Thursday, 28 September 2023 - 6:00pm

We are SO thrilled to have one of our favorite children's authors swing by the store this autumn! Raj Haldar is a New York Times bestselling author, and the creator of the P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever, No Reading Allowed: The Worst Read-Aloud Book Ever, and the Word Travelers series (a staff fave!). And here he is with a new picture book--This Book Is Banned! Join us on September 28th at 6 PM here in the bookstore for a riotous good time!

This Book is Banned  is a fun and silly take on a truly serious topic, and makes for both an entertaining read, and also a good way to start discussing what it means to censor literature, and therefore censor the existence of other people. Illustrator Julia Patton gifts us with dozens of witty details to find, and dashes of humor on every page. A young reader's delight!

This is a book about dinosaurs. No it's not. Dinosaurs are not allowed.

Oh. This is now a book about avocados! Sorry. We deleted those too.

FINE. This book is about—nope! Forbidden!

Maybe you shouldn't even try reading this book…But what could possibly be inside?

Discover just what can happen when ideas are erased instead of expressed with this hilarious picture book romp that kids (and grown-ups) will want to read over and over again.

To Attend:

This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Masks are encouraged.

Signing Guidelines:

Following the event, Raj will be available to sign copies of his book. If you are unable to attend but would still like a signed copy, you may order a copy from this page and we will ship after the event, or hold it behind the counter for local pickup. Please note in your order any personalization requests and we will do our best to accommodate. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27th to guarantee signed copies.


Raj Haldar is a musician, author, and ◼️◼️◼️. He lives on the Upper West Side of ◼️◼️◼️ with his wife and two daughters, Indira and Devika. In his spare time, Raj enjoys, jazz guitar, exploring Central Park, and collecting more books than he ever has time to ◼️◼️◼️. Raj’s first picture book, P Is for Pterodactyl, was a #1 New York Times bestseller that some folks want to ban. How incredibly ◼️◼️◼️!






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This Book Is Banned By Raj Haldar, Julia Patton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Raj Haldar, Julia Patton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781728276564
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - September 26th, 2023

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of P Is for Pterodactyl Raj Haldar comes a silly and irreverent new picture book all about sharing ideas

This is a book about dinosaurs. No it's not. Dinosaurs are not allowed.

Oh. This is now a book about avocados! Sorry. We deleted those too.

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever By Raj Haldar, Maria Beddia (Illustrator), Chris Carpenter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492674313
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - November 13th, 2018

A New York Times Bestseller!

A "raucous trip through the odd corners of our alphabet." —The New York Times

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2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
United States