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These events all took place in our Burlington store.

Reinventing the Chicken Coop with Matthew Wolpe (Burlington)

Over the last several years, keeping backyard chickens has become a national phenomenon. And as flocks migrate from rural homesteads to suburban and urban locales, a question arises – how can a person house one’s birds in a safe, sanitary, and aesthetically pleasing way, so as not to tick off the neighbors? Phoenix Books is proud to present Reinventing the Chicken Coop, a presentation by Matt Wolpe on building contemporary, well-designed chicken shelters for the urban and suburban enthusiast.

In their book Reinventing the Chicken Coop, Wolpe and coauthor Kevin McElroy have expanded the definition of what a coop is and can be; just as the domain of the chicken has expanded from the farm to urban and suburban backyards, Wolpe and McElroy have expanded the design of the chicken shelter from the utilitarian to a proud statement of sustainability and individuality.

As evidenced by the proliferation of community-organized “Tours de Coops” across the country, chicken-keepers are on a quest to find that perfect coop — one that can serve multiple purposes, integrate seamlessly into urban and suburban environments, and in general function better in the contemporary world. Reinventing the Chicken Coop leads their way.

Kevin McElroy and Matthew Wolpe are the owners of Just Fine Design/Build, a studio that produces original handmade furniture and small structures. Their chicken coop design Chick-in-a-Box won Editor’s Choice for Design at the Bay Area Maker Faire and was featured on the blogs of Make magazine, Farmhouse Modern, and TreeHugger. Both authors live in the Bay Area of California: McElroy in San Francisco and Wolpe in Oakland.

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Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603429801
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - January 1st, 2013

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

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Scaredy Squirrel Cover Image
By Mélanie Watt, Mélanie Watt (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781553379591
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kids Can Press - February 1st, 2006

This Saturday we'll be reading Scaredy Squirrel!


Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zorro Gets an Outfit Cover Image
By Carter Goodrich, Carter Goodrich (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781442435353
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonder Bear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803733282
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dial Books - September 18th, 2008

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

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The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416979173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - March 10th, 2009

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragons Love Tacos Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803736801
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

We'll read Dragons Love Tacos and make paper tacos!


101 Changemakers: Rebels & Radicals Who Changed US History (Burlington)

Join us for a discussion featuring editor Dao X. Tran, as well as readings by local changemakers Patrick Brown, Denise Dunbar, Reuben Jackson, and others.

In the great tradition of Howard Zinn, 101 Changemakers offers a “peoples’ history” version of the individuals who have shaped our country, specially designed for middle school students.

“For too many young people, history is just plain boring. History can seem like it is all about random dates and facts about powerful kings and important presidents making long-winded speeches. History should be exciting. It should be thrilling. It tells us the greatest stories ever told, and those stories contain lessons from the past that can help us create a better future. But we can only do that if we know who really made our history— and what exactly they did.”

Sponsored by Haymarket Books.  Party and fundraiser to follow at Caribbean Corner, 12 N. Winooski Avenue.

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101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History Cover Image
By Michele Bollinger (Editor), Dao X. Tran (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781608461561
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Haymarket Books - November 6th, 2012

Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

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Frederick Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394826141
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dragonfly Books - April 12th, 1973

We'll read Frederick and make pictures with craft paper in the style of Leo Lionni!


Saturday Story Time at Phoenix Books Burlington

Listen to and enjoy stories with your little ones! 

Curious about what title(s) we'll be reading? Keep an eye out for a posting on our Facebook page a few days before the event for all of the details.

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otis and the Puppy Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399254697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - March 12th, 2013

We'll read Otis and the Puppy and have a coloring activity.


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