"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.
Keyhole Bay, Florida souvenir shop owner Glory Martine, along with her haunted parrot Bluebeard, must solve the murder of an auditor who was about to expose the financial corruption at the local bank. Original.
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: Shawn McGuire
Publisher: Brown Bag Books
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Everyone wants to feel normal. Will Ainsley ever be able to? A best friend, a boyfriend, and a coveted spot in the talent show. All ordinary things for most teens, but unheard of for Ainsley Blue. For fifteen years, Ainsley zigzagged across the country, moving to a new town every few months, but after more than a year at the same school, she’s sure she finally has a normal life. Then one afternoon, she comes home to find Mum packing, and everything changes again. Heartbroken, Ainsley sends a wish to the universe. All she wants is to have a home she never has to leave and to understand why they live like drifters. Desiree, a stressed-out hippie genie, arrives to grant her wish but warns that the truth may not be easy to accept. Ainsley insists she can handle whatever happens, but nothing can prepare her for what she’s about to learn.
Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release Date: 2001
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 stormwith 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 hearta beautiful gift to share. Pamela Kaylor PhD, Communication Studies, Ohio University
Author: Rick Johnson
Publisher: Rick Johnson
Release Date: 101-01-01
The Ruffians are a legendary canine neighborhood watch group. They patrol the streets at night and keep the neighborhood safe from unsavory characters. There’s something fishy going on by the duck pond in the park. The squirrels are eating all their nuts plus all the nuts stored up for the winter’s supply. Mystified by this discovery, The Ruffians realize that unless they can solve this unusual development by the time winter arrives, there won’t be any squirrels left at the park with nuts. The Ruffians investigation into the matter is stymied by the unexpected invasion of Russian terrorists in the neighborhood. Forced into an uneasy alliance with their arch-nemesis, The Godfather, and his career criminal counterparts, The Fang Mafia, Butch, Jim, Dandy, Empty, and Mixer are in for the battle of their lives. Betrayal and deceit abound as a sinister force plots the complete and total destruction of the very existence of The Ruffians. The Ruffians are drawn into a final and epic confrontation that will forever shape the animal kingdom. However, there’s Butch. Don’t ever forget about Butch. That would be nuts!
A fresh and fun repackage of Wild Cards, Better Than Perfect launches a romantic new series from New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles. After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek's counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else's family drama. Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain--people you care about leave without a backward glance. So when her older sister comes home after abandoning her ten years earlier, with her hot new stepson in tow, Ashtyn wants nothing to do with either of them. Then she comes up with a plan that would finally give her the chance to leave, but it requires trusting Derek-someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and get the future she wants?