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Oakley the Octopus Likes to Swim

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Oakley the Octopus Likes to Swim

From the Around the Corner Newsletter Issue 6:     I was born in the ocean, so I’ve been swimming for as long as I can remember. At first, I did not like to swim very much. As the youngest child in my family, I could not keep up with my older brothers and sisters. I was always the last one to arrive whenever our family would go to the Dolphin Dive to listen to music, and I would come in last whenever we raced.     I was about to give up. Then my mother told me a secret. Imagine my surprise...

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The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Baxter’s Corner Books Among the Best Family-Friendly Education Products

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The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Baxter’s Corner Books Among the Best Family-Friendly Education Products

Louisville, KY (September 6, 2018) – Baxter’s Corner® is honored to announce that its collection of six children’s books with matching products have earned the prestigious Gold Mom’s Choice Award (MCA). Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, the books have been deemed to be among the best educational products for families. The five Baxter’s Corner books to earn the Mom’s Choice Award for 2018 are Ellema Sneezes, Oakley in Knots, Sideways Fred, What a Tree It Will Be! and Ally Alone. The sixth book, Gerome Sticks His Neck Out, earned the Mom’s Choice Award in 2017....

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Mr. Marvin McBoom on How to Help Children Succeed in School

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Mr. Marvin McBoom on How to Help Children Succeed in School

From the Around the Corner Newsletter, Issue 5: As a teacher, this is my favorite time of year! In my classroom, learning is an adventure. We explore new subjects and discover things we did not know before.Children naturally want to learn. However, a focus on grade performance can produce stress and anxiety that might cause them to miss learning. To help your children succeed in school, you can celebrate their accomplishments, help them identify their strengths and encourage them to keep trying when they miss the mark.One suggestion is to have brief One Thing I Learned Today sessions in the car, at...

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Baxter's Corner Book Selected for 2018 Kentucky Book Fair

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Baxter's Corner Book Selected for 2018 Kentucky Book Fair

The Kentucky Humanities Council has selected a children’s book published by Louisville-based Baxter’s Corner to be part of the 2018 Kentucky Book Fair scheduled for the Kentucky Horse Park, November 17, 2018. Written by Chief Pencil (author) Linda Baker and illustrated by Chief Crayon (illustrator) and Baxter’s Corner Managing Partner Mary Ellen Stottmann, Gerome Sticks His Neck Out is the story of a shy giraffe who chooses to step out of his comfort zone to help someone who is being bullied. Along the way, he discovers the benefits of his height and makes a new friend. Gerome Sticks His Neck...

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Baxter's Corner Book Receives International Book Excellence Award

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Baxter's Corner Book Receives International Book Excellence Award

Literary Excellence Incorporated, founder and sponsor of the Book Excellence Awards, has announced that Baxter’s Corner Collection I book, What A Tree It Will Be!, is the winner of the 2018 Book Excellence Awards Competition in the category of Picture Book, ages 4-8. What a Tree It Will Be! is a children’s book about an orangutan teacher who leads his class of diverse animal characters through the decoration of a Christmas tree and teaches them the valuable lesson of how important cooperation is in any endeavor. What a Tree is one of six Baxter’s Corner titles that include Ally Alone,...

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