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Professor Owl’s Book of the Month for April 2010

Book of the Month of April 2010

The Voyageurs (A North Woods Canoe Adventure)

By Bruce Stacy

Paperback: $8.90

Ships in 3–5 business days

Available for pre-order: This item will be released on May 25 2010.

This book will be available from Lulu Publishing

Available also as a Download e-Book now at

http://www.Lulu.com

Ben, a 13-year-old boy, is invited to accompany his Uncle Jake and their French-Canadian guide on their annual canoe-camping-fishing trip into the North Woods. They fly to Duluth, Minnesota where they are met by their voyageur-like guide, Mick. Mick then drives them to the fringes of civilization and they launch their canoes into the wilderness.

The trip is an awakening for Ben, who overcomes his lack of self-confidence while learning outdoor lore, the history of the North Woods, the voyageur culture, and solving a longstanding family mystery. This story is part educational, part history and part mystery wrapped in the magic of the Northland.

Book of the Month

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner – April 2010 – Storytime

Sharing Books website http://www.sharing-books.com there are over 250 books available for download; every month we will feature one of their books in our Story Time Section.  Sharing Books is the home of children’s e-Book’s, stories, and classic children’s literature.

The books for download are free like share-ware in the software industry. Paying is completely optional and you decide if you can pay and how much you want to pay.

This month’s story is:

“Can Dogs Talk?”

“Can Dogs Talk” by Frank Jeff http://my.brainshark.com/Can-dogs-talk-963217471 http://my.brainshark.com/Can-dogs-talk-963217471my.brainshark.com/Can

You just do not look disabled

http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/03/09/mullins.beyond.disability/index.html?hpt=C2

New York (CNN) — People come up to Aimee Mullins all the time and say, “you know, I have to tell you, you just don’t look disabled.”

The record-setting athlete, actress and model says, “And it’s sweet because I know that they’re confused, and they’re telling me this because they know I’m missing both legs from the shin down, but they’re presented with this package of a highly capable young woman. This has happened all over the world. I tell them it’s interesting because I don’t feel disabled.”

She believes that people are not born disabled. “It’s society that disables an individual by not investing in enough creativity to allow for someone to show us the quality that makes them rare and valuable and capable.”

Watch for the 2010 Paralympic Games   March 12th to  21st

http://www.vancouver2010.com/paralympic-games/

PARALYMPIC MOMENTS – Marián Baláž and Katarzyna Rogowiec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG2FP01zJwc

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them. But do not let them master you.
— Hellen Keller

Look for our the new look Professor Owl’s Newsletter on March 7th.

As we get ready to publish Professor Owl’s Newsletter on March 7th. We are thrilled to tell you that 2010 has been an exciting year for us at Professor Owl’s Book Corner. We not only have a new look for our newsletter we are pleased to announce that we are able to make our book corner even more exciting for you and  your children also. This is due to a great organization called Shared Books Limited.

On the Sharing Books website www.sharing-books.com there are over 250 books available for download; every month we will feature one of their books in our Story Time Section.

Sharing Books is the home of children’s eBook’s, stories, and classic children’s literature. The books for download are free like share-ware in the software industry. Paying is completely optional and you decide if you can pay and how much you want to pay and what you pay is shared.

Sharing Books is a business that makes people smile. The creators find a welcoming outlet for their ideas while children learn to read in a fun way that fits the electronic age. The whole process helps a great cause by fostering and putting books in the hands of millions of children for free; they save trees as paper books which are only printed on an as needed basis.

Their charity partner Room to Read (ww.roomtoread.org) believes that world change starts with educated children. They envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential, contribute to their community and the world.

The mission of Room to Read is to seek and transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, they develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

Professor Owl’s book of the month for March is titled Abby Diamond’s Adventures and is about a blind girl who likes to solve mysteries.  We will also give  the link to a video, on the author and the young girl who inspired the writer to write two books.  The other book will be featured at a later date.   If your child takes Professor Owl’s reading challenge to write and tell him about the books  they have been reading.  Their name will be entered in a draw to win a copy of Abby Diamond’s Adventures for themselves. We will of course remind them to get your permission before emailing us or downloading any books.

Our Variety Village hero this month must be one of the youngest we have ever featured, perhaps a gold medalist in future Paralympic Games. Between March 12th and 21st the Games will be held in Vancouver, BC.  Follow Professor Owl’s blog http//professorowlsbookcorner2.wordpress.com highlights on the preparations and the games as they unfold.

As usual this month’s newsletter will have trivia, puzzles, colouring sheets, recipes, and crafts.. We will also introduce you to our very own St. Patrick. His Mom Renèe  MacLachlan is  a co-author of our “Treasure Chest of Resources.”  We are busy putting together Part 2 for you. Making resources more accessible and available, because we know what’s more important – family! Look for it in April.

Belinda Witzenhausen another team member of Professor Owl’s Publication Centre is also pleased to mention that our sister site “Ignite Your Creativity,” will start introducing special creative activities for adults and children who have a disability. This should be up and running in June of this year.

Watch our newsletter and blog for up to date news from us all… tell your friend about out newsletter   To Subscribe visit our website http://www.professorowlspublicationcentre.com

“Every child is gifted.  They just unwrap their packages at different times.”  — unknown

Professor Owl’s daily quote

Don’t be afraid to fail because only through failure do you learn to succeed.

Unknown

Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games LIVE Trailer

Become a Fan – Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5vBRk-BvJg