Age Range: Preschool & Up These stories are about the ever-patient Charlie and his creative and patient approach to dealing with his exasperating little sister, Lola. Quirky and offbeat, the Charlie and Lola stories remind us of the humorous absurdities that are both the cause and result of sibling interactions.
Age Range: Preschool & Up Tacky is a penguin who marches to the beat of his own internal drummer, happily oblivious to his differences from the other penguins. The nicest thing about Tacky, though, is that no matter how clumsy or confused he might be, it is his very uniqueness that usually leads to him […]
No comforters, plush pillows Sheets of silk or velveteen Could bring a golden slumber To Her Majesty, the Queen When the Queen of Trouble’s insomnia pushes her to the breaking point, will anyone in the kingdom have a solution so she can finally get a good night’s sleep?
We have an Elephantom. He turned up on Tuesday, just after tea-time. To be honest, he’s starting to bug me. Sometimes all you want or need in a story is just a straightforward entertaining narrative. The Elephantom is perfect for those times. Ross Collins’ story of a little girl with a pesky, mischievous, phantom elephant […]
Benjamin Budge was a great big man, A great big huge TREMENDOUS man, But his tiny house was so very small, There wasn’t room for him at all! Now Barnaby Ball was a wee small man, A tiny, tiny, tiny man. But his house was as big as a house can be Too big for […]
Professor Flugel was building a splendid new bird feeder . . . Little does Professor Flugel know, however, that the splendid new bird feeder of which he is so proud is going to turn his life upside down.
Mend-It McGregor, everyone called him, because he could mend most anything that needed mending, they said, from fishing rods and fairy wands to top hats and rubber ducks. Inventor Hector McGregor leads the sort of life we can all envy. He loves his work, has a wonderful family and a happy home, and spends his […]
. . . if some July you should chance to pass by A viridian Central Park dale, Look around for a squirrel with a gleam in his eye And some paint on the tip of his tail. John Lithgow may be most familiar to adults as a comedian and television and movie actor, but as […]
Amelia Bloomer was NOT a proper lady. With an opening line like that, it’s a no-brainer that the ensuing story is going to be entertaining. In this case, the story is a fictionalized account of how Amelia Bloomer, tired of the restrictive and constrictive garments women of her era were forced to wear, decided to […]
Andy is [a] little kid. He is like most six-year-olds: he loves dogs, dollars, and junk. Andy doesn’t collect anything special himself, but Jake thinks he should. “Otherwise, life can get a little meaningless,” he says. This is a great story of intergenerational friendship, ingenuity, and seeing the value in everyday objects.