Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science Series) by Lois Wickstrom

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The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass by Lois Wickstrom
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 24
Cover Designer – Ada Konewki
Maia’s best friend is named Fig. Maia’s imaginary playmate is a mermaid named Trezzie. One of Trezzie’s treasures has a pattern on it. Is it art, or something else? They need to look with a magnifying glass. Maia shows the mermaid how to make a magnifying glass with a drop of water and a plastic veggie box she had among her treasures.

~ AMAZON ~

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Lois is a former high school chemistry teacher and former head science teacher at Science in the City Summer Camp in Philadelphia. She has also been an adjunct science teacher at the University of South Florida. Since retiring, she continues to take science classes. Her class in Forensic Biology led to Little Red, The Detective, in which Red is studying fingerprint identification, so she can tell that “Grandma” isn’t who she says she is.

Lois has taken so many science classes that she believes science is the solution to almost every problem, including the dilemmas in fairy tales. She has invented what she calls Science Folktales. In each science-based tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending than the original because of learning scientific principles. She has turned some of these tales into plays for children.

She has also created a series of Mermaid Science stories, which make use of water science.

Lois is married to the love of her life. She has two children and four grandchildren, and a dog. She gardens, rides her bike, and tries to save the planet.

Author Interview with Lois Wickstrom

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Ballet School Rumours (Amberwood Hall Ballet School Adventure Book 3) by Eleanor Dixon

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Ballet School Rumours (Amberwood Hall Ballet School Adventure Book 3) by Eleanor Dixon
Genre – Teen, Kids, Family
Page Count – 171
Cover Designer – Rob Bennet
When Lauren’s friend Katie starts a gossip wall for the school online magazine, posts pour in about the possibility of supernatural presences at Amberwood Hall. Classmate Alfie is determined to root out the spirits, and Lauren worries for her ghost friends, Grace and Rodney. But when rehearsals start for the House Choreographics Cup, the rumours take on a more sinister turn and Lauren faces losing her best friend if she can’t find who is behind the wicked whispers.

~ AMAZON ~ WATERSTONES ~

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My school life was spent in a girls’ boarding-school specialising in classical ballet and on leaving I danced professionally, touring Europe, for 4 years. After that I ran my own ballet school in Athens, Greece and simultaneously volunteered as a veterinary nurse, as my love of animals is the driving force in my life. I returned to England with my horse and my cat, and now live on a smallholding in Shropshire with various farm animals and a constant stream of pets.

 I started writing while in Greece and completed a Creative Writing Course with the Writers’ Bureau. The same year, I won an annual competition in the Writing Magazine for an adult Fairy Story.

On my return to England, I wrote two children’s books, but my new life, caring for Highland Cattle, sheep, hens and pets, coupled with extensive global travel, meant that writing for publication took a back seat. I continued my love of writing with a daily journal and amusing travel blogs of each trip.

I am now writing full time and working on two series: TALLY AND THE ANGEL and THE AMBERWOOD HALL BALLET SCHOOL.

My first published novel, THE GRACEFUL GHOST, part of the Amberwood Hall Series, draws on my own experiences in ballet-boarding-school and my early teenage life and is a story that has lived with me for many years. It was shortlisted for the UK Selfies Award 2021.

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Jake the Growling Dog Shares His Trail (Jake the Growling Dog Book 3) by Samantha Shannon

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Jake the Growling Dog Shares His Trail (Jake the Growling Dog Book 3) by Samantha Shannon
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 61
Cover Designer – Lei Yang

Jake’s third kids book about diversity, disability awareness, sharing, and kindness from the top-selling Jake the Growling Dog children’s books. 

Jake loves hiking on his trail most of all.

He’s proud to say that he made it with his own four paws

What happens when Jake fears something new on his hike?

Will he learn that despite our differences, we are so much alike?

Follow Jake, a sweet, kind, and misunderstood dog, as he learns more about sharing, facing his fears, and the many remarkable differences in the world.

Jake loves his favorite trail, but when he and Neet encounter something different on the trail, their minds are full of worry. The two friends find it difficult to sleep, face new feelings that question their love for sharing, and even find it hard to enjoy their favorite things. When Jake’s friends Bodhi and Luna come over to play, they won’t let their friends worry all alone. Will Jake overcome his fears and have fun? And what is this new strange thing that’s trying to share his trail? Kindness, open minds, and aid from loved ones fill this children’s book.

Looking for Kids Books about Sharing, Disability Awareness, and Facing Fear for Kids?

Jake the Growling Dog Shares His Trail is a fun-loving tale about sharing, finding friendship despite differences, and overcoming fear.

Author and licensed educational counselor, Samantha Shannon, brings Jake back to show that even brave, sweet, and kind dogs get scared, and sometimes fear makes us do or feel different. We’ve all been protective of something we love and allowed our imaginations to run wild. Jake’s kids book shows kids that they aren’t alone in having those emotions or feelings. The story gives gentle suggestions on handling fears, meeting new friends who might look or act differently, and all while having a blast with their favorite growly character and his furry friends.

Includes Social-Emotional Conversation Starters and Fun Activities for Children, Families, Schools, and Counselors to help with sharing, disability awareness, overcoming worries, and more!

This kids book is packed with fun while also educating our little ones on overcoming fears, sharing, making new friends, and making someone feel welcome. Along with Jake’s story, this picture book also includes talking points to help our kiddos learn how to share, steps to help children squash worries and fears, and tips on how to get to know someone and possibly make a new friend!

Jake’s third book is packed with more interactive fun as kids get to fill in a sharing list, happy list, and even draw their own kindness critter. Kiddos will also have a blast finding all of their critter friends in a full-color find-and-seek page and learning about the kindness critters they spy on each page.

These activities are perfect for families, schools, and counselors to help bring families and friends closer by encouraging sharing, healthy socio-emotional development and by encouraging awareness and inclusion of others whether they talk, dress, or learn differently or are a person with a disability.

A Positive Children’s Book to Promote Self-Confidence and Empathy

Jake’s story encourages children to meet new people and overcome worries and be kind to others who may be different from them. Knowing we live in a world where everyone is different, but we also have a lot in common, which will help create a kinder world, appreciate differences, and find connections. These topics are presented in subtle, sweet, and impactful ways for both young readers and the supportive adults in their lives.

Ages and Grades

While many kids in grades K-5 (ages 6-11) will be able to read this story independently or with assistance. Parents and grandparents will enjoy reading the story to baby, making it the perfect gift.

~ AMAZON ~

 

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Samantha Shannon is a best-selling author and licensed educational counselor who uses her background in education, love for nature and animals, and experience aiding in the emotional social development of children to create fun and impactful books. Samantha has also published multiple books under her pen name, Parker Sinclair, in the fantasy and YA genres. 

Visit: parkersinclair.net & jakethegrowlingdog.com for more information or find all books on Amazon and Ingram Content. 

Samantha’s love for creatures great and small has led her to incorporate animals in all of the books, from eagles to cheetahs! Throughout her life, Samantha’s family has always included a dog, and they’ve always been more than pets. They were fur-brothers, sisters, and babies. 

When Samantha had her first child in 2009, she wanted to write a picture book based on her sister’s dog, Jake. While visiting her sister in the Pacific Northwest, Samantha realized that Jake growled all the time. He growled while playing frisbee, getting an ear rub, running, and even when he was sleeping! Despite his unusual choice of noisemaking, Jake is a sweet dog, which makes him the perfect character for a children’s picture book.

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Oliver, A Story About Adoption by Lois Wickstrom

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Oliver, A Story About Adoption by Lois Wickstrom
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 24
Cover Designer – Priscilla Marden

Oliver is stuck in his room. His father sent him there for playing in a tree that was too young to be climbed. Oh, if only he still lived with his birthparents! What could he do if he were with them? Be a scientist? Or a trapeze artist? Do other people wish for other parents when they are angry with their own?  Updated to adoption language of the 21st century.

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Lois is a former high school chemistry teacher and former head science teacher at Science in the City Summer Camp in Philadelphia. She has also been an adjunct science teacher at the University of South Florida. Since retiring, she continues to take science classes. Her class in Forensic Biology led to Little Red, The Detective, in which Red is studying fingerprint identification, so she can tell that “Grandma” isn’t who she says she is.

Lois has taken so many science classes that she believes science is the solution to almost every problem, including the dilemmas in fairy tales. She has invented what she calls Science Folktales. In each science-based tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending than the original because of learning scientific principles. She has turned some of these tales into plays for children.

She has also created a series of Mermaid Science stories, which make use of water science.

Lois is married to the love of her life. She has two children and four grandchildren, and a dog. She gardens, rides her bike, and tries to save the planet.

Author Interview with Lois Wickstrom

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The Mermaid and the Ice Cube Necklace (Mermaid Science) by Lois Wickstrom

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The Mermaid and the Ice Cube Necklace (Mermaid Science) by Lois Wickstrom
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 24
Cover Designer – Ada Konewki
Maia and Fig are having a picnic by the lake, when Trezzie the mermaid thinks their ice cubes are pretty things. Maia makes her a necklace out of ice cubes, but Fig gets jealous. When Fig jumps in the lake to retrieve the floating ice necklace, she nearly drowns from a leg cramp. Will Fig believe in mermaids after Trezzie saves her life?

~ AMAZON ~

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Lois is a former high school chemistry teacher and former head science teacher at Science in the City Summer Camp in Philadelphia. She has also been an adjunct science teacher at the University of South Florida. Since retiring, she continues to take science classes. Her class in Forensic Biology led to Little Red, The Detective, in which Red is studying fingerprint identification, so she can tell that “Grandma” isn’t who she says she is.

Lois has taken so many science classes that she believes science is the solution to almost every problem, including the dilemmas in fairy tales. She has invented what she calls Science Folktales. In each science-based tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending than the original because of learning scientific principles. She has turned some of these tales into plays for children.

She has also created a series of Mermaid Science stories, which make use of water science.

Lois is married to the love of her life. She has two children and four grandchildren, and a dog. She gardens, rides her bike, and tries to save the planet.

Author Interview with Lois Wickstrom

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The Day the Librarian Saved the Galaxy by Stephanie Wilson Peterson

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The Day the Librarian Saved the Galaxy by Stephanie Wilson Peterson
Genre- Kids, Family, Sci-Fi
Page Count – 93
Cover Designer – Godze Eyce

Two elementary students and an elderly librarian must save the galaxy when smelly aliens from Planet Wart invade Orchard Ridge Elementary School with plans to steal mysterious goo from the cafeteria and use it to spaghettify the Milky Way.

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Stephenie is the author of multiple books for kids. Stephenie and her family currently live near Raleigh, North Carolina, but she grew up just outside of Seattle. Stephenie writes, teaches creative writing, and homeschools her three amazing kids. Stephenie is represented by Jessica Reino of Metamorphosis Literary Agency.

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The Mind-Reading Hat (Invisible Magic Wand Series Book 6) by Lois Wickstrom

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The Mind-Reading Hat (Invisible Magic Wand Book 6) by Lois Wickstrom
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 32
Cover Designer – Nicolás Milano

This year, Caspian’s Grandfather gives him a hat for his UnBirthday. Wearing it lets him hear what people are thinking. Mom doesn’t want him to know what surprises she has in store, so she sends him next door to talk to their neighbor Geraldine. He wonders if she has surprises for him. Then he hears a turtle talking.

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Lois is a former high school chemistry teacher and former head science teacher at Science in the City Summer Camp in Philadelphia. She has also been an adjunct science teacher at the University of South Florida. Since retiring, she continues to take science classes. Her class in Forensic Biology led to Little Red, The Detective, in which Red is studying fingerprint identification, so she can tell that “Grandma” isn’t who she says she is.

Lois has taken so many science classes that she believes science is the solution to almost every problem, including the dilemmas in fairy tales. She has invented what she calls Science Folktales. In each science-based tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending than the original because of learning scientific principles. She has turned some of these tales into plays for children.

She has also created a series of Mermaid Science stories, which make use of water science.

Lois is married to the love of her life. She has two children and four grandchildren, and a dog. She gardens, rides her bike, and tries to save the planet.

Author Interview with Lois Wickstrom

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Toby: The (Mostly) True Story of a Former Bad Dog by Stephanie Wilson Peterson

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Toby: The (Mostly) True Story of a Former Bad Dog by Stephanie Wilson Peterson
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 70
Cover Designer – Godze Eyce
Toby might have accidentally put a ham under his owner’s pillow. And caused a small revolution at the vet. Then there was that whole dog-napping incident. But he can explain. It’s all the cat’s fault.

~ AMAZON ~ BARNES & NOBLES ~

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Stephenie is the author of multiple books for kids. Stephenie and her family currently live near Raleigh, North Carolina, but she grew up just outside of Seattle. Stephenie writes, teaches creative writing, and homeschools her three amazing kids. Stephenie is represented by Jessica Reino of Metamorphosis Literary Agency.

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The-Know-It-All-Pencil (Invisible Magic Wand Series) by Lois Wickstrom

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The Know – It – All Pencil (Invisible Magic Wand Series) by Lois Wickstrom
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 24
Cover Designer – Nicolás Milano

 It’s Caspian’s UnBirthday again. This year, Grandpa gives him a pencil and a small pad of paper. When Caspian picks up the pencil, it writes the word APPLE. What does a pencil know? Grandpa says “It’s a STAR adventure.” But there are no apples in the house. Caspian rescues a runaway walker and returns in to the woman whose leg is in a cast. She gives him an orange. He trades the orange for two bananas. He trades the bananas for a worm. Eventually, he gets apples. The pencil tells him to take them to Miss Susie. What else does the pencil know?

~ AMAZON ~

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Lois is a former high school chemistry teacher and former head science teacher at Science in the City Summer Camp in Philadelphia. She has also been an adjunct science teacher at the University of South Florida. Since retiring, she continues to take science classes. Her class in Forensic Biology led to Little Red, The Detective, in which Red is studying fingerprint identification, so she can tell that “Grandma” isn’t who she says she is.

Lois has taken so many science classes that she believes science is the solution to almost every problem, including the dilemmas in fairy tales. She has invented what she calls Science Folktales. In each science-based tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending than the original because of learning scientific principles. She has turned some of these tales into plays for children.

She has also created a series of Mermaid Science stories, which make use of water science.

Lois is married to the love of her life. She has two children and four grandchildren, and a dog. She gardens, rides her bike, and tries to save the planet.

Author Interview with Lois Wickstrom

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Mermaid and the Rainbow: Mermaid Science by Lois Wickstrom

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Mermaid and the Rainbow: Mermaid Science by Lois Wickstrom
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 24
Cover Designer – Ada Konewki
Trezzie, Maia, and Fig swap science tricks using treasures from the mermaid’s secret box. Best of all, they make a rainbow with a mirror, a piece of paper, and a glass of water. Trezzie is Maia’s imaginary playmate. Fig is her human friend. Together, they make a great team.

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Lois is a former high school chemistry teacher and former head science teacher at Science in the City Summer Camp in Philadelphia. She has also been an adjunct science teacher at the University of South Florida. Since retiring, she continues to take science classes. Her class in Forensic Biology led to Little Red, The Detective, in which Red is studying fingerprint identification, so she can tell that “Grandma” isn’t who she says she is.

Lois has taken so many science classes that she believes science is the solution to almost every problem, including the dilemmas in fairy tales. She has invented what she calls Science Folktales. In each science-based tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending than the original because of learning scientific principles. She has turned some of these tales into plays for children.

She has also created a series of Mermaid Science stories, which make use of water science.

Lois is married to the love of her life. She has two children and four grandchildren, and a dog. She gardens, rides her bike, and tries to save the planet.

Author Interview with Lois Wickstrom

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