Carmela Full Of Wishes – Matt De La Pena, 2018
Miguel and the Grand Harmony – Matt De La Pena, 2017
Welcome back to another weekend morning story time! We recently had the unique opportunity to work with Oak Cliff’s Bishop Dunne school to present the celebrated author Matt De La Pena to the students for their annual literary festival. He read his award-winning picture book Last Stop On Market Street together with Kids In The Cliff’s own Lanie DeLay to the youngest group and spoke at length about his life and work with fans of his YA novels. Inspired by his moving appearance, this weekend we will spend some time with two of his other recent picture books, including the Coco story he was invited to write by Pixar and his latest, Carmela Full of Wishes; the latter is another delightful collaboration with Last Stop On Market Street’s fabulous illustrator Christian Robinson. This Cinco de Mayo, come join us at The Wild Detectives with stories that are full of heart. See you in the kids’ section!
*Special note for parents: 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, 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!
Kids In The Cliff storytime at The Wild Detectives is every Sunday morning at 11. 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.
All ages are welcome.
On Sunday mornings, bring your kids and infuse them with a love of reading.
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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 tutors 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.