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Why Kids Need Audiobooks

Why do kids need audiobooks? Audiobooks have been used traditionally by teachers and parents of second-language learners, learning-disabled students, and struggling readers or nonreaders, and have proven successful in helping these children realize the joy of reading. But audiobooks are excellent for average, avid, and gifted readers too! Reading Rockets lists the benefits of audiobooks to kids at all reading […]

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The History of ‘FREEDOM’

FREEDOM has a history. It’s the first book I wrote. It’s the story that taught me to write; I felt so strongly about it that I rewrote it over and over and over, for years, until I learned the skills. It had almost 100 rejections before being published. It was published by three different publishers: Stabenfeldt, Scholastic, and now, Enchanted […]

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Shackles On, Shackles Off

I was so impressed by an exercise from “Steering by Starlight”, by Martha Beck, that I just had to share. Fair warning: you may want to read this exercise in her book as well, since I’m explaining my understanding of it, which may be different from what she intended. There is a ton of other valuable stuff in her book […]

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