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  • 13
    Jun 2023

      SUMMERTIME AT DRAGONWINGS NATURE ACTIVITIES AND GUIDEBOOKS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY PUZZLES FOR ALL AGES ON ALL SIDES OF OUR PUZZLE ISLAND Including puzzles with pieces in several sizes for the whole family to work on together, search and find puzzles, and surprising lenticular puzzles. Identification chart, too! Now you see it… And now…surprise! [...]

  • 02
    Apr 2023
    Easter Treats at Dragonwings

    Wishing for fun little treats to put in Easter Baskets besides candy? We have mini bubbles with game lids, tiny screwdriver sets, little tape measure key chains, zoo animal finger puppets, a bunch of cute squirting bath toys, colorful unicorn erasers, spinning tops,  mini card games and lots more! We also have Easter activity books [...]

  • 08
    Dec 2022
    Holidays at Dragonwings

        Our holiday books feature a beautiful selection of Jan Brett favorites in hardcover, paperback, board books, and oversize board books. We also have a a holiday display of Little Activity Books from Dover, which are the perfect size for stocking stuffers.         More holiday books, a Christmas Tree Crystal Growing [...]

  • 18
    Jun 2020
    Open With Limited Hours

    Dragonwings and The Bookcellar are open this summer with limited hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 2:00. We have lots of games on hand: board games, card games, educational games, and easy games for the youngest players. Really, as young as 18 months! The Roll & Play Game has large, soft, colorful dice and color-coded [...]

  • 04
    May 2020
    Dragonwings Games, Puzzles & Books Are Available at Turners Market Online Store

    Best wishes to you from Dragonwings Bookstore. Our storefront is currently closed, however, the Turner family has generously offered to sell some Dragonwings items on their beautiful, new online store. You can find some of our puzzles, games and more at It is easy to place orders on their website – for our products, [...]

  • 09
    Jan 2019
    Author/Illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka coming to Waupaca!

    February 4-5 2019: Jarrett J. Krosoczka National Book Award Finalist Jarrett J. Krosoczka will give presentations at the Waupaca Learning Center, the Waupaca Middle School, the Waupaca High School, and the Waupaca Public Library over his two day visit on February 4th and 5th. The books which he has both written and illustrated include the [...]

  • 20
    Nov 2018
    Books for December

    Another Kind of Christmas Calendar: Open Up and Read a New Holiday Book Every Day     A few years ago we started wrapping up 24 old and new holiday books for our granddaughters. The wrapped books were stacked up, giving the girls a clear, visual Christmas countdown. “When is it going to be Christmas?” [...]

  • 20
    Nov 2018
    Two New Holiday Books from Favorite Authors

    Hedgie is mixed up in more misadventures in Jan Brett’s new snowbound story, The Snowy Nap. Winter has never looked more appealing outside and more cozy inside, than in Jan Brett’s holiday books. We have a big selection on hand for you to enjoy with your hot chocolate this winter. Construction Site on Christmas Night [...]

  • 23
    May 2017
    Fairy Garden and Terrarium Kits

    FAIRY GARDEN KIT – turn any tree, bush or plants in your yard into a magical fairy garden with this DIY kit. Guaranteed to inspire imagination, creativity and fun! A great summer gift. Available now at Dragonwings. Also, check out our Fairy Garden Workshop.   PAINT A TERRARIUM KIT – Wood and Plexiglas terrarium with [...]

  • 23
    May 2017
    Summer Workshops: Terrariums and Fairy Gardens

    TERRARIUM  WORKSHOPS Date: Monday, June 5 or Friday, June 30 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Turners Fresh Market, Hwy 54 West Design, plant and decorate your own globe terrarium! Create a little forest inside a large, glass globe with tiny plants and natural decorations, plus make two bonus mini-terrariums. A perfect family activity. Class size limited. [...]


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June 17, 2013


On Monday, June 17 at 2:30pm Dragonwings will be hosting a fairy garden workshop. Create your own fairy house and fairy garden with miniature plants from Turner’s Market. Participants may be ages 4 to adult, though children under the age of 10 must have an adult partner to help with hot glue (no additional fee for accompanying adults). The workshop fee is $15 per person and includes five fairy plants from Turner’s, a plastic container, fairy house materials, and materials to create garden accessories.

If you have a special container that you would prefer to plant in, or any items from home that you would like to include in your garden (shells from a trip to the beach, a thimble, a fairy figurine) we encourage you to bring them along.

Preregistration and prepayment are required as soon as possible. Space is limited, so register early! The Tuesday workshop sold out. We are offering it again on Monday, June 17, and spots are going fast, so please don’t delay.



Start: June 17, 2013
End: June 17, 2013
Venue: Dragonwings Bookstore
Phone: 715-256-9186
108 N. Main St., Waupaca, WI, 54981
Cost: $15

October 6, 2011

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 break the record set last year by 2,057,513 readers in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record literacy campaign.

Our Llama Llama Storytime at 1:00 PM on Thursday October 6 will be registered at Read for the Record.  You can be part of our pledge group by coming to the storytime, or you can visit the store anytime on October 6th to read the book and be counted. We will make Llama Llama bookmarks and give out Llama Llama tattoos at our storytime.

Copies of the book will be available to read all day at Dragonwings, and Llama Llama dolls will be given away with any Llama Llama book purchase including the new release Llama Llama Home with Mama.  Earlier in the day we will be visiting the Waupaca Pre-school to read to a class of 18 students. You could think about reading the book to a kindergarten class, or at a preschool or  daycare center.  It also counts if you read the book at home to your child.  You can call us to be part of our pledge group, or you can sign up at Read for the Record (

Why are we doing this?  For fun and to support literacy programs:

Jumpstart was founded in 1993 at Yale University and has been setting up volunteer programs across the country to give children in low-income neighborhoods a jumpstart in preschool to help them be successful in life.  The first Read for the Record campaign was launched in 2006 to raise awareness of Jumpstart’s literacy efforts.  Each year since then Americans have joined together to break the world record by reading classic stories: The Little Engine That Could (2006), The Story of Ferdinand (2007), Corduroy (2008), The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2009), and The Snowy Day (2010).

Start: October 6, 2011 1:00 pm
End: October 6, 2011 1:30 pm
Venue: Dragonwings
Phone: 715-256-9186

August 4, 2011

Australian Rock Art


Please come and join us at Dragonwings Bookstore for a workshop on Aboriginal Dot Painting. We will paint Australian Aboriginal symbols and tell stories through painting on rocks. Our teacher Willow Macy will show us her Australian didgeridoo decorated with the same type of dot paintings that we are going to learn about! Registration open now. Class size limited.

WORKSHOP FEE: $7.50 (includes all supplies)
AGES: 7 – 12

Start: August 4, 2011 3:00 pm
End: August 4, 2011 4:00 pm
Venue: Dragonwings Bookstore
Phone: 7152569186
108 N. Main St., Waupaca, WI, United States, 53511
Cost: $7.50

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 monster comes with parts, assembly instructions, and even a full monster bio  so you can learn about each monster’s past.  After monster construction, we will put on monster shows and film them!

When: August 4, 3:00-4:00

Fee: 7.50

Check out this video!

Papertoy Monsters on YouTube




Start: August 4, 2011 3:00 pm
End: August 4, 2011 4:00 pm
Cost: 7.50

July 26, 2011

Field Trip to Dragonwings Bookstore

Students from the Learning Cottage Daycare and Preschool went on a Field Trip to Dragonwings Bookstore last week.  They each wore hand-decorated sun visors and carried slings for their water bottles.  At Dragonwings they hunted for dragons, raced cars on the Ramp Racer, set up the train set, held a Fastrack competition, and prepared and served lots of “cookies, ice cream, and pie” to their friends.

Ethan, Hayden, Landon and Carson started their visit by checking out the toys and games at Dragonwings.

Landon and Brady face off in a Fastrack competition. Brady was the overall champion, losing only one game.

Talon served food through every opening in our big tree.

"Here's your order."

Looking for Peter Rabbit and his family in the Woodland Fairy Garden.

Finding gnomes, dragons and fairy houses.

Ah, they found the superhero books.

Hayden and Talon reading Indiana Jones adventure books.

Still reading...

Dayton looks for Peter Rabbit in the Woodland, while Talon and Ellie find out what caught Hayden's interest.

Still reading...

Malia crates a four-decker ice cream cone with chocolate, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Scoopers should take notice.

Ellie shows us the "snacks" that she made.

Heidi, Ellie and Ethan on a Field Trip to Dragonwings.

Start: July 26, 2011 1:00 am
End: July 26, 2011 2:30 pm
Venue: Dragonwings Bookstore

July 21, 2011

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 5-8.  Workshop fee: $10.00 (includes $17.99 pop-up book).  Thursday July 21 from 3:00 -4:00 PM.  Class size limited.  Pre-registration required.  Call 715-256-9186 to reserve a spot.


Start: July 21, 2011 3:00 pm
End: July 21, 2011 4:00 pm
Venue: Dragonwings Bookstore
Phone: 715-256-9186
Cost: $7.50

July 7, 2011

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 and it only costs 7.50 to participate.

10-Minute Puppets is packed with puppet fun, from simple finger puppets to sock puppets and putting on your own puppet show.  You can actually make them in ten minutes,  meaning creative enjoyment even in a time crunch.  If you have a little extra time on your hands, many of the instructions come with suggestions for special upgrades to add to your amazing puppets. 10-Minute Puppets is also great for those on the go with creative puppets that can be made at a restaurant, the post office, or wherever your errands take you!



Start: July 7, 2011
End: July 7, 2011

June 18, 2011

Strawberry Fest Saturday June 18

StrawberriesStrawberry Fest Saturday June 18, 2011

Strawberry Fest: thousands  of sunburned people on Main St. carrying plates piled high with whipped cream, strawberries and shortcake, wandering through a street fair, listening to live music, browsing scores of craft booths.  Dragonwings will celebrate Strawberry Fest with bubble kit specials and bubble demos throughout the day.

Start: June 18, 2011
End: June 18, 2011

June 17, 2011

Dragonwings at The Midwest Renewable Energy Fair

Dragonwings – Midwest Renewable Energy Fair Fri, Sat, Sun June 17-18-19, 2011

Dragonwings will have science and activity books/kits at the MREA Marketplace all weekend. Don’t miss the kids’ workshops and activities like building solar projects, singing with Tom Pease, and cranking home-made ice cream.  More about the fair.

Start: June 17, 2011
End: June 19, 2011

May 27, 2011

Shop, Skip and a Jump

Friday May 6, 2011 4:00pm – 8:00 pm

Shop, Skip and a Jump

Open late on Friday evening – 33 shops in downtown Waupaca and King will offer special events, in-store specials, entertainment, door prizes, and free flowers! Shop, Skip and a Jump is the first of four evening shopping events planned for 2011.

Dragonwings Bookstore Shop, Skip and a Jump Specials:

20% OFF ALL PUZZLES! Check out our new jigsaw puzzles for all ages, new wooden peg puzzles, chunky puzzles, and sound puzzles from Ravensburger, Cobble Hill, Sunsout, Ceaco, Melissa&Doug and more.

20% OFF ALL GAMES! Choose from popular games like Bananagrams or Slamwich, educational games like Rush Hour or Exact Change, classic games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey or Dominoes, or beginner games like Snails Pace Race or Animal Bingo.

DOOR PRIZES! You could be one of the lucky winners.

jumping photo credit: kreg.steppe

Start: May 27, 2011 6:00 pm
End: May 27, 2011 8:00 pm
Venue: Dragonwings Bookstore
Phone: 7152569186
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What an incredible treasure Waupaca has. Dragonwings is an such an asset to the children, families, schools, libraries and community in central Wisconsin. In the modest traveling I have don in the US and abroad, I can say that it is very rare to find a shop so authentic and friendly focused only on the children of a small town.
Jackson Klein