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0-3s Storytelling

So Much toddler events at Discover

So Much!

Weds 16 August – Sun 29 October
Mon-Thurs: 11am & 1pm
Fri-Sun: 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 3pm
Ages 0-3

Ding Dong! Auntie, Uncle, Nannie and the whole family are here and they all want to kiss, cuddle and squeeze you! Come
and listen to our Story Builders tell this heart-warming family story by Trish Cooke.

0-3s sessions are included in the price of your Day Pass to Discover. Pre-booking is advised as sessions can be very popular.

Please note that late admittance is not possible for this performance.

Produced by Discover with Trish Cooke, Omar Okai and Discover’s Story Builders.
Text © 1994 Trish Cooke
Illustrations © 1994 Helen Oxenbury
From SO MUCH written by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ www.walker.co.uk

So Much toddler events at Discover

Bauble

Sat 11 November – Sun 14 January
Mon-Thurs: 11am & 1pm
Fri-Sun and school holidays: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Ages 0-3

Enjoy this beautiful, sensory, wintery and fun storytelling experience which will delight you and your baby.

0-3s sessions are included in the price of your Day Pass to Discover. Pre-booking is advised as sessions can be very popular.

Please note that late admittance is not possible for this performance.

Monkey Puzzle toddler events at Discover

Monkey Puzzle

Thurs 25 Jan – Sun 25 Feb
Mon-Thurs: 11am & 1pm
Fri-Sun and school holidays: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Ages 0-3

Can butterfly help little monkey find his mum? Yes, finally, but only after a lot of trial and error as butterfly misunderstands monkey’s descriptions and leads him to all sorts of unsuitable animals. Enjoy this fun story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler with our Story Builders.

0-3s sessions are included in the price of your Day Pass to Discover. Pre-booking is advised as sessions can be very popular.

Please note that late admittance is not possible for this performance.

Luna Loves Library Day

Luna Loves Library Day with Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers

Sat 21 October
2pm
For ages 4+

Join award-winning poet Joseph Coelho and illustrator Fiona Lumbers as they introduce you to Luna – the book-loving hero from their new picture book Luna Loves Library Day. An event full of interactive reading, live drawing and fun for all the family.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

October Half Term

Gruffalo film screening

The Gruffalo Film Screening

Mon 23 – Fri 27 October
11:30am
All ages

Come and see this popular story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, explored in our new exhibition, on the big screen.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

Dinosaurium

Dinosaurium with Chris Wormell

Mon 23 October
2pm
Ages 3+

Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore… join illustrator Chris Wormell as he shows you his stunningly illustrated informative book all about dinosaurs, from most-loved Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex to lesser-known species such as Coelophysis and Tsintaosaurus.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

Also an Octopus book jacket

Also an Octopus with Discover’s Story Builders

Tues 24 October
2pm
All ages

Every story starts the same way… with nothing. Join our Story Builders for an action-packed event where you will create a story from a little bit of nothing.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

Crazy About Cats

Get Crafty about Cats with Owen Davey

Weds 25 October
2pm
Ages 7+

Pounce into the wonderful world of wild cats and learn all kinds of facts about our feline friends with animal expert & illustrator Owen Davey, before creating cat crafts to take home.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

Joe Todd-Stanton

Myths, Maps and Monsters with Joe Todd-Stanton

Thurs 26 October
2pm
Ages 5+

Travel back in time through myths from around the world to meet magical beasts, powerful gods and brave adventurers – then create some of your very own, in this hands-on workshop with author and illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

Galdo's gift

Galdo’s Gift with Tapocketa Studio

Fri 27 October
2pm
Ages 5+

Join the journey to Galdovia as the creators of this innovative children’s ebook bring their animated illustrations and models to life with a riot of colourful masks, acting fun and the chance to create your own superhero! Also get the chance to ‘Be a Hero’ at a pop-up photoshoot.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Photo by Debra Hurford-Brown

SOLD OUT Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Book Signing

Sat 11 Nov
10:30am and 11:45am
All ages

This event has now sold out.

Meet the author and illustrator behind our fantastic new exhibition and get your favourite books signed. Plus, The Highway Rat will be joining us for photos!

Tickets for a space in the signing queue are £5 per family and must be booked in advance. There are a limited number of spaces and we expect them to sell out quickly.

Your ticket will be exchanged on the day for a voucher entitling you to one free paperback book (from a set selection), or £5 off a hardback book. Plus, you will be able to have one more book signed, either purchased from our shop or bought with you from home. This is a maximum of two books signed per family.

Please note you will be expected to wait in the queue, which may be outside. However, we don’t expect this to take more than an hour. If you have purchased Day Passes to Discover we will allow one adult to hold the family’s place in the queue whilst the rest of the group play inside.

Families will be welcome to take photos in the queue and whilst their books are signed but unfortunately there won’t be time for posed photos with Axel and Julia.

If you would like to attend the book signing without buying a Day Pass to Discover, please call us on 020 8536 5555 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) to purchase your ticket.

Tickets for the signing are non-refundable and cannot be moved to another time slot.

Jazz for Toddlers, photo Sonal Bakrania

Photo by Sonal Bakrania

EFG London Jazz Festival: Jazz for Toddlers

Sat 18 Nov
1:30 & 3:30pm
Ages 2-5

The sell-out workshop returns with more fun packed sessions from musicians Chris Sharkey and Heidi Heidelberg, introducing children aged 2 -5 and their families to the world of jazz.

This event has a very limited capacity and advanced booking is essential.

Stick Man

Stick Man Film Screening

Sat 16 – Sat 23 Dec
11:30am & 2pm
All ages

Enjoy this heart-warming adaptation of the popular story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Plus, you might even get the chance to meet Stick Man in person on our Story World.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

A Walk in London

A Walk in London with Salvatore Rubbino

Sat 27 Jan
2pm
Ages 6+

Join author and illustrator Salvatore Rubbino on an adventure through some of the world’s most iconic cities – London, Paris and New York. Learn how to draw wonderful cityscapes and characters and create your own pictures.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

London Children's Book Swap

London Children’s Book Swap

Sat 10 Feb
1-4:30pm
All ages

Join us for the seventh annual London Children’s Book Swap. Bring an old favourite to Discover, and swap it for a brand new story, completely free! Then write your own story for Hootah before you go home.

This is a drop-in event and pre-booking is not required.

If you would like to attend Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures or Monkey Puzzle on this day, we would recommend pre-booking over the phone on 020 8536 5555 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm). Please note that online booking is not available for free days.