Beautifully illustrated with luminescent watercolors, Aquatic Cousins introduces young readers to the similarities among humans and sea mammals. The text is instructive, while remaining accessible to... More > even the youngest listeners, through the dripping, glittering, reflective, undersea world that Ayla Mae Wild has painted. The dolphin, the whale, the otter, and the adorable sea lion are images you will not soon forget.
-Melanie Bishop, author of 'My So-Called Ruined Life'< Less
Emmitt Mouse is at home under the piano when he hears Mrs. Oliver read about Santa Claus and Christmas to her children. He decides that he could have Christmas party for his family, if he had a Santa... More > hat. He finds a tiny mouse-sized Santa hat on one of packages under the Christmas tree and begins preparing for the party. Things go awry when the cat chases him, the baby sees him, and Mrs. Oliver begins playing Christmas carols on the piano. [Children's Picture Book (Rated G) Written by Judy Goodspeed and Illustrated by Richard Billingsley | Released in 2013 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.]< Less
Salvador has plenty of questions for Mama about Heaven. Relying on Scripture as her guide, Mama comforts Salvador, while answering his questions truthfully. Exquisite illustrations accompany the... More > clear, comforting text in "Salvador's Questions" - a delightful debut by Heather King and Megan C. Fraser.< Less
Nicolli is a little girl who loss her dad at the age of 3. She is now 4 year's old living with her Mom. Nicolli misses her Dad very much. Meanwhile, Nicolli looks forward to seeing this... More > Bright-Shining Star every night which makes her smile; but not until the end, she find out why this star has been so special to her all along.< Less
Ten traditional folktales and two original stories of adventure, magic, mystery, majesty and humor. The traditional tales are from Punjab, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Papua New Guinea, United States... More > and several from Russia, where the author's grandfather was born.< Less
Francesco, a 12-year old apprentice stonemason leaves his small village to go to Rome in 1748. He works on the Trevi Fountain with his uncle, who designed it, and some other young apprentices. His... More > errands and work take him all over this city of confusing streets and alleys. Francesco's adventurous spirit and his common sense help him to navigate and understand Rome. While Francesco and the other apprentices are fictional characters, his uncle, Nicola Salvi and the other architects and sculptors are real historical figures. Under the guidance of these men, Francesco learns how to inspect marble and how to carve sculptural details. He learns about aqueducts and fountains and solves the mystery of the stolen water. When Rome is flooded in 1750 he helps save the Trevi Fountain. The death of his beloved uncle forces him to leave Rome, but not until he fulfills his promise to finish his work on the fountain.< Less
An introduction to Vivi LeDish™, a pint-size powerhouse who’s about to revolutionize the way kids play with their food.
An overzealous aspiring chef, Vivi is excited about trying new... More > foods and being active --- and her enthusiasm is contagious! Her adventures and the lessons she learns along the way are chronicled in her daily, interactive web site and books.
Vivi inspires children ages 3-8 to learn in a whimsical way designed to establish healthy habits and warm memories that will last a lifetime.< Less
A story of a happy frog named Ribbit who wants to visit his friend. He is chased by Crocky the Crocodile and must devise a way to get home safely. This is the first book in a series about Ribbit and... More > his friends.< Less
It's designed to inspire high school and college students to be their best EVERY SINGLE DAY of the school year! I've compiled some of my favorite quotes, and added meaningful messages to help... More > students find their way, set goals, and "Go For It" - on a Daily basis.
Whether they are a freshman in high school, or a college student that is about to graduate, "180 Ways to Being Your Best In School" will give them confidence to having their best year ever in and outside of the classroom.< Less
Once upon a time...on an island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, a homeless dog with an appetite, a small mouse with brains, and a large dog with a heart of gold combined forces to help a... More > handsome Prince find his courage and rule a kingdom with dignity! Did they succeed? Find out in this fun, furry and colorful romp through the streets of Palermo, Sicily, where the townspeople still talk about that crazy dog who lives under the palace!< Less
A is for awesome anatomical art! Showcasing a different anatomical feature for each letter of the alphabet, Alphanatomy is an illustrated book perfect for your aspiring doctor or your average curious... More > kid.< Less
Everyone feels afraid sometimes, but Sir Bumble feels afraid all of the time. What happens when this bumbling, stumbling knight is the only one left to fight the most horrendous dragon in the kingdom... More > and save the castle? Learn about God's love and care for those who are afraid in this silly story about being brave. Features a picture search for hidden images.< Less
Molly Lee has been left by one friend, and is afraid to
make another. With the help of her mother, and a special bedtime story, Molly learns two important lessons. First, we must give everyone a fair... More > chance. Secondly, even when our feelings are hurt, we need to keep an open heart. The next friend we make could turn out to be a better friend...or even a best friend.< Less
"Reflections" is the 2013 edition of the Sue Duncan Children's Center's annual writing project. www.sueduncanchildrenscenter.org. All proceeds go toward the Center's mission to transform... More > the lives of children by nurturing their academic, athletic, and artistic growth.< Less
Carvin’ Marvin was always at home with encyclopedias, pajamas, and spruce gum, but he’s now in for the ride…um…run of his life. He has researched everything about each part... More > of the Maine woods (except who they are). There are lots of facts out there, including Trillium Erectum and Ursus Americanus, but Marvin never heard of any shadow demons until the new girl landed in town. He also never heard of Changing Girls or magical moss pee, nor wind-calling staves. He is ‘informed’ of all this (and more) while he just can’t rid himself of her. Her of colorful clothes, storm dancing, farting, bullying, and too much pretending.
So yeah, Marvin’s tidy world has been a lot different since she arrived. He sees things he never noticed before. Maybe there is a little truth to her tales. Maybe there are Protection Rivers. Maybe there is a Shadow Demon, hard telling now.< Less
Jake is the youngest and newest member of Adventure Sports, a club for visually impaired children and teenagers. More than anything, Jake wants to be friends with the older kids. To his dismay, the... More > next activity is the Stagecoach Run, a long distance community race. Will Jake overcome his fear of falling outdoors, in miles and miles of unknown space? Will Jake and his friend, Eva, save the litter of kittens at the School for the Blind? This lively, adventurous book will introduce readers to the exciting world of sports for the visually impaired. The illustrations depict the alphabet in Braille. ***** Susan Clymer has eleven books published by Scholastic, including There's a Hamster in My Lunchbox and Nine Lives of AdventureCat.< Less
Haya is a Muslim girl who dreams about becoming a scientist one day. When she is accepted into a prestigious new school, Haya thinks her dreams are finally coming true. But as she puts on her... More > favorite headscarf and arrives at school to start fourth grade, Haya has no idea of the challenges that await her.
Although she has heard stories about Muslim girls wearing hijab being teased, Haya is not prepared when her classmates harass her. Worse yet, her science teacher asks his students to leave their religions behind, and her new Muslim friend confesses she is too embarrassed to wear the hijab. Confused yet determined to honor her Islamic identity and her goals, Haya seeks answers in Islamic teachings and in the wisdom of a teacher who understands her challenges.
Haya: The Loyal Student tells the story of a Muslim girl who must learn how to balance her loyalties to her religion and to her dreams, encouraging all children to embrace differences and shun prejudice.< Less
"Oh, What Is The Time?" takes you through the day of a little boy. He rises with the alarm clock, eats his breakfast, goes to school, plays in the afternoon, and eats dinner before going to... More > bed - all while he is learning how to tell time. With Kent's rhythm and rhymes, "Oh, What Is The Time?" is the perfect read for children of any age - particularly those learning the concept of time.< Less