Children's Book World

Author Events

AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Christian Robinson
Tuesday, September 27*
Ages 4-8
*School event, public invited - please call for details

It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him? Multiple award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson, recipient of a 2016 Caldecott Honor Medal, brings his immense talents to School's First Day of School, a delightful new picture book by Adam Rex about a new school with first day jitters.

Available for signing:

  • School's First Day of School  $17.99
 

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
Jamie Lee Curtis
Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4-8

From bestselling author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrator Laura Cornell comes a timely picture book about immigration. Raising important identity issues like "Where did we come from?" and "Who are we?," This Is Me is as delightful as it is important. In This Is Me, a teacher tells her class about her great-grandmother's dislocating journey from home to a new country with nothing but a small suitcase to bring along. And she asks: What would you pack? What are the things you love best? What says "This is me!" With its lively, rhyming language and endearing illustrations, it's a book to read again and again, imagining the lives of the different characters, finding new details in the art, thinking about what it would be like to move someplace completely different.

A purchase of This Is Me will be required to get a ticket (good for a family of four) to enter the signing line. Ms. Curtis will only be signing books, no memorabilia will be signed.

Available for signing:

  • This is Me  $16.95
 
Jamie Lee Curtis

Photo by Andrew Eccles

This is Me

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AUTHOR TALK
Kami Garcia and Anna Todd In Conversation
Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.*
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica 90401

6:30-7:30: Author Talk + Audience Q&A - This part of the event is free and open to the public.

*7:30-8:30: Book Signing - This part of the event requires a ticket.


Join Kami Garcia and Anna Todd in conversation to celebrate their new young adult novels, The Lovely Reckless and Nothing More.

Event & Ticket Guidelines:

  • The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
  • Tickets are required to join the signing line.
  • Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of either The Lovely Reckless or Nothing More from Children's Book World online, in store, or at the event.
  • Readers who purchase a ticket for the signing line may bring up to two books from home for every one book purchased from Children's Book World. VIP ticket holders may bring up to five books from home.
  • VIP wristbands are available for the signing (details below). Only 100 VIP wristbands are available.

VIP Ticket & Exclusive Pre-order Opportunity:

  • Books & tickets are now available to pre-order from Children's Book World, in store or online using the "Get Tickets link" below.
  • 100 VIP wristbands are available with the pre-order purchase of one book from each author (The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia and Nothing More by Anna Todd) from Children's Book in store or on line. VIP wristband holders may bring up to five books from home and will be given priority line placement as the first 100 people in the autographing line.
  • VIP wristband holders will also be granted access to an exclusive VIP reception, in which attendees can mingle directly with Kami Garcia and Anna Todd before the book talk (from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.)

Please keep checking this page for further guidelines as the event date approaches.

If you are unable to attend the event, you can order signed copies of The Lovely Reckless and Nothing More.

 

AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Grace Lin
Friday, October 7*
Ages 8-12
*School event, public invited - please call for details.

Grace Lin's latest book, When the Sea Turned to Silver, is a breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller. Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother--before it's too late.

Available for signing:

  • When the Sea Turned to Silver  $18.99
  • Starry River of the Sky  $17.99, $10.00p
  • Where the Mountains Meet the Moon  $17.00, $9.99p
  • Year of the Dog  $6.99p
  • Year of the Rat  $7.00p
  • Dumpling Days  $15.99, $7.00
 

CHILDREN'S BOOK WORLD'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
Music, magic, giveaways and fun!
Saturday, October 8

Mista Cookie Mini-Concert
10:30 a.m., Ages 3-8

Celebrate Children Book World's 30th anniversary with LA-based kindie rocker Mista Cookie Jar! With his urban-island-folky-rock-&-roll sounds, blending a background in creative writing, poetry & hip-hop production, his music oozes with positivity and love. Settle in as Mista Cookie Jar serenades the crowd with his "stars and moon" steel guitar, mixing a rock star excitement with the warmth of family music. Party hats and bubbles for all!

Mark Paskell Magic Show & Harry Potter Celebration
2:00 p.m., ages 5-105

Celebrate Children Book World's 30th anniversary with a wizard of magic, Mark Paskell. Wear your Harry Potter wizard gear and join in the fun as master magician Mark Paskell amazes, confounds, and astounds! There will be Harry Potter giveaways in celebration of the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

 

Mista Cookie Jar
Mista Cookie Jar

Mark Paskell
Mark Paskell


STORYTIME & BOOK SIGNING
Erica Silverman
Saturday, October 15, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4-8

Join award-winning author Erica Silverman, author of Cowgirl Kate & Cocoa and the Halloween favorite The Big Pumpkin, for a reading of her delightful new picture book Wake Up City! and more. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, the city is still fast asleep when a young girl and her father leave the house. But slowly, little by little, light starts to creep up over the buildings, and the city starts to wake up. As they walk through the drowsy streets, a woman begins her morning jog, street sweepers clean up the roads, stores begin to open, and food deliveries are made to stores and restaurants.

Available for signing:

  • Wake Up City!  $16.99
  • Big Pumpkin  $6.99p
  • Cowgirl Kate & Cocoa  $5.95p
  • Lana's World Let's Go Fishing  $3.99p
  • And more
 

BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING
Sheila Sobel
Saturday, October 15, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 12 & up

Join local author Sheila Sobel in celebration of her gripping debut young adult novel, Color Blind. April is alone in the world. When she was only a baby, her teenage mother took off and now, unbelievably, her dad has died. Nobody's left to take April in except her mom's sister, a free spirit who's a chef in New Orleans--and someone who April's never met. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, April is suddenly supposed to navigate a city that feels just like she feels, fighting back from impossibly bad breaks. But it's Miles, a bayou boy, who really brings April into the heart of the Big Easy. He takes her to the cemetery where nineteenth-century voodoo queen Marie Laveau is buried, and there, April gets a shocking clue about her own past. Once she has a piece of the puzzle, she knows she will never give up. What she doesn't know is that finding out the truth about her past and the key to her future could cost her everything--maybe even her life.

Available for signing:

  • Color Blind  $17.99
 

AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Friday, October 21*
Ages 8-12
*School event, public invited - please call for details

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes Tower Falling, a powerful, novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Deja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Towers Falling is an excellent, age appropriate novel and teaching tool about community and our shared history.

Available for signing:

  • Towers Falling  $16.99
 

AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Dav Pilkey
Thursday, October 27*
Ages 7 & up
*School event, public invited - please call for details

New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and all hero! George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty? Great fun from the amazing Dav Pilkey!

Available for signing:

  • Dog Man  $9.99
  • And more
 

Dav Pilkey
Dav Pilkey
Photo by Kai Suzuki, 2013

Dog Man

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BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING
Ron McGee
Saturday, October 29, 11:30 a.m.
Ages 8-12

Join local author Ron McGee for the launch of Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape, the first fast-paced novel in a trilogy about a New York City teenager who could give James Bond and Jason Bourne a run for their money. Ryan Quinn hopes his traveling days are over. The son of a United Nations worker, he's grown up in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa--everywhere but home. He's finally settled at a great school in New York when suddenly his world is turned upside down. Ryan is blindsided when his father disappears and his mother is abducted. Left with nothing but questions, he soon discovers his parents have been leading a double life. With his parents' lives in the balance and more at stake than he knows, Ryan dives into a mission of international intrigue that sends him around the globe.

Available for signing:

  • Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape  $16.99
 
 

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