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.
What’s your favorite animal? That’s the question legendary author and illustrator Eric Carle asked 14 of today’s most notable picture book creators to answer for this wonderful book created to raise funds for and celebrate The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Each artist described and illustrated their answer in a gorgeous two-page spread, all compiled into a beautiful new picture book! Be sure to join in the zoological fun on Saturday, February 22nd, as we welcome 5 of the award-winning contributors to share their favorite animals with your young book-lovers.
This fun-filled afternoon will surely have your young animal lovers howling and hooting with delight, and looking at animals with a new appreciation! Come meet five of the wonderful picture book creators who have contributed to What’s Your Favorite Animal? Beginning at 1pm, Caldecott Honor artist SUSAN JEFFERS hops into the saddle with her favorite animal (a horse); Caldecott Honor artist PETER MCCARTY hops along with his favorite animal (a bunny rabbit); Two-time Caldecott Medalist CHRIS RASCHKA takes it slow and steady with his favorite animal (a snail); Caldecott Honor artist PETER SIS takes us back to his childhood home in the Czech Republic for a swim with his favorite animal (a blue carp); and NY Times bestselling and award-winning picture book creator ROSEMARY WELLS tells us all about her favorite fuzzy animal (her dog). This star-studded event is a wonderful reason to spend an afternoon with your young ones at Books of Wonder! And proceeds from the sale of this wonderful title benefit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art — one of our favorite museums! (It’s only a few hours away in Amherst, Massachusetts!) Beginning at 1pm, the artists will discuss their animals, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their amazing books! All ages. Saturday, February 22nd, 1-3pm.
Copies of What’s Your Favorite Animal?, will be available signed by all 5 artists both online and in the store!
This past Saturday afternoon, acclaimed picture book author Julia Donaldson put her stories to music and delivered a fun-filled event young readers and listeners simply loved. Joined by her guitar playing husband, some other friends, and with the help of the audience everyone got involved in the fun. The Gruffalo made an appearance and the crowd got there first introductions to Julia’s latest creation Superworm!
Thanks to everyone that joined us and a special thanks to Julia Donaldson who truly is a Books of Wonder favorite!
Signed copies of Julia’s latest book are now available online and in the store.. As well as all of her other classic books, DVD’s, and stuffed animals!
Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. And on Saturday, February 8th, award winning author JULIA DONALDSON hops the pond from her home in Glasgow, Scotland, to join us for an afternoon of picture book fun with her new wiggly, squiggly, super hero!
We are delighted to invite your young readers and listeners to meet and hear from one of Britain’s most beloved picture book authors, JULIA DONALDSON, former UK Children’s Laureate and author of such classic picture books as The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale. Beginning at 1pm, she will introduce her latest creation, Superworm, and lead us on a fun-filled rhyming adventure! In this vibrant and colorful tale, all the forest animals love their always-helpful friend Superworm. But whenSuperworm is captured by the evil Lizard Wizard, his forest friends must work together and find a way to help him escape! With her patented brand of rhyming humor and great storytelling, JULIA DONALDSON — aided by her husband, Malcolm, will give a lively, interactive presentation that is sure to have your young readers and listeners engaged and enthralled. Join us beginning at 1pm as JULIA DONALDSONshares Superworm and more of her of great titles, answers questions from the audience, and signs copies of all her wonderful books! Ages 3-7. Saturday, February 8th, 1-3pm.
A monster, a monkey, a teal gorilla, and a parade of baby penguins fill the pages of these four fantastic picture books. And this Sunday, January 12th, your young readers and listeners will love hearing these stories read aloud by the authors and artists that created them! Join us for our first event of the year, a ..
This Sunday join us for picture book fun beginning at 1pm, as author and illustrator MELISSA GUION introduces Baby Penguins Love Their Mama, a companion to her debut Baby Penguins Everywhere and a perfect book to be shared between a mother and her child; author and illustratorZACHARIAH OHORA presents No Fits, Nilson!, the hilarious story of a girl and her all-too-easily-agitated giant teal gorilla; husband and wife teamMARC & EILEEN ROSENTHAL set sail with Bobo the Sailor Man, the story of a boy and his stuffed monkey who use their imaginations to take to the high seas; and bestselling author and illustrator BOB SHEA chows down withBuddy and the Bunnies in: Don’t Play with Your Food, the laugh out loud story of a hungry monster and some cute little bunnies that don’t want to be his next meal! A picture-perfect afternoon awaits as these five wonderful authors and artists share their books and play interactive games with your young readers and listeners. They will also answer questions and sign copies of all their fabulous books! Ages 2-6. Sunday, January 12th, 1-3pm.
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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