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April 2014
 
Wednesday, April 23rd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of fun as these authors chat about their recent YA releases and the universal themes throughout the different genres before playing a Q&A game that pits their characters in unlikely scenarios.

LEAH CYPESS Death Sworn (Fantasy)
MARIE RUTKOSKI The Winner's Curse (Fantasy)
ELIZABETH EULBERG Better Off Friends (Contemporary)
LAURIE CROMPTON The Real Prom Queens of Westville High (Contemporary)
AMMI-JOAN PAQUETTE Paradox (Science fiction)
ELIZABETH NORRIS Unbreakable (Science fiction)

Sunday, April 27th, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Meet and interact with picture book creator extraordinaire Todd Parr.

Sunday, April 27th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Don't miss picture book fun with 6 amazing authors and artists and their wonderful new picture books, all featuring different colorful animals!

TAD HILLS Duck and Goose Go to the Beach
SAM GARTON I am Otter
STEVE LIGHT Have You Seen My Dragon?
PATRICIA LAKIN Bruno & Lulu's Playground Adventure
LAURA LYN DiSIENA Hippos Can't Swim and other fun facts + Chickens Don't Fly and other fun facts
GALIA BERNSTEIN Elephant and Monkey Go Gadding

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

The Edgars , named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America, They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year. Join us as we meet and hear from some of this year's nominees.

Best Juvenile Nominees:
JOSH BERK Strike Three, You're Dead
AMY TIMBERLAKE One Came Home
ERIN DIONNE Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking
CAROLINE LAWRENCE P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man

Best Young Adult Nominees:
TERRA ELAN McVOY Criminal
JULIE BERRY All the Truth That's in Me
KIRSTEN MILLER How to Lead a Life of Crime

 
May 2014
 
Saturday, May 3rd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of magic schools and dragons as these authors read from the latest adventures in their fantastic books.

SOMAN CHAINANI School for Good and Evil #2: A World Without Princes
SARWAT CHADDA The City of Death
TUI T. SUTHERLAND The Brightest Night

Monday, May 5th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Teen Readers are invited to meet and hear from award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly, as we celebrate the launch of her latest title Deep Blue!

Tuesday, May 6th, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Come meet and hear from picture book creator Janet Lawler!

STORYTIME WITH THE AUTHOR is a weekly storytime designed to connect young readers and listeners directly to the authors and artists who create the books they love. Each week we will invite an author or artist to read aloud from their books and other picture books that they love. They may also lead activities such as crafts or drawing.

Wednesday, May 7th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Celebrate the launch of Big Bad Bubble from the hilarious team that brought you Dragons Love Tacos and Secret Pizza Party!

DANIEL SALMiERI Big Bad Bubble
ADAM RUBIN Big Bad Bubble

Saturday, May 10th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

A picture book bonanza means great new books and a wonderful time for all your young readers and listeners! Come meet and hear from:

VINCENT KIRSCH Freddie & Gingersnap
CATIA CHEN A Boy and a Jaguar
KABIR SEHGAL A Bucket of Blessings
JASON CARTER EATON How To Train a Train
DANIEL SALMiERI Big Bad Bubble
ADAM RUBIN Big Bad Bubble

Sunday, May 11th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Don't miss these terrific authors as they deliver their latest titles for teen readers!

CLAY CHAPMAN The Tribe Book 2: Camp Cannibal
VINCE VAWTER Paperboy
NATALIE STANDIFORD Swtiched at Birthday
JEFF BARON Sean Rosen is Not for Sale
ELISSA BRENT WEISSMAN Nerd Camp 2.0

Monday, May 12th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join author ALYSSA B. SHEINMEL as we celebrate the release of her captivating teen novel Second Star!

Tuesday, May 13th, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Come meet and hear from picture book creator George O'Connor!

STORYTIME WITH THE AUTHOR is a weekly storytime designed to connect young readers and listeners directly to the authors and artists who create the books they love. Each week we will invite an author or artist to read aloud from their books and other picture books that they love. They may also lead activities such as crafts or drawing.

Tuesday, May 13th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Don't miss this great evening featuring these talented authors and their great new books!

JOHN COREY WHALEY Noggin
JAMES HOWE Also Known as Elvis

Thursday, May 15th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thrilling teen tales delivered by their captivating authors, you won't want to miss this one!

HOLLY BLACK Doll Bones & Coldest Girl in Coldtown
DANIELLE PAIGE Dorothy Must Die
EMMY LAYBOURNE Monument 14: Savage Drift
SEAN WILLIAMS Twinmaker & Troubletwisters: The Missing
MOIRA YOUNG Raging Star
SHANDY LAWSON The Loop
EMMA TREVAYNE Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times

Saturday, May 17th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Indies First started in 2013 with a message from Sherman Alexie - a call to authors to show support for the local independent bookstores. The response was overwhelming. More than 1,000 authors volunteered as booksellers for a day across the country on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to both thank and call attention to their local indie and its important place in the community.

R.L. STINE will read at Books of Wonder.

Sunday, May 18th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Don't miss fast paced middle grade adventure delivered direct from these thrilling authors!

PETER LERANGIS The Tomb of Shadows (Seven Wonders #3)
ANDY MARINO The Door
LISA FIEDLER Mouseheart
TOM O'DONNELL Space Rocks!
ANDREW CLEMENTS We Hold These Truths
MIKE BEIL Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits

Tuesday, May 20th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Teen readers are in for a treat as these great authors join us to share their gripping new books:

E. LOCKHART We Were Liars
SARAH MLYNOWSKI Don't Even Think About It
JENNIFER E. SMITH The Geography of You and Me
SUSANE COLASANTI Now & Forever
EMERY LORD Open Road Summer

Sunday, May 25th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Come celebrate the launch for ALEX LONDON'S Guardian, the exciting sequel to Proxy!

ALEX LONDON Guardian

Tuesday, May 27th, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Come meet and hear from picture book creator Scott Campbell!

STORYTIME WITH THE AUTHOR is a weekly storytime designed to connect young readers and listeners directly to the authors and artists who create the books they love. Each week we will invite an author or artist to read aloud from their books and other picture books that they love. They may also lead activities such as crafts or drawing.

 
June 2014
 
Tuesday, June 3rd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for the launch party of MICHAEL BARAKIVA's One Man Guy!

Saturday, June 7th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Don't miss the chance to meet and hear from Caldecott Medalist JON J. MUTH as he joins us to share his latest masterpiece Hi, Koo!

Sunday, June 15th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

It's picture book fun for everyone come meet and here from:

A.J. SMITH Even Monsters...
CHRIS RASCHKA The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy is Enlightenging