Cris can put a story program together to meet any request.  And here are some programs she has all ready to go:


People everywhere in world make music.  This summer’s reading theme show includes these tales: The Bremen Town Musicians (from Germany), The Mouse Bride (from Finland), and Billy Boy of the English nursery rhyme who’s gone mad for music.

Round the World on a Story

Travel around the globe to eight spots, stopping in for a tale. This program can be tailored to meet your theme requirements.

Every Hero Has A Story

Every Hero Has A Story, the 2015 summer reading program theme, leads to many tales. My program includes stories of heroism from both genders, and from cultures around the world.

One World, Many Stories

This program includes stories from out-of-the way places. A map of the world and place markers will assist kids in realizing that stories are told all around the world, by all people.

Native Northeast

Stories from the Native American nations in the northeast woodlands area: Seneca, Anishinabe, Abenaki. Since Native American stories can be for young listeners or adults, I will select stories for your specific audience.

Women Can!

Women have been ‘underdogs’ at many times in history, yet in folklore they are often the solution to the problem. These stories are a folkloric response to 18th century male beliefs of women’s shortcomings, some humorous, some thought-provoking. This program can be tailored for a variety of age levels.

Water! Water, everywhere!

Water is all around us, and these eight stories are from all around the world. The vast oceans, the animals who live there, people adventuring with, in, and on water–all of these are included in this program!

Bunches of Bugs!

Bunches of Bugs! takes children around the world with stories of all kinds of bugs from all sorts of places. Songs, rhymes, finger plays are part of this program which engages audiences of all ages.

Get Creative @ Your Library

These seven stories celebrate the creative energy in all beings.

Tsalagi Tales

Tsalagi is one way to spell the Cherokee word for their nation, and these stories are all from that tradition.