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upcoming events

Book Signing with Fellow Children’s Book Authors
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Barnes & Noble NorthPark Mall
Davenport, Iowa
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Speaker on a Panel, “Nonfiction Book Blast: Booktalks for Reluctant Readers”
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2009
Time: 10:30 to 12 Noon
Location: ALA 2009 Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois
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The Book


"This book is noteworthy for the way in which the activities are related to the information in the text. The opening stories about keepers' kids will engage readers."
– School Library Journal

"Through vivid storytelling and pictures on each page, the history of lighthouses comes alive with inside views on the exciting life of lighthouse keepers and their families and the science behind the structural and lighting techniques of past and present."
– Curious Parents Magazine

"…the book is just fun, with wonderful photos, interesting biographical sketches, crafts and experiments. It will be enjoyed."
– Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

"…a treasure trove of knowledge for folks of any age who are interested in learning more about lighthouses and their history. In addition, the wide variety of hands-on activities makes this book a godsend to museum docents and parents alike."
– Mary Ann Ray, Head Lighthouse Overnight Instructor, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland

"This handy book celebrates the whimsical wonder and essential role of lighthouses! We encourage lighthouse gift shops to stock this one and site educators to get a staff copy. Several of the demos are excellent for docents to use with families and school groups. Teachers also will find it a useful guide, with many hands-on activities for the classroom, summer camp, or scout meeting."
–Author Elinor DeWire in “The Focal Point,” published by the Washington Lightkeepers Association