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Baxter's Corner Leads 6th Annual Storytelling Camp for Youth

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Baxter's Corner Leads 6th Annual Storytelling Camp for Youth

For the 6th summer, Baxter's Corner author, Linda Baker, and illustrator, Mary Ellen Stottmann, are leading a week-long Young Author's Camp for at-risk youth at the Cabbage Patch Settlement House in Louisville, Ky. Thirteen young authors will spend the week working together to develop an illustrated story that will be turned into a published booklet and distributed at a book signing party at the conclusion of the camp. "We are delighted to once again work with the talented and creative youth at Cabbage Patch," said Mary Ellen Stottmann, owner of Baxter's Corner, a Louisville-based company which publishes children's books.  ...

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Swing Into Summer Reading Fun

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Swing Into Summer Reading Fun

Teachers anticipate the start of summer vacation with as much enthusiasm as their students -- if not more! They know, however, that summer break can mean a slide in essential reading skills and other areas of learning.You can help your child build good reading habits and avoid a decline in reading skills with these fun and easy activities. Alphabet Safari  Turn each errand or outing into a quest! Very young children who are just learning the letters of the alphabet, will have fun searching for a specific letter on street signs, billboards and buildings while you are running errands.Focus on one...

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Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

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Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than picnics, fireworks and the start to summer. It is also a great time to talk with your child about values such as patriotism and sacrifice behind all the festivities. Here are some kid-friendly ways to celebrate the fun, and meaning, of Memorial Day.1) Flag Ceremony. With your child, draw a picture of the flag and hold a small ceremony as you hang it on your front door. Say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing a patriotic song, such as the national anthem (The Star Spangled Banner), or My Country 'Tis of Thee. 2) Attend a Parade.  If you cannot find a parade near you,...

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Baxter’s Corner® Recognized As 2019 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite

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Baxter’s Corner® Recognized As 2019 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite

Gerome Sticks His Neck Out Stands Out in Two Categories: Children’s Inspirational/Motivational and Picture Book - PreSchool The Independent Press Awards® has presented Baxter’s Corner’s® book, Gerome Sticks His Neck Out, with two Distinguished Favorite recognitions in the categories of Children’s Inspirational/Motivational and Picture Book – Pre-School.  "We are thrilled to earn these distinctions,” said Gerome Sticks His Neck Out author L.S.V. Baker. “This is further validation of our mission to create magical stories that are meaningful so that we help shape the character and values of young children.” Baxter’s Corner books are illustrated by M.E.B. Stottmann. In Gerome Sticks...

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Baxter’s Corner Starts A New Mother’s Day Tradition

Baxter’s Corner Starts A New Mother’s Day Tradition

Dinner is over, the flowers are in a vase and all of the presents have been opened. Baxter’s Corner suggests that this is a great time to plan a special “Mother’s Day Story Time” to read with your children, grandchildren and special friends. Baxter’s Corner books are developed to teach children positive social behaviors one story at a time. For Mother’s Day, you might choose Oakley in Knots. Oakley is a confused little octopus with a terrific story to tell that will help your children develop important social skills such as empathy, responsibility, resilience and relationship building. Oakley is just...

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