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Upcoming Events 

(Click here for a downloadable Events flyer for kids activities!)

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 Avenue: Every Tuesday at 10:30 am
  • Tattered Cover Historic LoDo: Every Saturday at 10:30 am

- Andrea Beaty: Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, middle grade presentation and booksigning. THURSDAY, October 11; 7:00 pm at Aspen Grove. This event is free and open to the public. 

ABOUT THE EVENT: Andrea Beaty is the author of the popular children's books Iggy Peck, ArchitectRosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist, and other titles. She will discuss and sign Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1


- Alan Gratz: Grenade, presentation and booksigning. Saturday, October 13; 2:00 pm at Aspen Grove.

ABOUT THE EVENT:  Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers, including RefugeeProjekt 1065, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016; Prisoner B-3087, a Junior Library Guild selection that was named to YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list; and Code of Honor, a YALSA 2016 Quick Pick. He will discuss and sign Grenade, a high-octane story of how fear and war tear us apart, but how hope and redemption tie us together.


- Beth Vrabel: The Reckless Club, middle grade presentation and booksigning. TUESDAY, October 23; 7:00 pm at Aspen Grove. This event is free and open to the public. 

ABOUT THE EVENT: Beth Vrabel is the award-winning author of Caleb and KitA Blind Guide to StinkvilleA Blind Guide to Normal, and the Pack of Dorks series. She will discuss and sign The Reckless Club, a new middle-grade Breakfast Club drama set in a old folks' home.


- Brandon Sanderson: Skyward, young adult, but good for older middle grade readers; presentation and booksigning. THURSDAY, November 15; 7:00 pm at Colfax. This event is ticketed and open to the public. 

ABOUT THE EVENT: From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.


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)

Please click here for the PICTURE BOOK bestseller list. And, click here for the MIDDLE GRADE bestseller list.


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