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, unless otherwise noted. 
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 Visit with Stuart Gibbs - Virtual

Private Virtual Event

New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 48 hours in advance. You can also watch him launch Spy School Revolution on Facebook Live on Tuesday, October 6th

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 8:00am
$17.99
SKU: 9781534443785a
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Released 10/6/20

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$18.99
SKU: 9781442421820a
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SKU: 9781534424715a
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School Visit with Elliott Kalan - Virtual

Private Virtual Event

Author Elliott Kalan will be visiting schools virtually with Once Upon A Time. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 48 hours in advance. 

Order Signed Books

Event date: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 8:00am
$17.99
SKU: 9780062791092a
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$17.99
SKU: 9780062791108a
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School Visit with Steven Banks - Virtual

Private Virtual Event

New York Times bestselling author Steven Banks will be visiting schools virtually with Once Upon A Time. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 48 hours in advance. Join Steven Banks and Daka Hermon for a creepy conversation on Sunday, October 18th! 

Event date: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 8:00am
$13.99
SKU: 9780823445431a
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$13.99
SKU: 9780823446155a
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School Visit with Julie Berry - Virtual

Private Virtual Event

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Julie Berry will be visiting schools virtually with Once Upon A Time. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 48 hours in advance. Join Julie for an in-person socially distant signing on Saturday, October 17th!

Event date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 8:00am
$16.99
SKU: 9781728223254a
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$18.99
SKU: 9780451469939a
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A beautiful story linking music, math, and culture through illustration and problem solving. A great addition to any classroom eager to introduce numbers with a clever character, bright art, and plentiful back matter information. - Review by Jessica