R. J. Palacio - Author

About the Author

R. J. Palacio is a graphic designer by day and a writer by night. She lives in New York City with her family and a black dog called Bear. The Times chose her as one of their 100 people to watch in 2012. 

Wonder is her first novel.

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Featured books by R. J. Palacio

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Wonder tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him.

365 Days of Wonder

365 Days of Wonder

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

A collection of quotes and wise words, one for every day of the year. It includes funny, insightful, inspiring thoughts from Wonder's fans, famous authors and personalities - from Roald Dahl and Paul McCartney to Anne Frank, Tolkien and Popeye - and from the novel itself.

Other books by R. J. Palacio

Wonder eOmni Collection: Wonder, Auggie & Me, 365 Days of Wonder

Wonder eOmni Collection: Wonder, Auggie & Me, 365 Days of Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2017

WONDER IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder—the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement—and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.The internationally beloved novel Wonder, the treasured collection of companion stories Auggie & Me, and the inspirational 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts are now available in an ebook omnibus edition. This is the perfect package for the millions of readers who have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, his friends, and their teacher Mr. Browne, and also for readers who have yet to be introduced to the wonder of Wonder. Praise for Wonder:"e;A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation."e; --The Wall Street Journal"e;A crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for."e; --Entertainment Weekly"e;Rich and memorable."e; --The New York Times Book ReviewPraise for 365 Days of Wonder:"e;A big collection of inspiring words that will appeal to the legions of fans awaiting more wonder in their lives."e; --Kirkus Reviews "e;Palacio has an uncanny grasp of the minds and hearts of 8- to 12-year-olds, and the people who used to be them."e; --The New York Times Praise for Auggie & Me:"e;Not only a companion to Wonder, but a wonder in itself."e; --Kirkus, starred review

We're All Wonders

We're All Wonders

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2017

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder,now a major motion picture,has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio. Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and have joined the movement to Choose Kind. Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy. Countless fans have asked R. J. Palacio to write a book for younger readers. With We're All Wonders, she makes her picture-book debut as both author and artist, with a spare, powerful text and striking, richly imagined illustrations. Palacio shows readers what it's like to live in Auggie's worlda world in which he feels like any other kid, but he's not always seen that way. We're All Wonders may be Auggie's story, but it taps into every child's longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It's the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children.Praise for Wonder: A #1 New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Top 100 Bestseller An Indie Bestseller A Time Magazine 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Selection A Washington Post Best Kids' Book A New York Times Book Review Notable Book An NPR Outstanding Backseat Book Club Pick An Entertainment Weekly 10 Great Kids' Books Selection ';A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.' The Wall Street Journal';A crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for.' Entertainment Weekly';Rich and memorable.' The New York Times Book Review

Choose Kind Journal Do One Wonderful Thing Every Day (A Wonder Journal)

Choose Kind Journal Do One Wonderful Thing Every Day (A Wonder Journal)

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Wonder Notes

Wonder Notes

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Wonder

Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/03/2017

Penguin presents the complete, unabridged audiobook of Wonder by R. J. Palacio, read by Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd and Diana Steele. 'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Astonishingly powerful, WONDER is a read you'll never forget.

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Wonder tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him.

Auggie & Me

Auggie & Me

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2015

Over 2 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been treated to three stories offering a special look at Auggies world through new points of view. Previously only available individually, now theyll be published all together in one audio collection!These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggies oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggies new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who dont want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

Wonder Journal

Wonder Journal

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

This is a beautiful journal for use throughout the year, packed with quotes, inspiration and words of wisdom from the much-loved, bestselling and award-winning novel Wonder.

Shingaling: A Wonder Story

Shingaling: A Wonder Story

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2015

WONDERIS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 6 million people have read the #1New York TimesbestsellerWonderthe book that inspired the Choose Kind movementand have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.Readers have also been given a special look at another side of Auggie's story withThe Julian Chapterand a peek at his life before Beecher Prep inPluto. In Shingaling,the third Wonder Story, they'll read about life as a fifth grader at Beecher Prep through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl who had been chosen to be Auggie's "e;welcome"e; buddy. Readers will not only learn more about Charlotte and her budding friendship with reader-favorite, Summer (they solve a mystery together), but how the girls at Beecher Prep react to Auggie attending their school for the first time, and how Charlotte came to write the precept she used at the end of Wonder, "e;It's not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend."e;

Shingaling

Shingaling

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2015

Over 2 million people have read the New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Listeners have also been given a special look at another side of Auggie's story with The Julian Chapter and a peek at his life before Beecher Prep in Pluto. In Shingaling, the third Wonder Story, they'll listen about life as a fifth grader at Beecher Prep through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl who had been chosen to be Auggie's "e;welcome"e; buddy. Listeners will not only learn more about Charlotte and her budding friendship with fan-favorite, Summer (they solve a mystery together), but how the girls at Beecher Prep react to Auggie attending their school for the first time, and how Charlotte came to write the precept she used at the end of Wonder, "e;It's not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend."e;

Pluto: A Wonder Story

Pluto: A Wonder Story

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

WONDERIS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 6 million people have read the #1New York TimesbestsellerWonderthe book that inspired the Choose Kind movementand have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.Last year readers were given a special look at another side of his story withThe Julian Chapter, and now they'll get a peek at Auggie's life before Beecher Prep, with an exclusive newshort story told entirely from the point of view of Christopher, Auggie'soldestfriend. Christopher was Auggie'sbestfriendfrom the time they were babies untilhis familymoved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks,through bad times and goodlike Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

Pluto

Pluto

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

Almost 2 million people have read the New York Times bestseller Wonder and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman. Last year listeners were given a special look at another side of his story with The Julian Chapter, and now they'll get a peek at Auggie's life before Beecher Prep, with a short story told entirely from the point of view of Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend.Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and goodlike Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

365 Days of Wonder

365 Days of Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2014

August Pullman stole the hearts of over a million readers in the bestselling, award-winning WONDER. 365 DAYS OF WONDER is a beautiful companion to the novel: a collection of quotes and wise words, one for every day of the year. It includes funny, insightful, inspiring thoughts from WONDER's fans, famous authors and personalities - from Roald Dahl and Paul McCartney to Anne Frank, Tolkien and Popeye - and from the novel itself. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loved WONDER, and it's a book to be treasured and enjoyed again and again.

Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story

Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: eBook Release Date: 13/05/2014

WONDERIS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 6 million people have read the #1New York TimesbestsellerWonderthe book that inspired the Choose Kind movementand have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face.From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in the pages of R. J. Palacio's life-changing bookWonder, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. And while Wonder told Auggie's story through six different viewpoints, Julian's perspective was never shared. Readers could only guess what he was thinking.Until now. The Julian Chapter will finally reveal the bully's side of the story. Why is Julian so unkind to Auggie? And does he have a chance for redemption?

Wonder

Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2012

A special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio's #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin.Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind.August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Wonder, a #1 New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "e;a meditation on kindness"e; --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind#1 New York Times bestsellerUSA Today bestsellerTime Magazine's 100 Best Young Adult Books of All TimeNew York Times Book Review Notable BookWashington Post Best Kids' Book"e;In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can't help but root for."e; --Entertainment Weekly"e;Rich and memorable."e; --The New York Times"e;A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation."e; --Wall Street Journal

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