A World of Wonder
News & Reviews for Children & Families
October 2018   
A Letter from Kristen ................. Ongoing Events
Once again, October is not only filled with cooler weather, but first class authors and events. Don't say, "If I had only known!" Check them out below now.

A pretty special moment for the Vlahos family was our event with NEIL PATRICK HARRIS this past week. He can write, too! We're reading aloud to the boys from his Magic Misfits series... he writes with heart, adventure, skill and blows up the structure of how a book is written. It's magic!

You can now become a FRIEND OF THE TATTERED COVER ---our new membership program! $20 a year and you get waaaay more than $20 worth. And of course, you're supporting your local, independent business. :) Join now!

More info, including locations can be found on our Stuff for Kids webpage and our Teen Readers webpage. Here are some of our upcoming visiting authors:

  • GENE LUEN YANG!!! Bestselling middle grade author of the Secret Coders series and his first graphic novel, American Born Chinese, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. Saturday, 10/6.
  • ALLY CONDIE & BRENDAN REICHS!!! Ally Condie is the author of the New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy and of the middle-grade novel Summerlost, a 2016 Edgar Award Finalist for Best Juvenile Mystery. Brendan Reichs is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Nemesis and its sequel Genesis, and co-author of the six-volume Virals series. Monday, 10/8.
  • ANDREA BEATY!!! You all know Ada Twist, Scientist; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Iggy Peck, Architect...now meet their creator. Andrea has just come out with a new middle grade series based on these wonderful characters! Thursday, 10/11.
  • KWAME ALEXANDER!!! Newbery Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling children's book author, poet, playwright, producer, public speaker and performer. Wednesday, 10/10.
  • ALAN GRATZ!!! New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers, including Refugee, Project 1065, and Ban This Book. Saturday, 10/13.
  • DAVID LEVITHAN!!! Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah. David was our 2017 Colorado Teen Book Con keynote. He's also head editor at Scholastic and even has his own imprint there. Thursday, 10/16.
  • MARKUS ZUSAK!!! The Book Thief. Enough said. Friday, 10/19.
  • DEMI-GOD GOALS!!! Myths, magic and mayhem! Celebrating the worlds of Rick Riordan. Activity stations around the store, costumes encouraged! Saturday, 10/20.
  • BRANDON SANDERSON!!! A new series is publishing! Thursday, 11/15.
  • CASSANDRA CLARE!!! She's never been to Denver on tour before. Let's show her how much we love her. Friday, 12/8.

See you at the bookstore!
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

Friday, October 19, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove
Meet Samantha!
I love my job! As a bookseller I get to bring readers and books together which is so rewarding. And working author events is a great chance to connect with authors, it makes the book feel so much more real. I’m big on reading SciFi & Fantasy! Hobbies? Of course I like to read, but I also love cross-stitching, and am a cycle enthusiast!
Upcoming Events
TODAY: Friday, October 5, 6:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Christy Mihaly's juvenile nonfiction books have been published by  Focus Rosen , and  National Geographic Kids . She will discuss and sign  Hey, Hey, Hay!   ($17.99 Holiday House), a joyful rhyming story about a girl and her mother and the machines they use on their family farm to make hay.
Saturday, October 6, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Gene Luen Yang is the author of the bestselling middle grade  Secret Coders  series and his first graphic novel,  American Born Chinese , was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He will discuss and sign  Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules   ($10.99 First Second).
Sunday, October 7, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Taran Matharu, author of the  New York Times  bestselling  Summoner  series, will discuss and sign  The Summoner's Handbook   ($18.99 Feiwel & Friends). This event will be moderated by Stel Pavlou, local author of  Daniel Coldstar #1: The Relic War .
Sunday, October 7, 2:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Ketch Secor, Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician, will present and sign his first children's book  Lorraine  ($17.99 Sourcebooks Jabberwocky). There will be a musical instrument petting zoo available for young children to play with and learn about various instruments.
Monday, October 8, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Ally Condie is the author of the #1  New York Times  bestselling  Matched  Trilogy and of the middle-grade novel  Summerlost . Brendan Reichs is the author of the instant  New York Times  bestseller  Nemesis  and its sequel  Genesis . They will discuss and sign  The Darkdeep   ($16.99 Bloomsbury Publishing).
Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Steve Rasnic Tem is Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, World Fantasy, British Fantasy Award-winning author. He will discuss and sign  The Mask Shop of Doctor Blaack  ($15.99 Hex Publishers LLC).
Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Kwame Alexander is Newbery Medal-winning and  New York Times  bestselling children's book author, poet, playwright, producer, public speaker and performer. He will discuss and sign  Swing   ($18.99 Blink), a free-verse poetic story that will speak to anyone who's struggled to find their voice and take a swing at life.
Thursday, October 11, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Andrea Beaty is the author of the popular children's books  Iggy Peck, Architect Rosie Revere, Engineer , and  Ada Twist, Scientist , and other titles. She will discuss and sign  Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1   ($12.99 Amulet Books).
Friday, October 12, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Becky Albertalli is the bestselling author of  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda . Adam Silvera is the bestselling author of  They Both Die At the End . They will discuss and sign  What If It's Us   ($18.99 Harper Teen).  Tickets on sale now!
Saturday, October 13, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Alan Gratz is the  New York Times  bestselling author of several books for young readers, including  Refugee ,   Prisoner B-3087 , and many others. He will discuss and sign  Grenade   ($17.99 Scholastic Press), a high-octane story of how fear and war tear us apart, but how hope and redemption tie us together.
Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

David Levithan's many acclaimed novels include  Every Day Another Day Two Boys Kissing , and  Boy Meets Boy . He will discuss and sign  Someday   ($18.99 Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young), the sequel to the  New York Times  bestseller  Every Day .
Friday, October 19, 7:00 pm, Cherry Creek High School

Markus Zusak, author of the extraordinary international bestseller  The Book Thief , will discuss and sign  Bridge of Clay   ($26.00 Knopf Books for Young Readers).  Tickets are on sale now!
Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Beth Vrabel is the award-winning author of  Caleb and Kit ,   A Blind Guide to Normal , and the  Pack of Dorks  series. She will discuss and sign  The Reckless Club   ($16.99 Running Press Kids), a new middle-grade  Breakfast Club  drama set in a old folks' home.
Halloween Storytimes!

Costumes encouraged, but not mandatory. Join us for stories and non-candy trick or treating!

Historic LoDo :
Saturday, October 27, at 10:30 am
Aspen Grove :
Monday, October 29, at 10:30 am
Colfax Avenue :
Tuesday, October 30, at 10:30 am
Halloween at Tattered Cover!

Visit any metro area Tattered Cover location on Halloween and receive a sweet treat, while supplies last. Not available at DIA locations.
Saturday, October 20, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, REGISTRATION

Thursday, November 15, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue, TICKETS

Saturday, December 8, 7:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church,  TICKETS
Tattered Cover's
Picture Book
Bestseller List  
Based on September 2018

1. We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

3. Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

4. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

5. The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak

6. How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)

7. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)

8. Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)

9. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klaassen

10. Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
Tattered Cover's
Middle Grade
Bestseller List  
Based on September 2018
1. The Magic Misfits: The Second Story by Neil Patrick Harris

2. The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

3. Ghost by Jason Reynolds

4. Time Jumpers (Five Kingdoms #5) by Brandon Mull

5. Greenglass House by Kate Milford

8. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

9. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

10. The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Young Colorado writers from kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to write an original mystery, suspenseful thriller, or humorous Halloween tale. And, young Colorado artists from kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to design an original cover for the book of winners of the 35th Annual Tattered Cover Scary Story Contest. All entries must be received by Friday, October 5, 2018.


Friday, November 2, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Saturday, November 3, 8:30 am, Littleton High School

Saturday, November 3, 8:30 am, Littleton High School
What is your favorite spooky activity?
Reading scary stories
Watching scary movies
Halloween crafts
Results from September's poll:

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The Much-Loved Paddington Bear Turns Sixty

By Julia Blakely and Elizabeth Broman, Smithsonian Libraries smithsonian.com The plot of the much-loved 2017 film, Paddington 2 , revolves around a one-of-a-kind, pop-up book. The volume is for sale in the Notting Hill antique store of the...

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kids' vib logo

The Tattered Cover Kids' V.I.B. highlights real stand-outs among new children's books or series because every now and then we’re so excited about a book we want to broadcast it from the rooftop!
On shelves now...
by Gabe Pyle

"NONE of the animals in this book are octopi. Nope, don't think so. DEFINITELY not. Nuh-uh.
Or are they?  Now  we know what octopi do all day!
This totally unique board book is part seek-and-find, part counting lesson, part animal book, and 100% FUN."  -- Barrie, Becca, and Bethany
More books we love
On shelves now...
by Ketch Secor, illustrated by Higgins Bond

"You may be familiar with Ketch Secor as the incredible co-founder/lead singer of the band Old Crow Medicine Show. You may also be familiar with Higgins Bond, the first African American woman to have her art featured on a US stamp. But did you know they created a beautiful picture book, filled with music and bravery and strong family ties? Read it, share it, love it--and come to our amazing event featuring Ketch Secor and a free 'instrument petting zoo' on October 7! " -- Bethany, Director of Buying
On shelves now...
by Ryan T. Higgins

" We Don't Eat Our Classmates is the cutest, most adorable kids book we've laid our eyes on. When Penelope Rex starts her first day of school with HUMAN CHILDREN, she can't help but to eat the whole class. Children are delicious after all. Turns out, eating people is not the best way to make friends. We, as 'adults.' have read this book multiple times and have suggested it all around the store. Giggles abound every time someone new picks it up. Although you shouldn't eat your classmates, you can't help but DEVOUR this book." -- Katie Palazzolo, outside sales department
ARC Giveaway: October 2018

Email  Kristen  with "ARC Giveaway" in the subject line expressing your interest in being entered into the random drawing to win the Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC).

You agree not to sell the ARC. You agree to not quote from the ARC. You must be able to pick up the book at one of our  Denver Metro locations  (Colfax, LoDo, Aspen Grove) .
I'm Tough! by Kate McMullan, illustrated by Jim McMullan(on shelves 10/9).

From the popular creators of I Stink! and I’m Dirty! comes the perfect tough addition to their noisy series: a pick-up truck! I’m not the BIGGEST TRUCK in the parking lot...but when my cargo bed’s PACKED and STACKED. I’ve got what it takes to HAUL it ALL! You can count on me--I’ll get the job done! 'Cause guess what--I’M TOUGH!
Spy School Goes South by Stuart Gibbs (on shelves now).

Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley has been caught in the snares of SPYDER more than once and knows well enough to be suspicious of anything that seems too good to be true—despite needing special tutoring in advanced survival techniques. So when Murray Hill finally breaks his silence with an offer to hand over the SPYDER elite, Ben knows that there must be something going on. But his hesitation doesn’t stop the assignment. The Mission: Follow Murray Hill to an undisclosed location with no one else but Erica Hale to identify SPYDER leadership. Once found, contact the CIA to sweep in and finish the job. DO NOT CONTACT SPYDER DIRECTLY. However, as Ben suspected, nothing goes as planned, and what should be an easy mission quickly turns deadly. Now, Ben and Erica will have to face rogue agents, trained killers, and even very hungry crocodiles in a race against the clock to find out what SPYDER is up to this time—and thwart their evil plans.
Kate McMullan is the author of the easy-to-read books featuring Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig, the middle grade series Dragon Slayers’ Academy, and Myth-o-Mania , the Greek myths as told by Hades. She is also the author of the Geisel Honor Book  Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day .
Stuart Gibbs is the author of the FunJungle series, as well as the  New York Times  bestselling Spy School and Moon Base Alpha series. He has written the screenplays for movies like  See Spot Run  and  Repli-Kate , worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox. Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at StuartGibbs.com .
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.
Join us for this special weekend: Saturday, October 20 - Sunday, October 21
Mile High Farms & Tattered Cover bring you Morgan & Me
Exclusively signed and embossed books by author Stephen Cosgrove. 320 limited copies available for purchase only at Mile High Farms. Unicorn attire encouraged!
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