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December 2014
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The Light Princess opens at the A.R.T.

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loeb Drama Center,
64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Presented to great acclaim last season, this adaptation of George MacDonald’s classic fairy tale follows a young princess cursed to live without gravity. Floating through life unburdened by cares or sorrow, the princess is always just out of reach of everyone around her. If her parents, the King and Queen, don’t help her get back to earth by her 16th birthday, the curse will become permanent. Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2015, this playful production combines wit…

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Eileen Christelow at The Odyssey Bookshop

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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The Odyssey Bookshop welcomes the legendary author and illustrator, Eileen Christelow, creator of the Five Little Monkeys series for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on The Bed!. Bring your favorite bedtime stuffed animal and join us for a pajama party with this wonderful author! Freebies, stickers are all in store for you on this Saturday afternoon! Eileen Christelow, author and illustrator of many popular picture books for children, was born in Washington DC. She…

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Zoë and R. W. Alley at Wellesley Books

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wellesley Books,
82 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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Enjoy storytime with Zoë and R. W. Alley, author and illustrator of Enzo Races in The Rain!, a picture book created in collaboration with Garth Stein, based on his best-selling novel The Art of Racing in The Rain. ABOUT THE BOOK New York Times bestseller Garth Stein’s picture book debut about the lovable dog Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartwarming tale of coming home. Enzo the puppy’s action-packed adventure begins when he makes the…

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Gregory Maguire at Porter Square Books

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter Square Books,
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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“Like the matryoshka doll Elena carries, there are a lot of layers to Maguire’s story. Rich, descriptive language will reward readers who like to sink their teeth into a meaty story.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) In Egg & Spoon, Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her…

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Exhibition “One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature” opens at The Grolier Club

December 10
The Grolier Club,
47 East 60th St., New York, NY 10022 United States
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Powerful narrative, unforgettable characters, illustrations that stir the imagination, and insights that engage the mind and heart — literature for children is forged from the same enduring elements as literature for adults. Children’s books with these qualities often shine for generations, with some achieving landmark fame. A few such books ultimately go on to enter the canon of classics of children’s literature. The Grolier Club’s milestone public exhibition, “One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature,” showcases one hundred books of this caliber, printed from 1600 to 2000. On view from December…

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Michael G. Lewis at The Blue Bunny

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Join the Blue Bunny for a special storytime and book-signing with The Great Pirate Christmas Battle author Michael G. Lewis.    

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Holiday Bedtime Storytime with Catching Joy

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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The Blue Bunny will be supporting The Home for Little Wanderers’ Big Wishes Gift Drive with two events this month. The storytimes will feature stories about the holidays and children will be invited to make a simple craft. Families are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy as a donation to the gift drive. 10% off any purchase made for this donation.

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Storytime Toy Drive with Peter H. Reynolds

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Blue Bunny Books and Toys,
577 High St., Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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The Blue Bunny will be supporting The Home for Little Wanderers’ Big Wishes Gift Drive with two events this month. The storytimes will feature stories about the holidays and children will be invited to make a simple craft. Families are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy as a donation to the gift drive. 10% off any purchase made for this donation.

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Mo Willems at The Odyssey Bookshop

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Odyssey Bookshop,
9 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075 United States
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Mo is back from Paris and he’s been busy! In celebration of the new release of his latest Elephant & Piggie book, we welcome Mo as he reads, Waiting is Not Easy. The reading portion of this event has been SOLD OUT. If you would like to attend the signing line portion only you may sign up by emailing RSVP@odysseybks.com. The signing line portion will begin at approximately 4pm. Mo will sign and personalize any books bought from the Odyssey,…

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Children’s Media Association Boston Holiday Party

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lir Irish Pub and Restaurant,
903 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Snowflakes are falling. It’s that time of the year. A fun holiday season is drawing near. CMA Boston would love to celebrate together. Ditch work for the night, and forget the cold weather. Pencil in Monday, 12/15 for some holiday cheer. Join CMA Boston to toast to a brilllliant New Year. Meet friends old and new, at our party at Lir. And we’ll treat 25 guests to free wine or beer! FREE to All! Members and non-members are welcome. THREE…

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