Free English-Russian Picture Book

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Today and tomorrow, Kitten in the Storm, my bilingual picture book, will be available for FREE on Kindle, in the English-Russian edition. This is the first volume in a series of children’s picture books which aims to teach vocabulary through a story. For this first volume, I used greetings and introductions.

Kitten in the Storm Kindle Book

Kitten in the Storm Kindle Book, English-Russian

Kitten in the Storm English-Russian was translated by a good friend of mine, Svetlana Rakova Striguniene. She and I had a lot of fun putting this together. I received good suggestions from her for the English text. As a German and English teacher by education, Svetlana knows a thing or two about languages and literature.

If you know anybody who is trying to learn Russian, please pass this along. This book, of course, can also be used by Russians trying to learn English. Reading is the key to learning and practicing vocabulary in any language.

Thanks for checking Kitten in the Storm English-Russian out!

My Latest Book, Life in the Smoky Mountains

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My latest book is out, available in paperback and Kindle formats: Life in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg Through the Eyes of A Local.

February 5-8 (so starting tomorrow), the Kindle book will be free.

Please share with your travel-loving friends.

Life in the Smoky Mountains


This book is a collection of my newspaper columns, a travelogue of my staycation as a local in a tourist town, a collection of essays about life in the Smokies.

It covers homeschooling indirectly, as I share the activities we do in the Smokies with our preschool and early elementary children.

101 Tips for Kindergarten at Home – FREE Kindle Book

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It’s finally here! 101 Tips for Kindergarten at Home, the second volume in my How to Homeschool series, is available now on Amazon, on Kindle and in paperback. During this season of giving, I am making it available for free. Please read on.

101 Tips for Kindergarten at Home welcomes parents into the official world of homeschooling their children.

101 Tips for Kindergarten at Home

Ten chapters share ten tips each. The eleventh chapter shares tip #101. It’s an easy-to-read format, quick and to the point. Who has time to read hundreds of pages while taking care of children and keeping house?  Continue reading »