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Your Kids Can Be Writers:

40 Story Prompts to Spark Their Creative Genius by Lynn Garthwaite

 

Help your children become writers!
Telling fun stories is natural for children with sweet and adventurous imaginations, and parents guiding them can show their dreams are only as limited as their imaginations.

 

Once children experience the reward of expressing those ideas, the world — and beyond — is theirs.
Writing can become a family activity, but can also provide a rewarding solitary practice your kids can carry through their entire lives.

The book has ideas for families, encouragement for young storytellers, and starter prompts to jumpstart those amazing stories your kids have inside.

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Childhood Rhymes for Modern Times by Lynn Garthwaite

 

For parents and grandparents who grew up reading nursery rhymes in which all of the children looked alike and had terrible tendencies to fall and break their crowns, to find food cupboards empty, or to watch farmer’s wives cut off mice tails … this is a more inclusive and less scary book of rhymes.

 

All children need to see themselves as a part of a community. Let’s never allow them to feel otherwise.

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Starless Midnight

by Lynn Garthwaite

 

As a teenager, Jadey Evans’ family fled their small town to escape the kind of conflict that only a dysfunctional family would recognize. Returning 14 years later, she anticipated some face-to-face combat with old ghosts, but had no idea of the real terror that awaited. Her bi-racial heritage had been a kind of novelty to her young friends more than a decade ago, but now she is alarmed to discover that former neighbors of color had been quietly disappearing. Would she be next? Had the racial discord always been there, but covered with phony smiles and carefully chosen words? Her own discovery of a murder victim close to home begins

a race to crush a white supremacist terror plot while saving her own life.

 

Is there anyone in Twin Station she can trust?

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Dirkle Smat Series

by Lynn Garthwaite

 

Four books in the series for readers and listeners. Here's to unforgettable adventures from the Explorer's Club.

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Our States Have Crazy Shapes

by Lynn Garthwaite

 

Our States Have Crazy Shapes is a book that describes in layman’s terms the behind-the-scenes decisions that caused our leaders to carve odd shapes on our map.
 

Who decided that Michigan should have the Upper Peninsula when that landmass is actually attached to Wisconsin?
 

What’s up with that bootheel, Missouri?
 

Why did the shapes of our states get noticeably square as we moved west?
 

Why are some of our states so big and others so small?
 

"Our States Have Crazy Shapes" answers these questions and more. Bonus chapters describe border battles that continue to this day, as well as how Mother Nature has played a part in creating our map outlines.

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