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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!

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 [...]

Read More » | June 18, 2020 | Category: Activities, Blog, Book Picks, Great Gifts, News, Staff Picks, Toy Picks, Uncategorized | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

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

Ecuador pants

Colorful Clothing from Ecuador

Jackets and Pants for Little Kids ~ We visited Jackson and Caye in Ecuador in March and brought back these super cute, colorful, cotton pants and jackets. We have sizes for newborns through toddlers. We have given them as baby gifts in the past, and the moms gave us great feedback like: “My boys lived [...]

Read More » | May 8, 2013 | Category: Blog, Great Gifts, News, Staff Picks | Comments: none | Tags: ,

Danger at the Zoo

Autographed Books from American Girl Make Great Christmas Gifts!

Dragonwings has a few signed copies of  the five mysteries by American Girl author Kathleen Ernst. They come with bookmarks from the author and would definitely make your American girl very happy this holiday. Clues in the Shadows Molly Molly is trying to help the war effort, but she has a lot to worry about [...]

Read More » | November 23, 2011 | Category: Authors at Dragonwings, Blog, book-reviews, Great Gifts, News, Staff Picks | Comments: none

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6 Cabin Fever

Wimpy Kid – Cabin Fever on sale TODAY! Good old Greg – still clueless, still hopeless, but his sad life gets funnier with every book. A blizzard has Greg trapped in the house with his family, but the authorities are ready to pounce as soon as the snow lets up. Could things get any worse? [...]

Read More » | November 15, 2011 | Category: Blog, Book Picks, book-reviews, News, Staff Picks | Comments: none | Tags: ,

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Illustrated by Michael Hague Look deep into a snow globe and discover a magical Fairyland Christmas.  Find the fairies, gnomes and woodland animals playing in a snowy forest with Santa’s reindeer as the big day draws closer.  Look for a hidden snow cave, a dancing snow bear, a downy yellow duckling, [...]

The Greatest Snowman in the World!

The Greatest Snowman in the World! Written and illustrated by Peter Hannan Three best friends, enthusiastic Charles Chinchilla, mellow Elvis Wormly, and cranky Babs McBoid, are inspired by a snowstorm to build the greatest snowman in the world.  When their masterpiece begins to melt, not even a race to the freezer can save the day, [...]

Knuffle Bunny Free

Knuffle Bunny Free Written and illustrated by Mo Willems Who expected Trixie and Knuffle Bunny to have a coming-of-age story? Mo Willems completes the Knuffle Bunny trilogy with a round trip vacation to Holland, a generous gift, and a sneak peek into Trixie’s future.  Will Knuffle Bunny and Trixie live happily ever after?  Ages 3-6

Secret Message

The Secret Message

The Secret Message By Mina Javaherbin based on a poem by Rumi Illustrated by Bruce Whatley A rich Persian merchant keeps a parrot in a large, golden cage in his shop.  The talented and colorful parrot attracts more customers every day.  Soon the merchant needs to travel to India to buy more goods for his [...]