Circle Round Interactive Folktale Story Time with Rebecca Sheir

SOLD OUT - Circle Round for folktales that inspire! Sunday, June 11th at 1 pm at Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. $5 RSVP required.

Get immersed in a story!

Nothing brings the family together like a good story. Rebecca Sheir, Circle Round podcaster and author, will be reading The Lion's Whisker one of the picture books adapted from an episode of the award-winning public-radio podcast. She'll be accompanied by live music played by Circle Round composer Eric Shimelonis. This special story time presention is best for attendees ages 4+.

Event is now sold out!

Due to limited inside space, the special story time presentation is now full.

However, if you order a signed book from us, you can wait in line to meet the author, but you will NOT be able to come inside for the reading. 

Order Signed Books!

"Rebecca Sheir has a gift for creating magical, evocative worlds for children (and their grown-ups!) The storytelling power in this book will leave you delighted and inspired and entertained!" --Guy Raz, Wow in the World and How I Built This

"Whether picture book or podcast, Rebecca Sheir has a unique way of dusting off traditional folktales, making them feel fresh and modern to a new generation of kids and families. Her exquisite storytelling told with both heart and humor, and the generous offering of extension activities keep these stories resonating through imaginations long after the closing words." --Mindy Thomas, Wow in the World

"I love the respect that Rebecca and the Circle Round team have for kids. They create kind and joyful worlds for families that are always a welcome (and entertaining!) place to visit." --Lee Overtree, Story Pirates

"In a time where storytelling can be considered a lost art, Circle Round is giving the world an opportunity to gather round again. While Circle Round's books will be entertaining for kids, I imagine that the kid in all of us will find these books insightful and enjoyable too!" --Kelly Jenrette, Emmy-nominated actress and co-author of The Adventures of Jimmy the Fly

"This book is a joy to read aloud and explore with children. Fans of all ages will enjoy the vibrant illustrations and charming story, as well as the deeper message of acceptance that we all could do with remembering." --Jane Lindholm, But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

Masks are recommended for our events. 

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About the Circle Round books:

The Lion's Whisker, The Great Ball Game, A Taste of Honey, and The Tale of the Unwelcome Guest book covers on a blue background

Circle Round the podcast adapts folktales from around the world into radio plays for kids ages 3 to 10. Featuring original music, each episode explores universal topics such as friendship, persistence, creativity and generosity. The Circle Round picture book series brings these stories to book form. Each book is illustrated by an artist from where the folktale originates and is accompanied by storytelling prompts and activities to take the lessons beyond the page.

About the author:

Rebecca Sheir author photo. A white woman with short, brown curly hair wearing headphones in front of a microphone wearing a grey sweater.

Rebecca Sheir is the author of the Circle Round books and the host, writer, and producer of the Circle Round storytelling podcast for kids and the grown-ups they love. Distributed by WBUR (Boston's NPR station), Circle Round is heard in all 50 states and nearly 200 countries, and has been featured in the New York TimesThe Washington Post, and TIME. Sheir has also brought thousands of stories to life as a news reporter on public-radio shows like Morning EditionAll Things ConsideredHere & NowThe Splendid Table, and Marketplace. She's hosted several weekly news programs, including AK (Alaska Public Media) and Metro Connection (WAMU 88.5), along with podcasts for the Folger Shakespeare Library and Slate Magazine. Sheir holds a BA in Film Studies from Columbia University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Iowa. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and son.

Photo credit: Provided by publisher

Event is sold out!

 Due to limited inside space, the special presentation is now full.

However, if you order a signed book from us, you can wait in line to meet the author, but you will NOT be able to come inside for the reading. 

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

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