• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Version of the "i" The Guy Writer's Journal
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  • 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.
  • 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,
  • Three Scientific Kitties use their special skills to solve the mysteries of science. Find out if they have what it takes to create the formula to bring their next invention to life. Their next discovery might just be out of this world!
  • Opportunities of a lifetime continue to knock on Snap Shell's door, now that he is Turtle Town's new Box Shell Surfing Champ. Fame, fortune and free surf gear taste sweet in the beginning, but soon Snap realizes popularity comes with a price. On Snap's Hawaiian journey, he uncovers the true meaning of aloha and discovers that the powerful spirits of the islands strive to keep balance between the animals and nature. However, while venturing through uncharted waters, Snap encounters a horrific situation that weighs heavily on his conscience and threatens his surf career. Will Snap sell out or stand up for the future of his brother species?
  • The first book in the Turtle Town Series, The Inner Puka, is about Snap Shell, a box-shell turtle from Texas, who must find his place among a society of surfing sea turtles along California s southern coast. Snap Shell, the box shell turtle we all loved from the Iggy the Iguana series, has waited his whole life to follow his dream of becoming a real surfer. When his father is transferred to California, Snap gets the chance to embrace the much sought after waves of the West Coast. He faces many challenges, due to his physical differences from the other sea turtles. Good thing he brought his trusty blue flippers! On Snap's journey of becoming the only surfing box shell on the beach, he discovers long hidden secrets that will have the power to either destroy him or truly help him find the inner puka of his soul.

    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.
  • Celebrate beauty from within on a fashionable and luxurious adventure full of love, hope and friendship. The Princessa dreams of helping her mother plan the perfect charity event to honor her BFF! When the night of the festivities arrive, a major disaster turns the two little girls fabulous celebration upside down. Even the prettiest dresses and most fashionable hats can't fix this dilemma. The Princessa discovers that life is not always perfect, and it is in our greatest challenges where we find the true beauty of love.

    About the Author: Donae Cangelosi Chramosta

    Donae Cangelosi Chramosta, known to friends as The Vintage Contessa, is a self proclaimed shopaholic, fashionista and lover of all things vintage. Alongside her husband, Rob, and with daily input from her little Princessa, Bella, she runs a beautiful luxury boutique and website, selling vintage items from the fashion houses of Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Always a firm believer in following your dreams, she decided to make one of hers come true when she sat down with Bella to write their first children's book, The Vintage Contessa & Princessa, and donate a portion of the book proceeds to children cancer charities. Learn more about the author and her inspiration for the book at TheVintageContessa.com.
  • The Birthday of an Angel is an inspirational journey of an everlasting relationship and connection that lives on forever. Losing a loved one is never easy. Most people think of death as a loss, something that causes such heartbreak one would rather not think about it. This book shares a different perspective, showing that your loved one is an angel and will always be with you.

    About the Author: Zoey Leslie Hess

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    Zoey Leslie Hess is the author of The Birthday of an Angel. Zoey is from Houston, Texas and is currently a 5th grader at Shlenker Elementary. Zoey enjoys many activities, including, volleyball, tennis and art. Zoey lost her Papa in 2010 and wanted this book to explain how you can still have connections with your loved ones who have passed away.

    www.thebirthdayangel.com

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  • 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
  • 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
  •   "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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.