In "Homeschool Encouragement... One Peace At A Time" Well Known and respected Orange County, CA. homeschooler, Tracy Madlener, provides guidance and encouragement for homeschooling parents. Each Entry is a stand-alone bit of wisdom aimed at helping homeschool parents find the little extra impetus that is sometimes needed to help get through the day. Read as a whole or bit by bit as needed, "Homechool Encouragement... One Peace At A Time" is a must for anyone that either currently is, or is considering, homeschooling their children.
Join Brother as he waits anxiously for his approaching birthday. He wants SO many things... until he has a very strange dream. Brother learns a valuable lesson, and has a birthday to remember.
This book was written for preschool and elementary aged children. It will initiate thought and conversation about how people are more important than the things they give us.
It is playfully illustrated by Kati Burns (still a kid herself).
Included in the ebook is a link for free printables: Thank you notes for your child to use as they show their appreciation for the gifts they receive.
This collection includes the first four lessons in the Sight Word Sentence Series. These lessons are designed to help your little one learn sight words with one simple sentence at a time. Each sentence is written with 100% sight words!
Each lesson is divided into four sections:
- Sentences: This section is designed to teach your child to recognize sight words in a sentence. Each lesson has 5 sentences that together use the 20 words in the lesson.
- Words (alphabetized) - Practice the sight words with flash cards.
- Word Flash Cards then Sentences - Read the words in the sentence then read them all together.
- Sentences then Word Flash Cards - Read the complete sentence, then read each word one at a time!
Book One in the Jumping Into Danger Series.
Hidden secrets behind barn doors.
Too much imagination or too much real life?
Amid the waves of flowing bluegrass live Jessica and Kristin, two girls that love their horses more than life itself. When they stumble across the racing scandal of the century, putting their life at risk for their horses is exactly what they will be forced to do.
When Lizzie’s father finds himself out of work during the General Motors strike in 1970, he packs up his family and takes them from Detroit to his mother’s farm in Virginia. Lizzie, along with her sisters, is in for an adventure she could never have dreamed of! The ‘city girls’ not only learn to milk cows, fish with cane poles, and feed chickens, they also learn about life and death…in the most natural of settings. Along the way, Lizzie encounters many joyful experiences, discovering the real meaning of life among family and rural lifestyles.
Lizzie’s Blue Ridge Memories will take readers back to a simpler time—a time of self-discovery, true family values, and real imagination!
For readers eight years old to eighty-eight years old!
Age Level: 2 - 8 | Grade Level: P - 4
"You know your Daddy loves you in every single way..."
Every child needs to hear the words "I love you" from his/her dad. In this sweet rhyming book, that special little person in your life will see and hear all the special ways you love them. Whether you are a stay at home dad or a soldier deployed overseas this book will be an instant bedtime favorite. It'll make you smile but it might also bring a tear to your eye. This book will help you create a special bond and a loving memory that will be treasured for a lifetime.
The Willow Falls Christmas Train is the only children's book to win the unpublished category over all genres at the New York, Hollywood, and New England Book Festivals. The book also received runner up honors in the children's category at the London Book Festival. Inspired by a true story, Engineer Obie and his fellow railroaders take you on a desperate rescue mission to save Christmas in Willow Falls. Aided by one reliable old locomotive, the kind hearted railroaders perform a Christmas Eve miracle that's sure to delight young and old readers alike. Through the books crisp text, and beautiful illustrations, children will learn that in times of crisis, average people can do extraordinary things. The Willow Falls Christmas Train is a picture story book, written for children ages five to eleven, published by Technical Training Consultants Inc. one of the worlds leaders in locomotive training,
RJ Spencer is a lucky 12 year old. He lives in the big city and his parents are landlords of the high-rise apartment building that is his home.
The many tenants in the building, along with the endless possibilities of adventures in the city itself, are the perfect setting for the young detective as he sets out to solve every case he can get his hands on.
In this mystery, RJ and his younger pal Joey come upon Mr. Porter, the new tenant in 3B, while he is trying to maneuver a very large and mysterious crate into his apartment. What is inside the mysterious box and will RJ and Joey solve the mystery without blowing their cover?
Age Level: 3 - 10 | Grade Level: K - 4
One afternoon, at half past four,
A penguin knocked on my front door.
"My name is Piddles," he said to me,
"Let me in. I need a pee!"
Another charming rhyming tale from the bestselling pen of International Poet and Part Time Cheesemonger, Otto Fishblanket. This is sure to delight children everywhere with it's copious references to "wee", "piddle" and "widdle". Unfortunately, it is illustrated by Gerald Hawksley, but you can't have everything.
Age Level: 8 - 12 | Grade Level: 3 - 7
Rufus has been waiting weeks for his Happy O's Cereal Box Detective Kit to come in the mail. That day has come and his kit has finally arrived. Follow along with Rufus to see what mysteries he can solve! His 5th grade class is in for a surprise when he teams up with his best friend Charlie to try and save their class trip. Will Rufus succeed or will the Bullies get in his way? Find out in Rufus the Doofus, a book for children ages 8-12
Age Level: 9 - 12 | Grade Level: 4 - 6
A sludge-filled stinking drainpipe sets the scene for ‘Book 1 — The Present, the Dog and the Drain.’ Jeminee Hooskin, a psychic eleven-year-old rescues her archenemy: the school bully, Patsy Whibbleberry from a filthy fate worse than death.
Jeminee meets her new neighbor Jem Bunkwith for the first time. They become friends at first sight and he presents her with a magic flutle for her birthday — a flutle that only psychic people can hear. Astonished at how alike they look, their parents choose to ignore the coincidence, preferring to assume that all eleven-year-olds in Dribblepit look the same.
Age Level: 9 - 12 | Grade Level: 4 - 7
Shulfi, Jem and Jeminee are clean and sweet after their stinking Pongy Overflow drainpipe adventure with the dreaded bully, Patsy Whibbleberry, and they are now ready for the first day of school in Book 2 — Gastric Disaster in the Grubatorium. Jem’s nervousness is calmed by his A Devilish Distraction medication Calmotabs. He meets teachers who spit at him, stare at him with suspicion and speak with barely intelligible accents, but his introduction to Grade Six at Dribblepit Prep is made easier by Jeminee’s presence and the flutle around his neck.
A disaster looms when the large and gastrically challenged Bernie Emptibottom is caught unawares in the Grubatorium — he is about to explode, and the Two Jays must find a way to extract him from danger before his lunch decorates the floors and walls of the Grubatorium.
Age Level: 9 - 12 | Grade Level: 4 - 6
Jem shows Bernie how to talk to his body and find out what he should or should not eat. Bernie’s gastric disorder is causing him and all his friends heaps of distress — flatulence is his specialty. But Jem has magic tools to avert these problems and Bernie takes to them like a duck to water. Literally!
Book 2 of The Two Jays of Dribblepit, No Bone Unturned at the Knowingonium sees the Two Jays compounding a disaster in which Bernie falls out of a boat and into a Museum exhibit destroying animals and skeletons and fusing all the lights.
Shulfi takes Jem and Jeminee for a walk — please note HE TAKES THEM, not the other way round! Down Wishonacloud Lane to the path beside Stinky Bottom, Shulfi pulls the Two Jays. On the beach at Puddleowater the kids meet the extraordinary Picture Wizard. She knows all about them and where Shulfi came from and teaches them how to control him. Or does she?
Shulfi takes off on a whim and flutle won’t stop him and the Jays can’t keep up. Disaster strikes when they find him drowning in the muddy bog of Stinky Bottom with something in his mouth. Shulfi drags himself and his little prize onto the Crag. The two inventive humanoids come up with a clever plan, get covered in disgusting mud, and make mudslippers to rescue Shulfi and his little friend, Dingbat, and then make it home in time to be hosed down again by Jeminee’s mum, Sandy.
For ten year old Tiffany, the world of fantasy was more interesting than reality. She preferred the company of fictional characters over those of her real friend's and is often lost in the books that fill her room. This has caused many arguments between her and her mother; and they grew distant by the day. One evening, while her mother and two brothers were away, her Aunt Maggie comes over to babysit and brought with her a secret second present.
Little did Tiffany know that this present would take her to a place that's beyond her wildest imaginations. Teaching her, not just the value of believing that magic can be found anywhere but also finding the balance between what she loves and what her mother wishes for her to do; be more sociable.
Hop Littleby is not your average beggar on the streets. Unlike most ragamuffins, Hop uses his wits and charming personality to gain food and shelter from his village. He lives with a group of orphans and homeless children, who look to him as their leader and provider.
Hop has always had a thirst for adventure. When the first signs of winter greet the village, Hop goes on a perilous quest to look for the lost Princess, in the hopes that the King will pay him handsomely. Trials and dangers await Hop as he moves through Mell’s Forest. Can Hop trust the strange woman in the hut? Can he find the Princess, or will he be stopped by enemies?
Join Hop Littleby on his quest to find the lost Princess of the Kingdom, his meeting with the strange woman in the small, but lavish hut, and his encounters with Lords and Ladies who will stop at nothing to steal Hop’s glory. Learn all about what bravery really is, and how intelligence and understanding trump any material wealth. If you love tales of adventure, magic and friendship, then Hop Littleby is your hero!
Just like any ballerina, Natalia’s only wish is to be able to perform in front of a large audience in a show where she is the star. When the dance company decided to give her the lead role of Clara in the classical ballet show, The Nutcracker, Natalia felt that this will be the answer to her prayers.
However, Natalia finds that the strict Madam Parys expects her to dance perfectly—that is, exactly how she tells her to. Being such a passionate dancer who couldn’t help but get carried away with the music, Natalia has a hard time pleasing Madam Parys. Natalia then finds a solution to her problem when Arya hands her a pair of pink, ballet shoes that she claims to have special abilities.
Are these shoes really the answer to Natalia’s dreams of being the dancer she’s always wanted to be? Or are they only meant to teach her something that she didn’t quite understand until now?
Alice likes her family’s new garden. In fact, it is a dream come true. She has always liked plants and known that she is good at gardening since she was allowed anywhere near the tools. Now she has her own corner of the immense garden with a magnificent rosebush tucked like a marker in it. But one moonlit night, she went out to check her rosebush and she finds a strange boy emerging from it.
Now, just because she decided to investigate the incident, she is swept into an adventure into the glittering underworld found beneath her family’s garden. Are fairy princes supposed to pop out of flowers like this one does? Will she be able to assist him in telling the King and the Queen about his thoughts and go home safely to her parents?
Charlemagne Dalton likes day-dreaming. It lets him live the most interesting lives in faraway lands. And because of the mention of his namesake as well as an overheard conversation about the Grail, he began longing for that day-dream medieval life.
What will happen when a music-loving golden cup appears as he is busy with his flute practice? Can a few songs buy him his fantasy life? And will things really work out as he had imagined?
This story will bring our little hero dreamer over time and space. There he experiences what it means to be a fool, a king, and advisor and a dragon. Day dreams are safe right? You won’t get eaten up in them, or can you?
It was always her brother, her no-good scatterbrain of a brother. Who cares if he’s the top student at the Academy of Magic? He’s still the most troublesome creature in the world for Dawn Banner. And now here she goes again, running around to clean up after Twilight.
Will Dawn be able to fix up everything before their parents notice that they are gone? And Twilight has no right to say that she’s a nosy, meddlesome fool! The May Day celebrations are coming to a head, but Dawn can’t seem to get out of that irksome forest. What can she do to appease the angry King?
This short adventure of responsibility and respect will surely run wild with Dawn’s elder brother. It always does with Twilight. It comes with silver roosters, crying dancers, and a lot of fairy dust.
Sofia Bard has always been able to talk her way into making things and people do just as she wanted them to. She just thought that it is because she is good at being persuasive or noisy, or both. But when her family comes to visit her grandmother’s place in Ireland, she learns more about her talent. Her grandmother’s house is the best place to practice same good fast talking and persuasive…magic?
Now that she knows what she can do with words, will Sofia succeed in everything she does? Or will she discover the burden of having power in her words?
This is an adventure that sets itself in a quiet corner of the magical country of Ireland where it is not only the sights and the land seemed magical, but also the culture and their arts. This story of self-awareness and a lesson on politeness and respect is enlivened with the magic that is contained in every spoken word.
Morgan Jenkins hated Mrs. Fairfax since he was a kid. Now that he’s 12, he hates her and her bee farm more. But as a family friend, he is sent by his parents to assist her as she is ill. He didn’t want to deal with all the bees and the honey and all the craft the old woman uses it on in her farm. But apparently, there are a whole lot going on and not all of them are boring old-woman things.
Morgan will discover the truth of the farm, about Mrs. Fairfax’ shop in the valley and about the times that her Auntie Lettie (who’s a Witch) calls Mrs. Fairfax her Tutor. Can he become accustomed to the life in the bee farm? Will the bees eventually like him as their new master? And what is that drippy, giggly voice that he always hears near the pond?
Vanessa is her father’s princess. And a princess is supposed to get everything she wants, because she IS a princess. If she doesn’t, she will kick and cry and scream until she gets what she wants. And so she always gets her way. But princesses get not only good things but some bad ones too. What will happen if a genie-looking guy kidnaps Vanessa because she is supposed to be a princess?
Because Vanessa believes princesses are princesses, she lands herself in an adventure that doesn’t even seem to be in HER world anymore. Scared and far from home, will Vanessa’s princess-ness save her and her new princess friends? And she really doesn’t like these strange-skinned men who call themselves gin-jane-djinns.
Derwyn Sullivan wants to become a Dragon Rider. His father is one of the best in Indelberg. But Derwyn is a small boy, even for his age. On the day of the Reckoning, would he be able to hatch a Dragon egg? Or will Hyrell be right and he’ll be left, standing humiliated at the Clutch?
This story is about dreams, courage and honor. Derwyn is the hopeful, weak boy raised to be righteous, and he would fight for his right to begin his destiny. But what is this voice that he keeps hearing in his head? He can’t concentrate on his Assignments if he’s getting distracted by the playful, strange voice. And why can’t he stop Hyrell and his flock from bullying him?
Age Level: 8 - 15 | Grade Level: 3 - 9 "RT Scripts" is a sampler of three children's plays from acclaimed reader's theater master Aaron Shepard. With each script taken from one or more of his major books, this selection provides a quick and enjoyable introduction to Aaron's offerings.
Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of numerous children's books and magazine stories, as well as three books on reader's theater, "Stories on Stage," "Folktales on Stage," and "Readers on Stage." He spent five years as a professional actor in reader's theater, performing in schools and conducting workshops for teachers, librarians, and students. He now hosts Aaron Shepard's RT Page, the Web's most popular reader's theater destination, with visits by thousands of teachers and librarians each week.
This is the first book in a series created for children, written by author Rose Mckey. Rose is well-known for her ‘Kitchi The Bear’ series, a collection of adventure stories, also for children. This series, known as the ‘Garden Friends’ series, is a collection of delightful stories for children aged 4 to 8 years old.
In this book, Gru the caterpillar watches all of his friends playing, from up in his great big tree. He sees that each of them has something that makes them really special. He wonders to himself, ‘What makes me so special?’ but he can’t find an answer. Father Sun tells him that he does have something special, but he has to wait for the something special to show itself to him. Trusting in Father Sun, Gru waits for the day when he will learn more about himself. What will happen to Gru? What will he learn? What is it that makes him so special?