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'THE HOLLOW' Where are the children? The small town of Sedan holds a dark secret in its idyllic midst. Are local legends true...is... the Hollow a hunting ground for nocturnal beasts? Seven children have disappeared in the recorded years between 1882 and 1974. Now, a sudden storm has forced four young cousins into the Hollow's forbidding cave. With ancient petrographs leading them into the mysterious depths, will the inadvertent adventurers' discovery of a fabled time portal lead to freedom...or doom? Cast into the Kansas of long ago, a perilous land of inland seas and palm studded islands, the foursome must use their wits and talents to survive history's most frightening ambush predators. Reptilian sea monsters and giant sharks lurk in watery shadows. Pteranodons the size of small airplanes glide on Jurassic wings while woolly mammoths and tyrannosaurs stalk the lands. But the most terrifying denizens of the ancient tallgrass prairie were the native 'Children of the Middle Waters'; the fierce, tattooed warriors of the Grand Osage.Where are the children... and can the power of love transcend time to bring them safely home? The Kansas winds are rising... read more

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A young boy learns to understand autism through learning to understand his older autistic brother. Enter the world of autism throu...gh the eyes of a five year old brother. Carson is that five- year old that is trying to understand his autistic older brother Griffin. Their mother is always defining Griffin's behavior by stating, "It's just part of being autistic". Carson however hears the word "artistic" instead of autistic. This book is a book about understanding and loving the differences in us all. Jane Webb is a retired school teacher who lives in Avon Indiana with her husband David. They have two grown sons, Blair and Tom. Currently Jane works as a University Coach guiding college students who are pursuing a career in elementary education. During her years in education she was always drawn to the student that needed just a little extra TLC. Her passion was the student that had to overcome challenges in order to learn. One of the greatest joys in teaching is when the misunderstood student finally understands. Her dream is to write children's books about that type of student. read more

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Surviving 5th Grade . . . is about the humorous and challenging escapades of seven youngsters and their often stormy relationship ...which usually spells TROUBLE! Tank and his buddies, Spencer, Zach, and Alex look for ways to sabotage any plans made by Ellie, Mia, and Becca who in turn, find creative ways to get even! Their get-back competitiveness is interrupted when one of the seven nearly loses his life, an experience that redefines their friendship. The super seven survive school activities, a talent show, and Outdoor Camp to make their last year at Lemon Grove School one to remember! read more

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This story, Lady Flatterley, takes children through the metaphorical journey of a caterpillar as it evolves into a butterfly. Duri...ng the process, the caterpillar faces some of the fears that plague children and adults alike - the fear of failure and the fear of change. I choose to use one of "God's little miracles in nature" - the caterpillar - to illustrate my message in a way that children can readily understand. I want them to know that even though they may be shy or fearful of change, nothing should stand in the way of their dreams. The fear of failure is often a roadblock preventing people from achieving their goals, and I want children to learn at an early age to overcome that fear. Change is difficult, but Lady Flatterley gently gives her young audience the beginning journey of her transformation when she builds a cocoon. This starts a chain of events in her life that will eventually allow her dream of becoming a butterfly come true - which was God's plan all along. read more

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Tricked It is Halloween night in Watertown, NY. Eleven-year-old Patrick Jacobs is excited that, for the first time, he'll be allow...ed to go Trick-or-Treating without his adult supervision. With his Dad deployed in Iraq, and his Mom busy with a new baby, it seems like a no-brainer that he'd be permitted to roam the neighborhood with three of his buddies. His mother's only stipulations are that he take along his six-year-old sister, Mariah, and that he stick to the "safe" route that she lays out for them. But peer pressure from his friends, and the lure of a spectacular "Halloween House," slightly off the beaten path, tempts Patrick to break the rules. Before he knows what's happening, Mariah vanishes. What started out as a night of innocent fun, turns into the most terrifying, and maybe the last, ride of his life. read more

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This is the exciting and compelling novel of the royal family of Thuron during the Crusades of the Middle Ages. Read about their w...ars with the invaders from the Holy Land and their seizing of the golden goblet of the royal House of Thuron. The quest to return it to its rightful place in the castle of Thurston is an exciting must-read. The defeat of Damon, the evil ruler of the North Country, and the climax of his exile from power is not to be soon forgotten. Thrill to the remarkable silver-winged stallions, a gift from Merci, the wizard of Thurston, and Mars, the God of War, and Venus, the Goddess of Love. Do not miss the exciting exploits of these silver-winged stallions and their supernatural powers. Read about Merci, the wizard friend and counsel, to the royal family of Thuron. His predictions from the water well of prophecy will astound you. His counseling is ageless. He is truly a great prophet. King George's return from a different dimension and his allegiance with his son, King Matthew, will thrill you with their exploits in the Holy Land and their defeat of Damon of the evil empire will capture your imagination. Marvel at the three knights, Lord Henry, Sir Derrick, and Sir Arthur, and their victory in the war against the evil ruler King Asoph. This is a chapter not to be missed. Read about the prediction by Merci the wizard of the special birth of King Gregory and Queen Elizabeth, born to rule the House of Thuron and the Kingdom of Thurston. Learn about the secret prediction of Merci and the rescue of the lovely green-eyed sultan's daughter Tamara from the evil King Asoph. The love affair of this princess of the East with King Gregory and her rescue by the king is a thrilling episode. The love affair of Queen Elizabeth and the people's knight, Christopher, is a warm and compelling love story of how their love triumphs over the bonds of royalty. You must not miss this exciting and compelling novel about a bygone era that has shaped our destiny. It is tr read more

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The Special Princess , a story first envisioned for a child by a child, gives young people the opportunity to learn through readin...g and drawing, two activities that should be fostered with all children ranging the spectrum from gifted to those having special needs. Ultimately, the characters in this story realize that teamwork, acceptance, love and optimism result in victory when they witness the transformation of Blacky, their most dreaded bully. Moreover, the reader's personal interpretation and original drawings make The Special Princess different from other children' books. Targeting children ages five through nine, the children in The Special Princess discover how to conquer their fears when Blacky, an evil witch, overtakes their quaint town, halting even the basics of every day routine. Tara and Vinny, the young protagonists, want to stop hiding in their own town and discover how to turn the evil Blacky into a good witch, as they swiftly save the day. When I was a young girl, I always loved reading and creating my own scenarios to accompany stories. I often wished I could explain to other people exactly what I saw in my mind; but instead, often encountered the authors' pictures, so different than my own ideas. Sometimes, I would be so disappointed in the illustrations presented in the book that even my favorite stories became mundane. By creating their "own stories" by drawing what they imagine while reading, children will enjoy books and reading; a concept which is somewhat of a rarity in today's age of technology. This only partially illustrated work includes spaces for a child to create her own story, encouraging success, creativity and pride in one's self. The reader's imaginative pictures drawn inside this book will be preserved, and the child tells the story from his own eyes in a unique illustration of The Special Princess . read more

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Vern Kennerson has written captivating tales that offer little ones fantasy, suspense, and laughter. Here is a gentle lesson on lo...ve and the foolishness of prejudice that is acted out by a most enchanting cast of characters - Little Jona and Aku, the Whale; The Boregards; A Butterfly Family; Sidney S. Stork, who's color blind; and Little Jenny, a baby elephant who gets lost from her herd and has her first real adventure. Vern Kennerson achieves a magnificent blend of simplicity and vivid description, complimented by the intricate, exotic illustrations of Cathy Kennerson Falk. read more

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Have you ever had your individuality questioned or challenged? It can be a painful experience! How did you handle it? Read and see... how Indigo did. " Indigo " is the ultimate symbol of individualism, however, his was not a choice. Most of his experiences, trials and tribulations bring the same feelings that children, and many adults, go through in life trying to imitate or mirror others' idiosyncrasies. It's only when they learn to be comfortable "in their own skin" that they achieve peace of mind and happiness. "Indigo" is the story of a giraffe who turns blue from very peculiar circumstances. No matter what is attempted to remedy this whimsical character's appearance, it doesn't help. He decides to travel across the country to find his niche and rid himself of this inferiority complex. His experiences are comical and subliminally teach lessons. It is a story for all to enjoy! I am a mother of three grown sons, and a grandmother of two teenagers. Working in Special Needs classrooms, as well as regular inclusion classrooms, for almost thirty years has given me much opportunity to observe while working with the children. I have come to realize, first hand, that we all have issues that infringe on our social and academic endeavors. Watching all children and feeling their emotions is one of the main reasons that prompted me to write "Indigo." read more

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One day twelve-year-old Tirissa discovers that everyone in her village is under a spell. Everyone but her! Then she sees a mysteri...ous stranger change into a huge bird, a bird with a beak like a sword. Did he cast the spell? Desperate to find someone who can break it, she flees, leaving her village behind. An old herbwoman tells her to seek help from a wizard who lives far away, and her journey takes her across the Three Kingdoms. Along the way she's joined by a kindly troll and a short, fat palace guard. They are pursued by the twin princes of Kellayne, the best hunters in the Blue River Kingdom, as well as by the huge, dangerous bird. Meanwhile, an evil wizard watches Tirissa and her friends in his magic mirror and plans a second spell that will kill everyone in the Three Kingdoms. read more

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A Tale of Adventure and Friendship.Brian's summer is ruined. His father's construction work is forcing the family to spend the sum...mer at the New Jersey shore. Normally, a vacation at the Jersey shore would be a good thing, but not now, not for a whole summer. All his friends are at home, they had made big plans, and it was going to be an awesome summer. Not anymore.Jenny Mason is the same age as Brian and a local on Long Beach Island. Their paths cross several times during his first week on the island; a skateboarding mishap, a daring ocean rescue, a startling discovery, and a near brush with death, spark an uncertain friendship. From this point their summer takes off. A search for an eighteenth century pirate treasure finds them risking their lives to solve the mystery behind a strangely written key.Brian and Jenny's adventures take place against the back drop of sun-filled days on Long Beach Island; surfing, building friendships, an unusual 4th of July celebration, and hanging out at the beach. The Lost and Found Summer is a story of youth and discovery played out on one of our many barrier islands. A surprise ending foretells the possibility of future exploits for the pair. read more

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One too many misdemeanors get nineteen-year-old Eliza Carlisle back from the United Kingdom to finish high school in wealthy Lorie...n, NJ. The bad news soon turns into a new challenge for the troubled young woman when she meets Julia, a fragile young girl purposely cut off from everyone. Determined to uncover the town-sized secrets surrounding Julia, their relationship grows into a special friendship. Unexpected feelings and dangers get in the way. read more

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Karly is a tail-powered dog, keen for adventure. Sheila is an iguana and as such, she is solar-powered. Karly wants to take her fr...iend Sheila on a walk. The problem- it is cloudy and may rain. Friendship is the catalyst in this adventure. Come with Karly in search of the answer. read more

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Time Travel,  Lost Pirates, and Annoying Little Brothers!Discover the adventure in this Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist... and Reader's Favorites Book of the Year Gold Medal 2011 WinnerThe Pirate Bride                  There is no escape from responsibility...even on vacation.That doesn't stop 13 year-old Rachel from trying. A day of surfing, away from all five of her younger brothers, is meant to reward Rachel for all of her hard work at home. Instead, it turns into the greatest adventure of her life.A wipeout catapults Rachel and her surfboard to a strange part of the ocean, far away from land and her family. Rescue arrives, or so Rachel thinks, in the form of an old sailing vessel. She quickly realizes that her heroes are lost pirates, some of which regard her as a threat, others which believe her to be their own rescuer-The Pirate Bride.Voyage with Rachel as she applies her experiences with her rowdy brothers to the task of earning the pirates' trust, at the same realizing that even her unruly siblings aren't as bad as a ship full of lost pirates. "The Pirate Bride" is an original story from the imagination of ten year-old Anna McKinley and brought to the page with help from her father, Ryan. Adding to the magic and wonder of the story are beautiful, pencil sketch illustrations by the artist Jerry Bennett.Funny, moving and thoughtful, "The Pirate Bride" will enthrall readers of all ages as they discover, along with Rachel, that family can be the greatest treasure. read more