Adam Rubin Sharing Stories of Magic and Fun!

Welcome New York Times bestselling author Adam Rubin! On Wednesday, February 8th at 7 pm at Once Upon A Time Bookstore for The Ice Cream Machine, The Human Kaboom, and Dragons Love Tacos. Best for ages 8+.

Connect with the magic of reading and writing!

Hear #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Rubin share a sneak-peak of his newest books The Human Kaboom and The Ice Cream Machine - coming in paperback with a published short story written by a local student! Adam will read a story, describe his writing process, and answer questions before signing books. Best for ages 8+. 

The Human Kaboom and paperback The Ice Cream Machine are pre-orders and will be available on Tuesday, February 21st when they are published. 

Masks are required for attendance. 

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About The Ice Cream Machine:

The Ice Cream Machine book cover. A white silhouette of an ice cream cone against an orange background. A lightning bolt shape is cut out of the cone and the C's in the title are styled like gears.

In these six stories, set in six distinct worlds, you'll meet a boy and his robot nanny traveling the globe in search of the world's tastiest treat, a child mechanical prodigy who invents the freshest dessert ever, and an evil ice cream truck driver who strikes fear in the heart of every kid in town. 

You'll be transported to a beachside boardwalk with an ice cream stand run by a penguin, a hilltop realm ruled by a king with a sweet tooth, and a giant alien space lab with a lone human subject who longs for a taste of home. 

Each story features black-and-white interior illustrations from a different artist, including Daniel Salmieri, Charles Santoso, Liniers, Emily Hughes, Nicole Miles, and Seaerra Miller, making this book unlike any you've ever seen. And exclusive to the paperback, you'll also find six more stories inspired by The Ice Cream Machine, written by kids like you and hand-picked by Adam Rubin himself! So grab a cup or a cone, and watch out for brain freeze! You'll definitely want to save room for this treat.

About the author:

Adam Rubin author photo. A man with dark curly hair and a thick short beard looks directly at the camera in front of a shelf of books.

Adam Rubin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten critically-acclaimed books, including Dragons Love TacosDragons Love Tacos 2: The SequelHigh FiveGladys the Magic ChickenSecret Pizza PartyRobo-Sauce, and El Chupacabras, which won the Texas Bluebonnet Award. He is also the author of The Human Kaboom, the companion to The Ice Cream Machine. Visit him online at adamrubinhasawebsite.com and follow him on Twitter @rubingo.

Photo credit: Provided by publisher

 Order books for Adam Rubin's school visit here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
Books: 
$17.99
SKU: 9780593325797a
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Each story in this innovative collection features a sweet tale about ice cream. Hardcover edition does NOT include local student's short story.

Best for ages 8+


$9.99
SKU: 9780593325803a
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The Ice Cream Machine in paperback is a pre-order and will be available on Tuesday, February 21st when it is published.

The paperback edition features a short story written by a local student! Each story in this paperback collection features a sweet tale about ice cream. 

Best for ages 8+


$18.99
SKU: 9780593462393a
Add name. Ex: Jane or Humphrey Family

The Human Kaboom is a pre-order and will be available on Tuesday, February 21st when it is published.

Explode into six new short stories from the bestselling author of The Ice Cream Machine!

Best for ages 8+


$18.99
SKU: 9780803736801a
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This family favorite will have you laughing as you enjoy your tacos with mild salsa! 

Best for ages 3+


$18.99
SKU: 9780525428886a
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The hilarious sequel follows your favorite taco loving dragons on a new adventure!

Best for ages 3+


$38.00
SKU: 9780735230170a
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A collection that makes the perfect gift for fans of tacos and dragons!

Best for ages 3+


$18.99
SKU: 9780803739475a
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SHHHH! We have the secret to a great new story in The Secret Pizza Party for fans of Dragons Love Tacos

Best for ages 3+


$8.99
SKU: 9780147515599a
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The Spanish edition of Dragons Love Tacos means more friends and family can enjoy this fun story!

Best for ages 3+


$17.99
SKU: 9780547007038a
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Conflict and hilarity scamper side by side in this fun story!

Best for ages 4+ 


$17.99
SKU: 9780547678238a
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Can a sunny beach vacation down south stop change a grumpy old man?

Best for ages 4+


$18.99
SKU: 9780593325605a
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Discover the wish-fulfilling magic chicken - Gladys! 

Best for ages 3+


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