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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!

Holiday Display Table2022

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 [...]

Read More » | December 8, 2022 | Category: Fun Photos, Great Gifts, News, Toy Picks, toys | Comments: none

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

Lulu’s Favorites

Lulu came to Dragonwings and picked out some of her favorite games and puzzles. The Hello Kitty Pop Up Game is like the game Trouble, but with Hello Kitty!                     Lulu really enjoys playing Pengoloo with her sister! This adorable wooden memory game requires players to [...]

Read More » | November 20, 2014 | Category: Blog, Fun Photos, Great Gifts, News, Toy Picks, toys, Uncategorized | Comments: none

Easter Treats

For parents who are looking for something other than candy to put in your kids’ Easter Baskets, Dragonwings has lots of great Easter treats!

Read More » | April 11, 2014 | Category: Blog, Fun Photos, Great Gifts, News, Toy Picks, toys, Uncategorized | Comments: none

Jax and Caye on sailboat


CHEERS TO FORMER STAFF MEMBERS We are celebrating 16 years as a local, independent bookstore in Waupaca.  Former teen staff members now come in married with children of their own: Dan Bootz with Esme and Lulu, Eliza Schultz with Mina, Heidi Draeger with Tyler and Kaleb. Our longtime storefront manager extraordinaire, Rev. Deb Woolsey, is [...]

Read More » | August 30, 2011 | Category: Blog, Fun Photos, Jackson, News | Comments: none

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.

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

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 [...]

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

One Shoe Blues Pictures

The One Shoe Blues event at dragonwings was a hit! The kids saw a music video with B.B. King himself singing the blues about his missing shoe, while receiving advice from Momsock and a chorus of sock puppets. After the music we made socks into puppets, put on a little puppet shows, had photos taken [...]

Read More » | December 30, 2009 | Category: Events, Fun Photos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Look Who’s Reading…

Staff member Joanne showed me these photos of her grandsons, which I couldn’t resist sharing. Above they are reading a Horrible Harry chapter book by Suzy Kline. Below they are reading When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach, which won the 2008 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award.

Read More » | February 24, 2009 | Category: Fun Photos | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,