An exploration of our world with a musical twist! Take your students on a world trip they won't forget! There are over 50 games, activities, crafts and science projects in this packet - all divided... More > by continent and country! Each one has the flavor of the country and continent while teaching and reinforcing musical concepts! Use this packet as a resource for your classroom or studio if you are studying a specific country or continent or run World Adventure! as a camp. There are over 150 pages of resources including information on how to turn all these games and activities into a camp. Super fun!< Less
Animals have been known many times to have come to the rescue of people. Follow this charming tale of an amazing duck and his equally amazing rescue in the picture book Snowball - The Amazing Duck!... More > co-authored by father and son, Donald and Garrett Burnell. Snowball - The Amazing Duck! is a combined non-fiction and fictionalized story of a white duck befriended and fed by the Burnell family after the duck showed up one summer on a lake in their neighborhood. The duck turns out to be quite remarkable when, while swimming with his siblings, he sights a young girl in trouble and saves her from drowning in the lake by leading her to safety. This wonderful picture book is a great read for kids as it teaches about bravery and also helps to develop their sense of imagination.< Less
Ima Lemonhead tries to get to Cherry Wu's hat store to receive the crown of wisdom. However, various neighbors try to help her get there their way. Eventually Ima realizes she just can't please... More > everyone.< Less
Koa the Koala wants to make new friends with the toys that his best friend, Lucy, has received for her 8th birthday, but they don't want to be his friend unless he changes himself first. Will he... More > change the way acts in order to make new friends?
This children's book is a cautionary tale about peer pressure and the effects it can have on people.< Less
A tale of two children, Dirgan and Cecilia, whose fathers are a ship builder and an owner of a marine cargo transport firm. Dirgan and Cecilia grow into young adults and fall deeply in love along... More > the way. Separated by circumstance beyond their control they fight to reunite, and surmount many an obstacle along the way. They voyage by sea from Venice to Amsterdam to Oslo to Copenhagen, and finally to London. A story that is as much about adventure as it is about the power of love to conquer all.< Less
Carolee Addison has trouble making friends at school. She is also being teased mercilessly, and she has trouble understanding the lessons. Having had a near-death experience five years earlier, she... More > now longs for the peace she felt then. Although she had been promised, in that NDE, that she would find a way to solve her problems in life, she can't remember any of that, because she had blocked it out, due to the fact that she lost her best friend in that accident. Her sub-conscious mind animates in the form of her shadow, in hopes of helping Carolee to find the clues that could help her regain her self-esteem and achieve a life-style that otherwise has been evading her.< Less
At long last! The finale to Sherwood Smith’s Oz trilogy is here! Journey back to Oz with Dori and Emma, along with old favorites like Scraps and Polychrome, as they travel through the skies... More > over Oz. There’s a plot afoot with a dastardly villain who kidnapped Princess Dorothy in Smith’s first book, The Emerald Wand of Oz. It’ll take Glinda, Rikk the Nome, Dori, Emma, Scraps, and many more to contend with this threat… even a shaggy dog named “Dad!” Sky Pyrates Over Oz is illustrated by Kim McFarland.< Less
This one-of-a-kind coloring/activity book contains over 30 whimsical, intricately hand-drawn illustrations and activities. The content promotes awareness of all abilities, explores upper and lower... More > limb differences, introduces new vocabulary, and encourages children to learn and care. The book was written and illustrated by Jennifer Latham Robinson, a disability advocate with over 15 years of professional experience. It is appropriate for children and adults of all abilities. “The young people in this coloring book are just like you. They like to learn, play, and to feel loved.”< Less
DJ and Diego are best friends whose houses are separated by a bridge that gets struck by lightening. The Water Genie comes to their rescue to help them learn about the four types of bridges by taking... More > them on a magical, flying adventure. The boys learn about suspension bridges, arch bridges, truss bridges, and beam bridges and which one will work best for them back home over the stream between their houses.< Less
Bellethiel was the adopted daughter of the king and queen who ruled Eloron. She dreamed of becoming a guard and to protect her new home. However, she was never allowed to venture outside the caste... More > walls alone. She feared she would never get her chance to make her dream come true. Or would she?< Less
A story that shows children that being kind to each other and making friends starts at a young age and how rewarding friendship is. The story tells of a young tadpole who wasn't allowed to play with... More > the older frogs in his pond because he was too young. He was terribly lonely because he had no friends. When he grew into a full grown frog he remembered what that was like and how lonely it made him feel. He convinces all his new friends that just because their older everyone needs friends especially the youngest members of their community.< Less
Included are 4 series of short stories of animals that learn some important lessons:
1. Big Lessons, Small Animals: Lucy the Mouse (thinking before you speak), Jeremiah the Rabbit (friendliness),... More > Sam the Squirrel (speaking the truth)
2. Big Lessons, Big Animals: Cathy the Camel (not speaking all the time and truthfulness), Joey the Giraffe (listening to advice), Carrie the Kangaroo (forgiveness)
3. Big Lessons on the Beach: Tim the Turtle (choosing friends wisely), Sandy the Clam (things don’t always go as planned), Clide the Crab (sharing)
4. Big Lessons in the Jungle: Moe the Monkey (working hard), Lee the Lion (humility), Ellie the Elephant (hanging out with an angry person)< Less
Started in 2004, Point of Convergence is a literary anthology produced each semester by the Creative Writing students at DC Everest Senior High School.
Each issue showcases the writing of senior... More > high students who submit work and are accepted for publication. Any DC Everest High School student may submit their work, and all writing is considered for publication anonymously.
Submissions are read, discussed, and voted on by Creative Writing students.< Less
"The Tree Keeper" is a story about five children, some of whom have special needs, who embark upon a journey to the Tall Forest to find food for their families. Overcoming their limitations... More > to reach a common goal, they learn to work together by using the strengths that God gifted them with. Following the story, some specific disabilities are discussed to teach a little bit about what to expect when raising or interacting with a child who has one of these special needs (Down syndrome, albinism, autism, cerebral palsy, or epilepsy). "The Tree Keeper" emphasizes that every child is made by God and is not a mistake.< Less
In a world ruled by the dark, what would you do to see the light again?
Galena is just like every other elf, enslaved by the powerful Rau. Once a beautiful and powerful race, the elves have been... More > reduced to slave labor in the mines of Rau. Galena grew up hearing the stories of old about a sword, when wielded by the right elf, ending Rau’s tyranny. Unsure if she believes these stories, she finds herself plunged into a world unfamiliar to her, hunted by Rau for her unnatural magical abilities. Will she find the sword promised to her people? Or will she fall prey to the idea of a sword that doesn’t exist?< Less
"It was dark and the wind was cold while the pitter-patting of the rain fell down. Thunder crashed and lightning flashed while shadows danced around..."
A little boy is afraid of the dark.... More > But when he has to use the outhouse in the middle of the night, his fear is put to the test. Will he conquer the darkness?< Less
Included are 12 short stories that illustrate some of the Proverbs of Solomon. There are stories about kings, people, and animals (including ants, elephants, and squirrels). They teach kids about how... More > friendship, working hard, thinking ahead, what to say in different situations, etc... The stories are written in Mandarin Chinese using simplified characters (no pinyin).< Less
Included are 12 short stories about animals that introduce 12 different Chinese radicals, what they mean, and what Chinese characters use them. It's a fun and interesting way to start teaching kids... More > to recognize Mandarin Chinese simplified characters.< Less
While Kristin loves her home, a rebel group called the Legion, she also knows that they are in danger. They fear for their lives, however there is too much fighting going on within the walls of their... More > small group to focus on the big problem. Kristin and her friends may die soon. They must find a way to stick together and work against all who hate and hunt them.< Less
I love how I look, I love me, I am perfect, I am unique! Lots of fun teaching children to have positve self esteem
and positive self image while learning about their own uniqueness.
There are no two... More > of us exactly alike.
I am wonderfully made,...a marvelous sight.< Less
Wonderful, whimsical poetry sure to bring out the kid in everyone. Beautiful illustrations let the imagination run wild. Preview the pages of this colorful book and information about the... More > author/illustrator.< Less