Great Upcoming Events for Kids

Tue, Mar 14th - 4:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz presents Noisy Night, a delightfully creative collaboration between celebrated children’s book creators Mac Barnett and Brian Biggs. In honor of Noisy Night, we are throwing a NOISY pajama party! Our hosts for the evening will be wearing their PJs, and we'll be offering promotional prizes for pajama-clad patrons who come to see Mac and Brian talk. In fact, Mac and Brian just might be wearing their jammies as well. Join us!

It's a noisy night in this city building! What could be making those baa-ing, cawing, cha-cha-cha-ing sounds? Climb floor by floor and page by page to find out whose singing, dancing, cheering, and cooing are keeping a grumpy old man awake in a multi-story apartment building deep in the city.
With innovative split-level spreads that offer the feeling of climbing a building level by level, this clever and colorful collaboration between New York Times-bestselling author Mac Barnett and gifted illustrator Brian Biggs offers an irresistible investigation of one noisy night.

Mac Barnett is a New York Times–bestselling author of more than ten picture books, including The Terrible Two as well as 2013 Caldecott Honor Book Extra Yarn, which won the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Excellence in Picture Books. He was born in 1982 to non–farmers in a California farming community. Now he lives in Berkeley.

Brian Biggs is the illustrator of approximately one bazillion children's books, three of which he also wrote. Brian creates his pictures in an old, one-story garage studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and teenage kids nearby in a three-story house, right next to some very noisy neighbors.


Mon, Apr 10th - 4:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz presents New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima with Shadowcaster., the second book in a thrilling 4-book fantasy series. Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a thrilling story of the unfathomable costs of war, the perils of power, and two principled and conflicted characters, drawn together despite everything they stand to lose.

Cinda Williams Chima writes fantasy for teens of all ages, including the Heir Chronicles series and the Seven Realms series. Her critically acclaimed books have appeared on numerous state awards lists.

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, with his new, laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book, The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors about the 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


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