For Authors & Illustrators

As America's Oldest Children's Bookstore, Once Upon A Time serves authors and illustrators in many different ways.  If you are looking for advice or mentorship in your dream of being published, we have a page for aspiring authors and illustrators.  Do you have a self-published, non-traditionally published, or print-on-demand book? Please read our store's proposal process for book events and consignment opportunities.  

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Staff Picks

A well-balanced book that shows one young Chinese girl's experience immigrating with her family to California. At times funny, heart-wrenching, and innovative, this book shows the difficulties of starting over in a new country in a way that a young reader would be able to understand. A great book to open our eyes to the different and sometimes unseen ways people struggle and how we can make the world a better place by being more inclusive and willing to listen to other's stories. - Jessica