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Not Your Typical Dragon told

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.

North Carolina Battle of the Books

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.

Bibliovideo is open!

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

daily live readings of Audrey (cow) starting Monday, March 30th

Hello everyone,

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:

tundrabooks.com/virtual-story-times-and-singalongs/

Click on “Character List” in my listing.

Wishing everyone good health in body and spirit.

Dan