Lucia the Luchadora

Choreography by Rae

Lucia the Luchadora

Read Aloud with Rae 5/15: Lucia the Luchadora by Cynthia Leonor Garza

By Rae Wilson

Can girls be super heroes?  Can super heros wear pink? What makes a super hero a super hero? Lucia learns the power of being herself and empowering others as this Friday’s Read Aloud with Rae invites your young detective to explore Cynthia Leonor Garza’s Lucia the Luchadora.

The reading starts at 2pm EST/ 11am PST on Friday 5/15 and runs approximately 25 minutes.

RSVP online to save your kiddos spot. Space is limited. Be sure to try logging on a few minutes early. It is hard to admit friends once the session has started.

All reading sessions are free. Donations are welcome as they help with Book Club cost (books, staff, marketing, tech software).

Does your child enjoy reading? Add this book to your home library.

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Preparing for our Read Aloud:

– Play pirates! Anyone can be a pirate and there are a ton of dress up options.

– Print out the free coloring sheet and let your book detective do some coloring before the reading session. Kids will have a chance to show their pictures at the beginning of class.

– Print out the free crossword puzzle. 3rd and 4th graders will get a kick out trying to find the words from today’s story. 

Coloring sheet.

Let’s Play Pretend

After the Reading Session:

– Keep the conversation going! Invite your child to imagine you are both on an adventure.

– Invite your stuffed animals to join you for a healthy snack.

– Draw your family tree. Challenge your child to remember as many families members or friends that they can and draw a tree around all the names.

– Play dress up. Pretend to be the hero in your own story.

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Jabari Jumps

Choreography by Rae

Jabari Jumps

Read Aloud with Rae 5/1: Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cromwell

By Rae Wilson

Trying something new can be super exciting, especially when you’ve practiced and prepared. But can accomplishing your goals be exciting and scary at the same time? Jabari faces his fears as this Friday’s Read Aloud with Rae invites your young detective to explore Gaia Cromwell’s Jabari Jumps.

The reading starts at 2pm EST/ 11am PST on Friday 5/1 and runs approximately 25 minutes.

RSVP online to save your kiddos spot. Space is limited. Be sure to try logging on a few minutes early. It is hard to admit friends once the session has started.

All reading sessions are free. Donations are welcome as they help with Book Club cost (books, staff, marketing, tech software).

Does your child enjoy reading? Add this book to your home library.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

Preparing for our Read Aloud:

– Play pirates! Anyone can be a pirate and there are a ton of dress up options.

– Print out the free coloring sheet and let your book detective do some coloring before the reading session. Kids will have a chance to show their pictures at the beginning of class.

– Print out the free crossword puzzle. 3rd and 4th graders will get a kick out trying to find the words from today’s story. 

Coloring sheet.

Let’s Play Pretend

After the Reading Session:

– Keep the conversation going! Invite your child to imagine you are both on an adventure.

– Invite your stuffed animals to join you for a healthy snack.

– Draw your family tree. Challenge your child to remember as many families members or friends that they can and draw a tree around all the names.

– Play dress up. Pretend to be the hero in your own story.

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Big Bob, Little Bob by James Howe

Choreography by Rae

Big Bob, Little Bob

Read Aloud with Rae 4/24: Big Bob, Little Bob by James Howe

By Rae Wilson

Can boys play with dolls? Can girls play with trucks? Should you be friends with someone who is different than you are. We’ll be defining self identity and defining friendships. This Friday’s Read Aloud with Rae invites your young detective to explore James Howe’s Big Bob, Little Bob.

The reading starts at 2pm on Friday 4/24 and runs approximately 25 minutes.

RSVP online to save your kiddos spot. Space is limited. Be sure to try logging on a few minutes early. It is hard to admit friends once the session has started.

All reading sessions are free, but tips are always appreciated.Tips may be sent via Venmo.

Does your child enjoy sharing? Add this book to your home library.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

Preparing for our Read Aloud:

– Play pirates! Anyone can be a pirate and there are a ton of dress up options.

– Print out the free coloring sheet and let your book detective do some coloring before the reading session. Kids will have a chance to show their pictures at the beginning of class.

– Print out the free crossword puzzle. 3rd and 4th graders will get a kick out trying to find the words from today’s story. 

Coloring sheet.

Let’s Play Pretend

After the Reading Session:

– Keep the conversation going! Invite your child to imagine you are both on an adventure.

– Invite your stuffed animals to join you for a healthy snack.

– Draw your family tree. Challenge your child to remember as many families members or friends that they can and draw a tree around all the names.

– Play dress up. Pretend to be the hero in your own story.

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Real Sisters Pretend by Meagan Dowd Lambert

Choreography by Rae

Real Sisters Pretend

Read Aloud with Rae 4/17: Real Sisters Pretend by Meagan Dowd Lambert

By Rae Wilson

Families come in different shapes and sizes. Even our friends can be our family. This Friday’s Read Aloud with Rae invites your young detective to explore Meagan Dowd Lambert’s Real Sisters Pretend.

The reading starts at 2pm on Friday 4/17 and runs approximately 25 minutes.

RSVP online to save your kiddos spot. Space is limited. Be sure to try logging on a few minutes early. It is hard to admit friends once the session has started.

All reading sessions are free, but tips are always appreciated.Tips may be sent via Venmo.

Does your child enjoy sharing? Add this book to your home library.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

Preparing for our Read Aloud:

– Dress the part. Find a fun “rain hat”, a t-shirt with an umbrella on it, or pop on some rain boots. Looking for an excuse to use that secret stash of lighting bolt tattoos? You’re in luck. 

– Print out the free coloring sheet and let your book detective do some coloring before the reading session. Kids will have a chance to show their pictures at the beginning of class.

Coloring sheet.

Let’s Play Pretend

After the Reading Session:

– Keep the conversation going! Invite your child to imagine you are both on an adventure.

– Invite your stuffed animals to join you for a healthy snack.

– Draw your family tree. Challenge your child to remember as many families members or friends that they can and draw a tree around all the names.

– Play dress up. Pretend to be the hero in your own story.

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Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins

Choreography by Rae

Rude Cakes

Read Aloud with Rae 4/10: Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins

By Rae Wilson

It’s wonderful to know what you want, but what do you do when doing what you want makes others unhappy? Can you get what you want while getting along with others? This Friday’s Read Aloud with Rae invites your young detective to explore Rowboat Watkin’s Thunder Boy.

The reading starts at 2pm on Friday 4/7 and runs approximately 20 minutes.

RSVP online to save your kiddos spot. Space is limited. Be sure to try logging on a few minutes early. It is hard to admit friends once the session has started.

All reading sessions are free, but tips are always appreciated.Tips may be sent via Venmo.

Does your child enjoy sharing? Add this book to your home library.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

Preparing for our Read Aloud:

– Dress the part. Find a fun “rain hat”, a t-shirt with an umbrella on it, or pop on some rain boots. Looking for an excuse to use that secret stash of lighting bolt tattoos? You’re in luck. 

– Print out the free coloring sheet and let your book detective do some coloring before the reading session. Kids will have a chance to show their pictures at the beginning of class.

Coloring sheet from getcoloringpages.com

Remember your P’s and Q’s

After the Reading Session:

– Keep the conversation going! Use daily activities to encourage your child to say please and thank you. “Thank you for giving me a hug!”

– Hold an imaginary tea party for your child’s favorite stuffed animals. See if the stuffed animals are polite at tea time.

– Make your own fancy hat! If you can put it on your head, it can be a hat. grab an empty box, an empty toilet paper roll, crayons, glue, anything thing you want and make your own hats.

– Play dress up. Pretend to be a Cyclops and try on different hats.

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Thunder Boy by ShermanAlexie

Choreography by Rae

Thunder Boy

Read Aloud with Rae 4/3: Thunder Boy by Sherman Alexie

By Rae Wilson

What’s in a name? A lot especially if your name isn’t a common name. This Friday’s Read Aloud with Rae invites your young detective to explore Sherman Alexie’s Thunder Boy.

The reading starts at 2pm on Friday 4/3 and runs approximately 20 minutes. Be sure to RSVP online to save your kiddos spot. Space is limited. Be sure to try logging on a few minutes early. It is hard to admit friends once the session has started.

All reading sessions are free, but tips are always appreciated: Venmo

Does your child have a name with a special meaning? Add this book to your home library.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

Preparing for our Read Aloud:

– Dress the part. Find a fun “rain hat”, a t-shirt with an umbrella on it, or pop on some rain boots. Looking for an excuse to use that secret stash of lighting bolt tattoos? You’re in luck. 

Coloring sheet from getcoloringpages.com
Coloring sheet from Crayloa

– Print out the free coloring sheet and let your book detective do some coloring before the reading session. Kids will have a chance to show their pictures at the beginning of class.

“Leyla, have you seen BoBo the keep of great hugs?” 

After the Reading Session:

– Keep the conversation going! Invite your child to learn the meaning of a family member’s name.

– Inquire whether a favorite stuffed animals name has a special meaning.

– Ask your child if they have a friend whose name has a special meaning. This is a great way to help older kids have a conversation with their friends.

– Come up with ridiculous names. Create a silly name by using a food and a color/ plant. The crazier the name the more laughs. “Hi, my name is Peanut Butter Bluebell.”

– Imagine that a pillow in your home is more than a pillow, but the keeper of great hugs or sleepy dreams. Together come up with a cool name for the pillow. Throughout the weekend reference your newly named pillow.

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