Mystery on Mansion Hill

Author: Sandy Rosinbaum

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $2.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: October 18, 2018

Deal ends: October 18, 2018

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It's midnight as Katie Karr and her new friend, Tyler, pedal their bikes through the dark streets of Golden Falls. They are on their way to explore Stockwell Mansion – an abandoned Victorian-era mansion set on a hilltop above the town.Katie, new in town, is fascinated by the old mansion, and though she's been told to stay away, she is determined to find the source of a mysterious light she's seen shining from the heights of the "mansion on the hill."Sneaking into the mansion, Katie and Tyler explore each room, each dark corner, and discover more than they ever expected.

I Don’t Want to Go to Kindergarten … I’ll Miss You Toooo Much!

Author: Maureen King

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $1.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: October 18, 2018

Deal ends: October 18, 2018

Description:

1 Award-Winning Illustrator + 1 Delightful Story for All Ages + 2 Super Power Stress Management Techniques + Many Tips for Parents, Educators, and Mental Health Professionals = I Don't Want to Go to Kindergarten...I'll Miss You Toooo Much!Learn to empower kids of all ages with a simple, life changing skill. Don't let the title fool you. "Powering-Up" helps us deal with challenging situations including being bullied, starting kindergarten OR college, and more. The jaw-dropping activity in the book provides proof that our body instantly changes based on our thoughts. Following the story, the "Notes for the Reader" section focuses more on the super power and how to reinforce it. Access to free online videos and activity downloads are included. This book has fifteen SPECIAL KINDLE BONUS PAGES. It also teaches a second super power not taught in the hardcover book. Use the pop-ups to enhance the reading and learning experience. Double-tap to open and close pop-ups. Maureen King, school counselor and former K-12 teacher, wants everyone to learn a powerful skill she regularly shares with students and adults. This simple tool literally changes the chemicals in our brain and builds new neural pathways. “Powering-Up” reduces the impact of bullying or other stressors. It helps us learn, increases memory, strengthens the immune system, makes us smile, and more! Learn how to reinforce this tool so it becomes a life changing habit for resiliency and increased emotional intelligence (EI or EQ). Powering-Up is definitely NOT just for kids!Being a kid can be tough! Children experience a wide range of traumas, often without the knowledge of the adults in their lives. Why wait for a child to act out before empowering him with positive coping skills? Unaddressed fear, frustration, loneliness, and other emotions can manifest as aggression, self-injury, withdrawal, difficulty maintaining positive relationships, failing grades, bullying, drug or alcohol dependency, and more. Split between schools, King was only able to work with a small percentage of the at-risk middle school students who were already in crisis before popping up on the intervention radar. She successfully taught them to access real super powers and wanted to help more families. Her students didn't understand why they were not taught these tools sooner. King wished she had known these strategies when her kids were young. She recognized that many parents and caregivers don't have time or resources for parenting classes, counseling, workshops, or lengthy, self-help books. They do, however, usually squeeze in time to enjoy a short book with their child. King saw that skills taught to adolescents and adults can (and should!) be taught to all children and their families through story. This was the foundation for “Mrs. King’s Toolbox Series” designed to reduce stress and improve overall mental health and coping skills. The adult reader learns the skill along with the child and is taught how to reinforce it. When King shared the hardcover book with 8th grade classes, the teacher suggested that the title could have been, “I Don’t Want to Go to High School” since the emotions felt by 14 year olds are often the same as those felt by preschoolers. The students wholeheartedly agreed. Adults have asked for permission to copy the "Notes for the Reader" section to carry with them as a reminder to "Power-Up" in difficult situations at work or in the community. Kindle provides you the opportunity to keep this life-changing book with you. Empower your family today. Share this book and the reinforcement activities. Help children find their JOY!

A Field Guide to Monsters

Author: Johan Olander

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $3.99

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: October 17, 2018

Deal ends: October 17, 2018

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In this delightfully gruesome collection, renowned monstrologist Johan Olander guides you through the world between reality and fantasy, where the creatures of your worst nightmares appear—even in your sock drawer!With this essential field guide, you’ll:*learn about monster habitats, life cycles, and how to avoid the most dangerous creatures*see historical evidence of monster sightings (from claw prints to cave carvings) *read about chilling monster encounters*find out how you can become a monstrologist, tooA Field Guide to Monsters profiles more than twenty-five previously undocumented monsters. Olander will stretch your imagination to new limits with his impressive research, colorful observations, and eye-popping ink-and-digital artwork that reveal a madness unsurpassed.

White Bear’s Big Adventure

Author: Marie Cheine

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $1.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: October 17, 2018

Deal ends: October 17, 2018

Description:

Do you like Winnie the Pooh?Then you will like White Bear, too.In a story you will want to read over and over, White Bear, a stuffed teddy bear, is on his way to the hospital with his best friend Angel. While Angel is being wheeled into the operating room for a long awaited kidney transplant, White Bear is accidentally tossed down a laundry chute. "We looked everywhere. We looked in Angel’s room. We looked by the nurse’s station. We looked in the hallway. We even walked down to the OR. We couldn’t find White Bear anywhere,” Jeana told them. “Don’t worry. We’ll find him,” said Aunt Beth."And that is exactly what they set out to do.In this “almost grown up book” divided into short chapters with delightful illustrations, children will learn about some of the difficulties special needs kids face and the importance of never giving up.Combining the value of friendship in the tales of Winnie-the-Pooh and the pure faith of Horton Hatches the Egg, White Bear’s Big Adventure will leave children a little less afraid of the hospital or any scary place and a little more confident that they are not alone. For children with chronic illness or special needs, their siblings and their friends this is the perfect book to add to the family bookshelf.Great for reading aloud or appropriate for young readers. Recommended for ages 4-12.Get your copy today because White Bear’s next adventure is just around the corner.

The Present Is a Gift

Author: Elchanan Ogorek

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $1.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: October 16, 2018

Deal ends: October 16, 2018

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The Present is a Gift is a children's picture book that takes us on a journey to achieve mindfulness. Readers are transported from a classroom out into nature to observe animals in yoga poses and practicing mindfulness. Children will enjoy the illustrations and learn to live in the moment, reduce stress and build confidence. Included in the book is a kid-friendly mindfulness guide that learners of all ages will love.

Loud Lula

Author: Katy S. Duffield

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $3.99

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: October 16, 2018

Deal ends: October 16, 2018

Description:

Lula may be a pint-sized gal, but she’s got a BIG ol’ voice!Since her birth, Lula’s LOUD voice has wreaked ten kinds of havoc across Pryor County, disrupting humans and animals alike. Lula’s parents are worried: What’s going to happen when Lula starts school? Will Lula ever learn to use her “inside voice”? But when Lula spots something sinister making its way toward town, it seems that she may have found just the right use for that BIG ol’ voice after all. With a text chock-full of Southern charm and silly digital illustrations that bring this tall tale to life, kids will giggle at the antics of the unforgettable LOUD Lula.