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
John agrees to participate in a robbery in order to steel the friendships of his older brother's crew. When it all goes bad, how will he ever make it right?
"An enjoyable adventure story with a strong, underlying message regarding acceptance and peer pressure.’" The Wishing Shelf
The Garden Raid” is the first book in John W. Nassivera's Sandy Hill Adventure Series. 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.
Tired of being a Clark Kent, John battles to play in The Big Game. If he can fly off the bench, John could transform into his own Superman.
During the last week of practice John's hopes of becoming a football star are tackled over and over. On game day John is riding the pine. Ending the school's twenty-year losing streak comes down to the last play. Will John be able to kick his way off the bench?
The Game We Play is part of The Sandy Hill Adventure Series. If you believe sports mirror life, then you will enjoy this story by John W. Nassivera.
Read this fast-paced realistic fiction with a message about overcoming adversity and life's challenges.
eLit Books Award 2020 recipient for Children'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."
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