Can Mark Twain’s Childhood Inspire Future Young Authors?

Writers are both naturally born and can be made. Early childhood can be a source of inspiration for a great novelist. Mark Twain is an example of a great writer who received creative inspiration from his childhood home and its surrounding world. Here are some exciting events in his life that inspired his future. Mark…

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Take Your Kids to Colorado get closer to the blue skies

Along the Santa Fe Trail by Ginger Wadsworth An adaptation of the author’s biography, Land of Enchantment, describes her eventful 1852 journey with her mother and brother from Kansas to California over the Santa Fe trail in a large wagon train.       Colorado is the 38th state and it was awarded Statehood on…

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DISCOVER WHY KIDS NEED AN ARIZONA VACATION

Arizona: The 48th State. It was the last of the 48 states to join the union. It offers wonders of nature—the Grand Canyon with 277 miles of the gorge carved by the Colorado River. Native Americans have been living in the state for centuries. One special place to add to visit is the Havasupai Indian…

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DISCOVER WHY YOUR KIDS WOULD LOVE TO VISIT ALASKA

Duke and Daisy are ready to help you take your kids to their next state on their plans for their fifty-state journey. Their next destination is Alaska, the 49th state. They also have some experts from Alaska to be the tour guides. Family members of Iditarod Trail Sled Dogs. Alaska’s native peoples include the Athabascans,…

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GREAT IDEAS TO SPARK KIDS INTEREST IN WINTER ADVENTURES

Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.” ―Sarah Addison Allen, author             Winter can be a season of adventure and wonder for kids. Duke and Daisy want to help kids discover the many wonders of winter.…

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3 Great authors’ childhoods can inspire children’s writing dreams

  Duke and Daisy have a new assistant, Dugan the Literary Critic. He spends his time finding great books for children. Here’s what he found for his first assignment. Dugan, the Literary critic, discovered a fantastic book, “Before they were Authors Famous Authors – Famous Writers as Kids.”  These illustrious authors’ stories may inspire future…

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10 Super Reasons Why Kids Need A Tree House

  TREEHOUSE A treehouse, a free house, A secret you and me house, A high up in the leafy branches Cozy as can be house. A street house, a neat house, Be sure to wipe your feet house Is not my kind of house at all- Let’s go live in a treehouse.” Shel Silverstein, Where…

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Why do Kids Love and Need Tall Tales?

Tall tales may have their origins around frontier campfires in the 1800s. Perhaps they began as “bragging contests” among the tough pioneers who were exploring the Wild West. And the stories kept getting wilder. Tall tales are essentially stories and storytelling can help kids solve problems, deal with stressful situations, and increase inner harmony. Tall…

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