Signed copies of Neil’s new book Chu’s First Day of School are now available here http://www.booksofwondershop.com/chu-s-school.aspx
The very next day, Sunday, July 13th, we come unglued and get ready for a picture book event your young readers and listeners will not want to miss. Join us as EIGHT talented authors and artists take the stage at Books of Wonder to share their wonderful new books with young fans!
Sunday at Books of Wonder it’s an afternoon full of picture book fun for everyone, as this month’s Picture Book Bonanza brings EIGHT talented and captivating authors and artists to share their great new books with your young readers and listeners. So get ready for a blast beginning at 1pm, as author and illustrator LEEZA HERNANDEZ brings us her purr-fectly hilarious picture book Cat Napped, the tale of a curious cat that winds up on a very unexpected adventure; author SUSAN LURIE and award-winning photographer MURRAY HEAD make a splash with Swim, Duck, Swim, the story of a duckling that does not like being told what to do, featuring photos of Central Park ducks; New Yorker cartoonist and bestselling author BRUCE ERIC KAPLAN makes peace with Meaniehead, the laugh-out-loud story of siblings who just can’t get along and inadvertently draw everyone into the squabble; NY Times bestselling author and artist WILLIAM LOW introduces Daytime Nighttime, his latest masterfully illustrated title featuring diurnal and nocturnal animals reveling in their elements; award-winnnig artist WENDELL MINOR shares Galapagos George, written by late Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George, this is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world; NY Times bestselling author and artist DAVID SOMAN sets sail with Three Bears in a Boat, the epic picture book adventure of three bear siblings and their unforgettable voyage to replace their mother’s favorite blue seashell; and actress and debut author IONE SKY takes us along for My Yiddish Vacation, in which siblings visit their grandparents in Florida and get a crash course in some great Yiddish terms along the way. These 8 authors and artists will have picture book lovers captivated with all the great new books and stories they have to share. Beginning at 1pm, the authors and artists will present their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 3-6. Sunday, July 13th, 1-3pm.
As you know, we are always hard at work bringing you the best children’s literature to share with all the young readers in your life. When possible we are proud to offer you — our friends and supporters — signed copies of the most anticipated upcoming titles. Here are some of the wonderful soon-to-be-released titles you won’t want to miss that we are now offering for pre-order, all signed by their bestselling authors and artists!
Get Ready to meet a pet raptor, some monsters, and a jazz musician who claimed he was from Saturn, this Sunday, June 15th, when three wonderful picture book creators take the stage for a Picture Book Showcase. Join us beginning at 1pm, as NY Times bestselling author and illustrator (and former Books of Wonder staffer) GEORGE O’CONNOR shares If I Had a Raptor, the spunky and imaginative tale of a little girl who dreams of the best pet ever - a fuzzy baby raptor; two time Caldecott medalist CHRIS RASCHKA taps the beat of The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening, a colorful celebration of the life of jazz great Sun Ra, just in time to mark the centennial of the musician’s birth; and author and illustrator A.J. SMITH delivers frights and giggles with Even Monsters, a hilarious, family-friendly book which makes us think about monsters in a new way. These wonderfully talented authors and artists will read their new books aloud, play an interactive drawing game with the audience, and sign copies of all their great titles! And see below for a special Father’s Day gift we have for all the dads (or moms) who attend! Ages 3-6. Sunday, June 15th, 1-3pm.
And as a special gift to all the fathers in attendance, or the moms that let the dads stay home and rest, we are delighted to offer them their choice of one of these books FREE, as a Fathers Day present from Books of Wonder!
For nearly a decade, young readers and listeners have been enchanted by Caldecott Honor artist and author, JON J. MUTH's award-winning picture books about Stillwater, the gentle panda, who teaches three children through stories about eastern philosophy. Now, JON J. MUTH introduces us to a new panda — Koo — who delights in and celebrates the seasons through the ancient, graceful form of Japanese poetry known as haiku. This Saturday, June 7th, we are thrilled to invite your young readers and listeners to meet, hear, and interact with Caldecott Honor artist and author JON J. MUTH as he presents his latest title, Hi, Koo! and dazzles us with a live demonstration of his award-winning watercolor technique!
Book lovers of all ages are in for a special treat this Saturday afternoon, as we welcome NY Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor artist and author Jon J. Muth as he presents his latest book, Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons. Featuring twenty-six gentle, enchanting haiku, this collection — highlighted by Muth’s graceful, glowing watercolors — is sure to stretch young minds and send their imaginations soaring! Don’t miss the opportunity to spend an afternoon with this bestselling picture book creator as he gives us a special watercolor painting demonstration — showing your young artists how he creates his dazzling watercolors, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of all his fabulous books. And don’t forget to check out our wonderful displays of haikus about the seasons, all written by Grade 3 students from the British International School of New York! All Ages. Saturday, June 7th, 1-3pm.
We kick off the weekend with a sweet picture book treat, as SIX talented authors and artists join us to share their latest creations with your young readers and listeners at the…
Picture book fun galore is exactly what’s in store at Books of Wonder this Saturday afternoon. Join us beginning at 1pm, as artist CATIA CHIEN shares the real-life tale of A Boy and a Jaguar, revealing how Dr. Alan Rabinowitz (the author) began his life-long connection to big cats; author JASON CARTON EATON gives directions for How to Train a Train, the book for every young reader who wants to know how to find, keep, and train their very own pet train; author & illustrator VINCENT X. KIRSCH introducesFreddie & Gingersnap, the story of a little dinosaur and a little dragon who learn that before they can soar, they must learn to work together; NY Times bestselling picture book duo ADAM RUBIN & DANIEL SALIEMRIuncover Big Bad Bubble, which takes readers to La La Land, the secret place bubbles go when they are popped; and debut picture book authorKABIR SEHGAL introduces A Bucket of Blessings, a little-known legend from India in which Monkey and his animal friends attempt to break a dry spell and coax the rain to come anyway they can. These five wonderful picture books and their SIX talented creators are sure to provide your young readers and listeners with an afternoon full of fun and reading excitement. Join us beginning at 1pm, as the authors and artists share their new books, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful works. Ages 3-7. Saturday, May 10th, 1-3pm.
First they introduced us to taco-loving dragons, then a very secretive pizza-craving raccoon, and this Wednesday evening the NY Times bestselling picture book duo of author ADAM RUBIN and artist DANIEL SALMIERI invite readers to a Launch Party to discover exactly what is so scary about a…
After TODD PARR’s morning event, take a break, stretch your legs, and join us beginning at 2pm as SIX picture book creators take the stage to share their new books all about animals at the …
This Sunday, Books of Wonder is the place to be, with back-to-back picture book events featuring some of today’s most innovative and exciting authors and artists! Beginning at 11am, we are thrilled to invite the whole family to a unique picture book experience as NY Times bestselling author and artist TODD PARR joins us from California to share his uplifting and engaging picture books as only he can!\
Watch Oliver Jeffers read Stuck, and order signed copies of all Oliver’s amazing picture books only from BooksofWonder.com!
This week Books of Wonder has some wonderful new picture books all signed or to be signed by their amazing creators!
Firstly Dan Santat’s new imaginative masterpiece with brilliant colors and breathtaking scenes meet everyone’s favorite unimaginary friend with The Adventures of Beekle.
Author and illustrator Steve Light shares his delightful counting adventure Have You seen My Dragon?
Esteemed author and illustrator Marc Brown (creator of the Arthur series) joins us this weekend, to share a beautiful tour of his favorite city with In New York.
These titles and many more are available now on booksofwonder.com and in the store !
In a month full of excellent events and fantastically talented authors and artists, it’s only fitting that we end it with a bang! Join us as we welcome award-winners and nominees for some of the most prestigious awards in children’s literature at this year’s annual…
There are some people that the world will never forget; people who remind us that one person can forever change the course of history. On Friday, March 21st, Books of Wonder will celebrate the memory of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, and American Civil Rights leader Malcolm X, as we welcome the authors of two new picture book biographies — who are direct descendants of these renowned leaders.
Next weekend picture book lovers are in for a sweet treat as 7 authors and artists entertain and enlighten at our …
Over last couple of weeks, baseball players all around the country have begun reporting to Spring Training. It’s the first step to an almost nine-month-long baseball season, culminating with the World Series in October. To celebrate the beginning of the new season, Books of Wonder invites your young sluggers to join us as 4 wonderful authors and artists take the plate and …
Here’s the pitch, and it is high, it is far, it is a fantastic afternoon featuring 4 authors and artists and a celebration of America’s favorite pastime! Middle grade sluggers and book lovers are invited to join us Sunday, March 9th, beginning at 1pm, as author JAMES CHARLTON, NY Times bestselling authorSALLY COOK, and award-winning illustrator ROSS MACDONALD take young readers out to the ol’ ball game with How to Speak Baseball, a lively illustrated guide to decoding baseball banter; then author MICHAEL NORTHROP steps up to bat with Plunked, the story of a sixth grade boy chasing his major-league dreams. Whether you’ve got a short stop or an outfielder, this wonderful afternoon is sure to be a home run with your young readers! Join us as these authors and artists present their books, field questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 7-12. Sunday, March 9th, 1-3pm.