The Haggadah is a Jewish text which lays out the order of the Passover Seder. On Saturday, March 9th, beginning at 11am, everyone is invited to participate in a two hour Haggadah-making workshop, facilitated by FRANCINE HERMELIN LEVITE, creator of My Haggadah Made It Myself. Children will be provided with interactive activity pages as well as mounds of creative art materials to navigate and explore the Sedar’s 15 steps and Passover’s lofty themes of freedom, hope, justice, and more. Join us as we learn about this holiday and have fun with this wonderful, new do it your-self book! Beginning at 11am FRANCINE HERMELIN LEVITE will introduce her new book, lead a fun-filled workshop, and sign copies of her book. Ages 3-7. Saturday, March 9th, 11-1am.
Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite your young readers and listeners to a Sunday afternoon event perfect for welcoming in the new year. Get to Books of Wonder at 1pm as NY Times bestselling author and artist GREG FOLEY shares his newest title Make a Wish Bear. The heartwarming story of a little bear makes a wish on a little star and decides to sit down and wait for it to come true. Your young critters will be delighted as they sit with Bear and watch his wish come true right in front of their eyes with the help of all his friends Join us as author and artist GREG FOLEY shares many of his wonderful titles, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of all his wonderful books. Ages 3-6. Sunday, January 13th, 1-3pm.
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Picture book lovers tonight is for you!Get down to @Booksofwonder at 5pm for the launch of a fantastic new book Infinity And Me, meet author KATE HOSFORD, hear all about her new book, and get your copy signed!
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Doreen Rappaport & @Tavaresbooks
Helen’s Big World:
The Life of Helen Keller
Books of Wonder is overjoyed to host the official pre-release event for a wonderfully crafted new picture book biography. In Helen’s Big World,DOREEN RAPPAPORT’s prose and MATT TAVARES’ dynamic illustrations come together seamlessly to deliver an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to the story of one of our country’s most influential luminaries. Born in 1880, Helen Keller was the fist deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelors of Arts degree, became a progressive political figure well ahead of her time, and wrote an impressive 12 books. Your young readers and listeners will relish hearing about this amazing woman from this author & artist team that have brought her compelling story to vivid life. Beginning at noon DOREEN RAPPAPORT & MATT TAVARES will present their new book, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful works. Ages 3-8. Saturday, October 6th, 12-2pm.
& Lara Avery
All join us for Terrific Teen Titles for Fall!
Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite fans of teen fiction to an event which truly shows the range and breadth of novels for teens today. Beginning at 6pm, SIX talented authors join us to share their new titles. If you love teen fiction, you’ll definitely want to be there as debut author LARA AVERY plunges us into her first novel, Anything But Ordinary; author GWENDOLYN HEASLEY takes us on a journey from Texas to New York in A Long Way From You; bestselling author JEFF HIRSCH returns to Books of Wonder to share his second bookMagisterium, a captivating and complex dystopian thrill-ride; NYU student and local author KODY KEPLINGER is back with A Midsummer’s Nightmare, one girls rude introduction to her soon to be new family; international bestselling author ELIOT SCHREFER takes us deep into the Congo with his just releasedEndangered, the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobo apes — and herself — from a violent coup; and local author MICHAEL RUBENSbrings the brawl to us all with Sons of the 613, an uproarious coming-of-age comedy. Bring a friend to help you carry all your signed books home from this exciting event. Beginning at 6pm, the authors will all present their new books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles.Ages 12 and up. Tuesday, October 2nd, 6-8pm.
Don’t be late for the thrills and adventures beginning at noon as author SARAH BETH DURST presents a tale of gods, goddesses, teens, and troubles in Vessel; KARSTEN KNIGHT set us ablaze with Embers & Echoes the sequel to his action-packed Wildfire; bestselling author MALINDA LO takes us to a world of the unimaginable with Adaptation, the first book of a new series; and international bestselling author JESSICA SHIRVINGTON, on a visit to NYC from her home in Australia, tempts us with her new novel, Entice, the latest addition to her Embrace series. Start your weekend off with some imagination-stretching excitement as these talented authors read from their books, take questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 12-16. Saturday, September 22nd, 12-2pm.
We could not think of a single better way to get your weekend started, this Friday get in your car, hop on the train, or just skip your way to Books of Wonder because MO WILLEMS is back! And he is bringing his 2 brand new books and everyone’s favorite Elephant & Piggie along for the fun.
Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon, Edwina, Leonardo, Naked Mole Rat, Elephant and Piggie. All these wonderfully bright and smile-inducing characters come from the amazingly clever, fertile, and hilarious mind of Geisel Award and Caldecott Honor author and artist MO WILLEMS. You and your young readers and listners will not want to miss this chance to meet the creator of some of today’s most beloved children’s books.
Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome back New York Times best-seller, MO WILLEMS to celebrate the release of his two latest triumphs! Please join us on Friday, September 21st, from 5-7pm, as the ever-irrepressible MO WILLEMS introduces two great new titles: 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. In Let’s Go for a Drive! Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road, but the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry. In Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs “once upon a time” is turned on its ear as a familiar little girl with golden tresses meets up with three hungry Dinosaurs! Beginning at 5pm, MO WILLEMS will introduce both new titles, take questions from the audience, and then sign copies of all his fantastic books. AND AS A SPECIAL TREAT, ELEPHANT & PIGGIE COSTUMED CHARACTERS WILL BE AT THE EVENT for you to photograph with your children! Ages 3-8. Friday, September 21st, 5-7pm.
Please Note: At the publisher’s request, only books purchased at the event will be autographed. Mr. Willems does not sign board books as he is concerned that small children not put ink in their mouths. And please, no flash photography of Mr, Willems — we treasure his eyesight!
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To mark this fantastic Friday event Books of Wonder has created an exclusiveElephant and Piggie Drawstring Bag 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 Drawstring Bag for FREE!
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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 thrilled to welcome you and your young readers and listeners to an afternoon event full of wonderful new picture books and the talented people that create them. Beginning at 1pm, we are joined by local author and artist SELINA ALKO who takes us across the bridge with her new picture book. B is for Brooklyn; bestselling husband-and-wife team JACKY DAVIS & DAVID SOMAN, who are back with the newest addition to their ever popular Ladybug Girl picture book series, Ladybug Girl and Bingo; Caldecott Honor artist DIANE GOODE presents her latest illustrated work Ballerina Rosie, written by The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson; local author and artist EDWARD HEMMINGWAY takes a bite out of his new book, Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship; debut picture book author and illustrator LEEZA HERNANDEZintroduces one rambunctious little pooch in Dog Gone!; local bestselling author of over 60 books, STEVE METZGER shares his latest out-of-this-world adventure in Pluto Visits Earth!; And Caldecott Honor Artist DAVID EZRA STEIN returns to share his uplifting new tale of a smile and it’s trip around the world withBecause Amelia Smiled. Young readers and listeners will love all the great books from this event and will relish the chance to meet the creators of these terrific titles. Beginning at 1pm, the authors and artists will share their books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful works.Ages 3-6. Sunday, September 16th, 1-3pm.
We are so close we can almost hear the pages turning…
Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome debut author CLAIRE LEGRAND as we host the launch event for a thrilling new middle grade spooky mystery, The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls. As CLAIRE LEGRAND unveils her new novel, we will be introduced to two best friends that could not have less in common — no-nonsense Victoria and her messy and lazy best friend Lawrence. But when Lawrence goes missing, Victoria is determined to figure out what has happened to him and where he could be. The more Victoria searches for her best friend, the more dark secrets she uncovers about The Canvedish Home. Middle grade readers will love the twists and turns and hairs-raising suspenseCLAIRE LEGRAND has crammed into her debut novel. Beginning at 6pm, Claire will share her debut novel, answer questions from the crowd, and sign copies of her wonderful new book. Ages 9-12. Tuesday, August 28th, 6-8pm.
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.
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Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome you and your young readers and listeners to an afternoon event full of wonderful new picture books and the talented people that create them. Beginning at 1pm, we are joined by bestselling husband-and-wife team JACKY DAVIS & DAVID SOMAN, who are back with the newest addition to their ever popular Ladybug Girl picture book series Ladybug Girl and Bingo. When Ladybug Girl goes camping and her dog, Bingo, gets off his leash, it’s up to Ladybug Girl to save her puppy; Caldecott Honor artist DIANE GOODIE presents her latest illustrated work Ballerina Rosie, written by The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. Rosie loves to dance and dreams of being a prima ballerina, but in ballet class, she can’t seem to master her plié or balance her arabesque. Never mind the grand jeté! Is there any hope for Rosie’s big dreams?; Debut picture book author and illustrator LEEZA HERNANDEZ introduces one rambunctious little pooch in Dog Gone! When a little pup gets himself in trouble, he decides to run away, only to discover that being all alone is not easy or fun; And Caldecott Honor Artist DAVID EZRA STEINintroduces his uplifting new tale of a smile and it’s trip around the world withBecause Amelia Smiled. Young readers and listeners will love all the great books from this event and will relish the chance to meet the creators of these terrific titles. Beginning at 1pm, the authors and artists will share their books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful works.Ages 3-6. Sunday, September 16th, 1-3pm.
Books of Wonder is overjoyed to welcome back local New York author and artist DAVID EZRA STEIN for the launch of his newest picture book, Because Amelia Smiled. On Saturday, August 8th, you and your young readers and listeners will be the first to hear, see, and experience the joy of this latest work by this talented Caldecott Honor artist. The afternoon starts as DAVID EZRA STEIN introduces Amelia, a girl who is skipping down the street and passing on her radiant smile to everyone she passes. Amelia’s smile takes a journey around the world inspiring joyful events — each captured in the author/artists vibrant and lovely illustrations. Join us at noon as DAVID EZRA STEIN unveils his new book for the first time to the public, takes questions from the audience, and signs copies of all his wonderful work. Ages 3-6. Saturday, August 8th, 12-2pm.
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