by C.J. Lawson
As a young boy, Joshua Stone had a brief encounter one late night from his bedroom window with something so hideous and inconceivable, he did everything he could to block it from his memory forever. But forever would be short-lived, and new life would be breathed into the nightmare once more, when its peculiar presence would come back to Joshua yet again in the midst of a terrible storm – twenty six years later. The horrendously inhuman events that follow, set the stage for a shocking reality that will soon change his life, and everything he has come to know about humanity – forevermore.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TO READ, READ, READ
Written by Barbara Even Streif
Illustrated by Pritali Joharapurkar
Have you ever realized how much fun reading books can be? Meet this happy young girl who can turn any place into a perfectly, exciting adventure!
She believes that books can open up a whole world of delightful experiences. And because she thinks reading is so much fun, she wants to share her love of books with you!
TEACHER CONFESSIONS: Chilling in the Barn
Written by Deanna Scelzo
Illustrated by Dan Smith
"Ms. Scelzo, why you always tell us to write about this stuff? It's so hard. I don't have no special place." Tyriq scowled. Ms. Scelzo, feeling like a failure once again, is frustrated when her students struggle to write about the topic she assigns. Why can't these kids use their imaginations? Must be all those video games and too much T.V., she thinks to herself. In an attempt to help her students with their writing assignment, she tells them of a place where she spent so much time as a child. The big, old barn was her special place to get away and just "chill." She describes a much simpler time when life was more carefree, and time seemed to pass much slower. Ms. Scelzo realizes how lucky she was to have had this childhood and the reason her students struggle with some of the topics she assigns is not from lack of imagination, but because of a much different existence.
WALLACE AND ROO
Written by Roo Yori and Neal Wooten
Illustrated by Swapan Debnath
Roo is a young boy with no one to play with. Wallace is a stray dog with no family. One day they run into each other... literally, and their lives are changed forever. As these two best friends learn, we all need someone to love. Join Wallace and Roo as the adventure begins...
To learn more about the real life Wallace and the organization set up to help homeless dogs in his honor, visit www.wallacethepitbullfoundation.org Your support is greatly appreciated as they strive to improve the lives of dogs in need. Adopt your next dog!\
THE WORRY GLASSES
Written by Donalisa Helsley
Illustrated by Kalpart
For ages 3-9... Do you find yourself worrying about almost everything? Do your worries seem extra large? MJ knows the feeling. She's a big worry wart. Visit with MJ as she learns how to take off her "Worry Glasses" and take control of her anxiety.