Events For Kids & Teens

Yes, you can find information on all our events on our store calendar.  But we want to make sure our younger patrons (and their parents) don't miss out on something special.  Here, you'll find a list of events especially geared to kids of all ages. And we expect more events to be added.

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 7PM - KELLY STARLING LYONS PRESENTS "CENTERING OUR STORIES: A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS BY CREATORS OF COLOR AND NATIVE CREATORS"
The tradition of a February program on multicultural children's books continues. Author of the Jada Jones series, Kelly Starling Lyons, is here to help present this event. This event is open to the public, but we believe is of special interest to educators and media specialists. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 7PM - TEEN FICTION PANEL WITH AMBER SMITH, AMY REED, BRENDA RUFENER
Three young adult literature authors come together to discuss their powerful novels, each with a teenage girl main character, and their struggles with abuse, assault, and rape; a culture of misogyny and sexism; homelessness; and incarcerated parents. Fans of SpeakThirteen Reasons Why, and similar works should not miss this event! NC author, Amber Smith, joins us with The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go. Another NC author, Amy Reed, is the author of The Nowhere Girls.  And our third NC author and homeless youth advocate, Brenda Rufener presents her debut, Where I Live.  We recommend this event for ages 13+. There will be discussion of serious topics. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 7PM - BRENDAN REICHS
We are excited to welcome North Carolina-based author, Brendan Reichs, of the best-selling book first book in this series, Nemesis. In followup, Genesis, Min, Noah, and the sophomores of Fire Lake must fight to survive in the secondphase  of Project Nemesis. He will be in conversation with Maggie Stiefvater (All the Crooked Saints). Receive a signing line ticket with an order for Nemesis (book 1 comes out in paperback in February) or Genesis (releases on March 6!). We recommend this book for ages 12+.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2PM - VANESSA BRANTLEY-NEWTON
For fans of Mary Poppins and How to Babysit a Grandma, comes a sweet story about the never-ending magical contents of Grandma's Purse. In this adorable, energetic ode to visits from grandma, beloved North Carolina picture book creator Vanessa Brantley Newton shows how an ordinary day can become extraordinary. Recommended for ages 3+.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2PM - RALPH HARDY
From a compelling new voice in middle grade literature comes a reimagination of The Odyssey told from the point of view of Odysseus’s loyal dog. Now in paperback, enjoy Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog, a thrilling tale of loyalty, determination, and adventure where Homeward Bound meets The Odyssey by local author, Ralph Hardy. We recommend this book for ages 8+.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2PM - JOHNNY RAY MOORE
We are so excited to welcome Johnny Moore for what is sure to be an amazing children's event. This local Raleigh author of five previously published books for children is also a poet and greeting card writer. He will be reading from his newest book, Silence, Please: A Collection of Children’s Poems, a collection of poetry exploring the joy and wonder of daily childhood life. We recommend this book for children of all ages (and you too, adults!)

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 10:30AM - SPECIAL STORYTIME WITH STAGE DOOR DANCE
Quail Ridge Books is proud to partner with Stage Door Dance Productions in celebration of National Dance Week. The 2018 Recital, Page to Stage, is all about bringing books and children's literature to life on stage. Our morning story time will feature a few favorite, dance themed books for children. Attendees may even leave with a few new moves!

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 5PM - KWAME ALEXANDER
The New York Times bestelling author, Kwame Alexander, is back with Rebound. In signature verse accompanied by striking graphic novel panels, this prequel to the 2015 Newbery Award-winning novel, The Crossover, explores the early life of Chuck “Da Man” Bell, when he discovers basketball and his family’s history. We are so excited to for this event! We recommend this book for ages 10+.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780425290330
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

From Sarah Dessen, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of SAINT ANYTHING and JUST LISTEN, comes a new novel set in the world of wedding planning