We are going to have a great time on Indie Book Store Day!
There will be drawings every hour to win excellent prizes, exclusive items for sale,
and some of our favorite authors on hand all day long. Please come by any time of the day, parking is free all day in the Clay Street Garage!
10am Erin Dealey, author of picture books that are simply adorable! We'll have
Little Bo Peep Can't Get to Sleep, Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox
Deck the Walls
on hand. (Put Deck... away for Christmas so you can surprise them!) Ask her about her theater background and the strangest thing she's ever had to do.
Noon Pamela S. Turner, author of
Samurai Rising about the life of the most famous and influential samurai in history- Minamoto Yoshitsune. It's a great young adult or adult read. Plus we'll have her picture book
Hachiko and one of her Scientist in the Field books about a frog scientist with ties to Oakland. Ask her how she got so interested in samurai and if she can wield a sword like one. (But don't challenge her to a duel. Seriously.)
1:30 Kathryn Otoshi
is the author and illustrator of several incredible books. We will have
here and you should have them. Her books are for young and old, deal with numbers, colors, as well as bullying, self worth, and making friends. How can she pack it all in? She's amazing. Ask her about movie making and her favorites. Or how she remembers learning her numbers.
3:00 Julie Bayless
is the author and illustrator of
her very first picture book. It's perfect for lap reading and sharing a story together. A little lion cub wants to play, but everyone is sleeping. What happens when she sets out to find playmates? She is a lion after all.... Ask Julie if she's ever drawn pictures that were just plain silly. Maybe she'll draw some for you!
4:30 James Robinson
has written a book with Lake Merritt as the setting!
A Bird's Tale
Robinson shows us through Peter the America White Pelican how when life happens to us we can learn to move forward, even if things are different than we are used to. Peter has to deal with affects of the world around him, and has to find the strength to continue even when he is faced with negativity and even troublesome circumstances. Great for middle grade readers or anyone really. Ask James what his favorite birds are and what kind of challenges he's had to overcome.