Category: Family
The Fourteenth Goldfish – Fiction for grades 5-7 – $1.99 0 comments

Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.
Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?
Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?
This book is for readers in grades 5-7 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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Judy Moody – First book in the series for ages 6-9 – Just 99 cents 0 comments

To start, Judy Moody doesn’t have high hopes for third grade. Her new desk won’t have an armadillo sticker with her name on it. Her new classroom will not have a porcupine named Roger. And with her luck, she’ll get stuck sitting in the first row, where Mr. Todd will notice every time she tries to pass a note to her best friend, Rocky. An aspiring doctor, Judy does have a little brother who comes in handy for practicing medicine, a cool new pet, and a huge Band-Aid collection.
Judy also has an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns a very special class project, she really gets a chance to express herself!
Buy this first, fun book in the series for only 99 cents today. Appropriate for ages 6-9.
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Baby Wants Mama – Ages 0-4 – Only $1.00 0 comments

In this fun, family-themed picture book, another busy day has come to an end. Everyone in the family wants something–Baby wants Mama. Cat wants fish. Daddy wants supper. Pup wants dish. But what do they ALL want? Dinner!
A book for very young readers ages 0-4, Baby Wants Mama is selling for $1.00 today.
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Waiting For June – Fiction for grades 8-11 – Just 99 cents 0 comments

Sophie has dreams. A college-bound honors student, she has aspirations to be a poet. But an unplanned pregnancy changes everything. Suddenly, she isn’t so sure her life will go the way she wants. Then, she starts receiving threatening notes and wonders who is trying to destroy her.
As the due date approaches, secrets come to life and events spiral out of control. Is Sophie losing her mind? Or is she finding her soul?
This novel is for readers in grades 8-11 and is selling today for 99 cents.
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Wreath, a Girl – Wreath Willis #1 – Fiction for teens – Just 99 cents 0 comments

Wreath Willis, 16, is finishing high school by day … and living in a junkyard by night.
Faye Durham is adjusting to life as a widow, running the old-fashioned furniture store her husband left her and growing more bitter by the day.
Alone after the death of her mother and on the run from a horrid man named Big Fun, Wreath needs a job. Faye needs her. Reluctantly these two help each other and build a different kind of family..
As Wreath sets off in search of a better life, she makes a list in her trusty notebook: “Find a place to live. Buy cheap food. Finish high school.” Then she adds: “Avoid notice”—because Wreath is pretty sure most people won’t understand a teenager living alone.
But it’s hard to go unnoticed when life puts a cute boy named Law on her path and brings in Faye, her new boss who depends on Wreath’s creativity to turn the dying business around.
Living at the junkyard is lonely and scary—but Wreath refuses to give up on her dreams. And Big Fun can’t find her. Can he?
Should Wreath keep running? Or has she maybe, just maybe, found a true home after all?
This novel is for teens and is selling for only 99 cents today.
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The Truth of Me – A book about family for grades 2-4 – Just 99 cents 0 comments

When Robbie spends the summer at his grandmother Maddy’s house, he revels in his grandmother’s easy, relaxed ways. Robbie has always felt as if something is missing in his life—his parents don’t always act like they love him. Maddy helps him understand that an experience his mother had long ago is at the heart of the problem in his family.
With this knowledge, Robbie finds the courage to try to make things right.
This book is for readers in grades 2-4 and is selling for only 99 cents.
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Book Report: Holly’s Heart, Volume 1 – Five Novellas by Beverly Lewis 0 comments

Five stories about Holly and the trials of being a teenager: Best Friend, Worst Enemy; Secret Summer Dreams; Sealed With a Kiss; The Trouble With Weddings; and California Crazy. The storylines are for the young teen audience yet older teens would also enjoy this book. All five novellas are in one e-book file for $9.99.

Her mom calls her Holly Heart because she was born on Valentine’s Day. Her younger sister, Carrie, is her shadow and her best friend, Andie, is the exact opposite of Holly but yet they share the deepest of secrets. All the facets of a teenage world, including boys, first crushes, dads and step-dads, clothes, phones, jealousy are intertwined through the stories. When I read the stories I enjoyed the plot but also the way the author used everyday speech and happenings to bring the characters to life.

Even though I’m a middle-aged woman, I enjoyed the stories as they took me back to those days when I was a care-free teenager and how small things could become large crises. This would make great summer reading for any teen.

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If you read this volume quickly, there are several more books of Holly’s Heart novellas:
Holly’s Heart, Volume 2 ($9.99 for 5 novellas): Second-Best Friend; Good-Bye Dressel Hills; Straight-A Teacher; No Guys Pact; and Little White Lies.
Holly’s Heart, Volume 3 ($9.99 for 4 novellas): Freshman Frenzy, Mystery Letters, Eight is Enough, and It’s a Girl Thing.

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Book Report: Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade 0 comments

Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade is an adorable look at little Posey’s woes and worries the summer before beginning the new-independence of first grade. Little Posey was a very believable and likable character, and the reading of this book was pretty timely for us, as Zack too, is finishing up Kindergarten and looking forward to beginning first grade in the fall.
I feel I must qualify just a bit, however, our perspective is a bit skewed on things pertaining to school, as we homeschool. So Zack will not have to face the anxiety of being left to walk down scary hallways by himself, or meeting new teachers, etc. (We both found ourselves being grateful that we don’t have to deal with these things as Posey did in the story!)
Although it is a “girl” book, we still very much enjoyed the story. That being said… Zack’s favorite part was when a couple of the neighborhood boys were teasing Posey about the “monster” and snakes that reside in the first-grade hall. Typical boy! 😉
Posey is a cute and spunky little girl who worries about the new changes that first grade can bring; yet she overcomes them beautifully while keeping in perfect character.
The best part of all, in our opinion, was after the story itself was completed. Then you get the chance to “interact” with Posey herself in a series of thought-provoking, but fun discussion questions. This book is definitely recommended for kiddos beginning that strange and scary time of changes that a new grade and a new class can bring.
Today Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade is selling for $4.99.

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Book Report: The Unfinished Gift – Christmastime in 1943 0 comments

Traditionally, the Christmas holiday is a time of family and togetherness. Tragically, Christmas can also be a time of uncertainty and anxiety.
Dan Walsh’s novel, The Unfinished Gift, is the story of Patrick, a seven-year-old boy whose mother has died in an automobile accident while his father is serving in the Army Air Corps in England during World War II. Christmas is just a few days away when the social worker is forced to leave Patrick with his only relative in Philadelphia – his estranged grandfather.
While Patrick is a mature little boy with insecurities and fears of his own, his grandfather is a cantankerous, bitter old man who doesn’t want his grandson reminding him of his failures as a father to his only son, Patrick’s father Shawn.
God, working through a neighbor, a box of belongings, an unlikely hero during a snowstorm, and an unfinished gift, draws the grandfather out of his self-imposed prison of despair.
Mr. Walsh’s writing style is engaging; the story moves along at a good pace. He reminds us of the social issues in 1940s America; the cruelties of war; and that little boys can have a very strong faith in God. This book is available to download on your Kindle for only $4.69. You may also need a box of tissues.
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