Books of Wonder is turning 34 and we are partying with our Annual Anniversary Sale.

September 2nd marks 34 amazing years since Books of Wonder first opened its doors. Each year we express our gratitude to you, our loyal friends, for all your many years of love and support by bringing you our annual Anniversary Sale! Starting tomorrow and running through Labor Day, we are thrilled to offer store-wide discounts of up to 60%! So be sure to make a trip to Books of Wonder part of your weekend plans for great savings on the very best of children’s literature.

WIN A THRONE OF GLASS TOTE!

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Pre-Order a signed copy of HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas and be entered to win 1 of 3 THRONE OF GLASS totes!

Two additional totes will be raffled off during the HEIR OF FIRE launch party here, at Books of Wonder, on September 2nd, 6-8PM!

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Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth… a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

PRE-ORDER TODAY!

THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN WITCHES Launch Party Recap!

Armed with popcorn, chocolate witch hat cookies, pretzel brooms, a THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN WITCHES cake and more, Lauren Magaziner came in just a couple weeks ago and took over the back of Books of Wonder (as any good witchling would). 

But don’t worry, even if you missed the fun, you can still order a signed copy of Lauren’s debut middle grade from our website!

Roald Dahl meets Eva Ibbotson in this hilarious middle grade debut perfect for reading aloud

Rupert Campbell is fascinated by the witches who live nearby. He dreams of broomstick tours and souvenir potions, but Rupert’s mother forbids him from even looking at that part of town. The closest he can get to a witchy experience is sitting in class with his awful teacher Mrs. Frabbleknacker, who smells like bellybutton lint and forbids Rupert’s classmates from talking to each other before, during, and after class. So when he sees an ad to become a witch’s apprentice, Rupert simply can’t resist applying.

But Witchling Two isn’t exactly what Rupert expected. With a hankering for lollipops and the magical aptitude of a toad, she needs all the help she can get to pass her exams and become a full-fledged witch. She’s determined to help Rupert stand up to dreadful Mrs. Frabbleknacker too, but the witchling’s magic will be as useful as a clump of seaweed unless Rupert can figure out a way to help her improve her spellcasting—and fast!

Repost from mundiemoms:

We’ve teamed up with the fabulous people at mundiemoms to bring you the #IronTrialPreorder Campain! When you preorder your SIGNED copy of The Iron Trial by Holly Black & @cassieclare1 from Books of Wonder you’ll be entered to win 1 of 3 SIGNED copies of The Bane Chronicles! Details here http://www.mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2014/08/preorder-your-signed-copy-of-iron-trail.html?m=1 @scholasticinc @simonteen

           

Repost from mundiemoms:

We’ve teamed up with the fabulous people at mundiemoms to bring you the #IronTrialPreorder Campain! When you preorder your SIGNED copy of The Iron Trial by Holly Black & @cassieclare1 from Books of Wonder you’ll be entered to win 1 of 3 SIGNED copies of The Bane Chronicles! Details here http://www.mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2014/08/preorder-your-signed-copy-of-iron-trail.html?m=1 @scholasticinc @simonteen

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Amulet #6 Escape From Lucien Launch Party this Tues with KAZU KIBUISHI!

Graphic novel readers of all ages are welcome to join us to meet and hear from  #1 NY Times bestselling author and illustrator KAZU KIBUISHI, famed for his amazing covers for the 15th Anniversary Editions of the Harry Potter series, as we celebrate the release of Escape From Lucien, the sixth book in his wildly popular Amulet series. 

In 2008, author and illustrator KAZU KIBUISHI released The Stonekeeper, the first graphic novel in a new series called Amulet. Since the release of The Stonekeeper, KAZU KIBUISHI has added a new chapter to the Amulet graphic novel series each year, becoming a NY Times #1 bestselling sensation in the process. Now Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite graphic novel readers, comic book lovers, and fans of all ages to the launch event forEscape From Lucien, the sixth thrilling installment in the Amulet series. Don’t be late as KAZU KIBUISHI catches fans up on the adventures of Emily, Navin, and their friends as they travel to the war-ravaged city of Lucien, where they continue their battle against the Elf King, hoping to defeat him once and for all. Beginning at 6pm, KAZU KIBUISHI will introduce his new book, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all his wonderful titles, including the Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Editions featuring his remarkable new cover art! All ages. Tuesday, August 26th, 6-8pm.

           

           

                                                   

Launch Party for I’m My Own Dog this Sunday with Caldecott Honor Artist David Ezra Stein!

This Sunday, picture book lovers are in for a treat as Caldecott Honor artist DAVID EZRA STEIN joins us to celebrate the release of…

Most little bulldogs get walked around on a leash, go to the park, play fetch with their masters, and eat when they are fed. But not this bulldog! This Sunday afternoon, Caldecott Honor artist DAVID EZRA STEIN will introduce us to the independent pooch who is the star of his new book I’m My Own Dog. This little bulldog does it ALL on his own. He throws his own stick, licks his own face, he even has his own house! But there is one spot, in the middle of his back, that he just can’t reach. So one day, he lets a human scratch it.  And, of course, the guy follows him home. Now this bulldog has a human to train! Dog lovers of all ages will revel in the humorous role-reversal that ensues as this dog teaches his human all the skills he needs to be a faithful companion. Don’t miss the talented and delightful DAVID EZRA STEIN as he introduces his wonderful new book, answers questions for the audience, and signs copies of all his wonderful titles. Treats for humans will be served!
Ages 3-7. Sunday, August 24th, 3-5pm.

Picture Book Showcase tomorrow at Books of Wonder!

This Saturday, 3 wonderful new picture books and their talented creators (along with one oversized toothy friend!) take the stage at the …

Picture book lovers, get ready for a laugh-out-loud afternoon of interactive games, drawing demonstrations, and 3 wonderful new picture books delivered straight from their talented creators. Beginning at 1pm, author and illustrator EDWARD HEMINGWAY shares Bad Apple’s Perfect Day, in which Mac the apple and Will the worm use their imaginations to turn a drab day into a perfect one; illustrator NEIL NUMBERMAN (who also was once a bookseller at Books of Wonder) provides loads of laughs with Flip & Fin: We Rule the School!, the hilarious deep sea story of two sand shark twins who are determined to come up with the funniest jokes ever for Joke Day at school; award-winning author MARGIE PALATINI and award-winning artist DAN YACCARINO combine their great talents to deliver No Nap! Yes Nap!, a rollicking sing-song read-along which invites readers on a fast-paced chase through every room in the house as we follow Mommy on her quest to settle Baby down for a nap. Beginning at 1pm, these talented picture book creators will give a lively interactive reading of their new books, play an interactive drawing game with the audience, answer questions, and sign copies of all their great titles. And be on the lookout for our special guest star (and costumed character) — a shark!  Ages 3-6. Saturday, August 23rd, 1-3pm.
          
  
                            

Tonight at Books of Wonder get ready for Middle Grade Adventures!

Tonight, middle graders are in for a page-turning treat as FOUR authors join us to share their latest books. Don’t miss the action, mischief, and thrills packed into each of these…

Laugh out loud, flip the page, hold on to your seat, repeat! Middle grade readers are in for a treat and it all begins at 5pm, next Tuesday, August 19th, as author TARA ALTEBRANDO sets the stage for The Battle of Darcy Lane, in which summertime on a quiet street turns into an all-out showdown between neighbors and friends; author T.R. BURNS cautions us to Watch Your Step, the third book in her hilariously trouble-loving Merits of Mischief series; author L.A CAMPBELL delivers laughs with Cartboy Goes to Camp, in which hopelessly hapless Hal Rifkind (a.k.a. Cartboy) gets shipped off to history camp for a summer of churning butter and planting maize; and author VARIAN JOHNSON leads us on an adventure with The Great Greene Heist, the story of a adept schemer who swears that winning the school election for his friend will be his last scheme (sure it will!). Beginning at 5pm the authors will present their great new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 8-12. Tuesday, August 19th, 5-7pm.
                     
                        

This Sunday don’t miss the August Picture Book Bonanza @BooksofWonder!

This Sunday, FOUR former child tinkerers-turned-authors-and-artists (and one very big fuzzy friend) will join us to share their wonderful new picture books at the …

Picture book lovers, get ready for an afternoon full of colorful new books and the chance to meet and hear from FOUR talented authors and artists. Join us beginning at 1pm as debut author and illustrator ADAM AUERBACH rings the bell for Edda: A Little Valkyrie’s First Day of School, the charming story of a young Norse goddess who leaves the comforts of her magical home of Asgard to attend school on earth; Caldecott Honor artist BRYAN COLLIER shares My Country ‘Tis of Thee, which explores the history and impact of the iconic American song;  author RICHARD T. MORRIS will be joined by a costumed moose as he asks for quiet on the set and introduces This Is a Moose, the hilarious story of a moose who is more interested in going to space than being in the documentary being filmed about him; and author and artist DAN YACCARINO brings us two books: Count on the Subway, a bright counting book which takes readers on a delightful, numeric trip through the New York City subway system, and  Doug Unplugs on the Farm, in which a high-tech robot boy enjoys a day of low-tech fun on the farm. Your young readers and listeners are in for a fantastic afternoon as these FOUR authors and artists present their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. There will also be live drawing demonstrations from some of the artists, and great photo-ops with our very special guest moose!  Ages 3-6. Sunday, August 3rd, 1-3pm.
                 
               

Join Rachel Doorley as we Tinker Away!

Ready, set, tinker! This Saturday, August 2nd, Books of Wonder is delighted to invite parents and inquisitive young minds to meet and interact with author and popular blogger of Tinkerlab.comRACHELLE DOORLEY, as we explore her new book, Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors. 

     

Get ready for an afternoon full of exciting and inventive projects as author RACHELLE DOORLEY brings her new book Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors to Books of Wonder. Beginning at 1pm, your young tinkerers will explore some of the 55 playful hands-on experiments that explore art, science, and more. From making homemade butter and straw rockets to conducting science experiments and playing drawing games, your young ones will simply adore all of these engaging projects. So don’t miss the fun as RACHELLE DOORLEY presents her new book, leads your young ones in a creative activity, answers questions, and signs copies of her great new title. Ages 2-6. Saturday, August 2nd, 1-3pm. 

Just hanging with Neil Gaiman.

Signed copies of Neil’s new book Chu’s First Day of School are now available here http://www.booksofwondershop.com/chu-s-school.aspx

Great Books for Beginners and Crafters from BooksofWonder!

1st INTERACTIVE BOOKS & GAMES     

 
        

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
Our Price:
$14.99

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
Our Price:
$24.99

                                         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. 
 
$14.95
DIY CRAFTING BOOKS

 
 
 
  
Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors
 Signed by   
 RACHELLE DOORLEY


Engage your young ones as they explore the 55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking. From RACHELLE DOORLEY, the creator of Tinkerlab.com 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.

$21.95
   

Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun
 Signed by   
 AMANDA KINGLOFF
 

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.
$22.95
 

Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects
Signed by 
SOPHIE MALETSKY
 

                                  

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.
$16.99
   

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.