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In Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish, Mr. Russell Sings! Hear the Song Here! (for ages 6-10)



In Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish, Book 2 in the Katie & Kimble
series (290L), you will discover that Katie’s dad, Mr. Russell, likes to sing!

 

He sings loudly and he sings well. In fact, he likes to sing when he
feels full of joy!

 

The song that Mr. Russell sings is called “For the Beauty of the Earth.” It’s a beautiful old hymn – one of my favorites. You will notice, if you send a free Katie & Kimble e-card (on the sidebar), that you can choose this song to go with any e-card that you send.

 

Listen here.

 

 


Fun Katie & Kimble Hint: On the sidebar, click on the yellow stripes for a little surprise or two!






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 7-10]



Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family look normal. But the Russell’s 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.



© 2008 – 2015 by Linda Thieman


Watch the Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story Video Here! (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.

 

 


 

©2010-2015 by Linda Thieman

Download your free Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story Coloring Pages Here (ages 6-10)

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.

 

© 2007-2015 by Linda Thieman

Did You Know Kimble’s Dress is Real? (Plaid was ‘in’ in 1918, too!) Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story for ages 6-10



I wrote Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story (a chapter book for ages 6-10, 280L) in May, 1994. At that time, I knew Kimble would be wearing a dress from the fall of 1918.

 

 

It took me years to find a pattern for Kimble’s dress. I looked and looked. Then, several years ago I finally contacted Mrs. Penny Ladnier over at CostumeGallery.com to see if she had any books or catalogs from 1918.

 

 

In Kimble’s day, most girls did not go to the store and buy clothes. They bought patterns and cloth. Then they made their dresses at home! They would put the pattern on top of the cloth and then cut out the pieces of the dress. Then they would sew the pieces together. Continued 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.


When I contacted Mrs. Ladnier, I was truly surpised. Mrs. Ladnier had just won an auction for a pattern book from the fall of 1918! And what was even more amazing was the auction was over in France!

 

 

So we waited and waited for the book to arrive. Once Mrs. Ladnier received the pattern book for children’s dresses, she faxed me the different dresses that were for a girl Kimble’s age. Then I chose one I liked.

 

 

Later, the illustrator for Katie & Kimble, Mrs. Kim Tharp, helped me design the back of the dress. We could guess at the back pretty well because we could see the front and the side of the dress.

 

 

Mrs. Tharp also painted in a plaid pattern for the cloth of the dress. Plaid was very popular that year.

 

 

So, that means that Kimble’s dress is REAL and that real girls wore that dress in 1918. They also wore big red bows in their hair, just like Kimble. And we took Kimble’s hairstyle and her dress boots from the pattern book, too!

 

 

Just thought you might like to know!

 

 


Fun Katie & Kimble Hint: On the sidebar, click on the yellow stripes for a little surprise or two!




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.








© 2009-2015 by Linda Thieman

 

Read the First Six Chapters of Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story free! For ages 6-10



Now you can read six chapters of Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story for free! Yes, that’s half the book and it includes all the pictures from the first half of the book.

 

 

No special software is needed. It’s a pdf file that you can read with any version of Adobe. It doesn’t cost you anything and we don’t collect your email address!

 

 

To read Chapters 1 through 6, click here!






 

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

 

 

Winner: Juvenile Books Series.

 




[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.

 

 




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)!

 

 







 





© 2009-2015 by Linda Thieman



Twinkle’s Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Great Big Dog! (Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story for ages 6-10)



Twinkle, Katie Russell’s big Old English sheepdog, is one of the most popular characters in the Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story series. One of our Katie & Kimble readers wondered if Twinkle had a song. Here’s the answer!

 

Twinkle sort of does have a song! Here is what I am thinking. Well, have you read the Kimble, Kimble chant? It’s over on the sidebar and also on the last page of the Katie & Kimble books.

 

Well, this chant almost fits into the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” I especially like the part where it goes, “Twinkle, Twinkle, great big dog!”

 

So, I guess, at this point, Twinkle’s song is “Twinkle, Twinkle, Great Big Dog!” I thought that was kind of fun!

 

Here is how the Kimble, Kimble chant fits into the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” You CHANT the first two lines: Kimble, Kimble is a ghost. Katie, Katie loves her most!

 

Then you can either keep chanting, or you can start singing, “Twinkle, Twinkle, great big dog.” And if you start singing there, the rest of the chant fits into the song perfectly! I did not plan that, so I think it’s pretty funny!

 

Give it a try!

 

You can listen to the Kimble, Kimble chant when you watch the Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story video here!

 

Or, click on Freddie on the sidebar up at the top of this blog page. She’s the Katie & Kimble Blog host and she will recite the Kimble, Kimble chant for you!

 

 


 

 

Fun Katie & Kimble Hint: On the sidebar, click on the yellow stripes to hear Twinkle barking!

 







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 – 2015 by Linda Thieman