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 Event

School Visit with Steven Banks

Private Off-Site Event

Emmy-nominated, New York Times bestselling author Steven Banks 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.  

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 8:00am
$13.99
SKU: 9780823445431a
Add name. Ex: Jane or Humphrey Family

I really loved this book! The silly characters, elements, and overall plot is amazing. Everything about this book is super good. I can't wait fot the next one! - review by Joshua, age 10


School Visit with Carrie A. Pearson

Private Off-Site Event

Former teacher turned author Carrie A Pearson 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.  

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00am
Stretch to the Sun: From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree on Earth Cover Image
By Carrie A. Pearson, Susan Swan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897716
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - October 9th, 2018

School Visit with Sara Pennypacker

Private Off-Site Event

New York Times bestselling author Sara Pennypacker 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.  

About the book: From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.

Event date: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:00am
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Here in the Real World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062698957
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

Pax Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062377029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 2nd, 2019

Clementine (A Clementine Book #1) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780786838837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - February 15th, 2008

The Talented Clementine (A Clementine Book #2) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780786838714
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2008

Clementine's Letter (A Clementine Book) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780786838851
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 6th, 2009

Clementine, Friend of the Week (A Clementine Book) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781423115601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 3rd, 2011

Clementine and the Family Meeting (A Clementine Book) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781423124368
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 19th, 2012

Clementine and the Spring Trip (A Clementine Book) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781423124375
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 7th, 2014

Completely Clementine (A Clementine Book) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781423124382
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - March 1st, 2016

A Box of Clementines (3-Book Paperback Boxed Set) (A Clementine Book) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781423153733
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 13th, 2011

Waylon! One Awesome Thing (Waylon! Book 1) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781484778210
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 4th, 2017

Waylon! Even More Awesome (Waylon! Book 2) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781484782378
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 30th, 2018

Waylon! The Most Awesome of All (Waylon! Book 3) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781484782538
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 30th, 2019

School Visit with Sayantani DasGupta

Private Off-Site Event

New York Times bestselling author Sayantani DasGupta 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.  

Event date: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 8:00am
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The Chaos Curse (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338355895
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338185713
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019

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The Game of Stars (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338185744
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

School Visit with Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle

Private Off-Site Event

Colorful creative duo Tania Del Rio adn Will Staehle 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.  

About the book: Warren the 13th sets sail for his final adventure in the lushly illustrated middle grade series in the spirit of Edward Gorey and Lemony Snicket.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 8:00am
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Warren the 13th and the Thirteen-Year Curse: A Novel Cover Image
By Tania del Rio, Will Staehle (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781683690900
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Quirk Books - March 24th, 2020

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye: A Novel Cover Image
By Tania del Rio, Will Staehle (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781594748035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - November 24th, 2015

Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods: A Novel Cover Image
By Tania del Rio, Will Staehle (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781594749292
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quirk Books - March 21st, 2017

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Fuddles's experience with dogs is something I can understand since I have a lot of dog friends visit me at the store. Except I don't have to deal with any puddles they make. A story that reminds you friends can be found in interesting places. - Pippi, bookstore cat