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Kids Events

Although we make every effort to ensure that the information below is accurate, occasionally dates and times may change. We always recommend calling ahead to confirm. Our phone number is (925) 837-7337.

Fall 2020

Thursday, 1 October We are delighted to present two virtual school visits with bestselling novelist Lev Grossman and his debut children's novel, The Silver Arrow. "Grossman's gorgeous middle-grade debut is vivid and amusing... it's a world all its own."—Booklist, starred review. Please contact the shop ASAP, if your school is interested in hosting an event with Lev Grossman.

Thursday, 8 October at 5PM Lev Grossman joins us at a time the whole family can enjoy to share his new middle grade novel, The Silver Arrow. Novelist Ann Patchett says "I loved every page. This is middle grade fiction at its best." Your purchase of The Silver Arrow from Rakestraw Books gets you the link for this special event. Purchase your ticket (includes book) HERE.

Tuesday, 13 October We are excited to present a full day of virtual school visits with beloved bestselling novelist Stuart Gibbs and his new book, Spy School Revolution. Please contact the shop for further details.

Thursday, 22 October at 5PM In association with The Athenian School we presenting a special event with Marc Brackett, PhD and his book Permission to Feel. Tickets are $5 (includes a coupon at rakestrawbooks.com). Tickets should be purchased HERE.

Tuesday, 1 December at 5PM Join us for a special free event to celebrate the launch of The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein on Tuesday, 1 December 2020 at 5 PM (PST). Game show, book talk, and audience Q&A. Guests who pre-order The Smartest Kid in the Universe from Rakestraw Books will receive a special bookplate signed by Chris Grabenstein. Details are HERE.