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by Tabaitha Young (Goodreads Author)
This is a book of riddles and rhymes. It is not your everyday alphabet book. In fact, forget the al…more
This is a book of riddles and rhymes. It is not your everyday alphabet book. In fact, forget the alphabet…how much help can a few letters be anyway? Okay…maybe A is a bit easy, but so what? There is still Q…ha, good luck with Q. If you can guess that one, I will declare you the winner right now!
Think you have what it takes to be the number one riddler in town? Then kids, grab your parents…parents, grab your kids…and let the challenge begin!
Oh, and for all of you out there who have already guessed the answer to the letter A, here is a second riddle just for you (it is a thing):
I am a healthy snack for some.
To others, sickness just may come.
A single seed lies in my shell.
How can you break it? I won’t tell…
Squirrels terrify me, as do deer.
They make my siblings disappear.
Some hide us in the ground below.
Forget us there and we may grow!
WHAT AM I?
I AM AN ACORN! [close]
by Chelsea M. Campbell (Goodreads Author)
For Nox, being a vampire in junior high wouldn't be so bad if a) vampires still had super strength, b) his mom would let him play his…more
For Nox, being a vampire in junior high wouldn't be so bad if a) vampires still had super strength, b) his mom would let him play his guitar in the house, and c) the werewolf girl of his dreams would notice he's alive.
Nox's life is over when Chug the Thug, a troll who can smell fear and lunch money from three miles away, gets his hands on a picture of Nox's crush. The same picture Nox drew hearts all over and wrote "Nox and Lila forever" on. If Nox can't cough up fifty bucks by Friday, Chug's going public.
Worse, when the Battle of the Bands venue says they won't allow vampires, due to recent unsolved vamp-related violence, Nox discovers his "friends" have no problem replacing him… with his crush. Now Nox has less than a week to thwart Chug, solve a mystery, and get back in the band. But when reclaiming his role as rock-star-to-be means hurting the girl he loves, what's a teenage vamp to do? [close]
by Cheryl Bartky (Goodreads Author)
“What if Daddy decided to come home? How would he ever find me?”
Meet 9-year old Angelina Martinez whose dad left her and her mom two years ago. Ever since then, all Angelina wants is for her dad to come back home. But now that she’s moving from New York to New Mexico, she worries that he’ll never be able to find her . . . until she learns about the magic of the luminarias . . .
"A touching story of longing, love, and true belonging." Deborah Pearl, Amazon reviewer
“Told with humor and sensitivity. I loved it.” Albert Garcia, Library Assistant
“Light jumps off the pages. The characters delight and open our hearts.” Sister Lorita Moffatt
Be inspired. Whether you're 8 or 80, Angelina's Prayer is a must read!
Need an uplift? View the just released book trailer for Angelina's Prayer here on Goodreads:
by Charity Tober (Goodreads Author), Andrew Tober
Come and join Roly-Poly Monster in a brand new adventure as he goes to visit the Monster Town Zoo! Follow along as he d…more
Come and join Roly-Poly Monster in a brand new adventure as he goes to visit the Monster Town Zoo! Follow along as he discovers new and amazing animals, rides a colorful train and of course, does his favorite activity – rolling!
This colorful, rhyming picture book is the second book featuring Roly-Poly Monster and is recommended for ages 2-6 years old.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/vTid65dBHm4
by C.M. Small (Goodreads Author)
"A charming adventure fantasy which will be loved by fans of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien."
"A charming adventure fantasy which will be loved by fans of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien."
"A delightful read for children and adults alike."
"An absorbing, exciting read."
Win a signed, paperback copy of the first book in the Uncertain Adventurers' series.
Rufus doesn't want an adventure. But Adventure is out to get him! Together with his best friend Seth, Rufus must lead a group of clueless adventurers through the wilds of Gajoli, a secret island shrouded in ancient magic, where mythical beasts and beings abound, and where human beings are the strange ones. Join Rufus and his friends on a nail-biting journey through a land untouched by mankind.
Homesick and roamsick, the uncertain adventurers must tackle terrifying beasts, hostile beings and predatory plants. Not to mention a murderous minotaur whose evil plot to take over the World has been thousands of years in the making...
Forced to take part in a battle that was never meant to be his, can Rufus overcome the terrors that Gajoli throws at him and find his way home? Or will Adventure be the death of him...? [close]
by Adam Alexander (Goodreads Author)
Something white hot was streaking across the blue April sky, pursued by a troubled trail of whit…more
Something white hot was streaking across the blue April sky, pursued by a troubled trail of white smoke. Andromeda Brown had a brief sense of something enormous and powerful tumbling end over end. Even though it was far too high to hear, she could almost imagine its roar as it ripped through the heavens, arcing gracefully towards the horizon.
Andromeda sat quietly at her desk and waited for instructions. Whatever else happened today, at least there would be no detention....
Except for an unfortunate attachment to numbers, Andromeda Brown is an ordinary girl with an ordinary life at a perfectly ordinary school. Until, that is, a spaceship crash-lands near her home in Chicago, and circumstances throw her into contact with folks whose zip code is, quite literally, out of this world. Her new acquaintances are in trouble and desperately need her help. They are frantically looking for a freakish, shape-shifting alien scientist who has been hanging out on planet Earth for, well, ages. And hard as it is to track down someone who can change appearance at will, Andromeda's difficulties are multiplied by the fact that she and her friends are not the only ones on the shifter's trail. Darker forces are at work.
For if the shifter's knowledge falls into the wrong hands, humanity is in for a very bad day.... [close]
by Holly Larsen
The book is intended for young children, age 1-8, and ma…more
The book is intended for young children, age 1-8, and makes a wonderful bedtime companion. The digital version will be on special offer on Amazon from July 11 to July 13. More information can be seen at www.TheLivingHunger.blogspot.ca
What creative characters will your children envision after spending time with Marvin? Stimulate your child’s imagination and take a walk with Marvin Marsh as we visit the colorful and fun creatures, which inhabit his mind. The singsong text and whimsical figures will have your little one wanting to read this book time and time again. [close]
by Travis Bradberry, Patrick Lencioni , Jean Greaves
--THE DALAI LAMA…more
--THE DALAI LAMA
"Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve your score."
In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack.
By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:
3) Social Awareness
4) Relationship Management
For the first time ever in a book, TalentSmart's revolutionary program helps people identify their EQ skills, build these skills into strengths, and enjoy consistent performance in the pursuit of important life objectives. The book contains proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. Trusted by upper-echelon leaders inside companies worldwide, these strategies will enable you to capitalize on the skills responsible for 58% of performance in all types of jobs.
Includes a passcode for online access to the world's bestselling emotional intelligence test, the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal®, which will show you where your EQ stands today and what you can do to begin maximizing it immediately.
Rooted in sound research involving more than 500,000 responses, this new edition of the test will:
-- Pinpoint which of the book's 66 emotional intelligence strategies will increase your EQ the most.
-- Reveal the specific behaviors responsible for your EQ scores.
-- Allow you to test yourself a second time to measure how much your EQ has increased from your efforts.
The book's smooth narrative style turns rigorous research into memorable stories and practical strategies that anyone can use to his or her advantage.
With 90% of top performers high in EQ, and EQ twice as important as IQ in getting where you want to go in life, who can afford to ignore it?
If you're interested in articles on emotional intelligence while you’re waiting to see if you won, visit TalentSmart.com
--Winner will receive a signed copy--
by T. Rowe Price
Everybody stresses about saving for college. And it's no wonder. That estimated tuition number can be…more
Everybody stresses about saving for college. And it's no wonder. That estimated tuition number can be scary. But don't worry. Whether you, a friend or a relative needs some guidance, this illustrated book is a lighthearted way to see how easy it can be to overcome your worries and get started saving.
Junior Achievement USA will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each book. Purchases will help students across the country develop financial literacy skills.
This book is brought to you by the Education Trust of Alaska and the College Savings Plans of Maryland with support from T. Rowe Price. [close]
by Niel Bushnell (Goodreads Author)
Twelve-year-old Jack Morrow is used to l…more
Twelve-year-old Jack Morrow is used to life being complicated. His mother died five years ago, and his father is now headed for prison. But then Jack discovers he's a Yard Boy - someone with the ability to travel through Sorrowlines, the channels that connect every gravestone with the date of the person's death - and he is quickly pulled into an adventure beyond anything he could have possibly imagined.
Finding himself in 1940s war-torn London, with his then-teenage grandfather, Davey, Jack soon realises that his arrival in the past has not gone unnoticed. The evil forces of a secret world are determined to find him - and to find out all he knows.
As Jack struggles to survive, he comes ever closer to unlocking the dark secret at the heart of his family, and to - just maybe - changing his own destiny . . . [close]
by Allen Paul (Goodreads Author)
Experts say her breed – the Dixie Dingo or Carolina Dog – is the oldest in North America, predating European settlement by many centuries. They were so beloved by the Cherokees that several thousand were taken on the Trail of Tears only to be separated from their masters at the Mississippi River. The dingoes then migrated into the southern swamps and bottom lands where many still live today.
Here’s what top reviewers say about Allen’s book:
“His endearing Honey character speaks in a charming southern voice and with the timeless wisdom of a Huckleberry Finn.” - Ewa Luczak, American literature specialist, Warsaw University
“… this page-turning tale is rich in detail and wonderfully captures the landscape.” - Norm Gomlak, former editor at the Baltimore Sun and McClatchy Newspapers
Allen’s first book, Katyn: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth, was a bestseller in Eastern Europe and warmly praised by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and New York Review of Books among others. In 2010-11 Allen completed research under a Fulbright Research Fellowship for his first historical novel, The Amber Eye (due out later this year).
He holds a masters from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and lives in Raleigh, NC.
by Gary Hoover (Goodreads Author)
While Jeff searches for The Prophet, his friend, Artimus, faces a less obvious but just as deadly maze of political conspiracies as he tries to convince a reluctant public that the invasion he helped thwart was only the beginning of a much more serious threat.
An epic science fiction, fantasy adventure with action and intrigue on every page.
by Holly Schindler (Goodreads Author)
“...a heartwarming and uplifting story...[that] shin…more
“...a heartwarming and uplifting story...[that] shines...with vibrant themes of community, self-empowerment and artistic vision delivered with a satisfying verve.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Axioms like ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ and ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ come gracefully to life in Schindler’s tale about the value of hard work and the power of community…Auggie’s enthusiasm and unbridled creativity are infectious, and likeminded readers will envy her creative partnership with [her grandfather] Gus.” – Publishers Weekly
“…a heartfelt ode to DIY and rejection of cookie-cutter consumer culture.” – The Austin American Statesman [close]
by David Hanson
Channel 4's The Mill captivated viewers with the tales of the lives of the young girls and boys in a northern mill.
Focusing on the lives of the apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill, David Hanson's book uses a wealth of first-person source material including letters, diaries, mill records, to tell the stories of the children who lived and worked at Quarry Bank throughout the nineteenth century.
This book perfectly accompanies the television series, satisfying viewers' curiosity about the history of the children of Quarry Bank. It reveals the real lives of the television series' main characters: Esther, Daniel, Lucy and Susannah, showing how shockingly close to the truth the dramatisation is.
But the book also goes far beyond this to create a full and vivid picture of factory life in the industrial revolution. David Hanson has written an accessible narrative history of Victorian working children and the conditions in which they worked. [close]
by Abhilassh P. Bhattacharrya (Goodreads Author)
When the palm of Steve's hand emits a burst of raw power and sends Mr. Arnold flying across the room, the young boy comes to the attention of powerful forces.
Whisked away to a Buddhist monastery high in the Himalayas, Steve discovers he's the only person on earth capable of summoning the seven Rainbow Creatures, whose combined might harnesses the power of the Sun God.
Steve may be able to summon the creatures, but dark forces can steal control from him. Even as Shom, Steve's Buddhist teacher, instructs him in the use of his power, the occult master Koraka seeks to usurp Steve and take the power of the Sun God for his own shadowy purposes.
In the right hands, the Rainbow Creatures are a powerful force for good. Should they fall into Koraka's iron grasp, a new era of pain and slavery will eclipse the world. [close]
by Teresa R. Funke (Goodreads Author)
Twelve-year-old Miguel Montoya feels left behind. Everyone else in his large family is “doing his part” du…more
Twelve-year-old Miguel Montoya feels left behind. Everyone else in his large family is “doing his part” during World War II. His brother is flying dangerous missions over enemy territory, and his sister and aunt are home-front volunteers. Miguel offers to take their places in the family grocery store, only to be told he’s not old enough to do anything more than sweep floors and keep an eye on his bothersome little nephew, Victor.
So when the Empire Theatre announces a scrap metal contest to help the war effort, Miguel decides to win! As he and his best friend, Gary, scour their San Antonio neighborhood for old scrap, they keep one eye on the military planes that fill the skies and one eye out for bullies threatening to steal their stash. When Miguel befriends a wounded soldier, though, the realities of war hit home. And on the fateful day when his family needs him most, it is Miguel who must do his part to save his nephew.
Readers, don’t miss the last few pages to learn more about the real Miguel Montoya. [close]
by Engage-N-Learn (Goodreads Author)
by Helen H. Wu (Goodreads Author)
Illustrated by Helen H. Wu and written by authors from around the world! This unique read-to-me book is suitable f…more
Illustrated by Helen H. Wu and written by authors from around the world! This unique read-to-me book is suitable for early readers and is sure to please both boys and girls who can explore the wonderful dreamy world with Redy and Bluey. [close]
by Esther Adler (Goodreads Author)
Join the ColorFeeling animal friends as Chick explores happiness.
In this book, children will learn:
* How to identify the physical sensations of feeling happy.
* Explore typical situations where they might be prone to feeling happy.
* Practical examples how they can embrace happiness.
Written in a clear and straightforward manner with vibrant illustrations, the ColorFeeling series is a fun way for children to build a healthy awareness of their feelings.
To help reinforce the message, each book contains interactive exercises and worksheets. [close]
by Marta Moran Bishop (Goodreads Author)
Dinky's Quest: The Journey Begins, tells the story of one little foals fight for survival, his journey to find his place in his new herd, and the importance of respect. In it, Dinky, tells us how discussing his past helps him overcome his fears and discover his own uniqueness
It is an important story of adoption and how all forms of life have feelings and needs.
Signed by author
by Louise Lintvelt (Goodreads Author)
Animals begin to stir, slowly rising with the sun. Tourists hop into a bus, and set off for some…more
Animals begin to stir, slowly rising with the sun. Tourists hop into a bus, and set off for some fun. "We are off on safari; can you guess what we will see?" Learn to count and meet all kinds of interesting animals on an exciting safari through Africa. [close]
by Christopher Daniel Mechling (Goodreads Author)
Discover Peter Pan's origin! Read the epic historical adventures of Peter the Wild Boy whose life inspired the legen…more
Discover Peter Pan's origin! Read the epic historical adventures of Peter the Wild Boy whose life inspired the legend of Peter Pan.
Enter now to win a free 1st Edition Hardcover signed by author Christopher Mechling.
by Jonathan Hewitt (Goodreads Author), Lana Hewitt
"RECOMMENDED AS A PSYCHOLOGIST (AND USED AS A MOM)! - The concepts of resilience and mindfulness are so critical to happiness, and thi…more
"RECOMMENDED AS A PSYCHOLOGIST (AND USED AS A MOM)! - The concepts of resilience and mindfulness are so critical to happiness, and this book provides such a clear, simple way to provide both for our children. The Life Ki Do system uses terminology and imagery that both adults and children will instantly connect to and understand. The book is clear cut, easy to read, and is presented in a way that makes it easy for every parent to make one change today, without leaving them feeling shamed or overwhelmed with adding more to their busy plate. This has a place on my bookshelf at home as well as in my clinical practice. Thank you!!" - DRL, Amazon review
"This book has inspired me to be a better parent and given me tangible tools to get there. I was hooked by the first chapter and looked forward to each subsequent chapter. Applying the tools to my own life feels natural and healthly. The concepts are clearly identified, the research citations are precise and the real-life examples of the tools at work make them easy to remember and add to my interactions with our daughter. I read the book while on vacaton with my family which gave me a great opportunity to practice and apply the concepts in real time and it was a fantastic experience. I don't write many reviews. I am writing this one because our kids need these skills. Actually, we all do." DG, Amazon review [close]
by Leo & Diane Dillon
All roads lead to kindness in this powerful final collaboration between Leo and Diane Dillon. In a colorful tree house, a rainbow of children determine the most important needs in our complex world, and following spreads present boys and girls happily helping others. Kids bring abundant food to the hungry; medicine and cheer to the sick; and safe housing, education, and religious tolerance to all--and our planet is treated with care. Forgiveness and generosity are seen as essential, because kids know how to share, and they understand the power of love.
The book closes with examples of fun ways to help others--along with FDR's "Four Freedoms" and "The Second Bill of Rights," which illuminate these concepts.
A tribute to peace and a celebration of diverse cultures, this last collaboration by the Dillons captures the wondrous joy of all people, and the unique beauty within each one of us shines forth. If kids ran the world, it would be a better place--for grown-ups, too. [close]
by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler
Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay
Were scarecrows. (They scared lots…more
Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay
Were scarecrows. (They scared lots of crows every day.)
Harry loved Betty, and Betty loved Harry,
So Harry said, 'Betty, my beauty, let's marry!
Let's have a wedding, the best wedding yet,
A wedding that no one will ever forget.'
And so begin the plans for the best wedding the barnyard has ever seen! The scarecrow couple sets off for a hunt round the farm for everything they need for the festivities--a big white dress, rings, wedding bells (or, at least, cow bells).... But when Harry's search for flowers takes him far, far away, villainous scarecrow rival Reginald Rake sees his chance to ruin this beautiful day.... Hurry back, Harry!
A rollicking read-aloud adventure from the beloved team behind STICK MAN, SUPERWORM, and ROOM ON THE BROOM. [close]
by Samantha Rindfuss (Goodreads Author)
Written for lower middle grade, ages 7-10. Great for children who are done with ch…more
Written for lower middle grade, ages 7-10. Great for children who are done with chapter books, but not quite ready for middle grade.
22 chapters, 118 pages. Easy reading and fun!
Visit www.andythespider.com [close]
by Suzi Minor (Goodreads Author)
by Thea Berg (Goodreads Author)
Chapter book: 7-11 yrs.
Enter to win 1 of 5 signed paperback copies! The ebook is also on special offer for Amazo…more
Chapter book: 7-11 yrs.
Enter to win 1 of 5 signed paperback copies! The ebook is also on special offer for Amazon Prime members.
It is All Hallows’ Eve and Sebella, Drac, Prudence, Kendall and Grandma are having their annual dinner at the Black Cat Café.
All the magical creatures from Skullvilla are there. The Fangs, Frankie and Francesca Stein and their little monsters, the Invisible Man and his curvy mummy date and of course, Bones. Nothing out of the ordinary… until a hairy paw appears and grabs Grandma!
Could the hairy paw belong to one of Three Little Werewolves?
Is the Legend of Halloween true?
Can they find Grandma?
Will there be a Halloween this year? [close]
by Tanya J. Peterson (Goodreads Author)
A brilliant and talented man crippled by extreme anxiety and panic attacks, Brian has carefully crafted his world so that his interactions with others are severely limited. Although incapable of changing his situation, he discovers that, somehow, he is the only person seven-year-old Abigail can trust. Having bounced from one foster home to another, she has unexpectedly come to live with a childless uncle and aunt she has never known. For very different reasons, both Brian and Abigail are trapped in emotionally and socially isolated lives. Can they learn from each other?
Empathetic, insightful, and emotionally stirring, My Life in a Nutshell delves into the thought processes and erratic habits of a regular man dealing with life-altering mental illness, providing a unique, personal glimpse into a misunderstood and often stereotyped condition.
Praise for Tanya J. Peterson’s Novels
“Few writers have been able to express so sensitively the variations of thought processes that assault patients who are suffering from degrees of mental illness. Peterson…opens doors of understanding so rarely provided for the general public.”
—Grady Harp, Literary Aficionado
“Peterson’s novel is eye-opening and beautiful….The writing flows smoothly, and the depiction of scenes, particularly the dramatic meltdowns, are so detailed that the reader gets sucked in.”
—Caroline Comeaux Lee, Psych Central
“Peterson succeeds in demystifying the world of psychiatric care and challenging the stigma that
continues to surround mental health.
A heartrending, realistic story about grief, depression and schizophrenia that finds positivity in the darkest of moments.”
— Kirkus Review
“Sometimes in the absence of knowing we fill in the blanks with counter-productive images of the mentally ill. The author helps strip away the surface stereotypes associated with those who suffer from PSTD and schizophrenia to show the real people underneath.”
—The US Review of Books
“Tanya J. Peterson’s ability to create vivid imagery with her words, while using strong storytelling to pull readers in, shines in Leave of Absence. The story tackles heavy topics of loss and mental illness through the characters Oliver and Penelope. But it doesn’t weigh you down because there’s a thread of hope running through each page. Society may label these people because of their mental illness, but Peterson humanizes the characters. And before you know it, you see Penelope and Oliver are more than their diagnosis. They’re two people, with genuine hearts, supporting each other through a rough time. They’re human.”
—Jeneé Darden, Host of Mental Health and Wellness Radio
― Albert Einstein
― Madeleine L'Engle
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