Children's Event

Joe Bruchac Signing Rabbit's Snow Dance, Buffalo Song, On This Long Journey, and Killer of Enemies

Joe Bruchac signs recent titles: Rabbit's Snow Dance, Buffalo Song, On This
Long Journey
, and Killer of Enemies.

These recent books for children and teens focus on Native American traditions.
Titles featured in this event include one picture book, two books for middle readers, and one for teens.

 

  • Rabbit’s Snow Dance is a hip and funny take on an Iroquois folktale about the importance of patience, the seasons, and listening to your friends. 
  • Buffalo Song is the inspiring story of the first efforts to save the buffalo, an animal sacred to Native Americans and a powerful symbol of the American west. 
  • On This Long Journey is about the Cherokee Nation as they face being forcibly moved from their land in 1838. Sixteen-year-old Jesse Smoke and his family have to march westward during the long, cold winter months. 
  • Killer of Enemies is about a seventeen-year-old Apache hunter, Lozen, and her family. She has a unique set of survival skills and magical abilities. Lozen, a hero, hunts monsters with powers that connect her to an ancient Apache legend.

 

Joseph Bruchac has written over 120 books for children and adults that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions. He has received numerous awards including the American Book Award, and awards from Horn Book, Scientific American, The Boston Globe, a Parents Choice award and many more. He lives in Greenfield Center.

Rabbit's Snow Dance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803732704
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Published: Dial Books - November 8th, 2012

Buffalo Song Cover Image
By Joseph Bruchac, Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781584302803
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Lee & Low Books - March 1st, 2007

On This Long Journey, the Journal of Jesse Smoke, a Cherokee Boy, the Trail of Tears, 1838 (My Name Is America) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545530866
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

Killer of Enemies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620141434
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Published: Tu Books - September 17th, 2013

Event date: 

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
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Nancy Castaldo Signing Sniffer Dogs (And Their Noses) Save The World

Nancy Castaldo will be signing her book Sniffer Dogs (And Their Noses) Save The World.

 In Sniffer Dogs you will meet many dogs and their handlers and learn all about their jobs. Some of these dogs are raised from birth to detect blood sugar levels in their owners. Others are rescued from animal shelters and their boisterous personalities help make them excellent sniffer dogs. Featuring a balance between science and social science, Sniffer Dogs will appeal to dog lovers and science lovers alike.
Anyone who has ever spent time with a dog knows that dogs love sniffing! They sniff out hidden food, dirty socks, and the visitor who comes to the door. But some dogs work with police officers, soldiers, and even scientists, to put their "sniffers" to work. Sniffer dogs make use of the amazing biology behind their noses to protect people from bombs, catch criminals smuggling drugs, or help researchers locate a hard to find snail in a forest.!

A dog's nose is so sensitive that if a human could see as well as a dog could smell, we would be able to see four miles away. Is it any wonder then that dogs can be trained to find missing people in piles of rubble or a certain flower blooming amongst hundreds or thousands of other smells? The Wall Street Journal writes” This fascinating account will leave young readers feeling wonder and gratitude for the gifts of the canine set.”

Nancy F. Castaldo is a former environmental educator and author of many notable nature books for children, including Deserts, Oceans, Rainforests, Rainy Day Play, River Wild, and Sunny Days and Starry Nights. “Research and writing,” says Castaldo, “go hand-in-hand! I love writing books for children that get them thinking about the world around them.”

Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544088931
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 8th, 2014

Event date: 

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
us

Debra Knapp Signing Montana: The Police Horse

Debra A. Knapp will be signing her book Montana: The Police Horse.

Montana is a big, handsome bay horse, brown with a black mane and tail and a white blaze down the front of his face. Montana’s partner is Officer Melanie. Together they patrol the streets of Briarwood to keep everyone safe. Debra Knapp writes: “I began to conceive of an idea to combine my love of policing and my love of horses to offer young children a good hero to emulate.”

Peanut, the Dachshund, has escape from her owner’s yard and Montana and Officer Melanie begin their long search to find her. Kristine Byars’ illustrations intensify these suspense filled adventures with their bold colors and the expressive faces of animals as well as people. Will Peanut be found? This is an intriguing book for children from 3 to 7.

Debra A. Knapp was born and raised in New York State. She joined the Dallas Police Department, rose to the rank of Lieutenant and retired after 34 years of service. She has owned and ridden horses for over 28 years. She currently owns two horses: Montana who is a thoroughbred, and Maroochy, a Dutch Warmblood. She divides her time between Middle Grove, New York and Aiken, South Carolina.

$0.00
SKU: 9780989658805

Event date: 

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
us

Childrens Summer Program: Extreme Engineering

Extreme Engineering: Come and push the limits of gravity by seeing how high you can build a skyscraper or how far you can build a bridge ... out of toothpicks and jellybeans! Instructor: Rebecca McCreary. Ages 7-12 (Max. 10).

Registration for July programs begins Wednesday, July 21.
All children’s events are free, but space is limited.
Please reserve your child’s space by calling 346-2719; ask for Amy, Kathleen, or Lil. 

 

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 9:30am

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
us

Childrens Summer Program: Come learn about traditional Russian toys and games!

Come learn about traditional Russian toys and games! We will read a book on Russian traditions and make classic Russian toys. Children will also have the chance to play with toys from Eastern Europe! Katie W. Ages 6-10 (Max. 8).

Registration for July programs begins Wednesday, July 21.
All children’s events are free, but space is limited.
Please reserve your child’s space by calling 346-2719; ask for Amy, Kathleen, or Lil.

 

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:30am

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
us

Childrens Summer Program: Yoga for Kids!

Yoga for Kids! Children will learn a variety of yoga poses and relaxation techniques with Yoga instructor Angelina Carlino. Ages 4-8 (Max. 10).

Registration for July programs begins Wednesday, July 21.
All children’s events are free, but space is limited.
Please reserve your child’s space by calling 346-2719; ask for Amy, Kathleen, or Lil.
 

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:30am

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
us

Childrens Summer Program: Baa Baa black sheep, have you any wool?

Baa Baa black sheep, have you any wool? Children will have the chance to try and spin wool and see what finished yarn and basic weaving look like. We will talk about fairy tales and nursery rhymes and how sheep, wool, yarn, and spinning are featured. Instructor: Kurt Siegel. Ages 4-10 (Max. 8)

Registration for July programs begins Wednesday, July 21.
All children’s events are free, but space is limited.
Please reserve your child’s space by calling 346-2719; ask for Amy, Kathleen, or Lil.

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:30am

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
us

Childrens Summer Program: “Have You Seen My Dragon?” Party and Signing

“Have You Seen My Dragon?” Party: Come celebrate the end of our scavenger hunt with dragon prizes, raffle drawings, snacks, activities, and fun give-aways!

Steve Light, author of Have You Seen My Dragon, will be here to sign copies of the book and to share in the fun.

Registration for July programs begins Wednesday, June 19.  

Please reserve your child’s space by calling 346-2719; ask for Amy, Kathleen, or Lil.

 

Have You Seen My Dragon? Cover Image
By Steve Light, Steve Light (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763666484
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Published: Candlewick - April 8th, 2014

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:30am

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
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Childrens Summer Program: Painting Dragons

Painting Dragons: Come join us as we use watercolors and our imaginations to create our own colorful dragon paintings to take home. Instructor: Cindi Handy. Ages 4-8 (Max. 8).

Registration for July programs begins Wednesday, June 19.
All children’s events are free, but space is limited.
Please reserve your child’s space by calling 346-2719; ask for Amy, Kathleen, or Lil.

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 9:30am

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
us

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