Monday, January 21, 2013

Linda & Michele The Search for Snow Creek Circle

Linda & Michele The Search for Snow Creek Circle, by Michele Cope 

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It’s never easy to move however, twins, Linda and Michele make it an adventure! While on their exploration, they make new friends, play new games and see amazing new things. But when it comes time to go home, they can’t remember how to get there. Find out what fun adventures the twins shared and how their new friends helped them in...

Michele Cope is married, a mother of three, and has a twin sister named Linda. Michele shares these stories with many children using puppets, origami, cooking, mystery games, and creative play, and now through books.

Award Winning Book - The Secret of the Sacred Scarab

A 5000-year-old mystery comes to life when a scruffy peddler gives Adam and Justin Sinclair an old Egyptian scarab on their very first day in Egypt. Only when the evil Dr. Faisal Khalid shows a particular interest in the cousins and their scarab, do the boys realise they are in terrible danger. Dr. Khalid wants the relic at all costs. Justin and Adam embark upon the adventure of a lifetime, taking them down the Nile and across the harsh desert in their search for the legendary tomb of the Scarab King, an ancient Egyptian ruler.

•Finalist Children’s Fiction  USA Next Generation 2009 Indie Book Awards

•Finalist Juvenile Fiction USA National Best Books 2009 Awards

•Winner Pre-Teen USA 2009 Readers’ Favorites Awards

•Number 2 in the USA Children’s & Teens Book Connection Top Ten Favourite Books of 2009 for Kids, Tweens & Teens

•Winner Silver Medal Teen Fiction 2010 Nautilus Book Awards

•Finalist Children’s Fiction 2010 International Book Awards

•Winner Bronze Medal Pre-Teen Fiction 2010 Moonbeam Book Awards

•Finalist 2011 Rubery Book Awards

•Winner Gold Award Mystery Pre-Teen 2011 Children’s Literary Classics Awards

•2nd Place in the 2011 YA Sharpwrit Book Awards

Fiona Ingram (B.A., Hons. (Natal), M.A., (Wits)) was born and educated in South Africa, and has worked as a full-time journalist and editor. Her interest in ancient history, mystery, and legends, and her enjoyment of travel has resulted in The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, the first in her exciting children’s adventure series—Chronicles of the Stone. Fiona has recently completed the second book entitled The Search for the Stone of Excalibur, a treat for young King Arthur fans. She is busy with Book 3 entitled The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper.

School Project becomes available as an illustrated book

I’m a teacher and I LOVE my job! Every year though, my class has one problem. We can’t ever seem to have enough pencils.  I often joke with my students that monsters come and eat them up during the night. I decided to write a book about it and let my class each year illustrate it. It’s been a fun project and now I’d like to share it with others!

Pencil Monster is available for purchase at:

No Exit - Book #1 of the Apple Grove Gang, by Hamilton C Burger

NO EXIT (The Apple Grove Gang #1)

Benny Churchill and Bug Beetle are off and running on the last day of school. They are ready for a great summer of fun with the Apple Grove Gang. Instead, they learn a lesson in politics. When the Apple Grove Community Center is closed, the Gang finds out just how hard it is to fight city hall. Finally, when their backs are against the wall, and they find out that there is no exit, the real fun and excitement begin.
Multiple Line Textbox 2    A well written - and with brilliantly graphical descriptions - tale where The Apple Grove Gang romps through the days when people cared what happened to our neighbourhood and were prepared to “stand up” against wrongdoing!
The gang’s adventure’s will strike a chord with many of us kids (from 6 to 60) and, with a “twist in the tail” ending this book makes me want to get to their next adventure without delay and the next....and the next....and the ones that come after that!
The author Hamilton C Burger is an exponent in his craft as he draws from personal experiences and endows his characters with very real voices making this first book in the series highly suitable for readers of all ages.

About the author:
I was born in 1960 and raised in the Midwest. I have always been a reader, finding escape in the pages of a good book. I inhaled books during my days of extensive world travel. Before the Nook and Kindle, even before laptops became the norm, I would pack six or eight paperbacks for an extended trip.

I had never, ever considered writing until I contacted an author about a fabulous book of theirs. It was suggested that I should try my hand writing. Here I am! I can never thank this person enough for the joy I recieve from writing.

I have been married 32 years. My wife and I have two beautiful daughters, Katie and Maddie.

Besides writing, I love to cook, travel, drive my Corvette. I have a dog and two cats.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

the Orphan Ship - Award Winning Science Fiction

Stranded 225 million kilometers from home on Mars Station, cousins Jake O'Brien and Lorina Murphy are drawn into a fledgling effort to help the hundreds of abandoned street children who call the station home. Jake becomes a medical apprentice in an outreach clinic, while Lorina volunteers at a juvenile shelter. They soon discover that their efforts may be in vain because something much more serious than poverty plagues Mars Station. Also stranded on Mars Station, ship's captain Danae Shepherd faces the difficult task of hiring replacement crew after an alien virus claims the lives of four in her employ, including her husband. She stumbles upon the same problem that has Jake and Lorina stumped: why are homeless children disappearing without a trace?
2012 Literary Classics Award Winning Book

Drawn - Literary Classics Silver Award Recipient

She's the artist that finds him in her drawings. He's the medieval ghost that conquers her heart. And their time is running out. 
Michelle De Freccio moves to England seeking a normal life, but someone starts appearing in her sketches. Then he grabs her at the castle, his pale green eyes full of longing. She's immediately drawn to him, but is Christopher Newman real? She's either losing it, or channeling a hot ghost from the 1400's. History calls him a murderer. Her heart tells her other truths. Now Michelle faces endless dangers...and a timeless love. 
2012 Literary Classics Award Winning Book

The King's Ransom - Award Winning Book

At Pembroke Castle in medieval Wales,11-year-old Prince Gavin, 13-year-old orphan Philip, and 15-year-old blacksmith's apprentice Bryan, brought together in friendship by the one they call The Wild Man, embark upon a quest to save The Wild Man’s life when he is accused of murder and robbery. If they have any hope of succeeding, the three will have to confront their fears and insecurities, and one of them will have to disclose the biggest secret of all. But it is the arrival of King Arthur and what he reveals that surprises characters and readers.

A Tween Adventure Novella

2012 Literary Classics Award Winning Book

Award Winning Book Teaches Kids How to be Stand Up Comics

Young, Funny and Unbalanced is a guide for teenagers to learn stand-up comedy by the Kids 'N Comedy team. It gives step by hilarious step to funny teens and tweens who want to learn stand-up comedy. This workbook give examples for each comic to help develop their routine.

2012 Literary Classics Award Winning Book

Award Winnin Science Fiction for Kids - The Crystal Ship

In a forgotten corner of a distant galaxy, a crystal escape pod drifts through space. Inside this escape pod is the beautiful Princess Sky, who has spent the last thousand years frozen in time. When King Axor hears the tragic tale of her life from a mysterious stranger at his birthday party, he vows to rescue her. He can't search for her himself because of the demands of his kingdom, so he decides to hold a contest to find a champion. A lowly farmer's son called Tik hears about the contest and is determined to be the one the king chooses. The only thing that stands in his way is a fearsome robot dragon. Can Tik defeat this dragon and prove his worth to the king? If so, what strange adventures await him in the void of space? Find out in this action-packed adventure from the pen of C.J. Carter-Stephenson.

2012 Literary Classics Award Winning Book

Shield Maiden, by Richard Denning Award Winning Fiction

Anna is a 12 year old girl growing up in a Saxon village in 7th century Mercia. Her life changes when she finds a golden horn in the ruins of a Roman Villa. Soon an ugly dwarf, a beautiful sorceress and even her own people are after her. What powers does the horn have and why does everyone want it? And why is Anna the only one who can get a note out of it? For ages 8+

2012 Literary Classics Award Winning Book

Walking Through Walls - Award Winning Book

Walking Through Walls is a fantasy chapter book based on an ancient Chinese tale, providing a magical adventure. Fun for children and adults alike

2012 Literary Classics Book Award Recipient

Return to Finkleton - Award Winning Books for Children

When the Finkle children discovered magical secrets in Uncle Harry’s shop, they vowed to keep them safe. Two years later Jack, Lizzy and Robert realized that the perfect weather wasn’t the only secret waiting to be discovered in the mysterious shop. Things aren’t always what they seem to be! There were people who would stop at nothing to acquire land in Finkleton. Of course, there were also those determined to protect the little village from greedy outsiders. Will selfish desires destroy the village of Finkleton? It was only a matter of time before those who cared about Finkleton and those who cared only for themselves would come into conflict. The result of this outcome would likewise depend on a matter of time. Once again Jack, Lizzy and Robert must learn to work together to protect the magical secrets of Finkleton. Come along to Finkleton. A new, magical adventure is about to begin! Age Range 9-12 Childrens / Middle Grade Fiction Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval - April 13, 2012 Readers Favorite - Five Stars Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite March 11, 2012 - 5 Stars! Return To Finkleton is a wonderful mystery book for children aged 9-12. KC Hilton does it again in this magical adventure book for pre-teens! There are 28 action packed and fast flowing chapters that include everything from the magical valley, mysterious visitors, new magical items to discover, and ghosts. I loved every minute of reading this book as if I were a child again. I can easily see this series made into a movie series on the big screen and would be disppointed if it doesn't.

2012 Literary Classics Silver Award Recipient

Environmental Award Winning Picture Book - One Pelican at at Time

Bella and Britt love living by the beach. When they find oil washing to shore from a gulf spill, they want to help but are told there is nothing for kids to do. But when their old friend, the pelican, becomes covered with oil, they help save his life by their quick thinking and action.Suggested age for readers: 7 to 12

2012 Literary Classics Silver Award Recipient

Animal Animalogies, Award Winning Picture Book

Compare and contrast different animals through predictable, rhyming analogies. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals . . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animal classes and are so fun, readers learn without even realizing it! Animalogy is to fun, as animals are to nature.

It's so much more than a picture book . . . this book is specifically designed to be both a fun-to read story and a launch pad for discussions and learning. Whether read at home or in a classroom, we encourage adults to do the activities with the young children in their lives.

2012 Literary Classics Silver Award Recipient

Award Winning Children's Picture Book - Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep

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When Zachary puts on his thick black glasses, he becomes a super-hero. This enables him to protect his new baby sister from all kinds of problems. In the process he learns how much he loves her. This action- packed book with clever rhymes focuses on teaching consonant blends. Suggested age for readers: 3-7

2012 Literary Classics Silver Award Recipient

In Memory of Dad - Award Winning Book

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Kaley Jergins loved her life. She had it all, the perfect family, good friends, and the talent and passion to be a great ball player. However, when tragedy strikes and the person she loves most of all is no longer there, will she ever be able to play again?

Told with warmth and feeling, this story comes from an author who knows what it is like to deal with loss at a young age. Nothing is ever the same after a tragic loss, but maybe life can go on. Includes an afterword by the author about grief and how to deal with it in a healthy way.

2012 Literary Classics Award Winning Book

Trilingual Story, My Sister is My Best Friend, Gold Award Recipient

A story about the unique and very close friendship that exists between twin sisters. The sisters celebrate their friendship and closeness by doing just about everything together. People from all cultures can relate to this heart warming story with the text written in English/Spanish/French on each page. Suggested age range for readers 2-8 years old

Beautiful Wild Rose Girl, Award Winning Book

This illustrated children's story, appropriate for ages 7 and up, has been awarded the prestigious Seal of Approval by Children's Literary Classics and is a 2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient. Excerpt form review: "'Beautiful Wild Rose Girl' is a touching story with an important message of love and acceptance of one's self. There is a lovely melancholy feeling to this story which is told in a style reminiscent of the old fairy tale classics. Little girls will find many questions, and even more answers within the pages of this heart-warming book which has an enchanting, happily-ever-after ending." Summary: If everyone in the village calls her Beautiful Wild Rose Girl, why does this poor, sad girl live in a Swamp? And why, when she goes to bed every night, does she hear Bullfrogs singing to her: Trooonk! Trooonk! Trooonk! What A Stupid Ugly girl! This is a story about learning to see yourself as the beautiful person you really are. And how sometimes, to break a terrible spell, you need love, the understanding of a pure-hearted shepherd, and the help of a Very Mysterious Moth.

2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient

Award Winning Christmas Book - Santa and the Little Teddy Bear

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Soar with Bilbo The Little Teddy Bear, as he lives a wish, dreams of being a special Christmas gift, searches for his new home while embracing new friendships, lives life, gains self-esteem, and becomes more enlightened; culminating with a very surprising wish sure to bring a tear of joy. A Christmas season holiday classic for all ages from 1-100

2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient

Stalked by Kristiana Gregory - Award Winning Book

When Rikke Svendsen, a 15-year old Danish servant arrives at Ellis Island in 1912, she realizes that a fellow passenger on her voyage across the Atlantic--whose advances she had spurned--is stalking her. In the chaos of immigration and trying to flee him, she gets stranded in New York City instead of being able to meet family in Racine, Wisconsin. Relieved to have eluded the man, she finds work in the tenements as a seamstress for a film company and struggles to earn money for a train ticket north. Meanwhile, through letters and telegrams, she learns that mysterious accidents are befalling her loved ones in Racine with deadly results. As Rikke pieces together clues, frantic for her beloved Viggo, she seeks to unravel what or who is behind the terror.

2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient

The Limit, by Kristen Landon, Gold Award Recipient

What would you do if your family suddenly went over their spending limit and you were taken away to a workhouse to help pay down their debt? Matthew Dunston finds himself in just such a situation. The Federal Debt Rehabilitation Agency gives his family no choice; thankfully, Matt scores high enough on all the tests to be assigned to the Top Floor. He likes his living arrangements, but he knows something is amiss. When Matt learns his sister, Lauren, is in the workhouse and is suffering from seizures, he knows it’s time to let the outside world know what is happening. Using all his wits and with the help of his Top Floor friends, he sets about to crack the secrets of the workhouse. From the first sentence (An eighth-grade girl was taken today), Landon captures readers’ attention and keeps it. This first-person, part realistic fiction, part fantasy should appeal to readers looking for high-action adventure. Grades 8-11. --J. B. Petty

2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient

Griffin Rising, Earns Gold

For centuries, rumors have abounded of a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water, these warriors secretly serve as guardians for mortals in danger. But for one young angel-in-training, Griffin, life is hell as a cruel master makes his apprenticeship a nightmare. On the verge of failing, a new mentor, Basil, enters his life and changes it forever. Taking on the identity of father and son, Griffin and Basil forge a special bond where honesty and trust go hand in hand to secure Griffin's destiny as a Terrae Angeli. Griffin's belief in himself and the love of a mortal girl are the perfect combination in overcoming the darkest days of his life. But will it be enough for him to succeed? For Griffin, it's time to angel up.

2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient

Black & White, 2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient

The relative fame of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks tends to obscure other primary, important players in the Civil Rights Movement. One of these was the Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a Baptist minister who served churches in Alabama from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Committed to his belief in the equality of all people before God, he was the driving force in bringing about the integration of Birmingham; and in this endeavor, he had help from a most unexpected source. Eugene "Bull" Conner was the Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety and strong proponent of the city's segregation ordinances. His enforcement techniques were legendary: dogs, fire hoses, brutality. Klan supported and driven by a set of beliefs as strong as, but counter to, Shuttleworth's, Conner was a in large part responsible for turning the tide of public opinion in favor of civil-rights progress. In this highly pictorial book, Brimner limns the characters of both men and the ways in which their belief systems and personalities interacted to eliminate the segregation from the Birmingham statutes. Black-and-White pages and red sidebars containing supporting information on topics such as the murder of Emmet Till and Autherine Lucy's attempt to integrate the University of Alabama make this a visually arresting book. The writing style is lively and informative. A brief bibliography, excellent source notes, and a sound index round out this volume, which can stand alongside Russell Freedman's Freedom Walkers (Holiday House, 2006) and Brimner's own Birmingham Sunday (Calkins Creek, 2010) as fine examples of both civil-rights history and photo-biographies. --School Library Journal

2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient

Caves, Cannons and Crinolines by Beverly Stowe McClure is a Gold Award Recipient in the 2012 Literary Classics book awards

In May of 1863, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stamford decides to enlist in the Confederate Army. Two incidents trigger her decision. First, for months General Ulysses S. Grant and his Federal troops have been shelling Vicksburg, Mississippi. To control Vicksburg is to control the Mississippi River. Now, Vicksburg is under siege, cut off from the rest of the world.

Caves, Cannons and Crinolines is the story of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stamford and her family's daily struggle to survive a changing way of life during the American Civil War. This is a story of fear, courage, and understanding that people, no matter where they live, have the same needs: love, peace and security.

Caves, Cannons and Crinolines by Beverly Stowe McClure is a Gold Award Recipient in the 2012 Literary Classics book awards, an Award-Winning Finalist in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award in the category Young Adult, an Award-Winning Finalist in the Novella category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and also an Award-Winning Finalist in the category of Teen Literature Fiction in the 2011 Global eBook Awards.

2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient

Runaway Twins, Award Winning Book

Runaway Twins is the story of two young girls who are slated to be married to a cult member on their thirteenth birthday. Determined not to meet the fate of their older sister, they vow to escape from the polygamous community where they have been raised.

2012 Literary Classics Gold Award Recipient