Mark your calendars for these special events coming soon to blue manatee! Spread the word and bring the whole herd!

blue manatee press spring book launch

Sat. April 29th @ 10am

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day with our favorite Indie press!
Hear stories, make crafts, and meet the authors of the newest additions to the blue manatee press catalog!

Free event

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel TACO PARTY!

Tue. May 2nd @ 4pm

The sequel to Dragons Love Tacos comes out today which calls for a Taco party! Hear the new book, play games, and create an adorable felt taco to take home for all of your future taco parties!

• $6.00 per child or $3.00 per child with pre-order of the Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel.

• Ages 4 and up

• Space is limited, so pre-registration is required, please call 731.2665 to register


Author Mark Parisi

Thu. May 4th @ 4:30pm

Meet author Mark Parisi, and help launch his new series for middle readers! Marty Pants is a hilarious new series that follows the endearing, frazzled, embarrassed, and, ultimately, fearless footsteps of literature’s most unlikely hero. The first book in the series, "Marty Pants #1: Do Not Open,” comes out on May 2nd, so pre-order your copy and receive a line number for the event.

It's Time for the 2017 Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards!

Sun. May 7th

Children's Book Week is May 1-7 and voting for the 10thannual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards is underway right now (until May 7!).  Want to make your voices heard?  Click here to make that happen!  The Children’s Choice Book Awards are THE only national book awards voted on just by kids! We can't wait to see what great title will win in each category.  Have fun!


blue manatee welcomes Doreen Cronin!

Wed. May 10th @ 4:30pm

Doreen Cronin returns to blue manatee to share Cyclone, her debut novel for middle-grade readers. When Nora rides Coney Island's famous roller coaster,  it should have been the highlight of her summer. But, a tragic accident occurs, taking her on an unexpected emotional ride. 

• Pre-order Cyclone and receive a line number for the event by stopping by blue manatee or calling 513.731.2665l

Celebrate 10 years of Elephant and Piggie!

Sat. May 20th @ 11am

Can you believe Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series has been making us laugh for ten years? Celebrate these favorite friends with stories, games, and giveaways... and maybe even BANANAS! • Ages 3 and up • $4 per child • Pre-registration is required, as space is limited • Stop by or call 513.731.2665 to register.

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