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Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling & Crafts Saturdays

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Pueblo Grande Museum invites families to come enjoy hands-on children's storytelling and crafts each Saturday in June from 10 a.m. to noon! Books are read by the author followed by story related crafts, perfect for children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Each program is $5, includes a light snack, and Museum admission for the participant. Parents can pre-register online through links below or check-in at the Museum front desk each Saturday to participate. All participants must be accompanied by an adult, there is no program fee for adults. This program was made possible by BookmansChanging Hands and the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.

The Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling & Craft Saturdays is also part of the Maricopa County Reads program, where children can get badges and points for participating in different programs around the Valley. Attend a storytelling program at Pueblo Grande to get a secret code and enter them at maricopacountyreads.org to collect badges! 

JUNE 2 - One Good Deed by Terri Fields

A young boy transforms his neighborhood by performing one good deed for his neighbor, which leads to a chain of kind and helpful actions. In this version of paying it forward, one good deed leads to another as people in a multicultural neighborhood change the life of the community.

Registration for this program is in person only on June 2 in the Museum lobby!

JUNE 9 - Starry Gets Lost by Phoebe Fox

Life is good for Starry the Sheep, who lives in her schoolyard pen under the apple tree. But when the children and teachers leave for a field trip, Starry is left behind. Not understanding that her friends will return, the little sheep sets off to find them. From the scent of orange blossoms to a prickly rose bush and noisy barking dog, new sights, sounds, and smells surround and overwhelm her. When Starry discovers she's lost, she must muster the courage to find her way back home.

Register for this Story! 

JUNE 16 - Up Up Up by Michael Hale

When Mouse, Frog, Duck, Snake, Dog, Chimp, Seal, Sheep and Bear are invited to a birthday party on the 10th floor of an apartment building, the elevator seems to be the best way UP UP UP.

But is it?

This humorous story told mostly in pictures is about sticking together and finding your way. 

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JUNE 23 - My Magic Hat Rules by Debi Novotny

Follow a magic hat to school where you'll learn new reading rules! This delightful book will charm and delight with rhythmic narration and whimsical illustrations that are perfect for early readers. You will surely be inspired to use your own magic hat to create and read new words together.

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JUNE 30 - Goodbye Brings Hello by Dianne White

There are many ways of letting go. With each goodbye, a new hello. From being pushed on a swing to learning how to pump your legs yourself, from riding a beloved trike to mastering your first bike ride, milestones are exciting but hard; they mean saying goodbye to one moment in order to welcome the next.  This cheerfully illustrated ode to change gently empowers readers to brave life's milestones, both large and small.

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Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix
Locally Owned
Pueblo Grande Museum is an archaeological site once inhabited by the Hohokam culture, just east of downtown Phoenix, next to Sky Harbor International Airport. It's a National Historic Landmark and…