Have you ever wanted something a lot but you’re afraid of doing what you need to get it? What do you do about it?
Tiny Makes a Friend takes place in an animal rescue center and tells the story of a small, quirky mouse who is hungry and lonely. And maybe a little bit afraid. But in spite of fear and danger, Tiny exerts confidence and determination to satisfy his needs, and because of his boldness, he makes an unusual friend. As the two unlikely friends grow up, they support and confide in each other. They come to understand that differences don’t matter. Large or small, meek or intimidating, friends can share and help each other. Tiny and his friend go on an adventure that opens their eyes to what their future may hold.
Tiny Makes a Friend is about family and friends sharing, caring, respecting, and growing up. Children between the ages of seven and twelve will enjoy it--and so will adults.
Forget having a lively after school social life, Ebony Charmed is fighting to keep the entire afterlife alive.
Ebony's less-than-average spirit tracking abilities are ruining more than sixth grade at Motley Junior High: School for the Psychically and Celestially Gifted. Her parents argue so much her dad's moved out. And, even though he's scared of his own shadow and insists on bringing his slimy, legless lizard everywhere they go, Ebony wouldn't survive without her best friend, Fleishman.
When Ebony's Deadly Creatures & Relics' project goes missing she learns her missing project is one of the keys to saving the spirit world.
Now Ebony and Fleishman must battle beasts from Norse mythology to retrieve her project before spirits are lost, the Well of Urd dries up, and Ebony loses all hope of reuniting her family. But someone lies in wait, and he has other plans...including creating a new world of spirits without them in it.
Nelish, a young adventurous peacock defies all traditions of the mold of prey by following his own standards, to defend his rights against predators, at all costs. Blessed with natural, uncanny defensive abilities, he realize the traits he possesses. Unfortunately, he soon encounters opposing threats, causing life changing experiences, against his natural habitat and community, forcing him to make critical decisions beyond his control, while determining his life's true purpose. Merging of allies and opposition alike, with the fate of the world, and daunting pressure place upon Nelish's "tail feathers", he must make daring decisions necessary to overcome nearly impossible feats. Nelish Daring Quests promotes inner courage unlike non-other against staggering odds, which truly tests the limits of survival against the opposition. Enjoy the quest!
Welcome to the Pumpkin Room... Here you'll find the Seed Reader, curator of the largest collection of spooky Halloween stories known to man or spirit. He has picked 13 of his most frightening to share...with you... Be prepared to enter a world where scarecrows are spiteful and some pumpkins are vengeful. Hear about the boy with the trick-or-treating addiction but beware of the spooky stranger lurking outside the window. Learn why one town refuses to celebrate Halloween and another town where people aren't who they seem to be. What is that creepy garden gnome up to? Why is there a young girl out biking alone in a snow storm on Halloween Night? And more... Each of the 13 stories promises to leave you thinking and changed...forever. So, come in, have a seat, and listen...if you dare...
In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret...
For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald's mysterious gems. When Ivy s magic and her life is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever.
A Chinese boy struggles to adapt to American life–and discovers baseball. Despite his impulsive and curious nature, twelve-year-old Leon is determined to follow the Emperor’s rules—to live with an American family, study hard, and return home to modernize China. But he also must keep the braid that shows his loyalty—and resist such forbidden American temptations as baseball. As Leon overcomes teasing and makes friends, his elder brother becomes increasingly alienated. Eventually, Leon faces a tough decision, torn between his loyalty to his birth country—and his growing love for his new home.
The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball is a lively, poignant, and nuanced novel based on a little-known episode from history, when 120 boys were sent to New England by the Emperor of China in the 1870s. This story dramatizes both the rigid expectations and the wrenching alienation felt by many foreign children in America today—and richly captures that tension between love and hate that is culture shock. It gives American readers a glimpse into what it feels like to be a foreigner in the United States and will spark thoughtful discussions.
Delve into a stunning collection of traditional Icelandic fairy tales and legends, some originating in the days of the Vikings. These short stories of trolls, elves with magical powers, and Hidden People have been passed down from generation to generation.
Written down a hundred years ago, the stories are now brought together and updated for a modern audience, so now you too can read about the trolls who freely roamed Iceland, the race of Hidden People with strong magical powers and of the four powerful beings who still protect Iceland from invaders to this day. Packed full of fascinating myths, this collection of folklore is a must for anyone wanting to discover a world of mermaids and mermen, giants, shape-shifting seals and dragons in disguise.
Pete is an eleven-year-old middle school girl who desperately wants to know her biological father. But no one in her family wants to talk about him. When she comes face-to-face with the man, she is surprised to learn that she is from a mixed heritage, and learns the harsh realities of racism.
She also learns firsthand about bullying so destructive that Pete begins to wonder if her life has any value at all. Her friends seem to turn away from her and she seeks solace and peace at the top of the tower near her home. Will she find the answers she longs for as she sits high above the edge of her world?
Aurella found out she’s a witch…just in time to start a witch hunt. Twelve years ago, the kingdom of Dovice was purged of magic. All the witches were killed in a massive witch hunt, and evidence of their existence was erased from history. So when Aurella discovers she’s a witch, she’s both confused and frightened. Despite the risk of revealing herself, Aurella uses her powers to protect her only friend from a dangerous situation and accidentally sets in motion another witch hunt, making her the key target. With few allies and an entire country against her, Aurella flees north in hopes of finding Rashtica, the alleged kingdom where her kind live in peace. But Aurella can’t run forever, and if she doesn’t learn to embrace her power, the witch hunt she brought about could be her bitter end.
Dessie and her brother Lem live a hard-scrabble life in an Eastern Kentucky coal mining town during the Great Depression. When their house burns down while their father is under the influence of alcohol, Lem must become a miner - a fate far different from his dream of working with horses. Determined to help Lem escape from the mine, Dessie leads him to Lexington and jobs as stable hands at Rutledge Farms. There, Dessie and Lem become entangled in mysterious events centered on Star of Destiny, an emotionally-damaged thoroughbred in training for the Kentucky Derby. When Star's future is threatened, Dessie must find the cunning to protect the people she loves and the courage to face the secrets of her family's past.
Isabel "Izzy" LaDuke has never killed anything scarier than a spider, but now a botched pursuit has suddenly thrust her into a fight with an honest-to-goodness cattle-stealing monster. Izzy is just trying to find out who was stealing her family's cows. She has no magic powers or special skills, and she's a rotten shot with a bow and arrow, but she's braver than anyone, and that, in her opinion, makes her the best girl for the job. When Izzy finally finds her monster, she is transported from her family's farm to the home of the Behemorph's, seasonal shape-shifting Giants who live in a hovering world above the clouds in the SkyWorld. To find her way home, she will have to team up with the very monster (he calls himself Boone) she has been hunting. As the two confront terrible creatures and deadly enemies, Izzy will learn a lot about Boone--and she'll discover her own incredible potential.
Beyond the Waterfall is a young adult fantasy novel that follows Kyla Marine as she embarks on a mysterious journey through a secret passageway on her school grounds. When she crosses into the new world, she hopes she'll find the answers she's been missing. Instead, she only has more questions as the her life and the life of her best friend are put into danger.
Fiction book for girls and boys 8-13 years of age, about a pretty and kind-hearted girl, Emma, who lives in a castle with her rich father Baron Geoffrey during the Middle Ages in the early 14th century. Emma and a brave young peasant named Thomas have many adventures together riding their horses. There is mystery and suspense due to thieves trying to steal Emma's and her father's jewels and a siege in her uncle's castle. They are also searching for Emma's missing cousin Helen and trying to get back beloved eight-year-old serveant Amma back from a mean uncle. Experience jousting tournaments, town fairs, holiday celebrations, hunting, feasts, thrilling suprises and fulfilling Emma's dreams.
Benny, fifteen, is solitary by circumstance more than choice: he counts each move to a new town as “a life.” He’s on Life Number Seven. His last! He plans to run away from his paranoid mother, who’s been on the run since the disappearance of his father when he was three. Benny has no memory of it, except for weird dreams of a firestorm and a hideous dragon. After a fight with his mother, Benny packs his bags. Boom! The house explodes, catapulting Benny into a world he never imagined existed.
The trail leads him to a gated Neoclassical building in the woods and to six teens he vaguely remembers: Kami is deaf, Amir is blind, Zuma is overweight, Layla is gorgeous but lazy, Chaz is in a wheelchair and Raj is as angry as the purple dagger-shaped birthmark running down the side of her face. These unlikely heroes share a common thread: Benny lost his father and they lost their mothers on the same day. The only clue to the mystery is Benny’s grandfather, Domenico H. Adez, a strange and dangerous man. “In my last years at Harcourt, I can’t remember reading one single fantasy MG or YA that was half as interesting as the world you have created. . . It really was a cool discovery that you had linked these modern-day misfits to Greek mythology and Greek history! So brilliant! Between the fight scenes and the stories and people and creatures of Greek mythology coming to life, it was truly a roller-coaster adventure. And the ending—now THAT is how you leave us wanting for more!” --Editor, Evil Speaks
After leading the battle against the construction machines to save his woods, Jack the squirrel continues visiting his human friend, Collin. He brings Sister, and Bird, who can copy Collin's words. This allows Jack to 'talk' to Collin. When Jack shares what he learns with the other woodland animals, Fox wants no part of learning anything human. Rat is too busy teasing the humans who spy on the animals. When Rat gets tagged and caged, Jack has to figure out how to save him while avoiding the humans who want most to capture him--and won't stop until they do.
Nickerbacher is a dragon and aspiring comedian who travels to La La Land to audition for The Late Knight Show. He hopes to prove to his father -- and the world -- that dragons can be funny. Nickerbacher befriends a prince and a princess who help him realize his dream while paving the way for equal rights of all citizens.
Nickerbacher is an Amazon #1 Bestseller and a #1 New Release, the recipient of The Wishing Shelf Book Award - Gold and The Hungry Monster Literary Book Award - Silver.
Lost at sea alone, twelve year old Otto reaches shore on a strange land where all the color is missing and everything is gray.
He soon finds himself in the middle of a great war between the Kingdom of Color and the Kingdom of Shapes.
To end the war and return the color to the land, he must outsmart the war inspectors, battle the sugar soldiers, escape from the gnome factory, and teach the grasshoppers the importance of eating your vegetables.
Discover the adventure that happened before Alvin floated into the Land Without Color in the second book of The Land Without Color series.
A pup named Bear, blueberries, and a whole lot of bubba-baloo-ba trouble. Bear, how did you get so BLUE! Meet a rambunctious blueberry craving flat-coated retriever puppy named Bear who doesn't follow in her siblings paw prints. Instead, Bear follows her nose which gets her into a blueberry mess of bubba-ballo-ba trouble. Hold onto your knickers while Bear takes you spinning and laughing on her unruly day down on Farmer Bubba's blueberry farm. A pawsitively fun, down-on-the farm story with the cutest blue puppy imaginable!
Gilbert is a Groundhog with stage fright, no friends, and a bully out to get him. He meets an Old Oak Tree who teaches him a deep breathing technique to calm his anxious body. He also learns how to feel his emotions and how to express them. By practicing what he has learned, he is able to take care of himself. Then he can confidently present his rock collection to the after-school club, make a new friend, and stand up to the bully.
Samantha and Jake have one and a half days to find and free the golden dragon, Drasine, from her deadly captor and turn her over to the murderous leader of the Lesser smugglers, or Jake will be killed. Sam is also worried Jake is going to leave her, and Jake has even worse concerns that he won’t tell Sam. Forced to fight in a Death Match against deranged Lessers, Sam and Jake learn that the secret mentor of Gorgon, the Evil One, is behind everything, and that one of them may have to die to save the other… …nonstop action, monsters, & giant creatures—with quirky humor…
Childhood is the place where children one-up each other with shouts of "My dad is richer than your dad," "My bike is bigger than yours," etc. Only in this book, two adult guys shout their boasts at each other. Yes, competing but in an unusual way in the small town of Littleford. The surprise ending will have you laughing at the outcome. Would you like to go back to your childhood through a reading journey to Littleford?
Fantasy and realism collide as Mama Turtle and her precious hatchlings attempt to stay together on a journey to sea riddled with danger. With a little suspense, and a lot of heart, "Stay Where I Can See You" will hold readers and listeners spellbound until the last page! Kids will want to read the story again and again.
Created by veteran teacher, Lori Samlin Miller, this entertaining and educational picture book will have parents and children enthralled, laughing, and cheering with every challenge, emotion, lesson, and plot twist. Includes information about turtle protection!
Mike loves the new fangled bubblegum. He also wants friends, so he accepts a dare to float with the gum. While floating, he escapes a giant skeeter attack. Everyone thinks he's brave, but he would rather hide in his barn. When giant mosquitoes attack the town, Mike must decide if he can learn the real meaning of friendship, and use the floating gum to become a true hero.
A story with quirky humor, action, friendship, and monsters...
From the award-winning author of WhipEye Chronicles comes a new action-adventure series that is as funny as it is dangerous for Bubblegum Mike and his friends.
The debut novel from Geoffrey Saign, The Great Skeeter Battle, is a new addition to the great middle grade tradition of James Riley, Jeff Kinney, and Noah Child and Marcus Emerson.