Carmen Oliver


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Carmen’s reading buddy was a yellow duck ride-on toy. Together, they wheeled around her world reading nursery rhymes by Mother Goose, poems from Shel Silverstein, and picture books by Dr. Seuss. With her grandmother, they read her favorite book Sandman’s Stories of Twinkle-Eyes before bed. At night, she dreamt about the mice characters living inside the kitchen pantry and the wily cat Puss that dogged their every move. Story was rooted inside of her and before long she began planting story seeds of her own.


She grew up in southern Manitoba, Canada, surrounded by lakes and prairie grasses. She built tree forts, caught tadpoles, sailed on homemade rafts and concocted mud pies and snow slushies. In high school, she anchored on the TV and radio
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Kentucky Book Festival How To Read With Your Kids

A huge thank you to the Kentucky Book Festival and Kentucky Humanities for including me and BEARS MAKE THE BEST WRITING BUDDIES, Illustrated by Jean Claude in the panel “How to Read With Your Kids.” My fellow panelists author Jessica Young and author Rita Lorraine Hubbard were joyful and fed off their jubilant and thoughtful responses to author/moderator Will Hillenbrand’s questions. A special tha

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