Great Upcoming Events for Kids




Mon, Apr 10th - 4:00pm

Bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima (Flamecaster) will join us to discuss her new book, Shadowcaster. Set in the world of her acclaimed Seven Realms series, this is a thrilling story of the unfathomable costs of war, the allure of dark magic, and two principled and conflicted characters drawn together despite everything they stand to lose.

Alyssa ana’Raisa is the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, a queendom embroiled in a seemingly endless war. Hardened by too many losses, Lyss is more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, she goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She began writing poetry and stories in third grade and novels in junior high school. These days she writes fantasy fiction for teens of all ages. Her books include The Warrior Heir (Heir Chronicles) and The Demon King (Seven Realms).




Tue, Apr 18th - 4:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes New York Times bestselling author Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, for a rollicking reading and signing of his hilarious new picture book, The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors—an epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors. 

You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began . . . 

Long ago, in an ancient and distant realm called the Kingdom of Backyard, there lived a warrior named ROCK.

Meanwhile in the Empire of Mom’s Home Office, a second great warrior sought the glory of battle. And his name was PAPER.

At the same time, in the Kitchen Realm, in the tiny village of Junk Drawer, lived a third warrior. They called her SCISSORS.

These three were the strongest, smartest, and fastest in all the land. Time and again they beat the most fearsome opponents they could find: an apricot, a computer printer—even frozen, breaded, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets! But when the warriors finally meet each other, the most epic round of battles begins . . . and never ends. That is why, to this day, children around the world honor these worthy adversaries by playing ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS!

“Cheeky humor and prideful asides will have listeners in stitches. A closer-to-perfect pairing couldn’t be imagined. Everyone wins!” --Kirkus Reviews




Sat, Apr 22nd - 10:00am

March for Science Santa Cruz will begin assembling at Santa Cruz City Hall starting at 10:00am with speakers and entertainment; it will step off at 10:30 am, winding through downtown Santa Cruz, along the Riverwalk, over to San Lorenzo Park and ending at the community’s Earth Day Santa Cruz celebration (11:00am to 4:00pm) – a lively array of exhibits, activities, entertainment and action opportunities focused on environmental stewardship and sustainability. Bookshop Santa Cruz will be onsite with books available for purchase from the curated booklist. Bookshop will donate a portion of the sales of the books (both in-store and at the Earth Day Santa Cruz event) to Ecology Action. 




Thu, May 11th - 7:00pm
The Fierce Reads Spring Tour 2017 is coming to Bookshop Santa Cruz! This year the tour features four fierce YA authors, some you may know but others that are new to the game.
 
Join us on May 11th as we welcome:
  • Erin Beaty, author of The Traitor's Kiss, an action packed debut that is Jane Austen with an espionage twist.
  • Taran Matharu, author of The Battlemage, book three in the New York Times bestselling Summoner Series.
  • Kristen Orlando, debut author of You Don't Know My Name, the captivating and emotional page-turner about spies and making choices.
  • Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author of the Uglies series, debuting his first graphic novel Spill Zone about a mysterious radioactive spill and the girl who is dedicated to finding out what happened.



 

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