Completed Manuscripts

Tango: Homeless dog Tango doesn’t trust people because they’ve always been mean to him until a boy gives him food when he’s hungry and a blanket when he’s cold. It turns out that Tango and the boy have something in common. Will Tango be able to trust the boy so he can be full and warm forever?

Living Somewhere New: Moving to a new home can be both exciting and scary. In LIVING SOMEWHERE NEW, the child describes the sights, smells, and noises someone new might experience in his town. Can you smell the sweet aroma from the bakery around the corner or hear the strange noises in the new house? Throughout the story, it seems that the child is speaking to another child until it is revealed at the end who he is actually talking to. 

The Day Q Quit: When the Vowels continue to think they are the best letters in the alphabet, Q finally has enough and quits. “Who needs him anyway,” the Vowels say, but they quickly find out just how important Q is. Ducks that can’t quack, oh no! Will they convince Q to come back in time, before all the Q words disappear? 

Queen Bee (Informative fiction): QUEEN BEE is narrated by none other than Her Majesty, Queen Bee, but please don’t bow. Take a tour as this witty Queen Bee invites you into her hive. Meet some of her almost 30,000 daughters as you learn all the different jobs they perform to help their hive thrive. Queen Bee explains how bees impact the environment and how the environment impacts them. She also shares some detrimental news of what’s happening in the world of bees, and how everyone can help. 

Superpower Brain (Narrative Nonfiction): When Kai is the only kid in class who scrambles the letters of the spelling words, he thinks he’s not as smart as the other kids. Luckily, his teacher recognizes the problem behind Kai’s struggles – dyslexia. Dyslexia is just another big word Kai can’t spell until Mrs. Hill lets him in on a secret: dyslexia is actually a superpower. And that isn’t the only secret Mrs. Hill has been keeping. 

Who’s In Your Heart: Zoe thinks her homework assignment to draw what a family looks like is easy until her family BBQ when she quickly realizes just how different families can look. The assignment now seems impossible until she learns what it means to be a family. 

Finding First Grade: Clara is thrilled to be in first grade, finally a big kid, but her excitement quickly disappears as the first day of school worries kick in. Clara’s worry grows when she can’t find her classroom, can’t call home, and is now late for class. She thinks this year is off to a terrible start until she receives a delightful surprise. 

Angels Are Watching: Ella’s new cancer medicine makes her weak, and she’s losing her hair, but she finds new hope when she meets her guardian angel.

We Are Twins: David and Ethan might be of different races, but these best friends only see their similarities, believing they are twins no matter what others say.

Goodbye Scrappy: The child’s loyal dog and best friend, Scrappy, has been with her since birth. How can she live without her best friend now that the time has come to say goodbye?

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