Welcome to our StoryWalk®

What is a StoryWalk®?X Marks the Spot: A Tail of Faith book cover. A mouse is holding a telescope and pointing at a pirate ship.

A StoryWalk® is a fun and educational activity that places a children's story (literally a book taken apart) along a walking route in the community. This lets you read a story with your family while you walk! 

How does it work?

Walk and read. It is that simple. Follow the story signs along the path and read as you go. Each sign will have a different page of the story. 

The StoryWalk® will move around each year andAndy Gets Angry book cover - an image of a boy with red hair and wearing a red shirt, standing crossed armed and smoke coming out of their ears may change stories so keep an eye on our website for details. 

Our Current Stories & Location

Our StoryWalk® features local authors, Mike Masse resides in Stratford and Jen Courtney, a Listowel resident. You can find their author pages below to check out their other books.  

Mike Masse's Andy Gets Angry is located at Shakespeare Opti-Mrs Park Park (3976A Galt Street, Shakespeare), and Jen Courtney's X Marks the Spot: A Tail of Faith is located at Quinlan Park (4817 Line 46, Rostock).

Our Authors

For more information about these stories and accompanying activities please see the drop tabs at the bottom of this page.

Thank you to our Sponsors 

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“The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson".

When Mouse finds herself on the high seas with an interesting crew of pirates, she begins to worry that she has made a terrible mistake. "This is not what I planned or how it should be, I should be on a cruise ship relaxing at sea." It doesn't take long however for the tables to turn and for everyone - including Mouse - to see that she was exactly where she was meant to be. This story is full of adventure, courage, lovable characters, and valuable lessons.

Children can develop the ability to respond to their emotions in a healthy way through the practice of mindfulness. Andy Gets Angry is a great introduction for children to learn a fun and simple breath technique to respond to their emotions. The beautifully hand-painted illustrations provide the perfect landscape to tell the story of Andy and his journey in learning the wonderful skill of mindfulness. Share the book with your loved ones, and help us all plant the seed to be present!