Children's Book World

Author Events

AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING
Pam Muñoz Ryan

Monday, May 4*
Grades 4-7
*Off site school event. Classes and individuals are invited to attend; please call for details.

Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in Echo, the latest masterpiece from storytelling maestro Pam Muñoz Ryan. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, the stories of Friedrich Schmidt in 1933 Germany, Mike Flannery in 1935 Pennsylvania, and Ivy Maria Lopez in 1942 California become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together.

Available for signing:

  • Echo  $19.99
  • Becoming Naomi Leon  $6.99p
  • Dreamer  $19.99, $8.99p
  • Esperanza Rising  $17.99, $6.99p
  • Paint the Wind  $7.99p
  • Riding Freedom  $6.99p
 
Pam Muñoz Ryan

Echo

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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.


BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING
Sarah Dessen
Tuesday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.
Ages 12 and up

Teen favorite Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans. Celebrate with Sarah on May 5 at the launch party (and the release date) for her new book, Saint Anything! Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and-lately-concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident? Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.

Available for signing:

  • Saint Anything  $19.99
  • The Moon & More  $19.99, $9.99p
  • Along for the Ride  $9.99
  • Dreamland  $9.99p
  • Just Listen  $9.99p
  • Keeping the Moon  $9.99p
  • Lock and Key  $9.99p
  • Someone Like You  $9.99p
  • The Truth About Forever  $9.99p
  • This Lullaby  $9.99p
  • That Summer  $9.99p
  • What Happened to Goodbye  $9.99p
 
Sarah Dessen

Saint Anything

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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.


AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Jennifer Caloyeras
Saturday, May 9, 2:30 pm.
Ages 13 and up

Jennifer Caloyeras will sign her new young adult novel, Strays, about a girl with anger management issues who is sentenced to a summer rehabilitating aggressive dogs. Sixteen-year-old Iris believes she is nothing like Roman, the three-legged pit bull who is struggling to overcome his own dark past, not to mention the other humans in the program. But when Roman's life is on the line, Iris learns that counting on the help of others may be the only way to save him. With sparkling prose and delightful humor, Jennifer Caloyeras's novel beautifully portrays the human-animal bond. Come speak with the author and find out how you can win a doggie gift bag. Jennifer is a Los Angeles - based writer of short fiction and young adult fiction.

Available for signing:

  • Strays  $16.95
 
Jennifer Caloyeras

Strays

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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.


TEEN BOOK CLUB & SIGNING
Jennifer Niven
May 9, 5:30 p.m.
Ages 14 and up

Join our Teen Readers Council for a public book club with Jennifer Niven, author of the bestseller All the Bright Places. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it's unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the "natural wonders" of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It's only with Violet that Finch can be himself-a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who's not such a freak after all. And it's only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink.
Please RSVP to this event by May 8: cbwreaderscouncil@gmail.com.

Available for signing:

  • All the Bright Places  $17.99
 
Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places

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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.


WHO WAS...? INSANELY AWESOME TRIVIA SHOW
Story Pirates
Thursday, May 14*
Grades 3-5

The "Who Was...? Insanely Awesome Trivia Show" is a game show themed theatrical presentation centered around Who Was...?, the hit biography series for children featuring cultural icons from throughout history and today, from Leonardo da Vinci to Barack Obama. In this hilarious performance by the acclaimed education and media group, Story Pirates, students will face down against The Smartest Person in the World to see who knows the most about fascinating people of the past and present. We are holding this event at a westside school at 1:00 p.m., with the public invited. Please contact Children's Book World if you'd like to attend.

The excellent Who Was/Who Is series of biographies are chock-full of information in a very inviting format. We offer the complete series of over 100 titles at Children's Book World. Information from the following books, $4.99 - $5.99, will be featured in the "Who Was...? Insanely Awesome Trivia Show":

  • Who Was Gandhi?
  • Who Were the Wright Brothers?
  • Who Was King Tut?
  • Who Was William Shakespeare?
  • Who Was Sacagawea?
  • Who Was Frederick Douglass?
  • Who Was Rosa Parks?
  • Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?
  • Who Was Helen Keller?
  • Who Was Susan B. Anthony?
  • Who Was Anne Frank?
  • Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?
  • Who Is Barack Obama?
  • Who Was Thomas Jefferson?
  • Who Was Betsy Ross?
  • Who Was Jackie Robinson?
  • Who Was Marie Curie?
  • Who Was Nelson Mandela?
  • Who Was Clara Barton?
  • Who Was Neil Armstrong?
  • Who Was Jane Goodall?
  • Who Was Amelia Earhart?
  • Who Was Albert Einstein?
 
Who Was King Tut?

Who Was Rosa Parks?

AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Barney Saltzberg
Thursday, May 21*
Ages 4-7

Barney Saltzberg's irrepressible and imaginative books combine distinctive art, a lively spirit, and paper engineering to bring great joy to kids (and grown-ups, too)! His delightful new offering, Inside This Book, is a tribute to kids making books of their own. Three siblings each create books of their own, using blank paper that they bind together. Upon completion of their works, the siblings put one book inside the other, creating a new book to be read and shared by all! Barney has also launched a charming new series of board books about a character named Redbird. With his long orange beak, red body, and friendly expression, Redbird calls to mind Dr. Seuss's offbeat heroes and Boynton's zany barnyard creatures, while embodying the author's signature playful style.

Available for signing:

  • Inside this Book There are Three Books  $15.95
  • Beautiful Oops!  $14.95
  • A Little Bit of Oomph  $13.95
  • Andrew Drew & Drew  $15.95
  • Arlo Needs Glasses  $15.95
  • Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep  $16.99
  • Crazy Hair Day  $6.99p
  • Stanley & the Class Pet  $16.99
  • Star of the Week  $6.99p
  • Tea with Grandpa  $15.99

Board Books (for ages 1-4):

  • Redbird: Colors, Colors, Everywhere!  $5.95
  • Redbird: Friends Come in Different Sizes  $5.95
 
Barney Saltzberg

Inside This Book

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Redbird Colors

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Redbirds Friends

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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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