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Roundtable Reading: The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)

  • Reading led by

    Carl Coleman is a librarian for the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He’d be there still if he hadn’t followed the entrancing aroma of liverwurst right into someone’s picnic basket. Luckily, he couldn’t have found better guides to the city than Harry Cat and Tucker the streetwise mouse, who live in the Times Square subway station. He makes a third friend, too—the boy Mario, who hopes to keep Chester as a pet. But Chester has hidden talents, and soon exceeds the expectations of all his new city friends.

About Roundtable Reading
Young readers are invited to read the beginning of a good book aloud in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up at three o’clock, ready to read!