In addition to publishing my own original stories and nonfiction ideas, I have worked as a freelance author on numerous books for Scholastic and also two Korean publishers (creating picture books used to teach English as a second language). Another project paired me with the American Bar Association publishers with several picture books whose stories introduced concepts of legal literacy.
A mother and daughter turn a hopeless old house into a loving family home with faith, hard work, and the support of their community.When a girl and her mother are forced to start over, they find themselves feeling isolated and defeated. Longing for their former neighborhood and friends, and overwhelmed by the repairs their new house needs, they finally realize they can’t do everything alone – ... read more
Like all buses in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1950’s, Bus #2857 was segregated: white passengers sat in the front and black passengers sat in the backuntil Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a major event in the Civil Rights movement led by a young minister, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For 382 days, black passengers chose... read more
This book describes people’s relationship with the sea. It describes everything from the sea’s resources to ocean safety. Other topics include scuba diving, fishing, and sea exploration. What kinds of surprises does the sea hold?
It’s easy to move fast when you have seven hundred legs! This book provides a great introduction to the life cycle and behavior of centipedes and millipedes, small insect-like creatures that can be found all over the world.
Cats are one of the world’s most popular pets, and the many wild species of cats are beautiful and fascinating. Learn about lions, cheetahs, lynxes, and more.
Do you think that all scorpions are monsters? Learn what scorpions are, what they eat, the differences between types, and more in this exciting reader.
Even when a beach looks empty, it is always full of life. Find out how the ghost crab got its name, where you should look for sea stars, and much more.
Whales, mice, platypuses, and humans all have something in common: we’re all mammals. This book is full of important facts about different types of mammals, including what their babies are like, where they live, and how they protect themselves.
In this Greek myth, a goddess curses Heracles and causes him to commit a terrible crime. To make up for it, he must complete twelve dangerous and nearly impossible tasks. But if anyone can succeed, it is the mighty Heracles.
Rookie Readers have provided entertaining, high-quality introductions to reading for more than a generation. Each title features full-color, often hilarious illustrations and engaging stories that always involve a young child figuring out concepts or solving problems on his or her own. Every new title contains a Word List and a color-coded reading-level key on the back cover.-- very familiar i... read more
Located in the heart of the South, Alabama is a land of diverse and beautiful natural scenery. Readers will explore the state as they find out what life is like in Alabama today. They will learn about the states government, find out which plants and animals live there, get an inside look at what Alabamans like to do for fun, and much more.
South Dakota is perhaps most famous for the towering sculptures on Mount Rushmore, but there is also a lot more to discover about this remarkable state. Readers will see it all for themselves as they explore South Dakotas fascinating history, meet its pe
Describes the composition, formation, appearance, and uses of certain minerals, including some gemstones
A young girl contemplates the many things she can be when she grows up, including a truck driver or President.
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