This post is a note to booksellers and librarians. Do you want to host an authorless UNBORED event? Then download the PDF linked to below:
UNBORED is crammed with nearly 200 unique, educational, and always kid-friendly activities designed to appeal to kids aged 8–13. If you’d like to throw an UNBORED event at your library or store, our publisher (Bloomsbury) has prepared a guide packet containing instructions and a list of supplies you’ll need to make sure all of your attendees are unbored for a story hour or an in-store gathering. The activities in the guide include: becoming a yarn bomber, making your own magazine, making a no-sew stuffed animals, decorating your sneakers, making a kumihimo braid, and telling your politicians what you think.
ALSO! Bloomsbury will supply your library or store with supplies (for example, yarn, cloth markers, string for braid-making — for several of the activities, for up to 10 people — if you request them before December 15, 2012. Your venue will need to provide, e.g., rice, socks (for stuffed animals), paper, white sneakers to decorate. Just a warning — a workspace where markers, rice, and glue are welcome is necessary.
Get started by clicking on the PDF link above!
PS: The authors do like making store appearances! (See below.) We just have a tight travel budget.