion to author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Christian Robinson's beloved Gaston, Antoinette-a very special poodle-learns to follow her heart and be herself. Antoinette's three burly brothers each have a special talent. Rocky is clever. Ricky is fast! And Bruno is STRONG. Mrs. Bulldog reassures Antoinette that there is something extra special about her-but Antoinette is not so sure. Then one day, while Antoinette plays in the park with her friend Gaston, Gaston's sister Ooh-La-La goes missing. Can Antoinette rescue the puppy in peril and discover what makes her extra special along the way?

Available for signing:

  • Antoinette  $17.99
  • Gaston  $17.99

Kelly DiPucchio
Kelly DiPucchio

Christian Robinson
Christian Robinson


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