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  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Version of the "i" The Guy Writer's Journal
    iWRITE inspires kids to WRITE their own stories and provides publishing and leadership opportunities to our youth. Since reading and writing go hand in hand, iWRITE encourages readers to use their imagination and communicate through the written word. Join
  • Brought to you by the iWRITE Literacy Organization, the "i" The Guy Writer's Journal Teacher Edition can be used as a tool for educators to work along side the "i" The Guy Writer's Journal for students. The journal provides fun comic book style writing prompts targeted to the 3rd-4th grade level. The main character of the journal, "i" The Guy, encourages kids to write for fun, thereby strenthening a child's desire to learn and create. As students become more confident in their own creativity, that confidence will extend to other areas of language arts. Educators will find extension activities in the teacher manual to keep students engaged and excited to write. iWRITE inspires kids to WRITE their own stories and provides publishing and leadership opportunities to our youth. Learn more at iWRITE.org.

    About the Author: Melissa Williams

    Melissa M. Williams is the author of the Iggy the Iguana chapter book series, the Turtle Town chapter book series and the Little Miss Molly picture book for kids, the owner of LongTale Publishing and founder of the Literacy Non-Profit Organization
  • Ava and Prince are like most dogs. They want a place to call home, where love is yummy like peanut butter and belly rubs never end. This is their sweet, real-life story about home, family and love. Ava, formerly "Foxy," is given up by her family because she's too energetic. Prince, formerly "Sam," is found abandoned and alone. They have a lot in common. Both like to play, roll in the grass, dress in costumes and eat shoes. In their new home, there are a few house rules. It'll take patience and love, as Ava and Prince find a special place in the heart of a lady who smells like lemons and gumdrops.  

    About the Author: Joy Sewing

    Joy Sewing is an award-winning journalist and fashion editor for the Houston Chronicle. She’s also host of the Joyful Life Radio Show. She lives in Houston with Ava and Prince. This is her first children’s book.
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  •   "Different, not less...he's MORE!" the zoo animals shouted! Grant the giraffe is the newest baby to be born at the city zoo. Grant appears to be a regular giraffe until the other animals notice that there is something different about the way he looks. His spots aren't spots at all -- they are shaped like jigsaw puzzle pieces! As Grant grows up and spends time with the other animals, they learn that he is different in many other ways. Follow Grant's journey as he sets off to discover his special talent and not let his differences stand in the way of his big dreams. Get ready to be amazed by this young giraffe and discover what different minds CAN do.

    About the Illustrator & Author:

  • iWRITE inspires kids to WRITE their own stories and provides publishing and leadership opportunities to our youth. Since reading and writing go hand in hand, iWRITE encourages readers to use their imagination and communicate through the written word. Join "i" The Guy, the kids' writing representative, and encourage kids to write for fun, thereby strengthening our youths' desire to learn and create. Learn more at iWRITE.org.

    About the Author: Melissa Williams

    Melissa M. Williams is the author of the Iggy the Iguana chapter book series, the Turtle Town chapter book series and the Little Miss Molly picture book for kids, the owner of LongTale Publishing and founder of the Literacy Non-Profit Organization
  • Summer League is the second book in the Iggy the Iguana Chapter Book Series, which focuses on themes of diversity, friendship and overcoming difficult situations on and off the field. Iggy and his All-Star baseball team have the chance to make it all the way to the district tournament until Iggy takes a risk that may end his whole baseball career. Iggy learns there is more to baseball than just winning the game. Friendships, old and new, will become more valuable than ever during his summer break.
  • When Iggy's new teacher continues to eat his homework, he realizes his old ways of studying are over. It will take the mind of a creative genius and a lot of make-believe to revitalize Iggy's concentration in class. What started off as a lonely, boring school year missing his best friend Snap Shell, turns into a suspenseful ride that includes a strange encounter with a crab and an unexpected trip to the hospital. With the help of his friends and his little sister's stuffed animals, Iggy discovers a hidden talent that proves he never had a problem after all.

    About the Author: Melissa Williams

    Melissa M. Williams is the author of the Iggy the Iguana chapter book series, the Turtle Town chapter book series and the Little Miss Molly picture book for kids, the owner of LongTale Publishing and founder of the Literacy Non-Profit Organization
  • When Iggy's new teacher continues to eat his homework, he realizes his old ways of studying are over. It will take the mind of a creative genius and a lot of make-believe to revitalize Iggy's concentration in class. What started off as a lonely, boring school year missing his best friend Snap Shell, turns into a suspenseful ride that includes a strange encounter with a crab and an unexpected trip to the hospital. With the help of his friends and his little sister's stuffed animals, Iggy discovers a hidden talent that proves he never had a problem after all.
  • New School New Rules is the first book in the Iggy the Iguana Chapter Book Series, which focuses on themes of diversity, friendship and overcoming difficult situations in elementary school. Iggy, the main character, is a role model to kids as he navigates through moving to a new school, making friends and dealing with the school bully. The story allows young readers to relate to different types of characters, while being entertained by the story's fun loving animal humor. The story addresses many useful teaching moments in the 2nd-5th grade classroom.

    About the Author: Melissa Williams

    Melissa M. Williams is the author of the Iggy the Iguana chapter book series, the Turtle Town chapter book series and the Little Miss Molly picture book for kids, the owner of LongTale Publishing and founder of the Literacy Non-Profit Organization
  • New School New Rules is the first book in the Iggy the Iguana Chapter Book Series, which focuses on themes of diversity, friendship and overcoming difficult situations in elementary school. Iggy, the main character, is a role model to kids as he navigates through moving to a new school, making friends and dealing with the school bully. The story allows young readers to relate to different types of characters, while being entertained by the story's fun loving animal humor. The story addresses many useful teaching moments in the 2nd-5th grade classroom.
  • Summer League is the second book in the Iggy the Iguana Chapter Book Series, which focuses on themes of diversity, friendship and overcoming difficult situations on and off the field. Iggy and his All-Star baseball team have the chance to make it all the way to the district tournament until Iggy takes a risk that may end his whole baseball career. Iggy learns there is more to baseball than just winning the game. Friendships, old and new, will become more valuable than ever during his summer break.

    About the Author: Melissa Williams

    Melissa M. Williams is the author of the Iggy the Iguana chapter book series, the Turtle Town chapter book series and the Little Miss Molly picture book for kids, the owner of LongTale Publishing and founder of the Literacy Non-Profit Organization
  • Color your way through Little Miss Molly's world of make-believe, princesses and all things pink! Based on the Little Miss Molly picture books, kids now get to see what this little lizard is up to during each season of the year.

    About the Author: Melissa Williams

    Melissa M. Williams is the author of the Iggy the Iguana chapter book series, the Turtle Town chapter book series and the Little Miss Molly picture book for kids, the owner of LongTale Publishing and founder of the Literacy Non-Profit Organization
  • Molly lives in her own little world of make-believe and all things pink. That's because princesses wear pink! Princesses also dress up in pretty things, hang out with fairies...or in Molly's case, her pet dragonfly, and always find a way to be the center of attention. Molly's princess-like life is perfect until a huge disaster spoils her special day and teaches this little lizard there's a lot more to being a princess than looking pretty.

    About the Author: Melissa Williams

    Melissa M. Williams is the author of the Iggy the Iguana chapter book series, the Turtle Town chapter book series and the Little Miss Molly picture book for kids, the owner of LongTale Publishing and founder of the Literacy Non-Profit Organization
  • The Little Miss Molly Valentine Gift Box will include: - An Autographed Little Miss Molly Book - An Autographed Little Miss Molly Coloring Book - Little Miss Molly Plush Toy - A Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
  • MacGyver is BIG! Bigger than most puppies, MacGyver tries to find a place where he belongs. Fitting in with his new family presents a few challenges, until MacGyver figures out a way to prove that bigger is better. This heartwarming story brings to life the bond that grows between children and their pets and shows that our differences can be our greatest gifts.

    About the Author: Quinn Holladay

    The name Quinn has special meaning - both her mother and grandmother carry the name. A native Houstonian, Quinn Holladay graduated from Bellaire High School, obtained her bachelor
  • MacGyver is a Big Brother! The best big black dog found a home where he belongs. However, the arrival of a new puppy named Rocky turns his life upside down. MacGyver feels left out, except when he is getting blamed for Rocky's mistakes. Soon he realizes that Rocky needs a big brother to watch out for him. This heartwarming story shows the bond that can grow between brothers and shows that our siblings can not only become our friends, but our super-heroes.

    About the Author: Quinn Holladay

    The name Quinn has special meaning - both her mother and grandmother carry the name. A native Houstonian, Quinn Holladay graduated from Bellaire High School, obtained her bachelor
  • Go and Explore!

    Go and Explore! Join Patch on a Texas Hill Country adventure. A visit to Grandmother Honey Bunny s house opens this little bunny s eyes to a whole new world. She even finds some friends along the way to share the fun. As Patch explores the sights and sounds of the hill country, she ultimately makes a big discovery about herself.

  • U?nete a Patch en una aventura en el Campo de Texas. Una visita a la casa de su Abuela abre los ojos de este conejito a un mundo completamente nuevo. Ella encuentra al unos ami os en el camino y se divierte con ellos. Patch explora el paisaje y los sonidos de la re io?n montan?osa y finalmente hace un ran descubrimiento acerca de ella misma.

    About the Author: Mary Delmore Balagia

    Mary is a full time Honey,
  • There's a song inside every child waiting to be heard! Ride the waves and fly through the sky with your friend, Purple Song! This little purple companion, a treble clef with wings, shows you how to sing your way through your troubles. She lets you see that friendships can emerge into beautiful melodies. Join Purple Song as she lifts you up and shares her connection to the power of music.

  • Molly vive en su pequeño mundo de imaginación, donde todo es color rosa. ¡Y eso es porque todas las princesas se visten de color ROSA! Las princesas tambien se visten muy bonitas y juegan con hadas madrinas. Y en el caso de Molly y su mascota, una libélula, siempre tratan de ser el centro de atención. La vida de Molly, como la de las princesas, parece ser perfecta, hasta que le pasa algo desastrozo que le enseña a esta lagartijita, que hay mucho más sobre las princesas que verse bonitas.
  • Colorea a travs del mundo fantstico de la Seorita Molly, las princesas y todas las cosas rosas! Este libro est basado en la serie de libros de la Seorita Molly. Ahora todos pueden ver lo que hace Molly en cada estacin del ao!

    About the Author: Melissa Williams

    Melissa M. Williams is the author of the Iggy the Iguana chapter book series, the Turtle Town chapter book series and the Little Miss Molly picture book for kids, the owner of LongTale Publishing and founder of the Literacy Non-Profit Organization