Saturday Morning Stories and More at Children’s Book World

Antoinette PortisJuly 14: Antoinette Portis Storytime & Book Signing
Join award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis for a reading of her delightful new book, Best Frints at Skrool, a drawing demonstration, and an activity where fans will be doing crayon drawings of their own. On planet Boborp, all the childrinx go to skrool, just like here on planet Earth. Best frints Omek and Yelfred do everything together. That is, until Yelfred meets Q-B. Omek is good at sharing many things, but he’s not so good at sharing his best frint. But with a little understanding and a friendly game of Eyeball in the peedle pit, Omek might find that there’s room for just one more best frint after all. Ages 4–8


Andrew & PollyJuly 21: Andrew & Polly Mini-Concert
By day, Andrew is a film composer and Polly creates music and sound design for commercials. In their spare time, they write and perform friendly, engaging music for children of all ages. Their folksy vocal harmony and cornucopia of acoustic instruments (mandolins, accordions, ukeleles, shakers, bananas) delight kids and parents alike. All ages,

Check out Ear Snacks, Andrew & Polly’s delightful podcast for kids, featuring kids. Covering topics including Fruit, Hats, Disguises and Pairs–all designed to encourage exploration and conversation for families. Featuring Andrew & Polly’s original music and songs, the podcast is a wonderful listen for both kids and their parents! Subscribe to the podcast at

Matt BaronJuly 28: Matt Baron Mini-Concert
Join Matt Baron of Future Hits for one-of-a-kind kid friendly rock n’ roll with a twist. By teaching kids language skills through music, bandleader and Chicago Public Schools teacher Matt Baron helps kids cultivate their love of learning while having a rollicking good time! Matt is the author of the Songs for Learning! Playbook, a colorful song-driven activity book that explores phonics, literacy, and language. All Ages


Ruth & EmiliaAugust 4: Ruth and Emilia Mini-Concert
Experience a children’s album like no other! When a shiny spaceship lands in Emilia’s backyard, she meets URR, from planet Goopda, who has traveled here to promote universal peace. The two learn about working together, acceptance of others, and making the world a better place as they sing their way through the day’s adventures. Mother/daughter duo Ruth and Emilia perform the show version of their new album, The Spaceship that Fell in My Backyard. The album has won a Family Choice Award, Tilywig Tons of Fun Award, NAPPA award, Global Music Award, and a Hot Diggity Award for outstanding family products! All ages,


Mista Cookie JarAugust 11: Mista Cookie Jar Mini-Concert
LA-based “kindie rocker” Mista Cookie Jar, brings his urban-island-folky-rock-&-roll sounds to Children’s Book World. Blending a background in creative writing, poetry & hip-hop production, his music, regularly featured on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live!, oozes positivity & 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. Bubbles will end the show. All ages


Bigfoot puppetAugust 18: Puppet Bigfoot Storytime & Book Signing with Samantha Berger & Dave Pressler
Join author Samantha Berger and illustrator Dave Pressler, along with the very big, very hairy, puppet Bigfoot, for a fun filled Back to School with Bigfoot storytime! In their very funny book, Back to School with Bigfoot, the first day of school is right around the corner. And everything is bigger for Bigfoot–especially back to school problems like getting a haircut, trying on new clothes, and finding new shoes that fit! Told from a giant (and very hairy) point of view, Back to School with Bigfoot deftly tackles the worries kids face as that first day of school draws closer, and ends on a colossal high note! Ages 4-8

Teacher DavisAugust 25: Teacher Davis Music Day Hooray! Show
Teacher Davis from Music Day Hooray! plays songs that are cool for learning and great for moving. A former music therapist now teaching music classes at over 15 preschools in Los Angeles, Davis likes performing on the guitar as well as a variety of other musical instruments in this interactive, educational show. Come enjoy some tunes from his award-winning CDs, Special Songs for Special Kids and FUNdamentals! Music & Movement for Children. Ages 3 – 7,