"Mrs. Kate" Carpenter of Marion, IN travels worldwide making families smile with her homespun folk music. Accompanying herself on the guitar, this prolific songwriter has recorded 12 original CD's and several children's music videos in the past 30 years. She performs over 200 shows a year, delighting audiences of all ages. Mrs. Kate’s specialty is electrifying preschool and elementary school children. Using catchy tunes, puppetry, unusual instruments, and riveting storytelling, her interaction with the audience is creative and unforgettable. She has inspired students in over 448 schools with her "Motivate with Mrs. Kate" show. Summers find her touring the public library circuit, promoting reading with her "Crack a Book" song and the unforgettable "Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo." Mrs. Kate also loves singing for senior citizens, delighting audiences with her original programs in over 215 communities throughout the United States.