Children's Book World

Author Events

Karen B. Winnick & Andrew & Polly
Saturday, March 25, 10:30 a.m..
Ages 2 & up

Come to a rollicking storytime celebration of the charming new book, Good Night, Baby Animals You've Had a Busy Day: A Treasury of Six Original Stories! Author Karen B. Winnick will do a reading, accompanied by songs from the dynamic duo of Andrew and Polly. Whether they're dashing, splashing, munching, or crunching, baby animals are ever-exploring! At home in their natural habitats, baby animals learn about the world that surrounds them. When the fun is done, it's time for baby animals to go to sleep. Each story features the adorable antics and accurate behavior of six wild animal babies: tiger, elephant, giraffe, rhinoceros, panda, and gorilla.

Available for signing:

  • Good Night, Baby Animals You've Had a Busy Day: A Treasury of Six Original Stories  $17.99
  • Gemina the Crooked Neck Giraffe  $15.95
  • How Lucky Got His Shoe  $12.95

Karen Winnick
Karen Winnick.

Andrew and Polly
Andrew & Polly.

Good Night, Baby Animals

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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,

Dan Santat
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-8

Come meet Dan Santat, winner of the Caldecott Medal for The Adventures of Beekle, and a very funny man! Dan will share the new book he's illustrated, Dad and the Dinosaur. It's a heartwarming father-son story about bravery and facing fears. Nicholas wants to be as brave as his dad, but he needs help. That's why he needs a dinosaur. After all, dinosaurs like the dark, bugs are nothing to them, and they eat manhole covers for lunch (and everything under them for dinner). With his toy dinosaur, Nicholas can scale tall walls, swim in deep water, even score a goal against the huge goalie everyone calls Gorilla. But when the dinosaur goes missing, everything is scary again. Luckily, his dad knows that even the bravest people can get scared, and it's okay to ask for help facing your fears.

Available for signing:

Illustrated by Dan Santat:

  • Dad and the Dinosaur (written by Gennifer Choldenko)  $17.99

Written & Illustrated by Dan Santat

  • The Cookie Fiasco  $9.99
  • The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend  $17.99
  • Are We There Yet?  $17.99
  • And more

Hope Anita Smith
Saturday, April 15, 2:00 p.m.
Ages 8-14

Join award-winning author Hope Anita Smith for a poetry slam where everyone is a winner! We are looking for twelve young poets, ages 8 -14. Each poet will get three minutes to read a poem they've written. Ms. Smith will select one poem, judged on content and performance, to receive a $25 Children's Book World gift certificate; all other participating poets will receive $5 gift certificates. Call, come in, or send an email to to sign up to perform. Come join the fun and hear some exciting new poets!


Hope Smith

Cathryn Berger Kaye
Saturday, April 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12

We will be jammin' on Earth Day to promote youth activism! From 2:30-3:30 p.m., kids from ages 8 -12 can participate in Take Action activities. What are you concerned about? The Environment? Immigrant Rights? Equal Rights for All? Support for Schools? Other Causes? Join award-winning educational consultant Cathryn Berger Kaye, co-author with Philippe Cousteau of Make a Splash!: A Kid's Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands, for a workshop on taking action. For kids and parents, we'll also have postcards and the addresses of your representatives if you want to let them know of your concerns.


Cathryn Berger Kaye

Sarah Mlynowski & Stuart Gibbs
Thursday, April 27*
*School event, public invited (call for details)

We are very proud to be hosting a joint author talk with two of our most popular middle grade authors, Sarah Mlynowski and Stuart Gibbs! Sarah Mlynowski is the author of the extremely popular Whatever After series and more. In the latest offering, Whatever After: Sugar and Spice, the magic mirror has dropped Abby and her brother, Jonah, into the story of Hansel and Gretel. If they're lucky, they may even get to taste the cake-house...But they didn't count on accidentally getting trapped. The real Hansel and Gretel are on the run, and Jonah and I have taken their place. And the witch is making a kid casserole for dinner...Stuart Gibbs has a new book in his bestselling FunJungle series: Panda-monium. FunJungle is frenzied, awaiting the arrival of its most thrilling animal yet--Li Ping--a rare and very expensive giant panda that the zoo went to enormous lengths to secure. But when the truck transporting Li Ping shows up, its precious cargo has vanished into thin air!

Available for signing:

  • Whatever After: Sugar And Spice   $17.99
  • Panda-monium   $16.99
  • And much more

Sarah Mlynowski
Sarah Mlynowski

Stuart Gibbs
Stuart Gibbs

Whatever After: Sugar and Spice

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