Miss Claus and

Her Bunnies

It takes a lot of magic at the North Pole to prepare Santa Claus for his trip around the world to deliver toys to every girl and boy. Who is Elizabeth Claus?

other works

about Dr. Barbara
Ten Brink

I am a native Texan from a military family with the advantage of living in Japan, Germany, Maryland, Virginia, and Texas. I am married to Henri A. ten Brink, Attorney. We have one child, Sam.

Professional Responsibilities – I coordinate science instruction and teacher training for special projects offered to Austin ISD, an urban district of 82,000 students. (Retired December, 2019)


Ph.D. Science Education from the University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Biology from Southwest Texas State University
B.S. Elementary Education from Texas Tech University

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Eight Pound Cows


Excerpt 1

"I wish my cows weighed 8 pounds. I would hold them on my lap and comb through their fur picking parasites, mats, and leaf litter.

Excerpt 2

"I'd wash them in the sink with perfumed oatmeal soap ... (with) bows tied to their funny little cowlicks..."

Excerpt 2

"I'd put them in rhinestone collars and leashes to take them on walks up and down the boulevard."

Radio Interview
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Dr. Barbara Ten Brink | Miss Claus and Her Bunnies

Dr. Barbara Ten Brink shares her literary gift in Miss Claus and Her Bunnies.

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Eight Pound Cows | Dr. Barbara Ten Brink

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if cows weighed eight pounds? Just think of the fun to be had!

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Book Trailer | Dr. Barbara Ten Brink | Travelling With Isaac Newton

This realistic novel takes us on a journey with a girl and her family traveling with Isaac Newton.