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September 2017

Margarita Engle

September 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Free

So we purr, cara cara, and we glide, taka taka, and we zoom,  zoom,  ZOOM!  Together, a boy and his parents drive to the city of Havana, Cuba, in their old family car. Along the way, they experience the sights and sounds of the streets―neighbors talking, musicians performing, and beautiful, colorful cars putt-putting and bumpety-bumping along. In the end, though, it’s their old car, Cara Cara, that the boy loves best. A joyful celebration of the Cuban people and their…

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Soman Chainani

September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Free

  With every end comes a new beginning in the fourth installment of Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series, Quests for Glory. Join Sophie, Agatha, Tedros, and the other students as they begin a new era in the Endless Woods — The Camelot Years — where Evers and Nevers alike must move beyond the bounds of school and into the biggest, boldest adventures of their lives. The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they…

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October 2017

Brad Meltzer

October 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Books & Books' hometown favorite is back again, with his latest two additions to the Ordinary People Change the World series! Sacagawea, the only Native American included in Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition, joins the inspiring list of heroes whose stories are told in this New York Times Bestselling biography series.  Sacagawea was the only girl, and the only Native American, to join Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery, which explored the United States from the Mississippi River all the way to…

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Christina Diaz Gonzalez

October 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Free

La Sombrilla Roja empieza un año después de la revolución comunista, Lucía, de 14 años, lleva una despreocupada vida en Cuba, pensando en nada más que fiestas y chicos. Pero todo cambia el día en que los soldados llegan a su pequeño pueblo y se ve forzada a aceptar ciertas verdades acerca de su familia, amigos y país. Conforme las semanas pasan y los efectos de la revolución comienzan a sentirse en todos lados, los padres de Lucía toman una difícil…

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Peter Brown

October 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
Free

From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly asunderwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper…

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November 2017

Ruth Vander Zee

November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

In the 1930s, as the entire United States contended with the effects of the Great Depression, dust storms raged throughout a portion of the country that had once been rich farmland. Depleted of their natural prairie grasses and farmed too harshly, eroded soils blew away as drought settled in. Like thousands of Americans during that time, Calvin and his family cling to hope as they wonder when "next year" will finally come. Ultimately, a choice will be made that will…

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Jeff Kinney

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33132 United States

To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare. Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which…

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Family Day on Aragon!

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

When a magic trick goes awry, the magician M. Lapin becomes a sad rabbit while his rabbit assistant, Houdini, becomes the star of the show. In his most amazing trick ever, he restores M. Lapin to his former self! Celebrating generosity & teamwork—and of course magic! FAMILY DAY ON ARAGON Reading RABBIT MAGIC by Meg McLaren (HMH, $16.99) Saturday, November 11, 10am Coral Gables BUY THE BOOK

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January 2018

Family Day on Aragon!

January 13 @ 10:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

We’re celebrating one of the most beloved characters in classic children’s literature to ring in the new year! She’s a spirited little girl full of good humor and wit and her name is Madeline. Join us for a story time and photo op with the girl herself! FAMILY DAY ON ARAGON story time reading of Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking Press, $17.99) Saturday, January 13, 10am Coral Gables Make a day of it: Catch a 5$ screening of Magic Camp…

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Readers Guild Book Club

January 13 @ 3:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

READERS GUILD BOOK CLUB Ages 10 & up (5th grade reading level & up) Join us at the First Reader’s Guild Book Club—Calling all Kids Crazy About Books and Literary Enthusiasts who need an Outlet to laugh, learn, listen and debate on the good stuff: the classics, the scientific, the fantasy, the philosophical, and sometimes—the banned! Oh no, did we say banned? Objective:   Encourage Active Reading and Critical thinking through interactive discussions incorporating history, geography, vocabulary, author intent, and friendly debate.…

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Read to a Child Fundraiser with Emma Otheguy

January 23 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

READ TO A CHILD FUNDRAISER Featuring Keynote Guest: Children’s Writer EMMA OTHEGUY discussing Marti’s Song of Freedom (Children’s Book Press, $17.95) Tuesday, January 23, 6pm Coral Gables   *Bilingual event José Martí (1853-1895) is Cuba's national hero, patriotic leader, and writer. As a boy, he was inspired by the natural world. He found freedom in the river that rushed to the sea and peave in the palmas reales that swayed in the wind. Freesom, he believed, was the inherent right of all…

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February 2018

Kim Cameron

February 3 @ 10:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Seaper Powers is a magical tale about a little girl who travels off to an island vacation and finds that magical sea grass transforms her ability to talk to fish! She befriends two unlikely sea creatures as they search for buried treasure. Mom's and Dad's will love this book which has a positive message about friendship and the environment. Also available in audio. Considered one the best new adventure books released this year for 5-9 year olds. How Seaper Powers Started: Kim…

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Family Day on Aragon! Storytime & Craft

February 10 @ 10:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

LOVE is in the air, and throughout the heartfelt and beautiful latest publication from Newbery Medal winning author, Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long. Let’s read about the myriad ways we experience this universal bond and indulge in some sweet treats. Make a day of it: Enjoy a 5$ screening of Shrek across the street at the Coral Gables Art Cinema at 11am, followed by arts, crafts, puppets, and music at the Coral Gables Museum from 2-5pm!…

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Valentine’s Day Reading Circle!

February 10 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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2017-2018 Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Award Ceremony

February 11 @ 2:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Award Ceremony Contest Theme: “In Light of Natural Disasters and Conflict in the World, What Does Peace Mean to Me?” Creative Writing The Junior Orange Bowl is a non-profit organization that hosts cultural and sports events for the youth of our community. In partnership with the South Florida Writers Association, the Junior Orange Bowl is presenting the annual Creative Writing Contest. Open to eighth and ninth grade students, the theme is “In Light of Natural Disasters…

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March 2018

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Reading Circle with Read to Learn Books for Free

March 10 @ 11:00 am

Join us for Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration & Reading Circle in partnership with Read to Learn Books for Free and the Pinecrest Branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library System at our Suniland Shops location.  We'll be reading our favorite Dr. Seuss books, indulging in sweet treats and creating a special craft. Please, bring a gift: a new or slightly loved children's book for our book drive. See you there!  

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Junot Díaz

March 16 @ 6:30 pm
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 NE 2nd Ave, Bldg 1, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132 United States

Online ticket sales for this event have now ended but walks ups are welcome. First come, first served. Limited seats available. Join us for an Evening with Junot Diaz, where he will speak on the genesis of his first picture book, Islandborn, a beautifully illustrated and moving meditation on the immigrant experience as a young child. *Please note, this event has been moved to the Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium. More info at the link below. Presented in partnership…

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Silvia Lopez

March 18 @ 6:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

“the affirming vision of adoptive sibling bonding is welcome…a book to broaden collections about families.” - Kirkus Review, February 2018 This debut picture book by local author Silvia Lopez is a gentle story about love and acceptance within a multicultural, multiracial family.  Meili, six years old and adopted from China, isn't happy to learn that she will have to share Mama and Papa with a new baby soon to be adopted from Haiti. Who needs a baby when your family is…

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Chelsea Clinton

March 19 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Books & Books presents CHELSEA CLINTON signing She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History (Philomel Books, $17.99) AUTOGRAPHING ONLY She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History is a companion to Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger’s #1 New York Times bestselling picture book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. She Persisted Around the World celebrates 13 women from around the world who have used their voices and determination to create change and…

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May 2018

Margaret Cardillo

May 12 @ 11:30 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

A stunning and inspirational nonfiction picture book about the life and style of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis from Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos, the team that created Just Being Audrey. Jackie Kennedy was an American icon of style and grace--but there was steel under that style. Her poise under fire, intelligence, and tireless work as First Lady earned her the respect of leaders worldwide and made her beloved by generations. Jackie's legacy also extended beyond her time in public life. She was…

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Ann Gorman

May 19 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

The lovable character of Ms. Whisk, along with her kindergarten class, create magic through food. While the children are creating a recipe from somewhere around the world, the room magically changes into that country. This magic sparks questions and all of the excitement makes Ms. Whisk very happy, because she knows her students are ready to learn. About the Author “I love to cook with children! I am a teacher and twelve years ago, I started teaching kindergarten. I decided…

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Samantha Caprio

May 27 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

The tragic loss of her best friend, Josie Lee, leaves ten-year-old Seraphina questioning her destiny, until she learns she's the chosen one. Seraphina is whisked away by a frantic, talking butterfly on a quest to bring order back to a world inside a rainbow called Raiven with its six different, colored- realms by finding and returning a powerful rainbow crystal back to its wizard owner, which was stolen from an evil witch and her trolls. Raiven is a bridge between…

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June 2018

Zack Bush

June 10 @ 12:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

JUST IN TIME FOR FATHER’S DAY! JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE VIRAL HIT CHILDREN’S BOOK, “MADE FOR ME”! RSVP HERE Of all the children that ever could be, You are the one made just for me. From a child's first uttered "Dada" to his or her first unsteady steps, nothing can adequately convey the joy and awe of watching the birth and growth of a new child. Filled with adorable illustrations and the refrain, "You are the one made just…

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Jonathan Voss

June 16 @ 1:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Join us for this special storytime and bring your favorite plush friend! In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Night Gardener comes a heartwarming picture book about friendship that is sure to become a classic from debut author-illustrator Jonathan D. Voss. Olive is a little girl who likes the types of adventures that exist in books. Her best friend Hoot, a stuffed-animal owl, prefers the ones that take place in the real world. Today, Hoot gets to pick the adventures. At first, Olive…

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Rosemarie Cole

June 30 @ 2:00 pm
Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154 United States
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“The Playground Bully” is a new children’s book by author Rosemarie Cole that could change the hearts of bullies. We are at a crucial time in our society when the victims of bullying are very much highlighted in the media. “The Playground Bully” may have an antedote to prevent bullying... Four year old Nico was seated on the grass on the playground of his preschool. From this vantage point, he has seen it all. The fist fights, shoving, screaming, and the…

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July 2018

Tommy Tortuga

July 21 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Tommy Tortuga is a charming, fully illustrated children’s book that’s easy to adore.  The first two volumes are written using rhymes, alliteration, onomatopoeia and metaphors.  Each page contains a secret hidden image.  This timely tale follows Tommy on an adventure where he takes initiative, uses creativity and learns a surprising secret skill that he quickly learns to love.  However, something is amiss around him.  What’s gotten into everyone around him?  By the end of the story, you will begin to observe…

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August 2018

August Reading Circle

August 11 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books at Suniland Shops, 11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156 United States
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Share the love of books with us & Read to Learn Books for Free at our Suniland store every second Saturday!

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Pablo Cartaya

August 21 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you’re only in the eighth grade, you’re both a threat and a target. After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus’s mom decides it’s time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus and his younger brother to Puerto Rico to spend a week with relatives they don’t remember or have never met. But Marcus can’t focus…

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September 2018

FAMILY DAY ON ARAGON: Tamara B. Rodriguez

September 8 @ 1:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Teo the Great, the sequel to Hair to the Queen!, is a story about a courageous boy that beats cancer against all odds! With the support of his family and friends, Teo finds the strength to live his best life and offer hope to others. This picture book is a light read for all ages. About the Author Tamara wrote Teo the Great and her first children’s book Hair to the Queen! to help families start the conversation about cancer in a light-hearted and fearless way. Originally from Haiti, Tamara is…

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Yuyi Morales

September 9 @ 1:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Caldecott Honor artist and five-time Pura Belpré Award winner Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story in this picture-book tribute to the transformative power of hope . . . and reading. RSVP HERE In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed. She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams...and her stories. Caldecott Honor…

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Brad Meltzer

September 15 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Neil Armstrong’s journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great–the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences.…

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Susan Marie Chapman

September 18 @ 6:30 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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This is a story about twin sisters. It is about their love for each other and their strong bond. It is also about how they are the same but very different. It is a true story. I used photographs taken over the years to illustrate each and every page. I hope this book brings to life what I enjoy every day. These two little fluff balls are the love of my life. I can not imagine my world without Sugar…

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Andrea Valfre

September 22 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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 Dining With Etikat: An Adventure in Awesome Table Manners! is a one of a kind, interactive guide that teaches essential social skills and is loaded with practical tips, trivia and self-guiding visuals. Young readers enjoy learning etiquette with a feisty feline called, Etikat. The journey towards developing savvy children who understand that manners are both relevant and necessary for ultimate success is one of great fun. Scenarios where dining faux pas take place are those that everyone can relate to while laughing at Etikat’s silly…

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October 2018

Storytime & Craft

October 13 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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Gigi Costa

October 14 @ 11:00 am
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Have you heard of the little boy named Oliver is a fully illustrated children's book that tells the story of an acquisitive little boy who learns to have patience. He realizes that rather than getting new things all year long, it is best to wait for Christmas morning. This story is a great lesson in delayed gratification for children. About the Author: Gigi Costa lives in Key Biscayne, FL with her 2 boys and is a practicing attorney. She wrote…

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Storytime & Craft

October 20 @ 10:30 am
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Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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Storytime & Craft

October 27 @ 10:30 am
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Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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November 2018

Storytime & Craft

November 3 @ 10:30 am
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Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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Amanda Lucidon

November 3 @ 1:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama, coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from official White House photographer and New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Light, Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format for young readers. This stunning and revealing collection of seventy photographs captures and celebrates Mrs. Obama's White House years and her dedication to improving the lives of young people in the United States and around the world. As a former official White House photographer, Amanda…

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Storytime & Craft

November 10 @ 10:30 am
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Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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Mike Curato

November 12 @ 4:00 pm
Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Best friends Little Elliot and Mouse are back for another adventure―and this time, they're looking for Christmas spirit! Little Elliot the elephant isn't quite sure what Christmas spirit is, but he suspects he doesn't have it. Not even a visit to Santa Claus can put Elliot in the right mood. But when chance blows a letter for Santa into Elliot and Mouse's path, the two friends discover what Christmas is all about―and make a new friend, too. A heartfelt celebration…

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Storytime & Craft

November 17 @ 10:30 am
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Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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Storytime & Craft

November 24 @ 10:30 am
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Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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December 2018

Storytime & Craft

December 1 @ 10:30 am
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Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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December 8 @ 10:30 am
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Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Join us every Saturday for story time! Children of all ages are invited with their parents to read a book, browse our shelves and have some literary fun with our crew! See you there! Coral Gables at 10:30am Suniland Shops at 11am

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