Mystery and Imagination

ebonyThomasOkay, I’m a little behind the Eight-Ball when it comes to reading this one, but I can’t put it down now and I am so excited about what Ebony Elizabeth Thomas has written about why people of color, mainly African Americans haven’t been represented in Fantasy books and mythical tales for juvenile readers.

The first book Wiggles Press published in this genre was by Paula Ezop,  The Adventures of Penelope Star: The Mystery of the Three Dragons

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As a publisher who wants to put wonderful stories in the hands of little readers and the young at heart, I am going to finish this book by Ebony and dedicate 2020 to writing my own fantasy fiction and to publishing books that will make the imagination soar.

Feel free to write me at rochelle.thorpe@yahoo.com to submit your short story or novel and let’s make great adventures and escapes become more diverse.

 

 

October Best…

Autumn is here and its beautiful colors and unpredictable weather makes story time a special event.

Here are a few of my favorite authors, whose stories can make story-time a sharing adventure.

There’s a Tarantula in My Pajamas, while not a ghostly tale, it will give you goosebumps. Author Celestine Payne describes a young boy’s imaging he sees a fury creature creeping from his closet.. and space creatures out his window, anything to avoid sleeping alone in his bed.

Larry Richardson’s chapter book Katherine, is an animal tale that will help the reader explore multiple personalities and how conflicts can be resolved.  It deals with bullying and grouching personalities to the witty one who out smarts the troublemakers.

Presents for Phoebe by Paul Rhode is of course a favorite because October is my birthday month and I too was an only child with dotting parents.  I enjoy her lesson in charity and today its a lesson we want young ones to learn and embody.

Lastly, Melinda Lancaster’s sweet story Tyler & the Spider.  Tyler is stuck inside with a cold, under his his sheets and in pajama’s; a common occurrence as we face changing weather. In this storybook Tyler learns tolerance from the eight-legged crawler… facing down his  Arachnophobia.

The season is right for enjoying our storybooks on the porch at sunset, by the fire or at bedtime.

It’s also our time to consider new stories for next spring.

Please feel free to see our contact page.

Enjoy October!  I know I will… Happy Birthday to me.

 

Google Classrooms & Wiggles Press

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We have decided that learning with Wiggles Press Publishing is another way to make literacy accessible to everyone.

Several of our favorite books are now posted to Google Classrooms with curriculum for home-school, after-school or just learning English.

To gain access follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the Google Classroom App (just click the icon above to go to the Google Play Store.
  2. Register with GMail for an email to use for registering with our classrooms
  3. Send us an email to request participation as a student or Teacher
  4. Teachers should be affiliated with a school or learning center.

To purchase books for your classroom participation simply email me at wigglespresspublishing@gmail.com and I will email you an invoice for payment of books at 35% discount of the Amazon.com list price unless it is listed for Prime or discounted.

Venmo or Cash App please be sure to include your telephone number if using a mobile app for payment.

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The Majestic Crane was our very first book about Asian culture.  It describes the Author’s travels to China and Japan.

The 2020 Olympics and Tokyo Game are just a year away… Our team felt is was very important to select this book as our initial text for the Google Classroom for preteen and teenage readers.  It will also help exchange students and teacchers  understand the type of questions arising from students abroad.

Today! July 29th a free sample copy (PDF) of The Lesson on Double Duck Mountain – the last chapter of the book, has been uploaded to the classroom with an assignment titled Cultural Exchange. Also a free narration of this story has been loaded for listening to commentary from its Author and Publisher, Rochelle O’Neal Thorpe.

To participate in this Google Classroom, please email your request to wiggplespresspublishing@gmail.com with the Subject: Permission to join Classroom

Here is a free sample chapter: The Lesson of Double Duck Mountain

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For teachers of Elementary Students, Home School Parents, or ESL teachers who want to join our early learning online classroom for Gabriel and the Park & His Big Toy Box send me an email and the quantity of books you need (there is a 35% discount for schools and nonprofits)

Note to ESL: Gabriel and the Park & His Big Toy Box is also available in:

In your email, please indicate which language you would use for the English Edition to provide ESL instructions or early childhood education, and I will send you a PDF with that translation.  However, to obtain a free translated PDF you must pay for the book in English with at least a minimum of five copies.

For the classroom your books must be purchased via Cash App. Free Kendall editions come with your purchase of books at Amazon.com and any discounts must include your 501C3 information.

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Payment for any books must be made by using the Cash App or paypal.com.

If you choose to purchase books from Amazon.com please forward your receipts to me via email for future discounts to other storybooks published by Wiggles Press Publishing.

Thank you for participating in our Google classroom!

Note:  If you don’t see your language listed, just send me an email with Subject: “Translation” and we can work together on establishing Google Classrooms in your language following our guidelines and workbook.