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Ducks, Eat Your Grapes!

This morning, the Pella Public Library helped fill an auditorium full of enthusiastic families!

It’s easy to see why the town gets so excited about their library! One of the first summer reading prizes kids can earn is actually a superhero cape!

The offer of a free cape is so enticing, some kids even travel from Japan to participate. This particular family was so impressed by my performance, they even gave me a few shells from their home country!

Afterwards, we visited the [...]


It appeared that this morning would be a normal day at the Newton Public Library. That’s when Pete the Cat showed up looking for some superhero help!

A giant mechanical lizard was roaming the countryside just looking for trouble!

A few well-placed BAMS helped focus his efforts on the power to READ instead of the power to EAT!

Remember, kids, there is only a few days left to earn your Official Superhero cards during the 2015 Reading Road Trip!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the [...]

A Little Lava Never Hurt Anyone!

Today, at the Cedar Falls Public Library, we set a new 2014 Reading Road Trip attendance record by turning this empty room into…

This AMAZING room packed with excitement and adventure!

The turnout was so great, that we accidentally shifted some of the Earth’s tectonic plates and caused some minor volcanic activity!

When the news cameras showed up to see who was responsible for all the lava bubbling up in the city, I just shrugged and gave them the “it wasn’t me” look!

Since [...]

Dinosaur Invasion!

This morning, when I arrived at the Newton Public Library, I was informed that story time was going to be held outside. Apparently, some velociraptors had been seen roaming inside the library.

There were many fellow superheroes on hand, just in case the dinosaurs came outside to look for a meal!

Luckily, not a single caped crusader needed to do battle.

Rumor has it that the dinos stayed away because they were afraid of this dad’s dance moves!

My second stop took me to [...]

Three Dinosaurs and a Pig!

It seems like every summer the Pella Public Library gets a visit from me!

I have to confess, I do love performing on their fantastic stage!

But, don’t think Miss Katie, the librarian, allows me to zip off to my next spot before helping her clean up.

Storytelling and mopping are my specialties! It’s a fact that super-heroes have to wear a lot of hats!

This afternoon, as soon as I walked into the Oskaloosa Public Library, some young television executives ran up [...]