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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Carol Dabney children’s author and singer will be reading and singing with sister Cindy Reyes in English and Spanish for several Library Summer 2015 fun reading programs
Saturday June 6 at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center from 10-noon. Local Author Roundup. story time, music, arts and craft. 4800 West 10th Street Little Rock Arkansas 501-978-3870
June 30 children’s story hour at 10am at Hillary Clinton Children’s Library.
Wednesday July 15 at the Nixon Library 703 West Main Street in Jacksonville Arkansas story hour at 10:30am
Tuesday July 28 at the Williams Library in Little Rock 1800 Chester Street at 10:30am story hour
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.
The Arkansas chapter had their 2015 kick-off banquet May 6 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. The announcement was made that this years Walk for the cure will be held Saturday Oct 17.
for more information contact Jane Gunter or Sherry Pearce at Alz.org
Join us in the walk to find a cure
Bows and Butterflies is here for Spring 2015. A story about a little girl who creates a butterfly habitat with milkweed plants and butterfly houses, befriends a caterpillar named Carlos. Carlos has lots of personality and a big dream to fly. Children will be entertained while learning the stages of a butterfly’s life. Learn about the metamorphosis from egg to butterfly and the migration of the Monarchs. Go through emotional ups and downs with Carlos as Jane encourages him to believe in his dreams. Sold online at Amazon
I am so excited to be as to a guest on Through The Looking Glass radio show this coming Saturday night with Kinia Colbert. I have some new children’s books in the works: “Growing Bows and Butterflies” about a caterpillar named Carlos who has lots of personality and big dreams. We watch Carlos go through the many stages of a butterfly’s life from egg to the beautiful winged creature migrating to Mexico for the winter. This story has a wonderful song that goes with it, written by wordsmith Donna Watkins and composer Rod Ragsdale called “On The Wings Of Dreams” We have all become a team this past year working on several stories about winged creatures such as honeybees, birds and butterflies.
Also new this Spring is “Why We Walk” a book for young children to help them understand the Alzheimer’s Disease. Many of my stories are bilingual translated by Cindy Reyes, which adds an enriching cultural experience to young children. We read all fall and straight through Christmas all around the Little Rock area and the children enjoyed our interactive programs which now has stuffed animals and puppets and of course music.
I am very excited to be working at Blue Chair Recording Studio with musician Rod Ragsdale who has helped composed several songs for our Animals Used By God Series created by Everett O. Martindale and myself. These books will be audiobooks with songs. Rod adds guitar and harmonica as well as vocals to our presentations.
One of our most exciting events was presenting Christmas music and Twas The Mouse before Christmas at the Arkansas State Capital at their annual Christmas Tree Lighting in December.
Events coming up is a children’s writers workshop at the children’s library Monday afternoon March 23.
Saturday March 28 is the Central Arkansas Fiction Writers meeting. Other authors such as Heather Sutherlin and others in this writers group have pulled together sharing ideas and helping each other. I love Indie Publishers writers and illustrators.
Saturday April 11 we will be presenting a story and song for the Junior League Little Readers Rocks at the Children’s Library.
I will be attending the Craighead County Author Fair in Jonesboro April 18 and NEA Writers meeting with Linda Nance and Donna Watkins. So many people helped me learn along the way.
St Paul Public Library has invited me to read for their summer reading program June 13.
and a Meet the Author event Saturday June 20 at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library in Little Rock
I received a contract from Mockingbird Lane Press this week, to look over for them to become my publishers, for my father’s biography “Dance Me Home.” It was endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association last year and featured in Senior Moments Magazine. Editor Dustin Hood introduced me at a Barnes and Nobles meet the author event last August.
I illustrated pictured for children’s author Dale Black for his Amanda Adventures and then Donna Watkins asked me to illustrate for honeybee book while we were recording the song for her project. I love illustrating for my author friends. I have a fun time getting to know the characters to their stories this way. They become apart of me. I have cute little bees and butterflies and a bunch of stuffed animals that go with my stories all over my apt. It makes my life colorful.
I returned from my trip to Hawaii in August. I Read for the military children at Schofield Barracks and Sgt Yano Library on base and then at the Amador County Library “Paws To Read” summer reading program in California on my journey home. Great trip. My family sisters and children have been such an inspiration to me and helped me with photography and promotions and editing and losing weight. Hugs to you all. My daughter was deployed and I brought back and kept her two year old daughter Aliyah Jane while she was gone overseas for 3 months. What a kick that girl is!!! That’s when I began writing those stories about a little girl named Jane in the storybook “Growing Bows” All those adorable girls at school wearing huge bows in their hair. Southern Bells who wear bows. I could not resist a story.
Cindy, Rod and I had a few birthday parties and luaus along the way as well and a couple more recording sessions to finish our work for Spring. Everett is still coming up with animals. Rod is a sweetheart and has some great ideas of his own that we have started putting together. More to share later. The end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 has been an exciting time so far and now looking forward to my interview with Kinia.
You can find all my books and music on http://www.amazon.com
I would love it if you listen to THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS radio show with Kinia Cobert this Saturday March 7, at 7 and call in…
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Thank you so much Carol Dabney