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Spike’s newest NEWS TO YOU!

NOVEMBER is already here! Are you planning some great Thanksgiving Trips? We are heading to WASHINGTON, D.C. on November 19th. I’ll have some great photos to post when we get home!


I hope you had a great OCTOBER! I got to see all these kids telling stories and solving problems in Texas in the towns of Kilgore, Nacogdoches, and Tyler.


I even picked up some tips to add to my Kidz Advize Lizt. I hope they help!

“Don’t ever go to the bathroom and forget to lock your diary with your brother home!” Jennifer, 9.

“Never ever play football in the house on a rainy day.” Ryan, 7.

“Never ever attempt to teach your cat to swim in your new vinyl pool!” Caitlyn, 9.


On our travels we got to meet and chat with these two really smart East Texas Educators.

Here we are with East Texas educator, Ms. Sherry Morton.

Here we are with East Texas educator, Ms. Sherry Morton.

And here we are with East Texas educator,  Ms. LaTonya Whitaker.

And here we are with East Texas educator, Ms. LaTonya Whitaker.

September 2014 UPDATE

Hello everyone, Spike and I had a good summer. In mid-June we traveled to the Panhandle of Texas and visited the Lovett Memorial Library in Pampa. Later in the summer we worked with students at the A+ Prep School in Plano and told stories to the children attending summer camp at the Westminster Presbyterian Preschool in Dallas. We also got to work with preschool teachers in Plano and Dallas, too.


Here I am having a lovely time telling stories with all these good people at the library in Pampa . You can see more pics in the photo gallery.


Of course, we’ve been swimming and catching up on our reading every chance we get. Richard Peck is still one our favorite authors. If you are a cat lover (as we certainly are) and haven’t read his Secrets at Sea, go get a copy. It is about a family of mice, and Mr. Peck makes funny references to cats all through the book.


If you have a favorite book, you think we need to read, please send us the information and email us at jiaanpowers@jiaanpowers.com.


We are excited about our upcoming trips planned for storytelling this fall.

This Saturday, the 19th of September, we will be at Kids on the Hill Creative Arts Festival in Cedar Hill.  Check out all the info at the official website: www.cedarhilltx.com/1547/Kids-on-the-Hill-Creative-Arts-Festival.  

Spike and I are going to be inviting kids to participate and to tell stories with us. Come on out and join us there!


In October we will be in Kilgore, Nacogdoches, and Tyler telling stories for students who are attending Region 7’s Imagination Fair and hearing great student tellers.


In November we are excited that we are presenting at the National Council of English Teachers’ Conference in Washington, D.C..


In December we will be close to home doing performances and a workshop for students at The Montessori Academy of Arlington.

Check back for pictures and updates.