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Children's Book Reading

  • The Grace Museum 102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX, 79601 United States (map)

The Children’s Museum is a beloved space of many patrons of The Grace Museum. Although used mostly as a learning and discovery space, the Children’s Museum plans to be a space for education. Readings are held for families on the famous mini-Paramount stage, with an art activity in the children’s diner after. This month’s featured book is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.


The cost is $10 per family if you’d like to receive a copy of the book (limited to the first 10 families), or $5 per family if you’d just like to come to the reading and participate in the art activity.

About the Book:
Gum stuck in his hair signals the start of a disastrous day for 11-year-old Alexander. One calamity follows another, but when Alexander tells his family about his misadventures, he finds little sympathy. Alexander begins to wonder if bad things happen only to him, but he soon learns that he’s not alone when his mother, father, brother and sister all find themselves living through their own calamitous days.

About the Author:
Judith Viorst has written many books for children, including the classics Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and its sequels, and If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Stories. She is also the author of Just in Case, illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. She lives with her husband, Milton, in Washington D.C. 

Earlier Event: May 17
Pop-Up Make 'N Take
Later Event: May 19
Family Collage Collaborative