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

 Store Hours: Monday-Saturday  10am to 6:00pm, Thursdays until 7:00

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

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. 

Gertie's enrolled in fifth grade and living pretty well. She has great friends, a spirited aunt teaching her how to hunt bargains, and her dad works on an oil rig. News that her mother’s moving away and leaving them all behind threatens to tear ger world apart, but Gertie’s got a plan: become the greatest fifth-grader of all time to show Mom how much she would miss if she moved. Too bad the new girl in town, Mary Sue Spivey, wants to impress everyone just as badly, and there’s only room for one at the top. 

Kate Beasley earned her Masters in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she focused on Children and Young Adult fiction. Gertie's Leap to Greatness is Beasley's first published novel.  Illustrator Jillian Tamaki co-created the 2015 Caldecott-winning This One Summer with her cousin Mariko Tamaki, and drew storyboards for the hit cartoon Adventure Time.

Space will be limited and will be first-come-first-served. We will not be taking reservations, so arrive early to guarantee a spot! Kids Ink will have copies of Gertie’s Guide to Greatness available for purchase. For more information on the signing itself, please call our store at (317) 255-2598. We'll see you Monday from 3-4:15 at

Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore
5619 N. Illinois St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208


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