Children's book author Michele Jakubowski will sign copies of Beach Bummer, one of four books in her Perfectly Poppy series, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Polaris Fashion Center's Barnes & Noble bookstore, 1560 Polaris Parkway, Columbus.

Children's book author Michele Jakubowski will sign copies of Beach Bummer, one of four books in her Perfectly Poppy series, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Polaris Fashion Center's Barnes & Noble bookstore, 1560 Polaris Parkway, Columbus.

Released in February, Beach Bummer is a story about 7-year-old Poppy, whose adventures are realistic and humorous.

Jakubowski's other series, Sidney & Sydney, is for reading levels 1 through 3. One title in the series, Third Grade Mix-Up, was a Gold Award winner in the Juvenile Fiction -- Early Reader/1st Chapter Books category of the 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. It also is a 2015 Nutmeg Award nominee. The third book in the series, Big Dog Decisions, will be released Aug. 1.

Jakubowski lives in Powell. For more information, visit michelejakubowski.com.