New Release Books by Marti Dumas

Marti Dumas is the author of Wildseed Witch (Book 1) (2022), Women in the Old West (A True Book) (2021), Jupiter Storm (2019), The Dragon Keep (2019) and other 8 books.

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Wildseed Witch (Book 1)

release date: May 10, 2022
Wildseed Witch (Book 1)
A fun middle-grade contemporary fantasy with an all-BIPOC cast, about a social-media-loving tween who gets sent to an ultra-private witch camp Hasani’s post-seventh-grade summer to-do list is pretty simple: get a bigger following for her makeup YouTube channel and figure out how to get her parents back together. What she does NOT expect is that an emotional outburst will spark a latent magical ability in her. Or that the magic will be strong enough to attract the attention of witches. Or that before she can say #BlackGirlMagic, she’ll be shipped off on a scholarship to a fancy finishing school for talented young ladies. Les Belles Demoiselles is a literal charm school. Here, generations of young ladies from old-money witch families have learned to harness their magic, and alumnae grow to become some of the most powerful women across industries, including politicians, philanthropists, CEOs, entrepreneurs—and yes, even social media influencers. Needless to say, admission to the school is highly coveted, very exclusive . . . and Hasani sticks out like a weed in a rose bouquet. While the other girls have always known they were destined to be witches, Hasani is a Wildseed––a stray witch from a family of non-witches, with no background knowledge, no way to control her magic, and a lot to catch up on. "Wildseed" may be an insult that the other girls throw at her, but Wildseeds are more powerful than they know. And Hasani will learn that there are ways to use magic and thrive that can never be taught in a classroom.

Women in the Old West (A True Book)

release date: Jan 26, 2021
Women in the Old West (A True Book)
Many women of different backgrounds lived together in the American West. Former enslaved women left the racism of the Southern states to find a new life. White settlers traveled alone or with their families seeking their fortune as farmers, teachers, or gold miners. They met Mexican and Native American women who already lived in the territory. They were later joined by Japanese and Chinese immigrant women. All these women faced hardship and an unfamiliar life as they fought for their rights, their freedom, and their land in the American West. This book tells their story. Women are sometimes called the silent protagonists of history. But since before the founding of our nation until now, women have organized, marched, and inspired. They forced change and created opportunity. With engaging text, fun facts, photography, infographics, and art, this new set of books examines how individual women of differing races and socioeconomic status took a stand, and how groups of women lived and fought throughout the history of this country. It looks at how they celebrated victories that included the right to vote, the right to serve their country, and the right to equal employment. The aim of this much-needed set of five books is to bring herstory to young readers!

Jupiter Storm

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Jupiter Storm
10 year-old Jackie excels at being in charge. Her in-charging skills keep everything from gardens to five unruly brothers in line. So when a curious chrysalis appears in Jackie¿s front yard, Jackie naturally decides to take charge of it. The creature that emerges is not like anything she has ever seen, and Jackie soon realizes that she must protect it at all costs, even from her own family. But when Jackie¿s connection to the creature puts them all in danger, will she find the courage to save them?

The Dragon Keep

release date: Nov 13, 2019
The Dragon Keep
Ten-year-old Jackie needs to learn to control her dragon familiar, but what she finds is a mountain full of secrets that will lead her to her destiny.

Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3

release date: Feb 12, 2018
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3
Question: What''s a five-year old genius'' worst nightmare? Answer: Another five-year-old genius. Jaden Toussaint is a five year-old who knows it all. I mean, really knows it all. Animal Scientist. Great Debater. Master of the art of ninja dancing. There''s nothing Jaden Toussaint can''t do. This time our hero must face his greatest fear: another 5 year-old who is as amazing as he his. Has Jaden Toussaint finally met his match? Will life as we know it end as a result? Will anyone ever eat his Super Sneaky 7 Fruit Fruit Salad Muffins? Find out in Episode 3: Muffin Wars. Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest is a series of chapter books that kids and parents love. Kids love the awesome brain power and ninja dance moves of a superhero as real as they are. Parents appreciate the author''s humor, but they love watching their kids-- even reluctant readers-- keep turning pages. Jaden Toussaint is the new definition of cool.

Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2

release date: Feb 12, 2018
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2
Giant Afro. Even Bigger Brain. Jaden Toussaint, 5-year-old scientist and all around cool dude, must save his school from a (possible) alien invasion. His only weapons are science, ninja dancing, and the super-powered brain power of his seriously awesome group of friends. Can Jaden Toussaint and his crew come up with a plan that doesn’t involve (dunh-dunh-dunh…) the EXTERMINATOR? Fans of Junie B. Jones, the Magic Tree House, Dan Gutman, and Franny K. Stein will love the Jaden Toussaint series of illustrated chapter books. They are hilarious and empowering for kids and grown-ups alike. Get your copy today. #SmartistheNewCool What Readers Are Saying: “A fun and funny tale!” “In addition to following the adventure of Jaden Toussaint, it subliminally encouraged my little person to want to do his own investigations.” “Full of fascinating details about its New Orleans setting, this book has lots to offer for little scientists. Jaden and his friends work together to solve a tricky problem and show that even scary creatures deserve our sympathy and care.” “My son (5 yr old) was so excited to get this book. He liked ‘the Ladeks, his coat, the 3 minute dance party and the WHOLE book!’ Jaden is a cool kid and a great problem solver. I love his creativity, his ability to work as a team, recognition of others'' strengths and his super supportive family (I only wish my sister was THAT kind growing up!). The characters are warm and interconnect well. Cleverly written and entertaining with great illustrations. And I LOVE the Doctor Who references! We are already looking forward to the next episode!”

Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5
Hoping to become a famous animal explorer on television, Jaden, age five, plans to achieve fame through a school play after his parents forbid him to post his video online.

Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1

release date: Jun 26, 2015
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1
Giant afro. Even Bigger Brain.Jaden Toussaint is a five year-old who knows it all. I mean, really knows it all. Animal Science. Great Debater. Master of the art of ninja dancing. There''s nothing Jaden Toussaint can''t do. The only problem is that grown-ups keep trying to convince him that, even though he''s really smart, he doesn''t know EVERYTHING. The thing is...he kind of does.This time our hero must use all his super-powered brain power to convince the grown-ups that he needs more screen time.

The Little Human

release date: Jan 01, 2019
The Little Human
10-year-old Amaya longs to swim in the sea, but when she finally gets her wish it may be more than her heart can handle. A modern story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen''s The Little Mermaid.

Jala and the Wolves

release date: Feb 14, 2015
Jala and the Wolves
Jala is a curious little girl with a penchant for canines. In addition to playing pretend and being something of a gourmand, she spends most of her time learning new facts about animals-especially wolves. One day, she is only a little surprised to find that a mysterious mirror has appeared in her room. Like Alice''s looking glass, the mirror is only the beginning. It transports her to a new land where she must use all her knowledge and strength to save an ailing pack of wolves.

The Snow Dragon

release date: Dec 13, 2016
The Snow Dragon
6 year old Marie''s life by the sugar cane field was quiet and content--until her parents decided to move to a snowy town way up north. Marie misses the comforts of her old home in Vacherie, but in the icy depths of the new one, she discovers something far more powerful.

Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 4

release date: Dec 01, 2016
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 4
Jaden Toussaint, 5 year-old scientist and all around cool dude, must survive 5 whole days with his sister at sleepaway camp. He''ll be all alone with only his mother, his father, and all his friends to keep him company. His sister being gone is bad enough, but now that she is, who will protect him from...The Swamp Thing?
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