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For Teachers and Librarians

Books are Magic! Why two North Carolina Moms collect books for needy children and how you can help!

A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this great non-profit organization run by two moms in North Carolina called Books Are Magic. After reading about them and what they believe I decided that I wanted to help.  Hapenny Magick was recently picked up by Spencer Hill Press for re-release and I had a couple … Continue reading »

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Guest Post: The making of Hapenny Magick, an audio book by Simon Brooks

How would YOU pronounce the name Gythal?  And what does a giant sound like when talking?  Think about that for a while. I have finished recording the book “Hapenny Magick” by Jennifer Carson.  It has been a fun process and I have learned a lot throughout.  It is an almost 200 page chapter book and … Continue reading »

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Hapenny Giveaway Winners!

The Hapenny Giveaway winners have been announced! The Winners Not only did the faeries give away fifteen signed copies of Hapenny Magick to elementary school librarians, public librarians, and teachers (grades 1-3), but one random applicant was be chosen by the fairies to receive a (quite magical) Library Fairy*!  Truly?  Yes, truly. Book Winners Calais Free Library (Calais, ME) Melrose Elementary … Continue reading »

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Hapenny Giveaway for Teachers and Librarians

Where would Fairies and Hapennies be without librarians and teachers to read them into existence? FAIRIES & HAPENNIES: A Giveaway for Librarians & Educators (Grades 1-3) Author and creature maker Jennifer Carson went into the land of stories as a child and never came out.  She spends her days weaving stories and stitching the marvels … Continue reading »

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Hapenny Magick, audio book sneak “listen”

I have been dying to share this news with you all and now I finally can! Hapenny Magick is going to be a wonderful audiobook narrated by Simon Brooks, a local (to me!) professional storyteller.Please visit his website and take a listen to some of his other wonderful audio stories! Simon has graciously decided that … Continue reading »

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Reads for Tweens, Find Out What Your Kids are Reading!

Reads 4 Tweens offers book reviews aimed at the adults who care about the books that kids aged 8 to 12 (give or take a few years) might be reading. While there’s no reason kids shouldn’t explore the site, the reviews are full of spoilers—they’re intended to inform about content, not explicitly persuade anyone to … Continue reading »

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Interviewed by Erin Whalen about my love for children’s books and fantasy

This winter ,shortly after Hapenny Magick was released, I was interviewed in Rhode Island by artist Erin Whalen in her studio/store called The Story Emporium. Here is the interview for your watching pleasure!

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Playing with PheeMcFaddle, How to dye felt with Kool-Aid

This tutorial is generously illustrated by my good friend Phee McFaddell! Please visit her online at pheemcfaddell.com for wonderful faerie projects, coloring pages and stories!! To find the free dragon ornament pattern that goes along with this tutorial there is a link on the bottom of the page. These images are copyrighted by pheemcfaddell.com and … Continue reading »

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Writing is like a dragonfly…

I  know, some of you are thinking, this lady is crazy! How is writing like a dragonfly?  Well, I’m going to tell you. My family and I went up to Pittsburg, NH this Memorial Day weekend. The three older boys were fishing with my husband and I was on shore with my youngest, having paddled … Continue reading »

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