Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter Basket Bonanza

Is the Easter Bunny a little fatigued this year? If so, stop by the store and check out our book bunny baskets for that special reader in your life. You can take the basket as is or ask us to whip up something special for that dinosaur fan, Fancy Nancy aficionado,  or fantasy fanatic. We are here to help!

Saturday, April 23rd we will also have special Easter crafts but stay tuned for more information!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Penguin dozen

We are so excited to be part of The Penguin Dozen program! Every month for the next year we will be celebrating a special character by donating shelf space for all the character's books, hosting storytimes and creating fun crafts for all ages. This month is  a celebration of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and this is what our front shelf looks like:
As noted in the previous post, we will be celebrating The Very Hungry Caterpillar this sunday with special stories and crafts. 

Any what about next month?!?  Well you will just have to wait and see who could be our next great character...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Eric Carle Day at The Elephant's Trunk!

Join us on Sunday, March 20th to celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the work of Eric Carle!!

We will have a special storytime at noon followed by Carle crafts until 2:00 PM.

Don't miss this fun event, all ages welcome!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pat Lowery Collins will visit The Elephant's Trunk this Saturday!

Author Event at the Elephant’s Trunk this Saturday!
Join us Saturday, March 5th for a storytime event with author and illustrator Pat Lowery Collins. Pat will read her picturebook I Am An Artist, which was illustrated by Robin Brickman. When I Am An Artist was published in 1994 it won the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year. It was also selected as a Reading Rainbow Book!
Pat will also read from her newest novel for young readers, Daughter of Winter. Daughter of Winter is the story of twelve-year-old Addie who, left without family by tragic circumstances, flees to the woods to avoid a life of servitude. Taken in by an old Wampanoag woman, Addie must reconcile her past while planning for a future she never imagined. Set in Essex, Massachusetts in 1849 Daughter of Winter is adventurous historical fiction at its best.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What's new at the ETB

Thanks to those who made it to our grand opening, it was a complete success. Jane Sutton and Jennifer Goldfinger wowed the crowd with their picture books and were so wonderful to sit and sign for an hour afterward!

And guess what arrived just in time for the celebration?! Our gorgeous signage from The Chatham Sign Shop.  You can finally see us from the sidewalk now. 

And finally our illustrator wall is really heating up! In case you haven't heard, artist are donating a 12x12 illustration of an elephant for an open wall in the store. So far we have 11 including published illustrator's Jennifer Goldfinger and R.W. Alley. More are on the way but stop by the store to check them all out.

More pictures and updates on the way...