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Kell, the Alien (The Aliens, Inc. Chapter Book series 1)
by Darcy Pattison
School Library Journal says, "VERDICT: This fun chapter book series is out of this world." A LOVE OF READING STARTS HERE. . .Publisher's Weekly says, "amusing" and "engaging and accessible. SHIPWRECKED. When Dad spills dovitch on their spaceship's control panel, they crash land on Earth.BEFRIENDED.When Bree smiles, Kell says, "It's like...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
How To Write a Children's Picture Book
by Darcy Pattison
Writing teacher and children’s book author, Darcy Pattison (www.darcypattison.com/books) explains the craft of writing children’s picture books. Why format matters, how to appeal to kids and parents, writing a read-aloud friendly book, and more. Tips on marketing your manuscript to publishers. TABLE OF CONTENTS PICTURE BOOK BASICS...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Writing and Publishing
Clang!: Ernst Chladni's Sound Experiments
by Darcy Pattison
Elementary science - sound and sound waves.What if your science experiments were so interesting that even an Emperor wanted to know more?In 1806, scientist Ernst Chladni (KLOD-nee) left Germany for a three-year road trip, entertaining Europeans with his science.He made wires, columns of air, and solids vibrate. He wrote about thisinhis...
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My Dirty Dog: My Informative Essay (The Read and Write Series Book 4)
by Darcy Pattison
Fun at the K-9 Karnival!When the family gathers for Grandma’s birthday, they spend the day at the local K-9 Karnival. Cousins Dennis and Mellie get their faces painted, learn how to give a dog a bath, and march in a parade. At home, they write informative essays about the day. Two full mentor essays included. With the homework done...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Road Whiz
by Darcy Pattison
For fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green. To Compete or Not to Compete, That is the Question Fourteen-year-old Jamie is growing too fast! Friends taunt him that his feet are so big the last time he stepped in a puddle, they called it the Mississippi River. As Jamie moves from 8th to 9th grade, Dad expects Jamie to join traditional...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Teen Lit
Nefertiti, the Spidernaut | 2017 NSTA CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book: The Jumping Spider Who Learned to Hunt in...
by Darcy Pattison
THE AMAZING VOYAGE OF NEFERTITI, THE SPIDERNAUT --Most spiders spin a web and passively wait for prey to come to them. Jumping spiders, by contrast, actively hunt by jumping to catch their food. What if a jumping spider was sent to the International Space Station? When it jumped, it would simply float. No one knew if the spider could...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
My Steam Notebook: 150 years of Primary Source Documents from American Scientists
by Darcy Pattison
My STEAM Notebook is an elementary science interactive workbook that brings the past into the future in a powerful way. Primary source documents from 150 years of American scientists provide an amazing look into the practice of keeping a science notebook. Featuring notebooks from ten scientists, students learn how to write and draw in...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Girl, the Gypsy & the Gargoyle
by Darcy Pattison
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” —Michelangelo Laurel checks the gargoyles on the cathedral of St. Stephen to see if any need repair after the hard winter. When one crumbles beneath her hands, it plummets straight for her father’s head. But a quick-witted boy shoves...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Fantasy
Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years
by Darcy Pattison
The oldest wild bird in the world faced yet another danger when the Japanese Tsunami struck Midway Island where she lives. This is Wisdom's astounding story of survival of manmade and natural disasters for over 60 years. She has survived the dangers of living wild, plastic pollution, longline fishing, lead poisoning, and the Japanese...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay (The Read and Write Series Book 1)
by Darcy Pattison
Hurrah for Essays! All writing lessons should be this much fun.When cousins Dennis and Mellie decide to get a dog, they consider carefully what breed would be best for each family. For example, Dennis wants a big dog, but Mellie wants tiny. He has no other pets, but she has other pets that a dog must get along with. They consider...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Start Your Novel: Six Winning Steps Toward a Compelling Opening Line, Scene and Chapter
by Darcy Pattison
START YOUR NOVEL You want to write a novel, but you don't know where to start. You have a great idea and--well, that's all. This book explains the writing process of starting a novel in six winning steps. Starting the Journey Why Editors Focus on Page 1 STEP ONE: Clarify Your Idea STEP TWO: Review Your Skills STEP Three: Plan...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Brothers Grimm Tale
by Darcy Pattison
In this modern-day Hansel and Gretel Brothers Grimm story, Saucy and Bubba struggle to get along with Krissy, their alcoholic stepmother. One freezing cold night, Krissy locks Saucy out of the house and Saucy must sleep in the barn. In a desperate move, Saucy and Bubba run away to their aunt’s house–except Aunt Vivian isn’t home....
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Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma | NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub
by Darcy Pattison
***NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2015*** When a mother puma, an attempt to steal a chicken, she is caught in a trap and dies. The search is on for orphaned cubs. Will the scientists be able to find the cubs before their time runs out? In this “Biography in Text and Art,” Harvill takes original photos as references to...
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Vagabonds: An Epic Quest for a Home
by Darcy Pattison
An Epic Quest Across a Dangerous Frontier Galen, the nine-banded armadillo, must accept the Tex, the ambitious outsider, as leader of the search for the fabled Faralone Falls, a place they can finally call home. But on the frontier, survival is the only thing that matters. Not pride. In the tradition of Warriors , Seekers, or The...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Fantasy
Desert Baths
by Darcy Pattison
Watch the vulture bask in the morning sun, the roadrunner kick up a cloud of dust, the javelina wallow, and the bobcat give her cub a licking with a rough tongue in Desert Baths. As the sun travels across the sky, learn how twelve different desert animals face the difficulties of staying clean in a dry and parched land. Explore the...
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Prairie Storms
by Darcy Pattison
Cozy up for a rainy day to read and explore the prairie ecosystem through its ever-changing weather. Each month features a storm typical of that season and a prairie animal who must shelter, hide, escape, or endure those storms. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the grasslands that dominate the center of American...
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11 WAYS TO RUIN A PHOTOGRAPH: A Military Family Story
by Darcy Pattison
11 WAYS TO RUIN A PHOTOGRAPH: A Military Family Story When her father goes soldiering for a year, a girl decides that without Dad at home, it’s not a family photo album. Though her beloved Nanny is in charge of the album that year, the girl makes sure that photographs of her never turn out well. Photos are blurred, wind blows...
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Burn: Michael Faraday's Candle
by Darcy Pattison
COOL, EXCITING SCIENCE!Solid wax is somehow changed into light and heat. But how? Travel back in time to December 28, 1848 in London, England to one of the most famous juvenile science Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution. British scientist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) encouraged kids to carefully observe a candle and to try to...
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Novel Metamorphosis: UnCommon Ways to Revise
by Darcy Pattison
Congratulations! You've finished a novel. What an accomplishment! Now what? Now, you need a innovative, in-depth guide to revision. Why Revise? Before revision: Nice Story After revision: Richer, deeper-the novel of your dreams. Novice or Seasoned: For aspiring novelists, mid-list novelists who want to break out, novelists who...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
Villains: How to Develop and Write Evil, Wicked, Awful Villains and Antagonists to Add Depth to Your Novel
by Darcy Pattison
Wicked villains create a worthy opponent for a protagonist, taking your story to a deeper level. Learn how to develop a unique character, and 39 options for developing evil motivations. Roll call of truly great villains to study. This slim 25-page book gives you the down and dirty on developing your own villain.
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
30 Days to a Stronger Novel
by Darcy Pattison
Author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison provides help and inspiration to revise your novel in 30 Days. Each day’s entry includes: Inspirational quotes examples that illustrates the topic Walk the Talk: easy, yet practical tips to immediately improve your novel TABLE OF CONTENTS Watership Down with Armadillos: Titles...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
Kell and the Horse Apple Parade (The Aliens, Inc. Chapter Book series 2)
by Darcy Pattison
School Library Journal says, "VERDICT: This fun chapter book series is out of this world."A LOVE OF READING STARTS HERE. . .Publisher's Weekly says, "amusing" and "engaging and accessible.For Kell, the Friends of Police Parade is a big deal, his first Earthling parade!With Bree's help, he must figure out how to deal with City Hall...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Book Trailer Manual
by Darcy Pattison
The Book Trailer Manual (booktrailermanual.com) gives you an in-depth look at what's being done now, along with tips on creating your own Word-of-Mouth trailer. By using The Book Trailer Manual you'll learn: * Everything from idea to viral. * 3 Book Trailer Aesthetics * 8 specific ideas on content * 10 options for images and sound * 75...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
I WANT A CAT: My Opinion Essay (The Read and Write Series Book 2)
by Darcy Pattison
Hurrah for Essays! All writing lessons should be this much fun. When cousins Mellie and Dennis decide to get a cat, they consider carefully what breed would be best for each family. For example, Mellie wants a cat that pounces, but Dennis wants a lazy cat, like his lazy dog, Clark Kent. Mellie wants a lap cat, but Dennis just wants a...
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Kell and the Giants (The Aliens, Inc. Chapter Book series 3)
by Darcy Pattison
ALIENS FOR KIDS! Chapter Book Series for Boys and Girls Fun and Humor: Giants Stop Through this Story! If you’re an alien on Earth, you have one giant secret to keep. After a while, even friends want to tell your secret. Kell and Bree plan a birthday party with giants—Big Foot, Cyclops, Goliath and the Jolly Green...
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Common Core ELA Activities: Month by Month Writing, Speaking and Listening Activities Aligned with the Common Core
by Darcy Pattison
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PLANS for Language Arts Lesson Plans for Teaching Writing A school year includes many odd sorts of days. You unexpectedly finish a unit on Thursday and don't want to start a new one until Monday. Holidays or special events make regular lessons difficult. Or, you're sick and need a substitute teacher...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Writing and Publishing
My Crazy Dog: My Narrative Essay (The Read and Write Series Book 3)
by Darcy Pattison
SLJ Review of Books 1 and 2 of The Read and Write Series: “. . .fill(s) a niche for teachers. . .” (5/1/15) When Dennis has to write a narrative essay, he naturally turns to his dog for something to write about. Recently, Mom asked Dennis to put a leash on Clark Kent so they could take the dog to the veterinarian for shots. Clark...
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Writing for the Common Core
by Darcy Pattison
Need to improve your student’s writing under the Common Core? The varied activities in this book stimulate thought, reflection, memories, and research—and great writing. Students try out words and phrases and choose effective language. They learn to organize and structure their work. Students generate material while addressing both...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Nonfiction
Kell and the Detectives (The Aliens, Inc. Chapter Book Series 4)
by Darcy Pattison
Kell and the Detectivesby Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Rich DavisALIENS FOR KIDS! Chapter Book Series for Boys and Girls: Book 4 Fun and Humor: Detectives are at Work! Kell makes a startling discovery: he has zigzag fingerprints. Worse, Mrs. Lynx and the Society of Alien Chasers know about the fingerprints, and they are on the hunt....
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Scary Slopes (My First Graphic Novel)
by Darcy Pattison
Brooke and her family are headed to the mountains for vacation. Brooke wants to snowboard, but she is scared. Her sister, Amy, isn't scared at all. Will Brooke be able to face her mountain fears?
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Longing for Normal
by Darcy Pattison
The whole school is chattering about The Bread Project, a fund-raiser meant to honor Griff Winston, the school nurse, who died that summer from a brain tumor. For Eliot, Griff’s adopted son, the Bread Project intrudes on his grief. He just wants to be left alone to get through sixth grade. Don’t make him talk about his Dad or...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Aliens, Inc. Series Box Set (Books 1, 2, 3)
by Darcy Pattison
Note: 40+ reviews are available on the Amazon pages for Book 1, 2 and 3.  This Special Edition Box Set contains the complete and unabridged versions of Books 1 & 2 & 3. The first three books in The Aliens, Inc. Series, about which School Library Journal says, "VERDICT: This fun chapter book series is out of this world." This omnibus...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman
by Darcy Pattison
How does a wooden man make it all the way across the country? With a lot of help from lots of friendly people! Join him on an unforgettable trip across the USA.
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Nonfiction
Rowdy: The Pirate Who Could Not Sleep
by Darcy Pattison
A Rowdy Heart Doesn’t Always Know What it Wants or Needs Captain Whitney Black McKee is a rowdy pirate! After traveling the seven seas and fighting sea monsters, it’s time to come back to home port for a rest. But the Captain’s sleep has gone all awry. Sleepless. What’s a rowdy captain to do? She sends her crew a’thievin’...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Liberty: A Rousing Tale for the Middle Grader with Heart
by Darcy Pattison
They had a simple dream - to sail the Seven Seas.Impossible!They were just pigs, after all.But Penelope and Santiago are determined to sail.They make a friend - Cricket, the mysterious map maker, who hoards certain maps.And find an enemy - the Ice King, Captain Kingsley, who seeks certain maps.A massive polar bear, he rules an empire...
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Sleepers (The Blue Planets World series Book 1)
by Darcy Pattison
He comes from an alien world.But he's the best hope for Earth.In this coming of age science fiction story, Jake Rose--who is half Earthling and half alien--must discover the truth of what the Risonian aliens have been doing on earth. He joins his human grandparents on Bainbridge Island, but finds alien sleeper cells hiding in Puget...
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Categories: All Science Fiction; All Teen Lit
Sirens (The Blue Planets World series Book 2)
by Darcy Pattison
THE BLUE PLANETS WORLD SERIES Earth finally receives a message from space: “You only live on land. Allow us to live in the seas.” Rison will implode soon. They desperately need a new blue planet, a water planet. But Earth is crowded. Will humans be able to open their hearts to an alien race? SIRENS, Book 2 He’s an alien. She’s...
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The Nantucket Sea Monster: A Fake News Story
by Darcy Pattison
A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper? Early in August 1937, a news flash came: a sea monster had been spotted lurking off the shore of Nantucket Island. Historically, the Massachusetts island had served as port for whaling ships. Eyewitnesses swore this wasn’t a whale, but some new...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Pilgrims (The Blue Planets World series Book 3)
by Darcy Pattison
YA Coming-of-Age Science FictionIn a break-neck race across the galaxy to the other blue planet, Jake Rose, a half-human and half-alien teen, arrives on the doomed planet Rison in search of a cure for a deadly alien illness. The stakes are higher than every because his girlfriend, Em, is dying. Unless they find a cure, the entire Phoke...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Science Fiction; All Teen Lit
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