Cornelia Funke is one of today’s most beloved and recognizable writers of magical stories. A storyteller and illustrator of international acclaim, she is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart series Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord, the Ghosthunters series, and Igraine the Brave. We are honored to welcome her to Kepler’s to celebrate her remarkable body of work and to talk about her new picture book, The Book No One Ever Read and her Reckless series. Join us for this unforgettable opportunityto hear one of the great voices of children’s literature
Join us to celebrate the launch of Royal Bastards by local author Andrew Shvarts whose action-packed debut champions diversity, counsels perseverance, and highlights the human cost of war. Think Game of Thrones meets The Breakfast Club. Andrew will be in conversation with Tara Sim, author of Timekeeper
2017 is a good time to be a skywatcher! On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the sun for observers in 12 states, from Oregon to South Carolina, in the first total solar eclipse visible from the US mainland since 1979. Andrew Fraknoi’s book, When the Sun Goes Dark, is a fun way for young astronomers to find out all about this rare and spectacular event and gives children and adults hands-on techniques for learning the science behind eclipses of the Sun and Moon. Join us to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Great American Eclipse.
Picture book authors are authors of our hearts and we are always thrilled to discover a new favorite. Join us for a special story time and staring contest with Tom Booth as he introduces his ingenious new book, Don’t Blink, an interactive picture book that encourages you to test your staring skills against a vibrant assortment of animals from an elephant to an alligator and a bunch of their animal friends. Do you think you can win a staring contest against these animals? Join us and try out your skills. Whatever you do, Don’t Blink!
Come join our celebration of Sarah Dessen's newest novel! How many true loves do you get in one lifetime? Once and for All, Sarah Dessens thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine and the big day comes nearly once a week.
We agree with Jodi Picoult that no one writes about what matters most to teens as well as Dessen can. Sarah Dessen is the author of twelve previous novels, which include the New York Times bestsellers Saint Anything, The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, and This Lullaby. Her first two books, That Summer and Someone Like You, were made into the movie How to Deal. Dessens books are frequently chosen for the Teens Top Ten list and the list of Best Fiction for Young Adults.
Join us for an unforgettable opportunity to hear one of the best and most sincere voices in YA.
Join us to celebrate McKenzie Lee's hilarious and swashbuckling 18th-century romantic adventure, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue about a young bisexual British lord who embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe. This is a witty, romantic, and exceedingly smart look at discovering one’s place in the world and explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love. Mackenzie will be in conversation with Anna-Marie McLemore, author of The Weight of Feathers and When the Moon was Ours