Children's Author Showcase

The Central/Coastal California chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is pleased to partner with Russo's Books to showcase their members' newly released titles.

Borne out of the COVID-19 shelter in place order, authors still wanted to connect with their readers and share their work. Each "episode" features a brief introduction from Russo's Books followed by a "meet and greet" with the author. 

We've compiled all episodes on this page for easy viewing. In addition, you are welcome to purchase a copy of the featured book at a 15% discount (you'll also receive a free author autographed bookplate while supplies last).


 

Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780062896070
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 9th, 2020

 Episode #6:   Allison Crotzer Kimmel discussing her new title, Unbeatable Betty. Also, be sure to visit the author at https://www.allisoncrotzerkimmel.com/.

 


Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781984894663
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

 Episode #5:   Wedndelin Van Draanen discussing her new title, Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life. Also, be sure to visit the author at http://www.wendelinvand.com/

 


How to Live on the Edge Cover Image
$16.14
ISBN: 9781541578890
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - August 4th, 2020

 Episode #4   Sarah Lynn Scheerger discussing her new title, How to Live on the Edge. Also, be sure to visit the author at https://www.sarahlynnbooks.com/


Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln Cover Image
By Shari Swanson, Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
$15.29
ISBN: 9780062699008
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

 Episode #3:   Shari Swanson discussing her new title, Honey: the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln. Also, be sure to visit the author at https://shariswanson.com/


The Invisible Web: A Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection (The Invisible String) Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780316524964
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

 Episode #2:   Patrice Karst discussing her new title, The Invisible Web. Also, be sure to visit the author at https://patricekarst.com/

 


Jacob Riis's Camera: Bringing Light to Tenement Children Cover Image
By Alexis O'Neill, Gary Kelley (Illustrator)
$16.14
ISBN: 9781629798660
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Calkins Creek - March 18th, 2020

 Episode #1:   Alexis O'Neill discussing her new title, Jacob Riis's Camera. Also, be sure to visit the author at http://www.alexisoneill.com/