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Danny the Dragon Featured in the Virginia Library Association’s Annual Conference!

Danny is indeed a very well-traveled dragon!!! He has participated in book fairs and conferences all around the world, and now he can add Portsmouth, Virginia to the list of places he’s visited: Danny the Dragon was featured in the Virginia Library Association’s Annual Conference where he hobnobbed with a fine group of librarians and some of the top publishers in the industry! As a literacy advocate, I love to get behind the cause of libraries, and this is especially true when it comes to the Virginia Library Association. The people who make up this group are passionate about promoting …

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Acclaimed Children’s Book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy Is Translated in Greek by Imagination Publishing Group Los Angeles, CA –Critically-acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin has announced that her multi-award winning illustrated kids book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has been translated into Greek by Imagination Publishing Group. The author shared the news during her European Book Tour. The announcement comes after the book captured broad media interest after winning a series of prestigious awards. “Since its U.S. release, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has elicited much interest abroad,” an Imagination Publishing Group (IPG) spokesman said. “After the incredible success of …

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Multi-Award Winning Children’s Author Tina Turbin Launches Highly Anticipated European Book Tour

Critically-acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin has kicked off a summer tour in Europe Los Angeles, CA- Critically-acclaimed children’s author Tina Turbin, author of the multi-award-winning illustrated kids book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, has kicked off a Danny the Dragon summer tour in Europe. The book tour comes after a series of prestigious honors including the most recent 2011 Media of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine in the category of Reading Interactive Picture Books and First Prize for Best Illustrations in the competitive Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for its illustrations by Aija Jasuna. “After wrapping up my West …

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Danny the Dragon Author Featured At The Burbank Book Festival

We had such a great time at the Burbank Book Festival! It was great to connect with the authors and readers in Burbank and we were received. As an author I really enjoy book festivals and getting all the terrific feedback on Danny the Dragon. And to be featured amongst such great authors was really an honor. Can’t wait for next year! Tina Turbin k.m.

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Stevie Wonder Works toward Pro-Visually Impaired Global Copyright Laws

Children’s literacy is one of the most important issues facing us today. Fortunately, many groups, organizations, and individuals are dedicated to reversing the staggering statistics. However, as hard as people are working to get kids reading, there are some kids—such as the visually- impaired ones—who get left out.  Thanks to Stevie Wonder, though, visually-impaired literacy is getting some of the attention it deserves. Stevie Wonder recently appeared before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the United Nations urging for global copyright laws to be changed to the benefit of the 300 million print-reading-disabled global citizens, to whom millions of …

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iStoryTime of DreamWorks Animation Fame Releases New Book for Deaf Children

As many of you know, my award-winning tale Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has now been released as an app for the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.  I am more than thrilled to say the least! Here’s a copy of the press release announcing the wonderful news about this exciting product: For Immediate Release iStoryTime Announces New App:  A Book for Deaf Children   iStoryTime, the iPhone App Developer for DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon,” announces release of New App with Sign Language Interpretation of Award-Winning Children’s Picture Book “Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy”. Los Angeles, CA [August 11, 2010] — …

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Danny the Dragon Contest Winner of March!

Congratulations to Julianne Tretheway – she is the lucky winner of the Danny the Dragon Contest of March 2010, and recipient of a Danny the Dragon Dreams audiobook! Thank you Julianne for participating and good luck to all who participate in our April contest!    

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Shriners Hospital of Tampa: My Visit, Visits, Reading and Creative Time With the Kids

Last year I had the pleasure of visiting and sharing my delightful Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy children’s book with the children at Shriners Hospital of Tampa.  Keep reading to hear all about this wonderful experience:   To my surprise most of these kids I visited at Shriners had flown in from all over the world for the intimate care at Shriners. Shriners caters to kids under 18, accepts no payment from parents or insurance companies and all their money is raised by donations and the hard work of the Shriners. Half of the children I visited spoke little English and were under care to receive prosthetics or …

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Danny the Dragon Contest Winner- January

Alejandra Vargas is the lucky winner this month. She drew a lovely picture which she submitted accompanied by her very proud and caring father, Bernardo Vargas Sanchez. Thank you Alejandra!  

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Join me at the Books for Kids Giveaway in Clearwater – Open to the public!

How fitting that tomorrow on Appreciate a Dragon Day I will be the featured author, reading to children at the Books for Kids Giveaway at Clearwater Academy.  Full details can be found at the aforementioned link. The event is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served, and starts at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  My appearance will be at 1:00 p.m. Leave me a comment to let me know if you will make it! Tina Turbin

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