5 Year Old Author from Newtown!

Ghosts Don’t Have Noses
by Claudia Franz
illustrated by Molly Smith


This book was written by 5 year old Claudia who is a friend of ours from Itsy Bitsy Story Time! Claudia started writing this book when she was 3. Her Dad told me the idea for the book came about after Claudia made the Peek-a-Boo Pop-Up Ghost Craft at Story Time. Ghosts Don’t Have Noses explains some of the things ghosts do and don’t do. For example, did you know ghosts don’t wear purple pajamas?!? The board book text is charming and the simple black and white drawings are delightful. It is a very funny book! Claudia recently visited Wiggleworms Story Time to read the story to our preschool group. The other kids were in awe and really enjoyed it!

Claudia is having a book launch party this Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 2-5 pm at Jess’s Juice Bar, 23 Church St. in Lambertville, NJ. 


She will also have a books signing at the Newtown Library Company later this spring! We will post details here as soon as the plans are settled.

Claudia donated a copy of her book to the Newtown Library Company! Thank you! If you are interested in purchasing a copy for yourself please visit her website ghostsdonthavenoses.com for ordering information.


Flannel Friday – ‘Smitten Smatching’

This week we did a traditional Valentine’s Day Story Time theme.
We read this book:

by David Gordon

Very cute story about a mismatched pair of friends which lead to some great discussions.   See the full Valentine Story Time Plan for more details… on to the flannel portion of this post! Continue reading

Community Helpers

Wiggleworms Story Time – Community Helpers

We started today off with our Opening Song and jumped right in to our first book:

BOOK: Snowmen at Work by Caralyn Buehner

Snowmen at Work

I always love the Snowmen books.  Continue reading