This past Sunday at Books of Wonder, the curtains came up and a packed house was treated to a sneak peak of this years exciting NY Children’s Theater Festival. Cast members from all three of this years plays, joined us to share a small slice of this great festival.
Thanks to all the wonderful actors and young theater lovers that joined us to make this Storytime one to remember .
Don’t miss this chance to share the afternoon with celebrated children’s book creator, DAVID EZRA STEIN, and your little picture book lovers, who will both adore and laugh at the fierce, loyal, and loving antics of Ol’ Mama Squirrel. The exciting launch party and story time with this Caldecott Honor artists kicks off at 3pm. Your young readers and listeners will be delighted by the tale of a protective Mama Squirrel and how she goes about keeping away all who dare approach the tree where she cares for her baby squirrels. Join us as DAVID EZRA STEIN reads aloud his fun-filled new book plus one or two of his beloved earlier titles, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of all his wonderful picture books! Ages 3-6. Saturday, March 23rd, 3-5pm.
@BooksofWonder and @CityBakery BirdBath Pop-Up via: @GrubstreetNY :
OPENING SOON !!
What to Eat at the Birdbath Pop-up at Books of Wonder
In a nutritional about-face from a prior concession, Books of Wonder has recruited City Bakery’s Maury Rubin, who’s opening a pop-up Birdbath in the space once occupied by Cupcake Café. For the next three months, Rubin will operate the takeout counter as a “green burger joint,” feeding juvenile bibliophiles vegan burgers and quasi-healthy desserts, before converting the space into a permanent Birdbath branch this spring. Rubin pulls no punches with his BBvDBB (pictured), short for “Birdbath version of Daniel Boulud Burger,” a black-bean-and-red-pepper burger stuffed inside a falafel burger. (It’s his answer to the Frenchman’s foie-gras-and-truffle claim to patty fame.) Other options include a freekeh burger with Fuji apple and shiro miso sauce, and a bulgur-pumpkin-seed burger tucked into a m’smen, Hot Bread Kitchen’s Moroccan flatbread. For dessert, a trio of ice-cream splits includes one made with grilled pineapple, coconut gelato, and hibiscus syrup.
Birdbath, 18 W. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; no phone yet.
*This article originally appeared in the January 14, 2013 issue of New York Magazine.
Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome 4 author of new chilling new Teen Reads for Winter. Get out of the cold and join us as BETH ANN BAUMAN presents Jersey Angel a tale from the Jersey shore is sure to make some waves; DEBORAH HEILIGMAN shares her Intentions an honest account of navigating the daunting line between losing innocence and entering adulthood; debut author ELIZABETH LABAN uncovers The Tragedy Paper a compelling tale of forbidden love and the lengths people will go to keep their secrets; and debut author THEO LAWRENCE thrills with Mystic City a tale of a magical city divided, a political rebellion ignited, and a love that was meant to last forever. Beginning at noon the authors will share their new books, take questions from the audiell their titles. Ages 12-16. Saturday, January 12th, 12-2pm.
Last week @Booksofwonder Ivy + Bean creators Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall joined us to share all the fun of their latest Ivy + Bean book. Thanks to everyone that made this Thursday afternoon event extra special!
Signed copies of Ivy & Bean make the Rules are now available @ Booksofwonder.com.
If the third World War, a new Ice Age, the Rapture, alien invasion, meteor, or some other devastating calamity hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Now 19 of today’s foremost storytellers contribute their talents to create an original and spellbinding anthology. Be here as NINE of these talented writers join us for the launch of ….
Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia
How people survive the aftermath of a devastating event makes for gripping, imaginative, and mind bending tales. Please join us on October 11th, as NINE of the talented authors that have contributed to a new anthology come together at Books of Wonder for the launch of After. Fans of teen and dystopian fiction will not want to miss the chance to meet award winning author RICK BOWES; author CECIL CASTELLUCCI; award winning editor and author ELLEN DATLOW; bestselling authorN.K. JEMISIN; author MATTHEW KRESSEL; NY Times bestselling author GREGORY MAGUIRE (Wicked); NY Timesbestselling author SUSAN BETH PFEFFER; NY Times bestselling author BETH REVIS; and author GENEVIEVE VALENTINE who will all introduce their contributions, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 12 and up. Thursday, October 11th, 6-8pm.
Order your copy of After now to be signed by the 9 authors joining us this week!
Yesterday @Bookofwonder @OliverBooks @Jacqwrites Katherine Marsh Tui T. Sutherland Ellie Rollins M.E. Castle & Adam Gidiwitz packed the house for an afternoon full of wonderful new books for middle grade readers and a chance to meet some very talented authors.
Thanks to everyone that made his such a great event and shared a wonderful Sunday @Booksofwonder .
Signed copies of all the books featured in this event are now available @boksofwonder.com
Picture book lovers rejoice, next Friday, September 21st, Books of Wonder is overjoyed to welcome back Geisel Award and Caldecott Honor author and artist MO WILLEMS the artist who brought us Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon, Edwina, Leonardo,Naked Mole Rat, Elephant and Piggie, is back with two great new books! Join us as the ever-irrepressible MO WILLEMS introduces: Let’s Go for a Drive! — the newest book in his wildly popular “Elephant & Piggie” series — and Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs — a hilarious new take on a classic nursery favorite.
To mark this fantastic Friday event Books of Wonder has created an exclusive Elephant and Piggie Draw Stringbag for your young boys and girls. Pre-order both new books signed by MO WILLEMS from Books of Wonder today and receive our exclusive Elephant and Piggie Draw String Bag for FREE!
Books of Wonder is proud to welcome back two New York Times best-selling authors of teen fiction for an evening of intriguing tales told by captivating authors. Join us as DAVID LEVITHAN open the blinds on his new novel Every Day. Imagine waking up every morning and finding yourself in a different body. You’re still you, you just are in a new person’s body each day. Do you live your life or theirs? Now imagine falling in love and trying to maintain a relationship when you never know who you’ll be tomorrow or where you’ll be. This is the mind-bending reality that stokes the fire of this new novel, as two teens try to find love under circumstances that make Romeo & Juliet look like they had it easy. MAGGIE STIEFVATER takes us by the hand, down to the churchyard, and unearths The Raven Boys, the just released first book in her spellbinding new series, Raven Cycle. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them — not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. This moment opens the doors to a new world, where love and tragedy meet. Fans of page-turning, imagination-stretching fiction will love these two great new titles and relish the opportunity to meet these two incredible authors. Beginning at 6pm, the authors will present their books, take questions from fans, and sign copies of all there wonderful work. Ages 12 and up. Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8pm.
Tuesday, August 21st, Books of Wonder welcomes back author TOMMY GREEMWALD and middle-grade readers will hear all about…
Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit
Last summer we met a middle school student who would do just about anything to get out of reading a book. Now author TOMMY GREENWALD returns toBooks of Wonder to bring us up to speed on the foibles of one of our favorite middle grade slackers in Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit. Charlie is desperately trying to get straight A’s in order to avoid going to academic camp for the summer. But in order to do this, he will have to betray his friend, lose the girl of his dreams, and end up acting in a school play about the inventor of paper towels. Middle grade readers will laugh out loud as they turn the pages of this great new book and meet the author that thinks up Charlie’s misadventures. Beginning at 6pm, TOMMY GREENWALD will share his new book, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of his great books!Ages 8-12. Tuesday, August 21st, 6-8pm.
Our Summer Reading Sale is on and Shafir is manning our $1 Paperback and $2 Hardcover table right in front of the store. CASH ONLY. So stop by and say hi to Shafir, and get some great books for the whole family.
On Sunday, July 1st, the party begins at 1pm for Dragons Love Tacos, a wacky and delightful new picture book by the talented pair of author ADAM RUBIN, and illustrator DANIEL SALMIERI. Your youngest readers and listeners will be laughing out loud as they learn all about Dragons and what kind of tacos they love. Just be sure not to add any hot sauce! So come celebrate a new picture book, enjoy a launch party, and have an afternoon filled with fun and laughter as we celebrate with the two creators of this great new picture book. Beginning at 1pm the author and artist will share their new book, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of their wonderful books. Ages 3-7. Sunday, June 1st, 1pm.
Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome 3 authors of new chapter books all sharing the newest edition to their already popular series. Your middle grade readers will love the laughter, mystery, and adventure this afternoon event is sure to bring. Be there at 1pm as New York Times bestselling author DOREEN CRONIN delights young sleuths with The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery, the hilarious follow-up to The Trouble with Chickens; author and illustratorCHARISE MERICLE HARPER brings us up to speed with Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power, the eighth volume of her laugh-out-loud witty and humorous, Just Grace series; and author JOHN KLOEPFER serves upSludgment Day, the third book in his stinky, slimy, decomposing, and hilarious The Zombie Chasers series. Beginning at 1pm these wonderful authors will share their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 8-12. Sunday, June 24th, 1-3pm.