Category Archives: Children’s stories

Diversity and inclusion in books for kids: it needs to be on the radar screen

We’ve become a lot more diverse as a population in one generation in most parts of North America, and far more so in two generations. Speaking as a representative of the grandparent generation, when I was young, outside of big … Continue reading

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Terry Tractor takes a trip

Another Hugh story, for kids 2 -5.  Kids 3-5 might also like the Robby Robin stories. Terry Tractor Takes a trip A tractor named Terry lived in a barn near the sea,          with his friends the horses and lots … Continue reading

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Hugh Learns to Love Winter, a new pre-Robby Robin story

This story may appeal to kids 18 months – 3 years, especially if they’re not convinced that playing in the cold and the snow is a good idea!   Hugh Learns to Love Winter “Oh look,” said Daddy, “it’s snowing … Continue reading

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Hugh’s Missing Kitty

Another story for very small children, especially ones who want their kitties to like them.  Slightly older kids can check out Robby Robin stories.   Hugh’s Missing Kitty “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?           I can’t find … Continue reading

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Hugh’s missing Grandma

Another story for very small children, especially ones who like to play hide-and-go-seek with their grandmothers.  Slightly older kids can check out Robby Robin stories. ———————————————————————————————– Hugh’s Missing Grandma “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?         I … Continue reading

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Hugh’s Missing Truck, a pre-Robby Robin story

This is my first attempt to write for a grandson too young for Robby Robin. More to follow. ———————————————————————————————————– Hugh’s Missing Truck   “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?       I’ve lost my truck, the one that’s blue.”

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Robby Robin wins his first award; now he needs your help

I am excited to share the news that my first Robby Robin story, No More Worms For Supper, has won first place for Children’s Literature in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick annual literary competition.  I love the idea of calling … Continue reading

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