All ages are invited to listen as Miss Allison reads a few chapters a week from an elementary level book. For the fifth and final season the selection is Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Previous seasons include: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Season 1), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Season 2), the second book in the Wizard of Oz series The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Season 3), and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Season 4).
Harriet tries to get back to her everyday routine, but it's hard without Ol' Golly. And now that Christmas is approaching, she and her fellow sixth graders need to come up with an idea for a play. Not easy with so many personalities in one class! Listen along as Allison continues reading Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.
When Harriet's parents go out, Ole Golly is left in charge. Usually the two have a routine when they are home alone. But when a third party comes to the house, things begin to change. And will Harriet like it? Find out as Allison reads Chapter 6 of Louise Fitzhugh's excellent book Harriet the Spy.
Harriet keeps her days filled in her bustling New York City neighborhood. Spying as though it's her job, there's the family who owns the grocery store, the old lady who's always on the phone, the man with all the cats, and even her best friend Janie. Join Harriet on her adventures as Allison reads the next few chapters in Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.
Meet Harriet M. (even though she has no middle name) Welsch. She loves to make up games, take notes about all the things (and people) she observes, and plans to be a writer when she gets older. In the first two chapters of this beloved classic meet Sport, Ole Golly, Harriet's classmates, and get a small taste of all the adventures to come.
Allison will be reading Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh for this final season of Chill with a Chapter Book.
Mr. Craven has stayed away from Misselthwaite and the moors for so long, he has no idea about all of the changes Colin has gone through. Will he ever come home to see for himself? Listen to Allison read the last chapter of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett to find out!
As the children grow more comfortable in the garden, they start to come up with ways to entertain themselves when they can't go. They also learn how to let others in, whether it be into the garden or into the world they have created. Listen to Allison read the next two chapters in the classic The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
How will the three friends keep the garden a secret? And will the fresh air and new friendships help Colin's illness? Listen to Allison read the next two chapters in The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett to find out!
How will Colin react to being outside for the first time? And even though they want the garden to be a secret, can the friends keep it that way? Listen to Allison as she reads the next few chapters in The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
With Mary's help, Colin finally gets to meet Dickon. The three friends decide to go on their first adventure together. Will everything go according to plan? Will Colin and Dickon get along? Will Colin be well enough to even venture outdoors? Find out with the Allison as she reads the next two chapters of Frances Hodgson Burnett's well-loved classic The Secret Garden.
Both Colin and Mary are very stubborn children. Listen to Allison read the next few chapters of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett to find out how the two kids clash when they both stand their ground.
Now that Mary has met Colin, will the two of them ever see each other again? And what about Dickon? Will he come back, and will he get to meet Colin, too? Listen to the next two chapters of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden read by Allison and find out the answers!
Mary hopes no one will find out about the secret garden, now that Dickon knows about it. But what about that crying she continues to hear in the house? If she follows the sound, where will it lead her? Join Allison as she reads the next 2 chapters in Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic The Secret Garden.
Now that Mary has found the secret garden, will she let anyone else know about it? And what are her plans for it? Listen along as Allison reads the next 2 chapters in Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic The Secret Garden.
Last episode, Mary found a key. Will she find out what the key is for? And what stories will Martha have for Mary when she returns from her visit to her family? Listen along as Allison reads the next two chapters in The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Mary continues to adjust to life at Mistlethwaite Manor, and becomes a little more bold as she grows used to her new surroundings. What things will she discover as she ventures farther out into the house, and the moor? Listen to Allison read the next 3 chapters in Frances Hodgson Burnett's masterpiece The Secret Garden.
As Mary begins to explore her new surroundings, she meets some new people and learns a few things about herself. Listen to Chapter 4 of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett as Allison reads it aloud.
Listen along as Allison reads the first 3 chapters of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. We meet Mary Lennox and hear about her childhood in India. When tragedy occurs, Mary is taken out of her comfortable lifestyle and begins a journey that will change her forever.
The final chapters of The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum let us know where Ozma is, what happens to the Glump, where Mumbi ends up, and ties up all the loose ends of our traveling friends. Listen to Allison read these chapters and reveal next season's book choice.
The group of friends must find a way to escape Jinjur and her Army. Is there anything they can use to help them get away without getting caught? Listen along to Allison read the next 3 chapters of The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
As our travelers continue their journey to the Emerald City, they come upon a curious character who tells them a little bit of his history. If he joins their pursuit, will he help? Or just be in the way?
As the travelers head to the Country of the Winkies to meet up with the Tin Woodman, they are met with a few obstacles. Will they reach him? And will the Tin Woodman embrace his old friend, as well as the Scarecrow's new ones?
While Jack Pumpkinhead gets to meet the Scarecrow, while Tip ever catch up to his friends? Will the Sawhorse stay locked up? And who is that girl with the four-colored skirt? The next three chapters of The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum, read by Allison, will answer all of these questions!
Tip and Jack keep traveling towards the Emerald City, and run into a few obstacles along the way. Listen to Allison read the next three chapters in L. Frank Baum's classic The Land of Oz, the sequel to The Wizard of Oz.
What has happened in OZ since Dorothy went back to Kansas, the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow became rulers, and the Wizard flew off in a balloon? Find out as Allison reads the first 3 chapters in the sequel to L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz, called The Land of Oz.
Our traveling friends continue to make their way South to find the Good Witch. There are many obstacles along the way, and all Dorothy wants is to get back home to Kansas. Will she ever get there? Listen along to Allison as she reads the final chapters of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
The travelers are finally going to have their wishes granted! Once they have all they ever wanted, will everything be as good as they hope? Find out as Allison reads the next few chapters of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
Now that our friends have vanquished the witch, how will they get back to Oz? And will the wizard grant their wishes? Find out what happens on Dorothy and Company's journey as Allison reads the next 3 chapters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
What happens when the travelers finally get to the City of Emeralds? Will they see Oz? Will he grant their wishes? And we finally get to meet the Wicked Witch of the West! Listen to Allison read the next two chapters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
The road of yellow brick leads the foursome (plus Toto) to a dangerous field of flowers in this part of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Listen along as Allison reads how they handle the tricky situation, and where the road takes them next!
Now that Dorothy has already met the munchkins, she is ready to head to the City of Emeralds. In these two chapters read by Allison, find out who Dorothy meets in her first foray down the Yellow Brick Road.