folktales

2018 Summer Reading Program Tour Schedule: Libraries Rock!

It’s hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner! And you know what that means — time for the 2018 Summer Reading Program! Below is my schedule of performances that are open to the public. Check with the library to see if registration is required. Unless noted, the program offered will be my… Read more »

Four Friendship-Themed Picture Books for February

It’s February!! Time to celebrate love and friendship!! While February 14th is Valentine’s Day here in the United States in many of the Hispanic countries I’ve visited the day is called “El Día del Amor y Amistad” or “The Day of Love and Friendship.” I love this more inclusive take on the holiday since I’m… Read more »

Oh the Places You’ll Go . . . If You’re Flexible!

I received a copy of Dr. Seuss’s iconic classic, Oh the Places You’ll Go, as a high school graduation gift from my parents. It now sits on my three-year old’s book shelf and is an oft-requested choice for bedtime. I’ve always loved the title — and this summer I found myself thinking, “Oh the Places… Read more »

The Gift of Story: A Perfect Fit for “Children” of All Ages

It’s funny how as soon as people hear I’m a storyteller, they assume that I work with children. While that’s mostly true, it’s not entirely true. Occasionally I get the opportunity to tell stories to groups of adults. Whenever I do, it’s always an absolute blast. I love seeing adults let their “inner child” come… Read more »

New Mother’s Day Program: Celebrate Mom!

“The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.” -Washington Irving There’s something super-special about the bond of a mother and her child. You could almost call it magical. What better way to celebrate that special bond than with stories! Last year I got a… Read more »