New! Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Word Story Early Readers

            The first three books in a new series, the Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Word Story Series, are now available as Kindle books. These books break reading down into bite-size chunks that a young reader or a struggling reader can handle without feeling overwhelmed. The Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Word Story Series …

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How to Tell if YOU are a Flip-Happy Page Turner

  Have YOU ignored Marvin T. Fendersnatch’s warnings to NOT turn the pages in Do NOT Turn This Page? If so, you will have noticed this little page, page 41, where Marvin declares that he gives up and he calls you–the illustrious reader–a “flip-happy page turner.” “But what,” you might ask, “IS a flip-happy page turner? …

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The Story Behind HAVE YOU SEEN MY FROG? (and how you can get a free copy)

You may have noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet lately. Whenever that happens, you can be sure that I’m hiding away, working so hard on something that all my time and creativity are funneled toward that task. And that task is now complete–hurrah! For the past year and a half or so, I’ve been working …

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Writing Backwards–Starting at the End to Find the Beginning

Have you ever worked your way through a maze? You take your pencil and start at the beginning (or take your whole self in if it’s a corn maze), then search for an unimpeded path to reach the end. If the maze is especially tricky, you backtrack MANY times along the way. And you peek …

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