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November 2014
 
Saturday, November 1st, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join us as we welcome a wonderful panel of diverse and talented authors who will all introduce and talk about their latest middle grade must reads!

COE BOOTH for Kinda Like Brothers
TIM FEDERLE for Five, Six, Seven… Nate!
DANA ALISON LEVY for The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher
SOMAN CHAINANI for A World Without Princes

Saturday, November 1st, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

After garnering huge successes with her fresh take on fairies (The Iron Fey series) and vampires (Blood of Eden series), Julie Kawaga turns her focus to a new breed of mythical creature: dragons.

Join us at the book launch event for the first book in her new Talon saga and hear about progress on the movie, and what she turns to for inspiration.

A book signing will follow the event. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Books of Wonder.

Sunday, November 2nd, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Join Book of Wonder and special guest, linguist Cristina Arola for Bilingual Storytime! Cristina Arola will read books in Spanish and a Books of Wonder storyteller will read in English!

Sunday, November 2nd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for a picture book bonanza! These wonderful authors and artists will chat and sign their new books afterwards!

MARILYN SINGER for I’m Gonna Climb a Mountain in my Patent Leather Shoes
SCOTT CAMPBELL for Hug Machine
SERGIO RUZZIER for A Letter for Leo
NAOKO STOOP for Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree
CHRISTOPHER SILAS NEAL for Go to Sleep, Little Farm
KATHLEEN KRULL for What's New? The Zoo!

Wednesday, November 5th, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Brian Selznick is coming to Books of Wonder to discuss children's illustrations with Pratt students and you!

Wednesday, November 5th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The story began in THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER, when Mara Dyer wakes up in the hospital with no memory of how she got there. It continues in THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER, when Mara realizes her problems are much bigger than she could have ever imagined. Now, the journey comes to an end with THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER. Can Mara find the truth in the lies? How far will she go for vengeance? Stop by Books of Wonder on November 5th at 6PM for the launch of THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER and find out more...

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

Join us as LEIGH BARDUGO returns to talk to readers about the last book in her Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising, and reads an exclusive excerpt from her upcoming new book, Six of Crows! In addition, all customers who purchase any of the three Grisha books will receive a set of custom-designed Six of Crows dice.

You won't want to miss this sneak peek, swag-filled event one of Books of Wonder's favorite fantasy authors!

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

Join us for a special event about books set in NYC!

JEN MALONE for At Your Service
LAURA MARX FITZGERALD for Under the Egg
JULIE SALAMON for Cat in the City
MARCIA WELLS for Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile
CATHERINE LLOYD BURNS for The Good, the Bad & the Beagle

Sunday, November 9th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Creativity and fun will rule the day as these talented creators of interactive and pop-up books join us to share their latest creations with fans young and old. Don't miss this all star panel as they intrigue and amaze readers of all ages!

ROBERT SABUDA for The Knight and the Dragon
YEVGENIYA YERETSKAYA for The Mitten: A Classic Pop-Up Folktale
MATTHEW VAN FLEET for October the Octopus
SYBILLE SCHENKER for Little Red Riding Hood

Saturday, November 15th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for an interactive storytime with some of our favorite picture book artists! DAVID KIRK will enthrall young readers with tales of dragons and bravery while DANIEL KIRK teaches the importance of sharing and saying thank you!

Sunday, November 16th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us as MADELYN ROSENBERG and HEATHER ROSS teach young readers classic manners with their sweet and silly picture book, How to Behave at a Tea Party!

MADELYN ROSENBERG for How to Behave at a Tea Party
HEATHER ROSS for How to Behave at a Tea Party

Sunday, November 16th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

You won't want to miss our Thrilling Teen Reads event!

ALAYA DAWN JOHNSON returns Love is the Drug, a novel about a perfect girl who wakes up to find the world in shambles; CAROLINE TUNG RICHMOND details a present in which the Nazis won World War II in her debut novel, The Only Thing to Fear; JEN NADOL explores what happens when a group of teens begin to see the future and are horrified by what they find; and AVERY HASTINGS kicks off her debut YA dystopia trilogy with Feuds, a Romeo and Juliet story full of fear, terror and perseverance.

Monday, November 17th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us on November 17th as we present the 2014 National Book Award Finalists! JOHN COREY WHALEY explains how losing your head isn't the worst thing that can happen; DEBORAH WILES regales with tales of the Sixties; ELIOT SCHREFER introduces readers to the elusive chimpanzees and those who live around them; and STEVE SHEINKIN educates readers with an astonishing civil rights story.

Tuesday, November 18th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for the New York City launch of New York Times Bestselling author Beth Stern's latest picture book Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens! Young readers will adore the true story of Yoda, who was rescued by Beth and Howard Stern's and became an Instagram sensation!

BETH STERN for Yoda: The Story of a Cat and His Kittens

Friday, November 21st, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, the Angels of the Dark, the Lords of the Underworld and the Otherworld Assassins series. She lives in Oklahoma with her family and menagerie of dogs, and truly believes love conquers all.

Jennifer L. Armentrout is the #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of paranormal, thrillers and contemporary romances, for both the Young Adult and New Adult audience. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and their Jack Russell terrier, Loki.

A book signing will follow the event. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Books of Wonder.

Saturday, November 22nd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Stop by Books of Wonder as TOMMY GREENWALD and ISAIAH CAMPBELL share their latest books for Middle Graders about boys who find themselves in a whole lot of trouble!

TOMMY GREENWALD for Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Making Money
ISAIAH CAMPBELL for The Troubles of Johnny Cannon

Sunday, November 23rd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for a Bonanza to remember as ASTRID SHECKELS, LORYN BRANTZ, MARK NEWGARDEN, MEGAN MONTAGUE CASH, ROBERT BYRD an PETER ACKERMAN share their latest picture books readers young and old!

ASTRID SHECKELS for Hector Fox and the Giant Quest
LORYN BRANTZ for Not Just a Dot
MARK NEWGARDEN for Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors
MEGAN MONTAGUE CASH for Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors
ROBERT BYRD for Brave Chicken Little
PETER ACKERMAN for The Lonely Typewriter

Sunday, November 30th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us as ANN M. MARTIN, RACHEL VAIL and LISA GREENWALD share their latest Middle Grade tales about bravery, resourcefulness and self discovery.

ANN M. MARTIN for Rain Reign
RACHEL VAIL for Unfriended
LISA GREENWALD for Pink and Green is the New Black

 
December 2014
 
Saturday, December 6th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Bring your young readers by Books of Wonder to hear CHARISE MERICLE HARPER regale readers with Just Grace's latest adventure; YONA ZELDIS MCDONOUGH provide insight on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the Little House books; ABBY HANLON share her debut chapter book, Dory Fantasmagory, about a young girl seeking adventure in her own backyard; VEERA HIRANANDANI explore farm life in the second installation of the Pheobe Green series; and JILL SANTOPOLO update the audience on the next Sparkle Spa adventure!

CHARISE MERICLE HARPER Just Grace Gets Crafty
YONA ZELDIS MCDONOUGH for Little Author in the Big Woods
ABBY HANLON for Dory Fantasmagory
VEERA HIRANANDANI for Farm Fresh Fun (Phoebe G. Green #2)
JILL SANTOPOLO for True Colors (Sparkle Spa #4)

Monday, December 8th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Monday, December 8th, is Children of Bellevue Day at Books of Wonder! Join us as we once again partner with Children of Bellevue to help support their wonderful Reach Out and Read program.

Reach out and Read makes books and parent counseling a routine part of pediatric care for some on New York's most vulnerable children starting at a baby's six month check-up! This program encourages reading aloud as a regular, joyful home activity. And as most of you already know from seeing it in your own kids, reading aloud to children has been shown to improve language development, parent-child interactions and success in school.

Monday, December 8th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday, December 8th, is Children of Bellevue Day at Books of Wonder! Join us as we once again partner with Children of Bellevue to help support their wonderful Reach Out and Read program.

Reach out and Read makes books and parent counseling a routine part of pediatric care for some on New York's most vulnerable children starting at a baby's six month check-up! This program encourages reading aloud as a regular, joyful home activity. And as most of you already know from seeing it in your own kids, reading aloud to children has been shown to improve language development, parent-child interactions and success in school.

 
January 2015
 
Tuesday, January 6th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jennifer Donnelly returns to Books of Wonder to share the second book in the Waterfire Saga, ROGUE WAVE!

In DEEP BLUE readers were introduced to Serafina and an undersea world rife with danger, mermaids and magic. In ROGUE WAVE, the saga continues as Serafina and her friends hunt for the talismans that have the power to stop a rising ancient evil, while facing betrayal and certain death.