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March 2015
 
Saturday, March 28th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Gear up for Great Middle Grade Reads as FOUR fantastic authors join us to share their latest tales of adventure with your readers. Join us beginning at 1pm, as author ELANA K. ARNOLD shares The Question of Miracles, a heartwarming tale about a young girl dealing with life, death, and the prospect of renewal; author MOLLY B. BURNHAM introduces Teddy Mars Book #1: Almost a World Record Breaker, the hilarious new series about a boy that just will not give up; author STACY DeKEYSER stirs the cauldron with One Witch at a Time the standalone companion to her popular The Brixen Witch, in which magic beans quickly lead to danger; and bestselling author SOPHIA MCDOUGALL takes off with Mars Evacuees the first book in a new series, which chronicles the adventures of a group of kids evacuated to Mars, when earth comes under attack by aliens.

Tuesday, March 31st, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join the 92Y YA Lit series and Books of Wonder in welcoming DANIELLE PAIGE, SOMAN CHAINANI, SARA BENINCASA, and CHRISTOPHER HEALY as they gather to share their thoughts on New Twists on Old Fairytales! Don't miss the chance to hear from these four fantastic authors as they delve into their personal experiences with retellings, twists and tales!

 
April 2015
 
Sunday, April 5th, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us beginning at 11:30am, on the first Sunday of each month we welcome linguist Cristina Arola for a fun-filled and Bilingual Storytime. Don't miss the bilingual fun as we read and share new and classic books in both Spanish and English, and all your young readers and listeners enjoy great stories while learning some new words they will not soon forget!

Sunday, April 5th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder as we welcome ELIZABETH WEIN, CINDY L. RODRIQUEZ, and RENEE WATSON for a YA panel fraught with emotion, trouble teens, and stunning coming of age stories. You won't want to miss these three phenomenal authors as they share their latest works of fiction with readers from all walks of life.

Tuesday, April 7th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder and GEOFF RODKEY for the launch of The Tapper Twins Go to War (with Each Other)! The brand new series will have your young readers roaring with laughter as twelve-year-old fraternal twins, Claudia and Reese, start an all out prank war. You won't want to miss this evening full of adventure, technology, and sibling rivalry!

Saturday, April 11th, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join us as we welcome author ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM for the launch of her new insightful book Divorce Is the Worst.

Kids are told, "it's for the best"--and one day, it may be. But right now, divorce is the worst. With honesty and humor, Anastasia Higginbotham beautifully conveys the challenge of staying whole when your entire world, and the people in it, split apart. Exceptional in its child-centered portrayal, Divorce Is the Worst is an invaluable tool for families, therapeutic professionals, and divorce mediators struggling to address this common and complex experience.

Saturday, April 11th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

You and your young picture book lovers are invited to join author and artist JOYCE WAN as she launches her colorful new book The Whale in My Swimming Pool. This colorful whale of a tale from the talented JOYCE WAN is sure to inspire giggles from little guppies!

Sunday, April 12th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Books of Wonder is proud to present an all-star panel of spine-tingling authors who can't wait to thrill your teen readers. You won't want to miss New York Times bestselling author R.L. STINE (Don't Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel), KIERAN SCOTT (What Waits in the Woods), New York Times bestselling author HOLLY BLACK (The Darkest Part of the Forest), YouTube sensation PAIGE McKENZIE and ALYSSA SHEINMEL (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl) as they share their new terrifying tales, and SARAH REES BRENNAN (Unmade).

Tuesday, April 14th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join talented author and artist STEVE LIGHT as we celebrate the release of his new picture book, Have You Seen My Monster? Young readers and listeners will have a blast spotting and counting up all the monsters hidden throughout the intricate landscapes in this wonderful new book -- a companion to last year's hit Have You Seen My Dragon?

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Stop by Books of Wonder to celebrate the launch of Lance Rubin's debut novel, Denton Little's Deathdate! Denton Little lives in a world just like ours with one exception: everyone knows their deathdate. The problem? Denton's deathdate is set for two days from the start of the book, the day of his senior prom. YA fans won't want to miss out on the chance to hear more about this witty, thought-provoking novel about what happens when you know the end is coming.

Thursday, April 16th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join debut author SEAN FERRELL as he launches his hilarious new picture books I Don't Like Koala. A darkly funny picture which celebrates imagination and bravery while addressing a universal childhood dilemma: what to do about that one stuffed animal who just won’t stop staring at you.

Sunday, April 19th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

You won't want to miss EMILY JENKINS, SOPHIE BLACKALL, AME DYCKMAN, and STEVE LIGHT as they stop by Books of Wonder to share their latest, delightfully illustrated picture books!

Monday, April 20th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Get ready for an adventure because here comes the fifth book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, the acclaimed and hilarious Victorian mystery series The Unmapped Sea by MARYROSE WOOD! This is sure to be an evening you and your middle grade readers won't want to miss!

Tuesday, April 21st, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Stop by Books of Wonder for the Epic Reads Summer Tour Launch Event! YA lovers will be swept away by SUSANE COLASANTI's latest romantic tale, MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY's thrilling fantasy adventure, and KATIE COTUGNO's emotional, thought-provoking sophomore novel. Don't miss out as these three amazing authors celebrate the release of their latest and greatest tales!

Friday, April 24th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder as we celebrate the launch of New York Times bestselling author NEAL SHUSTERMAN's latest novel, Challenger Deep, an exceptional and powerful novel about mental illness! This remarkable novel will leave YA lovers deep in thought, even after the last page.

Saturday, April 25th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join author TIM FEDERLE, author and illustrator STEPHEN SAVAGE, author and illustrator KATI HITES, author SEAN FERRELL, author and illustrator CORNELIUS VAN WRIGHT, author and illustrator FRANK VIVA, and illustrator HARRY BLISS as they share their latest picture books! Your young readers and listeners will love the delightful tales these seven colorful picture books tell. This event is bound to be a bonanza you won't want to miss!

Monday, April 27th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder and New York Times bestselling author KODY KEPLINGER as we celebrate the launch of Lying Out Loud! Whether you've been a fan for years and have been eagerly anticipating this new companion to Kody's first three stand-alone novels, or only just saw The Duff in theaters, you won't want to miss this event full of laughs, lies, and movie secrets!

Tuesday, April 28th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Each spring, The Mystery Writers of America present the Edgar Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the mystery genre. And each year Books of Wonder invites the nominees for the Juvinille, and Young Adult categories to join us for an event before the winners are announced at the annual MWA Banquet.

It's no great mystery that this is going to be an excellent evening, meeting and hearing from these talented, and nominated authors of the page turning novels young readers love! Join us as we welcome...

HEATHER VOGEL FREDERICK for Absolutely Truly
STUART GIBBS for Space Case
KATE MILFORD for Greenglass House
N.H. SENZAI for Saving Kabul Corner
MARCIA WELLS for Eddie Red, Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile
STEVE HOCKENSMITH for Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove
LAMAR GILES for Fake ID
ELLE COSIMANO for Nearly Gone

Wednesday, April 29th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join debut author MELISSA GREY for the launch of The Girl at Midnight, the first book in an exciting new teen fantasy trilogy! You won't want to miss this tale of magic, adventure, dragons, mythology and age old feuds!

 
May 2015
 
Friday, May 8th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Teen readers will not want to miss bestselling author JULIE CROSS as she teams up with Ford model MARK PERINI to celebrate the lauch of their poignant and gritty YA novel about love and the dark side of modeling and the fashion industry.

Sunday, May 10th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Stop by Books of Wonder for our Debut Spotlight: YA Fantasy panel! Debut authors LEE KELLY (City of Savages), JEN BROOKS (In a World Just Right), LORI GOLDSTEIN (Becoming Jinn), and KAREN BAO (Dove Arising) will be on hand to share their first novels and their experiences getting published with readers and writers alike. You won't want to miss this action packed panel!

Saturday, May 16th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Stop by Books of Wonder and join author and illustrator BOB SHEA and Geisel Award winning author and illustrator GREG PIZZOLI for a Cat-Tastic Saturday afternoon! Your young readers won't want to miss these two talented and delightful artists as they show off their latest cat-inspired picture books.

Monday, May 18th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

It's the summer of 1969, and peace, love, music, and an incredible romance are about to change the the lives of two young people over the course of a historic Three Days of Summer. On May 18th, fans of swoon worthy YA are invited to join author SARVENAZ TASH as we celebrate the release of her musical new YA novel Three Day Summer.

 
June 2015
 
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?"

Tuesday, June 16th, 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! You won't want to miss this celebration as ADAM SILVERA answers questions, gets personal, and shares from his emotional first novel!

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!