The Story Reading Apes Nephew JoJo presents his New KIDS KORNER Section



Welcome to KIDS KORNER

You can find books to read either by Browsing, or, by clicking on the titles in the drop down menu on the right column

You can also:

Go to the main Authors blog by clicking on my Reading Logo on the right column


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4 comments on “About

  1. Janet Ruth Heller
    September 9, 2013

    Dear Jo Marshall,

    I read about your website on Linked-In. If you are interested, I would like to send you my award-winning book for children about bullying, How the Moon Regained Her Shape. Sylvan Dell Publishing originally published the hardcover edition in 2006, followed by the first paperback edition in 2007; the e-book, audio, and Spanish e-book in 2008; and the third paperback edition and iPad app in 2012. I hope that you will review my book on your website.

    How the Moon Regained Her Shape is a legend influenced by Native American folktales that explains why the moon changes shape and helps children deal with bullies. The sun insults the moon, and the moon feels so badly hurt that she shrinks and leaves the sky. The moon turns to her comet friend and her many friends on earth to comfort her. Her friends include rabbits and Native American men and women. Then she regains her full shape, happiness, and self-esteem, and she returns to her orbit. An educational appendix gives advice about bullying, scientific information about the moon, information about Native American culture, and ideas for related activities for children.

    I was bullied when I was in elementary school, and I wrote How the Moon Regained Her Shape to help other children so that they would not have to suffer for years, as I did. I have done research on the topic of bullying, and I have spoken about bullying and read my book at many schools, libraries, bookstores, and conferences. I also give creative writing workshops for children and for adults.

    Illustrator Ben Hodson won a Benjamin Franklin Award for this book’s artwork in 2007. How the Moon Regained Her Shape also won a Book Sense Pick (2006), a Children’s Choices award (2007), and a Gold Medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards (2007). The book was also a finalist for the Oregon Reading Association’s 2009 Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award.

    I have a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. I have published poetry, fiction, literary criticism, and essays. Anaphora Literary Press published my poetry book Folk Concert: Changing Times (2012). Finishing Line Press published my poetry book Traffic Stop (2011). My scholarly book, Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and the Reader of Drama, was published by the University of Missouri Press (1990). I am President of the Michigan College English Association.

    I can send you a link to the e-book, or I can send you a hard copy if you give me a good address for you. Just let me know which you prefer.

    Best wishes!

    Janet Heller, Ph.D.
    Portage MI 49024
    e-mail is
    Website is

  2. jjspina
    March 14, 2014

    Hi Chris, Can I send you my new book cover to add to Kidz Corner?

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