In honor of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' birthday this March, we've compiled a list of some splendiferous (and mostly free!) story time events happening across Manhattan. Bring your child to one of these events to introduce her to a fun new book and help instill a love of reading early on.
March 2 marks the 108th birthday of the late, great rhyme-master Dr. Seuss. After you hit the movie theater to see Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, honor the legendary wordsmith the old-fashioned way throughout the rest of the month -- by cracking open a good book!
Celebrate the release of the latest picture book from Olympic figure skater and New York Times-bestselling author Kristi Yamaguchi, It’s a Big World, Little Pig!, at Books of Wonder. The book follows Poppy, a little pig with big dreams of attending the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris. Yamaguchi will present and sign copies of her new book and answer questions from young fans. FREE!
Head back to Books of Wonder three days later to join the NYC celebration of World Read Aloud Day, a daylong literacy event featuring authors, artists, workshops, and fun activities. FREE!
Glamor girls can gather round as author Jane O’Connor reads and signs copies of Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, the latest picture book in the Fancy series, at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. FREE!
"Everyone poops—yes, it's true—from aardvarks to the humped zebu.” That’s just some of the wisdom you’ll be privy to when author Artie Bennett stops by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan to read and sign copies of his new picture book, Poopendous! The Inside Scoop on Every Type and Use of Poop, a follow-up to his award-winning The Butt Book.
Sundays in March
The DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society hosts Sunday Story Hours, when little ones listen to tales of NYC and the people who made it great. This month features stories about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the phone booth at West End Avenue and 100th Street, and the poet Emma Lazarus.
For even more things to do with kids in NYC, head to our full, searchable calendar of events.