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Reading Books Over and Over

  • February 19, 2015 9:08 pm

I have a shelf of children’s books in my office. Some are in pristine condition, hardly been opened. Others are so worn they are falling apart–evidence of a child’s love.

It probably doesn’t come as any surprise to you that children gain attachment for certain books. Give them a choice, and they’ll select these books for Mom or Dad to read to them…over and over, the same books. It’s a little maddening.

Here’s a great quotation by Oscar Wilde:

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

–Oscar Wilde


First Two Books in Secret Worlds Books Available

  • January 3, 2015 7:45 pm

We’re very pleased to announce that the first two of my Secret Worlds Books are now available on Amazon, I Book Store, Google Books and Kobo–and soon on Nook. Secret of Bombastic Bertha and the Bamboozles and Return of the Schmurthies are written for the junior readers, ages 8-11, in mind. Full of adventure, fun, humor and mystery, the Secret Worlds Books are a romp into the imagination. We hope you will enjoy them!












Kids are Reading Ebooks More and More

  • December 26, 2014 9:30 am

Some of us older folks may still prefer reading by physically holding a book in our hands, but kids are turning to ebooks more and more. Here’s an article by Jeremy Greenfield on the Forbes website:

Writes Mr. Greenfield: “The next wave of the ebook revolution is coming and it’s going to be led by kids. While just under a quarter of U.S. adults are reading ebooks, some 54% of kids are reading them — that’s more than double.”

Like it or not, ebooks are taking over the book market. That’s one of the reasons Grandma Bubbles Books are turning to this format.

We wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

New Junior Fiction Book by Marianne McKnight

  • November 26, 2013 5:41 am

BAMBOOZLE 7'5'14 FINAL COVER flatteneyes30pinchYoung readers, ages 8-11, ravenous for adventure will gobble up the new junior Secret Worlds books by Marianne Wilson McKnight. Check out the book trailer for Secret of Bombastic Bertha & the Bamboozles, available at a special introductory price of 99 cents for one week only.

AND, check out the hot-off-the-press book trailer for Bamboozles on YouTube!


Peter Rabbit—generations of beginning readers have loved him

  • September 13, 2013 3:30 pm

Some storybook characters never go out of style. One of them is Peter Rabbit, created by Beatrix Potter in 1893. For a delightful glimpse into the author’s life, check out “Miss Potter.” It’s a charming movie.




Educational Freeware

  • January 15, 2013 6:42 pm

Check out this website for information about e-books for children:

This site also identifies other sites with free online learning activities that would be great for emergent readers.

Free E-Books Online

  • January 11, 2013 7:53 am

Here’s a website that lists 168 free online e-books for children. For example, the Wizard of Oz series by Baum is included.

And here is a website that lists 650 free online e-books (not all for children):


Recorded Stories

  • January 9, 2013 9:37 am

Emergent readers are intrigued with the high-tech world of computers. This is a fun website for listening and watching recorded books.

This is a fun site for families. Wouldn’t it be fun for a child to write his own book and then record it!

Free e-Book for Kids

  • January 5, 2013 7:08 am

Here’s a delightful free online e-book for young children: The Brave Monkey Pirate by Hayes Roberts.

Click “Home” on the title page of the site for more free e-books.

Check out some more of Hayes Roberts’ whimsical work on his website:

Free E-books for Emergent Readers

  • January 4, 2013 7:47 am

I found this website with free e-books for emergent readers. One is even offered in Spanish. I like the vivid photographs. I like the interesting subject material. I like the slideshare feature. And the e-books are printable. I’ll be passing on other such links in the future.