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Storytime with WOIO’s Jamie Sullivan. Stories about Stuck Sheep, baby Ellie, rules of wishing, huggy buggies, and polar pups!

Sheep 101 by Richard T. Morris

Follow along to ‘Sheep 101’ on Monday’s Story Time with Jamie Sullivan. Book provided by the Cleveland Public Library.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Monday, April 20, 2020

About Sheep 101

A time-honored bedtime ritual gets a new twist in this rollicking mash-up of counting sheep and nursery rhyme characters. One night, a boy counts sheep as he tries to fall asleep. 99. 100. 101…. Crash! Sheep 101 is stuck in the fence. Will he ever get out and get the little boy to sleep? Meet Sheep 101 and his colorful cast of characters, like Humpty Dumpty, Blind Mouse, Little Piggy, and more!


Ellie By Mike Wu

Do you have 'Ellie’ the book? Read along on Tuesday’s Story Time with Jamie Sullivan.' Book provided by the Cleveland Public Library

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

About Ellie by Mike Wu

The zoo is closing! Ellie and her friends want to save their home, but Ellie’s just a baby elephant, and she doesn’t know what she can do to help. While the other animals are busy working, Ellie finds a brush and some paints, and gives the zoo a big splash of color! Will her bright new talent be enough to keep the zoo’s gates open for good? Follow along with word-for-word narration to find out!


Ten Rules Of The Birthday Wish by Beth Ferry

It’s a special reading of ‘Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish’ on Story Time with Jamie Sullivan

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

About Ten Rules Of The Birthday Wish

A child presents ten essential rules of birthday wishes, from planning the right party through having the right dessert–with a light to blow out–to keeping the wish secret.


Will Ladybug Hug? by Hilary Leung

Today is 'World Book Day'

‘Will Ladybug Hug?’ Find out on Story Time with Jamie Sullivan

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, April 23, 2020

About Will Ladybug Hug?

You loved Will Bear Share? and Will Sheep Sleep? , now get to know Ladybug in a hilarious new high-fiving and hugging-themed addition to creator Hilary Leung’s animal books!

One ladybug.
Many friends.
One timeless question: Will Ladybug Hug?

Meet Ladybug. Ladybug loves to hug! Now Ladybug is getting ready to go on a trip and wants to say good-bye to her friends. . . but will her friends want to receive a hug? Find out in this surprising and memorable storybook all about friendship, high-fives, consent, and of course, hugs.

A fresh and funny new book in creative talent Hilary Leung’s series of animal question stories all about preschool milestone moments. Let Ladybug and her friends laugh, high-five, and hug their way to your heart!


Pup and Bear by Kate Banks

Read along to ‘Pup and Bear’ on Story Time with Jamie Sullivan. Book provided by the Cleveland Public Library.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Friday, April 24, 2020

About Pup and Bear

This deeply emotional read-aloud about a lost wolf pup who is raised by a loving polar bear is sure to resonate with families – particularly non-traditional ones.

You are not my mother , said the wolf pup.
I am not your mother , said the polar bear, but I can cuddle you and keep you safe .

Here is a picture book that celebrates differences and promotes kindness , sure to resonate with the many fans of the beloved classic, Mama Do You Love Me? During the ice melt that follows an Arctic winter, a wolf cub finds himself spinning out to sea on a sheet of ice. He awakes lost and alone to an unfamiliar smell: a polar bear. And while the polar bear is not the wolf’s mother, she takes him on her back to her den, where she feeds him, keeps him warm, and does everything a mother would do. Time passes, the cub grows into a wolf, and soon it’s time for him to venture out into the wide world alone. Years later, the now grown wolf comes upon a tiny lost polar bear cub–and the cycle begins again. With poetic prose this beautiful picture book about the love and kindness of a stranger is sure to touch a deep chord, particularly with parents and children who have found each other in unexpected ways.

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