The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker – Katy Flint and Jessica Courtney-Tickle after Tchaikovsky and Hoffman, 2017
The Shortest Day – Susan Cooper and Carson Ellis, 2019
Christmas Eve At The Mellops’ – Tomi Ungerer, 1978, re-editioned 2011
Today Is December 15 (from Santa’s Countdown to Christmas: 24 Days Of Stories) – Kim Thomson and Élodie Duhameau, 2017
Neighbors, friends and families: season’s greetings and welcome! It’s time for another Kids In The Cliff story time at The Wild Detectives! This weekend, we share enchanting stories about totally different takes on Christmas Eve (including a musical book!) and a gorgeously illustrated new short poem book evoking the upcoming winter solstice’s connection to the winter holidays. Note: at Sunday story times all this month, if you have any canned goods to spare for a canned food drive, we would be most grateful; don’t worry if you do not! Afterwards, the canned goods will go to the neighborhood food pantry at the nearby Salvation Army. So come join us at The Wild Detectives’ little house for a cozy morning this Sunday. 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.