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Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling & Crafts Saturdays

  • Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park
    4619 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ
  • Date: June 22, 2019 to June 29, 2019
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Phone: 602-495-0901
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: $5 per child, free for adults

Pueblo Grande Museum invites families to come enjoy hands-on children’s storytelling and crafts every Saturday from June 1-29, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Each book is read by the author followed by story related crafts, and a light snack. Programs are $5 each, perfect for children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and includes Museum admission for the participant. This storytelling and crafts program was made possible by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.

Parents can register online at or check-in at the front desk each Saturday to participate. All participants must be accompanied by an adult, there is no program fee for adults.

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 to collect badges!

Event Details:

June 1 – The Read Tail Tale on the Arizona Trail by Rodo Sofranac

Rowen, a young, red-headed explorer, and Rojo, a clever, red-tailed hawk meet, bond, and experience a wonderful adventure on the fascinating Arizona National Scenic Trail.

June 8 – WHO EATS ORANGE? by Dianne White

Who eats orange—a bunny? A chicken? Maybe you? Find out in this unique exploration of the rainbow of colorful foods eaten by animals around the world.

June 15 – Fast Freddie, The Legend In A Shell by Michael Hale

Freddie is a Desert Tortoise who refuses to live a slow and boring life. It is a humorous rhyming tale of a running tortoise who’s life becomes the stuff of legend.

June 22 – Babies Nurse - Así se alimentan los bebés by Phoebe Fox

Babies?whether pandas, puppies, or people?nurse. This bond is precious; this process, a natural art. Luminous illustrations and lyrical text will inspire conversations about caretaking in the natural world, while the bilingual format makes this charming book accessible to speakers of both Spanish and English.

June 29 – My Magic Hat Rules! because My Magic Hat Goes to School! by Debi Novotny

My Magic Hat Rules! is a creative, fun way of teaching fundamental phonics all the while using a play on words. Let this magic hat walk you and your kids through a fun story with learning intertwined. Its repetitive structure allows the young reader to gain confidence in fluency and holds your interest with introducing new reading rules as the story progresses.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
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…