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Hello kids, neighbors, friends and families – a warm welcome back, everyone! Kids In The Cliff’s storytime is now monthly, so rain or shine, join us for the November edition at The Wild Detectives bookstore in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff.
This month brings travel, shopping, cooler weather, fall harvests and huge holiday FEASTS! If you think your overindulgence and beastly appetites have you aching for antacids, wait ‘til you hear what these crazed creatures crave and crunch. We’ll highlight Jon Klassen’s signature hilarious and spare illustrations, both as a solo author/illustrator and with his frequent comic collaborator/partner-in-crime author Mac Barnett (see https://thewilddetectives.com/events/kids-in-the-cliff-barnett-klassens-complete-shapes-trilogy from 2019!). We’ll sing, read, and have activity time, too, so come join us at The Wild Detectives’ little house for a cozy holiday-weekend morning of reading together this Sunday, and stick around after for extra fun. See you there!
*Special note for parents: We’ve brought back the fun for curious young minds and moved the stories outdoors. We have plenty of shade and covered patio space, but if weather necessitates, we may hold the event in the kids’ section indoors. As usual, we’ll have related extra books on hand in case you are looking for other excellent picture books we recommend. Particular emphasis is placed on striking illustrations, great graphic design or standout writing. Titles may be brand new, old treasures, foreign finds, from home, our kids’ section or the local library, but they are always picked with love and a sense of adventure. If there’s a book you’d love, consider our ordering service!
Next month’s storytime will be held in November, and you can look for Kids In The Cliff weekend storytime events anytime at The Wild Detectives’s events page. As people who’ve been there, we strive to select themes or titles that will be interesting enough to pique not only children’s, but also the attending adults’ curiosity. It’ll be about a 30-45 minute read each time with something different and fun for the kids – that’s going to be interesting; we can’t wait to see what they come up with.
Bring your kids and infuse them with a love of reading. All ages are welcome.
Kids In The Cliff is organized by Lanie DeLay, who has worked at Dallas Contemporary, the Dallas Public Library, Hamon Arts Library at SMU, at area preschools and the School For The Blind in Austin. She has written for Glasstire and Art&Seek, and she tutored children in early reading skills at Dealey Montessori. When she isn’t looking at art or reading with kids, she’s reading about art or looking for a new read.
314 W 8th St (between Bishop & Madison), Dallas, TX 75208 thewilddetectives.com Tel 214-942-0108
(Sunday) 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas