Derrick Barnes visits Northside Elementary School

Friday, September 29, 2023: Derrick Barnes is coming to Northside Elementary!

Important Info for Ordering:

  • Be sure to list your STUDENT'S NAME and TEACHER'S NAME in the order comments section during checkout.
  • The books will be signed by Derrick Barnes and personalized for the student.
  • We will automatically apply a 10% discount to all books ordered for this event! We will manually apply the discount before we process it.
  • Under shipping options, choose "pick up at store" then pay online, and we'll deliver the books to NES; there are no shipping charges!
  • All orders must be received by noon Thursday, September 28.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: Santa's Gotta Go will be published on October 10. Preorders for this book will be delivered to NES, along with a signed bookplate, after that date.

Lava in My VeinsAll it takes is a loving teacher to help a boy get control of his sizzling superpowers, in this vibrant picture book by bestselling author Derrick Barnes.

Bobby Beacon’s got fire flowing through his veins. And now he’s psyched to attend a new school that’ll help him get a better grip on his powers. But right off the bat, his new teacher is not too welcoming. That causes Bobby’s hot temper to land him in the principal’s office. It ain’t easy to stay calm when people don’t seem to understand you and are always pushing you to the edge. Good thing Bobby gets moved to a class with an understanding teacher who clues him in on ways to calm himself and shows him that caring for others is its own kind of superpower. With her help—and some cool new friends—he just might be on his way to becoming the best version of himself possible.
 


Derrick Barnes is the author of the empowering New York Times bestsellers The King of Kindergarten and I Am Every Good Thing, which won the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award and the Kirkus Prize, and Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, which received a Newbery Honor, a Coretta Scott King Honor, the Kirkus Prize, and the Ezra Jack Keats Award. He also wrote the bestselling chapter book series Ruby and the Booker Boys. Derrick is a native of Kansas City, MO, and a graduate of Jackson State University, and was the first African American male creative copywriter hired by greeting card giant, Hallmark Cards. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and their four sons.

 

Event date: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 8:30am
Event address: 
Northside Elementary School
Like Lava In My Veins By Derrick Barnes, Shawn Martinbrough (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525518747
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 4th, 2023

Santa's Gotta Go! By Derrick Barnes, Courtney Lovett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Courtney Lovett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593530436
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Preorder Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 10th, 2023

Santa's Gotta Go will be published on October 10. Preorders for this book will be delivered to NES, along with a signed bookplate, after that date.


The King of Kindergarten By Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740740
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 2nd, 2019

I Am Every Good Thing By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

**SOLD OUT** - if you order, we can get you a book and a signed bookplate after the event but we do not have any additional copies for delivery on the day of the event.


The Queen of Kindergarten By Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111420
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 24th, 2022

**SOLD OUT** - if you order, we can get you a book and a signed bookplate after the event but we do not have any additional copies for delivery on the day of the event.