Stuff for Kids!

Stuff for Kids!

Quick links to what's on this page: Upcoming Events     Tattered Cover Bestseller List for Kids     Tattered Cover's Summer Reading Program: BOOKED FOR SUMMER     Kids Books We're Excited About     Available Authors for School Visits     

 

Upcoming Events

FAMILY FRIDAY NIGHT at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove: A STAR WARS PARTY!
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 at 6pm Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

Calling all Jedi! This month's Family Friday Night will be STAR WARS themed! Meet the two authors of the new Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia, Adam Bray and Tricia Barr. They'll host a Star Wars trivia contest, with a $25 gift certificate to Think Geek (www.thinkgeek.com) for the winner. There will be an R2-D2 themed paper craft and very special lightsaber party favors. All the Jedis out there can photobomb the galaxy with the fun photo backdrop. There'll be a Jedi Snack Station featuring TIE Fighters (made from Cheez-its and cheese cubes), character Rice Krispie treats, Vader-Ade (lemonade) and Luke Skywater (water bottles). Giveaways will include posters featuring the Star Wars Droids, bookmarks, book plates, and stickers. The bookstore with be decked out with Imperial and Rebellion decor, a Death Star, and much more. COME IN COSTUME, if you'd like. Don't forget your camera. It's free, so just show up! 

NEW! Tattered Cover Aspen Grove YOUNG READERS BOOK TALKS!
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 at 11am Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

The Young Readers Book Talks are held on the last Sunday of every month at the Aspen Grove store. Books presented will range from board books, picture books, early readers, middle grade and young adult books. They're fun, enlightening, entertaining and will answer burning questions, such as: Which books are the staff excited about? Which books are just coming out that you can't miss? We're passionate about specific books and we want to share that passion with you. All books presented will be available for purchase and you'll receive a 10% discount on those titles during the event. The event will be between 30 - 45 minutes. No need to sign up -- just come! 

Celebrate Children's Book Week with Tattered Cover!

May 1-7, 2017
Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of children's books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. The program is administered by Every Child a Reader and the Children's Book Council (CBC) is the anchor sponsor. Check out what Tattered Cover has planned for you. Come celebrate with us!

DENISE VEGA: Meet the Author Storytime & Signing A Children's Book Weeevent
TUESDAY, MAY 2 at 10:30am Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

Denise Vega is the Colorado author of several books for young readers, including Click Here: (To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade)Access Denied, and Rock On. She will read from and sign her latest picture book If Your Monster Won't Go to Bed, a marvelous step-by-step manual for putting your monster to bed! Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com.

ADAM RUBIN: Meet the Author & Signing A Children's Book Weeevent
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 at 7pm Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

Adam Rubin is the New York Times bestselling author of a half dozen critically-acclaimed and beloved picture books including, Dragons Love TacosSecret Pizza Party and Robo-Sauce. Rubin will host a very special storytime to present his eagerly anticipated new book Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel. Kiddos are invited for stories, a fun activity, and the opportunity to meet Adam! Costumes and cameras are encouraged! And, because tacos need salsa and guacamole, Chipotle Mexican Grill is partnering with Dial Books to provide an interactive and fun salsa and guacamole demonstration at this event. The first 150 kids will receive a special kids meal card from Chipotle Mexican Grill to be used at their local Chipotle restaurant following the event. Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com.

Free numbered tickets for the signing line will be available beginning Tuesday, May 2, at 9:00 am, with the purchase of Dragons Love Tacos 2, at any metro-Denver Tattered Cover location (excluding Union Station and the airport stores). Signing restrictions may apply, please stay tuned for updated information.

MELANIE CROWDERMeet the Author, Book Launch Party & Signing A Children's Book Weeevent
FRIDAY, MAY 5 at 7pm Tattered Cover Colfax

Award-winning, bestselling Colorado author, Melanie Crowder, whose books include A Nearer MoonAudacity, and Parched, will read from and sign her new middle grade novel, Three Pennies. A girl in foster care tries to find her birth mother before she loses her forever in this spare and beautifully told novel about last chances and new opportunities. For a kid bouncing from foster home to foster home, The Book of Changes is the perfect companion. That's why Marin carries three pennies and a pocket-sized I Ching with her everywhere she goes. Yet, when everything in her life suddenly starts changing when Marin lands in a foster home that feels like somewhere she could stay, maybe forever, the pennies don't have any answers for her. Marin is positive that all the wrongs in her life will be made right if only she can find her birth mother and convince her that they belong together. Marin is close, oh so close until she gets some unwelcome news and her resolve, like the uneasy Earth far beneath the city of San Francisco, is shaken. Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com.

BAD KITTY PARTY! A Children's Book Weeevent
SATURDAY, MAY 6 at 10:30am Tattered Cover Aspe Grove

Everyone is invited to join us for a special storytime in honor of Children's Book Week. We'll read Bad Kitty stories, and enjoy activities and unique snacks just for Kitty fans! Plus, a special appearance from Bad Kitty herself! Parents, don't forget your cameras.

 

I CAN READ PARTY! A Children's Book Weeevent
SATURDAY, MAY 6 at 10:30am Tattered Cover Historic LoDo

We'll celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the I Can Read books, with a visit from Little Critter! Kiddos are invited for I Can Read stories, special snacks and activities, and a photo op with the Little Critter. Parents, bring your cameras!

 

JENNIFER CHAMBLISS BERTMANMeet the Author & Signing A Children's Book Weeevent
SATURDAY, MAY 6 at 6pm Tattered Cover Colfax

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman will read from and sign The Unbreakable Code, the anticipated sequel to Book Scavenger. In this fun, adventurous middle grade novel, Mr. Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and Emily and James are on high alert. First, there's the coded note he drops at a book event. Then they uncover a trail of encrypted messages in Mark Twain-penned books hidden through Book Scavenger. What's most suspicious is that each hidden book triggers an arson fire. As the sleuthing friends dig deeper, they discover Mr. Quisling has been hunting a legendary historical puzzle: the Unbreakable Code. This new mystery is irresistible, but Emily and James can t ignore the signs that Mr. Quisling might be the arsonist. The clock is ticking as the arson fires multiply, and Emily and James race to crack the code of a lifetime. Pre-order The Unbreakable Code before 4/24 to receive an exclusive puzzle! Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com.

CHRISTOPHER PAOLINIMeet the Author & Signing
MONDAY, MAY 8 at 7pm Tattered Cover Colfax

Christopher Paolini is the author of the the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon, which has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. The four beloved books in the cycle include EragonEldestBrisingr, and Inheritance. Now, Paolini will join us to discuss and sign The Official Eragon Coloring Book, which features more than forty pieces of brand-new, exclusive art from award-winning fantasy illustrator Ciruelo. Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com.

Free numbered tickets for the signing line will be available beginning Tuesday, May 2, at 9:00 am, with the purchase of The Official Eragon Coloring Book, at any metro-Denver location (excluding the Union Station and airport stores). Seating for the presentation and Q&A prior to the signing will be open seating, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Event and signing restrictions may apply, stay tuned for updates.

FAMILY FUN FRIDAY NIGHT!
FRIDAY, MAY 26 at 6pm Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

The last Friday of every month, young kids are invited to wear their favorite jammies for stories, fun activities, and snacks! 

NEW! Tattered Cover Aspen Grove YOUNG READERS BOOK TALKS!
SUNDAY, MAY 28 at 11am Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

The Young Readers Book Talks are held on the last Sunday of every month at the Aspen Grove store. Books presented will range from board books, picture books, early readers, middle grade and young adult books. They're fun, enlightening, entertaining and will answer burning questions, such as: Which books are the staff excited about? Which books are just coming out that you can't miss? We're passionate about specific books and we want to share that passion with you. All books presented will be available for purchase and you'll receive a 10% discount on those titles during the event. The event will be between 30 - 45 minutes. No need to sign up -- just come! 

LAUREN MYRACLE & SARAH MLYNOWSKI: 2017 Youth One Book, One Denver Author Party!
THURSDAY, JULY 20 at 6pm Tattered Cover Colfax

Come meet the authors of the middle grade novel, Upside Down-Magic. This book is the 2017 Youth One Book, One Denver  selection this year! This program has activities and events will give you and your family fun and educational things to do this summer, all related to the Upside Down-Magic. For more information on this program, please visit the City of Denver's website. Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com.

 

Tattered Cover's Summer Reading Program: BOOKED FOR SUMMER!

It's simple and fits right into any other summer reading program you may be a part of. Read a book, give us a short review, get a credit towards more books at Tattered Cover! For more info, please click here.

 

Tattered Cover Bestseller List for Kids (Board Books, Picture Books, Early Readers, and Middle Grade)

Coming Soon!

 

Kids Books We're Excited About

Gertie's Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley MIDDLE GRADE

 

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

 

The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman MIDDLE GRADE

 

Addie Bell's Shortcut to Growing Up by Jessica Brody MIDDLE GRADE

 

June Sparrow and the Million-Dollar Penny by Rebeca Chace

 

Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder MIDDLE GRADE

 

The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg MIDDLE GRADE

 

The Wishing World by Todd Fahnestock MIDDLE GRADE

 

The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal MIDDLE GRADE

 

As Brave As You Are by Jason Reynolds MIDDLE GRADE

 

 

Available Authors for School Visits

Tattered Cover brings national authors to schools FOR FREE. Read more about it here. We partner with schools on many things to help get kids to read. Check out all the amazing opportunities here