It is part of Second Star to the Right’s mission to connect the Denver community with authors both national and local to Colorado. Stay tuned to this calendar to find out when authors will be coming to the store and the Denver area in conjunction with Second Star. 

Abby Cooper returns to Second Star with Bubbles

WHEN: Saturday, August 26th, 10:30am

WHERE: Second Star to the Right Rumpus Room

WHAT: Join us for an encore appearance with author Abby Cooper as she shares her second middle grade novel, Bubbles.


Twelve-year-old Sophie Mulvaney’s world has been turned upside down. Mom lost her job at the TV station and broke up with Pratik, whom Sophie adored. Her teacher is making them do a special project about risk-taking, so Sophie gets roped into doing a triathlon. And to top it all off, she’s started seeing bubbles above people’s heads that tell her what these people are thinking. Seeing other people’s thoughts seems like it should be cool, but it’s actually just stressful. What does it mean that Pratik wishes she and Mom were with him to eat dinner? Is her best friend Kaya really going out with their other best friend, Rafael, whom Sophie also has a crush on? And can Sophie’s mom ever go back to her old self? In this funny, heartwarming novel from Abby Cooper, BUBBLES shows readers that people are more than what they seem―or what they think.


Abby Cooper lives in Minnesota with her miniature poodle, Louis, and a whole bunch of books. A former teacher and school librarian, her favorite things in the world (besides writing) are getting and giving book recommendations and sharing her love of reading with others. In her spare time, she likes eating cupcakes, running along the Mississippi River, and watching a lot of bad reality TV. Sticks & Stones was her first novel for middle grade readers.

Leslie Margolis stops at Second Star for her We are Party People Tour!

WHEN: Thursday, October 5th at 5:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Second Star to the Right Children’s Books Rumpus Room

WHAT: Join us for a phenomenal party costume and pizza party at Second Star that will please wallflowers and party planners alike! Wear your favorite wackiest, most wonderful costume or no costume at all and join us for pizza while we party with Leslie and enjoy a reading from her We are Party People release!

FEATURED BOOK: We Are Party People

We Are Party People is a fun and quirky middle grade novel about Pixie Jones, a shy wallflower whoseparents are the best (and most out-there) party planners around. When Pixie’s mom has to leave town to care for an ailing family member, and Pixie’s new friend wants help coordinating a campaign for student body president, Pixie finds herself uncomfortably, terrifyingly close to the spotlight. Pixie is going to have to test her limits to help the people she loves– and discovers along the way that stepping outside of her comfort zone might not be so scary after all.


Leslie is the author of more than fifty books for young readers, including the Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries, Boys Are Dogs (which was turned into the Disney Channel movie Zapped), and the novel If I Were You.

Dan Santat presents After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – presentation at 4:30 p.m. with signing to follow. Kid-friendly activities & crafts related to After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) will precede the presentation from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

Second Star to the Right in partnership with Denver Public Library proudly presents bestselling and award winning author/illustrator Dan Santat! Crafts & activities related to the story will be available for children beginning at 3:30pm. Dan’s presentation will begin at 4:30pm with a booksigning to follow. Books can be purchased at the event, or ahead of time from Second Star to the Right Children’s Book

WHERE: Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St, Denver, CO 80238

FEATURED BOOK: After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)


After the fall, Humpty Dumpty is a broken egg. Life is tough: he’s so afraid of heights, he can’t even bear to climb onto his bed, or reach his favourite cereal on the top shelf at the supermarket. But one day, fuelled by his passion for bird-watching, he decides to conquer his fears and something amazing happens…

Can’t attend the event, but would love an autographed book? Call Second Star to the Right (303-455-1527) to order your copy today!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dan Santat is the author/illustrator of Sidekicks  and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett. He is best known for his children’s picture book, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the 2015 Caledcott Medal for distinguished illustration. He is also the creator of the Disney animated hit, The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids and various pets. 

Can’t attend the event, but would love an autographed book? Call Second Star to the Right (303-455-1527) to order your copy today!

Avi is launching The Player King with Second Star to the Right!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

WHAT: Join us for an evening launch and celebration of Avi’s next middle grade novel, The Player King. Tickets available with book purchase.

WHERE: Westward Gallery, 4400 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212

FEATURED BOOK: The Player King

From Newbery Award–winning author Avi comes the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter to become the King of England.

England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim, has apparently disappeared. Meanwhile, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is slaving away at a tavern in Oxford—until a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, buys Lambert from the tavern keeper and whisks him away in the dead of night. But this is nothing compared to the secret that the friar reveals: You, Lambert, are actually Prince Edward, the true King of England!

Can’t attend the event, but would love an autographed book? Call Second Star to the Right (303-455-1527) to order your copy today!