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Our favorite books (new and old), fun new products, upcoming store events, Waupaca activities, author visits, Waupaca school district events and more. Comments, share, and visit often!

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EASTER BASKET TREATS!

  EASTER BASKET TREATS AND BOOKS! Every Easter we look for little basket treats, which we think that kids will enjoy as much as candy. Really, for most kids, a little candy goes a long way, and activities are a great addition to chocolate and jellybeans. (We do have Jelly Bellies in Star Wars and [...]

Read More » | March 30, 2017 | Category: Blog, Great Gifts, News, Toy Picks, Uncategorized | Comments: none | Tags:

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Waupaca Welcomes Jan Brett – Sunday, December 4

You are invited to join the Waupaca Public Library and Dragonwings Bookstore in welcoming author/illustrator Jan Brett to Waupaca! Her tour bus arrives at the Waupaca Middle School on Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to take family photos with the bus before Jan speaks at 5:00 pm. Following her presentation, she [...]

Read More » | November 26, 2016 | Category: Authors at Dragonwings, Blog, Book Picks, News | Comments: none | Tags: , , ,

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Fairy Garden Workshops (see what’s new for 2016!)

FAIRY GARDENS (with Sweet, New Houses)   Fairy Garden Workshops are our favorites. Using natural materials to create  the little scenes is fun and feels familiar, friendly and easy. And are they ever beautiful and varied when they are done! Everyone chooses from the same materials, but no two gardens are ever alike. It’s almost magical. [...]

Read More » | May 26, 2016 | Category: Activities, Blog, News | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

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Did you see Gordon Korman in Waupaca?

 Gordon Korman is Awesome      Gordon Korman visited schools all day, when he was here on March 1. Late in the afternoon he had dinner with SLAG in the library’s teen department and ended the day with an evening presentation and book signing at the library. Before the final event, he asked if we expected [...]

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One of My Favorite Authors is Coming!

GORDON KORMAN  WAUPACA PUBLIC LIBRARY  6:00 PM Tuesday, March 1, 2016    That’s right! – the author of the Swindle series, also Masterminds, The Hypnotists, the Titanic trilogy, and dozens more. He gives a great presentation (I’ve seen him once before) and I guarantee that it will be a blast. He will be with students [...]

Read More » | February 10, 2016 | Category: Activities, Authors at Dragonwings, Blog, News | Comments: none | Tags: ,

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Hot Rod Hamster Hide and Seek Game

The Waupaca BookFest is holding a search & find game in downtown Waupaca during the two weeks leading up to the festival. From April 1-16, families are invited to look for the children’s book character Hot Rod Hamster, who is hidden in downtown businesses. To start the game, players pick up a Hot Rod Hamster [...]

Read More » | March 30, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

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Mike Mullin at BookFest

Mike Mullin, author of the Ashfall trilogy (ages 14 and up), will be presenting at the Waupaca BookFest on Saturday, April 18 at the Waupaca Public Library from 2:00-3:00. For more information about Mike Mullin, visit his website http://mikemullinauthor.com/

Read More » | March 28, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

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New Books

It’s awfully cold out there, which makes it a great time to curl up with a new book! An uplifting novel about a girl’s struggle with dyslexia and the teacher who helps her realize how bright and creative she really is.                             [...]

Read More » | February 19, 2015 | Category: Blog, Book Picks, book-reviews, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

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Gift Ideas

The Holidays are here, and we have lots of great gift ideas! Spot It! is one of our favorite games at Dragonwings. Spot the matching image on each card, and you win the round! It’s simple, fun, and there we have many different versions, including Basic English, Alphabet, and Frozen. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer! [...]

Read More » | November 21, 2014 | Category: Blog, Fun Photos, Great Gifts, News, Staff Picks, Toy Picks, toys, Uncategorized | Comments: none

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Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and Dragonwings has a cornucopia of great books to celebrate the holiday. We will be closed this Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving Day, but we will be open during our regular business hours (10:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, Closed Sunday) during the remainder of the week. [...]

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