Ever wondered what might happen in Gaby's future? I have too so this volume takes two separate looks at the possibilities, Gabymas is set some four years ahead, Grand Depart is set even further ahead... More > at the 2014 Tour de France!< Less
North American Animal Children is an illustrated natural history book - prepared especially for children ages 4 through 8, but for anyone, young or adult - depicting 16 common North American animals... More > with short stories and other descriptive information about each.< Less
This powerful book details the history of Norteno & Sureno gangs and how their split came about. It serves as an empowering historical tool for young people caught up in gangs. Includes sections... More > on the Brown Berets, Young Lords and many freedom fighters.< Less
Book by teen author, Angel Ray, detailing four real stories about real issues that are faced by teens. This book provides discussion opportunities between teens and their parents.
Parents: LISTEN! ... More > Teens: SPEAK UP! is the overall theme of this interesting book.< Less
The small town of Winston, Colorado, has a secret—one that hides in its children. Long ago, there were many children who suffered from the local “condition.” There are fewer of them... More > now, but Shelby is one of them. She was born with a ruby embedded in her skin. In the same year, two other kids in town, Gary and May, were born with emeralds.
Now a teenager, Shelby nurses a crush on Gary, while he sticks close to the fragile May and tries to protect her from, among other things, Shelby’s bullying. Despite their differences, however, their births connect them; when May goes missing, Gary needs Shelby’s help.
Together, Shelby and Gary learn the unspeakable truth about each other—and about the chasers. Death lurks around every turn; in order to survive, Shelby, Gary, and May must work together. It is now their responsibility to save an entire generation of people also born with their “condition” before a century-old grudge destroys them all.< Less
Blooming Flower, Shooting Star is semi-fiction, there is some non-fictional history of Indigenous icons, traditions, and rituals incorporated. The book involves two characters, Citlali and Flor.... More > Citlali is an undergraduate at New York University and was a former ward of the court in California. Flor is a senior in high school in Oakland, California and is still in the foster care system. After not being in contact for three years, they begin to e-mail each other and discuss many of the issues that young adults/teens are dealing with today. They write to each other about issues ranging from love, history, traditions, boyfriends, pregnancy, feminism, gangs, military, and share their daily lives with each other the way best friends or sisters do.< Less
When young Ginny gets bored at Grandpa and Grandma's house, she decides to make a giant gingerbread man in her toy oven. To her amazement, Ginny discovers the gingerbread man has come to life and... More > wants to be friends. This is a brightly colored and funny children's picture book by cartoonist Daniel Roberts.< Less
An American family awakens in Japan only to discover their amazing dog Kuma is missing. After searching high and low Walker, the youngest twin, sees the clues which reveals the culprits. Quickly... More > donning his ninja costume he sets out against all odds to rescue their missing dog.< Less
It’s time for your young adult to go out and land that very first part-time job. Telling them to smile, be polite and wear nice clothes is all good advice-- if they even get to the interview... More > stage of the hiring process. The hard reality is that most of them won’t get that far…and they’ll never know why.
In his book, The Job Talk, author and multi-small business owner Darrell Doepke shares with you the process of recruiting and hiring new employees from a small business owner’s perspective, so that you can better understand how and why hiring decisions are made, and how a first-timer like your teenaged son or daughter can gain an advantage.
Doepke uses real-world true stories to explain the process of elimination that happens long before your teen ever gets to a face-to-face interview with a decision maker. He teaches in great detail what to expect during the application and interview process-- and how to prepare for it.
It’s a weeding-out process, and your young adult needs to know how to survive it!< Less
Francois, the French squirrel, is unexpectedly whisked away from his Paris home, while his beloved Gigi is posing for his painting, awaiting his promised return. But packed with some shipping... More > freight, Francois is not able to "be right back." Instead, he crosses the Atlantic Ocean and travels the New England states, a French squirrel making American history, as he desparately seeks a way back to France and his true love.< Less
Fabien is a brave and curious alien from the planet Cosmo who is excited to have an adventure. He visits a new planet that his friend Adrien found in her travels, with dinos and cavemen with long... More > hair and beards. “Be careful, don’t land and get out,” she warns. “This is a planet we don’t know about.”
As Fabien flies over the planet, he decides he wants to land and see even more. From wandering around in a sea dino’s mouth to a game of hide-and-seek with an energetic T-rex, Fabien has a great time on this strange new planet—that is, until a pair of dino birds fly away with his spaceship in their claws!
Now Fabien’s adventure has become a challenge to retrieve his stolen spaceship. And with the help of his new friend, Mongo, a brave cave boy who carries a bongo, he just might be able to find his spaceship and fly home.< Less
Quiet and reserved, Layne goes unnoticed. She prefers life this way because this teen has a dark secret. One night, Layne evacuates her town due to a regional crisis. Her new life in the refugee camp... More > is alright, but Layne is constantly on guard so no one discovers her self-destructive secret, which would bring her worst fears to life. But oddly enough, her inner problem could be useful in stopping the spread of the plague.< Less
After Jenny and Susan are reunited, they discuss what to do with their newly recovered treasure. Jenny, feeling secure with her dearest friend, does not expect another misstep. However, she stumbles... More > with her new friend, Audrey, and strays off her familiar trail. The shadowy territory Jenny enters presents complicated hurtles -- a personal steeplechase. As she maneuvers through the obstacle course of Seventh Grade, Jenny wonders what the truth about "honesty" is.< Less
In An Open Book is a Mind about to Soar, Danielle Sainte-Marie offers up poetry and short stories for young adults, primarily ages 8-13. Sharing this book with your loved ones is a great way to... More > introduce them to complex phrasing, challenging words, and metaphorical ideas.
This book teaches:
1. The importance of finding your talents and interests and pursuing them.
2. Learning to see life with a renewed interest and wonder.
3. Celebrating love and acknowledging the feelings of one's first teenage 'crush.'
4. How to utilize perspective to see any situation as you wish.
5. The importance of having fun and being a bit silly at times. This is reflected in a 'nonsense' poem I included.
6. The big question of death is dealt with; the book teaches that without death there is no life, and that we are all part of one big ecosystem, and so, it is what it is and we must go on--hopefully, with a smile.< Less
Stella and Zach were the best of friends for many many years. Due to unfortunate events however the friendship got thrown to side. When their paths cross again will we finally understand what exactly... More > tore them so far apart? Will we finally see a romance in full bloom? The drama between these two characters is never ending and totally worth catching up on!< Less
Can you count backwards from 10? Well don’t worry Mr. Piranha is here to help. Help Mr. Piranha count backwards from 10 by reading and singing as he gobbles down the 10 cute and colourful... More > little fish one by one.
10 Little Fish is a fun and exciting story/song that helps children develop their counting skills in a playful way. Please enjoy reading and singing this story/song with your children and friends.< Less