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​Family Literacy Month

Every NOVEMBER

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Family Literacy Month focuses on special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy. The museum hosts literacy activities in the Muse Studio, additional storytimes, special guests from the community, books galore, tips for families and caregivers on how to make literacy fun, and more.


Special Guests

Books Alive: Zoom Squirrel

Friday, November 12, 10am & 2pm
Saturday, November 13, 10am & 2pm
CMNH Member's Only Meet-and-Greet: Saturday, November 13, 8-9am
Zoom Squirrel, the star of Mo Willems’ Unlimited Squirrels series of early reader books, will be visiting the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire to greet young fans and help promote the love of reading! Reservations required. Learn more here >>

Storyteller Simon Brooks

Saturday, November 20, 9:45am and 11am

Join acclaimed British master storyteller Simon Brooks as he performs two special storytimes at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in celebration of Family Literacy Month. Using his bodhran, or Irish frame drum, Simon will engage and transfix visitors with his powerful and entertaining storytelling performance. This special storytime is included with museum admission, and requires reservations. When reserving online, please reserve for the Saturday, November 20, 9am-Noon play session if you’d like to hear Simon’s performance.

The Museum thanks the new Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Fuller Foundation and TD Charitable Foundation for their support of arts programming at CMNH.


Favorite Author/Illustrator Theme Weeks

November 2 - 14: Il Sung Na

Il Sung Na, originally from Korea and now based in the US, is probably most famous for his book “Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons” His whimsical illustrations often depict animals and other aspects of the natural world.

Books we might read: The Book of Sleep, The Opposite Zoo, Welcome Home, Bear


November 16 - 28: Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty, an author based in Chicago, wrote the wildly popular “Questioneers” series--with Rosie Revere Engineer, Iggy Peck Architect, her most recent book Aaron Slater, Illustrator, and more! These books inspire children to explore, create, and imagine - all ideas that we’re quite fond of at The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.

Fun Fact: One of the books was recently made into a TV show on Netflix--have you checked out “Ada Twist Scientist”?

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