Shocked to see the ranch-hand’s face painted like a skull, the BeakSpeak chickens race to school to ask why. That’s when Ms. Goldspeak guides them through an exciting adventure learning about Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican celebration.
Their reward is a cultural journey marked by Spanish phrases, cemeteries, spirits of their ancestors, confused terror and overwhelming joy. They learn to be brave, to rejoice in each other’s growth and dreams, and to believe miracles can happen when the stars align.More info →
Phoebe is a children's book about sharing. Phoebe is given toys by her owner Kate all of the time, but she doesn’t like it when other dogs want to play with them. She also doesn’t understand why the other dogs don’t want to play with her until Kate teaches her a valuable lesson about sharing.More info →
Want the purrr-fect gift for the cat lover in your life? Cat got your tongue? Never mind, the A to Z book of Cats will say it all for you. It's the cat's meow. Not only have cats found a place in our hearts and homes, but they are also part of our history, culture, and arts. This book with illustrations by the author, while it's not cat-a-clysmic, will appeal to all ailurophiles, (that's cat lovers). Failure to purchase this book would not be a cat-a-strophe and I certainly won't go cat-a-tonic but, if you do, I predict you will find yourself sitting in the catbird's seat wearing the cat's pajamas!More info →
Mushrooms, fungi, molds, mycorrhizal spores. These all affect you every day of your life. They have helped keep the world operating for millions of years. For thousands of years they have provided humans with the means to exist. The 5300yr. old "Iceman" found in the Alps in 1991 had two different mushrooms in his pouch that were important to his survival in the world. While you may not need them for your survival (if you did you might turn to that mold, penicillin), multiple ongoing studies into the medicinal properties of various mushrooms may soon add to the already proven ways mushrooms can save lives. You can certainly benefit from knowing your mushrooms. The A to Z book of Mushrooms will help you find and identify wild mushrooms. The illustrations and the text are designed to introduce beginners to the wonderful, colorful, nutritious and magical world of mushrooms.More info →
A fun, eclectic collection that is guaranteed to provide many 'Gee whiz!' moments and interesting information with which you can stun friends and family alike.More info →
A diverse group of young chickens will learn to understand each other better in this colorfully illustrated story. BeakSpeak is designed to help young people accept their differences and build confidence, through speech validation.
In-depth discussion, alongside enclosed questionnaire sheets (with suggested answers), Ms. Marceaux’s goal is to enhance communication skills which will help young people succeed in their future relationships and careers.More info →
After successfully launching “Journeys into Darkness and Light” a collection of short stories in April 2015, André Nguyễn Văn Châu penned three longer fiction works included within “Night and Day”.
These multi-faceted stories follow the characters into dark despair so they can overcome their ordeals in order to start believing again. The point of departure might be sin, crime, or a moment of weakness, but the end-game is redemption, a violent confrontation with fate, and enlightenment.
Always depicting the men and women of his stories with tenderness and respect Van Chau illustrates their pain, defeat, triumph, and joy as if these emotions were his own. When the final confrontation leads to the possibility of redemption or an invitation to holiness, you know you will walk away from these stories with a new perspective.
Considering that there are 5000 flowering plants in Texas, at least a thousand of which can be called ‘wild flowers,’ it’s probably safe to say, not many. This beginners' guide will, I hope, help to put names to some of the more common ones, provide encouragement to search for the uncommon ones and give information about some of the interesting plants around us.More info →
The ancient intent and purpose of the animistic masks of the indigenous people of Mexico can yet be found in those used in dances and fiestas today. Set in the context of these paintings, the masks reveal themselves to be an essential part of the history and the culture of Mexico.More info →
The weeds we typically spend millions trying to eradicate each year have served mankind for thousands of years as they provide food, medicine, shelter, clothing and pleasure to millions of people worldwide. This book will start you on a journey of discovery not to be missed, starting right outside your door.More info →
This is an advanced Vietnamese dictionary with English definitions, compiled with the enrichment of the Vietnamese language in mind. This dictionary lists words and expressions used by Vietnamese throughout the ages. It shows local and ethnic dialectal words and phrases and promotes the understanding of the Vietnamese culture past and present.More info →
Solve the Mystery: Remote Viewing, What is it Really? This small booklet could be of great value to anyone interested in the subject of Remote Viewing. It is a simple explanation of this amazing technique; developed by the U.S. Government, that was used in the highly confidential Star Gate Remote Viewing Program from 1972-1995. Inside we present the five-steps for understanding Remote Viewing, under the topics of: - History - Definition - Kinds - Study/Training - Experience. Upon reading this, you too can better appreciate the complex mysterious phenomenon called Remote Viewing. It is a great teaching tool for study groups and individuals who may be curious about this topic. It is also a great study piece to go along with the book “Reading My Mind, A Personal Journal”.More info →
Cooking with Hamilton Troll and friends helps young children 5-10 yrs learn skills like measuring, pouring & mixing. Children will learn fun ways to make delicious recipes that are surprisingly good for them. These great kid-tested recipes are a wonderful introduction to the culinary arts.
Also included: kitchen safety tips, creative craft activities, and ideas for special occasions.More info →
Kate has just turned 11 and is about to have the adventure of a lifetime! While out playing, she steps into a rainbow and is magically transported to another place on the planet. Everywhere she goes, she meets a child of a different nationality who tells her about their cultural beliefs about rainbows. When she finally gets home, she has quite an amazing story to share, but there are some who don't believe her. Yet in the end, the proof arrives just in time and leaves the adults in her life with dropped jaws and shocked expressions.More info →
Born in Vietnam in 1935, André Nguyễn Văn Châu grew up in the midst of wars; enduring intense emotions ranging between hopes and disappointment to joys and sorrows. Many of the stories he penned in 'Journeys into Darkness and Light' set tragic characters against terrible odds. Most of them triumphed over their despair, or accepted their demise with superhuman courage. Later in his life the author lived and worked in scores of countries where men and women from different parts of the world, especially in Africa, shared the same joys and sorrows with their Vietnamese contemporaries. He spoke of them and shared their stories with the same tenderness, complicity, and emotional intensity. The brevity of these stories considerably enhances the general theme. It highlights the loneliness, alienation, terror in the face of the passing of time and death, in the characters, and also their surging moments of happiness and hope.More info →