January 7, 2017

After completing If I Had A Magic Carpet IV  I thought I was finished with the series. Then, I met a very special little boy in foster care. When I met Liam it was love at first sight. This book is dedicated to Liam and all the other children in foster care. I hope you enjoy the prequel to the series, Liam's Magic Carpet Adventures.


March 2015
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March 7, 2012 
During my visit as West Glocester Elementary School in Rhode Island I knew there were a lot of stars and now they even made it into the Valley Breeze Newspaper.


March 3, 2012
I cannot begin to tell you what a magical day I had at West Glocester Elementary School in Rhode Island. Students wrote and created so many amazing magic carpet creations. The entire student body was so attentive, creative and imaginative. As a children's book author it was a dream come true walking into your school and seeing all of your art work and displays based on the magic carpet series and even a greater honor that you based you entire reading week on the series. Thank you all so much. I will never forget this author's day visit! Here is a link to the If I Had a Magic Carpet Facebook page where you can view pictures from the visit. 

February 26, 2012
The countdown is on... just five days until I meet all of the amazing students at West Glocester Elementary. I am so excited to be a part of your magical reading week and look forward to seeing and hearing about all of your magic carpet creations an destinations!

November 10, 2011
Dear West Glocester Elementary Students,
I am so excited to be coming to your school in March. We will have a lot of fun with the magic carpet adventures. If you want to write to me before the big day become a Facebook fan of the If I Had a Magic Carpet page and I will get back to you. Have a magical day!

April 4, 2011
Dear Oaklawn Elementary Students,
I had such a great day at your school. I am so impressed with each and every grade. You are all great listeners and thinkers. Thank you for having me and making it a special day.

January 9, 2011
Dear Oaklawn Elementary Students, I am looking forward to coming to your school for an author's day event. If you have any questions please write to me at lauraclarizio@yahoo.com. I cannot wait to share my magic carpet adventures with all of you!

November 21, 2010
If you have Verizon Fios and live in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut look for me on Fios. I did a half hour show talking about If I Had a Magic Carpet and how it came to be:)

November 18, 2010
Congratulations to Mya Phillips, Gianni Figueroa, Michael Caparco, Louis Pagano, Brynn Roche Pearl Almeida and Sarah Melaragno, you were featured in the Cranston Herald.

October 13, 2010,
Congratulations to Regan Hayes, she made it into book 4, back in the days of the Gold Rush and also into her local newspaper.

October 11, 2010
Congratulations to Mya Phillips, Gianni Figueroa, Pearl Almeida and Brynn Roche, you were featured in an article on Examiner.com!

October 1, 2010
Congratulations to Jake and Kelsey Rose, from the Boston Tea Party my junior writer's made it into their local newspaper!

Dear Readers, If I Had a Magic Carpet IV -Traveling Through Time, is completed and now available through America Star Books.  Be sure to check out there lower paperback price on all four books of the series. Books can also be purchased through Amazon and other book stores, but the publishing company offers the lowest price. 

I provided links to the Publisher's website to make it easier for you.  If I Had A Magic Carpet hard covers are also available.

Thank you for all of your support. I hope you like book four, it took a little longer to write because I wanted to make sure all the historical facts are accurate.

The following students suggested places to travel back in time and are mentioned in the book: Louis Pagano, Gianni Figueroa, Philip Palka, Emily Michalak, Alyssa Mongiovi, Sebastian Baquero, Matthew Lay, Anthony Clarizio, Alex Morello, Michael Caparco,Kelsey Rose, Jake Rose, Nina Citarella, Regan O’Brien, Brynn Roche, Genesis Cintron,Joshua Fuentes, Thalis Perez, Anibal Perez, Taleen Donoyan, Mya Phillips Sarah Melaragno, Lauren Citarella, Pearl Almeida.

This book is a fourteen chapters and full of adventure and history. Boy, that Ellery can be rotten. Thanks for the wonderful suggestions and I hope to see you again this year.

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