6:30 pm18:30

Hotdog Party with “Galactic Hotdogs” illustrator Rachel Maguire

  • Blue Bunny Bookstore

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.

Wolfie the Bunny Booksigning & Storytime with Ame Dyckman
12:00 pm12:00

Wolfie the Bunny Booksigning & Storytime with Ame Dyckman

  • Blue Bunny Books

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? -

11:00 am11:00

Book Launch Party with Peter H. Reynolds for “Little Miss, Big Sis”

  • Blue Bunny Bookstore

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.

6:30 pm18:30

Kids’ Kick-off to Summer Reading with Author Tui Sutherland

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!

3:00 pm15:00

Young Adult Author Panel Discussion and Booksigning

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.

6:30 pm18:30

Bedtime Storytime with Catching Joy -- Silly Socks and Underwear

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.

May 31

Blue Bunny Scavenger Hunt

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!

6:30 pm18:30

Bedtime Storytime with Catching Joy

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!