Set in England's historic Regency period, Always Rebecca is a charming romantic tale about a vicar's daughter who transformed from a timid country girl into a lady that draws the attention of the Earl of Westfield. Funny and entertaining, readers will love the story's tribulations, wit and banter. $23.00
"Where do the stars go when nighttime turns to day? Do they become baby deer dapples or sparkles on the bay?" Take time to share ideas and imagine together with young minds as you ponder the amazing, most wondrous mystery of the stars. "It's charming and fantastic with marvelous illustrations. It took me back to my childhood." -Margie, age 89
“Implementing philosophy in Elementary Schools” is the result of a two year collaboration project between the Washington Elementary School in San Jose, the Philosophy Department at San Jose State University, and a group of dedicated parents and volunteers. Piloted for the 2nd and 3rd grades, the result is a classroom-ready, active learning program for engaging students in critical thinking and philosophy. Written by teachers, professors, and the founders of the project, Principal Maria Evans and Dr. Ali Bassiri, the contents cover every aspect of preparing students for philosophy. “Implementing Philosophy in Elementary Schools” is the perfect supplement for districts interested in boosting oral language development, critical thinking, and persuasive writing exercises--all essential components of the Common Core Standards. Teachers will appreciate the easy to follow guidelines, while parents will learn how to discuss abstract topics with their children. Elementary school principals will be inspired to share this book with their staff, with an eye toward raising academic rigor for children. And, best of all, teachers will love reading comprehension strategies and discussion topics that will engage their classes in real-life dilemmas. "Implementing Philosophy in Elementary Schools" is of interest to us all--whether in class, on the playground, or around the dining room table at home.
In Aethelred and the Wand of Woe, the adventure continues as Gwendolyn and Aethelred explore the seas where they meet a strange race of underwater creatures threatened by a sea serpent. When Aethelred discovers a magical object that promises to save them, he learns that some gifts come with a hidden cost.
Written by a local author for his daughter’s eighth birthday, Gwendolyn and the Seeds of Destiny follows in the tradition of The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter. It’s filled with giants, sorcerers, trolls, castles, and dragons—and two young children who must show grown-ups the true meaning of courage
Tita experiences a lot of happy times in her young life and teenage years; however, you will feel your heart beating rapidly when she reveals some bad choices that could have cost her her life more than once. She shares stories that will make you laugh & cry. More important, she reminds youngsters to resist peer pressure and pay attention to intuitive feeling that can dramatically change one's lie. Today, Tita finds herself living a happy, fulfilled life. She continues to live in San Jose, CA. YA/Autobiography - 14 & up
McKenzie pens a swampy middle-grade story full of humor, hauntings, quirky characters and a mystery that continues to develop to the very end. Twelve-year-old Pete is a small-town kid prone to mischief and trouble. Luckily, his best friend, Weasel, attempts to keep him in line. . . A short, fun story that will excite both young and old imaginations.
Bennie the koala is tired of everyone believing she's a bear when she's really a marsupial-like a kangaroo. As she sets out to clear up this misconception, she learns things about other animals that she didn't know before. Learn some interesting facts about different animals while appreciating the importance of not making premature assumptions about others.
Froggy Boots Go With Everything is a sturdy board book that celebrates a boy’s inseparable love for his froggy boots. Simple phrases and colorful illustrations highlight many activities in which his froggy boots become the prop for imaginative play. An easy “Can you find…” game brings children back again and again.
by Jill Martin
"Linda Ulleseit immerses the reader in a magical world of flying horses, where a young woman must choose betwen loyalty to her family and the desires of her heart. An engaging story, one that is sure to captivate young readers, and readers who are young at heart." - Karin Rita Gastereich, author of Eolyn
Nineteen year old Nia is shocked when she is secretly offered the leadership of Third Barn. This new barn full of flying horses will need someone confident, experienced, and innovative, so why are both warring factions pursuing an untried girl? Suspicious that both sides want a puppet instead of a leader, Nia races to discover their secrets before making the biggest decision of her life.
Maya Bibinaz Rostampisheh-Williams has a life almost as complicated as her name. Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and raised in Iran, Maya is now a thirty-something jet-setter who winds up in the flamboyant hub of the Middle East—Dubai, a city where modernity collides at top speed with the pillars of tradition. Maya and her odd circle of friends take us on a humorous journey of challenges and adventures among Dubai’s mixed-up cocktail of mercenaries masquerading as businessmen, Muslims claiming to be Zoroastrians, married men posing as bachelors, single couples acting married, and gay couples playing straight. Romance, religion, lust, and tradition all come together in Dubai’s colorful, nuanced social scene to make a lip-smacking Desert Mojito.
What happens when a stuffed toy lemur who, apparently, can see, hear, and feel all the stirring of being alive, meets a little girl who is excluded by her older sisters as the “baby” of the family? This is a story of a friendship, a friendship nobody understands.
After all, Clemmy’s simply a stuffed lemur, isn’t she? It’s only that the little girl, Gwynnie, senses there is more to Clemmy. To Gwynnie Clemmy is real. Is Gwynnie right? Is Clemmy truly real?What will happen if the two are separated? Will they be best friends “for ever”?
This gentle story will certainly appeal to all early readers and even adults who understand what it is to have or had your own special stuffed animal or toy.