Saturday Morning Stories and More at Children’s Book World

Mista Cookie JarJanuary 26: 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


Andrew & PollyFebruary 2: 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

Michael McCartyFebruary 9, Michael D. McCarty Black History Storytime

Master storyteller Michael D. McCarty will present a program of stories from African American history and culture that will inform, educate and entertain. Come for the great stories and see Children’s Book World’s extensive Black History Month book display. Ages 5 – 10,


Michele Wong McSweenFebruary 16: Michele Wong McSween Chinese New Year Storytime & Book Signing

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Michele Wong McSween, author of My First Mandarin Words with Gordon and Li Li! You’ll learn some Mandarin words and do a fun art project. Each spread of this colorful, sturdy book spotlights a different theme, including everyday words, numbers, and animals, and features the Chinese character and the phonetic Mandarin pronunciation. Ages 2 – 6


Barbara BottnerFebruary 23: Barbara Bottner Storytime & Book Signing

Celebrate the publication of two new books by award-winning author Barbara Bottner! In Amy Is Famous, themes of sharing the spotlight, overcoming jealousy, and finding great friends take center stage in this delightful picture book. Young readers will find comfort and humor in the charming What a Cold Needs. A girl learns that a cold needs a lot of things, including Grandma’s chicken soup and plenty of Dad’s silly jokes, as she waits for a bad case of the sniffles to run its course. Ages 4 – 7