Young Readers

Family Reading Day

  • 19
  • Oct
  • 19
  • Oct



Coallge of authors images and book covers for Family Reading Day 2019


See stories come to life in our day of fictional fun. You can hang out in our market place at any time throughout the day, enjoy some FREE art and craft activities, and let your imagination run wild in our very special story den!

Ready Steady Lift Off!CANCELLED
Navigate, sing, paint and play your way through the seven stages of astronaut training in this immersive theatre show for families; involving live performance, music and storytelling. Once you’ve decorated your rocket, orbited around space meeting strange creatures and overcoming some cosmic catastrophes, you can fly your rocket home. (Warning: don’t wear your best party dress!)

Suitable for ages 3 to 8
10.30 – 11.30am
Tickets £5

This event will also take place at Longsight Library and Learning Centre on Saturday 19th October 3 – 4pm. Full details here.

(There will also be sessions at Manchester Youth Zone on 18th October 10am, 12noon & 2pm for more details email Miriam)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Time
It’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th birthday! Eric Carle’s world-famous story is the most read children’s book in Britain. Come along and help us celebrate this well-loved book with a range of crafts, games and story reading by our expert story teller.

Suitable for ages 2 to 5
11.45 – 12.15pm & 1.30 – 2pm
FREE but advance booking advised

Chris Haughton
Join Chris Haughton for a fun, action-packed afternoon of stories, funny trailers, clever props, dancing and drawing games. One of the most exciting new voices in children’s literature, Chris is the acclaimed picture book creator of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone. Children and adults alike will delight in meeting his cast of quirky characters.

Suitable for ages 3 to 5
12.30 – 1.15pm
Tickets £5

Giraffes Can’t Dance 20th Anniversary Dance Party
Would you bet on a long-legged, wobbly-kneed giraffe to win a dance contest? We know we wouldn’t! Come and join us at the Jungle Dance, with dancer Annabel Newfield as we celebrate 20 years of the classic picture book Giraffes Can't Dance. Together, we will be having fun, reading, moving, playing and dancing!

Suitable for ages 2 to 5
2 – 2.45pm
Tickets £5