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Raspberry Reads Beginning With Xs and Os: The Evolution of The Alphabet

Raspberry Sassafras is a bit of a word-nerd, loving all things word-related, even the letters that form them. So it's no wonder she's excited about going back to where it all began with Beginning With Xs and Os: The Evolution of the Alphabet by Etta Zasloff. This fictional story reveals the development of the alphabet, one… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Beginning With Xs and Os: The Evolution of The Alphabet

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Storytellers: Fly Story

I am so happy and thrilled to have the first submission to Storytellers to share with you. Fly Story comes from Tom who is seven years old and lives in Australia. I love his story and I think you will, too. Please use the Like button and comments section to let our first storyteller know… Continue reading Storytellers: Fly Story

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Raspberry Reads Pizza Woman

There once was a woman named Lisa, And she could never find peace, She was a woman whose head was a pizza, And her body was made out of cheese... And so begins the tale of Pizza Woman by Gareth Barsby, a book that Raspberry is thoroughly enjoying, even if it does make her a… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Pizza Woman

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Raspberry Reads A Walk Up Kinder Scout & Fun in Formby

After two days of two cats, today Raspberry Sassafras is excited to be reading two picture books about one dog named Breezie Boo, written by the dog's Mummy, Kate Robinson. In the first book, A Walk up Kinder Scout, Breezie Boo, the beagle, who loves to go on adventures,  dreams of her favorite place to… Continue reading Raspberry Reads A Walk Up Kinder Scout & Fun in Formby

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Raspberry Reads Rainbow Monsters

Today, Raspberry Sassafras is reading Sylva Fae's Rainbow Monsters and its sequel, Mindful Monsters. These fun, colorful books are aimed at children ages 3 to 7 and are suitable for bedtime stories, or as illustrated early readers. In addition to the rhyming story, each book has a puzzles and activities section at the back. Rainbow Monsters… Continue reading Raspberry Reads Rainbow Monsters

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A Whole New World

I've always considered writing a somewhat lonely business. Not the actual writing part. When a story is coming together, when the words are flowing, I'm in the zone. I can sit by myself and happily bang away on the keyboard for hours. Writing, editing, rewriting, polishing that gem until it's as perfect and shiny as… Continue reading A Whole New World

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Where Are My Young Writers?

I wrote my first "book" in the second grade. It was a stack of stapled-together sheets of construction paper filled with a handwritten story called Life With Sam, The Great Ape. My best friend and I were obsessed with all things primate and each dreamed of being the next Jane Goodall. Just about everything we… Continue reading Where Are My Young Writers?