StoryTime with Miss Katie

Katie Ward started reading books on Monday nights when COVID set in last year to connect with the families she could not visit. She later moved “StoryTime with Miss Katie” to Sunday nights to accommodate the school year.

Miss Katie selects books to read, which range from popular favorites to laugh-out-loud stories to touching life lessons. Books include holiday classics, as well as works that touch on issues our children and families face, such as anxiety, isolation and the challenges of being unique.  Katie often is joined in her readings by her young son and daughter.   Join Miss Katie on Spaulding for Children’s Facebook page every Sunday 7:00 p.m. for a live reading.




  • I Am Harriet Tubman
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • A Dragon with ADHD
  • Scribble Stones

MARCH 2022:

  • Patrick Picklebottom and the Penny Book
  • Find Your Calm
  • My Name Is Stardust
  • Oliver West It’s Time to Get Dressed

APRIL 2022:

  • The Missing Piece
  • Zack Naturally
  • Sparkerella
  • What if Everybody Did That?

MAY 2022:

  • Eyes that Kiss in the Corner
  • My Brave Little Girl
  • Fitzy Needs a Family
  • The Name Jar
  • When You Are Away

JUNE 2022:

  • Different Is Not bad
  • Sticks
  • Juneteenth
  • Hand to Hold

JULY 2022:

  • Deojis Traveling Bandana Band
  • The Girl with the Magic Ponytails
  • Mistakes Are How I Learn
  • Dear Girl

AUGUST 2022:

  • A Little Spot of Frustration
  • Dragons Love Tacos 2
  • Respect: The Best Me That I Can Be
  • The Boy with Big, Big Feelings


  • The Great Big Book of Families
  • I Choose to Speak Up
  • Me and My Fear
  • The Bad Seed


  • Tikki Tikki Tembo
  • Waverly the Witch
  • Big Pumpkin
  • The Good, the Bad and the Spooky
  • Berenstain Bears & Too Much Junk Food


  • President Camila
  • The Adventures of the Cousin Crew
  • The Things I’m Grateful For
  • A Family Is a Family Is a Family


  • Our Favorite Day of the Year
  • Never Let a Unicorn Meet a Reindeer
  • Too Many Tamales
  • Elf