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Welcome Librarians!
Here is more information about our BookTelling Performances
and Family Literacy Programs!
GirlsRead with Laurie StorEBooks @ Your Library! BookDrop
Here's a fun way to celebrate reading & family literacy
while motivating young readers, writers, artists:

Book A BookTeller!

Laurie Stories : Children's interactive family performances.
Bring the Mother Goose Rapper
Laurie Story Vela to your library ...
Laurie Story BookTelling Shows
are available for summer reading programs ~ or anytime!

Build A Better World, One Word At A Time!
Reading Books Built with A Rhyme Design!

From nests to neighborhoods ~
Rhyming & Singing Laurie StorEBooks that build up, down, & all around!

Bilbo Buffalo LaurieStorEBookFox On The Box LaurieStorEBook
Ida Izzy's Insect Inn LaurieStorEBookFly In My Eye LaurieStorEBook
Lots of rhyme & alliteration in this literacy celebration!

Your Stor-E Books

Have all your summer readers build a book with us, page by page!
We can publish
Your StorEBook in the Leaping Literacy Library
and for your online library too! Building a book with you! Woo hoo!

See more about our Your StorEBook program!

We offer live, interactive BookTelling performances
for families and readers (pre) K - 8th grades
blending multi-media, music & reading; PlayShops to publish
your young authors, illustrators & readers, & a fabulously free
& Membership Leaping Literacy Online Library!

"What a fun program you brought to our library! I greatly enjoyed the e-books you sang & shared with our little guys, I bet those kids had your songs playing through their heads all week long. The illustrations you made to go with your snappy songs made them memorable indeed! As for the e-book creation, that was so cool! ... the kids came up with the neatest pictures to go with their story. ... What a unique learning experience for all- both the writers and the group creating the illustrations to go with their story. Thanks so much for coming to share your talents with us!"
Amber Sady, Youth Services, 2011 Carson City Library, Carson City, NV

"Once again you wowed the crowd with your songs & stories, rhymes & rhythms! We received lots of wonderful, positive comments from parents after your program, about how their children were singing the rest of the afternoon and asking for their own "star drums" to take home! I hope you've had a lot of internet activity with parents & their children enjoying your online books as well." Amber Sady, Youth Services, 2012
Carson City Library, Carson City, NV
Laurie with screen

Laurie with screen
"Diverse, age appropriate programs, infectious - has kids rhyming, using alliteration, great expression, word play, out the door and weeks beyond the performance! And the Student eBook Publishing Program! Such a dynamic way to involve older kids and use as a springboard for more writing and reading projects!"

Julie Kurtz, School Library Media Specialist, Canaseraga Central School, NY

BookTelling Performances!
We specialize in reading celebrations, reading themes, and anytime family reading fun. Laurie Story BookTelling blends the literary, visual, musical & dramatic arts in an interactive, muti-media performance. Laurie's Stories are written in rhyme & alliteration, illustrated in colorful, multi-faceted modalities that are presented through the computer and onto a big screen. The big screen images are narrated by Author/Illustrator & Mother Goose Rapper, Laurie Story Vela, in her interactive, participatory performances that invite audiences to play with language. Our interactive performances are geared for audience age; incorporating music and multimedia BookTelling. Based on literacy FUNdamentals like rhythm & rhyme, alliteration, illustration & characterization,
our big screen visuals enhance interactive reading, word play and singing for celebrating literacy & imagination!
Great for families & preschool-8th grades.
Performance space for image projection needed and a pull down screen is great!
Amplification in large spaces also recommended.

"Retro" Laurie Story Performances use large storyboard & feltboard visuals in lieu of screen.
We can also offer interactive music for younger/smaller groups including drums & rhythm instruments
& movement interspersed with the BookTelling pages & felt boards.

Rhythm Instruments

* Read! *
LaurieStory BookTelling Packages:

* A day filled with age appropriate Performances & Playshops
* Participatory 40-60 minute Performances for PreK-8 & Families
* Computer Illustration Demo & EBook Publishing
for older students
* Optional Family Literacy Night
* Full Color Bookmarkers For All Students

* 11x17 Color Promotional Poster
* Travel
* An opportunity to publish YOUR students ebooks!
* Membership in our Leaping Literacy Online Library!

Ask what we can do for you!
We LOVE Reading!Let's Celebrate Reading, Rhyme and Creativity at YOUR Library!

We also offer playshops to publish
Your Stor-E Books

Read about our unique student publishing program!

We have many PlayShops to choose from that celebrate young readers, writers & performers! Time & scheduling often dictates what we're able to do but there are many fun possibilities including: * Your StorEBooks * Your TalkingEBooks * Your Music Videos *
EBook Publishing Playshop:
Our Creative You eBook production & publishing playshop!

Make & take creativity from your library to your community!

Your Stor-E Books

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Laurie's Stories
& The Leaping Literacy Online Library

The all original stories, rhymes, songs & characters of Author/Illustrator/BookTeller & Mother Goose Rapper Laurie Story Vela build reading & spelling fluency through rhyme, alliteration, contextual repetition and meaningful word play. From silent letters to homophones, Laurie's Stories fosters the FUN in literacy fundamentals.
Check out our free Leaping Literacy Online Library featu
Hundreds of Free Phonics Play Pages &

Laurie StorEBooksBooks
Leaping Literacy Library

ContractionsChicken Build Literacy FluencyLolly Llama
Ear Training and Kinesthetic Connections
Phonemic & Syllabic Awareness at All Stages
Sound-Sight Pattern Recognition and Fluency
FUN Grammar Basics
Computer Applications for Cyber Literacy
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Join us on the Free Shelf of the Leaping Literacy Online Membership Library for weekly freebies including Laurie StorEBooks, songs, videos and more!

Laurie StorEBooks

“Promotes ear training and phonemic & syllabic awareness … captures the attention of kids and their parents …
very effective and crisp … extremely professional.”
– Robert Wozniak, Ph.D., Former President of the Piaget Society, Department Chair, Child Development, Bryn Mawr College, PA


Laurie Story Thematic Shows

Rhymes, songs, characters and stories around a theme!

Book Lore: Discoveries, Mysteries, Histories
Reading To Win: Sports Shorts
(Alternative, Alliterative Athletics!)
Read Around the Clock: Counting & Clocks
Book Banquet: Food
Book Jackets: Clothes
Mother Goose On The Loose
Read Around The House: Family
Book Bones: Body & Senses
Birthday Book Bash: Birthday
Reading Reindeer: Christmas
Book Boos: Jellybean Halloween
Read A Note: Music
Dinosaur Book Lore: Dinosaurs
Reading To Win: Sports Shorts
Climbing Read Mountain: Nature
Undersea Library: Beach Books
Imagine Insects: Book Bugs
Kangaroos Read Too: Animals
Splish Splash Book Bash: Water
Book Branches: Trees
Read A Green Scene
Laurie's Bedtime Stories

Laurie Story Phonetic Shows
Rhymes, songs, characters and stories share a sound!

Short a: Stacks On Yaks!
Short e: The Best Nest!
Short i: Fish Swish!
Short o: Clock Talk!
Short u: Bugs In Tubs!
Long A: Gray Bay Rain!
Long E: These Trees!
Long I: Kite In Flight!
Long O: Oh No!
Long OO: Blue Shoes Cruise!
Combo Vowels: Good Book!
R Controlled Vowels: Purple Turtles!

Book A BookTeller!!
Contact Us for Bookings!
E Mail Us Here!
Laurie's Stories: a celebration of imagination & reading FUNdamentals!
Because children deserve play time & literacy lasts a lifetime.


Read!Let's Celebrate Reading, Rhyme and Creativity at YOUR Library!

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