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Lakehouse Déjà Vu AHA Moments

My eyes focused on the letter until the words blurred slightly. I let my gaze slowly trail over to the book on which the letter focused, and tiny goosebumps ran up and down my arms. Lakehouse Déjà Vu is a book to read with a friend, in a class, or with reading group! Why? Because… Continue reading Lakehouse Déjà Vu AHA Moments

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Superman Strength!

Bryant, Bowen, and I had our eyes fixed on Cody and found our mouths gapped open slightly. “Did you see that?” I asked Bowen. He nodded as Bryant leaned toward us and whispered, “Cody’s as strong as Superman!” In The Land of Vikings and Trolls, book two in the Cody the Cockatrice series, Cody’s magical… Continue reading Superman Strength!

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How Cody Comes to Life – Part Two

Cody the Cockatrice plush prototype arrived, and he is perfect! Now we wait for all his hundreds of clones to arrive in the new year. As the original Cody plush sat on my desk staring into my eyes, I knew he was pleading for more. He wants to reach more than a few hundred children.… Continue reading How Cody Comes to Life – Part Two

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How Cody Comes to Life – Part One

“One, two, three, gray, cracked cobblestones pass beneath these little rooster feet; Four, five, six, my dragon wings and tail casting shadows on the bricks; Seven, eight, nine, with each small stride I’m counting the steps along the Rhine,” groused Cody the Cockatrice. Well, what do you do when you are stressed, lost in a… Continue reading How Cody Comes to Life – Part One