Story Time with Miss Allison

  • Posted on: 3 June 2024
  • By: TanyaMills

Story Time with Miss Allison


Allison Muir has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from BYU and a Master's in School Counseling from the University of Utah. A mother of two children, ages 8 and 5 (and expecting another close to Thanksgiving), she is the School Counselor at local Heritage Elementary here in St. George. She loves reading aloud to kids!


Cover of Apryl Stott's "Ruby's Tools for Making Friends"

A little fox uses tools to overcome anxiety and make friends at her new school in this heartfelt picture book from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light! (Ages 4-8)


It's Ruby the fox's first day at a new school. She's a little nervous, but luckily, she has her tools to help: a tape measure to count her breaths if she feels overwhelmed, pliers to remind her to be flexible, and safety goggles to see things in a new way.

When Ruby finds out her class is having an egg drop competition, she wants to share her ideas, but she feels shy surrounded by all her talkative classmates. Can she use her tools to find the confidence to speak up, and maybe even make some new friends?


Review Quotes:
"A trio of tools help a young fox handle social anxiety in this picture book focused on emotional regulation."-- Publishers Weekly

Review Quotes:
"A sweet tale that will equip youngsters with the tools they need to try new things."-- Kirkus Reviews "5/1/24"

Review Quotes:
"A heartening picture book for "new kids" seeking friends at school." -- Booklist



Cover of Ashley Woodfolk's "Beach Hair"

From two bestselling creators comes a lyrical and heartfelt picture book about a multiracial family's trip to the beach that's an ode to family, community, diversity, and--most importantly--fabulous beach hair!


When I wake up with the wildest bed head

and Mommy and Daddy do too
Mommy says we all have beach hair,
so Daddy says, "Guess we should go to the beach."

At the beach, everyone has beach hair. There's twisty and twirly hair, flossy and glossy hair, hair that's barely there, and hair that's everywhere.

The best part about a beach day is the belonging and joy that everyone feels when they let their hair run as wild and free as the sea.


Review Quotes:
"Making a lively picture book debut, Woodfolk (Nothing Burns as Bright as You) pays homage to seaside 'dos of all kinds. . . It's a well-observed celebration that's a day at the beach."-- Publishers Weekly

Review Quotes:
"A radiant love letter to family, beachy summer days, and the freedom to let your hair down."-- Kirkus Reviews

Review Quotes:
"This family story is a delightful exploration of acceptance and the joy of embracing one's natural beauty. With its playful, warm illustrations and heartfelt message, this book will spark conversations about family, physical differences, and cultural pride."-- Booklist




Event address: 
94 West Tabernacle Street
Children's Room
St. George, UT 84770-4087
Ruby's Tools for Making Friends By Apryl Stott, Apryl Stott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Apryl Stott, Apryl Stott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781665921640
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 4th, 2024

Beach Hair By Ashley Woodfolk, Nina Mata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ashley Woodfolk, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781665920988
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2024