Harry Fabler Helps Kids Be Brave


Book Review

Shelly the Shark that Was Afraid of the Dark helps young children understand the difficult changes life can present in this beautifully illustrated book. As a child, I drew up the covers and surrounded myself with stuffed animals to protect me from the dark. This book's subject hits home, and Harry Fabler allows the story's actors to help children see that what is unknown is not always bad. It is by seeking out the unknown that adventures are born. It's a fun read any night with your little ones.

Keith the Croc that lost his Teeth: This charming book was fun for my youngest and me. The artwork is delightful and has a pleasant style. Parents often are not aware that a straightforward explanation about their children's life changes can help eliminate the child's fear. Keith the Croc does just that.

Thanks to Harry Fabler for allowing me to read and critique his wonderful books.

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Book Review: Space-Traveling Microwave

When Timmy and Molly get dragged into another test of Jack's invention, they are transported to an alien world. Children's author David Wade delivers a science fiction story entitled "The Incredible Adventures of Timmy, Molly, & Jack and the Space-Travelling Microwave." While the book starts slowly introducing characters, it soon shifts into high gear. The author presents a compelling read. I couldn't put it down to sleep because I wanted to see how the book ended. Throughout the story, the author slips in beautiful twists and turns to keep you guessing until the final page. Get ready for a high-energy charged ride on The Space-Travelling Microwave.

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Title: The Incredible Adventures of Timmy, Molly, & Jack and the Space-Travelling Microwave
Author: David Wade
Illustrator: Jose Eduardo
Publisher: David Wade 
Format:  Paperback / eBook
ISBN:  979-8371342119
For Ages:  7-12
Type: Children's Sci-Fi Adventure

A Difficult Choice

The Choice
A Difficult Choice - The twins wonder if it’s time to abandon the old ways and take arms against Mörken and his Troth army. If they choose to fight, there is no going back to a path that generations of their ancestors have followed.

The Oobleck


A small creature forgotten by time lived in a corner of the ancient forest. It would be no surprise if one passed by and failed to notice it. The Oobleck was accustomed to being alone and was startled when a scouting party came upon its home. The Troth tormented the creature first with shouts and later with stones. The Oobleck stared silently. Sensing danger, he blinked. The forest was silent again, and the tiny creature returned to his duties, having removed the annoyance.

Upon His Throne

The Throne of Death

Ursula was unaware that the nightmare she had captured was already a reality. Mörken, the Dark One, sat upon his throne of death in the eastern wasteland, gloating and planning for the annihilation to come.

Catching A Nightmare


Catching a nightmare

The atrocities committed by the Troth against the Waldvolker increased in number. The wise woman, Ursula, decides to probe the Dark One’s dreams to learn his motives. Employing the ancient magic of dream catching, Ursula places catchers throughout the forest, hoping to snare one of Mörken’s nightmares. While reading a catcher one morning, the wise woman is horrified at what she sees. Burning forest and a smoldering wasteland as far as the eye can see. The council mistakenly claimed he would move on once he had his precious gold. His hidden agenda appears to be the total annihilation of the Waldvolker and their home. Ursula hurries to notify the council of their foolish miscalculation.

Looking for a Picturebook Guest Blogger


Is there a blogger who has dealt with Crossover Picture Books who would guest blog a short piece about their experience with the genre? Folksburywoods Story Blog posts bits that tie into the short stories and picturebooks linked to the blog. As a professor, I am constantly amazed at how many excellent crossover picture books I use in my science and medical education courses. I would be honored to host your piece. Please contact me through the blog's email (info@folksburywoods.com).

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Of Course, The Orcs

Mountain Orcs

Of Course, The Orcs: Sensing destruction, the Orks descend the mountains and bring wrath to the ancient forest. Who the Orcs fight for is unknown. Their vicious nature means Mörken and the Waldvolker must fear these roving giants. However, the wise woman Ursula sees a twist and gathers her counsel. The ancient witch reveals her plan to use the beasts against Mörken in such a way that will shock even the Dark One.

In the Dark, Out of Sight

Out of sight

 In the Dark, Out of Sight: When facing the Dark One's minions, some may underestimate the power of pixies, rats, or rabbits. However, those who know of the Dirt Devils will find such underestimation foolish. In times of extreme danger, fae dragons like Altrix have been known to join forces with the Dirt Devils and aid them in their fight. Altrix once joined the border patrol and defeated a Troth scouting party. While Altrix distracted the soldiers with swooping attacks, the Dirt Devils tripped them, then swiftly cut their throats, leaving no one alive.