Macy's Sunday Story Time: Magic

Speaker: 
Matt Wayne
Sun, May 19th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Learning and performing magic tricks is tough—but when the going got tough, Houdini didn’t quit! He followed his dreams to become the best escape artist and moved to New York City. After reading about Houdini’s life and performances, consider staying at the museum and learning magic tricks of your own from celebrity magician Matt Wayne.

Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King by Kathleen Krull

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Mother’s Day

Sun, May 12th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

It is important to spend quality time with your mom on Mother’s Day. But a little Bear lost his mama in the middle of New York City. Help the little Bear find his mama and then share what you enjoyed about the story with your mother!

When You Meet a Bear on Broadway by Amy Hest

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Cinco de Mayo

Sun, May 5th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Celebrate Mexican independence and heritage by reading letters that cousins Charlie and Carlitos send each other from Mexico and the United States! Then enjoy hearing all about Mouse’s misadventures during the Cinco de Mayo festival at the city park—will Cat spoil his fun?

Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin by Duncan Tonatiuh
Cinco de Mouse-o by Judy Cox
 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Play Ball!

Sun, April 28th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Now that baseball season is in full swing, learn about one of the most moving moments in baseball history: when “Pee Wee” Reese supported his new teammate Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era.

Teammates by Peter Golenbock
Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson: Against the Odds by Robert Burleigh

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Earth Day

Sun, April 21st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

When Liam finds a struggling garden on abandoned train tracks in the city he decides to take care of it, sparking a new green movement in the city! After reading how the dreams and efforts of one person can make a difference, discover what happens to a plastic bottle after you throw it in the recycling bin!

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches

Macy's Sunday Story Time: Architectural Appreciation

Sun, April 14th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

The great thing about architecture is that it is everywhere, so you can appreciate it anywhere—even in a classic story like The Three Little Pigs! Which type of house will the big, bad wolf be able to blow down: the house made of scraps, glass, or stone and concrete? You might be surprised!

The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia
 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Barnum and the Brooklyn Bridge

Sun, April 7th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

When the Brooklyn Bridge was completed, everyone wondered how much weight it could hold. The famous P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey, decided to take this as a challenge. Join us to hear what it was like to see elephants marching through the city and across the Brooklyn Bridge!

Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing by April Jones Prince
 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Easter

Sun, March 31st, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

In preparation for the Easter Egg decorating contest, Hoppi visits all of his bunny friends for inspiration. Just when he thinks he’ll never make an egg beautiful enough to win the contest, he finds a special egg to work with—but will the Easter bunny approve? Join us to find out!

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
 

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Passover

Sun, March 24th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Ten-year-old Jacob cannot believe his ears when a Yankee soldier asks for his piece of matzoh. Even worse, his family invited the Jewish Yankee to Seder! While Jacob is bitter about the South losing the Civil War, the corporal is still able to have an open discussion with his family about freedom and slavery—apt themes for Passover.

The Yankee at the Seder by Elka Weber

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: St. Patrick's Day!

Sun, March 17th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

While traveling to America, Fergus whittles the branch of an Irish blackthorn tree into a Shillelagh so he will always have a piece of Ireland with him. This Shillelagh becomes the family’s heirloom and a centerpiece for storytelling each St. Patrick’s Day, just like today!

The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh by Janet Nolan

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