An Evening with Nick Bruel and the Chesterfield County Library Friends


Join the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library on May 20 as they celebrate their 50th anniversary with a virtual visit from Nick Bruel, author of the Bad Kitty series.

Bruel, a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of both picture and chapter books, will highlight his soon-to-be-published Bedtime for Bad Kitty, a picture book for young children or anyone who has resisted bedtime with the same determined ferocity as Bad Kitty. Readers familiar with Bad Kitty will know her as the cantankerous cat famous for her goofy, laugh-out-loud antics.

To fit the bedtime theme, kids of all ages are welcome to wear your pajamas!

The event is free and open to everyone.

To purchase a copy of Bedtime for Bad Kitty, visit this link or contact Fountain Bookstore at A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the Friends' picture book fundraiser!

In continued celebration of their 50th anniversary, the Friends have been hosting a picture book fundraiser. The Friends, with the public’s support, are raising $20,000 to purchase new picture books for the Chesterfield County Public Library’s collection. To donate, or for more information, visit

This program is brought to you by the Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library in collaboration with the Chesterfield County Public Library, Macmillan Publishers, and Fountain Bookstore (Richmond, VA).

Additional information:

Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of the phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series, including the 2012 and 2013 CBC Children's Choice Book Award winners Bad Kitty Meets the Baby and Bad Kitty for President. Nick has also written and illustrated popular picture books, including A Wonderful Year and Little Red Bird. Nick lives with his wife and daughter in Westchester, New York. Pronouns: He/Him

Book Summary:

It's bedtime in the Bad Kitty household but Kitty does not want to go to bed.

She doesn't want to brush her teeth.

She doesn't want to put on her bunny pajamas.

She doesn't want to use the potty.

What she wants to do is:




Finally, when she runs out of ideas (and energy) and is promised a perfect bedtime story, Kitty gives in...but can she stay awake for the ending?

This new picture book in the bestselling series is sure to be a bedtime favorite, complete with a paper doll activity kit!


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Event date: 

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Bedtime for Bad Kitty Cover Image
By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250749949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 11th, 2021