Red Reading Boots - Bookology Magazine https://www.bookologymagazine.com Children's Literature Thu, 21 May 2020 18:24:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 69996714 Storytime in the Time of Coronavirus https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/storytimeinthetimeofcoronavirus/ https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/storytimeinthetimeofcoronavirus/#respond Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:00:37 +0000 https://www.bookologymagazine.com/?post_type=article&p=21511

I’ve had the great joy these last few weeks of pulling together “distanced” storytimes for a few families who could use a half hour of sitting on the couch and letting someone else entertain and interact with the kids. This has been a stretch for me. Though I’m grateful for all of the apps and platforms that allow us to see and talk virtually—during this time, especially—I would not choose to do storytime this way.… more ]]>
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The Rabbit Listened https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/therabbitlistened/ https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/therabbitlistened/#respond Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:00:26 +0000 https://www.bookologymagazine.com/?post_type=article&p=21174

In my current regular storytime group, I have a little one who insists he has whatever book I’m reading at his house, too. I hold up a book and he jumps in excitement. “I have that book at my house!” he says, while his parents shake their head behind him. I tease him saying, “We must have exactly the same bookshelves.”… more ]]>
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Heidi Bread https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/heidibread/ https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/heidibread/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:51:21 +0000 https://www.bookologymagazine.com/?post_type=article&p=20835

I realized (again) over the winter holidays this year that much of holiday frivolity centers on food. I’d have it no other way, myself, but I must say that after a couple/few weeks of eating grand meals, too many sweets, and grabbing tea/coffee more often than usual, I crave simplicity when I sit down for lunch in the middle of a writing day.… more ]]>
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/thebestchristmaspageantever/ https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/thebestchristmaspageantever/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:00:34 +0000 https://www.bookologymagazine.com/?post_type=article&p=20617

“Hey! Unto you a child is born!” I think of this line each and every Christmas Eve when the Christmas story according to Luke’s Gospel is read. If I’m the one doing the reading, and you were to pay close attention, you’d probably notice that I have to take a nano-second pause so as to drop the “Hey!”… more ]]>
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Bee-bim Bop https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/bee-bim-bop/ https://www.bookologymagazine.com/article/bee-bim-bop/#respond Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:00:03 +0000 https://www.bookologymagazine.com/?post_type=article&p=20100

I’ve been on the storytime circuit this last month as I have a new picture book of my very own. Readers of this column know how much I adore storytime, so wherever I’ve gone to read my book, I’ve asked if I can do a whole storytime, the better to read other picture books, as well.… more ]]>
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