Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite middle grade readers to an afternoon packed with exciting new books and the chance to meet NINE of the authors who write the books they love! Join us beginning at 1pm, as debut author BETH AIN presents Staring Jules (As Herself), her hilarious book about one girl’s chance to make it big; NY Times bestselling author BLUE BALLIET takes us to the cold, hard streets of Chicago withHold Fast, the tale of a family’s perseverance in the face of a father’s strange disappearance; NY Timesbest-selling author HOLLY BLACK gives us chills with Doll Bones, her brand new, delightfully creepy book; author MELVIN JULES BUKIET take us down to Undertown, a thrilling adventure beneath the streets of NYC; NY Times bestselling author GORDON KORMAN returns with Hideout, the fifth romp in the Swindleseries; author JOHN KLOEPFER has some fun with the undead in Empire State of Slime, the fourth book in his hilarious The Zombie Chasers series; author C. ALEXANDER LONDON brings up two treats, the first We Give a Squid a Wedgie, the newest addition to his hilarious An Accidental Adventure series, and Semper Fido, the story of a young marine and his dog, Loki, in wartime; NY Times bestselling author BARRY LYGAdelivers Yesterday Again the third book in his acclaimed Archvillain series; and author SCOTT STARKEYshows us around Camp Wy-MEE with The Call of The Bully, the sequel to his hilarious debut How To Beat The Bully Without Really Trying. Beginning at 1pm these NINE talented authors will give us a taste of their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful novels. Ages 8-12. Saturday, May 4th, 1-3pm.
Learning to share is important — especially sharing with your siblings. But sometimes, sharing can be hard. And when you’re asked to share your favorite new toy… well, that’s really difficult! On April 25th, Books of Wonder is thrilled to host the Launch Party for a wonderful new picture book Peanut & Fifi Have a Ball. In their new book, NY Times bestselling author RANDALL de SEVE and illustrator PAUL SCHMID have come together to deliver a poignant, yet lighthearted story about the importance of sharing. Join us as we are introduced to Fifi, her younger sister Peanut, and the new ball they must learn to share. Beginning at 5pm, this talented author and artist team will present their brand new book, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 3-6. Thursday, April 25th, 5-7pm.
Teen readers were in for a real treat last night as 4 wonderful teen authors and their fans joined Books of Wonder for a spirited event aptly named Girls Get Real. Led in a conversation by SARAH MLYNOWSKI, authors JEN CALONITA — ELIZABETH EULBERG — JENNIFER E. SMITH — presented their new books, and met and signed books for all their fans.
You can order your signed copies here today!
Last night two of the brightest stars in the world of Children’s Literature joined us for a wonderful evening engaged in candid conversation for all their fans to enjoy.
A huge thank you to everyone that came out for this special evening and to Herve Tullet that came the whole way from Paris.
We are thrilled to now be offering books by both these bestselling authors and artists, just click any of the titles below to order your signed copies today!
Like Santa’s helpers or the shoemaker’s elves, there are people here at Books of Wonder who you never get to see, but are hard at work making sure that shopping with us to find the best books for your young readers is both easy and a pleasure. We are very proud of our wonderful booksellers who maintain Books of Wonder’s stellar reputation by being always ready with a smile and great suggestion for the young readers you love. Now, after months of hard work, our wonderful “behind the scenes elves” have put the finishing touches on our brand new website, BooksofWonder.com — a website designed to bring all the magic of shopping at our store to our countless loyal customers around the world at the click of a button.
With an updated, more colorful design and improved, easy-to-browse user experience, BooksofWonder.com is sure to make shopping online with Books of Wonder easier and more fun than ever before.
For those of you who have shopped online with us in the past, we have taken extra steps to make sure your data is protected during this transition. For that reason, we need those of you who are already registered at our old website to re-register at the new BooksofWonder.com when you checkout there for the first time.
As our way of thanking you and showing our appreciation for your support of our new website, we are offering a 10% discount on your first purchase at the new BooksofWonder.com. Simply enter the discount code BooksofWonder1 to receive your 10% discount when you checkout.
We have worked hard to try to capture the magic of Books of Wonder online, so that when you can’t make it to the store, the new BooksofWonder.com will be your best and favorite source for great children’s books. Whether you are looking for a classic picture book or a signed copy of the hottest teen novel the new BooksofWonder.com is ready to serve as your one-stop shop for all your children’s literature needs.
Though we’ve worked hard to make this new website as error free as possible, we’re sure a few gremlins have snuck in and left some mischief behind. We look forward to your help in finding their handiwork and pointing it out to us so we can correct it!
In addition to our ever growing selection of New & Classic children’s books, we are also delighted to be offering an updated selection of Old & Rare titles as well as an unparalleled array of children’s book art and graphics! And all these sections will continue to expand — so check back regularly to see what we’ve added!
Of course, no computer can ever replace the person-to-person joy of sharing your love of children’s books or hearing from another book lover about what they’d recommend. So please always feel free to give us a call if you’d like our personal recommendations. But for those times you want to shop online, we hope the new BooksofWonder.com will meet your needs. And we look forward to continuing to do so as our new website grows, expands, and improves.
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‘Picture This! Conversations With Illustrators From Paris and New York’(Monday) The French Embassy is sponsoring this festival, which focuses on a language children’s book and comic-book artists share, no matter where they live: the image. At this inaugural event Hervé Tullet, called “the prince of preschool books” in France, will discuss the magic of illustration with Mo Willems, the popular American author of the Knuffle Bunny books and the Elephant and Piggie series, among others. Mr. Tullet will sign books afterward. At 5:30 p.m., Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, Flatiron district; free. Information: (212) 439-1447, frenchculture.org.
Books of Wonder is delighted to join in the nationwide celebration of April as National Poetry Month by launching the month with a special poetry event. Please join us on Sunday, April 7th, as we are treated to some great poetry created especially for young readers. Come meet these talented poets and listen to their wonderful poems as STEPHANIE CALMENSON presents Dinner at the Panda Palace, a book with some wonderful rhymes about animals; NY Times best-selling poet ALAN KATZ tickles our funny bones with his hilarious book, Mosquitoes Are Ruining My Summer; NY Times bestselling author MARILYN SINGER delights us with her collection of reverso poems, Follow Follow; author and artist ROBERT WEINSTOCK goes pre-historic with his collection of poems in Can You Dig It; author ROBERT FORBES presents Let’s Have a Bite!, a collection of delectable verses about animals both rascally and sweet; and award-winning author CHARLES R. SMITH JR. shares Brick by Brick, the powerful story in verse of how the White House was built. National Poetry Month is a grand celebration and Books of Wonder can hardly wait to share this event with you and your young poets! Beginning at noon, our visiting poets will read their work, answer questions from the audience, and sign all their books. Ages 5 and up. Sunday, April 7th, 12-2pm.
Ol’ Mama Squirrel Launches Tomorrow with David Ezra Stein @BooksofWonder be there of Mama’s gonna get mad!
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.
Special Offer! Mortal Instrument Series Complete Set of Book 1 to 5.
Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.
The first five books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series, now available in a hardcover set.
Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this handsomely packaged boxed set that includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, and City of Lost Souls. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print, and this collectible set of five hardcover volumes is a perfect gift for newcomers to the series and for loyal fans alike.
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Fans of Elizabeth Norris’ debut series Unraveling series are in for a treat next month when the second book in the series Unbreakable releases. To celebrate the release of Elizabeth’s new book we have joined forces to offer fans of this thrilling new series a special gift with their pre-order.
Order your signed copies today and make sure you get your free gift from Elizabeth Norris exclusive only to Books of Wonder!
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Get the extra content booklet which includes exclusive and never seen before scenes:
An Alternate Beginning
A Pivotal Scene from Ben’s POV
A Pivotal Scene from Barclay’s POV
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