Readalouds

When Jessie Came Across the Sea
Finn McCool and the Great Fish
For the Love of Autumn
Brave Irene
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Brigid's Cloak
Pascual and the Kitchen Angels
The Witch and the Singing Mice
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
How the Manx Cat Lost Its Tail
The Gardener
A Story for Bear
The Rainbabies
Mole Music
Flummoxed Fairies
Saint Patrick
Mr. Hatch
Mabela the Clever
The Gift of the Magi
Martin de Porres
Child of Faerie
Two Travelers
Sugar Mouse Cake
The Quiet Place
The Happy Lion
The Wild Boy
The Enormous Crocodile
Amos & Boris
Name of the Tree
Jonathan Toomey
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April 2016 | Roots (When Jessie Came Across the Sea)


When Jessie Came Across the Sea Read by Kathleen Pelley When Jessie Came Across the Sea, Written by Amy Hest and illustrated by P.J. Lynch “There are two gifts we should give our children.  The first is roots.  The other is wings.”  Unknown Set at the turn of the 19th century, this is the story…

April 14, 2016


March 2016 | Celtic Wisdom (Finn McCool and the Great Fish)


Finn McCool and the Great Fish Read by Kathleen Pelley Finn McCool and the Great Fish, Written by Eve Bunting and Illustrated by Zachary Pullen “The highest form of wisdom is kindness.” The Talmud Irish giant, Finn McCool is told that in order to become wise he must catch and eat the salmon that possesses knowledge,…

March 8, 2016


February 2016 | Love (For the Love of Autumn)


For the Love of Autumn Read by Kathleen Pelley For the Love of Autumn, Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco “I have found the paradox that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” Mother Teresa Miss Parks, a new teacher, is devastated when her cat, Autumn, disappears during…

February 11, 2016


January 2016 | Bravery (Brave Irene)


Brave Irene Read by Kathleen Pelley Brave Irene, Written and illustrated by William Steig “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” Emerson When her mother, a dressmaker, falls ill, indomitable Irene fights a raging snowstorm to deliver a dress in time for the duchess’s ball.…

January 13, 2016


December 2015 | Christmas (The Beautiful Lady of Our Lady of Guadalupe)


The Beautiful Lady of Our Lady of Guadalupe Read by Kathleen Pelley Christmas Extra! The Beautiful Lady of Our Lady of Guadalupe Written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher Grandma Lupita tells her granddaughter, Rose and Rose’s friend, Terry the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a miracle that occurred…

December 10, 2015


December 2015 | Christmas (Brigid’s Cloak)


Brigid’s Cloak Read by Kathleen Pelley “There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.” Madeleine L’Engle Brigid’s Cloak Written by Bryce Milligan and illustrated by Helen Cann Relates a legend aout the Irish slave girl who became Saint Brigid beginning with a…


November 2015 | Angels (Pascual and the Kitchen Angels )


Pascual and the Kitchen Angels Read by Kathleen Pelley “I joyfully celebrate the food I’m given. May it deeply nourish everyone that I feed.” San Pascual Just because you can’t see your Angels, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Pascual and the Kitchen AngelsWritten and illustrated by Tomie DePaola Pascual, a boy blessed by…

November 10, 2015


October 2015 | Halloween (The Witches and the Singing Mice)


The Witches and the Singing Mice Read by Kathleen Pelley “The first idea that a child much acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.” Maria Montessori The Witches and the Singing MiceWritten by Jenny Nimmo and illustrated by Angela Barrett A retelling of a Celtic tale in which two cats set out…

October 8, 2015


September 2015 | Promises (The Pied Piper of Hamelin)


The Pied Piper of Hamelin Read by Kathleen Pelley The Pied Piper of Hamelin retold and illustrated by Michèle Lemieux “Humans are fragile creatures made up of broken hearts and broken promises.” Unknown The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for his service, he exacts a…

September 8, 2015


August 2015 | What We “Know” (How the Manx Cat Lost Its Tail)


How the Manx Cat Lost Its Tail Read by Kathleen Pelley How the Manx Cat Lost Its Tail retold and illustrated by Janet Stevens. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairytales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairytales.” ~ Albert Einstein A retelling of how the Manx…

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August 1, 2015


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