Little Stories: June 8-14

Friday, June 12, 2020

“The Hula-Hoopin Queen” by Thelma Lynne Godin 

Kameeka is spunky girl from Harlem who is confident that today she will finally beat her rival, Jamara, and become the Hula-Hoopin’ Queen of 139th Street. However, today is also her neighbor Miz Adeline’s birthday, and as it turns out Miz Adeline has also got the hula-hoopin’ itch. Soon everyone’s hips are swinging as the party spills out onto the street. Check out the video of Oprah Winfrey reading this charming story about celebrating family and community ties. 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

“Max and Marla” by Alexandra Boiger 

With their eyes on the prize, they know exactly what it’ll take to reach sledding success: preparation, practice and perseverance. When rusty blades, strong winds and difficult slopes get in their way, Max and Marla realize true joy lies not in winning, but in friendship. Obstacles turn into victories. Check out this story of two unstoppable pals —true Olympians who never give up! 

Monday, June 8, 2020

Today’s read-along story is “Brick by Brick” read by author Heidi Woodward Sheffield. This sweet book explores the bond between a little boy and his dad as they work hard to achieve their dreams.