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Tyler the Fish Visits the Lorain Lighthouse – Author: Meaghan Fisher;  Illustrator: Tim Rowe,

Tyler is very excited! Today he is going on his first school field trip with his classmates to learn all about Lorain Lighthouse in Lorain, Ohio. On the trip, Tyler and his classmates learn all about the important role of the lighthouse and its history. The classmates also manage to squeeze in some Fish Tag. Join Tyler and Jimmy on their new Lake Erie adventure!

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Pip the Possum – $6.99
Author: Meaghan Fisher;  Illustrator: Tim Rowe

Pip is just like all the other possums, except for one thing: his tail won’t curl! This means he can’t hang from a tree branch, which is how his whole family sleeps. He hates sleeping by himself on the ground…until one morning he awakes to find danger coming for his family in the tree! Will Pip be able to save them?

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Tyler the Fish and the Lake Erie Bully – $6.99
Author: Meaghan Fisher;  Illustrator: Tim Rowe with Sandra Burns

It’s Tyler’s first day of school, and he’s excited. There’s so much to look forward to! He has a great day up until lunchtime, when a mean trout fish demands Tyler’s lunch. That night, Tyler’s mother explains bulling to Tyler and how it is wrong.  When the bully comes back again the next day, Tyler must face his fears and stick up for himself no matter how small he feels.

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Just Try It, Georgie!

How Parrots Became Pirates! – $8.99
Chad Seymour

For Jill and Will, time spent with Uncle Bill is always interesting, to say the least! One day, as the two kids are playing pirate, a simple question leads to a fantastic tale of high seas excitement and silliness and at last… an answer to the question: “Just how did parrots become pirates?”

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Just Try It, Georgie!
Just Try It, Georgie! – $8.99
Author: Christy Sturtz ;  Illustrator: Chad Seymour

Georgie the Giraffe doesn’t want to try new foods, including any of the foods giraffes normally eat. One morning he sets out to find something he thinks he could eat. He meets many of his friends along the way who offer to help him, but will he have enough courage to try a new food? Georgie the Giraffe introduces African animals as fun, lovable characters and is filled with interesting facts about each animal in the story. Read it and have fun discovering along with your children!

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Quentin's Problem
A Home for Rosie – $8.99
Author: Misty Baker ;  Illustrator: Kattarina Storost

Rosie is an older dog who loves her home and her owner,
Paul. She enjoys playing and taking walks with him. One
day, Paul gets very sick and can’t take her on a walk. He
goes away in a big white van with flashing lights…and
never returns. Rosie is taken to a shelter. Day after day,
she waits for Paul to return and watches as brown dogs,
white dogs, puppies and kittens are adopted. Won’t
anyone take Rosie home?
This story is inspired by the millions of older and special
needs pets who are overlooked at adoption time. At the
end is a special bonus feature of 5 real adoption stories!

Quentin's Problem
Dinosaur Zoo – $8.99
Author: Misty Baker ;  Illustrator: Melissa Quinio

Welcome to the Dinosaur Zoo, home to playful dinos
and one very busy zookeeper! Sally works hard every day,
taking care of the zoo and its prehistoric inhabitants.
Once they’re fed and clean, the dinosaurs are eager to
play with their favorite zookeeper. But, Sally has too
much to do. She can’t just stop working, or can she?
This colorful, interactive story teaches the importance of
balancing work and play – for kids AND adults!

Quentin's Problem
Quentin’s Problem – $8.99
Author: Misty Baker ;  Illustrator: K.A. King

What’s a pirate student to do when he must pass the Piratish Exam, but he can’t say “Arrr”? Quentin the Quick must figure out a clever way to pass the test, so he comes up with a fantastic, wonderful, crazy idea. It’s not the truth, but it’s not exactly a lie…

But it backfires, and now Quentin must walk the plank. Hungry sharks wait below, ready to feast on a pirate lunch. Can Quentin save his skin and his pride before he becomes a shark snack?

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Fuzzy Buzzy's Treasure
Fuzzy Buzzy’s Treasure – $8.99
Author: Misty Baker ;  Illustrator: K.A. King

Fuzzy Buzzy finds a real treasure one day-an undiscovered field of wildflowers! It’s the first time she’s ever found anything by herself, and she wants to keep it that way. Unfortunately for the flowers, they need the help of Fuzzy’s whole family, or there won’t be any new flowers next spring. Will Fuzzy Buzzy learn to share her treasure before it’s too late?

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Tyler the Fish and Marty the (Lake Erie) Sturgeon
Tyler the Fish and Marty the (Lake Erie) Sturgeon – $6.99
Author: Meaghan Fisher;  Illustrator: Sandra Burns

Tyler and his friend Jimmy are enjoying a friendly game of Fish Tag, when suddenly the waters grow dark and all the fish around them start swimming for their lives. They turn to see the biggest, scariest fish they’ve ever seen. Although, when they speak to him, they find out he is an endangered species and he needs their help! Will Tyler and Jimmy be able to help save their new friend?

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The Mystery Tunnel – $9.99
Author: Nancy Potts

Small, dull, Kirksbourgh, Ohio, is the last place on earth 13-year-old Emily Parker wanted to live. She couldn’t understand why her father would trade an exciting archeology career that took them around the world for a stuffy classroom. Emily soon discovers danger and adventure aren’t limited to archeology digs when she and her friends find a secret underground tunnel—a part of Kirksbourgh’s forgotten past. The tunnel is part of the Underground Railroad and leads them to secret rooms, trap doors, and a plot to harm their friend Mac for his land. As the danger to Mac increases, can the three devise a daring plan using the tunnel to protect their friend from his enemies and save his land?

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Owlie Learns to Fly
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Author: Meaghan Fisher;  Illustrator: Tim Rowe

It’s flying day! Today, all of Mother Owl’s babies will learn how to fly. His brothers and sisters are excited, but Owlie is a little nervous. Each time he steps to the edge, he backs off and lets someone else go instead. Finally, he’s the last owl left. Will little Owlie find his courage to soar?

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Momka and the Cherry Tree – $8.99
  Author: Yukiko Ryburn;  Illustrator: SEIKO

Yoriyuki and Momoka met and fell in love near the Akaishi Shrine in Shiwa, but soon the emperor called Yoriyuki back home. Before he left, he and Momoka planted a cherry tree and promised to meet again. Momoka tended the cherry tree for several years before it produced buds, but none of those buds would blossom…until Momoka’s tears fell upon its roots.

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The Stillwater Bluebirds – $8.99
  Author: Mary Bingamore-Haller;  Illustrator: Sandra B

A bluebird is looking for a home where he and his expecting mate can raise their young baby bluebirds. He finds a perfect little house near the Stillwater River…but will it make her happy? Will they be able to teach their young ones how to fly? And will the tired old owl in the sycamore tree next door ever be able to sleep?


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The Cactus Who Wanted to Be a Christmas Tree
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  Author: Bob Welbaum;  Illustrator: Ashraf Attar

Katie loves Christmastime. Getting presents is nice, and playing in the snow with her friends is fun, but what she likes best are all the pretty decorations. When her family moves to Arizona, Katie can’t find any friends in her neighborhood, and her mom says it probably won’t snow, not even for Christmas. No snow? Will they even have a Christmas tree? Katie is bummed out about Christmas in Arizona…until she makes a special friend that allows her to share her enthusiasm for the holiday.

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 Checkers Cover - Olivia Behm - web Checkers – $8.99 
  Author: Olivia Behm;  Illustrator: Casey Barrett

Joan and her best friend Alexis always look forward to going outside for recess, but rain keeps them inside for the day. The girls just want to play checkers by themselves…but checkers happens to be Suz’s favorite game as well. Suz is the biggest, meanest girl in the school, and she never loses. When she spots Joan and Alexis setting up the board for a game, it’s sure to be a disaster. Can everyone learn to play nice together?

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If I Could Pull the Moon From the Sky – $8.99 If I Could Pull the Moon From the Sky cover

Author: Meaghan Fisher;  Illustrator: Sandra Burns

What would you do if you could pull the moon from the sky? One little boy has a million ideas! He would play with it at school, then take it for a haircut, and maybe they would eat a moon pie together at lunch. That would be fun…but pulling the moon from the sky would be pretty special. Almost as special as his mom! Maybe he can think of something even more special to do with the moon.

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Tyler the Fish Saves Lake Erie -$8.99

Author: Meaghan Fisher;  Illustrator: Sandra Burnsreaders favorite 5star-shiny-web

Tyler is a young bass who lives in Lake Erie and loves playing and exploring with his friends. One day, a game of Fish Tag takes him and his friend Jimmy into some unfamiliar waters. They’re a long 2014 Seal of Excellence
way from home, and even worse, the water is brown! When Tyler and Jimmy find out what’s wrong with the water, they must work as a team with all their friends in order to save it…before
the lake is poisoned!

cover mediaThe Sillwater River- $8.99Author: Mary Bingamon-Haller;  Illustrator: Sandra Burns

Then with a swift move, the Great Horned Owl flew off the sycamore tree that he called home and into the night’s cool autumn air. With a big goodbye to his dear friend and his wings spread wide, he flew over the beautiful Stillwater River and into the night.





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Mousekabitz- $8.99readers favorite 5star-shiny-web

Author: Meaghan Fisher;  Illustrator: Tina Dunnier

Mousekabitz has it made. He’s got a safe place to live, a comfy bed, and plenty of food. That is, until he’s discovered by the human family he lives with. Now even the lazy dog, Merlin, is
PreferChoice_2008after him! Chased from his home, Mousekabitz runs into an unfamiliar hole, but he doesn’t know where to go next. And
where is that music coming from?




Giuseppe Front coverGiuseppe’s Famous Pizza Pies- $8.99readers favorite 5star-shiny-web

Author: Meaghan Fisher;  Illustrator: Diana Barrett

Giuseppe is a pizza chef in Rome, and customers come from far and wide to watch his antics and get a taste of his famous pies. But what will he do when his trusty vendor’s cart breaks down? With help from a new friend, he might just find a solution!




Grandpa's a Martian-CoverGrandpa’s a Martian $8.99

Author: Tom Wehrman;  Illustrator: Tina Dunnier

Nicholas is a seven-year-old boy who loves his Grandpa Albert, who is almost 90 and lives in a nursing home. Grandpa has a secret, but no one believes him except Nicholas. Can Nicholas convince his parents to help him use the secret to save his grandpa?





front-CoverTommy Fakes the Flu – $15.99 (HardBack)

Author: Kristen Kerns;  Illustrator: Casey Barrett

Tommy P. White will do anything to stay home from school. With his off-the-wall creativity, Tommy cleverly tries to trick his mother. Will he be able to fool her and have a day of fun and games? Or will he find that the flu is no fun?





front-CoverIf You Could See Her Smile- $8.99

Author: Alma J. Burkhart; Illustrator: Sandra Burns

Karen had a terrible day at school. She’s tired of her classmates making fun of her sister Ruth just because she has cerebral palsy. Her mother helps Karen feel better about Ruth’s condition, but she wants the other kids to understand, too. How can she get them to see Ruth the way she does? Karen realizes it’s all up to her…and when she finds a robin in need of some special care, she may have found just the way to do it.





Front Cover MediaLittle Witnesses $8.99readers favorite 5star-shiny-web

Author: Alma J. Burkhart;  Illustrator: Sandra Burns

“Little Witnesses,” are Endearing stories, full of understanding and faith. These refreshing fictional tales share religious experiences during a child’s journey in life. However, not all experiences are easy. Jesus Christ is known for incredible doings, but teaching faith is a hefty task.






9781938768255-coverMy Dog, Jack- $8.99

Author and Illustrator: Laura Ceville

Dad just brought home a puppy for his son. How exciting! Now they just have to decide what to call him. Follow along as the young boy gets to know his pet and tries to find just the right name for his new best friend.






Gentle Elephant -Front-CoverThe Gentle Elephant – $8.99

Author: Amy Kneisley;  Illustrator: Tina Dunnier

The Gentle Elephant portrays an unusual friendship between a prince and an elephant. They become immediate friends, when everyone else shuns the elephant from the prince’s home. The prince and elephant lead an adventurous tale while also finding each other in a time of need. However, the King has final rule, and when he returns home to his castle he will decide the fate of their relationship.



What Would You Do if You Were Left at the Zoo?- $8.99 Author: Renee Hand;  Illustrator: Middy MathieuSheldon is excited to visit the zoo with his mama and learn about all the great animals that live there. But when the zoo begins to fill with people and mama tells him to stay close so he won’t get lost, Sheldon begins to wonder what it would be like to be left behind at the zoo and work there all day. As the pair explores, Sheldon tries to decide which animal he would study. Which one will he choose?

Nick Front CoverNick the Basset Hound – $8.99

Author and Illustrator: Nancy Shuler

ISBN: 978-1-938768-11-8

Nick the beloved basset hound has great big paws and loves to tromp through the woods.  He has a great big nose and loves to sniff.  He has a great big tail he loves to wag in time to his trot.  Consequently, Nick’s rambunctious romps usually end in a dirty and smelly grand finale.



 Who Hung the Moon CoverWho Hung the Moon- $6.99

Author /  Illustrator: Misty Steinke

ISBN: 978-1-938768-17-0

Take an adventure in your imagination, from coarse desert sands to the stars shining high above, as we ponder Who Hung the Moon in the sky.

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Cave Front CoverThe Lost Treasure of Hawkins Cave- $7.99

Author: Gary Snowden; Art by: Donna Pierce Clark

ISBN: 978-1-938768-10-1

Bryson and his dad explore a mountain and cave as well as tracking down the facts behind a local mystery in his dad’s hometown. Along the way Bryson learns how his dad grew up and how much he knows. He also realizes that his dad not only loves him, but trusts him with secrets and his life! Who would’ve thought that such a small thing like a hike and a picnic lunch would lead to so much excitement for the whole family? Where does the true treasure lie?

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The Great Horned Owl Cover for MediaThe Great Horned Owl- $8.99

Author: Mary Bingamon-Haller;  Illustrator: Sandra Burns

ISBN: 978-1-938768-12-5

It’s the first day of spring when Mary decides to take a walk near her home, along the Stillwater River and spots a fallen baby great horned owl. Can she rescue the bird and get it back to its mama?





CP Bath Front CoverCoco and Pebbles: Bath Night- $6.99

Author: Jeremy Wenning;  Illustrator: Casey Barrett

ISBN: 978-1-938768-16-3

Coco and Pebbles need a bath, but bathing two rambunctious dogs is quite an adventure. They’re making a mess! Brianna helps her dad clean the dogs while her mom comes up with a better plan for their next bath night.

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Roscoe CoverRoscoe the Volunteer EMT – $6.99

Author: Jeremy Wenning;  Illustrator: Sandra Burns

ISBN: 978-1-938768-19-4

Roscoe impatiently waits to see if he passed his test to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Will he pass, and will his results be up to Chief Clever’s standards? See what happens when his skills are put to the test for the first time.

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Sadie the Skunk SALE $8.99

Author: Meaghan Fisher.  Illustrator: Marla Fair

Sadie the skunk thinks she is a cat until a sibling kitten points out Sadie’s differences from the rest of the family. When Sadie asks her parents about it, they answer all her questions, telling her they found her as a baby alone in the forest and brought her home. However, they can’t answer Sadie’s most important question – what kind of an animal is she? To find this out, they take her to wise old Mr. Groundhog whose answer sends her on a series of misadventures. In the end, it is Sadie’s most unique characteristic that helps her find her true home.


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Author: Meaghan Fisher. Illustrator: Marla Fair

Lars wants to learn to fly a WACO airplane himself so he can share his love for flying with little passengers of his own. As
Saturday approaches, the day that WACO pilots give rides, the pilot is missing. Can Lars fly the plane and save the day?

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God Gives Us Choices – $8.99

Author: Hope Rethman. God Gives Us Choices captures a powerful moment between a young boy and his mother as they share a conversation sparked by a question asked by children everywhere: “Why does God let bad stuff happen?” As this endearing story unfolds, the boy and his mother discuss God’s gift of free will and the impact our choices have on others. The boy ultimately learns that, although he is only eight years old, he can make a positive difference. His choices and actions can help to keep “bad stuff” from happening.



I Love Ladybugs!- $6.99

Author: Meaghan Fisher

Illustrator: Middy Mathieu

Ladybugs, ladybugs, all around. Follow along with toddler Emma Rose as she finds ladybugs in her garden, in her house, and on her toys…to her delight! Inspired by the author’s real-life daughter.



Coco and Pebbles: That’s My Duck! – $8.99

Author: Jeremy Wenning

Illustrator: Casey Barrett

After Coco and Pebbles accidentally break a lamp, they have to go play outside. When Brianna throws Coco’s favorite toy duck, the excitable dogs can’t figure out how to share it. Can Brianna help them find a game they all can enjoy?



The Whispering Sycamore– $8.99

Author: Mary Bingamon-Haller

Illustrator: Sandra Burns

The banks of the Stillwater River have changed over the years, but one constant has been the tall, strong sycamore tree growing alongside the waters. Imagine all the things the sycamore has seen during her growth from a sprout to a mighty tree, and how the area has come to depend on her.



Hank and Kale Visit the Aquarium– $8.99

Author: Dr. Gary Snowden

Illustrator: William E. Smith III

When Hank and Kale visit the aquarium they are splashed with water from head to toe by a beluga whale. They love every moment of this wonderful aquatic experience. But the thing that stands out most is the man feeding the whale. He seems to command the whale’s every move. As they journey home their only thought is how soon they can return and visit the aquarium again.