@BooksofWonder @Litworldsays World Read Aloud Day photo recap! Thank you everyone for an amazing day!

@BooksofWonder @Litworldsays Tomorrow the World Reads Aloud!

Last year Books of Wonder was the official hub for a global celebration of reading and celebrating the love of books. This year were are thrilled to once again be part of …

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On Wednesday, March 6, Books of Wonder is thrilled to once again participate in World Read Aloud Day, an awareness day advocating literacy as a human right. This year Books of Wonder will be hosting the after school portion of World Read Aloud Day and everyone is invited to join in as we celebrate this special day. The after school portion of World Read Aloud Daywill feature readings by NY Times bestselling author & illustrator GREG FOLEY,NY Times bestselling author & illustrator BRETT HELQUIST, and author JOHN KLOEPFER, PLUS a special performance by The Story Pirates. Come greet the Gray Line World Read Aloud Day bus and the LitWorld team at the final stop on our bus tour, and we will raise our voices together on this glorious day. Book lovers young and not-so-young are invited to join us for this great day of reading and sharing our love of books. All Ages. Wednesday, March 6th, 5-7pm.

 

World Read Aloud Day this Wed March 6th @BooksofWonder @LitWorldSays

Last year Books of Wonder was the official hub for a global celebration of reading and celebrating the love of books. This year were are thrilled to once again be part of …

                 

On Wednesday, March 6, Books of Wonder is thrilled to once again participate in World Read Aloud Day, an awareness day advocating literacy as a human right. This year Books of Wonder will be hosting the after school portion of World Read Aloud Day and everyone is invited to join in as we celebrate this special day. The after school portion of World Read Aloud Daywill feature readings by NY Times bestselling author & illustrator GREG FOLEY,NY Times bestselling author & illustrator BRETT HELQUIST, and author JOHN KLOEPFER, PLUS a special performance by The Story Pirates. Book lovers young and not-so-young are invited to join us for this great day of reading and sharing our love of books. All Ages. Wednesday, March 6th, 5-7pm.

World Read Aloud Day is coming back to @BooksofWonder March 6th we join @litworldsays to #Read_it_forward ! More details coming!

World Read Aloud Day is coming back to @BooksofWonder March 6th we join @litworldsays to #Read_it_forward ! More details coming!

Thanks so much to @FigmentFiction for this great video featuring Alecia Whitaker @ #World_Read_Aloud_Day!

This Wednesday, March 7th, @BooksofWonder is very excited to be the official host of the New York City celebration of #WRAD.


This day-long event featuring authors, artists, workshops, and fun activities is not to be missed. Working with LitWorld, we will connect with thousands of readers from all over the world and join our voices, to make strides towards achieving Global Literacy together. Beginning at 10am and running the whole day, Books of Wonder will be abuzz with the excitement of this fantastic event, as authors and artists will share in the festivities and fun as we Read Aloud with the world. Be sure to join us for this exciting and fun-filled day! 
World Read Aloud Day
Schedule-at-a-Glance 
10:00 AM: Special World Read Aloud Day Kick-off on our Double-Decker Gray Line Bus with Miss USA, Teen Miss USA, and Clifford the Big Red Dog!  
 
      

10:30 - 11:30 AM:  Children’s Read Aloud Session, Author Book Signing and Q&A 
 
Pam Allyn, reading from New Day, New Friends by C. Alexander London, illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu. 
  
   
 
 
 
 
Robert L. Forbes, reading from his book Let’s Have a Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stephen Savage reading from his book Where’s Walrus?  

 
 
 
 
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog! 
  

12:00 - 1:30 PM:  Children’s Workshops 
Sam Ita, Learn to Create a Pop-Up Book!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan Sias, Creating Silly Stories Workshop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hands in Motion intro to American Sign Language.

 

 

 

 

Ralph Lee, Bookworm Puppet-Making workshop.

 

 

 
 
1:30 - 3:30 PM:  All Ages Read Aloud Session, Author Book Signing and Q&A 
 
Walter Dean Myers National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, reading from his book We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, illustrated by Christopher A. Myers.
 
 
 
 
 
Katherine Paterson, reading from her books The Flint Heart, Bridge to Terabithia, and Come Sing, Jimmy Jo.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debbie Dadey, reading from her book Mermaids Don’t Run Track.



 



Caroline Leavitt, reading from Charlotte’s Web by E.B White.



  

  
3:30 - 5:00 PM:  Middle School /  Teen Workshops 
 
Figment teen writer workshop.


  

 

The Peace Poets, power of poetry workshop.

 

  

Deaf Jam  a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.

 
 Teen Blogger Power Hour, learn about and meet your favorite teen bloggers.


 

 


5:00 - 7:00 PM:  Young Adult Read Aloud Session, Author Book Signing and Q&A

Peter Lerangis, reading from his book The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book #3: The Dead of Night.


 

Libba Bray, reading from Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban.

 

C. Alexander London, reading from his Acciedental Adventure’s series.


 
Introducing the WRAffle!
Books of Wonder and Litworld will also  be hosting an ongoing WRAffle filled with special prizes! Each child in attendance will receive one free raffle ticket and adults may purchase additional tickets for $1. All profits from ticket sales will be dontated to Litworld.org.
Check out our exciting prizes:
$40 Books of Wonder Gift Certificate!


Win a Family Pack of 4 Tickets to The New Victory Theater!
One lucky winner will receive four orchestra seats to a Spring 2012 performance of their choice.


Framed Print of the World Read Aloud Day illustration by artist Lindsey Manwell.


50th Anniversary edition of The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

   

Copy of LitWorld’s picture book, New Day, New Friends, by C. Alexander London, illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu (advance copy, not yet in print!)

 
 
 
 
     
 
 







Register for WRAD 2012


Activities & Recommendations


Video Chat with Special Guests


WRADvocate Ambassadors


NYC Event: Books of Wonder


World Read Aloud Day Blog







 
Books of Wonder is truly honored to take part in this great event, that supports the cause of promoting literacy on a global scale — a cause near and dear to our hearts!
This Wednesday, March 7th, @BooksofWonder is very excited to be the official host of the New York City celebration of #WRAD.

This day-long event featuring authors, artists, workshops, and fun activities is not to be missed. Working with LitWorld, we will connect with thousands of readers from all over the world and join our voices, to make strides towards achieving Global Literacy together. Beginning at 10am and running the whole day, Books of Wonder will be abuzz with the excitement of this fantastic event, as authors and artists will share in the festivities and fun as we Read Aloud with the world. Be sure to join us for this exciting and fun-filled day! 

World Read Aloud Day

Schedule-at-a-Glance 

10:00 AM: Special World Read Aloud Day Kick-off on our Double-Decker Gray Line Bus with Miss USA, Teen Miss USA, and Clifford the Big Red Dog!  

 

      

10:30 - 11:30 AM:  Children’s Read Aloud Session, Author Book Signing and Q&A 
 
Pam Allyn, reading from New Day, New Friends by C. Alexander London, illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu. 

  

   
 
 
 
 
Robert L. Forbes, reading from his book Let’s Have a Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stephen Savage reading from his book Where’s Walrus?  

 
 
 
 
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog! 

  

12:00 - 1:30 PM:  Children’s Workshops 
Sam Ita, Learn to Create a Pop-Up Book!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan Sias, Creating Silly Stories Workshop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hands in Motion intro to American Sign Language.
 
 
 
 
Ralph Lee, Bookworm Puppet-Making workshop.
 
 
 
 
1:30 - 3:30 PM:  All Ages Read Aloud Session, Author Book Signing and Q&A 
 
Walter Dean Myers National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, reading from his book We Are America: A Tribute from the Heartillustrated by Christopher A. Myers.
 
 
 
 
 
Katherine Paterson, reading from her books The Flint HeartBridge to Terabithia, and Come Sing, Jimmy Jo.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debbie Dadey, reading from her book Mermaids Don’t Run Track.
 
Caroline Leavitt, reading from Charlotte’s Web by E.B White.

  

  

3:30 - 5:00 PM:  Middle School /  Teen Workshops 

 

Figment teen writer workshop.

  
 
The Peace Poets, power of poetry workshop.
 
  
Deaf Jam  a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.
 
 Teen Blogger Power Hour, learn about and meet your favorite teen bloggers.
 
 
5:00 - 7:00 PM:  Young Adult Read Aloud Session, Author Book Signing and Q&A

Peter Lerangis, reading from his book The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book #3: The Dead of Night.

 

Libba Bray, reading from Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban.

 

C. Alexander London, reading from his Acciedental Adventure’s series.

 

Introducing the WRAffle!

Books of Wonder and Litworld will also  be hosting an ongoing WRAffle filled with special prizes! Each child in attendance will receive one free raffle ticket and adults may purchase additional tickets for $1. All profits from ticket sales will be dontated to Litworld.org.

Check out our exciting prizes:

$40 Books of Wonder Gift Certificate!

Win a Family Pack of 4 Tickets to The New Victory Theater!

One lucky winner will receive four orchestra seats to a Spring 2012 performance of their choice.

Framed Print of the World Read Aloud Day illustration by artist Lindsey Manwell.


50th Anniversary edition of The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats

   

Copy of LitWorld’s picture book, New Day, New Friends, by C. Alexander London, illustrated by Ying-Hwa Hu (advance copy, not yet in print!)

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Books of Wonder is truly honored to take part in this great event, that supports the cause of promoting literacy on a global scale — a cause near and dear to our hearts!

 
@BooksofWonder is thrilled to invite young inquisitive and artistic minds to a 4 session workshop in…
  Origami 
The Art of Paper Folding
  
Led by New York-based paper engineer and pop-up book creator extraordinaire SAM ITA. During each session, SAM ITA will  teach young artists a simple technique which they will then apply to  creating their own models. These lively and interactive workshops  teaching the 300-year-old art of Origami are great for hand-eye  coordination, concentration, problem solving, and giving fresh voice to  self-expression; the workshops will also give kids the basics they need  to pursue more difficult Oragami in the future. This workshop will be divided into 4 one-hour long sessions, held once a month from March through June and is a free event. Ages 5 and up.
 
The workshops will be held from 4-5pm, the third Thursday of every month, March 15th, April 19th, May 17th, June 21st.  Please register at the front counter at Books of Wonder, by phone at 212-989-3270 or by emailing store@booksofwonder.com.  
 
Learn more @ SamIta.us or get your signed copies of Sam’s books now at booksofwonder.com.
BOOKS BY SAM ITA  
 














Join us March 7th at Books of Wonder for World Read Aloud Day and a preview of this workshop, more info here!  

 

@BooksofWonder is thrilled to invite young inquisitive and artistic minds to a 4 session workshop in…

  Origami 

The Art of Paper Folding

  

Led by New York-based paper engineer and pop-up book creator extraordinaire SAM ITA. During each session, SAM ITA will teach young artists a simple technique which they will then apply to creating their own models. These lively and interactive workshops teaching the 300-year-old art of Origami are great for hand-eye coordination, concentration, problem solving, and giving fresh voice to self-expression; the workshops will also give kids the basics they need to pursue more difficult Oragami in the future. This workshop will be divided into 4 one-hour long sessions, held once a month from March through June and is a free event. Ages 5 and up.

 

The workshops will be held from 4-5pm, the third Thursday of every month, March 15th, April 19th, May 17th, June 21st.  Please register at the front counter at Books of Wonder, by phone at 212-989-3270 or by emailing store@booksofwonder.com.  

 

Learn more @ SamIta.us or get your signed copies of Sam’s books now at booksofwonder.com.

BOOKS BY SAM ITA  

 

Join us March 7th at Books of Wonder for World Read Aloud Day and a preview of this workshop, more info here!  

March 7 @litworldsays brings World Read Aloud Day to @Booksofwonder and we can hardly wait to celebrate with authors, artists, classrooms, and readers from around the world!
Be sure to Register and check out our Activities and Recommendations where you can download our WRAD badge, flyers, worksheets, recommendations, certificates, and more to help spark your World Read Aloud Day preparations and celebrations!
Be sure to check out all the World Read Aloud Day links on the right-hand side, learn about our Signature Event at Books of Wonder in New York City, where there will be exciting workshops and special guest authors all day long on March 7. Read about our WRADvocate Ambassadors who will spearhead WRAD efforts in their communities and act as liaisons to local citizens, and visit our WRAD Blog for detailed profiles on our WRADvocates and for tips on how to spread the word about the big day. Sign up for a LitWorld Video Chat if you represent a group of students who would like to connect with a special guest reader, or if you are an author, blogger, poet, or other community leader who would like to read to a classroom, and check out our Live Orange Broadcast Series Event and our World Read Aloud Day Event on Facebook.

March 7 @litworldsays brings World Read Aloud Day to @Booksofwonder and we can hardly wait to celebrate with authors, artists, classrooms, and readers from around the world!

Be sure to Register and check out our Activities and Recommendations where you can download our WRAD badge, flyers, worksheets, recommendations, certificates, and more to help spark your World Read Aloud Day preparations and celebrations!

Be sure to check out all the World Read Aloud Day links on the right-hand side, learn about our Signature Event at Books of Wonder in New York City, where there will be exciting workshops and special guest authors all day long on March 7. Read about our WRADvocate Ambassadors who will spearhead WRAD efforts in their communities and act as liaisons to local citizens, and visit our WRAD Blog for detailed profiles on our WRADvocates and for tips on how to spread the word about the big day. Sign up for a LitWorld Video Chat if you represent a group of students who would like to connect with a special guest reader, or if you are an author, blogger, poet, or other community leader who would like to read to a classroom, and check out our Live Orange Broadcast Series Event and our World Read Aloud Day Event on Facebook.