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The Sad, Sweet Song that Reminds Me of Kimble


Before Katie met Kimble, Kimble was all alone in that big, old house for many years.  At times, she was lonely and sad.

There is a song that reminds me of Kimble. I think of it as Kimble’s song.  It’s called “Graceful Ghost Rag.”

“Rag” means that the song is ragtime.  Ragtime uses certain
patterns and rhythms.  Often, ragtime is fast and bouncy.  In
the case of the “Graceful Ghost Rag,” this ragtime piece is slow,
beautiful, and so sweet you could just cry.

The “Graceful Ghost Rag” was written in 1971.  The man who wrote
it, William Bolcom, did so to remember his father who had died.  I
hear it’s one of the hardest ragtime pieces to play on the piano!

Click here to listen to the “Graceful Ghost Rag.”


Mom’s Choice Awards® has named

 

the Katie & Kimble series among the best in family-friendly media,products and services.

 

Winner: Juvenile Books Series.

 

 

 

 

 

Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (Book 1 in the series) and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2 in the series) are available here:

Paperback version:  $5.95

 

 

 

Click here to order Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story!

 

Click here to order Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Reading Level 3, 280L, for ages 6-10]


Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family look normal. But the Russells don’t know they are living with Kimble, the ghost of a ten-year-old girl. That is, until Katie discovers Kimble and the two of them set off on a quest to find out what happened to
Kimble’s mother.


 


 

Please visit us here (http://katieandkimbleblog.com) for updates.

 

© 2007-2012 by Linda Thieman

 

Download Your Free Katie & Kimble Coloring Pages Here!

Now you can download free Katie & Kimble coloring pages here!  The coloring pages show five scenes from Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (a chapter book for ages 6-10, 280L).

 

Click here to download the Katie & Kimble coloring pages in PDF format.

 

Or, look on the sidebar of this blog.  You’ll find the coloring pages and other fun activities there.

 

 

 

Mom's Choice Awards Winner

 

Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the Katie & Kimble series among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

 

Winner: Juvenile Books Series.

 

 

 

Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (Book 1 in the series) and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2 in the series) are available here:

 

Paperback version:  $5.95

 

Click here to order Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story!

 

Click here to order Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2)!

 

 

[Reading Level 3, 280L, for ages 6-10]

 

Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family look normal. But the Russells don’t know they are living with Kimble, the ghost of a ten-year-old girl. That is, until Katie discovers Kimble and the two of them set off on a quest to find out what happened to Kimble’s mother.

 

© 2007-2012 by Linda Thieman

Kids, You Can Help Save the World Here! (Katie & Kimble Blog, ages 6-10)


 

If you’ve read the award-winning Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story, you know that Katie is the kind of girl who likes to HELP people and animals (um, and ghosts!). Now, here are three ways that YOU can help people and animals, too.


It’s fun and it’s important.  And you can learn great things at the same time!  I’ve added all three to the Katie & Kimble sidebar.  That section of the sidebar is called Save the World.

 

 

 

1)  A 12-year-old girl named Mimi Ausland from Oregon started a website called FreeKibble.com.  Kibble means pieces of dog or cat food.  Every day, Mimi adds a new Bow WowTrivia question about dogs.  If you answer the question (correctly or not), Mimi will donate 10 pieces of kibble to dogs who live in shelters.  This really adds up!  Mimi has provided dogs with thousands and thousands of pounds of dog food.  That must be very heavy to carry!

 

 

 

2)  Mimi also started a site to help feed cats.  So if you go to the FreeKibbleKat.com website and answer the Meow Trivia question every day, Mimi will donate 10 pieces of kibble for cats!

 

 

 

 

3)  The third way that you can help is found at FreeRice.com.  Here, if you answer questions correctly, FreeRice will donate 10 grains of rice to a hungry person for each question you answer.  This can add up quickly, because you can keep answering questions as long as you
want.

 

 

FreeRice has all kinds of questions.  You can start at the lowest level and build your English vocabulary.  Or you can do the same thing in other languages, too, like Spanish and French.

 

 

They also have questions about art and famous artists, where you get to look at famous pictures.  You can also look at maps to answer questions about countries and world capitals.  And you can practice your math and multiplication tables and earn rice for hungry people at the same time!  You also get to keep track of how much rice you’ve donated.

 

 

So, have fun, learn things, and help dogs, cats and people!  Here’s to saving the world!

 


Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the Katie & Kimble series among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

 

 

Winner: Juvenile Books Series.

 


 

Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (Book 1 in the series) and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2 in the series) are available here:

 

Paperback version:  $5.95

 

Click here to order Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story!


Click here to order Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2)!

 


 

[Reading Level 3, 280L, for ages 6-10]

Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family look normal. But the Russells don’t know they are living with Kimble, the ghost of a ten-year-old girl. That is, until Katie discovers Kimble and the two of them set off on a quest to find out what happened to Kimble’s mother.

 

 


 

© 2008 – 2012 by Linda Thieman

 

Free Katie & Kimble Word Puzzles Now Available for Books 1 and 2! (for ages 6-10)


Free Katie & Kimble word puzzles are now available on the  sidebar of the Katie & Kimble Blog. There are six puzzles, five of which are also available in the Katie & Kimble classroom materials / Activity Packets.

 

Three of the puzzles go with Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story, and three of the puzzles go with Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish. You can download the puzzles as PDF files here, free of charge.

 

Katie & Kimble Puzzles



 


Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the Katie & Kimble series among the best in family-friendly media,products and services.

 

Winner: Juvenile Books Series.

 

 


 

Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (Book 1 in the series) and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2 in the series) are available here:


Paperback version:  $5.95

 

Click here to order Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story!

Click here to order Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2)!







[Reading Level 3, 280L, for ages 6-10]


Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family look normal. But the Russells don’t know they are living with Kimble, the ghost of a ten-year-old girl. That is, until Katie discovers Kimble and the two of them set off on a quest to find out what happened to Kimble’s mother.





© 2009-2012 by Linda Thieman

Watch the Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story Video! (for ages 6-10)



Here’s something fun to do! Watch the video for Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story! The video tells the story of how Katie and Kimble meet, shows lots of colored pictures, and uses the Kimble, Kimble chant. You can find the words to the Kimble, Kimble chant over
on the sidebar of this blog and chant along.

 

You can click here to watch the video on You Tube, or you can watch the video below.

 

 







Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the Katie & Kimble series among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

 

 

Winner: Juvenile Books Series.

 

 


 

©2010-2012 by Linda Thieman

Send a Free Katie & Kimble Hanukkah e-Greeting! (Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story, for ages 6-10)

Send a Free Katie & Kimble Hanukkah e-Greeting!



Now
you can send a Katie & Kimble e-Card to all your friends. 
It's free AND we don't collect
your email address, either!  It's nothing but FUN!

Look on the right sidebar of the Katie & Kimble blog.  There's
a big gold box.  Click on “Send a Katie & Kimble Greeting
Card.”  That will take you to another web page where you can design
your own greeting card.

You can choose from 12 Katie & Kimble pictures, 12 background colors, and 12 songs, including 3 Hanukkah songs!  That's rightyou can add a song to your e-Card!  Give it a try!

If someone sends YOU an e-Card, you can come back to the Katie &
Kimble blog to pick it up.  You'll receive an email telling you
what your e-Card number is.  Then you enter it into the gold box
on the sidebar and click on GO.  It's so easy!

If you send a card to someone and they don't receive it, please ask
them to look in their spam folder.  It's probably there, but it's
NOT spam!

Give it a try!

Linda








Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (Book 1 in the series) and Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2 in the series) are available here:


Paperback version:  $5.95

Click here to order Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story!


Click here to order Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish (Book 2)!


Instant download version:  $2.48

Click here to order the instant download editions.










[Reading Level 3, 280L, for ages 6-10]



Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family look
normal. But the Russells don't know they are living with Kimble,
the ghost of a ten-year-old girl.
That is, until Katie discovers Kimble
and the two of them set off on a quest to find out what happened to
Kimble's mother.






Please visit us here (http://katieandkimbleblog.com) for updates.









© 2007-2011 by Linda Thieman