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The Devil’s Den Treasure Hunt James Babb

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This is one of the items in Todd’s Treasure Box. It’s a gold coin! Don’t get too excited, it’s a replica. Ames gave Brody some of these coins and you can own one too! Be sure to preorder your book HERE so you can get a head start on the treasure hunt!

Brody and Todd hid the treasure box in 1881 and it was never found. It’s hidden in Fort Smith and if you are the first to find it, you can keep Todd’s Treasures! You can use clues in this series of books to get you there. The Devil’s Den will be released October 1st 2017! Get your treasure hunting brain ready.

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The Devil’s Den James Babb Preorders

Hot off the press! Advance copies of James Babb’s newest installment in The Devil’s Backbone series! Fans of Brody and Ames don’t have to wait much longer! You can place prepublication orders at plumstreetpublishers.com.

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Get Ready! The Devil’s Den Treasure Hunt starts soon!

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This is one of the items in Todd’s Treasure Box. It’s a real arrowhead like Todd had in The Devil’s Trap. This tiny arrowhead was actually found by the author while he was hunting in Arkansas.

Brody and Todd hid the treasure box in 1881 and it was never found. It’s hidden in Fort Smith and if you are the first to find it, you can keep Todd’s Treasures! You can use clues in this series of books to get you there. The Devil’s Den will be released September 2017! Get your treasure hunting brain ready.

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Todd’s Treasure Box Items – Arkansas Crystal

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Get Ready! When The Devil’s Den is released the hunt will start!

This is one of the items in Todd’s Treasure Box. It’s a real Arkansas crystal like Todd had in The Devil’s Trap. This crystal was actually found by the author while he was hunting in Arkansas.

Brody and Todd hid the treasure box in 1881 and it was never found. It’s there and if you are the first to find it, you can keep Todd’s Treasures! You can use clues in this series of books to get you there. The Devil’s Den will be released Sept. 2017! Get your treasure hunting brain ready.

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Todd’s Treasure Box Items -Fur Pelt

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Get Ready! When The Devil’s Den is released the hunt will start!

This is one of the items in Todd’s Treasure Box. It’s a fur pelt like Brody and Joseph had in The Devil’s Trap. Trapping was a huge part of life in the 1800’s.

Brody and Todd hid the treasure box in 1881 and it was never found. It’s there and if you are the first to find it, you can keep Todd’s Treasures! You can use clues in this series of books to get you there. The Devil’s Den will be released Sept. 2017! Get your treasure hunting brain ready.

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Todd’s Treasure Box Item – Fort Smith Map

Todd’s Treasure Is Out There!
Get ready. When The Devil’s Den is released, you will have all the clues you need!

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This is one of the items in Todd’s Treasure Box. It’s a map of the Fort Smith area from the 1800’s. This is the map Joseph had in The Devil’s Trap. James used it when writing the Brody Martin series to help him with place names from the era.

Brody and Todd hid the treasure box in 1881 and it was never found. It’s there and if you are the first to find it, you can keep Todd’s Treasures! You can use clues in this series of books to get you there. The Devil’s Den will be released Sept. 2017! Get your treasure hunting brain ready.

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The Arkansas Association of School Librarians Conference 2016

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James will be speaking at the Arkansas School Librarians Conference in Little Rock, Friday July 22nd.

At 9:15AM in the Hobby room you will hear James discuss writing, reluctant readers, and how kids are connecting with the Brody Martin series. If you have a question for the Q&A after his session, please send it to him at his Twitter or Facebook. Or email SilverinkBooks at Windstream.net

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Plum Street Acquires Third Book in James Babb’s Brody Martin series

The Devil’s Den has been picked up by a fine publisher Plum Street Publishers ! The new release date will be sometime in the spring of 2017. See press release below.

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James Babb, author of The Devil’s Backbone and The Devil’s Trap, has signed with Plum Street Publishers, Inc. to publish the next book in his popular Brody Martin series. Devil’s Den, which takes Brody and other familiar characters into Indian Territory in the 1880s, is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2017.

Babb is originally from Pleasant Plains, Arkansas. He moved to Conway to attend college, where he met and married the love of his life. She transplanted him to De Queen a few years later so they could raise their two daughters close to extended family. During this time he developed a strange affliction known as Closet Writing, wherein story ideas are born but shelved in the mental closet. In 2008, a battle with cancer left him with much down time but no off switch for his imagination, and he began to take story crafting seriously.

Babb’s first historical adventure novel, The Devil’s Backbone, was released in 2013. A self-confessed “reluctant reader” in adolescence, Babb wrote for those same readers, who have embraced his vivid characters and taut narrative style. The Devil’s Backbone won a coveted national IPPY Award in juvenile fiction and was also selected by the Arkansas Historical Association as a winner of the Susannah DeBlack Award awarded to books for young readers.

The second book in the series, The Devil’s Trap, released in 2015, received recognition, along with The Devil’s Backbone, at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Babb continues to create stories as the inspiration strikes and his laptop battery remains charged.

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The Devil’s Backbone Wins Arkansas Historical Association Award

James Babb and his historical fiction novel The Devil’s Backbone has won a few awards this year including The Arkansas Historical Association Susannah DeBlack Award.- Given for best book in Arkansas history for young readers.

He enjoyed meeting the DeBlack family at the conference and was honored to receive the award.

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How To Make A Bookshelf Out of Old Books

Take some old reader’s digest books and make an amazing shelf!

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Things you will need.

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Twelve old reader’s digest hardcover books, a razor blade or knife, Wood glue, 2″x6″ Lumber, clamps and tools.

Step 1

Remove the covers from the books by cutting with knife or razor. Even an old rusty one will work!

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It should look like this after it’s removed.

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Now you should have twelve covers like this…

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Step 2

Wrap two covers around a 2×6 and mark how much of the board they cover.

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Mark a straight line across the board and cut. You will need two of these boards the same size.

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Step 3

Now repeat step 2 but use three book covers to get your measurements. You will need two of these boards the same size.

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Step 4

Repeat step 2 again but this time use one book cover to get your measurements. You will need two of these. When you are finished, you should have six boards.

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Step 5

Glue ONE side of your long and medium boards.

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Make sure you leave one side unglued.

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Step 6

Wrap your covers around your medium and long boards and turn them so the glued side is on bottom and then clamp.

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Step 7

Wrap a cover around each of your short boards and glue both sides. These two boards will be your shelves. When they are dry(about 30minutes), you should have six ‘book’ covered boards like this.

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Step 8

Lay your pieces on a flat surface and keep the sides you haven’t glued on the outside.(Left,Right,Top,Bottom). Get your spacing even for the shelves and glue the ends if you wish.

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Step 9

Raise your unglued flaps and nail or screw into your shelves. Repeat this to attach the sides to the top and bottom.

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When you are finished, it should look like this.

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Step 10

Glue and clamp all of your loose/unglued covers.

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Step 11 (optional)

If you want a back on the center section of your shelf, cut a thin piece of plywood and attach.

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