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Clara and the Mermaids • Book 3 of The Sandy Hunter Saga

Posted on Jun 22, 2020 in Coming Soon, Uncategorized, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by J.D. Newman Part 3 of the Sandy Hunter Saga Twelve-year-old Clara doesn’t know what she wants to be, but she knows doesn’t want to be a miniature version of her mother, Sandy Hunter Gentry. Clara imitates those around her, including a shy girl named Paisley, and her pretending leads her into the world of drama and theatre. She adapts and performs her own version of Hans Cristian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and stage manages her elementary school production of Disney’s musical version. Clara comprehends how the mermaid lost her voice by changing herself for others and how she found peace by being true to herself and her instincts. This third story in the Sandy Hunter Saga, presented through letters, emails, and text messages and written to be presented in a Zoom format, takes place 37 years after Sandy...

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Sandy and the Dance of Faith • Book 2 of the Sandy Hunter Saga

Posted on Jun 22, 2020 in Coming Soon, New Releases, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by J.D. Newman Sandy Hunter’s entrance essay has earned her admission to Memorial Catholic School. However, as she begins her seventh grade year, Sandy feels intimidated by the other students who all believe strongly in something. Sandy struggles to live up to the declaration she made in her entrance essay that she exercises her faith through dance. She continues to explore the Catholic, Mormon, and Unitarian faiths practiced by her great aunts. Sandy strives to connect with her older sister Roxie who has always walked in their father’s footsteps but is beginning to define her own path. As Sandy finds her place in the realm of ballet and the world of faith, she discovers her potential as a dancer and a believer. This second book in the Sandy Hunter Saga follows the spirited twelve-year-old through the autumn after the...

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The Blue Jeans Rebellion • An Early Readers Novel

Posted on May 26, 2020 in Early Reader Chapter Book, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women Authors, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Joanna H. Kraus The story is set in 1877 in Orderville, Utah, a planned Mormon community. Many of the families who volunteer to live there had been starving before they came and so they willingly agree to all the rules and regulations. One specifies that until the clothing you wear is worn out you must not apply for anything new. Eleven-year old Gideon wonders why everyone has to dress in the same drab gray clothes and annoyed that though his pants are too short, his application is denied. He’d heard about the new transcontinental railroad that went clear across the country. As silver pours from the earth and the railroad flashes its glitter across the continent, brand new products arrive in the west. One day making a delivery of sheep’s wool to the General Mercantile Store he sees, for the...

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Make-Believe Twins • A Best Friends Story

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Fiction, New Releases, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by J.D. Newman Sometimes Best Friends Don’t Always Agree This novella for younger readers features a first grade boy and girl growing up in Utah in 1972 who share a common birthday and a love of puppetry and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Glenn is the fastest runner and the fastest reader in the first grade, until the new girl, Janet, bests him at both. When the only person who could be your twin is the new girl in school, that’s difficult for Glenn — because the guys will never let her play on their team! When Janet’s family survives a house fire, Glenn discovers that, in times of need, a rival can become an ally. Glenn and Janet watch Mr. Rogers, make puppets together, and create their own Neighborhood of Make-Believe. But when they argue about their religions, can these...

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Andy’s Surprise — Allagash Tails Collection – Volume 8

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr NOW IN ITS SECOND EDITION! Andy — What A Moose, ayuh! Sometimes surprises can go two ways! The story is about a Maine moose who one day receives the biggest surprise ever. Geared for the three-year old and up, the tale takes place in the heart of New England’s wild river-the Allagash. The account is based on an event I witnessed one day when working as a Maine park ranger. The publication, an illustrated 600-word book, contains 16 full color drawings and 4 coloring pages. ‘Andy’s Surprise’ is perfect for the young of age and young of heart. All readers, in Maine or out of Maine, will enjoy this treasure from the wildest part of the northern woods. PRODUCT DETAILS: (Buy from the Purchasing Section, below) PAPERBACK 2nd EDITION — Now...

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An Allagash Tail: Marvin and Charlie – Allagash Tail Collection Volume 1

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr A collection of tall tails for the whole family. Perfect to be read around the campfire or when tucking the little campers into bed. Swim with Marvin Merganser, a fish-eating duck that usually has very bad luck, but his sympathy for a watery neighbor changes all of that. Feel compassion for Charlie, the White Water Beaver. Charlie is cross-eyed and narrow tailed and dreams of a better life. See if he can overcome life’s adversities in this charming “tail” for the ages.   This is the book that started it all! A charming set of stories for families to read together, or separately. Just think — a duck and a beaver began the whole thing!   PRODUCT DETAILS: (Buy from the Purchasing Section, below) PAPERBACK EDITION Paperback: 35 pages Publisher: Caverly...

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Wilderness Wildlife: Animal Antics from the Allagash — An Allagash Tail – Volume 3

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

Animal Antics from our Nation’s Premiere Wild and Scenic River-the Allagash by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr   Who was Henry David Thoreau anyway? Ever since Henry David Thoreau visited the Allagash, thousands of people have flocked to Maine’s North Woods to enjoy, deer, moose and the call of the loon. But do we really know what goes on in the animal world? What if we could talk to the animals, what might they say? Find out by reading “Wilderness Wildlife.” Float with Carl the Wise Old Canoe as he travels the Allagash and learns of the animal antics that his Allagash friends are having. Delight with Oscar “the awkward Osprey” when he falls out of the sky and finds the most unusual thing ever, astound to the chilling “tale” about how two young hunters tumble into...

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An Allagash Haunting: The Story of Emile Camile — An Allagash Tail – Volume 2

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, Ghost Stories, Historical Fiction, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

Book 1 in the North Maine Woods Trilogy (Olivia’s Journey) of The Allagash Tails Collection by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr “A damping cloak of darkness approaches . . .” A violent Thunder storm is building and ten-year-old Olivia is canoeing and camping deep in the Maine woods. Travel with  Olivia and her family as she learns about one of our nation’s wild rivers and discovers an unknown secret about her mother; when she comes face to face with the last thing anyone could expect.   The three of books in THE NORTH MAINE WOODS TRILOGY (all about Olivia’s Journey): Book 1: An Allagash Haunting: The Story of Emile Camile Book 2: A Wilderness Ranger’s Journal: Rendezvous At Devil’s Elbow Book3: Headin’ North: A Tail of Two Diaries These three books are part of the greater collection...

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The Headless Ghost Boy of Little Geronimo

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in Apparitions of America Series, Detective/Mystery, Ghost Stories, Women Authors, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Shelley Bingham Husk inspired by the story “The Boy” which originally appeared in short story form in Ghost Stories of Texas by Ed Syers Now a novel for young people and their parents to read together (or separately) on a dark and stormy night! After so many requests to investigate the unexplainable, following their solution to the Ghost of Little Elm Lake mystery the previous summer, Paxton and Carter founded a ghost hunting society. Along with Carter’s little brother, Dalton, the boys have been busy with new mysteries throughout the school year. Now that it’s summer again, Paxton and Carter are into it neck deep. Dylan, Paxton’s female cousin, still living in Texas, has called with news of a new ghost — but it’s not just a story. This particular ghost comes into Dylan’s house and touches her...

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Daniel Light and the Children of the Flaming Sword — Book 6

Posted on Aug 5, 2017 in Children of the Orb Series, Coming Soon, Fantasy, Fiction, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by C. Michael Perry ABOUT BOOK SIX: DANIEL LIGHT AND THE CHILDREN OF THE FLAMING SWORD What if you could control time? What if you only thought you could control time? The Prophecy continues to guide and influence the second generation as two children, human youths of unique abilities, are called on to infiltrate a part of the kingdom that no Enchanter or any other magical being has been able to penetrate. Hugh and Gillian are thrown together, not unwillingly for they have liked each other since they were very young, to succeed where no human or Enchanter has been able to. Their human journey is a truly magical one as they begin to break the barriers of the once impenetrable Forest of Bala, where Darkness is Queen. True to the Realms of the Crystal Orb, other ancient forces...

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Daniel Light and the Exile of Aradon — Book 5

Posted on Aug 5, 2017 in Children of the Orb Series, Fantasy, Fiction, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by C. Michael Perry A Journey of Magic and Mystery Through the Realms of the Crystal Orb ABOUT BOOK FIVE: Daniel Light and the EXILE OF ARADON What if the person you came to care for most was the only one who stood between you and what you wanted most? The conquest for the eradication of the Dark has been taken up by the second generation. Daniel’s children, and the children of his associates are now embroiled in the great quest to rid the Realms of the Darkness. Daniel’s eighteen-year-old daughter, Caelith, is on a quest: to distance herself from the ways of her father. On this quest she meets an outcast, a slightly younger man near her own age, who is magically prevented from going home. Together they form a union and Caelith is slowly turned back to...

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Daniel Light and the Child of Promise — Book 4

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 in Children of the Orb Series, Coming Soon, Fantasy, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by C. Michael Perry What would you be willing to do to protect those you love? ABOUT BOOK FOUR: To come at a time of greatest need, this Child Of Promise, is born and begins to grow. A favored child in every way, as most promised children are, he is nurtured by loving royal parents, grandparents and a peculiarly powerful uncle, Daniel Gregoryson — the Miracle of Mirador. The Child of Promise and The Prophecy (Daniel) continue to learn and grow and fulfill their individual prophecies in ways that are surprisingly linked together. The Darkness is alive. It seems impossible to just snuff it out. Now a new threat arises; a threat to the Realms, to the Prophecy, and to the Child of Promise. What sacrifice will be required at their hands to usher in yet another victory? Is...

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The Ghost of Little Elm Lake — True Ghost Story

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 in Apparitions of America Series, Detective/Mystery, Ghost Stories, New Releases, Women Authors, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Shelley Bingham Husk Book One of the Apparitions of America Series Young Adult-Juvenile Paranormal / Ghost Story / True “They say in the woods by the Little Elm Lake, when the harvest moon is no more than a sliver, if you listen very carefully, you might hear it.” So begins the true story of a ghost, and a lake, and the people who became the legend, as well as the discoverers of the truth behind the tale of unexplained deaths, hauntings, whisperings, and spectres: two ten-year-old boys, Paxton, and his best friend, Carter. This ghost is real. This ghost wants something. Others have died for the secret the ghost is trying to expose. Reading Level 4th Grade +   PRODUCT DETAILS: (Buy from the Purchasing Section, below) PAPERBACK EDITION 106 pages 5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)...

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Sandy and the Weird Sisters — YA Novel

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Fiction, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

The Sandy Hunter Saga — Book One by J. D. Newman Growing up, making choices, being responsible for yourself and the choices we all make might seem everyday to some, but for 12-year-old Sandy, it is a new and liberating experience. Sandy has grown up under the influence of her widower, rugby-coach father and her athletic older sister Roxie. When her father and sister go to England for a rugby tournament, they leave Sandy in the care of her three great aunts, referred to in family lore as the “weird sisters.” The mysterious Weird Sisters have not been seen in years; or so Dad says. Each of the aunts espouses a different faith — Catholicism, Mormonism, and Unitarianism — and yet they respect and support each others’ practice, while Sandy views them as the outside seeker of truth she...

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The Popcorn Wreath • A Circle of Christmas Love

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Christmas, Women Authors, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Shirlee Hurst Shields Illustrated by Melita Lee Price: $7.99 (+ shipping and Maine Sales Tax) The warm memories of childhood Christmases long ago, spent with the family we love and remember, tend to return to us over and over again. Each remembering brings some new flavor, or aroma or sight — some indelible memory — that kindles or re-lights those warm feelings of the season. Each time the memory is made fresh, some new detail, or little delight springs back fully blown. Author, Shirlee Shields, and Illustrator, Melita Lee, have created just such a memory for us in The Popcorn Wreath. This magnificent lesson of the real meaning of Christmas began with a simple kernel of corn… More of the work of the cover artist and illustrator, Melita Lee, can be seen HERE. Product Details: Retail Price: $8.99...

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Flashes and Shadows: The Tale That Shattered Summerville

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Detective/Mystery, Fiction, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

A Coming-of-Age Mystery for Young Adults and their families. by Champlin Michaels Who fired the shot that launched the investigation in Summerville? Thirteen-year-old Cade Watters,  and his family and friends are being pursued, shot at, wounded. Why? Are the shots just warnings? Or are some people marked for death? Others in and out of the circle of friends and family are already dead. What is it that pursues them? From out of who’s past is the danger coming that threatens to engulf or destroy them all? Who has been tainted, and who hasn’t? This is a tale of exploitation, intrigue, murder, drugs, and a internationally sponsored secret society that creeps its way right into our own back yards. This is a must-read book about one of the most dangerous practices that face not only the youth of the last...

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Dinosaurs of Utah and Dino Destinations

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Banner, Classics, Leicester Bay Books, Nonfiction, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Pat Bagley & Gayen Wharton Retail Price: $8.95 Internet Sale Price: $7.95 About the Book: An introduction for children, and other dinosaur lovers who know children, by one of Utah’s great humorists. Also includes locations as to where these creatures lived and where you can see what fossils remain. Approved by the Utah Office of Education About the Authors Pat Bagley is the award winning author and illustrator of several Utah and LDS books, including I Spy A Nephite, and Welcome to Utah. Gayen Wharton has coauthored several bestselling Utah travel guides and a history of the state with her husband, Tom. Product Details PRICE: $8.95 • Paperback: 48 pages • Original Publisher: White Horse Books; 1st edition (January 1, 2001) • Language: English • ISBN-10: 1566846013 • ISBN-13: 978-1566846011 • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.9 x 0.2...

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Eve of the Fourth: Between the Round Tops

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Banner, Fiction, Historical Fiction, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

An Historical Fiction/Young Adult Fiction A book for Young Readers (aged 11 and up) about one of their own during the Civil War. by James F. Oshust List Price   $9.95 A sixteen-year-old in the middle of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War A story of unsuspected courage. In late June of 1863 two armies converge on an unremarkable field in southern Pennsylvania where Tom Burns, a sixteen-year-old Union soldier becomes enmeshed in three of the Civil War’s bloodiest days. But Tom knows something no one else does. Something that his commanding officers realize may help them gain an advantage in the coming battle — wherever it is to be fought. But all Tom wants is to return home on the 4th of July, however briefly, to the place he has always known as home — Gettysburg. Reading...

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Wembley Tewkes: Imperfections On the Edge

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Banner, Fantasy, Fiction, Wembley Tewkes Series, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by C. Michael Perry Did you ever have a recurring dream only to wake up one day and find it was NOT a dream? Wembley Tewkes was born 14. At least to those around him in Yarmouth, Maine, it had always seemed like he could do everything he did now. He raised lambs that won the 4H every year. He was good in all his schoolwork, especially history. He was an Eagle Scout, volunteered at the library one day each week after school, was a championship swimmer, and a crackerjack tennis player. Wembley could do anything he set his mind to… … except talk to girls. He had known Brindi Williams since they were little. They grew up playing together, and then came — awkwardness. It just happened; he began acting strange around her. Wembley, strange? Well, he thought...

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Daniel Light and the Blood Rose of Panador: Book 2

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Children of the Orb Series, Fantasy, Fiction, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by C. Michael Perry (What if the one who would be the greatest aid to you was someone you didn’t even know?) ABOUT THE BOOK: A battle won in a war that only continues. Yet, the quiet that follows the monumental battle of The Miracle of Mirador, is but a ruse. The Dark is still working, as it always will, in shadows, in secret, even in isolation, to bring to pass its bloody purpose — annihilation of the Light. Daniel, The Miracle of Mirador, is again instrumental in the plan to defeat the Dark, but he is also their principal target. As he grows and learns and comes into his powers, those that aid him will soon prosper. Those who oppose him will not. Adventure and intrigue continue to build as Daniel leads his people — this boy prophet,...

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