To two amazing artist both born on this day and both have visited @bookofwonder this year. First a very happy 80th birthday to children’s book legend Tomi Ungerer, and a very happy birthday to Ed Young as well who joined only 2 days ago for our holiday kickoff.
To some of our favorites, Marc Brown who was recently @booksofwonder for the newest book in his Arthur series Arthur Turns Green and Mordicai Gerstein who also joined us recently for his latest book Parrots & Pirates.
Today is also the birthday of the late great P.D Eastman who filled our childhoods with color.
@Booksfowonder hopes everyone is having a lovely holiday weekend!
You can order signed copies of the newest books by today’s birthday artists now at booksofwonder.com !
Can you believe it’s already mid-November? With the holiday season quickly approaching, Books of Wonder is thrilled to be able to bring you some of our favorite books of 2011, all signed by the author or artist. These books will delight the children on your gift lists and — long after toys are broken, video games forgotten, and clothes outgrown — these books will still be treasured and enjoyed! So please check out our selection of wonderful titles below. As always, there is something for every age group — from toddlers to teens.
@booksofwonder would like to wish a very big congratulations to Thanhha Lai for her novel Inside Out & Back again, which last night won the National Book Award for young people’s literature.
About Inside Out & Back Again:No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.
For all the ten years of her life, HÀ has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by … and the beauty of her very own papaya tree.
But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. HÀ and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, HÀ discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food, the strange shape of its landscape … and the strength of her very own family.
A @bookofwonder very happy Birthday to @InheritanceCP
For fans of Christopher Paolini and the Inheritance Cycle series. Although Chris was not available to come to Books of Wonder for an event we were able to secure signed first editions of the foutrth book in his critaclly acclaimed series, Inheritance. Don’t miss the chance to own a signed edition of this instant classic . Get yours now at booksofwonder.com
Tomorrow is the release date of the sixth and newest Dairy of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, Cabin Fever. @Booksofwonder is very pleased to offer signed copies of this favorite series, a great read and a great gift !
Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Signed by the author! @booksofwonder
This week, fans of Christopher Paolini and the Inheritance Cycle finally got what they’ve been waiting over a decade for — the final volume in this best-selling fantasy series! Although we were unable to schedule Christopher Paolini for an event, Books of Wonder is very pleased to be able to offer all our friends and customers signed. first editions of Inheritance, the fourth and final book in this NY Times best-selling series. For all of you who’ve purchased the previous three books in this epic fantasy series from us signed by Christopher Paolini, here’s your chance to complete your set!
Beloved by young readers since it’s first appearance on January 10th 1929, The Adventures of Tintin by Belgian author and artist Hergé have gone on to become one of the most popular series of European comics of the 20th century and is soon to be released as an animated feature directed by Steven Spielberg. This Saturday at 3pm, we welcome one of the worlds foremost authorities on all things Tintin — MICHAEL FARR — who will present his newest book… TINTIN & CO.
On Saturday, November 5th, @BooksofWonder is thrilled to welcome the world’s foremost expert on Hergé's beloved Adventures of Tintin, MICHAEL FARR,who is visiting us his home in England to present his three most recent books: Tintin: The Complete Companion, an exhaustively researched and marvelously illustrated guide to the entire series; Tintin & Co., an in-depth examination of Tintin, his world, and 12 of the most fascination characters from the series; and The Adventures of Hergé, a fascinating look at the life and career of Tintin’s creator.Join us as MICHAEL FARR talks about Tintin and Hergé with an exciting audio-visual display highlighting Tintin’s visit to New York as well as the upcoming film. Beginning at 3pm Michael will introduce his books, speak about Tintin, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all his wonderful books. Ages 8 and up. 3-5pm
You can order signed copies of all Michael Farr’s Tintin books now @booksofwonder.
@BooksofWonder is thrilled to welcome 10 creators of wonderful picture books as we invite you and your young ones to spend the afternoon hearing some wonderful stories, seeing some great illustrations, and having a laugh. Beginning at noon this full house of wonderful authors and artists will share their new creations. Joining us will be, author and artist GENE BARRETTA with his new picture book Zoola Palooza: A Book of Homographs; author and artist duo DEAN FLIESCHER-CAMP and JENNY SLATE will introduce Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me, as internet sensation Marcel makes his debut on the printed page; illustrator GIDEON KENDALL will take us to one very wild classroom with Dino Pets Go To School; author LINDA RAVIN LODDING will introduce us to a very busy young girl with The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister; Caldecott Award winner CHRIS RASCHKA will share his two most recent picture books, first the story of a dog and his favorite toy with A Ball for Daisy, and his new felt book for the youngest of readers and listeners, Farmy Farm; and author/artist SELINA ALKO will share Every-day Dress-up, the story of a very imaginative little girl. Finally, we welcome a trio of picture book creators who have come together to create The Fartiste, the true story of performance artist Joseph Pujol who becomes the Fartiste, a sensation of the legendary Moulin Rouge, by producing music from his backside. Joining us will be authors KATHLEEN KRULLand PAUL BREWER and artist BORIS KULIKOV, who have come together to create this colorful book. Starting at noon these wonderful authors and artist will present their new works, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their colorful books. Ages 3-7. 12-2pm.
@BooksofWonder is overjoyed to welcome the creators of The Phantom Tollbooth author NORTON JUSTER, illustrator JULES FEIFFER, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their beloved children’s classic. Also joining us will be nationally acclaimed writer on children’s literature LEONARD MARCUS who will present his newest book The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth
Please be sure to join us for this incredible and historic event, Leonard Marcus will moderate a discussion with Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer; all three will then take questions from the audience and gladly sign copies of their wonderful books. 12-2pm
You can now pre-order your signed copy of either of the books featured in this event @booksofwonder.com