"My Nap Buddy" is about a young child whose time has come for a nap. As children oftentimes do not want to miss a thing, young Annabel's "little brown Teddy" helps by offering to watch over her and to tell her all that she has missed while sleeping. The love parents have for their children as well as the innocence and magic of early childhood are all captured in this timeless bedtime story.
Author: Elizabeth Gordon
Publisher: Elizabeth Gordon
Release Date: 2015-12-18
Out in the Park one day, children, I met a little boy not bigger than you are, who told me that he liked stories about a boy and a dog and the things they did together. He said that it must be a real boy and a real dog, and there must be other animals in the story, not great, big, fierce ones, but just neighborly ones—animals a boy might, perhaps, meet when he went for walks in the woods—and take pictures of and get to know. So this is the story of the way a real boy and a real dog spent their first summer in the real country; and the fun they had together.
Author: Peter Nissen
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2014-10-13
In the USA around 1900, the blacks in the South are robbed of the rights they were granted after the Civil War, and New Orleans is like a powder keg. The young beautiful Creole girl Nora Bass, living with the charismatic jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, candidly narrates about those days, her childhood and relationship problems. Buddy has mistresses around town, and Nora loves to dance naked in Storyville, the Red Light District. One July day in 1900 the black man Robert Charles rebels against the abuse of power by the police, and the powder keg explodes. During the following days, a white mob tries to catch all the black people they can locate and a huge massacre is a real threat. Then Nora takes a fatal decision that brings her own life in danger.
Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.
Author: Robert K. Stevenson
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Seed of My Heart began as a short story with the sole purpose to maintain communication with my eldest granddaughter, Madeline. I would write a few paragraphs every week, and, as I did, something happened. What began as a carefree story about the summer adventures of an old man and his grandniece sprouted into a deeper revelation about the richness of a life lived in ordinary obscurity. The life of the main character, a single man of many years, and his borrowed, beloved family became an opportunity to reveal the power working through us when God’s planted seeds become watered by the Holy Spirit. It is a story that I hope sheds light on the human misadventure, with all its folly and heartbreak, but with a spirit that is renewed in the dark of night by a whisper in the heart. The story provides an example of the rich blessings produced by a walk with the Lord—just a ministry of one seemingly missing in the dust of days gone by, a single old man treading faithfully into the inevitable sunset. In the end, the old, weathered soul, winnowed through years of harsh wind and hard living, now finds himself on a majestic mountain for a final time. He is there with a small band of sheep, three dogs, a horse, and an aging eagle. The adventure of his final summer and of his last days on the mountain finds completion in a place of amazing grace.
Buddy Bloom is a flower seed looking forward to fresh air, sunshine, and gentle rain to help him grow. After a raging storm—with help from George the Ant, Ken the Turtle, and Sadie the Butterfly, he learns the value of struggle, the joy of friendship, and the celebration of life. “Children who love fantasy and anthropomorphic characters will enjoy the adventures and lessons of a little wildflower seed named Buddy Bloom. With courage and persistence, he meets his challenges. Good friends offer him important discoveries plus wisdom and help him find his place in the world and his reason for blooming.” —Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld, author, teacher, consultant “I have always believed that if one can tell a great story, one earns the right to share the message. These engaging characters will teach young and old about dealing with challenges, overcoming adversity, and living with possibility.” —Jim Stovall, author, The Ultimate Gift “In this digital age, old-fashioned storytelling seems to be a dying art. Jerry Snider keeps the tradition alive with this allegory about the trials and joys that help us grow to reach our potential.” —Dave Kershner, singer, songwriter, musician “The story of Buddy Bloom captures the spirit of resilience and perseverance for young and old alike. We should all aspire to be positive in our delight in the world and how we relate to others. Well-written and insightful, this is an inspirational story that touches the heart...a beautiful gift to share.” —Pamela Kaylor PhD, Communication Studies, Ohio University
Ashtyn's life just got complicated. Her boyfriend is being distant and her sister's back at home after ten years – with a stepson in tow! Derek has a perfect body, THE sexiest smile and a car – Ashtyn's only way to escape from her crazy life. But Derek likes to play by his own rules and is keen to take Ashtyn on a ride she'll never forget. As they spend more and more time alone together, will Derek's flirty games drive Ashtyn wild? A sweet and steamy romance from New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles.
Author: Judy A. Johnson
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Feeling under the weather? Do you have just a short amount of time to fill before a school assembly? This collection of educationally-based, cross-curricular activities is ready to use for any emergency teaching situation. Made up of 8 comprehensive units, 24 reproducible exercises and numerous extension activities, "Emergency Lesson Plans" requires little or no preparation time to use and addresses the National Standards. Article topics in "Emergency Lesson Plans" include peanuts, trampolines, lemurs, Indian mounds, pets, pennies, polar explorers, and chocolate.
Author: Judy A. Johnson
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Do you ever feel under the weather or have a short time to fill before a school assembly? Keep your students learning with this cross-curricular unit. In this packet, you will find a story about the relationship between a family and their dog. Continue the learning experience with the included worksheets and extension activities. It is perfect for those "I just can't teach right now" moments.
Author: Jacob Orenge
Publisher: Jacob Orenge
Release Date: 2010-01-19
David Vermillion doesn't own an iPod. He never sends text messages. His taste in music is suggestive of someone twice his age. He's more of an old soul than a Child of the Eighties. Nevertheless, David graduates from NYU with honors, certain a big, impactful future--law school, City Council, maybe even Mayor--is awaiting him. But when the newly graduated David seeks employment in a jobless market, he's quick to panic. He fears he has nothing to show for his hard work but a wasted youth. Enter Boy Red--an up and coming nightclub promoter. Fascinated by Boy Red's perpetual adolescence, David follows Boy Red all the way to the bright lights of Las Vegas. But when Boy Red disappears, David is forced to reclaim his youth alone. On his journey, David meets a colorful cast of characters. Among them, Yvette Coors--an aging ex-supermodel reluctant to accept reality, and Ryan Taylor, the sexy lead singer of the chart-topping, pop punk Hometown Hooligans. But when Boy Red waltzes back into David's life--broke and looking for support--David finds this adventure might just be more than he bargained for. As David struggles with love, loss, and a plethora of both sought-after and unwanted adventures, David must decide just how far he will go to find himself. Viva Lost David, the sardonic debut novel from comedian Jacob Orenge, explores the trends and pop culture of today's Millennial Generation through the eyes of David Vermillion, a lost twenty-something in search of something more, on a life-changing Las Vegas adventure.
Melinda Abersold co-pastors a nondenominational church with her husband, Silas Abersold. Together, they stepped out in faith and started Shiloh House of Peace and watched the hand of God perform miracles on their behalf. She graduated from Lighthouse Christian Bible College located in Beebe, Arkansas, with a degree in Christian education. Reading a good Christian fiction book is her favorite pastime. She and her husband live in Alabama. About the Book Esther Cox is faced with many challenges as the pastor of a small church in Williamsville, Missouri. She is challenged with coping with the death of her husband, Samuel, and raising her teenage daughter whose heart has drifted from God. She's faced with the controversial argument of a woman placed in a pastoral position. Deep within her heart, she longs for a man to step into the pastoral position. Will Esther be able to pick up the pieces to her broken heart when her world is completely turned upside down by her teenage daughter, Ruthie? Will she be able to open the door of her heart to love? David Fisher is a well-respected farmer in the small town of Williamsville and has been a member of the country church in Williamsville since childhood. His heart was broken over the death of his wife, Sadie, and he was determined not to give his heart to another. Will he listen to the still small voice of God and go down the path God has asked of him? Will he open the shutters to his heart and love again?
There is no Handbook for the Homeless. Nobody teaches seminars or gives guided tours that promise to give you the inside scoop on where to flop when you’re homeless. You have to figure it out as you go along. Few of us plan for it. Perhaps, in today’s cliché driven world, it means we planned to fail. But how much farther can you fall than sleeping in the cemetery, curled up on your son’s grave because it’s the only piece of real estate you own. At best, if you find yourself homeless, if you haven’t burned all your karma, you will find a spirit guide. More likely the guide will find you. In this first novel by Joyce Trainor, Aileen Roark’s middle class life is forever changed by a drunk driver. Overwhelmed by medical and legal debt, Aileen retreats to a tiny rundown apartment and tries desperately to rebuild her life with only her son’s enormous dog for companionship. But the downward spiral continues and Aileen stumbles into a world unknown to her, hidden from wealthy tourists and part time residents in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s a place where a night on the street can mean a death sentence or a ‘Go Straight to Jail’ card and change everything you believe about the ragged people standing on the corner. Street dwelling Wizard, a relic of the communes that dotted New Mexico in the 1960s and 70s; Father Rico, elderly priest to an impoverished parish; ex-boxer Cesar Jesus Chavez, now night manager at a cheap motel; and the quirky Billy James Dean, Esquire, defender of the almost guilty, help Aileen survive.