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The Interdimensional Rip!

This morning, several people at the Marion Public Library asked me how it is that I can get kids to line up with enthusiasm to check out books?

Some people think it is via some type of swirly-lined hypnosis trick, but no, if you simply ask kids to read, they’ll read!

After story time I had a chance to meet the most depressed hamster in the world. She was sad because no one had filled up her kiddie pool.

After a quick phone [...]

Time and Space Bunny!

Today, I was shocked to find a bunny running around the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque. I thought I should try to help catch him!

The next thing you know, I was spinning uncontrollably down a rabbit hole!

I found myself in a weird dimension where the very fabric of time and space was coming unglued.

In other words, it was just like being at one of my story times! You just never know what craziness I may share with the audience.

Fortunately, some [...]

Mayors, Duplicates, and Ninjas!

Any time I have a chance to meet a mayor, I get excited.

I also jump at any chance I get to have my picture taken with a saxophone-playing frog!

But I couldn’t stay at the New Hampton Public Library for too long today.  I had to head off to my next stop.

Next, I was able to STOP and READ a little bit at the Cedar Falls Public Library.

It was so hard to stay focused with all those fun Legos to play with.

Cedar Falls is one [...]

Where Has Dan Wardell Been?

Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous Kids Club Members!

It’s been a busy few weeks! I milked a cow at Heartland Acres!

I took a ride on Thomas the Train!

Clifford and I had a blast at the Clay County Fair!

I saved a giant snapping turtle crossing the road!

And I even went fishing with my great friend Lucy!

Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day:If you buy a fancy watch and walk backwards,you can not travel through time!

Who Wants Some Punch?

Guess where I started my story times yesterday morning!?

In Manchester, reading rocks!

The whole town was “a buzz” about me coming!

And judging by the book choices of these three,the whole town has indeed caught the reading bug!

Manchester was followed by a packed house at theIndependence Public Library that afternoon!

It is a very unique library where story times are served with refreshments!

I learned a few fashion tips for incorporating butterflies into my wardrobe!

And afterwards I hung out with the cool kids in [...]


College Savings Iowa 529 Plan

Funding for the 2014 Reading Road Trip
has been provided by the
College Savings Iowa 529 Plan.