Martha Merrell’s Community Involvement
Martha Merrell’s Books is a community-minded independent bookstore, meaning that we host, participate, or are involved in many community events.
Examples of the depth of our commitment to Waukesha and the community include:
Event and Community
- Waukesha Downtown Business Association
- Waukesha Friday Night Live
- ProHealth Care RiverWalk for Breast Cancer, 1st Saturday in May each year
- Alzheimer’s Walk, 1st Saturday in September each year
- Waukesha’s Friday Night After Dark Music Series (indoor music from October – December)
- Downtown Trick or Treating on the Saturday before Halloween
- Holiday Stroll featuring Author Mania (before the Christmas Parade)
- Christmas Clearing Council
- Silver Bells activities during the Christmas season
- Santa’s Breakfast Workshop on Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas
- Art Crawls on the 1st Saturday in March, May, August, October & December
- Waukesha JanBoree
- Waukesha Farmers’ Market on the RiverWalk
- Waukesha GuitarTown Project (a public art project with Gibson Guitar Company)
- Waukesha County Reading Council
- Waukesha Reads Program each October
- Wisconsin State Reading Association
If at all possible, we try to be supportive of any proposals brought to our attention.
Norm and Eve Bruce
October 2nd from 5-7pm during the Waukesha Art Crawl
Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Dale A. Morgan moved to Wisconsin as a young woman and still makes it her home. For many years she filled notebooks with memories of her Texas childhood as she taught English to middle schoolers and raised three sons. During that time, she wrote poems for friends, plays for her students, and also taught creative writing to adults.
Told with humor and affection, String Too Short to Tie tells the story of the powerful ties of land and family. The author, called Dalinda in this memoir, rumbles down the dusty Texas road where she grew up, struggling with ambivalence toward proud family and friends who stayed while she left. ... See MoreSee Less
MY FIRST BOOK OF SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
RAINBOWKU Fun and Colorful Sudoku for Kids (of all ages!) ... See MoreSee Less
Beverages and desserts will be available. ... See MoreSee Less
LLLAMA LLAMA MEETS THE BABYSITTER by Anna Dewdney
ANGELINA BALLERINA FAMILY FUN DAY by Katharine Holabird
HOME IS.... by Hannah Barnaby ... See MoreSee Less
MOON and MARS by Marion Bauer (pbk)
New from National Geographic's LITTLE KIDS FIRST BIG BOOK series:
ROCKS, MINERALS AND SHELLS
Paperback series SUPER FACTS FOR SUPER KIDS:
ELEPHANTS DON"T LIKE ANTS!
SNAKES SMELL WITH THEIR TONGUES!
SHARKS CAN'T SMILE!
TIGERS CAN'T PURR!
New Board Books with 10 Sounds from Discovery Kids:
SPLASH WITH THE SHARKS!
HOWL WITH THE ANIMALS! ... See MoreSee Less
Colson Whitehead's latest:
HARLEM SHUFFLE ... See MoreSee Less
Shawn M. Verdoni is the author of Canoodling Up North, Canoodling Out West, and is working on her third book.
Canoodling Up North tells a fun, personable, passionate story anyone can relate to—one that blurs the lines between fantasy and everyday life. The likable, down-to-earth characters have charisma you can feel through the pages and personalities that make them enjoyable and memorable to read. It’s a fun depiction of what happens when you add vivid detail to the daydreams of passing, private moments. It’ll make you want to chart a trip up north, to see if you can inspire your own secluded romance! ... See MoreSee Less
Available as of today:
APPLES NEVER FALL by Liane Moriarty
The Delaney family loves one another dearly, but sometimes they just want to murder one another.
If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? What if the most obvious suspect was your father?
Also released today:
TRAVELS WITH GEORGE In Search of Washington and His Legacy by Nathaniel Philbrick
Let's not forget.....recently out in paperback:
THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS by Jodi Picoult ... See MoreSee Less
30,000 STITCHES The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag
by Amanda Davis
This is a story of hope, unity and healing as Americans from all walks of life and all parts of our country helped repair (thread by thread, one stitch at a time) the tattered flag that hung across from Ground Zero. ... See MoreSee Less
GIANNIS The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP by Mirin Fader
(3 copies now restocked) $30.
BUILT FOR THIS The Milwaukee Bucks' Historic Run to the 2021 NBA Title by The Athletic/Triumph Books $14.95
GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO The Story of how Giannis Became the Most Exciting Player in the NBA by Jackson Carter $12.99 ... See MoreSee Less
BABY MONKEY, PRIVATE EYE by Brian Selznick
(prize-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck)
**this latest creation is part picture book. easy reader and graphic novel**
WILLODEEN by Katherine Applegate
(Newbery Award winner of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, WISHTREE and the ENDLING trilogy)
**part fantasy, part ecological mystery** ... See MoreSee Less
LIGHTNING STRIKE by William Kent Krueger
THE LOVE SONGS OF W. E. B. DU BOIS by Honoree Jeffers
HERO OF TWO WORLDS The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution by Mike Duncan ... See MoreSee Less
Sarah J Fulton is the author of the children's book "Mental Health and Why People Get Help". She wrote it to help normalize the discussion of mental health for everyone and to help people understand the value of taking care of/ and talk about their mental health often vs waiting until they don't think they can go on. ... See MoreSee Less
From Author Sarah Fulton: Why I wrote the book. ***I wrote it to Explain: My first true realization that there needed to be a way to talk about mental health with children was when I decided to check into an inpatient program and didn't know how long I would be there. I did not want the kids whose lives I am involved in to be confused over why I was not around or why sometimes I needed more me time. I was not gone long but I still knew in my heart that others would need to explain this to children in their lives. ***I wrote it to normalize and prevent: I wanted to help normalize the discussion of mental health for everyone. To help people understand the value of taking care of/ and talk about their mental health often vs waiting until they don't think they can go on.
THE SWEETNESS OF WATER by Nathan Harris
THE BOOKSELLER'S SECRET by Michelle Gable
THE READING LIST by Sara Adams
THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS by Pip Williams
BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally Rooney ... See MoreSee Less
Reposted from @thatmusicteacher
Wait, you don't use puppets in your classes?
I love using puppets to introduce concepts and repertoire. Like seriously, I have a little bit of an obsession.
My favorite lessons are when I'm reviewing fast and slow with my Kindergartners and Little Bunny Foo Foo and Tom the Turtle had to make an appearance!
Do you use any puppets in the classroom? What are some of your favorite ways to use them?
#music #musiceducation #iteachmusic #elementarymusic #generalmusic #iteachelementary #iteachkinder #iteachkindergarten #iteach
#puppetlove #Folkmanis #HandleWithFun
#folkmanispuppets #bestpuppets #puppets #handpuppets #fingerpuppets #awardwinningpuppets #creativeplay
#playyourway #playmatters #puppetplay
#repost #teacherappreciation ... See MoreSee Less