Unlike picture books for younger readers, a chapter book tells the story primarily through prose, rather than pictures. Unlike books for older readers, chapter books contain plentiful illustrations. The name refers to the fact that the stories are usually divided into short chapters, which provide children with opportunities to stop and resume reading if their attention spans are not long enough to finish the book in one sitting. Chapter books are usually works of fiction of moderate length and complexity.
by Douglas Derrer (Goodreads Author)
Eager to escape the earthbound confines of adult rules and responsibilities, ele…more
Eager to escape the earthbound confines of adult rules and responsibilities, eleven year old Mike Jones runs away to the Nether World with pirate Captain Dreadful to seek a new life in a strange and magical land from the time of King Arthur.
Many surprises and challenges await him as he meets peasants and princesses, witches and kings. Some try to kill him. Some teach him about heroism. [close]
by Melanie Davenport
Consuelo loved her Grandmother dearly. Always the storyteller at family gatherings, the old woman often mesmerized…more
Consuelo loved her Grandmother dearly. Always the storyteller at family gatherings, the old woman often mesmerized the children with her tales. Consuelo tried hard to remember those stories she held dear, but recently Grandmother had started forgetting many things, including the stories.
Saddened and somewhat scared, Consuelo wondered what could be happening to Grandmother, and what would happen to the stories.
One day, the old woman began to tell a brand new story. Consuelo listened well to remember Grandmother’s best story ever.
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Consuelo and the Lady is a book about love, faith, and the difficulty of dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Consuelo is a young girl who suddenly realizes that the Grandmother she has adored all her life – the one who is famous for telling amazing stories – is becoming detached and forgetful. Grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s all so confusing and frightening for Consuelo, but she remains steadfastly attentive to the old woman, and even helps her Grandmother finish the stories that Consuelo remembers by heart.
One day the old woman tells her a new story… one that she has never heard before… but it’s a story that will change Consuelo and the way she looks at life.
Original release date: February 20, 2014 [close]
by Simon Nicholson
Young Harry Houdini is a master ma…more
Young Harry Houdini is a master magician, an impressive performance artist who dazzles crowds with his daring feats. But when Harry and his friends Billie and Arthur are called to New Orleans by the mysterious Order of the White Crow, the trio is faced with magic of an entirely different kind.
Whispers of voodoo and demonic spells rip through the streets as the city’s mayor continues to suffer from a strange, zombified coma. What’s more, the town is turning blame on the local fisherman—the very community that helped raise Billie. But it soon becomes clear there are other evils at play, and the three friends know something even more sinister is afoot.
To save the city from this truly terrifying evil, Harry will be forced to pull off his most spectacular escape yet! [close]
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