It may seem strange, but I think these times of racial unrest are a good opportunity for kids to read my book, Slime & All. The book is about a giant, talking worm who needs a friend and a boy who helps him and makes more friends himself as a result. Although the book doesn’t…

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In this time of racial unrest it might be a good idea for kids to read my book, Slime & All. The book is about a giant, talking worm who wants a friend and the boy who helps him and makes more friends himself as a result. This book will help kids learn to accept…

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There are a LOT more good people than bad ones in the world. The bad ones get the publicity because they’re unusual. Think how boring the news would be if it only told us about people going about their everyday lives and being pleasant to everyone. Back before Covid-19 it was the bad guys who…

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A few days ago I mentioned my experience as a child with newly invented plastic. Today plastics and other synthetics have taken over the world, at least in developed countries. Just imagine what would happen if they were all to suddenly disappear. People would be walking around naked, or with transparent clothes.Car seats and other…

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It was a bright red-orange toy canoe about ten inches long for me to play with in the bathtub. The canoe was made of a new substance called plastic that had been developed during World War II, which had recently ended. Whenever my parents had company over, Daddy had me bring out the canoe to…

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Back in the day of cowboy stories the villains covered the lower part of their faces with kerchiefs and nobody could recognize them. But when I see people I know with kerchiefs covering half their faces I easily recognize them. And the modern masks covering noses and mouths are even less likely to hide people’s…

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Son of Mary is Book 1 in the Crown of Thorns series by R. S. Ingermanson. It’s about one of the most creative concepts I’ve ever heard of: what if, instead of thousands of years ago, the Incarnation happened in modern Palestine? Even though I knew the basic plot, this book was so exciting I…

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Different Like Me by Xochitl Dixon is a wonderful book to teach kids to accept – and enjoy – others who are different than themselves. The illustrations are lovely and show the story in an entertaining way. Information at the back will help parents and educators. The Christian content is inspiring. I love this book!

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