Genre: Great Books for Kids

Mysterious Robbery on the Utah Plains – Historical Youth Fiction Adventure

Mysterious Robbery on the Utah Plains – Historical Youth Fiction Adventure

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Excerpt from the youth fiction adventure: Mysterious Robbery on the Utah Plain The fourteen-year-old stuck his head behind the canvas flap that served as the front door of the ten-by-twelve white canvas side-wall tent. "I'm down to my last pan fullo, and I've got 'em standin' in line clean down to the railroad tracks!" Sweat drenched Alexander Hopewell's white cotton shirt. ...Mrs. Napoleon Hopewell glanced up from the giant cast-iron frying pan and tried to brush her blonde hair off her forehead with the back of her hand. "Sell this last pan full, then hang up the Closed sign." Alex turned to look at the sunken eyes of a thin Irish laborer who stood behind a fat, red-nosed gambler. "They'll be heartbroken, Mama. They've been pinin' for a Mrs. Hopewell doughnut." "No man ever died from lack of a doughnut...If we don't let the stove and the cook rest a bit, there won't be any more anytime." More info →
Dangerous Ride Across Humboldt Flats, Frontier Novel for Kids, Adventures on American Frontier

Dangerous Ride Across Humboldt Flats, Frontier Novel for Kids, Adventures on American Frontier

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Excerpt from frontier novel Dangerous Ride Across Humboldt Flats: "Gabriel, I'm Mrs. Lovelock. Dinner will be ready shortly, and we insist you eat with us." "You!" the bearded freighter shouted. "What are you doin' here?" "Poker Bob?" Gabriel stammered. The heavyset teamster reached into the wagon and yanked out a shotgun. "I told you I'd shoot you if I ever saw you again." Gabriel leaped into the saddle as he heard the explosion of black powder and shot. He kicked the horse's flanks, and Big Boy galloped south. Glancing back over his shoulder, he could see Mr. Lovelock wrestle the gun from the bearded man. One hundred yards west of the corrals he slowed the horse down. "Big Boy, I reckon we won't have any supper after all." More info →
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The Lost Wagon Train … Oregon Trail Books For Kids

The Lost Wagon Train … Oregon Trail Books For Kids

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Excerpt from The Lost Wagon Train, Oregon Trail books: Retta felt her thigh muscles burn as she pushed her lace-up, high-top shoes into the dirt. First Joslyn, then Christen fell back. Soon she could see neither. "Don't turn around and look. I know I can win. I have fast legs. I am not fat, Travis Lott. I just have strong bones." The pale blue prairie sky was faded like an abandoned robin's egg left out in the sun. The burlap rubbed through her dress and began to chafe her skin. Her mouth dropped open as she gasped for breath. As she approached, the wagons grew gradually larger. The white canvas and red spokes were caked with yellow-brown dust, making the horizon look fuzzy, like when she first woke up after sleeping with her arm across her eyes. To the left she spotted the green water barrel of Joslyn's wagon. She knew that her wagon was two ahead of it. She slanted across the cropped slough grass and kept focused on the wagon with a rear yellow flap. "I told them I would win. I knew I could. And I have twice as much to carry!" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ More info →
Intrigue at the Rafter B Ranch – Lewis & Clark Squad, Contemporary Fiction For Kids

Intrigue at the Rafter B Ranch – Lewis & Clark Squad, Contemporary Fiction For Kids

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Excerpt from Intrigue at the Rafter B Ranch: Folks, you ought to be here. The crowd is going absolutely wild. Trailing by seventeen points early in the fourth quarter, the Halt High School Huskies have battled back to tie this Idaho State Championship game with only six seconds left to go. Most of the points have been scored by incredible baseline shots and two -- no, three -- slam dunks by the Huskies' tall, strong senior, Cody Clark. The Wildcats have the ball. Heatherton inbounds the ball to Tony. No! Clark steals the ball and breaks down court. Baby, he's going all the way. 5-4-3-2 -- and he reverse slams it at the buzzer. It counts. The Huskies win the championship. The crowd is thundering, "Co--dy! Co--dy!" Yeah ... sure. ~~~~~~~~~~~ More info →
The Secret of the Old Rifle, Lewis & Clark Squad Stephen Bly series

The Secret of the Old Rifle, Lewis & Clark Squad Stephen Bly series

Excerpt from The Secret of the Old Rifle, Stephen Bly series for kids: "Quick! It's over here!" Larry Lewis shouted in his high-pitched, excited voice. Cody Clark sprinted across the dimly lit basement. The heels of his cowboy boots slammed into the concrete at each step. "It's coming your way, Townie." "It turned!" Larry shrieked. Cody heard a loud slap of a plastic bat pounding the concrete. He zipped around a stack of dusty newspapers. "I missed it!" Larry groaned, his University of Indiana tank top hanging off one shoulder, his blond hair in his eyes. "Don't kill it," Feather Trailer-Hobbs thundered. "I've got a shoe box. We can trap it in the box and take it outside." She balanced herself on an empty crate and towered above the boys even more than normal. "Set your bats to stun," Cody commanded. ~~~~~~~~~~~ More info →
Treachery at the River Canyon, Lewis & Clark Squad, Mystery Adventure Fiction For Kids

Treachery at the River Canyon, Lewis & Clark Squad, Mystery Adventure Fiction For Kids

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Excerpt from Treachery at the River Canyon, mystery adventure Lewis & Clark Squad Series: A good day for Cody Clark was one that went according to plan. His plan. This was not a good day. He coasted down the gravel and dirt lane called Cemetery Creek Road. It was wide enough in most places to allow two rigs to pass, provided one was not a logging truck. The knobby tires on his steel-gray and green mountain bike bounced and scooted as they banged and skidded from rock to dusty rock. His shaggy dark brown hair flagged in the breeze, which felt faintly cool on his bare arms and lower legs. "Denver and Dad are at the ranch. Townie went with his grandpa to bring his mother home. Mom's working at the post office. Feather's still sleeping. And me?" "I want you to ride down and check on Mr. Levine," Mom had said. "He didn't come into town this week like he said he would. He has a registered letter to sign for. Tell him he needs to pick it up by Friday." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ More info →
Danger at Deception Pass, Lewis Clark Squad Fiction For Kids

Danger at Deception Pass, Lewis Clark Squad Fiction For Kids

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Excerpt from Danger at Deception Pass, Lewis Clark Squad series: The air inside the train tunnel felt heavy and damp, like a light fog at night. The toe of Cody's boot caught on a railroad tie. He stumbled farther into the darkness. After he regained his balance, he jammed his cowboy hat down tighter on his head and kept walking. He could feel a coiled, stiff nylon rope in his right hand. But he couldn't see it. "I thought this tunnel was only a hundred feet long. How can it be so dark in here? Why can't I see the opening at the east end? Did they close it off?" He stopped and turned his head back. The front opening of the tunnel was no more than a pinpoint of light in the distance. "This tunnel is huge! I would go back if it weren't for the wolves." Wolves? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ More info →
Hazards of the Half-Court Press, Lewis & Clark Squad, Kids Fiction Series

Hazards of the Half-Court Press, Lewis & Clark Squad, Kids Fiction Series

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Excerpt from Hazards of the Half-Court Press, Lewis & Clark Squad kids fiction series: The ball bounced high on the glass but dropped straight into the net. "Yes!" Larry pumped his right arm back and forth as he trotted out into position for playing defense. Cody heard most of the 200 or so people in the bleachers clap and cheer. This time Dink dribbled back and forth above the three-point line with Feather in pursuit. "When are you and Clark getting married?" He flipped his hair out of his eyes with his left hand and dribbled with his right. Feather kept her long, thin arms straight out to her sides as she kept between Dink and the basket. "What are you talking about?" "Everyone in Halt knows you tow are a number." She reached in to slap the ball away. She missed. "We're only thirteen." "Yeah, but you're you know ... you two have obviously been ... " Feather stopped her pursuit and dropped her hands to her hips. "We've obviously been what?" she demanded. The split second of fury in her green eyes was exactly what Dink was looking for. As she hesitated, he broke around her and drove to the basket.  Cody sprinted up to block him, but Dink glanced at Freight Train. Cody dropped back to intercept a pass that never came. It was an easy lay-in for Dink. ~~~~~~~~~~~ More info →
Island Mansion Mysteries – A Kids Making Choices Book

Island Mansion Mysteries – A Kids Making Choices Book

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Get ready for this kids Making Choices book adventure of a lifetime! You’re off to Hawaii to present your prize-winning computer game to an international corporation. You'll have three days of hot sun and pounding surf. Maybe you’ll land a big contract. Unless, that is, your visit is disrupted by a) a kidnapper in a helicopter, b) a volcano ready to blow, or c) a madman's threat to the peace of the islands. The choice is up to you, the reader. More info →
Winners & Losers – Tween Devotional

Winners & Losers – Tween Devotional

Anger is all around us. Anger is that strong expression of displeasure that, uncontrolled, can explode into physical or verbal demonstrations of rage. Most times, explosions of anger are harmful. Here's why. We lash out in anger when we're frustrated because we've been denied something we want. Joyce wanted the highest grade. Dave wanted that double. Or anger springs up when someone or something interferes with the controls we want on our lives. Cindy hadn't planned on spending thirty extra minutes untangling her necklaces and chains. And her privacy had been violated too. Anger is also a defense or excuse when we've failed to take an honest look at our own abilities. Dave considered himself a good hitter. But some days he just couldn't hit as well. This may have been one of those days. Dave also may have honestly believed that he missed the tag at second base. It's easy to get angry when we think we see, or we're the victims of, injustice. More info →
The Hawaiian Computer Mystery – A Janet Bly Making Choices book

The Hawaiian Computer Mystery – A Janet Bly Making Choices book

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You program this Janet Bly Making Choices book game. You're off to Honolulu to present your prizewinning computer game to an international corporation. Three days of hot sun and pounding surf, and the hope of a big contract for you. Unless, that is, your visit is disrupted by a kidnapper in a helicopter, a volcano that's ready to blow, or a madman's threat to the peace of all the islands. More info →
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Revenge on Eagle Island, Lewis & Clark Squad, Basketball Fiction For Kids

Revenge on Eagle Island, Lewis & Clark Squad, Basketball Fiction For Kids

Never before had Cody Clark seen Larry Lewis hurdle a three-foot-tall pyramid of Quaker State 10-30 Motor Oil quart containers. In fact, he had never seen anyone on earth leap over a stack of motor oil and blast through the doorway of a Montana mini-mart while screaming, "NO!" at the top of his lungs. Cody dropped the package of old-fashioned doughnuts back onto the shelf and jogged out after his shaggy-haired friend. More info →

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