May Picture Book Spectacular

May Picture Book Spectacular

May 27th at 1PM
17th Street Location

These Terrific Titles Will Knock Your Socks Off!

Join Books of Wonder in discovering these wonderful picture books, full of heart and humor! 

Tune in to check out: 

  • Big Tune: Rise of the Dancehall Prince by ALLIAH L. AGOSTINIAn exuberant picture book about a Black boy with big dancing dreams who learns the meaning of courage and community. Set a vibrant Caribbean-American neighborhood and told to a rhythmic beat, Big Tune is a story of Black-boy joy that touches on determination, the confidence to express who you are, selflessness, and community gratitude.

  • Ode to a Bad Day illustrated by HYEWON YUM. Sometimes the small disappointments and inconveniences in kids' days can feel much bigger than they are. And when they start multiplying... oh, what a bad day it can become! Told in a series of dramatic odes to a day’s annoyances, Ode to a Bad Day lets children and caregivers alike find the humor and compassion in the days that could have gone better — and encourages readers to look forward to a better day... tomorrow.

  • Sari-Sari Summers by LYNNOR BONTIGAO. Nora loves spending summers with Lola at her sari-sari store, a treasure trove filled with everything you could need, and this year, Nora is big enough to help her grandmother. But when a heat wave strikes and no one comes to the store, Nora worries that she won’t get to spend the rest of the summer with her lola — until she gets a sweet idea. Will Nora be able to bring business back to the shop — and save her summer? 

  • The City Tree by SHIRA BOSSDani lives on a city block carpeted with concrete—until a street tree moves in. The tree brings the wonders of nature to Dani’s doorstep and is good company through the days and seasons. But it will need help to thrive... This love letter to the many gifts of trees reminds us to take care of our neighbors—even those with roots, branches, and leaves.

*One book may be brought from home to be signed for every book purchased at the event.

Saturday, May 27th at 1PM at Our 17th St Store

For all Books of Wonder events, we expect all participants to maintain a family friendly atmosphere, inclusive of respect and fairness. Anyone who violates this standard of behavior, including engaging in any form of harassment, inappropriate language, or disruptive conduct, will, at our discretion, be immediately removed.