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Amazing Matilda


Another AMAZING 5✰ REVIEW for MATILDA! ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator http://www.4writersandreaders.com

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Mama I Miss You… (poem by Bette A. Stevens)


MAMA I Miss you POEMWishing everyone a “Happy Mother’s Day” and sharing a poem written in 2014 to celebrate my beautiful mother on her birthday. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

It will be nine years ago on August 8, 2007, when I called Mama to wish her a Happy Birthday and, as usual, we talked for hours. It was the last birthday we got to ‘celebrate’ together. Mama left us for her heavenly home the following April and there hasn’t been a day since that I haven’t thought about her and missed her. Mama’s strength of character, her poise, wit and unconditional love live on within all those whose lives she touched. The photograph (circa 1951) of Mama and me was taken in California.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mama. I miss you.

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6 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Read


Share the gift of reading…
IT NEVER STOPS GIVING! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Dayne Sislen Children's Book Illustration

These six steps will start your children on the road to a lifetime of learning and reading.

  1. Read to children as often as possible. If you expose them to reading early and often, it will become a pleasurable experience they will want to repeat when they read on their own.
  2. Picture books can help struggling readers to comprehend a story before they can read all the words. Let them enjoy the process, without getting bogged down with the exact words. Let children ‘pretend to read’ using the pictures for guidance.SCBWI_Postcard_sm_sq_WP
  3. Encourage young children to write and illustrate their own stories. Children have great ideas, make sure they are able to express these ideas freely.
  4. Set aside family reading or story time. This can be a read-aloud by the parent or by an older child. As children get older, this time can set aside just for independent reading, for adults (yes, you too)…

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Read Your Children Fairy Tales, Quote by Albert Einstein


 

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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Photo: Model Twiggy reads to daughter Carly (born 1978).

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Read Your Children Fairy Tales, Quote by Albert Einstein


 

Silver Birch Press

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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Photo: Model Twiggy reads to daughter Carly (born 1978).

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Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale – YouTube


 

Author Bette A. Stevens debuts her latest picture book, ‘AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale’ on YouTube.

Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale – YouTube

AMAZING MATILDA makes her debut on YouTube

AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale  is my latest children’s picture book. I wrote the story when I was teaching fourth and fifth grade students. I wanted to inspire my students and my grandchildren, who were young at the time, to meet their challenges with patience and persistence. MATILDA helped me do just that!

Watch the show and let me know what you think. Here’s the preview link to view MATILDA:

via Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale – YouTube.

http://www.examiner.com/article/amazing-matilda-a-monarch-s-tale-by-bette-a-stevens

 

Amazing Matilda: A Monarch\’s Tale – YouTube


 

Author Bette A. Stevens debuts her latest picture book, ‘AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale’ on YouTube.

Amazing Matilda: A Monarch\’s Tale – YouTube

AMAZING MATILDA makes her debut on YouTube

AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale  is my latest children’s picture book. I wrote the story when I was teaching fourth and fifth grade students. I wanted to inspire my students and my grandchildren, who were young at the time, to meet their challenges with patience and persistence. MATILDA helped me do just that!

Watch the show and let me know what you think. Here’s the preview link to view MATILDA:

via Amazing Matilda: A Monarch\’s Tale – YouTube.

http://www.examiner.com/article/amazing-matilda-a-monarch-s-tale-by-bette-a-stevens

 

What are some of your favorite children’s books?


Any of Dr. Seuss’s are favorites of mine! Seuss made language FUN and INTERESTING! As a grandmother and retired teacher (grades 4-8), I wanted all of my students and all of the children in my family to love language and literature. I also had a MOM who read to me every day when I was young, and Saturday jaunts to the local library were exciting and fun.

I love to read to kids whenever I get the chance. It’s also great to listen to them read to me.

Statistics show that literacy among American children is on the decline, but there are so many simple things we can do to turn that trend around:

READ to and with the children in our lives.

  • Choose, and help them select, books that will be fun, interesting and exciting.
  • Talk about books (before and after each reading)
  • Model by reading regularly yourself and sharing with the kids.
  • Set at least 15 minutes aside each day for family read alouds!

I would love to hear from YOU… SHARE SOME OF YOUR OWN IDEAS!

Amazing Matilda – A Monarch’s Tale By Author Bette A Stevens


This tale of an Amazing Monarch and her meadowland friends will inspire you to reach for your dreams!

Amazing Matilda – A Monarch\’s Tale By Author Bette A Stevens

via Amazing Matilda – A Monarch\’s Tale By Author Bette A Stevens.

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