A Tale of Two Elmos (Elmo Jenkins – Book Four) by McMillian Moody

Elmo Jenkins is celebrating his fifth anniversary as a staff member of First Church. Much has changed at the historic downtown church, with new Senior Pastor Billy Pike Jameson and his humorless wingman Lord Hatchet keeping Elmo more than busy. In the midst of helping the church navigate the precarious waters of starting a contemporary worship service, Elmo is asked to lead a mission trip to Papua New Guinea. As always, Elmo keeps his sense of humor and his faith in God’s higher purpose.On the home front, Elmo’s feisty mother-in-law is relentlessly pressuring him to produce a grandchild. Elmo’s friend Erlene has moved into an Assisted Living Facility where she’s stirring up some serious trouble. To make matters worse, someone is systematically burglarizing the homes of the First Church membership. Could there be an inside connection?Thurm, Harry, and Father Ted are still on board along with new friends Pearly Gates, The Radio Guy, and Stumpy the Squirrel.The readers say it best: “Not since Mitford has the day-to-day life of a minister been so much fun.”

Author: McMillian Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
202 reviews

The Small Sports Take the Field! by Matthew Damman and Patty Eisenbraun

Come meet The Small Sports team in their first storybook adventure! Jake is a determined little boy with a big imagination who more than anything wants to find the perfect place to play. When he sets out to create the field of his dreams, Jake meets a special group of neighborhood friends. Together, they learn about teamwork, good sportsmanship and cooperation while helping to make Jake’s dream a reality. Are you ready to play? Ages 3-8

Author: Matthew Damman and Patty Eisenbraun

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
35 reviews

Kids Book: Sacred Tales – Folktale Book with Bedtime Stories and Fables for Children: (Kids Book with Short Stories… by Morris Fenris

Sacred Tales is a collection of sixty (60) ancient Indian folklore myths and legends and short stories collections and bedtime story books for kids by all ages, told with a fresh perspective. These 60 stories fall in the following main categories: myths and legends series, moral stories for kids, childrens books by age 5-8, timeless wisdom collection, fairy tales for teens, sacred stories, kids books ages 9 12, timeless stories, self-read childrens ebooks, and kindle books for kids 9-12.

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.”

Author: Morris Fenris

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
45 reviews

Out of the Shoebox: An Autobiographic Mystery (Historical Nonfiction story) by Yaron Reshef

Did you ever get a phone call that changed your life?That is what happened to author of this book. A mysterious unexpected phone call hurls Yaron Reshef into an intensive two-year journey, during which he has to solve a mystery that took shape in the 1930s and gradually unfolded in the present. A mysterious lot, a forgotten bank account, a people long gone ”” along with their memory which were obliterated during the Holocaust. All of these rise to the surface, bearing with them memories and emotions previously hidden away in the shoebox.Out of the Shoebox is a fascinating journal that reads like a detective story, comes across as an imaginative quest into the past, yet is the true personal story of the writer, Yaron Reshef. “I had no intention of writing a book. I had no need to write a story in general nor a story about my family and the Holocaust in particular. But life being what it is, sometimes things happen in mysterious, even surprising ways. Stuff that used to take center stage moves to the background, and background stuff moves downstage and center. That’s what happened in my case.” Yaron Reshef *** I read this fascinating book as a “quest story” and couldn’t stop reading it even for one moment. It is the story of the children of holocaust victims”. Rose Finkelman “Together with its literary values, Yaron Reshef’s book,” Out of the Shoebox”, can be used as a textbook or a model for anyone who believes in Intuitive Methods of information search”. A. Panini “It’s a long time since I enjoyed so much reading a historical story. It is an optimistic novel that tells us about the nature of reconciliation and acceptance”. Moses Bari Out of the shoebox reads absolutely like a detective story. When I read Yaron’s book I felt like “hearing the author voice reading me the story”. It was a spiritual experience for me. Ruth Levine Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Author: Yaron Reshef

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
237 reviews

Sleepless (Bird of Stone Book 1) by Tracey Ward

My name is Alex Mills and I have a superpower.Don’t be jealous, it sucks. I can’t control it. My mind is a mutinous SOB that takes over when I go to sleep. I’m just a girl trying to get some shut eye while it decides to throw a rager that can land me just about anywhere in the world.The base of the Eiffel Tower.The shore on the coast of Ireland.The third baseline at Wrigley Field.Sounds exciting and fun right? Wrong. My not so superpower is unpredictable, uncontrollable and annoying as hell. It’s also how I met Nick.Every cloud has a silver lining. Nick is mine.Nick is extraordinary as well. He can’t feel fear. Never has, never will. It’s worked out for him as a PJ in the Air Force, one of the most dangerous jobs in the military, but where it’s not helpful is with his social skills. Nick is cold, distant and apathetic.He’s also my hero. And if he’s to be believed, I’m his.I first met him when he died and that wasn’t even the weirdest moment of our relationship. Neither is this moment here and now, trapped together in an island prison on the Behring Sea. It’s a long, strange story between his death and this prison. One full of sheep, docks, Jabberwocks and a very special stone. I could tell it to you if you’d like to hear it. I’ve got time…*This Young Adult – New Adult science fiction romance contains mild language and sexual situations.

Author: Tracey Ward

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
82 reviews

ONE STEP AT A TIME (Hugo the Happy Starfish – Educational Children’s Book Collection 5) by Suzy Liebermann

ENGLISH EDITIONCome on a sea adventure with HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH as he finds out thatHAPPINESS STARTS WITH COMMITMENT.“ONE STEP AT A TIME Happiness Begins One Step At A Time”is a great tale to teach commitment.Hugo is a little starfish with a big sense of adventure. One day he finds an empty candy wrapper with a picture of a huge chocolate mountain. Usually when Hugo finds trash in the ocean it upsets him but this time what he found made him curious. Hugo discovers that his chocolate mountain is in fact a real mountain, which is called the Matterhorn and is located in Switzerland. He decides to set off on a journey to find this mountain – a huge challenge for a little starfish! Hugo learns to take one step at a time and to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Join Hugo as he finds the secret of perseverance when the road gets difficult.ONE STEP AT A TIME is a story about the need for perspective, whatever mountains we face. This book is the perfect way to each kids to divide big challenges into little chunks and to take things one step at a time.In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify. The story consists of 28 gorgeous illustrations showing a colorful and magical underwater world.Children will laugh at the delightful characters, hold their breaths in suspense and love to read this story over and over.The book is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for older children.The book comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on our website. There are more HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH stories waiting to be discovered. Make sure to read THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS, THE LAST BULLY, THE MAGIC OF THE MOMENT, IT’S GOOD TO BE ME!, and many more. Through his adventures, Hugo learns many valuable lessons of character, life skills, and ecological alertness – all amid the backdrop of a magical underwater world and mystical islands.The stories were developed in conjunction with the author’s teaching experience at an International Baccalaureate® School and they support the different learner profiles and attitudes of the IB PYP curriculum.Get your copy today and be sure to look out for more quality Kindle Books published by HAPPY LANGUAGE KIDS PUBLICATIONS!www.MyStarfish.org

Author: Suzy Liebermann

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
55 reviews

AEGIS INCURSION (Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi, Apocalyptic) by S.S. Segran and Gordon Williams

Explosive Sequel to the #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, AEGIS RISING*** #3 ON AMAZON’S HOT NEW RELEASE *** WORLDS COLLIDE . HEROES ARISE ***“Unique and compelling! With non-stop action, adventure and intrigue, Aegis Incursion will appeal to fans of Maze Runner, Percy Jackson and Hunger Games.” ~Michael Beas – Bestselling Author of ‘Strump: A World of Shadows’ ~“S.S.Segran brings us a worthy sequel to her best-selling debut novel, Aegis Rising. Relentless action and gravity defying twists and turns hold the reader in a tight grip till the last page.” ~ Honore Gbedze ”” The SAGE Foundation ~**************************************************************************On a bright July morning in 1948, a B-29 Superfortress flying a top-secret research mission over Nevada crashes into the calm waters of Lake Mead and sinks, remaining lost for half a century.It has been nearly a year since five friends – Jag, Kody, Mariah, Tegan and Aari – mysteriously reappeared in a small town in Yukon several weeks after their small plane went down in Northern Canada. All were found in good health but with no recollection of what happened to them after the crash.A baffling contagion is spreading across the bread-basket of North America destroying vital crops. As this dark shadow marches across the globe, widespread famine and riots bring desperate nations to the brink of war.These seemingly unrelated events set the stage for a battle between the forces of darkness and those destined to become the ‘bearers of light’. From ravaged fields in the Great Plains to clandestine installations around the world, the Aegis League must race against time to save humanity.Praise for the Aegis League Series”What a blast! A roller coaster ride filled with heart-pounding action and a gripping plot that leaves the reader devouring every page right up to the last word.” ~ John Kirk, As Seen on TV Co.~”RECOMMENDED! Screaming for adaptation as a successful film…” ~The US Review of Books~”Astonishingly Imaginative and thoughtful…” ~Samuel F Pickering – Professor Emeritus of English, University of Connecticut and Inspiration for the film Dead Poets Society~”THRILLING!…grips onto the reader and never lets go!” ~Feathered Quill Book Reviews~”Our student Book Club just finished reading “Aegis Rising” and loved it! Great action and adventure…Thank you for writing a book that is appropriate for YA readers. We can’t wait to read book 2.” ~D. Smith~˃˃˃ Awards & Recognition for Aegis Rising – Book One of the Aegis League Series> Winner of the 2014 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS> Winner of the 2014 PINNACLE BOOK AWARDS> Winner of the 2015 FEATHERED QUILL ‘BEST DEBUT AUTHOR’ Award> Recipient of the coveted B.R.A.G. MEDALLION for 2014> #1 Amazon Kindle BESTSELLER – Teen/YA, Action-Adventure, Sci-FiScroll up and grab a copy today!

Author: S.S. Segran and Gordon Williams

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
150 reviews

The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga Book 1) by David Estes

“One of 15 Series to Read if You Enjoyed The Hunger Games” –Buzzfeed

In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.

After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents’ crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.

In their world, someone must die.

Author: David Estes

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
604 reviews

Innocents Abroad (Illustrated) by Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims’ Progress is a travel book by American author Mark Twain published in 1869 which humorously chronicles what Twain called his “Great Pleasure Excursion” on board the chartered vessel Quaker City (formerly USS Quaker City) through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travelers in 1867. It was the best selling of Twain’s works during his lifetime and one of the best selling travel books of all time.

Author: Mark Twain

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
164 reviews