Autographed Book Opportunity – Dan Santat

We want to let you know about an exciting autographed book opportunity that Books, Bytes & Beyond will be offering this Spring. The author featured below will be visiting schools in the upcoming weeks but we are able to extend this autograph opportunity to our customers.

If you wish to pre-order an autographed copy of the book featured below, please feel free to call us at 201.670.6766 for additional information.

Are We There Yet

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat will be signing copies of his new book, ARE WE THERE YET? Autographed copies will be available on Monday, April 18.
“Are we there yet?” Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride–and after reading this astonishingly inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you’ll never look at being bored the same way again.
Let’s face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this book, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward–into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother’s birthday party, but instead he’s traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where–or when–he’ll end up.
Praise for ARE WE THERE YET?:
 “…in Caldecott medalist Santat’s hands, the familiar trip becomes an unforgettable romp through time and space.”

 ~Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 ” It’s a remarkable feat-a turbocharged adventure that’s also a meditation on the relative nature of time.”
~Publishers Weekly, starred review
To view the book trailer follow this link:

50 Best Books for 5- and 6-Year-Olds

brightlyEach child develops the skill to read on his or her own schedule. Some 5- and 6-year-olds might be reading independently while others are not quite there yet.

Brightly , along with the help of a group of developmental and literacy experts, has developed a list of 50 books that include Picture and Poetry books, Beginning Readers and Early Chapter Books.  All of these titles were carefully selected to help foster a child’s love of reading.

Mary Brown, owner of Books, Bytes & Beyond, is one of the experts selected by Brightly to help develop this list.

Follow the link for the list of the 50 Best Books for 5- and 6-Year-Olds:


Judy Freeman’s 2015 Winners! Workshop

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend Judy Freeman’s 31st annual Winners! conference taking place at three NJ locations, April 22nd, April 23rd and April 24th.  There is still time to register for this wonderful and informative conference.

Books, Bytes & Beyond is pleased to be returning as the book seller at these events.

Judy  is a well-known speaker and writer on reading  aloud, storytelling, booktalking, and all aspects of children’s literature.

 We have provided the link to detailed information as well as registration for Judy’s conferences below.
Judy Freeman
Judy Freeman’s wildly popular book and idea-packed full-day workshop, has been presented every spring in New Jersey since 1984.

Judy’s WINNERS! Workshop offers innovative and practical ways to use the best of the year’s children’s books for curricular connections, thematic tie-ins, resource-based learning, and just plain fun. It’s a field day for K-6 classroom teachers, school and public librarians, library aides, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, administrators, parents, and other children’s literature-lovers.

For more details and to register, go to and click on Judy’s Workshops then click on Winners!

The full day workshops run from 8:30-3:15 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Imperia
1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ

Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Mansion on Main Street
3000 Main Street, Voorhees, NJ

Friday, April 24, 2015
Birchwood Manor
111 North Jefferson Rd., Whippany, NJ