The Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

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Owl moon
By Jane Yolen
Illustration by John Schoenherr

Storyline: One late night a girl and her father go owling. It is winter and the snow is covering the ground and the girl is all bundled up. They walked through the still forest without a word because, said Pa, when you go owing you don’t need words, just hope. They stroll through the dark woods, cold air creeping up the little girls back. But she says nothing because when you go owling you have to be brave. Continue reading The Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

the Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

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The Farmer and the Clown

By Marla Frazee

Storyline: It was a hot summer day and the farmer was out, working on his land. He was an tall, old farmer, black boots, pants with suspenders, a large brim black hat and a long white beard. On the horizon, the circus train was just happening to pass by when something fell out. Continue reading The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco

Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco
Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco

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Ginger and Petunia

by Patricia Polacco

Storyline: Ginger is an accomplished pianist and teacher, with a great love for clothes. Her fashion style is very sophisticated and she often says “you are what you wear”. She also has a pig pet, called Petunia, to whom she dedicates all her love and attention. One day, Ginger has to attend an out of town musical event, on a short notice. It is the first time that she must leave Petunia alone. Continue reading Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi
The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

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The Village of Round and Square Houses

by Ann Grifalconi

Storyline: This story comes from the village of Tos in Cameroon and it is narrated by a girl that left the place when she was almost a grown up. The village has, indeed, two kind of houses: square houses for men and round houses for women, and the girl tells us why. Continue reading The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans
How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

by David LaRochelle

Illustration by Mark Fearing

Storyline: Tuesdays, Martha’s family used to have  green beans for dinner. Martha, a girl about 5 years or older, didn’t like green beans and never ate them in spite the fact of being left alone at the table. She did not believe that green beans are good for you, as her mother said, or that they make you strong, as her father put it. Continue reading How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan

today’s storybook summary is

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten

by Trisha Speed Shaskan

Illustration by Gerald Guerlais

Storyline: This is the classic plot of the old Red Riding Hood story but narrated by the wolf itself. We get to see the world through this bad wolf’s eyes. From the beginning he has an excuse for his actions: he is hungry. Continue reading Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan