Special Event: Storytime with Ryan Higgins and Bob Shea
Feb
15
10:30 am10:30

Special Event: Storytime with Ryan Higgins and Bob Shea

We are super excited to be hosting two terrific picture book author-illustrators to spend President's Day with us. Ryan Higgins (Mother Bruce, Wilfred) and Bob Shea (Ballet Cat, Dinosaurs vs. Bedtime, and many more) are sure to lead us in a rollicking frolicking fun-fest!

"The vision and cleverness of Higgins and his delightful illustrations have produced an outrageously funny picture book that will make even the grumpiest readers laugh." -- Indie Kids' Next List (Top 10 Selection)
"The humor and theme of friendship and sharing [in Ballet Cat] will have broad appeal beyond the beginning reader set. VERDICT -- Move over Elephant and Piggie!" -- School Library Journal

February Bedtime Storytime with Catching Joy
Feb
26
6:30 pm18:30

February Bedtime Storytime with Catching Joy

Join us for our February Bedtime Storytime with Catching Joy! We'll read winter stories and make a snowman craft! We're collecting NEW and like new pajamas (size 0-20) for kids in need.  FUN and FREE and everyone is welcome!

Meet YA Mystery Writers Diana Renn and Emily Ross
Feb
27
3:00 pm15:00

Meet YA Mystery Writers Diana Renn and Emily Ross

Join us for a conversation and booksigning with Young Adult Mystery writers Diana Renn (BLUE VOYAGE, LATITUDE ZERO AND TOKYO HEIST) and Emily Ross (HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH). Diana and Emily will read from their books and share thoughts about their process for writing mysteries. After a short Q and A, they will be available for signing copies of their books. All welcome!

HUTCH Magazine Creativity Workshops for Kids with Educator Rayna Freedman
Feb
28
1:30 pm13:30

HUTCH Magazine Creativity Workshops for Kids with Educator Rayna Freedman

HUTCH Magazine Creativity Workshops for Kids with Educator Rayna Freedman
Sundays February 28th, March 13th and April 10th, for kids ages 7-12, 1:30 to 3 p.m. ; $5 fee for each session, attend one or all three (this is a drop-off activity)
Do you have a creative kid? This guided workshop will inspire and empower your child to create and imagine.


January Bedtime Storytime with Catching Joy
Jan
29
6:30 pm18:30

January Bedtime Storytime with Catching Joy

Join Catching Joy for our monthly bedtime storytime on Friday, January 29th! We'll read warm winter stories with a giving theme. We're collecting NEW and "like new" hats, mittens, and scarves for kids and adults in need. FUN and FREE and everyone is welcome!

Blue Bunny Book Club -- Inaugural Meeting of New Book Club
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Blue Bunny Book Club -- Inaugural Meeting of New Book Club

It's the inaugural meeting of the new BB Book Club for adults, on January 27, 2016 at 7 PM! The pick of the month is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, and is available for purchase in-store.
For anyone joining the book club who is a crafter (knit, crochet, or otherwise), feel free to bring your projects to work on as we discuss this piece of literature.

Buy the book online from The Blue Bunny now!

 

SOLD OUT! Meet "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Author Jeff Kinney
Jan
23
2:30 pm14:30

SOLD OUT! Meet "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Author Jeff Kinney

NOTE: This event is still scheduled to be held on Saturday, despite the weather reports.  Everyone who purchased a ticket should have received an email with event details.  If you purchased a ticket but are unable to attend, please email us with your book personalization info.  Thank you!

Massachusetts Book Awards Author Reception and Booksigning
Jan
10
3:00 pm15:00

Massachusetts Book Awards Author Reception and Booksigning

ALA Event! The Blue Bunny will be hosting a reception at FableVision Studios on Sunday, January 10th, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., to celebrate the Massachusetts 2015 Book Awards, while ALA is in session at the Boston Convention Center nearby. Meet winners Paul and Peter Reynolds, Katherine Howe, January Gill O'Neil, and Scott Magoon. Click here for the registration link to rsvp.

Meet Author Judith Robbins Rose
Jan
7
3:30 pm15:30

Meet Author Judith Robbins Rose

The Blue Bunny is pleased to offer a meet and greet with Judith Robbins Rose, whose middle-grade book LOOK BOTH WAYS IN THE BARRIO BLANCO explores the challenges of being a kid with undocumented immigrant parents. With rave reviews and multiple awards, this timely book is a strong addition in the growing canon of diverse literature for kids! Join us ffrom 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday January 7th.  #weneeddiversebooks

"Rose’s strong debut explores the challenging lives of undocumented Mexican immigrants....A moving portrayal of a girl’s effort to embrace both her Mexican roots and the possibilities of American life, as well as an affecting look at an important contemporary issue.” — Publisher’s Weekly

 

Henry and Lola Booksigning
Dec
20
3:00 pm15:00

Henry and Lola Booksigning

Henry and Lola: A Puppy Love Story

By Keith Cohen; Illustrated by Roberta Paul

Two puppies make the move from homes to a fancy new Boston hotel only to find that city living takes some getting used to. Lonely and longing for a playmate, the puppies’ daily routines only seem to bring missed opportunities. When nature intervenes, the puppies’ worlds are turned upside down. In this charming story, readers learn that what we search for does not always take us down a straight path. The bumps and obstacles are also a part of our journey.

Meet "Life is Good" Guys Bert and John Jacobs
Dec
17
6:00 pm18:00

Meet "Life is Good" Guys Bert and John Jacobs

Join us for a celebration of optimism, a book signing and meet & greet with Life is Good Co-Founders, Bert and John Jacobs. The first 25 guests will receive a free Life is Good hat!

  • Bert and John will begin speaking at 6:15 p.m. We encourage you to arrive promptly at 6 if you wish to attend the speaking portion of the program. 
  • Books will be available for sale before the event -- books will be signed in order in which they were purchased before and during the event.  You may buy your book online and pick it up the night of the event to save time.
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Book Party with Josh Funk
Nov
14
10:30 am10:30

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Book Party with Josh Funk

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.

Meet Alex Gino
Nov
11
4:30 pm16:30

Meet Alex Gino


BE WHO YOU ARE! Meet Alex Gino, the author of the newly published middle-grade (ages 8-12) novel GEORGE -- one of the most talked-about works of children's fiction this year: When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish
Nov
7
11:00 am11:00

Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish

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."
—Booklist

Silhouette Portraits at The Blue Bunny
Oct
25
10:00 am10:00

Silhouette Portraits at The Blue Bunny

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.    

Paul and Peter Reynolds Booksigning: Sydney and Simon Go Green
Oct
17
10:30 am10:30

Paul and Peter Reynolds Booksigning: Sydney and Simon Go Green

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.

Book Launch Party with Author Luke Reynolds
Oct
9
7:00 pm19:00

Book Launch Party with Author Luke Reynolds

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

Anita Silvey Talk and Booksigning: Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall
Oct
3
11:00 am11:00

Anita Silvey Talk and Booksigning: Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall

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.

Author Sarah Mlynowski Booksigning "Upside Down Magic"
Oct
1
4:00 pm16:00

Author Sarah Mlynowski Booksigning "Upside Down Magic"

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.

 

Double Happiness with Nancy Tupper Ling
Sep
26
11:00 am11:00

Double Happiness with Nancy Tupper Ling

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

Young Adult Author Book Talk and Signing
Sep
25
7:00 pm19:00

Young Adult Author Book Talk and Signing

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.

International Dot Day Storytimes
Sep
14
Sep 15

International Dot Day Storytimes

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!

International Dot Day at The Blue Bunny
Sep
12
11:00 am11:00

International Dot Day at The Blue Bunny

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!