Season 2 - Episode 5 - A Live Adventure

A Live Adventure

A Live Adventure is sponsored by Brightly (

Performed live from The Reading Bug Bookstore in San Carlos, CA, join Lauren, the Reading Bug, and a cast of many of our season one characters on a wild, music-filled adventure. In this all-new adventure, there's been a mix-up and we've got to hop inside the magic book bag to help set things right.  Who knows what we might see on this wacky adventure Pirates? Aliens? Cowboys? Yes! Join the fun, sing along and help Lauren and the Reading Bug save the day!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

A Place for Pluto By Stef Wade, Melanie Demmer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stef Wade, Melanie Demmer (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781684460045
Published: Capstone Editions - July 1st, 2018

Pluto got the shock of his life when he was kicked out of the famous nine. His planet status was stripped away, leaving him lost and confused. Poor Pluto On his quest to find a place where he belongs, he talks to comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. He doesn't fit it anywhere But when Pluto is about to give up, he runs into a dwarf planet and finally finds his place in the solar system. This feel-good picture book combines a popular science topic with character education themes of self discovery, acceptance, and friendship. It has bonus material in the back matter to support curriculum.

How I Became a Pirate By Melinda Long, David Shannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Melinda Long, David Shannon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152018481
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Clarion Books - September 1st, 2003

Pirates have green teeth—when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view. So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. Jeremy learns how to say “scurvy dog,” sing sea chanteys, and throw food . . . but he also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board: “Pirates don’t tuck.” A swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T.

Mermaid School By Joanne Stewart Wetzel, Julianna Swaney (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399557163
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 17th, 2018

It's Molly's first day at mermaid school, and there's so much to learn! Follow the mermaids as they count clamshells, recite the A B Seas, and make new friends. They even enjoy story time about children who walk on land! At the end of the day, it's time to sing the goodbye song and head home. With sweet, rhyming language and a peek into a fantastical undersea world, Mermaid School touches on all the major moments children will experience on their first day. And don't miss the mermaid school handbook in the back of this book for more mermaid fun!

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa By Erica Silverman, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erica Silverman, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152056605
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Clarion Books - March 1st, 2006

Hold on to your hats! Two new pals have arrived on the scene: Cowgirl Kate and her stubborn, but devoted cowhorse, Cocoa. Together they count the herd, ride the range, and, of course, argue till the cows come home--as only best friends can do. With its spirited text and bright, humorous illustrations by Caldecott Honor recipient Betsy Lewin, this first book in the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series is bound to be a hit with young wranglers everywhere.


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