TX – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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TONY DITERLIZZI, bestselling author & illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, speaks and signs at BookPeople on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of The Battle for WondLa: Search for WondLa #3

Press Release:

Eva Nine is at her bravest in the final book in the bestselling trilogy from the fantastical mind of Tony DiTerlizzi. All hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost. Eva has gone into hiding for fear of luring the wicked Loroc to her companions. However, news of the city Solas being captured by the human leader, Cadmus Pryde, forces Eva into action once again. With help from an unlikely ally, Eva tries to thwart Loroc’s ultimate plan for both mankind and the alien life on Orbona. Complete with lavish two-color illustrations and spot art throughout, and starring a host of unforgettable characters that reinforce the importance of friendship, The Battle for WondLa has all the hallmarks of a classic book–of the future.

TONY DITERLIZZI is a bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa.” Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries.

In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Tony DiTerlizzi & your local independent bookstore!

Book People
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

CA – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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Caldecott winner and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi appears at the Mission Viejo Library Friends Room on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to present his final book in the WondLa trilogy, The Battle for WondLa, written for middle-graders. The presentation includes drawing and discussing how the WondLa books came to be. Attendees will receive the third limited edition WondLa sketchbook for free. There will also be a Q&A plus book sales and signing.

Call the Youth Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5107 to reserve your free seat

Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 830-7100

UK – WondLaful Tour 2011

Tony DiTerlizzi posts his UK tour schedule on his blog:

Thanks to all my awesome fans overseas, I will be traveling to the United Kingdom this September for another WondLAful tour!  This time I’ll be promoting The Search for WondLa and The Spiderwick Chronicles.  We have planned a couple of surprise guests at some of the venues (including Chris Riddell!), so tune in for more updates. In the meantime, here are the tour dates and locations we have booked so far:

 
Saturday, 17th September @ 3:30 PM
The Golden Treasury
29 Replingham Road, Southfields, London, UK SW18 5LT
0208 333 0167
 
Sunday,  18th September @ Noon
Waterstone’s
West Village, Greenhithe
GB – Bluewater UK, DA9 9SE
0843 290 8159 
 
Wednesday, 21st September @ 4:30PM
Scottish Book Trust
Sandeman House, Trunk’s Close
55 High Street, Edinburgh, UK EH1 1SR
0131 524 0169
  
Thursday, 22nd September @ 6:30 PM
*SURPRISE GUEST: Signing with Chris Riddell!
The Gallery at Foyles
113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, UK WC2H 0EB
020 7440 3222 
 
Saturday, 24th September @ 11:00 AM
The Book Nook
1 St Johns Place, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2FJ UK
01273 911988 
 
Saturday, 24th September @ 4:30 PM
Bags Of Books
1 South Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2BT UK
01273 479320 
 
Sunday, 25th September @ 4:00 PM
The Bath Festival of Children’s Lit
Guildhall
High Street, Bath, Avon, BA1 5AW UK
01225 477793  

If you are bringing books from home, make sure you check in with the store first (most stores allow this). If you are bringing Magic cards, please limit the amount to a handful of your favorite ones.

Bring your camera! I’d be happy to take a pic with you and your little readers!

Keep your eyes peeled for more dates…and another surprise guest!

MA – Talking About Words and Pictures

Author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi speaks on Sunday December 12, 2010 at 11:30 am. 

 Tony says on his blog, “Of course, I will be happy to sign any books that you bring, borrow or buy. This is it! My last event of the year, so come on out! I’ll even bring a handful of those limited edition WondLa sketchbooks to give away.”

Free with Museum Admission

Join The Carle’s bookseller, blogger, and book-lover, Andy Laties as he engages picture book artists and authors in conversation about their beginnings and their books. 

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

MN – The Search for WondLa Signing

Tony DiTerlizzi signs on Friday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m.

The co-creator and the illustrator of the best-selling Spiderwick Chronicles presents the first book in his new series.

Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
651-224-8320

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