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June 5th at 1:00PM EST Virtual

Books, Bears, Elephants and Dogs... OH MY!

An ode to libraries, bears on a plane, elephants in a circus and a shy dog who will steal your heart  this event will be sure to enchant all of the eager young readers in your life! 

Be sure to tune into this picture book event featuring the powerful and sentimental Dear Reader: a Love Letter to Libraries by TIFFANY ROSE, the adorable guide to flying, Bearplane by DEBORAH UNDERWOOD, the whimsical and punny Elefantastic! illustrated by BRETT HELQUIST, and the coo-worthy Don't Worry, Murray by DAVID EZRA STEIN. Young book lovers are sure to find a title they'll want to read again and again... and again!

Sunday, June 5th at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast


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Middle Grade Pride

Middle Grade Pride


June 4th at 3:00PM EST Virtual

Unlikely Friends in Unlikely Places

Heartfelt and heartwarming, our Middle Grade Pride panel features two books that tackle identity, love and adventure  perfect for any sentimental young reader! 

In The Civil War of Amos Abernathy by MICHAEL LEALI, a historical reenactor discovers the existence of an Albert D. J. Cashier, a Union solder who might have identified as a trans man if he lived today, and works to share Albert's story with his divided twenty-first-century town. In Every Bird a Prince by JENN REESE, a young girl who doesn't care at all for crushes or first loves, uncovers a magical kingdom which she must now fight to protect   all while trying to figure herself out. 

Saturday, June 4th at 3:00PM EST via Crowdcast!


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Picture Book Pride

Picture Book Pride


June 4th at 1:00PM EST Virtual

A PRIDE Picture Book Bonanza!

Books of Wonder is so excited to celebrate and Pride month this year that we're pulling out all the stops for our events! There are so many beautiful new books celebrating Pride and we've got six of them in one jam-packed event for you and your young reader to enjoy!

Join our virtual celebration featuring:

Miss Rita, Mystery Reader by SAM DONOVAN, illustrated by KRISTEN WIXTED

My Moms Love Me by ANNA MEMBRINO

The Meaning of Pride by ROSIEE THOR

Bathe the Cat by ALICE B. MCGINTY

Mighty Red Riding Hood: A Fairly Queer Tale by WALLACE WEST

All Moms by SARAH KATE ELLIS and KRISTEN ELLIS-HENDERSON

Saturday, June 4th at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast

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Middle Grade Fantasy Launch Bonanza!

Middle Grade Fantasy Launch Bonanza!


Sunday, June 5th at 3:00PM EST Virtual

A passport to three new fantastical worlds!

Emily Dickinson once famously wrote: "To travel far, there is no better ship than a book." At Books of Wonderwe can't agree more! That's why we're hosting this Middle Grade Fantasy Launch Bonanza with new, action-packed novels your young readers will refuse to put down.

In GRACI KIM's The Last Fallen Moon, Korean mythology blends with the modern world as our hero Riley Oh comes to terms with her divine heritage while fighting  vicious monsters and traversing dark underwater worlds. In TOLA OKOGWU's Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun, a British Nigerian girl discovers that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers and must learn to control it at mysterious school-for-the-gifted. In JESSE Q. SUTANTO's Theo Tan and the Fox Spirita Chinese American boy inherits his brother's moody fox spirit, Kai, and together they work to solve a mysterious death.

Make sure to join us as we explore these worlds and celebrate these thrilling new book launches!

Sunday, June 5th at 3:00PM ET via Crowdcast


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Middle Grade Mystery & Adventure!

Middle Grade Mystery & Adventure!


May 29th at 3:00PM EST Virtual

 Get ready to put your thinking caps on!

From hilarious, top-secret diaries to the shadowy relationships between classic composers and trailblazing authors to creepy corporations and nightmarish creatures — we've got 'em all in this adventure-filled virtual event featuring four great new Middle Grade books!

You and your young super sleuth won't want to miss this event featuring Duet by ELISE BROACH, F.A.R.T: Top Secret! No Kids Allowed! by PETER BAKALIAN, Let the Monsters Out by CHAD LUCAS, and Case Closed #4: Danger on the Dig by LAUREN MAGAZINER!

 Sunday, May 29th at 3:00PM EST via Crowdcast


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Picture Books to Delight!

Picture Books to Delight!


May 29th at 1:00PM EST Virtual

Cute and clever new picture books!

Find your young reader's new read-aloud obsession at this virtual event featuring four gorgeous and unique picture books that will be sure to delight! 

Dig up fossils in Smile Sophia by SKYLAR AMANN, swim undersea with jellyfish in When I'm With You by PAT ZIETLOW MILLER, have a gigantic, global celebration in You are Here by ZACH MANBECK and discover the great wonders of the world in I'm Not Small by NINA CREWS

 Sunday, May 29th at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast!

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Great Middle Grade Reads

Great Middle Grade Reads


May 28th at 3:00PM EST Virtual

Books that will move your heart!

A missing friend, a hidden past, and a strange new town— join Books of Wonder as we dive into these Great Middle Grade Reads that are as poignant as they are page-turning.

Make sure to tune in as we celebrate these phenomenal books: The Einsteins of Vista Point by BEN GUTERSON, Caprice by COE BOOTH, Drifters by KEVIN EMERSON

Saturday, May 28th at 3:00PM EST via Crowdcast


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Great Chapter Book Reads

Great Chapter Book Reads


May 28th at 1:00PM EST Virtual

Let your imagination run wild!

Join Books of Wonder as we dive into five very different, very magical worlds in this virtual event perfect for adventurous minds. Featuring ferocious dragons, Middle Eastern folklore, friendly bedtime monsters, and mysterious phoenix eggs, these books will delight and bewitch your budding young reader!

Don't miss HANNAH BARNABY, author of Monster and Boy #3: The Sister Surprise, RODAAN AL GALIDI, author of The Three Princes of Serendip, ANNETTE LEBLANC CATE, author of A Dragon Used to Live Here, MARK DAVID SMITH, author of The Weird Sisters: A Note, A Goat, and a Casserole, and ZETTA ELLIOTT, author of The Witch's Apprentice

Saturday, May 28 at 1:00PM EST via Crowdcast!


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LAUNCH EVENT for Queer Duck (And Other Animals) by ELIOT SCHREFER

LAUNCH EVENT for Queer Duck (And Other Animals) by ELIOT SCHREFER


June 2nd, 6:00PM EST 17th Street Location

Explore the natural world like never before!

From New York Times bestselling author ELIOT SCHREFER comes an astonishing and fascinating look at the queer world of animals — from albatrosses to bonobos to clownfish to doodlebugs.

We're taught male-female pairings are the natural order of world because reproduction always comes first-and-foremost. Thanks, Darwin! But in recent years, study-after-study has shown that it might not be quite that simple.
IQueer Ducks , we explore the world of same-sex courtship all across the animal kingdom. We'll learn that queer behavior is diverse, complex, and, yes, natural.
And, as an extra special treat, joining ELIOT SCHREFER will be PETER PARNELL and JUSTIN RICHARDSON, the authors of the groundbreaking picture book, And Tango Makes Three — the story of two male penguins who adopted and raised a baby penguin together.

Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00pm at our 17th St. store in Manhattan! 

 

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LAUNCH EVENT for Home Field Advantage By DAHLIA ADLER

LAUNCH EVENT for Home Field Advantage By DAHLIA ADLER


June 7th, 6:00pm EST Virtual

Football Season's Never Been Quite This Tough

In this sweet and funny queer f/f romance from DAHLIA ADLER, the author of Cool for the Summer, a cheerleader and the school's newest quarterback are playing to win, but might lose their hearts in the process.

Amber McCloud’s dream is to become cheer captain at the end of the year, but it’s an extra-tall order to be joyful and spirited when the quarterback of your team has been killed in a car accident.

For both the team and the squad, watching Robbie get replaced by newcomer Jack Walsh is brutal. And when it turns out Jack is actually short for Jaclyn, all hell breaks loose.

The players refuse to be led by a girl, the cheerleaders are mad about the changes to their traditions, and the fact that Robbie’s been not only replaced but outshined by a QB who wears a sports bra has more than a few Atherton Alligators in a rage.

Amber tries to piece together some semblance of unity, but it quickly becomes clear that she's only got a future on the squad and with her friends if she helps them take Jack down.

Just one problem: Amber and Jack are falling for each other.

DAHLISA ADLER's Home Field Advantage is a sparkling romance about fighting for what - or who - you truly want.

Tuesday, June 7th at 6:00pm via Crowdcast!

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Launch Event for Pineapple Princess by SABINA HAHN

Launch Event for Pineapple Princess by SABINA HAHN


May 31st, 6:00pm EST 17th Street Location

Eloise...But With Rotting Pineapples?

An sly, hilarious, and bold picture book debut from animator and sculptor SABINA HAHN!

This misunderstood little girl is certain she’s a princess—despite the protests of her family. One afternoon she’s struck by a brilliant idea. Princesses wear crowns and she knows exactly where to get one.

She gets to work—decimating her midday snack until she has a pineapple headpiece fit for royalty. Is she sticky? Yes. Does her tummy feel funny? Yes. Is she very important? Absolutely.

Unfortunately, her new subjects take direction . . . poorly. As this princess’s kingdom slowly devolves into chaos, both her rule and her pineapple crown begin to fall apart.

For all your young readers with a mind of their own and dreams of taking power!

Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00pm at our 17th St. store.

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Launch Event for Rise of the School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani!

Launch Event for Rise of the School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani!


June 5th, 5:00pm EST 17th Street Location

The Epic Prequel and How It All Began! 

Superstar SOMAN CHAINANI is back with another brilliant, thrilling, and magical addition to the world of The School for Good and Evil

This time, readers will head back to the early days - long before Agatha or Sophie ever made their way to the School. Back to the days when two brothers led the school together, hand in hand. Back to the days when all was in harmony...until everything changed in an instant. 

Rise of The School for Good and Evil is bound tbe a page turner you can't put down, and the perfect next read until the movie adaptation of The School for Good and Evil is released on Netflix later this year!  

Don't miss this incredible launch celebration with the one and only SOMAN CHAINANI! Soman will be there answering questions about his incredible books, personalizing and signing copies, and sharing book-themed snacks with the audience!

Get your ticket today and celebrate this amazing book!

Sunday, June 5th at 5:00pm at our 17th St. store!

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