Robert Drake

Robert Drake

The Westing Game
by Ellen Raskin

Half Magic
by Edward Eager (Series)

Thimble Summer
by Elizabeth Enright

Spy Camp
by Stuart Gibbs (Series)

Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
by Jeff Kinney (Series)

Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer
by Megan McDonald (Series)

Bradford Street Buddies: Backyard Camp-Out
by Jerdine Nolen (Easy Reader)

Curious George at the Beach
by H. A. and Margret Rey (Picture Book)

The Kids Corner Garden
Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28

@ The Camden Children's Garden
Camden Waterfront, NJ

Join Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell as we plant ourselves inside the beautiful oasis that is the Camden Children's Garden - Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28- and proudly proclaim it the KIDS CORNER GARDEN, part of the XPoNential Music Festival 2019! 

The Camden Children's Garden is designed for children and families. It is a special place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.

  • This year the Kids Corner Garden is made possible by our friends at The Franklin Institute, who will be on hand to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission - where man first walked on the moon! Our cool astronomer Derrick Pitts (chief astronomer of the Franklin Institute) will join his colleagues in their tent during the weekend with science to go activities! 

  • The Franklin Institute will also be supporting the Kids Corner Bookmobile tent, staffed by Kids Corner Librarian Joe Hilton! He'll have a bunch of book for kids of all ages - look through the piles and take one to give a good home! Also, in celebration of the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit now at the Franklin Institute, we're launching the first-ever Kids Corner Comic Book Swap! Bring gently used comics with you to donate (kid-friendly, please) and feel free to take new ones home! 

  • Music returns to the Kids Corner Garden ... showcased as it should be, unplugged and pure! Joining us will be The Cheddar Boys who showcase an amazing old-time folk style that will please the ears of both young and not-so-young! Since they are playing without electricity, you never quite know when/where you'll stumble upon them while strolling thru the garden grounds! 

  • Additionally, Kids Corner friends at Schulmerich Bells in Hatfield PA will join us to showcase their musical creations! Innovators since 1935, the craftspeople of Schulmerich have brought the glorious sounds of bell music to more people and places than anyone else in the world and are the world's largest producers of handbells and more! They will be on hand to teach kids the art of playing bells - and will perform a bell concert hourly, between 1-4pm. 

  • As we do each year, WXPN/Kids Corner will offer FREE face painting and glitter tattoos - direct from the creative hands of Jane at Fabulous Faces - on site both days Noon-3:30pm so get their EARLY!

  • Also, our friends from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education will be on hand to help you find your way thru the maze of nature at the Garden.  

If you've never been, the Camden Children's Garden includes three indoor attractions: the popular Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, Plaza de Aibonito (the tropical exhibit) and Ben Franklin’s Secret Workshop.

Other exhibits include a Dinosaur Garden, Maze, Tree House, Picnic Garden, CityScapes Garden, Storybook Gardens and the Fitness Garden. Visitors can round out their visit by riding the Carousel or taking a trip on the Garden Train!

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