October 2012

Pumpkin Cupcakes

This is one of my favorite holidays - and I appreciate it even more now that I have a little girl to take trick-or treating!  I will post a pic or two tomorrow of her Tinkerbell costume!

Title: Halloween Faces
Author: Nancy Davis
Publisher: Scholastic Books

This fun and interactive book is perfect to showcase the classic Halloween costumes that people wear! Sometimes, when kids, who are otherwise afraid, get used to the idea of seeing masks on people in books it helps in real life too! I found it interesting that Amazon, the link I usually leave for people to purchase books, does not have it in stock - so this time I have left you a link to the Scholastic store. This board book really works well with young readers - so get it today and make storytime a game!

building stories1

The Cape Cod Times has run a story about my writing workshop for children.  I had a great first week with the kids and I can’t wait to go back!  Check out the article by clicking on the image above!


This event was a whole lot of fun!  I never attended the Cranberry Celebration before and I was completely surprised and amazed at how big and fantastic it was!  There were tons of events and fun activities for the children - including BIG RYAN’S TALL TALES of course!


Lex had a blast making sand art and going on the paddle boats between coming to both of my shows!  The best part was going to the bogs after and actually watching the workers harvest the cranberries.

Making a turtle puppet

There are a bunch more pics to be seen on my Facebook page - which you can find here - so check it out and become a fan!

On the stage

And one more of Lex acting silly…

Lex balloon hat

I have two open house events tomorrow at the amazing Kindercare locations in West Bridgewater.  The first show takes place at 10:00 here:

393 West Center St, West Bridgewater (click on the image above for more info)

and the second takes place at 11:00 here:

199 West Center St, West Bridgewater (click on image below for more info)

Hulk Hair Lex!

No one can ever wonder if she is mine… she is pretty much ALL me!


The Autumn is chock full of Big Ryan’s Children’s workshop “Building Stories”!  These workshops are 1 day a week for 4 weeks that explore fun ways to create and tell their own original stories.  Children from 2nd - 5th grade are welcome to register at the places below (follow the links provided) and let your child enjoy reading and writing like they have never done before!  The 3 different venues hosting these events - and the dates are as follows:

Hingham Library (Registration Full)

October ‘12 - 2nd / 9th / 16th / 23rd

Mashpee Village Community Room (Registration Still Open!)

October ‘12 - 17th / 24th and November 7th / 14th

YMCA, taking place at the Norwell Charter School (Registration Full)

November ‘12 - 6th / 13th / 20th / 27th

Scituate Library (Registration Still Open!)

January ‘13 - 10th / 17th / 24th / 31st