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Mindy Thomas: "Wow in the World: What in the WOW?! 2"

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, hosts of the #1 kids podcast "Wow in the World," comes another page-turning book filled with 250 amazing facts, photos, and illustrations.

What in the wow is a moonbow?
Where in the wow was a cat named mayor?
Why in the wow is bubblegum pink?
And how in the wow does Uranus stink?
From an island of pigs to astronauts who wear diapers, the world is full of bonkerballs stuff! Luckily, Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, hosts of the #1 children’s podcast Wow in the World, are here with 250 more fantastic but true facts, covering topics such as roller coasters, mysteries, presidents, big mistakes, language, poop, and more!

Filled with eye-popping photos and hilarious illustrations, this is a jaw-dropping survey of some of the most astounding, gross, and all-around-weird scientific facts that will totally wow your world!

Mindy Thomas will be joined in conversation by librarian Kit Ballenger.

About the Author:

Mindy Thomas is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The How and Wow of the Human Body, has been living out her childhood radio dreams for almost two decades by creating radio and audio programs for kids. She’s the cocreator, cohost, and head writer of the award-winning Wow in the World and Two Whats?! and a Wow! podcasts. She is also a Gracie award-winning host of the Absolutely Mindy Show. Mindy believes that childhood thrives at the intersection of imagination and curiosity and finds that her best work does too. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two kids, and has no plans of ever growing up.

About the Moderator:

Kit Ballenger, JD/MLIS, is a Washington, D.C. area youth services librarian and literary consultant. As a book reviewer, collection curator, and the librarian in residence on SiriusXM Kids Place Live, she nurtures literacy-rich environments that sustain joy and build lifelong readers. You can find her on Instagram @KitonLit and at

About the Program: 

  • To attend in person please register here
  • Doors will open to registered attendees at 4:30 pm. 
  • All registered in person attendees will receive a free copy of the book while supplies last. 
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm. Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program.

Wednesday, May 15 at 5:30pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Writers LIVE!

Age Group

Kids, Ages 9-11, whole family, Ages 6-8

Compass Category

Programs For Children

Event Publisher

Cleve Corner, Manager of Speaker & Author Engagement

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