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What Makes Good Children’s Literature—Some Helpful Tips

 As a children’s author, I’m often pleased to find that I’ve inspired children and adults to write children’s stories of their own. A question they wonder is what exactly makes a good children’s book. Whether you’re a children’s author, illustrator, parent who reads to your child, or someone who is shopping for a children’s book to give to a cherished child, it’s important to know the components of a good children’s literature. This question perhaps can’t be easily answered, as delightful children’s books come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties, but it’s worth taking a look at it.

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Getting the Kids to Listen: Danny the Dragon Author Offers Some Tips

I was sent this lovely article written and published recently after a brief interview

by reseacher and writer Robert Bell.

I thought I’d share this with all of you

It’s time for dinner and you’ve called to your children three times so far to turn off the TV and come to the table to eat.  You start using threats of coming into the living room yourself to turn off the television, to ban TV for the rest of the night, or to eat their dinners for them, but they still don’t come. Sound familiar?

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Danny the Dragon had another successful event in New York

Belated results to you from me, Danny did extremely well at the NY State Reading Association function… lots of new projects in the works as a result of the response.

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Danny the Dragon is in New York today

It’s the big day in New York today. Danny the Dragon is officially at the NY State Reading Association event. Today I’m in my studio (almost everyday) working and also in my kitchen (not far away from the studio) whipping up some more recipes.

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Another success for Danny – this time in Bologna!

I’ve been off much of the day doing other research, writing and making calls for my Gluten Free Help website, and just saw that everything was a complete success at the Bologna Book Fair! Who knows, perhaps Danny the Dragon and I will have to go to Europe sooner than we anticipated.

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Danny the Dragon is in Bologna

 Today Danny the Dragon is in Italy at the book fair in Bologna and is sure to be a big hit! I am waiting in anticipation for the news. I will keep everyone posted.

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Danny will be in the NY State Reading Association event!

Exciting news for Danny the Dragon – he’s really quite popular with attendees and readers. He’ll be in the NY State Reading Association event happening March 29th – April 1st. It is wonderful to keep up with all the excitement.

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Danny will be at the European Book Fair

I’m getting excited about the European Book Fair in Bologna, Italy!! Danny will be making his presence felt at the Fair from March 23rd through 26th. I sure can’t wait to hear the responses to this one!

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Reading to animals improves reading skills

My two puppies Bailey and Teddy graduated from their Canine Obedience class with flying colors! This is the first step to getting them to the status of “Canine Citizens,” which means they’re allowed to accompany me to schools, libraries and hospitals for book readings to children. I have an overall purpose with this: it gives me a chance to show kids how reading to their animals is a great way of improving reading abilities. It has been proven that reading aloud improves reading skills and speed.

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Delayed book printing

I’m concerned about the book getting printed on schedule. The printing’s been delayed due to a problem with a shipment of supplies that was needed. Can I just fast forward to the part where the books are at the exhibit?

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