Books Inc. Kids Blog

Congratulations Shaun Tan!

Last night, Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, Tales From Outer Suburbia and Lost and Found,
won the Academy Award for best short animated film! The film is based on the second story
in the Lost and Found collection, entitled The Lost Thing.

Pics from our Cupcake-tacular Valentines Day Bash!


Our amazing Authors!

click HERE to see the rest of the pics from this super fun event (including pics of custom made cupcakes!)

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Students are inundated with WWII stories about the Holocaust, and for good reason. But it was a pleasure to find a take on WWII we so rarely hear. Written from the perspective of a Lithuanian refugee whose family is exiled to Siberia, Between Shades of Gray is a masterpiece of teen war fiction. Sepetys's narrative is as elegant as it is unflinching, and is bound to move any reader to tears. Though it is primarily a work of fiction, Sepetys based many of the scenes from interviews with survivors, making the atrocities depicted within all the more harrowing to behold. Perhaps Sepetys's most impressive accomplishment is that, despite the disturbing subject matter, she has wrought a book that is as engaging and focused on love and empathy as it is painfully honest.

Oh My Gosh, Stories! Storytime at Chestnut Street

Join the Marina neighborhood EVERY SATURDAY @ 11am for storytime!


 

 

Scieszka rhymes with Fresca!

 Hosted by the Burlingame Public Library and furnished by Books Inc! Meet former Ambassador for Children's Literature, JON SCIESZKA! Tickets are free, but extremely limited, so call the Children's Desk at 650.558.7400 extension 3 for more information!            

                               

Teatime for Tots! at the Berkeley Store

Come join the Berkeley neighborhood tots for STORYTIME every Thursday!

                                  




 

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