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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Grateful Jake

    by Emily Madill
    A homework assignment on gratitude leaves Jake completely stumped. After all, he's just an ordinary 8 year old boy - what's so great about that? But a weekend of adventures opens his eyes to the true meaning of gratitude, and just how lucky he is that it's always within his reach. This engagingly illustrated picture book will help introduce your young readers to the concept of gratitude, and the accompanying Grateful Jake Resource Guide (also available from Amazon) will help you expand on those... more
  • Captain Joe Teaching Resources

    by Emily Madill
    This Teaching Resource Guide is perfect for extending students learning and solidifying the confidence boosting skills presented in the Captain Joe series. This guide is made for classroom use by teachers and can easily be adapted for home schooling purposes or to have some fun activities to do together as a family! The guide includes: * 24 different lesson plans based on the 4 books * Distinct learning objectives and Assessment Rubrics * Variety of handouts to complement the lessons * 20 additi... more
  • Grateful Jake Resource Guide

    by Emily Madill
    This Resource Guide is perfect for solidifying children’s awareness and practice of gratitude as presented in the Grateful Jake Book, and encouraging them to begin developing an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’. This guide is made for classroom use by teachers and also includes adaptations for home schooling purposes or to have some fun activities to do together as a family! The guide includes: * 12 different lesson plans based on the Grateful Jake Book * Distinct learning objectives and Assessment Rubri... more
  • The Captain Joe Collection

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series© was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four stories are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things, so Choose the Ones that Make you Happy" to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each of the four stories is desi... more
  • Captain Joe's Choice

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to ... more
  • Captain Joe's Gift

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to ... more
  • Captain Joe Saves the Day

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to ... more
  • Captain Joe to the Rescue

    by Emily Madill
    The Captain Joe Series was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four books are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things" (so choose the ones that make you happy) to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each picture story is designed to ... more
  • Sam's Magic Mirror

    by Emily Madill
    Sam's friends nominate her to be class president, but Sam can't see what everyone else does. What makes her special? Sam learns the hard way that everything she needs to be a good leader is right there staring back at her from the mirror, if she can just stay true to herself. This book teaches young girls about friendships, leadership, confidence and being themselves. Ideal for girls ages 6-9, the story comes to life with the help of full color illustrations throughout. Join Sam on her journey t... more
  • MELT

    by Selene Castrovilla
    In MELT by Selene Castrovilla, sixteen-year-old “good girl” Dorothy just blew into the small town of Highland Park, where the social headquarters is Munchkinland (Dunkin’ Donuts). Smart, perceptive and sensitive, she’s bored by her cliquey classmates. Then, she meets Joey, a “bad boy” who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Joey numbs himself with a combination of drugs and alcohol, terrified of letting his secrets out or anyone else in. But everything ch... more
  • Cowslip A Slave

    by Betsy Haynes
    Thirteen year-old Cowslip is on the auction block and terrified. In her new life she discovers her own self-worth after believing that slavery is "the will of the Lord." This powerful story not only deals with slavery in historical terms but also demonstrates for today's readers the values of self-determination.
  • Lost in the City of Flowers (The Histories of Idan Book 1)

    by Maria C. Trujillo
    Viola has always felt like she doesn’t belong. With her mother halfway around the world, her sister away at school, and her father as her only friend, she keeps to herself and only dreams of becoming an artist. The last thing a lonely fourteen-year-old girl wants for her birthday is to spend time with an old woman she doesn’t even know. And she certainly doesn’t want to travel 544 years back in time. Armed with Idan, a mysterious pocket watch, she must navigate the perilous city to find a wa... more
  • The Accidental Athlete

    by Lynn Blake John
    “The Accidental Athlete” is the second picture book featuring the hapless Freddie. This time he hates sport and exercise. One day he sneaks off the playing field in the middle of a game -- and the consequences are unusual! A badminton racket, a golf club, and a bicycle strike back. Will Freddie triumph in the end? Could exercise actually be fun?
  • Revenge of the Vegetables

    by Lynn Blake John
    “Revenge of the Vegetables” is the story of Freddie, a boy who hates vegetables. One day when no one is looking, he throws his vegetables in the rubbish bin. The angry vegetables want revenge and Freddie has to run for his life! Can Freddie be rescued? And could vegetables actually be good for you?
  • Benjamin the Little Brown Bear Who Loved to Spell

    by Paula M. Ezop

    Benjamin's story is one of friendship, and of learning to appreciate and learn from each other's talents. 

    Benjamin is a little brown bear who loves to spell, and Bobear is a big black bear who knows the ways of the forest (berry picking, collecting honey, and fishing). 

    Children will enjoy the adventurous and fun filled days that Benjamin and Bobear share together.  The story provides opportunities for children to interact with Benjamin who loves letters, l... more

  • Jitterbugs!

    by Margot Toppen
    Be-Bop, A-Doo-Wop, A Wobble-Dee, POP! From the moment children first hear the recurring scat-rhythm that inspires Shorty George to dance, they'll be transported into a world filled with images from the past brought to life in colorful detail. JITTERBUGS! is inspired by real-life 1930s Lindy Hop dancers George Snowden ( Shorty George ) and Beatrice Gay ( Big Bea ) who used their height difference to advantage to win contests at places like the famed Savoy Ballroom in Harlem New York. This dance-... more

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