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-- SOMAN CHAINANI with The School for Good and Evil #5: A Crystal of Time WEDNESDAY, March 20; 7pm at Tattered Cover Colfax

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: In this fifth installment in Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil fantasy series, the past will come back to haunt the present. A false king has seized Camelot’s throne, sentencing Tedros, the true king, to death. While Agatha, narrowly escapes the same fate, Sophie is caught in King Rhian’s trap. With her wedding to Rhian approaching, she’s forced to play a dangerous game as her friends’ lives hang in the balance. All the while, King Rhian’s dark plans for Camelot are taking shape. Now the students of the School for Good and Evil must find a way to restore Tedros to the throne before their stories—and the future of the Endless Woods—are rewritten . . . forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Soman Chainani believes in fairy tales wholeheartedly. When studying at Harvard, he practically created his own fairy-tale major. He is an acclaimed screenwriter and a graduate of the MFA Film Directing Program at Columbia University. His films have played at more than 150 film festivals around the world, and his writing awards include an honor from the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. He lives in New York City.  


-- RIDLEY PEARSON with Super Sons: The PolarShield Project GRAPHIC NOVEL! WEDNESDAY, April 3; 7pm at Tattered Cover Colfax Presentation, activity and booksigning. 

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Earth is facing its greatest crisis--and Superman and Batman are nowhere to be found. Jon Kent and Damian "Ian" Wayne are opposite in every way except one--they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace, and what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything? From New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) and artist Ile Gonzalez comes the first book in an epic new series that follows the Super Sons of Superman and Batman as they struggle to find their place in a rapidly changing world! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ridley Pearson is the bestselling coauthor (with Dave Barry) of Peter and the StarcatchersPeter and the Shadow ThievesPeter and the Secret of Rundoon, Escape from CarnivaleCave of the Dark WindBlood Tide, and Science Fair. He is also the author of eighteen novels, including internationally bestselling series Kingdom KeepersCut and Run, and The Middle of Nowhere. The stage adaptation of Peter and the Starcatchers earned the most Tony nominations (9) of any play in history. 


-- MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX with Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers FRIDAY, April 5; 7pm at Tattered Cover Colfax This will be a presentation and booksigning.

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix takes readers on a thrilling adventure filled with mysteries and plot twists aplenty in this absorbing series about family and friendships. Perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and The City of Ember! What makes you you? The Greystone kids thought they knew. Chess has always been the protector over his younger siblings, Emma loves math, and Finn does what Finn does best—acting silly and being adored. They’ve been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom. But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they’re shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers. The other kids share their same first and middle names. They’re the same ages. They even have identical birthdays. Who, exactly, are these strangers? Before Chess, Emma, and Finn can question their mom about it, she takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms. Morales and her daughter, Natalie. But puzzling clues left behind lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.

ABOUT THE 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. Her books have been honored with numerous awards and they’ve been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.


-- DANIELLE PAIGE with Mera: Tidebreaker -- Her MIDDLE GRADE debut! Graphic Novel! TUESDAY, April 9; 7pm at Tattered Cover Colfax This will be a presentation and booksigning.

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown.... When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry--the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera's side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution? An astonishing graphic novel that explores duty, love, heroism and freedom, all through the eyes of readers' favorite undersea royalty. From New York Times bestselling author Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and artist Stephen Byrne comes a Mera and Aquaman origin story that explores Mera's first steps on land, and her first steps as a hero or villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Danielle Paige is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series, and the Stealing Snow series. In addition to writing young adult books, she works in the television industry, where she's received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City.


-- STACYPLAYS with Wild Rescuers: Escape to the Mesa WEDNESDAY, April 10; 7pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: The next installment in the New York Times bestselling series! From YouTube gamer StacyPlays comes the exhilarating sequel to her Minecraft-inspired adventure novel about a girl raised by wolves. Stacy would do anything to protect the Taiga where she lives with the pack of intelligent wolves who raised her. But when humans start to encroach on their forest, their only choice is escape to a place no Arctic wolf has gone before: the desert. The Mesa, with its canyons, snakes, and coyotes, will be like nothing the pack has ever seen. Even in this unfamiliar territory, Stacy is determined to rescue animals in need. But as she and her wolves face new dangers and old secrets, Stacy can’t help but wonder—where does she truly belong? Fans of DanTDM: Trayasaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and PopularMMOs Presents: A Hole New World will love this illustrated, action-packed series!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stacy Hinojosa, better known as StacyPlays on the internet, started playing Minecraft in 2012. She immediately fell in love with telling stories through video games and began posting them to YouTube. Her imaginative building series and fun-filled adventures with her wolf pack earned her a loyal audience of over 1.9 million subscribers. When she’s not visiting Minecraft biomes in real life around the world, Stacy splits her time between the mountains of northern Utah and the desert in southern Utah with her two dogs, Page and Molly, and her cats, Milquetoast and Pipsqueak (all rescued by her, of course).


-- LAURA RESAU with Tree of Dreams in conversation with MELANIE CROWDER SUNDAY, April 14; 2pm at Tattered Cover Colfax *Denver book launch party for Laura Resau's Tree of Dreams!

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: Dear Coco and Leo, I miss you! We all miss you! The whole forest misses you! I hear their thanks and wishes in my dreams. I hope you do, too. Prepare for a journey into a world filled with what so many crave -- the sweet savoring of a chocolate drop. A drop that can melt even the most troubled realities. But in this nuanced, heartrending story, before good can emerge, there is destruction, the bombarding of a people, their culture, heritage, sacred beliefs, and the very soul that drives their traditions. This urgent, beautiful novel takes readers into the ugly realities that surround the destruction of the Amazon rain forest and its people. Acclaimed author Laura Resau shows us that love is more powerful than hatred, and that by working together, hope can be magically restored, root and branch. 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

LAURA RESAU is the author of several highly praised novels, including The Lightning Queen, drawn from Laura’s experiences living in rural Mexico, as well as Star in the Forest, The Queen of the Water, Red Glass, and What the Moon Saw. She is also the author of the acclaimed notebook series, which includes: The Indigo NotebookThe Ruby Notebook, and The Jade Notebook. Laura’s books have garnered many state and library awards, as well as multiple starred reviews. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, and donates a portion of her royalties to indigenous rights organizations.

MELANIE CROWDER lives on the Colorado Front Range, where she is a writer and educator. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of the young adult novels Audacity and An Uninterrupted View of the Sky and the middle grade novels ParchedA Nearer MoonThe Lighthouse between the Worlds, and A Way between Worlds.


-- FRAN WILDE with Riverland WEDNESDAY, April 17; 7pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove 

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: When things go bad at home, sisters Eleanor and Mike hide in a secret place under Eleanor’s bed, telling monster stories. Often, it seems those stories and their mother’s house magic are all that keep them safe from both busybodies and their dad’s temper. But when their father breaks a family heirloom, a glass witch ball, a river suddenly appears beneath the bed, and Eleanor and Mike fall into a world where dreams are born, nightmares struggle to break into the real world, and secrets have big consequences. Full of both adventure and heart, Riverland is a story about the bond between two sisters and how they must make their own magic to protect each other and save the ones they love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Fran Wilde is the award-winning author of the Bone Universe trilogy, which won the Andre Norton Award and the Compton Crook Award. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, dog, and a LOUD parakeet.


-- KWAME ALEXANDER with Rebound THURSDAY, April 18; 7pm at Tallyn’s Reach Library -- Aurora Public Library (23911 East Arapahoe Road, Aurora, CO 80016)

***They'll have the bus!!!***

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOKNew York Times bestseller ∙ ALA Notable Book
 
* "An eminently satisfying story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood."—Kirkus, starred review

From the New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, a dynamic novel in verse and companion to his Newbery Award-winner, The Crossover, illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.   

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times bestselling author of 28 books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his, Newbery medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Some of his other works include Booked, a National Book Award Nominee, The Playbook: 52 Rules to Help You Aim, Shoot, and Score in this Game of LifeSwing, and the picture books, Out of Wonder and The Undefeated. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The NCTE/Charlotte Huck Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. He believes that poetry can change the world, and he uses it to inspire and empower young people around the world through The Write Thing, his K-12 Writing Workshop. Kwame is the founder of Versify, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the host and producer of the literary variety/talk show, Bookish, which airs on Facebook Watch. He's led cultural exchange delegations to Brazil, Italy, Singapore, and Ghana, where he built the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded.


-- BRENDA FAATZ & PETER TRIMARCO with It's Just a Bunnypalooza SUNDAY, April 20; 2pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove 

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: It's Just a Bunnypalooza for our red-headed protagonist Lizzy. Ever rambunctious and creative, Lizzy is learning new dance moves from her furry bunny friends just in time for the school talent show. When she tells her classmates that she's learning hip-hoppity moves from bunnies, Lizzy becomes embarrassed and self-conscious as the children giggle at her over-active imagination. From there, Lizzy is decidedly in complete denial that animals communicate with her. She becomes an avid "non-believer." Naturally, the bunnies organize an intervention. Not only will these furry little creatures not allow Lizzy to attempt 'hip-hop' without them, they do not want to lose their friend. Word travels fast and before long, where once there were two bunnies there are now three ... and soon four and then dozens more. All the while, Lizzy remains steadfast in her denial right up until the "Rabbit-a-Raucous Recital." This little tale about Lizzy and 'cotton-tails' provides multiple social-emotional-learning moments...and is also pure adventure-in-rhyme, fantastical humor and, as with all Lizzy books, plays with made-up words. For ages 3-7, this is the third book in the award-winning "It's Just So" series (Foreword Indies Silver, Mom's Choice Gold, CIPA- Gold, Reader's Favorite Gold).


-- KELLY BARNHILL with The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) SATURDAY, May 4; 2pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK

Winner of the 2017 Newbery Award
The New York Times Bestseller

An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
School Library Journal Best Book of 2016
Named to Kirkus  Reviews’ Best Books of 2016
2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kelly Barnhill lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. She is the author of four novels, most recently The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal for the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. She is also the winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and the Texas Library Association Bluebonnet Award, and has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award, the SFWA Andre Norton Award, and the PEN/USA literary prize. 


-- LAUREN H. KERSTEIN & NATE WRAGG (Illustrator) with Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves SUNDAY, June 9; 2pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: It's summertime, and you're invited for a rollicking day at the pool with Charlie and his pet dragon (and best friend ), Rosie. But be careful--swimming with a dragon can be, um, challenging. As Rosie and Charlie blow bubbles (don't forget your umbrella ), practice flutter kicks (watch out for tidal waves ), and offer shoulder rides (hang on tight ), Rosie proves that dragons make the most fun pets ever. Now if only Charlie can keep Rosie's attention focused on the rules at the pool and NOT on her gummy snacks (you know, the ones that cause stinky dragon breath )...Grab your towels and sunscreen and join Rosie and Charlie for a fun-filled summer adventure!


-- SUSAN ADRIAN with Forever Neverland in conversation with NIKI LENZ SUNDAY, June 30; 2pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

Can't make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: What if Peter Pan wanted to take you to Neverland? Would you go? A contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless classic Peter Pan, perfect for kids who loved The Land of Stories and dream of going to Neverland. Clover and Fergus are the great-great-grandchildren of Wendy Darling (yes, that Wendy). And now Peter Pan wants to take them to Neverland for the adventure of their lives! But Clover is a little nervous--she's supposed to look after her brother. Fergus is autistic, and not everyone makes him feel welcome. What will happen to him in this magical world? Fergus isn't nervous at all. To him, Neverland seems like a dream come true! He's tired of Clover's constant mothering and wants some independence, like Peter and the Lost Boys have. He wonders, Why can't the real world be more like Neverland? Neverland is fun and free, but it's also dangerous and even scary at times. There are unfamiliar creatures lurking in the shadows and strange sounds coming from the waters. And then the mermaids start to go missing. . . . In an imaginative and thoughtful continuation of the story of Peter Pan, Susan Adrian explores Neverland with a fresh perspective and indelible warmth, offering a new adventure based on a beloved classic!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Susan Adrian is a fourth-generation Californian who somehow stumbled into living in Montana. By day she is a scientific editor, and by night she dreams up wild adventures that sometimes turn into books. She is the author of the holiday fantasy Nutcracked and two thrilling books for teens. When she's not with her family, Susan keeps busy researching unusual facts, traveling, and writing more books.


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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