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May 2015
 
Saturday, May 23rd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join this talented panel as they come to Books of Wonder to share their latest chapter books with your young readers. Don't miss...

SARA PENNYPACKER for Completely Clementine
CHARISE MERICLE HARPER for Super Sasquatch Showdown
ELISE PRIMAVERA for Ms. Rapscott’s Girls
CHRISTINE PAKKALA for Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Wild Chicken

Tuesday, May 26th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to be the bookseller for Teen Author Carnival! Join us and 20+ amazingly talented YA authors as we celebrate reading and YA literature at the Jefferson Market Library!

Friday, May 29th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Teen readers get your weekend started right on Friday evening, May 29th, as an all star panel of talented authors join us to share their latest page turning YA reads. Grab a seat and help us welcome debut authors, VIRGINIA BOECKER for The Witch Hunter and MELISSA GREY for The Girl at Midnight; MICHAEL BUCKLEY for Undertow; RAE CARSON for The Bitter Kingdom; KASS MORGAN for Homecoming; and Chinese author CAO WENXAUN for The Amber Tiles.

Saturday, May 30th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Picture book lovers get ready fro a can't miss afternoon of new books and the chance to meet and hear from the talented authors and artists that create them. Join us beginning at 1pm, as we welcome:

ERIC ROHMAN & CANDACE FLEMING for Bulldozer’s Big Day
ROWBOAT WATKINS for Rude Cakes
PATRICK McDONNELL for A Perfectly Messed Up Story & The Skunk
RYAN SIAS for Sniff Sniff

Saturday, May 30th, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to be the bookseller for the Second Annual Kids Author Carnival! Kids Author Carnival is a huge middle grade extravaganza celebrating middle grade books, authors, and readers. The goal of the Kids Author Carnival is to provide an opportunity for young readers to interact with authors up close and personal in a fun, party-like atmosphere. Kids Author Carnival will usher attendees through shorter, interactive stations in which authors will cut loose and play games, answer questions, and lead kids through miniature writing exercises. So join us and 30+ Middle Grade authors as we celebrate reading and adventure at the Jefferson Market Library!

 
June 2015
 
Tuesday, June 2nd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to host the launch event for More Happy Than Not by debut author and former Books of Wonder bookseller, ADAM SILVERA with guest moderator, New York Times best selling author LAUREN OLIVER! You won't want to miss this celebration as ADAM SILVERA answers questions, gets personal, and shares from his emotional and critically acclaimed first novel!

Thursday, June 4th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come help SONA CHARAIPORTRA and DHONIELLE CLAYTON celebrate the launch of their debut novel Tiny Pretty Things! This dramatic depiction of the lives of students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school will be sure to thrill fans of Black Swan and Pretty Little Liars. Your teen reader won't want to miss this tale of sacrifice, manipulation, and backstabbing that demands to know: "How far is too far?"

Saturday, June 6th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

With the ability to create bestselling picture books enjoyed by children all over, this talented panel of artists have now also each penned a middle-grade novel your young readers are sure to love! Don't miss an afternoon of great new books and the chance to meet these talented authors and artists as we celebrate their works of middle grade fiction!

Join us as we welcome:
LANE SMITH for Return to Augie Hobble
CHRIS RASCHKA for Seriously, Norman!
DAN YACCARINO for Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza: Delivery of Doom
JOHN BEMELMANS MARCIANO for The Nine Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

Saturday, June 6th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder as we welcome New York Times best selling author DAVID LEVITHAN, debut authors ADAM SILVERA and WILL WALTON, and Lambda Literary Award winner BILL KONIGSBERG for the final stop of the annual Openly YA Tour! Your teen readers won't want to miss out as these three talented authors share their latest works of LGBT fiction.

Sunday, June 7th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Don't miss star YA authors MARY E. PEARSON and MARIE RUTKOWSKI as they take the stage to discuss their thrilling teen novels and celebrate the paperback release of MARY E. PEARSON's Kiss of Deception.

Monday, June 8th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We can't wait until YA authors TRISH DOLLER, A.C. GAUGHEN, EMERY LORD, and TIFFANY SCHMIDT arrive for the Bold Bookish Tour! Your teen readers won't want to miss this amazing event, filled with tales of adventure, romance, mystery, and murder.

Saturday, June 13th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Five talented authors and five fantastic new books make for one can't miss event for your middle-grade readers. Don't miss the fun beginning at 1pm, as National Book Award nominee author LISA GRAFF shares Lost in the Sun, a tale of middle-grade adversity and new beginnings; National Book Award winning author THANHHA LAI presents Listen, Slowly, the heartwarming tale of a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family; award-winning author ROBERT SHARENOW ignites imaginations with The Girl in the Torch, a heartfelt novel of resilience, hope, and discovering a family where you least expect it set in early twentieth century NYC; Newbery Honor author RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA presents Gone Crazy in Alabama, the story of the Gaither sisters, who are about to learn what it's like to be fish out of water as they travel from the streets of Brooklyn to the rural South for the summer of a lifetime; and author AUGUSTA SCATTERGOOD delivers The Way to Stay in Destiny, a novel that celebrates baseball, fast piano, and small-town living in the wake of the Vietnam War.

Don't miss this all-star panel of middle-grade authors, all with great new books your middle-grade readers will adore. Beginning at 1pm, the authors will present their books, answer questions from the audience, and signs copies of all their wonderful titles. Perfect for ages 8-12.

Sunday, June 14th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Spend Dad'd special day with a sweet picture book treat as we welcome a talented panel of authors and artists to share their latest family friendly picture book delights. Join us beginning at 1pm, as author and illustrator SCOTT M. COHN delivers laughs with Dad Sat on a Duck, the heartwarming story of one little girl on her quest to catch the wild beasts in her home that HONK and ROAR and BELCH at all hours. Or... could it just be Daddy? ; Caldecott Honor artist DAVID EZRA STIEN hops in with Tad and Dad, the touching story of a growing little frog and pond life with his dad; award-winning author and illustrator MATT PHELAN introduces Druthers, all about a little girl and her daddy as they embark on some rainy-day flights of fancy; and Caldecott Honor artist NANCY TAFURI snuggles us with Daddy Hugs, in which all the woodlands, animal daddies and their little ones cuddle up together.

Sunday, June 14th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Emmy-nominated writer and NY Times bestselling author Elise Allen join award-winning author Daryle Conners to celebrate the release of the first book in their new series Gabby Duran and the Unsittables. Middle grade readers will not want to miss this talented pair share their hilarious tale of babysitting and aliens!

Saturday, June 20th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Stop by and meet debut authors HOLLY BODGER (5 to 1), SONA CHARAIPORTA & DHONIELLE CLAYTON (Tiny Pretty Things), I.W. GREGORIO (None Of The Above), LAUREN GIBALDI (The Night We Said Yes), CORDELIA JENSEN (Skyscraping), SHARON HUSS ROAT (Between the Notes), and RACHEL SHANE (Alice in Wonderland High) as they share their first novels with Books of Wonder! Your teen readers won't want to miss this fantastic, talent-packed event with these 8 wonderful up-and-coming authors!

 
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.

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
MIRANDA KENNEALLY for Jesse’s Girl
DANIELLE VEGA for Survive the Night

 
August 2015
 
Tuesday, August 25th, 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 for the launch of his latest Middle Grade novel, 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!