Library storytelling morning activity for October

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller. Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8.

Participation is free. Register at (sending kid’s name/s).

October storytelling around the book:

“Gershon’s monster” by Eric A. Kimmel and Jon J. Muth

Saturday, October 24th 2009 at 12 p.m. (Noon)

Gershon Monster

“The author’s note explains the relationship of the story to the Jewish New Year theme of repentance. Muth’s jacket/cover sets up the ethical struggle. A properly bearded Gershon, all in black, drags a huge sack down a deserted beach, a bag crawling with cavorting little black demons. Full page, naturalistic watercolors depict Gershon’s activities and moods as he goes about his selfish business. As the children play on the beach, the frightening waterborne monster is effectively thrust into our faces before we reach the compassionate blue sky of the end.”

From Barnes & Noble.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

Inicio del ciclo de cuentacuentos infantiles en inglés 2009-2010 “Library Storytelling Mornings”

Dale cuerda

El próximo sábado24 de octubre la biblioteca iniciará el ciclo Library Storytelling Mornings 2009 – 2010, actividad de cuentacuentos en inglés para niños de 4 a 8 años. Agradecemos el interés que ha suscitado hasta el momento y esperamos poder contar con todos los que participaron del ciclo anterior, además de nuevos participantes que se quieran unir a la “Tellebration”.

La actividad se realizará mensualmente (habitualmente los últimos sábados de mes a las 12 de la mañana) en la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional y es de acceso gratuito previa inscripción enviando los nombres de los niños a través de

Podéis encontar algunas imágenes de sesiones anteriores en Flickr.

Los cuentacuentos que realizaremos en éste curso tendrán los siguientes títulos infantiles como protagonistas:

Octubre: Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year by Eric A. Kimmel (Author), Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)

 Noviembre: Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble (Author, Illustrator)

 Diciembre: White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt (Author), Roger Duvoisin (Illustrator)

 Enero: Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter (Author)

 February: Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth

 March: The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India by Paul Galdone

April: Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermot

May: The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story by Joseph Bruchac (Author), Susan L. Roth (Illustrator)

June: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema