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The Rowdy Randy Wild West Show
Rowdy Randy is back, and this time instead of aggravating all the creatures in her path, she's rounding them up to put into her very own Wild West Show.
Now critters from every rock, den, and tree are lining up to audition. And what a show it is! From rope stunts to high jumps, and aerial tricks to climbing competitions, this cowgirl's show has got it all. But there is one unwanted character lurking in the shadows who is ready to take credit for it all.
The Christmas Ass
Have you ever known
a Christmas Ass? Or perhaps you've been the Christmas Ass?
Big sister JJ selfishly demands expensive gifts for Christmas. When JJ doesn't get exactly what she wants, she throws a tantrum and makes everyone else feel terrible.
Is Christmas ruined? Or will JJ learn the true spirit of gift giving?
A slightly irreverent, but totally relatable, original Christmas story.
"Yeehaw!" Rowdy Randy shouted to the wind. "I was born to buck!"
Rowdy Randy is the toughest cowgirl around. Never mind that this broncobuster is a horsefly. She acts taller than any tall tale. She might be easy to overlook, but Rowdy Randy definitely can't be ignored. She spends her days buzzing and biting all the creatures in her path, all the while stirring up a whole heap of trouble.
Saddle up and hold on tight for a story that'll jangle your spurs and blow your cowboy hat clean off.
While this may appear to be a book about remarkable people, it is actually about the potential of the human mind. THE THINKERS celebrates the prospect of looking up through a telescope or down through a microscope and discovering previously undiscovered wonders. It rejoices in the visionaries who noticed a need and conjured up an enduring solution, or who turned a germ of an idea into a seminal concept, or who obsessively tinkered until the arrived at an invention that changed the world.
"This is not your parents' science book." Ira Flatow
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A 20 year retrospective catalog of Zachary Pullen. Produced alongside a show of the same name, at the Nicolaysen Art Museum. Containing over 100 paintings, sketches, reference photos, and several essays pertaining to Pullen's work and the illustration world as a whole.
**Sample Text** "There is a common misconception that professional artists have it easy. They sit around the studio with tons of free time and, if they are up for it, may do a little painting for the day. No boss, no time sheets, no office cubicle – just freedom to spend the majority of their day conceptualizing their next great work of art. While the average person struggles with the 9-5 grind, an artist puts in an hour here and there. Oh the beautiful life of an artist, how sweet it must be...."
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Francis and Eddie
The True Story of America's Underdogs
A century ago, in 1913, the world's finest golfers gathered at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, to compete in golf's national championship, the U.S. Open. Joining them was a little-known amateur, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet, who lived across the street from the course and taught himself to play by sneaking onto the fairways with the only golf club he owned. His caddie? Ten-year-old Eddie Lowery, who stood only four feet tall. Together, against their idols and in front of a crowd that grew from a handful of spectators to a horde of thousands, they attempted to pull off the impossible. Along the way, they forged a lifelong friendship. In FRANCIS AND EDDIE award-winning author Brad Herzog and award-winning illustrator Zachary Pullen celebrate golf's most inspiring underdog story. What Seabiscuit is to the "sport of kings" Francis and Eddie are to the "gentleman's game."
The Bambino and Me
It’s 1927 and ten-year-old George Henry Alexander is full of the joys of summer: long days and warm nights, baseball, and most of all, the greatest player in the game, Babe Ruth—the Bambino.
When George’s parents surprise him with tickets to a game between his beloved Yankees and their hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox, he couldn’t be more excited. A real baseball game, and his first chance to see his hero in the flesh!
But when the big day arrives, things don’t quite go according to plan. On what is supposed be the best afternoon of his young life, George finds himself doing the one thing no true Yankees fan should ever do. He’s so low, he’d rather kiss a girl! How can he face his hero when he feels like the biggest traitor in the world?
In this magical story that perfectly conjures 1920s New York and the nostalgia of childhood summers, an unexpected encounter shows George the value of never giving up.
Life and Spectrum -
A revealing look at high functioning autism and asperger's syndrome.
"Life & Spectrum", written by C.G. Meloy and illustrated by Zachary Pullen, is a unique book about living on the autism spectrum. It is not clinical, nor is it a biography. It is an experientially informed explanation of what living with autism can be like. The writing is candid, poignant and illuminating. The experiential nature of the material provides a deep understanding about the symptoms, characteristics and experiences of those on the tender spectrum known as Autism. The book includes over 60 illustrations by award winning artist Zachary Pullen.
There's no better feeling than strapping on a worn pair of skates and cutting across smooth, clear ice with sharp blades of steel. Add a black rubber puck, and an old wooden stick, and something special turns into something wonderful... HOCKEY!
The Man Behind the Peace Prize
Almost everyone has heard of the Nobel Prize, a collection of prizes awarded for accomplishments in science, medicine, literature, and peace. But few people know about the man who established the award and for whom it is named, Alfred Nobel.
Alfred Nobel was born in Sweden in 1833. A quick and curious mind, combined with a love of science and chemistry, drove him to invent numerous technological devices throughout his long life. But he is perhaps most well known for his invention of dynamite.
Intending it to help safely advance road and bridge construction, Nobel saw his most famous invention used in the development of military weaponry. After a newspaper headline mistakenly announces his death, Nobel was inspired to leave a legacy of another sort.
The Man Behind the Peace Prize tells the story of the enduring legacy of Alfred Nobel.
and the Great Fish
Finn McCool is the largest giant in all of Ireland. He's a fierce warrior, even beating the giant Culcullan and saving Ireland from the Scots. Helpful and kind, he helps the farmers bring in the hay. And everyone in the village of Drumnahoon admires him. "He's the best-hearted man that ever walked on Ireland's green grass." But for all his strength, courage, and goodness, there's one thing that Finn lacks. He's just not smart. And he knows it. When a wise man living in a nearby village tells Finn about a magical red salmon with the wisdom of the world, Finn sets out to catch the fish. And he learns a thing or two about himself in the process.
Lipman Pike -
America's First Home Run King
In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batter's box.
Lipman Pike's father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesn't approve -- Jewish boys should be paying attention to more sensible matters. But when Lip is barely a teenager, he's invited to join the Nationals Junior Club and play first base. When he hits his first pitch over the right fielder's head, Lip knows baseball is the sport for him.
S is for Story
A writer's Alphabet
What is a first draft? What is a narrative? In S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet, author and writing coach Esther Hershenhorn uses the alphabet to help explain, explore, and examine the tools, techniques, and strategies for those hoping to live the literary life. Writing terms and topics are explained using a two-tier format. C is for the Character, every story's star, the one for whom we cheer, we care, with whom we travel far. Specific genres, story elements (setting and plot), and the mechanics of how to write (including editing and revision) are covered, while quotes from famous authors provide examples of the writer's thought process. Budding writers of all ages will be inspired to put pen to paper (or fingers on keyboards)!
Friday My Radio Flyer Flew
What do you do with an old red wagon? Well, that depends. If the wagon in question is a trusty old Radio Flyer discovered while exploring the attic with your dad, and if you have a penchant for flying machines, then you may have just found the perfect way to get your dreams off the ground.
The Greatest Game Ever Played
The 1958 NFL championship game is known to football fans as the "Greatest Game Ever Played." Featuring gridiron legends like Johnny Unitas, Frank Gifford, and Vince Lombardi, the Game marked the beginning of America’s infatuation with professional football.
Now, Phil Bildner tells a heartwarming father-and-son story against the backdrop of this historic moment.When the New York Giants baseball team moves to San Francisco, young Sam discovers the other New York Giants—the football Giants. He convinces his skeptical Pop to come with him to the Game, and as Johnny Unitas engineers Baltimore’s legendary comeback, Sam and Pop rediscover the joy of rooting on their heroes together.
The Toughest Cowboy
or How the West was Tamed
How do you tame the roughest, toughest pack of cowboys to ever ride the open range?
This tall tale—which demystifies the taming of the Wild West—stars cowboy Grizz Brickbottom, who flosses with barbed wire and drinks a quart of Tabasco sauce a day. One lonely night by the campfire, Grizz decides it’s time for some silkier, sweeter company than his crusty compadres. Specifically, a dog. As luck would have it, he finds a “Free Dog” sign in a nearby town, and here’s the punchline: the free dog is a fluffy miniature poodle named Foofy! The poodle’s contrast with the rough-and-tumble cowpokes serves up plenty of sight gags, as the next thing you know they’re fussing over her food and grooming, even tying little bows in her hair. Once nomads, the cowboys move to town and set up shop because they all become fond of bathing and the smell of soap. Thus, the Wild West is tamed. Pullen’s comical oil paintings, with their stunning Western landscapes and deliberately distorted cowboy caricatures, fit this clever tall-tale read-aloud to a T. The full-bleed photographs of burlap on the endpapers are a nice touch, too. (Picture book. 4-8) -Kirkus