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September 2015
 
Tuesday, September 1st, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

An evening of epic YA excitement awaits readers on September 1st, as NY Times bestselling author SARAH J. MAAS takes the stage at 92Y to celebrate the release of Queen of Shadows, the highly anticipated 4th novel in her hit Throne of Glass series!

Tuesday, September 8th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Stop by Books of Wonder to help COURTNEY SHEINMEL celebrate the launch of her latest YA novel, Edgewater! You won't want to miss out on an evening full of thrilling mystery.

Tuesday, September 15th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

On September 15th, Books of Wonder is thrilled to bring book lovers of all ages an evening with Caldecott Medalist BRIAN SELZNICK for the launch of his new book The Marvels!

Saturday, September 26th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

PAUL CZAJAK is ready to teach young readers everywhere about the importance of voting with his latest picture book, Monster Needs Your Vote!

"Election season is here and Monster is ready to vote! But why cast your ballot when you can run for president instead? With speeches, debates, and a soapbox or two, Monster’s newest tale is a campaign encouraging kids to take a stand and fight for what they believe in."

Wednesday, September 30th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join bestselling and Printz Honor-winning author CAROLYN MACKLER, MAGGIE LEHRMAN, AMANDA MACIEL, and JENNIFER E. SMITH for a Realistic Teen Reads event to remember! Your teen readers won't want to miss the chance to meet these stellar YA authors.

 
October 2015
 
Sunday, October 4th, 12:00 PM – 2:18 PM

Don't miss bestselling authors EMILY JENKINS & SARAH MLYNOWSKI as the take the Books of Wonder stage to present Upside Down Magic, the first book in a new middle grade series that touches on themes of school friendship, different learning styles, and family dynamics, all in a world where everyone has magical abilities -- written with fellow author LAUREN MYRACLE.

Sunday, October 4th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite picture book lovers of all ages to join author and illustrator MIKE CURATO as we celebrate the release of his second book Little Elliot Big Family! MIKE CURATO's first book Little elliot Big City was a BIG hit and we know this masterful artist and storyteller has yet another showstopping new book to share with us all!

Monday, October 5th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Cindy Goldrich as we celebrate the release of her new book which focuses on developing and strengthening effective interpersonal skills in both parents and children as a way to improve conflict resolution.

Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication, and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent, and capable. This book, rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills.

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for a night of conversation, laughs, and literature as Carnegie Medal- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning author PATRICK NESS returns to Books of Wonder for the launch of his latest novel, The Rest of Us Just Live Here. With special guest moderator, New York Times Bestselling author LIBBA BRAY in attendance, your teen readers won't want to miss this very special event!

Saturday, October 10th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Star Wars Reads Day is back! The fourth annual celebration of reading and a galaxy far, far away will storm bookstores worldwide on October 10. And we are thrilled to invite one and all to meet and hear from NY Times bestselling author ALEXANDRA BRACKEN author of The Princess, The Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy, a captivating retelling of Star Wars: A New Hope like you've never experienced before; NY Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz delivers So You Want to be a Jedi?,his thrilling retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; and NY Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger delivers Beware the Power of the Dark Side!, an engrossing retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Tuesday, October 13th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Don't miss YA star author SARA RAASCH as she come to Books of Wonder to launch the second book in her hit series Ice Like Fire. SARA RAASCH will take the stage with friends and fellow authors AMY EWING (The White Rose), KRISTEN SIMMONS (The Glass Arrow), and HEATHER DEMETRIOS (Exquisite Capitve). This talented panel will engage each other and fans in a lively conversation about their new books and thrilling fiction!

Wednesday, October 14th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Get ready for a supernatural adventure of epic proportions as SCOTT WESTERFELD, MARGO LANAGAN, AND DEBORAH BIANCOTTI celebrate the launch of their latest YA novel, Zeroes! Your teen readers won't want to miss this action packed tale of teens with powers.

"Don’t call them heroes.

But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart.

Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He’s got a voice inside him that’ll say whatever you want to hear, whether it’s true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn’t—like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren’t exactly best friends these days.

Enter Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether, the group’s “glorious leader.” After Scam’s SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the recue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. At the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases."

Friday, October 16th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fierce Reads is one of the most popular tours in the world of YA lit and on October 16th, this exciting tour makes a stop at 92Y with four can't miss authors. Don't miss Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), Leila Sales (Tonight the Streets Are Ours), Emma Mills (First & Then) and Josephine Agnelini (Firewalker) all in one night, only at 92Y.

Thursday, October 22nd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Master storyteller David Baldacci, whose new YA title is The Keeper, joins the bestselling partnership Cassandra Clare and Holly Black to discuss the new volume in their Magisterium collaboration, The Copper Gauntlet.

Sunday, October 25th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join ADAM RUBIN and DANIEL SALMIERI as they celebrate the launch of their latest picture book, Robo-Sauce! Fans of the best-selling Dragons Love Tacos will devour this hilarious picture book about robots that magically transforms into a super shiny metal ROBO-BOOK!

"FACT: Robots are awesome. They have lasers for eyes, rockets for feet, and supercomputers for brains! Plus, robots never have to eat steamed beans or take baths, or go to bed. If only there were some sort of magical “Robo-Sauce” that turned squishy little humans into giant awesome robots… Well, now there is.

Giggle at the irreverent humor, gasp at the ingenious fold-out surprise ending, and gather the whole family to enjoy a unique story about the power of imagination. It’s picture book technology the likes of which humanity has never seen!"

Thursday, October 29th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to present author MARCY BELLER PAUL for the launch of her debut novel, Underneath Everything!

"Mattie shouldn't be at the bonfire. She should be finding new maps for her collection, hanging out with Kris, and steering clear of almost everyone else, especially Jolene. After all, Mattie and Kris dropped off the social scene the summer after sophomore year for a reason. But now Mattie is a senior, and she's sick of missing things. So here she is. And there's Jolene: Beautiful. Captivating. Just like the stories she wove. Mattie would know—she used to star in them. She and Jolene were best friends. Mattie has the scar on her palm to prove it, and Jolene has everything else, including Hudson.

But when Mattie runs into Hudson and gets a glimpse of what could have been, she decides to take it all back: the boyfriend, the friends, the life she was supposed to live. Problem is, Mattie can't figure out where Jolene's life ends and hers begins. Because there's something Mattie hasn't told anyone: She walked away from Jolene over a year ago, but she never really left."