Next Saturday, Books of Wonder invites middle-grade readers to be captivated, amused, and introduced to 6 wonderful new books by their talented authors — including THREE NEWBERY MEDALISTS! — as we hear all about some …
From Victorian England to the American colonies, through a dark Fairyland to an apartment building in modern-day Brooklyn, middle-grade readers are in for a whirlwind of adventure and excitement as 6 authors share the latest middle-grade novels. Join us beginning at 1pm, as Newbery Medalist SUSAN COOPER captivates with Ghost Hawk, an eye-opening look at the friendship and adventure shared by a Native American and a young colonial New England settler; NY Times bestselling author ADAM GIDWITZ gives a scare with The Grimm Conclusion, the third book in his wildly imaginative and gruesomely fun Grimm series; author SARAH MLYNOWSKI unveils Dream On, the fourth book in her magically popularWhatever After series; Newbery Medalist RICHARD PECK shares the tale of The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail, the story of a tiny mouse and his big adventures in Victorian England; author MARYROSE WOOD shares the latest exploits of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place with The Interrupted Tale, the fourth book in her hilarious Victorian mystery series; and Newbery Medalist REBECCA STEAD presents Liar & Spy, the engaging story of two friends who live in the same Brooklyn apartment building and what their covert games reveal. This incredibly talented author lineup is sure to thrill your young readers and have them clamoring to read all these great books. It’s also a great opportunity for you to get some wonderful holiday gifts inscribed to your favorite young readers! Beginning at 1pm, the authors will introduce their books, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 8-12. Saturday, December 14th, 1-3pm.
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 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.
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.
Middle grade readers are in for excitement and adventures galore on this Saturday, September 21st, as we invite you and your favorite young readers to meet 4 wonderful authors who will share their new…
Young imaginations are invited to run wild on Saturday, September 21st, as 4 talented authors join us to share their exciting new books with your middle-grade readers. Don’t miss the excitement beginning at 1pm, as award-winning Australian author CATHERINE JINKS joins us on a rare visit from New South Wales to take us to the mean streets of Victorian England, where monsters lurk and a ten-year-old orphan named Birdie is learning How to Catch a Bogel; author MORGAN KEYES takes us on the run with Darkbeast Rebellion, the story of two young teens who, rather than kill their beloved Darkbeasts — creatures that lift their spirits and take on their darker deeds and emotions — have broken the law which requires that all Darkbeasts be put down when their owners reach the age of 12; author DAN POBLOCKI gives us chills with The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe, in which a dark figure keeps watching Gabe from the edge of the woods — could it be the dreaded child-eating monster named the Hunter?; and author DIANE ZAHLER sweeps us away to a magical land to meet Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters, as two Princesses try to persevere as their fairy tale lives seem to be crumbling. Middle-grade readers will be wide eyed with wonder as these 4 authors present their thrilling new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 8-12. Saturday, September 21st, 1-3pm.
Get your weekend off to a great start, with 6 wonderful authors and the chance to hear all about their latest titles. In the midst of this heat wave, Books of Wonder invites you to come cool off with Great Middle Grade Reads! We invite you to be part of the fun as Newbery Award winning author RICHARD PECK introduces one tiny little critter, destined for bigger things in The Mouse With The Question Mark Tail, a companion to his Secrets at Sea; NY Times bestselling author WENDY MASS delivers Pi in The Sky a galactic adventure with a tasty twist; author DAN KROKOS shares the thrilling first installment of an out-of-this-world new series The Planet Thieves; NY Times bestselling author CHRIS GRABENSTEIN brings us two great new titles: one will amaze you with twists, turns, and wonderment, as first you try to get in and then you try to Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library, then Riley Mack is back with his friends, the Known Troublemakers, for their latest escapade as Riley Mack Stirs Up More Trouble; in the second book of his Clone Chronicles series, author and actor M.E. CASTLE reveals Cloneward Bound, an adventure full of trouble, hi-jinks, and the return of an evil mastermind — all set in the glitz of Hollywood; and debut author LEE BACON asks the question — you think your parent’s are bad? — with the thrilling first book in a new series Joshua Dread. Don’t miss this afternoon full of wonderful new books and the chance to meet their talented authors. Beginning at 1pm, the authors will present their work, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their novels. Ages 8-12. Saturday, July 13th, 1-3pm
Most kids go to summer camp, and nothing truly out of the ordinary happens. But on Dahlia Sherman’s first day at her camp she see girls walking through walls and many more strange occurrences. On Tuesday evening, June 4th, beginning at 6pm, chapter book readers are invited to join debut author ARI GOELMAN, as he celebrates the release of The Path of Names his new funny summer-camp fantasy. Don’t miss the party as ARI GOELMAN shares a week at summer camp and a story full of courage, smarts, and slight-of-hand you will not want to miss. Beginning at 6pm, ARI GOELMAN will present his new book, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of his great new title. Ages 8-12. Tuesday, June 4th, 6-8pm.
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.
Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome back author and illustrator AMY IGNATOW for the rocking launch of The Awesomely Awful Melodies of Julie Graham Chang, the fifth book in her fun-filled chapter book series, The Popularity Papers. In this hilarious installment, best friends Lydia and Julie are back and ready to take seventh grade by storm and start their own band. They soon realize they are not yet stars, and rocking isn’t as easy as they thought — it seems practice is essential! Chapter book lovers are in for a treat as AMY IGNATOW introduces her newest book, takes questions from fans, and signs copies of all her wonderful titles. Ages 9-12. Saturday, March 16th, 3-5pm.
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Ages 8-12. Sunday, December 9th, 3:30-5pm. Books of Wonder is thrilled to host the publication party for The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie, a page turning new book for middle-grade readers. Join us beginning at 3:30pm as local debut authorJACQUELINE RESNICK lifts the curtain on a most unusual bunch, known as the Misfit Menagerie. These four odd-ball animals live together on a farm in what is a rather perfect existence. But all that changes when a cruel circus owner comes to town and snatches them away to perform in his cut rate show. From the wide open farm to cramped and filthy cages, the Misfit Menagerie must enlist the aid of a new friend to escape the terrible circus. This exciting new tale is a perfect gift for all your middle-grade readers. Join us next Sunday, December 9th, as JAQUELINE RESNICK shares her new book, takes questions from the audience, and signs copies of her debut book.
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Middle grade readers get the best of both worlds: they have wonderful novels written just for them, but they’re not too old for longer, meatier picture books filled with great illustrations! Books of Wonder is delighted to welcome 8authors and artists who have created both types of thrilling and inspiring new books for middle grade readers. Join us on Saturday, December 1st, beginning at noon, as author STACY DeKEYSER casts her spell with The Brixen Witch; local author CHRIS GRABENSTEIN introduces a twelve-year-old hometown hero you won’t soon forget in Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers; author TOMMY GREENWALD comes back to Books of Wonder to share some hilarious exploits with Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit; NY Timesbestselling author GARY GOLIO and illustrator RUDY GUTIERREZ hit all the right notes with there new picture book biography Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey; author and illustrator JOE McKENDRY paints a new picture of one of the worlds most famous addresses in One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World; and author S.S TAYLOR and illustrator KATHERINE ROY take us on an adventure to remember with their new book The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon. Be sure to join us as these 8 talented authors and artists awe and amaze you and your middle grade readers with their new tales. Starting at noon, the authors and artists will present their new books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 8-12. Saturday, December 1st, 12-2pm.
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We can not wait for Novemebr 8th when Dav Pilkey comes back to @Booksofwonder for The ninth epic Captain Underpants novel, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers . We are now taking pre-orders on signed copies of this sure to sell-out middle grade fun-fest!