The magic of books is coming to life this fall at the MoMA Design Store in Soho. In celebration of our newly expanded children’s area, we are inviting families to meet and engage with authors whose works ignite the imaginations of young people around the world.
Events will be held on the lower level of the MoMA Design Store in Soho located at 81 Spring Street (at Crosby Street). Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Saturday, September 15
Kate Hosford will offer a reading and activity related to her picture book Infinity and Me. At a certain stage, children migrate onward to googolplex and infinity, concepts so unfathomable they practically pulsate with magic. This book follows eight-year-old Uma, who wonders, upon viewing the stars, “How could I ever think about something as big as infinity?” Ages four to eight
Saturday, September 29
Elliot Kreloff (SAMi) will engage children with an interactive reading of Flip-a-Face Baby Animals and Flip-a-Face Colors, uniquely designed books that are boldly colored and intended to be played with. Ages three months to eight years
Saturday, October 13
Laura Ljungkvist will present a reading of Follow the Line to School, a story that takes children on a path from the science corner to the library, and from recess to show-and-tell, in an altogether fun romp through the school day. Her book explores “dialogic reading,” which promotes conversations between adults and children while reading together. Ages four to eight
Saturday, October 27
Illustrator Tom Slaughter will delight children and adults alike with the stories behind his celebrated artwork for popular children’s books, like Boat Works and Do You Know Which One Will Grow?, which encourage children to investigate clues and actively participate in reading and listening. Ages three to eight
Saturday, November 17
Marion Deuchars will do a fun activity that teaches children the elements of art, including concepts of perception, light and shade, proximity, distance, and geometry, that will captivate children and inspire their creativity. Her books Let’s Make Some Great Art, Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art, and Let’s Make Some Great Placemat Art allow for discovery of different and surprising ways to create pictures with finger and handprints. Ages three to 18
Saturday, December 1
Steve Light is renowned for his storytelling and fanciful illustrations that are beloved for their sense of whimsy and humor. The author and illustrator will be on hand to entertain audiences with a presentation of his books The Christmas Giant—a holiday classic—and his new title Zephyr Takes Flight, which follows Zephyr, a buoyant, gum-chewing girl who is obsessed with airplanes and dreams of achieving a fantastical flight. Ages three to seven