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july, 2022

03julsunKids In The Cliff: Sleep Stories Pajama Party10:30 am - 11:30 pm Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

Goodnight Moon –  Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, 1947 

Strange Bumps – story from Owl At Home, Arnold Lobel, 1975

Naptime – Iris de Moüy, 2013, English translation 2014

Everyone’s Awake! –  Colin Meloy and Shawn Harris, 2020


Rise and shine kids, neighbors, friends and families – welcome, everyone! Rain or shine, it’s time again for Kids In The Cliff storytime at The Wild Detectives.

Welcome to July! Are you hearing things that are keeping you up at night? Are fireworks fizzing your ZZZs? Are you having a hard time getting up and at ‘em in the morning? Do you just need a nap?!? All of our picture books for this Kids In The Cliff Sunday morning event feature creatures or peeps who can’t catch a wink. We’ll read from vintage faves and cool contemporary finds, and wearing your PJs to this special storytime is HIGHLY encouraged – think prizes! 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 in case of rain, but if it is too hot when we begin, 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

Look for Kids In The Cliff weekend storytime events at The Wild Detectives.  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