September Picture Book Bonanza

September Picture Book Bonanza

September 10th at 1PM EST
17th Street Location

Exciting Tales of Adventurous Characters!

These sweet picture books are full of kids and creatures following their dreams and standing up for themselves! Here you'll meet the iconic itsy bitsy spider and learn just what sent him up that waterspout, follow a scaredy cat as she finally finds her MEOW, join a bat that loves the spotlight almost as much as she loves her friends, play around with kids that discover magical shoes, and learn about the calendar of Jewish holidays with Beni and his beloved bear family! 

Join us in-store to discover:

  • A Spider Named Itsy by STEVE LIGHTEveryone knows the rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Generations of children have sung this beloved verse and mastered its accompanying twisty finger play. But what sent the tiny spider on his upward trek to begin with? What happened along the way — and where is Itsy now? 

  • Beni's Tiny Tales by JANE BRESKIN ZALBENChronicling a full year of Jewish festivities — from Rosh Hashanah through Shavuot, with every momentous occasion in between — this one-of-a-kind treasury includes homespun family stories, origin notes, craft activities, songs, and recipes for each holiday. For parents who grew up reading Beni’s Family Treasury and Beni’s Family Cookbook, the family tradition lives on in this much anticipated addition to the series!

  • Obscura the Cat Sees Beyond by BEN FRANCHIJoin the not-so-feisty feline as she navigates her haunted house in search of her owners, encountering all manner of spooky sights along the way. Not only a good old-fashioned scary story, but also a "tail" of cleverness and bravery, and a valuable lesson that sometimes, our fears are more scared of us than we are of them!

  • Addie and the Amazing Acrobats by SHAUNA CAGANAddie was born to be a STAR. Just look at her — she loves the spotlight! Addie and her best friends are three peas in a pod, performing spellbinding moves to adoring crowds. But when only Addie is invited to join the Big Bat Circus, will she have to choose between the spotlight and her friends?

  • Kicks in the Sky by C. G. ESPERANZA. Red kicks, green kicks, yellow kicks, blue! Colorful, psychedelic sneakers hang from telephones wires all over the city. Up in the sky, they hang for all to marvel and see. But when a few special pairs get knocked down, the kids have to try them on. Soon they’re racing, dancing, learning to fly! These enchanted sneaks are out of this world — but where did they come from? And who would leave these behind?

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

Sunday, September 10th at 1PM EST 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.