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February 2018

Sarah Dillard at An Unlikely Story

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An Unlikely Story, 111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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Bring your young scouts (recommended ages 5-9) for a reading, signing and badge earning activities with the author of this adorable chapter book series. Register Here About Mouse Scouts Make Friends When Miss Poppy assigns the troop a new badge — Making Friends — the girls think it will be easy. They’re already friends, so what more is there to do? But when the Acorn Scouts learn they will need to team up with the boys in the Maple Scouts…

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“Welcome to Our Home” Living History Tour at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, 399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$10 - $12

Suitable for all ages! Ideal for families! Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends. Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt — all while learning about this extraordinary New England family! Costs Adults: $12 Seniors/…

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Helen Hipp at the Prudential Center Barnes & Noble

February 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Prudential Center Barnes & Noble, 800 Boylston St., Suite 179
Boston, MA 02199 United States
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One-of-a-Kindness, Helen Hipp's second book in the Rosie and Friends series, helps children learn to appreciate themselves and others for their differences. Opening up conversation in a positive way, Hipp's books offer hope and insight that can help parents talk about difficult issues in their child's world. The series provides children with the opportunity to identify, understand, and feel supported by the character

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Susan Cooper at Porter Square Books

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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About The Boggart Fights Back Magic is in the air when Allie and Jay Cameron visit their ancestors' ancient Castle Keep in Scotland, tucked in its unspoiled loch. The twins wake the mischievous shape-shifting Boggart and his infamous cousin Nessie, of Loch Ness fame. But a summer of fun-loving trickery with the Old Things is invaded by a dangerous real estate developer called William Trout. Trout has big plans for a luxury resort on the loch, and little care for…

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“Welcome to Our Home” Living History Tour at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

February 24 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, 399 Lexington Rd.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$10 - $12

Suitable for all ages! Ideal for families! Take a trip into the past as you have an interactive tour of Orchard House with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends. Hear fascinating anecdotes and learn first-hand about their lives and times; play a 19th-century game and sing period songs in the Parlor; participate in a treasure hunt — all while learning about this extraordinary New England family! Costs Adults: $12 Seniors/…

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“I Know A Man…Ashley Bryan” Film Screening at The Carle Museum

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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free with museum admission

I Know a Man...Ashley Bryan (2016, 57 min.) by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly is about a 94-year-old creative wonder who skips and jumps in his heart like a child. A poet/illustrator of over 50 children's books, Bryan has been using art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration…

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Malcolm Mitchell at An Unlikely Story

February 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
An Unlikely Story, 111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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An Unlikely Story is throwing a huge party in celebration of the launch of Malcolm Mitchell's new picture book, The Magician's Hat! There will be magicians, an inspiring presentation by Malcolm, and some very special guests to congratulate Malcolm on his book launch! Malcolm will be reading his book, The Magician's Hat, answering questions from kids, and signing his book. ***Please Note: This is a literacy event, so no sports memorabilia, please.** About The Magician's Hat Super Bowl champion and…

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KidLit Drink Night

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Since Feb. 2012, this group of Boston-area librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, agents, booksellers, and other YA/children’s literature aficionados have been getting together every couple of months to talk, drink, share ARCs, and raise money for kidlit causes. And drink. Hey, just because we read books written for kids doesn’t mean we aren’t grown-ups, right?

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David Walliams and Jeff Kinney at An Unlikely Story

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An Unlikely Story, 111 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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New York Times–bestselling author of Demon Dentist and Grandpa’s Great Escape and the UK’s #1-bestselling children’s author David Walliams is returning to An Unlikely Story and is ready to make dreams come true — with plenty of humorous hijinks, of course. About The Midnight Gang Warning: this book will leave you in stitches! Tom could never have imagined that landing in the hospital with a head injury would lead to the epic journey of a lifetime. Join the Midnight Gang…

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March 2018

A Family Affair Book Club: Harriet Tubman at Frugal Bookstore

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frugal Bookstore, 57 Warren St.
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States
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From the Frugal Bookstore website: Join the Boston Network for Black Student Achievement 2018 series of family book clubs! This book club is designed for families to read great books together and to gather and discuss literature in a fun atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! On March 10th, we'll discuss Harriet Tubman by Ann Petry. The books are geared to children in grades 5–8, but we welcome all ages to participate. Grown-ups and older siblings can read to younger children to…

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