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!
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.
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?
"Bernie, you're the reason. You're the reason I came back home…" Although life's journey took him far from his childhood home, Rick D. Niece, Ph.D., never forgot the people he met and the lessons he learned as a young man growing up in picturesque DeGraff, Ohio, population 900. A small-town newspaper boy who became a lifelong educator himself, Dr. Niece was deeply touched by the endearing residents of DeGraff who shaped his youth-especially Bernie Jones. Confined to a wheelchair with severe cerebral palsy, Bernie became Rickie's friend, inspiration and superhero, opening a world of compassion, trust and adventure to them both.
Kim Malchuk’s husband, Mel, was taken by cancer during the height of their endearing romance. Devastated by the loss, she made the courageous choice to keep Tasting Rain despite her heartbreak. As a motivational coach/speaker, Kim shares her wisdom and wit in an inspirational memoir designed to help others live a life of self-awareness, authenticity and joy. Written in a free-flowing, embracing style, Tasting Rain provides a personal perspective on loss, healing and love. Having welcomed the power of positive thinking into her own life, Kim has become a master teacher of how changing our thoughts can change our lives.