What’s Happening in BookKids in September

If you’d like to keep up with all of our BookKids news, subscribe to our monthly BookKids e-newsletter. We also have all of our usual fun & fabulous storytimes happening this month for your very young readers. All storytimes and events are free and open to the public. Join us!


U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S!

KARMA WILSON Pajama-Rama Storytime!
Wednesday, September 5 at 6pm

We love Karma Wilson’s adorable children’s picture books. Whether it’s Little Pip, Calico, or our buddy Bear, we’ve found friends in all of Karma’s delightful stories. Tonight we’re very excited to welcome Karma to the store with her latest picture book featuring our lovable, reliable old friend Bear, Bear Says Thanks. Come dressed in your favorite PJs and listen to Karma read her new book. We’ll also enjoy a special bedtime snack and afterwards, Karma will sign our books!

Tuesday, September 11 at 7pm

If your Middle Grade reader can’t get enough of dystopian fantasies and time travel adventures, this is the perfect night to come down to the store and meet two bestselling authors writing in the genres. Lisa McMann will be here with Island of Silence, the second book in the middle-grade dystopian fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter“.  Margaret Peterson Haddix will speak & sign Caught, the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series that finds characters Jonah and Katherine traveling back to the early 1900’s to return Albert Einstein’s daughter to history.


Monday, October 15 at 6pm

To say we’re excited to welcome Lois Lowry to the store next month is an understatement – we are honored to have the opportunity to host not only one of our favorite authors, but a veritable literary legend. The Giver has been a formative book for many of us and we are highly anticipating the final volume in The Giver quartet, Son.

The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing portion of the event and are available only with the purchase of a copy of Son from BookPeople. We are currently accepting pre-orders for Son that include a ticket for the signing line at this event. Pre-orders must be pre-paid via our website, www.bookpeople.com. Books and tickets will be available to pick up as of October 2nd, the day Son goes on sale nationwide.


N E W   B O O K S   W E   L O V E!

Cat Tale
by Michael Hall
(For early readers, ages 2-5 years)

Three cats decide to spend a cozy afternoon reading. But the page-turning adventure they embark on is perhaps more than they bargained for! This playful introduction to both language-including those mysterious homophones and homonyms-and visual storytelling features bright and bold graphic art, intriguing concepts, and whimsical wordplay. Where will Lillian, Tilly, and William J. go next, and how will they get there? Let the word games begin! Great for early elementary classrooms, family sharing, fans of Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert, and ideal for cat lovers of all ages!

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Told By Mo Willems
by Mo Willems
(For young readers, ages 4-7 years)

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day–“for no particular reason”–they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then–“for no particular reason”–they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not. This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original–it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

Little Elephants
by Graeme Base
(For young readers, ages 4-8 years)

One little boy living on a farm in rural Texas gets a big surprise when he discovers tiny flying elephants under his bed. But his mom doesn’t like critters in the house, so he tries to keep them a secret. Until one day they escape from his bedroom and cause havoc in the house. But when locusts invade the farm and start to destroy crops, the elephants come to the rescue!

Malcolm at Midnight
by W. H. Breck, Brian Lies

(Middle Grade, ages 9-12 years)

When Malcolm the rat arrives as the pet at McKenna School, he revels in the attention. He also meets the Midnight Academy, a secret society of classroom pets that keeps the nutters (kids) safe. There’s just one problem…rats have a terrible reputation! So when the Academy’s iguana leader is kidnapped, Malcolm must prove his innocence-and that even rats can be good guys. Illustrated by Brian Lies of Bats at the Beach, this engaging middle-grade novel will have readers rooting for Malcolm as they try to solve the mystery alongside him.

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