Christmas…singing to the very young and the very old

Arkansas State Capital annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. We read our Christmas book and sang Christmas carols. “The capital event is always a highlight of the season for us.”Authors and musicians Carol Dabney, Cindy Reyes and Rod Ragsdale sharing their story-telling and musical gifts with the very young and the very old…We read at schools and nursing homes all season…we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas 2015.

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Reading our storybook with Herald the mouse on my lap at the Nixon Library in Jacksonville. The kids come there after school and have dinner while we read.

Entertained at Lakewood Nursing Home in North Little Rock. One gentlemen loved the patriotic songs, he kept tip toeing his wheelchair closer and closer to me singing along.

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WE read in English and Spanish for students at E-Stem. They were studying different languages. We sang a few extra songs in Spanish as well. They had lots of great questions and were most amazing young people. Gave us a fun send off too. Thank you teacher Michelle Hanvey.

 

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Sang at Elmcroft Seniors. We sing there twice a month and getting to know the residents. Having a great deal of fun each time.

Clinton Library and Learning Center. Lots of my music students came to this event and that made me very happy. I am very blessed to teach at St Mark Day School

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Reading our stories in Byrant for a daycare. so adorable and good listeners too

Scott Plantation Festival 2015

Rod Ragsdale playing his guitar and harmonica at the Plantation Festival 2015

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Santa’s North Pole at turtle Creek Mall in Jonesboro. This little cutie is a #1 Carol Dabney fan for sure. She comes to so many of my events and has all my books, and she is not even two yet… They live in the Northeast area where I came from but travel to the Good Earth Pooches and Pumpkins in central Arkansas every fall and other places I announce. I just love her!

I was honored to be the Special guest speaker at the First Baptist Women’s Cup of Christmas Joy near Scott. Thank you ladies for this opportunity. However I did miss my two side kicks: Rod and Cindy. This was a solo act. I spoke about being a writer and ¬†about my first illustration which was my Christmas book and sang a few songs. Introduced my animal parable series, which I think is so sweet and hope folks will begun to enjoy as much as they do the Christmas book

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Rod likes to break out the Magic tricks at schools. We were in England and they children were in awe.

We played in Nashville Grill and then it was time to pack it up and go have Christmas by the fireplace with the grandkids. Egg nog time and watching Its a Wonderful Life (my favorite) in our PJs. Merry Christmas and God bless us everyone… Young and old.

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It Doesn’t have to snow for all of us to know

Christmas in your heart can last the whole year round. It doesn’t have to wait till the frost is on the ground.

from Manhattan’s frosty snow to Hawaii’s ocean mist, there’s one things I know you don’t need… mistletoe to kiss…

don’t need a Christmas tree for all of us to see

Christmas is like home, with love so strong

no matter where you roam to last your whole life long.

It’s not the tinsel not the toys

not just for little girls and boys

not just for the young you see but for anyone who can BELIEVE.

Carol Dabney

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Summer Music Programs at Clinton’s Children’s Library

Rod Ragsdale and Carol Dabney play music for children's hour at the Hillary Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center

Rod Ragsdale and Carol Dabney play music for children’s hour at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale will be playing music during children’s story hour Monday August 3 and Monday August 10th at 10am and 11am Summer Children’s programs at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dabney and Ragsdale compose and record music and audiobooks for children. They also teach music on request guitar, piano, harmonica and ukulele. They sing at private birthday parties, luaus and special events.

Children enjoy interactive music time with Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale June 30

Children enjoy interactive music time with Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale June 30

children singing and dancing with Miss Carol

children singing and dancing with Miss Carol

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale having fun playing music for children

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale having fun playing music for children

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale having fun playing games during story hour at the Children's Library June 30, 2015

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale having fun playing games during story hour at the Children’s Library June 30, 2015

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale will be playing interactive music with children again August 3 and August 10th and 10am and 11am at the Hillary Clinton Children's Library.

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale will be playing interactive music with children again August 3 and August 10th and 10am and 11am at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library.

http://www.amazon.com/author/dabneycdbooks

Christmas bedtime story read at schools

Authors Carol Dabney and Cindy Reyes read with much laughter at schools: Don Roberts, North Heights, Brady and Bryant, Arkansas. From Private parties to the Arkansas State Capital the sisters are reading with holiday cheer about Harold a little mouse who bakes the first cookies left out for Santa on Christmas Eve. The beginning of a fun family tradition stated with a little mouse who is excited about Christmas. The book includes a cookie recipe and a Christmas song penned by Dabney “Christmas in your Heart.”

The sisters will be presenting the bedtime story book at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center Saturday December 13 at 10am, and again that same day at the Knowledge Tree Store on University Avenue at 2pm. Carol will bring her ukulele and Christmas carols will sure to bring smiles to the children.

Cindy is a retired Little Rock Spanish teacher and the book includes the Spanish as well as the English. Cindy is the mother of three and has six grand children. Carol is the music teacher at St Mark’s Day School and is the mother of five and grandmother of soon to be three grandchildren.

The storybook is available on http://www.amazon.com type in Carol Dabney or Twas the Mouse Before Christmas or just click on picture below:

http://www.amazon.com/Twas-Mouse-Before-Christmas-Tail/dp/1477608370/ref=la_B0056B1AFW_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418004268&sr=1-7

Twas the Mouse before Christmas read at Little Rocks schools

Twas the Mouse before Christmas read at Little Rocks schools

Carol Dabney reads the English

Carol Dabney reads the English

Cindy Reyes reads the Spanish

Cindy Reyes reads the Spanish

Christmas Book

http://www.amazon.com/Carol-Dabney/e/B0056B1AFW

Arkansas State Capital reading presentation annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec 6, 2014

Arkansas State Capital reading presentation annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec 6, 2014

Carol Dabney and Cindy Reyes reading Twas the Mouse Before Christmas in English and Spanish. Book and Mouse available at the capital gift shop  in Little Rock till Dec 17, 2014

Carol Dabney and Cindy Reyes reading Twas the Mouse Before Christmas in English and Spanish. Book and Mouse available at the capital gift shop in Little Rock till Dec 17, 2014

Carol Dabney children’s holiday books

Carol Dabney reading at the Family Festival in Little Rock Arkansas at the Clinton Presidential Park Spring 2014

Carol Dabney reading at the Family Festival in Little Rock Arkansas at the Clinton Presidential Park Spring 2014

Carol Dabney will be presenting holiday story times Saturday Oct 18 at the Good Earth Garden Center in Little Rock Arkansas on Cantrell from 9-3pm at the Pooches and Pumpkin Festival event. She will be singing with her ukulele and reading two stories she has written “The Happy Pumpkin Patch” and “Growing Bows”
And a musical reading of Twas the Mouse Before Christmas story in both English and Spanish presented with Cindy Reyes during the 10am story time at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center Saturday December 13 2014. available for private parties.

Dabney books available on Amazon kindle

Dabney books available on Amazon kindle

Christmas story Twas The Mouse Before Christmas 2013

Christmas story
Twas The Mouse Before Christmas 2013


Harold the Christmas Mouse and book will be with me when I read this holiday season.

Harold the Christmas Mouse and book will be with me when I read this holiday season.


http://www.amazon.com/Twas-Mouse-Before-Christmas-Tail/dp/1477608370/ref=la_B0056B1AFW_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410019423&sr=1-16

holiday book  also available at https://www.amazon.com/author/dabbneycdbooks

holiday book also available at
https://www.amazon.com/author/dabbneycdbooks


http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Pumpkin-Patch-Carol-Dabney-ebook/dp/B00G9MZ2HE/ref=la_B0056B1AFW_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410019292&sr=1-1

Easy One click to purchase. available online Amazon

Growing Bows to be published fall of 2014 written and illustrated by Carol Dabney

Growing Bows to be published fall of 2014 written and illustrated by Carol Dabney

Carol Dabney and Cindy Reyes reading in English and Spanish to children in Little Rock 2014

Carol Dabney and Cindy Reyes reading in English and Spanish to children in Little Rock 2014

Clinton Library Luau

Carol Dabney presents hula at the Hillary Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Carol Dabney presents hula at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Hawaiian hula at the hillary Clinton Children's Library and Learning center in Little Rock, Arkansas with children's author singer Carol Dabney Aug 30, 2014

Hawaiian hula at the hillary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning center in Little Rock, Arkansas with children’s author singer Carol Dabney Aug 30, 2014

READing at the Clinton's children's library in Little Rock with children's author Carol Dabney.  Next program will be saturday December 13 2014 at 10am

READing at the Clinton’s children’s library in Little Rock with children’s author Carol Dabney. Next program will be saturday December 13 2014 at 10am

carol Dabney a music teacher in Little rock shares several musical instruments at the Hillary Clinton Library with children in the little Rock area. She read a story titled the Magic ukulele that she brought back from a recent trip to Hawaii. 2014, and played music with her ukulele.

carol Dabney a music teacher in Little rock shares several musical instruments at the Hillary Clinton Library with children in the little Rock area. She read a story titled the Magic ukulele that she brought back from a recent trip to Hawaii. 2014, and played music with her ukulele.

Carol shared story of Military Mommy, her daughter who is now a captain in the US Army. The little boy on the cover is now eight years old and would be joining them at the library event. His mom was presently deployed.

Carol shared story of Military Mommy, her daughter who is now a captain in the US Army. The little boy on the cover is now eight years old and would be joining them at the library event. His mom was presently deployed.

Noah and little sister Aliyah reunite after living apart for months while their military mommy is on deployment. When the two year saw her big brother at the library event, she yelled "My Noah, My Noah!" as she made her way up the theater steps and into his arms.  The audience applauded. It was very touching.

Noah and little sister Aliyah reunite after living apart for months while their military mommy is on deployment. When the two year saw her big brother at the library event, she yelled “My Noah, My Noah!” as she made her way up the theater steps and into his arms. The audience applauded. It was very touching.

Hula at the Little Rock Clinton Library with children sharing stories, music and dance of Hawaii.

Hula at the Little Rock Clinton Library with children sharing stories, music and dance of Hawaii.