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
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
Get Your Armor On is very personal to me as it was born out of a desire to help my children learn to cope with the drugs, the language and inappropriate behaviors they witnessed on a daily basis in... More > school and in the world.
My prayer for this book is twofold: first, that the words and the scripture these teens read would become deeply rooted in their spirits and as a result, instill courage, wisdom, and confidence; further empowering their walk in a way they have never before experienced. Second, that parents and their children would develop a more open dialogue with each other, forging a strong, unbreakable bond between the two; that would mightily reduce the power of the enemy. My hope is that both are encouraged to seek a more intimate relationship with God so that no one goes into battle unprepared again – ever.< 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Destiny Rolandsmith is just like any other twelve-year-old. She likes school well enough, and she loves hanging out with her best friend, Becky. But it all changes when her parents reveal that... More > she’s a wizard. Suddenly, she is famous for breaking a curse that has been in her family for generations. The evil wizard who cast the curse, supposedly dead, is now stalking her. The fate of the whole wizard world is in Destiny’s hands< 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
Like the Cool Boy on the cover, who is sharing our books with the natives of another planet, the 2013 Cool Boys want to share their stories of action, adventure, and personal experiences with... More > everyone! Filled with sci-fi adventures, dangerous missions, and personal reflections, our sixth book focuses on our 2013 program theme: "Explore! Discover! Create!" Once again, there’s a wide variety of stories for readers to enjoy!< 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
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