This Saturday, 5 wonderful authors and artists are on hand to share their latest works with your young picture book lovers at the …
Just as each snow flake is unique, so are picture books — each with their different illustrations, wide-ranging stories, and offering a new experience for young readers and listeners. On December 8th, 5 authors and artists join us to share their latest picture books with young fans. Beginning at noon, author and illustrator JONATHAN BEAN forecasts Big Snow, the story of a little boy who hopes for a really big snow so he can have some winter fun; NY Times bestselling author and illustrator ELISHA COOPER punches the ticket withTrain, a journey from coast to coast aboard nearly every type of train you can imagine!;NY Times bestselling husband and wife team JACKY DAVIS & DAVID SOMAN present Lady Bug Girl and the Big Snow, the latest winter wonderland adventures of everyone’s favorite young costumed picture book hero: Ladybug Girl Caldecott Honor artist SUSAN JEFFERScounts down The Twelve Days of Christmas, her richly illustrated reimagining of the classic Christmas song. Beginning at noon, the authors and artists will present their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles.Ages 3-7. Sunday, December 8th, 12-1:30pm.
Thursday evening brings an Oscar Award winning songwriter and author and his new book to Books of Wonder. Join us as we welcome DEAN PITCHFORD for the NYC Launch of …
This Thursday evening, Oscar Award winning songwriter and author DEAN PITCHFORD joins us for the New York Launch of his newest title, Nickle Bay Nick, and you’re invited. It’s the holiday season in the quite town of Nickle Bay, but for one eleven-year-old boy named Sam everything seems to be going wrong. His dad’s bakery is going bankrupt and his mom is spending the holidays with her new family. To make things worse, Nickel Bay Nick, the anonymous Good Samaritan who leaves hundred-dollar bills around Nickel Bay at Christmastime, is a no-show. So this year the rest of the town is as miserable as Sam. When he stumbles upon the secret identity of this mysterious do-gooder, Sam is stunned to learn that he might now be his town’s only hope. But before he can rescue Nickel Bay, Sam has to learn the skills of a spy and unravel some even darker secrets that will change his life forever. The holidays bring mystery and intrigue to the town of Nickle Bay, and author DEAN PITCHFORD brings the magic of Nickle Bay to Books of Wonder for young readers to enjoy. Join us beginning at 6pm, as DEAN PITCHFORD presents his new book, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of all his wonderful titles. Ages 8-12. Thursday, November 14, 6-8pm.
Thursday, November 7th, teen readers are in for another fantastic event at Books of Wonder. Join us for an evening of…
On Thursday evening, November 7th, you are invited to meet the authors of 5 books featuring teen protagonists in extreme and very different situations. You won’t want to miss a minute as NY Times bestselling author ELLEN HOPKINS sets imaginations ablaze with Smoke, the thought provoking and riveting sequel to Burned; author DAN JOSEFSON presents That’s Not a Feeling, the heartfelt and moving story of a boy who has been placed in a therapeutic boarding school; debut author EMIL OSTROVSKI captivates with The Paradox of Vertical Flight, the story of a suicidal teen who finds out that he has fathered a child with his ex; debut author SARA POLSKY hits hard with This is How I Find Her, the touching tale of a teen girl and the struggles she endures in caring for her bipolar mother; and author ANDREW SMITH introduces Winger, the heartbreakingly funny story of a fourteen-year-old boy’s foibles in an upscale boarding school. Join us as these authors share their stories, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their thrilling titles. Ages 12-16. Thursday, November 7th, 6-8pm.
A little later on this Saturday afternoon, Books of Wonder is thrilled to partner with the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators to host the inaugural event of a new event series created by SCBWI: Inside Story! If you love picture books, and want to find out first hand how they are created, you won’t want to miss …
Founded in 1971, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.
On November 2nd, SCBWI will be launching it’s newest program, Inside Story, with events all over the country and the globe. Books of Wonder is thrilled to be one of the inaugural hosts and have the privilege of inviting all of you — our friends and supporters — to join in the fun with 9 wonderful picture book creators. Beginning at 4pm, these 9 picture book creators will take the stage to give fans and all who love picture book a seldom seen glimpse inside their personal journeys and experiences in creating the books we love. Come meet and hear from these 9 authors and illustrators as they present one of their great books, STEPHANIE CALMENSON for Ollie’s School day: A Yes-And-No Book, TRACY DOCKRAY for Sweet Baby Feet, MELISSA GUION for Baby Penguins Everywhere, CARON LEVIS for Stuck with the Blooz, ROXIE MUNRO for Slithery Snakes, JOHN PARRA for Round is a Tortilla, ISABEL ROXAS for The Case of the Missing Donut, and ERIC VELASQUEZ for The Price of Freedom. Each will share something which inspires or compels them to create picture books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. All Ages. Saturday, November 2nd, 4-6pm.
The weekend fun kicks off this Saturday, at 1pm, as 4 talented authors join us to share their imaginative new titles for middle grade book lovers, don’t miss…
Middle-grade readers prepare for action, adventure, zombies, and legends renewed this Saturday, as 4 wonderful authors take the stage to share their new Fantastic Middle Grade Reads. Beginning at 1pm, Printz Award winning author PAOLO BACIGALUPI takes the plate with Zombie Baseball Beatdown, in which tainted meat is turning people all over the country into zombies and some young baseball players decide they’d better fight back before it’s too late!; MATTHEW CODY takes us deep into Sherwood Forest to meet the Merry Men and introduces us to the member of that legendary clan, Will in Scarlet; NY Times bestselling author PETER LERANGIS takes readers on a non-stop action-packed adventure with Lost in Babylon, the second book in his acclaimed Seven Wonders series, in which thirteen-year-old Jack and his friends must travel to the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon to find the next clue to the cure that just might save them all!; and author MARY G. THOMPSON takes us for an intergalactic adventure with Escape from the Pipe Men!, in which two siblings scour the universe for a antidote that can save their father. Grand adventure awaits between the covers of these four great new books — and nothing is better than getting the inside scoop right from the authors themselves! So don’t miss the fun this Saturday, at 1pm, as the authors present their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their great titles. Ages 8-12. Saturday, October 26th,1-3pm.
This Tuesday Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome Tony Award winning Actor, NY Times bestselling author JOHN LITHGOW & illustrator LEEZA HERNANDEZ as we celebrate the launch of their new picture book full of music, animals, and an orchestra don’t miss the Launch Party for..
Books of Wonder is overjoyed to invite you and your young picture book lovers to join Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning actor and bestselling author JOHN LITHGOW and illustrator LEEZA HERNANDEZ as we celebrate the launch of a new picture book, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo. Based on the celebrated song written by JOHN LITHGOW, this colorful and fun-filled song-turned-picture book is the story of a concert gone awry when the animals from the neighboring zoo crash the party!
Oh, children! Remember! Whatever you may do,
Never play music right next to the zoo.
They’ll burst from their cages, each beast and each bird,
Desperate to play all the music they’ve heard.
This is one Launch Event you won’t want to miss, as JOHN LITHGOW & LEEZA HERNANDEZ introduce their new book, JOHN LITHGOW performs the song the book is based on, they both answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their great books! All Ages. Tuesday, October 22nd, 5-7pm.
This Saturday we welcome 5 excellent authors of great middle-grade fiction to share their laugh out loud tales with your young readers. Join us for …
They say that laughter is the best medicine and this Saturday Books of Wonder
has just the right prescription for your favorite middle grade readers! Beginning at 2pm, come meet and hear from 5 wonderful authors as they share their most recent and truly hilarious books. The fun begins with
NY Times bestselling author and illustrator LINCOLN PEIRCE , the creator of the ever popular BIG NATE series, who will introduce the latest collection of Big Nate cartoons, Big Nate: I Can’t Take It!; Emmy Award winning author and illustrator MARK TATULLI introduces Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic, the hilarious ghoulish story of a middle grader whose monster-y, special effect pranks keep getting him in trouble; NY Times bestselling author TIM FEDERLE helps us dreams big with Better Nate Than Ever, the inspired and inspiring story of Nate Foster, a 13-year-old boy who runs away — not to join the circus, but tryout for a Broadway Show!; author M.D. PAYNE shares his perfectly gross and hilarious debut series Monster Juice, with the first two titles: Fear the Barfitron & Fartsunami; and author MARYROSE WOOD shares The Incorrigable Children of Ashton Place: The Unseen Guest, the latest adventures of three incorrigible children raised by wolves and their very proper nanny. Don’t miss the laughs as these wonderful authors share their new books, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 8-12. Saturday, October 19th, 2-4pm.
This Tuesday marks the launch of NEAL SHUSTERMAN's Unsouled, the third book in his heart-pounding Unwind series. And to celebrate this great event,NEAL SHUSTERMAN and 5 other wonderful authors of fantastic teen fiction will be on hand at Books of Wonder! This Tuesday marks the launch of NEAL SHUSTERMAN's Unsouled, the third book in his heart-pounding Unwind series. And to celebrate this great event,NEAL SHUSTERMAN and 5 other wonderful authors of fantastic teen fiction will be on hand at Books of Wonder!
Beginning at 6pm on October 15th, teen readers are in for a treat as we celebrate the launch of NEAL SHUSTERMAN's Unsouled, the third book in his heart-pounding Unwind series, with SIX great teen authors on hand! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet and hear from these authors as ALEXANDRA BRACKEN delivers The Darkest Mind: Never Fade, the riveting second chapter in her Darkest Minds series; author KATE BRIAN takes flight with Hereafter, the jaw-dropping sequel in her Shadowlands series; author BRITTANY GERAGOTELIS casts a spell with Life’s a Witch, the spellbinding second book in her Life’s a Witch series; author TAMARA IRELAND STONE captivates with Time after Time, the unique romance of a girl in 1995 Chicago, and a time traveling boy from 2012 San Francisco; author CRISTIN TERRILL marks the date with All Our Yesterdays, a thrilling story of fierce love set in a war ravaged totalitarian future; and, of course, NY Times bestselling author NEAL SHUSTERMAN shares Unsouled, the poignant and ultimately terrifying third book in his Unwind series. An evening packed with action, adventures, and SIX thrilling new books awaits your teen readers; it’s an event they will not want to miss! Beginning at 6pm, the authors will share their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 12-16. Tuesday, October 15th, 6-8pm.
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.
Picture book lovers rejoice, Sunday, September 29th, Books of Wonder has a special treat to share with you all — a chance to meet the 9 wonderfully talented authors and artists who have created 5 of this fall’s great new picture books. Beginning at 1pm, the NY Times best-selling and award-winning team of author DOREEN CRONIN & illustrator BETSY LEWIN share Click, Clack Boo: A Tricky Treat, the latest companion to their Cadecott Honor title Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, in which, this time, the cows are getting ready for Halloween, and Farmer Brown (as usual) has no idea what he’s in for; NY Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator BRIAN FLOCA sounds the “All Aboard!” whistle with Locomotive, a rich and detailed exploration of the sights, sounds, experience, and history of America’s railroads; Two-time Caldecott Medalist CHRIS RASCHKA & author ROBIE H. HARRIS, introduce a boy who finds that even though there are many scary things around, he can conquer his fear with a little determination and a new perspective inWhen Lions Roar; author DEBORAH HEILIGMAN & illustrator LeUYEN PHAM introduce The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos, a wonderful picture book biography of a boy with an amazing gift for math; and celebrated author ANNE ROCKWELL & illustrator MELISSA IWAI pull into Truck Stop, just in time for us to share in the early morning rush when all the trucks are rolling in. Your young readers and listeners will love these wonderful picture books and relish the experience of hearing the stories straight from the people who wrote and illustrated them. The authors and illustrators will present their books, then answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 3-6. Sunday, September 29th, 1-3pm.
This coming October 22nd, Allegiant the third and final chapter in Veronica Roth’s bestselling Divergent Trilogy releases! And Books of Wonder is the place to pre-order your signed copy today!
As we look ahead to September, back to school means many more exciting events at Books of Wonder. And we kick off the month with a weekend teen readers and picture book lovers will not want to miss. On Saturday, September 7th, 6 authors of tantalizing new teen novels join us for …
The first Saturday, of September, brings teen readers an afternoon of mystery, adventure, intrigue, and SIX talented teen authors set to deliver their latest heart pounding tales. Beginning at 1pm, NY Times bestselling author KRISTI COOK takes readers on a whirlwind journey with Eternal, the finale to her hair-raising series Haven; author SARAH BETH DURST casts a spell with Conjured, a twisted thriller in which a teen girl Eve must endure a fairy tale nightmare and a deadly romance; debut author KIT GRINDSTAFF transports us to an imagined past with The Flame in the Mist, the story of how one teen girl in a world of ghosts and misfits, stones and crystals, must unravel an ancient ancient prophecy to which her fate is tied; NY Times bestselling author JONATHAN MABERRY delivers Fire & Ash the riveting conclusion to his Rot & Run series, in which the zombie plague rages on and the battle to end all battles has just begun; debut author PHOEBE NORTH takes us aboard with Starglass, a sci-fi thriller set in the distant future where greed and deception are underlying forces in a city-within-a-spaceship; and author NANCY OHLIN awakens the spirits with Thorn Abbey, a darkly romantic tale of infatuation and possession set in New England’s premier boarding school. Your teen readers who love heart pounding tales — and who doesn’t? — will be captivated by these six exciting new books. Be there as the authors each introduce their new titles, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 12-16. Saturday, September 7th, 1-3pm.
As our final event of the summer, we are thrilled to invite you to join us in the celebration of the release of NY Times bestselling author DAVID LEVITHAN's newest book. Please join us on Tuesday, August 27th, as we celebrate the release of David Levithan's…
Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite fans of teen fiction to the Launch Event for Two Boys Kissing. Join NY Times bestselling author DAVID LEVITHAN as he tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record-all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites — all while the two boys — former boyfriends — try to figure out their own feelings for each other. This sharp-witted, warm-hearted tale of teenage love, serves as a perfect thematic bookend to DAVID LEVITHAN’S teen novel debut and breakthrough, Boy Meets Boy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Be there beginning at 6pm, as DAVID LEVITHAN shares his impactful new books for the first time, answers questions from the audience, and signs all his titles for his adoring fans. Ages 12 to 16. Tuesday, August 27th, 6-8pm.
Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite fans of teen fiction the Launch Party for Two Boys Kissing. Join NY Times bestselling author DAVID LEVITHAN as he tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record-all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites-all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other. This sharp-witted, warm-hearted tale of teenage love, serves as a perfect thematic bookend to DAVID LEVITHAN’S teen novel debut and breakthrough, Boy Meets Boy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Be there beginning at 6pm, this impactful new books is unveiled, DAVID LEVITHAN answers questions from the audience, and signs all his titles for his adoring fans. Ages 12 to 16. Tuesday, August 27th, 6-8pm.