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Read, Play, Shop! Story Hour at Arundel Mills

Sep 29, 2011 07:33PM ● By Anonymous

HANOVER, MD (September 29, 2011) – Read, Play, Shop! The Simon Kidgits Club® and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing are excited to present ‘Story Hour’ at Arundel Mills, the largest outlet, value retail and entertainment destination in Maryland. Designed especially for families and children, this innovative program will be held once a month and began this September.

At Arundel Mills, Story Hour will take place on October 12, November 16 and December 14 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Court in Neighborhood 3. Each month, children will enjoy listening to the captivating stories and participating in fun activities. Raffles will also be held for lucky Kidgits Club members to take home books.

Here is the complete Story Hour book list:

Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson / Illustrations by Jane Chapman
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell / Illustrations by Lizzy Rockwell
Catch that Baby! by Nancy Coffelt / Illustrations by Scott Nash
Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr / Illustrations by Lois Ehlert
Home-field Advantage by Justin Tuck / Illustrations by Leonardo Rodriguez

Olivia Talks Turkey by Farrah McDoogle / Illustrations by Jared Osterhold
I’m Here by Peter H. Reynolds
Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin / Illustrations by Betsy Lewin
You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy / Illustrations by Amy June Bates
Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker

Making a Friend by Alison McGhee / Illustrations by Marc Rosenthal
Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson / Illustrations by Buket Erdogan
Fuddles by Frans Vischer
Olivia Says Good Night by Farrah McDoogle / Illustrated by Patrick Spaziante
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen / Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

“We’re delighted to team up with Simon & Schuster to present these stories that will entertain our Kidgits Club members and stir their imaginations at the same time,” said Wendy Ellis, director of marketing and business development at Arundel Mills. “In addition, each child attending will receive a bookmark which they can color as a keepsake.”

Lucille Rettino, Director of Marketing at Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing added, “With the changing publishing landscape and decreasing number of physical locations to promote books, we are thrilled here at Simon & Schuster to be partnering with the Simon Kidgits Club for this new ‘Story Hour’ promotion. This promotion is a great opportunity to have many children exposed to some of our best titles and authors.”

For more information about Arundel Mills, please contact (410) 540-5100, visit us online at or on Facebook at and on Twitter @ArundelMills.

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Lauren Horsley
Bitner Goodman
(954) 714-5826