Episode: The Friendship Book

It’s raining! It’s pouring!

It’s Spring!

Happy Spring to you, little ones!

If you live in a northern climate, you know there are few joys as sharp and sweet as spring, unfolding slowly into lush abundance at the end of a long harsh winter.

The sunshine, the colors, the smells – everything conspires to make you glad.

And I am so VERY glad we’re friends!

Big or small – Oma loves you all!

And I just know you are going to LOVE today’s story!

The Friendship Book

Written by Mary Lyn Ray

&

Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Sometimes being friends begins all at once
And sometimes it takes a while to get acquainted
But then, as some small knowing grows,
You start feeling that feeling
That comes with having a friend—

 
are just of a few of the things you will discover when Oma reads this story to you!

Exploring the many shapes friendships take and how being a friend can be a gift in itself, this thoughtful and authentic primer on friendship invites readers to celebrate the wonders of companionship.

Be sure to join Oma in her Reading Room as we share together – a heart-warming story book that encourages everyone to celebrate and embrace unique friendships of all kinds!

This Episode is in memory of Oma’s dear friend, Lisa.

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 clicking here!

Episode: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Merry Christmas my little friends!

It is Christmas week and we have been very busy in Oma’s Reading Room preparing for this very special time of year!

Oma’s dog Helen & her friend Hedgie are looking forward to Christmas too!

And I have prepared a new tradition for us to share together

in Oma’s Reading Room.

As we read a poem –

one of the most beloved poems of all time!

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

written by

Clement Clarke Moore

with illustrations by

Haddon Sundblom

and

Garin Baker

is a tale about St. Nicholas,

which family’s around the world

have read together at Christmas time since 1823.

Be sure to join me in Oma’s Reading Room where we will share this classic tale of Santa Claus -which is sure to fill you with the joy of Christmas!

And together we will experience the magic, the surprise, and the twinkle of Christmas holidays from long ago.

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! 

Merry Christmas!

Bye-bye!!

Episode: Fibbed Big

Hello there, little ones!

I have really missed seeing you!

And that’s the TRUTH!

Sadly, sometimes people will tell lies.

But it is SO IMPORTANT to always tell the truth because fibs can affect others and make people feel very bad.

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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: 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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Episode: God Gave Us Easter

Hello there, little ones!

Photo Courtesy of Unsplash

A

LOT

can happen in just

3 days!

Photo Courtesy of Unsplash

The best example we have of this

is to

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Episode: The Mitten

Hello there, little ones!

Oma has been filling these final cold-weather days staying indoors doing one of her favorite things…

crocheting!

What do you like to do on cold blustery days?

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Episode: Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

Hello, my little friends!

Oma & Gompy’s very own Small Pine.

Long, long ago

in a land far away,

lived a perfect little tree named Small Pine.

Small Pine hoped to maintain its perfect form and be selected by the Queen as her Christmas tree. But as the warm-hearted little tree gave shelter to rabbits, birds, and deer in the forest, its branches became damaged. All the other trees in the evergreen forest laughed at Small Pine’s kindness and said Small Pine would never be chosen by the Queen now.

Have you ever offered help or support toward someone, even in the midst of ridicule from friends or those around you?

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Episode: Waiting

Hello, my little friends!

Winter is finally here and Oma can’t wait for the snow to arrive!

Have you ever been waiting for something?

Our storybook today is all about waiting!

And it is a 2016 Caldecott Honor book, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book as well as a New York Times best selling book.

Oma is so excited…I can hardly wait to share this special book with you, titled:

Waiting

Written and Illustrated by

Kevin Henkes

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