July 2015
Tuesday, July 7th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Books of Wonder is proud to present sci-fi author MARK ALPERT for the launch of his latest novel The Six! YA readers won't want to miss out on this thrilling, diverse tale about a boy with muscular dystrophy who takes charge of his life when threatened with death by artificial intelligence.

Saturday, July 11th, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us for the free Queens Museum Children’s Book Celebration! Enjoy live readings and art making presented by local award winning children’s book authors and illustrators in partnership with the Queens Library Summer Reading Program.

Meet NYC-based award winning children’s book authors and illustrators. The list of guest authors and illustrators include Mike Curato, Melissa Guion, Frank Dormer, Roxie Munro, Kelly Light, Kat Yeh, Joyce Wan, Sergio Ruzzier, David Ezra Stein, Anna Raff, Adam Auerbach, Kirsten Hall, Dasha Tolstikova, Mike Herrod, Sam Ita, Jen Hill, Ame Dyckman , Zachariah Ohora, Carla Torres, Adam Lehrhaupt, Isabel Roxas, and Rowboat Watkins!
Enjoy story time in English, Spanish, Korean, Bengali, and Mandarin!
Visit the in-house Books of Wonder store to find a wide selection of books (including titles by participating author/illustrators)!
Recycle or trade-in your old children’s books at our Queens Museum Children’s Book Exchange!
Practice your reading skills and team up with a Reading Partners volunteer
NYC MUNI ID Holders, enroll for a free one-year Family membership!
Visit the Queens Library Kiosk!
• Sign up for a library card
• Enroll for summer reading program
• Learn about summer reading activities at your local branch
• Check out available children’s titles

Tuesday, July 21st, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Don't miss the launch event for Damage Done, AMANDA PANITCH's debut novel!

"22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.

Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Now that she’s Lucy Black, her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school. And someone much more dangerous. She thought her brother’s crimes were behind her. But now she’s being forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind. How far will Julia go to keep her slate clean?

One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .

In this deliciously twisted contemporary thriller, family can be a real killer. For fans of We Were Liars and readers who love unique multiple perspectives that leave clues like breadcrumbs until they reach the stunning conclusion."

Thursday, July 23rd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder and New York Times bestselling author SOMAN CHAINANI as we celebrate the launch of the third and final The School for Good and Evil novel, The Last Ever After. Your young readers won't want to miss the conclusion to this fantastical tale filled with magic, knights, princesses, and more!

Friday, July 24th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Highways, bridges, and side streets on July 24th, all roads lead to Tunnel Tour NYC at Books of Wonder. Join authors SUSAN ADRIAN, KODY KEPLINGER, KARA THOMAS, MIRANDA KENNEALLY, and DANIELLE VEGA as they share their thrilling new reads for YA readers.

SUSAN ADRIAN for Tunnel Vision
KODY KEPLINGER for Lying Out Loud
KARA THOMAS for Deadly Little Sins: Prep School Confidential #3
DANIELLE VEGA for Survive the Night

August 2015
Wednesday, August 26th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join New York Times bestselling author DAVID LEVITHAN for the launch of Another Day, the eagerly anticipated companion to Every Day. While Every Day tells the story of A as A moves through different bodies and eventually ends up falling in love with Rhiannon, Another Day tells Rhiannon's story. Don't miss out on your chance to relive the emotional highs and lows of Every Day from Rhiannon's point of view!

Saturday, August 29th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to host C. ALEXANDER LONDON in conversation with ELIOT SCHREFER for the launch of The Wild Ones!

"In an animal world in which the Wild Ones fight against the People’s Pets for their survival, one young raccoon has the ability to end the war forever—but only if he can unite the wild animals for one final battle. This exciting action adventure fantasy pairs an expansive animal world with the street smarts and bravery it takes to survive in the big city."

Your young readers won't want to miss out on C. ALEXANDER LONDON's latest adventurous tale!

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!