Friday, December 9, 2011

Reading with SLAKE Authors

We hope to see you on Thursday evening, December 15th, from 7 - 9 p.m. for an event with SLAKE, the Los Angeles-based literary journal.

The current Issue 3 and in-production Issue 4 will be repped by such compelling readers as Luke Davies, Sam Slovick, Brendan Schallert, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, and Melissa Chadburn.

Come see Slake in action, and bring all the plus-ones you like. It’s their first time here, so we’d love to see you!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Barbara Bottner signs on Saturday December 10th

Barbara Bottner will be signing copies of An Annoying ABC on Saturday, December 10th, from 11am - 1pm.

Imagine a preschool classroom with 25 cranky kids and one beleaguered teacher.

It only takes one small annoying act from Adelaide to set off a chain reaction of bad behavior. Dexter is drooling, Flora is fuming, Jasper is jeering, Kirby is kicking . . . and before you know it, Stella is stumbling, Todd is tumbling, and Winthrop is weeping. Oh, oh, oh!

What will it take to turn this annoying day around? Readers will be amazed and amused to see what happens when Adelaide . . . apologizes.

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley follow up their bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don't) with this outrageously funny alphabet book that shows that kindness can be contagious, too.

There will be copies of her books Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don't) and Bootsie Barker Bites available also.

A Little Zen for Little Ones on Saturday December 17th

Author Sanjay Nambiar will be signing copies of his book Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones) on Saturday December 17th from 11am - 1pm.

Based on an ancient and beloved Zen fable, Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones) is about a wise girl who experiences a series of events that at first seem lucky (or unlucky) but then turn out to be quite the opposite. A bike disappears, but then she gets a new one. She hurts herself, but then she enjoys a nice day at home. For each incident, was what happened good luck? Maybe. Was it bad luck? Maybe. Or, perhaps the girl simply does not get caught up in the emotion of the moment, because she can never know what that event might lead to, good or bad . . .