Monday, November 30, 2015

National Ninja Day Story Times

There will be many National Ninja Day story times at schools and libraries from coast to coast this week, but this post is focused solely on book store events. Why?  Because Indies kick-butt!

The Country Bookshop- Southern Pines, NC
Fri., Dec 4th, 10:30-11:30 AM
Join us in the reading of ninja-themed books and activities in honor of National Ninja Day!

Books of Wonder- NY, NY
Sat. Dec 5th, 4:00-5:00 PM
Celebrate National Ninja Day with a special black belt story time with Corey Rosen Schwartz and Todd Tarpley filled with ninja books, games, moves, and activities.

The King's English- Salt Lake City, UT
Sat., Dec 5th, 2:00 PM
Join ninja author/illustrator Rubin Pingk for a special story time featuring the aughty antics of Yukio in SAMURAI SANTA.

Once Upon a Storybook- Tustin, CA
Sat. Dec 5th, 3:00-4:00 PM
Learn how to be a super awesome ninja as author/illustrator Jennifer Gray Olson reads NINJA BUNNY. Then practice your moves with a real martial arts instructor.

The Frugal Frigate-  Redlands, CA
Sat. Dec 5th, 10:30-11:30 AM
Celebrate Take Your Child to a Bookstore and National Ninja Day with this special story time. Activities, treat, and special pricing on all ninja books! Ki-ya!

Hooray For Books- Alexandria, VA
Dec 5th 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM
Come at 10:30 to hear some ninja-tastic stories and songs. then return at 3:00 for sensei-tional games and giveaways.  P.S. Take a selfie with Rubin Pingk's SAMURAI SANTA and you could win big prizes.

Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS
Sat. Dec 5th, 10:30-11:00
Celebrate National Ninja Day with stories about ninjas.  Ki-Ya!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

More Sneaky Fun for National Ninja Day!

Are you doing a story time for National Ninja Day?   In addition to our downloadable Ninja Kit, here are links to other fun Ninja resources and activities.

NINJA BUNNY Activity Guide

Discover the rules for becoming a super awesome ninja with these pages of mazes, connect-the-dots and more.

NINJA! Activity Guide    

Make a ninja mask, fold a ninja throwing star, or discover your inner Ninja with Arree Chung.                             


Design your own cover and use your stealthy ninja powers to stop the wolf with this guide created by Scholastic!

Learn How to DRAW A NINJA with Chris Tougas

Watch the SAMURAI SANTA Trailer 

Then create a trailer for your favorite ninja book!

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Best Librarian Ever (This week!)

JAMIE PALMER: For her incredible book pumpkins!

KURT STROH: For his spectacular Monster Book Fair display

MATTHEW WINNER:  For his fearless Captain Underpants costume

And SHANNON THOMPSON (and, yes, I am biased!)  for transforming from Red Riding Hood


Your dedication to spreading book love is truly inspiring!