Activities for Babies, Kids, & Teens

Summer is coming and Once Upon A Time has fun activities for all ages!

Sign ups start May 1st. If you have any questions, please call us at (818) 248-9668. 

SOME CLUBS ARE NOW SOLD OUT (Reading without Walls, Adventurers Writing Club, Crazy Critters).  Please check or call the store for availability.

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Summer Activities for Babies, Kids, and Teens at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Grandies Day Camp at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Grandies Day Camp

Meets: Tues. & Thurs. @ 10:30 am, 45 mins.

Structured fun & memory making with your grandchild (or parent/child). Twice weekly “camp” with storytime, themed crafts, activities, games, songs, & snack. $50 for 11 sessions or $7 per session. Best for ages 2-5.

Sign up and find dates here.  

Crazy Critters Book Club at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Crazy Critters Book Club

Sold Out! - check out our other clubs

Meets: Wed. @ 4:00 pm, 45 mins.

Have you herd? Once Upon a Time wants ewe to join our Crazy Critters Book Club this summer! We’ll migrate from farms to mouse holes to the Arctic circle on a wild and woolly ride. Sign up meow! $125 including all books. For ages 6-9.

Sign up, find dates and book list here

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown is Once Upon a Time Bookstore's One Summer, One Book Family Read-aloud

One Summer, One Book Family Read-Aloud

Meets: Fri. @ 7:00 pm, 30 mins

Join Once Upon A Time with a family read-aloud classic sure to capture your young readers. Rediscover The Wild Robot by Peter Brown! Read along or read ahead. 20% off the title all summer long. Free to attend. 

Find dates and book here

Reading Without Walls Book Club at Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Reading Without Walls Book Club

Sold Out! - check out our other clubs

Meets: Wed. @ 6:00 pm, 45 mins.

Expand your reading horizons! Read a book outside of your comfort zone. The National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Tang Yang, has challenged readers to explore diverse voices, genres, and formats. We have taken up the challenge this summer with our book club aimed at ages 9-12. $125 including 6 books with genres including: graphic novel, realistic fiction, historical fiction, poetry, mystery, and non-fiction. 

Sign up, find dates and book list here

Adventurers Writing Club at Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Adventurers Writing Club

Sold Out! - check out our other clubs

Meets: Thurs. @ 6:00 pm, 45 mins.

All writers explore the world they live in through their writing.  In the Adventurers Writing Club, we take it to the next level using Kerri Smith's Adventure Lab, a set of books dedicated to exploring creativity.  Go people watching to craft a great character.  Turn your home street into a magical kingdom.  Create great fiction wrought from the bones of reality.  Join Pete for 6 weeks of writing about the world around us and the worlds that could be. For ages 10-13.  $125 including books. 

Sign up, find dates and book list here

Dragon Tamers Book Club at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Dragon Tamers Book Club

Meets: Thurs. @ 4:00 pm, 45 mins.

Many of the great classics of fantasy are dragon stories, and the best dragon stories feature people working alongside dragons.  Join Dragon Master Pete on a 6-week journey as we learn to tame dragons by reading great stories where people and dragons work together as friends.  Ages 10-13. $125 including 5 books. 

Sign up, find dates and book list here

Writing Fantastic Short Stories at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Writing Fantastic Short Stories

Meets: Tues. @ 4:00 pm, 45 mins.

Spell for writing: In a cauldron boil together, dew off a snow lily, captured light from a full moon, a sprinkle of imagination and a dash of bookstore magic. Come create a spell to bring your own stories to life. We'll read fantasy short stories together and then learn how to write our own. Ages 14-18. $100 including books. 

Sign up, find dates and book list here

Representation Matters YA Book Club at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Representation Matters YA Book Club

Meets: Tues. @ 6:00 pm, 45 mins.

This summer the theme for the YA Book Club is representation. Join us as we read and talk about the need for books to represent the full variety of identities and cultures and the unique ways YA authors are rising to meet that need. Ages 14-18. $100 including books. 

Sign up, find dates and book list here

PJ Storytime Reader, Michael, at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

PJ Storytime

Meets: Thurs. @ 7:00 pm, 30 mins.

Our most popular storytime is ready to delight and dazzle with our reader extrodinaire, Michael! Come in your PJs and listen to a few stories. Every Thursday night at 7 pm.  Free to attend. 

Find dates here.

Weekly Summer Storytime 

Meets: Wed. & Sat. @ 10:30 am, 30 mins.

Get ready for a deep sea dive, a princess parade, or a safari setting. Come be surprised and delighted with our themed storytimes featuring 2-3 amazing picture books. Free to attend. 

Find dates here.

 

$50.00
SKU: GrandiesFull

$125.00
SKU: TamersRSVP

$125.00
SKU: AdventurersRSVP

$125.00
SKU: CrittersRSVP

$125.00
SKU: WithoutWallsRSVP

$100.00
SKU: ShortStoriesRSVP

$100.00
SKU: RepresentationRSVP

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