About the Read-Aloud Blog

Mr. Tom's MaterialsI began volunteering as a story reader in Oakland California’s Head Start preschools in 2005.  I am working on my masters in library and information science at San Jose State University.  I enjoy curating, producing and leading multi-media storytimes for young children and being a resource for parents, teachers and caregivers.

Welcome to The Read-Aloud Blog.  These pages are essentially a journal of all the blog posts on StorytimeWOW.com, including children’s material reviews, traditional and new media material recommendations for storytime, articles, posts about this website, guest blog posts and storytime news.

StorytimeWow_FinalLogo-1The StorytimeWOW Marquee Seal in a post indicates that a book, eBook, app or music video is recommended and meets The StorytimeWOW Standards.

The themes in children’s books are important themes in life (that’s why we teach them to kids).  I hope you find this website useful.  Please join me in taking a refreshing look at the world through the lens of children’s storytime.


Tom Schween is the founder of storytimeWOW!

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