Children

Discover the best children's books.

A Hummingbird’s Tale: Henry’s Great Race

A Hummingbird’s Tale:
Henry’s Great Race
by K.K. Wallace
illustrated by Richard Sauer

The fastest of birds from all around the world are about to get together for “The Race of All Races”. And, it’s going to happen within the local territory of a very adventurous little hummingbird, who has an incredible gift of flight. No bird of his kind had ever considered the THOUGHT of wanting to enter this race. But, he can’t help feeling that this is THE chance of a lifetime for him, to try and be a part of it.

Join his journey, in hopes that he doesn’t find himself in a situation that could very well be, “way over his head”.

Turkey Trouble

Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the maincourse. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?

After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!

Wendi Silvano’s comical story is perfectly matched by Lee Harper’s watercolors.

The Video Game Adventures of Monte McGnarly

Monte McGnarly is a ten-year-old boy who lives the gamer’s dream– he ventures INSIDE his video games! Follow Monte as he traverses new worlds inspired by gaming classics from the past. Lighthearted, lyrical, original tales that will have you digging through storage for your own brown boxes of old games, “The Video Game Adventures of Monte McGnarly” are good fun for gamers of all ages.

To the gamers from way back,
And the fans of games old,
Come along for new stories,
Dear adventures, retold.

For a boy with a hat,
Monte McGnarly, his name,
Through the wonders of magic,
Plays inside his video games!

Whether expert or a newb,
Or an enthusiast of rhyme,
Come reminisce gaming classics,
My favorite games of all-time.

The Frights of Fiji

A world of magic and adventure awaits…

Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that will change everything.

“Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere.”

Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.

Originally titled “From Frights to Flaws”, this story is the exciting and enchanting first book in the “Magical Missions” series

The crazy world of Alexa

The crazy world of Alexa is short stories some of which are inspired by the authors true life events. The inspiring Tale The Bully Twins encourages readers to take stand and speak up against bullying

The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13)

When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

It’s a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?

Hombo The Tortoise – Going To School With Loud Animals

There are a lot of things small animals can do very well. Hombo the Tortoise and his crew cooked up a plan to build a new school just for small animals.
They were fed up with the noise big animals like the Elephant and Lion made in class.
The big animals would have their say in the whole matter, but the small animals may as well hold on to their plan

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA

Your baby’s first word will be . . .

“Dada!”

Right?

Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies’ first word is “Dada!”
But how does it work?
One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC’s The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how.

Pola’s Flower

Winner of a 2018 Family Choice Award.

Pola’s Flower is a gentle yet powerful account of a young Tibetan girl’s relationship with her grandfather, Pola. Metog-ma and Pola live in the quiet and magical land of Tibet during the time just before the historical government take-over. Pola is a painter of Buddhist scrolls known as thangkas. He tells Metog-ma that thangkas have the potential for giving secret messages to those who meditate on the sacred images.

As a seven year old child growing up in a traditional family, Metog-ma recognizes her grandfather’s capabilities for penetrating wisdom. And so, she follows Pola everywhere. She asks Pola everything. She listens closely to his words. And she watches as he paints grand landscapes adorned with glorious Buddhas, stately mountains, lush blue lakes, and richly colored lotus flowers. Secretly, she holds her greatest wish: to be able to see the messages hidden in her grandfather’s beautiful paintings.

With mastery, Pola prepares Metog-ma for impending and grave losses through his art. Sometimes this entails hard lessons, but she follows his every instruction even when faced with strong feelings of fear and sadness. Eventually, like one of Pola’s lotus flowers growing out of the muck and mire, Metog-ma stumbles upon a wealth of inner strength and wisdom, aspiring to help others keep that which they love most alive in their hearts.

Pola’s Flower is absolutely lovely, illustrated by traditionally trained thangka artist, Lobsang Gyatso. Geared toward children of ages 9-12 years, it offers a respectful glimpse of Tibetan life at a time when their culture was untouched by the major historical changes. The story offers wonderful support for children facing major life changes, and provides adults the means to foster compassion and strength as they help their children deal with life experiences.

Pola’s Flower is a must-have!

The magic Christmas tree by Anthony marchiori

The fairy tale story of a child search for the real meaning of Christmas

Gabby walks to school

Gabby is young intercity girl who’s independent.
Learning to walk in her neighborhood is a whole new adventure. She can do anything with confidence and her best friend by her side.

Landon Rides The Subway

Join Landon as he rides on the subway! There are many adventures waiting for him in the big city he loves so much. Follow Landon as he rides the subway to his favorite museum and discovers a whole new world that lies under the city! The illustrations in Landon Rides the Subway are truly a work of art, and the story is a lovely tale for children of all ages! Get your ticket…and ride!

A Bumblebee for Tea

A Bumblebee for Tea
Written and Illustrated by Richard Sauer

Every Spring Doris enjoys working in her garden and drinking hot green tea on her back porch. However, this year a pesky little bumblebee interferes with those joys. The bumblebee continues to be a nuisance to Doris, who has had a fear of bees since her childhood. Then one day the bumblebee goes missing, and in her search, Doris realizes she must confront her fears. Follow Doris’ journey to discover if she can overcome her fear of bumblebees, as you read along while sipping your own cup of tea.

Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6)

Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn’t commit! While his pals work to prove his innocence, Dog Man struggles to find his place among dogs and people. Being a part of both worlds, will he ever fully fit in with one?

An Incredible Adventure

Have you ever dreamed of being trapped in a space ship that transports you to another planet where you meet dwarfs that are forced to fight with skeletons riding motorcycles? As you run away from this life or death battle, you end up in a theater. The security guard welcomes you to sit down to watch a movie. As the movie is playing, the screen starts to break up into pieces gradually. The room is silent and the image fades. Suddenly, a wave of water comes out of the screen and fills up the theater. As the viewers are swimming towards the exit door, alligators swim behind them. Unfortunately, you become the alligator’s lunch and you spent several days and nights inside the alligator’s stomach. Your fate dramatically changes when the alligator sneezes super hard and vomits you. You swim back home until you see yourself in another Incredible Adventure.
All of this was part of a dream or did this really happened?

The Princess and the Crab.

“The Princess and the Crab” is an endearing Children story which presents uncommon worlds on land and sea where helpful elders assist the young. It features colorful descriptions, exotic settings and intriguing plot make this tale quite appealing.

Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons

Ellie the elephant and her parents have just moved, an experience that makes Ellie feel scared, sad, and sometimes even angry. Luckily, Ellie has the friendship and guidance of four magical friends, her emotional dragons! Together, the dragons know just what to say when Ellie’s feelings bring her down!

Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons presents delightful characters whose loving approach to emotional intelligence will teach kids empathy, help them understand their own emotions, and provide them with strategies to get through difficult moments.

Kitty Ballou’s Sanctuary Zoo

After graduating college, animal advocate Kitty Ballou heads out West to start her new career as a Veterinarian. Her family’s old home stead will be the perfect place to settle down and open her very own veterinary clinic. What happens next is truly amazing. During a visit to the annual county fair, Kitty finds a trailer with six abandoned and unusual creatures inside. “Who is responsible for such neglect?” Kitty cried. Gathering food and water, she made sure the animals were cared for as she waited to confront the owner. After waiting beside the trailer all day, no one ever returned to take ownership. Refusing to leave the animals, Kitty takes them home with her. The following morning, the strange noises coming from the barn drew Kitty’s attention to look out of her kitchen window. Suddenly, a feed bucket came flying over the barn doors. “What in the world?” No one could ever imagined the big surprise that was waiting inside. These exquisite animals are more than amazing, they have a unique talent! This wonderful story will leave readers with a new found appreciation for all animals, big or small. Their unbelievable talent and personalities leave an impression in the hearts of everyone they come in contact with.

You Are My Happy

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

From Hoda Kotb, the Today show co-anchor and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I’ve Loved You Since Forever, comes a book about gratitude for the things in life—both big and small—that bring us happiness.

As mama bear and her cub cuddle together before closing their eyes for a good night’s sleep, they reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy.

Inspired by her own nighttime routine with her daughter, Haley Joy, Kotb creates another beautiful treasure for parents and children to enjoy together. With charming and lush illustrations from bestselling artist Suzie Mason, this soothing yet playful lullaby explores the simple joy of taking a moment to be grateful.

Perfect for fans of Ainsley Earhardt, Kelly Clarkson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jimmy Fallon’s books for children.

Fairy Folk and Other Strange Little Creatures

The Fairy Folk and other little creatures is an illustrated children’s story book. Beautifully created pictures to delight children and stories short enough for bedtime.

The Planet Mirth Adventures one

Five magical stories (for 5 to 8 year olds) that will spark your child’s imagination.

Mia travels to the planet Mirth in her dreams and encounters the gnomes that live there and an array of strange looking creatures.

In the first story she goes on safari riding a rhinhorseros which is half horse and half rhino. She discovers the magical forest where toys grow on trees.

In the second story, it’s Jerome the gnome’s burpday party which is celebrated on the anniversary of his first burp.

The third story is the Mirth games when she runs in the backwards race and wins a gold medal.

In the fourth story, Halloween, she rides a broomstick to the witch tree forest, where sweets grow on trees.

The last story is the Mirthmas dinner where she has a magic dish. Whatever food she wishes for just appears in the dish. The gnomes have a sprout eating competition with a comical finally.

The stories allow your child’s imagination to run wild and yours too.

Esme’s Wish

A warm-hearted, whimsical fantasy tale, with lashings of mystery, magic, and mythology, and prose that ‘flows like water.’ Prepare to fall in love with Esperance!

“A fresh new fantasy, of an enchanting world.” – Wendy Orr, New York Times best selling author of Nim’s Island.

When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother, Ariane – so why can’t she?

But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know.

After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother’s steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane’s double life. But the more Esme discovers about Ariane, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all.

This fresh, inventive tale, the first in an MG-to-YA series, is suited to readers aged 10 years and over.

Esme’s Wish recently won first place in the fantasy category of the U.S. 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, which recognises excellence in children’s literature.