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Cubbie Blue Publishing, Inc., was created in 2003. Three inch tall, Antarctica native, Cubbie Blue, is the main character in the early-reader, children’s book series, Cubbie Blue & his Dog Dot, written by Randa Handler, and namesake of publishing company.

Cubbie Blue Publishing released a unique series of educational children’s books, the Claire Adventures series, written and illustrated by Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000, a veterans’ rights advocate. These books follow precautious Claire as she discovers the meaning of the Fourth of July (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Jellybeans), Flag Day (What Freedom Means to Me), and Veteran’s Day (Pepper’s Purple Heart). She also figures out how planes work in Flying Away, and how to make a sick friend feel better in, Claire’s Magic Shoes. Even though these books are out of print, they are still being used as lesson-plans by many elementary school teachers, and they remain recommended reading on many educational, state and governmental sites.

In 2006, Cubbie Blue Publishing created the imprint Ravencrest Publishing.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heather French Henry not only achieved the title of Miss America but became a national veteran’s advocate. As Miss America 2000, she embarked upon a national speaking tour encompassing three phases: “Our Forgotten Heroes: Honoring our Nations Homeless Veterans,” “Homes for Heroes,” and “Fighting the Silent Enemy: Hepatitis C.” Recognized for her outstanding contributions, she received many awards including: Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the American Jr. Chamber of Commerce and the Americanism Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Watching her father, a disabled Vietnam veteran, struggle with the nightmares of war – and then her uncle becoming a homeless veteran – strengthened Henry’s desire to champion the veteran’s cause. Henry was the first in her family to go to college. She continued her education achieving a Masters of Design and Illustration from the University of Cincinnati.

Henry is Executive Director of the Heather French Foundation for Veterans, and has recently been appointed to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs National Homeless Veterans Advisory Council. In 2001, the Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act was passed. She is married to Stephen L. Henry, MD, former Lt. Governor of Kentucky, where they reside with their two daughters.

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER:

We would like to thank all of the elementary school teachers who heard about Claire Adventures children’s series through word of mouth and are blogging, and reviewing them. We are delighted that you’re finding them to be so helpful in your classrooms, whether in teaching your early readers about the American holidays, being disabled (Claire’s Magic Shoes), or about the invention of the airplane (Flying Away).

You were the reason why we launched with this endeavor.

Our warmest and deepest thanks go to all the teachers who made ‘lesson plans’ out of many of these books and continue to use them in their classroom. That is the best compliment ever! Pepper’s Purple Heart sold out twice and is now out of print. We are no longer publishing these series of books. Some are still available on-line and through the author’s website.

If anything changes in this regard, we will post about it here and so please check back and visit again!

The Cubbie Blue Publishing Team.

Ravencrest Publishing

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The Claire Adventures children's books
The Claire Adventures children’s books

About The Books

The Claire’s Adventures Books

What Freedom Means to Me: A Flag Day Story

General Jones teaches Claire and Robbie that with freedom comes responsibility.

Written and illustrated by Heather French HenryFreedom cover

* Pub. Date: June 2004
* ISBN-13: 9780970634122
* Age Range: 5 to 9
* 32pp/color/picture book
* Series: Claire’s Holiday Adventures Series
* Hardcover-Price: $15.95

Flying Away

Claire conquers her fear of taking her first airplane flight, and learns about aviation pioneers.

Written and illustrated by Heather French Henry            cover flying away

* Pub. Date: May 2004
* ISBN-13: 9780970634146
* Age Range: 5 to 9
* 32pp/color/picture book
* Series: Claire’s Everyday Adventures Series
* Hardcover-Price: $15.95

LIfe, Liberty & the Pursuit of Jellybeans

A Fourth of July Story. Claire learns from Ben Franklin and the Founding Fathers that the Fourth of July is more than just fireworks; it’s the celebration of our freedoms.

Written and illustrated by Heather French Henry

* Pub. Date: June 2004
* ISBN-13: 9780970634160                                                              Life, Liberty cover
* Age Range: 5 to 9
* 32pp/color/picture book
* Series: Claire’s Holiday Adventures Series
* Hardcover-Price: $15.95

Claire’s Magic Shoes

Visiting sick children in a hospital, Claire helps them overcome their physical disabilities by using their imagination and becoming whoever they want to be.

Written and illustrated by Heather French Henry

* Pub. Date: May 2004
* ISBN-13: 9780970634139                                                      magic shoes cover
* Age Range: 5 to 9
* 32pp/color/picture book
* Series: Claire’s Everyday Adventures Series
* Hardcover-Price: $15.95

 

Pepper’s Purple Heart

A Veteran’s Day Story. Through the eyes of a little girl named Claire and her friend Robbie, children learn about our nation’s veterans and why we honor them on Veterans Day. In the process, Claire also learns responsibility after her next-door neighbor, General Jones, rescues her puppy, Pepper.

Written and illustrated by Heather French Henry


* ISBN-13: 9780970634108                                                   Pepper's Purple Heart
* Age Range: 5 to 9
* 32pp/color/picture book
* Series: Claire’s Holiday Adventures Series
* Hardcover-Price: $15.95

 

Thanks for the inquiries about the educational #childrensbooks, ‘Claire’s Adventures,’ with Heather French Henry (Miss America 2000) but we’re sorry they’re out of print.  We do thank all the elementary school teachers who are finding them useful in the classrooms and are planning ‘lesson plans’ with them.

The Claire Adventures children's books
The Claire Adventures children’s books

And J Nicholas ‘ Conference of the Birds    

A modern twist on a classic to teach children how to value their differences
A modern twist on a classic to teach children how to value their differences

http://www.amazon.com/Conference-Birds-J-Nicholas-ebook/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/conf-of-the-birds-