I am painting spring time with acrylic on canvas and children’s wall murals. Scripture art to help you memorize your favorite bible verses. Here are some wonderful children’s books about characters of the bible and their animal side kicks. Animal adventures you will enjoy reading to young children at bedtime. Order from my Etsy site Carol Dabney online store, or on private message me on Facebook. Make a special order.
Two storybooks and Cd music with audiobooks and music $30.
Scripture art sample. I can make your favorite verse with flowers and butterfly.
Ruthy’s reading Room on Youtube is a favorite with children, as she presents stories from children’s authors from around the world with whimsical visual additions to each story. Subscribe to her channel on Youtube and you’ll be notified of story times so you and your children can enjoy all of Ruthy’s storytime adventures. I’m so honored that she has chosen a second book that I have written during the 2020 Christmas season. So sit back and enjoy “Twas The Mouse Before Christmas” a Christmas Tail written by Carol Dabney and presented by Ruthy’s Reading Room. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjFDXZr6AUQ
You may want to read along with your own book found on Amazon, which will give you the English and Spanish versions of the book in one, along with a great chocolate cookie recipe to bake with Harold, the mouse.
available on Amazon books and music
Thank you for your support. Merry Christmas -Carol Dabney
Children learn so much at a young age when they are read to. It opens up a whole new world that is beyond what they see every day. It dives into their unrealized imaginations and gives them ideas of where they can begin to discover who they are and what dreams they might have in the future.
A book is one of the most single greatest gifts you can give a child. Reading to them is the second best. Time together, turning the pages, looking at the illustrations and learning what this story has to give.
As a children’s author, I hope to give my early learners adventurous information in a variety of entertaining ways. I want to give them a lesson of value as they explore what merely seems like a fun adventure.
Some of my short stories are in poetic form because I am also a composer. I started with ‘Twas the Mouse Before Christmas’ in 2013. I had a little Christmas mouse who wanted to give by baking cookies for Santa. In the story Herald is a busy little mouse working very hard to make Christmas wonderful for everyone around him. You’ll find a great cookie recipe in this book and a suggestion to bake on Christmas Eve, set the cookies out for Santa and go to bed early.
“The Christmas Animals Used by God” is an interactive poetic story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. It is a fun biblical account where children get to walk along with the Donkey, and knock at the inn keepers door and make the sound of the animals in the manger as they greet the newborn baby Jesus. Many of these stories are also translated into Spanish by my sister Cindy Dabney Reyes.
All these stories are found on Amazon
My newest story was launch in April of 2020, during Covid-19 , which means it has not had a chance to be presented personally, YET! but it is a wonderful story of friendship and encouragement through difficult times. You can get “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight” from local Little Rock publisher Erin Wood by going to etaliapress.com
Thank you for supporting me, local author and teacher . I look forward to a time to present story time in person, until then, please find me singing and reading for children on my YouTube channel dabohana.
Hey Kids! Ruthy’s Reading Room will be making a special children’s story time presentation about “BUTTERFLY DREAMS, A Friendship Takes Flight” by author/illustrator Carol Dabney beginning Sunday August 30, 2020 on YouTube. Share and Subscribe and that way you are sure to get the notifications whenever children’s stories are read online at Ruthy’s Reading Room. Ruthy’s Reading Room is a popular and very special program produced in Canada.
Butterfly Dreams is a children’s story about friendship and the amazing monarch butterflies. You may purchase a copy by contacting publisher Erin Wood at etaliapress.com
you can receive a signed copy and have an option to purchase the song “Butterflies and Honeybees”
or you can purchase on Amazon
When you purchase a local author or artist work, you make it possible for them to continue creating and producing stories, music and educational entertainment for a whole new generation to enjoy.
I am a music teacher and love to watch how children react to hearing my stories and songs. During Covid-19 we are doing programs on YouTube and Zoom. I look forward to the day when we can meet at the libraries, and school assemblies for fun reading programs.
Thank you so much for all who have added my children’s stories to your home libraries.
Hear songs with puppets by going to Youtube at DabOhana Carol Dabney. A little 2 minute introduction by the author…
Children love to dress up and have a grand event to attend. You can make this happen whenever you are ready.
Sometimes tea time with Miss Carol is a story and song time… about a different kind of tee time. Golf! Hear Rod Ragsdale’s children storybook adventures about Andrew on the golf course during Tea Time with Miss Carol.
Miss Carol also has Tea Time Sunday School Adventures. That’s right, while we are social distancing because of the Coronavirus Pandemic we need to be creative about having church at home for children. Here are some animal parables that are fun and have character values, plus there is always a song. “SundaySchoolatHome #caroldabney.com
“Wanda, the Whale Used by God” is a whale of a Tale written by Miss Carol and Everett O. Martindale. Its about Jonah and the Big Fish. About disobedience and forgiveness. Kids usually love the song “Jonah Did” composed by Miss Carol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCnWxnORTOM&t=529s
Wisdom, the Elephant Used by God” written by Carol Dabney and Everett O. Martindale. About Noah and the Ark. God is leading all the animals to the ark, and Wisdom is a little elephant that is following the call of God. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVnhtjAgDIk&t=91s Children can sing along to the song “I Will Follow” composed by Miss Carol.
Carol Dabney is a music teacher and staying connected with her students by making music videos on YouTube and sometimes Facetime and Zooming private Tea Times. #FamilyFun #AdventureStories #SundaySchoolatHome #TeaTimeWithMissCarol #CoronavirusSingingSolutionsForKids #socialdistancing
Carol is an author and illustrator, published by Et Alia Press. She has a wonderful new children’s storybook “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight” about friendship and encouragement and changes. Small children will also learn about the life-cycle of the amazing monarchs. Available at Amazon and at etaliapress.com
Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale -musicians and children’s authors.
dabohana on YouTube you will find more music for children from Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale.
Want to see a mouse play the harmonica? Marvin the mouse (aka Mr. Rod) plays as good as Mr. Rod, making a fun time for all as Miss Carol encourages practicing our music at home during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Nursery Rhymes, interactive and gospel songs for children with Carol Dabney and her partner Rod Ragsdale playing instruments, utilizing puppets and art and reading stories your children will enjoy watching, especially during this pandemic and home schooling. Educational entertainment for preschool age children that is fun and wholesome for the whole family. There are adventures on the farm, imaginary travels to Hawaii, tiny bible lessons and Tea Time stories.
So many of us are still trying to figure out where we’ll go for spring break . . . the dining room, the living room, under the bed . . . So how fun that today, children’s music teacher and author of BUTTERFLY DREAMS: A Friendship Takes Flight, Miss Carol Dabney, is taking us to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii! First, she sings the Hukilau Song, then Baby Shark, and finally Five Green and Speckled Frogs. If you have kiddos to entertain, you’ll love her daily updates to her Youtube channel. Thank you, Miss Carol, for continuing to connect and teach! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bqa9LxJhyw&t=3s
Coronavirus Singing Solutions for kids with Miss Carol coming to you from a corner in her home. Painting backdrops and using every puppet she and Mr. Rod have to create an entertaining way for small children to learn through music and story. Please share youtube links with families and lets all have a laugh and a song.
Let’s travel for spring break in our imaginations.
Miss Carol will be reading her new storybook “Butterfly Dreams, a friendship takes flight.” Very soon… until then you can preorder books in time to place inside your child’s Easter basket. Thank you for your support.
A story of friendship. What a sweet gift for children, just in time to tuck into their Easter baskets. My preorder link is up if you want to get a copy of my new children’s storybook Butterfly Dreams, along with an original song “Butterflies and Honeybees” It’s the only way to get a copy for awhile. Please check it out and share with friends. https://www.etaliapress.com/new-products/butterflydreams
Thank you for supporting local authors and artists.
Butterfly Dreams: A Friendship Takes Flight — Et Alia Press, written and illustrated by Carol Dabney . NOW IN PREORDER. Order today and receive your personally signed book late March/early April. ON SALE APRIL 2, just in time for Easter baskets. 8.5 x 11, Premium Color Paperback, 32 pages. etaliapress.com.
Book gift for Easter baskets
Children will have fun spotting tiny creatures in this colorful storybook, such as ducks, bunnies, frogs, honeybees, and an adorable tag-a-long pup named Rags.
If you are in Little Rock plan to bring your family to the launch reading presentation at the Children’s Library and Learning Center Saturday April 4th beginning at 2pm. Bring your wings and be ready to sing along too!
Et Alia Press February 14 , 2020· Happy Valentine’s Day! Since some of the best love is that between friends, today we’re revealing the cover of Butterfly Dreams: A Friendship Takes Flight by Little Rock’s beloved children’s music teacher Carol Dabney. And… A first for Et Alia, our storybook also has an original song, a single, “Butterflies and Honeybees,” composed and sung by Carol. Preorder your signed copies today and receive them in time to tuck into all your littles’ Easter baskets. 🦋
We all have dreams, but what if they are too big?
After Lily-Jane helps her grandmother build a butterfly habitat, a close look at a caterpillar’s spots sends her stumbling in disbelief. “Me llamo Carlos,” says the charming little caterpillar, and an extraordinary friendship is born. But when Carlos becomes trapped in his chrysalis, his dream of wings seems more out of reach than ever before.
As readers discover the tremendous power of encouraging words to nurture a friend past paralyzing self-doubt even when it means letting them go to fulfill their destiny, Carlos learns whether friendship and faith are enough to help him soar on the wings of a dream that may be just the right size.
Carol Dabney creating the cover art for her storybook “Butterfly Dreams” a friendship takes flight. To be published Spring 2020.