Upcoming Events

Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a CastleHilda Eunice Burgos
Sunday, October 14, 3:00pm

Join us for the book launch of Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle. The Penderwicks meets In the Heights in this sparkling middle-grade debut about a young Dominican American girl in New York City.



I Teach; what's your superpower?Educator Evenings, Grades K-8
Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17, 7:00pm

All educators are invited to CBW’s annual Educator Evenings to learn about the latest and greatest new books for grades K-8. We’ll share our favorites and give you time to look around our full shelves to find just what you need. The programs are the same each night–offered twice for your convenience!

Please let us know if you’ll be able to join us! Email us, or call: 610.642.6274.

SomedayDavid Levithan
Friday, October 19, 7:00pm

The wait is over and Someday is here! We are overjoyed to have David Levithan at CBW to share the sequel to Every Day (did you see the movie?!) Come to meet David and to celebrate the books that the LA Times calls “splendorous”.



Early Childhood Educator Evening
Monday, October 22, 7:00pm

Early Childhood Educators, we haven’t forgotten you. Come in and hear about our favorite new books for your 2 to 5 year-old students and do some browsing as well. There’s lots to share, so let us know if you can join us for this fun evening.

The Worry WorkbookMuniyah Khanna, PhD & Deborah Ledley, PhD
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm

Deborah Ledley, PhD, and Muniyah Khanna, PhD, have written The Worry Workbook for Kids, a book filled with fun and effective activities for teaching children how to manage their anxiety and worry. The authors are licensed clinical psychologists who have based their book on sound psychological knowledge and years of experience. This book will support and guide families as they deal with building resilience and confidence in their children. Come to CBW to meet the authors and join in a Q & A. This event is appropriate for parents and educators.

Matt Phelan Launch Party for Knights vs. Dinosaurs
Saturday, October 27, 1:00pm

Knights vs. Dinosaurs

Lords and Ladies, you are invited to a “Knights vs Dinosaurs” party, complete with snacks and games. Matt will be signing copies of his new book, Knights vs. Dinosaurs, and there will be fun activities to help us find out who will win this epic battle.

In days of old when knights were bold, they fought…dinosaurs?

You didn’t know that? Well, Matt Phelan wrote all about it in his new book, Knights vs Dinosaurs! It seems that the Knights of the Round Table don’t have much to do so Merlin sends them on a fast-paced, hilarious adventure to a world filled with terrifying dinosaurs. There are knightly hijinks, epic battles, and a few surprising secrets.

This rip-roaring middle grade tale by award winning author and illustrator Matt Phelan is perfect for reluctant readers, aspiring knights, and fans of Wild Robot and How To Train Your Dragon.

Jarrett Krosoczka in conversation with Laurie Halse Anderson
Wednesday, November 7, 7:00pm
Haverford Rec Center
9000 Parkview Drive
Haverford, PA 19041

Hey, Kiddo

Jarrett Krosoczka, author and illustrator of more than 30 books for children, has written a young adult graphic memoir called Hey Kiddo. Join Jarrett as he reads from this important new book.

"Honest, important and timely."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A must have, this book will empower readers."—School Library Journal, starred review

"Krososczka has meticulously crafted a severely honest portrayal of addiction, resilient familial love, and the healing power of art…"—The Horn Book, starred review

New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson will join Jarrett in conversation to discuss writing, children’s literature, and the saving power of creativity. Recommended for teen and adult audiences.

Lucy Fell Down the MountainSaturday, November 10, 1:00pm
Kevin Cornell

Kevin is visiting with his picture book Lucy Fell Down the Mountain. Lucy is having a terrible day. She’s falling down a mountain. As she passes various characters–a mountain man, a bungeeing duck, and a pile of shuffling bears–she tries to ask for help. But everyone misinterprets her requests. As Lucy gains velocity, the story grows in silliness. Ending eventually in a giant, rolling snowball that lands Lucy safely at a hot-chocolate chalet. No harm done!

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.