June 2016
Thursday, June 30th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder as we celebrate the launch of award-winning illustrator EVAN TURK's debut work as author-illustrator, The Storyteller! You and your young readers and listeners won't want to miss this original folktale that celebrates the power of stories and storytelling.

July 2016
Tuesday, July 5th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Books of Wonder is proud to present sci-fi author MARK ALPERT for the launch of his latest novel The Siege! YA readers won't want to miss out on the sequel to The Six, a diverse tale about a boy with muscular dystrophy who takes charge of his life when threatened with death by artificial intelligence.

Thursday, July 7th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to present New York Times bestselling author VICTORIA SCHWAB for the launch of her new YA novel, This Savage Song! Don't miss an evening of monsters, morality, and haunting teen reads -- you don't want to miss a page!

Sunday, July 10th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for the free Queens Museum Children’s Book Celebration at the Queens Museum! Enjoy live readings and art making presented by local award winning children’s book authors and illustrators in partnership with the Queens Library Summer Reading Program. We are hosting another amazing group of local award-winning authors and illustrators for the Children’s Book Celebration. They’ll each be creating their own special stations for young readers to interact directly with them and their work through art making and other activities. This event is an opportunity to break down the wall between young readers and book makers and celebrate the power of books in the lives of children. It is exciting to be able to create this event in Queens, our most diverse borough. We’ll have multilingual story hours, a free exchange library (bring a book, take a book!), Queens Library present for borrowing books, a Books of Wonder pop-up shop and a special literary obstacle course from The Reading Ninja.

Sunday, July 10th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to present our July Great Middle Grade Reads panel! Join middle grade authors RACHELE ALPINE, DORIAN CIRRONE, and ERIN ENTRADA KELLY as they talk about their middle grade novels, answer audience questions and sign copies of their books!

Tuesday, July 12th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fans of YA fantasy won't want to miss the dual launch of The Shadow Hour by MELISSA GREY and The King Slayer by VIRGINIA BOECKER! Packed with heart-pounding action, magic, and swoon-worthy romance, both The Shadow Hour and The King Slayer will enthrall teen readers from start to finish.

Thursday, July 14th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come join Books of Wonder in celebrating the launch of SOMAN CHAINANI's newest edition to his School for Good and Evil series, The Ever Never Handbook. This hilarious new book details everything a new student needs in order to survive their own fairy tale.

Saturday, July 16th, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us for a special treat, as we welcome author and Bollywood actress NANDANA DEV SEN to host our regular storytime, where she will be reading her newest picture book, Mambi and the Forest Fire.

Sunday, July 17th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Books of Wonder is proud to welcome author and artist DARREN FARRELL as a special guest at our normal Sunday Storytime! Darren will read from his newest picture book, Stop Following Me, Moon! as well as signing copies of all of his books for you and your young listeners.

Sunday, July 17th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder as we welcome DORI KLEBER, author of More-igami, a book about a creative young boy who has a passion for practicing origami and finds a surprising source of encouragement on his diverse city block. Author DORI KLEBER will read from the book and give a hands-on Origami demonstration and workshop for the audience.

Tuesday, July 19th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us at Books of Wonder to celebrate the launch party for the newest book in a delectable series, Stars So Sweet (An All Four Stars Book) with the author, TARA DAIRMAN!

Wednesday, July 20th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come join us in celebrating the launch of a hilarious debut teen novel from author LAURA STAMPLER; Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies. Your teen readers won't want to miss out on this delightful novel about a teen who lies her way into becoming a teen dating blogger and must figure out life and dating in the big city.

Thursday, July 21st, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Summer is upon us, and in honor of the season, Books of Wonder is thrilled to bring you three great teen authors to share their latest novels. TIFFANY SCHMIDT, MIRANDA KENNEALLY and ALECIA WHITAKER will be here to read from their new novels, answer questions from their fans and sign copies of all of their great books!

Sunday, July 24th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Books of Wonder is thrilled to host the NYC launch for NY Times best-selling author, BETH REVIS' new contemporary teen novel, A World Without You. Beth will be joined by fellow author ADAM SILVERA to share her new heartbreaking novel about mental illness, life and loss.

Thursday, July 28th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Books of Wonder is pleased to present ALISON UMMINGER for a special reading of her newest teen novel, American Girls. This unique novel presents a clear-eyed reflection on being young, vulnerable, lost and female in America in an imaginative and richly complex way.

Saturday, July 30th, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

As a special treat, our regular Saturday storytime will be hosted by author KARLIN GRAY, who will read her newest book, Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still. Karlin will also be showing a short video of Nadia Comaneci, a former Romanian gymnast, Olympic gold medalist, and the inspiration for the book.

Saturday, July 30th, 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Books of Wonder is proud to host a midnight launch party for the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you've been to one of our previous midnight launches, you know you'll be in for a night you'll never forget! More details will be on their way soon!

Let us know if you're coming by RSVPing on Facebook. And don't forget to pre-order your book today to reserve your copy at the event!

**Event time subject to change.

August 2016
Wednesday, August 3rd, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Books of Wonder is pleased to welcome back authors JULIE CROSS and MARK PERINI for the launch of their newest book, You Before Anyone Else.

Thursday, August 4th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Books of Wonder as we welcome debut author ARAM KIM for the launch of her new picture book, Cat on the Bus. This beautiful, nearly wordless picture book details the touching story of a homeless cat in search of a home.

Saturday, August 13th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Get ready for an afternoon of great picture book reads at our August Picture Book Bonanza! Don't miss these colorful new storybooks and the chance to hear all about them right from their talented creators