February 24, 2018

Giles Laroche will be visiting Little Village Toy & Book Shop to read and sign "A Place to Start a Family" Mr. Laroche will also be bringing in some of the original art and give a brief demonstration of his process.

A Place to Start a Family is a poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies. Many animals build something—a nest, tunnel, or web—in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live—underground, in the water, on land, or in the air—twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Giles Laroche's intricate cut-paper illustrations are so life-like, readers will feel like they've stepped right into the homes of some of nature's best builders. Back matter includes more information about each animal.

Copies of A Place to Start a Family will be available for purchase.


December 16, 2017

Santa & Mrs. Claus will be stopping by to meet and greet all the children one last time before the big flight. They will be available for pictures and wishes seated in the rear of Blue Jay Tea & Coffee Bar. We can't wait to see you all there.

December 13, 2017

Josh Judge, the WMUR Meteorologist, will be at Little Village Toy & Book Shop to sell & sign his children's book "Be Nice to the Weather Guy"
"Be Nice to the Weather Guy" re-imagines the classic poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas," and Judge himself is the star.
100 percent of the profits are being donated to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock!

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November 19, 2017

It's that time of year again- Santa is returning to Little Village for our annual Santa Storytime.

On Sunday November 19th at 11:00 am, Santa will visit Little Village where he will read Polar Express.

Bring your camera! Santa loves taking some time to pose for some fun photos with the kids.

Every child that attends will receive a free hot chocolate compliments of Blue Jay Coffee & Tea Bar!

We hope to see you there!

It’s that time of year again...WALDO IS BACK! This July, Little Village Toy & Book Shop will once again be hosting an exciting month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo in participating local businesses in Littleton.

How it works: The first 125 players who collect store stamps/ signatures from at least 10 different businesses and turn their passports into the book shop win an “I Found Waldo” button and a “$1 Off (Where's Waldo Books)” coupon. Players who collect at least 14 of the 16 possible stamps/signatures win an “I Found Waldo” button and a “$1 Off (Where's Waldo Books)” coupon PLUS they are entered in a drawing on July 29 for other larger prizes.

Be sure to pick up your #FindWaldoLocal passport at Little Village Toy & Book Shop so you can start searching on 7/1! #WheresWaldo

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Little Village Toy and Book Shop invites you to join us for a fun filled day of games, activities and demos catered by the Melissa and Doug “Take Back Childhood” Campaign.

  • All Day we will be offering a FREE gift ($5.00 retail value) with every $25 purchase of any Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch or On The Go products.
  • Throughout the day we will also be hosting FREE demos of a variety of Melissa and Doug products.
  • Join us at 2:00 pm for fun in store activities including toy and game testing. Each participating child will also receive a FREE play kit filled with tons of fun and engaging activities to take home.
  • Calling all parents… you won’t be walking away empty handed either. Each family will also receive and FREE parent goody bag filled with takeaway activities, a “Take Back Childhood” parent/child contract and an incredible “Be an Imagination Couch” guide to assist in your effort to “Take Back Childhood”.

“Take Back Childhood” is a movement based on five key principles: Imagine, Explore, Create, Connect and Think! Little Village has joined Melissa & Doug in a mission to help kids discover their passions and purpose by giving them a childhood filled with free play and exploration. In an overstimulated and overscheduled world, children are using their imaginations less than ever. Our goal is to educate parents on the enormous benefits of providing the time and freedom for kids to just be kids!

We hope you can all join us for this fun and educational event and can’t wait to “Take Back Childhood” with you!

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We are so excited for our annual Charity Easter Egg Hunt!

On April 15th, we invite you to join us for this very special, CANDY FREE Easter egg hunt. Thats right... there is no candy in these eggs. TOYS ONLY
We currently have nearly $10k retail value in toys for this event.

Kids will get the chance to hunt for over 2000 eggs filled with games and toys graciously donated by all of our toy vendors here at Little Village.


Dig deep everyone as we hope to make a real difference for this years B&G Club program.

Entry is by DONATION and we suggest a minimum of $1 to $5 per child.

We will also be offering tickets at $1.00/ticket for a 50/50 raffle!


All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country.

The Easter Bunny returns this year for pictures with your children. Suggested $1-$5 donation

We are thrilled to announce a festive dance performance specially prepared by some of the students of Dance Images in Lancaster NH as they wow us with their Easter spirit!

The hunt will be split into three groups.
Group #1 Newborn to 3 years old.
Group #2 Ages 4 to 7
Group #3 Ages 8-12

Considering last years turnout, we will be relocating the hunt to the beautiful front field on the east side of Riverglen House. Please remember to open and return your empty eggs to staff for use next year. We look forward to seeing you all Saturday April 15th at 1pm.

In each hunt area there will be ONE GOLDEN EGG! Exchangeable for a big basket of special goodies.

Please remember to open and return your empty eggs to staff for use next year. We look forward to seeing you all Saturday April 15th at 1pm.

Join Santa's Wish List!

It's the kid version of a registry. Bring in your children and ask them to compile a list of dream gifts and toys. We'll scan and store the list, so you can check back when a birthday or holiday is coming up. We even have complimentary gift wrapping services! Let us know ahead of time to request a letter from Santa- which he's more than willing to customize with congratulations for accomplishments and a friendly nudge for the future. We have him on speed dial!


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