Saturday, March 22, 2014

Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling

Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling at Pueblo Grande Museum keeps kids reading, every Saturday starting May 31st to June 28th, from 10 a.m. to noon. All stories are written and presented by a local Arizona author and feature desert animal characters learning lessons about music, growing up, bullying and more! Children in kindergarten to fourth grade will love these characters and the craft activity that follows each story. Each story time is $5 per child and includes a light snack. Register now or check-in at the front desk each Saturday to participate. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Print storytelling flyer!

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Story: "Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog"
Author: Elizabeth W. Davidson, Ph.D.

Follow the amazing story of Cheery the Chiricahua Leopard, from egg, to tadpole, to frog! Find out why some frogs, like Cheery, and other amphibians are dramatically declining in numbers.

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Story: "The Moon Saw It All"
Author: Nancy Lee Young

What happens at night in Aravaipa Canyon in Southern Arizona. Ever wonder what animals do after dark? They dance the night away at a critter ball! Bobcats sing a soulful song, javelina click hooves, and coatimundis drum right along.

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Story: "Fang and Stinger: An Arachnid Story"
Author: Conrad J. Storad

A story about two best friends, Tootie, a red knee tarantula who has only one fang and her best friend Hairyette, a desert hairy scorpion who’s afraid of her own stinger. Living in the desert isn’t easy, and being different can sometimes makes it harder, but together they can face anything!

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Story: "Zachary Z. Packrat Backpacks the Grand Canyon"
Author: Brooke Bessesen

Take a hike with Zachary Z. Packrat on an interactive expedition to discover the spectacular nature and geological wonder of America’s “grandest” national park. Hike with Zachary into this geological wonder to search for small treasures, and you are in for some humorous (and heart-stopping) surprises!

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Story: "Did My Owl Just Growl?"
Author: Leslie and Brian Miller

Follow a small boy into his imagination as he works through his fear of the dark at bedtime. The turmoil begins the moment the lights go out when he is confronted with eerie sounds and creepy shadows that send his imagination soaring into the spooky, dark woods! Fortunately, an unexpected friend guides him through his adventure.

For more information about the Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling programs, call the Museum at 602-495-0901 or send us an email at

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