Congratulations to our Stump the Librarian winner for the December 2020 Trumpet: Wendy Johnson of the Smithtown Library - Commack Building! The answer to our Stumper was: Cozy. Thank you to everyone that participated.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Check out these free virtual family programs from Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss from Beauty and the Beast Storytelling. They are also authors of the Noodleheads series with Tedd Arnold. Martha and Mitch have given public librarians permission to share these virtual program links for patrons to enjoy from home. Feel free to use them and enjoy!
Story Gifts: Free Virtual Performances
Feel free to share with other teachers, parents, or anyone who loves stories.
We are also the authors of more than twenty-five books and are not retiring from writing. Our Noodleheads series with Tedd Arnold, creator of the Fly Guy series, won a Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) Honor Award and a Notable Book of the Year Award from the American Library Association. It also won the Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society, which predicted that this series of early-reader graphic novels for ages 5-9 is "going to be a hit!” The fifth book, Noodleheads Lucky Day, was just released.
Noodlehead Nightmares Author Visit
Noodleheads Lucky Day Author Visit
NoodleheadsBooks.com includes these videos, teacher guides, an event kit, games, writing prompts, and lots of fun information on all things Noodlehead.
It’s official! We’re retiring from school visits after forty years of telling stories together.
January 1, 2021 marks the fortieth anniversary of our meeting at a New Year’s Day brunch. We told our first story together less than three weeks later. We had planned to make the 2020/2021 school year our last but the pandemic came along and changed everything. It seems unlikely that schools will be having live performances/workshops during this school year, so we have decided to retire from school visits. We are sad not to be able to say goodbye at several schools where we have worked for many years but are pleased that we had the time to create these videos.
We’d love to hear from you!
Our retirement is bittersweet. What a fun job we had--looking out at a sea of uplifted faces with slack-jawed looks of wonder never got old. Other aspects of our job did—such as driving on icy roads, packing and unpacking, setting an alarm for the wee hours, etc. If we performed or did residencies at your school or library, or you've used our books, we'd love to hear from you.
You can find us on the Web at: Beauty & the Beast Storytellers
On Facebook at: MitchWeissMarthaHamilton
On Instagram at: Two Noodleheads
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