Miss Sarah at Bellville

miss sarahMeet Miss Sarah at Bellville Branch!

"My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty."

"The book that I look forward to reading in this new year is Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete by James Dean."


Join Miss Sarah at Bellville Branch!
Family Story Time,
Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM 

Miss Sarah would like to recommend these fairy tales!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
Recommended for ages 4 to 8

Children will truly enjoy the traditional tale of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and will want to participate in the story. This fairy tale is also good for acting out and provides many opportunities for laughs especially at the end when the big billy goat knocks the troll off the bridge. The colorful illustrations bring to life the characters especially the ugly and mean troll. I shared this book with the kindergartens at Bellville Elementary and it was a big hit. This timeless story is a wonderful read aloud for small groups, large groups, and during family time.




Jack and the Giant Barbecue by Eric A. Kimmel
Recommended for ages 6 to 8

Jack goes out to find the Giant, who stole his dad’s barbecue recipe book, climbs Mount Pecos, and follows his nose until he finds an old shack. Then Jack meets a jukebox who agrees to help him and the Giant shows up. The Giant eats too much and falls asleep so Jack and the juxebox decide to escape but the Giant soon wakes up and follows after them in his pickup. The Giant ends up smashing all the mountains in West Texas making them flat.  Jack opens up his own barbecue place and the Giant ends up working for him. The vivid gouache with some colored pencil accents and highlights illustrations add to the liveliness of the Texas version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Children will delight in reading this spunky tale and seeing Jack defeat the Giant as well as learning more from the author about barbecue. Children can compare this version of Jack and the Beanstalk to a more traditional version like Jack and the Beanstalk by Steven Kellogg.


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