Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Saturday everyone!







I am having a sharing day today with you.  Our Storywraps community is growing rapidly and for that I am thankful. The country that landed on my blog most this week was Taiwan.  Thank you to all the wonderful Taiwanese who enjoy my blog content and keep coming back for more. I am very grateful for your visits.



 Here is a compilation of this and that for your Saturday morning enjoyment.

1.  Today in Canada it is National Aboriginal Day.  Here are a few books that you may want to pick up and share with your child celebrating Aboriginal culture and traditions.

                     * When I was Eight and * Not My Girl both authored by Christy Jordan-Fenton and
                         Margaret Pokiak- Fenton
                     * Magic Words From the Ancient Oral Traditions of the Inuit - Illustrator: Mike Blanc
                     * The First Mosquito - Caroll Simpson
                     * Dream Catcher - Stella Calahasen
                     * Meshkom and the Little One - Elaine J. Wagner
                     * The Flower Beadwork People - Sherry Farrell Racette
                     * Grandmother's Dreamcatcher - McCain

2.  Our own guest blogger Natalie Finnigan has three of her books on Amazon.com/ca. (Kindle editions) for free:
             
                   *Louder Alex Louder
                   *Hide Alex Hide
                   *Run Alex Run

Please make sure you check these out.  It's a wonderful opportunity to stockpile and  best of all they are free!


3.  Teletoon, our Canadian television station for kids features cartoons non-stop night and day.  They have introduced a new animated buddy comedy series that premiered Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m. "The Day My Butt Went Psycho."
     It is based on the best selling children's book of the same name that was" penned by Andy Griffths, one of Australia's most popular children's authors.  The book made the New York Times and the USA Today bestseller lists.  Sequels to the original book are:  "Zombie Butts form Uranus, and "Butt Wars- The Final Conflict." It sounds like it is a lot of fun and the author is thrilled with it so that speaks volumes.

4.  Finally today let me end with this amazing website called "Storybird.com" - A platform for writers, readers, and artists of all ages). Let me enlighten you about their mission.

Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds.  They curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories.  It's a simple idea that has attracted millions of writers, readers and artists to their platform.  Families and friends, teachers and students, and amateurs and professionals have created more than 5 million stories-making Storybird one of the world's largest storytelling communities.  It is truly excellent and sign up and usage is free!

Read on and read always!  Have a beautiful weekend everyone.  See you back here on Monday.
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