April 8, 2021

may 2021 events

Peter Brown Virtual Event!

Tuesday, May 4th at 5 p.m. EDST on Facebook Live


Peter Brown, beloved children’s author and illustrator, is BACK with an instant classic picture book, and we could not be more thrilled to host him, virtually, on its publication day! Join us live on Facebook on Tuesday, May 4 at 5pm/ET to celebrate Fred Gets Dressed. There will be reading, live drawing, and of course tons of laughs. Don’t miss it! You can learn more about Fred Gets Dressed below and order your copy from our online store.

More about Fred Gets Dressed:

From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free.

The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents’ closet and is inspired to get dressed. First he tries on his dad’s clothes, but they don’t fit well. Then he tries on his mom’s clothes, and wow! The boy looks great. He looks through his mom’s jewelry and makeup and tries that on, too. When he’s discovered by his mother and father, the whole family (including the dog!) get in on the fun, and they all get dressed together.

This charming and humorous story was inspired by bestselling and award-winning author Peter Brown’s own childhood, and highlights nontraditional gender roles and self-expression.

Graci Kim Virtual Event!

Thursday, May 6th at 5 p.m. EDST on Facebook Live


Here are Little Shop of Stories we just cannot get enough of the Rick Riordan Presents publishing imprint, and we are SUPER excited about this latest mythology-based series! Join us on Facebook Live on Thursday, May 6 at 5pm/ET to meet Graci Kim, the author of The Last Fallen Star, the first in a trilogy surrounding Korean mythology! Grace is joining us all the way from New Zealand, and we can’t wait to learn more about her, her book, and of course her love of mythology. Learn more about THE LAST FALLEN STAR below and order your copy from our online store!

More about The Last Fallen Star:

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim’s thrilling debut about an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.

“Graci Kim does such an amazing job of blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool information.”–New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan

Riley Oh can’t wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for generations. Her sister, Hattie, will earn her Gi bracelet and finally be able to cast spells without adult supervision. Although Riley is desperate to follow in her sister’s footsteps when she herself turns thirteen, she’s a saram–a person without magic. Riley was adopted, and despite having memorized every healing spell she’s ever heard, she often feels like the odd one out in her family and the gifted community.

Then Hattie gets an idea: what if the two of them could cast a spell that would allow Riley to share Hattie’s magic? Their sleuthing reveals a promising incantation in the family’s old spell book, and the sisters decide to perform it at Hattie’s initiation ceremony. If it works, no one will ever treat Riley as an outsider again. It’s a perfect plan!

Until it isn’t. When the sisters attempt to violate the laws of the Godrealm, Hattie’s life ends up hanging in the balance, and to save her Riley has to fulfill an impossible task: find the last fallen star. But what even is the star, and how can she find it?

As Riley embarks on her search, she finds herself meeting fantastic creatures and collaborating with her worst enemies. And when she uncovers secrets that challenge everything she has been taught to believe, Riley must decide what it means to be a witch, what it means to be family, and what it really means to belong.

Jeanne Birdsall and Jane Dyer Virtual Event!

Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30 p.m. EDST on Facebook Live


Jeanne Birdsall is a bit of a pro when it comes to creating absolutely PRECIOUS books that we treasure for years and years, and her latest book with artist Jane Dyer is no exception! Join us on Facebook Live on May 11 at 6:30pm/ET to celebrate the release of Teaflet and Roog Make a Mess. Learn more about this delightful new book for emerging readers!

More about Teaflet and Roog Make a Mess:

A silly, illustrated adventure from the National Book Award-winning author of The Penderwicks–perfect for children newly reading on their own!

Teaflet and her brother, Roog, are ready to throw their annual strawberry jam party for their friends in Trefldom.

They want it to be the best party ever, even ten times better than the best party ever! But the inspector of neatness is coming to examine their higgledy-piggledy house from top to bottom. If she finds even one pinch of dirt, or one messy bed, the party will be canceled.

Teaflet promises to clean while Roog bakes for the party. But will she be distracted by animals needing her help, like the toad whose tongue drags on the ground? Or will she finish in time and save the party?