Read Across America 2016  {The Clubhouse Cabobble}

Reviewed by Thomas Jerome Baker
Author of How To Coach A Debate Team

'The alliterative titles, use of repetitive sounds, and colorful phrases will make this book remarkably easy to remember and talk about long after the reading is done. By the time the reading is done, the value of teamwork and friendship will have been learned through the eyes of characters such as Lulu, Brenda Bunny, Katy Kat and Sara Squirrel. And boys will enjoy such characters as Davy Frog, Bobby Bunny, Sammy Squirrel and Tommy Kat. This book would make an excellent choice for Reader’s Theater also, with its balanced character set and the eight chapters allowing for the whole class to get involved. In sum, this book would go well with any reading program, not only just for Read Across America Day. An enjoyable, engaging and memorable read for children. Highly recommended.'

Read Across America 2016 Takes Flight: Meet Author Kristy Jo Volchko


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Meet Author Kristy Jo Volchko

 Kristy Jo Volchko  lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she continues to share her love of storytelling.  A multi-genre author, blogger, and book reviewer, Kristy has penned numerous books, short stories, & poetry anthologies that have become popular around the globe. 

  Kristy's lifelong passion for the arts began quite young. "There was always some silly limerick, jingle, or budding tale bouncing around my brain, begging to be written down." Her earliest songs, poems, and stories were created on an old fashioned typewriter that she'd asked 'Santa' for at the age of eight. Her favorite story, The Case Of The Missing Cookie was created at the age of fifteen on that same typewriter.   

  The Cackleberry Creek children's adventure series was inspired by her time spent playing on her grandmother's farm. "My short time spent on that farm was like my very own magic kingdom. Cherry and apple trees, ponds, fields of wildflowers, fireflies, baby frogs, critters, starry nights...how can I not write about that?"       

  All proceeds from Frogs Can Fly are donated to various children's organizations- including, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, literacy programs, Unicef, Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness, and Mastocytosis/MCAD research.