Books by Aaron Shepard

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Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of numerous children's books, as well as books on reader's theater, children's writing, and publishing. His work has been honored by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Folklore Society, the New York Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education.

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The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale, with Bonus Cookie Recipe for St. Nicholas Christmas Cookies
by Aaron Shepard
Van Amsterdam the baker was well known for his honesty as well as for his fine Saint Nicholas cookies. He always gave his customers exactly what they paid for — not more and not less. So, he was not about to give in when a mysterious old woman comes to him on Saint Nicholas Day and insists that a dozen is thirteen! The woman’s...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Religion & Spirituality
From Word to Kindle: Self Publishing Your Kindle Book with Microsoft Word, or Tips on Formatting Your Document So Your...
by Aaron Shepard
****#1 KINDLE (US) BESTSELLER IN PUBLISHING & BOOKS (MAY 2015)**** *******#1 AMAZON.COM BESTSELLER IN BOOK DESIGN (NOV. 2013)******* **#1 AMAZON.COM BESTSELLER IN MICROSOFT WORD GUIDES (SEPT. 2013)**   **********************CURRENT VERSION: 3.6***********************   NOTE: PLEASE VISIT AARON'S PUBLISHING PAGE FOR ANY UPDATES...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
Sales Rank Express FAQ: The Official Guide to the Premier Sales Rank Checker, Book Monitor, and Market Research Tool...
by Aaron Shepard
Sales Rank Express (at www.salesrankexpress.com) is a FREE Amazon sales rank checker, book monitor, and market research tool for authors, publishers, and other book creators and marketers. Let this FAQ be your guide to the full range of its features. As a sales rank checker, Sales Rank Express is designed for quick, up-to-the-minute...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
Readers on Stage: Resources for Reader's Theater (or Readers Theatre), With Tips, Scripts, and Worksheets, or How to...
by Aaron Shepard
****A “CENTRAL TEXT” IN NEW YORK STATE’S COMMON CORE CURRICULUM**** Want to try reader’s theater but don’t know where to start? Or have you tried it but want to find ways to bring it more to life? Or are you just looking for a fun, easy way to lure young people into reading fluency, cooperative effort, effective...
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Categories: Education & Reference
Circles of Delight: Classic Carousels of San Francisco
by Aaron Shepard
Quite by chance, San Francisco has become one of the carousel capitols of the world. It today hosts carousels from all three of the most important historic American carousel makers — the only city anywhere with that distinction! What’s more, each carousel has been restored close to its original condition. “Circles of Delight”...
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Categories: Travel
The Legend of Lightning Larry
by Aaron Shepard
***#1 KINDLE (US) BESTSELLING CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK (SEPT. 2013)*** ********#1 KINDLE (US) BESTSELLER FOR AGES 4-8 (JUNE 2013)*********   "One of the books every boy should have on his bookshelf." -- San Francisco Examiner   No outlaw could draw as fast as Lightning Larry. But what really terrified those bad men was that...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Tales of Southeast Asia
by Aaron Shepard
**#1 KINDLE (US) BESTSELLER IN MULTICULTURAL FOLK TALES (FEB. 2014)**   "I'm quick and smart as I can be. Try and try, but you can't catch me!"    Mouse Deer sings his song as he walks through the forest looking for tasty fruits and roots and shoots. Though he is small, he is not afraid. He knows that many big animals want to eat...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China, Retold from The Journey to the West (Ancient Fantasy)
by Aaron Shepard
If you think Superman or Spiderman has been around a long time, think about Monkey. He has been China's favorite superhero for at least five centuries. He's amazingly strong, he can fly, and he has a few tricks those other superheroes never heard of. And he's always ready to do battle with demons, dragons -- sometimes even the gods. ...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Songs of Power: A Northern Tale of Magic, Retold from the Kalevala (Ancient Fantasy)
by Aaron Shepard
Not so long ago, in the tiny, isolated villages of Finland, where prolonged summer days gave way to endless winter nights, people would pass the time by singing the many adventures of their favorite heroes: the mighty, magical men and women of ancient days.    They sang of old Vainamoinen, greatest of sages and magicians, who helped...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Man Who Sang to Ghosts: A Japanese Legend, Retold from the Story of Hoichi and Based on The Tale of the Heike
by Aaron Shepard
A young, blind bard counts himself lucky when invited to live with the monks at a prominent Buddhist temple -- and more lucky still when asked to perform his epic verses at the court of a high-ranking lord. But why is his noble audience so violently moved by his tales of long-dead heroes?   For ages 10 and up. Not illustrated!  ...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Swan Knight: A Medieval Legend, Retold from Wagner's Lohengrin (Ancient Fantasy)
by Aaron Shepard
The lights dim, and a weighty silence falls upon the audience. From all over Europe and America, these fifteen hundred men and women have come to spend many days in this small German town and many hours in this theater. Some are merely curious. Some are there because it's the fashion. But many have come out of devotion to the musical...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Timothy Tolliver and the Bully Basher
by Aaron Shepard
**#1 KINDLE (US) BESTSELLER IN CHILDREN'S CHAPTER BOOKS (SEPT. 2013)**   Timothy Tolliver and his friend Arnie Rosenberg have a problem -- a gang of older bullies called the Stinks. But besides being a fourth-grader, Timothy is also a world-class inventor. He and Arnie get the bright idea of defending themselves with Timothy's...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa, Retold from the Mwindo Epic (Ancient Fantasy)
by Aaron Shepard
The storyteller stands beside the fire, swaying, dancing, miming, singing, reciting. With one hand he shakes a gourd rattle, with the other he swings a conga -- a flyswatter made with a buffalo tail on a wooden handle. Anklet bells tinkle as he moves. Three young men beat a wooden drum with sticks.    Listening to him is a crowd of...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic, Retold from The Mabinogion (Ancient Fantasy)
by Aaron Shepard
A thousand years ago, in the Celtic kingdoms of Wales, great lords gave great feasts for their fighting men and courtiers. In timbered halls, for days on end, heaps of meat and bread were washed down with gallons of beer and mead. And in between the meals, when bellies were stuffed and spirits high, the storyteller rose and spun his...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
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