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About raniiyer

This blog is all the news and bits that interest me. As a children's writer, I look at the world from a child's perspective. There are many wonderful things to talk to your child or your class about today. Reading with them is only one way. It is never too late to read with a child. Start today!

Crepescular Crickets..

Have you tried camping in your backyard in the summer? How often have you heard the annoying chirppppp? Sometimes, it sounds like a screech in an impossibly high pitch. Not sure what I mean? Listen to a Cricket Chirping If … Continue reading

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Grains in your food

What is your favorite food? Bread?      Rice?   Pasta?   All of these? Your favorite foods are made of grains. And a grain is actually a seed. A cereal. And there is good news regarding your favorite food. … Continue reading

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Papa Frog

The world is full of creatures. Yet frogs hold a special place in the ecosystem. They are known as the indicators species. If water, air, or land is polluted, you will see weird-looking frogs in the ecosystem. Pick up this … Continue reading

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The shocking truth

Energy is a shocking thing. Really. We need energy for everything. And energy is everywhere. Energy is also elusive- changes from one form to another. The energy from the sun can end up in our muscles. And the energy in … Continue reading

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Cycle of Rice

Almost everyone eats rice. In fact, nearly, half the world’s population eats rice as their staple food. What is there to know about rice? Plenty! Pick up this title: Cycle of Rice. Cycle of Life: A story of sustainable framing … Continue reading

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I is for Inuksuk

With classrooms around the world becoming increasing multicultural, it is necessary to read books from other cultures. A quick survey will tell us that all cultures are not proportionally represented in published books. It was a great pleasure to get … Continue reading

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Mahakala and other insect eating Dinosaurs

Every kid loves dinosaurs. Students display knowledge in various fields while talking about dinosaurs. Listen to the students talk geography, history, geology, Latin names, and anatomy while explaining about the dinosaurs. Now, there is a perfect example to take this … Continue reading

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