Spring Break Storytime with BigKidSmallCity at Brazos Bookstore! March 19, 2016!

Brazos Bookstore
To celebrate Spring Break, Brazos Bookstore will be having a Storytime and Party… and BigKidSmallCity is the reader!  Join me at the neighborhood bookstore on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:30am!

We will be reading Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music and One Family.  For the party which follows at 11:00am, come dressed in your international best, and enjoy snacks, activities, raffles, and prizes for passport holders from our fantastic Small World partners.

Reserve your spot below and be registered to win 4 tickets to the Children’s Museum or to the Hermann Park Train… AND attendees can enter to win more gift baskets at the event!


Join Us for the BigKidSmallCity Storytime at Brazos Bookstore! Saturday, October 17, 2015

Wear your costumes and meet me at Brazos Bookstore on Saturday, October 17 at 10:30am!

BigKidSmallCity will be at Brazos Bookstore, reading 2 not-so-scary Halloween themed books: Fright Club By Ethan Long and Otter Loves Halloween by Sam Garton.  After the story, there will be an activity and treats from Dixie’s Dessert Delivery.

The event is easy and free… and all you need to do is reserve a spot below. Be one of the first 50 to get a spot… and we’ll see you there!  (Brazos Bookstore is at 2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005)

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If you want to join us on Saturday, October 17, 2015, you must:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 50 to respond. The form will be turned off once it is full.
3. If you sign up, bring your kids to Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005) on Saturday, October 17 at 10:30am. The event is free.
4. Parking will be TIGHT. If you get a spot in the small lot… that’s great. If not, go around the block for free street parking. Just follow the signs for any parking restrictions.
5. Make every effort to attend. Spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com


Join Us for the BigKidSmallCity Storytime at Brazos Bookstore! Saturday, August 22, 2015

Reading at Brazos Bookstore
Meet me at Brazos Bookstore on Saturday, August 22 at 10:30am!

BigKidSmallCity will be at Brazos Bookstore, reading 2 of our favorite books: On the Construction Site (Shine-A Light Books) by Carron Brown & Bee Johnson and Mix It Up by Herve Tullet. After the story, there will be an activity and treats from Dixie’s Dessert Delivery.

You don’t have to be a construction fan to love the first book.  It has secret pictures that are revealed when held up to a light!  Also, Mix It Up is so interactive it could replace your iPAD games (at least for a little bit!).

AND, so I do not have to do all the work with MIX IT UP, I’ll be looking for volunteers to help me.  Bring your own MIX IT UP, buy a copy at the store, or help me with my book!

The event is free… and all you need to do is reserve a spot below. Be one of the first 50 to get a spot… and we’ll see you there!  (Brazos Bookstore is at 2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005)

If you want to join us on Saturday, August 22, 2015, you must:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 50 to respond. The form will be turned off once it is full.
3. If you sign up, bring your kids to Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005) on Saturday, August 22 at 10:30am. The event is free.
4. Parking will be TIGHT. If you get a spot in the small lot… that’s great. If not, go around the block for free street parking. Just follow the signs for any parking restrictions.
5. Make every effort to attend. Spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com


Join Us for the BigKidSmallCity Storytime at Brazos Bookstore! Saturday, July 18, 2015

Brazos Bookstore Storytime
Meet me at Brazos Bookstore on Saturday, July 18 at 10:30am!

BigKidSmallCity will be at Brazos Bookstore, reading 2 of our favorite books: Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and Press Here by by Herve Tullet. After the story, there will be an activity and treats from Dixie’s Dessert Delivery.

So you too can beep “hello” to the animals, like the LITTLE BLUE TRUCK, we’re giving 1 family, 4 tickets to the Houston Zoo!  Just sign up to attend the event below, and you will be entered to win!

AND, so I do not have to do all the work with PRESS HERE, I’ll be looking for volunteers to help me.  Bring your own PRESS HERE, buy a copy at the store, or help me with my book!

The event is free… and all you need to do is reserve a spot below. Be one of the first 50 to get a spot… and we’ll see you there!  (Brazos Bookstore is at 2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005)

If you want to join us on Saturday, July 18, 2015, you must:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 50 to respond. The form will be turned off once it is full.
3. If you sign up, bring your kids to Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005) on Saturday, July 18 at 10:30am. The event is free.
4. Parking will be TIGHT. If you get a spot in the small lot… that’s great. If not, go around the block for free street parking. Just follow the signs for any parking restrictions.
5. Make every effort to attend. Spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.

Zoo Ticket Giveaway closes on July 17, 2015 at 9:59am.  Zoo Tickets Expire 3/31/16.

Official Rules: http://wp.me/P2efXF-6RY


Where’s Waldo? Find him in 23 local shops in July!

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During the month of July, you can find Waldo at 23 local Houston stores!  No purchase in necessary… just visit any of the participating stores, grab a passport, and get to searching for Waldo!

Collect at least 10 different store stamps and bring them to Brazos Bookstore to claim a “I Found Waldo” button and $1 off coupon.

Find Waldo at all 23 local businesses and and be entered to win a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books and fantastic prizes from our Find Waldo Local partners.  (Many shops are next door to each other, so you won’t be driving all over town!)

Prizes will be given at the Brazos Bookstore party on Saturday, August 1 at 1:00pm.

Buffalo Exchange
We participated in this scavenger hunt the last two summers and had a GREAT time.  It is easy, air conditioned and fun.  In some stores, it’s easy to find Waldo.  In others, it is a huge challenge!

You do not need to purchase anything at the 23 stores, but it is fun to see them.  Last year I found some very unique gifts while searching for the little Waldo figure.

The participating stores are:

Visit any of these stores to get your passport and get started finding Waldo!  Go here for more information!

 


Join Us for the BigKidSmallCity Storytime at Brazos Bookstore! Saturday, June 20, 2015

Brazos Bookstore
Meet me at Brazos Bookstore on Saturday, June 20 at 10:30am!

BigKidSmallCity will be at Brazos Bookstore, reading 2 of our favorite books: A SICK DAY FOR AMOS McGEE and THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES. After the story, there will be an activity and treats from Dixie’s Dessert Delivery.

So you too can play chess with the elephants (like AMOS McGEE), we’re giving 1 family, 4 tickets to the Houston Zoo!  Just sign up for the event below, and you will be entered to win!

AND, so I do not have to say the crazy words in The BOOK WITH NO PICTURES, I’ll be looking for a few volunteers to talk like a monkey with their monkey mouths!  Get your older kids ready to say Blork and Bluuf and Blaaagity… because I’m way too shy to do this on my own!

The event is free… and all you need to do is reserve a spot below. Be one of the first 50 to get a spot… and we’ll see you there!  (Brazos Bookstore is at 2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005)

If you want to join us on Saturday, June 20, 2015, you must:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 50 to respond. The form will be turned off once it is full.
3. If you sign up, bring your kids to Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005) on Saturday, June 20 at 10:30am. The event is free.
4. Parking will be TIGHT. If you get a spot in the small lot… that’s great. If not, go around the block for free street parking. Just follow the signs for any parking restrictions.
5. Make every effort to attend. Spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.

Zoo Ticket Giveaway closes on June 20, 2015 at 9:59am.  Zoo Tickets Expire 3/31/16. Official Rules: http://wp.me/P2efXF-6RY


Hey Houston Kids, Where’s Waldo? Find him in 16 local shops in July!

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Attention Houston Kids:

During the month of July, you can find Waldo in 16 local Houston stores!  No purchase in necessary… just visit any of the participating stores, grab a passport, and get to searching for Waldo!

Collect at least 10 different store stamps and bring them to Brazos Bookstore to claim a “I Found Waldo” button and $1 off coupon.

Find Waldo at all 16 local businesses and and be entered to win a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books and fantastic prizes from our Find Waldo Local partners.  (Many are next door to each other, so you won’t be driving all over town!)

Also, take pictures and post to Twitter using #FWLBrazos and be entered to win more prizes!

On July 31, at 2:00pm, all are invited to the Where’s Waldo Celebration at Brazos Bookstore!

Wheres Waldo
We participated in this scavenger hunt last summer and had a GREAT time.  It is easy, air conditioned and fun.  In some stores, it’s easy to find Waldo.  In others, it is a huge challenge!

You do not need to purchase anything at the 16 stores, but it is fun to see them.  Last year I found some very unique gifts while searching for the little Waldo figure.

The participating stores are:

Visit any of these stores to get your passport and get started finding Waldo!  Go here for more information!


More Free Things to Do This Summer! Where’s Waldo? Search for Waldo at Local Businesses in July!

Wheres Waldo

Houston!  We have more free things to do this summer!

During the month of July, you can take THIS passport to any of 15 local businesses.  If you can spot Waldo in each business, you will get a stamp.  If you collect 10 stamps, you will win prizes from Brazos Bookstore!

Participating businesses are:  Brazos Bookstore, Picnic Box Lunches, Rocket Fizz, Purple Mango, FUNdamentally Toys, Texas Art Supply, Murder By the Book, Buffalo Exchange, Un Deux Trois, Right Start, Monster PB&J Food Truck, Eatsie Boys, Southside Espresso, Purple Glaze Paint Your Own Pottery Studio and Impromptu.

I think this real life “Where’s Waldo” hunt sounds like a lot of fun!

For all the details, go HERE.  From the website:

1) Beginning July 1st, Where’s Waldo seekers can print or pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Houston” passport with the names and addresses of participating stores at Brazos Bookstore.
2) Let the scavenger hunt begin! Visit these participating local businesses and find the Waldo hidden in each one!
3) Get your passport stamped or signed for each Waldo you spot, then bring back your filled passport to Brazos to earn prizes!

The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Brazos Bookstore to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at all participating businesses will entitle diligent seekers to entry in a grand prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books!

There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Houston, call Brazos Bookstore at 713-523-0701!