This version of “The Gingerbread Man” is by El Frieda. “Run, run, as fast as you can!” The farmer and his wife, the little boy, and the little girl just cannot catch the naughty little gingerbread man. But he needs to watch out for the sly fox! To follow along with your own copy of this book, visit your local library. If you find a different version of this story, make sure to tell me about it in the comments!
“Blueberry Bear” was written by Eileen Pieczonka and illustrated by Romi Caron. “A pup named Bear and blueberries add up to a whole lot of bubba-baloo-ba trouble. How does Bear turn so blue and how does she get the name Blueberry Bear?”
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the author, Eileen Pieczonka.
“Rocket Shoes” was written by Sharon Skinner and illustrated by Ward Jenkins. “A rhyming story for every kid who wants to fly—and wonders when it’s okay to break the rules. Like all children, José dreams of flying. So he works hard to buy a pair of rocket shoes that let him jet into the atmosphere. But all those spins, kicks, and airborne tricks cause such a ruckus around town that the mayor bans the shoes and shuts down the factory. Then, one day, during a terrible snowstorm, José hears a cry: his neighbor’s in danger—and he can only help her if he puts on the shoes. Will José dare to break the rules and save the day?”
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the author, Sharon Skinner.
Meet former Kindergarten Teacher and Arizona Author, Debi Novotny, and get a sneak peek at her book “My Magic Hat Rules!” This book was written to help children learn how to read, and was illustrated by Thea Schaeffer.
“Starry Gets Lost” was written by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Nikki Brzescinski. “The children and teachers have gone on a field trip, and Starry the Sheep has been left all alone. She’s curious and a bit concerned… Where did they go? Will they ever come back? Readers will be delighted as they follow Starry on her search to find her treasured friends.”
Children’s Author Phoebe Fox and Illustrator Nikki Brzescinski host storytime at the Tucson Festival of Books in the Tent for Tots. Nikki shows the children how to draw “Starry the Sheep” from the book “Starry Gets Lost.”
It’s Read Across America Day at St. Thomas the Apostle School, and News Channel 3 interviews Phoebe Fox about her new picture book, “Panda Proud.”
*Permission for sharing this video was given by the mother of this little one.
“The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper is a classic children’s book about perseverance and optimism. “The Little Engine That Could” tells the story of a broken down train, carrying toys and treats for all the good little boys and girls who live over the mountain. Three engines pass and do not help the poor train. Finally, a little blue engine is willing to try on his own.
The Uptown Farmers’ Market in Phoenix, AZ is every Wednesday and Saturday on the corner of Central and Bethany Home Rd. On November 3, my father-in-law Jim Fox and I held a book launch for a our new book, Babies Nurse! I hosted a storytime and read Babies Nurse, as well as my other books. Everyone was stunned to see how tall Jim Fox is in person!