Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PALs for the Holidays

Date(s) - 11/01/2016 - 11/30/2016
4:00 pm


   SCBWI CenCal Presents

PALS for the Holidays


Spread the Word!

This holiday season you can share the joy of reading while supporting local authors, independent booksellers, and charities alike when you purchase titles from the list below as gifts or as a donation to a worthy cause.

Our goal for the month of November is to support local bookstores in the Central Coastal region
as well as our booksellers’ favorite charities,
and share books by our Published And Listed authors' and illustrators’.
​Purchase one or more for gift or charity!!


You may order books using this handy PALS for the Holiday's Order Form


Attend a Special Event!
Help support our local PAL's by stopping by any of the stores below
Saturday, November 26!

Please email any questions regarding PAL's for the Holidays at


Participating Bookstores:

Russo's Books
1601 New Stine Rd, #182,
Bakersfield (benefitting CASA of Kern County)


Chaucer's Books
3321 State Street, Santa Barbara


Mrs. Fig's Bookworm
Las Posas Plaza Shopping Center, 93E, Camarillo (benefitting CASA Pacifica)


Coalesce Bookstore

845 Main Street, Morro Bay


Volumes of Pleasure
1016 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos


Participating Titles:



Barbara Bietz

Like a Maccabee

Barbara Bietz

The Sundown Kid

Julie Dillemuth

Lucy in the City: A Story About Developing Spatial Thinking Skills

Mary Ann Fraser

No Yeti Yet

Mary Ann Fraser

Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree

Sue Ganz-Schmitt

Planet Kindergarten

Sue Ganz-Schmitt

Planet Kindergarten: 100 Days in Orbit

Mike Gordon

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots

Mike Gordon

Do Superheroes Have Teddy Bears

Bruce Hale

Clark the Shark Loves Christmas

Bruce Hale

Playing With Fire

Valerie Hobbs


Valerie Hobbs


Patrice Karst

The Invisible String

Patrice Karst

The Smile That Went Around the World

Allison Crotzer Kimmel

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Allison Crotzer Kimmel

A Primary Source History of Slavery in the United States

Rebecca Langston-George

Orphan Trains Taking the Rails to a New Life

Rebecca Langston-George

For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story

Sarah Lynn

The Boulder Brothers: Meet Mo and Jo

Terry Pierce

Blackberry Banquet

Terry Pierce

Tae Kwon Do!

Cindy Rankin

Under the Ashes

Robin Reul

My Kind Of Crazy

Sarah Lynn Scheerger

Are You Still There

Sherry Shahan

Skin and Bones

Sherry Shahan

Ice Island

Robin Yardi

The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez

Robin Yardi

They Just Know