Bette A. Stevens

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in Suffren, NY, The United States
November 19

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Inspired by nature and human nature, author Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys writing, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and families, for childhood literacy and for the conservation of monarch butterflies (milkweed is the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).
Bette A. Stevens is the author of award-winning picture book AMAZING MATILDA; home/school resource, The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her debut novel, DOG BONE SOUP.

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Bette A. Stevens Hi, Thomas. My teaching experience definitely helped lead to the focus of bullying, not just by children, but by adults as well: poverty and prejudice…moreHi, Thomas. My teaching experience definitely helped lead to the focus of bullying, not just by children, but by adults as well: poverty and prejudice is a theme that remains front and center for me and I so appreciate you taking the time to chat and to value the book as a teacher. The short story prequel to Dog Bone Soup -- PURE TRASH was written specifically to open up discussion in the classroom. I taught grades 4-8 in California and Virginia (in three different socioeconomic communities) and found that the poor are relegated to an uphill struggle everywhere. That's why it's so important for adults to have their eyes open to fact that they do make a difference in the lives of children, whether it be for good or harm. I fear that I just found your question today and am so sorry about being late in responding. I am so glad to hear that you are a teacher and to know that you are making a difference in the lives of all of your students for the good. Thanks and blesssing, Bette (less)
Bette A. Stevens Not about me... but about many I've met through the years! Want to get those 'secrets' out in the open and perhaps make a difference in the lives of…moreNot about me... but about many I've met through the years! Want to get those 'secrets' out in the open and perhaps make a difference in the lives of kids who are bullied and intimidated because they are poor. Although DOG BONE SOUP takes place in the 1950s and 60s, poverty and prejudice is a theme that needs attention in our generation too! Thanks so much for asking, Catherine. (less)
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Enjoying another snow day at the farmstead in central Maine. This haiku is from my current work in progress—MY MAINE, Haiku Through the Seasons—a poetry collection schedule to be released early in 2019. The photo of field and forest (taken from the back patio at the farmstead) inspired me to write today’s featured haiku. “Snowfalls” is a […]
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Kitten and Butterfly is not only a delightful story of friendship, it ends with this poetic moral--"Not everyone can fly. But everyone can try. If you fall in the end, You may make a friend." This simple story is beautifully illustrated! Perfect for ...more
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I highly recommend Barbara Ann Mojica’s entire Little Miss History series a must-read for the children’s book shelf both at home and in the elementary classroom. Her latest addition, Little Miss History Travels to the North Pole, ranks top-tier on my ...more
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The restorative power of nature and the infinite love of our Maker resound in Hurdle’s poetry as she explores themes ranging from love, loneliness, loss and trauma to healing, grace, forgiveness and hope. “Songs of the Heartstrings” is a powerful poe ...more
" Voted for The Book Thief in PBS Great American Reads and sure look forward to reading Bridge of Clay. Will recommend to our book club. "
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Bette Stevens Sheri wrote: "Welcome Bette! Please spread the word also about my Award-winning Book "Cassie's Marvelous Music Lessons" and the upcoming early chapter book. For boy or girl, ages 3-8,

Best,
Sheri

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Will do, Sheri!


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Bette Stevens Martha wrote: "Great to be connecting with you Bette :)
Sincerely
Martha Perez"


Martha wrote: "Great to be connecting with you Bette :)
Sincerely
Martha Perez"


Same here, Martha. Have a great day!


Martha Perez Great to be connecting with you Bette :)
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Martha Perez


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Sheri Poe-Pape Welcome Bette! Please spread the word also about my Award-winning Book "Cassie's Marvelous Music Lessons" and the upcoming early chapter book. For boy or girl, ages 3-8,

Best,
Sheri

Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

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Bette Stevens Great to be connected! Thanks for the note...I've entered your Giveaway. Have a fantastic week, my new friend!


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