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Kids' Creative Writing Workshop with Susan! Ages 9 - 12

Writing workshop for ages 9-12 with Susan, one of our wonderful booksellers.

We’ll dig deep into your imagination with a writer’s prompt and help you to dream big!  

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Small Events for Small People: Escargot and Sandwiches!

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:30am
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374302818
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - April 11th, 2017

Ladybug Girl's Day Out with Grandpa Cover Image
By David Soman (Illustrator), Jacky Davis
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803740327
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - May 16th, 2017

Daddy's Sandwich Cover Image
By Pip Jones, Laura Hughes (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780571311835
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Faber & Faber - May 16th, 2017

Ryan T. Higgins, "Bruce’s Big Move"

After the events of Hotel Bruce, our favorite curmudgeonly bear shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice besides!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Bruce's Big Move Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368003544
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 26th, 2017

$17.99
SKU: s9781368003544

Small Events for Small People: Wonder Woman Day!

WONDER WOMAN DAY

With Wonder Woman releasing in theaters this weekend, it's time to introduce kids of all ages to this famous superhero! Join us for a unique story and activity time where we'll learn all about Wonder Woman featuring these three books:

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:30am
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Be a Star, Wonder Woman! Cover Image
By Michael Dahl, Omar Lozano (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623708757
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Capstone Young Readers - June 2017

DK Readers L3: DC Comics Wonder Woman: Warrior for Justice! Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9781465460660
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - May 2nd, 2017

The Big Book of Girl Power Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781941367230
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Downtown Bookworks - October 25th, 2016

Teens Talk Books

Teens — Looking for new and exciting reads? Just want a glimpse of what's coming out in the next couple of months? 

We have just the thing for you! Join Kathy our Young Adult expert for Teens Talk Books:

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

Grove School Theater Event, "The Day the Crayons Quit"

Grove School's Arts Department is proud to present our very own Children's Theater Troupe.  This group of talented students adapts popular children’s literature into stage performances and heads out into the community, promoting the love of story and stage. 

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399255373
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

The Day the Crayons Came Home Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399172755
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Published: Philomel Books - August 18th, 2015

Small Events for Small People: Surprise! Jump! and Dance!

Join us for a unique story and activity time!  We’ll read stories, draw, color, dance, stretch and smile!

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:30am
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
The Giant Jumperee Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227972
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2017

Click, Clack, Surprise! Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481470315
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books - September 6th, 2016

Cockatoo, Too Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499801026
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Bee Books - January 5th, 2016

Sally Sanford, "Henry and the Huckleberries: A Visit with Mr. Thoreau at Walden Pond"

The great naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, takes his young friends berry picking near Walden Pond and turns a mishap into a gentle lesson about nature.

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Henry and the Huckleberries: A Visit with Mr. Thoreau at Walden Pond Cover Image
By Sally Sanford, Ilse Plume (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632260765
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Published: Prospecta Press - February 7th, 2017

Anna Raff, "If I Were a Kangaroo"

If I were a kangaroo,
I'd pick you up and carry you
In my pocket, sleepyhead,
And hop you gently off to bed.


It's time for sleep, and this fun-to-read rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas.

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:30am
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
If I Were a Kangaroo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451469588
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2017

$17.99
SKU: s9780451469588

Wendell Minor, "The Seashore Book"

Wendell Minor The Seashore Book Cover

A summer classic by two masters, reissued and redesigned for contemporary audiences.

Event Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
The Seashore Book Cover Image
By Charlotte Zolotow, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897877
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - May 16th, 2017

$16.99
SKU: s9781580897877

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