James and the Giant Peach

A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

James and the Giant Peach

James is resigned to a life of misery with two aunts until he discovers a magical peach. This edition is illustrated by Lane Smith.

THE ADVENTURES OF DIGGLEDY DAN A children s story of the circus

TO THE HOSFORDS OF MEADOW HOUSE These tales were first told for the Children's Page of The Christian Science Monitor, and the author takes this means of ...

THE ADVENTURES OF DIGGLEDY DAN   A children s story of the circus

Have you ever been to a circus where the seal plays the bass drum, the monkey plays the violin, the elephant plays the cello and the kangaroo plays the bassoon! Well, at least the camel doesn’t play the didgeridoo – or does he?. This is a circus where the ring master is a tiger and the lion-tamer is, well, a lion! Well you’ll get all this and more at the Spangleland Circus in “The Adventures of Diggeldy Dan.” Too-Bo-Tan sends a speaking messenger bird to Diggeldy Dan the clown. The bird tells him that after the circus is over and everyone has gone home and the circus folk are in their tents and caravans, that after dinner they will all fall asleep – except for Diggeldy Dan, who must hide in the round white tent that stands in the center of all the bigger tents, and wait for the messenger who will come out of the west.’ Dan does this and when the messenger arrives, his adventures begin. What are the adventures you ask? Well you’ll have to download and read this book for yourself to find out. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book, and all the books Abela Publishing publishes, will be donated to charities

Korean Children s Favorite Stories

Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite ...

Korean Children s Favorite Stories

This colorfully illustrated multicultural Korean children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Korean Children's Favorite Stories is a captivating collection of Korean folktales for children which are still being told, just as they have been for generations. Some are Korean-specific, while others echo those told in other countries. Written with wit and pathos, they unveil the inevitable foibles of people everywhere and expose the human-like qualities of animals and the animal-like qualities of humans. Pulsating with the rhythm of life and the seasons, these Korean fables transport the reader to a wonderland where ants talk, a baby rabbit outwits a tiger, a tree fathers a child, and a toad saves a whole village. Korean stories include: The Story Bag The Pheasant, the Dove, and the Magpie The Bridegroom's Shopping The Bad Tiger The Great Flood The Pumpkin Seeds The Grateful Tiger The Three Princesses And more… The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Singapore Children s Favorite Stories

Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's ...

Singapore Children s Favorite Stories

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Singaporean fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary and oral culture. Singapore Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of eleven stories that provide an insight into the traditional culture and history of Singapore. They make perfect new additions for story time or bedtime reading. Retold by Diane Taylor for an international audience, the whimsical watercolor illustrations by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard offer insight into Singapore's multicultural past and present, as well as its colonial roots. The famous story of the tiger under the billiard table at the Raffles Hotel is retold, as is the myth of how the name "Singapore" (Lion City) came about. Magical princesses, mermaids, tigers, pirates and buffalos compete for every child's attention. Singapore Children's Stories include: Queen of the Forest Vanished! The Pirates of Riau The Magical Princess The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Willie Was Different

Realizing that he is different from other wood thrushes, Willie sets out on his own and becomes famous when he creates his own songs to accompany a flautist who is his devoted friend.

Willie Was Different

Realizing that he is different from other wood thrushes, Willie sets out on his own and becomes famous when he creates his own songs to accompany a flautist who is his devoted friend.

Writing Children s Books

As the only book to deal exclusively with all the concerns, issues, and questions of prospective children's authors, it features simplicity, step-by-step directions; and offers strategies and data that guarantee literary success.

Writing Children s Books

Far too many prospective childrens authors get stuck on the fundamental (and universal) question of all writers - Where do I start? That's simply because they're unsure about the nature of the children's book market and the skills necessary for literary success. Writing Children's Books answers the plight of these writers by providing proven strategies and insider information. This powerful how-to guide shows, in eye-opening detail, exactly how children's authors, both beginning and novice, can have a productive and successful writing career. As the only book to deal exclusively with all the concerns, issues, and questions of prospective children's authors, it features simplicity, step-by-step directions; and offers strategies and data that guarantee literary success. Written by award-winning children's author and writing instructor Anthony D. Fredericks, Writing Children's Books includes a plethora of techniques, strategies, and information to guide any potential children's author from blank sheet of paper (or computer screen) to viable, publishable manuscript.

Children s Stories in Play Therapy

Incorporating stories from children and authors, the book examines the common themes and metaphors that emerge, the purpose of stories, and the communication that they can engender between the therapist and the child.

Children s Stories in Play Therapy

Ann Cattanach extends her acclaimed earlier published work to explore further the therapeutic value of story-making with children. Incorporating stories from children and authors, the book examines the common themes and metaphors that emerge, the purpose of stories, and the communication that they can engender between the therapist and the child.

The Children s Story Book Stories on Holidays Saint Days and Other Occasions

This book contains a lovely collection of stories for children based on holidays, saint days and other occasions.

The Children s Story Book  Stories on Holidays  Saint Days and Other Occasions

This book contains a lovely collection of stories for children based on holidays, saint days and other occasions. From Mothers Day to Christmas, there is a delightful story to accompany many special occasions, each beautifully illustrated and easy to read. This book will make a great gift for any child.

The Children s Books of Mary Belson Elliott

The standard of story - telling , with a few exceptions , was not high ; but the style
of writing was cultivated . ... of moral tales ( even though the late Percy Muir did
include her in his ' monstrous regiment ' of women writers of children ' s books ) .

The Children s Books of Mary  Belson  Elliott


Magical Stories for 5 Year Olds

Perfect for reading alone or aloud--and for dipping into time and time again. With stories from Joan Aiken, Margaret Mayo, Alf Proysen, Margaret Mahy and many more, this book will provide hours of fun for five-year-olds.

Magical Stories for 5 Year Olds

Magical Stories for 5 Year Olds is a bright and varied selection of marvelously magical stories by some of the very best writers for children. Perfect for reading alone or aloud--and for dipping into time and time again. With stories from Joan Aiken, Margaret Mayo, Alf Proysen, Margaret Mahy and many more, this book will provide hours of fun for five-year-olds.

The Children s Story of the War

Some very stirring stories are told of fights between East Indiamen and privateers
or pirates . In 1804 the East India Company's fleet in the China Seas engaged ,
beat off , and pursued a powerful enemy squadron , which included two frigates ...

The Children s Story of the War


The Children s Hour Stories From Seven Old Favorites

Children's. Hour. STORIES FROM SEVEN OLD FAVORITES Selected & Arranged by Eva March Tappan Between the dark and the daylight, when the night is beginning to ...

The Children s Hour  Stories From Seven Old Favorites

Inter. The Man whose Picture this is, is one of a thousand; he can beget Children, travel in birth with Children, and nurse them himself when they are born. And whereas thou seest him with eyes lift up to Heaven, the best of Books in his hand, and the Law of Truth writ on his lips, it is to shew thee that his work is to know and unfold dark things to sinners; even as also thou seest him stand as if he pleaded with Men; and whereas thou seest the World as cast behind him, and that a Crown hangs over his head, that is to shew thee that slighting and despising the things that are present, for the love that he hath to his Master's service, he is sure in the world that comes next to have Glory for his reward. Now, said the Interpreter, I have shewed thee this Picture first, because the Man whose Picture this is, is the only man whom the Lord of the place whither thou art going hath authorized to be thy Guide in all difficult places thou mayest meet with in the way; wherefore take good heed to what I have shewed thee, and bear well in thy mind what thou hast seen, lest in thy Journey thou meet with some that pretend to lead thee right, but their way goes down to death. Then he took him by the hand, and led him into a very large Parlour that was full of dust, because never swept; the which after he had reviewed a little while, the Interpreter called for a man to sweep. Now when he began to sweep, the dust began so abundantly to fly about, that Christian had almost therewith been choaked. Then said the Interpreter to a Damsel that stood by, Bring hither the Water, and sprinkle the Room; the which when she had done, it was swept and cleansed with pleasure.

The Everything Guide to Writing Children s Books

The young adult (YA) category dangles at the edge of the realm of children's books. Because these books are written for a teenage audience (age twelve and ...

The Everything Guide to Writing Children s Books

Writing for kids can be fun and rewarding-- if you can break into the competitive world of children's book publishing. Learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher.