Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Cover to Cover

Saturday, April 29th


Stop by for our regularly scheduled storytime at 11:00, pick up free children’s book posters, bookmarks and other promotional material, and meet young adult author Mindy McGinnis in the afternoon.



Mindy McGinnis

Saturday, April 29th

4:30- 6:00



Ohio author Mindy McGinnis will visit Cover to Cover at 4:30 to share her most recent book Given to the Sea. This young adult fantasy plunges the reader into a world where duty and moral obligation are placed before any form of personal happiness. The main character Khosa must sacrifice herself to the sea to prevent the next massive wave from destroying the Kingdom of Stille. Mindy delivers another well-paced, thoughtful story with characters whose lives are forever entwined.

 Mindy has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Edgar Award and delivers searing post-apocalyptic novels, gothic historical fiction, and terrifying realistic fiction with incredible skill.  

Caldecott Award Winner

Javaka Steptoe

Monday, May 8th

4:00 – 5:30



We are thrilled to host the 2017 Caldecott Award-winning author-illustrator Javaka Steptoe on Monday, May 8th from 4:00 – 5:30. In Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Steptoe reveals the artistic influences and work of the 1980’s street artist who became a celebrated talent in the art world. He emphasizes the role Basquiat’s parents played in nurturing his talent and providing him with a sensibility that allowed him to see art in his everyday surroundings. Although none of Basquiat’s art appears in Radiant Child, Steptoe masterfully illustrates the book in the style of Basquiat and alludes to some of his most famous works.

 Javaka Steptoe will give a brief presentation at 4:00, take questions from the audience, and autograph books until 5:30.

Megan Whelan Turner

Wednesday, May 24th

4:30 – 6:00



Thick As Thieves, Megan Whalen Turner’s fifth book in the Queen’s Thief series, is another smart fantasy, full of sophisticated

political intrigue and unforgettable characters. Ms. Turner has received numerous accolades for her work, including the LA Times Award for Young Adult Literature, a Newbery Honor, and a Boston Globe Horn Book Award to name of few.

 A brief presentation at 4:30 will be followed by autographing until 6:00. Whether you are a dedicated fan who has been awaiting Ms. Turner’s newest book, or are looking for a new world in which to immerse yourself, don’t miss this event.

Cover to Cover
Books for Young Readers
3560 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43214

American Library Association 2016 Award Winners Announced

Caldecott Winner

 Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Illustrated by Sophie Blackall, Written by Lindsay Mattick

 Honor Books

Trombone Shorty

Illustrated by Bryan Collier, Written by Troy Andrews


Illustrated and Written by Kevin Henkes

 Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Illustrated by Ekua Holmes, Written by Carole Boston Weatherford

Last Stop on Market Street

Illustrated by Christian Robinson, Written by Matt de la Peña

 Newbery Winner

Last Stop on Market Street

Written by Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson

 Honor Books  

The War That Saved my Life

Written by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

 Roller Girl

Written and Illustrated by Victoria Jamieson


Written by Pam Muñoz Ryan

 The Coretta Scott King Award and Printz Award winners will be listed in the next email.

Stop in and take a look.

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