Tag Archives: books

TRIVIA TRAIL: WODEHOUSE WOES

Question: British humourist, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (P.G. Wodehouse), was born October 15th, 1881 and died on Valentine’s Day, 1975 at the age of ninety-three. During his lifetime he lived in England, France, and the United States, and wrote most of his (many) books and stories in those countries. Where was he when he wrote […]

BOOK PROMOS: TIME ROSE & SIDE TRIP SERIES

Christmas is coming! Which means it’s time for shameless promotion of my books as Christmas presents for kids, teens, and young-at-heart adults. Print versions available through Amazon, or bricks & mortar stores like Chapters Indigo, Barnes & Noble, and Once Upon A Bookstore. E-book versions through Kobo & Smashwords. https://www.amazon.com/Renee-Duke/e/B00FAGIPM4?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_8&qid=1575703322&sr=1-8

TRIVIA TRAIL: FIRST BOOK WRITTEN ON A TYPEWRITER

Question: Who wrote the first book ever written on a typewriter? Answer: Mark Twain. Whether the book was Tom Sawyer, or Life On The Mississippi is up for debate, but Twain was the author. http://www.openculture.com/2013/03/mark_twain_wrote_the_first_book_ever_written_with_a_typewriter.html  

HISTORY TIDBIT: HORSEBACK LIBRARIANS

Speaking of horses…the importance of books was recognized long before the World Book Day celebrated a couple of days ago. During the Great Depression, libraries were a welcome source of books for people couldn’t afford their own. Unfortunately, a lot of people in remote areas of the United States didn’t have access to libraries, so […]

HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY

http://www.un.org/en/events/bookday/https://blog.britishmuseum.org/world-book-day-leafing-through-the-pages-of-history/  

HISTORY SHARE: JOLABOKAFLOD

Iceland has a wonderful Christmas tradition: Jolabokaflod – Christmas Book Flood. http://www.icelandwritersretreat.com/christmas-book-flood-beloved-icelandic-tradition/

TRIVIA TRAIL: D.E.A.R.

Question: What does D.E.A.R. mean? Answer: Drop Everything And Read. Ever since author Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in her book Ramona Quimby, Age 8 back in 1981, D.E.A.R. programmes have been held across America during the month of April to encourage the ‘Reading Habit’ in young and old. Such programmes run in other countries, too, but […]

HISTORY SHARE: BOOKS ON THE GO

I can remember being one of the kids asked to choose books for the classroom from a mobile library van back in my English primary school days. http://www.boredpanda.com/bookmobile-library-on-wheels/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’ # 12

Here are this month’s book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Jeremiah Learns To Read by Jo Ellen Bogart (Pioneer Days) Noddy Goes To School by Enid Blyton (Being the same age as me makes this one historic.) Ages 7-9 Historical Stories: The Story Of The Great Fire Of London by Jill Atkins (1666) Hopscotch Histories: Toby & […]

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

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