Tag Archives: Once Upon a Reader

Ten Pigs Wrap Up in SELCO

Today was the final day of Once Upon a Reader trunk shows in SELCO. Author/illustrator Derek Anderson traveled the region, reading, singing and playing with children in an energetic show based around his book, Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure. … Continue reading

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Ten Pigs in the News

Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure, author and illustrator,  Derek Anderson and the Dodge Center Public Library made the morning news in southeastern Minnesota. Check out the KTTC news broadcast.

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10 Pigs visits ALS

The traveling trunk show featuring author / illustrator, Derek Anderson and Ten Pigs is off to a rollicking good time in the Arrowhead Library System (ALS). Squeals abounded at the Falls Elementary School in International Falls and the Duluth Public … Continue reading

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10 Pigs Excitement in ECRL

Ten Pigs In Wyoming! East Central Regional Library staff declare, “It was one epic, amazing, and fun event for everyone!” as Derek Anderson, author and illustrator,  presented the very first, statewide Once Upon a Reader Trunk Show based on his … Continue reading

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Story Stroll Order Deadline

Sunday, January 31 will be the last day to place orders for Once Upon a Reader storytime kits, story strolls, and play kits – for those libraries that want materials included in the first round of fulfillment and delivery. All orders received between January 6 … Continue reading

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MALF Support for Once Upon a Reader

Last year, the Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) partnered with CRPLSA as the regions rolled out the first ever statewide one-book program geared towards young children. MALF is pleased to share news that as this celebration of literature and … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Reader – 2016 Launch!

As we kick off the New Year, CRPLSA is pleased to commence season two of Once Upon a Reader. Aimed at pre-K children and their families, this statewide one-book program  promotes Minnesota children’s literature and encourages families to Talk, Sing, … Continue reading

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Derek Anderson featured OUR author

CRPLSA is pleased to announce the second season of Once Upon a Reader, a statewide one-book program. The program, which focuses on children aged 0-6, will highlight the importance of reading and sharing books with children. The program is funded … Continue reading

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Cow’s Finale: A year of MOO! comes to a close

Dear Once Upon a Reader fans, All good things must come to an end, and that includes Cow’s MOO! Trunk Show in Minnesota. This past week Mike and I and Cow gave our last OUR shows in some beautiful north … Continue reading

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Cow’s continuing MOO-velous Adventures

Hello Once Upon a Reader Fans! This past week saw Mike and me and Cow edging closer to the end of our incredible tour. On Tuesday morning, Sept 22, we presented to 120 attendees at the gorgeous Winona Public Library. … Continue reading

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Cow to the southwest – MN that is

Hello Once Upon a Reader fans, Mike and I and Cow just returned from two successful days in the Plum Creek region of southwestern Minnesota, visiting Marshall and Windom. Cow attracted an audience of about 80 admirers at each stop. … Continue reading

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Cow is big in puppet news

In the puppet world, The Puppetry Journal, is big news.  Moo!, Once Upon a Reader, and our very-own star- studded team of David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka, and, of course, Cow are featured. The Magic Word is MOO! from the Spring … Continue reading

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Cow in Pioneerland

Hello Once Upon a Reader fans, Cow took a day off from her summer vacation to visit two libraries in the Pioneerland Library System (PLS) yesterday. Mike and I went along to act as her assistants. In Glencoe, she presented … Continue reading

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Cow Tours SELCO

A travelogue from Minnesota Author, David LaRochelle as he travels the state with Minnesota Illustrator, Mike Wohnoutka and the Once Upon a Reader star performer – Cow and their adventures in SELCO. Hello Once Upon a Reader folks! June is … Continue reading

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Wyoming Moo-ooo Walk

Special events abound for Once Upon a Reader – a statewide one-book program designed for Pre-K children to promote early literacy skills.  Even walking and reading at the same time in the East Central Regional Library (ECRL) ! Once Upon … Continue reading

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More of Cow’s Adventures

Hello Team MOO! Cow (and Mike and David) have had a very successful month of May, mooing from the top to bottom of Minnesota.  On May 8 Cow traveled far north, to visit 140 K, 1st, and 2nd graders at … Continue reading

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Cow in the News!

Cow – Once Upon a Reader’s star performer made front page news in Mountain Iron. Check it out

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Mooing in Vikingland

Hello MOO! Followers, Cow (and Mike and David) were out on the road last week, visiting six libraries in the Viking Library System (VLS). All three of us were very, very happy to have Tom Lieberman with us, playing live … Continue reading

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More Moo! Adventures with Mike, David & Cow

Hello everyone following Cow’s Adventures, Cow (and Mike and David) have been on the road again, traveling from Moorhead to Inver Grove Heights. Cow has had lots of adventures already this month, and is eager to share her latest photos, … Continue reading

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Cow visits LARL

Cow in Moorhead for another Moo! Trunk Show. One of the happy participants with the touring trio — illustrator Mike Wohnoutka and one of his on-the-spot creations and author David LaRochelle with Cow.

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Cow Visits the Metro

From David, Mike, and Cow Mike, Cow, and David had two very successful shows on Saturday. We performed in the amphitheater of the beautiful tree-filled atrium of the R. H. Stafford Library in Woodbury for 150 folks, and we performed … Continue reading

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OUR at Mesabi East

Mesabi East students were treated to an introductory visit to Once Upon A Reader (OUR) and Moo!, the one-book for a statewide read.  Read more

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Cow’s continuing adventures in ECRL & MELSA

From David, Mike, and of course, Cow Cow is back from another whirlwind tour of libraries. Friday morning, March 13, she was at the Moo-ra Public library (ECRL) with 56 attendees and that afternoon she was at the Aitkin branch … Continue reading

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Cow’s Week of Travels

Cow, Mike Wohnoutka, and David LaRochelle had a very successful week with Moo! Trunk Shows around Minnesota.  On Monday they were in Great River Regional Library (GRRL) with stops at Staples (119 attendees at the morning presentation) and Melrose (49 … Continue reading

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Cow’s Travels Begin!

Author David LaRochelle, Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka, and Cow got together to discuss various routes for their tour of Minnesota libraries. As you can see, the three didn’t always agree. Cow had very definite opinions about which routes to take — … Continue reading

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Order Once Upon a Reader kits – NOW!

News from Anna Haase Krueger, the Once Upon a Reader project coordinator, regarding the purchase of extra kits.  Time is of the essence so if you want kits for your individual library, now is the time to order! Please share … Continue reading

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The St. Paul Public Library hosts outrageous OUR shows

The Saint Paul Public Library hosted three outrageous trunk shows with author David LaRochelle and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka, featuring their book MOO!, winner of the 2014 Minnesota Book Award for Children’s Literature. These programs are the first events in the … Continue reading

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MELSA and a Moo! board game

As part of Read & Ride Day festivities at the great Minnesota get-together — the State Fair — MELSA hosted its regional launch of Once Upon a Reader. Featured throughout the day were a live action MOO! board game and … Continue reading

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MALF Partnering with OUR to Offer Dollar-to-Dollar Match

MALF is pleased to support the new, first-ever,  statewide, early literacy one-book initiative, Once Upon a Reader (OUR).  To celebrate libraries, literacy and the important role of Library Friends, MALF will offer members a dollar-for-dollar match to offset the costs … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Reader Launched in Mankato

Amidst giggles and then more giggles, 50 Head Start students and their teachers marched and danced and, yes, giggled with a very talkative cow puppet in Mankato.   Author David LaRochelle, illustrator Mike Wohnoutka, and songwriter Tom Lieberman launched Once Upon a … Continue reading

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One Book Program Announced

Minnesota’s Regional Public Libraries Announce Statewide “One Book” Program for Young Children Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Legacy Fund supports a new, interactive and multichannel reading program designed to help libraries bring young children and books together. Once Upon a Reader … Continue reading

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