Children's Book World

Author Events

STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING
Drew Daywalt
Saturday, August 22, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-8

The Day the Crayons Quit has sold more than 1.8 million copies in North America alone! Deemed "fresh and funny" by the Wall Street Journal, the book made TIME Magazine's list of "The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time", among its many accolades. In The Day the Crayons Came Home, again brilliantly illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued! From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's stinky socks after they ended up in the dryer together - each crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box. Come join the celebration with the extremely clever and entertaining Drew Daywalt! There will be crayon shaped cookies and giveaways for all!

Available for signing:

  • The Day the Crayons Came Home  $18.99
  • The Day the Crayons Quit  $17.99
 

Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Came Home

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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.

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.


STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING
Erica Silverman
Saturday, August 29, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-8

Erica Silverman has another winning easy reader series with Lana's World, where imagination and adventure await! Erica Silverman is the author of many beloved children's books, including the Halloween favorite Big Pumpkin and Sholom's Treasure, which won the Sydney Taylor Award and was a runner-up for the National Jewish Book Award. Her books have received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, the California Young Reader Medal, ABA Pick of the List, and the first book in her early-reader series Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa won the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Award. Join Erica for a fun-filled storytime!

Available for signing:

  • Lana's World: Let's Go Fishing!  $12.99, $3.99p
  • Lana's World: Let's Have a Parade!  $12.99, $3.99p
  • Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Series:
    • Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa  $5.95p
    • Spring Babies  $5.95p
    • Horse in the House  $5.95p
    • Partners  $5.99p
    • School Days  $5.99p
    • Rain or Shine  $5.99p
  • Big Pumpkin  $17.99, $6.99p
  • Liberty's Voice: The Emma Lazarus Story  $17.99, $8.99p
  • Hanukkah Hop!  $12.99
 

Erica Silverman

Let's Have a Parade

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Let's Go Fishing

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STAR WARS: ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW CELEBRATION
Adam Bray & Michael Kogge
Friday, September 4, 4:00 p.m.
All ages

Join authors Adam Bray and Michael Kogge for a celebration on the publication date of Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know! There will be Star Wars trivia questions, with giveaway prizes for winners, and bring your camera since Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will be there too! Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know explores the world of Star Wars through lively lists, interesting facts, and questions and answers via a highly engaging infographic design. Whether it's a chart of who is the oldest Jedi, a list of all the owners of the Millennium Falcon, or a diagram showing all the Jedi Yoda has trained, this guide will excite readers of all ages and provide facts they never knew about the Star Wars Galaxy.

Available for signing:

  • Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know   $19.99
 

Adam Bray
Adam Bray

Michael Kogge
Michael Kogge

Star Wars

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Spanish Music & Storytime Fun
Isabel Brazon & Derek Taylor Kent
Saturday, September 5, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-7

Please join us for a fun, educational morning with Isabel Brazon, the creator of Baila Baila Spanish Music for kids, and Derek Taylor Kent, author of El Perro con Sombrero: A Bilingual Doggy Tale. Come sing and dance with Isabel while you learn some Spanish in her very interactive and dynamic show, followed by a reading with Derek. Accompanied by his translator, Gabriela Revilla Lugo, Derek will share his very funny new book, El Perro con Sombrero, about Pepe who was a very lonely dog living in the streets before he got his sombrero. Now he is a movie star, loved by everyone, except El Gato en Zapatos! Derek will be bringing along his dog, Zander, whose nose for mischief was the real life inspiration for El Perro con Sombrero, and Zander will be showing off some tricks of his own!

Available for signing:

  • El Perro con Sombrero  $17.99
  • Scary School 1:  $6.99p
  • Scary School 2:  Monsters on the March $6.99p
  • Scary School 3:  The Northern Frights $16.99
 

Isabel Brazon
Isabel Brazon

Derek Taylor Kent
Derek Taylor Kent

El Perro con Sombrero

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STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING
Antoinette Portis
Saturday, September 26, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-7

Join acclaimed author/illustrator Antoinette Portis for a reading of her delightful new book, Wait, a drawing demonstration, and an activity where fans will be doing crayon drawings of their own. Antoinette Portis' signature style conveys feelings of warmth, curiosity, and humor in Wait, where a boy and his mother move quickly through the city, each drawn to different things. The boy sees a dog, a butterfly, and a hungry duck while his mother rushes them toward the departing train. It's push and pull, but in the end, they both find something to stop for.

Available for signing:

  • 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

Wait

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Toni Gallagher
Saturday, September 26, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12

Magic and a little twist of mayhem will charm readers in Toni Gallagher's debut novel for middle-grade readers, Twist My Charm: The Popularity Spell. When a package arrives in the mail for Cleo Nelson, she can't wait to open it. The birthday present is seven months late, but it's from Uncle Arnie and that can only mean one thing: magic! Inside is a voodoo doll complete with instructions for making happy, wonderful things happen. Cleo can't wait to try out the magic with her friend, Samantha. They start small by wishing for treats (surprise pizza!), but then their spells start to grow. And when they wish for popularity, they accidentally get the popular girl in school in major trouble with the principal. Can happy spells be twisted into bad magic?

Available for signing:

  • Twist My Charm: The Popularity Spell  $16.99
 

Toni Gallagher

Twist My Charm

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Brian Selznick
Monday, November 2*
Ages 10 - 14
*Off site school event. Classes and individuals are invited to attend; please call for details.

In Brian Selznick's stunning new book, The Marvels, the bestselling author and Caldecott Medalist delivers a magnificent reinvention of his signature form and takes readers on an awe inspiring voyage! Two seemingly unrelated stories, one in words, the other in pictures, come together with spellbinding synergy! The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries. How the two stories intersect will leave readers marveling over Selznick's storytelling prowess. Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heartrending beauty, and featuring Selznick's spectacular artwork, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.

Available for signing:

  • Marvels  $32.99 (September 15 release date)
  • Wonderstruck  $29.99
  • Invention of Hugo Cabret  $24.99
  • Houdini Box  $19.99, $9.99p
  • Boy of a Thousand Faces  $6.99p
  • And more
 

Brian Selznick

The Marvels

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AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Lisa McMann
Thursday, November 5*
Ages 10 - 14
*Off site school event. Classes and individuals are invited to attend; please call for details.

On the brink of war, the fates of both Artimé and Quill are at stake in book six of the extremely popular Unwanteds series. In Island of Graves, the stories of twins Alex and Aaron take a surprising turn. Everything Aaron has worked so hard to build in Quill has crumbled. Fallen from the height of power and influence and left for dead in a foreign place, Aaron has lost everything, and now he must humbly beg for food from those who saved his life. In Artimé, Alex chooses his people over his brother and abandons his search for Aaron. The Artimeans need his focus now more than ever as they face the terrifying power of a new enemy who has taken control of Quill--the notoriously evil Gondoleery Rattrapp. Desperate to stop her, Alex embarks on a risky mission to enlist help from an unlikely ally, and along the way he's determined to rescue a lone sailor from monstrous beasts with mysterious origins--a sailor who just might show Alex a different world. As he prepares for an epic war with all of Quill and Artime hanging in the balance, Alex must place his faith in a reckless plan...and hope that he and all of his friends make it through alive.

Available for signing:

  • Unwanteds 6: Island of Graves  $17.99 (September 15 release date)
  • Unwanteds 1   $17.99, $7.99p
  • Unwanteds 2: Island of Silence  $17.99, $7.99p
  • Unwanteds 3: Island of Fire  $17.99, $7.99p
  • Unwanteds 4: Island of Legends  $17.99, $7.99p
  • Unwanteds 5: Island of Shipwrecks  $17.99
 

Lisa McMann

Unwanteds #6: Island of Graves

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