Books Tea Parties

Bookish Tea Party Fun: Fancy Nancy Games!

During our bookish tea parties, we play games! Nothing is cuter than seeing a gaggle of beribboned and bedazzled little princesses (and sometimes pirates) running around the bookstore on a scavenger hunt.  Here are some fun games we played recently.
Leah is super tricky as she hides the butterfly under the cups and then shuffles the cups around.  The party goers have to decide what cup is the right one.
SCORE!! The partygoer (BIRTHDAY GIRL) chooses the right cup!
Next is our famous scavenger hunt. Can you find the missing clothes for Fancy Nancy’s recital?
Where could it be???
You know what the extra fun bit about this game is? Whenever there are customers looking at books near these shelves, they instantly want to help the partygoers find the missing items. It’s SO cute!
What party games do you like to play with your guests aged approx 5-9?
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Towne Book Center & Cafe Tween Book Club Pick: Ranger’s Apprentice and GIVEAWAY!

I’ve really enjoyed sharing fun books with the kids from my Tween book club (aka Tweeies) at Towne Book Center & Cafe, where I work.  This month was no exception.  We decided to read a book from the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan, Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan.  As if the book itself isn’t fun enough, the author, John Flanagan made a bookstore appearance and many of my tweenies got to meet him in person!

John Flanagan is a hoot and I laughed all night at his funny jokes and silly stories.  Who would have guessed from the seriousness of his books that he’d be a riot.

I tried dressing up as a Ranger for my review, but as you can see, I do not look good in a hooded cape.

Oh well, not going to let that keep me from enjoying the book.  Here’s my video review!

I give the series 4 paws for tackling bullying issues, as well.

Unconventional Librarian 4paws


Check out The Ranger’s Apprentice website for fun activities:  There are lots of fun things to do and now I’m an official Ranger! Have you read any in the series?  What did you think?

And now for the surprise…

We’re giving away a signed copy of Book 12 in the series: Royal Ranger, WOOOOOT!!!

Ranger's Apprentice: Royal Ranger

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