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Bookshop Visit – Andover Bookstore: June 4, 2016

June 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


ben-whitehouse-illustrator-chicken3Henrietta the Chicken and Elinor the Mad Hatter are hitting the road! To celebrate her children’s novel, The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin, Elinor will be visiting the Andover Bookstore in Andover, MA (89R Main Street) on Saturday, June 4, 2016 for hijinks and mechanically-minded silliness. There will be heaps of activities, an interactive reading, and fun for kids of all ages – but especially tweens and middle graders.


Interactive Reading & Signings

Elinor will be reading aloud from her book—and will need a little help from her audience! Hardcover books will also be available for sale, all ready to be dedicated to you or your friends.


Create Your Own LEGO® Invention

The universe is the limit! Construct your own dragons, internal combustion engines, or out-of-this-world inventions with LEGO®. Don’t forget to ask your parents to take a picture of your creation – they can email it to Elinor to feature in her news blog.

Boz’s Crazy Word Play

That sneaky verbal acrobat, Boz, is running amok in the games department! He’s put together all kinds of challenging verbal puzzles. If you like word finds, anagrams, and mad libbish silliness, this is the place to be.

Full Steam Ahead!

As John Coggin discovers, steam engines may just be the coolest – and hottest – things on the planet. Examine a working steam engine model and draw plans for your own steam-powered racing vehicle.

Write Your Own Ending ben-whitehouse-illustrator-chicken1

Dreaming of becoming a writer some day? After each reading, Elinor will invite listeners to write about what happens next to John Coggin and his best friend Boz. Read more about her Kid Story Showcase.

Chock full of crazy characters and weird words, Elinor’s humorous adventure for boys and girls (ages 8-12) has already received a Kirkus Starred Review. Published by Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins, it’s available through Amazon, IndieBound, and all major booksellers.

Learn more about the book…


June 4, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Andover Bookstore
89R Main Street
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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