Upper Elementary Program
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Join acclaimed children’s book authors, illustrators, poets and workshop leaders for a morning of readings, discussion, and special workshops designed to help fuel the imagination of kids in 3rd through 5th grade. Book sales and signing to follow.

 Free for School Groups. Teachers must sign their classes up in advance. Email

Facility is ADA accessible.


Margarita Engle has written the Newbery Honor The Surrender Tree and other books about Cuba.  Mountain Dog was inspired by her husband’s search and rescue dogs.

R.P. Harris has traveled the world, spending much time in Asia. He currently lives in San Francisco. Tua and the Elephant is his first book.

Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She lives in Sebastopol, California.

Alan Schroeder is the author of several acclaimed picturebooks that capture the early lives of notable African Americans, including In Her Hands. He lives in Alameda.

Come to the library, check out the show, get a library card, and enjoy some books!

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