When You Have to Say Goodbye
Loving and Letting Go of Your Pet
Written by Monica Mansfield, D.V.M.
Illustrated by Lennie Peterson
A child's bond with a beloved animal is a powerful one. The loss of a pet due to illness or trauma can be a troubling time in a child's life.
When You Have to Say Goodbye: Loving and Letting Go of Your Pet is a fully-illustrated children's book that gently describes the why's surrounding end-of-life issues with animals. The book details ways for children to move through this experience in a positive fashion. While written with young family members in mind, this book is certain to touch the heart of adults as well.
Available in September, 2011
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SEASON OF THE COLD MOON
Seventh-grader Anthony Wescott has escaped from a pirate, altered history, and helped capture criminals. In the finale of the Quimbaya trilogy, he longs for his time-traveling days while dodging the bullies of Jefferson Bainbridge Middle School.
Lured by historical accounts of an unsolved mystery in their quiet town, Anthony convinces his sister, Liv, and best friend, Cal, to travel to the 1830s to solve it. But what happens next is not in their plans...
Anthony is kidnapped, and the fearless Cherokee boy who rescues him fails to escape the Trail of Tears as he was meant to do. Is Anthony willing to put his life on the line to save Daniel Kingfisher?
For help, the three young people call on former pirate Robert Morehouse, who has perfected his survival skills across four centuries. By stagecoach, steamboat, and on horseback, they pursue Daniel and his captors. But the 1830s are a turbulent time in the young nation of America, and when the Season of the Cold Moon arrives early, Anthony must reach deep inside himself and learn the real meaning of courage.
Coming in October, 2011
by Julia Watts
Miranda Jasper just wants her life to go back to normal. For Miranda, "normal" means living in a spooky old house in tiny Wilder, Kentucky, with her mom and granny who, like her, share a mysterious power called The Sight. It also means hanging out with her two best friends, Adam, a city kid who's had to adjust to small-town life, and Abigail, the ghost who haunts Miranda's room. But things are changing.
Miranda's mom has a new boyfriend, which changes things at home, and Adam announces he'll be moving away at the end of the school year. Worst of all, Miranda is rapidly approaching the age where she'll be too old to communicate with ghosts, which means she'll lose Abigail forever.
When Caylie, a classmate whose mother has been jailed under false charges, approaches Miranda and Adam, they know it's probably the last time the three of them—girl, guy, and ghost—will perform an investigation together. This adventure takes Miranda, Adam, and Abigail into dangerous territory as they try to save Caylie's mom and as Miranda must decide how much she's willing to risk for the chance to keep her ghostly companion.
Third book in the Spirits triliogy.
Available in October, 2011