Age Level: 8 - 18 | Grade Level: 3 - 12 A storybook adventure ...
It's a natural phenomenon -- a small country in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean hidden from the rest of the world by a circle of unnavigable fog. It's called Giggleswick, and twelve-year old Elliot Bisby has never heard of it, that is until he and his family are approached by an unusual man and asked to move there. Before they know it, the struggling Bisby family finds themselves on a tiny boat captained by a man who prefers a singing parrot to a compass, and they soon embark on a journey that no other seaman could make and live to tell about.
In Giggleswick, Elliot and his parents find themselves mingling with a colorful set of locals the likes of which include an Irish-Arabian bagpiper, a man who thinks he's a knight, and a woman who does her exercises on the roof in high-heels.
At last, Elliot has found the happiness he's been waiting for and a place to call his own, but what he doesn't know, is that helping Giggleswick to remain hidden from the rest of the world may prove far more difficult and dangerous than he could have ever imagined ...
Grade Level: 5 - 12
THE PRESIDENT DID WHAT? is really two books in one: (1) an entertaining quiz book of surprising, sometimes quirky, facts about the U.S. presidents; and (2) an illustrated, informative guide that helps you gain an insight into what each president was like, his personality, and why he deserves to be remembered (or not).
What president . . . ?
- worked as a model in college and was on the cover of "Cosmopolitan"?
- invented "Baked Alaska" and "Chicken a la King"?
- made all his own suits and a suit for the governor of Kentucky?
- was so cheap he served White House guests ice water in paper cups?
- allowed his son's two pet alligators to roam loose in the White House?
Age Level: 2 - 6 | Grade Level: P - 2
After months of loneliness, a little chickadee realizes that he misses someone in particular. He writes constantly and waits for her return, but time slowly trickles by with no end in sight. There's something he's been meaning to tell her--something very, very special. Will he get the chance?
15 fun-filled pages. Appropriate for all ages, children 3-6 in particular. Descriptions of my other popular children's books are included after the main feature (an additional 5 pages).
Joy the Sparrow and her new best friend Josie want to see the world and why not start in Las Vegas, where the birds can visit Caesars Palace, the Eiffel Tower and New York City, all in the same day. They persuade the flock of birds they live with to take a vacation there. So the loyal group of friends - Sparrows, Robins and a Blackbird - fly there to have some fun.
However, Hershey the Cat, whom they've bumped into before, is back in the picture and would love nothing more than ruining the birds' vacation. He's determined to have at least one of the birds for a morning snack. Can the birds keep out of his clutches and claws? Will they get to their destination safely?
“Granny! They are here again!” shouted Samantha, a cute five-year-old girl, as she sat glued to the window watching a bunch of boys playing. They were each swinging on the tire hanging from the oak tree. The little girl couldn’t hear what the boys were saying because they were far away from the house, but she could see and feel their excitement as they swung higher and higher, soaring into the air.....
One, two, three, four mariachis are lost in Albuquerque's Old Town! Will these magnificent musicians ever find their way to the plaza in time for their big musical debut?
Refreshingly original, brilliantly crafted for education and entertainment, adults and children alike will take pleasure in the clever writing and beautiful illustrations in The Lost Mariachis. Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the author has spent decades enchanted by the history and culture found in her city's Old Town. Delight your child with the sights of Albuquerque as the four determined mariachis are lost and then found.
Age Level: 6 - 14 | Grade Level: 1 - 8
Piper is worried her broken leg won’t heal before the swim team tryouts. But she finds the perfect solution in a book about magical creatures! Believing that only a fairy’s magic will fix her leg in time, Piper sets out to convince her best friend Molly that fairies exist – and that they need to find one.
When the girls come face-to-face with what can only be a real fairy, they hatch some crazy plans to catch her. Is she REALLY a fairy? Will they capture the tiny magical creature before the tryouts? And will she be willing to help Piper?
You read to your children when they were small. You took them to the library. You bought them books at the bookstore. You love books yourself and read all the time. How did you get children who would rather clean up their rooms than read a book?
Mary Leonhardt’s book describes why children have stopped reading, and what you can do to awaken a love of reading. She describes the stages children go through when they are coming to books, and coaches you in how to move your children through the stages.
This is an updated, revised edition. When this book was first published in 1993, Doris Kearns Goodwin called it “a small masterpiece that should be treasured by every parent.”
Laura Saba will show you how to weave learning into everyday living, while breaking down for you what subjects and topics are being covered when it looks like not much more is going on than some simple conversations, activities, giggles, and fun. You can use her activities and suggestions, or just learn how to view your own day through a lens of "logging learning moments," helping you better meet requirements, and earning you some peace of mind.
In this book, we will examine the rise, thrive, and the fall of the Roman Empire. We will also explain in detail the lessons that we can learn from this great civilization.
Here's a Preview of What You Will Learn
- The emergence of the Ancient Roman Empire
- The rise in power of Julius Caesar
- The emperor and the Republic
- The rule of Augustus & Marcus Aurelius
- Contributions of the Roman Empire to the world
- The major causes of Rome's decline
- What we can learn from the Roman Empire
- and much much more...
In this book, we will explore who King Tut really is before his tomb discovery in 1922. We will find out the secrets of how he became Pharaoh, his life as a leader of Egypt, and the mysteries of his death. This book will show you King Tut as you've never seen him before.
Here's a Preview of What You Will Learn
- The expedition in the Valley of the Kings
- The discoveries in the tomb
- The secrets of his iconic mask and mummy
- King Tut's contribution as a Pharaoh
- The reason behind King Tut's death
- Theories on his death and burial
- and much much more!
When we hear the name Genghis Khan, we think about the destruction under the Mongol Empire. Genghis Khan is known for his mass killings and the sacking of major cities. On the other hand, Genghis Khan is an unsung hero in revolutionizing modern social rights and freedoms. He was the first empire to abolish slavery, and also encouraged the freedom of religion in his lands.
Genghis Khan is viewed on both perspectives. In this book, we will examine in great detail who he was, and what he did during his time. As a conqueror and ruler, he gained many valuable lessons in life, in war, and in politics. We will dissect his philosophies, character, personality, strategies, and wisdom, so that we may deliver the best life lessons of Genghis Khan.
The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie Rocky Mountain Life is a history of the adventures experienced by a frontiersman heading west.
Myth or reality?
In the thirteenth century BC, the Greek mythological hero Jason set sail in a galley with a band of Heroes in search of the Golden Fleece. The boat was named Argo, after its builder, and the sailors are known as the Argonauts. But did they exist? And what was the Golden Fleece?
Tim Severin, having sailed in a leather boat from Ireland to America to test the legend of St Brendan, and having linked the seven journeys of Sindbad the Sailor into a single mammoth trip from Arabia to China, set out to investigate the story of Jason.
He had a twenty-oar galley built in the Aegean to the exact specifications of a Bronze Age boat and, with his crew of new Argonauts, made the same perilous 1500-mile journey. The oarsmen were aided by Greek, Turkish and Soviet volunteers as they passed through each country's territorial waters. And they underwent extraordinary hardships on the way.
But they did prove that, in spite of the dangers and discomfort, Jason could have made the journey in an oared galley, which many experts had considered impossible.
Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean covers the history of the Barbary Pirates.