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Nikki’s Hurricane Adventure, Part 1: An Amazing Story, A Delightful Children’s Book, An Important Cause

  I so admire authors who have an important cause to get behind. That’s why I had such a rewarding experience reading and reviewing Nikki’s Hurricane Adventure by Kevin and Laura Sanchez, the story of real-life Nikki the cat who was lost 85 miles from her Louisiana home while her family was evacuating for Hurricane Gustav and found her way home all by herself months later!   Find out more about Nikki’s story and purchase the book here:   Stay tuned to hear more from me about Kevin and Laura’s inspiring cause!   Tina Turbin k.m.

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Danny the Dragon DVD Gets Prestigious Review

See Midwest Book Reviews review of the Danny the Dragon DVD. What an honor!    Children’s Bookwatch: April 2011 James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief Diane C. Donovan, Editor Midwest Book Review 278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575 The DVD Shelf   Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” Imagination Publishing Group PO Box 1304, Dunedin, FL 34697 $24.95 1-888-701-6481 Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” is the DVD adaptation of the award-winning first children’s picturebook in a widely beloved series. The full color images from the story about a child’s first encounter with a curious and friendly dragon are enhanced with a sign …

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Danny the Dragon Supports Celiac Awareness

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Danny the Dragon iPad App Featured in Notable Children’s Market Blog

  Great news to share with everyone- read this! Tina Ever since Tina Turbin, the multi-award-winning children’s author, released Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, the first book of her illustrated kids book series, she has been recipient of critical praise, numerous awards and honors, and media attention. The release of her book was followed by that of a Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy iPad and iPhone app, the first one for the hearing impaired, featuring a reading of the author’s acclaimed book with sign language interpretation. Now the author is generating even more media attention with her app than with …

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Immunization and Children: A Look at Australia’s Ban on the Flu Vaccine in Small Children

In my work as a children’s author, researcher, and kids’ health advocate, I stay abreast of the latest health news in an effort to safeguard the health of children.  In my research, I have come across alarming reports from Australia, regarding the health risk of the flu vaccine in children, the same vaccine we use in the U.S. Several startling symptoms have been reported in dozens of children, and the vaccine is now banned by Australian authorities for children under five. In the U.S., however, the vaccine is still being implemented. According to WA Today, it was announced by the …

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Danny the Dragon Invited on a Cruise

I am so excited to be a part of the Kiddie Cruise, themed as “Tea Party with Knights and Dragons” which launched out of New York’s Hudson River. Being the only dragon was a thrill! This cruise was aboard the Queen of Hearts which sailed on the Hudson River this past Sunday with goodie bags gathered from some of the best such as Toy Story- along with special gift from Danny the Dragon and me. Tons of kids climb aboard for 2 hours of fun with face painting, karaoke, puppet shows, balloons, arts and crafts and of course, a healthy lunch. Danny the Dragon was a part …

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Author Connie Sarros Acknowledges Tina Turbin

  Congratulations to Tina Turbin! Some people accomplish extraordinary things. When they do, it’s nice to recognize them and applaud them for their accomplishments. Tina Turbin is one of those people. She’s well known by many of you because of her involvement in the celiac community. Who is Tina Turbin? Tina is an activist in two main fields: 1) She actively works to make improvements in children’s literacy and education, and 2) She works diligently to raise awareness about celiac disease. She speaks regularly on these topics on national radio shows and writes articles and columns for a wide variety of publications and websites. …


Danny the Dragon Encourages Quality Time with Family

Friend and radio show host of Power Women Magazine Deb Bailey shared an adorable photo of her grandson reading Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy with his father. A little back story: when the package arrived from his grandma, the boy ran into the room excitedly encouraging his dad to read to him!  How pleased I am to know that Danny is not only a friendly, traveling dragon, but also an inspiration for engaging in quality time with family.     Tina Turbin


Link Demonstrated between Child Psychiatric Disorders and Gluten Sensitivity

                          Recent research is now indicating that there may be a link between Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other developmental and child psychiatric disorders and an allergy or sensitivity to gluten. Gluten is a protein found in barley, rye, and wheat, and it is estimated that millions of Americans have a sensitivity or allergy to it. Gluten intolerance can affect the entire body, leading to a variety of troubling physical as well as mental symptoms.      Upon a change in diet, various developmental disorders have been documented to lessen in some cases. Some of the disorders the …

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