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Three E's of Literacy Excellence: Educate, Enable & Enrich

Award-Winning Author

Captain Book - Storyteller - PK- 5th

Educational Trainer - Early Childhood & Kinder Staff


Author - original storytelling tales & more - see link, Works:

Bearport Publishing Company
Titanica series - author of teacher resources
April 2018

FIRST submission - Highlights Magazine,

I received my first writing award: Author of the Month 
for the article, "The Vault at the Top of the World"
August 2015

Bloomsbury Publishing
Author of Readers' Theaters
1 Featured on the Texas Bluebonnet List 2012 - 2013
Play, Louis, Play: The True Story of a Boy & His Horn


Captain Book - Storyteller - see link, Storyteller4Kids.

Schedule Captain Book and Kitty the Dog for storytelling literacy programs at:

  • preschools.
  • elementary schools.
  • public libraries.

Sessions include stories with

  • audience participation
  • puppetry
  • songs
  • humor

which serve to educate, enable, and enrich .

 These programs epitomize the quote of the late puppeteer, Shari Lewis's father, What is learned with pleasure is learned full measure.


Staff Development Trainer - see link, Early Childhd Wkshop.

Expect a dynamic, interactive, curriculum based presentation that includes

  • step-by-step lessons
  • recommended books
  • songs
  • puppets
  • make and take activities

to educate, enable, and enrich your staff.

All lessons include teaching objectives.



Aileen Gardner Kirkham
13211 Lost Creek Road
Tomball, Texas 77375 (Houston area)
281.357.1192; c713.828.0544
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