In this beautifully illustrated book, Ayla Mae Wild draws upon her own experiences leading wilderness trips, and creates a series of memorable princesses who overcome obstacles, fears and injury as... More > they interact with the wild. Girls and boys alike will enjoy the adventures, from rock climbing and boating to hiking and exploring slot canyons. Beneath the surface story of these adventures is the underlying theme of self-rescue; the "princesses" in Wild's book do not stick around in high towers waiting for a prince. In one lovely illustration, we see a tower left vacant, a rope out the window, and we imagine the princess "on belay". From glitter as magic to rainbows to campfire ballet, 'The Princesses I Know' will delight, empower and inspire.
-Melanie Bishop, author of 'My So-Called Ruined Life'< Less
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
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
This book is a true story created from photos taken of and by (some of them) Mary Lydia Karth. Mary was born on August 6, 1999, and she died on May 8, 2013, due to a car accident, along with her... More > older sister AnnaLeah. Her adventures with Bear are recorded here in memory of the joy she found in living. Photographers Samuel and Naomi Karth (her brother and sister-in-law) captured the discovery of Bear at Woods-on-the-Lake Cottages on the shores of Lake Michigan near Muskegon, Michigan. The photos of Bear’s road trip were taken by Mary, and Bear’s time with Mary in Texas was photographed by her sister, Susanna Karth. Naomi’s mom, Sharon Cole, encouraged us to create a children’s book with the photos and we have done so to help us remember the joy which Mary brought to us.< 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
Greta continues her adventures, building, baking, sailing, making in this follow-up soft-cover edition as she continues to stay busy each day. She's positive and motivated, and shares that message... More > everywhere she goes. Great for kids of all ages.< Less
This year Jack was certain that his plan to stop Christmas and keep all of the children's gift for himself would be a success! All those good little girls and boys would waken on Christmas morning in... More > anticipation of gifts from Santa. It made his heart even colder knowing there would be sadness in their hearts. He smiled a most sinister smile!< Less
In 1939, as World War 2 began, a Jew named Analiese Baldwin is rescued from an explosion by a German soldier. She has only his dog tag to remember him by. Now, four years later, she is rounded up... More > like all the other Jews to be placed in a cruel concentration camp. Cruelty is not unfamiliar, though. While she can’t remember her past, she knows it is not one worth remembering. It is not full of love or happiness because Jews can’t find love or have happiness. Yet, little does she know that the place where she loses it all will be the very same place where she finds everything.< Less
Happening right now in a world inside us all. Welcome to Yorbody a place full of magic and adventures. Join Andy Biotic and Luke O'cyte, the world's heroes, as they defend Yorobdy against the evil... More > King Bacterium and his minions, the Germies.< Less
The Esmeralda books tell the stories of a mother and daughter who live in the city but love to visit the country farm where the child's grandmother lives. This is the first in a series of Esmeralda... More > books. The tales originated as stories created by the author to entertain her grandchildren while they were riding in her car. They would sit quietly, completely enthralled with Esmeralda's adventures. The author could see their reactions in her rear view mirror as each story unfolded. "Nana, Esmeralda! Esmeralda!" would be heard from the back seat of the car soon after they would hit the road. As the children grew a little older, they would request a theme and the author would build a story around it. The characters have become part of their family and many of their adventures often come to mind. The descriptions in the stories come from four generations of the author's family, their animals, and their homes. Simple tales of a very special family's love.< Less
During her time working at the zoo, the zookeeper has taken care of all the different animals that one finds there. On occasion, she noted that there were those that behaved in many ways different... More > from others of the same species. Her story tells of those strange creatures – a goat that lived in a boat, a rat that swung his tail like a baseball bat, a shark that would whistle somewhat like a lark, and many more, all trying to be different from the others that shared the same cage or pool or pasture. She invites you to enjoy those silly creatures by joining her at the zoo.< Less
A historical fiction novel that highlights some of the characteristics commonly attributed to Texans; independent, strong, self-reliant, resourceful. The story takes place in the late 1850s on the... More > north and central Texas frontier.< Less
In this day and age of the giant wind farm, there is always a windmill out on the edge. This fictional story is about one such windmill and is based on a real life unit built by the local community... More > college. The windmill is one mile away from all the others and goes on a journey from loneliness to self-awareness and finds his special place in the world.< Less
In the small, uneventful town of Clever, Missouri, high schooler Quinn McAvery is finding it hard to move forward in life after the recent death of her mother. With the tension between her and her... More > father making home life almost unbearable, Quinn turns to the comfort of her childhood friends, until the arrival of the strange and secretive Louis York threatens the small bit of sanity she has left.
With his silver eyes and sneaky smile, Louis effortlessly finds a place amongst Quinn’s tight knit social group, causing her to suspect that Louis is more than just the suave teenager he pretends to be. When she discovers his incredible secret through the means of two bronze skeleton keys, everything that Quinn believed about life and death will change forever.
The Veil of Angels* is a simple and inspiring story about discovering one’s inner strength and learning to love the beautiful tragedy that is life itself.
*Paperback version now available on Amazon.com< Less
Over the course of a month, my daughter Samantha and I sat down from time to to time to write stories. She would tell them to me, and I would write them down. After the story was written, we would... More > draw a picture to go with it. This is a collection of ten short stories from a very promising 4-year old, transcribed by a very proud father - Jake Wozniak< Less