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Storytime Station: Up I Will Grow

Storytime Station: Up I Will Grow

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This month's story, "Up I Will Grow", was written and illustrated by Eric Childers. The story is read by Mayor Rudy Wright of Hickory, North Carolina. Hickory-native Eric Childers was educated at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Wake Forest University, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. In January 2012, he will begin service as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cherryville, North Carolina. Eric and his wife, Kristi, have two children, Jack and Katie. Rudy Wright is Mayor of the City of Hickory, in Western North Carolina. Learn more about the City of Hickory at www.hickorync.gov. Read More »

Storytime Station: The Butterfly Lizard

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In this month's edition of "Storytime Station", Western North Carolina author Kenneth Elliott, Ph. D., reads his own book "The Butterfly Lizard". While searching for new playmates, the Butterfly Lizard realizes for the first time that he is different from others. His journey becomes a quest for understanding of himself and the differences of the playmates he finds. In the end, he realizes that our differences are what give each of us our uniqueness and makes the world a fun and amazing place. Kenneth M. Elliott has a Ph.D. in Organization and Management, and is currently the Executive Officer of Technology Services at Catawba Valley Community College. The artwork and illustrations in the book, and in this video podcast were created by Ben Precup. Read More »

Storytime Station: The Cat Who Acted Like a Dog

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This month's Storytime Station book is "The Cat Who Acted Like a Dog", read by Tracy Hall, Executive Director of Education Matters in Catawba Valley. The author of this month's book is Laura Mims. Laura has a master’s degree in education and taught elementary school before leaving the profession to raise her family. The original story of The Cat Who Acted Like a Dog began as an assignment for one of her children’s literature classes while studying at UNC-Greensboro. She currently lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband and three children and works as a content writer for an online marketing company. Illustrations for this book are by Dan Robinette, a graphic designer in High Point, NC. Read More »