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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.
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!
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!
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 Wonder, we 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 Spirit, a 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!
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.
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!
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.
Saturday, May 28th at 3:00PM EST via Crowdcast!
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!
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.
Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00pm at our 17th St. store in Manhattan!
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!
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.
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 to be 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!