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  Book of the Year
December 13, 2010

Creative Child Magazine: Holiday Toy Guide Winter 2010-2011 Honors Miss Trimble's Trapdoor as a Book of the Year.


  A Preferred Choice Book
December 13, 2010

Creative Child Magazine: Holiday Toy Guide Winter 2010-2011 Honors Miss Trimble's Trapdoor: The Perseverance of Christopher Columbus as a Preferred Choice Book.


  Fun Fritz Family Book Review
December 09, 2010

My grandson and granddaughter just loved these books! They are very educational and inspirational. Both of the grandkids talked to each other about what they had read. I highly recommend Miss Trimble's Trapdoor Book!


  Holiday Gift Guide: Miss Trimble's Trapdoor Series
December 5, 2010

Get your child connected with American History by giving them Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor for Christmas.


  Two Kids and a Coupon Book Review
December 3, 2010

While these are written more for older elementary kids, my 6 year old kindergartner (who doesn't normally sit still for anything!) didn't move a muscle and wanted to read both books in one sitting. The vivid descriptions and short chapters help make the story move quickly.


  Closer to Lucy Book Review
November 16, 2010

The author got my three and a half year old interested in History and I can't even get her to follow simple directions most of the time.


  Miss Trimble's Trapdoor Books make Santa's Wish List
November 16, 2010

I enjoyed the colorful language, rich descriptions, and the factual accuracy of the books. I was amazed to learn a few facts that I had not known before reading the books. Mrs. Trimble’s Trapdoor is truly a fun and exciting series to read with your children or for the advanced readers in your life.


  Mother of 1 Princess and 2 Princes's review of Miss Trimble's Trapdoor
November 13, 2010

My daughter finished the first book in three days. She's almost done with book two and is anxious for more.... We love these books!!! Excellent creativity and educational values were instilled by the writer!


  Tammy Two Cents's review of Miss Trimble's Trapdoor
October 26, 2010

Lori Jordan-Rice makes learning fun.  Just tonight my son asked if he could take them to school now that we have finished them.  He is in second grade and wants his teacher to read them to his class.  My daughter is in fifth grade and has enjoyed the books just as well.  If you are encouraging your kids to read, these are great easy reads and they get a history lesson as a bonus!.


  Finalist for The National "Best Books 2010" Awards
October 25, 2010

Miss Trimble's Trapdoor book series is named as a Finalist in the Children's Book Series category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.


  2010 Gold Mom's Choice Award

Miss Trimble's Trapdoor Series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The books have received a 2010 GOLD MOM'S CHOICE AWARD for juvenile book series.


  TV Appearance on Fox Good Day
June 11, 2010

Lori Jordan-Rice's TV appearance on Fox Good Day to discuss ways to keep your child reading throughout the summer months.


  2010 National Indie Excellence Awards Video
June 07, 2010

Video Clip of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards, including Miss Trimble's Trapdoor.


  2010 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner
May 17, 2010

Miss Trimble's Trapdoor is named first place winner in the children's fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards
Miss Trimble's Trapdoor: The Perseverance of Christopher Columbus is named a finalist in the same category.


  Make history fun with Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor: Review and Giveaway
May 12, 2010

"Finally, something to make history FUN!  And Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor has just been awarded first place in the children’s fiction category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.  How cool is that?"


  2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
May 10, 2010

Miss Trimble's Trapdoor is named first place winner in the children/juvenile fiction category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards


  USA Book News: Covering What's Hot, New, and Noteworty in the World of Books
April 28, 2010

Miss Trimble's Trapdoor books are listed under the Children's Educational Category as Hot, New, and Noteworthy.


  Caiafa Craziness Review of Miss Trimble's Trapdoor
April 25, 2010

"We have had the opportunity to review Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor books. They are fantastic. Our oldest who is autistic and has a love of history has read these over and over again." - Sarah Caiafa


  BoutBooks's Review of Miss Trimble's Trapdoor
April 21, 2010

"What more could you want in a children’s book?  This book offers history, an interesting storyline, and a character with whom many can identify.  It seems like a winner to me."


  Mom Next Door: Lori Jordan-Rice
March 31, 2010

Lori Jordan-Rice is the featured "Mom Next Door" in the April 2010 issue of Fort Worth Child Magazine!


  The Children's Author Show Interview
March 15, 2010

Don McCauley intereviewed Lori Jordan-Rice, where Lori explains the whole concept of the books.


  Babes and Kids Review
December 19, 2009

Book Review: "A short creative, fantasy/ historical fiction chapter book series, intertwined with facts and fictional characters.  This is a quick read and would appeal most to elementary school aged children, grades 2 through 5.  A good addition to any student’s library or elementary school teacher’s classroom.  Can’t wait for the next books in the series to come out!"


  Kids’ book series opens portal to history
December 10, 2009

UNT alumna and author Lori Jordan-Rice to address future teachers on December 16 in the ballroom at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd


  Book Review of Miss Trimble's Trapdoor series
December 09, 2009

Book Review: "The books are written in a way that kids can learn while reading and actually remember what they have learned.  These books are great gifts for your little reader and also would make an excellent gift for a classroom reading corner."


  Lori Jordan-Rice to Sign Books in Southlake
December 02, 2009

Critic and contributing writer Leslie Rigoulot of the Southlake Journal, Grapevine Courier, and Colleyville Courier writes about Lori Jordan-Rice's books, "With Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor, she lets a student fall through into the history in action - instead of the inaction that is so often in the classroom."


  Talking Turkey
November 23, 2009

Reporter Sara Arthurs of the Finday, Ohio Courier utilizes Lori Jordan-Rice as an expert on the history of Thanksgiving in her November 23, 2009 article "Talking Turkey."


  Help Kids Learn History with Miss Trimble
November 22, 2009

"A book series by Lori Jordan-Rice is perfect for teaching kids about history without the usual boredom. These books are so entertaining that they may even set kids down the road to being history lovers!"


  The Lessons of History and Imagination
November 19, 2009

Book Review: "A series of fun history books for kids coming out that you won't want to miss. A real treasure for the holidays and beyond!"


  A Homeschool Mom reviews "Miss Trimble's Trapdoor"
November 18, 2009

Book review: "These books are fantastic resources to have on hand in any household. I can't promise A's on every test, but I can say that my kids really, really enjoyed the books - and I did, too!"


  Teaching kids about Thanksgiving
November 15, 2009

Dallas Morning News MOM BLOG features Lori Jordan-Rice's on "Top Ten Things Kids Should Know About Thanksgiving."


  Journey through Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor
November 09, 2009

Book Review: "What I like about these books is not only their obvious appeal as living history books with a character kids can relate too, there is also a moral lesson weaved in."


  Children's Books That Are Fun & Educational
November 07, 2009

Book Review:  "Lori Jordan-Rice creates a fantasy world by taking a classroom setting and throwing in a touch of magic to formulate something that children will love."


  Find out How History is Helping Create a Love for Learning
November 04, 2009

Video clip of Lori Jordan-Rice on WFAA Good Morning Texas with Paige McCoy Smith.


  What They Want for Christmas
November 03, 2009

"Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor" book series makes the 2009 Gift Guide.


  Appearance on Good Morning Texas Show
November 02, 2009

"Miss Trimble's Trapdoor" author Lori Jordan-Rice appears on WFAA Channel 8's "Good Morning Texas" with Paige McCoy.


  Article on A Bookworm Reads blog
October 31, 2009

A Bookworm Reads blog on the "Miss Trimble's Trapdoor" series.


  Book Review on A Bookish Mom Blog
October 25, 2009

"A Bookish Mom" gives Miss Trimble 5 STARS!


  Book Review on the Official Blog of 512 Kidz
October 23, 2009

Book Review of Miss Trimble's Trapdoor and Miss Trimble's Trapdoor: The Perseverance of Christopher Columbus.


  How to Make Columbus Day Fun for Your Kids
October 12, 2009

"Tales from the Mom Side" blog features Jordan-Rice's tips on making Columbus Day fun for children.


  Is Columbus Day a Sinking Ship?
October 10, 2009

Palm Beach Post Article by Staci Sturrock credits author Lori Jordan-Rice.


  Columbus Day: Making History Fun for your Children
October 8, 2009

Senior editor of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series Susan M. Heim posts on her blog about Lori Jordan-Rice's article.



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