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2016 a Year of Fragrance

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.

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The Concert Party

Felicity Fair Thompson
First published in the anthology Dance Stories  – Robinson 1996

The Concert Party

They are standing up and clapping. Everyone.
And it’s only a week ago I heard her arguing. 2,040 more words


Stories that Children Love!

My children’s short story “Stingy Jack and the Jack O’Lantern” is getting lots of attention. Even though Halloween is long gone children or their parents (reading to children) seem to like my story because there over 500 people who have read it. 49 more words


New PB: I Want To Eat Your Books by Karin Lefranc

Why not celebrate a new year with a fun-filled read?  My author friend Karin Lefranc’s debut picture book takes kids on a fun ride with an unusual student whose favorite food is…books. 121 more words

Stories For Children

Home From School:Be Prepared With a Snow Day Survival Kit by Marilyn Ostermiller

Even though it’s been a mild winter so far for most of us, we WILL get snow.  And there WILL be snow days when the kids are off from school.  567 more words


Promoting Literacy through Picture Books by Gail Terp

Here’s my educator and blogger friend GAIL TERP with a post about the importance of PICTURE BOOKS in promoting literacy.

Picture books are NOT just for little ones. 739 more words

Home Schooling Ideas

Books for three year olds (mostly about poo or wee)

Is your child at the “poo” stage?  I’ve written about his disgusting fascination before (see here), but I’m not exactly helping this silly phase with the brilliant books I read to him at bedtime! 638 more words