Launch Event | Big Tree by Brian Selznick

Launch Event | Big Tree by Brian Selznick

April 4 at 6:00PM ET
Off Site

Join Books of Wonder for a very exciting event celebrating the launch of Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick's Big Tree

*Receive a FREE set of double-sided art prints with your ticket purchase or book pre-order!*

The fate of all life on Earth may depend on the bravery of two little seeds in this epic adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling creator and Caldecott Medal winning artist of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

A mysterious voice has been speaking to Louise in her dreams. She and her brother Merwin are Sycamore seeds, who hope to one day set down roots and become big trees. But when a fire forces them to leave their mama tree prematurely, they find themselves catapulted into the unknown, far from home. Alone and unprepared, they must use their wits and imagination to navigate a dangerous world—filled with dinosaurs, meteors, and volcanoes! — and the fear of never finding a safe place to grow up. As the mysterious voice gets louder, Louise comes to realize their mission in life may be much bigger than either of them ever could have imagined!

Brimming with humor, wonder, mystery, and a profound sense of hope, Big Tree is a trailblazing adventure, illustrated with nearly 300 pages of breathtaking pictures. It is Selznick's most imaginative and far-reaching work to date and a singular reading experience for the whole family!


Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00PM ET


Scholastic Auditorium
130 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

Vaccination proof required for this off-site venue. Masks encouraged but not required. 

Ticket Sales have ended but you can still join us! We'll be allowing entry until 6PM ET on Tuesday, April 4th at 130 Mercer Street for the BIG TREE launch!


  • Every ticket purchase will include 1 copy of Big Tree and a set of four FREE double-sided art prints featuring art from the book, available for pick up at the event.

  • Coming with friends or family? Make sure to select the correct ticket to cover admission for your party. Tickets can cover parties of one, two, and three — all available with one copy of Big Tree and a set of four FREE double-sided art prints featuring art from the book!

  • Want to purchase more than 1 copy of Big Tree but don't need extra admission? Just add another standard copy of Big Tree to your order here. All your books will be ready for pick up at the event and each copy comes with a FREE set of four double-sided art prints!

*Can't make it to the event? Buy your copy of Big Tree here and receive a FREE Set of 4 Double-sided Art Prints Featuring Art from the Book!*

Pre-Order to Receive a Set of 4 Double-sided Art Prints FREE with Pre-order of Book or purchase of a Ticket!