Kids Otter Read Day ~ May 1

Event date: 
Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come celebrate the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich children’s book community with your local independent bookstore on May 1 from 1 – 3pm.   

Join more than 50 children’s book authors and illustrators as they gather at their local independent bookstores to sign books, talk about their writing, and share their art.  Hosted by the Northern California Children’s Bookseller’s Association (NCCBA), Kids Otter Read Day is a not-to-be-missed event for children’s book lovers of all ages.


Meet these authors at Hicklebee's!

Jim LaMarche

Jim LaMarche brings us his newest, Lost & Found.

Jim LaMarche has been enchanting readers since 1992, when his illustrations for Laura Krauss Melmed's The Rainbabies earned him international acclaim. He won the Hicklebee's Book of the Year Award for Albert, written by Donna Jo Napoli. He is the father of three sons and lives with his wife in central California.

Lost and Found

Browse books by Jim LaMarche here...


Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett's picture book, Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem has kept us laughing since it landed on our shelves last fall. His newest book is a novel for ages 9 & up, The Brixton Brothers: The Case of Mistaken Identity.

Born to non-farmers in a California farming community,
Mac now lives near San Francisco. He's on the board of
directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center for students
in Los Angeles, an he founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart,
a convenience store for time travelers.

Brixton Brothers

Browse books by Mac Barnett here...


 Elizabeth Shreeve

Elizabeth Shreeve brings her newset book, Oliver at the Window.

She grew up in Long Island, and after studying goelogy and art at Harvard, she learned to SCUBA dive and worked for a marine biologist. She decided to return to Harvard graduate school to study landscape architecture. A few years ago the idea for her book, The Adventures of Hector Fuller came zoming into her head.

Oliver at the Window

Browse books by Elizabeth Shreeve here...

Tina Stolberg

Meet Tina Stolberg and read her newest book, Little Shrew Caboose.

Tina is a library specialist and the author of Moving Day Surprise. She lives in San Rafael, California.

Little Shrew Caboose

Browse books by Tina Stolberg here...


Terrell Franch

Meet  S. Terrell French and celebrate the publication of her first book, Operation Redwood, winner of the 2010 National Green Earth Book Award for children's fiction!

She is an environmental lawyer and first-time author. She lives in San Francisco ith her husband and three children, and has made many favorite trips to redwood forests.

Operation Reddwood

Find out more about Operation, Redwood here...



Wendy Lichtman


Meet Wendy Lichtman and check out her newest book, The Writing on the Wall.

Wendy Lichtman writes personal essays for the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Good Housekeeping, among other national publications. She has also written four previous young adult novels, including Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra. She holds a degree in mathematics and has tutored public-school students in algebra for several years. When she decided to write about a teenage girl who realizes that some questions have more than one right answer, algebra, with its unknowns and variables, seemed a perfect metaphor. She lives in Berkeley, California. 

Do the Math #2: The Writing on the Wall

Browse books by Wendy Lichtman here...


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