As America's Oldest Children's Bookstore, we are proud to support our local schools, teachers, and librarians by providing FREE events featuring authors and illustrators to encourage reading, inspire writing, and coordinate fun!
School events with authors are private events, but interested readers can order a signed and personalized book through Once Upon A Time. Please place your order at least 24 hours in advance of the event. 
If you would like your school to be considered for author or illustrator visits, please fill out the Google form here or the PDF here or contact Maureen at Events@onceupona.com
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School Event

School Visit with Emily Chenoweth

Private Off-Site Event

Author Emily Chenoweth will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

About the Book: Klawde is not your average cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant... and he's about to become Raj Banerjee's best friend. Whether he likes it or not.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 8:00am
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524787202
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - February 26th, 2019

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Enemies #2 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524787226
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - February 26th, 2019

School Visit with Christian Robinson

Private Off-Site Event

Award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time.

About the Book: In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.

Event date: 
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:00am
$17.99
SKU: 9781534421677a
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$17.99
SKU: 9781442451025a
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$17.99
SKU: 9781481457835a
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$17.99
SKU: 9780399257742a
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School Visit with Seth Fishman

Private Off-Site Event

Local author Seth Fishman will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

Event date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 8:00am
Power Up Cover Image
By Seth Fishman, Isabel Greenberg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062455796
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - March 19th, 2019

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A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars Cover Image
By Seth Fishman, Isabel Greenberg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062455789
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 3rd, 2017

School Visit with Carter Higgins

Private Off-Site Event

Local author and elementary school librarian Carter Higgins will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

Event date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 8:00am
Bikes for Sale Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452159324
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Books - April 2nd, 2019

Everything You Need for a Treehouse Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Emily Hughes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452142555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - April 10th, 2018

This Is Not a Valentine Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452153742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - December 26th, 2017

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A Rambler Steals Home Cover Image
$18.69
ISBN: 9780544602014
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2017

New Year, New Books!

The Secrets of Winterhouse Cover Image
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Saving Winslow Cover Image
I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Cover Image
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire Cover Image
Wild Bios: Frida Catlo Cover Image
Max and the Midknights Cover Image

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Staff Picks

This delightful family read aloud skillfully weaves empathy, compassion and family into a beautifully realized story – universal and timeless – I dare say a new classic, in the mold of Charlotte’s Web (without the talking animals). Ten-year old Louie is trying his best to save a mini-donkey, he named Winston, who was born prematurely and whose mother died giving birth. Louie’s track record is not so good at keeping animals in his care alive, but he has faith in Winslow and gives him everything he has – most especially his love. Louie is sure Winslow will survive, and uses his plight as connection to his older brother Gus’ absence serving in the army. Strong, fully developed characters come to life in Creech’s vividly, and deceptively short novel which will stay with you long after the satisfying last page. - Maureen