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Abra-Ca-Doodle: Book 4 of the Doodles of Sam Dibble

Penguin Publishing has just released book 4 of the series The Doodles of Sam Dibble, entitled Abra-Ca Doodle.  All the kids are excited, except for Sam–he doesn’t have a talent to perform. But Sam learns that sometimes you don’t have … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Cre-8-ive Home

Ahoy. Ahem. Ahoy! (You:) Ahoy. There we go. Thanks for playing. I always like to begin conversations with potential friends by doing something just a little different. And that is me. Just a little different. (You:) You’re not blogging from … Continue reading

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Maps, and How to Read Them

There is a lot of information to be found in a map, almost overwhelmingly so. With the proliferation of digital maps (and their apps), the art of cartography is diminishing somewhat, but knowing how to read a map is still … Continue reading

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Acrostic Appetizers

As I sit writing this book, Cats play in the yard Right under my window. Often they seem to jump and Spin, and when they Think no one’s looking, they Inch their way up the bird feeder, Causing all kinds … Continue reading

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Nine Fine Ways to keep your brain tuned up this Summer

Summer is a great time to consider, well, nothing. It’s all about having time off from school, homework, chores (mostly), but don’t let your noodle get squishy and pudgy while on vacation. Here are a few fun ways to keep … Continue reading

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Fun With Coins and Glue

If you’re really bored this summer, here’s a great way to have a bit of harmless fun; and it will only cost you 25¢. Find a place with lots of people walking by, like near a school or library. Place … Continue reading

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How Dibble Was Doodled

Penguin Young Readers has just released the first two books in the Doodles of Sam Dibble series (Judy Press, author), and I thought it would be fun to show you a bit of the process with a little explanation of … Continue reading

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Hair We Go Again!

Which type are you? Straight or curly? Or like me, just losing it? The “attitude” of your locks is actually based on chemistry (tell that to your stylist). Because hair is largely protein, and each protein contains atoms of the … Continue reading

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Where Does Oil Come From? Think back…

Plants and animals come, and plants and animals go, but our sun keeps right on working. It heats up the remains (ick) and helps the dead matter to decay. This makes food for other plants (and animals that eat those … Continue reading

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Dibble’s Doodles

Do you doodle? Do you know anyone who does? If your answer is yes, then congratulations. You are one of those creative types. On January 24th of this year, Penguin Publishing is releasing the first in a four-book series of … Continue reading

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