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june, 2022

26junsunKids In The Cliff: Pride Storytime10:30 am - 11:30 pm Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

Olivia –  Ian Falconer, 2000 

The Lost Button – story from Frog and Toad Are Friends, Arnold Lobel, 1976

Fortunately – Remy Charlip, 1964, vintage boardbook re-edition 2017

The Family Book –  Todd Parr, 2003


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

It’s the last weekend of Pride month! All of our Kids In The Cliff events this month have included LGBTQ+ authors and illustrators, and for this Sunday morning storytime, all of our stories celebrate iconic contributions to the pantheon of children’s picture books by LGBTQ+ writers and artists. We’ll read from 20th century classics and new millenium titles, but this weeks’ books are the tip of the iceberg. If you look around your bookshelves or the digital collections of the world, you’ll find no shortage of amazing LGBTQ+ kid-lit creative geniuses that have been with us all along, like Margaret Wise Brown of the ubiquitous Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are’s Maurice Sendak, Hilary Knight, Edward Gorey, James Marshall, Louise Fitzhugh, Tomie DePaola, Christian Robinson more recently, and so many more. 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 in the yard! 

*Special note for parents: We’ve moved the stories outdoors and brought back the fun for curious young minds. We have plenty of covered patio space in case of rain, and 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