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Everyone Gets A Book A catalog of recommendations from your local independent bookstore

School Event

School Visit with Chris Eliopoulos

Private Off-Site Event

Illustrator Chris Eliopoulos will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 8:00am
I am Billie Jean King (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780735228740
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dial Books - February 5th, 2019

I am Sonia Sotomayor (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735228733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - November 13th, 2018

I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735228726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 11th, 2018

I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735228719
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - January 16th, 2018

I am Gandhi (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735228702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - October 3rd, 2017

I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525428534
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - October 3rd, 2017

I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525428503
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - January 10th, 2017

I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525428497
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 6th, 2016

I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780525428480
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - September 6th, 2016

I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525428527
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - January 5th, 2016

I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525428510
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 1st, 2015

I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780525428558
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - July 14th, 2015

I am Jackie Robinson (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780803740860
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - January 8th, 2015

I am Albert Einstein (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780803740846
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 16th, 2014

I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780803740853
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - June 17th, 2014

I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780803740839
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - January 14th, 2014

I am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780803740822
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - January 14th, 2014

Books for colder nights

Winterhouse Cover Image
If Animals Celebrated Christmas Cover Image
Hanukkah Hamster Cover Image
Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic (Puffin Plated) Cover Image
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: A Book-to-Table Classic (Puffin Plated) Cover Image
Refuge Cover Image

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

First in a series by renowned animator Armand Baltazar, this 600 page tome is filled with over 150 full color illustrations that lend a deeper meaning to this terrific fast paced action-fantasy time mash-up with dinosaurs, robots, steam engines, pirates, WWII planes and gravity boards all coexisting along with teenager Diego and his 3 friends who fight the villians wanting to undo time. This epic novel for ages 9+ is a worthy heir to the Harry Potter series. I absolutely LOVE this book and am predicting great things for Diego's continuing story. -- Highly recommended by Maureen