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Margaret Welwood

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My granddaughter Tina may be the only one who missed the school bus that cold morning because she and her grandma were engaged in populating a pink roomed bug hotel. There were only two guests, and we two storytellers wrestled with the author's universal dilemma—having given our heroes a worthy obstacle, what do we (and they) do next?

As a child without knowledge of sensors or security, I used to imagine myself hiding at the library until it was closed, then sneaking out into the stacks and reading all night . . .

because I love stories!

When our children were little I was the story lady during the morning church service, and now I’m a volunteer story reader at various venues. As well, I taught English as a Second Language to adults for year

Do stories have any rivals when it comes to learning to empathize with those who are like us—and with those who are not like us, but still have the same feelings? I’m reminded of a friend who grew up in an environment that might be termed “difficult.” He went on to become both an advocate […]
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Marie and Mr. Bee

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Little Bunny's Own Storybook

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Scissortown [Life Application]

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Soft, glowing pictures and a warm, gentle story invite the Christ Child into the world and young listeners into the miracle of His birth.
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"This book will give you goosebumps. Weary and cold animals make room for their natural enemies on a winter night. A donkey brings Mary and Joseph there... and Jesus is born in the stable where there is room for everyone."
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"This is simply what Christmas should be all about!

The tree, presents, garland, etc. are nice; but, we always need to remember, that Christmas is the birth of a Child.

The Christ Child, who came down to Earth - to save us all!"
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I May Not Be Like You, But We Could Be Friends by Sabrena Bishop
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This book is about friendship, but Bishop does not actually suggest that young readers and listeners try making friends with someone who is different until the end. Rather, she shows how differences that are so painfully obvious need not be barriers— ...more
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Why Did You Choose Me? by Katie Cruice Smith
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“Why did you choose me?” What an important question! And it’s one that adoptive parents would do well to consider before their children ask it. An adoptive mother of three, Smith replies to her imperfect 😊 daughter’s query with rhyme and humor. The c ...more
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Margaret Welwood Not a problem. Willing to give it a shot.

message 9: by Steve

Steve King Hi Margaret--

Didn't mean to request a review from you so soon----you are the first children's author I have come across on Goodreads. Wanted to explain.

Steve :)

message 8: by Margaret (last edited May 21, 2015 08:50PM)

Margaret Welwood Yes, and perhaps you'd like to read mine (a 32-page picture book).Scissortown with Life Application
Scissortown with Faith-Based Application

message 7: by Steve

Steve King Margaret---I have one children's story. Would you be interested in reviewing it one day?----it is 30 pages---or at least reading it?

thx, Steve :)

Margaret Welwood Thank you. One of those strange people, eh? :)

message 5: by Bryan

Bryan Pentelow I have just put up another FREE READ which you may find interesting. Title 'My mother was a skiver'. I am one of thoes strange people who have public speaking as a hobby and have a stock of past speaking assignments which I have been looking for an out let to use them. This is the first, If you like it there are more where that came from. FREE READS are open to anyone who requests them so please spread the word.

Margaret Welwood I'm so glad you'll recommend my books to your grandchildren! Thank you! E-mailing you now.

message 3: by Bryan

Bryan Pentelow Thanks for replying to my post. I will recommend your books to my grand children who soak up reading like sand in a desert. If you would like a free read drop me an email at and I will send my current free reads by return. Once again thanks for the contact and more power to your pen.

Margaret Welwood That makes sense, especially the point about not liking a book doesn't mean it isn't good (by someone else's standards).

message 1: by Diana (last edited May 15, 2015 08:03AM)

Diana Rising Thanks for friending with me! I don't see how to answer your comment in the friend request, so I'll put it here. I guess I lack confidence in my judgement on a book too much to give low ratings, so I have only given two or three 3's and a few 4's. Me not liking a book doesn't mean it isn't good, it depends on my preferences and mood at the time I'm reading. Anyway, if I finish a book, I usually loved something about it, and I mention a few of those points in my reviews.
Maybe as I see more reviews from others and improve my reviewing I'll feel more confident to put a 2 or 3 review. But, until then, I mostly just don't review books that I didn't like.

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