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Butterfly Week: The Butterfly Effect!

All this week, to celebrate reading Bellamy The Butterfly at Wisley Gardens, I will be posting different snippets about how butterflies inspire alliteration, poetry and metaphor. Today, I reflect on … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Butterfly Week With Dr. Nana Plum

In celebration that I will be back at Wisley Gardens next weekend reading Bellamy The Butterfly, I have decided to dedicate this week on my blog to those wonderful little … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 12 Comments

Morning at the Vineyard – Collected Stories

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Now available at A collection of 26 stories from Vampire Maman. This isn’t just another “my book is out spam.” This is a THANK…

July 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: Painshill Park & The Honey Bee Festival

  It was such a treat to read my Biddle The Bee story at The Painshill Honey Bee Festival at the weekend. Painshill Park is a beautiful, 18th century garden … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: The Secret Garden

“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. She had a … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 7 Comments

New Release: Amanda in Alberta by Darlene Foster

Originally posted on Central Avenue Publishing:
Please join us in congratulating Darlene Foster on her fourth book! Darlene is an avid traveller and translates her own adventures into those of…

July 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Wednesday Poetry Corner With Jennifer Cartland

I have great pleasure in introducing a poem by Jennifer Cartland to the plum tree. I love the straightforward simplicity of this poem. And I love its poignant ending. This … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 13 Comments

Am I Fractured?

Originally posted on THE BARDO GROUP:
Clouds permission of Janet Beasley AM I Fractured? By Niamh Clune Am I fractured, when in the wrath of sunlight streaming ‘cross this sky,…

July 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Leah’s Voice

Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
Leah’s Voice Lori DeMonia, Author Monique Turchan, Illustrator Halo Publishing International, Fiction, 2013 Suitable for ages: 5-8 years Themes: Autism Spectrum, Siblings, Differences,…

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Declaration Of Independence.

Originally posted on THE BARDO GROUP:
I am not governed by a foreign power; I am self-governed. I am as free as I can be from the control of others.…

June 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson

Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
Ice Dogs Terry Lynn Johnson Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fiction, 2014 Suitable for Ages: 10-14 Themes: Sled dogs, Alaska, Wilderness, Survival, Grief Opening: All…

June 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Perfect Picture Book Friday Turns 100! Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt

Originally posted on This Kid Reviews Books:
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended…

June 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

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