Gilbert is a Groundhog with stage fright, no friends, and a bully out to get him. He meets an Old Oak Tree who teaches him a deep breathing technique to calm his anxious body. He also learns how to feel his emotions and how to express them. By practicing what he has learned, he is able to take care of himself. Then he can confidently present his rock collection to the after-school club, make a new friend, and stand up to the bully.
Samantha and Jake have one and a half days to find and free the golden dragon, Drasine, from her deadly captor and turn her over to the murderous leader of the Lesser smugglers, or Jake will be killed. Sam is also worried Jake is going to leave her, and Jake has even worse concerns that he won’t tell Sam. Forced to fight in a Death Match against deranged Lessers, Sam and Jake learn that the secret mentor of Gorgon, the Evil One, is behind everything, and that one of them may have to die to save the other… …nonstop action, monsters, & giant creatures—with quirky humor…
Childhood is the place where children one-up each other with shouts of "My dad is richer than your dad," "My bike is bigger than yours," etc. Only in this book, two adult guys shout their boasts at each other. Yes, competing but in an unusual way in the small town of Littleford. The surprise ending will have you laughing at the outcome. Would you like to go back to your childhood through a reading journey to Littleford?
Fantasy and realism collide as Mama Turtle and her precious hatchlings attempt to stay together on a journey to sea riddled with danger. With a little suspense, and a lot of heart, "Stay Where I Can See You" will hold readers and listeners spellbound until the last page! Kids will want to read the story again and again.
Created by veteran teacher, Lori Samlin Miller, this entertaining and educational picture book will have parents and children enthralled, laughing, and cheering with every challenge, emotion, lesson, and plot twist. Includes information about turtle protection!
Mike loves the new fangled bubblegum. He also wants friends, so he accepts a dare to float with the gum. While floating, he escapes a giant skeeter attack. Everyone thinks he's brave, but he would rather hide in his barn. When giant mosquitoes attack the town, Mike must decide if he can learn the real meaning of friendship, and use the floating gum to become a true hero.
A story with quirky humor, action, friendship, and monsters...
From the award-winning author of WhipEye Chronicles comes a new action-adventure series that is as funny as it is dangerous for Bubblegum Mike and his friends.
The debut novel from Geoffrey Saign, The Great Skeeter Battle, is a new addition to the great middle grade tradition of James Riley, Jeff Kinney, and Noah Child and Marcus Emerson.
In nineteenth-century England, a boy is about to discover a mysterious mechanical world he may never escape.
Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London.
Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones.
Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son—a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack. His only hope of escape lies with a legendary clockwork bird.
The Gearwing grants wishes—or it did, before it was broken—before it was killed. But some things don’t stay dead forever.
Fans of books like Splendors and Glooms and Goblin Secrets will find Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times irresistible!
Cut off by the Iron Curtain This epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, three-books-in-one edition features three generations of resourceful teens living in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Titles include: Candy Bombers: In spring 1948, teenage cousins Erich and Katarina are simply trying to survive in war-ravaged Berlin when the Soviets blockade the east side of the city, isolating its citizens---and starving them---behind the Iron Curtain. Beetle Bunker: In August 1961, Sabine discovers a forgotten underground bunker. Though she first uses it to escape her crowded home, she soon realizes her hideout could possibly take her family under the wall to West Berlin and freedom! Smuggler's Treasure: In spring 1989, life is good in West Germany, and even the Cold War seems to be thawing in the warmer weather. But as Liesl works on a class project about the history of the wall, she stumbles onto a startling secret no one will talk about.
This colorful children’s picture book it is well suited for anytime but especially nice for a quiet bedtime reading. When Little Bear asks Mother Bear where the stars have come from, she begins her answer with these lines:
“Deep in the forest where the wind never blows, In a far away cave where the sun never shines, Lives a man made of stars And the branches of pines.”
If you are especially alert, you will see a small surprise in the sky on the last page of this beautiful book.
Ginger Nielson is a full time children’s book author/illustrator who lives at the top of a hill near the edge of a forest in semi-rural New Hampshire.There is a magic wand on her desk, a dragon in her basement and a tiny elephant in her studio. Everything else is nearly normal.