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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Written in the Stars (Mothers and Daughters Collection) by Angela Christina Archer

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Written in the Stars (Mothers and Daughters Collection) by Angela Christina Archer
Genre – Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction, Family Saga
Page Count – 306 pages

In 1950, parents sent their single unwed daughters to live in houses of shame as some called it. Forced to give up their babies in closed adoptions, these women had to go on with their lives, some living for decades without knowing what happened to their sons and daughters.
When seventeen-year-old Betty Hamilton is dropped off at Dartmouth Home for Wayward Girls, she’s left with only two things—a suitcase full of her belongings and the baby in her belly. After her letters to Charlie, the love of her life, go unanswered, Betty finds comfort in one friend and the prayers she can escape the home with her child. Her hope is dashed, however, when after her baby is born, it’s given to a couple in a closed adoption, and the home casts her back out on the streets alone. With nowhere to go but back to her parents house, she tries to make a new life while trying to forget the baby she lost and the man she loves but can’t find.
Being adopted wasn’t ever something that crossed Marlena’s mind. Her parents were her parents. But after her father becomes ill, and she discovers she can’t help him; they finally tell her the truth—they adopted her just hours after she was born from an unknown young woman from the Dartmouth Home for Wayward Girls. Now desperate for answers and on a quest to find her paternal parents, Marlena begins to uncover the secrets behind her real parents love, her birth, and what happened to both of them after her adoptive parents took her home. Will she ever meet her biological parents? Or will she be too late to find them before something happens to them?

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Angela lives on a ranch in Oklahoma with her husband, two daughters, and many farm animals. She was born and raised in Nevada, and grew up riding and showing horses. While she doesn’t show anymore, she still loves to trail ride.

 

From a young age, she always wanted to write a novel. However, every time the desire flickered, she shoved the thought from her mind. Then one day, in 2009, she awoke with the determination to follow her dream.

Visit her website: www.angelachristinaarcher.com for more information

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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.

Manifested Dreams by Dr. Yvonne Johnson

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Manifested Dreams by Dr. Yvonne Johnson
Genre – African American, Family, Historical fiction
Page Count – 46 pages
An African American Family Stories that Will Move You to Tears
Manifested Dreams chronicles the history of African American families using a completely different perspective from boring, history books. Explore the stories of different generations of this family and remind yourself of the world’s discriminatory policies and racial inequities. Thought-provoking and inspiring, Manifested Dreams offers a touching family story of several generations of African Americans living in a radically divisive America.

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Dr. Yvonne Johnson is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History. After her matriculation at CAU, she received a Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education K-12 from the University of Memphis, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. She currently serves as a Special Education Advisor with Shelby County Schools in the Division of Exceptional Children where she supervises special education classes at several schools. Yvonne is the co-author of The Ride of Pride, a children’s book that tells the story of African American inventors and how we use their inventions daily.

Dr. Yvonne Johnson is very active in the Memphis Community. She is a charter member of the Memphis Metro Clark Atlanta Alumni Association where she currently serves as the Vice President. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where she previously served on the Leadership committee, was the Health Initiative chairperson, and Pan Hellenic Council representative. She was a former Historian for the Pan Hellenic Council. She is also a member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated.  Recognized as Alumni of the day from Clark Atlanta University, Alumni Association. She is a Leadership Memphis graduate. Yvonne serves as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, which provides services and housing for parents/family members of children with childhood cancer while they receive treatment at St. Jude Hospital. She volunteers with the Union Mission, a local homeless shelter. She is a former member of the Feed the Need ministry, a program that feeds homeless individuals throughout the Memphis area.

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen

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Beginnings and Endings: A Selection of Short Stories by Jane Suen Author
Genre – Clean/family friendly (no cussing, sex, violence)
A weekly ritual that turns into the surprise of all time; an accident that has a devastating effect on two
lives in different ways; and a father’s heartfelt journey to tell his son of an important part of his past.
All come together in Beginnings and Endings, a trilogy of short stories that will bring a lump to the throat.
Grits Girl explores the beginning of a lifetime of love over a favorite bowlful of breakfast.
The Accident is an ironic story of how life can change in the blink of an eye.
In The End of Summer, two men come to terms with their past through an unexpected detour and the innocent joy of a child.
Each story is layered with unexpected twists and turns, and there’s a bonus flash fiction, Pick Me, to bring you a smile that will last the day.

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Jane Suen is an award-winning author who writes mysteries, sci-fi thrillers, short stories, sweet

romance, and crime fiction.

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