Recent Publications from Mirror Publishing (publishers of "Tamara Turtle's Life So Far")
The Candy Cane Rain by Marcia A. Coons
In a town just like this one, many people are preparing for Christmas. But they have forgotten what they are celebrating and why they are doing things. It takes an unexpected candy cane rain to help them remember the true joy that comes from the ultimate Christmas gift, baby Jesus.
Best Friends by Mary Parker Donaldson
Look inside the covers of this little book and discover what a boy finds out about friends, family, and fun things he can do and share. Surprises and good times are here as he searches for Best Friends.
Safe at School: A Lockdown Lesson by Sara Willocks
Unfortunately, lockdown drills are a reality in our schools today, but how do we teach young children in a serious, but nonthreatening way? This story takes you through a day in the life of a young child at school. All of the children are playing and enjoying the school day, when suddenly they hear the signal for a lockdown drill. The children find their spots, while the teacher takes care of her responsibilities. When the drill is done, the children are able to go back to having fun at school. This book is designed to introduce children to proper procedure during a lockdown drill in an age appropriate way.
Ring In Spring by Heidi Jackson-Houck
A special season awaits its turn to emerge from nature. Read along as God’s treasures unfold one by one as Spring springs up.
Waffle Likes Falafel by Carrie Steinweg
Most dogs like to eat, but not Waffle. He isn’t much of an eater and he isn’t very willing to try foods he hasn’t eaten before. But one day, he takes a chance on a new food. He discovers he loves it and he wonders what else he’s been missing out on. It leads him to becoming much more adventurous - and not just with food! Waffle learns what wonderful things you can discover when you’re willing to give it a try.
POP! by Faye Allison Gilbert
When Ethan K. chews gum, he blows big bubbles. When he blows big bubbles, the bubbles pop. When the bubbles pop, they bang and blast. When they bang and blast, the neighbors jump. No one but Ethan K. is having any fun. If only there was a way to stop him from popping. .
Oh, No, Class Presentations! by Sarah Case Mamika
Just thinking of speaking in front of the class gave Thomas butterflies, sweaty palms and a racing heartbeat. He knew, without doubt, the day would not have a good end. He’d be lucky, in deed,
to still have a friend.
Fortunately, Mom offered encouragement and some helpful advice, resulting in a valuable lesson for Thomas doing his best.
Much to his surprise,
as he stood in front of the class,
words tumbled out and
over his tongue easily passed.
Learn the secret to Thomas’ success in overcoming his fear of class presentations.
Gosford the Ghost's Diction-Scary by Joe Banaszkiewicz
Gosford The Ghost is back with a hilarious collection of funny words and spooky pictures. Well, he hopes you think it's funny and spooky.
The Warrens by Victoria Williams-Fisher
In the long–awaited fourth installment in the steamy PESCADERO CREEK SERIES, Rob and Morgan have just reconciled after a lengthy separation. Rob has moved back home with his wife and children, and everyone is thrilled when the couple announce that an addition to the family will arrive later that summer. Their home is truly a happy one with weddings and parties taking place. But amidst all the celebrating, the Warren-McAllister mansion seems to take on a life of its own.
Frequently witnessing strange events in the home; Agent McAllister fears that he may just be losing his grip on reality again. When he begins seeing the wraith of a young woman in his bedroom, Rob tries desperately to determine a logical explanation for the apparition.
Witnessing her husband’s erratic behavior, Morgan fears that Rob is relapsing after the car accident in which he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Clinging to hope that he is not going to change back into the monster he became after his injury, she vows to remain true to her husband, even if it means delving into her own unhappy childhood to prove his sanity.
Will Rob and Morgan be able to put the past behind them and start a new life together? Or have the the dark secrets of the Warren family’s past come back to permanently separate them?
Oh, Little Ham of Buffalo: A Korean Adoption Memoir by Joanna H. Kraus with Timothy Y. Kraus
Can a starving Korean boy find a new life in the home of strangers ten thousand miles away?
The memoir written by mother and son, in narrative and free verse accompanied by photographs, describes the challenges, difficulties and joys encountered en route to adoption. Our story is gleaned from our son’s recollections and my own memories of the journey we traveled to become a family.
An intergenerational book geared to readers ages nine up and any adoptive family.
The Maybe Magnificent Day by Rhonda Berryhill-Castaneda
Nico is starting a brand new school. He is excited to start, but he is also full of anxiety and nervousness! He wonders if he is going to cry or if he will be brave. He is worried about his new school and if he will like it. Will he like his teacher? Will he make friends? Will he have a bad day? Will he have a great day?
Playing with Grandpa’s Puppy by Sandra Fishel Brandon
Cally is very excited to go to see Grandpa and to play with his new dog Freya. Her Mom tells her that Freya is a puppy but is bigger than Cally’s dog that is a grown up dog. Children learn that dogs and puppies can be different sizes and are fun to pet and play with but they should always be careful around dogs and only pet and play with them if the owner says it’s ok.
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