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october, 2022

23octsunKids In The Cliff: October Storytime!10:30 am - 11:30 pm Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

Pumpkin Island – Arthur Geisert, 2018

Gustavo The Shy Ghost – Flavia Z. Drago, 2020

Ten Orange Pumpkins – Stephen Savage, 2013

Hello, hello kids, neighbors, friends and families – welcome, everyone!  Kids In The Cliff’s storytime is now monthly, so rain or shine, join us for the October edition at The Wild Detectives bookstore in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff.

This month brings nice weather, pumpkin harvests and, of course, Halloween! We’ll have fun with Stephen Savage’s rhyming and handsome Halloween-themed countdown, cheer on Mexican author/illustrator Flavia Z. Drago’s sweet, shy ghost Gustavo, and marvel at the mysterious bounty in Arthur Geisert’s detailed etchings. Warning: vintage spooky stories may make guest appearances… Costumes and festive PJs or onesies are highly encouraged! We’ll sing, read, have prizes and craft time, too, so come join us at The Wild Detectives’ little house for a cozy 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.

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(Sunday) 10:30 am - 11:30 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas