Country Store

by

Singing a happy refrain, a boy with a nickel and his faithful dog set off for the Country Store. They are soon joined by two more pals and a simple trek turns into an epic adventure. Through twists, turns and hair-raising surprises, surrounded by his friends, the boy reaches his final destination only to discover it was all about the journey. Each book comes with a sing-along CD! Meet the Author TIM NOAH is an award winning composer, producer and recording artist. He has appeared on HBO, The Disney Channel and the BBC. His musical journey has taken him to the high Himalayan villages of Ladakh, India and to Lincoln Center. Tim and his faithful companion, Arlo, live with Cyndi…

Keep Reading

Once Upon a Zombie: Book One: The Color of Fear

by

Unexplainablenews.com is reporting strange phenomena in cemeteries in Scotland, Germany, Italy, and America. Only one individual knows what’s happening – and why! This person also knows the one girl who can prevent an unspeakable and imminent catastrophe from taking place. But will she? When Caitlin Fletcher’s mom disappeared (or left?) four years ago, Caitlin began suffering from breathless bouts of anxiety. Her new move to London, with her Dad and her brainiac sister, threatens to lead to more situations that will trigger panic. Now, she’s having anxiety over the possibility of having anxiety! Caitlin’s life takes a turn for the bizarre when she’s tricked into climbing down a “rabbit hole”, landing in a wondrous fairy tale universe – except it’s…

Keep Reading

George

by

BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she’s not a boy. She knows she’s a girl. George thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can’t even try out for the part . . . because she’s a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte — but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.       Meet the Author ALEX GINO loves…

Keep Reading

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling

by

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling displays amazing, fan-built LEGO recreations of real-life vehicles, showing off every amazing detail with high-quality photographs. You’ll love poring over dozens of models, including Formula 1 racers, construction vehicles, ships, trains, airplanes, and all kinds of trucks. Authors Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman share their own impressive LEGO models as well as highlight models from builders around the world. The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling also includes tips and tricks that describe the design and building process. Meet the Authors DENNIS GLAASKER has been building with LEGO since 1975. His Flickr page showcasing his amazing LEGO models averages 2 million views per year and his work has appeared in Hispabricks Magazine, Brickjournal, Truckstar, and Towtruck Magazine. DENNIS BOSMAN’s work has…

Keep Reading

A Special Day: A Mother’s Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance After the Death of Her Daughter

by

February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thaïs—author Anne-Dauphine Julliand’s darling daughter—who died of a genetic disease. Thaïs lived just shy of her fourth birthday. She had a short life but good one. As this special day is about to reappear on her calendar for the first time since her daughter passed away, Anne-Dauphine struggles with how to mark this momentous occasion. She wants to live fully on this special day: Thais would have been eight years old. Vivid memories of life with her daughter begin to blend with the present—every gesture, every word evokes a buried memory, arouses laughter or tears. Yet as the date of…

Keep Reading

Cuckoo Song

by

When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry, her sister seems scared of her, and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out. Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest to find the truth she must travel into the terrifying underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family—before it’s too late . . . Set in England after World War I, this is a brilliantly creepy…

Keep Reading

The Rechargeables

by

From the co-author of How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids, the book that started a conversation about the importance of positive interactions in schools and homes around the world, comes a timeless story about how to be healthy and create energy in our daily lives. Through a series of brief adventures, Poppy and Simon discover what it takes to recharge themselves and bring an entire village back to life. Based on the research and concepts in Eat Move Sleep, Tom Rath’s latest New York Times bestseller,The Rechargeables is about the way small choices have a profound impact on the quality of each day. Meet the Author TOM RATH is an author and researcher who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being.…

Keep Reading

Never Always Sometimes

by

Never date your best friend Always be original Sometimes rules are meant to be broken Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school. Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It’s either that or break rule…

Keep Reading

A Dozen Cousins

by

Anna had a dozen cousins All of them were boys. What’s life like for one little girl with TWELVE male cousins? Not easy! “They read her secret diary. They used up all her paint. They put a lizard in her hat to see if she would faint.” Loaded with infectious humor, this rollicking, rhyming picture book features a happy heroine who adores her big, boisterous boy family. Meet the Author LORI HASKINS HOURAN has published 14 books for young readers, including Too Many Dogs, Too Many Cats, and Ducks in Muck (all Random House), which was an ALA/Booklist Top Ten Easy Reader. Her two most recent books came out in Spring 2013, I Will Keep You Safe and Sound (Scholastic) and Dig Those Dinosaurs (Whitman). A Dozen Cousinsis autobiographical—Lori…

Keep Reading

Animalium

by

A clear departure from the ebook and disposable paperback culture prevalent these days,Animalium is a book designed to be kept and, eventually, handed down. Every page, covered in detailed, hand-drawn illustrations of animal life, is one you want to pull out and frame. Forget Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb, the exhibits in this book/museum really come to life. To read the full article and to enter to win a copy CLICK HERE

Keep Reading

Autographed Copy of ‘A Little Women Christmas’

by

I recently took a copy of A Little Women Christmas (Simon & Schuster, 2014) to read with my Reading Buddy, Heidi. Author Heather Vogel Frederick took the story of Mr. March’s surprise homecoming from Louisa Mae Alcott’s classic, Little Women, and adapted it for 4-7 year olds. Who better to review a book than someone it was written for? To read the full article and to enter to win a copy CLICK HERE

Keep Reading

Merry Stirring Mice

by

Find out what really goes on the night before Christmas in this delightful turnaround on the claim, “not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Watch Mama Mouse and Papa Mouse show their kids, Max and Molly, how to prepare for the MAN. “Help your sister stir the candy cane mix,” Mama Mouse begins. Soon come the sugarplums, the candy canes, and finally the note that says “For Santa.” Add to the fun by searching for the mischievous spider capering through every illustration. Can you find his name too? From the Author Reading “The Night Before Christmas” is a tradition honored by my family as far back as I can remember.  When I was very young, my Grandfather read…

Keep Reading

The Unbreakable Boy

by

Like any other teenage boy, Austin loves pizza, movies, dancing, and girls. But unlike most other eighteen-year-olds, he has a rare brittle-bone disease, was locked in a mental ward as a child, and is autistic. Yet Austin doesn’t let any of that stop him. His is a world where suffering a broken back is a minor inconvenience and the quest for the ultimate strawberry shake just might be the best day of his life. Written with remarkable candor by Austin’s father, Scott, and New York Times best-selling author Susy Flory, The Unbreakable Boy weaves the beautiful and often humorous tale of how Austin teaches his father—and everyone else he encounters—to have faith in God and trust that one day life’s messes will all make…

Keep Reading

The US Congress for Kids: Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising

by

An interactive guidebook to the history and inner workings of the legislative branch of the U.S. Government Providing a historical perspective on all that is going on today, US Congress for Kids examines the major milestones in congressional history, including the abolition of slavery, extending the vote to African Americans and to women, and investigating misconduct in both government and private institutions. Kids will be engaged by the focus on dramatic stories, personalities, and turning points while also benefitting from the clear discussions of Congressional purpose, structure, history, and ongoing issues. Educational, hands-on activities that illuminate the workings of the U.S. Congress include making a House ceremonial mace, creating congressional money, making a capitol dome, and designing a Congressional Medal of Honor.…

Keep Reading

Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer

by

A sister and brother, forced to write in the summer, and share ONE journal? This is exactly what happens to 10-year-old twins Maggie and Max Pruitt. When Mom comes up with a plan for them to keep a summer journal, Maggie and Max can’t believe it. Worse yet, they have to share! Through their writing, Maggie and Max find out they have very different (and hilarious) views about growing up, family and life a conclusion they only discovered because, as Max and Maggie say, Mom Made Us Write This. About The Author Max & Maggie creator ALI MAIER knows a great story. As an avid volunteer, hands-on mom and former teacher, Ali has spent years working with children, experiencing their…

Keep Reading

The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own Town!

by

In The LEGO Neighborhood Book, you’ll create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures. Then add the finishing touches to your models with plants, traffic lights, scaffolding, and park benches. Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to create your own neighborhood! Inside you’ll find: Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildings Dozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own models Mini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and more A gallery of the authors’ designs For ages 10+ About The Author BRIAN LYLES is a professional videographer who runs Brick City Depot, an online repository of detailed…

Keep Reading

Go to Top