Donations of non-perishable food items for the Dedham Food Pantry will be accepted at The Blue Bunny during the month of October.
The Blue Bunny is happy to welcome back our good friend Ammi-Joan Paquette for a visit on Columbus Day, for a Monday morning holiday storytime at 10:30 a.m. She’ll be sharing her recently published and not-too-spooky lift-the-flap book, Ghost in the House. Any kids who are eagerly awaiting Halloween will love Ammi-Joan’s book and the simple craft that follows. All welcome.
Paul and Peter Reynolds will be celebrating the publication of the second book in the Sydney and Simon early reader chapter book series. This time, the creative twins Sydney and Simon "Go Green" and get friends and family recycling, reusing, and even singing and playing instruments made from repurposed trash. Short, engaging chapters help readers understand the consequences of pollution and provide opportunities to rethink one's environmental footprint.
Beautiful, intricate, handmade silhouettes of unsurpassed quality ~ Created by Mother and Daughter Team Jean and Marcella Comerford. We are pleased to host long-time friends and exquisite silhouette artists Marcella and Jean back to the Blue Bunny. Some of you may have remembered having silhouette portraits done by this duo years ago. Please reserve your silhouette appointment here. A deposit of $35, which will cover the cost of one silhouette, is required to make an appointment. All other items, such as silhouette copies and frames, may be purchased at the time of the appointment.
Costumes Welcome! Donations of small Halloween novelty items and non-perishable food items are appreciated. FREE!
There's a new Judy Moody and Stink book out, just in time for Thanksgiving! The town’s annual Turkey Trot race and festival is coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win. Peter H. Reynolds, long-time illustrator of the Judy Moody series, will be signing copies of this latest installment in the best-selling series.
"Reynolds’ lively and colorful digital illustrations appear throughout. This beginning chapter book, studded with historical facts, trivia, and wordplay related to Thanksgiving will amuse, and maybe even inform, young readers."
Wednesday, November 11th: Special Storytime for the Veterans Day Holiday, 10:30 a.m.
Meet Eric Bennett, author of Noodles & Albie, winner of a 2014 Silver Mom's Choice Award. "Noodles & Albie is a delightful book about penguins, friendship, and growing up that will be enjoyed by children of all ages... children will also be learning about actual Emperor penguin biology and behavior. Two flippers up for Noodles & Albie! "-- Dyan deNapoli, the Penguin Lady/TED Talks penguin expert
LADY PANCAKE & SIR FRENCH TOAST follows two leftover breakfast treats causing culinary chaos as they race through a food-filled fridge to get the last drop of maple syrup. Join author Josh Funk for some breakfast and booksigning fun at The Blue Bunny, as we celebrate this terrific new picture book. There may even be pancakes! All welcome.
It is always great fun to have Scott Magoon visit The Blue Bunny, and this time he has TWO new books to share with us. The first is The Nuts: Sing and Dance in your Polka Dot Pants, a new picture book follow-up to Bedtime at the Nuthouse, his wildly entertaining collaboration with Eric Litwin. The second book, The Knights before Christmas, looks like a winner as well. Join us for this special bedtime event with the kids -- we'll be singing and dancing and getting very merry! All welcome.
Join author Luke Reynolds and The Blue Bunny Bookstore for a book launch party to celebrate the publication of Luke’s new middle-grade novel The Looney Experiment-- the story of middle-schooler Atticus Hobart, who is dealing problems at school and at home. As Atticus begins to unlock the truths within his own name, he finds that his hyper-imagination can help him forge his own voice, and maybe—just maybe—discover that the power to face his problems was inside him all along. “An appealing coming-of-age story told with humor and a great deal of heart....The fact that it can be used as companion text to Harper Lee's classic [To Kill a Mockingbird] is a great selling point on its own." --Luann Toth, School Library Journal
The Blue Bunny is celebrating its 12th birthday and we are so pleased that the hugely accomplished children's lit superstar Anita Silvey will be with us to talk about and sign her latest book Untamed: the Wild Life of Jane Goodall. Please join us for what is sure to be a highlight of our book event season. All welcome.
Best-selling author Sarah Mlynowksi will be stopping by to celebrate her brand new book series on Thursday, October 1st. In a world where everyone has magical powers, what happens when eight kids can’t get their magic to work properly? Well, they’re put in an upside-down magic class. But is upside down the new right-side up? From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes a new, offbeat series about a group of misfits who set out to prove that life on the other side of ordinary has its charms.
We're happy to host our good friend Nancy Tupper Ling to celebrate her new picture book Double Happiness. With grace and warmth, this lyrical picture book speaks to the difficulty of transition, and celebrates the ways in which love and family give us the strength to weather life's changes.
"A great recommendation for relocating families with young children."--School Library Journal
"A thoughtful and moving story of memory and change."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
The Blue Bunny invites you to a gathering of Young Adult authors on Friday September 25th at 7 p.m. Join some of the best YA authors of the year as they talk about their books and what it's like to write for the YA market: Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn), David Arnold (Mosquitoland), Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda), and Adam Silvera (More Happy than Not) will be with us for a lively discussion and booksigning. All are welcome.
Can't be with us on September 19th? Order a signed and personalized copy of I am Yoga from our online shop.
Our regular Monday and Tuesday preschool storytimes will be celebrations of International Dot Day on September 14th and September 15th, at 10:30 a.m. All welcome to join!
Join Peter H. Reynolds as he kicks off the 7th annual International Dot Day, a celebration of creativity based on his bestselling book THE DOT. With over 2 million participants around the world in the since last September, Peter hopes there will be lots of friends on hand to "Make their Mark" with him. Bonus points if you come wearing dots!
Join illustrator and author Samuel Valentino for our last Bedtime Storytime of the summer. 6:30 p.m. at Blue Bunny. Sam will share stories and art and then do a drawing demo with everyone besides! Get the kids in the jammies and bring them down for a great Friday evening art extravaganza!
lively puppy is on the loose, sniffing his way through town and causing mischief! But what is the pup sniffing? Readers will follow the clues, from bacon and pancakes at breakfast to garbage cans and fire hydrants in the park, to guess where the dog is running to next. Will he finally find what he is looking for?
Author and illustrator Ryan Sias uses bright, dynamic illustrations and minimal text to create a delightfully funny story that will have young readers guessing until the very end.
"With minimal text and maximum action, this colorful volume is a dog lover's delight...Young readers will sniff their ways to this one again and again."—Kirkus Reviews
Where's Waldo Fun!
Join us for our Waldo Party! Search the store for our dozen new hiding Waldo's! Ending a wonderful July of search for our favorite striped shirt fellow! Prizes, Food and Fun!
More Info to follow.
Join us and Catching Joy as we collect for the Dedham Food Pantry and read stories about giving back! We will read, make a cool project, collect food for our Food Pantry Basket and have a great time! Please join us.
Join us for our Summertime tradition and bring your Teddy! We will enjoy Picnic and Bear stories and have a small snack. We will also make a project to take home!
Ocean Creatures storytime!, Non-fiction and fiction fun. Project to go along with stories.
Please see our Storytime link on the main page for further Storytime details.
REPEATS Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Join The Blue Bunny in a Waldo scavenger hunt!
Please stop by the store to pick up your Waldo Passport. Find at least 10 Waldo's at participating business' in Dedham and come back to show us! You will receive a free Waldo Pin, a coupon for Waldo books and be entered into our Big Waldo Prize packs drawing on August 1, 2015 11:00am during our Big Waldo Party !
The Blue Bunny Bookstore, 577 High Street, in Dedham Square, will be welcoming illustrator Rachel Maguire to celebrate the publication of Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway, the first book in the new comic middle grade book series, Galactic Hotdogs. Written by author Max Brallier, and illustrated by Maguire, the book has been earning high marks from the leading children’s publishing journals. Kirkus Reviews describes it as “a highly illustrated story (with) something for every demographic, offering robots, zombies, hot dogs, a princess, video games and wrestlers.” Since the initial launch of Galactic Hot Dogs on the kids’ educational website Funbrain.com in the fall of 2013, over six million readers have delighted in the exploits of the characters Cosmoe, Humphree, Princess Dagger and the rest of the gang featured in each weekly Galactic Hotdogs webisode. Join series illustrator Rachel Maguire and celebrate the launch of the book with a drawing demo, booksigning, and yes free hotdogs for all. Call 781-493-6568 for more info, or to reserve a personalized copy of the book.
Join us as we welcome Ame to Boston for a special Sunday Storytime! Ame Dyckman will be reading from her newest picture book Wolfie the Bunny! You are not going to want to miss this!
Families of all kinds will delight in this sweet tale of new babies, sibling rivalry, bravery, unconditional love...and veggies!The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can--and might--eat them all up! Dot tries to get through to her parents, but they are too smitten to listen. A new brother takes getting used to, and when (in a twist of fate) it's Wolfie who's threatened, can Dot save the day? -
The Blue Bunny Bookstore, 577 High Street, in Dedham Square will be celebrating the launch of the newest book illustratred by Peter H. Reynolds on Saturday, June 20th fro 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fans of Peter’s previous collaboration with author Amy Krouse Rosenthal will be happy to see “Little Miss” back in action, now with a baby sister in tow! All big sisters and brothers are invited as special guests, to hear Peter read the story, and decorate their own “big sis” or “big brother” ribbons. Great gift for families welcoming a second baby. All welcome. Call 781-493-6568 for more info, or to reserve and personalize your copy.
Meet Tui Sutherland for a reading from some of her best-selling books, including the Wings of Fire series, Menagerie series, Spirit Animals series, Who Was Harry Houdini, and more. Besides telling us about the books she has written, Tui will be sharing HER favorite picks for summer reading from her favorite kids' authors. Q & A and booksigning too. This will be a great event for families, parents, kids, and educators! Prizes, refreshments, fun! All ages welcome!
We had so much fun at our March YA Author event, we're going to do it again! Join us on Saturday May 30th and meet 6 awesome YA authors all in one spot for conversation, Q & A, a booksigning and super-fun time! Meet Jen Brooks, Lori Goldstein, Lee Kelly, Trisha Leaver, Diana Renn and Elissa Sussman! All welcome.
Our friends at Cradles to Crayons have asked Catching Joy for their help collecting donations of new kids' socks and underwear -- so we decided to make it a "socks and underwear " bedtime storytime party. We'll read stories about socks and, yes, underwear! Wear your pjs, bring new socks and underwear to donate, and get ready for a fun and funny bedtime story time. Free and all welcome.
Blue Bunny Scavenger Hunt
Each item is 10 points....earn 150 points to win a super-cool T-shirt designed by Peter H. Reynolds
__ 1. Make a recipe using carrots--send us a picture.
__ 2. Take a photo with our sheep or bunny outside The Blue Bunny.
__ 3. Take a photo with a real bunny, 5 extra points if the photo also has a employee or volunteer from the Animal Rescue League.
__ 4. Make bunny shaped pancakes or cookies-- send us a picture
__ 5. Find a book with a rabbit on the cover, 5 extra points if the rabbit is blue.
__ 6. Find a framed painting with an image of a book in it.
__ 7. Take a photo inside one of the public school libraries in your town.
__ 8. Take a picture with a piece of Dedham Pottery, 5 extra points if you are at the Historical Society.
__ 9. Find a favorite pet gravestone epitaph at Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery
__ 10. Buy popcorn at the Dedham Community Theatre. 5 extra points if the DCT employee joins you in the photo.
__ 11. Order something you’ve never eaten before at Kouzina, and take photo with one of the Sountilidas family members.
__ 12. Take a photo with the Little Free Library at Town Hall, 5 extra points if you have a Town Hall employee in your photo.
__ 13. Take a photo with one of our Dedham police officers or firefighters.
__ 14. Take a picture with the large rabbit sculpture inside the lobby of the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center.
__ 15. Take a picture inside one of the Dedham Public Libraries, add 5 points if one of the librarians is in the picture.
__ 16. Bring your blue bunny sticker to the top of Blue Hill.
__ 17. Plant carrot seeds.
__ 18. Visit a beach and draw a bunny in the sand.
__ 19. Take a picture of with your favorite book of all time!
__ 20. Take a picture with one of the best teachers you know.
__ 21. Take a picture at one of your favorite places in your hometown.
__ 22. Take a picture with your best friend.
__ 23. Mail a BB bumper sticker to someone far away and have them send a picture.
__ 24. Do something to help our planet...take a picture to spread the news.
__25. Make or draw your own Blue Bunny, Be Creative! Send us a picture!
author of Beautiful Oops, Arlo Wears Glasses, and Red Bird, presenting Silly Songs and Stories for Young Children
presenting the new book Fish in a Tree, a new middle-grade novel by the award-winning author of One for the Murphys
presenting her book: Make Learning Personal, an event for teachers co-sponsored by FableVision/The Reynolds Center
We'll read heartwarming winter stories, and kids can decorate paper mittens to take home or donate. We're collecting new and "like new" hats, mittens and scarves for kids and families in need. Fun and Free, and all welcome. Drop off at The Blue Bunny from now until the end of the month. It feels good to help others!