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April 2016

The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin: Book Launch Party 4/16/16

April 16, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin, recipient of a Kirkus Star, is due to hit local bookshelves on April 12, 2016. An action-packed party on the Main Floor of the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester, MA is being planned for Saturday, April 16, 2016 (12:30-4:30 pm). Kick off April vacation week with a free afternoon of excitement! ACTIVITIES Readings, Sales & Signings Elinor will be reading aloud from her book at 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. Hardcover books…

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

April 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blue Bunny Books & Toys, 577 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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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…

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The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin: Rockport Public Library 4/21/16

April 21, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin – a Kirkus-starred adventure for kids ages 8-12 – will be crashing into bookstores on April 12, 2016. A fun-filled afternoon in the Brenner Room of the Rockport Public Library is being planned for Thursday, April 21, 2016 during school vacation (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM). ACTIVITIES Readings, Sales & Signings Elinor will be reading aloud from her book at 2 PM and 3 PM. Hardcover books will also be available for sale from the…

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May 2016

School Visit – Pine Hill School, Sherborn MA: May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
Pine Hill Elementary School, 10 Pine Hill Lane
Sherborn, MA 01770 United States
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Pine Hill School, Sherborn MA

It will be a grand May for inventing things! Elinor will be visiting Pine Hill Elementary School in Sherborn MA on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 for a day of literary fun. She'll be bringing along an interactive presentation, hands-on STEM activities, and her new book, The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin. Chock full of crazy characters and silly words, this humorous adventure for boys and girls (ages 8-12) has already received a Kirkus Starred Review. Published by Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins, it's…

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June 2016

Bookshop Visit – Andover Bookstore: June 4, 2016

June 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Andover Bookstore, 89R Main Street
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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Henrietta 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. ACTIVITIES Interactive Reading & Signings Elinor will be reading aloud from her…

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School Visit – Rindge Avenue Upper School, Cambridge MA: June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rindge Avenue Upper School, 70 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Elinor will be visiting Rindge Avenue Upper School on the afternoon of Friday, June 10! Using suggestions from kids in the auditorium audience, Elinor will be giving an interactive presentation on how to build a storyline. She’ll also be available to answer questions and sign books after school has finished.

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Bookshop Visit – An Unlikely Story: June 12, 2016

June 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An Unlikely Story Bookshop & Café, 111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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Tis the season for inventing! To celebrate her children's novel, The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin, Elinor will be visiting An Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA (111 South Street) on Sunday, June 12, 2016 for hijinks and mechanically-minded silliness. There will be heaps of activities, readings, and fun for kids of all ages – but especially tweens and middle graders. Chock full of crazy characters and weird words, Elinor’s humorous adventure for boys and girls (ages 8-12) has already received a Kirkus…

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Kids Kick Off Summer! Peabody Institute Library: June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main Street
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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School's out for summer! If you see Boz – the human cannonball from The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin – rocketing over Peabody, don't be surprised!! Elinor will be visiting the Peabody Institute Library (82 Main Street) on Monday, June 27, 2016 for hijinks and chicken-poo-fueled activities. There will be fun for kids of all ages – but especially tweens and middle graders. ACTIVITIES Readings, Sales & Signings Elinor will be doing an interactive reading at 1:30 p.m. and will need…

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August 2016

Library Visit – Annisquam Village Library: August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Annisquam Village Library, 34R Leonard Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Henrietta the Chicken, Boz the Human Cannonball, and Rufus the Dog from The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin are celebrating summer! Elinor will be visiting the Annisquam Village Library on Thursday, August 18, 2016 for hijinks and chicken-poo-fueled activities. There will be fun for kids of all ages—but especially tweens and middle graders. ACTIVITIES Readings, Sales & Signings Elinor will be doing an interactive reading and will need some help with the sound effects! Hardcover books will also be available for…

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October 2016

Bookshop Visit – Park Street Books & Toys: October 1, 2016

October 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Park Street Books & Toys, 504 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052 United States
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Henrietta 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 Park Street Books & Toys in Medfield, MA (504 Main Street) on Saturday, October 1, 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. ACTIVITIES Interactive Reading & Signings Elinor will be reading aloud…

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