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

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

Press Release:

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

NYC – Zen Ghosts Signing

JON J MUTH  signs on Wednesday, October 20th at 5-7pm.
  
Books of Wonder is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, October 20th, we will host award-winning author/artist JON J MUTH for a reception to celebrate the publication of Zen Ghosts and the opening of an exhibit and sale of the book’s art. The reception will begin at 5pm with light refreshments and time to view JON J MUTH’s magnificent artwork.

At 6pm, JON J MUTH will present his newest picture book, Zen Ghosts, the third book in the Zen series which begins with his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts and continues with Zen Ties. In Zen Ghosts, Addy, Karl, and Michael are planning their Halloween costumes, when their panda friend, Stillwater, stops by in his ghost costume – a spirit mask and flowing blue kimono. Stillwater promises that he will tell a frightening ghost story to the children if they meet him after they finish the night’s trick-or-treating. But when the children arrive at Stillwater’s house for the ghost story, they are treated to a strange and beautiful tale about a young woman who splits her spirit in two. Following his presentation, the author/artist will take questions from the audience, then sign copies of all of his enchanting books. The artwork will remain on display through the end of the month.

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

NYC – 2010 Debut Authors

Amber Benson and more sign at Books of Wonder on Oct. 10th.

Books of Wonder is pleased to announce that on Sunday, October 10th, we will be joined by a group of eleven 2010 debut authors as they each present their first novels. On hand will be JOSH BERK for The Dark Days of Hamburger Haplin;  ALEXANDRA BRACKEN for Brightly Woven; MARGIE GELBWASSER for Inconvenient; EMILY HORNER for A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend; SHAUN DAVID HUTCHINSON for The Deathday Letter; PHOEBE KITANIDIS for Whisper; JESSICA LEADER for Nice and Mean; MINDI SCOTT for Freefall; LAURA TOFFLER-CORRIE for The Life and Opinions of Amy Finawitz; AMY BRECOUNT WHITE for Forget-Her-Nots; and AMBER BENESON for Among the Ghosts. Within these eleven novels, there are books for tweens and teens with stories that span comedy, adventure, fantasy, and drama. Beginning at 1pm, these eleven debut authors will talk about their books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of their books. Ages 9 and up. 1-3pm.

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

Search for WondLa Book Tour

Fantasy artist Tony DiTerlizzi goes on a signing tour for his new book:

Tuesday, September 21 @ 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
3535 US Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-897-9250

Wednesday, September 22 @ 3:30 PM
Books, Bytes & Beyond
197 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452
(201) 670-6766

Wednesday, September 22 @ 6PM
**NYC LAUNCH EVENT**
(Hosted by Uma Thurman)
Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

Thursday, September 23 @10:30 AM
Barnes & Noble
380 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY11746
631-421-9886

Friday, September 24 @ 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
210 Commerce Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030
215-269-0442

Saturday, September 25 @ 11:00 AM
Chester County Books and Music Company
975 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-1661

Monday, September 27 @ 7:00 PM
Anderson’s Bookshop
123 West Jefferson, Naperville, IL 60540
630-355-2665

Tuesday, September 28 @ 4:30 PM
Bookstall of Chestnut Court
811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-8880

Wednesday, September 29 @ 7:00 PM
Rainy Day Books
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
913-384-3126

Thursday, September 30 @ 6:30 PM
Wild Rumpus Books
2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 920-5005

Friday, October 1 (evening)
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
651-224-8320

Tuesday, October 12 @ 7:00 PM
Kepler’s
Menlo Park Library
800 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324 – 4321

Thursday, October 14
Copperfield’s Books
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952-2994
(707) 762-0563

October 16-17
TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL
(Schedule to be announced)

Tuesday, October 19 @ 5:00 PM
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
281-497-8675

November 12-13
Mazza Museum Weekend Conference
The University of Findlay
1000 North Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-8313

NYC – The Search for WondLa Launch Party

Tony DiTerlizzi and special guest Uma Thurman launch a new book at Books of Wonder:

Books of Wonder is truly thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, September 22, TONY DITERLIZZI will be here to launch his fantastic, new book, The Search for WondLa! This is the first book in an incredible trilogy, about a 12-year-old girl named Eva Nine, who has never met another person. Raised in a high-tech, underground sanctuary by a Multi-Utility Task Help Robot (Muthr), Eva has been trained to survive the world outside of sanctuary, though she has never seen it for herself.  When an invader attacks the Sanctuary, forcing Eva to flee to the surface, she discovers the outside world is nothing like she was told it was. Is she on Earth? Or is this some new planet? Eva finds herself on a thrilling quest to find if there are any other humans left and, if not, what happened to her people?

Written and lavishly illustrated in two-colors by Caldecott Honor Book recipient TONY DITERLIZZI, who is best known as the co-author and illustrator of the NY Times best-selling Spiderwick Chronicles, this is a rollicking adventure, mystery, and coming-of-age story you and your young readers will never forget! In support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, who will receive a portion of the night’s sales, Academy Award-nominated actress, Uma Thurman, will be on hand to introduce TONY DITERLIZZI at 6pm. TONY DITERLIZZI will read from his new book, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all of his books. So be sure to come and join us for this very exciting launch party to celebrate The Search for WondLa! Ages 9-12. 6-8pm. Refreshments will be served.

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

NYC – Picture Book Signings

August 26, 2010 by  
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New Yorker cartoonists Roz Chast and Bruce Kaplan sign their new picture books at Books of Wonder on Tuesday August 31st, 2010!

ROZ CHAST presents Too Busy Marco, a story about a young bird who doesn’t want to go to sleep because he has just too much that he wants to do, and BRUCE KAPLAN presents Monsters Eat Whiny Children, a cautionary tale that finds a group of complaining children in the kitchen of some very hungry monsters who can’t decide what they want to eat – a whiny child salad? a whiny child cake? whiny child burgers?

Starting at 5pm, these author/artists will introduce their new tales, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their books. Ages 3-7. 5-7pm.

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

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