Saturday Morning Stories and More at Children’s Book World

Ina Buckner-BarnetteAugust 3: Ina Buckner-Barnette The Sunshine Storyteller
Join Ina Buckner-Barnette for “Summer Sunshine Fun”, an interactive collage of songs, movement and stories about summer. Get ready to sing, laugh and have summertime fun!




Kids on StageAugust 10: Creative Dramatics with Kids on Stage
Kids On Stage, a premier, award-winning performing arts company for youth and teens inspires kids with innovative theatrical curriculum and learning through play! Join Kids On Stage for their popular theatrical class, Creative Dramatics, which includes theater games, character creation, storytelling and an improvised ‘Play Of The Day’. Ages 4-8



Mista Cookie JarAugust 17: Mista Cookie Jar
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.


Isabel BrazonAugust 24: Isabel Brazon Spanish Music Fun
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



Cassandra Federman, August 31August 31: Cassandra Federman Storytime & Launch Party
When a second-grader writes a school report about sea cows in the delightful This Is a Sea Cow, the subject is not happy with her portrayal. Sea Cow—or Manatee, as she prefers to be called—comes to life on the pages of the report and sets the record straight with fascinating facts about manatees. Ages 4-8



Roda Ahmed

Photo by Erik Asla

September 7: Roda Ahmed Storytime & Launch Party
Join Roda Ahmed, author of the bestselling Mae Among the Stars, for a celebration of her charming new book, Good Night Wiggly Toes. What do you do when it is time to go to bed, but you have toes that are too wiggly, feet that want to run, hips that want to shake, legs that want to jump, and a heart that wants to drum? Good Night, Wiggly Toes is a fun book that helps you to connect with your wiggle body and helps calm it down. It teaches mindfulness, a mediation technique that will help de- stress and reduce anxiety in kids, one breath a time. Ages 3-7


David ShannonSeptember 14: David Shannon Storytime & Book Signing
Join in the fun when beloved picture book creator David Shannon introduces a silly new character in Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer! If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. After snagging his toe, Mr. Nogginbody makes a visit to his local hardware store in search of solutions. Armed with a shiny new hammer, he successfully fixes the nail protruding from his floor. But the satisfaction of his first repair carries him away, and he figures that anything resembling a nail―from a lamp switch to a fire hydrant―can be fixed with a good whack, until Mr. Nogginbody arrives at a gentle awakening and recognizes that not everything is a nail. Ages 4-8

Teacher DavisSeptember 21: 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,

Andrew & PollySeptember 28: 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,

Congratulations to CBW favs Andrew and Polly! Ear Snacks, Andrew & Polly’s wonderful podcast for kids, received a 2019 Parents’ Choice Gold Award! Check it out at: