Happy birthday, Littsie of Cincinnati!
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Happy birthday, Littsie of Cincinnati!

Description:Celebrate the 15th birthday of Jinny Powers Berten's book, "Littsie of Cincinnati" with cake and a meet and greet with the author! Copies of all of Ms. Berten's books, "Littsie of Cincinnati," "Littsie and the Underground Railroad," "Jake and the Empty Abbey," and her holiday books, "Henry" and "Cincinnati Christmas" will be available at this event.

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boo manatee
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

boo manatee

For a Halloween party with some fun and inanity,
look no further than the bookstore blue manatee!
Wear your costume, play games, eat snacks with your friends,
we'll get messy and silly before the party ends!

blue manatee's Halloween party continues with games, crafts, stories, treats, a costume parade, and stories and songs from April Eight!
• Ages 3 and up
• Tickets are $12 per child
• Tickets are required for this event

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"Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown" Release Party
Oct
30
4:30 PM16:30

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown" Release Party

Celebrate the release of The Meltdown, the 13th book in the beloved and bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series with blue manatee! We'll have a snack, play some games, and each participant will leave with some Diary of a Wimpy Kid goodies as well as their pre-ordered copy of The Meltdown. 

• Registration is required, as space is limited
• This event is free with pre-order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown, or $6 per child
• Register online at bluemanateebooks.com
• Jeff Kinney (the author) will NOT be present at this event



About Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown

When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?

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Read to a therapy pet
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Read to a therapy pet

Our furry friends from Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati will be in the store for customers of all ages to read to and pet! This is a fantastic way for kids to practice their reading skills with a sweet, nonjudgmental listener!

For non-readers, one of our booksellers will share a few animal books so you can hang out with an animal and hear a great story. 

Free event, just sign up for a time slot to read to a dog when you get to the store! 

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"Count the Wings" signing
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

"Count the Wings" signing

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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