August 26, 2015 SURPRISE Storytime Live at 7:30pm!!

Hello lovely, lovely people! Tonight’s Storytime will feature….I am not sure yet! It may be a new chapter of Beatrice, it may be Dog and Mouse, it may be something else all together! But I promise that we will have fun and I will do my best to make you smile!

Tune in tonight to see what I end up surprising you with!

As always, leave a comment on this post to win a gift from me to you at!

In the meantime? Go collect some smiles today! See how many you can get!

Can’t wait to see you later tater!

Click here or on the image below at 7:30pm eastern to watch! It’s always free and you only have to make a Livestream account if you want to chat along live. (Which is totally fun, you should totally do it!)

Miamisburg, Ohio Rocked My Socks Off!!

Some of you may know that last year my husband was deployed with the Navy Reserve, somewhat unexpectedly. I had to cancel all my already scheduled school visits for the fall because I still had a teenage daughter at home – son was leaving for his first year of college.

It was hard to miss all my beloved children all over the country at my school visits, but what are you going to do? Life and family happens, right? <3

BUT! There was one week that had been planned a year in advance for May, 2015. A super, amazing, very MAGICAL librarian, Debbie Carmichael at Mound Elementary had contacted me after I had been at her school the year before in Miamisburg, Ohio. She wanted to have me come and speak at every single elementary school in their school district. She called it a “Michelle Nelson-Schmidt Extravaganza Week!!”

There was no WAY I was canceling that! That would be CRAZYCAKES, right?! Debbie got grant money and donor money to pay for the whole week. Sherry Hylton, another VERY MAGICAL person and consultant with my publisher, Usborne Books and More, helped arrange all the sales of my books and arranged my accommodations and the most beautiful B&B, The English Manor – seriously, go stay there! It is gorgeous, walking distance from the cutest downtown EVER and the owners are DELIGHTFUL.

After a year of not visiting schools, it was exactly what I needed. And the week could not have been more fantastical, magical and truly the only way to really describe it? Is that my soul was lit up with sunshine for an entire week. Just look and see:

Miamisburg Extravaganza Week! from Michelle Nelson-Schmidt on Vimeo.

A Whatif Monster Storytime Live at 7:30pm! (eastern)

Five years ago I had a big idea about a little green monster.

And I whispered, “What if?”

With a new school year here there are a whole bunch of “Whatifs” whispering in all of our ears.

Join me tonight live from my studio for Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster to remind ALL OF US to focus on those GOOD and WONDERFUL Whatifs in life. After all, the Whatif Monster totally has our back. We got this, y’all!

As always, comment on this blog post for a chance to win a Storytime Live gift from me to you.
(You don’t have to watch live to win, but you do have to watch and find out if you won before next week’s Storytime Live event.)

Click here or on the photo below at 7:30pm (eastern) to watch live. Make a Livestream account to chat along with me LIVE! It is totally FREE! And free? ROCKS SOCKS, Y’ALL!

August 12, 2015 MAGICAL BOB Storytime Live! at 7:30pm (eastern standard time)

I don’t know about you, but summer is a magical time for me. It is my favorite season – I love, love, love the long sunshiney days and my lightening bug and start-filled nights. The end of summer is so hard for me – maybe it is for you and your kids too.

Join me tonight as we take a deep breath, say goodbye to our cherished summer days and hello to the new adventures that await us all this fall.

I can’t think of a more magical person to help us with that than our Bob and all his magical friends.

Cuddle in with me as I read Bob is a Unicorn – and who knows – maybe the night will be so magical even Beatrice and Cordelia might make an appearance!

As always, comment on this post to win some VERY magical gifts from me to you tonight!

Click here or on the photo below at 7:30pm to watch Storytime Live! (No need to register with Livestream if you don’t want to – you only need to to chat along live. And it is ALWAYS FREE. Because sometimes good, fun things should always be free. Right? Right.)

August 5, 2015 Beachy Storytime Live at 7:30pm (est)!

Join me and Dog and Mouse for some beachy Storytime Live fun!

I had a fun day on a boat out in the ocean yesterday and I can’t wait to tell you about all the fun animals I got to see! Sea animals are AMAZING!

I have a super, duper EXTRA fun thing to share with you tonight too!

As always, comment on this post for your chance to win a gift from little ol’ me to little ol’ you.

Can’t wait to see y’all!! <3

Click here or on the link below at 7:30pm to watch live! (You don’t have to register with Livestream to watch, just if you want to chat with all of us. And all of it is FREE!)