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may, 2022

21maysatKids In The Cliff: Surprise, Surprise!10:30 am - 11:30 pm Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

In The Half Room – Carson Ellis, 2020 

Once Upon A Time There Was And Will Be So Much More – Joanna Schaible, 2020, English translation edition 2021

On The Other Side Of The Forest – Nadine Robert and Gérard DuBois, 2016, English translation 2021

 Round Trip – Ann Jonas, 1983 

Hello and welcome back, kids, neighbors, friends and families! No surprise here: it’s time again for Kids In The Cliff weekly storytime at The Wild Detectives! 

In late 2014, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York celebrated its re-opening after a long renovation with an exhibit of objects in its collections curated by author/illustrator Maira Kalman. Her sole criterion was that each item evoke the “gasp of delight.” Each of this week’s books is selected in that special thrill-seeking spirit of surprise when things are not as we expect. So come join us at The  Wild Detectives’ little house for a cozy morning of reading together this Saturday, and stick around after for extra fun. Spontaneity encouraged. See you in the yard! 

*Special note for parents: We’ve moved the stories outdoors and brought back the fun for curious young minds. 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

Look for Kids In The Cliff storytime events at The Wild Detectives Saturday mornings at 10:30 (please note that we’ll be out the first weekend of June).  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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(Saturday) 10:30 am - 11:30 pm


The Wild Detectives

314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas