Welcome to Children’s Book World!

Children’s Book World is an independent, full-service children’s bookstore featuring a comprehensive inventory, knowledgeable staff, and exciting events. Children’s Book World opened its doors for the first time in July, 1989—and now, over twenty-five years later, we’re going strong!

Andrew Simonet
Monday, November 19, 7:00pm
(Doors open at 6:30pm)
Fringe Arts
140 N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Join Andrew Simonet at his launch party for his debut YA novel, Wilder. Andrew is a choreographer and YA writer in Philadelphia. He co-directed Headlong Dance Theater for twenty years and founded Artists U, an incubator for helping artists make sustainable lives.

Jason Wilder is in permanent in-school suspension for fighting. Meili Wen gets there by breaking a girl’s finger. Jason and Meili don’t just connect; they collide. Two people who would never cross paths–outsiders from radically different backgrounds–they form an exhilarating, unpredictable bond. When circumstances push, they push back. There’s no plan. And there’s no stopping.

"A page-turning, mind-twisting adventure that illuminates the complexity of male violence–Jason’s story gripped me by the lapels and refused to let me look away."—Dashka Slater, award-winning author of The 57 Bus

For more info: https://www.andrewsimonet.com/wilder

FlashbackMonday, November 26, 7:00pm
Shannon Messenger

Join us in welcoming Shannon Messenger, whose latest book is Flashback. In this unforgettable seventh book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must let the past and present blur together, because the deadliest secrets are always the ones that get erased.

Event Guidelines:
In order to enter the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Keeper of the Lost Cities #7: Flashback
from our store.

You may purchase the book the evening of the event or in advance.

If you wish to purchase the book in advance you may do so:
—on our website here
—by stopping into our store
—by calling our store 610-642-6274

Books purchased online after November 17th will be held in our store for pick up the evening of the event.