Molly Idle - Flora and the Penguin

Part of our special Children's Book Day events! 

Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship with a penguin in Flora and the Penguin. Twirling, leaping, spinning, and gliding, on skates and flippers, the duo mirror each other's graceful dance above and below the ice. But when Flora gives the penguin the cold shoulder, the pair must figure out a way to work together for uplifting results. Artist Molly Idle creates an innovative, wordless picture book with clever flaps that reveal Flora and the penguin coming together, spiraling apart, and coming back together as only true friends do.

Molly Idle began her career as an artist working for DreamWorks Animation, and from there she leapt into the world of children's books. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.

 

Other authors visiting for Children's Book Day include Ian Lendler (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth) and Shirin Bridges, Janie Havemeyer, and Gretchen Maurer (A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses Series)!  

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781452128917
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Books, 9/2014

Ian Lendler - The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

Part of our special Children's Book Day events! 

The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo... until the gates shut at night. That's when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare's greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they've got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth

When Ian Lendler was younger, he really enjoyed acting in the theater. He was, however, extremely terrible at it. So he became a writer of children's books (An Undone Fairy Tale and Saturday) and non-fiction. But in order to support his family, he took a day job de-worming animals at the Stratford-on-Avon Zoo. He immediately recognized the talents of the troupe and began working with them on diction, dialect, and not eating the audience. When not working with his talented cast and crew, Ian sells lemonade on the sidewalk and plays the ukulele in San Rafael, CA. 
 
Other authors visiting for Children's Book Day include Molly Idle (Flora and the Penguin) and Shirin Bridges, Janie Havemeyer, and Gretchen Maurer (A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses Series)! 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781626721012
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: First Second, 9/2014

Shirin Bridges, Janie Havemeyer, and Gretchen Maurer - A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses Series

Part of our special Children's Book Day events! 

 

Meet authors Shirin Yim Bridges, Janie Havemeyer and Gretchen Maurer as they discuss their lively middle grade novels that bring world mythologies to life! Each story is told through the eyes of a goddess, in a fun and intimate first-person voice. In addition, each book provides fascinating cultural context and details on the mythology, customs, history and geography encountered in the story. 

 

Other authors visiting for Children's Book Day include Ian Lendler (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth) and Molly Idle (Flora and the Penguin)!  

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$12.99
ISBN-13: 9781937463946
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Goosebottom Books, 9/2014

$12.99
ISBN-13: 9781937463960
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Goosebottom Books, 10/2014

$12.99
ISBN-13: 9781937463953
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Goosebottom Books, 8/2014

Joanne Rocklin - Fleabrain Love Franny

This event will take place during the children's book group, INK. Everyone is welcome!

To join INK, our 9-13 year old children's book group, or for more information, please contact Brittany at bwason@bookpassage.com or Melissa at mburke@bookpassage.com. 

 

In this gem of a novel, Franny Katzenback, who’s recovering from polio in Pittsburgh in 1952, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte’s Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain, who lives on her dog’s tail. Fleabrain Loves Franny is multifaceted and has something to offer every reader. It’s a love story . . . It’s an homage to one of the greatest children’s books of all time . . . It’s historical and personal, fantastical and truthful.

Fleabrain Loves Franny is a touching, funny story set in the recent past, told with Joanne Rocklin’s signature wit and thoughtfulness. While Franny struggles with physical therapy and feels left out of her formerly active neighborhood life, Fleabrain is there to take her on adventures based on his extensive reading.

This beautiful story also offers its own take on social justice. Before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, children in wheelchairs were sometimes prohibited from attending school with their peers. Franny protests this treatment—and becomes a beacon of hope against injustice.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781419710681
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Amulet Books, 8/2014

S.S. Taylor - The Expeditioners: The Secret of King Triton's Lair

Introduction by Dave Eggers

Kit, Zander, and M. K. West are settling into their new lives as students at the Academy for the Exploratory Sciences when Kit finds another mysterious map left for him by their father, the brilliant, famous -- and presumed dead -- explorer Alexander West. Why did Alexander leave the maps behind, and why are government agents so determined to seize them? What is really going on in a mysterious and unknown stretch of the Caribbean, famous for its violent storms and shipwrecks? And what is the huge contraption M. K. is building in her workshop? As two world powers come to the brink of war, Kit must find a deadly hidden island and unlock its secrets, hoping he has the courage to follow the trail of maps, wherever it may lead.

S. S. Taylor has a strong interest in books, expeditions, old libraries, mysterious situations, long-hidden secrets, maps, and exploring known and unknown places. The author of O’ Artful Death, she lives in Hartland, VT.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$22.00
ISBN-13: 9781940450209
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: McSweeney's Books, 9/2014

Katherine Applegate - Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Special Children's Event! 

 

Newbury medalist Katherine Applegate presents the extraordinary true story of a special gorilla who was captured as a baby in the Congo and brought to a mall in America to attract shoppers. After public pressure mounted to find a better way of life for him, Ivan became a fixture in the hearts of many, while his story became a national symbol of animal welfare. 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780544252301
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Clarion Books, 10/2014



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