Tag Archives: reading

One of My Favorite Things to Do

I read three of my children’s picture books to a class of Kindergarteners today and loved every minute of it. Their reactions to the stories and their questions after each were delightful. When I’d read all three I asked which … 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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Starting them Early

(Thomas wearing wear my boots.) When I returned home Sunday evening from a weekend book event, My Beloved told me of a conversation she had with our five-year-old grandson Thomas during a visit that morning: Thomas: “Where are all the … Continue reading

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“In a spy novel I had just read, the hero hid a letter in a particular statue in Washington, D.C. “Since I was in that city at the time, on a whim I decided to see if the statue really … Continue reading

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“Papa” and the Boys Reading the “Purple Hippo Book”

Kristi snapped some shots of Alex, Zach, and me reading what Alex calls “The Purple Hippo Book.” With love, Russ  

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I’m Delighted By This News

I have a passion for┬ámake reading fun and accessible, especially for those with reading challenges. It is important to me and a legacy I’d love to leave the world. Pamela Beckford of United Way of Wells County Indiana has selected … Continue reading

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Never Too Old…

Sources: Dr. Seuss: My son Ben shared Raising a Reader National’s photo Cat Paw Teddy Bear: Karen Robiscoe shared Sun Gazer’s photo Baby Elephant: Forever Awezome

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My Kickstarter Project Is Up and Running

My Kickstarter project is up and running. Here is a link to the project. Please check it out. I’d appreciate your feedback. I have much to learn about this fascinating new phenomenon. This campaign enables people from around the globe … Continue reading

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Two New Books Coming Soon!

I recently wrote two children’s books. Here are sample illustrations, and excerpts of the text for the first one. One is scheduled for release via Amazon.com and others late in August and the other two months later. I’m working with … Continue reading

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Update, Photos and Quotes

Sources: Old Lady: Memories Last Forever photo Learning: Dennisse Liseth’s photo Reading: Judith Butler quote, The Reading Room’s photo Heaven: Heaven on Earth As for the quotes, if words such as “always, never, should, and shouldn’t” are off-putting to you–as … Continue reading

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