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: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Candlewick - August 13th, 2019

Soccer Star Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Renato Alarcao (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763660567
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 8th, 2014

Soccer Star Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Renato Alarcao (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536207132
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019

Goal! Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, A.G. Ford (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763658229
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2012

Neymar: A Soccer Dream Come True Cover Image
By Mina Javaherbin, Paul Hoppe (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374310660
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

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: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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 Greg

Private Off-Site Event

Author Greg van Eekhout 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, October 1, 2019 - 8:00am
Cog Cover Image
By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686077
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 2019

Voyage of the Dogs Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062686015
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

Voyage of the Dogs Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686008
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 4th, 2018

Books to pack while you camp!

Camp Tiger Cover Image
Pete the Cat Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
Be Prepared Cover Image
The Not-So Great Outdoors Cover Image
Mr. Monkey Takes a Hike Cover Image
Spy Camp (Spy School) Cover Image

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