NYC – Odd Duck Signing

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Cecil Castellucci appears at Books of Wonder on Tuesday November 19, 2013 on 3:30 PM!

About The Program: STORYTIME WITH THE AUTHOR is a weekly storytime designed to connect young readers and listeners directly to the authors and artists who create the books they love. Each week we will invite an author or artist to read aloud from their books and other picture books that they love. They may also lead activities such as crafts or drawing.

Creating a bond between authors and readers is one of the most effective ways we know to build a lifelong love of reading. With that in mind, we are so excited to present this program, which we hope will provide a unique, inspiring, and stimulating experience for our youngest readers!

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Cecil Castellucci is an author of young adult novels, comic books, and the picture book, ODD DUCK.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NYC – National Book Award Finalists Sign

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Gene Luen Yang, Meg Rosoff, Kathi Appelt, Tom McNeal, and Cynthia Kadohata sign at Books of Wonder on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00pm!

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NYC – Fantastic Teen Reads

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Gene Luen Yang, Patrick Ness, Andrea Cremer, Alex London, and Robin Wasserman sign at Books of Wonder on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 1:00 until 3:00pm!

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Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NYC – Chu’s Day Release Party

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Writer Neil Gaiman and illustrator Adam Rex appear for a release event at Books of Wonder on Saturday February the 23rd at noon! Gaiman says on his blog, “We’ll sign all the copies of Chu’s Day anyone wants, and other books as well. Books of Wonder is one of my favourite Children’s bookshops in the world.”

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Press Release:

Books of Wonder is thrilled to invite all our loyal customers and friends, both young and not-so-young, to an event of giant (panda) proportions. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 23rd, set your alarm clocks to make sure you’ll be here at noon, and start counting down the days until #1 New York Times best-selling author and Newbery medalist NEIL GAIMAN joins New York Times best-selling illustrator ADAM REX for an appearance at Books of Wonder where they will sign copies of their new picture book…

Every so often an author and artist work together and create something truly special, a book with a whimsical text and vivid illustrations which come together seamlessly to create a story young readers and listeners will love. On Saturday, February 23rd, everyone is invited to be part of
Chu’s Day at Books of Wonder, as we are all introduced to a baby panda with a monstrous sneeze!

Beginning at noon, NEIL GAIMAN and ADAM REX will sign copies of CHU’S DAY and all their other wonderful titles for their numerous fans. Here are the publisher’s guidelines for getting your books signed:

* Neil and Adam will personalize an UNLIMITED number of CHU’S DAY purchased from Books of Wonder and will sign up to TWO other NEWLY purchased books.

* Neil and Adam will sign ONE beloved book brought from home.

* If a customer does NOT have a CHU’S DAY or a NEWLY purchased book of some kind, they will have to go into a second signing line that will go AFTER the first signing line is completed.

As a cherry on top what is already a sweet Saturday afternoon, NEIL GAIMAN and ADAM REX would like to show their support for Books of Wonder by pre-signing a special quantity of Limited Edition Chu’s Day Posters which will be available to fans at the event and online for a donation of $15 to Books of Wonder.

We can hardly wait to share this special afternoon with book lovers of all ages. NEIL GAIMAN and ADAM REX will meet and greet fans, and sign all their many wonderful, award-winning titles. Ages 4 and up. Saturday, February 23rd, Beginning at Noon.

*Please note: We will be distributing numbers to everyone, beginning at 10am the day of the signing, to reserve your place in line. Due to the large turnout we expect, there will not be a reading or presentation, just a book signing. To save yourself time, we advise pre-ordering and paying for your books at the store before the day of the event, so you can get in the express line to pick up your books and a number that day. Once you have your number, you can either wait in the store (and maybe get some treats at the new Birdbath Cafe at Books of Wonder) or leave and return to the store when the signing starts at noon. For those with a higher number, we will be tweeting what numbers we’re lining up so that you may monitor where we are in the process and gauge when to return to the store so you don’t miss your spot in line.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NYC – My First Ghost Signing

Writer Michael Leviton and artist Stephanie Buscema sign at Books of Wonder on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from noon till 2:00 pm!

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NYC – Newbery & Caldecott Honorees Signing

Patrick McDonnell, Jack Gantos, Chris Raschka, Eugene Yelchin, John Rocco, and Lane Smith sign at Books of Wonder on Saturday April 14, 2012 from noon till 2pm!

Press Release:

On Saturday, April 14th, starting at noon SIX of this year’s seven Newbery & Caldecott medal winners and honorees will come together at Books of Wonder for a talent-filled event. You and your children are invited to an afternoon featuring everything from wordless picture books to wonderful middle grade books you will not want to put down. The American Library Associationeach year selects the finest picture books and novels published in America to receive the Caldecott and Newbery Medals and Honors. We are overjoyed and honored to be able to bring these celebrated and talented authors and artists together for you to experience the best in children’s books. Joining us will be author JACK GANTOSwinner of the Newbery medal for Dead End in Norvelt, the story of an entirely true and wildly fictional, endlessly surprising two months in 1962 with a kid named Jack Gantos. CHRIS RASCHKA winner of the Caldecott medal for A Ball For Daisy, a wordless picture book about a dog who loves her bright red ball and what happens when another dog accidentally pops it. Raschka’s brilliant ink, watercolor, and gouache illustrations convey this simple story as eloquently as any words could. Author, artist, and beloved cartoonist PATRICK McDONNELL will be here for Me…Jane his Caldecott Honor Book, which brings to the inspiring childhood of the little girl who would grow up to be beloved naturalist Jane Goodall. Author and artist JOHN ROCCO will share Blackout hisCaldecott Honor Book, detailing how a family comes together a hot summer night in the city when the power goes out! Told with spectacular illustrations and few words, Rocco captures the magic and mystery of a big city and the joys of family. Author and artist LANE SMITH will present Grandpa Green his Caldecott Honor Book, in which a young boy tells us all about his beloved, though sometimes forgetful great-grandfather, as he takes us through the garden where memories are handed down in the fanciful shape of topiary trees and imagination keeps alive those things that otherwise might be forgotten. And lastly, author and artist EUGENE YELCHIN will share his middle grade debut novel Breaking Stalin’s Nose, his Newbery Honor Book, about Sasha, a young boy growing up in the heart of Soviet Russia during the Cold War told in simple and masterful first person voice. Beginning at noon the authors and artists will share their acclaimed books, take questions from the audience and then sign copies of all their wonderful titles. Ages 3 and up. Saturday, April 14th, 12-2pm. We look forward to seeing all of you from the NYC area at this wonderful event. But for those of you who live too far away or can’t make it that day, please remember we’re always happy to have books signed for you and shipped to you, no matter where in the world you live.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NYC – Holiday Kickoff

James Gurney, Jerry Pinkney, and many more sign on Saturday, November 26th from 12:00 – 2:00 at Books of Wonder in NYC.

JERRY PINKNEY – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
JAMES GURNEY – Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time – The 20th Anniversary Edition
ED YOUNG – The House That Baba Built
DAVID WIESNER – Tuesday 20th Anniversary Edition
HILARY KNIGHT -Nina in That Makes Me Mad
MELISSA SWEET -Balloons Over Broadway
SUSAN JEFFERS – Hansel & Gretel
LEO & DIANE DILLON – Never Forgotten; The Secret River
CHARLES SANTORE – The Night Before Christmas

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NYC – Chocolate Me Signing

Taye Diggs signs at Books of Wonder on Saturday September 28th from 5-7pm!

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Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome debut picture book author and star of stage, screen, and television, TAYE DIGGS for the launch party of his first picture book, Chocolate Me! This collaboration between the author and award-winning artist Shane Evans has been a dream project of theirs since they became friends in college. Now that the two are fathers, they’ve finally created Chocolate Me! Being different isn’t always easy. This little boy is teased for having darker skin and curlier hair. When he tells his mom he wishes he could be like everyone else, she shows him how beautiful he truly is. TAYE DIGGS will read from Chocolate Me!, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of his book. Light refreshments will be served.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NYC – Fear Signing

 

R.L. STINE, JENNIFER ALLISON, and RYAN BROWN sign on Thursday, October 28th from 5-7pm.

Books of Wonder is thrilled to announce that on Thursday, October 28th, we will be joined by NY Times best-selling author R.L. STINE along with authors JENNIFER ALLISON, and RYAN BROWN, to present the new collection of scary stories R.L. STINE has edited and to which all three have contributed original stories — Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror. Containing original tales of fright from five New York Times bestselling authors and four Edgar Award nominees, this eerily good anthology will also benefit Reading Is Fundamental, the nation’s oldest literacy program for children, with all author proceeds going to the organization. Each of the authors will read their stories from the collection, then answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their books. Ages 12 and up.  

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

NYC – The Odious Ogre Signing

Books of Wonder is thrilled to announce that on Sunday, October 24th, 2010, we will be once again featuring the incredibly talented team of NORTON JUSTER and JULES FEIFFER, the celebrated creators of The Phantom Tollbooth, as they present their hilarious new picture book – The Odious Ogre. This new picture book is the story of a really rotten ogre who is extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless. He preys on a little town, until the day he meets a young woman who is not afraid of him. What’s an ogre to do? Written with wit and zest by NORTON JUSTER and illustrated with energy and humor by JULES FEIFFER, this is a picture book gem for the whole family! Starting at 1pm, NORTON JUSTER and JULES FEIFFER will read their new book, take questions from the audience, and then sign copies of all their wonderful books. Don’t miss this chance to meet these two amazing talents! Ages 3 and up. 1-3pm. 

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

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