Reading on the WILD Side

Llamas and kittens, and mice, OH MY!

Calling all animal lovers!

Come kick off summer with a wild adventure as we read our favorite animal-themed nursery rhymes! Readers of all ages will fall in love with Maria and her llama, the three little kittens, the three blind mice, and Mother Goose's rhymes.

Maria Had a Little Llama

This twist on a classic nursery rhyme will take you to a Peruvian village where Maria's llama follows her to school! This book is written in both English and Spanish and is filled with beautiful illustrations of Peruvian culture that you won't want to miss.


Dominguez, Angela. (2013). Maria had a little llama. New York: Henry Holt and Company. Unp.

Three Little Kittens

The kittens lost their new mittens while they were playing! Their mother is upset. Will they be able to find their mittens in time to eat pie?


Pinkney, Jerry. (2010). Three little kittens. New York: The Penguin Group. Unp.

Complete Version of Ye Three Blind Mice

These poor mice are cold, hungry, scared, and sad. Danger lurks around every corner! Readers will be on the edge of their seats as they find out how these three bold mice became blind and how their story ends.



Ivimey, John. (1909). Complete version of ye three blind mice. Illus. by Walton Corbould. London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Unp.

The Neighborhood Mother Goose

Readers will love all forty-one of these timeless Mother Goose rhymes. With a modern, urban twist on the illustrations, these classic nursery rhymes will appeal to readers of all ages. You are guaranteed to be singing, clapping, chanting, and tapping along to this collection of verses.


Crews, Nina. (2004). The neighborhood Mother Goose. New York: Greenwillow Books. 63 pp.

Reading on the Wild Side

Monday, June 20th, 10am-12pm

4427 Hampton Boulevard

Norfolk, VA