Ellen Buikema

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Ellen L. Buikema is a parent, writer, speaker and educator.

She received a M.Ed. specializing in Early Childhood from the University of Illinois in Chicago and has extensive post-graduate work in special education from Northeastern Illinois University.

She writes adult nonfiction and fiction for children, sprinkling humor everywhere possible. Ellen is the author of The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon series Parenting . . . A Work in Progress, and is writing a YA historical fiction novel, The Hobo Code.

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Ellen Buikema The next book I write will be a YA historical fiction. To do the best job possible of preparing myself for the genre jump from children's chapter book…moreThe next book I write will be a YA historical fiction. To do the best job possible of preparing myself for the genre jump from children's chapter books, I'll be reading YA books this summer. A few are: The Hunger Games bu Suzanne Collins, Early to Death, Early to Rise by Kim Harrison, Untouchable by Kate Brian, A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whilcomb, and Heist Society by Ally Carter.(less)
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6 Ways to Improve Children’s Listening Skills, Plus Games!

6 Ways to Improve Children’s Listening Skills, Plus Games!


We hear with our ears, but listening happens in the mind.


Hearing, we receive sounds. Listening requires more work. While hearing is an ability, listening is a learned skill easiest taught when children are young. The following suggestions can be used anywhere.

Let them choose the topic. If they expresses interest in a topic, show Read more of this blog post »
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Time for Margot to Go to Bed by Lieve Snellings
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What a marvelous story!
I enjoyed everything about this book. The multi talented Lieve Snellings uses nature photography to illustrate a lovely story of friendship. I recommend this book for all ages. It is adorable.
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The Oracle II ~ Doubtful Rays of the Sun by Joanna M. Pilatowicz
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Following her intuition, Jasmin looks for employment as a dancer across Europe. Thwarted by etheric forces attempting to shape her reality through dreams and daily existence, she pushes through her fears, not willing to be “swallowed up by life.” I h ...more
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Here or There by Joanna M. Pilatowicz
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Fascinating combination of worlds, dreaming and waking.

"She wanted to rest but her dreams had other plans." Imagine your past self reaching out to the present. Great story line. Fascinating characters. Diverse European settings.

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Because Whispers Matter by Jessie Swierski
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An important story for our times

This story beautifully illustrates the importance of speaking out rather than hiding the ugly truth about violence in relationships, both dating as well as marital. The author handles this sensitive topic very well in
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Wonderfully written historical fiction.

Sydney Avey’s story follows the descendants of her great grandmother, Nellie Belle Scott. Unsatisfied with traditional dictates, Nellie Belle marches westward searching for challenging work and the ability to tr
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