Each month, Barnes & Noble.com shares a different story read by an author or celebrity during its free Online Storytime. Your child will be able to listen to the story and see the illustrations from the books as the story is being read. It’s a simple way to entertain your child if you just can’t make it to storytime at your local library, and unlike the library, you don’t have to be there at a certain time!
This month’s featured story is Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola. This abridged version tells the award-winning story of an Italian Grandma Witch and her magic pasta-making pot and is appropriate for all ages.
You can also access past online storytime selections. My boys especially love “Smash Crash,” but I’m pretty partial to “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day.”