A Wonderful Adventure That Celebrates the Power of Imagination★★★★★ 5 OUT OF 5 STARS -- Foreword Reviews (Best Middle Grade Fiction, Winter 2014-15)
Anthony's adventure begins after he loses the note. The note that his third-grade teacher Mrs. Quickett wrote to his parents: "I am very concerned with Anthony's use of time in our classroom. He cannot seem to stay on track. He daydreams. He drifts. He forgets his assignments and rarely finishes his classwork on time."
The note he folds into a paper airplane and launches from the top of the Boulders. The note that soars away, much like Anthony's imagination, and disappears through a magic portal into a strange land called The Realm of Inner Time.
Join Anthony as he searches for the lost note with the help of a luminous creature--the Time Fly named Pteros Chronos, and Mr. Exactus Watchit, official Time Keeper of High Time.
Age Level: 8 - 12 Grade Level: 3 - 8
It has been twenty years since the robots turned on their owners, killing millions. Now the government closely regulates the creation of all new technology, and anything resembling a robot is strictly prohibited.
When Joel responds to an advertisement for an internship, he meets Levi, a crotchety old farmer on the outskirts of Atlanta-C. But why does a farmer need an engineering simulation student like Joel? Why is Levi hiding a giant metal man he calls Jerry in his barn? And why does he insist that, “Jerry is not a robot?”
Jerry Is Not a Robot is a Science Fiction, New Adult Novelette about the difficulties of choice and the undeniable awesomeness of giant robots.
Age Level: 8 - 18 Grade Level: 6 - 12
Did you know that rhymes could help your child become a better reader and a better speller? "There is a strong relation between early knowledge of nursery rhymes and success in reading and spelling..." - US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
Why do rhymes have such an effect? No one knows for sure, but nursery rhymes have been a favorite part of many peoples childhood memories for as long as anyone can remember.
Your child will love to hear you read them the enchanting stories in this book at bedtime night after night. From learning the alphabet to learning the names of the days of the week, this beautifully illustrated book contains gem after gem that will inspire your child to want to read on their own. Age Level: 6 - 12 Grade Level: 2 - 6
In a land where magic is outlawed, a young boy is living a double life. Although Kay is training to be a knight, he has been secretly studying the forbidden ways of magic with Alamin, a powerful but eccentric wizard. When a band of goblins raids his village and enslaves his family and friends, Kay embarks on an adventure that takes him across the Kingdom of Gaspar and into the dark and treacherous caves of the Goblin Realm. What Kay doesn’t realize is that his journey is leading him on a collision course with the Lord of Nyn – a being so powerful that none dare face him...not even Alamin himself!
Age Level: 8 - 18 Grade Level: 4 - 12
The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London, originally published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into service as sled dog in Alaska, he reverts to a wild state. Buck is forced to fight in order to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild. This book is considered an American classic and is required reading in many schools.
What do the following have in common: a muntjac deer, a toilet, and a hairless cat? They are three key factors in uncovering a treasure that may or may not exist. But for Abby and Jamie Patterson, these items are essential ingredients to fulfilling their grandfather's greatest desire. Is the fortune real, or are the siblings following a path to nowhere as set down by an eccentric old woman? The quest is on, and time is running out.
This food in literature edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" celebrates the book's 150th anniversary by celebrating the food in Alice.
Inside you'll find:
- A biography of Lewis Carroll
- A look at the role that food plays in the Alice books as well as the role that it played in the Victorian Era
- 26 illustrations by Arthur Rackham, one of the leading illustrators of the "Golden Age of Illustration"
- 10 recipes for book clubs to try
- An interactive table of contents
- A complete bibliography that lists all the research behind the food in literature edition
In this poignant tale told in fable style--a story featuring animals and conveying a moral--young readers will meet Slim, a snake that wobbles instead of wiggles and they will discover that being different can make the difference that matters most. It is a tale of courage and individuality, of self-discovery and self-worth. Young readers can relate to and will be captivated by as they learn that it's what makes you different that makes you special. The book supports social awareness, social emotional learning, interpersonal skills, and character education programs, including anti-bullying, to establish and maintain positive relationships.
When an old French oil painting goes missing from Haven's grandest house, Jill has no idea of the crisis it will cause in the Robinson family. With her big sister Sarah's future at stake, she has no option but to confide in her best friend Lindy. The mystery of the Perdou painting is a troubling one and together they must try to solve it.....
Jill and Lindy love the idea of Haven Youth Club's summer holiday project. They're going to try to build a river crossing at the Stepping Stones bend.
However, Club is deeply divided on the issue and so are members of the Robinson family, especially young Tony.
Feelings are running very high....but surely not high enough to lead to sabotage?
"Comparable to Enid Blyton's Famous Five and Adventure books....a very happy find for your middle grade reader" - [Amazon Top 500 Reviewer]
"Far better than the run-of-the-mill adventure story"
- THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE TO CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Mystery of the Alligator Swamp is a funny tale of a group of deer who organize their own law-enforcement team to defend their territory.
The satirical saga begins when a mule deer is shot and his young buck captured. The Deerland Protection Department (DPD) officers scramble to rescue the young buck, but their action ignites the assailant's fury. The adventure begins and the story develops into a full-fledged comical drama.
After a series of action-driven events, the deer's constabulary team devises an imaginative but viable plan to expel the suspect from the deer territory. The operation gets underway and the cat-and-mouse fight escalates to a war with a surprise ending!
Age Level: 10 - 18
Boy Does Electricity Glow! A beautifully illustrated picture story about how two brothers unite to conserve electricity, helping to save the world’s resources. The story tackles a serious environmental concern and helps the reader see how easy it is to make an impact, reducing the amount of electricity each person uses in his or her daily life. The tale walks the reader through examples in which children avoid waste and become environmentally conscious. Recommended for reading ages 3-7 years.
Peek through the microscope and down into a fantastic world of teeny tiny shapes, amazing colours and little friends who want to say – Hello. Who are these bacteria? Where do they live and what do they do all day? Meet Bacteria! is for little kids brimming with curiosity. It gives them their first basic notions of bacteria; a very interesting topic for children, seldom dealt with in children's books at this level.
What we can learn:
The idea of the microscope
Why we should wash our hands
Watch our happy, helpful friend the Honey Bee, always so busy and buzzy and find out why bees and flowers are such good friends. Illustrations using vivid colours include many real flower species which children may recognise from their garden or have seen growing in the wild, 3 of them are named at the end of the book too. The narrator shows us what these fascinating bugs have been getting up to in her garden.
What we can learn:
Simple ideas about the life of a bee
Bees are insects
Some common flowers: Daisy, Poppy, Sunflower
Owls For Kids is a great introduction for children to the magical life of owls.
This information and image-packed book is intended for kids 6 thru 14. Children can easily read it on their own or share it with mom and dad.
As an avid bird watcher, I have always had a particular interest and love for Owls because they are unique even among other birds.
We all seem to be fascinated by these mysterious birds of prey with their big beautiful eyes. This book is a great resource for children to learn about the many types of owls, where they live, breeding, why they're such successful hunters, and how to see them in the wild.
Summer is gone, it has sung it's song, but the fun is not done, as a new season has begun! The wind ruffles our hair as the change in the air makes a call "It is now the season called Autumn or Fall!"
Age Level: 2 - 5 Grade Level: P - K
“I promise that you’ll grow up, so treasure each and every day. Never wish one second of your precious time away.”
An impatient little unicorn can’t wait to grow up and get its horn, but wise Mother Unicorn lovingly guides her little one to appreciate time and not wish it away.
This is a heart-warming story of a mother’s love and guidance in helping her child see beyond the uncertainties of childhood and cherish each and every moment.
Age Level: 4 - 18 Grade Level: K - 5
Nothing exciting ever happened in the small town of Grayson until the day a nearby town is destroyed and all of its townspeople disappear.
Upon hearing the news, the parents in Grayson begin to act unusual, setting thirteen-year-old Adam McTaggart and his friends on a quest to find out if Grayson is also in danger.
Little do they know that great danger is already on its way.
As the boys begin to unravel the past, they have no idea of the scientific and historical secrets they are about to discover – or just how much the Town Secrets will impact them, their town, and the rest of the world.
Age Level: 9 - 18 Grade Level: 5 - 12
Dreams: Dorothy called it Oz, Alice called it Wonderland, but Nightmares call it HOME.
When an evil shifter takes over the gateway to the realm of Dreams, it falls to 14-year-olds Parker and Kaelyn to stop him. Their only hope lies with Gladamyr, the Dream Keeper, but can they trust a Nightmare to save their world?
"The Dream Keeper is a fun, fantastic ride through both Dream and Nightmare. Brooks has written a book that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Bravo!"
—Michaelbrent Collings, bestselling author of The Billy Saga and Hooked: A True Faerie Tale
“This really is a cracking novel. Action-packed and spellbinding!”—Cas Peace, author of The Artisans of Albia series.
"If you like the Percy Jackson, Fablehaven, or the Harry Potter series, you'll love this!" -Brooklyn
Age Level: 8 - 18 Grade Level: 4 - 12
The ancient Ninja has a very mystical place in Japanese popular culture. The folklore surrounding ninja developed for hundreds of years in Japan before ninja were ever heard of overseas, so most of the legends about them are authentically Japanese.
Storytellers and authors have taken historical tales and built on them, creating a whole series of legends about Ninja’s incredible skills – even going so far as to suggest that they could turn themselves invisible, walk on water and that they had power over animals.
Unfortunately, with the long history of the Ninja and people stretching the truth about them, facts have become mixed up with myth. This often makes it difficult to tell the difference between fantasy and truth.
In Ninja: Ninja Warrior Fun Facts For Kids: Ninja Assassin History, Training, and Code you’ll learn following:
- - Ancient Japan
- - The Ninja
- - The role of the ninja
- - Female Ninja Warrior
- - The Art of Ninjutsu
- - Japan's Last Ninja
- - How To Be A Ninja
To be a missionary to Canadian Indians in the late 1800s meant you had to be brave and relentless. It meant nearly freezing when sleeping outside in 50-below-zero weather. It meant canoeing upstream for hundreds of miles to reach remote Indian villages. It meant eating wild cat and other stranger things, or eating nothing for days at a time. But it also meant you were privileged to present the good news of the true Great Spirit to those who were often misunderstood and mistreated. The adventures in this book are rivaled only by the incredible conversions of those who saw the Creator in nature and then worshipped Him too. You will be challenged and inspired by the results of one man who went where the Lord led, with little regard for himself.