Happier Hour with Chad Sell

Children's story time + happy hour = Happier Hour. Happier Hour specials from 4-5. Stories at 4:30. Make everyone happier! We're excited to have Chad Sell join us. His book The Cardboard Kingdom is this year's Youth One Book, One Denver pick (and one of our bingo squares for the Summer Reading Challenge for Kids)!

About the book:  Welcome to a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary boxes into colorful costumes, and their ordinary block into cardboard kingdom. This is the summer when sixteen kids encounter knights and rogues, robots and monsters—and their own inner demons—on one last quest before school starts again. In the Cardboard Kingdom, you can be anything you want to be—imagine that!

The Cardboard Kingdom was created, organized, and drawn by Chad Sell with writing from ten other authors: Jay Fuller, David DeMeo, Katie Schenkel, Kris Moore, Molly Muldoon, Vid Alliger, Manuel Betancourt, Michael Cole, Cloud Jacobs, and Barbara Perez Marquez. The Cardboard Kingdom affirms the power of imagination and play during the most important years of adolescent identity-searching and emotional growth.

About the author: Chad Sell grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin. He lived in a neighborhood much like the Cardboard Kingdom, where he and his friends bounded through backyards in imaginative games and outfits. He also drew a lot and came up with all kinds of colorful characters. His favorites were often the villains, because despite being different and misunderstood, they were powerful and confident, and they got the best costumes. Chad lives in Chicago with his husband and two cats.

Follow the creators of the kingdom on Twitter at @TheCardboardK

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
The Cardboard Kingdom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524719388
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018