Stranded (Cetacea Chronicles Book 1) by Feather Chelle

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Stranded (Cetacea Chronicles Book 1) by Feather Chelle
Genre – Middle Grades, Science Fiction, Juvenile Non-fiction Animals
Page Count – 200 Pages
Cover Designer – Aramis Williams
Whales and dolphins are falling ill all throughout the Atlantic Ocean! Cherish and her family of Pilot Whales have been fleeing as far from other animals as possible, but some of them have begun to show symptoms. When danger closes in from all around them, will the Dolphin Riders make it in time to save the day?

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Feather Chelle is a single mother of five, living in Texas. She has two grandpuppies, a grandbunny, and two grandpiggies (guinea pigs). She is totally blind and enjoys homeschooling with her family. She has been in love with the ocean since she was five years old and loves to learn more and more about it every day. She loves to teach and has been writing since the first grade, although this is her first published work.

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman

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SPOOKED BY A SUSPICION by Risa Nyman
Genre – Middle grade contemporary mystery
Page Count – 215 pages
Cover Designer – Ashley Literski, Creative Manager at Immortal Works

One major life change should be the limit for any kid. 

~Rocky’s theory

About to transition from middle school to high school, Rocky is shocked when his mother announces her intention to marry Ted, a devious man with a devil’s beard, ominous eyebrows in constant motion, and black, beady eyes. 

A series of strange accidents convince Rocky that Ted is using evil powers against him, and he is determined to stop the marriage. When Ted arranges to work at Rocky’s summer program, Rocky plots with his girlfriend Olive to expose Ted in an epic showdown.

Rocky’s plans are thwarted when he’s accused of stealing and suspects Ted is framing him. Scared no one will believe him, Rocky flees into the woods and encounters a hermit whose horrifying tale sends Rocky back to search for proof of his innocence.

Rocky must prosecute his case against Ted to reclaim his reputation.

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Born in Boston with the accent to prove it, Risa Nyman lived within ten miles of that city for decades until a recent move to the neighboring Ocean State.

For many years, Risa worked for the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to promoting active participation in our democracy, with a special focus on voting and elections.

Risa’s creative writing journey started when she found three pennies in a neat stack in an otherwise completely empty apartment that had belonged to her mother. It’s an interesting story, and there was definitely some magic in those pennies. Her debut middle grade novel, Swallowed by a Secret, was published by Immortal Works Press in January 2020.

When not writing, Risa is reading, exercising or doing therapeutic ironing (yes, there is such a thing.)

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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 – Children’s, intermediate readers, family activities
Page Count – 29 pages

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?
Jake loves his favorite trail, but when both 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 some of their favorite things. When Jake’s friends Bodhi and Luna come over to play, they won’t let their friend worry all alone. Will Jake be able to 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 tale with love and compassion.
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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 for this third tale about a dog who is different from most other dogs and critters. Even the sweetest and kindest dog can get scared, and sometimes fear makes us do or feel things we wouldn’t normally. We’ve all been protective of something we love or allowed our imaginations to run wild. Jake’s tale not only shows kids that they aren’t alone in having those emotions or worries. 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 Conversation Starters and Fun Activities for Children, Families, Schools, and Counselors to help with sharing, disability awareness, overcoming worries, and more!
This story is packed with loads of 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 together 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 Story 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.

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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.

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.

With Samantha’s background in educational counseling, Jake’s first story includes a character education & loving-kindness activity for families, schools, & counselors. Jake’s story speaks to all of us about accepting, and appreciating, the differences in others–both caring attitudes we need in our diverse and beautiful world.

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Jake the Growling Dog Shares His Trail (Jake the Growling Dog Book 3) by Samantha Shannon
Genre – Children’s, intermediate readers, family activities
Page Count – 29 pages
Cover Designer – Lei Yang
Synopsis –
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?
Jake loves his favorite trail, but when both 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 some of their favorite things. When Jake’s friends Bodhi and Luna come over to play, they won’t let their friend worry all alone. Will Jake be able to 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 tale with love and compassion.
Looking for 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 for this third tale about a dog who is different from most other dogs and critters. Even the sweetest and kindest dog can get scared, and sometimes fear makes us do or feel things we wouldn’t normally. We’ve all been protective of something we love or allowed our imaginations to run wild. Jake’s tale not only shows kids that they aren’t alone in having those emotions or worries. 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 Conversation Starters and Fun Activities for Children, Families, Schools, and Counselors to help with sharing, disability awareness, overcoming worries, and more!
This story is packed with loads of 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 together 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 Story 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.

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MORNIN THE SUPER BIRD – FINDS A WAY TO FIGHT EXTINCTION by JULES HEARTLY

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MORNIN THE SUPER BIRD – FINDS A WAY TO FIGHT EXTINCTION by JULES HEARTLY
Genre – Children Books/ Action and Adventure /Fiction
Page Count – 50 pages
Mornin, a beautiful and smart bird, loves his family, his friends and his habitat. He enjoys flying, taking nature pictures and filming videos. During one of his daily flights he realized some birds have disappeared forever! They had gone extinct!
Mornin doesn’t want his friends and family to go extinct. So, he starts a quest to protect them and protect the planet, but he needs help! Could he get the support he needs on time?

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 Born in Colombia, author with the pen name Jules Heartly, is a blogger and author of children books literature and adults Historic fiction. Her novel Save Your Prayers True Stories From a Nation Held Hostage has been already translated to Spanish (Rehenes En Misa La Historia Jamas Contada).  

Julia is connected to the emotional, economic, and environmental struggles that others face daily, and she believes in raising awareness about the importance of preserving nature and returning to the basics. To that end, one of her current projects is promoting environmental conservation among younger generations via children’s books, more specifically with her book series Mornin The Super bird, already translated to Spanish as Mornin El Super Pajaro.

She enjoys long walks on the beach, tree hugging, cycling, and birding. During her walks by the beach, you can find Julia picking up the trash left by careless beachgoers and, hopefully, encouraging others to do the same.

She now lives near a forest park in New York where she can practice forest bathing.

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Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon

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Lighting the Path: Leaning into a Hopeful Future as a Special Needs Parent by Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon

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Genre – Self help, Parenting, Special Needs

Page Count – 200 pages

Cover Designer – Miblart

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Whether your child was born with special needs or developed them following illness or injury, you walk a hard road as a special needs parent.

 

With a child born with heart challenges and then severely brain injured at eight months old, Dr. Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon weaves her powerful story and experiences with observations and strategies that support a hopeful future in Lighting the Path.

 

Leaving no stone unturned, Marcia reduces the anxiety felt by many special needs parents by helping them through the most commonly faced circumstances—processing their new reality, skill development, career balance, financial planning, medical practitioners, appointments, therapies, caregivers, health, maintaining care for all family members, self-care, the rapid firing of emotions from isolation to judgement, and more—all with the goal to provide hope and support so you don’t have to walk this path alone.

If you’re facing many unknowns in your special needs journey, Lighting the Path combines compassion with a wealth of ideas and actions to help you build a better future for yourself and your entire family.

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Dr. Marcia Nathai-Balkissoon is a storyteller and educator who believes that we each have a powerful purpose that should guide our lives. As one of her children is brain-injured and bedridden, Marcia and her family have traversed significant challenges. She is passionate about helping special needs families to feel more connected, gain visibility, access and support, and tap into their resilience.

Beyond the special needs context, Marcia helps people connect deeply with their purpose so they can experience more joy and fulfilment. Through intuitive and logical interventions, her work seeks to shift mindsets, build habits, foster creativity and curiosity, and enable people to live their best lives each day, trusting they are enough.

Currently a tenured lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Marcia is most drawn to the fields of health, safety and wellness, business and personal strategy, and teaching and learning. She is a certified Parent Skills Master Trainer and enjoys working with her husband to adapt interventions for their daughter and helping other parents to do the same for their children.

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