Nurturing a Passion for Stories

March 2017

Land of Saints and Scholars

March 15th, 2017|

In honor of  St. Patrick's Day, I'd like to share this post from 2015: As those of you who have watched readaloud, St. Patrick and [...]

February 2017

A Suitcase Full of Books

February 27th, 2017|

When I found out my friend, Sister Mary Ann, was headed off to Uganda for three months where she would be working at a [...]

A Love of Reading

February 9th, 2017|

This month’s readaloud is Doña Flor, a tall tale about a giant lady with a giant heart. And since we are celebrating Valentine’s Day in [...]

January 2017

On New Year’s Resolutions

January 17th, 2017|

I have to admit that I am not a big fan of making New Year resolutions–maybe because I often find myself mired in midwinter [...]

Foster a Lifelong Love of Reading

Every month Kathleen shares some of her favorite tales of strength, courage, love, and kindness read aloud in her enchanting Scottish accent. Visit Storytelling to discover her many engaging StoryCasts and Readalouds to strengthen listening and language skills as well as an appreciation for the art of storytelling.

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Donate to AIDS Orphans

For the past five years, my family and I have been involved with Makumbi Children’s Home in Zimbabwe, Africa—a home for AIDS orphans. The pandemic of AIDS has left more than 600,000 orphans in Zimbabwe. Makumbi is home to about 90 boys and girls, ranging in age from newborn to eighteen. My proceeds from The Giant King go directly to Makumbi Children’s Home through Sustainable Living Foundation.