Pop Up Shakespeare signing
Nov
4
1:30 PM13:30

Pop Up Shakespeare signing

Austin Tichenor, member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, will be at blue manatee to sign Pop Up Shakespeare, which he co-authored with members of the troupe.

In this book, you'll read about William Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, and poems as you
never have before in an entertaining pop-up book collaboration between the internationally known comedy troupe the Reduced Shakespeare Company and best-selling illustrator Jennie Maizels. Featuring five interactive spreads filled with dramatic pop-ups, fun foldouts, hilarious summaries, and fascinating commentaries, this is the perfect introduction to one of the world’s greatest playwrights and his enduring works.

• Free event
• Open to all ages
• Contact blue manatee at 513.731.2665 to reserve a copy of Pop Up Shakespeare

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author Michelle Houts signs "Count the Wings"
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

author Michelle Houts signs "Count the Wings"

Author Michelle Houts will be visiting blue manatee to discuss and sign her book, Count the Wings: The Life and Art of Charley Harper. 
Count the Wings is the first book for middle-grade readers about influential Cincinnati artist Charley Harper’s life and work. Author Michelle Houts worked closely with the Harper estate to include full-color illustrations, plentiful supplemental materials, and discussion questions that will intrigue and engage young readers.
Joining Michelle Houts at this event will be Brett Harper, an accomplish artist and son of Charley Harper. 

This event is open to the public. 
Copies of Count the Wings, and other fantastic titles by Michelle Houts, will be available for purchase and signing. 

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author Sherri Duskey Rinker
Nov
29
4:30 PM16:30

author Sherri Duskey Rinker

Author Sherri Duskey Rinker returns to blue manatee to sign her newest book, Construction Site on Christmas Night.
VROOM and ZOOM into the holidays with this new Christmas classic from the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.
The trucks are gearing up for Christmas by building a special gift! But, there's a surprise waiting for each of them, too! Presents await for Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer as each finishes their part of this big, important job and rolls off to a sweet and sleepy goodnight.

Be sure to join us for this extra-special author event for all ages! 
blue manatee will have plenty of copies of all of Sherri Duskey Rinker's books, but you can call us at 513.731.2665 to reserve a specific title.

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author Artie Knapp
Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

author Artie Knapp

Meet author Artie Knapp as he introduces his newest picture book for ages 4-8, Little Otter Learns to Swim. This beautifully illustrated story is about a baby river otter that learns to swim, dive, and play in its natural habitat. At first encouraged by her mother, the little otter soon practices on her own, quickly learning to escape shoreline predators and to find her way to the security of home. 

Copies of Little Otter Learns to Swim are available to pre-order or can be purchased at the event. 

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