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by M. L. Stainer
In this sequel to Joachim's Magic, Joachim Gans and his apprentice, Reis Courtney, return to England after the failed 1585 exploration. The Jewish metallurgist, Queen Elizabeth I's favorite, is sent to Bristol to work on ways to make saltpeter for gunpowder. Prejudice follows them everywhere. At a local inn, Joachim is asked if he believes Christ is divine. He's tried for blasphemy by replying, "What need hath God for a son, is he not Almighty?" The Bristol court can't reach a decision and se... more
by David L WallaceRalphy goes on a journey where he discovers what he thought was a flaw in himself is actually something unique that makes him special. Poor Ralphy the Rabbit always felt he was different. He hated his ears and couldn’t hop as fast as the other baby rabbits in the pet store. None of the kids ever selected him. One day, a curly-haired girl named Marta locked gazes with him and they knew they were meant for each other. Fun times lay ahead for Ralphy in his new home, hopping on the family furn... more
by Carole P. RomanSquirrel is running along a tree limb when she trips, losing all her acorns into the rushing water of the river below. Angry and frustrated, she doesn't know what to do. Her good friend, Rabbit, lends both a sympathetic ear as well as a solution. Rather than get angry, Rabbit tells her, rate the problem on a scale of one-to-ten. By identifying and realizing the true importance of the issue, the issue may not seem so overwhelming. Adorable forest creatures help the sad squirrel put everything int... more
by Henry Vogel
A young prince is left in charge of the kingdom and has a wonderful time giving orders. When the prince goes too far, he learns a lesson about being in charge.
Seven Silly Brothers away from home for the first time in their young lives. They get into very silly trouble and make a very silly plan to fix everything. When their plan doesn’t work, they end up in real trouble.
A king comes up with three questions to help him find a suitable prince to marry his daughter. But what ... more
Tricycle and Friends: True-Life Adventures of a Three-Legged Golden Retriever and His Rescued Farm Animal Friendsby Lester AradiBased on a true story, Tricycle and Friends shares a story about a group of rescued animal friends and their real-life journey of serving a therapy animals for children with special needs. Through story, illustrations and actual pictures, it addresses topics such as adoption, bullying, dealing with physical challenges, death of a companion, and friendship.
by Dawn BeebeIsabella is following in Madre's footsteps and learning to be a healer. At the same time, she wants nothing more than a grand adventure before a husband is chosen for her. Miranda, Isabella’s best friend, is an escaped slave from the Carolina Colony with dark secrets she doesn’t want to share. But then the British invade St. Augustine, the Spanish capital of the New World, and before Isabella and Miranda can reach the fort, the drawbridge is closed. Isabella begins a daring campaign. She knows s... more
by Sinziana Popescu
Theater for big, small and tiny kids is a collection of four plays by Sinziana Popescu translated from Romanian - Life Like a Fairytale, Slipping into a Plum, Mr. Chocolate Man and When the Toys Say Bye - to be performed for young audiences on a professional stage or by children in their classrooms or theater groups.
by LaKesa CoxWhat happens when The Wizard of Oz meets 12 Years a Slave? You get Mulatto Girl Aggie, 13: Name on the Ledger. This story takes you into the life of a precocious, spoiled and bratty 12-year-old named Aggie Lucas. Aggie is your typical 7th grader who loves her cell phone, social media and designer sneakers. Eager to celebrate her 13th birthday, Aggie is disappointed when her parents break their promise to her by not giving her the gift she really wanted. Mad at the world, Aggie goes to school ... more
by Joseph MooreMaxwell is a raindrop. He does not want to simply fall like the other raindrops. He feels that, as a raindrop, he has little importance. He wants to be a bird, a rainbow or a flower. Throughout the story, the grandfatherly cloud tries to gently assure Maxwell that rain is a part of everything that he wants to be, so it is important for him to simply be himself. At the end of the story, all of the other raindrops have fallen and Maxwell sees a thirsty flower that was missed by the other raind... more
by Cynthia T. Toney
When Wendy questions her neighbor about one 1960s photograph, she opens the door to triple trouble—a Cajun family secret, feelings for two very different boys, and a fight to keep a grandmother’s love.
Wendy Robichaud is on schedule to have everything she wants at the start of high school: two loyal best friends, a complete and happy family, and a hunky boyfriend she’s had a crush on since eighth grade—until she and Mrs. Villaturo look at old photo albums togethe... more
by Cynthia T. ToneyAnonymous sticky-notes, a scheming bully, and a ruined summer send fourteen-year-old Wendy down a trail of secrets and self-discovery. Wendy Robichaud doesn't care one bit about being popular like good-looking classmates Tookie and the Sticks—until Brainiac bully John-Monster schemes against her, and someone leaves anonymous sticky-note messages all over school. Even the best friend she always counted on, Jennifer, is hiding something and pulling away. But the Spring Program, abandoned pupp... more
by Nakia NgwalaCreated from the imaginative mind of the young scholar Xander Ngwala, ABC: Robots of the Alphabet Planet teaches children ages 05 the letters of the alphabet. This book takes young readers to a place on a fantasy planet where each robot gives the name of who they are and the letter they represent. Each page of this children's book showcases colorful illustrations of a robot associated with a different letter of the alphabet from A to Z. This first ABC book teaches correct uppercase letter and lo... more
by S.A. Dymond
GOLD METAL WINNER at the 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS in the CHILDREN--SOCIAL ISSUES category
Isabelle and Joe love to watch TV, but when the power goes out and the TV doesn't work, will they find other fun activities to do?
by Nancy J. MillerCousins Lucas and Emma love to spend time in their grandparents’ garden. One day, with the help of Grandpa and Nona (their grandmother), Lucas helps plant various vegetable seeds while learning about the uniqueness of each one. To his dismay, the plants aren’t ready by dinnertime, but he and Emma find plenty of fresh, scrumptious vegetables at the store. On another day, the two ride their bikes to Nona’s house again, but this time their friends Dylan and Zoe tag along, and the garden as a whole ... more
by Heather L. Beal
2018 Silver Medal Readers' Favorite Children's Social Issues
Mom's Choice Award
Lily and Niko Rabbit’s childcare class is at the elementary school science fair when a tornado warning happens. They learn how a tornado looks like an elephant trunk and sounds like a train. They also learn where they can go to be safe. When they find out the tornado damaged a neighbor’s house, they come together to help in their own charming wa... more
by Peter LeschnerThe Sapphire Prism Cave takes you on a soaring journey of the heart and imagination. James and Julia, spirited, fun loving 11-year-old twins, stumble upon an incredible cave filled with multi-colored, magic crystals which endow them with special powers that touch and transform their childhood in wonderful ways. Everything changes when James is mysteriously drawn through a hole in the cave's ceiling and transported through a space vortex to a planet in a distant galaxy. There he uses his newfound... more