School Visit – Hosmer School, Watertown, Mass.

A great big thank you to Ms. O’Leary and her fabulous second grade class at the Hosmer School for inviting me—and Harold—to come for a school visit. Reading—and listening—really IS fun! Ms. O’Leary had already read them Chapter 1 (“Moving Day”), Chapter 2 (“The Day After Moving Day”), and Chapter 3 (“The Day After The…
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Harold is Worried About School Starting

The clothes have been bought.

First day of school outfit.

The bedroom has (possibly) been tidied.


The snow-globe of the Empire State Building has been shaken (for good luck).

A quick shake for good luck.

Everything is ready. But…someone is still worried about something.
Second grade’s about to start for Harold and….he can’t tie his shoes. He doesn’t want the kids at school to laugh at him because he can’t tie his shoes.

If Mom doesn't tie them, they never stay on.

If someone you know is worried about school starting, read them “Harold and the Wimple-Dimple Dimmer-Wimmer.”

Because a lot of kids are worried about something: the new school bus, struggling with reading, being the new kid. Let them discover Harold’s worry, and get them talking about a worry they might have.

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The Li-berry is open!

The Boston Public Library—the BPL for those of us in the know—has finished the renovation of the Johnson Building at the Central Library, and it’s a bee-yute.

Especially the Children’s Reading Room, which is has been renamed The Children’s Zone.

Go right on through--the stacks themselves!

Go right on through–the stacks themselves!

It’s got lion cub statues, sitting on books. And little “doorways” in the shelves.

And a throne for librarians to sit on when they read books aloud to kids. And a big teddy bear.

Teddy bears need a chair to read in, too!

Teddy bears need a chair to read in, too!

And, like all public libraries in the United States, it’s free. Yessirree, anyone who has a hankering for reading a story about monsters/astronauts/
koala bears/being the new
girl can just come in and ask the librarian to help them find the right book.

Here is a great article by Greg Cook on in (images in this post are from him).


The Boston Public Library – Central Branch

Children’s and Teen Rooms

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 1 pm. – 5 p.m.