“Look Who Lives in the Ocean!” was written and illustrated by Brooke Bessessen and published by Arizona Highways. “Splashing and dashing, nibbling and quibbling, blending and fending!” This book is exploding with fascinating facts about amazing creatures who inhabit the ocean. Enjoy the fun rhymes, colorful illustrations, and beautiful photos on every page!
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the author, Brooke Bessessen.
This is a reading of Aesop’s Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. This version of was retold and illustrated by Janet Stevens.
“Wait Till the Moon is Full” was written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams, with a copyright date of 1948 from Harper & Brothers.
“Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in Ball” was written by Vicki Churchill, illustrated by Charles Fuge, and published by David & Charles Children’s Books. “Life is a lot of fun for Wombat as there are endless exciting things to do: shouting at the top of his voice for no reason, stepping in circles until he falls over, poking out his tongue and pulling funny faces, getting a muddy mess… But can you guess what Wombat likes to do best of all?”
“Agent H2O Rides the Water Cycle” was written and illustrated by Rita Goldner. “Nature depends on water. We depend on nature. Children need a connection with both, to one day restore a healthy relationship with our natural environment. ‘Agent H2O Rides the Water Cycle’ contributes significantly to this in an imaginative, fun and scientifically correct way.” – Robin J. Weeks, PhD in Geophysics If you enjoyed this book, you may want to check out Mamafox Books’ Storytime Saturday Episode #25: “Orangutan, A Day in the Rainforest Canopy,” also by Rita Goldner!
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the author, Rita Goldner.
This is Reach Out and Read’s Facebook Storytime with Children’s Librarian & Author, Phoebe Fox. Enjoy a reading of the English-Spanish bilingual book, Cuddled & Carried ~ Consentido y cargado, by Dia Michels. It was illustrated by Mike Speiser and published by Platypus Media. “Babies, whether in snowy dens, warm lagoons, cozy nests, or living rooms, are nutured and nuzzled, carried and cuddled. These beautiful images of images of families will capture the imagination of even the youngest readers.”
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the author, Dia Michels.
Welcome to Storytime Saturdays (Episode #55) with Children’s Librarian & Author, Phoebe Fox. Women in Chemistry is Book 2 in the Science Wide Open series. Written by Mary Wissinger, illustrated by Danielle Pioli, and created and edited by John J. Coveyou. “’What is the world made of?’ Jump into the awesomeness of chemistry! Discover the power of curiosity and resilience along with the women who have blazed a trail in the world of science. From ancient times to modern day, the exciting story of chemistry is sure to inspire the scientist in everyone.”
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by Science, Naturally!
Welcome to Storytime Saturdays (Episode #54) with Children’s Librarian & Author, Phoebe Fox. Antlers Forever! was written by Frances Bloxam and illustrated by Jim Sollers. This book is available from Down East Books. “Orville, the moose, is a likeable young fellow who tries very hard to do everything right, especially when it comes to taking care of his handsome pair of antlers. They are his pride and joy, but despite all his care, he wakes up one day to find that they are coming loose! The lively stanzas of Antlers Forever! Tell the story of Orville’s hopeful but misguided efforts to put things right, and his final discovery that when a moose loses his antlers, he can always look forward to growing an even bigger and better set next year.”
*Permission for the reading of this book in its entirety was granted by the publisher, Down East Books.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit was written by Beatrix Potter. This version was illustrated by Phoebe Erickson. The Tale of Peter Rabbit follows the naughty Peter as he breaks into the garden of Mr. McGregor. When he finally escapes and returns home to his mother, she puts him to bed with a dose of chamomile tea, while Peter’s sisters enjoy a delicious super of blackberries.