October 2015
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 Angelini (Firewalker) all in one night, only at 92Y.

Saturday, October 17th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Get ready for an afternoon of magic and adventure as Books of Wonder welcomes four fantastic Middle Grade authors!

MICHELLE SCHUSTERMAN for The Kat Sinclair Files
POLLY SHULMAN for The Poe Estate
DAN POBLOCKI for The House on Stone's Throw Island
SUZANNE WEYN for Faces of the Dead

Saturday, October 17th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

From Instagram sensation Kristina Webb (@colour_me_creative) comes a completely original and unique book to inspire and unlock your creativity.

Color Me Creative gives readers a firsthand look into Kristina's personal life, including her exotic upbringing and the inspirational story of how, at nineteen years old, she has become one of the most popular artists of her generation, with a following in the millions. Readers can then go on their own journey by completing the fifty creative, art-inspired challenges designed by Kristina herself. This is the perfect gift not only for artists but for anyone wanting to awaken their inner creative. Featuring Kristina's beautiful custom art throughout, Color Me Creative will help readers escape the ordinary and unlock their imagination.

This book offers readers the chance to download the free Unbound app to access interactive features and bonus videos by scanning the customized icon that appears throughout the book, including never-before-seen home videos and videos of Kristina drawing.

Sunday, October 18th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Books of Wonder is proud to present Sci-Fi/Fantasy New York Times Bestselling authors ELEANOR HERMAN and COLLEEN HOUCK, and author ALEXANDRA DUNCAN as they share their latest YA novels. Moderated by DHONIELLE CLAYTON, author of Tiny, Pretty Things, this is an event your teen readers won't want to miss!

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

Books of Wonder is thrilled to once again serve as official booksellers at the 92Y. Don't miss this star studded event as 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.

Saturday, October 24th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Get ready to Trick-Or-Treat early this year as we bring you some Halloween fun a week early! Join us, and these four great authors and illustrators, as we get into the spirit of the season with these spooky, hilarious new picture books.

JOE McGEE for Peanut Butter and Brains
ADAM LEHRHAUPT for Please Open this Book
EMILY JENKINS and HYEWON YUM for The Fun Book of Scary Stuff

Saturday, October 24th, 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!"

Monday, October 26th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us on October 26th beginning at 6pm as we celebrate the launch of Kate Hosford's newest book, Feeding the Flying Fanellis!

What do you feed a trapeze family to keep them up in the air? A fire eater with a penchant for hot sauce? Or a lion with a gourmet palate? How do you satisfy a sweet-toothed human cannonball who's outgrowing his cannon?

Find out what keeps these performers juggling, balancing, and entertaining meals prepared by their tireless chef! Poems from this jolly cook give a glimpse of his unusual perspective, from delightful to downright funny. Enjoy a front-row seat for this whimsical look at circus life that just might make you hungry!

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."

November 2015
Monday, November 2nd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come join Books of Wonder in welcoming internationally acclaimed, best-selling author Garth Nix to celebrate the launch of his newest fantasy adventure, full of magic, maids and masquerades, Newt's Emerald.

On her eighteenth birthday, Lady Truthful, nicknamed "Newt," will inherit her family's treasure: the Newington Emerald. A dazzling heart-shaped gem, the Emerald also bestows its wearer with magical powers.

When the Emerald disappears one stormy night, Newt sets off to recover it. Her plan entails dressing up as a man, mustache included, as no well-bred young lady should be seen out and about on her own. While in disguise, Newt encounters the handsome but shrewd Major Harnett, who volunteers to help find the missing Emerald under the assumption that she is a man. Once she and her unsuspecting ally are caught up in a dangerous adventure that includes an evil sorceress, Newt realizes that something else is afoot: the beating of her heart.

Sunday, November 8th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to present Caldecott Medalist, David Macaulay for the launch of his newest book, How Machines Work: Zoo Break!

Award-winning artist David Macaulay introduces readers to his hilarious new creations, Sloth and Sengi, in How Machines Work: Zoo Break!

Complete with a unique jacket with an interactive compound machine incorporating several of the simple mechanisms featured in the book, How Machines Work: Zoo Break! uses models and illustrations to demonstrate the technology of six simple machines: levers, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wedges, and wheels.

Follow the mad antics of Sloth and his sidekick Sengi as they try to find their way out of the zoo with the help of machines. Their efforts are brought to life through novelty elements including pop-ups, pull-outs, and lift-the-flaps, allowing readers to explore in greater depth how and why machines work. Spreads highlight the use of simple machines in everyday objects, such as scissors and clocks, mixers and whisks, bikes and brakes, while the story contains clear and simple text to engage the reader.

Sunday, November 8th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to present NY Times Bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins for the launch of her newest book, Traffick.

Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank.

In her bestselling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling these enormous questions: Eden, the preacher’s daughter who turns tricks in Vegas and is helped into a child prostitution rescue; Seth, the gay farm boy disowned by his father who finds himself without money or resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid coaxed into the life by a pimp and whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who runs away from home with her girlfriend and is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life, but who is shot and left for dead.

And now, in Traffick, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heartwrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.

Saturday, November 14th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Books of Wonder is proud to present author SARAH BETH DURST for the launch of her newest middle grade novel The Girl Who Could Not Dream. Middle grade readers will not want to miss out on this imaginative, fresh, and wise-cracking adventure through a world of dreams, nightmares and danger.

Saturday, November 14th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite your teen readers to meet and hear from authors AMIE KAUFMAN, JAY KRISTOFF, JON SKOVRON, MACKENZI LEE and KENDALL KULPER! Your YA lovers won't want to miss out on an evening of filled with monsters, magic, intergalactic wars and much more as these talented authors talk about their latest books.

Sunday, November 15th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the publication of Eloise with this new book by beloved illustrator Hilary Knight, The 365 Days of Eloise: My Book of Holidays.

It’s Eloise’s sixtieth birthday—though she’s still not a day over six. Celebrate by joining Eloise on this wonderful journey through the year with all new paintings by acclaimed artist Hilary Knight!

Eloise has been warming the hearts of readers for sixty years. Now, follow everyone’s favorite Plaza girl, Eloise, through the calendar as she fills each day of the year with even more new adventures, featuring all new original artwork by Hilary Knight!

Complete with two sets of sticker sheets so you can personalize your books, fun Eloise facts, and brand-new illustrations, fans old and new will find something to love in this treasured new addition to the Eloise collection.

Thursday, November 19th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us on November 19th at 6pm as we celebrate the launch of DAHLIA ADLER's newest teen novel, Just Visiting. Joining her for this exciting evening of great YA novels will be fellow authors GINA CIOCCA for Last Year's Mistake, LINDSAY SMITH for Dreamstrider, and JESSICA VERDI for What You Left Behind.