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Sep.19.2010
  Mokubei’s Music Lesson   Mokubei, the wise man, was known to be a wonderful flute player. Sometimes he would sit outside of his hut and play his flute while looking at the moon for no other reason than the pleasure it gave him. People would come from far and near just to sit and listen....
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Sep.14.2010
Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author whose stories have been featured in multiple print and online publications. Her first book, The Golden Pathway, is about a boy who befriends a slave during the civil war. It is an illustrated story book for older readers (ages 9-12)....
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Sep.13.2010
  "What do you mean by being here?" asked the shape in a sort of cross voice and nudged Barnaby in the ribs again with his lance. Now if there was one thing Barnaby did not like, it was to be poked. He didn't like verbal pokes and he didn't like physical pokes. He stood up then and looked up...
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Sep.03.2010
 Phillip Nel of Kansas State University tells us that "people who don't know any better call it post-modern" and after you watch this fun little video you'll never be one of those people again. What's nice about this piece is that it ties together a lot of seemingly disparate strands in...
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Aug.09.2010
To celebrate all 12 of my Greek myth books now being out, my lovely UK publishers, Orion, are running a Twitter competition to win 2 complete signed sets of GREEK BEASTS AND HEROES.  All you have to do is RT the competition and then (separately) tell @ninadouglas which is your favourite myth (from...
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Jun.25.2010
Young Ruthie’s mood changed overnight, her smiles slunk off in gloom. She wouldn’t talk to Mom or Dad. She refused to leave her room. Her parents scolded, begged and coaxed, but Ruthie paid no mind, Her moods grew big and ugly, like some Hippo’s fat behind! Thus begins this humorous rhyming...
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Jun.24.2010
Nicole Weaver is a teacher, freelance writer and children's author. Her first picture book, Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle, is written in three languages: English, French and Spanish, and was inspired by the author's childhood experience in the beaches in Haiti. Nicole was devastated by the...
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Jun.23.2010
A native of Australia, Margot Finke is a freelance editor and children's author. She specializes in fun rhyming books for kids, as well as in stories for reluctant readers, especially boys. Her latest picture book is the hilarious Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind, recently released by Guardian...
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Jun.13.2010
In celebration of Flag Day and the Fourth of July, I am excited to announce a very special free offer. From now through July 4, 2010, I will give away an unlimited number of electronic PDF copies of my children’s picture book The Flag Keeper, about a spunky little girl determined to create her own...
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Jun.10.2010
Not quite back. The third and largest shipment of our previous household has not yet arrived and although theoretically two thirds moved in, we are actually reunited with only two fifths of our household. Everyone knows how difficult it is to move and the hundreds of things that must be...