Saturday, October 23, 2010
Written by Rob Scotton
This Halloween, Splat the cat is hoping to win the title of the scariest cat in his class. However, he is sure his chances are low after being scared by a tiny spider and told that his costume and jack-o'-lantern are not that scary. Will Splat go home disappointed, or end up winning the scariest cat award after an interesting turn of events? Swing by Dragonwings to pick up a copy of this adorable Halloween picture book!
Written by Rania Al Abdullah with Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrated by Tricia Tusa
Enter the world of best friends Lily and Salma. They do all of their school activities together. They draw pictures together, play on the swings together, jump rope together, and even eat their lunches together. However, the girls do have one dissimilarity: their sandwiches. Lily loves her peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but Salma has a soft spot for her hummus and pita sandwich. Will the resulting food fight continue, or will the girls be able to resolve the conflict? Stop by Dragonwings to find out!
Written by Susan Middleton Elya
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Join Rubia and the Three Osos for a retelling of the classic tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When Rubia stumbles across a cute little casa (house), she finds it necessary to try out la sopa (the soup), las sillas (the chairs), and las camas (the beds). When los osos (the bears) return, they chase Rubia away. Can you guess what happens next? I'll leave it as una sorpresa (a surprise)! Stop by Dragonwings today to pick up your copy of this cute English/Spanish twist of a classic story.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
- John Green - Keynote Speaker
- Friday Oct. 1 Waupaca High School 3:30PM
- John Green with Amy Krouse Rosenthal
- Saturday Oct. 2 Waupaca Rec Center 9:00AM
Waupaca Book Festival
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
by Brian James illustrated by Russell Benfanti
This appealing book is a perfect introduction to the planets for the younger set (ages 3-5). Each planet is described in four lines of simple rhyming text, a photo detail with a single fact, and the planets spread across the sky as shiny, colorful spheres appearing through cut-outs in each exciting double page illustration. This book grabs your attention and holds it all the way to Neptune (little Pluto is identified in the background). I'm finding it hard to describe well, but this book is awesome!
Puppies and Kittens Now You See It! by Nicole Corse
Every other page compares how kittens and puppies are the same or different, whether they are sleeping, eating, or playing. Each two page spread has facts on one side and a full page photo on the other. The surprise is that when you flip it from the top you see all kittens, and when you flip it from the bottom you only see puppies! How can that be? Come in and try it for yourself. Amazing.
The latest addition to the 3-D Thrillers series is Big Cats and Amazing Jungle Animals. Learn about the jungle from gorgeous to terrifying in this action packed book. The detailed photos come alive when you look at them through the special tiger-framed 3-D glasses included in this dynamic book! ($4.99 Scholastic)
Only one book could compete with dangerous things for popularity and that would be 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet, also by Anna Claybourne (I wonder about her). Giving a yuck rating to everything from rotten eggs, sweaty feet, and roasted spiders to maggot cheese and pond slime, this guidebook is ready to prepare you for the truly gross things in the world or in your fridge! (Scholastic $7.99)
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Click here to read the first chapter of Into the Gauntlet...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future
by George Beard and Harold Hutchins
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Attention Suzanne Collins fans! Mockingjay, the third and final book of the Hunger Games trilogy, is coming out on August 24th. Stop in to Dragonwings today to reserve your copy! Dragonwings also has copies of both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire in stock if you need to catch up before the big release. Dragonwings has several prizes including Mockingjay bags, tatoos, pins, and note cards signed by Suzanne Collins. We will enter everyone who pre-orders a copy or purchases Mockingjay on August 24th into a drawing for these great prizes. Check out the links below for more information on the coming release...
Mockingjay Book Trailer
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Click Here For Pictures Of Our Branch Weavings!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Click Here To See The Fairy House Photos!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Cars and planes will be racing at Dragonwings Summer Camp workshop on Tuesday, July 20th. Campers will choose and assemble their own balsa wood airplanes and balloon car racers, then construct an obstacle course and start racing! Camp begins at 3:00PM and ends at 4:00PM. For ages 8-12 (ages 4-7 with a parent).
To register call 715-256-9186 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee: $7.50 each. All supplies included.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Our new summer camp series of workshops starts next week! At this first session we will give each camper their very own safety dart set and a dueling spinners set. We will give a demonstration of our amazing skills (yikes!), then everyone gets to practice, and after that, we have a competition. Registration fee is $7.50. For ages 5 to 10. Tuesday July 6th 3:00PM.
Eco-friendly Grandparenting Workshops
Before Sharon Lovejoy came in May, I sat down and read her new book Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars from cover to cover. Wow! I was so inspired, I immediately decided to plan a summer workshop series for grandparents (with or without their grandchildren). Each of the workshops in this new series will include a long-distance project, an at-home project, and an outdoor project. We won't just tell you about good ideas; this is a hands-on program with both indoor and outdoor projects. The first class will include memory nature cards, a mad basket, leaf place cards and more. Registration fee is $7.50 for grandparents, $2.50 for each grandchild. Thursday July 8th 9:00AM.
To register for summer camp or our grandparent workshops call Dragonwings Bookstore at (715)256-9186 or e-mail us.
We have autographed copies of Sharon Lovejoy's books for sale at Dragonwings!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We have a problem here at Dragonwings. Our dragon friends Stripe, Flame, and Scales are missing! The last time we saw the mischievous threesome they were reading My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. My Father's Dragon is the story of a young boy named Elmer Elevator who goes on an adventure to save a young dragon, who is being held hostage in a faraway land called Wild Island. Before we knew it, Stripe, Flame, and Scales were gone. We think they may have gotten lost in the store while on an adventure of their own. Will you stop in and help us find our dragons? A small treasure awaits anyone who helps us locate our wayward group...
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
The Sharon Lovejoy book signing event last Saturday was a great success! Check out Sharon Lovejoy's blog to see what she thought of the event...
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
by John Green - the author of An Abundance of Katherines and the Printz award-winning book Looking for Alaska
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Saturday, May 08, 2010
by Mark Teague
Edward wants to be a firefighter but learns that it can be hard work! While nothing seems to quite go right during his training, Edward learns what he needs to. When it comes time for getting down to business, Edward is ready. Teague is an award-winning author/illustrator whose books include Funny Farm - a 2009 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Picture Book; Dear Mrs. LaRue - the 2003 Book Sense Illustrated Book of the Year, Detective LaRue, and Pigsty. He is also the illustrator for Jane Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs series.
My Mother is So Smart!
by Tomie DePaola
Mothers are wonderful things and Mothers' day is almost here. This great book is celebration of all the amazing things mothers can do from making the best cookies, to driving grandfather's old truck, to the surprising skill at the end of the book. This loving book shows the marvelous things a mother's love can bring.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Join us at Dragonwings Bookstore for book reading with the Humane Society of Waupaca County.
May 2-8 is Be Kind to Animals Week. Meet kittens, read a few good books, and learn about taking care of pets. Stop by and join Dragonwings in showing your support for our furry friends. Twenty percent of the Dragonwing's sales during the event will be donated to the Humane Society of Waupaca County.
by Melissa Marr
The newest release in the Wicked Lovely series, Radiant Shadows is the fourth book set in the world of the faeries. The Wicked Lovely books are filled with shifting romances, danger, and the magic of the courts of the fey people. In Radiant Shadows Ani, half-human - half faery, deals with her longing to belong and lead the Wild Hunt. She attracts the attention of the beautiful and dangerous Delvin, a faery who was created by the powerful High Queen and her chaotic twin sister, Bananach. These young adult books are the perfect read for those readers who enjoy losing themselves in a magical world that is filled with wonderfully complicated relationships.
I Knew You Could!
by Craig Dorfman
In the style of the traditional "I think I can" train, Dorfman writes a new story about a train setting out on life's journey. This book gives advice perfect to new graduates or anyone setting out on a new adventure of life. Advice includes sticking to the track you choose, enjoying your travels, and seeking the help of good friends when you need it.
by Ned Young
His brothers, Hooper and Cooper, may be getting ready for a day at school but Zoomer has other plans for the day. Ned Young tells a fun family story with bright, cheerful illustrations and great details. While the puppies play a game of baseball in their father's bedroom, the birds have started an early morning bowling game. While Zoomer builds the world's biggest sand brontosaurus, the birds play croquet. This funny book with its humorous ending and great illustrations would be just perfect for shared reading time.
Friday, April 23, 2010
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
by Francisco X. Stork
Pancho's life has been filled with death: his mother died when he was five, his father died in an all too recent accident, and his older sister, Rosa, was recently murdered. The police try to claim that Rosa died of natural causes, but Pancho disagrees and makes plans for revenge. Without any family, Pancho is sent to the orphanage St. Anthony where he meets, D.Q., who is dying from brain cancer. As their friendship grows, Pancho remains focused on death while D.Q. holds on to life.