Library Visits with the Kids—Some Helpful Tips

There’s nothing like good, old-fashioned visits to the library to get your kids interested in reading and encouraging them to become avid readers themselves.

     You can start bringing your children to the library as early as infancy—around six months of age, or when they start to become interested in looking at the pictures in books. Make sure your baby is well-fed and well-rested before your trip so he’ll be able to enjoy himself and you’ll find it easy to keep his attention on the books you’ll show him. For infants and toddlers who are still interested in putting any and all objects in their mouths, board books are thick and strong enough to sustain the chewing and saliva of your baby’s mouth. Spend some time reading to your baby in the library and walk your baby around to look at all the books.

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What do you think of Danny on YouTube?

Danny the Dragon has a home on YouTube, including a beautiful video of various images from our 2009 Book Tour to schools, hospitals and libraries.

Many more videos to come, but in the meantime, please visit the following link and drop us a comment (and a 5-star vote!) so that we know what you think of the video!

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Danny the Dragon to bring joy to kids in Victoria, Australia

Much devastation was caused by the Victoria, Australia wildfires of February 2009, including the loss of the children’s book collections at the local libraries and schools.

Through the hard work of authors, writers, concerned citizens and the coordinated efforts of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), the book collections have been re-built as a result of generous book donations from around the world.

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Reading with puppies at libraries, schools and hospitals

The printer understands that I need full creative control on this one and I’m being provided samples as needed…every day we’re closer and closer to the finish line.

Our two Maltese puppies (that we’ll be getting soon) were born a few days ago. We have about 8 more weeks until we pick them up. I will be taking them to libraries, schools and hospitals to help me with reading Danny the Dragon to children.

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