Capital Event 2017

Come join Carol, Rod and Cindy at the Arkansas State Capital in Little Rock Saturday December 2 for the annual Christmas tree lighting from 6-8pm to welcome Santa coming to town. Carol, Rod and Cindy will be reading their Christmas storybooks and singing Christmas carols.

 

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Story-tellers share children’s storybook “Twas The Mouse Before Christmas” written and illustrated by Carol Dabney. In English and Spanish. Spanish translation by teacher Cindy Reyes. Available in audiobook with song online at http://www.amazon.com write ‘Carol Dabney Music’ in the search. or click the links below:

https://www.amazon.com/Mouse-Before-Christmas-Carol-Dabney/dp/B0182XWYNM/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511270067&sr=8-8&keywords=Carol+Dabney+Music

 

 

This is Carol’s first Christmas storybook published in 2013. It has a cookie recipe and an original song on sheet music in the book. The audiobook has character voices read by Cindy, Carol and Rod along with the song “Christmas in Your Heart”

Hear the story and see the illustrations on UTUBE on the link below: So much fun. Thank you for supporting teacher-artist Carol Dabney.

 

Thanks for listening. Hope you enjoy this very fun story. Please leave a message. Send to a friend with children.

From our house to yours… Merry Christmas…-Carol Dabney

Carol at Holiday House

Also enjoy being a part of the Santa’s North Pole Holiday magical Adventureland each year in Jonesboro.

We have enjoyed sharing our story over the past 4 years at schools, libraries, festivals, nursing homes, annual Holiday House Santa event and the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Arkansas State Capital.

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The first time I read it was for a classroom at Schofield Army barracks in Hawaii. I also read at Ft. Lee when my daughter was stationed there. At home in Arkansas I travel the state and read with Cindy and Rod. Cindy and I are both teachers and love the classroom or school assembly events. Rod is a wonderful story-teller and has fun as the Singing Santa.

We will be presenting our story and music at the Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center Saturday December 16, 2017 at the 10am family story hour. You can get a book and we will personally sign it with your child’s name in it. Please share this with your friends and thank you for supporting local artist. It helps us continue our work.

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Merry Christmas 2017

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Fall 2017

 

This year 2017, my canvas paintings and stationary cards for Arkansas cotton was selected to be displayed in the Plantation Agricultural State Museum in Scott, Arkansas.

These are are some of the artwork that is displayed. My father’s first job as a young boy was picking cotton. This state attraction is located south of Little Rock, Arkansas at 4815 AR-161 in Scott.

Rod and I also sang there for the tractor expo, and sold some books, paintings and music.

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Then it was time for story-telling and “The Happy Pumpkin” storybook, which I revised this year into a BIG BOOK and added some more art.

I have a great deal of fun reading this story and singing through harvest time, Halloween and into Thanksgiving about a Pilgrim named Jack who sails to the new world to plant a pumpkin seed with a big idea about sharing his pumpkin seeds. A tribute to the American farmer. Oh my, Jack must water through the intense heat and watch over that little sprout through wind and weather till it finally grows to be a huge happy pumpkin. Thank you American farmers for all you do. Jack, like you, had a desire to feed a nation. Then, in his sharing, he receives what he hoped for most, someone to share his life with. Oh the simple pleasures of life- FAMILY! A wonderful book about hard work, sharing and faith. Book also has some healthy pumpkin treats, and see the seeds come out and a jack-o-lantern with a candle made into this happy pumpkin. Celebrate Thanksgiving by reading this book to your family year after year.

click link below to see all my storybooks.

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

 

Thank you for supporting artists like myself. To all Happy Fall. -Carol Dabney

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

There were fall festivals and schools and libraries to read and sing at.

I teach music at my school in the mornings, but if you live in central Arkansas, I am available to come and read for your child’s classroom, school assembly or event in the afternoons. Let me know. Have a bless fall.

Holiday Books written and illustrated by Carol Dabney.

Scott Plantation Settlement Fall Festival 2015

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale books, music and Pumpkin watercolor art

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale books, music and Pumpkin watercolor art. Tis the season to read pumpkin books.

http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Pumpkin-Patch-childrens-Thanksgiving/dp/1480236675/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Rod Ragsdale and his book booth of The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course

Rod Ragsdale and his book booth of The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course. Golf for children is a great family sport.

http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Andrew-Golf-Course-Adventure/dp/1514820870/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444479938&sr=1-1&keywords=rod+ragsdale

Carol Dabney cooking up something good for pioneer days at Scott's Pioneer Settlement

Carol Dabney cooking up something good for pioneer days at Scott’s Pioneer Settlement

Carol Dabney singing for the folks at the Scott's fall festival

Carol Dabney singing for the folks at the Scott’s fall festival

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

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

Playing our music. Original songs, plus country and gospel and patriotic music

Playing our music. Original songs, plus country and gospel and patriotic music

We got some local honey

We got some local honey

We admired local handsewn quilts

We admired local handsewn quilts

tasted honey butter freshly churnned

tasted honey butter freshly churnned

Canned goods by local gardeners

Canned goods by local gardeners

There was Hayrides for the kids. Viewed other nteresting automobiles of the past

There was Hayrides for the kids. Viewed other nteresting automobiles of the past

The beautiful white cotton grows in the south

The beautiful white cotton grows in the south

The baked goods were amazing

The baked goods were amazing

Blacksmith demonstration was really neat

Blacksmith demonstration was really neat

tours of the train station and about the cotton and other older buildings

tours of the train station and about the cotton and other older buildings

pioneer homes on the settlement in Scott Arkansas

pioneer homes on the settlement in Scott Arkansas

making something sweet naturally

making something sweet naturally

Of course there was a horse

Of course there was a horse

My cotton field watercolor painting

My cotton field watercolor painting

My pup and pumpkin watercolor painting

My pup and pumpkin watercolor painting. I will be reading the Happy Pumpkin, Patch story at the Good Earth Garden Center Pooches and Pumpkins Festival on Cantrell in Little Rock Arkansas Oct 17 2015 from 11-3 

Pumpkin books by local children's authors

Pumpkin books by local children’s authors

My watercolor pumpkins

My watercolor pumpkins

My Razorback Arkansas watercolor (Sold)

My Razorback Arkansas watercolor (Sold)

Rod Ragsdale book one of The Adventures of Andrew on the golf course 2015

Rod Ragsdale book one of The Adventures of Andrew on the golf course 2015

My Golf watercolor art

My Golf watercolor art

Rod Ragsdale book art by Carol Dabney

Rod Ragsdale book art by Carol Dabney

Scott Plantation Settlement Fall Festival

Scott Plantation Settlement Fall Festival

Summer Reading program at Williams library

Reading and music at Williams Library

Reading and music at Williams Library

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

Rod Ragsdale and his harmonica

Rod Ragsdale and his harmonica

dancing hula with the girls

dancing hula with the girls

Monarch Butterflies migrate to Mexico story time reading Bows and Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies migrate to Mexico story time reading Bows and Butterflies

Sing along

Sing along

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale

Love is Like Glue song

Love is Like Glue song

So music fun

So music fun

talking story together

talking story together

trying on Hawaiian leis and Mexican sombreros

trying on Hawaiian leis and Mexican sombreros

Only in our imagination can we go from Hawaii to Mexico in 30 minutes

Only in our imagination can we go from Hawaii to Mexico in 30 minutes

Rod sharing a joke upclose

Rod sharing a joke upclose

My story time and singing team Rod Ragsdale, Cindy Reyes and myself at a children's event in Little Rock

My reading team Rod Ragsdale, Cindy Reyes and myself at a children’s library event in Little Rock

Cindy Reyes has translated Bows and Butterflies in the beautiful Spanish language and it is in both the book and children can hear the bilingual story of Bows and Butterflies on the audiobook music CD as well.

Children's authors Donna Watkins and Carol Dabney working together on audiobook adventures for children.

Children’s authors Donna Watkins and Carol Dabney working together on audiobook adventures for children.

Donna Watkins wrote the words to On The Wings of Dreams for her story The Duck Adventures of Cheese and Quackers

Rod Ragsdale composed the music and we recorded the music at Blue Chair Recording Studio. Donna’s song went so well with my story Bows and Butterflies that she is sharing this beautiful song on my audiobook as well as hers. Her audiobook will be published soon. Go to Amazon.com and look at Donna Watkins children’s books.

Bows and Butterflies is a book and an audiobook with a song by Donna Watkins called On The Wings Of Dreams... recorded by Rod and Carol  find it online at amazon   write in the search box Carol Dabney music to find the audiobook story and song.

Bows and Butterflies is a book and an audiobook with a song by Donna Watkins called On The Wings Of Dreams… recorded by Rod and Carol find it online at amazon write in the search box Carol Dabney music to find the audiobook story and song.

http://www.amazon.com/Bows-Butterflies-Carol-Dabney-Ragsdale/dp/B012PN8DWG/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1439045959&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Carol+Dabney+music

Now children can listen to our stories and music as you drive in the car, on the way to school, on a trip. Read along with our books or just listen. Its fun and educational. Bows and Butterflies – book or audiobook CD. Your support helps us continue our work as local authors, artist and musicians.

We have enjoyed entertaining reading stories and playing music with children this summer at many libraries around the Little Rock area. If you have a party or event for children and want us to sing, read a fun story, and want to encourage children to read more, we can bring and sign our books personally to your children and its a gift your can give to each child at the end of the party that they can have in their home library. connect by emailing us at carol.dabney@yahoo.com

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

Hey Kids, Meet Carlos the Caterpillar!!!

I will be reading and singing for a meet the author event with several other local authors at the Hillary Clinton Children’s library Saturday June 6 from 10-noon. Mark your calendars if you live near by and have children that love to go to the library for story hour, music, crafts and snacks. They will be allowing me to sell and autograph books with your child’s name at this event. That’s new. So if you have been wanting my newest spring book “Bows and Butterflies” about Carlos the Caterpillar, this is the place. See a butterfly habitat and learn about the stages of a butterfly’s life. A special friendship with Jane who encourages Carlos to believe in his dreams to fly. Hear a new song “On The Wings of Dreams” composed by Donna Watkins and Rod Ragsdale.

Bows and Butterflies by Carol Dabney in English and Spanish. Spanish by Cindy Reyes

Bows and Butterflies by Carol Dabney in English and Spanish. Spanish by Cindy Reyes

New 2015 book  Bows and Butterflies by Carol Dabney

New 2015 book Bows and Butterflies by Carol Dabney

Speaking for the young author workshop in Little Rock April 2015

Speaking for the young author workshop in Little Rock April 2015

My story time and singing team Rod Ragsdale, Cindy Reyes and myself at a children's event in Little Rock

My story time and singing team Rod Ragsdale, Cindy Reyes and myself at a children’s event in Little Rock. 

Carol Dabney at Barnes and Nobles event Saturday August 9, 2014 4pm in Jonesboro, Arkansas

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Senior Moments Magazine Junes issue 2014

Senior Moments Magazine June issue 2014

Dance Me Home  a military love story by author Carol Dabney

Dance Me Home
a military love story

Author and composer Carol Dabney will join Senior Moments Magazine editor Dustin Hood as Barnes and Nobles host the Arkansas Alzheimer’s Association panel and author event Saturday August 9, 2014 from 4-6pm at the Jonesboro, Arkansas. Come and get an autographed copy of Dance Me Home by Carol Dabney in this special appearance at Turtle Creek Mall in Northeast Arkansas.

Military biography during the WWII era of the life of Robert Jones Junior and an inspirational love story. A Texas farm boy and his experiences fighting overseas. He returns to the love of his life, a beautiful young girl he met at a USO dance, thus the name Dance me Home. A family struggles with alcoholism, with an inspirational triumph discovery of faith. An unusual Alzheimer’s patient and the humorous way he handled what came his way. American history weaved into a wonderful love story of “True Grit.”

Dance Me Home and other books written by Carol Dabney also available online at Amazon.com and Amazon Kindle. caroldabney.com

Soldier  music composed by Carol Dabney a tribute to the American Soldier

Soldier
music composed by Carol Dabney
a tribute to the American Soldier

hear on KSSN DJ Taylor and his Homegrown country radio show out of Little Rock. Soldier music disc – a tribute to the American Soldier.

Barnes and Nobles Event August 2014. Dustin Hood -Editor of Senior Moments magazine and host of meet the author Carol Dabney and her book Dance Me Home at barnes and Nobles along with Alzheimer's informative panel

Barnes and Nobles Event August 2014. Dustin Hood -Editor of Senior Moments magazine and host of meet the author Carol Dabney and her book Dance Me Home at barnes and Nobles along with Alzheimer’s informative panel

Northeast Arkansas Writers Linda Nance and Donna Watkins  supportive writers

Northeast Arkansas Writers Linda Nance and Donna Watkins supportive writers

Barnes and Nobles Composer Carol Dabney presents her song SOLDIER which plays on KSSN radio Homegrown show in Little Rock

Barnes and Nobles Composer Carol Dabney presents her song SOLDIER which plays on KSSN radio Homegrown show in Little Rock

musician/businessman and friend Jerry Webb is one a several to support Carol at event in Aug 2014 Turtle Creek Mall Jonesboro Arkansas

musician/businessman and friend Jerry Webb is one a several to support Carol at event in Aug 2014 Turtle Creek Mall Jonesboro Arkansas

Grandson Noah Dabney Armstrong is the first to step up and receive an autographed copy of DANCE ME HOME

Grandson Noah Dabney Armstrong is the first to step up and receive an autographed copy of DANCE ME HOME