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Missy Balusek Appearance at Froggies 5 & 10 in Dallas

Children’s book author Missy Balusek will be the special guest at Froggies 5 & 10 in Dallas on Saturday, June 15th from 11:30 – 1:30. Rat’s Tale is a story about a mouse named rat. It follows the adventures of a little boy and his mouse named Rat. Along the way they discover that miracles…


An Enchanting Morning

This past Saturday, Missy Balusek had the delight to be able to read Rat’s Tale at one of her favorite local haunts, Enchanted Cedar Living Books and Wild Treats in Lorena. “Thank you Enchanted Cedar for having me come read Rat’s Tale last Saturday. I always love being there! You are an inspiration, a living fairy tale,…


Reading with the Goats

. . . The Groesbeck Goats that is! Missy Balusek had a great time yesterday reading Rat’s Tale to about 250 students at H.O. Whitehurst Elementary in Groesbeck. Lots of fun! Thank you to Carla Downs and Rosie Vest for making it an enjoyable afternoon.


Fall Literacy Reading Tour Concludes

The Fall reading tour concluded last night at the Waco Charter School, with Missy Balusek reading Rat’s Tale and having fun sharing Rat with the students. The Fall Literacy Reading tour spanning from September through December stopped at the following Central Texas schools: Texas Christian Academy Columbus Avenue Baptist Preschool St. Paul’s Day School Mountainview…


Missy Meets Librarians at Region 12 Library Jubilee

Yesterday, Missy, was at the Region 12 Education Service Center annual Library Jubilee. The theme was The Quest for Imagination and had a fairy-tale like feel. Librarians from more than 70 school districts attended. Missy met and made new friends and met many of the librarians responsible for helping children discover the magic of reading. She also performed a…


Missy Signs Books at Barnes & Noble Waco

Thank you to everyone who made it to the Rat’s Tale book signing at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 14th. The management of Barnes & Noble told us it was one of the most successful recent book signings. Missy expresses her heartfelt thanks for your support: “It was exhilarating. I am humbled by the support…


Waco Literacy Reading Tour Mentioned in Bohemia Magazine

The Waco Literacy Reading Tour completed the second of its three-day, six-school tour. It’s been an amazing time meeting all the children and reading with them. Big thanks to Bohemia, Waco’s art and literary journal for coverage on their Facebook page. Please join us Saturday, from 1:30-4 PM at the Waco Barnes and Noble where Missy will be signing copies of Rat’s…

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Missy to Read Rat’s Tale at Local Schools

Missy Balusek to read Rat’s Tale at Local Schools. The “Waco Literacy Reading Tour” kicks off next week in Waco, Texas. The tour will promote the importance of literacy to children. Missy is dedicating the tour to the memory of Bernard Rapoport, who helped found the Rapoport Academy in Waco. Literacy was an issue close to…

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