SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

 

Hi Guys,

Well, it’s April, and we’re all hoping for a wonderful spring season. You know how I am always telling you to make sure you read daily for at least 20 minutes. But guess what, I’m going to ask you to do something else. It will help you and help Mom and Dad, too. It’s called SPRING CLEANING! Now don’t go “Oh Boy, really!?”  There’s a lot of fun in cleaning up around the house and especially in your room. When you move the bed, the dresser or open the closet and begin to clean your room real good here’s what will happen:

  1. You’ll find that money in one of the pockets of your jacket or pants that you forgot you had
  2. You’ll find that diary that you hid so our brothers and sisters would find it
  3. You’ll see an outfit that you may have forgotten you had in the closet
  4. You’ll find that CD that you loved on the floor behind the bed when you move it
  5. While cleaning out the closet, you’ll find really good clothes that you’ve outgrown and you can fold up and put in a bag and give to a charity for other kids to wear. (Remember, everyone isn’t as fortunate as you. By giving to charity good or slightly use clothes you will help to clothes children who don’t have. That’s wonderful.)
  6. You’ll find that phone number in your dresser drawer to your girlfriend or best guy friend whose family moved away to another state and you’ll be able to call him or her to catch up on the latest events.
  7. You’ll find that book that your little brother or sister kept wanting you to read to them that you hid and said you couldn’t find it. You’ll be glad to give it back to them.  Yes, of course, they’ll want you to read it to them again.
  8. You’ll surprise Mom and Dad making them so happy that they might reward you with a new Playstation or Xbox or even a new TV.
  9. You’ll be so glad that your room is fresh and clean and organized. No more cobwebs!

I told you, spring cleaning isn’t bad at all. So, hop to it. Tomorrow is Saturday, a great day to get started spring cleaning that room. When  you get a little tired, sit down and keep it simple and read a book for 20 minutes. Then get back to cleaning.

Jenny

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DO YOU HAVE A GOOD CAUSE?

Hi Guys, 

It’s me Jenny. Whew… it has been a very busy first month and a half of the new year. But it has been fun, too. I’ve been writing another Junior Rabbit book for all of you to get and read.  But I want to ask you about something today.

Is there something that you really feel excited about? I means something that makes you want to do a good deed for others. I read an article one time and there was a young girl, about your ages, and along with her mother they went out into the streets and gave people who don’t have anywhere to live, the homeless, things to use. They gave them combs and soap and toothpaste and toothbrushes and small towels to help themselves out. What that young girl did is called “A Cause.” The definition of this kind of cause is: “the reason or motive for some human action.”  In the case of the young girl giving out toiletries to homeless persons, her reason was to help ease their pain and make them feel just a little better until they can get back on their feet. Wow! that young girl was brave and caring, wasn’t she?  Look at her video below.

Well, I know that you, too, have a cause or something exciting to do for someone else. Have you ever thought of going to the library and reading to a group of younger children? Have you ever considered becoming a great friend to a special needs boy or girl? Have you ever thrown a party for an older person who is alone?  Those are just a few of the causes you can think about. Hey, but you might have your own cause. Do that with the help of mom and dad. I am sure you’ll make this world just a little better. I got confidence in you. 

Okay guys, I’ll check with you next time. If you have a cause please let me know about it. I want to feature it on my blog. Let’s do our part. Oh yes, and when you’re tired of that video game or when you finish your chores and have time, keep it simple and read a book.

Jenny

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Hi Guys,

It’s me Jenny. I have been so busy, but I wanted to stop and say Happy New  Year to all of you. I have a book coming out soon. Junior Rabbit Travels to Pennsylvania. I told you about it before, I think. But, anyway. I want to know if you all are doing your best in school and I really want to know if you all are reading and making trips to the Library. Remember what I told you before, “Reading opens up the world to you.”  So, let’s get reading.

I’ll talk to you again real soon. Here’s a picture of my new book cover.

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I’ll let you know when to get it.  Let’s excel in school, reading, friendship, chores, and being a nice person to other kids.

Jenny

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EXCEL!

 

Hi guys,

Well, we’ve all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and hopefully the rest of the week will be just as good. 

Monday we’ll all return to school. So, try to get in your minds right now that you are going to do even better than you already have done. The second half of this semester is coming in January for most of us and some of us will have different classes. Don’t stop working hard now. Oh no! I want you to EXCEL! 

Just in case you don’t know what the word excel means, I’ll tell you: Excel means to be superior or better at, to outdo or to do extremely well. I know that all of you can do that because you already have a good study habit and are making great grades.

So, let’s just keep it up. If you got a “B” on that last test, make an “A” on the  next test. That is what a person who excels does. He or she gets better and better. So, remember when you get back to school this coming Monday, go to the head of the class.

Jenny

VETERANS DAY

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Hi Guys,

It’s me Bookman, and my friend Jenny asked me to tell you about Veterans Day, so here goes.

talking_bookWell, it’s November and we automatically think about the Thanksgiving Holiday. But do you know what? There is a holiday that happens before Thanksgiving. That holiday is called Veterans Day. Do you know what a veteran is? I sure hope so. But just in case you may not be familiar with that word, I’ll tell  you. A veteran is any man or woman who has served in the military armed forces of this country. So, a veteran can have been in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Reserves, National Guard-any branch of military service for this great country of ours.

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11, 2017. In fact November 11th is always the day where we honor and thank all those who have served in this country’s armed forces. Maybe your dad, mom, sister, brother, cousin, aunt, uncle or even grandparents were in the service. If so, be proud of them and thank them. And if your loved one is in the service now, thank them and thank God for them and always pray for them; because they miss you just like you miss them. We want them to come home soon, don’t we?  So, on November 11th say thank you to a veteran and then say a prayer for all of them.

Here’s a brief history about Veterans Day:

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

Online reference:  http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts

Jenny

HAPPY HALLOWEEN RULES!

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Enjoy your Halloween. But here’s a reminder of having a safe Halloween, too.

Plan Your Route & Stick to It – 

A few days before Halloween, sit down with your kids and help them map out the route for trick-or-treating. Choose an area that:

  • Is safe
  • Has sidewalks
  • Is a self-contained neighborhood
  • Is well-lit
  • Is highly populated, and
  • Is familiar to them

Let them know, too, that you’ll be expecting them to stay in the area where they said they’d be.

Trick-or-Treat in a Group – 

There’s safety in numbers, so make sure that your kids trick-or-treat as a group—and to stick together throughout the evening. If you’re not entirely comfortable with the thought of your kids trick-or-treating without an adult, make plans to stay nearby (on the sidewalk or in your car). In addition, talk with your kids ahead of time about what to do if one of their friends wants to head home early or break off and trick-or-treat alone or with another group.

Head Out –– and Back Home –– Early – 

In most towns, trick-or-treating begins before dark and ends by 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. Let your kids know when you expect them to be home, and use your cell phones to check in with one another periodically. (Remind them to charge their phones ahead of time and keep the ringers on while they’re trick-or-treating, too.)

Use Common Sense – 

  • Never to enter the home of someone they don’t know—even when they’re with a friend.
  • Not to take rides from anyone without your permission.
  • What to do if they’re approached by someone in a car or by a group of older kids looking to stir up trouble.
  • No to eat their loot until after they get home and you have a chance to inspect it. (This is a tough one, but it’s still the safest route.)

Stay Calm in an Emergency – 

It’s easy to get spooked on Halloween. So talk with your kids ahead of time about what could go wrong, and make sure they know what to do during an emergency.

Jenny

 

CHECKIN’ IN

 

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Hi Guys,

Well, I had to check in with you and with your parents right now. For many of you, school has been in since September 5, 2017; so that’s about 2-1/2 to 3 weeks. How’s it going? Are you getting your study habits back? Do you have all of your school supplies? Are you practicing your favorite sport? Are you still reading? Is your library card current?

Remember, reading opens the world to you. I have so much to share with you and your parents this semester. I want to hear from you and your parents some good tips that I can share on this blog and I want to hear of all your accomplishments in school. Maybe you can share a picture with me so that I can feature it on my blog. 

What you do can inspire some other students to do their best. So, here’s to a great school year!

Jenny

JUNIOR RABBIT IS ON THE MOVE!

Hi Guys,

Well, you already know that Junior Rabbit is my friend, and that I have written a couple of stories with him in it. Guess what? He is on the move in his next adventure. The book will be out in a little while. It’s called Junior Rabbit Travels to Pennsylvania. When you read this one, you’ll find out what happened in the last book. So, please look for it on Amazon.com in a few weeks.   Here’s the book cover below.  I am so excited.

Remember, too, that reading opens the world up to you.  Talk to you later.

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QUILTING!

Hello guys,

Well, it’s me again. I have a little time and I wanted to let you all know that while I am finishing up my new book on Junior Rabbit, I also had some time to complete a project that is near and dear to me—QUILTING. I love doing projects, especially ones  where I get to use my hands. I love quilting. I just wanted to share with you all that I completed a couple of quilts this summer. You can see one of them below.  

In the first picture, you see a picture of my grandson. In the other picture you can see photos of different people. See, I told you that if you want to there are so many other things that you can discover by reading. I bet if you went to the library right now, you can find a book on quilting and get all kinds of ideas for quilts. So, get to the library this weekend if you can. The world is waiting to be discovered there at the library. Until next time….

Jenny

 

JUNIOR RABBIT IN ON THE MOVE!

Hi Guys,

Easter bunny lookingBoy, oh boy! It has been a while since I was able to talk to you guys. But I want you to know that I’ve had a time, keeping up with my friend Junior Rabbit.  He’s on the go right now. I have to find out where he is because he’s been traveling. You’ll find out, too, in a couple of months where his first adventure will be. 

 

 

Now remember guys, it’s Summer and there’s so much fun to be had. You’ll be visiting friends in different states, going to the park and amusements parks, having barbeques, swimming, bike riding, scooter riding and so much more.

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Just don’t forget that while you’re having all of that fun, there’s a world of fun to be had at the Library. At the Library you can get a book about origami and how to make figures, you can even become the hero in a far away country. You can help others who don’t have what you have. You know that your little brothers and sisters and you little cousins and nieces and nephews will love to have you read Junior Rabbit to them and even Loony the Loon to them. baby reading a bookThey will laugh at the funny sounds you make while they imagine the story you are reading to them. So, let’s be sure that reading a book a day is on our list of fun things to do this Summer.

 

Talk to you later! I’m on my way to a family reunion!

Jenny