Readers get ready for an event packed with a summer full of thrilling new teen novels. Next Sunday, June 23rd, dont miss the chance to meet and hear from 7 wonderful authors, beginning at 1pm as author LISA JAHN-CLOUGH mystifies with Nothing But Blue, a mind-bending story of survival; author JAQUELINE GREEN challenges us to a deadly game of Truth or Dare, the first book in a planned trilogy; debut authorLEILA HOWARD sets the scene for a dream vacation gone wrong with Nantucket Blue; NY Timesbestselling author TONYA HURLEY come back to Books of Wonder to share Precious Blood, the start to a dark and thrilling trilogy; author BETH KEPHART bring us her two most recent titles, first the paperback release of Small Damages, her heart-wrenching coming of age story, and then BETH KEPHART takes us back to Philadelphia in 1871, with Dr. Radway’s Sarsaparilla Resolvent for a wonderfully colorful tale of a remarkable era; author LOIS METZGER opens eyes with A Trick of the Light, the story of a rarley recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers– young men; and author ALLEN ZADOFF thrills with Boy Nobody, a gripping page turner and the first book in a planned trilogy. So get your seat early and hold on for an afternoon full of tantalizing new novels, perfect for summer reading. Beginning at 1pm, the authors will each present their new books, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 12-16. Sunday, June 23rd, 1-3pm.
M.E. CASTLE - ADAM GIDIWITZ - KATHERINE MARSH - ELLIE ROLLINS - TUI T. SUTHERLAND - JAQUELINE RESNICK -
All join us for : Lauren Oliver & Friends - Great Middle Grade Fantasy.
Books of Wonder is ecstatic to invite middle grade readers to an afternoon featuring SEVEN talented authors who all have thrilling new books they can’t wait to share with us. Spend the afternoon with New York Times bestselling author LAUREN OLIVER as she shares her great new, just-released book, The Spindlers, whisking us away to a world of talking rats, music loving moles, greedy troglods, and a brother & sister duo who must pass a series of deadly tests; local debut author M.E. CASTLE has us seeing double with Popular Clone: The Clone Chronicles #1; local teacher and author ADAM GIDIWITZ explores a new set of tales from the Brothers Grimm with In a Glass Grimmly, a companion novel to his award winning debut A Tale Dark & Grimm; Edgar Award-winning author KATHERINE MARSH mystifies us with Jepp, Who Defied the Stars her just-released quest of an extraordinary hero out to master his own destiny; local debut author ELLIE ROLLINS shares one girls magical journey inZIP; New York Times bestselling author TUI T. SUTHERLAND unlocks a new world of dragons and treasure with Wings of Fire #1: The Dragonet Prophecy; and local debut author JAQUELINE RESNICK gives us a preview of her forthcoming tale of adventure, The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie. Middle grade readers are in for an afternoon they wont forget as SEVEN authors share their imaginative new books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 8-12. Sunday, October 7th, 2-4pm.
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All join us for Terrific Teen Titles for Fall!
Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite fans of teen fiction to an event which truly shows the range and breadth of novels for teens today. Beginning at 6pm, SIX talented authors join us to share their new titles. If you love teen fiction, you’ll definitely want to be there as debut author LARA AVERY plunges us into her first novel, Anything But Ordinary; author GWENDOLYN HEASLEY takes us on a journey from Texas to New York in A Long Way From You; bestselling author JEFF HIRSCH returns to Books of Wonder to share his second bookMagisterium, a captivating and complex dystopian thrill-ride; NYU student and local author KODY KEPLINGER is back with A Midsummer’s Nightmare, one girls rude introduction to her soon to be new family; international bestselling author ELIOT SCHREFER takes us deep into the Congo with his just releasedEndangered, the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobo apes — and herself — from a violent coup; and local author MICHAEL RUBENSbrings the brawl to us all with Sons of the 613, an uproarious coming-of-age comedy. Bring a friend to help you carry all your signed books home from this exciting event. Beginning at 6pm, the authors will all present their new books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful titles.Ages 12 and up. Tuesday, October 2nd, 6-8pm.
All join us for Award Winning Middle Grade Authors this Sunday, September 30th, 1-3pm.
Each of these books is set in a different time and place, but the stories and adventures in each are spellbinding — and even more so when heard directly from the author in their own voice. Join us beginning at 1pm as Newbery Medalist AVI takes us behind the lines of the American Revolution with Sophia’s War; Newbery Honoree SHANNON HALE wisks us away to fairy tale kingdoms and shares Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, a sequel to her Newbery Honor Book, Princess Academy; Newbery Medalist RICHARD PECK introduces some very brave little adventurers in Secrets at Sea; Newberry Medlist REBECCA STEAD opens the door on some super sleuths in a Brooklyn mystery in Liar & Spy; and Newbery Honoree ANN M. MARTIN counts down one girl’s horrible summer in Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life (So Far). Middle grade readers will be enthralled by these 5 celebrated and talented authors as they share their newest books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 8-12. Sunday, September 30th, 1-3pm.
Don’t be late for the thrills and adventures beginning at noon as author SARAH BETH DURST presents a tale of gods, goddesses, teens, and troubles in Vessel; KARSTEN KNIGHT set us ablaze with Embers & Echoes the sequel to his action-packed Wildfire; bestselling author MALINDA LO takes us to a world of the unimaginable with Adaptation, the first book of a new series; and international bestselling author JESSICA SHIRVINGTON, on a visit to NYC from her home in Australia, tempts us with her new novel, Entice, the latest addition to her Embrace series. Start your weekend off with some imagination-stretching excitement as these talented authors read from their books, take questions from fans, and sign copies of all their wonderful books. Ages 12-16. Saturday, September 22nd, 12-2pm.
Books of Wonder is overjoyed to welcome back local New York author and artist DAVID EZRA STEIN for the launch of his newest picture book, Because Amelia Smiled. On Saturday, August 8th, you and your young readers and listeners will be the first to hear, see, and experience the joy of this latest work by this talented Caldecott Honor artist. The afternoon starts as DAVID EZRA STEIN introduces Amelia, a girl who is skipping down the street and passing on her radiant smile to everyone she passes. Amelia’s smile takes a journey around the world inspiring joyful events — each captured in the author/artists vibrant and lovely illustrations. Join us at noon as DAVID EZRA STEIN unveils his new book for the first time to the public, takes questions from the audience, and signs copies of all his wonderful work. Ages 3-6. Saturday, August 8th, 12-2pm.
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@BooksofWonder is thrilled to welcome debut author CLAIRE LEGRAND as we host the launch event for a thrilling new middle grade horror mystery, The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls. As CLAIRE LEGRAND unveils her new novel, we will be introduced to two best friends that could not have less in common — no-nonsense Victoria and her messy and lazy best friend Lawrence. But when Lawrence goes missing, Victoria is determined to figure out what has happened to him and where he could be. The more Victoria searches for her best friend, the more dark secrets about The Canvedish Home she uncovers. Middle grade readers will love the twists and turns and hairs-raising suspenseCLAIRE LEGRAND has crammed into her debut novel. Beginning at 6pm, Claire will share her debut novel, answer question from the crowd, and sign copies of her wonderful new book. Ages 9-12. Tuesday, August 28th, 6-8pm.
Books of Wonder is thrilled to host KRISTI COOK as we invite everyone to the launch of Mirage, the sequel to her debut teen novel Haven. Mirage picks up the story of seventeen-year-old Violet and Adian, the boy she loves, as they head back to Winterhaven — the mysterious school they both attend. Now Violet is having horrifying visions, while Adian is determined to stop a rogue vampire. With danger and the unexpected around every corner, Violet and Adian must do their best to stay together despite everything that is trying to pull them apart. Don’t miss the launch party for this exciting new teen novel. Beginning at 6pm, KRISTI COOK will present her new novel, take questions from fans, and sign copies of her books. Also on hand will be the author’s friendAMALIE HOWARD, author of Bloodspell, and artist, COREY F. GODWELL, who will be signing a special, limited edition “Winterhaven Series” poster, that will be free with any purchase of Mirage, while supplies last. Light refreshments will be served. Ages 12 and up. Tuesday , June 12th, 6-8pm.