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Danny the Dragon Supports Education for the Deaf

As an active literacy advocate, I do as much as I can to get kids reading to revert the literacy statistic of this country. However, it wasn’t until recently that I became aware of another alarming statistic—the literacy rate among deaf children.

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Florida Association of Partners in Education – MEMBER

Author Tina Turbin

Author Tina Turbin

FAPE member Tina Turbin is an award-winning children’s author, writer, researcher, humanitarian and mother. Working for many years with children in the entertainment business, Tina advocates for children, families and women’s issues with research into children’s literacy, children’s allergies, celiac disease, gluten-free foods and nutrition as a way to improve the quality of lives and health for others.

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Is Reading to Your Young Child Really Necessary?

Research continues to support that reading benefits children of all ages in a variety of ways. According to studies, reading helps build your child’s vocabulary, helps develop his imagination, and increases his ability to communicate. In fact, there is a direct relationship between how many words an infant hears in a day and his language skills, even his IQ. That being said, reading is crucial in exposing your baby or young child to a variety of words.

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Danny The Dragon Contest Winner- NOVEMBER!

I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting many schools this month as well as received MANY pictures submitted to the site and to my e mail at info@dannythedragon.com.

We have another winner for the November gift basket! Here she is:

Paulina- 3rd Grade Winner- NOVEMBER
Paulina- 3rd Grade Winner- NOVEMBER

A New Friend For Danny
A New Friend For Danny

Here is what our wonderful 3rd grade winner, Paulina has to say:

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Danny the Dragon Featured at the “Children’s Book Review”

 The popular website “Children’s Book Review” posted a most wonderful “showcase” about my Danny the Dragon.

Not only does the showcase feature my own personal insight about the book, but it also includes a lovely response towards the book from a well-known celebrity.

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More Children’s Books -Tina Turbin

TIna Writing While Traveling

Tina Turbin-Writing While Traveling

OK, many people write in and connect up via social sites asking about future books. Well my friends, YES there are more books. I just have been so darn busy I have not shared the details, sorry about that. I will fill you in: I have three books, yes three lovely books in the works. All varied in content and purpose but all 3 so charming and delightful. They will tickly your fancy when the timing is right and they are ready to be launched as planned, hot off the press.

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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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Another Victory for Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy!

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This year has been an amazingly rewarding year for myself and Danny the Dragon .

I’m very pleased to announce that Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy won 2nd place in the children’s category of the AZ Literary Contest and Book Awards of 2009!  This is an exciting time for us.  Thank you to all of you fans for your support!

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A 4-year Old Boy Comments on Danny the Dragon!

Here’s a fun message from a mom that had attended a book reading of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy with her 2 young boys:

“Morning Tina,
I was driving the boys to school this morning and Bodhi (my 4 yr-old) said, “mommy, did you know that dinosaurs don’t have boots?” Then about a minute later he said, “not like Danny the Dragon; he does have boots. Dragons does have boots”. Love it!”

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Barnes and Noble Welcomes Danny the Dragon!

Did you know that my Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy is now available through Barnes and Noble?!  Click on the Barnes and Noble link to purchase immediately.

Keep this in mind for your holiday shopping!

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