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School Event

School Visit with Megan McDonald

Private Off-Site Event

Author Megan McDonald will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like to meet her, please join us for a Royal Tea Party

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 8:00am
Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763695675
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

Judy Moody Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody Gets Famous! Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200737
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody Saves the World! Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200720
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody Predicts the Future Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200751
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor is in! Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody Declares Independence Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200768
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200775
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody Goes to College Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200782
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody, Girl Detective Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200799
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200843
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200805
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Judy Moody, Mood Martian Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536200812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780763664268
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - February 12th, 2013

Stink: Hamlet and Cheese Cover Image
By Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763691639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 13th, 2018

School Visit with Hena Khan

Private Off-Site Event

Author Hena Khan will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

About the book: A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving novel. 

Hena Khan Author Photo

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 8:00am
Amina's Voice Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481492072
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 1st, 2018

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Amina's Voice Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481492065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - March 14th, 2017

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Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream #1) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534411999
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 8th, 2018

Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream #1) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534411982
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 8th, 2018

On Point (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream #2) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534412019
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 29th, 2018

On Point (Zayd Saleem #2) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534412026
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - May 29th, 2018

Bounce Back (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream #3) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534412040
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Bounce Back (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534412057
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - October 2nd, 2018

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452155418
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - April 10th, 2018

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780811879057
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - June 6th, 2012

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452141213
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2015

It's Ramadan, Curious George Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544652262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452168968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - April 17th, 2018

Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780811860628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 1st, 2008

School Visit with Jessie Sima

Private Off-Site Event

New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jessie Sima will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

About the book: In this twist on the story of Snow White, pretty and sweet Snow Pony--beloved by children for her talent in braiding hair and dancing--follows a trail of delicious apples into the woods, where she meets seven miniature ponies.

Event date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 8:00am
Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies Cover Image
By Christian Trimmer, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481462686
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 21st, 2018

Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Harriet Gets Carried Away Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

Love, Z Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481496773
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 18th, 2018

School Visit with Taran Matharu

Private Off-Site Event

New York Times-Bestselling author Taran Matharu will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 8:00am
The Summoner's Handbook (The Summoner Trilogy) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250189554
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 2nd, 2018

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The Novice: Summoner: Book One (The Summoner Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250080059
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2016

The Inquisition: Summoner: Book Two (The Summoner Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250115218
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 2nd, 2017

The Battlemage: Summoner, Book Three (The Summoner Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250158635
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2018

The Outcast: Prequel to the Summoner Trilogy Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250138675
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 1st, 2018

School Visit with Angela DiTerlizzi

Private Off-Site Event

Author Angela DiTerlizzi will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

About the book: Is there really such a thing as too much bling? Find out in this sparkly homage to imagination and creativity gone wild that's perfect for even the youngest fashion and crafting enthusiasts!

Event date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 8:00am
Just Add Glitter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481409674
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 9th, 2018

I Wanna Be a Cowgirl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481452991
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - November 14th, 2017

Some Pets Cover Image
By Angela Diterlizzi, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481444026
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - August 23rd, 2016

Some Bugs Cover Image
By Angela Diterlizzi, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442458802
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - March 4th, 2014

Baby Love Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9781442433922
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - April 14th, 2015

Some Bugs (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Angela DiTerlizzi, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481464444
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - June 14th, 2016

Seeking a Witch Cover Image
By Angela Diterlizzi, Allie Smith (Illustrator)
$8.79
ISBN: 9781481469593
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - July 26th, 2016

Seeking a Santa Cover Image
By Angela Diterlizzi, Allie Smith (Illustrator)
$8.79
ISBN: 9781481476744
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - September 20th, 2016

Seeking a Bunny Cover Image
By Angela Diterlizzi, Allie Smith (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481476720
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - January 17th, 2017

School Visit with LeUyen Pham

Private Off-Site Event

Illustrator LeUyen Pham will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

About the book: Pack your toothbrushes, but leave your pajamas and pillows behind for this one-of-a-kind bedtime story from Ida, Always author Caron Levis and bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham. And whatever you do...DON'T YAWN!

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:00am
Stop That Yawn! Cover Image
By Caron Levis, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481441797
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

School Visit with Shawn Harris

Private Off-Site Event

Illustrator Shawn Harris will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

About the bookEmpowering and timeless, What Can a Citizen Do? is the latest collaboration from the acclaimed duo behind the bestselling Her Right Foot: Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris. This is a book for today's youth about what it means to be a citizen.

Event date: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00am
What Can a Citizen Do? Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452173139
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

Her Right Foot Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

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What we're reading this summer!

Be Prepared Cover Image
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Ocean Meets Sky Cover Image
Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Cover Image
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A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) Cover Image
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever Cover Image

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Staff Picks

A perfect book for young girls that are starting middle school. Amina is trying to figure out who she is and what she stands for as she learns about friends, bullying, and what it truly means to stand up for what you believe in. Lovely coming of age story. It also has such a stunning cover. - Jessica