Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists is an educational book on Black history for children. Jaxon was finding it quite difficult to relax -- and for good reason. In a week’s time, he’d be playing the role of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his fourth grade play. He’d been in rehearsals with his classmates and had learned as much as he could about Dr. King, but Jaxon stuttered sometimes, and he was frightened that he wouldn’t be able to perform as well as he’d like.
While he sat in his room thinking about these things, a strange and unsettling thought occurred to him. What if there were no Black people in the world? The very thought was mind-boggling and made Jaxon feel so confused and upset that he began to jump on his bed to release some of the building anxiety.
His sister heard him calling for his mom and came running in to warn him off the bed-jumping before his mom found out. When Jaxon began to tell Raimy about his upsetting thought, she gasped and made him stop saying it. She knew he had said the magic words ‘just imagine’.
The next morning, Jaxon discovered why she tried to stop him and the results were stunning.
This is an educational book on Black history for children. Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists, begins a series of books devoted to teaching kids about the contributions Black people have made to American history, technology and culture. In the story, Jaxon’s father shares how unfortunate and sad it is that children aren’t aware of the many contributions Black people have made to the growth of this country. Each of the mini-biographies presented in this book should be mentioned in history and science books, and I hope the series helps to address those omissions.More info →
Thirteen-year-old,Trina, has chosen to raise service dogs and have puppy after puppy. But during her seven-day beach vacation with her best friend, Trina discovers Sarah is more interested in meeting guys than being with her. And when a boy named Chase sees the magical connection Sydney makes with his younger brother who has autism, it puts a bigger strain on the girls' friendship. To add to Trina's stress, she finds herself struggling with the idea of returning Sydney at the end of the week. Now Trina fears she'll lose more than her service dog. Will Trina lose her best friend, also?
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“Snugs The Snow Bear” is the first in a magical series of stories about a lovable, snuggable, huggable polar bear, and his tales of derring-do, along with a menagerie of animal friends. Come and meet Snugs, The Two Moose, Mrs Merryweather, Carla and James, as they take the voyage of a lifetime to a lighthouse on The Isle of Wight, a sunshine island off the South Coast of England, and miles and miles beyond! This first adventure will warm your heart as Snugs, in his own unique way, leaves a radiant, magical impression, especially on one little boy and girl.More info →
When Cal the caveboy cannot reach the lowest branch of a nearby tree he comes up with the cunning plan of enlisting the help of a giant tortoise. However, once he is up the tree, the tortoise ambles off, leaving him stranded.
His mother asks him to help his little sister, Aggy, to find her necklace. But a rattlesnake bares its fangs at him. What should he do?
A naughty lamb is told off by her mum when she snags her wool on some wire. When she sees a beautiful butterfly, she wishes she could learn how to fly like it, so she asks her friend, Blakie the blackbird, to teach her. He tells her that lambs are not known to fly, but she does not expect his solution.More info →