Children’s Ebook Saturday
The Burgess Animal Book for Children by, Thornton W Burgess
Book Description: ildren
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
A New Pet in the Family by, John H. Carroll
Between the arrival (“A New Pet in the Family”) and the passing away (“We have such a great time together”) of a pet, Bookata’s compilation cover the whole cycle of family-child-pet dynamic by introducing elements from the child environment into the story, creating a unique, personalized book.
Aimed for readers age five to ten, Bookata’s books allow the users (parents and children alike) to change in a few minutes the whole content, from illustrations to text.
If I Had A Car by, Ted Summerfield
A bunny wonders what it would be like to have a car, but after thinking over all the choices and the reasons for and against an electric car or a gas powered car he decides to trade-in his trike for a bike.
A short story in rhyme that won’t cost you a dime.
Appendix contains five (5) large black and white pictures of bunnies which can be printed out for coloring by your child (or by you). Suitable for ages 2 to 102.
Maebelle’s hat by, Rita Hestand
Mother Hen wants all the farm animals in the barn because Nado is coming.
But little Willy, the hard of hearing duck doesn’t know what a Nado is.
Everyone is finally in the barn except for Maebelle, so Willy set out to find
Maebelle is so happy about her Easter Hat that she pays little attention to
Willy, until her hat blows away.
Four fox tales from Aesop’s fables presented with modern illustrations: The Fox and the Crow, The Fox and the Goat, The Fox and the Grapes and The Fox and the Cat. These are short stories that are fun and easy to read. Each story is summarized with a moral that you might have even heard of.
Garbage! Monster! Burp! by, Tom Watson
A monster at the bottom of a hill eats all of the garbage generated by the town on top of the hill. This provides two important benefits: The monster is happy with plenty to eat and the town stays nice and clean. Unfortunately, as the town grows, so does the amount of garbage the monster must consume. He gets bigger – and he starts burping. This is, as you can probably guess, a bit unsightly and stinky. In the end, the kids figure out how to solve the problem – despite the nasty mayor’s doubts and objections.
The Clever Detective by, Linsey Lanier
Book I in “The Clever Detective” series by Linsey Lanier.
“I loved this story. What a great sense of humor you have.”
~ Marilyn Baron (author of ‘Follow an Angel”, “A Choir of Angels”, “The Stand-in Bridegroom”)
“You are such a good writer. Great story with all the romantic elements. Nice job.”
~ Susan Carlisle (author of “Heart Surgeon Hero…Husband?”)
After six years as a private investigator, Stacey Alexander has the strangest day of her life when she falls down a hollow tree and meets her new client, a nutty old dude with a crown who thinks he’s a king.
She’d climb right out of there, except that the crazy dude wants her to find his missing son, the Prince. And that is one hot-looking male. She’d be crazy herself not to take this case.
This short story is about 4700 words.
OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES:
Clever Is As Clever Does (Short Story)
Cleverest of Them All (A Novella)
OTHER BOOKS BY LINSEY LANIER:
The emotional, more adult Miranda’s Rights Mysteries –
Someone Else’s Daughter (A Miranda’s Rights Mystery) – Book I
Delicious Torment (A Miranda’s Rights Mystery) – Book II
Book III – Spring, 2012
The Golden Acorn (The Adventures of Jack Brenin) by, Catherine Cooper
When Jack Brenin finds a golden acorn lying in the grass, little does he know that it is the beginning of a thrilling and magical adventure. Just an ordinary boy, Jack has been chosen for a hugely important task, and enters a world he believed only existed in legend. Full of twists and turns, talking ravens and mischievous Spriggans, ‘The Golden Acorn’ is a hugely entertaining and exciting tale from a very talented new author. Your kids will love it, and so will you! This brilliant story deservedly won the Brit Writers’ Awards 2010 for unpublished writers. Jack’s adventures continue in ‘Glasruhen Gate’ and ‘Silver Hill’.
Henry Burp – Mind Your Manners by, Michael Winn
This is the story of a young boy whose manners always get him in trouble. When he gets some, Henry learns to mind his manners – and they don’t mind at all. This picture book is good for 3 – 7 year-olds.
Long Shot (Watch Out For Joel (myrockandrollbooks)) by, Sigmond Brouwer
Another myrockandrollbook by Sigmund Brouwer, this one in The Watch Out For Joel series. Joel knows he, Ricky, and Lisa are bound for trouble when they build the world’s biggest slingshot. No one listens when Joel tells them trying it out might not be a bright idea!
Bubblegum Princess (A great way to tell your little princess you love them!) by Scott Gordon and Alyssa Monique
Tell your little princess how much you love them with this special picture book that’s bound to evoke your deepest feelings for them. 19 heart-warming pages in all.
Girls Don’t Take Karate by, Susan Sweenie
One little girl who is in love with the color PINK and all things “girly” discovers her love of karate and how fun it can be to try something new and different. With the help of her parents and karate instructor, she learns that if she tries her best, she can do anything!
This whimsically illustrated book was created to inspire young girls to create new goals for themselves and to understand that they are capable of trying and excelling at anything that boys can do. With determination and encouragement, a child can do anything they set their mind to while laying the foundation for a successful future.
As a mother of two, the author has seen her daughters gain confidence, respect and discipline through their study of karate. Karate is just one example of how children can strive for excellence in everything they do.
Maddy’s Guide to Life: The New Boy in Class by, Kristina Andersen
Hi, I’m Madison. Well that’s what my mom and my teacher, Mr. Wrong (his real name is Mr. Wright), call me, but I prefer to be called Maddy. I’m 9 years old and I live in a small town in the United States with my annoying older sister Zoey, my dog Rupert, and my parents. I go to school nearby. Over the years I have learnt a lot about life and how to handle things at home and at school.
This funny short story is about Roop the new boy in our class. He’s a Sikh from India. At first we thought he was an Indian from America and we got sooooo confused. To start with some of the kids teased him but he’s so cool – as long as you stay away from his food. Find out what happened when he joined our class and then what happened when two kids tried his lunch….
Farm Girl by, Karen Jones Gowen
Set in the Dust Bowl of the American West, Farm Girl, the true account of a child coming of age on a 1920’s Nebraska farm, recaptures an era. Young Lucille Marker experiences survival during the Depression, one of the worst dust storms in history, and finally the disintegration of the close-knit community in which she grows up.
Readers who like the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Willa Cather will enjoy Farm Girl. Set in the locale of Willa Cather’s Nebraska novels, it includes a chapter about the Marker/Cather family connections.
Richly photographed throughout with over sixty authentic photos documenting the people and places of the story, this historical, easy-to-read small book is suitable for use in the classroom.
“Omitting sensationalized incidents and graphic sexual exploits, the book perfectly captures a young woman’s coming of age in the early decades of the 20th century. It concerns real life, relatively ordinary activities, drawn with the precision of a Norman Rockwell painting.” ~The Omaha Reader
“Through the intertwined stories of the life of the Marker family and of the broader historical time period, the book is more than captivating. Gowen’s vivid account of her mother’s life allows Farm Girl to read as seamlessly as if one were recalling personal memories.” ~The Holyoke Enterprise
“Have you thought about writing your family history, but found yourself stuck from the start? Writing a family narrative can be a daunting task, but Karen Jones Gowen found a way to bring her mother’s story to life.” ~Homespun Magazine
“Easily as good as Carol Ryrie Brink’s Caddie Woodlawn, Farm Girl is beautifully done and should be a treat for anyone who loves reading historical books. It is a book that reaches out and touches the common human experiences that everyone must go through. It is a treasure that will be enjoyed by the young and old alike.” ~McCook Daily Gazette
What Did Children Do All Day Before Video Games? (The Timeless Innocence of Childhood) by, Ilene Baranowitz
This lovely illustrated book about the activities of Victorian children at home and at play tugged at my heart when I found it. I immediately remembered my own childhood and the differences from those of my children and grandson as they grew up. What kinds of things did children do on a daily basis in Victorian England that is different from those activities of children today? My curiosity as a child is mirrored by today’s children, even as they steer their way around fantasy worlds inhabited by fantastical characters, while playing video games for hours on end! While playing one of his games, my grandson asked me what I used to play when I was a little girl. Of course, my son wanted to tell him that I used to rub 2 sticks together to make a fire to cook for my family and our pet dinosaur, but I gave him a better idea of what life was like in the 1950’s. (Yes, I know dinosaurs and man did not walk the earth at the same time, but I did grow up watching the Flintstones!)
Since “At Home” was written in the 1880’s the world has changed drastically. The entire 20th century saw the biggest changes in history with the advent of cars and airplanes, to name but a few.