The 24 Symbols of Christmas: An Advent Family Tradition
Christmas is full of symbolism and this book shares all 24 symbols with an enriching advent experience. Explanations are accompanied by scripture verses and lyrical rhyming text. Includes an Ornament Craft Kit in the back of the book, along with a QR code to access the soundtrack.
101 Fun Creative Writing Exercises:
Become a Better Writer in 14 Minutes a Day
You’ve written a great story. Now what? Descriptive metaphors, interesting characters, and engaging dialogue can help take your story to the next level. After all, you must not only be able to tell a great story, but you have to write well too.
Strengthen your storytelling skills with the following:
- Describe objects with more feeling.
- Show emotion through thoughts and actions.
- Use the senses to evoke memories.
- Explore dialogue with different relationships.
- Develop quirky character personalities.
Available Picture Book Manuscripts
Postcards From Alaska
After receiving a postcard from Grandfather Atka, Siku decides it’s time to plan a trip to Alaska. Siku says he’ll swim to Alaska like the seals, but Mom says it would be a long, cold trip. After many attempts, Siku has an idea he thinks will actually work, but will Mom be on board?
Penelope Pepper Has the Hiccups
Penelope Pepper has the hiccups, but… they’re contagious! She must stop them before they spread to the next town. She tries every cure she can think of, but nothing works. When she finally thinks up a new plan to stop them, something outrageous and unexpected happens.
One night at Ghost Ranch, hundreds of dinosaur bones come to life and invite their fellow dinos to a country-western hoedown. Dressed in hats and kerchiefs, they load their wagons and ride a thousand miles to the dance. Finally arriving to the party, they do-si-do late into the night until a duel threatens to end the fun.
Solomon’s Raisin Farm
It’s 1977, the year after the rain ruined all the raisin crops in California and nobody has any extra money for things like new shoes and Christmas candy. This year, Solomon longs more than ever to get a pair of new shoes in time for the Raisin Harvest Festival. That is, if the rain doesn’t ruin the crops again.