HOW TIME TRAVEL STORIES HELP KIDS LEARN ABOUT HSTORY

Do you ever think about tumbling into another period as a time traveler? That’s what Abigail, the character in my new book – Abigail and Sego’s Magical Train Ride – did to solve a mystery for her 6th-grade bicentennial assignment. She tumbles from life in 1976 to the 1860s. Come along and see what she…

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Book a trip to recharge and expand your mind

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to’. – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, J R.R Tolkien. Fiction is a magic carpet that transports readers all over the…

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Can Mark Twain’s Childhood Inspire Future Young Authors?

Writers are both naturally born and can be made. Early childhood can be a source of inspiration for a great novelist. Mark Twain is an example of a great writer who received creative inspiration from his childhood home and its surrounding world. Here are some exciting events in his life that inspired his future. Mark…

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Take Your Kids on a Fun Visit to Connecticut – Inventor of the Lollipop

    The first people came to the area that’s now Connecticut more than 10,000 years ago. Several thousand years later, Native American tribes including the Mohegan, Pequot, and Niantic lived in this region. Dutch traders arrived in 1614 and created Connecticut’s first European settlement in 1633. Both the Dutch and English settlers founded settlements in…

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Take Your Kids to Colorado get closer to the blue skies

Along the Santa Fe Trail by Ginger Wadsworth An adaptation of the author’s biography, Land of Enchantment, describes her eventful 1852 journey with her mother and brother from Kansas to California over the Santa Fe trail in a large wagon train.       Colorado is the 38th state and it was awarded Statehood on…

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