Children’s writer Clete Barrett Smith at Village Books

Bellingham writer Clete Barrett Smith discusses his new book “Magic Delivery” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the downstairs Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St., in Fairhaven.

Smith, a former local teacher who now writes full time, is the author of the “Aliens of Vacation” and other books in the popular Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast series.

“Magic Delivery” is an action-packed adventure for middle-grade readers, focusing on a young entrepreneur’s schemes to earn money for his struggling family. It’s popular on the literary website Goodreads.com, where it’s averaging 4.25 stars out of 5.