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Ray Miner, formerly a guidance counselor at Rantoul Township High School and later at Urbana High School has published two children's picture books, "Bedtime" and "My Wild Imagination."

They are available at Barnes and Nobel in Champaign or may be ordered online through BN or Amazon. They are also available for check out from Urbana Free Library and Rantoul Public Library and through interlibrary loan.

Originally from Robinson, Miner spent 30 years in education as a guidance counselor. He wrote and recorded a number of songs, many of which can be heard on YouTube, including several from the "Old Dog, New Tricks" CD.

He has written several Christmas songs recorded by Briana Kay on the "It's Christmas" CD and a single for the Easter season, "He is Risen," by Alyssa Digges.

Miner also wrote poems for his and his wife's two daughters. After two of the poems were published in the Bunbury Magazine in the United Kingdom, he decided to concentrate on turning his poetry into illustrated children's books. He has also published an adult fiction story, "Lemonade," which is available on Amazon Kindle.

out and about
Children's book author Ray Miner is available for public readings at your school or daycare. Contact Ray for more information and availability at

Little Legends Learning Center - champaign, IL

March 9, 2022 @ 9:30am

I enjoyed reading to some of the students at Little Legends Learning Center. They enjoyed the pictures in the books and followed along with the story with excitement.

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He Is Risen
Purchase sheet music at this link: 
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Original Christmas Songs
Purchase and download sheet music to Sweet Baby Child in a Manger, below.
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ray miner original songs

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