In this chapter, we look at the similar games of Red Rover and British Bulldog.
To go there directly, click on: Chapter Five: Red Rover and British Bulldog
As children’s authors continue to find ways to connect with our young readers and listeners during social distancing, I’ve ventured into recording a bit of what my presentations are in front of audiences.
Here is how I introduce this picture book to children. I’ve added in some illustration inserts along the way, as well as sharing a few thoughts to parents and assorted adults at the end of the clip.
The Very, Very Far North has been included in the line-up of books to be read by students all across the state in their 2020-2011 Battle of the Books. I believe I’m the only Canadian author on the list, so go TEAM POLAR BEAR!
The Guilford County School District requested a recorded greeting, allowing me the opportunity to introduce the book to their students.
Just Beyond the Very, Very Far North will come out at the beginning of October of 2020. We are just at the stage of finishing it up and having it ready for the printer.
In the meantime, here is the beautiful cover created by the illustrator, Kelly Poucette:
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s YouTube Channel is now open and offering a great resource for teachers, librarians, parents and children’s book enthusiasts.
As it builds up its video library, you will find author readings (including mine), book reviews, and how-to demos, in English, French and Indigenous languages.
Click here: CCBC’s Bibliovideo
The history and the future of tag is now available on:
The third installment of A Child’s First Book of Lies will come out in two days, on Friday, April 24th, 2020.
This is a silly parody of children’s non-fiction information books and an opportunity for students grade 6/7 and up to look at the concept of fake news.
So come learn everything untrue and complete lies about the topic of children’s games by visiting:
The video recording of myself reading Audrey (cow) will stay up on my Facebook page for the duration of our Covid-19 virus isolation, and perhaps through the summer.
As this is a story told through thirty-three voices (narrators), the cast list has now been shifted to this website. You can find it here:
This is a short heads up that I will be giving daily readings of my middle grade novel, Audrey (cow) on Facebook Live starting Monday, March 30, at 11:00 am PST (2:00 pm EST).
Please let any grade 3-6ers know about it, or if your family’s quarantine daily breaking point is around that time, take a breather with moi. There is a cast of thirty-three narrators telling the story. My acting abilities being what they are, I think that I can guarantee at least fifteen distinct voices among them.
Find me at: Dan Bar-el – Children’s Author
You can download the cast list from:
Click on “Character List” in my listing.
Wishing everyone good health in body and spirit.