Littles Loving Literature con’t.

The Borrowers like a good book as much as anyone!  

Everybody gets into the groove with the Bremen Town Musicians! 

Once you pick up a book….you are definitely on the right path!  

Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, how does your garden grow?  

If you CAN’T BE a Marvel Hero…you can READ about it…NOPE… always better to BE a hero! If you CAN’T BE a Marvel Hero…you can READ about it…NOPE… always better to BE a hero! 

Flying high with Mother Goose…On your way to new places!  

“Gingerbread witch?…Pffft….Just one little nibble…” 

Books take our imaginations to new heights! 

When you TELL a story…you can PAINT the ending any way you choose!

…Every Storybook King needs a good advisor or two… 

“One…Two…Three…Ready or not…Here I come!” 

“That’s a keeper!  Nice catch!”  

I LOVE that Anna lets me photoshop her into classic stories!…like…Alice in Wonderland…having scones with the March Hare @ The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! I’ll take lemon and one lump of sugar, please! 

And not only Anna!… Keli LETS me photoshop her into classic stories as well!

Beatrix Potter’s Mother Mouse loves baby Olivia like her own! 
-Littles Loving Literature!

“Come here, Little Buddy!!!” 


“…Please, Dorothy? Can I bring him? HE wants to see the wizard, too!” 

When you read aloud, you’ll have a captive audience…Especially if it’s a Classic…Like Peter Pan!  

Get INTO a good book this summer…Literally! 

A full moon…a magical forest…a few cuddly companions & a book…VOILA…Bliss! 

Everything your soul NEEDS to know can be learned by sitting on a dock.

I LOVE that book about Tom Thumb!! 

When you read a new book, the characters become NEW friends!! 


…Z…za…za…Zebra!  Zebra starts wth Z.  

“When the seed bloomed into a tulip, the woman saw a tiny, beautiful girl inside, no bigger than her thumb. She decided to call her Thumbelina.”  

More “Littles Loving Literature!”

“…Slide into a good book this summer!” 

Reading can literally take you “Out of this World!” 

“The perfect summer day includes:  A spot by the lake (preferably in Northern Wisconsin), reading material and a friend or two.” 

Reading all summer long WILL expand your vocabulary…AND your mind! 

“Oh, Eliza!…”  



READING IS the window to the Imagination!

Hope you enjoy my “Littles Loving Literature” series!  Using the GIMP photoshop program, I took some of my favorite kids, books, nature and imagination…Voila!  

“Birds of a feather READ together!”  


Read Aloud!…You never know “Who” is listening! 


If you can DREAM it…You Can DO it! 

Fireflies and Folklore! 

Monarchs, Rosebuds and a tiny reader!  

“Raise your hand IF you’ve read a good book this week?” 

Dance like Nobody’s watching!   …UNLESS, you dance like Elaine from Seinfeld…like I do…then, wait for it to get dark…just in case!

Reading by the light…of the silvery moon… 

Lynn? Keli? Wrap your arms around a good book!…or a dinosaur!…both are AWESOME!  

…Follow the Yellow Brick Road…with a wagon of kittens! 

“…They then journeyed onwards till they almost reached the mountains. Aladdin was so tired…” 

Getting lost in a good book is like being on an exotic vacation!

“Imagination…Journey to AMAZING new places!”  

“Flowers, Books & Butterfly Friends!” 

…Not even “lion” about a good book! 

“Go out on a limb! Be Unique!!” 

…Uh huh… And THEN what happened?…We are listening, oh so carefully! (Baxter & Dagwood)  

Reading a book can literally make you feel like you are “ON Cloud Nine”!  

…Where’s the BEST place to read? EVERYWHERE!!! 

…”Everyone likes to have a story read to them…EVERYBODY!! 

…”Always better to read with a friend…or two!”  

Gotta love two preschoolers, a BIG book AND a nest big enough to sit in!  

Ringling Mansion Book Signing

I’ve been offered a three day Author Meet & Greet/book signing opportunity in Baraboo, Wisconsin on July 19, 20 & 21!  Stop in and say Hello!!  I will have copies of “Sewing The Magic In” (Book #2 in the American Herstory Series) available as this is the big CIRCUS REUNION & PARADE weekend!!  I will also have copies of the first book in the series, Dust Flowers, available AND for the FIRST TIME EVER…my newest book in the series…The Cheese Song…going to print on Wednesday!!  🙂

Hope to meet ALL my new Circus Friends from Facebook in Baraboo!  <3


The end of the school year…the BEGINNING of summer vacation!

For each new beginning there is most certainly an ending BUT for every ending, there is a yet a new beginning!  So it seems that the circle of life does indeed go round and round.   A good book is like that as well…it begins…it goes along and finishes with a closing of the book… THE END.  But if you are like me, you don’t take endings very seriously at all!  Creating NEW beginnings…new adventures for the characters in a well-written book is like adding caramel on top of a hot fudge sundae…another layer of wonderful!…and then there are the cherries!  🙂  Happy reading!

Always be yourself!  YOU are more than enough!!  <3


“Fledgling” Readers!

I LOVE how our school’s 4K-Preschoolers are already excited about reading!  Two of the sweetest little boys I know, a BIG book and a…cozy nest?  YES, that sounds about perfect!  <3

Book Reviews

Tales From American HerStory


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Lynn Polke added 2 new photos.

“As a circus showgirl, there were many days the magic in my costumes got me through. This sweet read touches on the importance of every job that went into making it “The Greatest Show on Earth”! Beautifully illustrated too. Thank you, Lisa Gammon Olson,  I will cherish this book.”

Thank you, Lynne Polke for the lovely review!


“A most delightful children’s book arrived at my home today, “SEWING THE MAGIC IN AT THE RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS” by Lisa Gammon Olson. This story of sewing circus costumes is told by young seamstress, Nora. The combination of vividly detailed circus illustrations woven with Nora’s story of her circus life observations draws the reader in. This book is packed full of quality circus information. “SEWING THE MAGIC IN AT THE RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS” brings circus life to young and old alike in a most enjoyable way!”

Thank you for the review April! (APRIL IS THE FOURTH COUSIN 6 TIMES REMOVED OF PHINEAS TAYLOR BARNUM!) Wow!! So humbled by your kindness! 

April Anderson Byrem

March 3 at 5:27pm

Chris Berry to Circus Historical Society

“I realize this page isn’t usually used for commercial purposes BUT I have just received the most magnificent children’s book titled SEWING THE MAGIC IN AT THE RINGLING BROS AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS by our friend Lisa Gammon. If you have kids or grand kids…or if you just want an excellent new book for your circus library click on the link at the bottom of this post

The story is set in Baraboo Winter Quarters in 1912 and tells the tale of a young girl who sews costumes for the Ringling Circus. It is a great story that the kids will love with amazing illustrations (and mentions of elephants, May Wirth and much more!)

Seriously – don’t let this one slip away from you (or your grandkids!). You can order it direct at

Nice work Lisa!”