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Bookshop Visit – Blue Bunny Books & Toys: April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


April Vacation Week is Invention Week! To celebrate her children’s novel, The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin, Elinor will be visiting Blue Bunny Books & Toys in Dedham, MA (577 High Street) from 11 AM – 12:30 PM on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 for hijinks and mechanically-minded silliness.

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.


ben-whitehouse-illustrator-chicken3Readings, Sales & Signings

Elinor will be reading aloud from her book at 11:30 AM. Hardcover copies and lots of super-cool books about inventions, science, engineering, and construction will be available for purchase. Write your own signature next to Elinor’s when she autographs your copy!

John’s Secret LEGO® Challenge

The budding inventor, John Coggin, is famous for his imagination. So he’s provided us with secret ideas that you can build in LEGOs. Here’s one example – BUILD A CAR DISGUISED AS AN ANIMAL – but we don’t want to spoil the others! Come and pick your own challenge. We’ll have lots of LEGOs available.

Boz’s Crazy Word Play

That sneaky verbal acrobat, Boz, is running amok in the games department! He’s put together an amazing Dictionary Scavenger Hunt and assorted game handouts. If you like word finds, anagrams, and mad libbish silliness, this is the place to be.

Full Steam Ahead! – Immersive Steam Engine Experience


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

Write Your Own Ending

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.


April 20, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Blue Bunny Books & Toys
577 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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(781) 493-6568
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