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by Jeanette W StickelA young boy tells of his Mama’s needle and her spool of long white thread. She uses it to patch holes in the knees of his pants, bind scraps of cloth into quilts and stitch dreams into reality. When he has a magical dream of her needle and thread, mama stitches a quilt together for remembering, and on it, are patches of his dreams. Wearing his quilt as a cape, he flies with his imagination. The narrator of this engaging story is a young African American child. One night, he dreams of his Mam... more
by Christian GomezCreativity - Finding your Art is a poetic story about 3 characters (Mary the Painter, Tyrone the Creator, and Rita the Artist) that love expressing themselves through art as they each experience different encounters due to their level of passion. This story is about the discovery of wealth, through the discovery of oneself; bringing an alternative yet original concept to life. Creativity is a part of every form of life. What aspects of creativity are your interested in or involved in? Simply ... more
by Emily BriggsDominic and his puppy Cara are inseparable, except when play gets too rough, ouch! Follow along as Dominic learns how a gentle touch can lead to wet puppy kisses and sweet baby giggles.
by Dontavious PittmanKyle is a creative 8-year-old that loves his mom more than anything. Sometimes he pretends that his bed is a pirate ship, and other times it can be a stage for his air guitar show. But Kyle doesn't have to use his creativity to see that his mom works very hard, and has no time for play. Join Kyle as he teaches his mom a lesson or two about using her imagination.
by Leah VenegasWho hasn’t, at one time their life, felt insecure, maybe isolated, or picked on, or teased? Wobbles is the story of a young leapfrog that had trouble early in life learning how to leap. The relentless teasing from his classmates instilled in him a sense of helplessness and a lack of confidence. Wobbles always felt alone. One day a new student befriends Wobbles and tells him about her father who grew up with issues just like him. Wobbles learns a valuable lesson from his friend’s father, and this... more
by Brian TuckerIt's 1888, in Hazard, Kentucky... What will one day be known as The French-Eversole Feud (due west of the notorious Hatfields & McCoys) has ignited. Teenager Ezekiel Snopes must recover quickly from the loss of his younger sister--gunned down by a greedy feudist. He must now decide if he wants to live or die, remain at home, or, take a stand against such lawlessness in the Appalachian hills. Regardless of what he does, the feud wages on... This is a real period of American history. ... more
by JM SheridanFollow along with Mrs. Moomoo and Brianna as they go on another adventure. Today the happy twosome meet a young boy named Tommy, who has autism. French Fries in the Park is a great source for discussion, whether in a classroom setting or at home, that will help children understand what autism is and how it affects some children. The storyline is simple with charming full-color illustrations on each page that will easily captivate younger children. This story encourages children to be mindful and... more
by Russell Glass and Sean CallahanPetey is a Porpoise. He has lots of good ideas. Like when he convinced his octopus friend that he'd be a great bowler. But his best idea yet was holding a vote to save the dolphin pod he's a part of. You can read about that adventure in Voting with a Porpoise.
by Niall CunniffeScott the sock has never left his drawer. And why would he, when he's got his matching sock, Stitch, to play with? But when Stitch runs away, Scott must choose between the safety of the drawer or following his friend into the big scary world outside. Funny and charming, highlighting the importance of friendship today, Scott and the Runaway Sock is sure to warm the hearts of both children and adults alike.
by Jewel HartAfter his parents are killed, George, the Orphan Crow, starts a new life among the lively creatures of Blossom Valley and the enchanting butterflies that live there. But all is not as it seems… an evil ladybird, envious of the butterflies’ beauty lures them to a remote place with a wicked plan in mind. George becomes suspicious and flies out looking for them. But is he too late? Has the wicked ladybird already put her plan into action? This original, intriguing story is mainly told by the colorf... more
by Ashley Davidson-Fisher
La Petite Josette en Provence is an illustrated, bilingual, French and English language adventure and learning book which takes place in the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence. My daughter drew all of the illustrations.
The story centers around La Petite Josette, her sister Anne-Laure, and their parents as they take a day trip to Les Baux-de-Provence. During the visit they tour a castle, have a picnic lunch of delicious, typical French food, go inside a medieval toy store, and exp... more
by Carol WilliamsAddie’s passion for life is interrupted by a sequence of disturbing events, too tragic for her young mind to comprehend, yet she holds tight to what she remembers as the truth. Ultimately, she breaks, and only her mother’s songs will keep her safe. "My mother named me, Addie-May Myrtle Rose. I believed she bestowed her name to me out of deep affection. I soon realize the name was a double-edged sword, dipped in venom and surreptitiously designed to pierce the heart of a tyrant. Only it ricoche... more
by Diana Kizlauskas
North Pole Mayhem
Chaos and confusion sweep through Santa’s Workshop at Christmas when five elves walk off their jobs in search of “greatness.” Their misadventure with new holiday careers leads them to learn that they are each special in their own way. As Santa explains, they are already great when they work with love and care, tapping into what is their CHRISTMAS BEST.
Christmas Best is a colorful, beautifully ... more
by Diana Kizlauskas
HELP! There is only so much luck a Rabbit can handle...
LETTUCE! is a deliciously tall tale about sharing. Good fortune runs amuck as Rabbit watches his crop of lettuce grow and grow and GROW! What will he do with all this leafy goodness? Wacky neighbors help him solve his dilemma.
LETTUCE! is a colorful, beautifully illustrated picture book for children 3-6 years old. Funny, rhymed text is fun for adult... more
by Marie White
Have your kids always wanted to write a book?
Give your budding author the gift that keeps on giving, a book to co-write with Sophia the dog!
Kids even get to write their name on the cover and fill-in an "About the Author" page, complete with their picture.
- car rides
- hospital stays
- visiting grandparents
- a great birthday party activity! <... more
by Carolyn Blish
Award-winning artist Carolyn Blish rekindles our childlike wonder of a day at the beach in this full-color picture book. Spoken in verse and seen through the eyes—and hearts—of children at play, the story recounts a single day filled with sand castles, shells, and discovery. Stunning color artwork, read-along rhyme, and an inspiring message of loving bonds and God's bountiful gifts make this ideal for families to enjoy together.