Children's Book World

Author Events

Greg Pincus
Saturday, January 7, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12

Join local author Greg Pincus in celebration of the publication of his new book, The Homework Strike. Middle school is hard work, and Gregory tries to be a good student. He participates in class, he studies for his tests -- he and his friends even help each other with their assignments. But no matter what he does, there's never enough time to finish all his homework. Can Gregory rally his fellow students, make his voice heard, and still pass seventh grade? Find out in this book for anyone who thinks school is stressful, gets headaches from homework, or just wants to be heard.

  • The Homework Strike  $16.99
  • The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.  $17.00

Only Books Purchased at Children's Book World can be signed by authors during their visits, due to time constraints. We happily take advance phone and website orders for autographed books up until the day before the signing for those who can't attend.

Class invitations to
author visits:
Any teachers, grades K-8th, who would like to be added to our list of potential classes to invite to Children's Book World's Author Events, please call or email Sharon at (310) 559-BOOK/2665,

Claudia Harrington
Saturday, January 14, 2:30 p.m.
Ages 4-8

Join local author Claudia Harrington to celebrate the publication of the Hank the Pet Sitter series. The first book in the series is Otis the Very Large Dog. When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! But Hank's first customer is huge, homesick Otis.

  • Otis the Very Large Dog  $18.95
  • Pickles the Very Hungry Pig  $18.95
  • Yum-Yum the Very Spoiled Fish  $18.95
  • Elmer the Very Sneaky Sheep  $18.95

Steve Sheinkin
Monday, January 23*
Grades 5-8
*School event, public invited - please call for details

Join award-winning author Steve Sheinkin for an author talk and hear about his fascinating new book, Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. Before these men became legends, they met in 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, where they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story--and more. It's an unflinching look at the U.S. government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it's the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.

  • Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School  $19.99
  • Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon  $19.99
  • Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War  $19.99
  • The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights  $19.99, $12.99p
  • Lincoln's Grave Robbers  $16.99
  • The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, and Treachery  $9.99p
  • King George: What Was His Problem? The Whole Hilarious Story of the American Revolution  $9.99p
  • Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You about the Civil War  $9.99p
  • Which Way to the Wild West  $9.99p

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