The Secret in Grandma’s Trunk by Cher’ley Grogg
This novel is not scary, I just loved the cover picture. I can even be read to young children. A teen’s life turns disruptive when Great-grandmother, a stranger to him comes from California to live with Brandon and his family along the Ohio River. Brandon prepared to do whatever it takes to get rid of the old woman, did not count on the spunk Grandma possesses. Her redeeming quality, in Brandon’s opinion, is her habit of spitting in disgust. Grandma’s huge trunk sets in the garage, tempting Brandon to open it, but she keeps the key around her neck. He is positive there is enough treasure inside to take care of her. But, hidden deep in the trunk is a secret that puts her in dire danger. Will help come from a young ghost, or will her great-grandchildren intervene?
Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale by Bette A. Stevens
In this age of instant gratification, there’s a new children’s picture book out that teaches kids that patience and hard work really do pay off. AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale is a timely tale that follows MATILDA, a tiny monarch caterpillar, from the time she hatches from her egg on a giant milkweed leaf until she realizes her dream to fly. The story provides challenges and adventure at every turn.
Grandparents, parents and teachers will find that AMAZING MATILDA is a book that kids will want to read themselves and hear read to them again and again.
Available as Large Print Paperback and Kindle ebook.
Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale is ON SALE RIGHT NOW: $8.48 (That’s a 22% discount). You can also visit the author’s website/blog http://www.4writersandreaders.com to access her FREE PDF to download onto your own computer/device: Fun & Learning With Monarchs has live links to monarch facts, games, coloring pages, crafts, gardening, teacher guides and more!
“This book conveys a wonderful message to children. A message about patience and self-belief, and that if you have your heart set on something, and try hard enough, you will get there in the end. It is a beautifully written book and a worthy addition to any child’s bookshelf.” Amelia E. Curzon, author of Mungai and The Goa Constrictor.
Fantasy Time Inc. by Sherri Rabinowitz
In the future we as a people will be going through many strange and conflicting changes. We will be travelling and living in Space and under water. We will have an even better network of communications and transportations but we will still need to have a vacation and to relax from this antiseptic new environment. People will need an escape and most people dream of the future and the past, because no one romanticizes about their own time.
Tarnished Honor by J. Lee Coulter
What is honor to a man? At what point does he trade his integrity? Connall Canmore, the Earl of Caithness, was about to find out as he passed through Fraser land on his way home.
Unbeknownst to Bridghe, her uncle plotted against her as he offered her hand to the highest bidder. Will Connall compromise her… and his honor to save her from certain death? Could she ever forgive him if he did?
Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Charlene the Star is becoming known as a fine jumper, after winning the Green Jumper Championship at the Sterling Horse Show. But she’s looking for something exciting to do in her spare time. She teams up with her friends Hattie, Wooliam and Elliott. Your child will be delighted with this fascinating, funny, tale, which teaches the value of friendship and teamwork.
An Explosive Time by Julia Hughes
When a circus elephant goes missing on Detective Inspector Crombie’s watch, he immediately thinks of Celtic Cousins Wren and Rhyllann, who have to his mind made a career out of being the collective bane of his existence. And his instincts are correct: the cousins HAVE been up to something–but when Crombie finds out what it is and why, he runs into resistance not only from his immediate superiors, but also from the corridors of power in Whitehall itself.
An Explosive Time starts with a fatal explosion; the action comes thick and fast, and Crombie will need all his wits about him to prevent his world – and London town – going supernova.
This is the third and shortest of the Celtic Cousins Adventures, and contains adult humour and some strong language. Especially when an unsuspecting Rhyllann discovers what’s lurking in his bathroom!
(4.7 ave from 5* from 12 readers’ reviews US/UK 4.8* from 13 reviews).
A Game of Proof by Tim Vicary
A mother’s worst nightmare – can her son be guilty of murder?
Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. But what should she do when her own son, Simon, is arrested and charged with a series of brutal rapes and murders?
Has Sarah, in her single-minded determination to create a career for herself, neglected her son so much that she no longer knows him? He has often lied to her in the past, so how can she trust him when he says he is innocent this time? And what should she do when she herself uncovers evidence that seems to suggest his guilt?
‘In my opinion, and I’ve read many legal thrillers (including all of Grisham’s) A GAME OF PROOF is one of the best , if not the best, legal thriller/courtroom dramas that you will find … I genuinely couldn’t put this book down … the ending is stunning!’ –John Bartlett, author of Chequered Justice.
‘A brilliant British crime thriller that you really should read.’ –Sarah Burns, Kindle Book Review
‘This is must for anyone who enjoys crime/legal fiction.’ –E. Davies
Make a Joyful Noise by Jenny Worstall
Make a Joyful Noise is the sparkling tale of a choir preparing for a very special Christmas performance of “Belshazzar’s Feast”. We meet a host of characters who are mercilessly sent up by the author: Lucy the staggeringly trusting young music teacher, Tristan the lecherous and vain anti-hero, Miss Greymitt the ageing and slightly confused choir pianist, Claire the shameless and scheming temptress, and singers with nothing but resonance between their ears. Just as all does not run smoothly for King Belshazzar and the inhabitants of Babylon in Walton’s music, so the characters in the novel suffer from hopeless yearnings, romantic misunderstandings and the unfortunate consequences of their own misguided actions. All is sharply and wittily observed in a delightful mix of romance, music and humour.
Little Miss History Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE by Barbara Ann Mojica
Little Miss History Travels to Mount Rushmore is the first in a series of books using the Little Miss History character as a guide. She looks like a wannabe park ranger with pig tails and hiking boots three sizes too big. With her as your child’s guide learning about people and places of historical importance will be fun and educational. The aim of these books is to whet your child’s appetite to learn more about history and perhaps even visit these landmarks with you. Little Miss History presents information in a whimsical and factual way while amusing your child. I hope you will invite her into your home and enjoy this first adventure, and those to follow, with your loved ones.
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