September 2014
Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us to celebrate the launch of Laurie Boyle Crompton's latest. It's sure to get your heart racing!

Seventeen-year-old Dyna comes from a long line of risk-takers and is an avid thrill-seeker in her own right, until she takes a terrible fall and shatters her leg. Her life used to be about bike racing and rock climbing; now it’s about staying home, except for attending physical and group therapy sessions at the bizarre alternative healing center her mom has chosen. Dyna's boyfriend saw her accident and supports her newfound desire for safety, but a young Iraq war veteran she meets at rehab challenges her to think about what she’s really avoiding in her old life and to take chances again—even with her heart.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fans of NY Times bestselling author SCOTT WESTERFELD's mind-bending novels will not want to miss this wonderful FREE event on Tuesday, September 23rd, beginning at 6pm. SCOTT WESTERFELD, joined by NY Times bestselling authors LIBBA BRAY, MAUREEN JOHNSON, DAVID LEVITHAN, and ROBIN WASSERMAN, will engage each other and the audience in a conversation about SCOTT WESTFELD's new novel Afterworlds and the relationship between authors, their writing community, their fans, and their books. For full event information you can visit the NYPL event page here

SCOTT WESTERFELD for Afterworlds
LIBBA BRAY for The Diviners
MAUREEN JOHNSON for The Madness Underneath
DAVID LEVITHAN for Two Boys Kissing
ROBIN WASSERMAN for The Waking Dark

Saturday, September 27th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Share this wonderful afternoon with your young readers and listeners as they enjoy new books, storytelling, and interactive games with this award winning panel. Beginning at 1pm, the authors and artists will present their books, give drawing demonstrations, play an interactive drawing game with the audience, answer questions, and sign copies of all their great books!

Come meet and hear from:
PAUL O. ZELINSKY & KELLY BINGHAM for Circle, Square, Moose
PETER BROWN for My Teacher is a Monster
BRIAN FLOCA for Five Trucks & Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

Sunday, September 28th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

These great books full of big heart and heartbreaks are sure to keep your teens reading and swooning into the night. Stop by for a reading, Q&A session, and get your books signed!

KIERAN SCOTT for Complete Nothing
MIRANDA KENNEALLY for Breathe, Annie, Breathe
TIFFANY SCHMIDT for Bright Before Sunrise
UNA LAMARCHE for Like No Other

Tuesday, September 30th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for the launch party of Neighborhood Sharks by KATHERINE ROY! There will be shark cupcakes, wine, a radio-controlled shark balloon, and a slideshow of Katherine's research for Neighborhood Sharks and her next book.

KATHERINE ROY for Neighborhood Sharks

October 2014
Thursday, October 2nd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Double the Launch Party, Double the Fun!

Join us for a double winter-themed launch party! We're hosting CLAIRE LEGRAND for her first book for young adults, Winterspell, a darker spin on the Nutcracker, and SARA RAASCH for her debut novel, Snow Like Ashes, an epic fantasy about a girl trying to restore the magic of her kingdom.

Please Note: This event will feature an exclusive Books of Wonder opportunity to purchase a signed copy of SARA RAASCH's Snow Like Ashes TWO WEEKS before publication date!

CLAIRE LEGRAND for Winterspell
SARA RAASCH for Snow Like Ashes

Sunday, October 5th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

WENDELL MINOR for Edward Hopper Paints His World
ROBERT BURLEIGH for Edward Hopper Paints His World
KATHRYN GIBBS DAVIS for Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
GILBERT FORD for Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
NANCY CARPENTER for Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine
EMILY McCULLY Dare the Wind
KATHERINE ROY for Neighborhood Sharks

Monday, October 6th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Get ready for the start of an epic new series as Books of Wonder hosts author HEATHER DEMETRIOS and we all celebrate the release of Exquisite Captive, the first book is her modern fantasy-adventure trilogy The Dark Caravan Cycle.

Tuesday, October 7th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

You will not want to miss NY Times bestselling author MARIE LU as we celebrate the release of the first book in her new fantasy series The Young Elites. Join us as MARIE LU and special guest author ALEX LONDON discuss her new book, answer questions from the audience, meet fans, and sign copies of all their thrilling books!

Friday, October 10th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The New York Public Library and Books of Wonder are thrilled to present #1 NY Times bestselling author RICK RIORDAN!

You can be part of a live audience at the New York Public Library’s iconic main branch, as #1 NY Times bestselling author Rick Riordan talks about The Blood of Olympus, the much anticipated fifth installment of his beloved Heroes of Olympus series.

And for all those Demigods and Olympians that can not be at the NYPL Main Branch , the event will be streamed live to thousands of fans at participating library branches all across New York City! All events will be free and open to the public.

To request FREE tickets to the live event with Rick Riordan at the NYPL Main Branch & learn more about participating library branches please click the "MORE INFO" button to the right or visit

Saturday, October 11th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for exciting panel of fantastic middle grade reads!

EDITH COHN for Spirits Key
DAN YACCARINO for Zorgoochi’s Intergalactic Pizza: Delivery of Doom
DAVID LUBAR for Bully Bug
DAN KROKOS for The Black Stars
PATRIK HENRY BASS & JERRY CRAFT for The Zero Degree Zombie Zone
BARBARA MARICONDA for The Emerald Shore (Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons #3)
GEORGE HAGEN for Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle

Saturday, October 11th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join us for this spectacular event in a galaxy far, far away...

TOM ANGLEBERGER Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda #6)
TONY DiTERLIZZI The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight
PABLO HIDALGO for Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero
MICHAEL KOGGE for Star Wars Rebels: Rise of the Rebels
MATTHEW REINHART for Star Wars: A Pop Up Guide to the Galaxy

Sunday, October 12th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Teen readers are in for a fantastic treat! Stop by on October 12th at 1PM and hear all about BEN TRIPP and JENNIFER WOLF KAM's debut fantasy novels! They're sure to delight with tales of ghosts, magic and adventure.

BEN TRIPP for The Accidental Highwayman
JENNIFER WOLF KAM for Devin Rhodes is Dead

Monday, October 13th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for the launch party of Mortal Gods, the second book in KENDARE BLAKE's Goddess Wars series.

KENDARE BLAKE for Mortal Gods

Tuesday, October 14th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Don't miss #1 NY Times bestselling illustrator OLIVER JEFFERS as we celebrate the release of his latest creation Once Upon an Alphabet!

From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, Once Upon an Alphabet is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in a way kids can't resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way that will delight readers of all ages, this series of interconnected stories and characters will forever raise the bar for alphabet books! OLIVER JEFFERS has created a stunning collection of words and artwork that is a story book, alphabet book, and gorgeously designed art book all in one. All ages!

Wednesday, October 15th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Don't miss the chance to meet and hear from GARTH NIX as we celebrate the launch of the long-awaited fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series.

Thursday, October 16th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for the launch party of Laughing at My Nightmare by author SHANE BURCAW!

SHANE BURCAW for Laughing at My Nightmare

Friday, October 17th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of exciting teen fiction featuring some great authors! Stop by for the reading and come and get your books signed!

AMY EWING for The Jewel
SARAH BETH DURST for Chasing Power
BARRY LYGA for Blood of My Blood

Saturday, October 18th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

COREY ROSEN SCHWARTZ for Ninja Red Riding Hood
DAVID KIRK for Oh So Brave Dragon

Sunday, October 19th, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Spend your Sunday at Books of Wonder and come meet and hear from author and artist WILLIAM JOYCE as he presents his latest title, a twist on the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale!

WILLIAM JOYCE for A Bean, A Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack

Sunday, October 19th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join us for a tea party launch event for the fourth book in the Doll People series by ANN M. MARTIN and Laura Godwin, illustrated by Brett Helquist.

ANN M. MARTIN for The Doll People Set Sail
LAURA GODWIN for The Doll People Set Sail

Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for the launch party of REBECCA SERLE's Famous in Love, the story of a teen who gets plucked from obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series.

REBECCA SERLE Famous in Love

Saturday, October 25th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for a special pre-Halloween event for young readers with these authors and their spooky books!

CLAIRE LEGRAND for Year of Shadows
M.P. KOZLOWSKY for The Dyerville Tales
J.A. WHITE for The Thickety
LAUREN MAGAZINER for The Only Thing Worse Than Witches
DAN POBLOCKI for The Book of Bad Things
C.R. GREY for Legacy of the Claw (Animas #1)
JULIE BERRY for The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
JONATHAN AUXIER for Night Gardener

Sunday, October 26th, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join us for a very special Ladybug Girl Day! JACKY DAVIS will be reading from the new book, Ladybug Girl and the Dress Up Dilemma, while DAVID SOMAN draws for young readers in the audience! We invite your kids to come dressed up for this very fun event.

JACKY DAVIS for Ladybug Girl and the Dress Up Dilemma
DAVID SOMAN for Ladybug Girl and the Dress Up Dilemma

Sunday, October 26th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon with panelists who were once Books of Wonder booksellers before publishing their own books!

GEORGE O'CONNOR for Captain Awesome Gets a Hole-in-One
DEIRDRE GILL for Outside
JASON CHIN for Gravity
NEIL NUMBERMAN for Flip & Fin: We Rule the School!
NICK BRUEL for Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble
JULIE FOGLIANO for If You Want to See a Whale

Tuesday, October 28th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Darkest Minds Never Fade In The Afterlight...

Join us for the launch event of IN THE AFTERLIGHT with NY Times bestselling author ALEXANDRA BRACKEN and her editor EMILY MEEHAN as we celebrate the finale in her Darkest Minds trilogy!

November 2014
Saturday, November 1st, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

After garnering huge successes with her fresh take on fairies (The Iron Fey series) and vampires (Blood of Eden series), Julie Kawaga turns her focus to a new breed of mythical creature: dragons.

Join us at the book launch event for the first book in her new Talon saga and hear about progress on the movie, and what she turns to for inspiration.

A book signing will follow the event. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Books of Wonder.

Sunday, November 2nd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for a picture book bonanza! These wonderful authors and artists will chat and sign their new books afterwards!

MARILYN SINGER for I’m Gonna Climb a Mountain in my Patent Leather Shoes
MONICA CARNESI for Sleepover With Beatrice and Bear
SCOTT CAMPBELL for Hug Machine
SERGIO RUZZIER for A Letter for Leo
NAOKO STOOP for Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree
CHRISTOPHER SILAS NEAL for Go to Sleep, Little Farm

Thursday, November 6th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us as we welcome LEIGH BARDUGO back to Books of Wonder where she'll talk to readers about the last book in her Grisha trilogy before signing books! Don't miss this event!

LEIGH BARDUGO for Ruin and Rising

Saturday, November 8th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us for a special event about books set in NYC!

JEN MALONE for At Your Service
JULIE SALAMON for Cat in the City
MARCIA WELLS for Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile

Sunday, November 9th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Creativity and fun will rule the day as these talented creators of interactive and pop-up books join us to share their latest creations with fans young and old. Don't miss this all star panel as they intrigue and amaze readers of all ages!

ROBERT SABUDA for The Knight and the Dragon
YEVGENIYA YERETSKAYA for The Mitten: A Classic Pop-Up Folktale
MATTHEW VAN FLEET for October the Octopus

Sunday, November 16th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us for a very special storytime!

MADELYN ROSENBERG for How to Behave at a Tea Party
HEATHER ROSS for How to Behave at a Tea Party

Friday, November 21st, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, the Angels of the Dark, the Lords of the Underworld and the Otherworld Assassins series. She lives in Oklahoma with her family and menagerie of dogs, and truly believes love conquers all.

Jennifer L. Armentrout is the #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of paranormal, thrillers and contemporary romances, for both the Young Adult and New Adult audience. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and their Jack Russell terrier, Loki.

A book signing will follow the event. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Books of Wonder.