Episode: Balloons over Broadway

Welcome back, my dear friends!

Hooray – it’s almost

THANKSGIVING DAY!!

I hope all of you are counting your BLESSINGS too, just like Oma!

I certainly count each & every one of YOU as my very favorites.

Every Thanksgiving Morning for more than eighty years

mammoth-size balloons have risen to the skies to wobble and sway,

sally and shimmy,

up and down the canyons of New York City.

Just how did this beloved tradition come to Broadway?

Who first invented these wondrous “upside-down marionettes”?

Today’s story tells us all about it!

Balloons over Broadway

Written & Illustrated by

Caldecott Honor Winner

Melissa Sweet

I do hope you’ll join Oma in her Reading Room where you will meet

Tony Sarg: the boy who loved to figure out how things moved –

and who became the puppeteer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Until next time…

remember Oma is sending you her 

hugs and her blessings

I do hope you’ll catch them and hold them 

real tight! 

Bye-bye!!

*Remember – if you would like your very own copy of this WONDERFULLY WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED book, to add to your collection, you can easily purchase one by click here!

Episode: The Hallo-Wiener

Oma loves Halloween!

And so does her magical-golden-dog Helen, too.

Because the best part of Halloween is the “dressing-up” we get to do!

A magical lion & her lion-tamer!
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Episode: Dog Breath

A long long time ago, before I was ever an Oma, I use to travel to local elementary schools and share story-time with students in their classrooms or their libraries.

Oma has always loved reading to groups of children and I am very grateful for the many invitations received throughout the years to spend time with my little-friends in their classrooms & schools.

Sometimes Oma would even dress in character, so we could all use our imaginations better while reading the stories!

It was so much fun!!

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Episode: With A Little Help From My Friends

Hello there, little ones!

Welcome back to Oma’s Reading Room!

It has been awhile since we have been together

and Oma has missed you all

very much!

It can be lonely when we are apart from those we care about.

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Welcome to Oma’s Reading Room!

Let’s Read Together!

“It’s a Big World, Baby! Big enough to dream! You’re not too small to do great things!”

— JJ Heller, Big Dreams

Hello my little (and not so little) friends!

I’m Oma!

And I am so glad you found me in my Reading Room!

My Reading Room is a place for us

to BE together,

to READ together,

and hopefully share a GIGGLE or two!

I do hope you will come to visit me here, often.

Be sure to bring a friend along too!

We will have so much fun when we’re together

and I will always share my hugs and blessings with you!

Our first story time together will be posted

very soon!