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Pura (pronounced poor-ah) Vida (pronounced veed-ah) literally translates to Pure Life. Mae (pronounced my) is Costa Rican slang fo...r friend or pal (like our "dude"). Pura Vida Mae is the story of a serene and mellow young iguana by the name of Daniel who enjoys living his life and relaxing in the sunshine. As he goes about his day, he learns that a great many other animals in the jungle do not share his fondness for a laid-back life. Some of these animals question him, and others simply go about their business. Daniel does have some very nice friends, though, and they share his love for an uncomplicated life of peace. His friends do not all look like he does, but they do have a great deal in common. Daniel can be himself with his friends, and they love each other for that. The message of this story is to love yourself and each other for who you are. I intend for this story to teach that gentle lesson. I began to write Pura Vida Mae after my first visit to Costa Rica, where I fell in love with everything about this amazing country. This place made a huge impression on me as a nature and wildlife enthusiast and conservationist as well as an artist; the love of life in all of its forms so apparent here. "Pura Vida" is the national greeting of the Costa Rican people. It means everything from "hello" and "nice day" to "good-bye" and "safe trip." Buffie Biddle is an artist, a writer, a lover of nature and wildlife, a conservationist, an educator (formerly) and an aunt (to two amazing boys). She graduated with a degree in fine arts, minoring in special education. All of these things are contributing factors to her writing as well as her artwork. Buffie gets her greatest delight from being around wildlife. She enjoys watching animal behavior and loves all things that make each aspect of the natural world unique-each texture, shape, and color. From the very first experience Buffie had of Costa Rica (Tortuguero is her favorite place there as of yet), she felt constant joy at the presence of life there: flora, fauna, culture, life, warmth (not just the temperature, which is nice also), sights and sounds, even smells. She was inspired as an artist, and as a lover of the natural world and of people. Buffie worked with children for nearly twelve years. She addressed behavior needs, often focusing on socialization, specializing in children with autism and their siblings as well as potential friends. At times, Buffie's work with these students involved the use of stories and scripts tailor made to fit the individual child, focusing not only on his or her needs but also on his or her areas of interest. Making a lesson more interesting made treatment more enjoyable, successful and therapeutic for the student in the long run. Buffie applies this idea to her stories, of which Pura Vida Mae is the first completed. read more

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'Toot Toot Poop' is a book that teaches kids that there is no need to be embarrassed about bodily functions because everybody toot...s and everybody poops. This book makes the digestive process funny and entertaining. Not only does this subject appeal to children, but it contains real life strategies teaching how to manage bodily functions in public. Plus you know it's legit because it was written by an attorney. Emily Hess Ziehler When Emily's two-year-old son David did not show an interest in reading, but thought anything involving the word 'toot' or 'poop' was hilarious, Emily got an idea. She decided to write a book about David's favorite subject to help encourage a love of reading. Amazingly, it worked! Emily was born in Kettering, Ohio and grew up the oldest of seven children. She attended Ohio Northern University, and moved back to Dayton, Ohio to be close to family. She is an attorney by day, and a busy mom, wife and hobby writer outside of work. She lives with her son David and her husband Stephen. In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, writing, ziplining, and spending time with her family. read more

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Over a year has passed since Lex Knightley journeyed alone into desolate San Francisco. The Guardian Force is disbanded, emotion-a...ltering drugs banned, and citizens allowed to return to the seemingly resurrected city. For Lex, life is almost normal, but normal is precarious. Normal has a way of falling apart. One rainy night changes everything. Out on parole, Quin McAllister's father is arrested for the brutal murder of his new wife. As the Resistance resurges, claiming a conspiracy, Lex doesn't know what-or who-to believe. When old enemies resurface in new disguises and trusted friends start keeping secrets, normal splits right down the middle, leaving Lex and Quin on opposite sides. Prophecy-the second novel of Ellery Kane's Legacy trilogy-continues the story of Lex and Quin, testing the strength of friendship, forgiveness, and love. read more

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$14.95

Join Beamer and a classroom full of Middle School students on their journey to learn about Scoliosis. Dr. Moe helps us understand ...how the spine is impacted and what can be done to help, while the students teach us that no matter what happens in life, we should all show kindness and friendship to one another. "I really enjoyed this book. Cindy Chambers has captured the feelings of children at the typical age at which scoliosis is discoveredmiddle school. Because scoliosis develops silently and gradually, creating awareness helps timely detection. The reactions, care and proper support are so accurately described here. Both personal and group dimensions are covered. All of the information is accurate. I think this book will help many young people to deal with this challenge in a successful way." Paul David Sponseller, M.D., M.B.A. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics Department Executive Vice Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD "This clear, concise, and fun story, , makes it easy to understand what scoliosis is, how it is detected, diagnosed, and often treated. It also reveals every child's desire to be accepted by their peers, particularly when something beyond their control, like scoliosis, makes them different. Patients who have the support of their family, friends and medical professionals that "have your back" make all the difference, just like in Adie's experience. We are very grateful for Cindy Chambers, Dr. Moshirfar, and Mrs. Allan's 8th grade class at J. Lupton Simpson Middle School for their kindness in writing this wonderful book, promoting education, awareness, and compassionate care for children with scoliosis." Luke Stikeleather, BSW, CO President, National Scoliosis Center , Fairfax, Virginia http://www.nationalscoliosiscenter.com/ "Thank you for writing this outstanding story to help children understand scoliosis. Beamer and Dr. Moe do a great job explaining this common developmental pediatric condition. The more we empower our young patients with knowledge about their health conditions, the more they will embrace their differences and support their peers." Barbra Jill McCabe, MD, FAAP Medical Dirctor Pediatric Emergency and Hospitalist Services, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, Virginia "What an honor to have Cindy Chambers share her talents with the students of J. Lupton Simpson Middle School! Her leadership and vision brought young minds to this dynamic and creative process to produce a book that will help children everywhere face the unknowns of scoliosis. In this twelfth Tell Me Town book, Cindy not only educates young readers but inspires middle school students. She provides students with an opportunity to make a difference in the world around them. Now if that's not respect, thoughtfulness and kindness, what is?" Chad D. Runfola Principal, J. Lupton Simpson Middle School, Leesburg, Virginia read more

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$14.95

Vengan con Beamer, su mejor amigo Kyle, y su gran amigo Miguel en un viaje mágico para aprender sobre la  Diabetes Tipo 1. Los per...sonajes encantadores con quien se encuentran en el viaje nos ayudarán a comprender  como funcionan nuestros cuerpos y cómo podemos manejar correctamente la Diabetes a diario. “Soy médico en el Dpto. de Emergencias Pediátricas, y una de las tareas más difíciles de mi trabajo es dar malas noticias a las familias.  Siempre es difícil informar a una familia sobre un resultado que cambiará sus vidas para siempre, y la Diabetes Tipo 1 es uno de estos diagnósticos. Para mí, este libro es muy detallado, bien organizado, y escrito en un idioma sencillo para ayudar a explicar un problema bastante complejo. Tener un libro como este disponible, será sin duda una gran herramienta en ayudar a niños recién diagnosticados a obtener una mejor comprensión de lo que les espera en el futuro y como ésta enfermedad se trata. El libro también será una gran herramienta educacional para los padres, ayudándoles a encontrar palabras para ayudar al paciente, su familia, amigos, y hermanos, a entender la enfermedad. Recomiendo que publiquen otros libros similares.” Eugenie Charles, M.D., F.A.A.P. (Hospital Inova de Loudoun)  Medico de Emergencias Pediátricas “Beamer Aprende Sobre la Diabetes Tipo 1 es un libro lleno de personajes encantadores que nos hace más fácil entender lo que es la Diabetes y la importancia de insulina en nuestros cuerpos. Como enfermera en el Dpto. de Emergencias Pediátricas, comprendo la importancia de educar familias sobre este importante tema. Cuando niños y padres son diagnosticados con Diabetes por primera vez en el Dpto. de Emergencias, su primera reacción es de temor y ansiedad sobre la diagnosis. Este libro no solamente explicará lo que es la Diabetes, también explicará cómo manejar la Diabetes Tipo 1. La autora traduce nuestra difícil terminología médica a un idioma común y sencilla para que niños y adultos de todas las edades entiendan.” Gina Harrison RN, CEN, CPEN (Hospital Inova de Loudoun) Gerente de Enfermeras, Departamento de Emergencias Pediátricas  “Gracias a Beamer y sus amigos en Beamer Aprende Sobre la Diabetes Tipo 1, los niños y sus familias aprenden a entender un complejo y aterrador diagnóstico de la Diabetes Tipo 1 que puede parecer un limón y convertirlo en limonada.   La mejor parte del libro es ver crecer en confianza a Miguel, y el mismo emprender las tareas y responsabilidades de la Diabetes Tipo 1. La clave es su equipo, que lo tratan como un héroe por hacer las tareas exitosamente. El entrenador Kedric estaba acertado al decir “Ahora todo el equipo está listo para jugar.”” Ilse O’Brien, MS, RDN, CDE (Kaiser Permanente) Autora de “Domesticando la Ola de Diabetes” www.tamingdwave.com read more

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$17.99

When Princess ZahriZella, a little girl with an oversized personality, tries to find her lost imagination, the lengthy drive home ...from the beach turns into a laugh out loud lesson on the fact there is really no such thing as "losing your imagination." How I Found My Lost Imagination is a humorous picture book, the first in a series of adventure stories based on the often-comical day-to-day life of ZahriZella, or Princess Z for short, an extroverted, curly-haired, brown-eyed, bi-racial girl. Princess Z takes young girls on several adventurous journeys while learning the importance of keeping her individuality and staying true to who she is. Some of ZahriZella's adventures will emphasize life lessons, while some are simply for entertainment. read more

Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
$19.95

MR. WACKA BACKA BOO: The Keeper of The Zoo Mr. Wacka Backa Boo is an eccentric zoo keeper who challenges the status quo.  His hybr...id animal creations are quite beautiful and make for interesting combinations that children will love.  But, in the end, he learns that there is an order to nature and that the beauty we see around us is already perfect. CAROL CARLISLE Carol Carlisle always wanted to write stories.  Many of her stories are not in print, but are imprinted on the minds and hearts of her children and grandchildren. Carol’s stories have been told to her children and, now her grandchildren, as a means to ease restless children into peaceful slumber at the end of a long day.  Mr. Wacka Backa Boo is a favorite, for in their slumber, the children have dreamed of real-life encounters with the animals.  Bohemia the leopard, Bumps the turtle, Skiger and other imaginary zoo animals often find their way into the youngsters’ bedrooms to be fed and snuggled before being sent back to the zoo.  And, as storytellers, Carol’s grandchildren excel as they describe, with great embellishment, these fantastic encounters. Enjoy the book.  But, most of all, enjoy the experience of reading it to a child you love. The art work for this book is the creation of three generations of incredible artists:  Barbara Massey, Brenda Cagle Snow, and Anna Snow Nelson.  These soulful and spirited women see beauty in everything and have taught many others to do the same. read more

Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
$11.95

Imagine a world where everyone seems to have mysteriously disappeared. This is the setting in which our story begins, but it is so...on apparent that all is not what it seems. The McLittles is a series of adventures centered around five remarkable little girls ranging in age from three to eight. Each has her own challenges and her own special gifts... qualities that are central to their survival. They come together in a deserted world, with no memory of their past, no-one to protect them and no concept of the dangers that will face them in their future. Though they experience daunting challenges, they learn that through their collective efforts, they can achieve just about anything. In The McLittles™ Book One - A Journey Begins, we are introduced to the girls as they set out into the countryside, where they hope to increase their chances of survival. What at first seems like a sensible decision brings unexpected weather conditions and the often dangerous reality of wild animals. ALSO AVAILABLE... The McLittles Book Two Through Thick and Thin read more

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$24.95

Author and illustrator Sharon Ann Burton, recently retired, taught Special Education in the Saratoga Springs City School District ...for thirty years. She resides with her husband in upstate New York during the summer months and southern Arizona in the winter. Children are an inspiration for her books. They love all the small, wonderful things that life has to offer. Besides raising her own child, teaching has also given her insight into the juvenile perspective. In addition, becoming a grandparent has opened the door even further as to how children view their environment. As an artist and as an author and illustrator of children's books, she hopes to continue to learn through observation and interaction with her own grandchild. Childhood insights acquired will be used as reference material for future children's books covering concepts such as careers, respect, family and self esteem. Net proceeds of all book sales are donated by the author to aid organizations that help women and children in need. read more

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$22.95

Ryan is a young lion cub who tries to practice his father's roar, but can only squeak. His mother explains why his having a roar i...s important, and, together, Ryan and his mother set off on an adventure to find a roar. He finds his roar in a most unusual place and in a way we can all hear it on occasion. Jim Lamb is a retired Employee Relations Manager who writes stories for his grand-children. He and his wife live in Chesterfield, Virginia. They divide their time between their home, an old farmhouse in Nelson County, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. metro area visiting children and grand-children. Carolyn Schallmo is an illustrator and muralist, living in Richmond, Virginia. She is the married mother of four fabulously funny little girls and draws most of her inspiration from their escapades (and a vividly colorful imagination)! (www.Colorsbycarolyn.com) read more

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$19.95

Bears hibernate. Groundhogs hibernate. Skunks hibernate. Would you like to meet a house that hibernates? Welcome to The Hibernatin...g House. Get ready to explore the activities of this main character as it gets cozy to sleep the winter away, awakens to the laughter of children on a warm spring day, and watches a family as it creates unforgettable memories. Take a walk through this ocean side town and glimpse the changes that take place page by page, season by season, as The Hibernating House transforms right before your very eyes. Sh, Sh, Sh! Quiet as a mouse This is the hibernating house. . . . Sandy Leahy and Kathy Tarentino, two retired early childhood teachers, have been drawn out of hibernation by their love of children's literature. Teaching in Raynham, Massachusetts, for most of their careers, these friends and colleagues and now authors know the importance of reading daily to children, including their own six grandchildren. Their mutual love of the rhyming word, dream of writing a children's book, and attraction to New England's quintessential coastal towns have been the inspiration for creating The Hibernating House. Kristine Daniels is an author, illustrator, and art educator from the seaside town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband Matt and her three "famous" Welsh corgis. Visit her web site at www.kristinedaniels.net . read more

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$12.95

This award-winning children's book is fiction and the second in the series of "Allie's Adventures." The first book is "The Little ...Apple" about life on a farm. In "The Little Goat in Africa," however, it is about a child's take on her travels in an action/adventure type genre. Allie meets new friends along the way on her adventures - some are human, some are not!Awards: 1 First Place Winner from Beach Book Festival1 Runner up from The Great Southwest Book FestivalNumerous Honorable Mentions read more

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What would you do if a strange rubber creature crawled through your bedroom window on a stormy day? Young Jan did not hesitate to ...help this strange little fellow named Chuck, who seemed to be having as rough a day as she. Little did Chuck and Jan know, this chance meeting would be the beginning of a beautiful and unique friendship. Join Chuck, the rubber chicken, as he takes a trip from a dirt road to a hospital bed in this adventure of self-discovery, understanding, and finding common bonds between two very different individuals. These unlikely companions will inspire others to believe in themselves, their purpose, and their ability to help others find joy in both happy and trying times because. . . . . . sometimes we all need a rubber chicken. read more

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$19.95

Sharon has a home in the southwestern desert, where the sun shines brightly on her also. "Desert Moms" is her third book for presc...hoolers. With each book she continues to encourage children to explore and respect the world around them. Her first two books are: "Grammy Loves Me" and "When I Grow Up". For more information go to: sharonburtonartforcharity.org. Net proceeds of all book sales go to charities helping children. read more

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$19.99

Go Go Bananas is a fun reflection on the things that make you happy or sad or are just plain annoying!A snappy Rhyme created by Lo...uise Elisabeth Robertson is beautifully complimented by the illustrations of Stephanie Varga. read more

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$14.99

Meet Addie, an eight-year-old Osage girl growing up on the Osage reservation in 1939...and a favorite target of Rose, the school b...ully. When Rose catches Addie off guard and embarrasses her in front of the new girl, Addie makes two rash decisions and the situation quickly moves from bad to worse. At the end of the day, Addie must face the consequences and the one person she fears more than Rose - Mama. Follow the day-to-day life of Addie while learning important elements of the Osage culture and key Osage phrases used in real-life scenarios. read more

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Kennedy Winger is a savvy 16-year-old with end-stage cancer, a leg amputation, and a lily tattoo. Driven by her gritty independenc...e, she expects to die peacefully in her family's small home in a burly, well-worn Madison, Wisconsin neighborhood. Instead, K collides with family, friends, societal isolation, her aching heart, and a brutal secret from her past. Sometimes prickly, but always with a smart sense of humor, K feels like the caged lion cub at the zoo and declares cancer isn't the teddybear-angel society sells. She invents a way to help her younger brother and is tempted to restart cancer treatment. Angels Don't Get Tattoos is fi lled with anger, revenge, sadness, shame, fear, and love. Her pet dog, Beatles music, the hospice nurse, and the clumsy love of family, three best friends, and a neighbor kid carry K through dying and death. But K's story doesn't end on the last page. " Heart-wrenching and heartfelt, Zorn's debut novel takes readers on an unforgettable journey, one in which the complexities of death are revealed through one young woman's zest for life. It explores the secrets we're brave enough to share in the little time we've got." -B.J. Hollars, assistant professor and author of Thirteen Loops, Opening the Doors, and Dispatches from the Drownings " I'm on page 28 and can barely put it down...It's pitch perfect emotionally...Can't wait to read the next book" -Dr. Katherine Schneider, Retired clinical psychologist and author of Your Treasure Hunt: Disabilities and Finding Your Gold read more

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$12.50

CHRISTMASTIME In this book, two of the younger children in the family; Vanessa and Jordan, learn that there is more to Christmas t...han getting gifts. A friendly visit from their grand uncle gives them a glimpse of what Christmas was like in the 'ole days' and how the families and communities celebrated. By the end of the story Vanessa, and especially Jordan, are able to understand that Christmas is a special time to share, and fellowship with friends and family. This story is one in a series of stories celebrating Caymanian Heritage. The stories are set in modern day Cayman (a contemporary setting) and revolve around the life of a Caymanian family. Each story includes a moral or lesson re- visited throughout the plot, and each plot focuses on a specific aspect of Caymanian Heritage and various native traditions. Young and old will enjoy these stories as they provide a bridge between the values, traditions and lives of Caymanians of yesteryears, with those of today's families. Dialect and references to other features of Caymanian culture are interspersed throughout the stories ensuring that there is an authentic Caymanian feel to the stories. About the Author Timali Ebanks, is a Caymanian interested in fostering an appreciation for Caymanian culture and heritage via literature. 'Christmastime' is her first Children's book in a heritage series written with the hopes of bringing the values and traditions of generations past into the lives of today's children and families. A former Secondary school teacher, she has a BA. in English Language and Literature, and a MEd. in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a wife and mother of three precious children, and when she is not typing away at the computer she is busily managing the affairs of her household as a happily harried homemaker. read more

Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
$15.95

A whirlwind trip into a new and exciting world, The Big Black Dog and the Big Blue Sea is a heartwarming story about the joys of d...iscovery and the bonds of true friendship. Ride along as the Big Black Dog finds her sea legs and has the time of her life exploring remote islands, meeting new friends and enjoying the companionship of the two people she loves the most. A dog lover for 30+ years and a writer for over 20 years, it was only a matter of time before Craig put his two passions together to create his first children's book. Inspired by the sudden passing of his brother's Labrador retriever Zeta, The Big Black Dog and the Big Blue Sea is Craig's attempt to ensure that his niece Hagen would grow up knowing Zeta's independent and adventurous spirit while passing on his love of dogs to future generations. read more

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$26.95

Something was odd about the new kid down the street. Why does he always give away his toys, sneakers and favorite basketball to th...e people he meets? Moving to a new neighborhood can be pretty hard so how exactly do you make new friends? In 'The New Kid' the mighty Ignatius Powers is on the case! During this adventure he discovers that friendship is not something you can buy and everybody wins if you just give the 'New Kid' a try. read more

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$23.99

ABOUT THE BOOK IF I HAD THE POWER tells the story of a girl who, observing the many problems besetting the world, wonders how she ...would change the world if she had the power to do so. She imagines various changes that could be made to improve the world, and finally zeroes in on the most important change she would make if she could. Can you figure out what that change might be? ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Israel (then called "Palestine"), Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States in 1947 to pursue higher education. She earned four American university degrees including two in law, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art and creative writing. Beginning in the early 1960s, and for four decades thereafter, Ms. Liberman created numerous series of artworks. Her art has been widely exhibited, and is represented in the collection of museums and other public institutions. During her long career in visual art, Ms. Liberman wrote several books, among them some picture books. Her book THE BIRD'S LAST SONG (Addison-Wesley, 1976), which she also illustrated, won a citation as one of the "fabulous books of the year." Since 2012, she has published several additional picture books, including ICE CREAM SNOW, THE LITTLE FAIRY, COLOR IN OUR WORLD, THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND, HAIFA, ANGEL'S PUPPIES, THE GIANT HOUSE, THE BEE AND THE BUTTERFLY, THE MOUNTAIN, THE TUNNEL, THE OLD DOLL, THE LITTLE SONGBIRD, FIFTEEN FABLES, TWELVE MORE FABLES, THE BIRD WHO WENT TO HEAVEN, A PARAKEET FOR ERIC, TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES, IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY, THE GIRL AND THE PIGEONS, MORE TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES, MICHAEL AND THE FLAG, and WHAT WILL I BE? Judith Weinshall Liberman's archives can be found in the Arts Department of the Boston Public Library and at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR IF I HAD THE POWER is the fifteenth book on which Judith Weinshall Liberman, the author, has collaborated with Gail Davis, the illustrator. Since Ms. Liberman did not feel that, in light of her deteriorated eyesight, she could do justice to illustrating IF I HAD THE POWER herself, she selected a fine artist, Ms. Gail Davis, to create the illustrations under the author's guidance. The two had previously collaborated on THE LITTLE FAIRY, on THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND, on ANGEL'S PUPPIES, on THE GIANT HOUSE, on THE MOUNTAIN, on THE TUNNEL, on THE OLD DOLL, on FIFTEEN FABLES, on TWELVE MORE FABLES, on A PARAKEET FOR ERIC, on TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES, on IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY, on MORE TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES, and on MICHAEL AND THE FLAG. In the present book, Ms. Davis beautifully captures the spirit of the story and of its characters. read more

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$20.99

ABOUT THE BOOK THE BEE AND THE BUTTERFLY is a fable about an encounter between a vain monarch butterfly and a modest, hard working... honey bee. The butterfly spends his time flying about so he can show off his great beauty to the world. When he spots a bee busy at work sucking nectar from a flower so she can make honey out of it, the butterfly taunts the bee, urging her to quit her work and fly about. He goes so far as to insult the bee, but the bee ignores the butterfly and keeps doing her work. The moral of the story is sure to touch young and old alike. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Israel (then called "Palestine"), Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States in 1947 to pursue higher education. She earned four American university degrees including two in law, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art and creative writing. Beginning in the early 1960s, and for four decades thereafter, Ms. Liberman created numerous series of artworks. Her art has been widely exhibited and is represented in the collection of museums and other public institutions. During her long career in visual art, Ms. Liberman wrote several books, among them some children's books. Her book THE BIRD'S LAST SONG (Addison-Wesley, 1976), which she also illustrated, won a citation as one of the "fabulous books of the year." Since 2012, she has published several additional picture books, including ICE CREAM SNOW (2012) , THE LITTLE FAIRY (2013), COLOR IN OUR WORLD (2014), THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND (2014), HAIFA (2014) and ANGEL'S PUPPIES (2014). Judith Weinshall Liberman's archives can be found in the Arts Department of the Boston Public Library and at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Radu Costea was born and raised in Iasi, Romania, where he studied computer science. In 2001 he moved to the United States to work in the information technology industry. He has designed product packaging and logos and has had extensive experience in publishing. THE BEE AND THE BUTTERFLY is the second book on which Mr. Costea and the author, Judith Weinshall Liberman, have collaborated; the first was HAIFA (2014). Mr. Costea's well developed artistic sense is evident from the illustrations he has created for the present book. read more

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$10.95

Are You My Dad? by Leslie KelleyWhen a tiny emperor penguin hatches in the Antarctic, she is surprised to find that her normally p...rotective father is very lost! So the determined little bird sets off on a quest to find him- sliding over icy ridge, slipping around snowy rises, and waddling across frozen bridges... Along the way she encounters many antarctic animals, asking each one if they are her dad. She learns interesting facts and clues about her father- that he is a bird who cannot fly, that he lives on land and swims in the sea, that he is tall but much smaller than the animals she encounters. Feeling very forlorn when she realizes none of her new friends are her dad, she suddenly spies something strange climbing out of the sea. He shares many of the characteristics of her lost father, but is this truly him?! Is her quest finally over? read more

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$15.95

Are You My Dad? by Leslie KelleyWhen a tiny emperor penguin hatches in the Antarctic, she is surprised to find that her normally p...rotective father is very lost! So the determined little bird sets off on a quest to find him- sliding over icy ridge, slipping around snowy rises, and waddling across frozen bridges... Along the way she encounters many antarctic animals, asking each one if they are her dad. She learns interesting facts and clues about her father- that he is a bird who cannot fly, that he lives on land and swims in the sea, that he is tall but much smaller than the animals she encounters. Feeling very forlorn when she realizes none of her new friends are her dad, she suddenly spies something strange climbing out of the sea. He shares many of the characteristics of her lost father, but is this truly him?! Is her quest finally over? read more

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$18.95

Rachel H. Stevens lives in Chapel Hill, NC and after retiring from a career in public health, she has rediscovered the fun of stor...ytelling that she enjoyed with her children and grandchildren. Working with her dog, Buster, she has penned his adventures in rhyme.Joan Vandermeer is an artist with studios in Carrboro, NC and St. Petersburg, FL. Her website is www.joanvandermeer.com.Buster is a small white Bichon Frise who lives in Chapel Hill, NC. He enjoys storytelling and going places with his human. read more

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$24.99

Rollie, a real-life Golden Retriever, inspired West Point graduate Jeffrey Bradley to write "Running with Rollie" based on their e...xperiences together and Jeff's observations of Soldiers returning from war without family support. Jeff picked Rollie up at the animal shelter in Rolla, Missouri after returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and the pair started running together during his stateside stints in Missouri and Kansas. When Jeff deployed to Korea, Rollie patiently waited for his return. Once he did, the two best friends did everything together, from running to kayaking to hiking. Their twosome grew by one when Jeff married his wife, Emily. The three live in Southern New Hampshire where Rollie and Jeff can be found jogging or walking the trail network around their house. Even though both of their pace has slowed, they still go side-by-side. Meridith Johnson is primarily a self-taught portrait artist and she loves the challenge of capturing the subject's personality and creating a true and realistic likeness in graphite, pastel, oil and acrylic. She started taking her art seriously after completing a memorial portrait of a horse for a friend. Since then she has delighted her friends and collectors with commissioned portraits and art gifts through the years. She has her work in local Central Oregon galleries and businesses and in private collections. Check out her website at www.artbymeridithjohnson.com. read more

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Sprocket loves his human family very much and is eager to find ways to help with work around their home. Every chore he tries to d...o ends with no success in helping them. Sprocket finally finds the reason he is important in the family and knows they love him as much as he loves them. He learns that being himself is his job. This delightful story is entertaining and can also be used to teach rhyming word, adjectives, character traits, and self-esteem.Elaine Martin Rodgers has loved creating ever since she was a child. Working with wood, building and decorating doll houses, sewing, painting, and gardening are just a few of the ways she has expressed her creative side. She taught elementary school for thirty-five plus years before retiring. Lessons in her classroom were laced with art to motivate and keep the interest of her students. Writing children’s books seems to combine two of her loves, creating art and creating ways to teach children. She is now working to bring to life the children’s books she has written in the past ten years. Some stories just pop in her head and other books are based on true family stories. Elaine received her BSEd and MEd in Elementary Education from the University of Georgia. She is married and has two daughters. read more

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ABOUT THE BOOK FIFTEEN FABLES presents fifteen original fables written by author Judith Weinshall Liberman. Like Aesop's fables, e...ach of these modern fables imparts an important moral. Most of the fables utilize animals as their subjects; others use people, or flora and fauna, or inanimate objects. The subjects of the fables cover a range of human characteristics, including aggressiveness and vanity. Through these fables, readers, young and old, will gain insight into human behavior, and will be inspired to do their best. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Israel (then called "Palestine"), Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States in 1947 to pursue higher education. She earned four American university degrees including two in law, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art and creative writing. Beginning in the early 1960s, and for four decades thereafter, Ms. Liberman created numerous series of artworks. Her art has been widely exhibited, and is represented in the collection of museums and other public institutions. During her long career in visual art, Ms. Liberman wrote several books, among them some children's books. Her book THE BIRD'S LAST SONG (Addison-Wesley, 1976), which she also illustrated, won a citation as one of the "fabulous books of the year." Since 2012, she has published several additional picture books, including ICE CREAM SNOW (2012), THE LITTLE FAIRY (2013), COLOR IN OUR WORLD (2014), THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND (2014), HAIFA (2014), ANGEL'S PUPPIES (2014), THE GIANT HOUSE (2014), THE BEE AND THE BUTTERFLY (2014), THE MOUNTAIN (2014), THE TUNNEL (2014), and THE OLD DOLL (2014). Judith Weinshall Liberman's archives can be found in the Arts Department of the Boston Public Library and at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR This is the eighth book on which Judith Weinshall Liberman, the author, has collaborated with Gail Davis, the illustrator. Since she did not feel that, in light of her deteriorated eyesight, she could do justice to illustrating FIFTEEN FABLES herself, Ms. Liberman selected a fine artist, Ms. Gail Davis, to create the illustrations under the author's guidance. The two had previously collaborated on THE LITTLE FAIRY, on THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND, on ANGEL'S PUPPIES, on THE GIANT HOUSE, on THE MOUNTAIN, on THE TUNNEL, and on THE OLD DOLL. In the present book, Ms. Davis beautifully captures the spirit of the fables and of their diverse characters. read more

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ABOUT THE BOOK THE BLANKET tells the story of a girl who visits a cemetery on a rainy day. While she is at the cemetery, a soldier... who was killed far away is brought in to be buried. The girl feels sorry for the dead soldier who is being buried in the rain, and she runs home to get a blanket to spread over the dead soldier’s grave to keep him warm. THE BLANKET is a moving story of compassion.ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Israel (then called “Palestine”), Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States in 1947 to pursue higher education. She earned four American university degrees including two in law, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art and creative writing. Beginning in the early 1960s, and for four decades thereafter, Ms. Liberman created numerous series of artworks.Her art has been widely exhibited, and is represented in the collection of museums and other public institutions. During her long career in visual art, Ms. Liberman wrote several books, among them some picture books. Her book THE BIRD’S LAST SONG (Addison-Wesley, 1976), which she also illustrated, won a citation as one of the “fabulous books of the year.” Since 2012, she has published several additional picture books, including ICE CREAM SNOW, COLOR IN OUR WORLD, HAIFA, THE BEE AND THE BUTTERFLY, THE LITTLE SONGBIRD, THE BIRD WHO WENT TO HEAVEN, THE GIRL AND THE PIGEONS, WHAT WILL I BE?, LUCY AND THE SNOWMAN, IF I HAD A LITTLE SISTER, IF I WERE A MOM, THE SECRET, ANNE FRANK IN MY ART, RUTHIE AND HER ANCESTORS, AN INTRODUCTION TO MY JUDAICA ART, SHOP AND SHOP, RONNIE’S ALARM CLOCK, HEAVENLY GARDENS, HOLOCAUST PAINTINGS, HOMO SAPIENS, SELF PORTRAITS OF A HOLOCAUST ARTIST, and YOUR GRANDPA. Judith Weinshall Liberman’s archives can be found in the Arts Department of the Boston Public Library and at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR THE BLANKET is the twenty-fifth book on which Judith Weinshall Liberman, the author, has collaborated with Gail Davis, the illustrator. Since Ms. Liberman did not feel that, in light of her deteriorated eyesight, she could do justice to illustrating THE BLANKET herself, she selected a fine artist, Ms. Gail Davis, to create the illustrations under the author’s guidance. The two had previously collaborated on THE LITTLE FAIRY, THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND, ANGEL’S PUPPIES, THE GIANT HOUSE, THE MOUNTAIN, THE TUNNEL, THE OLD DOLL, FIFTEEN FABLES, TWELVE MORE FABLES, A PARAKEET FOR ERIC, TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES, IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY, MORE TALES OF HUMAN FOIBLES, MICHAEL AND THE FLAG, IF I HAD THE POWER, IF I WERE RICH, THE WHIRLPOOL, THE LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET, TALE OF THE ROMAN NUMERALS, THE BRIDGE, GRANDMA’S GLASSES, THE RAINBOW, THE TRAIN, and on THE WAILING WALL. In the present book, Ms. Davis beautifully captures the spirit of the story and of its characters. read more

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In this second adventure of the Itsy Bitsy Franny Frog series, our feisty young heroine unexpectedly meets another spirited little... frog who also happens to jump, swim, and perch on lily pads and who even lives in Franny's pond. But this is a frog who also happens to be quite different, and for a while this confuses Franny quite a bit. After a while, though, Franny comes to realize that it's okay to be different. Friends can come in all colors and sizes. Friends can be funny or serious, musical or athletic, quiet or outgoing. And these differences need to be celebrated, because it's the differences that make each of us so special. The author's aim for this Adventure of Itsy Bitsy Franny Frog is to help kids understand how to connect with others and cultivate happiness. It's a story about the differences that children perceive and wonder about: differences in appearance - short, chubby, tall, thin - variations in ability, cultural differences. Children will delight in this beautiful, fast-moving story, while adults will appreciate Franny's message of acceptance, individuality and racial harmony. read more

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Every year, millions of monarch butterflies fly thousands of miles down the east coast of the United States to spend the winter in... Mexico. The western monarchs have a different route. The Perfect Place is a light-hearted tale about Mozzie, one of thousands of western monarch butterflies that annually migrate to a perfect place along the California coast to spend the winter. Follow Mozzie and her funny and knowledgeable friend Mack on their remarkable migration journey. Mozzie will inspire children and adults alike to protect and preserve the critical habitat of the monarch butterfly. Stephanie Turcotte Edenholm is an educator whose work with inquisitive children moved her to expose the hidden voices in nature to foster change and stewardship. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, a perfect place for monarch butterflies to overwinter. D.J. Jackson is a graduate of the prestigious Science Illustration Program at California State University, Monterey Bay. His passion lies in understanding and illustrating the world around him. read more

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A little blue owl has all the books he could ever want, but is lonely. He sees a boy at the edge of the woods and begins to secret...ly give him books, which brings the owl great joy. But how will the owl continue sharing his books when the cold of winter comes? Filling his heart with the desire to give, he discovers his own magic. Inspired by friendship, The Magic Owl decides to extend his generosity to all boys and girls around the world who have a wish in their heart to read! Whoo-hoo will he visit next? With its endearing artwork, this charming story shows how sharing the gift of reading can empower and lead to new friendships and adventures. The Magic Owl made his first delivery to the author's son at the age of three. Now, several years and many books later, the Magic Owl is ready to share his gift with all children. Start your own family tradition and watch your child delight in the wonderment of reading. read more

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The book 6 tales gives the reader 6 chilling stories of mystery, suspense and thrills. The book is intended to take the reader on ...an adventure and surprise the reader as well as entertain. These and other stories come from the mind of Nasser Abuhamda. read more

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Massimo is ready for the third grade, but on his first day of school, he is confronted with the test, or as he would call it, ‘The... Thark’. He tries to beat “the Thark”, but can’t because it’s too tough. It’s everywhere he goes: at school, at home, on the bus, and even follows him to his cousin Missy’s house. He gets so frustrated that he can’t take it anymore and makes him transform back into Monster Mas. Find out what Monster Mas does to take ‘the Thark’ head on!!! read more

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Ann Miner is a freelance writer, speaker and workshop leader. She writes a column for a local newspaper to educate the public on P...arkinson's disease. She was published in two anthologies of the High Desert Branch of the California Writers' Club, and recently released her first book, "I Lift My Eyes," a nonfiction book of inspirational short stories. She has a bachelor's degree, has been a member and served on the board of California Writers' Club, High Desert Branch, and is a member of San Diego Christian Writers' Guild. This is her first children's book. Ann lives in Apple Valley, California. Libby Farmer grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, attended Southeast Missouri University, where she sold her first oil painting to the local radio DJ, and was a member of honorary art and education fraternities. She graduated with honors with a BS in Education. She pursued graduate studies at Florida State University in art education. She has exhibited in student galleries and subsequently injuried shows with the Oakland, CA Art Association. She has loved drawing ever since early childhood, has painted in oil and acrylic when time permitted, and recently discovered the joy and freshness of painting in watercolor. Libby lives in Spring Valley Lake, California read more

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Woody and the Candle Mountain is the story of a day in Woody's life, as she wanders through her hometown looking hopelessly for so...mething worth doing. She meets many local characters along the way, who all somehow manage to offer the same peace, love and granola advice, and small tokens of inspiration, which she gloomily accepts and moves on. Eventually, she visits the candle shop to admire the legendary Candle Mountain, a massive wax sculpture created over many years from hundreds of thousands of melted candles. But even this awe-inspiring monument to persistence and growth, and the kind wisdom of the candle maker and his wife, can't budge Woody's mood. But just when she's convinced that her day's search has been completely useless, she finds herself in a place where her little bits of knowledge make a world of difference. Author: Crystal Schachter lives in Woodstock, NY, where she and her husband Ben grew up and now raise their son, Jonah Bear. In 2012 they proudly took stewardship of Candlestock and the legendary Candle Mountain, begun in 1969 by Ben's Aunt Barbara and Uncle Dennis, a candle maker. Illustrator: Margarete de Soleil has lived in Woodstock since 2009, moving from Montana, Manhattan, Maine, and Maryland. An army brat born in Germany, she is the sixth of ten children from a family of avid readers. She walked into Candlestock peddling evergreen peace wreaths, only to be hired on the spot, and when Crystal discovered her artistic talents, a partnership blossomed. Margarete is a teaching artist and exhibits throughout the Hudson Valley. read more

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Q-tip and Prince Remington, a llama and an alpaca, are in for an adventurous one night, two-day trek into the wilderness, where th...ey embark on their first pack trip with their Lama Mama. The pack trip is full of surprises with twists and turns for a story that is based upon true events. What could go wrong? read more

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Aleksandra Price is a Preschool teacher with 15 years of experience of working with young children. She has been drawing since she... was a little child herself and is now drawing and writing for her students, friends and family. Her poems will introduce nature's wonders to your child in a playful poetic form using Color Recognition, Season Awareness and Appreciation, Deserts, Oceans and Stars Discovery through Child Imagination using artful illustration and familiar images of Nature. Aleksandra holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. read more

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ABOUT THE BOOK TWELVE MORE FABLES presents twelve original fables written by author Judith Weinshall Liberman. The book is a compa...nion to the author's book FIFTEEN FABLES. Like Aesop's fables, each of these modern fables imparts an important moral. Most of the fables utilize animals as their subjects; others use people, or fl ora and fauna, or inanimate objects. The fables cover a range of human characteristics, including aggressiveness and vanity. Through these fables, readers, young and old, will gain insight into human behavior, and will be inspired to do their best. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Israel (then called "Palestine"), Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States in 1947 to pursue higher education. She earned four American university degrees including two in law, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art and creative writing. Beginning in the early 1960s, and for four decades thereafter, Ms. Liberman created numerous series of artworks. Her art has been widely exhibited, and is represented in the collection of museums and other public institutions. During her long career in visual art, Ms. Liberman wrote several books, among them some children's books. Her book THE BIRD'S LAST SONG (Addison-Wesley, 1976), which she also illustrated, won a citation as one of the "fabulous books of the year." Since 2012, she has published several additional picture books, including ICE CREAM SNOW (2012), THE LITTLE FAIRY (2013), COLOR IN OUR WORLD (2014), THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND (2014), HAIFA (2014), ANGEL'S PUPPIES (2014), THE GIANT HOUSE (2014), THE BEE AND THE BUTTERFLY (2014), THE MOUNTAIN (2014), THE TUNNEL (2014), THE OLD DOLL (2014), THE LITTLE SONGBIRD (2015), and FIFTEEN FABLES (2015). Judith Weinshall Liberman's archives can be found in the Arts Department of the Boston Public Library and at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR This is the ninth book on which Judith Weinshall Liberman, the author, has collaborated with Gail Davis, the illustrator. Since she did not feel that, in light of her deteriorated eyesight, she could do justice to illustrating TWELVE MORE FABLES herself, Ms. Liberman selected a fine artist, Ms. Gail Davis, to create the illustrations under the author's guidance. The two had previously collaborated on THE LITTLE FAIRY, on THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND, on ANGEL'S PUPPIES, on THE GIANT HOUSE, on THE MOUNTAIN, on THE TUNNEL, on THE OLD DOLL, and on FIFTEEN FABLES. In the present book, Ms.Davis beautifully captures the spirit of the fables and their various characters. read more

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Raoul Wallenberg: Hero of Hope is a uniquely told child-friendly, non-fiction story of the consummate Christian Holocaust rescuer.... Mr. Wallenberg is accurately depicted as risking his life continuously to save the lives of those of another faith: the remaining Jewish men, women, and children targeted by the Nazis towards the end of World War 11, in Hungary. It is written with sensitivity towards, and respect for, the intended young readers. It presents Mr. Wallenberg’s non-violent courage and altruism as exemplars of hope and, also, to inspire and educate children of all religions and backgrounds as they are introduced to the difficult subject of the Holocaust. The book is both factually thorough and, at times, lyrical -- particularly when it describes the feelings of a child survivor to whom Mr.Wallenberg gave back the invaluable gifts of self-worth and hopefulness, as well as having saved her life.Ilene Munetz Pachman is a freelance writer and children’s book author, as well as a retired preschool and special needs teacher. Ilene’s piece A Child Survivor and Her Hero (Raoul Wallenberg) is included in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul/Stories for a Better World. Her picture book Like a Knot in My Shoelace was published by the United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education. She has also penned Chuckle- Choo! (Mirror publishing). Ilene’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, the (Philadelphia) Jewish Exponent, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Palm Beach Post etc. She was the “Motherhood” columnist for the (former Philadelphia) Jewish Times. Also, Ilene was the successful national advocate of the Raoul Wallenberg U.S. commemorative postage stamp. Her articles on Wallenberg and other Christian Holocaust rescuers have been widely published. Ilene lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, near their children and grandchildren. read more

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NEW YORK CITY HAS NEVER HAD A GUIDE QUITE LIKE GRACIE‛S. THE PERIPATETIC POOCH SNIFFS OUT THE BEST OF THE BIG APPLE, FROM PUSHCART... FARE TO MACY‛S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE. WHETHER VISITING HER FAVORITE SITES OR PROFFERING ADVICE ON DEALING WITH DOORMEN, GRACIE GIVES US A GLEEFUL GLIMPSE OF THE CITY THAT WILL DELIGHT NEW YORKERS AND VISITORS ALIKE. THE AUTHORS GRACIE IS AN ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL AND WAS BORN IN PEÇ, HUNGARY. SHE HAS LIVED IN MANY INTERESTING PLACES AND LOVES TO TRAVEL AND GO ON ADVENTURES. SHE ALSO LOVES SWIMMING IN THE SEA, PLAYING IN THE SNOW AND CHICKEN. ANNE E. MOSES WAS BORN IN THE U.S. AND HAS LIVED IN THE UK, ITALY, SWITZERLAND AND GREECE. SHE AND HER HUSBAND, BILL, TRAVEL EXTENSIVELY WITH THEIR VERY CREATIVE COCKER SPANIEL, GRACIE. SHE PROVIDES THE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR “THE GRACIE GUIDES”. FOR DOGS & HUMANS OF ALL AGES. read more

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In Mr. Handsome's Garden is a book for our time - a time when we crave a dose of quietness and time for talking with the children ...we love about things that really matter: kindness, doing one's best, and appreciating our world and the people around us. In Mr. Handsome's Garden creates that kind of time. The stories in this book are fanciful, based on things Mr. Handsome has learned in his garden and around the world - from a turtle in his yard to a conversation between two antelope to a nighttime ocean ride on the back of a dolphin. They are written to excite the imagination. They are written especially to be read aloud. Mr. Handsome talks about unusual places and sometimes uses big words in his stories. His glossary helps with the details. Keith Hayes is a Jersey boy with an MA in English from Fordham University. Keith has lived in Toronto and North Carolina for major portions of his life. He returned to New York City in 2014 to pursue his interests in creative writing and teaching. In Mr. Handsome's Garden is his first published work. For additional details about Keith and projects related to In Mr. Handsome's Garden, see www.TheHandsomeGarden.net. read more

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Meet Boo Boo La Roo, “a tiny audacious Elephant Shrew.”  Young children will find a new friend in Boo Boo as they follow his adven...tures and antics from page to page. Working with the splendid illustrations by cartoonist Harris H. Huber, author, Diana Howard, has taken a relatively unknown little African mammal and brought him to life in this clever rhyme. read more

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WHAT WONDROUS TREATS GRACIE HAS IN STORE FOR US AS SHE EXPLORES THE “CAMPI” AND “CALLE” OF THE CITY ON THE LAGOON. MANY THROUGHOUT... THE AGES HAVE EXTOLLED VENICE‛S COUNTLESS CHARMS BUT NONE QUITE LIKE GRACIE. THE CAPTIVATING COCKER REGALES US WITH HER KEEN-EYED OBSERVATIONS AS SHE SNIFFS HER WAY AROUND THE “SERENISSIMA.” THE AUTHORSGRACIE IS AN ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL AND WAS BORN IN PEÇ, HUNGARY. SHE HAS LIVED IN MANY INTERESTING PLACES AND LOVES TO TRAVEL AND GO ON ADVENTURES. SHE ALSO LOVES SWIMMING IN THE SEA, PLAYING IN THE SNOW AND CHICKEN. ANNE E. MOSES WAS BORN IN THE U.S. AND HAS LIVED IN THE UK, ITALY, SWITZERLAND AND GREECE. SHE AND HER HUSBAND, BILL, TRAVEL EXTENSIVELY WITH THEIR VERY CREATIVE COCKER SPANIEL, GRACIE. SHE PROVIDES THE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR “THE GRACIE GUIDES”. FOR DOGS & HUMANS OF ALL AGES. read more

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Woody and the Candle Mountain is the story of a day in Woody's life, as she wanders through her hometown looking hopelessly for so...mething worth doing. She meets many local characters along the way, who all somehow manage to offer the same peace, love and granola advice, and small tokens of inspiration, which she gloomily accepts and moves on. Eventually, she visits the candle shop to admire the legendary Candle Mountain, a massive wax sculpture created over many years from hundreds of thousands of melted candles. But even this awe-inspiring monument to persistence and growth, and the kind wisdom of the candle maker and his wife, can't budge Woody's mood. But just when she's convinced that her day's search has been completely useless, she finds herself in a place where her little bits of knowledge make a world of difference. Author: Crystal Schachter lives in Woodstock, NY, where she and her husband Ben grew up and now raise their son, Jonah Bear. In 2012 they proudly took stewardship of Candlestock and the legendary Candle Mountain, begun in 1969 by Ben's Aunt Barbara and Uncle Dennis, a candle maker. Illustrator: Margarete de Soleil has lived in Woodstock since 2009, moving from Montana, Manhattan, Maine, and Maryland. An army brat born in Germany, she is the sixth of ten children from a family of avid readers. She walked into Candlestock peddling evergreen peace wreaths, only to be hired on the spot, and when Crystal discovered her artistic talents, a partnership blossomed. Margarete is a teaching artist and exhibits throughout the Hudson Valley. read more

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Pura (pronounced poor-ah) Vida (pronounced veed-ah) literally translates to Pure Life. Mae (pronounced my) is Costa Rican slang fo...r friend or pal (like our "dude"). Pura Vida Mae is the story of a serene and mellow young iguana by the name of Daniel who enjoys living his life and relaxing in the sunshine. As he goes about his day, he learns that a great many other animals in the jungle do not share his fondness for a laid-back life. Some of these animals question him, and others simply go about their business. Daniel does have some very nice friends, though, and they share his love for an uncomplicated life of peace. His friends do not all look like he does, but they do have a great deal in common. Daniel can be himself with his friends, and they love each other for that. The message of this story is to love yourself and each other for who you are. I intend for this story to teach that gentle lesson. I began to write Pura Vida Mae after my first visit to Costa Rica, where I fell in love with everything about this amazing country. This place made a huge impression on me as a nature and wildlife enthusiast and conservationist as well as an artist; the love of life in all of its forms so apparent here. "Pura Vida" is the national greeting of the Costa Rican people. It means everything from "hello" and "nice day" to "good-bye" and "safe trip." Buffie Biddle is an artist, a writer, a lover of nature and wildlife, a conservationist, an educator (formerly) and an aunt (to two amazing boys). She graduated with a degree in fine arts, minoring in special education. All of these things are contributing factors to her writing as well as her artwork. Buffie gets her greatest delight from being around wildlife. She enjoys watching animal behavior and loves all things that make each aspect of the natural world unique-each texture, shape, and color. From the very first experience Buffie had of Costa Rica (Tortuguero is her favorite place there as of yet), she felt constant joy at the presence of life there: flora, fauna, culture, life, warmth (not just the temperature, which is nice also), sights and sounds, even smells. She was inspired as an artist, and as a lover of the natural world and of people. Buffie worked with children for nearly twelve years. She addressed behavior needs, often focusing on socialization, specializing in children with autism and their siblings as well as potential friends. At times, Buffie's work with these students involved the use of stories and scripts tailor made to fit the individual child, focusing not only on his or her needs but also on his or her areas of interest. Making a lesson more interesting made treatment more enjoyable, successful and therapeutic for the student in the long run. Buffie applies this idea to her stories, of which Pura Vida Mae is the first completed. read more

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Brown bunny and white bunny discover a piece of broken hose in the garden one day. Making believe that the hose is anything other ...than an old, rubber garden tool - a telescope! a snorkel! a trapeze! - the bunnies' imaginations take us on a wild and wondrous adventure. read more

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Meet Monty A remarkable rescue dog with an international following. From his guardians to his doctors, Monty's loving spirit captu...res hearts with an I-can-do-it grin and a wagging tail. read more