Drake just wants to play with all the other kids, but he has a bit of a problem: Drake is a dragon. How can he show them that he’d be a good friend? Or maybe he’s just too scared to try. Poor Drake. Find out what happens to him in this fun story told in rhyme, accompanied by beautiful illustrations.
Another quality children picture book from the father and daughter team of Michael and Rachel Yu.
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Only one thousand Humans survived The Travel from the shattered Earth. Some Humans say it was their penance for crushing such beauty. Eighteen-year-old Braita merely thought it was pathetic – pathetic that her people had been that blind.
Now, the Humans live in the solar system, Kline, where three planets are habitable. Joyal, the smallest planet, is embraced by the Humans – their family to love as they had never loved Earth. Though a planet covered mainly in water is dangerous real estate to dwell upon.
Their worry turns into devastating reality when Braita’s blessed village is struck by a tsunami. Population numbers must be kept to a minimum. Drastic measures must be taken. Braita’s life is twisted in brutality when she is chosen as one of the three hundred Humans to be removed from Joyal…and sent to the Mian, the aliens to fear, on the planet Triaz.
Thrown head first into a barbaric world she knows nothing of, Braita must adapt to a dark life as a slave of the Mian society. Her existence depends on it…and possibly, the fall of her heart.
The two are kidnapped and transported to Nightfall Gardens, the family’s ancestral home, a place shrouded in fog and ancient mystery, where they meet their dying grandmother and learn of an age-old curse placed on Blackwood females.
Lily must take over as protector of the house and three haunted gardens that hold mythical beasts, fairy-tale nightmares and far worse. If she doesn’t, the evil trapped there will be unleashed and bring on a new dark age.
While she deals with malevolent ghosts, murderous dolls and killer insects inside the house, Silas is put to work in the gardens, a hothouse of terror, where one wrong step means death.
Along the way, they search to unlock the riddle of the curse and to stop the creatures in the gardens before time runs out and the world is destroyed.
The full title of Sacred Tales is ‘Kids Book: “Sacred Tales: 60 Indian Moral Stories for Children” Short Stories Collections and bedtime story books for kids by all ages, folklore myths and legends’.
The 60 stories in the book have been around since the dawn of human civilization. These moral stories for kids were passed from generation to generation in an oral tradition that spanned thousands of years. They have since been written down, translated and have traveled the world, encompassing many languages and cultures over the millennia. These 60 stories can be read and enjoyed by all ages and all cultures.
Sacred Tales is Book 2 in a two-book series entitled Indian Moral Stories for Children. Please also check-out Book 1 in the Series – it is entitled ‘Kids Book: “Sacred Stories: 50 Indian Moral Stories for Children” Short Stories Collections and bedtime story books for kids by all ages, folklore myths and legends’.
Amazon Reader Reviews of ‘Kids Book: “Sacred Tales: 60 Indian Moral Stories for Children” Short Stories Collections and bedtime story books for kids by all ages, folklore myths and legends’:
“This beautifully written collection of 60 stories from India reminded me a great deal of Aesop’s Fables. Each story has a moral at the end, and they would be very appropriate to read to children at bedtime. It is wonderful to read tales from another country and learn about a culture different than ours, although the stories would show that we are more alike as a people than different. The color map of India at the beginning of the book is a great addition, because you can look up where a story came from as you read it. I really enjoyed this collection – it is a great reference book of curated tales from ancient times.”
“The Indian Sub- Continent had some of the oldest civilizations known. It has a rich cultural heritage. The art of storytelling in the Sub- Continent is as old as time itself. Even before the human race knew how to read and write, it could tell a tale. In the beginning, these stories were passed on orally from one generation to another. Grandmothers would entertain their grandchildren with such stories while mothers would lull their children to sleep with them. Stories would be narrated at meal times to hold the children’s attention so that they ate more. Whenever each person told these stories, they made some changes and thus there grew several versions.
Later when humans learned to read and write, many of these stories were recorded. In India, thousands of years ago Sanskrit was the language used to compose texts. There were also several scripted common languages. Literature in these languages grew. When Sanskrit was discovered in the western world, a whole world of fascinating stories was found. Origins of some popular western tales could also be traced back to folktales from the Sub-Continent. This book has a variety of timeless folktales from the Sub-Continent. The author is presenting the traditional stories for today’s children and adults in simple and entertaining language.
Some of the stories are popular while others are little known. These tales span heaven and earth and many have their origin in age-old tribal lore. This book is a timeless gem that I thoroughly enjoyed reading, and one that I recommend very highly.”
Flea has always been different from other students in school. He’s not smart or athletic, he’s shorter than kids five years younger than him and his facial features are so pointy that everyone avoids him. His foster mother constantly warns him to avoid attention, though Flea has no idea who’s after them. But Flea has recently discovered several abilities that change his life forever: snowy weather follows him wherever he goes, he stops snowballs in mid-flight and he builds anything in shop class in the matter of minutes despite his lack of training. An appearance on The Great Build-Off – a popular construction game show – leads him to a magical place he thought existed only in Christmas stories.
At the North Pole, Flea feels even more like an outsider. In fact, this storybook village reminds him of every school he’d ever attended, complete with overachievers and underachievers, popular elves and outcasts, even elves who aren’t afraid to march to their own beat. But during his training to become a proper builder elf, he discovers that the North Pole has an arch-nemesis bent on invading the elfish lands and ending Christmas forever. With a war looming against the South Pole, Flea’s sudden appearance at the North Pole is no coincidence, as he questions his role in the fate of the world’s greatest holiday.
“The North Pole Challenge” is not your typical Christmas story. Everyone knows about Santa Claus, his elves and the North Pole but this book provides a fresh outlook on the old familiar tales. Imagine Santa Claus as a reclusive loner, Rudolph as a narcissistic whiner, the elves as cruel party animals. And no great story would be complete without an enemy of epic proportions, another familiar Christmas name with a wicked past never before told…
“The Rudolph Challenge – Flea’s Second Christmas” and “The Jack Frost Challenge – Flea’s Third Christmas” out now
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FLEA’S FIVE CHRISTMASES
BOOK ONE – THE NORTH POLE CHALLENGE
BOOK TWO – THE RUDOLPH CHALLENGE
BOOK THREE – THE JACK FROST CHALLENGE
BOOK FOUR – THE FROSTIE CHALLENGE
BOOK FIVE (THE FINAL BOOK) – THE SOUTH POLE CHALLENGE
COMET CLEMENT SERIES
BOOK ONE – THE INNER CIRCLE
BOOK TWO – INTERCEPTION
BOOK THREE – THE NEW SPACE RACE
BOOK FOUR – THE THREE ARKS
BOOK FIVE – EVACUATION EARTH
BOOK SIX – FINAL DAYS
BOOK SEVEN – IMPACT
BOOK EIGHT – UNINVITED
BOOK NINE – TAKEOVER
BOOK TEN – MISSION: SURVIVAL
BOOK ELEVEN – RELOCATION
BOOK TWELVE – A SECOND CHANCE
LIFE, INC. – If you could learn the exact moment of your death, would you? If you could see a deceased loved one for one more day – at the cost of one year of your life – would you? These are the answers Life, Inc. wants to know…
KEEPER OF THE WATER SERIES
BOOK ONE – DRINKING LIFE
BOOK TWO – RECRUITS
BOOK THREE – THE WATER QUEENS
Sleepy Beach is the most peaceful, good night, go to sleep, picture book you could ever read.
You know you’ve found the right book because it starts with the words “Close your eyes…”!
I personally guarantee that this book will make your children sleepy or at least peaceful!
Be sure to follow the YouTube links to listen to the original Sleepy Beach music while you read along for the very best experience. You can also listen to the author tell the story or watch the video to know the story of how Sleepy Beach was created on YouTube.