Rooney Ranch Elementary Hosts:

Sharon Robinson

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Thank You Teller Elementary:

Luke Flowers

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Coming Soon!

Download our printable form for cash or check payments for your Luke Flowers book orders.  

Please turn the form and payment to the Second Star staff member who will pick up pre order payments during Luke Flower's visit.

Please write the student's name on the check. 

We offer Storytime EVERYDAY from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Themes and books vary, so check our Event Calendar for detailed date information.

Stay tuned for the next 

Village Parenting gathering!

Thank you for all who came and shared at 

our past meeting!

We are a independent bookstore that sells thoughtfully curated books, toys and gifts. Inspired by J.M. Barrie’s book Peter Pan, we fill our shelves predominantly with stories written for children and young adults, but all is intended to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.


Stay tuned for more to come...Upon completion of our addition to the existing building this summer, we hope to open a snack shop, an outside reading area, and an event space to host book clubs, author visits, and birthday parties. We also intend to bring art, music, and dance classes as well as grown-up book clubs and sensory-friendly story time.

All About

Second Star to the Right

Booked!  While school visits might already be booked, please feel free to still request this author to be waitlisted in case a school visit falls through. 

Forget The Gym: Using Play And Daily Movement Vitamins To Feel Better And Move More 

Most of the adult tension patterns and aches and pains that I see in my practice are not some inevitable part of aging - they are more often reasonable response to decades of giving up movement or swapping more dynamic movement for a whole lot of sitting still. Our children, especially the younger ones, are great examples of the full capacity of human movement- they still get up and down from a squat, hang on monkey bars, twist, bend and move in all the ways. But as grown ups, we give up all of these necessary Movement Vitamins because we just aren't asked to use them - our culture doesn't encourage it, our environments are not set up for it... BUT there is a better way. You can use your little kids as the excuse to get these important Movement Vitamins back into your daily life AND you can help set up a space and lifestyle where your kids won't start losing them too.



Day Care Provided

Join Restorative Exercise Specialist Zoe Levine, as she reintroduces you to your body, breaks you out of these "grown up" cages that we put ourselves into, and helps you bring more freedom, fun, and ease back into your life. By the end, you'll feel great and have a solid plan for how to bring more movement, strength, and playfulness into your everyday life... even with the kids!

No gym required.

This Months Meeting

at 3:00pm

Join us for the new LGBTQ+ Book Club!

December's Book is: 

The Disasters by M. K England

The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this YA sci-fi adventure by debut author M. K. England. On the run and framed for atrocities they didn’t commit, Nax and his fellow failures execute a dangerous heist to spread the truth about what happened at the Academy. Full of high-stakes action, subversive humor, and underdogs becoming heroes, this YA sci-fi adventure is a page-turning thrill ride that anyone—not just space nerds—can enjoy.

Mariana says: How England manages to pack so much heart, laughter, and truth into a breakneck one-book space adventure, I'll never understand, but it does. Know that it's my highest of compliments when I say: This book is made for a fandom, complete with ships and fanart, and I can't wait for those fans to find it and fall in love.

We are Proud to be

a sponsor of the

2020 CFOS!

Visit DENVERCFOS.COM to find out more about this community wide FREE children's festival!

Interested in Sponsorship?  

There are many great opportunities to donate to this great community wide festival!

Download our printable form for cash or check payments for your Peter H. Reynolds book orders.

Please turn the form and payment to your teacher who will collect up pre order payments by Friday, March 6th.

Please write the student's name on the check. 

We're a proud sponsor!

Check out this years

Author & Illustrator 

lineup at the 2020 festival!

We need your vote!

Nominate the categories

Best Children's Bookstore &

Best Storytime for us at Second Star!

Simply log in — as you must do to vote — and click on the

"Award We Forgot?" link to nominate the categories.

Drag Queen Storytime

An entertaining hour featuring The Glamoure Family singing, reading and posing for photos. An interactive experience for children of all ages and worth the trip for adults as well! All proceeds are split between The Center and the performing artists.

Drag King Storytime

Introduced to Second Star by our long-time favorite Drag Queen, The Glamoure Family, we are proud to present the Mile High Kingdom, Denver's first Drag King storytime. The Kings put on a performance that's not to be missed including choreographed singing and dancing numbers, solo songs, crowd participation acts and, of course, time for a story or two. Join us in welcoming the Mile High Kingdom to our regularly featured events!

Dancing Princesses Storytime

Dancing Princess LLC hosted some of our most popular storytimes at our original Tennyson location. We're so excited to be bringing them along to our new location on South Pearl Street - where all children are invited to dress up in their most royal garb and dance along!

Art Storytime

Join our painter, artist storyteller Kate and read stories about colors, shapes, art and have some fun making your own art project to take home!

Social Justice Storytime

Every social justice story time combines books, songs, crafts, and discussion to support families taking action. People of all ages are welcome. Most books are in the elementary school reading range.

Storytime with our Booksellers

Join our talented staff as they read their favorite books & share their skills and hobbies through a kid-friendly activity! Gardening, Art, Science, Spanish-Language storytimes & more are all led by our booksellers!

Reading with River

Sign up to read with River the Therapy Dog!

The perfect listener, River helps build confidence with younger readers, improving long-term literacy. 

Fill out the Author Request Form below to book your school an author visit today!

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