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Picture Book Bonanza!

Words Mingle with Illustration, and Wonderful Picture Books Abound!

What's better for nightly story time than a picture book that truly blends the artistry of words and illustration?

These gorgeous titles marry lyrical language about the comings-and-goings of nature, and our place within it. From a remarkable adaptation of an Alice Walker poem for children, to the flight of bees, the beauty of one child's bindi, and the resilience of community in the wake of a hurricane, each story is a creative reflection of what it means to be a child discovering the depth of their surroundings, and themselves.

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Unforgettable Middle Grade Reads!

Sunday, August 21st at 3:00PM EST Virtual

*Dauntless Determination and Discovery!*

What's different about this week? Is it the discovery of a town's secret castle? An all-new skill you never knew you had? An arcade heist? A feral chicken at the family vacation home? 

Change clearly offers a boatload of surprises! And these great voices in middle grade feature heroes that try to tackle it all. 

Ranging from the sweet to the sour and the humorous to the heartfelt, these four middle grade writers deliver smart and snappy stories in equal measure.

Sunday, August 21st, at 3:00PM EST via Crowdcast!

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Graphic Novels for Early Readers!

Sunday, August 21st at 1:00PM EST Virtual

Delightful Graphic Novels for Every Young Reader!

Make your young reader's first brush with a graphic novel fun and memorable! They might encounter Frankenstein's monster... taking care of a garden!? Not to mention, a clumsy moose, in-over-his-head... that's actually a secret agent! And they absolutely have to meet a peach and a plum... who happen to be the very best of pals!

Meet the most lovable creatures around, and the authors who invented them in this great early reader graphic novel panel!

Sunday, August 21st at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast!

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Saturday, August 20th at 3:00PM EST Virtual

Pore Over an Outstanding Middle Grade Story!

A surprise treasure hunt from a mother who has passed away. An ultra-cool junior high podcaster whose projects go a bit haywire. The unique indignities of life-or-death kickball. (Okay, maybe not life-or-death, but it certainly feels that way!) 

Each compelling plot at the heart of these great middle grade books is sure to keep your young reader busy. We at Books of Wonder are so excited to celebrate these stories as part of our — drumroll, please — TRIPLE LAUNCH EVENT!

Join us as we chat with  ERIN ENTRADA KELLYMILES GROSE, and KEREEN GETTEN three dynamic middle grade authors who are thrilled to share their work and answer reader questions!

    Saturday, August 20th at 3:00PM EST via Crowdcast!

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    August Picture Book Event!

    Saturday, August 20th at 1:00PM EST Virtual

    Find All the Colors of Your Confidence!

    These illustrative picture books are filled to the brim with wonderful characters and journeys to delight every reader's spirit! Discover phenomenal picture books about kids who grow up to be strong in spite of any hardship or uncertainty.


    With some wonderfully outstanding creators at the forefront of this Books of Wonder picture book panel, join us to meet Tony-award winning producer ASHLEE LATIMER, four-time Caldecott Honoree BRYAN COLLIER, beloved children's animator CHAD OTIS, and USA Book News Best Books finalist BRYNNE BARNES!

    Saturday, August 20th at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast!

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    August Picture Book Bonanza!

    Sunday, August 14th, 1:00PM EST Virtual

    Lively Picture Books for Read-Alouds!

    These fun-filled picture books bring readers stories about cats who get the best of their human families, the wonders of going to school — and so much more!

    Get ready for lots of picture book fun with JOHN SCHU, HUDSON TALBOTT, and ELLIE PETERSON as they share their newest creations and answer questions from the audience during our Books of Wonder virtual event!


    Sunday, August 14th at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast!

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    Hybrid Launch for All of Our Demise by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman

    September 1 at 6:00PM ET 17th Street Location

    Celebrate the launch of ALL OF OUR DEMISE

    Books of Wonder is proud to be hosting Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman for the launch of YA thriller ALL OF OUR DEMISE, the highly anticipated sequel to ALL OF US VILLAINS! They'll be in conversation with Kat Cho, author of Once Upon a K-Prom and Wicked Fox.

    Thursday, September 1 at 6:00PM ET via Crowdcast and our 17th St. store.


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    VIRTUAL LAUNCH for Lightlark by ALEX ASTER!

    Monday, August 22nd at 6:00PM EST Virtual

    Join #BookTok phenomenon and award-winning author ALEX ASTER for the virtual launch of her highly anticipated YA debut Lightlark! 

    We are so pleased to be hosting ALEX ASTER for the exhilarating release of Lightlark! Alex will be in conversation with CHLOE GONG, the New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent EndsYou also won't want to miss CHLOE GONG's upcoming YA novel, Foul Lady Fortune.

    You can join us for Lightlark's virtual launch from the comfort of your own home, your favorite coffeeshop, or wherever else your young reader loves to embark upon their favorite gripping fantasies — Lightlark is certain to be among them. 

    Monday, August 22nd at 6:00PM EST via Crowdcast!

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    Thalia Kids Book Club: Kwame Alexander, The Door of No Return

    Saturday, October 1st at 1:00PM EST Off Site

    Books of Wonder is proud to be partnering with Thalia Kids Book Club for a thrilling event with KWAME ALEXANDER, where Books Wonder will be selling copies of The Door of No Return!

    Award-winning New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander (The Crossover) presents his new novel The Door of No Return, the saga of an African family told through the eyes of twelve-year-old Kofi and his friend Ama as they come of age in pre-colonial Ghana. For readers ages 10 and up. 

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    LAUNCH EVENT for This Is Why They Hate Us by AARON H. ACEVES

    Friday, August 26th at 6:00PM EST - VIRTUAL & LIVE 17th Street Location

    A Summer YA Love Story!

    Join us for the HYBRID LAUNCH of This Is Why They Hate Us 
    by AARON H. ACEVES, in conversation with BRIAN D. KENNEDY, the author of A Little Bit Country!

    Enrique “Quique” Luna has one goal this summer — get over his crush on Saleem Kanazi by pursuing his other romantic prospects. Luckily, Quique’s prospects are each intriguing in their own ways. There’s stoner-jock Tyler Montana; straight-laced senior class president, Ziggy Jackson; and Manny Zuniga, who keeps looking at Quique like he’s carne asada fresh off the grill. With all these choices, Quique is sure to forget about Saleem in no time. (Right?)

    Join us in-store for a LIVE launch event with Aaron H. Aceves to celebrate the release of This Is Why They Hate Us! OR join us online and stream from anywhere.

    Friday, August 26th at 6:00PM EST, live at our 17th St. Location and via Crowdcast!

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    LIVE Launch Event for Dragon's Promise by Elizabeth Lim

    Tuesday, August 30th at 6:00PM EST 17th Street Location

    Don't Miss This Exhilarating Epic!

    From the New York Times Bestselling author of Six Crimson Cranes comes the thrilling next adventure! A journey to the kingdom of dragons, a star-crossed love, and a cursed pearl with the power to mend the world or break it...

    Join us in-store for a LIVE launch event with Elizabeth Lim to celebrate the release of Dragon's Promise! OR join us online and stream from anywhere.

    Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00PM ET at our 17th St Location and via Crowdcast!

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    HYBRID LAUNCH PARTY for The Honeys by Ryan La Sala!

    Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00PM EST - HYBRID VIRTUAL & LIVE 17th Street Location

    YA Horror At Its Finest

    You are cordially invited to the HYBRID LAUNCH PARTY for The Honeys by RYAN LA SALA and Books of Wonder!

    Online and in-person, the worldwide publication day of The Honeys is Tuesday, August 16th. When evening hits, we'll gear up for a phenomenal bookstore celebration with Signed & Personalized copies available from RYAN LA SALATeen readers can also follow the fun from the comfort of their laptops via our usual Crowdcast livestream.

    Tuesday, August 16th, at 6:00PM EST via Crowdcast and at our 17th Street location!

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    Monday, August 15th at 6:00PM 17th Street Location

    Marvelous Mental Health!

    Join us at Books of Wonder as we celebrate the live launch of A Case of the Zaps, a charming and heartfelt picture book from all-star creatives! 

    A Case of the Zaps is authored by a dream team! This story is by ALEX BONIELLO. a Broadway star known for his work on Dear Evan Hansen, APRIL LAVALLE, a Teen Nick actor and writer, and JAMES KWANNew York Times featured illustrator!

    The trio join forces for this remarkable illustrated work, which depicts anxiety as Pi's pernsnickety zaps. Their inclusive storytelling covers a spectrum of mental health dilemmas in a warm new way, from momentary worries to persistent anxiety and depression.

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    LIVE LAUNCH EVENT with Rachel Griffin for Wild is the Witch

    Sunday, August 14th at 5:00PM EST 17th Street Location

    Find Love & Magic in Unexpected Places

    We are pleased to host YA writer Rachel Griffin for her live launch of Wild is the Witch — right here at Books of Wonder! 

    This romantic YA fantasy brims with tremendous empathy for the natural world, clever magic, and characters as fantastic as the spells they cast!

    RACHEL GRIFFIN will be in conversation with fellow YA writer MELISSA ALBERT, author of Our Crooked Hearts and so many other great stories. 

    Sunday, August 14th, at 5:00PM EST at our 17th Street Store!

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