Don't miss this great start to the holiday season in Dedham Square! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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.
Meet the "Life is Good" guys Bert and John Jacobs, who will be visiting The Blue Bunny to sign copies of Life is Good: The Book
Please donate NEW unwrapped children's books during the month of November and join us for our free bookmark workshop on Sunday November 22nd.
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.
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.
It's all about the Penguins! Penguin stories, facts, crafts and snacks! Dress like a penguin if you want! All ages welcome. 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."
Costumes Welcome! Donations of small Halloween novelty items and non-perishable food items are appreciated. FREE!
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 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.
Join us for a Special Storytime on the Monday holiday this week!
10:30 a.m. 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.
Donations of non-perishable food items for the Dedham Food Pantry will be accepted at The Blue Bunny during the month of October.
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.