Join me and Sheri and dozens of other amazing authors at the annual Surf City Author Festival in the Huntington Beach Central Library! It’s one of the most stunning libraries in the world and kids from all the local schools will be receiving awards for their writing. This is one of our favorite events of the year! Plus we will be visiting Lake View and Hope View schools during the day to spread the love of reading!
It will be our second year at the Tucson Festival of Books, and we cannot wait! This was one of our favorite events last year and so busy we sold out of ALL OUR INVENTORY early on the second day. Don’t worry, we’re going to bring much more supply this year!
The whole campus of the University of Arizona gets taken over for this amazing event with countless activities for families and kids everywhere you look.
If you’re in Arizona, this is the book event of the year!
It’s one of our biggest events of the year! Wondercon!
See you at the Anaheim Convention Center for a celebration of all things awesome and geeky! Find the Whimsical World booth where we will have BRAND NEW books on display for the first time and signing all weekend!
It’s time once again for the biggest book festival in the world! Join 100,000 other avid readers at this annual festival of all things reading. Every author is there on panels, shows and entertainment abound for kids an grown-ups alike, and Whimsical has our own island booth in the children’s section, allowing for a spectacular display.
USC Campus - all day Saturday and Sunday
We are thrilled to making our first appearance at KidCon! Come to the Great Wolf Lodge, right by Disneyland — you know, that amazing hotel with a INDOOR WATERPARK?!
It’s a whole day fun for kids and families, plus we’ll have an extra large space for amazing Whimsical Photo Ops and fun activities. Imagine a pop-up amusement park with fun and educational activities for kids.
This one will be AWESOME.
10:00 am-5:00 pm
KidCon site: https://kidcon.com
Great Wolf Lodge info: https://www.greatwolf.com/southern-california
We can’t wait to make our first appearance at Wiggle and Work! An indoor playground and coworking space with on-demand childcare — designed with babies, toddlers and their grown-ups in mind.
We will be doing a super-fun reading and then signing our books for lucky kids afterward! Plus some awesome giveaways and games!
968 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 - at Vermont and Santa Monica Blvd.
It's our first time coming to the Super Holiday Boutique gift fair! Get all of your holiday shopping done in one amazing place with unique and special gifts from local craftsmen, artists, and businesses.
December 1 - Pleasant Hill
December 2 - Concord
Sheri and I will be there signing books for that one-of-a-kind gift for all the youngsters in your lives and writing special holiday messages inside. See you there! Ho ho ho!
Join us to celebrate the release of Derek’s new bilingual picture book, Doggy Claus/Perro Noel!
Location: MY ESCUELITA 1603 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Free admission! Kids will get to meet Santa Claus, enjoy holiday treats, play “reindeer games”, plus a storytime and book signing!
Sheri and Derek will be signing The Little Seahorse and Counting Sea Life with the Little Seahorse to support keep our oceans clean and healthy!
Point Vicente Interpretative Center
31501 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, United States
It's three days of awesomeness!
Pop culture, cosplay, whimsicality, books, panels, celebs and so much more! Come to the LA Convention Center Friday-Sunday Oct. 26-28, where Sheri and I will have a booth and be signing all three days!
Will be in different costumes every day, so come and see them all!
Booth Number TBA.
It's our favorite biannual Kids Book Festival!
Saturday in Sunnyvale and Sunday in Lafayette! Kids get to meet their favorite cartoon and book characters in costume, attend live readings, enjoy STEM educational activities, and meet their favorite authors!
Find our fun booth and come say hello!
Wow! What a fun event this will be! Check out all the info here https://www.gopacificcity.com/events/2018/9/18/pc-grommets-meet-the-author
- Tuesday, September 18, 2018
- 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Join us for this month's Kids Club!
Enjoy your meet and greet time with different authors:
Derek Taylor Kent, author of Simon and the Solar System and Counting Sea Life with The Little Seahorse
Ngoc Nguyen Lay, author of Together Bears
Scott Sussman, Author of Silly the Seed
Sheri Fink, author of The Little Seahorse
Shop & Dine!
Visit Smocking Birds after the event for 15% off your purchase
Visit Saint Marc after the event for a free ice cream cone and validate your parking
Visit B.Candy for 20% off your purchase
Free combo fries with any purchase at Burnt Crumbs (LOT 579)
For the Moms... a complimentary Rose' Mimosa with your lunch purchase at Beau Soleil. (LOT 579)
Enjoy a free kids hot Chocolate with any drink purchase at Portola (LOT 579)
Buy any pie or savory pastry at Pie Not and receive a second of equal or lesser value for FREE! This offer excludes Beverages of any kind. Limit 1 per customer. (LOT 579)
Visit Mahogany Smoked Meats for 10% off your purchase and free samples. (LOT 579)
Enjoy a complimentary kids meal- mac n' cheese, grilled chicken strips, and a 12 oz. lemonade with any $10 purchase from Lemonade.
Visit Top Dog Barkery for PUP Clean Up & PUP Play Dates!! Enjoy 20% off your grooming or doggie day care at TOP DOG. Courtesy of PC Grommets!!
Kids enjoy complimentary Ways & Means' famous pancakes *With purchase of adult entree*
Sephora will be offering Mommy & Me facials.
Enjoy free samples of Cherry Hills Market's naturally flavored olive oil, balsamic, and in-house grand spices, and take 15% off your purchase of these selections.
RSVP to guarantee making a craft.
Each person who RSVPs will receive 1 entry for a drawing of a goody bag from Smocking Birds, gift certificate to Hans' Homemade Ice Cream, Ola Mexican Kitchen, Barnabas, Frosted Cupcakery, and a surprise from Pie Not and Mahogany Smoked Meats. (Multiple winners will be chosen)
Must register before 8:00 PM 9/17/18 and must be present to win.
PC Grommets is proudly sponsored by MemorialCare Health System
It's National Read a Book Day so join me, Sheri and lots of other amazing authors at Pretend City - the most fun and magical place for kids in Orange County! More magical than Disneyland you ask?? Yes. Yes it is.
We love the Fontana Arts Festival! It will be our second year signing books at this fantastic event featuring dazzling works from local artists and a fun-filled kids area filled with crafts, playgrounds, food trucks, and activities.
Plus it's in the evening, so it will be nice and cool!
https://www.fontana.org/2168/Fontana-Arts-Events -- more info.
It's our first hotel and resort show! All the guests at the resort and the nearby sister resorts can join us for a special show at their Kids Club!
There will be a storytime session and book signing to follow!
Book your room at the resort to join in the fun! http://www.carlsbadseapointe.com/packages
It's our second visit to TOCA! Last year was amazing with FREE gourmet hot dogs, an appearance by the actress who played Annie, and a wonderful reunion with all of our South Bay Friends.
This is a great event for kids and grown-ups alike with lots of art related activies and displays.
We can't wait for more fun and, of course. signing our books for all in attendance!
3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, California 90503
This incredible event draws over 100,000 enthusiastic attendees every year!
It's a celebration of food, wine, and the arts, plus a crazy fun kids area with slides, rides, and other fun activities!
Sheri and I will have a DOUBLE BOOTH featuring our books and and arts activity area for the kids!
Bay Area friends will not want to miss this one!!
10 am- 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
5K that will help raise money to put amazing libraries into children's hospitals.
Sheri and I will be signing books there with proceeds going toward an incredibly important cause.
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States
Come to one of the most awesome comic shops in LA, THE PERKY NERD, where Sheri will be dressed as mermaid, reading books, and signing! Derek will also be there with some of his new books!
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We are finally coming to the Pomona Fairplex for their amazing learning expo! Sheri and I will be signing our books, including our famous STEM BOOKS, and teaching kids about how to become a better writer.
It's a quick visit, only 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, so be on time and beat the lines!
Both Derek and Sheri's first year doing this event and we couldn't be more excited!