A World of Wonder
News & Reviews for Children & Families
February 2019   
Last month, I, our Gift Buyer, and our co-owner Kristen Gilligan went to the Las Vegas Gift Show. We are always first and foremost a bookstore, but we love providing our customers with the option of finding an educational game, a fun puzzle, or any gift that brings a child joy.

Among the many things we're excited to share with you in the coming months, we found some great, small puzzles and brain games that are perfect to add on to a book selection, as well as a new-to-us kids company that makes matching puzzles that are ideal for littles just beginning to develop hand-eye coordination. 

Bethany Strout,
Tattered Cover Director of Buying
Tattered Tales Storytimes
Young children are invited for a half hour of stories and fun. Everyone is welcome!

Aspen Grove :
Mondays at 10:30 am
Colfax Avenue :
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Historic LoDo :
Saturdays at 10:30 am
Eight bedtime stories to read to children of all ages

Speaking at the 2018 Hay Festival, His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman said: "To share a bedtime story is one of the greatest experiences of childhood and parenthood." This couldn't be more true.

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Upcoming Events
Saturday, February 9, 2:00pm, Aspen Grove

Karen Kingsbury is a #1  New York Times  bestselling novelist with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her  Baxter Family  books are being developed into a TV series slated to debut in fall 2019. Tyler Russell is an author and screenwriter whose first screenplay,  Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Christmas Miracle , premiered on  Hallmark  in December 2017. They will discuss and sign  Best Family Ever (A Baxter Family Children Story)  ($17.99 Simon & Schuster), the first book in the  Baxter Family Children  series.
Sunday, February 24, 4:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Avi   is the author of the Newbery Medal novel  Crispin: The Cross of Lead  and the Newbery Honor books  Nothing But the Truth  and  The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle , among many other books for young readers. He will discuss and sign  The End of the World and Beyond  ($16.95 Algonquin Young Readers).
Saturday, March 2, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Author Chelsea Flagg will discuss and sign  Tinsey Clover  ($10.99 Chelsea Walker Flagg), a coming of age story for early middle grade fans of Sarah Mlynowski, Kate DiCamillo, and Chris Colfer.
Saturday, March 9, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Andrea Wang loves noodles, food, and noodling about food. She is the author of  The Nian Monster . Andrea will read from and sign  Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando  ($17.99 Little Bee Books).
Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Soman Chainani is the  New York Times  bestselling author of the  School for Good and Evil  series. Chainani will discuss and sign  The School for Good and Evil #5: A Crystal of Time  ($17.99 HarperCollins), in which the past will come back to haunt the present.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Ridley Pearson is the New York Times best-selling coauthor of  Peter and the Starcatchers Peter and the Shadow Thieves Peter and the Secret of Rundoon , and many more. He is also the author of eighteen novels, including internationally best-selling series  Kingdom Keepers.  Pearson will discuss and sign  Super Sons: The PolarShield Project  ($9.99 DC Zoom). 
Friday, April 5, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix has written more than forty books for kids and teens, including the  Shadow Children  series, the  Missing  series, and the  Children of Exile  series. She will discuss and sign  Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers  ($17.99 Katherine Tegan Books).
Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Laura Resau is the author of several highly praised novels, including  The Lightning Queen . She will discuss and sign  Tree of Dreams  ($17.99 Scholastic Press). Melanie Crowder is the acclaimed author of the young adult and middle grade novels including An Uninterrupted View of the Sky . She will discuss and sign  The Lighthouse Between the Worlds  ($16.99 Atheneum Books for Young Readers).
Friday, March 1, 6:30 pm, Aspen Grove
Saturday, March 2, 10:30 am, Historic LoDo

Our annual bookmark contest asks children to create a colorful bookmark on the theme of reading. The winning entries are printed and distributed to customers during the course of the year.  Entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 5.

For a limited time, Libro.FM is offering new members three free audiobooks with a monthly membership. Make the switch and take advantage of the   offer here !
Judy Blume's birthday is on February 12! What is your favorite Judy Blume book?
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Freckle Juice
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo
Then Again, Maybe I Won't
Saturday, March 16, 12:00 - 4:00 pm, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

The Arvada Center and Regis University are partnering with the Tattered Cover Book Store to present the Colorado Book and Arts Festival, a one-day literary arts festival celebrating books, art, and music for the whole family.

The Arvada Center will be filled with award-winning authors, panel discussions, an onsite pop-up Tattered Cover Book Store, children’s area with author-led activities, artist booths, musical performances, and more.  Don't miss a SPECIAL Keynote Conversation with Peng Shepherd, author of   The Book of M .
Book Reviews
Picture Book of the Month...
by Corinna Luyken

"'My heart is a shadow, a light, and a guide. Closed or open...I get to decide.' Corinna Luyken is one of the most exciting illustrators to appear in the past few years, and this book--with its perfectly simple text--shares a message we could all stand to hear: your heart can guide you if you let it; love can be shared if you're open to it, and it's never too late to change. It's an affirmation  and  a love letter, and the ideal gift to share with your loved ones, young  or  old." --  Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
On shelves 2/12...
by Dianne Touchell

"This book is about a 10-year-old boy whose father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The boy, Foster, experiences drastic changes in his family dynamics and in himself, too. I liked the frankness of the writing and feel it would appeal to children who are going through a similar situation with a family member. However, Foster character feels much younger than 10, and readers who are looking for a happy ending will be disappointed. If you're looking for realistic fiction for students who may be enduring a hardship and want a relatable character, then this is the book to choose! -- Jill, Pagemasters Club at Lawrence Elementary School in Arvada, CO
On shelves 2/19...
by Kamilla Benko

"In this fantasy story we meet two adventurous girls. Claire and Sophie are sisters and found a secret world when they climb up a ladder in their Great Aunt Dinna's fireplace. One night Sophie went missing and Claire went looking for her sister. She went up the ladder to the secret world. Meeting a bunch of cool people that became friends on the way that helped her find Sophie. When she found her sister she found out that she is the Princess of Arden. I really liked this book because I loved all the different and cool personalities of all the characters. I love all the adventure in all the characters and what I loved the most was all the unexpected turns and events." -- Zoie, Pagemasters Club at Lawrence Elementary School in Arvada, CO
Community Bulletin Board
Pop Culture Classroom has created a  FREE, bi-weekly comic strip  called Colorful History, with the goal of educating students about significant and diverse characters and events from Colorado’s history.
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