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Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch

Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch

Susan is a writer and a poet. She started writing about the adventures of Bernadette and her friends for her own children. Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch is her first book for children. Susan lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, one guinea pig, and one dog.

And this Saturday, she’ll be live, in the studio, talking about and reading from her book.

Bernadette Inez O’Brian Schwartz is a very small girl with a very long name and a very BIG imagination… Bernadette is having a hard time starting a new school year. Her best friend has moved away and now she has to deal with bossy teachers, nosy younger kids, and food fights all by herself – and that’s just at lunch! It’s only when she makes three new best friends, Annie, Keisha, and Megan, that she finds a way to survive the school lunch room – by forming the Lunch Bunch! Together the girls will plan a pirate birthday party, paint a mural to make someone happy, and discover that everyone has a special talent – even if it doesn’t belong in the school talent show!


Listen to the show!


  • “My Yellow Crayon” by Woody Guthrie from the album Nursery Days
  • “Drawing” by The Barenaked Ladies from the album Snacktime
  • “Pictures of Pandas Painting” by They Might Be Giants from the album Here Come the ABCs
  • “Scribble” by Jim Cosgrove from the album Upside Down
  • “Flowers Are Red” by Harry Chapin from the album Legends of the Lost and Found – New Greatest Stories Live
  • “Paint A Picture” by Frances England from the album Fascinating Creatures
  • “Eraser” by The Barenaked Ladies from the album Snacktime
  • “Pink Piggie Polka Pancake Picnic” by Ernie & Neal from the album Friends, Family & Pizza


Congratulations to our winners! Katie, Rowan, Tilly, Hannah, Milo and Jerry! We still have stuff to give away. Listen next week!


  • Kate Reilly
  • Josee Bisaillon
  • Fixei8gt
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    Wise Words:
    From author-illustrators…

    Each child is an individual and should be encouraged to express herself in her own way. If you provide your children with simple art supplies and sit at the table and draw with them, if you read books together and ask them to tell you a story, they will understand that you value who they are and the particular way they express what they’re curious about. I always loved to draw, since I was a young boy. And I still recall the sunlit room and colorful paints of my first-grade classroom and the warm encouragement of my teacher… –Eric Carle

    When kids want to know how they can be an artist or a writer, I say start by having your own spot. It doesn’t have to be large or complex, just a place that is quiet and conducive to thinking. If they have their place and supplies all ready, ideas will come out when they’re ready. Just making materials available is enough. Wrapping paper, sticks, leaves, seeds: Art supplies are really all around us. –Lois Ehlert

    I think, especially for children, pictures are very immediate, and they understand how pictures tell a story before they understand how words tell a story. It’s a nice entrance into the whole process of storytelling. –Michael Chesworth


  • Guelph Public Library Kids Art Gallery
  • Art-in-Guelph Kids Gallery
  • Hi Everyone,

    Next week’s show is shaping up to be GREAT. We’re going to be talking about art, playing music about art, reading stories about art and talking with real live artists. We’ll also have PRIZES to give to give away, so TUNE IN, PHONE IN!

    Emperor's Second Hand Clothes
    We have a phone interview set up with illustrator Josee Bisaillon, who was recently nominated for the Governor General’s award for illustrations (which is a pretty big deal). She’ll be talking about how she became an illustrator, what she thinks about when she draws and why she loves being an artist.

    Creativity Greenhouse
    We’re also happy to welcome Kate Reilly from the Creativity Greenhouse, a Children’s Fine Art Studio and Gallery in Guelph, offering art classes for ages 18 months to 15+. Kate will be talking about the different workshops offered, the birthday parties they host, and their new studio.

    It’s also Fair November this weekend. We’re arranging for interviews with some of the vendors who sell kid’s stuff…

    Confirmed so far…

    Here are pictures of the Santa Claus Parade in Guelph.

    Listen to the show!

    November 15th playlist:

    • “Hello” by The Funky Mamas from the album Rollin’ Along
    • “Mandolin” by Chris McKhool from the album Fiddle Fire
    • “I’s The B’y” by Andrew Queen from the album Alligator Tracks
    • “The Codfish Ball” by John Lithgow from the album The Corner Grocery Store
    • “Jig Jog Gee” by Father Goose from the album It’s A Bam Bam Diddly
    • “Mason’s Aprin/St. Anne’s Reel” by Chris McKhool from the album Fiddle Fire
    • “Little Fishy”, artist unknown from the album Dream Songs, Night Songs – from Mali to Louisana
    • “Three Little Fishes” by Maurice Denham; The Three In Harmony; The Three Ginx; Brian Lawrance & his Lansdowne Orchestra from the album Vintage Children’s Favourites
    • “Newfoundland Jig Medley” by Sharon, Lois, and Bram from the album Great Big Hits
    • “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” by Turkey Rhubarb from the album Soggy Mittens, Tingly Toes
    • “Blackthorne Stick” by Vince Collins from the album Lifting Out The Stove
    • We were happy to welcome some guests. Santa called in at 9:30 (he’s coming to town tomorrow for the Santa Clause Parade), and The Funky Mama’s performed live in the studio. Have a look at the pictures and the video below.

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    This just in. The big guy, the right jolly old elf. Mr. Ho-Ho, Father Christmas, SANTA himself is going to call in to Kids’ Time on Saturday! He’s coming to town this weekend, and thought he could fit a quick phone interview into his schedule. Tune in for sure!

    The Pugbunny is sneaky, but we have managed to capture some pictures of it!

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