You Can’t Teach a Duck

You Can’t Teach a Duck

This children’s picture book is part of the wonderful collection of children’s books by Sally Huss.

“There are many things you can’t teach a duck.
No matter how hard you try, you’d be out of luck.
For instance, you can’t teach a duck to ride a bike.
His legs are too short.
He’d do much better on a hike.
You can’t teach a duck to sing a song.
He’d sing off key and go on and on.
You can’t teach a duck to sail a boat.
He’d fall overboard… but at least he would float… ”
More nonsense to follow.

About the Author
“Bright and happy,” “light and whimsical” have been the catch phrases attached to the writing and art of Sally Huss for over 30 years. Sweet images dance across all of Sally’s creations, whether in the form of children’s books, paintings, wallpaper, ceramics, baby bibs, purses, clothing, or her King Features Syndicated newspaper panel “Happy Musings.” Sally is a graduate of USC with a degree in Fine Art and through the years, has had 26 of her own licensed art galleries throughout the world.

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Children’s book: Tammy’s secrets (1st grade books, learning class rules, how to be organized at school in an easy way)

Children’s book: Tammy’s secrets (1st grade books, learning class rules, how to be organized at school in an easy way)

First grade, first day at school.

How many expectations, how much excitement and how much renewal hide within this term! And yet, more often than not we meet wonderful first-graders who have mixed emotions: on the one hand, they are happy and excited with their many new experiences at school, but on the other hand they face tasks which require them to be organized – a skill which is new and unfamiliar to them.
The purpose of this book is to present to the child, in an experiential way, the organizational rules required at school. First graders will find themselves in at least one of the situations Tammy describes in the book. They will identify themselves with Tammy and, in a fascinating way, acquire the class rules in various fields: organizing the schoolbag, arranging the pencil box contents, following the bell’s signal, and more.

So come on, children, let’s go find out

what Tammy’s secrets are all about!
*** At the end of the book you will find a beautiful gift from Tammy!***

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Jake and Buddy by D. R. Tara

Jake and Buddy by D. R. Tara

Jake and Buddy is an adorable children’s picture book comprising 31 beautiful illustrations about a couple of adventurous and adorable dogs who live in a red and yellow house in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Jake and Buddy is a delightful inspirational story for kids. A great book that can be read to those younger than 5, a read alone or with guidance book for kids age 5-8, or as a read alone tale for kids 9-12 who are looking for a new sort of hero. Who doesn’t want to know about a dog who is brave enough to outsmart a dognapping gang, kind enough to invite another dog to share his home and family, and smart enough to help rescue his friend from a farm house on fire?

This book is beautifully illustrated and designed to captivate the imagination of every child enjoying it. A wonderful addition to any library, especially those collecting kids picture adventure books for the Kindle or picture books about dogs, cats or other animals.

This kids book is appropriate for reading to children anytime including at bedtime.

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Horse Dreams (Backyard Horses Book 1) by Dandi Daley Mackall

Horse Dreams (Backyard Horses Book 1) by Dandi Daley Mackall

Fourth-grader Ellie James has a great imagination. She spends a lot of time daydreaming of owning a black stallion show horse and winning trophies in the horse show. But when the answer to all her dreams and prayers gallops into her life, will Ellie be able to recognize it? Join Ellie and her quirky family in their exciting, horse-loving adventures.

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Biography

Dandi won her first writing contest as a 10-year-old tomboy. Her 50 words on “Why I Want to Be Batboy for the Kansas City A’s” won first place, but the team wouldn’t let a girl be batboy. It was her first taste of rejection.

Since then, Dandi Daley Mackall has become an award-winning author of nearly 500 books for adults and children of all ages, with sales of 4 million copies in 22 countries. MY BOYFRIENDS’ DOGS is now a Hallmark movie. THE SILENCE OF MURDER won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. Her picture books range from rock and roll, ROCK AWAY GRANNY! to legends and history, like Legend of Ohio, Legend of Saint Nicholas, Rudy Rides the Rails: A Depression Era Story, FLIPSIDE STORIES, showing the same story from different points of view. Awards include: Notable Book; Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People National Council of Social Studies; Children’s Book Council; the Angel Award; Award of Excellence from Chicago Book Show; Christian Book of the Year; Mom’s Choice Awards & Amelia Bloom Award. Eva Underground, Harcourt young adult novel, nominated ALA Best Book with starred reviews, awarded a Top Teen Read by New York Public Library, finalist for Ohioana Award, was based on the author’s experiences behind the Iron Curtain. Love Rules was awarded Romantic Times’ Top Pick. Middle-grade fiction, Larger-than-Life Lara, which teaches how to write, while tackling the problem of bullying, made the KY Bluegrass Award List, William Allan White Award list, KS, Delaware, and KY Children’s Choice lists. Her Winnie the Horse Gentler series has sold over half a million books and Starlight Animal Rescue is a Gold Medallion finalist. Dandi received the Helen Keating Ott Award for distinguished contribution toward promoting high moral and ethical values in children and young adult literature. She also received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 2008 from the University of Missouri.

The Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch: The Adventures of Punkin and Boo

The Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch: The Adventures of Punkin and Boo

Against their wishes, cousins Jacie Masters, (Punkin), and Hannah Roberts, (Boo), are thrown together for the summer at their grandparents’ Ghost Dancer Ranch. What starts as a very boring summer turns dangerous when they find themselves in the middle of an insidious plot to steal the ranch and turn it into a Casino. By clinging to their faith, and with the help of a guardian angel and Jack Wilson, a young Native American man who hopes to lead his people back to prosperity and power through the resurrection of the Ghost Dancer Religion, Punkin and Boo overcome all obstacles to solve the mystery and save the ranch.

In the best tradition of Franklin W. Dixon’s Hardy Boy Mysteries and Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, comes The Adventures of Punkin and Boo, an exciting series of adventure/mystery stories for young children, tweens, and teens (adults will also enjoy them.) Featuring Hannah Roberts (Boo) and Jacie Masters (Punkin), these are the adventures of two teenage cousins who meet for the first time on a summer vacation and fall right into an on-going series of action-packed, page turning, “can’t-put-em-down” books that will delight young readers and have them asking for more of The Adventures of Punkin and Boo.

About the author

Amazon Best-selling author, Patrick E. Craig, is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful performance career to concentrate on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. In November, 2011, Patrick signed a three book deal with Harvest House Publishers to publish his “Apple Creek Dreams” series. His latest books, “The Amish Heiress” and “The Amish Princess”, published by P&J Publishing, have both spent time on the best seller lists on Amazon. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

Patrick has an extensive background as a writer. Throughout his school years he edited high school and college newspapers. In 1964 he won a national editorial contest sponsored by the Wall Street Journal for an editorial he wrote on the death of President Kennedy, and, in the same year, acted as Senior Editor for a special issue of the University of Washington Evergreen during a summer internship for High School Editors. After a year at Whitman College, where he was a journalism major, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he became a fixture on the local music scene.

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Cottonmouth and the River (Cottonmouth Series Book 1) – Casey Fritz

Cottonmouth and the River (Cottonmouth Series Book 1) – Casey Fritz

Cottonmouth-and-the-riverMeet Freddie Cottonmouth – A Boy Who Loves the River, Big Adventures, and a Furry Beast named Tug.
Tug loves taking Freddie on wild adventures—trips to the moon, building castles, or catching fireflies with Freddie riding on his wide furry back. When Freddie finds a mysterious egg, Tug makes him promise never to eat it. But Freddie is about to discover that broken promises come at a great price.

This is the rare children’s story—both bold and tender and brimming with moments of great risk, adventure, and heart. Combining the artistic wonder of Where the Wild Things Are with the timeless storytelling of The Polar Express, this story will capture both the imagination and the intelligence of children and their parents as it sheds light on the power of sin, sacrifice, and redemption.

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Review
“A feast for the eyes and rich in meaning, Cottonmouth And The River is truly something special.”
-Bob Smiley Writer, Nickelodeon’s The Haunted Hathaways

“Casey Fritz has given families a deep and profound truth in a child-like way. With beautiful illustrations and heart changing words Cottonmouth And The River is a sure must add to every young parent’s library. My heart was moved by the story, and my guess is yours will be too.”
Elyse Fitzpatrick Author of Give Them Grace

“Artistic, poetic, mysterious, and ingenious, Cottonmouth And The River is a great read. It digs its hooks into you and pulls you deep into the story’s world. After I finished reading it to my kids, the first thing they said was, ‘Can we read it again Dad?'”
John Mark ComerFather of Three / Author of Loveology

“It is rare to find a book in this genre as wonderfully written and beautifully drawn as Cottonmouth And The River. Even more rare to find them packed with the themes of sacrifice and redemption. This book is a gift.”
Tim Chaddick Father of Three / Pastor at Reality LA

“In the wilderness of Christian children’s books, many mirages exist, promising an oasis, but instead offering the dry sands of moralism. Casey’s book stands like that famous Rock in the desert offering the thirsty and weary the cool, sweet waters of the gospel. I, with fresh tears in my eyes, recommend this book not only to kids, but to adults as well, that we might all be reminded by this wonderful, beautifully drawn story of the great adventurous story we are all in.”
Josh Kehler Father of Four / Pastor at Reality Stockton
About the Author
Casey “C.S.” Fritz is both master artist and writer – creating story with words and illustrations. In 2011, he was nominated as Arizona Visual Artist of the Year. He is now pastor of Family Ministries for Reality LA. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two young children.