Chad and Amber Shrodes involved the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten group with "A Boy and his Bunny" and "A Girl and Her Gator" by E. Bryan, with a "real gator" on Chad's head. Amber directs the Harford County Public Library Foundation. Susan Summerfield, a Harford Middle teacher, read "The Mitten" to the youngest listeners who tried on the big, white mitten she had made for the event. Susan Loyd, retired director of Fallston Presbyterian Pre-School, delighted her group with Leigh Hodgkinson's "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Goldilocks and Just One Bear." Celia West, also a former YBES teacher, shared Shel Silverstein's poetry and had the students create poems from lines taken from Silverstein's works.