Category Archives: Children

Fighting Alien Tree Monsters

I love the imaginations of youngsters. Earlier today during a visit by two of our grandkids and their parents our oldest grandson Thomas was in the backyard playing in our tiny redwood grove and yelled, “I’m fighting some alien tree … Continue reading

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A Fun Adventure

I love doing author readings to youngsters in schools, libraries, and elsewhere. They’re fun and I’m delighted to experience the reactions of the children and adults to my creations. Such adventures often yield surprises. I had two amazing surprises the … Continue reading

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The “Beluga Whale” that Was a Turtle

The Beluga Whale that Was a turtle The link is to a cute news story about the bond between a father and his daughter, and a “Beluga Whale” that was really a turtle. Sources: The Washington Post and Leo @ … Continue reading

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Cute as a…

Our son Brian holds Raiden, who appears to either be a bug or an alien, perhaps an alien bug. Raiden is such a sweet, good-natured child that he inspired me to dedicate my latest picture children’s book to him, Sunny … Continue reading

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Peering Through the Magic Portal

Our grandson Thomas peers through the magic portal between past and future as he peeks through the hole where the knob will go on the door that separates the old and still-under-construction new portions of our home. The “scrapers” have … Continue reading

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Reading Dogs: What a Great Idea!

Reading Dogs at Libraries The story linked below is about a reading dog at a library who is there to hear young children read to him. One day, no one came, and the owner posted photos on the internet of … Continue reading

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A Part of Me is Going to Norway

I just signed a book that a man bought to give to a little boy and girl in Europe. Wilbur will soon be winging his way to Norway. It’s a great feeling to know my books are being experienced by … Continue reading

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