Children's Event

Sean McKenna Signing The Bear and the Hare

This story about the true meaning of friendship makes a perfect family read-aloud. Just the right amount of rhyme and charming illustrations will please young children and their parents.

Sean McKenna grew up in Burnt Hills and holds a fine arts degree from the University of Hartford. He credits his two children as the inspiration for his stories - hoping to pass along valuable lessons about friendship, sharing and individuality.

Event date: 

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Kids Art Contest 2016 Submission Date

The 2016 Art Contest is to design a book jacket for your favorite book! Artwork will be judged for originality, creativity, and interpretation of the book’s theme.

Entries are due in the store before October 7.

Winners in each grade level (one through eight) will receive gift certificates from The Open Door, and all entries will be displayed in the store windows Nov. 12-19.

The entry form can be downloaded via the following link entry form

Event date: 

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Mark Cheverton signs his Gameknight999 Minecraft series

Mark Cheverton signs his Gameknight999 Minecraft series.

This series of action-adventure books is set in the wildly popular world of minecraft, where kids can build towers, fight zombies and dodge creepers in the digital realm.

Invasion of the Overworld: Book One in the Gameknight999 Series: An Unofficial Minecrafter's Adventure Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632207111
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Sky Pony - August 26th, 2014

Battle for the Nether: Book Two in the Gameknight999 Series: An Unofficial Minecrafter's Adventure Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632207128
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Sky Pony - August 26th, 2014

The Gameknight999 Box Set: Six Unofficial Minecrafter's Adventures! Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781634502108
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Sky Pony - October 6th, 2015

Event date: 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

James Preller Signing Two New Titles for Children

James Preller signs two new titles for children.

  • Swamp Monster is #6 in the Scary Tales series.
  • In The Fall, Sam explores in his journal his relationship with a classmate who committed suicide.
Swamp Monster (Scary Tales #6) Cover Image
By James Preller, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250045232
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 7th, 2015

The Fall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312643010
Availability: Not Available
Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 22nd, 2015

Event date: 

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Violet Lemay Signing 100 Pablo Picassos

Violet Lemay will be signing 100 Pablo Picassos – plus an Art Activity for Kids! She will also visit during the Kids Arts festival and will help children create a Collage Portrait.

100 Pablo Picassos Cover Image
By duopress labs (From an idea by), Violet Lemay (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781938093326
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: duopress - May 12th, 2015

Event date: 

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Kat Yeh Signing The Truth About Twinkie Pie

Kat Yeh will be signing The Truth About Twinkie Pie.

Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy twelve-year-old GiGi (short for Galileo Galilei, a name she never says out loud) and junior-high-dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi (short for Delta Dawn). Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the Gold Coast of New York. Mix in a fancy new school, new friends and enemies, a first crush, and a generous sprinkling of family secrets.

The Truth About Twinkie Pie Cover Image
By Kat Yeh
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ISBN: 9780316236621
Availability: Not Available
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 27th, 2015

Event date: 

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

Elizabeth Zunon Signing One Plastic Bag

Elizabeth Zunon will be signing One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia.

Distressed by the problem of plastic-bag disposal, a Gambian woman organizes her neighbors to turn trash into treasure. This picture book by Miranda Paul is illustrated by Albany’s Elizabeth Zunon.

Fittingly, the collage illustrations make use of colorful papers and plastic bags. These reveal the labor involved and show the women’s joy in the results of their work.” — Kirkus Reviews

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) Cover Image
By Miranda Paul, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781467716086
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - February 1st, 2015

Event date: 

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
Schenectady, NY 12305

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