Spike

Spike by Sarah Cullen

Author: Sarah Cullen, Carmen Ellis, Zuzana Svobodova

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $4.50

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: February 01, 2023

Deal ends: February 01, 2023

Description:

He only wants to fit in. When one young penguin realizes his hair is all the wrong colors, how far will he go to stop the stares?
Spike the Penguin wishes he wasn’t different. Even though his parents tell him his bright red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple mohawk is beautiful, he still wants to hide his head under his flippers. Determined to find a way to be like everyone else, the sad little guy sets out on an Antarctic adventure!
Diving deep into the ocean to seek a solution, Spike tries out seashell hats, squid-ink dye jobs, and a seal hair salon. But when no one can make him look just right, he fears he’ll never be happy… until his friends share something unexpected.
Can this little penguin learn to appreciate his perfectly awesome plumage?
Spike, The Penguin With Rainbow Hair is a heartwarming children’s picture book written in playful rhyme that shares a great message about self acceptance.

Brave the Beaver Has the Worry Warts

Author: Misty Black, Ana Rankovic

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $4.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: January 31, 2023

Deal ends: January 31, 2023

Description:

? A picture book offering practical solutions to help children calm their anxious minds. ?For ages 3-8, preschool to second grade.

Brave has just moved and is sad about leaving his school and friends behind. Going to a new school is scary and Brave is worried.

But his anxiety causes his heart to race and his stomach to ache. When it gets really bad . . .

POP!

. . . the worry warts start popping up too!

What’s a brave beaver to do? Can Brave calm his fears to help a new friend who is in trouble?

The author has teamed up with a licensed school counselor. In the back of the book, you'll find coping strategies and practical solutions to help children understand their worries and reduce anxiety.

? Read Brave the Beaver Has the Worry Warts to help your little ones master their BIG emotions today.

Also available in Spanish under Caleb el Castor: Zac e sus amigos

Oliver and the Wishing Star

Author: Jennifer Decker, Chrish Vindhy

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $3.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: January 31, 2023

Deal ends: January 31, 2023

Description:

"IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE WISH COME TRUE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

In this unforgettable story, Oliver thinks dogs have the good life until

one evening when he sees a falling star, makes a wish to become

a dog...and that wish magically comes true..."

AS SEEN ON - ABC 4 "GOOD THINGS UTAH"AS SEEN ON - FOX 5 SAN DIEGO

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READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL GOLD BOOK AWARD WINNERLITERARY TITAN GOLD BOOK AWARD WINNER

MOM'S CHOICE GOLD AWARD WINNER

FAMILY CHOICE AWARD WINNER

FIRST PLACE ROYAL DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD WINNER

INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

This book is destined to become a CLASSIC and a FAVORITE your child will ask you to read over and over again! Filled with laugh out loud humor, and moments that will touch your heart. Sure to become a book you and your whole family will treasure and enjoy time and time again!

Mighty Mila

Author: Katie Petruzziello, Nadja Sarell

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $4.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: January 31, 2023

Deal ends: January 31, 2023

Description:

Celebrate the power of believing in yourself with this multi-award winning, heartwarming and hilarious tale of a spunky deaf girl who’s determined to prove she can be a big kid!

Mila may be a kid, but she can act pretty grown up…at least that’s what she thinks. The trouble is, Mila’s parents still treat her like she’s little, so she’s decided to prove once and for all that she can do things “all on her own!” But when it turns out that being a big kid isn’t as easy as she thought, will Mila admit defeat, or will she find a way to prove just how big and mighty she really is?Readers of all ages will love Mila’s spitfire personality and imaginative approach to overcoming obstacles, and will cheer her on as she uses her creativity, her willpower, and even her new cochlear implant hearing devices to face down challenges.

? Laugh-out-loud fun:

Simultaneously precocious and charming, Mila’s antics will leave kids cracking up. After all, who hasn’t wanted to tie their shoes with tape or help themselves to the perfect breakfast of pizza and cupcakes?

? Representation & empowerment:

A book that provides much needed representation for deaf/hard of hearing children through a fun story portraying a deaf main character as a “regular kid”, where her hearing loss is NOT the focus of the story. Also enables typical hearing children to see that deaf/hard of hearing children think, feel and act just the same way as they do!

? Social-emotional learning (SEL):

The perfect inclusive book to teach children about acceptance, empathy, and respect for all types of people through an inspiring, engaging story.

? Problem solving & perseverance:

A great way to encourage creative thinking and show children that they can achieve anything they set their mind and hearts to—even if that sometimes means asking for help from others.

? Fun, educational supplemental activities:

"I-spy" style learning activities at the end of the story further explore the book’s bright, whimsical illustrations while also building vocabulary and listening skills! 34 additional activities are also available for free download at mightymila.com. An excellent resource for educators, therapists and parents!

Mighty Mila

is now a multi-award winning book:

Gold Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award (Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Children's / Young Adult)Gold Winner of the Wishing Shelf Awards (Books for 6-8 Year Olds)Gold Winner of the Eric Hoffer Award (Children's Books)Winner of the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award (for superior work by debut authors)Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize Finalist Readers Favorite 5-Star Review Recipient

Secrets of the Sealed Forest

Secrets of the Sealed Forest by J.T. Tenera

Author: J.T. Tenera

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $2.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: January 28, 2023

Deal ends: January 28, 2023

Description:

- 2nd Place Prize Winner in the Purple Dragonfly Children's Book Awards 2022
- Bronze Medal Winner in Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2022
Airships and magic spells that create fire and slow time don’t exist in the real world. That was what Joseph Erift believed for seventeen years. They were just things you found in fantasy stories and video games. Or so he thought.
After winning an invitation to an exclusive game event and traveling halfway across the globe, Joseph is pushed on a journey by a coffee addicted professor that will forever change his life.
Now, to stop a vengeful young man from awakening an ancient power, he'll have to battle stone chimeras in flooded ruins, avoid dancing trees in an ancient forest, and learn to control the magic within him. It's the adventure Joseph always dreamed of, but now he worries he won't live to tell the story.
Erift's Journeys is afantasy adventure for younger readers ages 8+ who have outgrown early chapter books and are seeking a longer, more engaging story. It follows a young protagonist overcoming incredible odds while meeting new friends during an unexpected trip that leads to a long road of self-discovery.

We Blend Well Together

Author: Patrice Brown

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $8.99

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: January 23, 2023

Deal ends: January 26, 2023

Description:

Caleb secretly wonders what his life would be like if his two parents were still together. He must learn to fight his way past the thoughts of living in two separate homes. In his quest to understand why he has a divided home, he eventually understands why. Today many people are living in divorced and single parent home settings. Caleb is a boy that feels confused and trapped between two different family settings. Driven to find out the truth about his parents split, the reader learns why this suburban North Carolina boy is frustrated. Is it wrong for Caleb to try to understand his family dynamic? Or should he remain silent? In a world where blended families are the new norm, take a look at Caleb’s journey and understand his family environment. Patrice Shavone Brown, being a controversial author, explores why the topic of blended family homes is important.