Magic weapons, white tigers, cat-faced moths and giants on motorcycles… OLGA is Ted Kelsey’s captivating first novel and features illustrations by the fine artist and illustrator, Dillon Samuelson.
When a mysterious figure is seen floating and dancing in the field near their house, Jack and Sally decide to investigate. This decision will lead them to an exciting place far beyond their imagination, the home of OLGA.
Nothing in the clouds is as it appears, and in order to get home safely, Jack and Sally must first learn whom to trust, and find a way to believe in themselves.
A story of spirit and imagination that the Online Book Club has described as “interwoven with comedy and deeper emotions of freedom and loneliness”, OLGA will delight readers of all ages.
Age Level: 9 - 12 Grade Level: 3 - 6
Old Schoolhouse Magazine's Best Children’s Book for 2013. True Story! . . . These pages from EJ Payne’s diary will have you ROTFL as you witness her spunky personality and well-meant-but-often-misunderstood antics. You’ll fall in love with this first release in the Diary of a Real Payne series as EJ records her thoughts and feelings about living in little old Spooner, Wisconsin (snooze!), eventually leaving her hometown to do big things when she’s all grown up (oh glorious day!), and having to star in the role of lead angel in the Vine Street Christmas pageant (are you kidding me?). This colossal-fun series is overflowing with humor and memorable life lessons.
Age Level: 8 - 12
Download Sea Dinosaurs Kindle book to discover:
- What did Cryptoclidus, a plesiosaur, look like?
- What does its name mean, anyway?
- What did the marine dinosaurs eat? How big could they get?
- How much could a Dakosaurus weigh?
- How well did giant Liopleurodon swim? What did they eat?
- What did sea dinosaurs eat?
As a BONUS, open this Kindle book to discover information about Archelon, the largest prehistoric turtle ever to exist.
Grade Level: K - 6
As a tiny village slowly becomes encased in snow and ice, the townspeople and even the queen desperately search for someone to bring back the warmth of the sun. While the strongest and bravest fail, an unassuming little glassmaker is called upon by the town's children. With his silver hair, spectacles, and a warmth of spirit that radiates through all that he does, he teaches the town that "in times of trouble, a little bit of warmth can go a mighty long way."
A Thicket of Tales ignites the imagination, builds self-worth, and strengthens confidence through artfully crafted fairy tales with a contemporary voice. Hasselbring’s innovative, family-friendly storytelling engages children, keeping their minds active through positive characters, new vocabulary, and stunning imagery. As each tale unfolds, it paints vibrant portraits of heroes and heroines and encourages children to explore their boundless imaginations in stories that teach life lessons “with a billow of wind wrapped in a gust of imagination.”
Age Level: 3 - 12 Grade Level: P - 5
Fifth grader Ellicott Skullworth has always felt out of place at public school and now he's tested into the Archimedes Program at Latimer University. While in Latimer City, he’ll be living with his world famous and insane(ly) brilliant cousin, Banneker Bones, the eleven-year-old inventor of robots. The only problem: Banneker doesn't want to share his room. And he's got an army of robots to make Ellicott miserable until he goes home.
When the boys are ambushed by robot bees as big as cars, Ellicott's only friend is carried off and held for ransom. To rescue him, Ellicott has no choice but to partner with his maniacal cousin. Ellicott doesn't know what's worse: facing a hive of giant robot bees or spending more time with Banneker Bones.
Age Level: 8 - 18 Grade Level: 3 - 12
Milton Hershey created the world's most famous chocolates and became one of America's richest persons. But it didn't start out that way. In fact, Milton grew up on a farm and failed in business several times before coming up with an idea that changed the world of chocolate forever.
Read this easy-to-read children's book and discover...
* Why Milton Hershey is such an important person in American history.
* How Milton's chocolates were different than any other chocolates in history.
* How Milton refused to give up even when he failed again and again in business.
* How Hershey's generosity helped thousands of young people to have better futures.
* Why Milton's creations still delight millions of people to this day.
...and Much, Much More!
Read the story of a teenage boy who invented a simple device that is used by millions of people each year.
Muse at the antics of an unusual kid that had a fascination with locks and escapes. His unusual hobby made him a legend. Read the saga of a teenage girl trapped in a warzone who kept a diary of her experiences. Her words became part of a classic work that has inspired millions of people and political leaders around the world. Marvel at the adventures of a teenage girl who led a team of explorers on an expedition across the American frontier and changed history. Read about the amazing child who wrote symphonies at the age of 5. Marvel at the exploits of a courageous adolescent who enlisted in the U.S. military and fought gallantly in World War at the age of 12.
These and other great stories will inspire, amuse and entertain readers of all ages. "Famous Kids in History is suitable for age 10 and up.
Little Lemons Detective Agency is open for business!
Eric and Elliot Lemons, the sons of world famous private eyes, have started their own agency. Follow along on their first case as they try to find THE MISSING SUSPECT!
When the boys are sent off to summer camp, they're expecting nonstop fun, but when some valuable electronics are stolen right out of the counselor's cabin, it's time to get down to business!
Age Level: 6 - 18 Grade Level: 2 - 12
It’s almost Eddie’s birthday, and to celebrate, his mom has packed him a very special lunch to take to school—his favorite lunch. When it’s finally time to eat, Eddie realizes that his lunch not in the lunchroom cabinet where he left it. Who would want to steal Eddie’s lunch? This looks like a job for Eddie’s new detective squad! Join Eddie and his detective friends (Kevin and Sarah), as they set out to crack the case of the missing lunch—and uncover a surprise in the process.
Age Level: 6 - 8 Grade Level: K - 3
If your kids love superheroes... if they imagine the only way their Mom could do it all, is that she has superhero powers...then THIS children book about Super Moms will delight your kids!
"I Think My Mom's a Superhero" is the first children's book in the "Moms Are Superheroes, Too" series.
When Madison is forced to stand up to a bully,she hears her mother's voice giving her a talking-to about not standing up for herself.
So she stands up for herself.
Back home, things go from weird to weirder.
Either Madison is going cuckoo, or her Mom has
X-Ray vision, Octo-arms, a stretchy neck, super speed, telepathy, and more!
Age Level: 3 - 10 Grade Level: P - 4
Who was Laura Ingalls Wilder and why are her books so incredibly popular many years after she wrote them?
What valuable lessons can Laura's stories teach us?
How did Laura overcome the fact that every publisher rejected her first book?
After sneaking away from a backpacking group one evening, a disengaged student encounters more than was bargained for in this wilderness tale set in the lush Pacific Northwest. Readers ages 8-12 will find adventure, discovery and a growing sense of connection that marks the way home.
Age Level: 8 - 14 Grade Level: 3 - 9
Join Brendon and Carson in an interactive adventure story and puzzle book. Great for any young and young at heart interested in the martial arts. Help the boys solve the puzzles and save the day. Only you can stop BAD BOYS INC. from attempting to bring down the Grandmaster and take over the world.
Age Level: 7 - 12 Grade Level: 2 - 7
Most math instruction comes to students in pre-packaged lessons, where the learning outcomes are often stated to students in advance, and the instruction is staged to align with some distant test question. In that scenario there’s little for the student to discover but a barrage of math facts presented with repetitive problem sets. It’s an unnatural process that tends to starve the brain, leading to a kind of hollow instruction. Discovering Mathematical Thought: Growing the Math Side of the Brain is an activities-based approach to training the mind to observe fundamental mathematical concepts. Math reasoning is then encouraged by extending those concepts to a variety of problem situations. Recommended for students grades 4-8.
Turn Your Child’s Unique Qualities to Advantage!Although they stress a lot of parents out, transcripts are just a one-page overview of your child’s academic record. Any student who plans to go to college needs a transcript, and even students who don’t have college plans will benefit from having a record of their high school courses. A homeschool transcript can demonstrate your student’s strengths, depth, and individuality. It can combine all the wonderful educational experiences of high school into one centralized location on paper.
>>>But how do you make a transcript if your child...
- is gifted and advanced? (Who will believe all those A’s?)
- doesn’t have enough credits to graduate, or too many?
- earned a bad grade in high school or took 5 years to graduate?
- unschooled most of high school and didn’t take any tests?
- had some major medical/emotional issues that left gaps in their schooling?
Whether you homeschool traditionally or your homeschool is an oddball mix of traditional and eclectic, core subjects and delight directed learning, you will learn exactly how to capture all of those experiences on a transcript that colleges will love! If you faced challenges in your homeschool because of some unique situations or experiences, you’ll learn how to represent them on your transcript and explain to colleges.