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!
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 GANTOS, winner 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
PERCY JACKSON and the OLYMPIANS ART SHOW!
SATURDAY JANUARY 30TH, 12:00 – 2:00PM
Books of Wonder is very excited to announce that on Saturday, January 30th, from 12-2pm, we will be hosting an event to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of the artwork by JOHN ROCCO for the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. On display will be the original illustrations for the covers to all five novels as well as the artwork for the color plates from the new The Lightning Thief: Deluxe Edition for all to enjoy – and just in time for the release of the highly anticipated motion picture! Each of the 13 images will be available for sale in a limited edition of just 50 signed and numbered prints created by the artist. Beginning at noon, JOHN ROCCO and JENNIFER BESSER, who edited the series, will discuss their roles in bringing this amazing series to life, take questions from the audience, and sign their books. Though author Rick Riordan will not be able to join us, we will have bookplates signed by him available to go with all books purchased at this event. Ages 8 and up. 12-2pm.
This event is free and open to all. Please note that you are welcome to bring one book from home to be signed for each book you purchase on the day of the event. If you have any questions, call us at (212) 989-3270.
Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011