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 Christian Robinson

Private Off-Site Event

Award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson 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: An inspirational book for anyone--parent or child--looking for support when facing a new challenge.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:00am
Just In Case You Want to Fly Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - October 8th, 2019

Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

Carmela Full of Wishes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399549045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Gaston (Gaston and Friends) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442451025
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

School Visit with Christian Robinson

Private Off-Site Event

Award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson 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: An inspirational book for anyone--parent or child--looking for support when facing a new challenge.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:00am
Just In Case You Want to Fly Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - October 8th, 2019

It's the season of monsters, ghosts, and witches!

Alfred's Book of Monsters Cover Image
Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue Cover Image
The Scarecrow Cover Image
Staff Pick Badge
The Okay Witch Cover Image
Dead Voices Cover Image
Wilder Girls Cover Image

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

A fantastic book featuring a black, female, and queer main character! This story takes you to the heart of romance as Alice explores relationships and the different ways she expresses her love of others and how those around her express their love for her. Perfect teen romance. - Jessica