[PDF] Download ↠ Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome) | by ✓ Barbara Bottner Michael Emberley

By Barbara Bottner Michael Emberley | Comments: ( 971 ) | Date: ( Dec 13, 2019 )

A hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books and I don t about the power of stories and storytelling Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks And she loves to go to Miss Brooks before school story time But to get to Story Nook, she has to pass Billy Toomey s house and she does not love Billy Toomey Billy always tries to steal heA hilarious companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books and I don t about the power of stories and storytelling Missy loves her librarian, Miss Brooks And she loves to go to Miss Brooks before school story time But to get to Story Nook, she has to pass Billy Toomey s house and she does not love Billy Toomey Billy always tries to steal her hat and jeers, I m going to get you It s vexing Then one rainy and hatless day, Miss Brooks changes story hour to storytelling hour She teaches the kids about characters and plot and action and satisfying conclusions and encourages them to make up their own tales And that s when Missy has a brainstorm She sees a way to use her made up story to deal with her real life bully In this terrifically funny ode to inventiveness and ingenuity, Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley celebrate the power of stories and how they can help us to rewrite our own lives.


  • Title: Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome)
  • Author: Barbara Bottner Michael Emberley
  • ISBN: 9780449813287
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Barbara Bottner Michael Emberley

Barbara Bottner, New York Times best selling author, is a screenwriter, TV writer, and writing coach, who began her multi hyphenate career as an artist and actor Designing off Broadway sets in the 60s led her to performance and following her career in theatre, she began writing and illustrating books for children In total, she has written over 40 books in all areas of children s literature including Young Adult, Middle Grade, chapter, and I Can Reads Several of her award winning picture books have been animated and translated into multiple languages.



Comments Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome)

  • Beth

    This story about writing a story wanders a bit in the middle, as first drafts of stories often do. The dialog and illustrations are very funny, and the book would make an entertaining readaloud in the middle of a writing unit, especially for young writers who feel stuck.


  • Dolores

    I'm not sure what I loved more, the way Missy dealt with the bully in this story or the instructions on how to write a good story. The power of using your imagination to problem-solves for me. I just wish this were coming out sooner so I could put it on this summer's reading list.


  • Amy

    Companion to Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't). Miss Brooks decides to engage her Story Nook attendees in storytelling when the lights go out during a storm and it's too dark to read. Missy uses her story to overcome Billy's bullying.


  • Laurie

    Booklist July 2014 (Vol. 110, No. 21)Preschool-Grade 2. Missy loves Miss Brooks’ before-school storytime, although whenever she passes Billy Toomey’s house to get there, he snatches her hat and won’t give it back. One stormy morning, she arrives at Story Nook just before the lights go out. Unfazed, Miss Brooks encourages the children to make up their own story while they sit in the dark. Missy takes the lead in creating an imaginative, bloodcurdling tale. Fired with courage, she tells it t [...]


  • Elizabeth

    Miss Brooks’ Story Nook c) 2014 by Barbara Bottner and illustrated by Michael Emberley is the delightful follow up to the book I reviewed on November 17. Missy returns and her hurdle this time is how to perfect the art of storytelling. Miss Brooks explains that being a good reader makes you a good storyteller. They break down the elements so that Missy can create an interesting story. The story is a winner because it helps Missy to deal with a thorny situation that has been bothering her. Like [...]


  • Amy Lafleur

    Missy and the kids all love Miss Brooks's story nook where the school librarian reads them stories before school. Suddenly all of the lights go out and they can't read. What will they do? (view spoiler)[ Miss Brooks saves the day as she suggests that they tell their own stories (hide spoiler)] Lovely story that celebrates reading and storytelling.


  • Yapha

    This great companion to Miss Brooks Loves Books! is a clever homage to the power of stories. It would be a great introduction to a unit on writing stories as well.


  • Elaine

    So fun!


  • Tasha

    A sequel to Miss Brooks Loves Books, this picture book celebrates story telling. Missy loves going to Miss Brook’s Story Nook right before school each day. She takes the long way to school, because otherwise she has to go past Billy Toomey’s house and he steals her hat and yells at her. Then one day at Story Nook, the power goes out so they have to tell their own stories. Missy though insists that she’s a reader not a storyteller. But soon she is telling her own story, inspired by Billy To [...]


  • Karin

    Missy likes to get to school a little early because the librarian, Miss Brooks, has Story Nook right before class starts. Most of the time Missy takes the long way to school in order to avoid Billy Toomey, the pest that lives down the street. But, unfortunately, on the day of our story, Missy is running late AND it is raining so she decides to take the more direct route, which goes right by Billy's house. When Missy finally arrives for Story Nook, the lights go out in the school. Miss Brooks sug [...]


  • Lynn

    Please read “Miss Brooks Loves Books” before this one, especially if you’re using this as a bedtime story! My five-year-old granddaughter was a bit unsettled by the snake, even though she’s not afraid of them. I scrambled to find another soothing book before expecting her to sleep peacefully. On the other hand, this would make a great daytime read aloud! Reading this first may send students to the original title to find out more about this energetic librarian. However, she did say she l [...]


  • Carol Royce Owen

    Barbara Bottner first introduced us to the delightful, Missy in Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I don't), and now a devout lover of books herself, Missy is back in this book, Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome). Here we find her off to school, trying to get there early because the day starts with Miss Brooks' Story Nook. But on this date she's late and takes a short cut, but that only makes her later, because she runs into Billy Toomey, who steals her hat and threat [...]


  • Barbara

    This humorous picture book captures real life perfectly while providing a couple of lessons for young readers and teachers alike. Missy enjoys hearing a good story read, but just about every time she heads to story hour, that annoying Billy Toomey bothers her. When the read aloud title being shared by Miss Brooks is interrupted when the lights go out during a storm, she suggests that the students make up their own stories. The only Missy weaves is outlandish in many respects, but she is able to [...]


  • Gretyl

    I am a big fan of Missy and Miss Brooks and the wonderful author/illustrator team of Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley. The text and pictures work together to tell a hilarious story. I think my favorite is the double-page spread of illustrations showing Billy Toomey giving Missy a hard time and her response: "It's vexing." In this follow-up to Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Do Not), our friend Missy now loves going to storytime, and discovers that those who love reading can also make great st [...]


  • Aleece

    Miss Brooks is in the middle of a story when the power goes out and since she can no longer see the book she tries to have the kids tell their own stories. She tells them which elements to add to their stories (like plot) and Missy tries her hand at storytelling.I wish I had liked this book more. I liked the original "Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't)" so much that I wanted to like this one but it just fell flat. It just wasn't as entertaining as the original. The idea of teaching kids how t [...]


  • Sara Grochowski

    I loved this fantastic read aloud in which the power of imagination and storytelling defeat a neighborhood bully. Missy is often late for her favorite part of the day - Miss Brooks' Story Nook - because of Billy, who picks on her as she makes her way to school. When a power outage prompts Miss Brooks to encourage the students to make up their own stories, Missy is skeptical she likes to hear stories, not make them up! But, before she knows it, Missy is creating her very own story with a villain [...]


  • Martha

    Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome!) has just the right zany, fun watercolor illustrations, and clever plot, to make the activity of storytelling attractive to readers. This would also be a choice pick to read before a writing activity, "One way to begin is to think of a problem that needs solving," just one example of the tips subtly shared by Barbara Bottner in her delightful sequel. Even children who have writers' block will warm up to storytelling, and writin [...]


  • babyhippoface

    Missy loves that her librarian, Miss Brooks, has started a story time before school begins, but to get there, Missy has to get past Billy Toomey, who teases her by stealing her hat and threatening her with taunts of, “I'm gonna get you!”When Missy arrives for story time one morning, Miss Brooks has changed storytime to storytelling time, and before long Missy is sharing an imaginative tale of an ogre who torments innocent children. This is a really fun story for sharing when you're talking a [...]


  • Deitre

    Miss Brooks’ Story Nook would be a great picture book to use in the classroom to teach students about the elements in a story. Missy arrives late to Miss Brooks’ Story Nook because of annoying Billy Toomey. During the story time, the power goes out and Miss Brooks tells the class that it will be storytelling time instead. Missy learns how to tell a story by using her experience with Billy as inspiration to invent fictional characters, setting, plot and problem to be solved. This is a fun and [...]


  • Nancy

    I found two books by this author online through our public library. I found the illustrations to be very good and humorous. I loved the way this author brings her love of books to children. She mentions favorite children's books. The story deals with a little girl, who used to hate books, but has now found a love for them. She has a little boy, who attacks her on her way to school, and he steals her hats. She finds away to deal with this little boy, and there is a picture of her with hats all ar [...]


  • Mel Raschke

    Miss Brooks’ Story Nook is about a young girl who leaves early for school each morning so she can hear the school librarian read an amazing book to the gathered students. Arriving to school on time is made all the more challenging for the protagonist, due to a nuisance bully-of-a-neighbor. However, as she is learning good writing strategies from the librarian, she creatively comes up with a solution for her tormentor problem. This book would be perfect to share with young writers when teaching [...]


  • Karen Arendt

    I loved this book! The illustrations are so funny- Missy looks like a ragamuffin and not at all girly. She has a problem- well, two problems, The boy next door is a bully and she likes to read but not tell stories. When the lights go out in the library during story hour, Miss Brooks turns the hour into storytelling. Missy can't think of a story: "i've got nothing." But, then she creates an ogre to deal with Billy Toomey and the story grows from there. A great book for writing, creating stories, [...]


  • Stephanie Croaning

    This second Miss Brooks book is a very delightful story about the writing process. I think a read-aloud of this story would be a fun way to kick off a year of creative writing! When the lights go off during Miss Brooks' story time, she has the children make up their own stories. She introduces many writing conventions and shows the characters going through the process from creating a setting and characters, to adding and editing plot. The characters in this story of quirky and fun. Overall a goo [...]


  • Shelli

    Miss Brooks’ Story Nook is about a young girl who leaves early for school each morning so she can hear the school librarian read an amazing book to the gathered students. Arriving to school on time is made all the more challenging for the protagonist, due to a nuisance bully-of-a-neighbor. However, as she is learning good writing strategies from the librarian, she creatively comes up with a solution for her tormentor problem. This book would be perfect to share with young writers when teaching [...]


  • Troy

    I am excited about reading this tomorrow for a read aloud. A few of my lads have been struggling to end their stories or to even create a problem in their stories. I think this will be fun way to talk about story elements and what makes a good story. Hopefully it can jumpstart some of their creative juices. I teach 3rd graders and I believe this book will be fun and thought provoking to entertain them during a read aloud and to stimulate a writing activity. One could look at just the characters [...]


  • Margie

    Four years ago author Barbara Bottner and illustrator Michael Emberley introduced readers to a first grade student in Miss Brooks Love Books! (and I don't) who had a tough time finding a book for the Book Week celebration, but she did. When it came to warts, snorting and a particularly dreadful ogre, it was true love. Missy and her school librarian have returned in Miss Brooks' Story Nook (where tales are told and ogres are welcome!)(Alfred A. Knopf). My full recommendation: librariansquest/2


  • Traci Bold

    In Miss Brooks' story nook, everyone is welcome and Missy is excited to go. But when she has to pass the school bully's house to get there, she may need help to stop the Billy the bully from bullying her anymore.Missy gets help in a way that puts her in charge of whether she is bullied or not. Fantastic picture book written by Barbara Bottner and illustrated by Michael Emberley. Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers.#PB #bullying #problemsolving #creative


  • ReadRibbet

    So where do the ideas from stories come from? Miss Brooks' Story Nook is a great read aloud for teaching and talking about ideas for stories-- getting them started, keeping them going and finding the right ending. In the end, we see the power of stories to change less than desirable circumstances in one's life. Bottner and Emberly did the companion book Miss Brooks Loves Books about the need for choice and good fit books. Both titles have a place in a primary readers/writers workshop.


  • Christina

    I loved Miss Brooks Loves Books! and have read it to the kids at the library for story time, and we just received this new one in from Barbara Bottner. This is a cute little book about reading, libraries, and bullies. Plus, it includes the word Vexing. This is my type of kids book! I highly recommend it. (but not for the super duper little, or kids who might be afraid of ogres and children eating snakes!)


  • A Leisure Moment

    Miss Brooks’ Story Nook would be a great picture book to use in the classroom to teach students about the elements in a story.To read the rest of the review, simply follow the link: aleisuremoment/2014/08


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