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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Worms.  They’re slimy, slithery, and a little bit gross.  Which is probably why kids love them so much!  Check out some books about the little wrigglers, then round out your reading with a rhyme and fingerplay.

And if you still can’t get enough, bring the kids to this program to meet some worms and find out how to make your very own worm bin.  (It’s easy, and not as yucky as it seems!)

More books about worms!

(Gross) Rhyme:
It’s such a shock
I almost screech
when I find a worm
inside my peach.
But then, what really
makes me blue
is to find a worm
who’s bitten in two!

Finger play:
I lifted a stone and saw a worm,
(place hand over opposite pointer finger and “lift”)
I watched him wiggle and squiggle and squirm.
(wiggle index finger)
Hello Mr. Worm!  How are you today?
(talk to index finger)
But the worm just silently wiggled away.
(wiggle index finger away)

Did you know this post was based on a storytime?  Come to Saturday Tales and see what else we have to offer!

Read This! The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

Miss Penelope Lumley is hired right out of school (Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females) to work as governess for Lord and Lady Ashton.    She is looking forward to starting her job, but nobody will tell her about the children until she discovers them on her own—in the barn, howling like dogs!  It’s then she learns that she has been hired to “civilize” these kids, who have been raised by wolves (really, they howl, bark, and chase squirrels!). 

The book is a cross between Jane Eyre and Lemony Snicket—with emphasis on the Snicket—and is, pardon me, a howl!   Warning: nothing is neatly tied up—the book ends with a cliff-hanger.

More new chapter books!

More of Miss Susan’s favorite books!

Best Scary Books for Bigger Kids

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

So your little ones loved the Not-Too-Scary books, and now your school age kids want something that will raise the hair on the backs of their necks?  We’ve got just what you’re looking for!

More ghost stories, haunted houses, and recommendations from Miss Susan!

Ready to Erupt!

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Into the Volcano by Don Wood

What would you say if you were visiting your aunt on an island that has an active volcano ? Me? I’d say: “HELP!” Sumo and Duffy ‘s introduction to their mother’s family is cut short when the volcano’s eruption forces them to go on a dangerous journey-into the volcano itself-where they learn the real reason for their visit.

Already read this one?  Try The Volcano Goddess Will See You Now by Dan Greenburg.

For more book suggestions, check out Miss Susan’s newest picks!