The Alligator's Storytime
Mon 10:30am, Tues 3:45pm
2-6yrs, £3 per child (redeemable against any book)
Saturday 30th November 3pm
The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland
author storytime and activity session
3+ years, £5 booking fee (redeemable)
Twas the night before Christmas, with a wonderful twist! Lewis Carroll's classic Wonderland returns but this time instead of Alice, it's Santa's turn for an adventure down the rabbit hole. Join the Cheshire-Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the reindeer for a tea party with lots of festive fun! The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is a fun mash-up of two classics, showing the true meaning of Christmas is to be kind.
Join us for a storytime and activity session with author Carys. The £5 booking fee is redeemable against the book on the day, and Carys will be signing copies after the event.
All storytimes are themed, featuring a choice selection of picture books and often a poem or song. Suitable 2-6yrs. No booking required; just turn up.
First Friday of the Month 3:45pm
5+yrs, £5 (redeemable against any book)
Alligator’s Mouth staff read classic folktales from across the world, mixing well-known legends with hidden gems. Each Folktale Friday has a different theme (Fairies, The Moon, Trolls...) This works well as a family event and discussion following the stories is welcome.
Inside Story Club
Next: Wed 27th Nov 4pm
Maker of Monsters by Lorraine Gregory
8-12yrs, £5 per child (redeemable against any book)
RSVP and pre-pay in the shop or over the phone
The Inside Story Club is a book club with a difference! Whether you've read the book or not, we'll dive in together, journeying inside the world of the book with specially designed creative writing and drawing activities.
Next month's Inside Story Club will be the thrilling Maker of Monsters by Lorraine. This thrilling tale of a mad mage's apprentice racing to save a city from his master's dastardly creations will have you on the edge of your seat. Short chapters and large type make for an easy, enjoyable read. We'll find plenty to discuss before we perform our own monster-creation activities!
Next: Thurs 28th Nov 4pm
8-12yrs, £10 (£5 of which redeemable against any book), RSVP and pre-pay in the shop or over the phone
Richmond Literature Festival
Book through Richmond Literature Festival
box office 020 8831 6494
Once again Richmond Literature Festival has a fantastic children's programme (see below). The Alligator's Mouth will be selling books at events with Steve Feasey, Anthea Simmons and Laura Ellen Anderson. All bookings to be made through Richmond Literature Festival. To book, call the box office number on 020 8831 6494 or online via their website.
Please note that the Laura Ellen Anderson event is now sold out.
Comics fans unite for our monthly Comics Club! This month's theme TBC. These sessions are very popular so RSVP and pre-payment is essential. To get the quickest updates on new Comics Club dates, make sure you're signed up to the Comics Club segment of our mailing list (you can do this using the form at the top of this page).