Jul
8
Wed
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 8 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
9
Thu
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 9 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
10
Fri
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 10 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
13
Mon
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 13 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
14
Tue
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 14 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Open Mic Poetry Night @ Crestview Library Tickets
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Open Mic Poetry Night @ Crestview Library | Crestview | Florida | United States

Conversation and snacks start at 6PM

Open mic for poetry and music starts at 6:30PM

Everyone is welcome!

 

Jul
15
Wed
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 15 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
16
Thu
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 16 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
17
Fri
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 17 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
20
Mon
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 20 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
21
Tue
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 21 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
22
Wed
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 22 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
23
Thu
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 23 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

Jul
24
Fri
2020
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program! Tickets
Jul 24 all-day
Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

 

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Page Turner Adventures! Virtual Summer Reading Program!

Week #1: Imagine your Fairytale Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant! This week we’ll also make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies. Older kids will play fairytale Madlibs and design magical “golden” eggs. We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian/storyteller Lucia Gonzalez! Lucia will talk to us about her Pura Belpre Honor Award Winning book, THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE. She’ll also perform an amazing bilingual folktale inspired by her book THE BOSSY GALLITO. Guest performer Grammy-winning, King of Kid-Hop Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #2: Imagine Your Space Story 

We kick off the week with THE BOOK FROM OUTER SPACE. In this comedy adventure show, the kids at home must help Pixel the Librarian save the Intergalactic Library from destruction! On our first craft-day, we’ll be making paper-plate flying saucers and alien pipe-cleaner finger puppets. Our craft is Space Case bags from duct tape and zip lock baggies, while older kids will conduct a fizzing “space ball” experiment/craft. They’ll also make duct tape “space cases.” Our guest author is Lori Haskins Houran, author of over 50 books for young readers, including her most recent picture book, SPACE MICE. We’ll also meet the illustrator of SPACE MICE, Priscilla Alpaugh. Our Guest Performer, EMMY award winner Janet Ivey, will be zooming all the way to us from her science-themed PBS show, Janet’s Planet.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #3: Imagine Your Science Story

It’s full STEAM ahead with DR. LOBOTO’S STEAM LAB AND MOVIE MAGIC SHOW. We’ll explore the science, technology, engineering, art, and math behind movies and animation while trying to thwart the mad scientist Dr. Loboto and his plan to take over the world. Kids at home will make balloon rockets and early animation devices called Thaumatropes. Older kids will create phenakistoscopes, another type of animation device. And, with some parental supervision, we’ll attempt to make s’mores in our very own solar ovens. Our author is Teresa Robeson, this year’s winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for her picture book QUEEN OF PHYSICS. And our guest performer is magician, singer, recycling guru, and PBS star, the one and only, Steve Trash.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #4: Imagine Your Adventure Story

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. Older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival. Our guest writer, Donna Gephart, is the winner of the Sid Fleishman Humor award and the author of seven middle grade novels, including her latest adventure…THE PARIS PROJECT. We’ll also talk to Kelly Milner Halls, author of dozens of non-fiction books for kids. We’ll find out if the purple wish lion appears in her latest book, CRYPTID CREATURES: A FIELD GUIDE. Instead of a guest performer this week, we’ll go on a virtual field trip to the zoo and visit the workshop of Lion King puppet master, Jim Hammond.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #5: Imagine Your Musical Story

This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. Then they’ll make Australian clapping sticks and mini African drums. While older kids will create sharpie tie-dye tee-shirts and bat puppets (Hey, they use echolocation! It works with the music theme). Our writer this week is the awesome Sherri Winston, author of THE SWEETEST SOUND and JADA SLY, ARTIST & SPY. Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, MILES HOYT (and family!).

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #6 Imagine Your Cooking Story

This week, we head into the kitchen for THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST show, featuring two feuding pizza makers, Vincent Van Dough and Leonardo Da Munchi as they vie to make the birthday pie for Mayor Ann Chovi. Kids will become the people in the town of Mozzarella when they make a pencil-thin mustache craft, paper-plate “flag” pizzas, and a no-bake fruit pizza recipe. Older kids will flex their cooking chops when they make granola pinwheels, tortilla pizzas, and pie-in-a-glass. Instead of a guest performer, this week we’ll visit Gayon and Willimour Daniel at YOUNG CHEF’S ACADEMY-CORAL SPRINGS where they’ll teach us how to whip up even more “half-baked” ideas. Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES.

Sneak Peak  

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #7 Imagine Your Underwater Story

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl. Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping YouTube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy, comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #8: Imagine Your Circus Story

A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and a hat belonging to Harry Houdini begin THE MAGNIFICENT CIRCUS MYSTERY, an outrageous show filled with magic, juggling, unicycling, and comedy. Kids will make clown bookmarks as well as their own magical steamer trunks. Older kids will learn how to juggle plastic grocery store bags and how to make their own juggling balls! Our author/illustrator this week is the incredible Tom Lichtenheld, who is perhaps best known for his illustrations of GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE, but he’s juggled many other projects over the years that he’ll tell us all about. Our guest performer is world-renowned magician and Houdini historian, Jessica Jane Peterson (Penn & Teller’s Fool Me). Then we’ll take a virtual tour of the International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Sneak Peak 

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #9: Imagine Your Theater Story

This week, we’re heading to the stage with the very dramatic tale of the DRAMA DRAGON who decides that having too many feelings is just not worth it! Then we’ll make Drama Dragon toilet tube puppets and play theater games. Older kids will learn some fun improv games including zip zap zop and zombie tag. They’ll also make tissue box puppet theaters. Our guest author is non-fiction superstar Bethany Hegedus, the creator of multiple biographies including RISE!: FROM CAGED BIRD TO POET OF THE PEOPLE, MAYA ANGELOU. Our guest performer is the hilarious ventriloquist, Mr. A (aka Richard Adler) and his dragon dummy…er…friend.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest

Week #10 Imagine Your Pirate Story

Ahoy! This week we set sail with CAPTAIN BOOK AND THE BOOKANEERS! Kids at home will help the captain find his treasure with a spyglass craft and balloon-powered pirate ship. Older kids will make pirate maps, embossed seashell rubbings, and nautical-themed candles from glass jars. Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and PIRATES DON’T CHANGE DIAPERS. But if you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s Pirate School.

Sneak Peak

Craft Material List

Monday – Show Day

Tuesday – Project Day (younger kids)

Wednesday – Author and Illustrator Day

Thursday – Project Day (Tweens)

Friday – Special Guest