Free on Kindle: The Time Hunters and the Box of Eternity by Carl Ashmore

Becky and Joe Mellor return to Bowen Hall for the half term holidays to find things are as unusual as ever. Of course, that’s to be expected when you’re sharing a stately home with a dinosaur, a winged horse, two sabre-tooth tigers, Will Scarlet and Bowen Hall’s latest resident – a dodo named Deirdre. Things, however, get more intriguing when American time traveller, Bruce Westbrook, arrives with two gold doubloons that seem to possess strange, supernatural powers.

So begins a thrilling adventure that leads Becky, Joe, Uncle Percy and Will to 1920s Chicago, Victorian Edinburgh and the 18th Century Caribbean – battling gangsters, pirates, sea-monsters and zombie sharks on a quest for the legendary Pandora’s Box …

The clock is still ticking …

File Size: 3647 KB
Print Length: 222 pages
Publisher: Addlebury Press (November 18, 2013)
Publication Date: November 18, 2013
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
Language: English

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Blogging at 4RV

 

This was my day to post over at the 4RV blog. Today, I’m talking about self-doubt, offering tips on how to stop it from stealing your time. You can check out “Stop Self-doubt from Stealing Your Time” here.

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The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls by Janet Halfmann

Part of “The Story of” biography series from Lee & Low books, The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls by Janet Halfmann is a chapter book providing a glimpse into this brave, amazing man who was born into slavery and became a national hero.

Born in the slave quarters of a plantation in Beaufort, South Carolina, Robert Smalls began working for his master at the age of six. As his master’s favorite, Smalls led an easier life than other enslaved people, but he still witnessed the evils of slavery. As he grew into a young man, he knew he wanted more for his life and for his people than living as the property of another man. The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls tells the story of the daring plan Smalls implemented to bring his family and others to freedom and how he helped the Union cause. It also follows his life after the war as a member of the United States Congress, a publisher, and a lifelong advocate for African Americans.

 

This is the second book by Janet Halfmann about the life of Robert Smalls that I’ve read. The picture book, Seven Miles to Freedom, is an excellent choice for younger readers. The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls is geared toward school-age children. In addition to the biography of Smalls, additional historical content  provides an in-depth look into the times in which Small lived. According to the publisher’s website, “The Story of” books include: informative sidebars, highlighted vocabulary words, a timeline, a glossary, a bibliography, and a recommended reading list. This information makes The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls the perfect book for school and public libraries and a great resource for all types of school projects. An inspiring story of a true American hero, The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls is a welcome addition to any Civil War library.

The style of artwork from talented children’s book illustrator Duane Smith allows the reader to envision Smalls’ journeys from his dreams of freedom through his days of piloting the Planter wood-burning steamer. The book also includes historical photos.

I am proud to add The Story of Civil War Hero Robert Smalls to my Civil War library.

Highly recommended!

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Age Range: 8 – 11 years
Grade Level: 3 – 4
Series: Story of…?
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Lee & Low Books (February 25, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1643790161
ISBN-13: 978-1643790169

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Free E-Book: Ollie’s Story by S.R. Hollowell

 

Ollie has been thrust into the role of head of household.

At twelve years old, he is trying his best to keep things going now that his Grandpa Delmer had to move out.

It’s no small job with three little sisters. Helping with homework. Trying to keep food on the table. Staying awake in school. And the biggie, avoiding trouble that always seems to follow him. Top all of that off with a mom who seems to have given up on life.

Somehow he manages with the help of his neighbor Miss Collins, until a visit one evening by a social worker from the Department of Family Services.

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