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Children's Book Week

Children’s Book Week May 7-13

 Activities for Children’s book week at Dragonwings: Coloring/drawing contest: Create a book cover featuring your mom.  Be creative, use any materials you have (Crayons, markers, paints, mixed media etc.) to have your mom be the center of the book cover.  She could be the main character of your favorite book or be  from an original [...]

Read More » | May 4, 2012 | Category: Activities, Blog, Book Picks, Events, News | Comments: none


The Boxcar Children Contest

Kids ages 4-12 may create a short essay or drawing featuring their favorite Boxcar Children story.  Dragonwings bookstore will collect entry forms by May15th. Create an original essay or drawing depicting a favorite story from The Boxcar Children Mysteries.  Illustrated entries need not contain any text.  Essays must be in English and no longer than [...]

Read More » | April 22, 2012 | Category: Activities, Blog, News | Comments: none

I've lost my hippopotomus

Poem in your Pocket Week

Come and celebrate National Poetry Month with Poem in your Pocket Week — April 23-April 30. Share your favorite poem and pick one from our PoeTree. The last week of April, Dragonwings will be having an in-store discount for anyone that brings a poem  in your pocket.  Read one of your favorite poems to a Dragonwings [...]

Read More » | April 14, 2012 | Category: Activities, Blog, Book Picks, News | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

llama llama red pajama

Help Break the Reading Record!

On October 6th Dragonwings Bookstore is is planning to help break a world record for the largest shared reading experience in history. You can join us, and more than 2 million children and adults across the country and around the globe, by reading Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.  We will be attempting  to [...]

Read More » | September 29, 2011 | Category: Activities, Blog, Events, News | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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16th ANNIVERSARY – 16 DAYS – 16% OFF STOREWIDE – ADDITIONAL 16% OFF SALE ITEMS For us this is a unusual kind of sale.  Usually we might have a seasonal sale table or few shelves of this and that on sale, but it’s our anniversary, so why not live it up?   We combed through our [...]

Read More » | August 31, 2011 | Category: Activities, Blog, Events, Great Gifts, News | Comments: none | Tags: ,

Which old witch?

Chalk Art Humor

People have been stopping in for days telling us how much they like our chalk art.  We love the new chalk art book from Klutz and used lots of their ideas and some of our own to create a bunch of chalk art silliness outside the store.  It’s still there – you can come down [...]

Read More » | August 22, 2011 | Category: Activities, Blog, Events, Fun Photos, News | Comments: none

Princess Hannah looking very like Princess Grace.

papertoy monsters

Papertoy Monsters Video-making Workshop

Like monsters? Come join us for an afternoon of monstrous fun! On Thursday, August 4, we will have a Papertoy   Monster Video-making workshop.  Perfect for kids ages 9-14, everyone will have a chance to make a few monsters. From Wolfman Joe, to Octopup, to Confetti Yeti, there are many different monsters to choose from! Each [...]

Read More » | August 1, 2011 | Category: Activities, Events, News | Comments: none | Tags: , , ,

amazing pop up big machines

Diggers and Dozers Workshop Thursday 7-21

Do you love diggers, dozers, trucks and tractors?  In this workshop everyone will receive a great big, interactive book filled with big machines that pop up on every page.  Then we will get to work making equipment to attach to the big machines and find out if they can handle some big loads. For ages [...]

Read More » | July 18, 2011 | Category: Activities, Events, News | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , ,

10-minute puppets

10 Minute Puppets Workshop

Join us this Thursday, July 7, from 3:00-4:00 for quick, exciting puppet-making!  Everyone will get to make 3 or 4 puppets from ideas in the book 10-Minute Puppets, by puppeteer Noel MacNeal. Then, take the fun home with you by performing puppet shows or adding to your cast!  This is perfect for children ages 6-14 [...]

Read More » | July 5, 2011 | Category: Activities, Events, News | Comments: none | Tags: , , ,