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LA Times Festival of Books at USC 2019

Event date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
University of Southern California
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Logo April 13 to 14, 2019

Once Upon A Time is excited to be a part of the wonderful festival of books that is a highlight of our year. At our large, corner booth in the Children's section, we are partnering with Simon & Schuster Kids, Macmillan Kids, Bloomsbury, and Scholastic.  We also will be special sellers for the "Reading By 9" Children's Stage, with a great lineup on both days. 

Schedule is subject to change. 

All happening at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

If you aren't able to make it but would like a signed and personalized copy of a book, please order below and note that you would like it signed at the festival. 

Please click on the images below for a PDF of the schedule. 

Schedule of Authors & Illustrators at Booth #732 at the LA Times Festival of Books 2019 with Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Saturday, April 13th

10 am: 

Ally Condie and Bendan Reichs signing Darkdeep

Quinn Sosna-Spear signing The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Mortinson

11 am:

Jessica M. Rinker and Daria Peoples-Riley signing Gloria Take a Stand

Noon:

Janet Tashjian signing My Life as a Meme

Kat Shepherd signing The Gemini Mysteries: The North Star

Henry Lien signing Peasprout Chen Battle of Champions

1 pm:

Jeff Sweat signing Mayfly

Kathi Appelt signing Angel Thieves

Isabel Galupo signing Maiden and Princess

2 pm:

Rachel Renée Russell and Nikki Russell signing Dork Diaries #13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday

3 pm:

Zara Lisbon signing Fake Plastic Girl

Jennifer A. Nielsen signing The Deceiver's Heart 

4 pm:

David Shannon signing Grow Up, David

Michael Paul signing Chomp

Ann Whitford Paul signing If Animals Said I Love You

Sunday, April 14th

10 am:

Larissa Theule signing How Do You Do?

Chris Robertson signing Where do Pants Go?

Noon:

Adam Jay Epstein signing Snared: Escape to the Above

Eugene Yelchin signing Spy Runner

1 pm:

Lamar Giles signing Spin

Sarah Enni signing Tell Me Everything

Sandhya Menon signing There's Something About Sweetie

Matt Mendez signing Barely Missing Everything *Schedule Change*

2 pm:

Peter H. Reynolds signing Say Something

Barbara Bottner signing Amy is Famous

3 pm:

Tonya Bolden signing Inventing Victoria

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Reading By 9 Children's Stage

(Once Upon a Time Bookstore is the "Special Seller" at this stage!!)

If you aren't able to make it but would like a signed and personalized copy of a book, please order below and note that you would like it signed at the festival. 

Please click on the images below for a PDF of the schedule. 

Reading By 9 Children's Stage at the LA Times Festival of Books 2019 with Special Seller Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Saturday, April 13th

10:30 am: 

Isabel Galupo presenting and signing Maiden and Princess

11 am:

Andrea Beaty presenting and signing Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

11:30 am:

Matthew Gray Gubler presenting and signing Rumple Buttercup *Ticket required for signing line

Noon:

Nidhi Chanani presenting and signing I Will be Fierce

12:30 pm:

David Shannon presenting and signing Grow Up, David

1:30  pm:

Suzanne Kaufman presenting and signing All Are Welcome

2 pm:

Sean Hayes and Scott Icenogle presenting and signing Plum

2:30 pm:

Roseanne Greenfield Thong presenting and signing One is a Piñata

3:30 pm:

Adam Rubin presenting and signing High Five

4 pm:

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen presenting and signing Chicks Rule!

4:30 pm:

Julia Sarcone-Roach presenting and signing There Are No Bears in This Bakery

Sunday, April 14th

11 am:

Danica McKellar presenting and signing  Do Not Open This Math Book: Addition + Subtraction

11:30 am:

Peter H. Reynolds presenting and signing Say Something

Noon:

Raúl the Third presenting and  signing ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market

12:30 pm:

Jonathan Stutzman presenting and signing Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug

1:00 pm:

Dan Santat presenting and signing No More Poems!

1:30 pm:

Adam Gidwitz and David Bowles presenting and signing  The Chupacabras of the Río Grande

2 pm:

Sav Akyüz presenting and signing Bear Moves

2:30 pm:

Jessica M. Rinker and Daria Peoples-Riley presenting and signing Gloria Take a Stand

3 pm:

Carter Higgins presenting and signing Bikes for Sale

3:30 pm:

Rosana Sullivan presenting and signing Mommy Sayang

4 pm:

Eva Chen and Derek Desierto presenting and signing Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes

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Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534426382
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin - October 16th, 2018

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 2 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Grow Up, David! (David Books) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338250978
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Blue Sky Press - August 28th, 2018

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 12:30 pm 

Signing on Saturday April 13th at 4 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Say Something Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545865036
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orchard Books - February 26th, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday April 14th at 11:30 am 

Signing on Sunday April 14th at 2 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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The Deceiver's Heart (The Traitor's Game, Book 2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338045413
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - February 26th, 2019

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 3 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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If Animals Said I Love You Cover Image
By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374306021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 4 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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The Darkdeep Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547600465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 2nd, 2018

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 10 am at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Gloria Takes a Stand: How Gloria Steinem Listened, Wrote, and Changed the World Cover Image
By Jess Rinker, Daria Peoples-Riley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681196763
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 12th, 2019

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 11 am at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 2:30 pm 

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My Life as a Meme (The My Life series #8) Cover Image
By Janet Tashjian, Jake Tashjian (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250196576
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 2nd, 2019

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at noon at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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The Gemini Mysteries 1: The North Star Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499808094
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yellow Jacket - March 5th, 2019

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at noon at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Maiden & Princess Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499807769
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: little bee books - April 2nd, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 10:30 am 

Signing on Saturday April 13th at 1 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Fake Plastic Girl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250156297
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 26th, 2019

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 3 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Chomp: A Shark Romp Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524767020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 4 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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How Do You Do? Cover Image
By Larissa Theule, Gianna Marino (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781619638075
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 15th, 2019

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at 10 am at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Where Do Pants Go? Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781454932291
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 5th, 2019

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at 10 am at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Snared: Escape to the Above (Wily Snare #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250146922
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - June 5th, 2018

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at noon at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Spy Runner Cover Image
By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250120816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - February 12th, 2019

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at noon at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Spin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338219210
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at 1 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Tell Me Everything Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338139150
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Point - February 26th, 2019

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at 1 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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There's Something about Sweetie Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534416789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - May 14th, 2019

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at 1 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Amy Is Famous Cover Image
By Barbara Bottner, Yuyi Chen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250134905
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - February 19th, 2019

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at 2 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Barely Missing Everything Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534404458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 5th, 2019

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at 1 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

*Schedule change from 3 pm

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Inventing Victoria Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681198071
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 8th, 2019

 Signing on Sunday April 14th at 3 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Mortinson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534420809
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 10 am at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions (Book 2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250165756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 22nd, 2019

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at noon at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Mayfly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250139207
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 8th, 2018

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 1 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Angel Thieves Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442421097
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 12th, 2019

 Signing on Saturday April 13th at 1 pm at Booth #732 in the Children's Section

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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants: The Questioneers Book #2 Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419734229
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 16th, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 11:00 am 

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Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525648444
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 11:30 am 

*Ticket required for signing line. Must be present to receive signed book. No pre-orders accepted.

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I Will Be Fierce Cover Image
By Bea Birdsong, Nidhi Chanani (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250295088
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 23rd, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 12:00 pm 

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All Are Welcome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 1:30 pm 

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Plum Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534404045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 pm 

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One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers (Learn to Count Books, Numbers Books for Kids, Preschool Numbers Book) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452155845
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - March 12th, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 2:30 pm 

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High Five Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525428893
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - April 16th, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 3:30 pm 

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Chicks Rule! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419734144
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 12th, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 4:00 pm 

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There Are No Bears in This Bakery Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399556654
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Saturday, April 13th at 4:30 pm 

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Do Not Open This Math Book: Addition + Subtraction Cover Image
By Danica McKellar, Maranda Maberry (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781101933985
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2018

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 11:00 am 

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¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 12:00 pm

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Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug (Dinosaur Books, Dinosaur Books for Kids, Dinosaur Picture Books, Read Aloud Family Books, Books for Young Children) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Jay Fleck (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452170336
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - March 5th, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 12:30 pm

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No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse Cover Image
By Rhett Miller, Dan Santat (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316416528
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 1:00 pm

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The Chupacabras of the Río Grande (The Unicorn Rescue Society #4) Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, David Bowles, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735231795
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 1:30 pm

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Bear Moves Cover Image
By Ben Bailey Smith, Sav Akyuz (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763698317
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Entertainment - October 26th, 2018

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 2:00 pm

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Bikes for Sale (Story Books for Kids, Books about Friendship, Preschool Picture Books) Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452159324
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - April 2nd, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 3:00 pm

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Mommy Sayang: Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase Cover Image
By Rosana Sullivan, Rosana Sullivan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368015905
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney Press - April 2nd, 2019

 Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 3:30 pm

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Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes Cover Image
By Eva Chen, Derek Desierto (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250297266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 6th, 2018

Presenting on the Children's Stage on Sunday, April 14th at 4:00 pm

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