Brian Selznick & David Serlin

Event date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Hooray!  We are thrilled Brian Selznick is returning to Hicklebee’s--this time with author David Serlin presenting their newest hit, Baby Monkey, Private Eye

He has a job. He is Baby Monkey, Private Eye!
Lost jewels? Missing pizza? Stolen spaceship?
Baby Monkey can help... if he can put on his pants! 
Baby Monkey's adventures come to life in an exciting blend of picture book, beginning reader, and graphic novel. With pithy text and over 120 black and white drawings accented with red, it is ideal for sharing aloud and for emerging readers. 
Hooray for Baby Monkey! 


FIVE starred reviews (from Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books) 

“...perfect for new readers... the illustrations are a marvel." — The New York Times Book Review 

Exceedingly cute.” — The Wall Street Journal 

“[An] inventive hybrid... Totally successful!” — San Francisco Chronicle 

“...expertly crafted...” — Bookpage

Brian Selznick is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning Hugo, Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck, and The Marvels. Among the celebrated picture books Selznick has illustrated are the Caldecott Honor Book The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, and the Sibert Honor Book When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan. His books appear in over 35 languages. He has also worked as a bookseller, a puppeteer, and a screenwriter. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.

David Serlin is a writer, editor, and historian who teaches at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles for adults. Baby Monkey, Private Eye is his first book for children. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and San Diego, California.

Browse more of Selznick's books here and Serlin's books here.

This will be a ticketed event.  Purchase your tickets here!

SKU: tselznick

This $18.50 ticket admits two people* to the event and includes one copy of Baby Monkey, Private Eye.

* Two adults, an adult & a child, or two children 8+ years old

Baby Monkey, Private Eye Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338180619
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

“Baby Monkey, Private Eye is the cutest beginning reader I have ever seen! Baby Monkey looks for clues, writes some notes, eats a snack, and then puts on his pants (which isn't easy!) before solving each case. Simple words paired with Selznick's detailed art make this adorable book delightful for everyone to read.” 
— Melissa Fox, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS

Ages 4+

The Invention of Hugo Cabret  Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439813785
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2007

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks--like the gears of the clocks he keeps--with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Ages 9+

The Marvels Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545448680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2015

The journey begins at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy Marvel. After surviving a shipwreck, he finds work in a London theatre. There, his family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage.

Nearly a century later, runaway Joseph Jervis seeks refuge with an uncle in London. Albert Nightingale's strange, beautiful house, with its mysterious portraits and ghostly presences, captivates Joseph and leads him on a search for clues about the house, his family, and the past.

Ages 10+