August 2016
Sunday, August 28th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

MIKE CURATO is back to introduce the third book featuring everyone's favorite polka-dotted elephant, Little Elliot! Books of Wonder is proud to announce that MIKE CURATO will be joining us for the launch party for his new book, Little Elliot, Big Fun!

Tuesday, August 30th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 AM

Join Books of Wonder in celebrating the release of this fall’s hottest YA book, The Thousandth Floor by KATHARINE MCGEE, at the Forever 21 store in Times Square (1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036) on August 30th! Books of Wonder will be partnering with Epic Reads in NYC for the exclusive launch party hosted by Forever 21!

You can also meet our special guest, SASHA ALSBERG –– YouTuber and bestselling author of Zenith! Get your book signed by Katharine McGee, shop outfits inspired by the characters and enjoy 21% off one regular priced item the day of the event.

Tuesday, August 30th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Books of Wonder and TeenLIVE at the NYPL invite you to the Launch Party for Furthermore with NY Times bestselling author TAHEREH MAFI! TAHEREH MAFI will be in conversation with author RANSOM RIGGS, followed by a Q&A. With cupcakes, a temporary tattoo artist, and more planned for the big event, this is one party you won't want to miss!

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at the New York Public Library (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building - 5th Ave at 42nd Street). It is a FREE event. However, to join the signing line, you MUST purchase a copy of Furthermore by TAHEREH MAFI from Books of Wonder at the NYPL the evening of the event. RANSOM RIGGS will not be signing but signed copies of his books will be available for purchase. To reserve your FREE ticket for the event, please visit our Eventbrite event page.

TeenLIVE programs at the NYPL are sponsored by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

Wednesday, August 31st, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join Chipotle Mexican Grill and author ADAM RUBIN from the beloved children’s book Dragons Love Tacos for a special live reading to celebrate the book’s partnership with Chipotle! Guests will be treated to a fun afternoon of live readings, salsa and guac-making demonstrations, an interactive Dragons Love Tacos t-shirt making station, and of course, free Chipotle. The first 25 people at the event will even receive a signed copy of Dragons Love Tacos as a special keepsake.

Luckily the fun doesn’t end at the event! Every Sunday during the month of September, Chipotle customers will receive a free kid’s meal with the in-store purchase of an entrée. Each kid’s meal will come with a limited-edition Dragons Loves Tacos activity sheet that is fun for the whole family to complete together!

September 2016
Saturday, September 3rd, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Come celebrate Loop Day and the release of Tales of the Peculiar, RANSOM RIGGS' new collection of fairy tales from the universe of Miss Peregrine!

The celebration will include a BOSCO Gif Photo Booth, snacks and refreshments, trivia and premiums. We encourage all attendees to dress up for the occasion!

**PLEASE NOTE: RANSOM RIGGS will NOT be attending this event, however, we will have signed copies for sale. If act before August 29th, you may pre-order a personalized copy of Tales of the Peculiar.**

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

Join Books of Wonder as we celebrate the launch of the first book in ZORAIDA CORDOVA's new YA series Brooklyn Brujas, Labyrinth Lost. DHONIELLE CLAYTON, author of Shiny Broken Pieces, will be in conversation with ZORAIDA CORDOVA. You and your teen readers will not want to miss out on this new, magical series!

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

Come join Books of Wonder as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Children Just Like Me with editor NANCY ELLWOOD and JOAQUIN KULL, one of the children from the original book. Nancy and Joaquin will discuss the making and impact of the book, and will lead interactive events for the young readers in attendance.

Saturday, September 10th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Books of Wonder is pleased to welcome A.N. KANG for the launch of her debut picture book, and the first book in a new series about an adorable fluffy kitty's adventures, The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon!

Sunday, September 11th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Get ready for an afternoon of great picture book reads at our big September Picture Book Bonanza! Don't miss these colorful new storybooks and the chance to hear all about them right from their talented creators.

Monday, September 12th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder and We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) for an official 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival Event! The discussion will feature amazing local authors who write about characters seeking to learn more about themselves and their environment, and how that shapes them as well as their overall stories. The panel will be followed up with a signing with SONA CHARAIPOTRA (Shiny Broken Pieces), OLUGBEMISOLA RHUDAY-PERKOVICH (Two Naomis), SOFIA QUINTERO (Show & Prove), GABBY RIVERA (Juliet Takes a Breath), and TORREY MALDONADO (Secret Saturdays)

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

Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite GAE POLISNER for the launch party of her newest book, The Memory of Things. Gae will be joined in conversation by fellow authors DAVID LEVITHAN, NORA RALEIGH BASKIN, ANNIE DONWERTH-CHIKAMATSU and JEWELL RHODES.

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

Books of Wonder is thrilled to present our September Great Middle Grade Reads panel! Join middle grade authors BARBARA DEE, NATASHA LOWE, GEOFF RODKEY, NEIL SWAAB, and DELIA SHERMAN as they talk about their middle grade novels, answer audience questions and sign copies of their books!

Sunday, September 18th, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join us at Books of Wonder to celebrate the launch party for the newest picture book from celebrated author and illustrator DAN YACCARINO, I am a Story!

Sunday, September 18th, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder as we celebrate the launch of a great new picture book about the creation of one of the most iconic toys of all time, The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring, with its author/illustrator, GILBERT FORD! You and your young readers and listeners won't want to miss this beautiful new book about the creation of the Slinky.

Monday, September 19th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fans of sci-fi will not want to miss out on the NYC launch of debut author J. PATRICK BLACK's novel, Ninth City Burning. This unforgettably masterful new novel will have your teen readers thrilled and racing towards the end of this complex, engrossing story.

Tuesday, September 20th, 6:00 PM – 8:40 PM

Fans of YA fantasy won't want to miss the launch of Stealing Snow by DANIELLE PAIGE, NY Times best-selling author of the Dorothy Must Die series. Packed with heart-pounding action, magic, romance and fairy tale twists, this new book will enthrall teen readers from start to finish.

Saturday, September 24th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder as we welcome DAVID ARNOLD for the launch of his latest YA novel, Kids of Appetite! Kids of Appetite is a roller-coaster ride of a read, a tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss is packed with unforgettable characters you and your teen readers won't want to miss. DAVID ARNOLD will be joined by ADAM SILVERA, author of More Happy Than Not.

Sunday, September 25th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

A picture perfect afternoon of fun awaits the whole family at our September Picture Book Showcase. Don't miss these colorful new storybooks and the chance to hear all about them from their talented creators.

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

Books of Wonder is delighted to host the launch party for NANDANA DEV SEN's new picture book, Kangaroo Kisses. You and your young listeners will love this story of one girl's quest to delay her bedtime!

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

Celebrate the launch of two eerie debut teen novels with authors SARAH PORTER and KERRI MANISCALCO. You and your teen readers will be captivated by the mystery, magic and creepy atmospheres of these two debuts.

SARAH PORTER for Vassa in the Night
KERRI MANISCALCO for Stalking Jack the Ripper

October 2016
Sunday, October 2nd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Get ready for some GREAT MIDDLE GRADE ADVENTURE as FIVE fantastic authors present their latest tales of mystery, action, and intrigue with your young readers. STUART GIBBS, ROBERT IMFIELD, BARRY LYGA, ELIZABETH EULBERG and ISAIAH CAMPBELL will be here starting at 1pm and you won't want to miss a page!

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

Don't miss the dual launch of the second book in the Zeroes series, Swarm by NY Times best-selling author SCOTT WESTERFELD and debut novel Our Chemical Hearts by KRYSTAL SUTHERLAND! Your teen readers won't want to miss out on these two great new reads!

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

Join Books of Wonder as we welcome debut author ARAM KIM for the launch of her new picture book, Cat on the Bus. This beautiful, nearly wordless picture book details the touching story of a homeless cat in search of a home.

Sunday, October 9th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Excited for New York Comic Con? To add further to the festivities of the weekend, Books of Wonder is thrilled to host four fantastic authors of great, new, teen sci-fi and fantasy novels!

Monday, October 10th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder as we welcome #1 NY Times bestselling author MARGARET STOHL for the launch of Black Widow: Red Vengeance! Black Widow: Red Vengeance is the action-packed sequel to the instant best-seller, Black Widow: Forever Red. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel's most cunning and dangerous spies—Black Widow and Red Widow—delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training.

Tuesday, October 11th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder in celebrating the launch of the exciting conclusion to NY Times bestselling author MARIE LU's Young Elites trilogy, The Midnight Star! Your teen readers will not want to miss the fantastic conclusion to Adelina Amouteru's tale!

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

Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite Newbery Honor Artist CECE BELL for her newest series of middle grade novels, Inspector Flytrap! This funny and clever illustrated chapter-book series starring a mystery-solving Venus flytrap is sure to delight all of the younger readers and listeners in your life.