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release date: Mar 07, 2015
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Maya & Filippo Show Aloha: Free Books for Kids Ages 4-8 (Maya & Filippo Adventure and Education for Kids Book 1)

Take Your Children on an Adventure!

"An engaging book to entertain and educate young readers about the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture." - 5 stars from Readers' Favorite

This entertaining and educational picture book features two little travelers - Maya and Filippo - who love to explore the world.

˃˃˃ Would you like your children to learn about different countries and cultures in a fun way?

Then the "Maya & Filippo Adventure and Education for Kids" Series will be perfect for you and your early readers.

˃˃˃ Would you like your children to understand the meaning of "aloha", "hula", "lei" and "ukulele"?

Then let Maya & Filippo show them around Hawaii and tell them about the islands' culture and geography.

˃˃˃ Would you like to check if your beginner readers are paying attention?

Then use the quiz at the end of the book!

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release date: Jul 20, 2014
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The Mystery of Adventure Island (FREE BOOKS FOR KIDS CHILDREN MIDDLE GRADE MYSTERY ADVENTURE) (The Mystery Series Book 2)
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Are you up for a thrilling adventure?

When the Mystery Kids go camping on a deserted island off the coast of England, they fall headfirst into another exciting adventure.

Follow the children as they are trapped in a lighthouse, stow away on a seaplane, get lost in a mine, hide in a tree house, outwit birdwatchers, and more!

Book 2 in the Mystery Series, this adventure novel is set in 1950's Britain and will suit anyone who enjoys Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys or the Famous Five.
release date: Mar 14, 2018
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Looking for spooky Halloween books for kids?

Four friends scramble to unmask the mummy that's haunting their ancient town of Thebes. Zany, fun, and fast-paced, it's perfect for kids age 9-12!

When 12-year-old Zet comes face-to-face with a whispering mummy, Zet’s eyes practically pop out of his head. Goosebumps race down his neck. Why is a mummy haunting his front door? What does the scary monster want? Zet quickly joins forces with his 11-year-old sister Kat and best friend Hui. The three kids need to unwind this spine-tingling mystery fast, because there’s a zany rumor that they're cursed. If they don't, their world might just come unraveled! Clues send them tiptoeing through the hotspots of ancient Egypt--running into hieroglyphics covered tombs and frantically paddling up and down the Nile on a wild mummy chase. They soon suspect this will be their spookiest mystery ever!

Readers will appreciate this fun, smart, exciting step up from Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House and R.L. Stine's Goosebumps as it "lends itself to being read by kids moving beyond chapter books." The short chapters provide easy wins for middle school readers and makes it perfect for school reading lists. Fans of the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Indiana Jones will be right at home. This is a middle-grade book for boys, a middle-grade book for girls. Popular in kids book clubs and homeschooling. An action oriented tale that's a great way to introduce middle-school youngsters to the world of ancient Egypt. "A big hit in our library, can't keep it on the shelf. Don't miss this must-read!" - E. Crow, Librarian

"Mummies. Curses. Clues to unravel...Scott Peters has done it again." ~ S.D. Brown, author of The Lake Quilt Mystery

~ Perfect for all kids ages 9-12 (Lexile: 490-570)

"Excellent 'Indiana Jones' style mystery." - Top Reviewer

6th grade ELA/SS: "My co-teacher and I have used (Book 1) for the past 2 years and the students absolutely love it!" Janine Taft. Teachers, librarians, and parents will appreciate the ancient civilizations facts and geography and appropriate language for Ages 8-14 Grades 3-7 | #1 Amazon best-selling series in Children's Geography & Cultures > Action & Adventure | ACTION. SMART. EXCITING | Packed with Ancient Egypt References | Also available: BOOK 1, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN SCROLL, BOOK 2: MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN AMULET, & BOOK 3, MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE | FREE shipping when you get the first 3 books in the series!

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Shelve under: modern classics, books for boys, books for girls, books for kids age 9 - 12, books for middle grade, books for boys 9 - 12, funny exciting stories for kids, Diary of a Wimpy Kid readers, reluctant readers, 5th grade, travel with kids, Mr Lemoncello's Library, Hardy Boys, Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, appropriate books for kids, librarian-approved.
release date: Jul 04, 2017
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The Story of Doctor Dolittle
The classic children’s tale of a man who could walk with the animals, talk with the animals, grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals . . .
John Dolittle was not your average doctor. He was known as a quiet, capable physician who lived a simple life in a simple house with his sister. His true love was for animals. He even kept a menagerie of wildlife in his very home, which ended up scaring away his two-legged human clientele.
But after his parrot, Polynesia, teaches him the secret to speaking with animals, Dolittle finds a new calling as a veterinarian. He uses his gift to understand, help, and heal the furred and feathered of the world. As his fame spreads, he’s soon called upon to travel far from his small English village to the jungles of Africa, where an epidemic is threatening the entire monkey kingdom. It seems only Doctor Dolittle can save the day.
release date: Apr 27, 2013
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A Piece of Blue String: a young German girl's diary during WW2 (Playing with Matches Book 0)

Praise for A Piece of Blue String: "Well written and engaging--enjoyed it!"

"A wonderful story of the youth in Germany during WW ll."

"A very moving historical story from a point of view that is rarely presented."

A companion short story to Playing with Matches.

Excerpts from Katharina Ackermann's diary marking the turn of WW2 and of her heart to one special boy.

Enjoy reading this well researched, dramatic story of what it was like to be a teenager in Hitler's Germany. A slightly different perspective than many world war two novels.

release date: Jul 13, 2013
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Soulene: A Healer's Tale: Book I of the Soulene Trilogy
In feudal England, a 16-year-old girl is mastering the healing arts as an apprentice of Hospice de Coeur Rouge, known as the Red Heart Healers by the local peasantry. Her life is turned upside down after discovering a handsome, gravely wounded knight in the forest. Who is this mysterious warrior? She uses herbs and the techniques passed down through the centuries to treat his wounds, but he warns her to flee immediately -- or risk death. She embarks upon an epic journey to the south, guided by friends and accompanied by her horse and hounds. She soon discovers a new danger -- and new clues about her own family history.

Soulene: A Healer's Tale is Book 1 of the Soulene Trilogy by author Ursula Pearson. Using a backdrop of 12th-century English and French history, she weaves a fascinating tale about a young woman discovering her identity in troubled times.
release date: Dec 31, 2013
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Benny and the Bank Robber: A Young Adult Historical Adventure
Ten-year-old Benny found the drunken cart driver who caused his father's death, but he's got bigger mysteries to solve. A long, sharp knife, a bag of disguises and a savage black stallion don't reassure Benny about his traveling companion to frontier Missouri. Still, Benny can’t shake the Scripture’s promise that God “will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”
release date: Mar 11, 2017
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The Silent Invader (Gliders over Normandy Book 1)

Over 156,000 soldiers took part in D-Day. This is the story of one man’s war.

Staff Sergeant Charlie Manning is a twenty-two-year-old pilot in Britain’s Glider Pilot Regiment, who finds himself responsible for safely landing thirty elite paratroopers, in one of the most daring operations of the Second World War.

All Charlie wants to do is get through this battle and make it home, but when he is distracted by other thoughts, he puts his own life at risk, as well as the other men in his Horsa glider. On the eve of being sent to war, any young man would relish in an encouraging pep talk from his father, but what Charlie received instead, haunts him.

Caught in the middle of the Normandy landings, which he doesn’t think he is courageous enough for, Charlie must battle with his own mind to stay on task.

Will he manage to stay focused? Will he land his glider safely? Or will his thoughts get the better of him?

Don’t miss The Silent Invader, the first book in the ‘Gliders over Normandy’ series by Thomas Wood. If you usually like fast-paced, war thrillers by people like Andy McNab or Chris Ryan, then this book will keep you racing through the pages!

release date: Nov 17, 2013
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Timekeepers:  A Revolutionary Tale
History is supposed to be dull.  Who knew it could also be dangerous?

Time-travel should be a fun adventure... right?  And yet Kristen and Brad find that being stuck in the past is anything but.  The Everhearts are taking part in a battle re-enactment of the American Revolution when they inexplicably find themselves back in 1777—for real.  They have no way of knowing how or why they’re there; all they can do is try to get through the day.  The siblings meet Rebecca, who needs to deliver a message of vital importance to General Washington.  They also team up with a tavern-owner's son in order to escort Rebecca back to Philadelphia.  Along the way, they deal with a spymaster, colonial deserters, and British soldiers who keep getting in the way. 

And they still have to figure out how to get back to their own time....

NOTE:  Based on review feedback, dialogue in this book has been edited for 'questionable' language.  As of November, 2017.

release date: Dec 02, 2017
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Katie Watson and the Painter's Plot (Katie Watson Mysteries in Time Book 1)
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Sherlock Holmes meets Shakespeare in this time-travel murder mystery with a twist of magic.

Eleven-year-old Katie is sure her summer is doomed. Sheltered because of her injuries from a horse riding accident, she longs to break free on an adventure like the ones in her favourite detective novels.
Instead, she’s stuck with Nan and Pop whose idea of adventure is touring old houses. But Otterly Manor isn't just any old house...

When Katie discovers a secret chamber with a magical painting, she falls - literally - into a perilous adventure beyond her imagination.

Whisked back in time to the reign of James I, Katie makes an ally in Princess Sophia who helps her navigate the strange new world of superstitions, prim manners and very uncomfortable clothes! But Sophia and Katie’s fun soon plummets into danger when murder strikes at Otterly Manor. With the murderer on the loose and Sophia’s family threatened, can Katie prove her detective skills before life at Otterly Manor is ruined forever? Or could it cost her the chance of ever getting back home?

This action-packed journey highlights the power of bravery and sacrifice when motivated by friendship. Readers of historical adventures, mysteries and horse stories will find delicious surprises in store.

“For readers with an imagination, this is a perfect page turning book to snuggle up with." - Tamsyn Alston, aged 12

Who is this book for?

  • Readers of mysteries such as Robin Stevenson's Murder Most Unladylike series, Katherine Woodfine's The Sinclair Mysteries, Sophie Cleverly's Scarlet & Ivy series, and Enid Blyton's classic Famous Five adventures will get their detective thinking caps on...

  • Readers of historical adventures by Eva Ibbotson and Emma Carroll will fall in love with the rich but ever-so-strange world of the past...

  • Lovers of Epic Adventures by the likes of Abi Elphinstone and Katherine Rundell will be holding on to their seats...

  • And Horse and equestrian enthusiasts should saddle up and get ready for this emotional ride!

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