By Susan L. Krueger, Ed.D. with Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D.
Famous Sheriff John Slaughter’s young daughter, Addie, bravely travels from Texas to the Arizona-Mexico border, settling on the 1800s Slaughter Ranch. Along the way, her mother dies; she narrowly escapes a stagecoach robbery and murder; an earthquake destroys the ranch; her father's earlobe is shot off; and she meets Geronimo.
In addition to true, but gross, humorous, interesting and wacky stories and facts, Arizona Way Out West & Wacky makes reading about Arizona’s history fun through word searches, crossword puzzles, recipes, crafts and many other amusing activities.
While Arizona Way Out West & Wacky solicits children to write and color on its pages, Witty: Library Edition, has reconfigured activities and word games with no coloring pages, and it’s formatted as a chapter book. It’s ideal for libraries and schools, because its readers are entertained and educated, but not tempted to mark up the copy. Plus, it comes with a curriculum guide in the back of the book!
As Luke and his sister Jenny resume their summer vacation their mother plans a stop at the historic town of Lincoln, New Mexico. But when a thunderstorm begins to brew, Luke and Jenny realize things aren't what they seem. Suddenly they are swept back in time and find themselves face-to-face with the notorious Billy the Kid. The ghost of Paul, a young buffalo soldier who lived over a century ago, guides them on their journey as they experience the life and times of this mysterious young outlaw. Will Billy the Kid live up to his legend?
Cheery is a Chiricahua Leopard Frog. He starts as an egg in a pond, turns into a tadpole, and then into a frog. Dr. Elizabeth W. Davidson explains why Leopard Frogs and other amphibians might become extinct. Cheery: How a Lonely Frog Finds Friends tells children what can be done to save the frogs.
Luke and his sister Jenny aren't overly excited when they first learn of their mother's plan to take them to Tombstone, Arizona, as part of their vacation. That changes in a hurry when they are suddenly swept back to the 1880s and the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The ghost of the Grand Hotel's handyman, a kindly gentleman by the name of Swamper, guides them through the events of that fateful time. Young readers are right there with Luke and Jenny as they learn firsthand the story of the Earp brothers and what led to the historic shootout.
Bryan Lambke was born in 1981 with Down syndrome, a disability that affects children in one of every 800-1,000 births. Bryan, with the help of his father Tom, has just authored I Just Am, a book that is both charming and disarming, one that offers an insight into his world.
In rhythmic verse, My Bonus Mom! Taking the Step out of Stepmom, shows children of divorced families that a positive attitude can lead to a happy outcome and spring open their hearts and minds to accept their own "bonus moms." It captures the mixed emotions that surge through young children as they deal with divorce and adjust to remarriage. The children work through their feelings of dismay, fear and anger, and grow to love dad's new wife, whom they come to think of as their "bonus mom." Twice the attention, twice the love, twice the fun and twice as many birthday presents! What's not to love?
Conrad demystifies the world of rattlesnakes and introduces children to such topics as who, when, and what rattlesnakes eat. He shows readers why rattlesnakes have rattles and what it means if you hear one. You will learn how the snakes’ forked tongues help them survive. The delightful and colorful illustrations of Nathaniel P. Jensen help bring the story alive.
Shakespeare for Children: The Story of Romeo and Juliet
By Cass Foster and Lynn G. Johnson
Highly condensed, fully illustrated version of the world's greatest and
most tragic love story. Author supplies thought-provoking discussion
questions that allows you to explore this tale from any age or
perspective. Use the same discussion questions to help you explore the
other plays from a similar perspective.
The Magical Adventures of Clara the Cleaning Lady: Clara Meets Mr. Twiddles
By Lynnette Murray-Gibson
Clara Meets Mr. Twiddles brings the reader to the home of one crabby cat, Mr. Twiddles, who is very unsettled to find a strange new housekeeper invading his quiet domain. He is also startled to find that the kindly housekeeper, Clara, can hear and talk back to Mr. Twiddles—as a result of Clara’s Very Special Powers (VSP). Children will race to discover if Mr. Twiddles gets rid of Clara for good—or finds they can be friends.
This captivatingly illustrated story takes you on a whirlwind trip through the rumor mill. A new kid is coming to school. Known only as Bust 'em Up Bill, it's not long before the other students have made up their minds what he must be like. Rumors based on fear begin flying around the school! With a nickname like Bust 'em Up Bill, he must have flaming red hair, yellow fangs, the claws of a dragon, and breath that can singe your hair! As the story progresses, the rumors grow wilder and wilder until (gulp!) Bust 'em Up Bill shows up at school.
In Tic Talk - Living with Tourette Syndrome, Dylan Peters shares what he has learned of tolerance and acceptance during the five years he’s had Tourette Syndrome. In a style that is often humorous and always insightful, Dylan helps others, young and old understand TS and the enormous pressures this little-understood affliction places on those who have it and on those who love them.