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Don't miss this big event! 

Colorado Children's Book Festival

Saturday, May 19 from 1pm - 3pm at Tattered Cover Colfax. 20 middle grade authors will descend on our store in the form of an Author Circus! This event if free, but you must register. Details here!


Upcoming Events

Tattered Tales Storytime! Young kids are invited to join us at Tattered Cover Colfax for a half hour of stories, activities and snacks. This event is free and open to the public. 

  • Tattered Cover Aspen Grove: Every Monday at 10:30 am
  • Tattered Cover Colfax: Every Tuesday at 10:30 am
  • Tattered Cover LoDo: Every Saturday at 10:30 am

- Steve Jenkins and Robbin Gourley with A House in the Sky. Join us for a "Meet the Author & Illustrator" storytime and booksigning!
MONDAY, May 21; 10:30 am at Tattered Cover Apsen Grove. This event is free and open to the public. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: Turtles, birds, fish, beavers, and kangaroos are just like people--they need homes, and take up residence in unusual places. Stylized yet realistic watercolor illustrations prove that nonfiction can be accurate and elegant, and readers of all ages will appreciate this layered narrative. A simple main text introduces similarities between human and animal homes while sidebars detail the unique qualities of each animal and its home.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Steve Jenkins is an award-winning, Caldecott Honor author/illustrator and has written or co-written more than thirty books about the natural world for young readers, with more than three million copies in print.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Robbin Gourley, art director at Boyds Mills Press, is the author/illustrator of several children's books. She illustrated First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew.

Writing Book Reviews for Tattered Cover

Reviews should be between 40-60 words. Write 1-2 sentences on what the book is about, then another 1-2 sentences on why you loved it/why you think others will love it. (What was different about this book? What made it special? How did you connect with it?) If it works, please also say something like, "If you liked xxx book, you'll love this one." or "If you love xxx author, you'll love this one." Please only write reviews for books you loved and are passionate about. Please send your review in an email to Kristen Gilligan. We publish them on our website on the book's page, create shelf talkers in our stores and send the review to the publisher.

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 (Picture Books and Middle Grade)

Tattered Cover's Picture Book Bestseller List (Based on sales from December 1 - December 31, 2017)

1. It Takes a Village: Picture Book by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)

2. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

3. Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak

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

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

6. The Wolf, The Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

7. Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator)

8. What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator)

9. After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up by Dan Santat

10. The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin


Tattered Cover's Middle Grade Bestseller List (Based on sales from December 1 - December 31, 2017)

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 12: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

2. Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal

3.Wonder by R. J. Palacio

4. Daniel Coldstar: The Relic by Stel Pavlou

5. The Fourth Ruby by James Hannibal

6Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris, Lissy Marlin (Illustrator)

7. Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

8The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

9. Greenglass House by Kate Milford

10. Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill


Kids Books We're Excited About

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate 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