Red Reading Boots - Bookology Magazine Children's Literature Thu, 21 May 2020 18:24:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 69996714 Storytime in the Time of Coronavirus Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:00:37 +0000

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 ]]> 0 21511
The Rabbit Listened Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:00:26 +0000

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 ]]> 0 21174
Heidi Bread Thu, 09 Jan 2020 22:51:21 +0000

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 ]]> 2 20835
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:00:34 +0000

“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 ]]> 8 20617
Bee-bim Bop Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:00:03 +0000

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 ]]> 0 20100