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by Paula MorhardtToe Stubber the troll has a bad problem and the other trolls are teasing him about it. How does Wise Crone teach him to help himself? What do the other trolls learn about judging others? The Best Magic of All, written by Paula Baysinger Morhardt and illustrated by Kayla Surface-Olson, tells the tale of Toe Stubber and how his bullies learn that looks don’t make the troll. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
by Paula MorhardtHaving friends is fun, but what if your friends have crooked noses and button eyes? Extraordinarily long tails? Four feet? Blue ears? Can be stacked in a pile five friends deep? Then it's even more fun, of course! Read about one child's collection of unique friends in Five Friends Deep, a collection of short poems and charming illustrations for children ages 4 to 8.
by JoAn Stevenson‘You’ is a beautifully illustrated poem about a parent’s love for their child. Though best read together at bedtime, this colorful and charming book is sure to delight readers of all ages at any time of day. Suitable for ages 3 to 7 years.
by Lydia Emma NiebuhrHave you ever felt like you were too different? Meet William, Susan, David, Ann, Michael, and Sarah. They felt this way, and they were unhappy with their bodies. They would sigh and wish they were more like everyone else: taller, shorter, larger, smaller, stronger, faster. One day, however, they discovered their bodies were just right for them. In fact, they found they were perfect just the way they were. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
by Kelly Lenihan
Pig isn't like most pigs. She doesn't like to roll in the mud or get dirty. She likes to watch birds and butterflies. She likes to sing and make up stories. She's a daydreamer. Mouse is a vagabond, always moving to keep safe. When events bring them together, an unlikely friendship forms as they bond over their first adventure: treasure hunting!
Pig and Mouse formed an unusual friendship, but maybe it's not unusal at all. If you've ever witnessed a connection between ... more
by Isla Wynter
Some days, Luka the blue whale doesn’t feel happy at all.
He gets angry, he’s sad, he cries until the ocean is salty.
His friend Jenny wants to help Luka, but how?
Luckily, a wise mermaid might know what to do…
This lovingly illustrated picture book gently introduces children to the symptoms of depression and gives advice on how to help others who’re feeling blue. A book not just for children.
This book is recommended fo... more
by Ira Nayman
The brave men and women of the Alternate Reality News Service risk losing their sanity (and their lunch) traveling to other universes to report on what they find there. Idiotocracy for Dummies contains news, reviews, interviews and other information from a universe where the United States of Vesampucceri is the world's leading Idiotocracy, which, as you might imagine, is government by the stupidest people. Any resemblance to a country in a universe near you is completely intentio... more
by David JosephA collection of touching stories of extraordinary moments within the confines of ordinary lives. In this collection on love and loss, hopes and dreams, and memory and regret, The Old Men Who Row Boats and Other Stories takes the reader on an insightful journey through Spain and Portugal. These fourteen stories convey real emotion through compelling, simple language and human interaction that resonates in the authentic beauty of small moments.
by Deanna Lynn Sletten
Diane picked up her mother’s phone. “How do you feel about your mother being let out of prison today after sixty-five years?” the reporter asked. Diane stared at her mother. “My grandmother is alive?” That one phone call hurled shock waves throughout the entire family.
1955 – Anna Bergman Craine’s life changes in an instant when she commits a crime of passion and is sentenced to life in prison. Leaving behind two young children, she is left alon... more
by Elliott SmithThe second book in the Nick’s Adventures series! A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK WILL BE DONATED TO THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE FOUNDATION, AN ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS TO PROTECT THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED PHILIPPINE EAGLE FROM EXTINCTION. Nick is creating a masterpiece. He is painting a picture of his favorite bird—the critically endangered Philippine eagle. But as he paints, he drifts off to sleep... Nick dreams he is in a wild rainforest, the home of the Philippine eagle, and he ha... more
by Yates Davis and Lynda Bouchard
Nothing cures being sent to your room on Halloween night like an unexplored forest. Count on it!
This is no ordinary night. It's Halloween and a mischievous little boy has run away from home. He takes a path through twisted forest trees and comes upon a frightful scene - three witches up to no good! They see him, too, and that's when the magic begins. How will he outsmart the witches as they try to capture him? Told in rhyme and through the prism of a child'... more
by Dick ParsonsThe Versailles Treaty which brought peace after the Great War (1914-18) was viewed by Adolf Hitler as humiliating and unjust, leading to his determination to make Germany great again and the Reich judenfrie (rid of the Jews). When he becomes Fuhrer in 1934, his policies affect the families of two German brothers in evermore contrasting ways. Klaus the younger is married to a Jew and their children a boy and a girl, are therefore Jewish. His brother Wolfgang's wife like him, is an Aryan and to Hi... more
by B. TrulyI must keep it locked away—the memory of my darkest secret…. When the rising tides of my life peak, I’m left struggling with the currents of the storm. The first dilemma is my dad’s gambling debt. Mama bounces back quickly from the ramifications it causes. She proves this by getting a new man. Her Rico Suave is just the tip of the iceberg—she moves us across state to live with him and his two sons. My outgoing, older sister fits right in—she’s the total opposite of me. I am Ma... more
by Jana JonesVivid is an unconventional coming-of-age story that poses the question: Who are you when your back is against the wall? When a series of unusual ailments befall Sheri’s children, she realizes she must push past self-doubts and fear to awaken the power within. Sheri connects with a group of concerned parents, led by a larger-than-life widowed mother of four, to take on unethical medical researchers and casually indifferent politicians. Inspired by actual events, Vivid is a story that illu... more
by Laura Riley
Who doesn't like a little bit of magic? Especially when it helps you win baseball games. This humorous and clever story is about a young boy named Conner who is searching for "The Legend of the Stinky Sock". According to the myth, the sock holds special baseball powers that will make anyone an incredible player. Will Conner discover the secret to the legend? Or, will he find out the magic to improving his skills is through hard work?
by Ian Prattis
These tales operate at three levels. First, the characters are all of “US.” Their stories are the One Human Story of struggling to live in this world. Dig deeper, and you’ll find the rich metaphor pointing toward truths about the way our species has evolved and why our permanent dominance of the Earth is a fiction that will not stand up to any real scrutiny. At their root, Dr. Ian Prattis has pointed out that “reality” is not action-over-time but it is simultanei... more