Bridge to Books is partnering with the Pasadena Public Library to host a teen book fest at the beautiful Central branch on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The event will tentatively run from 12 pm – 5 pm and will feature local young adult authors. We have just begun preparations, so if you’re interested in hearing more about it (like which authors will be participating) please sign up for our mailing list.
If you are a traditionally published YA author residing in or possibly visiting the area at the date of the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating. Due to the expected full schedule, we may not be able to accomodate all authors, however we will do our best to provide all interested parties with ways to engage with their audience of readers.
We hope to be able to tell you more very soon!
~Alethea and Alyson
Participating Authors (subject to change)
Jesse Andrews – Me, Earl, & The Dying Girl
Carrie Arcos – Out of Reach
Jessica Brody – Unforgotten
Cecil Castellucci – Tin Star
Aaron Hartzler – Rapture Practice
Kristen Kittscher - The Wig in the Window
Kathy McCullough – Who Needs Magic?
Gretchen McNeil - 3:59
Lissa Price – Enders
Jenn Reese – Horizon
Frances Sackett – The Misadventures of the Magician’s Dog
Andrew Smith – Grasshopper Jungle
Amy Spalding – Ink Is Thicker than Water
Ann Stampler – Afterparty
Carol Tanzman – Circle of Silence
Lisa Yee – Warp Speed
Allen Zadoff – Boy Nobody
The event is over! Thank you to everyone who attended and to Field Elementary for letting us use their beautiful school. Special thanks to our author guests for their time and attention. You can click the links/photos below to find more about them and their books.
To our volunteers Katie Ferguson, Kate Grieco, Janelle Alexander, Jane Gov, Charlotte Caldwell, Thuy Lam, Kimberly Cooper, Kim Laird, Jason Donaghe, and YA author Carol Tanzman. We could not have done it without you!
If you attended and have photographs you would like to share, please email them to email@example.com. We especially would like photos of kids in their disguises
You can still purchase signed books (while supplies last) from
Once Upon a Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave
Montrose, CA 91020
Contact: Maureen Palacios
Love a good whodunit? Join us on February 1 and solve some mysterious mysteries with seven middle grade authors, while learning a little bit about what makes up a good story.
Books will be for sale through Once Upon a Time Bookstore and time will be set aside for autographs. Snacks and drinks will be available (for a small cash donation) throughout the event.
Solve the mystery first and you could win the secret prize! (What could it be?)
Costumes–ahem!–disguises are encouraged but not required.
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Where: Field Elementary School in Pasadena
3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91107 [ MAP ]
Kristen Kittscher, author of The Wig in the Window (Harper Collins, 2013)
Leslie Margolis, author of Vanishing Acts: A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery (Bloomsbury USA, 2012)
Gordon McAlpine, author of The Tell-Tale Start (The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe) (Viking Juvenile, 2013)
Kathleen O’Dell, author of The Aviary (Knopf, 2011)
Ellis Weiner, author of The Templeton Twins Have an Idea (Chronicle Books, 2012)
This is a ticketed event. Please get a ticket for each adult and child attending. Recommended age is 7-12 years of age. Donations are optional and much appreciated; you would be helping us fund more fun literacy events like this one.
Please join us when author-illustrators Tao Nyeu and Salina Yoon visit Unwind, just in time for the holidays!
The authors will read their stories, do a little bit of drawing demonstration, and sign books.
We will feature some fun crafts and have tasty treats available (for a small cash donation).
Guests are welcome to shop at our friendly local yarn store, Unwind!
We will also have more books available at the event.
Pre-order books from Once Upon a Time in Montrose – 818-248-9668
When: Saturday, December 1 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Where: Unwind, 818 North Hollywood Way, Burbank CA 91505
818-840-0800 – www.unwindyarn.com
Questions? Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the books
Squid & Octopus, Friends for Always
A loyal friend makes every day a happy one.
The four tales in this charming picture book show funny moments in the life of best friends Squid and Octopus. Yes, they argue sometimes (about things as silly as whether they should wear mittens or socks to keep their tentacles warm!), but they are always able to cheer each other up in glum times (such as when Squid wakes from the dream of being a superhero and feels disappointed to be plain old Squid again).
They are a very lucky duo. As the fortune cookie in the final story says, they will always have a true friend to count on.
Penguin & Pinecone
From Walker & Co.
One day, Penguin found a curious object.
When Penguin finds a lost pinecone one day, an unlikely friendship blooms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can’t live in the snow—they belong in the warm forest far away. Though he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his home, dreaming of the day they can reunite. And when he finally returns to the forest to check on his friend, Penguin discovers that love only grows over time—and so do little pinecones!
Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon’s spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating friendships lost and found, and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love.
Just a quick note, we’ll have a booth at the Orange County Children’s Book Fest today, Booth 58 at the end of a row near the Main Stage.
Sun, Sept. 30, 2012 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
See you soon!
Who: Margaret Peterson Haddix, Lisa McMann, Shannon Messenger, and Helen Stringer
When: Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 10:30 am
Where: McKinley School, 325 South Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena CA 91101
Get tickets: https://www.wepay.com/events/b2bsept15
Join/share this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/272675619500829/
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Who: Allen Zadoff, Ann Stampler, Carol Tanzman, Jesse Andrews,
Kathy McCullough, Lisa M. Stasse, Lissa Price, Sherry Shahan
When: Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Barnes & Noble at The Americana
210 Americana Way, Glendale CA 91210
Get tickets: https://www.wepay.com/events/ya-rising-stars
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