The Gift of Reading

When I say that I believe reading is a gift, it is a message that comes from my heart. The joy–and even sorrow–that comes from a book can be a comforting companion. The emotions and thoughts they provoke unrivaled. It is something that I want all children (and adults) to experience. It is why you will always find books underneath our Christmas tree each year.

Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose

How many of you today still remember your old book of nursery rhymes? I do. It was a favorite. My copy was a large, red volume that contained a vast amount of rhymes. It lived in my grandmother's kitchen cupboard, next to the refrigerator,  where all my cherished toys and books lived and were [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Children's Books, Project Literacy|0 Comments

In the Classroom: The Great Egg Hunt

Robbie’s nose twitched, and he worriedly stamped his foot as examined the empty chicken coop. Easter was just a few weeks away and soon boys and girls would wake up in eager anticipation. Baskets in hand, they would hurry out into the bright sunshine in search of their treasure.  Except this year, if he didn’t [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|In the Classroom|2 Comments

Basic Word Settings for a Children’s Book Layout

After posting my blog article, Formatting Your Children's Book, I was asked about the specific settings for a Word document. There are a lot of factors that will determine how to set-up your children's book, but I've included my basic settings. Let's get started. http://klamb.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Word-Tutorial-Pic-1-1.png (Click to enlarge thumbnail) [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Author Community|2 Comments