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 Kimberly Gee

Private Off-Site Event

Author/illustrator Kimberly Gee 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: Bear is very, very, very GLAD today! He's taking his first ballet class. But he's a little nervous too. This sweet and silly picture book is an honest exploration of feelings that little ones--and grown-ups!--are sure to relate to.

Event date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8:00am
Glad, Glad Bear! (Bear's Feelings) Cover Image
By Kimberly Gee, Kimberly Gee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534452695
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - February 18th, 2020

Mad, Mad Bear! (Bear's Feelings) Cover Image
By Kimberly Gee, Kimberly Gee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481449717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 23rd, 2018

Up, Up, Up, Down! Cover Image
By Kimberly Gee, Kimberly Gee (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525517337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2019

The Class Cover Image
By Boni Ashburn, Kimberly Gee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442422483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - July 5th, 2016

School Visit with Matthew Rivera

Private Off-Site Event

Illustrator Matthew Rivera 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: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8:00am
Dinosaur Yoga Cover Image
By Mariam Gates, Matthew Rivera (Illustrator), Matthew Rivera (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781683643043
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sounds True - October 22nd, 2019

Operation Photobomb Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807561300
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2019

School Visit with Diane Lang

Private Off-Site Event

Naturalist and poet Diane Lang will be visitng schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore along with some animal visitors

Event date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 8:00am
Fur, Feather, Fin—All of Us Are Kin Cover Image
By Diane Lang, Stephanie Laberis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481447096
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - May 1st, 2018

Daytime Nighttime, All Through the Year Cover Image
By Diane Lang, Andrea Gabriel (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781584696063
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dawn Publications (CA) - September 1st, 2017

Daytime Nighttime, All Through the Year Cover Image
By Diane Lang, Andrea Gabriel (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781584696070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dawn Publications (CA) - September 1st, 2017

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Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved Cover Image
By Diane Lang, Lauren Gallegos (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781938849640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Prospect Park Books - June 23rd, 2015

School Visit with Sayantani DasGupta

Private Off-Site Event

New York Times bestselling author Sayantani DasGupta 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.  

Event date: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 8:00am
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The Chaos Curse (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338355895
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Game of Stars (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338185737
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 26th, 2019

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The Game of Stars (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338185744
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338185706
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338185713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019

School Visit with Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle

Private Off-Site Event

Colorful creative duo Tania Del Rio adn Will Staehle 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: Warren the 13th sets sail for his final adventure in the lushly illustrated middle grade series in the spirit of Edward Gorey and Lemony Snicket.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 8:00am
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Warren the 13th and the Thirteen-Year Curse: A Novel Cover Image
By Tania del Rio, Will Staehle (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781683690900
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Quirk Books - March 24th, 2020

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye: A Novel Cover Image
By Tania del Rio, Will Staehle (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781594748035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - November 24th, 2015

Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods: A Novel Cover Image
By Tania del Rio, Will Staehle (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781594749292
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quirk Books - March 21st, 2017

School Visit with Jessica Brody

Private Off-Site Event

Author Jessica Brody 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: ✨ Deluxe edition with special embellishments on first printing only. ✨

Event date: 
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 8:00am
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Between Burning Worlds (System Divine #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534410664
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon Pulse - March 24th, 2020

Sky Without Stars (System Divine #1) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534410633
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - March 26th, 2019

Sky Without Stars (System Divine #1) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534410640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - February 25th, 2020

The Geography of Lost Things Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481499217
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - October 2nd, 2018

The Geography of Lost Things Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481499224
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - December 3rd, 2019

The Chaos of Standing Still Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481499187
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - November 28th, 2017

The Chaos of Standing Still Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481499194
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - May 14th, 2019

Better You Than Me Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524769710
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - November 13th, 2018

Better You Than Me Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524769741
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - January 21st, 2020

A Week of Mondays: A Novel Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9780374382704
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 2nd, 2016

A Week of Mondays: A Novel Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250115133
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - August 8th, 2017

Unremembered (The Unremembered Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$13.19
ISBN: 9781250040022
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - January 28th, 2014

Unforgotten (The Unremembered Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$15.39
ISBN: 9781250056962
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - February 24th, 2015

Unchanged (The Unremembered Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$12.09
ISBN: 9781250073594
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - February 23rd, 2016

In Some Other Life: A Novel Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9780374380762
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 8th, 2017

In Some Other Life: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250158604
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - August 28th, 2018

Boys of Summer Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9781481463492
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - April 5th, 2016

Boys of Summer Cover Image
$12.09
ISBN: 9781481463485
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - April 5th, 2016

School Visit with Fifi Kuo

Private Off-Site Event

Author and illustrator Fifi Kuo will be visiting from Taiwan and is eager to go to schools with Once Upon A Time. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 48 hours in advance.  

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 8:00am
The Perfect Sofa Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499807424
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: little bee books - April 2nd, 2019

I Can Fly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499807417
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: little bee books - September 18th, 2018

Read. Think. Vote.

Duck for President (A Click Clack Book) Cover Image
Vote For Me! Cover Image
Vote for Our Future! Cover Image
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots Cover Image
The President of the Jungle Cover Image
Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg's Call to Save the Planet Cover Image

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Staff Picks

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Ocean Meets Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99

In this exquisite picture book, there need be only a few words - boy, boat, journey equals ........magic! In the hands of master storytellers, the brothers Fan have simply created a masterpiece where we will be transported to the mesmerizing magical wonders in this book. A true stunner! - Maureen