Welcome to Children’s Book World!

Children’s Book World is an independent, full-service children’s bookstore featuring a comprehensive inventory, knowledgeable staff, and exciting events. Children’s Book World opened its doors for the first time in July, 1989—and now, over twenty-five years later, we’re going strong!

Laurie Halse Anderson

In 1999, her award-winning novel Speak opened the door for a national dialogue about rape culture and consent. Now, twenty years later, Anderson reveals her personal history as a rape survivor in a searing poetic memoir, SHOUT. In free verse, she shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life. Soul-searching, devastating and triumphant, SHOUT is a denouncement of our society’s failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online or only in their own hearts.

We here at Children’s Book World are honored to be part of the celebration of the release of Laurie Halse Anderson’s new book. Get your tickets for a very special evening with this award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author to be held on March 20th at Rosemont College. If you can’t join us for this event, pre-order signed copies of the book here on our site and have it delivered to your door.

This event is for mature audiences only. Children under 13 will not be admitted.

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, click here!

To pre-order your signed copy of SHOUT, click here!