Read to a therapy pet
Jun
3
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. 

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Creative Mindfulness Camp
Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

Creative Mindfulness Camp

Join Emily Hunt from Busy Being Kids Yoga in this afternoon camp that will spark your creativity while quieting your mind! A variety of movement, mindfulness, art, and craft activities will take place within the time spent with Miss Emily!
• $20 per child
• Ages 6 and up
• Pre-registration is required, as space is limited
• Visit bluemanateebooks.com to register

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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Edition Release Party!
Jun
25
to Jun 26

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Edition Release Party!

Calling Wizards and Muggles of all ages!
Count down to the release of the 20th Anniversary Editions of the Harry Potter books with us! 
This event, with trivia, a costume contest, and an epic spell battle is FREE with pre-order of at least one of the new paperback editions of Harry Potter. These gorgeous new editions in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone feature a newly designed cover illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, as well as the beloved original interior decorations by Mary GrandPré.

• Special beverages and snacks will be available for purchase at the event.
• Books will be available for pre-order soon! 

 

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Poetry Teatime
Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Teatime

The summer is the perfect time of year to draw children away from electronics while engaging them in reading.Join Julie Bogart for a fun teatime featuring readings from some of blue manatee's favorite poetry books, and a service of tea and light snacks.

• For ages 4-8
• 8 per child
• Pre-registration is required, as space is limited

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after school book break
May
14
4:30 PM16:30

after school book break

Join us to take a look at and hear the first few chapters of the new book, Bob,  by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. This new book for middle readers is a magical story about the enduring power of friendship between Livy, a young girl, and a "wrong" Zombie chicken. 
Guests at this event can create their own interpretation of Bob with a variety of craft materials, and will receive an after school snack. 

Copies of Bob will be available as of May 1st, and participants in this event will receive 20% off of their copy of the book! 

• $3 per child
• Ages 6 and up
• Please pre-register so we can prepare snacks and materials! 

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author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand

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Author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand will be at blue manatee to share his newest books, I'm a Duck and First Star: A Bear and Mole Story! A long-time friend of our store, Will has illustrated and written over 65 books for young readers and their families! 

• A book signing will follow the story time

• Line numbers will be given with purchase of I'm a Duck and/or First Star: A Bear and Mole Story
• Free event for readers of all ages

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