Eagle Harbor Books and local bookseller Sue Nevins host a graphic-novel book group for children ages 6-10 every Thursday through Aug. 28, at 3 p.m.
The group discusses such favorites as “Ook & Gluk,” “Captain Underpants,” “Lunch Lady,” the “Warriors” graphic novels, and more. Participants are given time to tap their own creativity with cartoons of their own.
Snacks are provided. Each session is free, but RSVP 206-842-5332, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s what else is happening at Eagle Harbor.
Aug. 10, 3 p.m.: Best-selling author Spencer Quinn of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, will talk about the latest in his “Chet & Bernie” mystery series, “Paw and Order.” The doofy
but lovable private investigators (dog and human) travel to Washington, D.C. and are swept up in a case involving international spies, cloak-and-dagger espionage, and an unpleasant guinea pig.
Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.: Whidbey Island writer Betsy MacGregor, M.D., will talk about her book “In Awe of Being Human: A Doctor’s Stories from the Edge of Life and Death,” a physician’s reflection on living, healing and dying set amid the challenging world of hospitals and hospices, the medical professionals who work in them, and the mystery of life and death. This book delivers a tender and powerful message about what it means to be human.
Aug. 17, 3 p.m.: Bainbridge author Barbara Winther gives a presentation on her beautiful new book, which takes you to a Hopi village in Northeastern Arizona to watch a ceremonial Kachina year through the eyes of two Hopi children. The book includes Winther’s own pen and ink drawings, water-colored by island artist friend Lynn Cooper, based on the Kachina dolls in Winther’s collection. Feel the magic and beauty of the Kachina dances and learn how these messenger spirits are essential for Hopi survival.
Aug. 28: Kirby Larson, author of the Newberry Honor book “Hattie Big Sky,” discusses her new middle-reader novel, about a Japanese-American family sent to an internment camp at the outset of World War II. With her family beginning to fall apart around her, daughter Mitsi Kashino, separated from her home, her classmates, and her beloved dog Dash, clings to her one connection to the outer world — the letters from the kindly neighbor who is caring for Dash.
Info: Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island. 206-842-5332, 360-692-2375, eagleharborbooks.com.