Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Russo’s & CenCal Children’s Author Showcase

Date(s) - 07/29/2020 - 12/31/2020
4:00 pm

Children’s Author Showcase

The Central/Coastal California chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is pleased to partner with Russo’s Books to showcase their members’ newly released titles.

Borne out of the COVID-19 shelter in place order, authors still wanted to connect with their readers and share their work. Each “episode” features a brief introduction from Russo’s Books followed by a “meet and greet” with the author.

We’ve compiled all episodes on this page for easy viewing. In addition, you are welcome to purchase a copy of the featured book via our website at a 15% discount.


Jacob Riis's Camera: Bringing Light to Tenement Children Cover Image
By Alexis O’NeillGary Kelley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781629798660
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Calkins Creek – March 18th, 2020

 Episode #1:   Alexis O’Neill discussing her new title, Jacob Riis’s Camera  WATCH ALEXIS O’NEILL HERE

Also, be sure to visit the author at


Episode #2

The Invisible Web: A Story Celebrating Love and Universal Connection (The Invisible String) Cover Image
By Patrice KarstJoanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316524964
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers – April 14th, 2020

 Episode #2:   Patrice Karst discussing her new title, The Invisible Web. Also, be sure to visit the author at