UNBORED TOUR — DECEMBER
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Kudos

Friends,

My new book UNBORED (co-authored with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) provides over 300 pages of activity ideas for kids, including classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn bombing – and more.

UNBORED is a pick on the following Holiday Gift Book lists:

* Amazon Editor’s Picks: Kids & Teens Holiday Gift Books
* Barnes & Noble’s BOOKS WE LOVE list (HOW-TO category)
* WIRED’s GEEKDAD HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
* Sports Illustrated Kids Holiday “Gotta Get It Guide”
* Powell’s Holiday Gift Guide: KID’S ACTIVITY BOOKS
* The BOING BOING Gift Guide
* USA TODAY’S blog POP CANDY Holiday Gift Guide
* Momfilter’s GIFTS WE LOVE list
* Publishers Weekly’s DIY CRAFTS BOOKS 2012 round-up
* BookPage’s SMART ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS list — “TOP PICK IN LIFESTYLES”
* NY MetroParents STUFF WE LIKE blog’s Holiday Gift Guide

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Please drop by one of the following kid-friendly events in Boston and NY this December! For more info about each one, scroll down the page.

December 4
Harvard Sq. (Cambridge)
Harvard Book Store
7 pm

December 9
Amherst (MA)
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
1 pm

December 16
Brooklyn (NY)
The powerHouse Arena
3 pm

December 20
Jamaica Plain (Boston)
RETURN ENGAGEMENT! City Feed & Supply
4 pm

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Check out the UNBORED website, which features lots of behind-the-scenes and original material. Stay up to date on UNBORED news via our Facebook page. Follow the feeds we follow via Twitter.

Also check out the glowing compliments UNBORED has received from parents, reviewers, and Amazon users!

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DECEMBER 4
HARVARD BOOK STORE (CAMBRIDGE, MASS.), 7 pm

JOSHUA GLENN
joined by UNBORED designer and art director TONY LEONE
& joined by illustrators MISTER REUSCH and HEATHER KASUNICK

A brief talk by the author. A few volunteer kids will be invited to try out a fun project! Followed by a book signing. Illustrators Mister Reusch and Heather Kasunick will not only sign but doodle and personalize each book!

Click here for event info.

Location: Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave., Cambridge.

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DECEMBER 9
ERIC CARLE MUSEUM (AMHERST, MASS.), 1 pm

JOSHUA GLENN
joined by UNBORED designer and art director TONY LEONE
& joined by illustrators MISTER REUSCH and HEATHER KASUNICK

A brief talk by the author. A few volunteer kids will be invited to try out a fun project! Followed by a book signing. Illustrators Mister Reusch and Heather Kasunick will not only sign but doodle and personalize each book!

Watch this space for event info.

Location: Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd. Amherst.

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DECEMBER 16
POWERHOUSE ARENA (BROOKLYN, NY), 3 pm

JOSHUA GLENN & ELIZABETH FOY LARSEN
joined by UNBORED designer and art director TONY LEONE
& joined by UNBORED CONTRIBUTORS GINIA BELLAFANTE and JEAN RAILLA

A brief talk by the authors and contributors. A few volunteer kids will be invited to try out a fun project! Followed by a book signing.

EVENT INFO

Location: The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn. 718-666-3049

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DECEMBER 20
CITY FEED (JAMAICA PLAIN, MASS.), 4-7 pm

JOSHUA GLENN
joined by UNBORED designer and art director TONY LEONE

A brief talk by the author. A few volunteer kids will be invited to try out a fun project! Followed by a book signing. Plus, there will be a local teenage rock band: Mister Q.

EVENT INFO

Location: City Feed & Supply, 672 Centre St., Jamaica Plain

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Joshua Glenn is a Boston-based semiotic culture and brand analyst. He is editor/publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age science fiction imprint HILOBOOKS. In addition, Josh is co-author of several books, including (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY, the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS, and (with Elizabeth Foy Larsen) the family activities guides UNBORED, UNBORED GAMES, and the forthcoming UNBORED ADVENTURE. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT.