Alex (7 yo) and his favorite pig – Mercy Watson!

Some voices are quiet and some demand to be heard. Our little Book Butterfly Alex has both. He might be a little shy, but he is super sure about his favorite book, Mercy Watson To The Rescue. Mercy loves her toast (with butter, and maybe even cinnamon? We can’t be sure…) and gets into all kinds of trouble. Alex loves to hear about her adventures and sit in his favorite pink chair. Coincidence? Hogwash.

Helen (10yo) and her Wonder-ful heart

Meet Helen, a 10 year old Book Butterfly who is wicked smart and wicket wise. She reviews the book ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio, and we loved how she thinks through her world. Find out about August, Via, and Jack – characters in the book who she spends a lot of time thinking about. And you know what? She doesn’t want to pick just one color for a dragon, she wants them all. If SHE could be a dragon, she’d be a blueberry-eating blue dragon.

Lukas (8yo) and his comical heroes – and watch out for a squeeze!

This week we had the privilege of hanging out with this little bundle of energy. You might catch him tearing it up playing tag or under his favorite bean bag reading all day. The world is his oyster, you know? Listen to him talk about his favorite books: Hilo Saving the Whole Wide World, and Captain Underpants…. and watch out for that Rhino Viking!

Niklas (6 yo) and the crayons who yelled ‘I quit!’

Niklas is a curious and beautiful mind, who loves the humor of his crayon books. He loves to giggle about all the stories the crayons tell, in particular, the neon crayon. Niklas really loved our microphone, who we’ve lovingly named ‘Sassy’, and you’ll hear him test out really what she can hear. (Hint: it’s a whisper.)

Elijah (8yo) and how opposites attract – Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Jackie Robinson

Do you ever hear that old saying that ‘opposites attract’? Well Elijah’s love of the books Diary of a Wimpy Kid (about a decidedly wimpy kid) AND the history of Jackie Robinson (about a decidedly not-even-close-to-wimpy-kid) really show how it gives someone a lot to think about. By the way, how much do YOU love math? We certainly loved it before, but a little more now that Elijah reminded us how cool it really is.