Books by Marlene Bumgarner

  • book cover with child jumping rope Working With School-age Children

    Working with School-Age Children examines the role of adults in children’s lives outside of the classroom.  It offers guidance as they interact with children during their out-of-school time, whether they are coaches, music teachers, afterschool program staff, or interest club leaders. Building on a foundation of child development theory, this book explores the importance of quality and the characteristics of effective programs and individuals who can best meet children’s needs.  Topics include strategies for adult involvement, healthy and productive activities, and guidelines for developing and sustaining afterschool programs.  Available in Fall 2015 as an e-book. “Without a doubt, this is […]

  • Book cover showing title and grains The New Book of Whole Grains

    Easy-to-make, delicious, and satisfying, whole grains are low in fat and cholesterol but high in fiber–and full of those “magic” antioxidants. They are also the foundations of a healthy diet. The New Book of Whole Grains covers more than a dozen grains and seeds in an easy-to-use grain-by-grain format. The author provides nutritional information, tips on buying and storing for maximum freshness, a brief historical profile for each and even how to grow each plant in your garden should you choose to do so. Search through more than 200 recipes to turn these nutritional powerhouses into delicious appetizers, entrees, soups, […]

  • brush possum Possum Magic: My Journey to Oz, Final Episode

    The Grandparent Connection This post will be more along the line of the essays my regular readers are accustomed to: a discussion of a children’s book. It might also help to answer the obvious question: Why has the author of a grandparenting and family blog written six episodes of a travelogue?  In this final episode I will share with you some of the ways I tried to make my trip to Australia come alive for my grandchildren and children while I was traveling.  As time goes on, I will continue to build in some additional connections for them by referring […]

  • Organic Cooking for not-so-organic Mothers Organic Cooking For (not-so-organic) Mothers

    Marlene Anne Bumgarner is a teacher, a writer, and a mother.  With the publication of Organic Cooking for (not-so-organic) Mothers she responds to the pleas of parent everywhere to translate natural foods jargon into tangible suggestions for meal preparation. Marlene has addressed herself to the needs of mothers before, as a parent educator, childbirth instructor and La Leche League Leader.  She has owned and operated a natural food store, taught elementary school, and homesteaded five acres of rural land with her husband and two children.  Well-schooled in the practical arts, Marlene has written a book rich in how to’s and […]

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