Genre: Family-Children, Parenting, Relationships, Partners

Taya Bayliss – Dog Sitter

Taya Bayliss – Dog Sitter

Eleven year old Taya Bayliss volunteers to dog sit the mischievous Minette for the summer holidays. Minette's sneaky habits bring a spate of thefts in the neighbourhood to Taya's notice. She and her friend, Chris, find themselves in some tricky and dangerous situations as they try to find out who the thief is. More info →
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Taya Bayliss – Code Breaker

Taya Bayliss – Code Breaker

This is the third book in the Taya Bayliss series of mid-grade mystery/adventures from author E. J. Gore. The Bayliss family are on the move again, this time to Narralong, home of the famous Splinter Island Bird Sanctuary. Taya's father is there to investigate a change in the breeding habits of the native birds, or so he says. A recurring dream, a series of lies and the discovery of a body on the beach lead Taya to suspect that her father is involved in something far more serious. More info →
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Taya Bayliss – Tree Hugger

Taya Bayliss – Tree Hugger

This is the fifth in the collection of Taya Bayliss mysteries for young readers aged 8-12 years. Taya and her best friend, Chris, become environmental warriors when they set out to help Professor Monahan save a beautiful stretch of riverfront land from money-hungry property developers. Taya doesn't think she believes in ghosts, but there is something very creepy about the whole situation. Will the big woolly dog, Minette, be a help or a hindrance as the children search for a precious document that will block the development?

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Taya Bayliss – Snake Charmer

Taya Bayliss – Snake Charmer

This is the fourth in the collection of Taya Bayliss mysteries for young readers.

A weekend spent at the Comino farm turns out to be far more scary than Taya has expected. While planning a joint birthday party, she and her friend, Chris, find some interesting items in the attic, including a carpet python. Snakes are definitely not Taya's favourite creatures.

Taya thinks one of the items she has found could prove the innocence of Uncle George Comino who is in jail for theft. Her persistence annoys Chris, but the hint of a mystery is irresistible for Taya.

If George did't take the ruby cross, who did?

Who is Bryan?

Where is the cross now?

In the spirit of Enid Blyton's 'Famous Five', Taya and Chris use their quick wits and keen observational skills to put the clues together. Taya has to face one of her greatest fears before this mystery is solved. Could you charm a snake? More info →
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GummShoes: Mission #1: The Nobbled

GummShoes: Mission #1: The Nobbled

Do you know someone who is a scared, teased, isolated, needy kid that everyone rejects? Frankie Gumm and Oliver Mollison do - and they make it their mission to help these kids hold their heads up high. In Mission #1, the GummShoes set out to investigate why the school's top athlete has been prevented from playing in the soccer league matches for three weeks in a row. More info →
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The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: New Beginnings

The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: New Beginnings

Moving and making new friends is tough! When Charlie Chameleon and his family start their adventures in New Town, Charlie discovers he is braver than he knows. With his bossy pet fish Frankie by his side, he faces many challenges, including standing up to the neighborhood bully. More info →
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Parenting … A Work in Progress

Parenting … A Work in Progress

Is it possible to raise well-adjusted children without losing your mind?

Parenting . . . A Work in Progress offers insightful strategies and humorous stories to guide seasoned, as well as new parents of children, newborn to adolescent.

Parenting has always been a trying job. Crypts found from the 11th century contain prayers from parents asking for help with their children. It’s the parents’ job to guide their children along the rocky road toward adulthood. Parenting . . . A Work in Progress can help you get there.

The five sections within this book cover elements of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth. In addition, each section contains chapters especially pertinent to that particular age group.

• The Infants and Toddlers section discusses potty training, temperament and attachment, prenatal drug use, and sleep disorders.

• The Early Childhood section covers play, discovery learning, behavior in public, nutrition, and teaching children about death.

• The Middle Childhood section includes self-esteem, parenting styles, love and friendship, and bullying.

• The Adolescence section covers organized thought, dreaming, peer pressure, eating disorders, and social media.

The information in the fifth section containing two chapters, “Divorce” and “Siblings,” pertains to all age groups. Many references for further reading are found within the body of the eBook and at the end of each section in print.

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Someone To Look Up To: a dog’s search for love and understanding

Someone To Look Up To: a dog’s search for love and understanding

'Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal.' Les Ingham, Pyr International

By IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill

A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness.

How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother's voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith.One day, his human will come. More info →
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Hyperearth

Hyperearth

A castle within the city of Lubena holds a secret: a portal to the alternate world of Hyperearth. Mary and Martina encounter beings that range from the curious to the dangerous. They must save their newfound friends and defeat the evil Sathon. Will they solve the quest and make it out in time? Or will they remain in Hyperearth forever? More info →
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A Turtle’s Magical Adventure

A Turtle’s Magical Adventure

A Turtle's Magical Adventure is a charming, heart-warming story of a turtle who doesn’t like his shell because it makes him too slow.

Tad asks other slow animals if they also mind being slow. Each one gives an answer that helps Tad feel better, but, still he wants to be fast.

He happens upon a snake who tells him there is a wizard that can make him fast. He goes on an adventure into The Magical Timberwood Forest to meet the wizard and hopefully get his wish fulfilled.

He encounters delightful, magical creatures along the way but also meets with danger and choices. Will Tad get his wish or will the wizard turn him into turtle soup? More info →
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Ethel’s New Home

Ethel’s New Home

Ethel's New Home is a heartwarming story about a dwarf hamster who lives in a hamster tank with seven brothers and sisters. But Ethel has a problem, she is getting tired of having to share all the time with them. Ethel can't eat, drink, or sleep when she wants because her brothers and sisters are always in the way. Ethel decides the answer is to escape from the tank and find a new, more spacious place to live by herself. What waits outside of the tank for Ethel? Will she ever make her way home again? A story with a theme that both parents and children will enjoy reading together especially if they come from a large family. More info →
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Alphabet’s Zoo

Alphabet’s Zoo

A rhyming story full of amazing animal pictures, fun letters, and extra riddles.

The letters of the alphabet are hatching a plan to create a zoo.

But which animal does each letter pick? Who are their favourites?

Beautifully illustrated picture book with fun on every page. More info →
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Little Birdie Grows Up

Little Birdie Grows Up

Little Birdie Grows Up is a delightful rhyming picture book with charming illustrations about a little blue bird who pecks his way out of his shell and into the hearts of parents and children.

He meets his Mama and yearns to fly up in the sky. His Mama reassures him that one day he will be able to fly. His first attempt is half-flying, half-falling out of the nest. But, when he finally does learn how to fly, well, it’s time to say good-bye.

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The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Case of the Cryptic Clue (Volume 3)

The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Case of the Cryptic Clue (Volume 3)

The Mysterious Six are in trouble up to their eyeballs! When Bailey discovers a strange note in an old book, the six detectives begin the quest to unravel hidden clues and dark secrets from the past. One incredible discovery leads to another and soon the young hunters become the hunted and the praying become the prey when strangers arrive in the small town of Fopple Top, watching the investigators every move. Jesus' angels are constantly intervening as His Little Giants go from one dangerous predicament to another. But in the midst of all of their peril, something of far greater importance is unfolding- something that causes all Heaven to break forth in dazzling array. Fasten your seat belts as you attempt to crack the Case of the Cryptic Clue! More info →
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The Big Cheese Festival

The Big Cheese Festival

In The Big Cheese Festival, we meet Stubby Mouse and his family and friends. We learn that Stubby Mouse has a secret, that he is being bullied by another mouse, simply because his tail is short. Read how Stubby Mouse stood up for himself, and how he ended the bullying, in this delightful story for children. Targeted at ages 4-8, the book is easy to read and perfect for home or classroom. Children learn how bad bullying is, and what they can do to help stop bullies! Stubby Mouse encourages children to take a stand against bullies, and always be kind to each other. This story illustrates how everyone is different and unique, and it is a delightful read with cute illustrations for both children and adults. Take a stand against bullying today! More info →
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Talking Tales Puppy’s Bubble

Talking Tales Puppy’s Bubble

When Puppy wakes up from a nap, he sees a bubble. When it disappears, Puppy begins his long journey to find the missing bubble. Will Puppy find the bubble, or has it vanished forever? This engaging story is a fun way to read to little ones while promoting babbling, early words and language skills. It provides over 90 examples of some of the earliest developing sounds in their most common word positions including "p", "b", "m", "n", "d" and "h". This book also includes tips for encouraging speech development. More info →
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When Angels Fly

When Angels Fly

We often find ourselves daydreaming about what our futures will be like. This may be especially true if one lives in an environment most would consider less than desirable. Some are lucky to find their futures much like their childhood dreams. Others find the paths to their dreams strewn with hurdles.

Growing up, Sarah dodged her mother's blows. She often hid in her room crying about her life. Still, she believes in her future and the happiness it can bring. In their book, When Angels Fly, authors S. Jackson and A. Raymond tell Sarah's story - their stories. The authors use their journals to describe Sarah's experiences of family dysfunction, strength, courage, faith, abuse, grief, and so much more. You'll read how, like many, she attempts to escape from her mother's abuse through marriage. And like many, she learns it is not a viable alternative. Then Sarah experiences a parent's ultimate tragedy twice, the deaths of her sons, Joshua and Eli.

When Angels Fly is about much more than the telling of a family's tragedy. It is also the story of finding faith after it has wavered. Most of all, it's a story of love lost and found.

After reading When Angels Fly, I realized how fortunate I am that my two children are alive and well. ~ J. Thayer McKinney, author, Haunting of LaBelle

I can honestly say that no book that I have read in recent times has had the emotional impact on me that this book has had. I rode right alongside this mother from the first diagnosis of her child's illness, right through to the conclusion. Even before her child's illness, I had to keep asking myself; are there really parents out there who treat their children as horrifically as this woman's mother and her family had treated her? She went from an abused child, to a loveless marriage filled with physical, mental and sexual abuse, to losing her first child to a stillborn birth and then finally reaping the rewards with two beautiful young boys. Then little Eli was struck down with cancer. We follow his journey, step by step as the young mother attempts to keep her sanity, split her time between one child in hospital and one 250 miles away. You can feel her anguish and pain. The very people who should have been helping to ease her burden; her mother, her siblings and her soon to be ex-husband were so busy plotting and planning on how they could benefit from this turn of events, she was left to struggle along with support only from some special friends.

This book is a harrowing read, make no mistake, but it is also incredibly rewarding. To anyone who has ever complained about how hard their life is - I say; read "When Angels Fly". To anyone who has ever said their life sucked - I say; read "When Angels Fly". The courage, fortitude and the immense challenges that this woman and her beautiful son faced, you can't help but be uplifted and reminded just how much we all have to be grateful for.

The book is in a large part a daily journal of Eli's time in hospital and I totally understand the need the author felt to document every day - every day with her son was so very precious. The writing style was at times slightly hard to read, but nothing can take away from the powerful impact it had on me as a reader. I was truly moved by and genuinely felt everything this poor woman had to endure... mostly alone. Any other book that had these editorial issues would have only garnered four stars from me, but there's no way I could not give this five stars. The memories of Sarah, Noah and Eli will live in my memory well after I've consigned this book to the "read" shelf. I feel privileged to have shared Sarah's harrowing journey. When Angels Fly does exactly what it sets out to do I believe - it reminds us that "There but for the grace of God, go I". I recommend this book to all.... it will make you cry, but it will also uplift you. Well done.

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Talking Tales: Sam’s Sticky Sucker

Talking Tales: Sam’s Sticky Sucker

Sam has dreamed all night about his strawberry sucker. When morning arrives, he is unable to resist sneaking downstairs to eat his sucker before breakfast. But when mom comes toward the room and Sam is forced to run back to bed, he loses track of his sticky strawberry sucker. Now where could that sticky strawberry sucker have gone? Will Sam find the sucker before his mom? This funny story is a great tool for any parent or speech therapist. It provides over 170 examples of the “s” sound in various word locations and blends to increase speech development. This book also includes tips for parents who are working with their child’s speech at home. More info →
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The Lilac Princess

The Lilac Princess

In the faraway land of Rael, she is a well-mannered princess who loves her parents, her friends and those around her castle's village. Yet Princess Dreama imagines what life would be like outside the safety of the castle walls. She gets that desired chance through an escape plan with a villager boy, Dirk, which turns into the biggest adventure of their lives in author Wanda Luthman's new juvenile fiction book, The Lilac Princess. Dreama gets to experience life away from her princess duties, but finds life is not what she expects, especially when an evil dragon captures her.

Though the king's knights seek to find the princess, it is up to Dirk to rescue Dreama and restore order to the kingdom. The juvenile fairy tale combines adventure with lessons on forgiveness, relationships and courage for children, which will inspire all ages to seek the big adventure in their own lives. More info →
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Suzy Has A Secret

Suzy Has A Secret

This book teaches a child, ages four to eight years-old, about personal safety and body ownership. Children learn how to identify who safe adults are in a child’s life. This book shows in positive and practical ways how parents, and educators, can talk to children about personal safety. Children learn about bad touch and good touch, and how their body belongs to them. Parents and educators can help children learn who the safe people are in their lives, and that they can always tell one of them about anything that may happen, and they aren’t comfortable about. Using little bug fairies and fairy houses, ensures that children aren’t scared when this story is read to them, or they read it on their own. More info →
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Talking Tales: Cricket’s Guitar

Talking Tales: Cricket’s Guitar

When Teri hears a small voice calling her, she never would have guessed who she would meet…a cricket! But not just any cricket. This cricket has a guitar. He is hoping that Teri can help him replace a broken string on his guitar. Will Teri’s creative thinking be able to help cricket, or will cricket never play his guitar again? This engaging story is a great tool for any parent or speech therapist. It provides over 80 examples of the “t” sound in various word locations to increase speech development. This book also includes tips for parents who are working with their child’s speech at home. More info →
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Shadow and Friends Go Camping

Shadow and Friends Go Camping

This is a book about one small dog and three squirrels, who go camping. After obtaining permission to camp, a wise squirrel teaches the young ones how to stay safe on land and in a boat. This story book helps children learn how to be safe when they are in a new area, and illustrates that children always need to keep the adults in their lives aware of, and obtain permission for outdoor activities. Camping and water safety is explained so that children can understand the importance of what could happen if they don’t listen to parents and teachers. More info →
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There Is A Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer

There Is A Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer

Indie B.R.A.G. Medalion Honoree - January 2017

SILVER MEDAL WINNER - 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Awards - Memoir

MEDALIST - 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Best Memoir

WINNER of the 2015 TISBA Award

FINALIST Independent Author Network 2015 BOOK of the YEAR

FINALIST Beverly Hills Book Awards 2015


"...it gave me chills...made me weep" JoeS #amazon

"...you will need a box of tissues!" BMQ #goodreads

"...I laughed and cried out loud..." Arlene P #amazon


FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER AARON has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to a bizarrenew world they have been thrust into?

Heart-wrenching, searing, and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader into Christopher's intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle.

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Shadow and Friends European Vacation

Shadow and Friends European Vacation

In Shadow and Friends European Vacation, a small dog named Shadow wins a free trip to Europe because of all of her books that teach children safety at home, and during adventures. Shadow is allowed to take five friends with her on this fabulous trip, and she chooses to take five squirrel friends. In this delightful and funny book for children, safety is taught through the hilarious antics of her friends. Throughout this story of teaching children about historical areas and places in Europe, squirrel antics keep children entertained, and safety is learned. Targeted at ages 4-11, this book is easy to read and perfect for home or classroom. This story illustrates a few of Europe’s fascinating features with illustrations for children and adults. More info →
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Wendy Woo and the Dragon Eggs: The Gatekeeper’s Chronicles book one

Wendy Woo and the Dragon Eggs: The Gatekeeper’s Chronicles book one

When thirteen-year-old Wendy Whooten and her parents move to her mother’s childhood home to care for her aging grandmother, Wendy is devastated. She doesn’t want to leave her friends and school, and she hates the big old house her mother grew up in.

Her mom insists she will learn to love the quaint little town of Camelot as much as she did when she was growing up and that she will find ‘Old Bones’, as her mother fondly calls the house, a magical and special place. Magical got Wendy’s attention but soon vanished when the family car pulled into the driveway of her grandmother’s house. Magical was the last thing she wanted to call the big old house.

Wendy refused to get out of the car. Arms crossed and defiant, that’s where her parents left her. Two hours later, Wendy breaks and soon makes a fantastic discovery in her grandmother’s attic. A hidden secret sends Wendy and three new friends on a fantastic journey, changing everything in their little world into a real-life fairy tale.

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Groundhog Secrets: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Woodchucks (Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife Book 2)

Groundhog Secrets: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Woodchucks (Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife Book 2)

Do you want to know more about the woodchuck? Then this book packed with information about groundhogs is for you! Margot the woodchuck reveals all her secrets. She describes how groundhogs are born, what they look like and who is in their family. She talks about how they fill their tummies in summer and autumn, to store fat for the long winter months. Even medical doctors and scientists study the groundhog’s hibernation. Find out why in this fascinating illustrated book.

6 - 12 y

Children's non-fiction - education - animals - mammals More info →
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The Mysterious Door

The Mysterious Door

Margaret Hefferman, the author of Bedtime Treasures has released this brand new book called The Mysterious Door. Once again Margaret has paired up with artist Nicole Wallace to bring this wonderful story alive.

I hope that you will enjoy Charlie and Emma's adventure and that it will awaken your own imagination and allow you to enter your own new world, where anything you wish is possible."

Margaret currently resides in Brooklin, Ontario, Canada with her husband. She has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.

London, Ontario native Nicole Wallace graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in the visual arts. She currently lives in North Bay, Ontario working as a visual arts secondary school teacher where she enjoys watching her students discover themselves and their talents through the fine arts. Although Nicole only works as an illustrator part-time, she enjoys the creative process and the imaginative worlds that the authors she collaborates with take her through.

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The Runaway Schoolhouse

The Runaway Schoolhouse

Clearie, a one-hundred-year-old schoolhouse, is fed-up.

For so long, he has helped children get educated but been rewarded only by their complaints about how much they hate school.

He longs to get away.

His dream is to go to France, a country he has heard so much about in geography lessons over the years - but how could a schoolhouse possibly travel?

Eventually, he comes up with a plan and enlists the help of two students, the Buggy twins; but not everything works out as he had hoped.

With an attic full of crazy crabs, led by the fearless Lancelot, his journey is less than enjoyable and, in his absence, the school system falls apart.

Will Clearie's dreams come true and the children get their wish for school days to end forever? Or has everyone bitten off more than they can chew?

About the Author Maria Matthews lives near Ashbourne in County Meath, with her husband, one crazy collie and a lazy elkhound – all of whom help to feed her imagination.

Her two grown children return just often enough to check she hasn’t got stuck in a daydream.

Her passions include writing, her family and her work as a volunteer with the river rescue team, in her home county.

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Margot gets an unexpected visit: The fanciful adventures of a grounghog (Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife Book 1)

Margot gets an unexpected visit: The fanciful adventures of a grounghog (Nature in Quebec, Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife Book 1)

As all groundhogs, Margot doesn’t like to have others around her. Certainly not humans. But is this also the case when she meets up with two little girls? You’ll find out in this book.

You will also enjoy the unique and touching photo-images of nature in Quebec, and an unpredictable anecdote on the special haircut for ice hockey fans.

‪Fiction (5 – 9 y)

Genre: children’s fantasy and nature

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This is the first book in the series ‘Nature in Quebec: Surprising Pictures of Astonishing Wildlife’.

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The Crystal Grove

The Crystal Grove

Margaret Mackay Hefferman, the author of the books "Bedtime Treasures" and "The Mysterious Door" has come out with a brand new book for kids. Margaret resides in Ontario, and has been writing children stories under the Soul Asylum Poetry & Publishing Label for more than 5 years now, and has become one of our fan favorites! You must pick up a copy of this brand new adventure, and look for other titles by this amazing writer!

How could I have been so stupid? Why would Kyle think I'm special? I'm nobody. He's so hot and the star of the baseball team. I'm just not good enough for him. He's better off with Cindy and Shawna. I don't fit in with them. I hate my life. It sucks big time.

Emma is having a hard time believing in herself or feeling she is worthy of being liked. Charlie suggests they go back to the Otherworld to find Mystique, Shadow and Ramses to see if they can help her. The two friends enter the tree only to find they have a new and dangerous enemy in Snark, the yellow tiger. As they make their way to The Crystal Grove, they will need all of the strength and courage they have to outwit their foes. Their friendship is tried as they discover things about each other that they didn't know. New friends are introduced who help them reach their destination despite the challenges they face. Finally, they get to the grove. Quan Yin helps them remember Who They Really Are and how to deal with some of the problems they have at home.

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Miss Fortune

Miss Fortune

Memoir Miss Fortune is a rollicking account of a woman coming of age in modern Ukraine. Finalist at the Kindle Book Awards 2016.

Albina Hume is often asked the same question - how did she meet her South African husband John, a property developer and the man who bred 1,000 rhinos? She has always kept her response simple. Until now. Born with a speech impediment that turned into a childhood fear of being unworthy of love has resulted in various misfortunes, from failing dreams and relationships to even ending up in a police cell for 51 days, until she finally learned to focus on her dreams, not her fears.

"Who would think that my inability to pronounce the letter R would turn my life upside down and lead me from Ukraine to South Africa?"

Native Ukrainian Albina has transformed her life story into a powerful testimony, written in English, her third language, which she taught herself ten years ago. Miss Fortune tells the story of how childhood fears can dictate one's present and future, and the many challenges she faced in her quest to find happiness.

Currently, Albina and John Hume have dedicated their lives to preventing the South African rhino population from becoming extinct by breeding and protecting rhinos for future generations. More info →
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The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: School Days (Volume 2)

The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: School Days (Volume 2)

Charlie Chameleon and his friends are having trouble with Boris Bunny, the class bully. Charlie thinks Boris is putting on an act, but his friends disagree. Follow Charlie’s adventures as he helps Boris learn how to be a friend. Fans of the Arthur the Aardvark series will enjoy the antics of the characters in The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: School Days. Even bullies can be bullied—who knew! Children love reading about the relatable, colorful characters and trying out the activities at the end of each chapter. Many have recommended School Days “because it is funny” and “every character learns a lesson.” Each chapter covers situations that most children deal with daily. The Charlie Chameleon series models ways children can cope with changes and offers suggestions for parents to communicate with their children using humor. More info →
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Quest On Kamkor

Quest On Kamkor

Some say that the Trail of Kamkor was formed long ago as a great beast moved along the earth. Some say that Kamkor never ends. One thing is certain. If one is to avoid the dense forests of the highlands Kamkor is the only means of travel; and if these two young men accept their challenge Kamkor, with all of its perils will take them far from the mountains and across the lowlands. Young and naive, the perils of this ancient trail might be too much for ones of such tender years. Two mysterious mentors will aid them . . . if they accept. More info →
The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Tangled Case of the Ghastly Chicken Yegg (Volume 1)

The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Tangled Case of the Ghastly Chicken Yegg (Volume 1)

What if what you thought was just another mystery to solve ended up being something far more important that you ever dreamed—far bigger than your mind could ever imagine? What if the King Himself, Jesus Christ, were involved in your every waking moment and leading you into incredible adventures and exploits for His glory? Well, that’s just what’s going on as the Savior helps this group of young sleuthers solve the mystery of Robyn’s disappearing chickens. He calls them His Little Giants, for that’s what they are—His powerful warriors in ‘little people suits’ who are unknowingly following His lead every step of the way. The story involves five ten-year-olds who belong to a detectives’ club and find themselves working on a new case involving missing chickens. The club is comprised of Bailey, the brainiac, who likes to read the dictionary, Jack, the gallant—who eats like a horse, Emily, the rich girl with freckles and pedicures, Dexter, the gifted maladroit and Robyn, the lover of all God’s creatures. They ‘accidently’ run into Oliver, a new kid from Great Britain who talks weird and thinks of himself as brilliant. Eventually, they invite him to try passing a test to be able to join their club. The test? Solve the mystery! They find themselves in life-threatening situations like thunderstorms, dark caves, dealing with Edgar the Terrible and having to approach the crazy man who’s rumored to eat children. While the group works out the mystery of the missing chickens, they’re also working out the issues of trust, judging and grace. Trust, by asking God for His divine intervention, judging, by listening to rumors and jumping to the wrong conclusions. And grace, by putting it into practice with Oliver, who they try not to gobsmack on a regular basis for being such a know-it-all. Mysteries abound as Jesus’ Little Giants follow His lead as they introduce the little lost British lamb to the King and uncover far more than they had bargained for! More info →
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The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Supernatural Great Escape (Volume 2)

The Little Giants as the Mysterious Six in the Supernatural Great Escape (Volume 2)

The Mysterious Six are at it again! When Mr. Higgins asks the young detective’s club to investigate the strange going’s on in the middle of the night at the back of his property, the experienced mystery-solvers rise to the challenge. He hands them a very peculiar key and they find themselves exploring caves and dark tunnels, never realizing the grave danger they are in. Throughout it all, King Jesus, and His angels are responding to a very powerful weapon that the Little Giants are learning to wield; the weapon of prayer. Their simple prayers turn everything around and what starts out as something terrible turns into tremendous victory! Hang on to your hats as you join them in The Supernatural Great Escape! More info →
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Fanpenciltastic: Billy and the Missing Alphabet Adventures

Fanpenciltastic: Billy and the Missing Alphabet Adventures

Billy is not a pencil who wants to write about adventures--he wants to live them!

He gets more than his share, though, when he heads out into the world on a quest to find A's friends B to Z. Where they are, is a mystery, but Billy has to find them before A is moving to a new home.

In a whirlwind of adventures, Billy has to brave raging rivers, fight fires, and deal with giant spiders, liars, and crooks. He will need all the help his new animal friends like Dudley Bug, Miss Eagerdig, Director Daydoze, and Gobble DeGoop can give him.

With only fourteen days to go, it's a race against time.Still, twenty-five letters should be hard to miss. After all, how big can the world be?

Will Billy keep his promise and find the letters in time, or will A lose her friends forever?

Billy wants adventures--and Holy Jotter, does he get them!

FANPENCILTASTIC has everything children will love; adventures, fun, friendship, a fairy tale, jokes, tongue twisters, mystery, and lovable animal characters.

Each of the twenty-six chapters features a fun adventure as we follow Billy the pencil over fields, through forests, into factories, across farm yards, and join his epic quest.

Mark Kelly, National School Principal:

"Fanpenciltastic sparkles with wit and humour, artfully smuggling the learning of words into a beautiful story of a pencil on a quest. Billy the Pencil is a character that children will love, bursting with energy, helping whoever he meets as he journeys through the world. The quality of Tessa's writing is matched by the gorgeous illustrations that stud the story. Very impressive indeed. My nine-year-old loved it."

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Left Out (Looking for Normal Book 1)

Left Out (Looking for Normal Book 1)

Shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novella Award. "A compelling story about friendship, its strength, and the unusual ways it develops." Rebecca P. McCray, The Journey of the Marked

Being different isn't easy but it can be exciting! How well do you know your friends? Are they left-handed or right-handed? Are they left-brained or right-brained? And what difference does it make?

Shocked at discovering how left-handers are persecuted, Jamie ties her hand behind her back for a public protest in school. This does not go down well with the teachers. Her best friend Ryan joins in but just when their campaign is working, Ryan's mother drops a bombshell. She's whisking him off from Wales UK to live back in America. There he faces bullying at its most deadly, and Jamie has to live from one email to the next, waiting to know whether her friend is hanging in there.

A modern classic of friendship and teen life, with all its pitfalls and challenges.

"As a parent and a teacher, I felt this book in my gut. It hits so close to home on more levels than I can count." Anita Kovacevic, teacher and children's author, contributor to the international Inner Giant Anti-Bullying Project.

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Melvin the Reluctant Monster

Melvin the Reluctant Monster

Parents are responsible for teaching their children the virtue of friendship yet too often we wind up placing too much parental pressure. Melvin comes from a long line of successful monsters. His father sends him off to go scare his first person, young Angelina. Melvin gets to her room only to find he can't scare her. Frightened himself, Melvin runs home and tries to hide his failure from his father, knowing he wouldn't understand. Melvin goes back the next night and slowly becomes friends with Angelina. They slowly become friends and Angelina helps Melvin show his father just how good a monster he could be. More info →
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Fortune Kookie (Looking for Normal Book 2)

Fortune Kookie (Looking for Normal Book 2)

"Jean Gill brings her magical storytelling skills to teens, to weave compelling and thought-provoking stories that will linger on in their minds well after the last page is read." Kristin Gleeson, author and children's librarian

Can dreams take over your life? Jamie's mother is hooked on fortune-tellers, and running the family into debt. To cure her, Jamie decides to investigate the psychic world, and to show that it is a rip-off, with the help of her best friend, Ryan.

Their research causes havoc in school and they are drawn deeper into the very world they are investigating. Jamie's dreams of walking a medieval battlefield are so vivid that she feels compelled to resolve a historical mystery that starts at Kidwelly Castle in South Wales, where Princess Gwenllian once lived.

Caught up in what seem to be supernatural events, Jamie doesn't know what to believe and is sleepwalking into danger. Will friendship be strong enough to bring her back into the real world? More info →
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