Free Online Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble this week began a storytime feature on its website. The first selection is Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly by author, Jane O’Connor. In addition to the audio rendition of the popular title–complete with full-color pages from the book–patrons are offered a discount on Fancy Nancy titles for a limited time.

Each week a new book will be featured. What a fun way to spend some time “reading” with your children, or perhaps they will also want to try reading along on their own. For more information on this new B&N feature, you may want to read the article in Publisher’s Weekly.

Book Signing in Kansas City


What a fun morning I had in Leawood, Kansas on Saturday at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at 119th and Roe! Mary Katz, the Community Relations Manager, welcomed me warmly and put me center stage for a special Saturday morning storytime.

My local groupies included my brother Frank, my neice Amy and her daughter Avery. Here’s a picture of Avery saying “hello” to Bubba the dog from DOGGIE DAY CAMP.

And what a great audience I had to share Bubba’s adventures with. The children all puffed some silly snores just like Bubba. And howled a noisy song just like Bubba. And they played Bubba Says to learn about verbs and adverbs. It was an incredible adventure all around.

Bubba and I were asked to come back again. We can’t wait!