Goops and How to Be Them: Table Manners II

This dates back to 1900. Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants by Gelett Burgess. Very short  - the second on Table Manners. I'd love to hear from listeners what table manners they were taught by their parents and what as parents they teach/have taught their kids. At my best friend's house we were to sit up straight and [...]

By |2013-11-14T09:16:26-08:00October 15th, 2013|Children's Literature, Classics, News, Podcast, Poetry|0 Comments

Goops and How to Be Them by Gelett Burgess

This dates back to 1900 - the page turn to the 20th century. I expect it must have been passed down to my mom from her mom, both of whom LOVED books and reading, based on the child's signature (my mom's) in pencil inside the cover. I remember this first poem from my childhood and delighting in it. The lengthy subtitle is: A Manual of Manners [...]

By |2013-11-14T09:17:24-08:00October 11th, 2013|Children's Literature, Classics, News, Poetry|0 Comments

“Hold’im Down, Brer Fox” by Julius Lester

I used to read these stories from The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit as told by Julius Lester to my kids and the kids in our afterschool program. I believe that audiobooks carry on the oral storytelling tradition that is central to our understanding of who we are. Enjoy the voices of these characters so many of us have grown up [...]

By |2013-12-06T11:36:51-08:00October 11th, 2013|Children's Literature, Classics, News, Podcast|0 Comments

Uncle Wiggly (1)

This is the first story in Howard R. Garis' Uncle Wiggly's Story Book. This is a book that was my grandfather's, and I used to read the stories to my daughters when they were young. And although the stories often include gender bias (sweet little girls and mischievous little boys) that was typical of its time, the stories are delightful. In this podcast I chose [...]

The Ruined Cottage: First Part

This is one of my favorite poems of all time, so I thought I'd share it with you. William Wordsworth, the Romantic English poet, wrote this in 1797-98. He revised it several times before publishing it. The first time The Ruined Cottage was published as an independent poem was in 1949. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, and that you'll tune [...]

By |2013-09-29T23:33:14-07:00September 21st, 2013|Classics, News, Podcast, Poetry|0 Comments

A Pie for a Pig – Book Audiologist Award Finalist!

Congratulations to Susan Pace-Koch, author of A Pie for a Pig! Susan is our first weekly winner and now a Finalist in the Book Audiologist Award Contest! A delicious assortment of Pies and Pigs celebrating bakery delights in a tasty sequence of months, based on seasonal fruits and veggies. Meet our characters, in their environment. Ms Georgia Peach Pie, our own 'Posey', in front of [...]

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