Libraries Rock

Libraries Rock!  Summer Reading 2018Stories and Music for every age Going with this year's theme? Want a custom designed program? Mark Binder will read and tell your patrons fun stories (with the occasional musical interlude) that will build harmony and the joy of reading and hearing stories. Perfect for any library encouraging youngsters to READ! First, Mark gets their

Stories for America

Stories for America In a time of division, it is crucial for us to tell stories that bring us all together. We are a nation that values individuality and democracy. We cherish freedoms. We allow people opportunity. And we face our challenges together. These are politically-neutral stories about things and ideas that celebrate the awesomeness

It Ate My Sister (and other family stories)

It Ate My Sister (and other family stories) Is that “true?” I get asked that question alot. I like to answer by saying that all of my stories are true, and some of them really happened… The book It Ate My Sister is “the 100% true autobiography of an award-winning writer and professional liar. The performance It

Read a little every day!

Read a Little Every Day! Listening to stories encourages reading. Hearing stories is a fun way to connect young people with the joy of reading. Mark’s reading programs include a blend of reading, storytelling and the occasional song. Stories include: The Billy Goats Gruff, Og!, The Three Pigs and more! Program adapts based on the group’s age. Listen

Silly Stories (and songs) that Encourage Reading

Silly Stories and Tall Tales Most programs begin with a story that might be familiar… Jack and the Beanstalk • Three Pigs • Cinderella Spinderella From there, who knows? Mark has a repertoire of more than 150 stories…   Enjoy tales from around the world that will make you laugh. A selection of fine and funny fables

Spooky Comedy – for Halloween, campfires and fun

Spooky Comedy – for Halloween, campfires and fun Wanna jump? Laugh? Feel a shiver up and down your spine? Mark Binder’s spooky stories are a blend of comedy, tall tale, with a dash of age-appropriate* horror. In concert as a live performer at schools, festivals, theaters and libraries, Mark captures rooms full of teens, scouts,

Transmit Joy – Family Story Concerts for all ages

Mark has a repertoire of more than 150 stories and songs. You can select a theme with him, or allow him to choose “Omakase” style — based on the season, weather and mood of the crowd. All of Mark’s family programs adjust based on the age/demographics of the people in the audience. In other words, the stories will be

Reading and Telling Stories with Children: an inspiring program for parents and caregivers …

Experts say that reading and telling stories with your children is crucial. It can also be challenging. It’s late. You’re tired… and so are they. And the kids might be grumpy, too! Mark Binder has been championing the cause of Reading and Telling Stories with children for decades. His collections of stories, The Bed Time Story Book, Kings, Wolves,

Cinderella Spinderella – and other tales of diversity

Cinderella Spinderella – and other tales of diversity One summer I was telling stories to diverse audiences in Boston and disabled youngsters in Newport. I wanted a story that would connect both groups, despite their differences. Cinderella Spinderella was a perfect fit… When Mark Binder began performing Cinderella Spinderella, he had no idea that it would take a

Stories for Peace

Stories for Peace What are the consequences of violence? Can problems be solved peacefully? How can we resolve conflicts? How can we handle bullies? Available on Amazon.Com in softcover and Kindle, iBooks, Google Play Books, and for Nook Programs for schools, libraries, religious groups and community centers We are now scheduling Stories for Peace tour for schools, libraries, churches, synagogues, mosques

A Holiday Present! multicultural stories from around the world

Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, Solstice and the New Years…  for families and groups of any and all ages “Mark Binder does a really fun December Holiday show which incorporates all the holidays along with twists on fairy tales and some music. We had him last year and the families had a great time.” -Lynn Lesperance