“Mommy’s wig was still attached to her head, but she didn’t look so good. The wig-hair stuck out like snarled rat-tails in all directions. There was a crooked horizontal line right where her smile should be. Worst of all, she was in no mood to play Tickles Tabitha.” The award-winning “Tickles Tabitha’s Cancer-tankerous Mommy” was released October 2001, to a national audience on the Rosie O’Donnell Show. Its release helped pioneer resources for families coping with cancer. Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34, this is the story Amelia Frahm wrote to help explain her cancer diagnosis to her own children. Told through her daughter, Tabitha’s eyes, the book uses candor and comic reality as it acknowledges some of the moody truths faced by families living with cancer. Mom is tired, scared, and hungry. Tabitha is worried; her little brother is making a mess, and Dad is watching the ball game instead of paying attention to Mommy. The book makes no promises about Mommy’s health, but the children are assured that no matter what happens Mommy will always love them.
The Black King is a timeless tale of faith and charity in the face of intolerance and suffering.
King Balthazar, the black king, must travel far to join the other magi in their search for the Christ child. Following the guiding star together with his servant Said, he encounters hostile villagers and performs miracles along the way.
Written originally in Catalan, this translation is enhanced by vibrant illustrations that bring the drama to life in genuine Bible settings.
Author Rob Dircks and his brother, illustrator Dave Dircks, have teamed up again – this time with their very first children’s book! Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure is the story of Albert, a kid – like all kids – who just doesn’t want to go to bed. Using the alphabet and his vivid imagination, Albert embarks on various adventures, learning that nothing’s really better than a good night’s sleep.
If you’ve got a young one just learning their A-B-Cs, or a grandkid that’s too excited to go to sleep, this little gem of a book is the perfect thing. With a simple, playful adventure, and soothing, repetitive rhymes, your little one will be reciting along with the alphabet, and before you know it, drifting off to sleep.
Andie is a little girl with big dreams. The well-meaning adults in her life sometimes try to explain to Andie why her dreams may not be possible. That’s no problem for Andie, who makes them come true anyway – with her imagination!
A 12 yr. old boy and his dog rescue a tiny alien from a huge living train piloted by a vicious alien, Rotaxis. In an attempt to force Brady to hand over the little alien, Rotaxis accidentally sends Earth through a wormhole, placing it in harm’s way. Now, in addition to protecting the secretive tiny being, Brady and his friends must figure out how to return Earth to its proper rotation before the planet is destroyed. Soon he discovers that he’s a pawn in an intergalactic game and none of the players are on his side!
Halloween is around the corner – finally time to enjoy the haunts! Grab your kids and explore this unique picture book which veers starkly away from the conventional children’s picture book blueprint.
An intriguing storyline woven into a charcoal backdrop sets the stage for this spooky tale of the journey of a young snake named Haggus who sets off from his comfortable habitat and ventures into a haunted house.
Young Zac wants to be like his awesome dad, a military man. A man who makes a difference in the world, is fierce, yet compassionate, loyal, strong and the poster boy of America’s brave. Well, Zac is eleven, small for his age, and his father never came home from war. So yeah, life is tough.
Living in a new small town, Zac finds solace in baseball and his bat, which seems to hold his father’s essence. Zac soon discovers the town has a dark secret; every other year or so, a kid his age disappears from the woods, and the local police do little to investigate.
Zac, with the help from his hometown mystery club friends jump on the case to discover the truth. As they zero in on the culprits, fluid from a mystical creature enchants his bat, sending him to another land filled with candy lakes, giant sneezing stone golems, bubbling lava pits, and a train to nowhere.
The land is inhabited by never aging children, living divided and on the brink of war. One faction touting equality, the other individualism. Sound Familiar. Zac and his magical bat must unite the land before the war spreads to the world above.