Ducks say quack and fish go blub, and the seal goes OW OW OW. But there’s one sound that no one knows… and on December 11th, everyone is invited to Books of Wonder to meet music sensations YLVIS as we learn the answer to the question everyone has been asking. WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?
With well over 250 MILLION internet views on YouTube, Norwegian brothers BARD & VEGARD YLVISAKER combine to form the worldwide sensation known as YLVIS. Featuring infectious lyrics and entertaining music videos the brothers have created a unique brand of music all their own. Now their hit song What Does the Fox Say? has been adapted into a wonderfully illustrated picture book, and YLVIS is coming to Books of Wonder to meet fans, celebrate and sign their new book!
Join us Wednesday, December 11th, beginning at 6pm, as YLVIS meet fans and sign copies of their wonderful new picture book for all ages!
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.
For many of us Thanksgiving is the start of the most special time of year. This year Hanukkah comes early and holiday lights bring joy and 5 award-winning artists for our …
Picture book lovers are in for an award-winning afternoon, as five iconic artists bring their season’s greetings to the annual Books of Wonder Holiday Kickoff. So get your coats on, get down to Books of Wonder, and join us as Caldecott Honor artist SUSAN JEFFERS counts down The Twelve Days of Christmas, her richly illustrated reimagining of the classic Christmas song; Caldecott Medalist JERRY PINKNEY sets hearts racing with The Tortise & the Hare, the classic Aesop fable set anew in America’s southwest and a perfect companion to his Caldecott Award-winning The Lion & the Mouse; award-winning artist CHARLES SANTORE brings us his beautiful versions of two classics, Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid and Beatrix Potter’s The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit; and Caldecott Medalist URI SHULEVITZ takes us for a walk with a boy, his dog, and his grandfather as the sun comes down in Dusk, a companion to his Caldecott Honor Book, Snow. Whether shopping for the young or not-so-young, these stories and award-winning artists are the perfect way to kickoff your holiday season! Beginning at 1pm, each artist will share their books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 3 and up. Saturday, November 30th, 1-3pm.
With a chill in the air and the holidays around the corner we invite picture book lovers young and old to…
Join us for an early holiday treat as two of our favorite picture book author/artists from out-of-town visit Books of Wonder to promote their great new holiday picture books. You won’t want to miss your chance to meet NY Times bestselling picture book creators JON AGEE and LOREN LONG on Tuesday, November 12th, at 5pm, as they present their latest creations! First, NY Times bestselling author and artist JON AGEE introduces us to Little Santa, the story of jolly old Saint Nick as a child and what happens when his family considers moving from their familiar but chilly life at the North Pole to the sunny shores of Florida! Then NY Times bestselling author and illustratorLOREN LONG shares the newest addition to his beloved Otis series, An Otis Christmas, in which while Otis and his friends look forward to Christmas on the farm, a storm brings problems as a mother horse begins to give birth to her new foal. Can Otis get to Doc Baker in time? Join us as these two wonderful author/artists share their new books — the perfect way to lift your own holiday spirits! The author/illustrators will present their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful works. Ages 3-6. Tuesday, November 12th, 5-7pm.
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.
What way could be better for kicking off the new month than by sharing an afternoon with four wonderful picture book authors and artists and their latest colorful creations? Your young readers and listeners will love this …
Join us this Saturday afternoon, as four authors and artists come to Books of Wonder to share their latest creations with your young readers and listeners. Beginning at 1pm, Emmy Award-winning and NY Times bestselling author, illustrator, MARC BROWN, creator of that beloved aardvark, Arthur, gets little hands wiggling, jiggling, pointing and stretching as he introduces Marc Brown’s Playtime Rhymes, completely interactive and fun-filled new way to enjoy 20 of our favorite nursery rhymes including Wheels on the Bus, Do your Ears Hang Low? and The Itsy-bitsy Spider; author and illustrator GUS GORDON makes music with Herman and Rosie, an absolutely endearing story of two creatures who find each other through their music in a big and oh-so wild city; author and artist TIM HARRINGTON let’s the shoe drop with This Little Piggy, the hilarious story of the five little piggy’s on your other foot and what they’ve been up to; and author and illustrator IZA TRAPNI invites us for some Curds and Whey with Little Miss Muffet, her whimsical and richly illustrated retelling of the classic nursery rhyme. Picture book lovers will cherish these 4 wonderfully illustrated books and the chance to hear all about them direct from their creators! Beginning at 1pm the authors and illustrators will share their books, answer questions from the audience and sign copies of all their great titles! Ages 3-6. Saturday, November 2nd, 1-3pm.
This Thursday, October 31st, is Halloween, and to get your little ghosts and goblins ready for a night of costumes and candy Books of Wonder is hosting a picture book event full of tricks and treats, don’t miss..
Picture book lovers looking for the perfect reason to wear their costumes early need look no further. This Sunday, at Books of Wonder 6 scary good authors and artists join us for a frighteningly good time as they share their new picture book creations with your young readers and listeners. And, for any daring young trick-or-treaters who come in costume, we’ll have some baskets of candy for them to enjoy treats from! Beginning at 1pm, three-time Caldecott Medalist DAVID WIESNER introduces a curious feline with Mr Wuffles, the strange and captivating tale of a housecat who’s new favorite toy houses an incredible mysterious surprise!; author KELLY BENNETT provides some spooky laughs with Vampire Baby, the story of baby Tootie and her big brother who’s convinced she’s a vampire; author SAMANTHAN BERGER introduces Crankenstein, the story of a boy who becomes a scary monster of grumpiness when he doesn’t get his way; NY Times bestselling author and illustrator EILEEN CHRISTELOW takes us trick-or-treating with Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat, the latest hilarious tale of her beloved five little mischief makers — this time trick-or-treating with their favorite babysitter; author and illustrator STEPHEN SAVAGE counts down Ten Orange Pumpkins, a read-aloud counting book with all your favorite spooky Halloween creatures; and author and illustrator JENNIFER YERKES reveals A Funny Little Bird, the Gold Medal winner of the 2013 “The Original Art” exhibit from The Society of Illustrators, which is the visually captivating story of a bird who learns that the art of making friends isn’t about getting the most attention, but sharing what you have with others. being beautiful is not the key to making friends. So kick off you Halloween celebration with a 6 wonderful picture book creators and there new books all perfect for the season! The authors & artists will present their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 3-6. Sunday, October 27th, 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.
Bring your little ones to Books of Wonder today at 3:30pm to hear some great stories and have lots of fun with husband and wife author and artists team Melissa Iwai AND Denis Markell!
Tonight the stars align at Books of Wonder and picture book lovers are in for an evening of out of this world fun at a fabled Books of Wonder launch event. Beginning at 5pm, Caledcott Medalists DAVID WIESNER & JERRY PINKNEY take the stage and picture book lovers are in for a first encounter with their two new books. First three-time Caldecott Medalist DAVID WIESNER introduces Mr. Wuffles, the near wordless story of a rather picky feline and the odd contents of it’s favorite new toy. As Mr. Wuffles paws at his toy space ship which unassumingly blends in with all his other toys, he has little clue that the little green beings within are not having nearly as much fun! Then Caldecott Medalist and five-time Caldecott Honor artist JERRY PINKNEY sounds the start on The Tortise & the Hare, the classic Aesop fable set anew in America’s southwest which brings this storied race to vivid life and makes a fitting companion to his Caldecott Award-winning The Lion & the Mouse. In addition to the release of two new titles, these amazing artists will also be sharing some of their amazing original artwork in our gallery! Available for viewing and purchase will be all seven of DAVID WIESNER's remarkable cover painting for C.S. Lewis's beloved Chronicles of Narnia and eight of JERRY PINKNEY's amazingly detailed studies for the double-spread illustrations in The Lion & the Mouse and The Tortoise & the Hare. So mark your calenders, and have your smart phone alarm set for next Thursday, and an evening you will not want to miss — and are sure to NEVER forget! Beginning at 5pm, DAVID WIESNER & JERRY PINKNEY will share their new books with the audience, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their amazing books! All ages. Thursday, October 3rd, 5-7pm.
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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.
Last week at Books of Wonder it was raining meatballs and storming pancakes as Ron & Judi Barrett creators of the beloved Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series, joined a wonderful picture book event also featuring author Jaqueline Preiss Weitzman and author L.J.R. Kelly.
Picture book lovers got their fill of wonderful stories and and engaging new books as well as the chance to meet and and interact with some truly fantastic picture book creators!
Signed copies off all the books featured in this event are now available in the store and on Booksofwonder.com
3 wonderful picture books make for 1 fantastic Sunday afternoon, as you and your young readers and listeners take a seat for a storytelling treat. Beginning at 1pm, Coretta Scott King Award artist FLOYD COOPER paints the picture of a starry night with Max and the Tag-Along Moon, the story of a young boy— his grandfather— and the one moon that they share every night; debut picture book author ADAM LEHRHAUPT monkeys around with Warning: Do Not Open This Book! It looks like a book, it feels like a book, and it even smells like a book. But watch out…madness and mayhem lie within!; and Caldecott Honor artist PETER McCARTY gets us ready for Fall Ball, soon the leaves will start changing colors — it will get darker earlier — and it will snow — but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. pend your Sunday afternoon enjoying these wonderful new picture books and the chance to meet these wonderful picture book creators. The authors and artists will present their latest works, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 3-6. Sunday, September 15th, 12-2pm.
Saturday, September 14th, is the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, and though we will be open as usual, we have not scheduled an event for that date. But picture book lovers are in for a treat on Sunday, September 15th, as 3 fantastic picture book creators join us for…
3 wonderful picture books make for 1 fantastic Sunday afternoon, as you and your young readers and listeners take a seat for a storytelling treat. Beginning at 1pm, Caldecott Honor artists PETER BROWN takes the tiger out of the tuxedo with Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, the hilarious story of a tiger who decides hes through with being refined; Coretta Scott King Award artist FLOYD COOPER paints the picture of a starry night with Max and the Tag-Along Moon, the story of a young boy— his grandfather— and the one moon that tey share every night; and debut picture book author ADAM LEHRHAUPT monkeys around with Warning: Do Not Open This Book! It looks like a book, it feels like a book, and it even smells like a book. But watch out…madness and mayhem lie within! Spend your Sunday afternoon enjoying these wonderful new picture books and the chance to meet these wonderful picture book creators. The authors and artists will present their latest works, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 3-6. Sunday, September 15th, 12-2pm.
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Sunday, September 8th, is gonna be great! So get your young ones down to Books of Wonder where an afternoon filled with fun. laughs, and a few great surprises are in store! The fun kicks off at 1pm, as international bestselling author and artist team RON & JUDY BARRETT, creators of the beloved Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs series get cooking with their latest title Grandpa’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Cookbook. Now you and your kids can recreate all your favorite dishes featured in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, from Foggy Pea Soup to Hamburgers Heading to Earth; then JUDI BARRETT will serve up another delicious course with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 3 Planet of the Pies, in this latest addition to this classic series, astronauts have landed on Mars! And their first discovery there? Could it be raining pies? NY Times bestselling author JACQUELINE PREISS WEITZMAN and RON BARRETT deliver adventure with Superhero Joe And The Creature Next Door, their second book about Superhero Joe, who is back to save the day from the creature that has just moved into the house right next to his; and debut picture book author L. J. R. KELLY (the grandson of beloved author Roald Dahl) shares Blanket & Bear a Remarkable Pair, the story of a treasured toy bear and blanket and their journey to find their owner — the boy they love. Young readers, listeners, and their parents will eat up these delectable stories as they are presented by the incredibly talented authors and artists who created them. Beginning at 1pm, the authors and artists will share their new books, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful books! Ages 3 and up. Sunday, September 8th, 1-3pm.