Great Books for Beginners and Crafters from BooksofWonder!



You Are My Baby
Farm & Ocean
2 Board Books
Lorena Siminovich, the artist behind the bestselling In My Finger Puppet books, has turned her talents to a brand new series of charming and inventive board books. Your young readers and listeners will love turning the pages of this colorful and inventive new book which nestles a little book inside a bigger one. With each flip of the page they will meet a new baby animal and it’s larger parent. These wonderful board books are perfect for learning and playtime fun!
Ages 2 and up.
MSRP: $17.98
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Touch Think Learn
Numbers & Shapes 2 Board Books 


Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, these two new TouchThinkLearn books offer young learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multi-sensory way. See the image, trace its shape, say its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Your youngsters will experience the number “2” both by counting a pair of raised car wheels on one side, and feeling its shape on the other. Featuring a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.
Ages 2 and up.

 MSRP: $29.99
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                                         Eric Carle
                               Animal Flash Cards
These beautiful flash cards, featuring iconic artist and author Eric Carle’s familiar animal illustrations, serve as a lovely introduction to the ABCs. Of course, C is for Caterpillar (a very hungry one, we’re sure!), and H is for hippo, L is for Lion E is for Elephant, and Z is for Zebra. Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are perfect for small hands to hold and are equally suited for hanging on the wall in a child’s room. A perfect way for any child to learn their animals and ABCs. 
Ages 2 and up. 

Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors
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Engage your young ones as they explore the 55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking. From RACHELLE DOORLEY, the creator of come these 55 interactive projects  that explore art, science, and more. Kids are natural tinkerers; they love to experiment, explore, test, and play, and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments. They don’t see creative boun-daries; rather, they notice interesting materials and ideas to explore. This book is about creative experiments that help kids explore the world around them. 

Ages 3 and up.


Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun
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ProjectKid is  perfect for crafty parents who are eager to get their kids excited about DIY projects. Enjoy these 100 stylish, inventive projects; step-by-step photo-graphs; tips for the novice crafter; clear, easy-to-follow instructions; and a fresh, modern look. What really sets these projects apart are the unexpected, ingenious ways AMANDA KINGLOFF uses everyday objects and materi-als. (Did you ever think a body-wash bottle would make a perfect rocket ship?) And these are projects for things kids want to make-and keep: from a juice-box owl to a pirate ship to a curio cabinet for displaying all of their treasures, plus games, jewelry, and more. Also included in the book are basic crafting lessons to help children build their DIY skills, a handy guide to must-have tools and materials, and a source directory.

Ages 3 and up.

Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects
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Sticky Fingersis a vibrant, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to creating amazing projects with the hottest crafting material on the market today — duct tape! The book includes tons of photographs alongside direc-tions designed to make creating a wallet and making a bag even easier, while also providing a steady stream of ideas for personalizing and embellishing your duct tape creations. Each of these 50+ project includes icons show-ing difficulty level and project time, as well as helpful hints, such as how to keep your scissors clean and what to do with end pieces. So grab a roll of duct tape, pick a project, and get started!
Ages 3 and up.

Meet 8 Authors and Artists @ the July Picture Book Bonanza this Sunday!

The very next day, Sunday, July 13th, we come unglued and get ready for a picture book event your young readers and listeners will not want to miss. Join us as EIGHT talented authors and artists take the stage at Books of Wonder to share their wonderful new books with young fans!

Sunday at Books of Wonder it’s an afternoon full of picture book fun for everyone, as this month’s Picture Book Bonanza brings EIGHT talented and captivating authors and artists to share their great new books with your young readers and listeners. So get ready for a blast beginning at 1pm, as author and illustrator LEEZA HERNANDEZ brings us her purr-fectly hilarious picture book Cat Napped, the tale of a curious cat that winds up on a very unexpected adventure; author SUSAN LURIE and award-winning photographer MURRAY HEAD make a splash with Swim, Duck, Swim, the story of a duckling that does not like being told what to do, featuring photos of Central Park ducks; New Yorker cartoonist and bestselling author BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN makes peace with Meaniehead, the laugh-out-loud story of siblings who just can’t get along and inadvertently draw everyone into the squabble; NY Times bestselling author and artist WILLIAM LOW introduces Daytime Nighttime, his latest masterfully illustrated title featuring diurnal and nocturnal animals reveling in their elements; award-winnnig artist WENDELL MINOR shares Galapagos George, written by late Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George, this is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world; NY Times bestselling author and artist DAVID SOMAN sets sail with Three Bears in a Boat, the epic picture book adventure of three bear siblings and their unforgettable voyage to replace their mother’s favorite blue seashell; and actress and debut author IONE SKY takes us along for My Yiddish Vacation, in which siblings visit their grandparents in Florida and get a crash course in some great Yiddish terms along the way. These 8 authors and artists will have picture book lovers captivated with all the great new books and stories they have to share. Beginning at 1pm, the authors and artists will present their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 3-6. Sunday, July 13th, 1-3pm.





Sticky Fingers Duct Tape Workshop with Sophie Maletsky !

This Saturday, get ready for a fun-but-sticky situation as crafting expert, Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick award winner, and author SOPHIE MALETSKY comes to Books of Wonder to lead your young DIYers in an interactive afternoon of creative duct tape fun!


Duct tape is great for quick repairs and all sorts of fix-it projects. But did you ever think you could create a duct tape wallet and matching duct tape purse? How about a duct tape checkerboard or picture frame? Well on Saturday, the humble and often grey sticky roll of tape is completely re-imagined, when author and crafting expert SOPHIE MALETSKY leads your young readers and DIYers in a fun-filled crafty afternoon! You and your young DIYers will find a new appreciation for all the things you can make with duct tape as you try your hand at a duct tape project from the book. Join in the fun beginning at noon, as SOPHIE MALETSKY introduces her wonderful new book Sticky Fingers, leads an interactive duct tape workshop, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of her great new title. This is a FREE event, crafting materials will be supplied. Ages 6-12. Saturday, July 12th, Noon-2pm. 

This Thursday, Tara Dairman cooks up the launch party for her tasty new book All Four Stars.!

Meet Gladys Gatsby, an eleven-year-old foodie with an impeccable pallet and a juicy secret — she loves to cook. Gladys’ parents are just the opposite. They prefer to order their meals at the drive through window of the local fast food restaurants. So Gladys takes to cooking when no one is home, until a creme brulee blowtorch incident sets the kitchen curtains on fire and lands Gladys in some serious hot water. To regain her parents’ trust, Gladys enters an essay contest. And her essay about how she aspires to be a restaurant reviewer somehow finds its way onto the desk of the dining editor for a large New York newspaper. Now her dream job is so close she can almost taste it—not to mention all the great dishes it comes with! Gladys simply must get to New York and convince the editor that she is hungry for the job. But there’s just one problem — she’s only in the sixth grade! But that won’t stop Gladys! Middle grade readers will eat up this wonderful new book as debut author TARA DAIRMAN serves up the very first tasting beginning at 6pm, as she discusses All Four Stars, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of her wonderful first book! Ages 8-12. Thursday, July 10th, 6-8pm.

The Vast and Brutal Sea Release Party tonight @ Books of Wonder!

School’s out for summer! And what better way to start your summer fun than by joining friends, fellow readers, and an amazing author at Books of Wonder? Get ready, teen readers, because tonight, beginning at 6pm, authorZORAIDA CORDOVA delivers The Vast and Brutal Sea, an underwater fantasy full of heart-pounding action and adventure, and the thrilling conclusion to her exciting The Vicious Deep trilogy.


Two years ago debut author ZORAIDA CORDOVA came to Books of Wonder to launch The Vicious Deep, the first book in her thrilling underwater trilogy. Readers met Tristan, a teenage boy who gets swept out to sea off Coney Island, disappearing for three days. When Tristan miraculously reappears the course of his life is forever changed, and now the undersea world he has discovered desperately needs his help. 
Tonight Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite teen readers to be part of the final chapter of this thrilling trilogy as we welcome back ZORAIDA CORDOVA to introduce and launch The Vast and Brutal Sea. A lot has changed since that fateful day when Tristan was swept into the ocean — he has discovered he is part merman and heir to the Sea Throne. With only two days left to prevent a full-out war that will devastate his people, he must unite the three scattered pieces of the king’s trident and stop the sea witch Nieve from taking the Sea Throne for herself. Teen readers prepare for non-stop action and suspense as author ZORAIDA CORDOVA unveils the final chapter to her popular The Vicious Deep trilogy, answers questions from fans, and signs copies of all her fantastic books! Ages 12-16. Tuesday, July 1st, 6-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Popular pre-orders now available from Books of Wonder!

As you know, we are always hard at work bringing you the best children’s literature to share with all the young readers in your life. When possible we are proud to offer you — our friends and supporters — signed copies of the most anticipated upcoming titles. Here are some of the wonderful soon-to-be-released titles you won’t want to miss that we are now offering for pre-order, all signed by their bestselling authors and artists!  

Chu’s First Day of School
Signed by #1 NY Times bestselling author
Last year we met a lovable little panda with a huge sneeze. Now Chu isback for an all new adventure — his first day of school! With rich illustrations by ADAM REX and short and sweet text from NEIL GAIMAN, your picture book lovers will not want to miss Chu’s First Day of School! 32pp.
PRICE: $17.99
Estimated ship date: Late July (subject to change).
Once Upon an Alphabet
Signed by #1 NY Times bestselling artist
From an Astronaut who’s afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, Once Upon an Alphabet is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in a way kids can’t resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way that will delight readers of all ages, this series of interconnected stories and characters will forever raise the bar for alphabet books! OLIVER JEFFERS has created a stunning collection of words and artwork that is a story book, alphabet book, and gorgeously designed art book all in one. All ages! 112pp.
PRICE: $26.99 
Estimated ship date October 14th.
The Young Elites 
Signed by NY Times bestselling author
A decade ago, a deadly illness swept through the nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Some of the survivors are rumored to posses more than just scars, they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts. Though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites. Get ready, teen readers — MARIE LU is back and the first book in her new series is sure to have fans in a reading frenzy as they navigate the powerful and palpable new world she has created!  368 pp. 
And don’t miss the Launch Party for The Young Elites with MARIE LU at Books of Wonder on Tuesday, October 7th, 6-8pm
PRICE: $18.99 
Estimated ship date October 8th.
Heir of Fire 
Signed by NY Times bestselling author
The bestselling Throne of Glass series that has captured readers allover the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall teen readers from start to finish. 
PRICE: $17.99
Estimated ship date September 3rd.


Do your kids love crafts? Are you looking for a great new craft project for the whole family? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then you won’t want to miss an afternoon of craft-tastic fun next Saturday, June 21st, at Books of Wonder! Join us as we welcome author and former lifestyle director at Parents magazine, AMANDA KINGLOFF, who will present her new activity book and lead your young crafters in an interactive craft from her new book …


Have you ever turned a body-wash bottle into a rocket ship, or a juice box into an owl? Well on Saturday, June 21st, author and kid’s craft expert AMANDA KINGLOFF is coming to Books of Wonder to show you how to do those creative activities, and a whole lot more! Your kids will love hearing from AMANDA as she presents her colorful book Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun. And that’s just the beginning! They’ll have the chance to get in on the fun as AMANDA leads them in a craft straight out of the book — carnations made from cupcake liners! You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a  treat for DIYers and book lovers alike! Beginning at 11am, AMANDA KINGLOFF will present her new book, lead kids in a craft, answer questions from attendees, and sign copies of her great new book! This is a FREE event and crafting materials will be provided. Ages 3-8. Saturday, June 21st, 11am-1pm.

YA Beach Reads at Books of Wonder!

Get your sun block ready, throw on your sunglasses, and keep a cold drink by your side, because next Thursday evening, three talented authors of teen romances join us to share their hot new …

Summer is the perfect time for teenagers to fall in love, have their hearts broken, and let themselves be swept away in romantic tales! Next Thursday at Books of Wonder summer loving comes in the form of three great books, all presented by their talented authors. Join us beginning at 6pm, as author JEN CALONITA gets us into a Summer State of Mind, the story of one girl’s out-of-control shopping habit and what happens when her parents ruin her plans for summer by shipping her off to camp; author JOANNA PHILBIN introduces Since Last Summer, a romance set in the posh East Hamptons, where fame, money, and love get mixed up all too often; and author JILL SANTOPOLO lets readers follow their hearts with Summer Love, a choose-your-own-ending teen romance where readers can decide just how their summer romance will end. Beach season is almost here, and teen readers will not want to miss these three new books which are sure to make for great summer reading. Join us as these wonderful authors present their new books, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles!  Ages 12-16. Thursday, June 19th, 6-8pm.
Sunday is Father’s Day, and Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite the whole family to an interactive afternoon picture book extravaganza; a great way to celebrate the start of dad’s special day! Join us for a … 

Get Ready to meet a pet raptor, some monsters, and a jazz musician who claimed he was from Saturn, this Sunday, June 15th, when three wonderful picture book creators take the stage for a Picture Book Showcase. Join us beginning at 1pm, as NY Times bestselling author and illustrator (and former Books of Wonder staffer) GEORGE O’CONNOR shares If I Had a Raptor, the spunky and imaginative tale of a little girl who dreams of the best pet ever - a fuzzy baby raptor; two time Caldecott medalist CHRIS RASCHKA taps the beat of The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening, a colorful celebration of the life of jazz great Sun Ra, just in time to mark the centennial of the musician’s birth; and author and illustrator A.J. SMITH delivers frights and giggles with Even Monsters, a hilarious, family-friendly book which makes us think about monsters in a new way. These wonderfully talented authors and artists will read their new books aloud, play an interactive drawing game with the audience, and sign copies of all their great titles! And see below for a special Father’s Day gift we have for all the dads (or moms) who attend! Ages 3-6. Sunday, June 15th, 1-3pm.



And as a special gift to all the fathers in attendance, or the moms that let the dads stay home and rest, we are delighted to offer them their choice of one of these books FREE, as a Fathers Day present from Books of Wonder!

Pre-Order Ruin and Rising from Books of Wonder Today!



Lois Lowry came to Books of Wonder last week!

And now we are thrilled to be offering The Giver Quartet, and Number the Stars signed by the amazing two-time Newbery Medalist. Don’t miss this chance to own these timeless classics signed by a true giant of children’s literature!

Don’t miss a chance a chance to add these beautiful signed books to your collection!




Meet 5 Stellar Authors at this Sunday’s Fantastic Middle Grade Reads!

Do your middle-grade readers enjoy thrilling tales that transport them to new worlds where anything is possible? Then this Sunday at Books of Wonder they are sure to be blown away by the wonderful authors joining us to share their …

This Sunday, middle-grade readers will not want to miss 5 talented authors deliver their new tales of action, adventure, and imaginative fantasy. Join us beginning at 1pm, as author LEE BACON unlocks Joshua Dread: The Dominion Key, the action-packed third book in his popular Joshua Dread series; author M.P. KOZLOWSKY introduces The Dyerville Tales, the enchanting story of an orphaned child and his fantastical journey to find the truth about his family; author CLAIRE LeGRAND opens The Cabinet of Curiosities, a collection of 36 eerie, mysterious, and intriguing short stories contributed by CLAIRE LeGRAND and three other talented authors; NY Times bestselling author NILS JOHNSON-SHELTON captivates with The Dragon King, the third and final book in his Otherworld Chronicles replete with mythology, action, and adventure; and debut author J.A. WHITE clears the path for the first book in a magical new series The Thickety: A Path Begins, the darkly imaginative story of Kara, a witch’s daughter, set in a mystical world where all magic is evil. An afternoon full of fantastic middle grade reads — perfect for summer vacation! — awaits your book lovers, so join us as these captivating authors present their latest books, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 8-12. Sunday, June 8th, 1-3pm.



Meet & Hear from Caldecott Honor artist Jon J Muth!

For nearly a decade, young readers and listeners have been enchanted by Caldecott Honor artist and author, JON J. MUTH's award-winning picture books about Stillwater, the gentle panda, who teaches three children through stories about eastern philosophy. Now, JON J. MUTH introduces us to a new panda — Koo — who delights in and celebrates the seasons through the ancient, graceful form of Japanese poetry known as haiku. This Saturday, June 7th, we are thrilled to invite your young readers and listeners to meet, hear, and interact with Caldecott Honor artist and author JON J. MUTH as he presents his latest title, Hi, Koo! and dazzles us with a live demonstration of his award-winning watercolor technique!  


Book lovers of all ages are in for a special treat this Saturday afternoon, as we welcome NY Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor artist and author Jon J. Muth as he presents his latest book, Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons. Featuring twenty-six gentle, enchanting haiku, this collection — highlighted by Muth’s graceful, glowing watercolors — is sure to stretch young minds and send their imaginations soaring! Don’t miss the opportunity to spend an afternoon with this bestselling picture book creator as he gives us a special watercolor painting demonstration — showing your young artists how he creates his dazzling watercolors, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of all his fabulous books. And don’t forget to check out our wonderful displays of haikus about the seasons, all written by Grade 3 students from the British International School of New York!  All Ages. Saturday, June 7th, 1-3pm.

Guardian Launch Party with Alex London this Sunday

Last year, teen readers were riveted by Proxythe fast-paced thrill ride written by debut teen novel author ALEX LODON. Now Books of Wonder is delighted to invite teen readers to join ALEX LONDON as we celebrate the release of the pulse-pounding sequel, Guardian
Syd, once a proxy, is now the figurehead of the Revolution led by the Rebooters. Beloved by some and hated by others, he is protected by Liam, the seventeen-year-old Rebooter who has become Syd’s bodyguard. When a mysterious illness starts infecting and killing people, the new government does nothing to help, since it seems to be all those who were aligned with the old system. It starts with the Guardians — the people programmed to enforce the rule of the elites — then moves on to the old elites themselves. Fearing it will continue to spread, Syd decides it’s up to him to find a cure — and what he discovers leaves him stunned. Could everything he is a part of be the very cause of the illness? A riveting, thrill-a-minute read your teen readers will not want to miss! 

Be sure to be on hand for the launch party as ALEX LONDON presents his exhilarating sequel. We get the party started at 3pm on Sunday, May 25th, as ALEX LONDON unveils Guardian, answers questions from fans, and signs copies of all his wonderful books. Refreshments will be served. Ages 12-16. Sunday, May 25th, 3-5pm.   



Chapter Books Fun Tomorrow @BooksofWonder!

This weekend, chapter books readers are in for a great treat as we bring in the fun with an event full of laughs, adventures, and the chance to meet some talented chapter book creators. If you’re young readers are looking for some great summer reads, be sure to check out…

Whether it’s a camp for reluctant readers, visitors from another world, or a space girl defying the odds, your young ones are in for some wonderful laughs and adventures with the chapter books at our event this Saturday. Join us at 1pm, as author TOMMY GREENWALD brings us Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation, in which Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can’t wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced “read-a-bookie”) a place filled with grammar workshops, Read-a-Ramas, and kids who actually like reading (shudder! Gasp!) — can Charlie Joe survive?; NY Times bestselling author and artist BEN HATKE delivers The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, the third and final adventure of Zita, our intrepid space heroine who’s been wrongly imprisoned and must escape if she’s to stop an evil warden from executing his diabolical plan for interstellar domination; and author and artist CHARISE MERICLE HARPER presents Alien Encounter: Sasquatch and Aliens, the hilarious story of two nine-year-old boys who are sure they’ve seen an alien — they just can’t get anyone to believes them! Your young readers will be laughing out loud as they meet and hear about these wonderful stories right from the folks who created them. Beginning at 1pm the authors will present their newest works, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 7-10. Saturday, May 24th, 1-3pm.