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Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore - 5619 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 - Email: kidsink@indy.net   

Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm - Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Store: 317-255-2598 - Fax: 317-254-0832 - School and Library Division: 317-254-0830

Get Ready for Bob Shea

The prolific writer and creator of children's books covering everything from rambunctious dinosaurs to confident mythological creatures, Bob Shea himself, will visit Kids Ink Bookstore on Thursday, March 23rd, from 4 to 5pm. His book Dinosaur vs. Mommy just came out with a board book edition, perfect for your own little reader!

Sarah Nicole Lemon Appearance

Come meet the debut YA author Sarah Nicole Lemon and check out her novel Done Dirt Cheap. She will be at Kids Ink on March 14th from 7-8pm. 

Some things to know about the author….

Michael Bornstein opens Kids Ink to Survivor's Club

Michael Bornstein, one of the youngest documented survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp liberated in 1945, and his daughter Debbie Bornstein-Holinstat have co-authored the memoir Survivor’s Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz. They will appear at Kids Ink Monday, May 1st, from 4-5pm, to discuss the book, answer questions, and autograph copies.  The book will be available for purchase at Kids Ink beginning March 7th.

Jan Brett Brings the Holiday Cheer!

Jan Brett will visit Kids Ink on Thursday, December 1st to read, sign books, and celebrate the release of her latest children’s story, Gingerbread Christmas. Jan will speak at 5pm and sign books after.


Nick Bruel Brings Bad Kitty to Work

Kids Ink Bookstore welcomes back Nick Bruel, author and illustrator of the Bad Kitty series! Beginning at 4pm on Monday, October 24th, Nick will be in our store to sign autographs, talk with fans, and prep us all of Halloween with his most recent hardcover, Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat.

Gertie's Leaping to Kids Ink!

Every child wants to be great, but the determined girl Gertie Reese Foy needs to be great now, and she's got a plan to do it. Guests can learn all about it on Monday, October 10th, when Kate Beasley - author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness - visits Kids Ink for a reading and signing event from 3pm to 4:15pm. 

Mike Curato Brings the Elephant in the Room!

Children's literature prides itself with its plethora of plucky pachyderms, and we're pleased as punch to present the latest creator to populate the shelves. Little Elliot is a young polka-dotted elephant that's looking for adventures, Mike Curato is the author and illustrator behind him, and Kids Ink is where you can meet him on Sunday, September 18th, at 2pm!


It's Waldo Hunting Season Again!

Where’s Waldo? The question has occupied millions of minds for twenty-nine years now, since Martin Handford published the first book in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo series continues to enjoy a cherished space on bookshelves everywhere. With almost 60 million copies printed in over 20 languages, Waldo is a true international icon that continues to keep audiences searching. The shops at 56th and Illinois St are taking this search to the next level in cooperation with Kids Ink Bookstore!

Shannon Lee Alexander Returns to Kids Ink!

On Saturday, July 9th, beginning at 1pm, Kids Ink will host a launch party for Shannon Lee Alexander and her latest book, Life After Juliet.

Ms. Bixby's Coming to Kids Ink

He took us into the darkest dungeons, he took us into the skies, he took us on a bank robbery, and now John David Anderson is taking his readers to school. Ms. Bixby's Last Day, Anderson's latest novel, follows the quest of three school children to give their favorite teacher the send-off she deserves. This refreshing tale of the positive influence teachers can have on students and the many ways that influence is paid back, releases on June 21st.

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