Little Readers Ages 6-8

Little Readers Ages 6-8

The mission here is to instill a love of reading in our little readers. To broaden their experiences through and from reading. To make it real for them by incorporating the elements of the story into their lives. First, you'll listen to a story read by Miss Joan, then respond to questions that engage listening and comprehension skills, which finally tap into the child's creativity, and applications to their daily circumstances. Virtual tutoring with Miss Joan is now available at https://www.littlereaders6-8.com

Episodes

November 26, 2021 7 min

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving is written and illustrated by David Pilkey, and published by Orchard Books, New York, in 1990.  Children may enjoy retelling this story as families gather during the holidays!  This story also commemorates Thanksgiving and Little Readers' second year anniversary!  We are very grateful to ALL of our listeners around the globe!  

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Bear Has A Story To Tell is written by Philip C Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, and published by Roaring Book Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership in 2012.
   This story is about changing seasons, friendship, and also includes an introduction to hibernation and migration.  Miss Joan encourages listeners to further investigate animal's behavior, and retell the story using their own differe...

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October 23, 2021 7 min

Run, Turkey, Run! written by Diane Mayr, illustrated by Laura Rader, and published by Walker Publishing Company, Inc. in 2007.
    This story is strictly entertaining! It provides examples of personification and onomatopoeia, which helps youngsters in the process of re-telling the story, and remembering the correct sequence of events.  

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October 11, 2021 8 min

 The Kiddie Table , is written and illustrated by Colleen Madden, published by Capstone Editions, a Capstone imprint, in 2018.
    Everyone can relate to this story, especially as the holiday season approaches, because we have all experienced what the main character is going through!  The importance of controlling strong emotions is stressed in the follow-up discussion.  Rhyming words are also highlighted by Miss Joan.

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September 26, 2021 10 min

Old Lion and Little Rabbit is written and illustrated by Keiko Kaichi, English Editions published in 2017 by Michael Neugebauer Publishing Ltd. in Hong Kong.

   This is a heartwarming tale about the strength of bonds between friends.  Two extremely different creatures develop a powerful bond of friendship, demonstrating how to guard and protect our friends.  The main character demonstrates how the power of friendship can overcome ev...

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September 18, 2021 10 min

Cherry and Olive  is written and illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe, published by Walker Publishing Co., Inc. in 2007.  This realistic fiction story promotes discussion about friendship, bullying, diversity, and kindness.

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September 3, 2021 8 min

GRUMPY MONKEY Party Time!  is written by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang, and published by Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC in 2019.
  This story highlights the problem of being encouraged (or pressured) by friends to do something that you REALLY do not want to do.  Kids discover that speaking up and being true to their feelings is the solution, and it is okay not to follow the crowd.

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Stay: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List is written by Kate Klise, illustrated by Sarah Klise, and published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC in 2017.
     This heartwarming story focuses on the special relationships that all people develop with their pets.  We can also extend the overarching theme of this story to our personal relationships:  Just spending time with each other is more meaningful than t...

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August 3, 2021 47 min

Muggie Maggie, written by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Kay Life, and published by William Morrow and Company, Inc. in 1990. 
     This is a funny story with a serious lesson for students worrying about the challenges of this new school year.

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Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures 2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery  was created by Jeff Brown and written by Sara Pennypacker, with pictures by Macky Pamintuan, published by Scholastic Inc. by  arrangement with HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers in 2009.
     Flat Stanley's adventures create enjoyment through 'stretching' youngsters' imagination.  This book goes beyond...

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June 11, 2021 8 min

We Are Brothers  is written by Yves Nadon, illustrated by Jean Claverie, and published by Creative Editions, an imprint of The Creative Company in 2018.
  This story highlights encouragement between siblings when faced with challenging activities.  This story is truly uplifting and inspirational for brothers and sisters alike!

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June 6, 2021 10 min

Elmore is written and illustrated by Holly Hobie, and published by Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2018.
   This is a story about friendship & appreciating differences among ourselves. Vocabulary development is included with this episode

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May 29, 2021 10 min

A Real Friend is written by Jennifer Wolfthal, illustrated by Judi Abbot, and published by Clavis Publishing Inc. in 2020.
   This story promotes friendship building and consideration for others.

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Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep written by Robin Newman, illustrated by Chris Ewald, and published by Creston Books, LLC in 2016.
 This delightful story borrows characters from other classic children's stories to aid with sequencing events and retelling.  Onomatopoeia, which are words that mimic sounds, adds to the fun of this story!  The social learning within promotes getting along with others through honesty and discussi...

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Don't Rant & Rave on Wednesdays ! is written by Adolph Moser, Ed.D., illustrated by David Melton, and published by Landmark Editions, Inc. in 1994.
This book holds many suggestions for managing behavior under the stress of anger.  No matter how old you are, controlling your behavior when annoyed is something everyone needs to practice.

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Don't Tell A Whopper on Fridays! The Children's Truth-Control Book is written by Adolph Moser, Ed.D., illustrated by David Melton, and published by Landmark Editions, Inc. in 1999.
   This book was written to help us realize that being truthful is important, and becoming a more truthful person is what everyone should strive to be!

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Don't Despair On Thursdays! is written by Adolph Moser, Ed.D., illustrated by David Melton, and published by Landmark Editions, Inc. in 1996.
   This is a children's book dealing with grief- management.  After losing a relative, or a friend, or a pet, children may grieve more intensely than adults, and need all the love, consideration, and help that we, as adults, can offer!  This episode offers thoughtful reflections and su...

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March 4, 2021 11 min

The Scar is written by Charlotte Moundlic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, and published by Candlewick Press in 2011.  This story exemplifies strategies for children dealing with grief, leaving listeners more hopeful.  The author poses effective strategies for dealing with strong emotions, which promotes enriching family discussion.

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January 25, 2021 12 min

The Belonging Tree is written by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, illustrated by Kristine A. Lombardi, and published by Henry Holt & Company Publishers, a registered trademark of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC in 2020.
   This story has a message for people of all ages regarding respect & inclusion- "the way a neighborhood should be".

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January 23, 2021 10 min

David's Father  is written by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko, and published by Annick Press Ltd. in 2004.
   This is a humorous story that stresses differences among families.  The main character, Julie, learns that it doesn't matter how people look - more importantly - how they respect & love one another is what matters most!

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