Children's ~ Picture & Chapter Books
Ages From Toddlers to 7 Years
Izzy The Lizzy
“Izzy the Lizzy” was the second of two children's picture books from Random House - WaterBrook Publishers ~
Izzy, a hungry lizard, is eyeing a small spider who, in turn, is preparing to lunch on a bee trapped in her web. But the itty bitty bee, named Jeb, is not all that interested in becoming the spider’s last meal. Can the courageous bee persuade the others to show a little tenderness?
Gertie & Quest
A true story of a quirky little goose named Gertie who befriends a huge draft horse named Quest. Gertie decides she would prefer to live with Quest on the farm rather than on the pond with the other geese. But when her beloved Quest leaves for training school, Gertie is left alone. A heartwarming story of how this lovable and deserving little goose finds love again.
“Guido's Gondola” was the first of two children's picture books from Random House - WaterBrook Publishers~
Just How Much Is Enough?
Guido spends his days shuttling tourists along the waterways of Venice in a small gondola. The kindhearted young rat enjoys the simple pleasures of his world–until his eyes are opened to the possibilities of all that could be accomplished with a larger, faster vessel. As Guido is persuaded to acquire bigger and better boats, life becomes increasingly complicated. Just how far will he go in his search for true satisfaction? You and your child will giggle your way through this enchanting story of a small rat with a big heart, who learns the hard way that it’s the little joys of life that matter most.
Ages 7 & Up
Humorous and inspirational rhyming tales for children and animal lovers of all ages.
Rudy The Runt
Rudy is a lovable little mouse who lives in a Barbie Mansion and drives a fire truck. Unfortunately, Jigsaw the junkyard cat is in hot pursuit of him. A comical cat and mouse duo who drive each other crazy. A happy adventure of mercy and friendship.
Liza Of Green Gables
When Liza Braun tries out for the Rainier Theater Production of Anne of Green Gables, she has no idea that the assistant director is going to do everything she can to make sure her daughter, Charlotte, is the star of the show. But when Liza wins the lead role, the play is suddenly revised so the character of Diana Berry upstages Anne Shirley in every scene---until Dillon Derry gets the part of Gilbert Blithe and decides two can play that game ..... Knowing the kind of pranks Dillon is capable of, Liza can only imagine what he has in store for OPENING NIGHT~ Join the chaos as Liza and Dillon have the time of their lives adding a little creative license to help spice things up.
Farley's Five & Dime
“It was just me, Daddy and Sammy that made up our family after Mama went to heaven in 1956. I was only nine years old when she left us. I remember thinking she must have been needed pretty bad up
there, ‘cause I sure needed her down here, but heaven got her anyway.
The three of us ran the dime store winter, spring, summer, and fall, without any outside help. We lived right above the store with a slide that landed us in the backroom, so we could look forward to going to work everyday. Summers were my favorite time of all and got a little crazy at times—but a good kind of crazy—‘cause when it got real busy, I got to work the soda fountain counter. The best part about that was getting to know everybody’s business, and believe me, there was a lot of business to know in Hog Eye Holler. “
There is something special about one’s first crush, and first waltz at the innocent age of twelve, especially in a small Southern town in the 1950’s. Farley’s Five and Dime is all of that, and more~
Summer Of The Carousel
A charming time in a charming town~
“Me and Nellie watch to see who won Miss Hog Eye Holler this year. You don’t find out who won ‘til she comes floating down Lavender Lane on her royal float, waving and chucking candy at everyone. “How long ago was it that you won Miss Hog Eye Holler, Nellie?” I ask her. Nellie shakes her head and laughs. “Too many moons ago to count!” she answers. Nellie is still pretty as can be so it couldn’t have been that long ago. Just as we are talking about it, who should come around the bend but Miss Sandra Jane Jacobs in her long lavender sequin gown and purple high heels on top of her pink and purple floral float. Sandra Jane is the older sister of Emma Jean, who is the girlfriend of Billy Ray Baxter, who is the hunk of Hog Eye Holler. So I’m just a tinge bit jealous that Emma Jean gets to ride up there on that float with her beauty queen sister. “I sure would like to ride on that float myself someday,” I told Nellie, “but only if I can wear my overalls instead of that skimpy long dress and high heels. I would trip for sure in those tall shoes right off the side of that float, trying to wave and throw candy at same time. I’d bust my front teeth right out, and then I’d look just awful for the newspaper photo.” This is what I say so when the time comes for me to lose the Miss Hog Eye Holler contest, I won’t feel quite so bad. Nellie smiles. “Oh, you still got a few years yet to practice.”
~ A summer like this comes along only once a lifetime~