Season 3 - Episodes 5 & 6 - A Loch Ness Adventure

A Loch Ness Adventure

A Loch Ness Adventure is sponsored by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers an imprint of Macmillan

Lauren and the Reading Bug are off on another exciting adventure - this time, in search of the mysterious and elusive Loch Ness Monster, Nessie! But finding a sea creature that has been hidden in the Scottish highlands for hundreds of years is no easy task. Join the adventure as we meet some rowdy highland cattle, learn a Scottish dance and make some magical new friends.

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

The Boggart By Susan Cooper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534420113
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 27th, 2018

When their family inherits a crumbling Scottish castle, they also inherit the boggart that lives there—an invisible, mischievous spirit who’s been playing tricks on castle residents for hundreds of years. When the family returns home, the boggart is trapped in a rolltop desk that they take with them—and nothing will ever be the same! Margaret McElderry Books (2004) Ages 8-12.

Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales By Kate Forrester (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Forrester (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452151755
Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Wales take the reader to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this book includes 16 stories that conjure forgotten realms and rare magical creatures. Chronicle (2016) Ages 5-12.

The Secret of the Kelpie By Lari Don, Philip Longson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lari Don, Philip Longson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781782502531
Published: Kelpies - May 15th, 2016

Every lake in Scotland has its cold, dark depths, and every lake also has its kelpie even though it’s easy to forget those dangers on sunny afternoons. Flora is playing with her siblings by the lake when she notices a stunning white horse. While her siblings clamor for a chance to ride the animal, Flora is worried. Kelpies (2016) Ages 4-7.

The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster By Lari Don, Ilincic (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lari Don, Ilincic (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781782504856
Published: Kelpies - September 11th, 2018

Ishbel and Kenneth need to save their family from going hungry, so they set off across Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle in search of treasure which is rumored to be hidden under the castle. A perfect companion to the bestseller, The Secret of the Kelpie, also by Lari Don. Kelpies (2018) Ages 4-7. 

The Water Horse By Dick King-Smith, Melissa Manwill Kashiwagi (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375803529
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Published: Yearling - June 13th, 2000

When 8 year-old Kirstie finds a strange egg near her home, she has no idea what will come out. Only her grandfather knows what it is—a water horse! After the creature hatches, it grows bigger—and bigger—and BIGGER? How can Kirstie’s family keep this giant pet? Yearling (2007) Ages 6-9.

Uni the Unicorn By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524766160
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Published: Random House Studio - August 29th, 2017

Uni is just like the other unicorns, except she believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away, a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her too. Random House (2014) Ages 3-8.

Walt Disney's Peter Pan (Disney Classic) (Little Golden Book) By RH Disney, Al Dempster (Illustrator) Cover Image
By RH Disney, Al Dempster (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780736402385
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Published: Golden/Disney - January 23rd, 2007

Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinker Bell are back in this vintage Little Golden Book featuring gorgeous illustrations from 1952. Golden Disney (2007) Ages 4-7.

Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
The Loch Ness Monster (Behind the Legend) By Erin Peabody, Victor Rivas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erin Peabody, Victor Rivas (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781499804232
Published: little bee books - May 2nd, 2017

The Loch Ness Punster (43 Old Cemetery Road #7) By Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544810853
Published: Clarion Books - October 18th, 2016


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