Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Red Badge of Courage
(AmazonClassics Edition)
"Henry Fleming is a young private in the Union army during the American Civil War—a farm boy untested by battle.

Faced with charging rebels, he flees. With his ideals shattered and his heart burdened by shame, Henry seeks an opportunity to redeem himself, even hoping for a wound—a 'red badge of courage'—to prove his bravery."

"Focusing on the inner psychological struggles and sensory perceptions of an individual soldier, Stephen Crane introduced a new kind of war novel to American literature. With heightened impressionism, he captured the emotional reality of war as no novelist before him had."

Calvin and Hobbs #100

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Wars of the Roses:
A History From
Beginning to End
The Wars of the Roses occured from 1455 to 1487. These wars between the House of York and House of Lancaster sought control of the throne of England. How did these wars affect history?

Calvin and Hobbs #99

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Haunted Dollhouse

"Lottie Landers is 15 years old. She can see ghosts and she helps them with any unfinished business.
In this first story, Lottie’s dad brings a dollhouse into the family store. A ghost is attached to it. It doesn’t take Lottie long to connect with the ghost, but when she does, her heart fills with sadness.
This is going to be a difficult case for Lottie, but she is determined to help the ghost."

Calvin and Hobbs #98

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cave Project
Teach me father how to draw

Learn to draw with caveman's family, they will show you how they do it. Fun, no pressure style, easy to learn, useful for any age.

Calvin and Hobbs #97

Friday, August 18, 2017

Hey Honey: I Love Snow!

"Honey wakes up to a winter wonderland and she can’t wait to get outside and play with Congo, next door. She’ll even let Mommy dress her in a funny-looking sweater! But her friend Justice waits inside because he’s small and the snow is deep. Honey invites him to play in her snow maze and soon Justice loves snow, too!"

Calvin and Hobbs #96

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How to Draw Kawaii Cute Animals + Characters 3: 
Easy to Draw Anime and Manga Drawing for Kids: 
Cartooning for Kids + Learning How to Draw Super Cute
Characters, Doodles, & Things (Volume 15)
"Cartooning is fun for kids, but even more fun when it comes easy to them." 
"Each tutorial is broken down into the simplest of steps that can be followed by most children. Your child doesn't need to know how to read or write letters to follow these drawing lessons. In fact, preschoolers, Kindergartners, First graders, etc. can enjoy this book."

Calvin and Hobbs #94

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Arthur’s First Autumn
"Arthur’s First Autumn is a story about learning the value of hard work. Arthur is a kind-hearted, yet lazy young squirrel. When the season changes, summer turns to autumn and the days get shorter and colder. Arthur needs to find food and shelter, but he has never had to work for anything before. But now, Arthur will have to learn to overcome his laziness and work hard if he wants to find food and shelter for himself before winter arrives."

Calvin and Hobbs #93

Monday, August 14, 2017

When I Imagine

"Andie is a little girl with big dreams. The well-meaning adults in her life sometimes try to explain to Andie why her dreams may not be possible. That’s no problem for Andie, who makes them come true anyway - with her imagination!"

Calvin and Hobbs #92

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bebo The Wacky Dog
"Bebo is a very energetic and wacky dog! Find out what happens when Bebo is adopted by a family and has a new home. Follow his wild and wacky adventures!
These stories are great for early & beginning readers, reading aloud at home, and bedtime stories."

Calvin and Hobbs #91

Saturday, August 12, 2017

What Are Cosmic Rays?
"Cosmic rays are forms of high-energy radiation – consisting of atomic nuclei or high-energy protons – that travel throughout our home galaxy, i.e., the Milky Way. Cosmic rays may be produced by the sun, but most are known to originate outside the solar system and travel all over the galaxy."

Click here to learn more about Cosmic Rays

U.S.S. Seawolf: 
Submarine Raider 
of the Pacific

"The USS Seawolf was one of the greatest submarine raiders of all time.
Having narrowly avoided the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Seawolf set out for the seas of the Pacific to wreak havoc on Japanese shipping.
Joseph Melvin Eckberg was on the Seawolf from her maiden voyage and remained with her until January 1943. As chief radioman he was instrumental in assisting Captain Frederick Warder to find and destroy enemy targets.
From the claustrophobia of being trapped under water and the overwhelming fear of depth charges to the joys of aiding the war-effort and the camaraderie on the ship, Eckberg’s account, told to the authors Gerold Frank and James Horan, gives remarkable insight into submarine warfare of the Second World War."

Calvin and Hobbs #90

Friday, August 11, 2017

Into the Yellow Zone
A Post Apocalyptic Novel

"After leaving her underground shelter with a passing mutant tribe, 16-year-old Isabella, her new husband Malcolm, two young tribe members and two little children, seek the old scientist Telemark village’s priestess saw in her visions. Is he looking for a vaccine to keep humans from suffering the ravages of their poisoned world? Or are Araddea’s visions merely hallucinations born of her mutated mind?"

Calvin and Hobbs #89

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fun Moon Facts for Kids
By Rich Linville
An illustrated, colorful book with questions and answers about the moon from the time of the Ancient Greeks to today. This book can be used as a self-quiz for preview or review.

Calvin and Hobbs #88

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Body Language
The 7 Laws of Body Language

"Whether you realize it or not, communication (beyond speech) is a part of your daily life and affects everything you do, say and think. This is true on both a professional and personal level. In fact, it’s true in any situation that requires interacting with another person. At times, body language has an impact on your personal relations. This can happen either spontaneously or on purpose. Envision your last outing with someone you loved, which nonverbal cues did you employ to show your own interest, appreciation, and affection? Did you pick up on any cues, yourself? Could you tell how that person felt, even when they were silent? That is the essence of body language at work."

Calvin and Hobbs #87

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Florence Nightingale
A Life Inspired

"Before she had even turned forty, Florence Nightingale was the darling of the British public, the heroine of the Crimea." 
"She conducted a ruthless post-mortem on every moment of her wartime service and found herself entirely wanting. She did not try to hide her mistakes; instead, she sought to broadcast them so that everyone would understand what happens in unsanitary medical facilities. She could well have slid into self-pity and inertia, yet she spent the next several decades campaigning for reforms."
"If we believe that nurses are some of the most respectable and hardworking people in our community, we owe that belief to Florence Nightingale. But she never took the credit.

Click here for the eBook, paperback book, and audible book

Calvin and Hobbs #86

Monday, August 7, 2017


Prince Martin Wins His Sword

"This unforgettable debut embraces the heroic tradition of The Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Treasure Island—with a twist: it's written entirely in rhyming epic verse, making it a thrill to read aloud with a child!
As Prince Martin admires the ancient steel in the castle armory, he longs for a sword of his own. But the King decrees his son must prove himself first.
Should he help or go home? The boy had to decide! And just how much help could a mere kid provide?
Featuring stunning full-color illustrations, Prince Martin Wins His Sword is a classic children's book about a boy prince's trials and how he learns the true meaning of courage, sacrifice, grit, and friendship."

Calvin and Hobbs #85

Sunday, August 6, 2017


"The lurid story of the Donner Party - that unfortunate group of 19th century American pioneers stranded in the mountains and forced to cannibalize one another - has fascinated and horrified readers and television viewers for more than a century.

Now, with clear prose and attention to detail, author B. Scott Christmas brings a captivating narrative of this seminal American tragedy to a whole new generation, from the pioneers' Illinois departure in 1846, to their rescue in the California mountains in 1847. 

Concise and highly accessible, Christmas's narrative is chock full of primary sources, from quotes, letters, and diary entries by survivors, to accounts from rescuers and journalists of the time.

With a seamless combination of historical integrity and narrative readability, this brief volume will fascinate enthusiasts of American history, while serving as a valuable resource for students, teachers, and researchers."

Calvin and Hobbs #84

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Warren Buffett:
The Life, Lessons
& Rules For Success

"This book takes a look at Buffett’s life. From humble beginnings in Omaha, up to present day where the 86 year old is still going strong. We take a look at his first taste of business at the ripe old age of 6, following on with his major successes and failures along the way. The aim of this book is to be educational and inspirational with actionable principles you can incorporate into your own life straight from the great man himself. INCLUDING 25 Most Memorable Quotes & 15 Success Principles to Live by."

Note: The ebook is free on Amazon Unlimited
Calvin and Hobbs #83

Friday, August 4, 2017

Much To Do Before A Dog

Based on a True Story
This eBook is free on Kindle Unlimited Subscription

"Koda's best friend is a dog. But, she does not have one of her own. Mommy made it clear that before they adopt a dog, Koda must prove that she is responsible enough to care for one. How will she do that?"

Calvin and Hobbs #82

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Funny Pet Jokes for Kids
By Rich Linville
Riddles for kids of all ages except that nobody gets every joke. That's okay. You may understand the joke when you're older. You can laugh and pretend to get the joke. Then later, you can try to figure out the joke on your own or else you can ask someone else to explain the joke. Have fun reading and telling these jokes.

Danny's Magic Monster

A Read Aloud Bedtime Story

"Jammy toes and pie farts! Fitz winkle and zinker-nitch? Hmm - Danny's little monster friend seems to use some fun-dunky language! And why is he a "magic" monster? This zippy little bedtime story is sure to bring some giggles - and some colorful fun. The kids might even learn to sing a new song to put them to sleep in make-believe land. Give it a read and join in on Danny's latest adventures. Your kids are sure to love it!"

Calvin and Hobbs #81

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Blue Trolls Broken Berry Rod
(for preschool and elementary)

"Where is Blue Troll’s magic berry picker and why is Red Dragon stuck up a tree? Granny Besti and the trolls get together to try to solve the mystery, and Blue Troll’s brilliant idea leads to an answer no one could have guessed! This is the first Troll Story book, it is fun and easy to follow, with large print and colorful illustrations."

Calvin and Hobbs #80

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

How to Draw Cool Stuff:
A Drawing Guide for
Teachers and Students

"With the step-by-step guidelines provided, anything can become easy to draw. This book contains a series of fun, hands-on exercises that will help you see line, shape, space and other elements in everyday objects and turn them into detailed works of art in just a few simple steps."

"How to Draw Cool Stuff will help you realize your artistic potential and expose you to the pure joy of drawing!"

Calvin and Hobbs #79