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FREE Coloring Page “Dolly, a Dog, and a Camper”


Dolly, a Dog, and a Camper
: FREE Coloring Page.

The Dolly series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our classroom activities. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Share Mark’s YouTube Coloring Page Videos with the classroom.

Visit award-winning author Kay Whitehouse to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a Dolly event.

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Beyond the Book: “DOWN UNDER: Kussins”

Beyond the Book Reading

Researching events past, present, and future helps enhance your reading experience. Family Tree Novel series readers are introduced to a variety of historical and social events throughout the novel series. Choose to explore or to expand your knowledge of these events on your songline.

1. “Very Special Place”, written by Richard Massamore and distributed in the 1980s.

2: “Read: Discover Kentucky” Discover other Kentucky authors, such as Jesse Stuart, Eddie PriceCrystal White, and Leigh Anne Florence, to name a few.

3. “Great American Eclipse” occurred August 21, 2017. To learn more visit: www.greatamericaneclipse.com.

4. Pennyrile Nature Trail: learn more about Kentucky trails at www.kentuckytourism.com/outdooradventure/trail/pennyrile-nature-trail/316/.

5. Dawson Springs Barbecue and Homecoming: learn more about Dawson Springs, Kentucky, events at www.dawsonspringsky.com/trails/Events.htm.

6. Catfish Noodling: learn more at www.fieldandstream.com.

7. Tasmanian Tiger: learn more at www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/tasmanian-tiger

8. 1898 Day Bros. Building: learn more at www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/ky/hopkins/state.html

9. The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens: to learn more visit www.zoo.org.au/melbourne.

To learn more about a specific events, use our website to search topics using keywords from the Family Tree Novel series.

FREE Coloring Page “Mighty Madeline”


Mighty Madeline:
FREE Coloring Page.

The Madeline series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our authors’ FREE Classroom Activities. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Share Mark’s YouTube Coloring Page Videos with the classroom.

Visit Julia Mason to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a school event.

Episode 6 Booth Setup Supplies

 

Episode 6: “Booth Setup”

Event booth setup involves multiple tasks: display assembly, banner, inventory, and much more. Use Episode 6: “Booth Setup” in planning book festival booth setup. Below are supplies that customize your book display.

#1. Book Display

Book display can range from folding tables draped with custom table cloths, portable book shelves, rolling book carts, to custom built shelving as seen in the video. (Contact us to order custom built Book Display A-Frames or Tables)

#2. Banner

Banners vary in sizes and materials from retractable freestanding banners to hanging banners, as seen in the video.

#3. Decorations

Choose a themed decor that relates to the book(s) being promoted. Example: If you’re promoting a pirate book, consider using flags, jute rope, fishing buoys, pirate hat, sea animals, ship, and wide colorful ribbons.

#4. Inventory

Corrugated shipping boxes turned on their side can be used to display inventory on the book display. Stack or shelve the inventory in a clear easily accessible format that customers can access.

#5. Event Bag

A good Event Travel Bag has everything necessary for events or airport travel. Items in the bag include:  Metal scissors, box cutterpocket knifehard plastic pencil box, Duct tape, clear shipping tape, zip ties (various sizes), safety pins, and lightweight rope.

#6. Rolling Dolly

A rolling dolly aids in securely transporting event display materials. Choose a heavy duty dolly, collapsable dolly, or standard dolly that fits your event needs.

Episode 5 Shipping Supplies

Episode 5: “Shipping Books”

Packaging and shipping signed books is for Illustrators and authors. Use these tools for your efficiency and success. Create a shipping method that works for your business and book releases. As discussed in Illustrator Life Episode 5, these supplies are used in shipping books to customers.

#1. Adhesive Shipping Labels

Print multiple labels with your company address on an 8.5″ x 11″ adhesive label sheet: 2 up, 3 up, or more. Preprinted shipping labels minimizes the time necessary in hand labeling orders.

#2. Bags

Handle plastic bags come in various sizes and quantities. Choose the quantity and sizes that will hold multiple books. Inserting a book(s) into a plastic bag, protects against moisture in transport. These bags can also be used at book events.

#3. Padded Envelopes

Padded envelopes come in various sizes. Choose a quantity and one or more sizes that will hold a single book or multiple books.

#4. Boxes

Corrugated shipping boxes come in various sizes and quantities. Choose a quantity and one or more sizes that will hold a single book or multiple books without extra packaging materials: packing peanuts, packing Kraft paper, or packing foam.

#5. Clear tape and Dispenser

Secure all padded envelopes and boxes using clear shipping tape. A handheld tape dispenser is more flexible when wrapping large boxes.

FREE Coloring Page “A Hand Truck Named Dolly”



A Hand Truck Named Dolly
: FREE Coloring Page.

The Dolly series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our classroom activities. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Share Mark’s YouTube Coloring Page Videos with the classroom.

Visit award-winning author Kay Whitehouse to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a Dolly event.

Midwest Book Review Bookwatch: “Eddie, That’s Spaghetti!”

Eddie, That’s Spaghetti! A Story About Being a Dog
Christa Blaney, author
Mark Wayne Adams, illustrator
SYP Kids
c/o SYP Publishing, LLC
www.syppublishing.com
978159160705, $18.99, www.amazon.com

Eddie Wallaby believes everything is fare game for snacking including shoes, books, kid’s homework and anything else that is not nailed down. Of course, Eddie is a dog who is just doing what canines naturally do. The story is a fun filled tale showing us all what can happen if an animal is not trained in the proper education of food. With the artwork of Mark Wayne Adams, the book is enhanced as the story unfolds. “Eddie, That’s Spaghetti!” is millions of dog lovers to enjoy the antics of Eddie.

Gary Roen’s Midwest Book Review’s Bookwatch read more…

Passion for the Small Town

“Your name is the most valuable thing you own. Be careful where you put it and who you give it to, Mr. Adams,” Don Egbert said. Don was the Dawson Springs Commercial Bank Manager when I applied for a loan for college—the second item on my high school “goals list.”

At the age of twenty-five, I completed my high school goals list—9 reasonable goals and 1 impossible goal. Now in my mid 40s I’m achieving another of my second goals list items—to own a building. I chose a centrally located building in Dawson Springs, Kentucky to convert into a warehouse for my books.

This building isn’t intended to be a bookstore; however, a longterm goal is to convert the building into a publishing university for passionate writers and illustrators in western Kentucky.

The latin word for passion is pati, meaning “suffer for what you love.”  I’ve learned a person’s passion is the one thing they love and they’ll usually do for free! Choosing to follow a passion requires working through every challenge presented whether successful or not.

I told my family a falsie to see what their reaction would be to ending my Illustrator Life. I said, “I’ve been offered a new job that requires me to not illustrate children’s books; however, the job pays me a higher salary.”

My daughter asked, “Does that mean you’ll never inspire another student to follow his or her dream at school visits?”

By jingo, she said it all! Happiness is not about money—it’s about how our passion makes us feel. My passion for illustrating and writing books has taken me a long way from my hometown of Dawson Springs. At the end of the day, I’ve never left my old Kentucky home, and I know I’ll receive a warm welcome in that very special place.

Residing in central Florida with my wife and two children, we have all made sacrifices during my illustrator life to inspire dreamers and readers for over a decade. I have a passion for the small-town lifestyle and the journey started for with my goals list written at Dawson Springs High School.

FREE Coloring Page “Dolly Becomes a Scout”



Dolly Becomes a Scout
: FREE Coloring Page.

The Dolly series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our classroom activities. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Share Mark’s YouTube Coloring Page Videos with the classroom.

Visit award-winning author Kay Whitehouse to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a Dolly event.

1898 Day Bros. Building Renovation

Friends,

Renovation is the 1898 Day Bros. building‘s only hope to withstand another century. Can you help me because your illustration purchase directly fixes the historic building?

When I was four years old, barefoot and shirtless, I clenched the sides of my radio flyer wagon not knowing what lay ahead of me. Summer’s midday sun baked the asphalt beneath my wagon and Momma’s bare feet. She patiently tugged the noisy wagon up Highway 109 toward an odd truck parked outside Trotter’s Country Store. Momma propped me on her hip, then carried me into the boxy vehicle she called a bookmobile. Standing inside, a librarian joyfully greeted me asking, “What’s your favorite book little man?”

My favorite book would have started like a Disney movie—magical. At four, I couldn’t conceive how words and drawings would eventually impact my rural community of 2,500 people. Since that memorable day, I’ve illustrated over sixty picture books, meet over one million students as a public speaker, and inspired all ages to chase their publishing dream. In 2015, I relocated my company’s book warehouse to the 1898 Day Bros. building, one of the last historic structures from Dawson Springs, Kentucky’s establishment.

The building is perfect for storage, but it could be much more with your help. The renovation of the 1898 Day Bros. building can be achieved through 1,898 sponsorships. Each illustration purchase receives a signed original children’s book illustrations from my private collection of sixty published children’s books.

Your purchase is important to help save the historic 1898 Day Bros. building in need of care and attention. Most of all your support fosters the much-needed inspiration that the littlest person’s words and drawings can affect the world. Please join me in opening another century of new chapters in the 1898 Day Bros. building’s story.

We thank the current supporters for their recent purchases.

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Sincerely yours,

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“Words and drawings affect a reader’s world!”

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