- Ogden author Sherry Hogg will discuss and sign copies of her book, "Child of Mine" (Just My Books, $8.99), from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Hastings, 340 E. 525 North, Ogden. She will also be at Rainbow Gardens, 1851 Valley Drive at the mouth of Ogden Canyon, at noon that day.
"Child of Mine" is a 34-page picture book that captures "the never ending promise of a mother's unstoppable love," according to a news release. Photos were taken by Richard Watkins, of Logan, and his subjects include a single mother from Perry and two of her seven children, plus other children from Hunstville, Ogden and Logan.
A portion of the proceeds from all book sales will be donated to The Christmas Box House.
The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City will host the following book signings and readings this week:
- Utah author Julianne Donaldson will read from and sign her new novel, "Blackmoore: A Proper Romance" (Shadow Mountain, $15.99), at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. She wrote the historical romance "Edenbrooke."
- Artist and author Sean Kenney, of Brooklyn, N.Y., will promote his new book, "Cool Creations in 35 Pieces" (Henry Holt & Co., $12.99) at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. He will also demonstrate how he creates his meticulous designs and invite children to put together their own 35-piece LEGO brick inventions.
- BYU graduate Renee Collins, of Colorado, will read from and sign her young-adult novel "Relic" (Entangled, $9.99) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. It is the story of a young woman who must fight for good in a world where magic powers can be mined, harnessed, and sold.
- Caldecott medal winners and Michigan residents Erin and Phil Stead, the husband-and-wife illustrator-and-writer team who created "A Sick Day for Amos McGee," will sign their new books at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Phil will sign "Hello, My Name Is Ruby" (Roaring Brook Press, $16.99), and Erin will sign "If You Want to See a Whale" (Roaring Brook Press, $16.99).
- Kara Weiss, of Salt Lake City, will read from and sign "Late Lights" (Colony Collapse Press, $14) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. It is a literary novel with a hard edge that explores the complex realities of adolescent friendship and what happens when teenagers grow up and into different lives.
- Maddie the coonhound, a Tumblr and Instagram sensation, can balance standing on anything from bicycles to giant watermelons to road signs to birdhouses. Maddie will "pawtograph" her book "Maddie on Things" (Chronicle Books, $15.95) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. She will be joined by her photographer and owner Theron Humphrey, a native of North Carolina, who will speak about their experience creating the book.
- Utah author Karey White will read from and sign "My Own Mr. Darcy" (CreateSpace, $12.99) at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The novel is a romantic comedy about dating, expectations, and learning to find love in the right places.
- Join artists, musicians, farmers, gardeners, and friends and colleagues of Kenvin Lyman (1942-2011) for a reception to celebrate his illustrated cookbook, "An Artist's Kitchen" (Gibbs Smith, $50) at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
The King's English Bookshop is at 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. www.kingsenglish.com.