Saturday Morning Stories and More at Children’s Book World



Mike Curato and Samantha BergerApril 21: Samantha Berger & Mike Curato Storytime & Book Signing

Join real-life best friends and co-book-creators, Samantha Berger & Mike Curato, for a morning of reading, signing, and using surprise materials to create art right before your eyes. Come for the story, stay for the treats and let your imagination soar! Creativity, the power of imagination, and the importance of self-expression are celebrated in What If…, their beautiful, inspiring new picture book. Ages 4–7

 



Heather AlexanderApril 28: Heather Alexander Ocean & Space Fun Storytime

Ocean or Space: Which Team Are You On? How do fish breathe? Why is the ocean salty? Is there life on other planets? Why don’t astronauts burp in space? Enjoy a lively exploration of amazing ocean creatures and outer space discoveries in a fun, interactive presentation by author Heather Alexander, based on her two newest nonfiction books, Life On Earth: Ocean and Life On Earth: Space. Young kids will have the opportunity to test their knowledge and learn fantastic facts in a unique Ocean vs. Space Showdown. Ages 4 – 8

 



May 5: Danica McKellar Reading & Book signing
Danica McKellar
Join actress, math whiz, and bestselling author Danica McKellar for a reading, Q & A, and book signing at Children’s Book World. In her delightful new book, Ten Magic Butterflies, readers will join ten flower friends for a night of excitement that mixes a little math with a lot of magic. As each flower turns into a butterfly, children will discover different ways to group numbers to create ten, an essential building block of math, all while watching each flower’s dream come true. Ages 4 and up

 



May 12: Auntie Kayte Mini-ConcertAuntie Kayte

LA-based children’s singer/songwriter Auntie Kayte will present music from her award-winning CD, Rufus the Unicorn and Other Upside-Down Fairytale Songs. Auntie Kayte’s irresistibly catchy songs use the power of music and words to plant seeds of self-confidence, creative thinking, responsibility and social consciousness in kids from pre-school through grade school with a melodic voice that transitions easily from high energy reggae and calypso to folk ballads and even a marching band. Auntie Kayte enchants children, pulling props and costumes from her magic treasure chest to turn kids into family-friendly pirates, smart princesses and more. Ages 3 – 10, www.auntiekayte.com

 



Andrew & PollyMay 19: 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, www.andrewandpolly.com

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 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast



Ilene CohenMay 26: Ilene Cohen Puppet Show
Ilene Cohen will entertain with her puppet, Woody, and his puppet friends for stories to tickle your funny bone. Ages 3 – 7

 

 



Mista Cookie JarJune 2: 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

 



Kay SediaJune 9: Kay Sedia Drag Queen Storytime
Celebrate Pride Month at Children’s Book World with world-renowned, multi-talented Kay Sedia! Kay Sedia was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, the youngest of 18 children and the prettiest of them all. So pretty, in fact, that she won the title and crown of Miss Tijuana Natural Springs Water, “The water that springs right thru you”. Kay lives her life as a Detective/Model/Tupperware Sales Lady, and will graciously be sharing her immense storytelling talents here at Children’s Book World. Please join us for a rollicking good time! Ages 3 – 103, www.kaysedia.com

 



Ronna DragonJune 16: Ronna Dragon Music Fun
Preschool music teacher Ronna Dragon brings with her songs and instruments for a happy, play-filled interactive musical experience for kids. She’ll share songs from her delightful CDS, Pickle Store Sing-Along and Little Cricket – Songs for Little Children and the Peeps Who Love Them. Ages 3 -7, www.ronnadragonmusic.com

 



Isabel BrazonJune 23: Isabel Brazon Spanish Music Fun Mini-Concert
Please join us for a fun, educational morning with Isabel Brazon, the creator of Baila Baila Spanish Music for kids. Come sing and dance while you learn some Spanish in this very interactive and dynamic 30 minutes show. Ages 3 – 7, www.bailabailaonline.com

 

 



Ilene CohenJune 30: Ilene Cohen Puppet Show
Ilene Cohen will entertain with her puppet, Woody, and his puppet friends for stories to tickle your funny bone. Ages 3 – 7