Burlington Branch Library 
"The children who attended the summer reading program were enthralled and even the adults were laughing as we remembered back to our childhoods." Beth Pugh, assistant branch director.
Elmont Author Night
"Shelly's storytelling engages both students and parents alike as she weaves a lesson to be learned through colorful stories from her childhood. Her enthusiasm is contagious and people cannot help but be mesmerized by her actions as each story unfolds. Her gift of sharing a story is truly evident in each presentation."
Annie Diederich, Principal Elmont Elementary School
Logan Summer School 
"Shelly not only "told" the story, she "visually illustrated" the story by providing the drama involved in the words. As I watched the audience, I was amazed at the way she was holding the interest of ALL of the students, not just a particular age group. I must say, as adults, we were totally caught up in the experience, also. Shelly is a natural teacher with a talent for writing and presenting her stories." Craig Carter, Asst. Director Curr./Personnel
News and Reviews
Jefferson Elementary, Great Bend 
“The storytelling program was very entertaining!! Ms. Simoneau did an excellent job telling her stories, while getting the students actively involved.” Mrs. Reed, Jefferson 3rd grade teacher.
​"She is not great she is amazing! I had the opportunity to hear her share her book through storytelling at Logan Elementary and the Meriden Library. Two of my own children got the chance to see her. They loved her, I loved her, and everyone else loved her. You should of seen the children at Logan when she began to run around the gym to describe how it was when the cows were chasing her, or the children in Meriden when she talked about how long the snake was she saw. I would recommend Shelly to speak to any age group about her stories. She is fun, energetic, and just a wonderful person." Christine Ketron, Rochester Elementary
Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!, Momma Said Lasagne, and Grasshopper Bubblegum
​Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too! , Momma Said Lasagna, Grasshopper Bubblegum
Lessons: obedience, perseverance, bravery, work ethic, patience/reward, sharing
​Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!,Snake Tree, Beach Man and the Big Fish, Old Man Surfing, Seagull Surprise
Lessons: obedience, doubt, perseverance, life unexpected
New Strawn Branch Library 
​Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!, Snake Tree, Beach Man and the Big Fish, Old Man Surfing, Seagull Surprise
​Lessons: obedience, doubt, perseverance, life unexpected
Logan Elementary Reading Night 
Stories: Under Covers Dress Up, Tinker in the Tanker
Lessons: ingenuity, facing fear

Stories: Grasshopper Bubblegum, Snake Tree, The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!
Lessons: work ethic, patience/reward, sharing, things aren't always what they seem, obedience
 
Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!, Tiller Task, Beach Man and the Big Fish, Old Man Surfing
Lessons: obedience, work ethic, patience, honesty, doubt, perseverance
Logan Elementary 
Title 1 Reading Night 
Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!, Wash Creek, Grasshopper Bubblegum, Momma Said Lasagna
Lessons: obedience, fear and trust, work ethic, patience/reward, sharing, bravery, perseverance
Little Railers, Herington, Kansas
 "My daughter Aleah keeps talking about you. She really enjoyed the day you spent with her class." Tandi Arevalo, Parent
​Coffey County Library, 
Gridley Kansas
Stories: On the Hunt: Night Crawlers, Rats, and Lightning Bugs; Tiller Task; All Dressed Up Under the Covers
Lessons: Bravery,Trying New Things, Creativity, Simplicity, Honesty/Truth, Ingenuity, Problem-Solving, Endurance
Stories:The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!, Grasshopper Bubblegum, Snake Tree
Lessons: Obedience, Consequences, Truth, Helping, Patience, Reward, Sharing, Life Unexpected, Wisdom
Centralia Community Library
​Stories: On the Hunt: Night Crawlers, Rats, and Lightning Bugs; Tiller Task; All Dressed Up Under the Covers
Lessons: Bravery,Trying New Things, Creativity, Simplicity, Honesty/Truth, Ingenuity, Problem-Solving, Endurance
Lebo Branch Library

​Lebo Branch shared:
"A great time was had by all at Shelly Simoneau Summer Reading Kickoff!"
​Stories: On the Hunt: Night Crawlers, Rats, and Lightning Bugs; Tiller Task; All Dressed Up Under the Covers
Lessons: Bravery,Trying New Things, Creativity, Simplicity, Honesty/Truth, Ingenuity, Problem-Solving, Endurance
Burlington Branch Library, Coffey County 
​Stories: On the Hunt: Night Crawlers, Rats, and Lightning Bugs; Tiller Task; All Dressed Up Under the Covers
Lessons: Bravery,Trying New Things, Creativity, Simplicity, Honesty/Truth, Ingenuity, Problem-Solving, Endurance
Waverly Branch Library
​Stories: On the Hunt: Night Crawlers, Rats, and Lightning Bugs; Tiller Task; All Dressed Up Under the Covers
Lessons: Bravery,Trying New Things, Creativity, Simplicity, Honesty/Truth, Ingenuity, Problem-Solving, Endurance
LeRoy Branch Library

Stories: Momma Said Lasagna, Wash Creek, The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!
Lessons: work ethic, finishing what we start, patience, forgiveness, joy, facing fears, obedience, consequences, honesty
Logan Elementary Reading Night

Stories: On the Hunt: Night Crawlers, Rats, and Lightning Bugs!, Snake Tree
Lessons: trying new things, ingenuity, creativity, simplicity, caution, problem/solution, courage, responsibility
Upwards Basketball Half-Time Devotional, Northland Christian Church
     Story: Daddy's Hands 
       Message: We are fully equipped to do the work God has prepared for us, and promised rest when we are weary.
Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary
Kansas Day Celebration
Growing Up Kansas: Stories Through the Seasons
 Calf Switch, Grasshopper Bubblegum, Momma Said Lasagna, Tinker in the Tanker

Lessons: patience, courage, endurance, ingenuity, work ethic, reward, sharing,              gentleness, self-control, obedience, problem-solving, overcoming fears

*Follow-up activities provided for Common Core Curriculum
Linda Carson, teacher, shared: "Thanks for the wonderful storytelling presentation! You did a fantastic job! The students loved your stories!" 
Wakefield and 
Clay Center Schools
Have You Ever Had a Moment That Caught You Off-Guard? Me Too!
Stories About the Unexpected:
​Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too! (unexpected answer, unexpected events), Wash Creek (unexpected feelings, unexpected courage, unexpected joy), Snake Tree (unexpected challenge, unexpected response)


Skype Event
​Elmont Elem., Topeka, KS and Kennedy Elem., Roxbury, New Jersey
READ ACROSS AMERICA

Quote from And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street: When I leave home and walk to school, Dad always says to me, "Marco, keep your eyelids up, and see what you can see." - Dr.Seuss
Story: Wash Creek
I, too, have learned to keep my eyelids up. There are so many stories out there to see!
-Shelly Simoneau
McCrite Plaza Retirement Community

Theme: Significance
Stories:The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!
Tiller Task
Snake Tree
​​MacArthur Elementary Reading Night
Liberal, KS
I want to thank you for traveling to Liberal and visiting our school last night. The families, students, and staff that were able to attend thoroughly enjoyed your stories. -Shawna Evans, Principal
Expect the Unexpected, and then SHARE IT!

Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too! Wash Creek, Snake Tree

Lessons: unexpected consequence, unexpected feelings, unexpected outcomes

Have you read something great today?... SHARE IT
Centralia Library Summer Reading Program    
Overbrook Library Summer Reading Program


Stories: Tinker in the Tanker, I Smell Skunk, Grasshopper Bubblegum, Grandma's Lids
Lessons: Preparedness, Dig in the Closet to Get Ready, Patience, Courage, Dig Deep Inside Yourself to Get the Job Done / Adventure (Who's Doing all the Digging?), Patience, Ingenuity / Work Ethic, Digging Around the Garden is Hard Work!, Patience, Reward, Sharing / Digging for Treats in Grandma's Pantry, self-control, savoring 
*Summer Reading Theme: Dig Into Reading!
​Stories: Tinker in the Tanker, I Smell Skunk, Grasshopper Bubblegum, Grandma's Lids
Lessons: Preparedness, Dig in the Closet to Get Ready, Patience, Courage, Dig Deep Inside Yourself to Get the Job Done / Adventure (Who's Doing all the Digging?), Patience, Ingenuity / Work Ethic, Digging Around the Garden is Hard Work!, Patience, Reward, Sharing / Digging for Treats in Grandma's Pantry, self-control, savoring 
*Summer Reading Theme: Dig Into Reading!
​"Loved having you again this year!!!! u r AWESOME!!!!" - Julia Wilson, Centralia Library

Lyndon Library Summer Reading Program
 
​Stories: Tinker in the Tanker, I Smell Skunk, Grasshopper Bubblegum, Grandma's Lids
Lessons: Preparedness, Dig in the Closet to Get Ready, Patience, Courage, Dig Deep Inside Yourself to Get the Job Done / Adventure (Who's Doing all the Digging?), Patience, Ingenuity / Work Ethic, Digging Around the Garden is Hard Work!, Patience, Reward, Sharing / Digging for Treats in Grandma's Pantry, self-control, savoring 
*Summer Reading Theme: Dig Into Reading!
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB and SEAMAN ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 
Storytelling/Author Visit

Calf Switch took us to the farm and reminded us about summertime responsibilities!
What makes a good story? It takes you somewhere and gives you something to share!
Snake Tree took us to the river and reminded us to be ready and alert this summer!
Grasshopper Bubblegum took us to the garden and reminded us to help others and share this summer!
Old Man Surfer Surprise took us to the ocean and reminded us to try new things and persevere this summer!
"I am a parent that was at the Family Reading Night at MacArthur school. I wanted to tell you what a good time I had. You were wonderful. Your books are great. Thank you so much for coming and I will be looking for your books in the future. My daughter had your book read before we got home last night. Thank you so much." - Parent, Kimberly Paulus, Liberal, KS


Oklahoma Performers Showcase
Stillwater, Oklahoma


"Your books are always their favorites when they visit my house. When my oldest grandson was student of the week while in kindergarten, he got to choose a book from home to be read to the class. From the hundreds of books he has, Wash Creek was the winner!" - Grandparent of 7 and 5 year old boys, Mary Jo Sutton, Topeka, KS
Great American Market
Emporia, KS

I had an opportunity to hold a big snake at the Stillwater Public Library! It creeped me out just a bit I admit... so I just hung on to the tail section!

Check out my book Snake Tree to see how Momma and Daddy handle the snake THEY encounter on the river!
Luana Lewis from Lincoln Elementary in El Dorado won a copy of Grasshopper Bubblegum at the Kansas Library Conference today!!!
KLA Conference
October 9-10, 2013
Rose Hill Fall Festival

KRA Conferece
Wichita, KS

Hannah and Addison impressed me with their great manners!!
Joy has been sharing joy with others for many years through after-school programs, school nursing, her church, and family. She purchased books to pass on the love of reading 
to her grandchildren!
Kim purchased the set of 5 stories to share with her daycare children. 
Leslie Payne, a Reading Specialist from Northview Elementary in Manhattan, Kansas won a free copy of Daddy Was a Carpenter!!
Great Mall of the Great Plains
Olathe, KS

Landon, from Olathe, loves to read and draw. He plans to be an author and illustrate his own comic books when he gets older. He has already explored art classes and written down many ideas!
Richard and Ilamay purchased Snake Tree for themselves because it reminded them of their soggy canoe trip on Flat Creek. Richard reached up and grabbed a "soft" limb, an aggravated snake fell into their canoe, and everyone ended up in the creek! Thanks for sharing your story!
Capital City Christian 
Chamber of Commerce
Business Expo
Collective Souls Holiday Expo
Council Grove Kansas

Carly and Mallory found me at Collective Souls and completed their set of 5 books. Keep reading girls! 




"The girls were so excited to get the 5th book from Shelly Simoneau Stories, LLC. She is such a talented author and her books are great! Carly read it to Mallory on the way home. They loved it!" - Teresa True-Wells, Dwight, KS
Author Visit, Overbrook Attendance Center
Overbrook, KS
Country Christmas
Burlingame, KS
"We truly enjoyed your visit! You made your stories come to life and our students were very excited about your performance."
Jennifer Hanni, Scranton Attendance Center Principal
USD 434 Santa Fe Trail
Ayden loves Kindergarten and reading! He is also quite a little storyteller!
Snake Tree: Share those stories/lessons that you learn from the experiences of others.
Momma Said Lasagna!: Share those stories/lessons that you learned from your own experiences.
Grasshopper Bubblegum: Practice sharing the stories!
Burlington wrote: "Storyteller Shelly Simoneau will be at the Burlington Branch Library this Thursday, June 7th, at 1:30! This will be our second time having her at our library and she is a truly amazing storyteller. Bring your little ones in to see her. They will be entranced, I promise you."
​"Thank you so much for coming out to visit Americus K-4th graders in May. I have had several teachers and staff say how impressed they were with your presentation. They enjoyed the enthusiasm you brought to the storytelling. Thank you for providing such an entertaining, interactive, and most importantly educational opportunity to learn about making connections with real life and the authoring process". - Rachel Hodges, K-8 School Librarian
Snake Tree: Share those stories/lessons that you learn from the experiences of others.
​Momma Said Lasagna!: Share those stories/lessons that you learned from your own experiences.
​Grasshopper Bubblegum: Practice sharing the stories!
Barnes and Noble Night- Elmont Elementary
Topeka, KS
"Thank you for sharing your story last night. Your books are wonderful. The grasshopper story makes you think of all the simple things in life that will create memories for your children. I went home thinking about how I can sometimes get caught up in being elaborate and big in everything we do. It is truly the simple day to day living we have the most opportunities to make a difference with our children.Your story brought tears to my eyes." -Samantha Stallbaumer, Parent

Storytelling: Grasshopper Bubblegum
Friends of the Library, Annual Speaker
Clay Center, KS
Author Visit, Franklin Elementary
Wichita, KS
 K-2 Students prepared for my visit by making 100+ grasshoppers!
Stories: Grasshopper Bubblegum, The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!, Tiller Task
3rd-5th grades prepared for my visit by making beaded snakes!
Stories: Snake Tree, Wash Creek, Momma Said Lasagna, Tinker in the Tanker, Grasshopper Bubblegum
"My Reading/Language Arts class enjoyed the story and wanted to write to you as a group. We read your book Snake Tree in our Reading class. It was a good and silly story. It made us laugh. We could see the people in the story in the pictures." -Ms. Klein, teacher, Paoli, PA
Council Grove Business Expo
Council Grove, KS
Joshua LOVES books! He couldn't wait to read Snake Tree. 
Maxton and Brogan completed their set of Shelly Simoneau Stories at the expo!
Correspondence with:
The Vanguard School
Paoli, Pennsylvania
Students in Ms. Klein's reading group recently read Snake Tree and sent me a letter! At the end of the story, Matthew thought Daddy kept the snake as a pet. Ben thought Momma fell off the branch, back into the boat.  Benjy thought Momma  reached for the hat and got soaking wet!
Keep up your good work connecting to story, boys!



 Barton Community College Child Education Fair Keynote Speaker and Presenter
Great Bend, KS
​ Author Visit, Burlington Elementary
Burlington, Kansas
​Summer Kickoff: Don't Forget Your Stories This Summer!

Wash Creek- See the Stories
Calf Switch- Experience the Stories
Snake Tree- Share the Stories
Correspondence with:
Logan Elementary 2nd Grade
Topeka, Kansas
Students in Deb Stewart's 2nd grade classroom read Shelly Simoneau Stories and practiced retelling! They wrote letters and shared their pictures representing their favorite parts! 
Coffey County Library, Gridley Branch
FIZZ BOOM READ
Science Is Everywhere. Let's Share It!
Tinker in the Tanker: A story of milk from the cow to the creamery to the table.
Grasshopper Bubblegum: Plant. Pick. Eat your veggies!
And just where does gum come from anyway?
Momma Said Lasagna: Put it all together for my favorite kind of science!
Coffey County Library, Burlington Branch
FIZZ BOOM READ
Science Is Everywhere. Let's Share It!
Tinker in the Tanker: A story of milk from the cow to the creamery to the table.
Grasshopper Bubblegum: Plant. Pick. Eat your veggies!
And just where does gum come from anyway?
Momma Said Lasagna: Put it all together for my favorite kind of science!
Centralia, Kansas Library
FIZZ BOOM READ
Science Is Everywhere. Let's Share It!
Tinker in the Tanker: A story of milk from the cow to the creamery to the table.
Grasshopper Bubblegum: Plant. Pick. Eat your veggies!
And just where does gum come from anyway?
Momma Said Lasagna: Put it all together for my favorite kind of science!
Coffey County Library, Waverly Branch
FIZZ BOOM READ
Science Is Everywhere. Let's Share It!
Tinker in the Tanker: A story of milk from the cow to the creamery to the table.
Grasshopper Bubblegum: Plant. Pick. Eat your veggies!
And just where does gum come from anyway?
Momma Said Lasagna: Put it all together for my favorite kind of science!
Overbrook Public Library
FIZZ BOOM READ
Science Is Everywhere. Let's Share It!
Burn Day and Tiller Task: Let's get prepared!
Grasshopper Bubblegum: Plant. Pick. Eat your veggies!
Momma Said Lasagna: Put it all together for my favorite kind of science!
Jake met me at my car as I arrived at the Overbrook Public Library. He introduced himself and helped me unload my car. Thanks Jake. You are a gentleman!
John loves to tell his own stories. He is working on his own book about hunting. He wants to be an author when he grows up!
Ponca City Library
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Fizz Boom Read
Science is Everywhere. Let's Share It!



Tinker in the Tanker: A story of milk. From the cow to the creamery to the table.
Lessons: Preparedness, Work Ethic, Patience, Perseverance, Courage
Grashopper Bubblegum: Plant, pick and eat your veggies!
Lessons: Preparedness, Work Ethic, Patience, Perseverance, Sharing
Momma Said Lasagna: Put all your ingredients together for favorite kitchen science!
Lessons: Preparedness, Work Ethic, Patience, Responsibility, Courage, Perseverance, Ingenuity
Heartland Programs Summer Training Institute 
Keynote Speaker
Salina, KS
Scott Dual Langauge
Magnet School

Speaker: Adventures in Learning
Shepherd's Center
Topeka, Kansas

Grandma's Values
Logan Elementary
Topeka, KS
Grandma's Marbles: Every story has a purpose. Be a shooter!
Grasshopper Bubblegum: Share your stories!


Overbrook Community Christmas
Overbrook, KS


Story: Field of Trees, A Christmas Story
Lessons: anticipation, cooperation, courage, love, perseverance, preparedness, sequence of events




Count Your Blessings: Joan, 89 year-old Topeka resident, connected with the stories of blessing and also shared how she remembers to count her own blessings. Every time she recalls how she has been blessed she adds a shiny layer of polish to one of her nails. She told me I was her 8th blessing this week and was going home to polish another nail.Thanks for sharing and shining, Joan!
Upward Basketball Halftime Devotional, Northland Christian Church
Topeka, KS
A Single Beam of Light-  - Let your light shine!
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. -Matthew 5:14-16
Pauline Central Primary Read The Most Day
Pauline, KS
What Should You Do When You Learn Something New? Share It! 
#sharethestories
Grandma's Marbles
Grasshopper Bubblegum


Frank Carlson Library
Concordia, Kansas
Cleaveland Traditional Magnet School
Wichita, Kansas

Americus Elementary
Americus, KS
Thank you so much for coming out to visit Americus K-4th graders in May. I have had several teachers and staff say how impressed they were with your presentation. They enjoyed the enthusiasm you brought to the storytelling. Thank you for providing such an entertaining, interactive, and most importantly educational opportunity to learn about making connections with real life and the authoring process. - Rachel Hodges, K-8 School Librarian
From Memories to Connections to Stories
Stories: Momma Said Lasagna, Snake Tree, Grasshopper Bubblegum
Connections: Attentiveness,Helpfulness, Ingenuity, Patience, Perseverance, Preparedness, Respect, Responsibility, Sharing, Work Ethic
Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!, Wash Creek 
Connections: Consequence, Courage, Fear, Honesty, Joy, Obedience, Responsibility, Trust

Story: Grasshopper Bubblegum
Connections: Consequence, Cooperation, Ingenuity, Patience, Sharing, Work Ethic
Story: Tinker in the Tanker
Connections: Courage, Helpfulness, Ingenuity, Perseverance, Preparedness, Problem Solving, Responsibilty, Work Ethic
Stories Come to Life:
Let's Share Them!

Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too! - Sometimes we make mistakes. Share them!
Tinker in the Tanker - We will have opportunities to do good things. Share them!
Grasshopper Bubblegum - We can learn from others. Share with others!
Kansas Book Festival
Topeka, KS

Jonah, Fin, Marcale, Kallie, and Alexia love books! I'm so glad I was able to share in their excitement for reading!
Scott Magnet School
Topeka, KS

West Indianola
Topeka, KS

Elmont Elementary
Topeka, KS

Stories: Make the Connection
Stories: Grandma's Marbles, Grasshopper Bubblegum
Connections: sharing, purpose, cooperation, tolerance, patience, imagination, work ethic
​Stories: Momma Said Lasagna, Tinker in the Tanker, Grasshopper Bubblegum
Connections: cooperation, patience, perseverance, preparedness, responsibility, sequence of events, sharing, work ethic
Stories: Momma Said Lasagna, Tinker in the Tanker, Grasshopper Bubblegum
Connections: cooperation, patience, perseverance, preparedness, responsibility, sequence of events, sharing, work ethic
Eudora Elementary
Eudora, Kansas
 We have read Tinker in the Tanker and Grasshopper Bubblegum about 50 times since receiving the books. Haha. We walk around singing "picking up paw paws". Wonderful books. Hoping to purchase the other ones as well. Keep up the great work.
-Mandy Shockley
Silver Lake Grade School
Silver Lake, Kansas

​Shelly was fabulous today! She was so entertaining, 
and that's hard to do with that age for that amount of time!
- Jamie Heimberger-Manhart, Silver Lake, KS
Kansas Reading Roadmap 
Council Grove Elementary, USD 417
Half Day Author Workshop
"Shelly was fabulous today! She was so entertaining, and that's hard to do with that age for that amount of time!"
- Jamie Heimberger-Manhart, Silver Lake, KS parent
Clay Center Carnegie Library
Summer Reading Program
Be Active, Be Courageous, Be a Good Sport!
Stories: Tiller Task, Tinker in the Tanker, Grasshopper Bubblegum
Connections: You are a part of a great story! You're prepared! You can do it!
#shareyourstories
Session 1: SEARCH Your memories, your stories, are significant! 
                  Stories: The Cows Came Running and the Horses Did Too!, Tinker in the Tanker
                  Activity: Journal Making
Session 2: SHARE Your story has a significant impact on others! Share it!
                  Stories: Snake Tree, Tiller Task
                  Activity: Paper Snakes
Session 3: SAVOR Don't miss your significant moments! Savor them!
                  Stories: Grasshopper Bubblegum, Grandma's Lids
                  Activity: Tasting party. Seek to savor.
​Stories: Momma Said Lasagna, Tinker in the Tanker, Grasshopper Bubblegum
Connections: cooperation, patience, perseverance, preparedness, responsibility, sequence of events, sharing, work ethic
I LOVED your presentation! Loved It! You're so animated! I could picture you in all those situations as a kid!  
Staci Greig, Topeka, KS para professional  
Stories: Momma Said Lasagna, Tinker in the Tanker, Grasshopper Bubblegum
Connections: cooperation, patience, perseverance, preparedness, responsibility, sequence of events, sharing, work ethic

Author Visit, Scranton Attendance Center
Scranton, KS