As we move forward into this weekend, Books of Wonder is doubling down, as we feature two great events each day! That’s right, this Saturday and Sunday we’ll be hosting TWO wonderful events each day, so readers of all ages are sure to find a great event where they’ll discover the next thrilling book they will want to read! This Saturday, at noon, get ready for a rocking & reading good time with …
Middle grade readers are invited to rock out this Saturday afternoon, as 7 authors take the stage to present their newest books. Don’t miss a beat as authors LAURIE CALKHOVEN evokes the gods with Heroes of Olympus, based on the Greek and Roman mythological writings of acclaimed writer and historian Phillip Freeman, these irresistible stories of philandering gods, flawed heroes, and tragic lovers display why ancient myths continue to have modern relevance; author of over 80 books for young readers JAMES HOWE brings usBunnicula in a Box, a fabulous boxed set of all seven thrilling tales of Harold (the dog), Howie (the puppy), Chester (the cat), and of course, Bunnicula (the vampire bunny who sucks the juice out of vegetables); NY Times bestselling author GORDON KORMAN unveils The Hypnotists: Book #1, a new adventure series about Jackson Opus, his gift, his curse, and how he harnesses the awesome powers he’s been born with; author DAVID LUBAR invites us to a monster mash with The Unwilling Witch, a humorous goose-bump inducing tale of little kids turning into real monsters and what happens next; author KATE McMULLAN takes us to ancient Greece with Hit The Road, Helen! the true story of the Trojan War as narrated by Hades, and the 9th book in her hit Myth-O-Mania series; NY Times bestselling author BRANDON MULL unveils Spirit Animals Book 1, Wild Born — the first title in a new multiplatform series with multiple authors (like the hit 39 Clues series) takes us to the world of Erdas, where every child must discover when they come of age if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast, which bestows great powers on both; and award-winning author and illustrator MATT PHELAN takes us to a bygone era with Bluffton, set in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1908, this is the story of local boy Henry and his encounter with a visiting troupe of vaudeville actors and one young very special young performed named Buster Keaton. With a stellar lineup like this, your young readers will be rocking their way through whole new playlist of great reads. Beginning at noon, the authors will present their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 8-12. Saturday, October 12th, 12-2pm.
Summer Sunday’s were made for cool events at Books of Wonder and this one is no exception. Get your young readers ready for an afternoon full of great new books and the chance to met their wonderful authors. Beginning at 1pm author and illustratorCHARISE MERICLE HARPERbakes upJust Grace and the Trouble with Cupcakes, the latest installment in her Just Grace series; author and illustrator LAURIE KELLER bowls us over with Bowling Alley Bandit, the first book of her new chapter book series, Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut; and MARGARET McNAMARA, author of over two dozen books for young readers, casts a spell with the first two books of her magical Fairy Bell Sistersseries. Chapter book lovers are in for a treat when this talented cast of authors joins us to share their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their great books. Ages 8-12. Sunday, July 14th, 1-3pm.
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.
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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.