Children's Book World

Author Events

Author signings! Giveaways! Crafts! Character Photo Ops!

Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica 90404
Saturday, July 2, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Ages toddler - 12

Join the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip for signings with authors & illustrators, crafts & activities, giveaways, photo ops with Clifford the big Red Dog & Geronimo Stilton, & more!

Author signings:

  • Todd Doodler:  Super Rawr!
  • DL Green:  Silver Pony Ranch
  • Dustin Nguyen:  Secret Hero Society 1: Study Hall of Justice
  • Lucas Turnbloom:  Dream Jumper #1

Giveaways (subject to availability):

Fly Guy Book marks, Raina Telgemeier wall clings, Captain Underpants tattoos, Dr. KittyCat dress up stickers, Harry Potter posters, I Survived notebooks, and more.

Sponsored by Children's Book World, the Santa Monica Public Library, and Virginia Avenue Park.

Scholastic Summer Road Trip
Superrawr Silver Pony Ranch

Secret Hero Society 1 Dream Jumper

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,

Antoinette Portis
Saturday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-8

Join award-winning picture book author/illustrator Antoinette Portis for a reading of her delightful new books, Best Frints in the Whole Universe and The Red Hat (written by David Teague), a drawing demonstration, and an activity where fans will be doing crayon drawings of their own. Antoinette Portis delivers a new universe of cleverness and imagination in her hilarious, sweet, and otherworldly book about friendship, Best Frints in the Whole Universe.

Available for signing:

  • Best Frints in the Whole Universe  $16.99
  • The Red Hat  $16.99
  • Wait  $16.99
  • Froodle  $16.99
  • Kindergarten Diary  $12.99
  • Not a Box  $14.99, $7.99 board
  • Not a Stick  $14.99
  • Penguin Story  $17.99
  • Princess Super Kitty  $14.99

Antoinette Portis

Best Frints in the Whole Universe

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Red Hat

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We happily take advance phone and website orders for autographed books up until the day before the signing for those who can't attend.


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