Wonderful book that’s funny and poignant at the same time This is a perfect middle-grade novel for both boys and girls. Featuring the antics of three boys who are best friends as they try to win a bicycle contest in 1964, the book is hilarious at times, but also has some subtle lessons to teach. It will beautifully show young readers today how integrity was developed during an era gone by. Highly recommended.
Fiction, Grades 3-6
"An enjoyable adventure story with a strong, underlying message regarding acceptance and peer pressure.’" The Wishing Shelf
Any child who enjoys the whimsical books of Roald Dahl, or the character-driven books of Jacqueline Wilson will get a lot from this pacey adventure.
An engaging tale of a kid brother struggling to be cool enough to be accepted by his older brothers’ pals – and his own classmates. After he finds his own path and listens to his inner voice, respect, acceptance and friendships follow. This book also touches on the importance of community, and the value of people reaching out to care about and help others, and shows how, in the process of helping, finding personal benefit, as well. “The Garden Raid” is an enjoyable and valuable read with a message that will resonate.
Fiction, Grades 3 - 6
Tired of being a Clark Kent, John battles to make the football team. The Big Game has been played every year for generations. If John can fly off the bench, he could transform into his own Superman.
People sometimes see what they want
Luring a ghost into the haunt
Giving others a motive to taunt
It will take an imagination
To get past endless frustration Before finding others affirmation
Fiction, Grades 3 - 6
eLit Books Award 2020 recipient forChildren's Books (7 & Under)
"It's positive message is deserving of great recognition in these unique times of uncertainty." eLit Awards
The illustrations are magic in themselves, leaving the reader curious and a bit haunted, further selling the story of belief. I think it's a fantastic story for children of so many ages."
"The Magic You Don't See shares a story that needs to be reinforced again and again with the youth growing up in the age of immediacy and instant gratification. It's quiet and calm story gets back to the core of what's important about growing up, finding the confidence in yourself. The illustrations were a perfect match to the mood and message of the story. I really enjoyed this book as much as the kids I shared it with."
Beyond The Mirror
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
If you could see beyond that wall, you’d know it all
You’d be amazed to see
The bright beautiful truth, that lies in me
I shook the rain from my coat
And sang a sad little note
From head to toe I was soak
A sunny day, I had hoped
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