Book: Around the Neighborhood

Storywalk Around the Neighborhood!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Book: Around the Neighborhood, Educators & Librarians, Events | 0 comments

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Check out these charming readers soaring, waddling, and quacking with the animal characters of Around the Neighborhood. The Springfield-Greene County Library District in Missouri (shout out to my home state!) made this lullaby book into a storywalk. So much fun, plus a great excuse to get outside (and pounce, hop, etc.) on a lovely summer day!

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Around the Neighborhood in the Garden

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Book: Around the Neighborhood, Educators & Librarians, Events, School Visits | 0 comments

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Author Sarah L. Thomson (that’s me!) reads her picture book Around the Neighborhood.

Such fun visiting the Friends School of Portland to share Around the Neighborhood for their Stories by the Garden program! If you’re in the Portland area with little ones, do check out this program. What’s nicer than a visit to sweet, scenic Mackworth Island, a story to hear, and maybe a picnic lunch to enjoy afterward on the trail that goes all around the island?

The kiddos were energetic and delightful. We read the book (in the gym rather than the garden, due to weather), sang the song, and then scattered outside for a scavenger hunt.

This is such a happy, adventurous book for a summery activity or story hour. Check out the fun and free Activity Kit if you’d like to recreate our scavenger hunt. We had a great time!

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