Stormy Friday- Author of Tails From Friday Harbor Series


Tails From Friday Harbor - Read Aloud to Me Book

The Books

Mission of Series

To create a series of books with timely topics that children love because of the interesting stories and characters, and that parents/adults seek out because they are well suited to be read aloud, stimulate the mind, and offer a springboard for the discussion of important and current issues.

Vision of Series
To express the author’s deep interest in providing tools to develop children’s reading and problem-solving skills, and to position the author to share her message to parents, educators and other interested adults nationwide.

Goals of Series

  • To delight young children and those who read to them
  • To provide story lines that stimulate problem-solving skills
  • To provide a springboard for adult/child discussion of important issues
  • To provide life lessons through example using anthropomorphic animals
  • To educate about a range of important issues, including the environment and habitat of estuaries
  • To stimulate children’s interest in books and reading and build their vocabularies
  • To give adult readers tips and techniques to read aloud effectively

Currently there are a minimum of nine stories planned. The stories are told through the eyes of the cats and a myriad of outdoor animals who live at Friday Harbor. Although Friday Harbor is the name of author Stormy Friday’s home on Dividing Creek off of the Chesapeake Bay, the books represent Friday Harbor more as a magical place.

The Series Brand
Signal’s Airport Adventure is the first in the Tails from Friday Harbor™ series of books featuring lovable kittens, Telegraph and Signal. Children will grow up with the kittens and identify with their adventures. Adults will seek out the Tails from Friday Harbor™ logo as an assurance of quality. Each book will offer one or more opportunities for adult/child discussion, and the topic will be clearly disclosed on the cover notes.

Benefits of Series
Reading aloud to children offers them widely known educational benefits, including the opportunity for expanding vocabulary through context, understanding the cadence of the written word, and making the connection between the text and the illustrations. Tails from Friday Harbor™ books also offer problem-solving, resulting in stimulation of key higher-order thinking skills. The story lines also offer a chance for parents/adults and children to engage in values-based discussions about contemporary issues.

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