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 Mina Javaherbin

Private Off-Site Event

Author Mina Javaherbin will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please come to our special story time at the store or order at least 24 hours in advance.  

Event date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 8:00am
My Grandma and Me Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Lindsey Yankey (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763694944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - August 13th, 2019

Soccer Star Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Renato Alarcao (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763660567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 8th, 2014

Soccer Star Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Renato Alarcao (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536207132
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019

Goal! Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, A.G. Ford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763658229
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2012

Neymar: A Soccer Dream Come True Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Paul Hoppe (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374310660
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 29th, 2018

Elephant in the Dark Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545636704
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

School Visit with Antoinette Portis

Private Off-Site Event

Author/illustrator Antoinette Portis will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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Event date: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 8:00am
Hey, Water! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823441556
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - March 26th, 2019

Not a Box Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061123221
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - December 12th, 2006

Not a Box Board Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061994425
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperFestival - September 27th, 2011

Not a Stick Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061123252
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2007

Wait Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596439214
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 14th, 2015

Now Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721371
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 11th, 2017

Best Frints in the Whole Universe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626721364
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 5th, 2016

Best Frints at Skrool Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626728714
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 26th, 2018

School Visit with Emma Steinkellner

Private Off-Site Event

Author/illustrator Emma Steinkellner will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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Event date: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 8:00am
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The Okay Witch Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534431454
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2019

School Visit with Emma Steinkellner

Private Off-Site Event

Author/illustrator Emma Steinkellner will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:00am
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The Okay Witch Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534431454
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2019

School Visit with Emma Steinkellner

Private Off-Site Event

Author/illustrator Emma Steinkellner will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 8:00am
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The Okay Witch Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534431454
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2019

School Visit with Jessie Janowitz

Private Off-Site Event

Author Jessie Janowitz will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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Event date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 8:00am
The Doughnut King (Doughnut Fix #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492655442
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

The Doughnut Fix Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492671480
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

The Doughnut Fix Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492655411
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - April 3rd, 2018

School Visit with Mac Barnett

Private Off-Site Event

Award-winning author Mac Barnett will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:00am
Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143591
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - September 11th, 2018

The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - December 26th, 2018

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Top Secret Smackdown (Mac B., Kid Spy #3) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143713
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Orchard Books - September 17th, 2019

School Visit with Jessie Janowitz

Private Off-Site Event

Author Jessie Janowitz will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:00am
The Doughnut King (Doughnut Fix #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492655442
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

The Doughnut Fix Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781492671480
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

The Doughnut Fix Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492655411
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - April 3rd, 2018

School Visit with Chris Van Dusen

Private Off-Site Event

Author/Illustrator Chris Van Dusen will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 8:00am
If I Built a School Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552918
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - August 13th, 2019

If I Built a Car Cover Image
By Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525474005
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2005

If I Built a Car Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142408254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - June 14th, 2007

If I Built a House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803737518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - October 25th, 2012

If I Built a House Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984814845
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 13th, 2019

School Visit with Tom Watson

Private Off-Site Event

Author Tom Watson will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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Event date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 8:00am
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Stick Cat: Two Cats to the Rescue Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062741202
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - September 24th, 2019

Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062411006
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 3rd, 2016

Stick Cat: Cats in the City Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062411020
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - April 25th, 2017

Stick Cat: Two Catch a Thief Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062411044
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 2017

Stick Cat: Two Cats and a Baby Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062741189
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 25th, 2018

Stick Dog Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062110787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 8th, 2013

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062110800
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2013

Stick Dog Chases a Pizza Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062278050
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - July 8th, 2014

Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062278074
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 19th, 2015

Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062343208
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2016

Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062343222
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Published: HarperCollins - October 4th, 2016

Stick Dog Craves Candy Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062410948
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - July 25th, 2017

Stick Dog Crashes a Party Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062410962
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - March 6th, 2018

Stick Dog Gets the Tacos Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - February 5th, 2019

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Staff Picks

Following 12-year old recently orphaned Joseph on his quest to get his only family back -his beloved horse Sarah- author Gemeinhart brings together race relations in the late 1800's, western lore and a clear-eyed pragmatism that, coupled with his signature action/adventure plot twists and a kindheartedness thread permeating the story, this wonderful, evocative and first rate middle grade title builds on his exceptional debut (The Honest Truth). This is an author that has clearly established himself as a must read for warm hearted, realistic adventures. - Maureen