Homeschoolers throughout New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region are invited to participate in the annual science fair presented by the Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge — and sponsored, for the first time this year, by Chaucer and his team here at Canterbury Tails Books. The 2017 fair has expanded to include two competition categories: demonstration projects for the 10-and-under crowd, and experiments… Read more →
Celebrate National Dog Day With Free Shipping – and a Hot Dog Donation to the MSPCA!
Yup, a whole package of hot dogs! Or a package of string cheese. Or a new squeaky toy. The good people at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen, Massachusetts – where I spent some time earlier this year – use hot dogs and string cheese for training the dogs there. And to honor NATIONAL DOG DAY today, Chaucer and… Read more →
I’ve Won a Major Award!
We can now add “award-winning” to the list of adjectives describing me… America’s traveling literary terrier! My People have just been informed that my book Learning Is Cool! is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Award program is globally recognized for honoring excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. Of course, my witty words and… Read more →
Dreaming of Burgers, Digging Through Snow
I’m hungry! Aren’t terriers always hungry? And I’m thinking of a big, juicy burger. When this is how much snow is covering the Chaucermobile, you can imagine what the BBQ grill looks like. (Actually, the snow in my back yard is so high, I haven’t seen the grill since just after Christmas. Perhaps it was spirited away by a pre-hibernation… Read more →
Can You Ever Have Too Many Books… or Book Bags?
Not if you attend library book sales like my People do! And just in case your own totes are looking a little tattered, I thought you’d be interested in knowing that we’ve just added a third canvas bag to the Official Chaucer Product Line-Up: the Family Road Trip Tote Bag, featuring the cover illustration from my road-trip travel guide in… Read more →
Home Sweet Home… from Dog-Friendly Indiana
I recently accompanied my People to Lafayette, Indiana, home of Purdue University (Go Boilermakers!), where we spent a week tent camping at the newish and quite dog-friendly Prophetstown State Park. Check back soon as my editorial team will be working on transferring my reams of notes on all the yummy locals spots where I ate into online reviews published here.… Read more →
Presenting… The Chaucer Gazette Newsletter
The inaugural issue of Chaucer’s newsletter, The Chaucer Gazette: One Hound’s News & Views, has already landed in your in-box – for those of you special folks who belong to the Happy Tails Fan Club! As the famous fox terrier writes in his Warm Woof of Welcome introduction, “You’ll find each issue filled with news of my activities, bookish and… Read more →
Ready, Set, Bark! It’s the Third Bark for Books! Campaign
My publisher is launching our third Bark for Books! Campaign this Saturday at the May Fair in Rindge, New Hampshire. For every copy of Learning Is Cool… It’s the First Day of School! sold between now and 15 August 2013, we will donate one copy of the book to the young child of a deployed or wounded American serviceman or… Read more →
Ready for the First Day of School? Chaucer “Talks” Classroom Jitters and More at the Ingalls Memorial Library
The first day of school is a Really Big Deal. Ringing bells, rules galore! And so many new people to meet. This past Monday, my entourage accompanied me to the Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge, N.H. so that I could help the little ones in the summer reading program prepare for The Big Day. More than 40 chattering and adorable… Read more →