Petunia's Place is pleased to invite you to join us for special events. Most are offered at no charge.

Check below to see if reservations are required.

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Interested in a book club for teachers?

In conjunction with the California Reading and Literature Project, Petunia's Place is co-sponsoring a book club for teachers who are interested in reading and discussing literature for young people.
Call the store at (559) 438-1561, for more information about how you can join.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 11 @ 11 am

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

We will have a special Story Time at 11:00 am. Young children and their parents are invited to come here wonderful stories by Eric Carle and meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar who will be visiting the store. Don't miss this exciting event!

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information and to get your own The Very Hungry Caterpillar items!


Saturday, April 29 @ 11 am - 2 pm

Small Bookstore Day

Award Winning Author Margarita Engle will be in the store signing copies of her new books Bravo: Poems About Amazing Hispanics and her newest free verse young adult novel Morning Star Horse.
Artist Mykel Suntrapak of Sweetest of Peas will be in the store with her beautiful greeting cards.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information.


Saturday, June 10 @ 11 - 1

Author Visit

We are delighted to host local author Larissa Mercado Lopez, who will be siging copies of her bilingual picure book Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! This charming picture book depicts a young boy who is compassionate and kind. A wonderful book for ages 4-8.

Call (559) 438-1561 for more information and to reserve your copy!


Recent author appearances

Jan Brett

author of the book Mossy and many more.

Gary Soto

author of the book Lucky Luis and many more.

Joan Schoettler

author of the book 'Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth'

Doug Hansen

author of the book 'Mother Goose in California'

Margarita Engle

author of the book 'The Surrender Tree'

Jean Chaffee

author of the book 'Nosey's Big Move'

Dorina Lazo Gilmore

author of the book 'Cora Cooks Pancit'

Linda Garduno and Laura DeWitt

author and illustrator of the book 'Witchy Poo'

Karen Moore

author of the book 'Pen the Tale, Oogie'

Kathy Howell

author of the book 'The Perfectly Purple Sneakers'

Karlene Kay Ryan and Valerie Hill

author of the book 'Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life'

Mary Jane Giradi

author of the book 'Lazarus, the Rescued Bug'