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july, 2022

17julsunKids In The Cliff: Third Sundays July Storytime10:30 am - 11:30 pm Event Type :Kids Storytelling

Event Details

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle, 1969
Watermelon – story from Sato The Rabbit, Yuki Ainoya, 2006, English translation 2021
The Swing – Robert Louis Stevenson, 1885, Julie Morstad illustrations 2012

The Sun Shines On The Sea: A Lift the Flap Book – Michael Slack, 2021

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

So much happens in summer! What are your favorite things? Do you take a dip of ice cream or a dip in the sea? Fancy some fruit or favor fresh fish? Do you hole up at home, or swing by the park? If you want it all, you’re in luck! This is a summer storytime smorgasbord. If you can’t get enough of the charming Chirri & Chirra Japanese book series, you’ll fall for semi-surreal boy/rabbit Sato in the first in the breakout-sensation trilogy, but all of our picture books for this Kids In The Cliff Sunday morning event feature food for thought or something dreamy-sweet about the season. We’ll sing, read from classic kid-lit and classics of tomorrow, and watch out for watermelon at activity time! 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!

Next month’s 3rd Sunday storytime will be held August 21st, but you can look for Kids In The Cliff weekend storytime events 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.

314 W 8th St (between Bishop & Madison), Dallas, TX 75208 Tel 214-942-0108

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