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The Clown

by Dac Von Stoller

John Edwards was an avid collector of antiques. He would travel all over the United States to find unique antiques and anything else that most collectors would pass on. John was happy with his collections, but he was looking for something his friends would say why did you add this to your collection.

Just as John was traveling through a little town called Pleasantville. The town was so small you could throw a rock from one end of the town to the other end. John just about missed the town and his long awaited rare antique to add to his collection. Then all of a sudden he slammed on his brakes. He backed up his car in front of a sign that was dusty and barely hanging on to the wooden post. John got out of his car to read what was on the sign. He dusted off the sign and said, “Wow! I’m glad I stopped in the nick of time or I would have never known about this place.

John got back in his car and traveled down the gravel road in search of this antique store. John must have been traveling down the gravel road for more than thirty minutes. Just as he was about to say forget it, and drive back home, there was a sign that read Pleasantville Antique store.

John pulled in to the Antique store and parked his car. He looked up at the sky and got one glimpse as the sun was setting. As he got out of his car the wind was picking up and a storm was on the way. Right as John opened the door to the antique store it started storming. John called out to see if anyone was in the store. Then an old man shouted out and said, “I’ll be with you in just a moment, there are milk and cookies on the table if you’re hungry from your long drive.”
John went over to the table and poured a glass of milk and picked up one of the cookies and said, “Your cookies are wonderful. They’re still warm as though you were expecting company.”

Finally, the old man came to the front of the store to greet John.
“I’m glad you like my cookies,” replied the old man.

“Why don’t you have a seat at the table and tell me what you are looking for?” exclaimed the old man.

“You see, I’m somewhat of an odd collector of antiques. I mainly get a rush out of finding something that my fellow antique buddies don’t have.” answered John.

“Well I think you came to the right place John,” replied the old man.

“How do you know my name? I really don’t, I just got lucky and guessed the right name,” laughed the old man.

John got up from the table and looked out the window and said, “It looks like the rain has stopped. I really need to get back soon before the rain starts pouring down again.”

“Follow me behind the curtain at the back of the store. That’s where I keep my rarest and most valued antiques. I’m sure there is something you will like,” replied the old man with a smile on his face.

John followed the old man behind the curtain and the old man said, “Since you are looking for something your antique collecting buddies wouldn’t dare think to collect, this is what you need to complete your collection.”

“This is what I’ve been looking for, you’ve got to be kidding me,” replied John as he laughed.

“Don’t be so quick to think this is some kind of joke,” exclaimed the old man.

“A clown costume, I’m not sure this is something I need to complete my collection,” answered John.

Fruits and Veggies A B C

by Nancy Lynn Cook

Fun Rhyming Picture Storybook Early Learning
For Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kindergarten Kids
An Enjoyable Learning Experience

Introduce young children to alphabet letters while teaching little ones about eating healthy foods.
God has blessed us with such a large variety of foods packed with nutrients. As each child grows familiar with a variety of colorful, nutritious, delicious fruits and vegetables, they can begin to recognize letters of the alphabet and their sounds.
A Fun-filled Children’s Picture Storybook both educational and entertaining.

I Do Not Like Bugs! (My Truly Most Favorite Fluffy Friend Book 3)

by Pamela Tomlin

This is the third book in the “My Truly Most Favorite Fluffy Friend” series. In the first book Emma finds and comes to love her collection of stuffed animal friends. They help her to feel safe at night, so she doesn’t get scared all by herself. Research does suggest that stuffed animals may actually help a young child handle fears and emotions, just as the stuffed animals in this story help Emma.

In the second story Emma searches for her fluffy friend, Bunny Blue. “Bunny Blue, Where Are You?” Losing a stuffed animal or lovey can be quite traumatic for a young child. Emma’s search and concern for her lost friend is most sincere. Again, her friends help comfort her by helping with the search. This story also uses directional words. Directional words, such as left, right, up, and down, may help a child as young as two years old with the development of language.

This third story in the series is “I Do Not Like Bugs!” Bugs are extremely scary to Emma. As with the first two stories, she has her friends to help assist her and comfort her during the story. In this story she and her friends have a close encounter with a bug. Is the bug dangerous or is it simply disgusting? Find out what happens to Emma and her friends during the story. How do her friends help her? What does Emma discover?

Read this fun and beautifully illustrated story with your two to eight year old child. Even a child as young as two will enjoy the bright and colorful pictures and the cute stuffed animal characters. There is a puppy, a kitten, a bear, a seal, a monkey, and a bunny. They are all adorable.

This is a cute and funny story. It is a wonderful story for you to read to your child. Children who are learning to read may enjoy sharing the story with their own stuffed animal friend. Research does indicate that reading to a stuffed animal may help encourage a child to read.

Enjoy, “I Do Not Like Bugs!”

Shadows Wake (A Ruadhan Sidhe Novel Book 1)

by Aiki Flinthart

Rowan Gilmore and her mother, Anna, have spent most of Rowan’s life running, hiding Rowan’s speed, strength and precognitive powersâ??but without knowing why she’s different, why they have to hide, or who from.
And Rowan’s sick of running scared. But she has to continue, because she also harbours a dark power that emerges only when she’s afraid or in danger.
A power that can kill indiscriminately.

When she moves to Australia, a street fight reveals Rowan’s abilities to a stranger, Fynn, and she must decide whether to run again or stay and risk discovery by her pursuers. Her mother has found happiness with a new partner and Rowan is reluctant to wreck it. So, after foiling another kidnap attempt, Rowan makes her decision. The time has come to stand her ground.

Fynn becomes and unexpected ally, with promises to help fight her unknown enemy – and to reveal the truth behind her extraordinary abilities. But what’s his agenda? Can he be trusted?
And who are the Mors Ferrum operatives he says are chasing Rowan? What do they want? What is the ocair thing they keep asking about?
Rowan has too many questions and not enough answers; too many unknowns – including herself.
For what happens if the darkness lurking in her mind wakes and comes out to play?

(Author’s note: Not a vampire, shapeshifter or zombie story, in case you were wondering)

Jurassic Earth: Renegades (The Jurassic Earth Saga Book 2)

by Logan T Stark

Strap in for the sequel to the bestselling, international award winning blockbuster, Jurassic Earth: The Jurassic Five.

Everyone except Becca has escaped the planet and only seconds remain until the final explosion occurs. When Reece crashed the starjet into the volcano whilst rescuing the children, the countdown to a nuclear explosion had begun, its core was in meltdown. Becca had done everything she could to slow the process, but there was no stopping what was about to happen.

Any second now, the small volcanic island jutting from the Tethys Ocean on Jurassic Earth, one hundred and forty-eight million years before humans and modern civilization would even begin to exist, would be blasted into atomic dust.

This is the thrilling survival story of Becca Beaton, the last woman on Earth, and the incredible rescue mission to bring her home.

Eddie Versus the Shadow Shifters: in the Battle for Christmas (The Adventures of Eddie Book 1)

by Brandon Stevenson

After moving to a new town days before Christmas, an adventurous boy named Eddie becomes suspicious after learning that no one in the town seems to be aware of the fact that Christmas is just around the corner.

Always the curious adventurer and young spy, Eddie decides that he must investigate this suspicious situation. It doesn’t take him long to stumble upon some “shady characters” and accidentally take a whirlwind ride through a portal that lands him in, of all places, the North Pole. There me learns about Santa’s special task force of Elf Rangers, the protectors of Christmas. Eddie also learns of the evil Shadow Shifters who are stealing the memory of Christmas from his new town.

Eddie is courageous and daring, but the danger that lies ahead may be too much. Eddie might be in over his head.

A Reanimated Kind of Forever

by Frank Feliz

Adam’s first love, Zeke, is dead. However, Adam is soon given a proposition: a mysterious elder will bring Zeke back to life if the two of them participate in a Big Brother-esque study on the interactions between reanimated corpses and humans. While Adam is overjoyed to have Zeke back, Zeke is devastated by his new state. He can’t be seen undisguised in public, especially not by his grieving family.

Adam must decide whether to keep the agreement and continue the experiment without knowing when it’ll end, or to break it and face losing Zeke a second and final time.

King Richard I: A Novel

by Dora Benley

Elizabeth is a lady in waiting to Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine during the time of her confinement at Salisbury Castle. Queen Eleanor is a woman of remarkable powers, some say dark powers. Elizabeth learns to be a witch from her and takes up the lore of gathering herbs in the woods. The Queen then directs her to accompany her newly crowned son, King Richard I, to the Holy Land on the Third Crusade. She is to protect him against all evil, especially the scheming of Prince John, the new king’s brother, who wants to crown himself in his stead.

Elizabeth sails to the Holy Land to take up battle with the infidel. But she finds herself in an unexpected quandary. Instead of King John the enemy kidnaps her and threatens to put her into a Middle Eastern harem. They threaten to take her away from the man, King Richard I, whom she is sworn to protect and defend. But in the oddest fashion of all, she finds herself falling in love with her captor, a Saracen. What is Elizabeth to do? She cannot forget her oath to the Queen. But she also cannot betray her own heart.

Paddy and his Disappearing Daddy: A charming story designed to help children understand why parents go to Work

by Elise Lowe

After her little boy became distraught each time his dad left for the office, Elise Lowe created the story of the little leprechaun Paddy and his disappearing daddy. Paddy’s eye-opening adventure, in which he secretly follows his dad to work and subsequently watches him spend his wage, is designed to help young children grasp the concept of earning a living and reduce any anxiety associated with their parents leaving for work.

William The WIzard

by Tyler Neal

William the wizard is a childrens mini book / poem i wrote. The idea is to enter alliteration early.

The Wheels the Friendship Race : English Hebrew (English Hebrew Bilingual Collection)

by S.A. Publishing

English Hebrew Bilingual children’s book. Perfect for kid studying English or Hebrew as their second language.
What is friendship? Join three good friends as they discover what real friendship means. They start a race, but decide to finish it together, helping a friend who got in trouble. This book will teach children positive friendship skills like sharing, supporting, and helping each other.

Love in the United States

by Kimmey Fitts

Love in the United States is a short story about a Hispanic young woman named Sofia who comes to the United States to begin a new life, but things don’t go as planned. She, her sister and niece are put into a detention center. It is also about an American young man named Asher who is upset with the Hispanics who come here and take work from Americans because his job isn’t paying what it once used to pay. Sofia and Asher’s worlds are about to collide. Will their race divide them, or will they have compassion for each other?

Reusing For Taffy Turtle: Reusing plastic and protecting the environment (Environmental Protection Book 3)

by Denise Salmon

Now teachers, aunts, uncles, other relatives, friends and parents can easily tell children all they need to know about protecting the environment by purchasing the books in this series for the children. They will have books for their environmental clubs as well.
Clean air and water are very important and this message should be passed on to the kids. These stories are not boring and long and they are filled with great messages about all the great things the kids can do when they want to protect the environment.
Now you can give them books that will help them in many ways, as they will learn to make many things and you will be spending less for toys, gifts for you and other things you would need to buy.
Help the children to create a bright future for themselves in a new way.
They will start learning how to be creative and responsible. This is a great new way to help children to protect mother earth so don’t treat this book like all the others.
It is truly special

Children will enjoy protecting the environment now and you’ll be happy when you are helping them.

Now you can start more environmental clubs in your neighborhood and give these e books to all the children you know. Having a clean environment will be easy for everyone.

Make Your Life Better by Saying Thank You in These 7 Situations:

by Muhammad Shoaib

I don’t say “Thank You” as often as I should and I doubt I’m the only one.

In fact, I’m starting to believe that “Thank You” is the most under-appreciated and under-used phrase on the planet. It is appropriate in nearly any situation and it is a better response than most of the things we say. Let’s cover 7 common situations when we say all sorts of things, but should say “Thank You” instead.

Say Thank You

1. Say “Thank You” when you’re receiving a compliment.
We often ruin compliments by devaluing the statement or acting overly humble. Internally, you might think this prevents you from appearing arrogant or smug.

The problem is that by deflecting the praise of a genuine compliment, you don’t acknowledge the person who was nice enough to say something. Simply saying “Thank You” fully acknowledges the person who made the compliment and allows you to enjoy the moment as well.

PTE studyguide: Excellent PTE material to help you ace your PTE exam

by Shawn Allen

Excellent PTE material to help you ace your PTE exam. Prepared by experienced PTE Tutor with questions and essays from past exams, this ebook will give you the right tools to crack the pte with 79 plus in Writing.

Betwixters: Once Upon A Time

by Laura C Cantu

Step Into the Magic and Mystery

A mysterious forest near the cozy town of Herogate, England is more than what it seems. The gnarled trees appear to breathe, gloomy storms follow you around, and prowling shadows come to life before your very eyes. Referred to as The Dark Wood by the townsfolk, the forest is guarded by a strange old man and creatures not of this world. Even the locals never set foot in the bewitched woodlands, and trespassers have a way of turning up dead.
When Noah Walters moves to town with his parents, his fatherâ??a contractor working on a top-secret project for a private security firmâ??makes Noah promise to never enter those woods; but he doesn’t know that Fate has other plans.
Noah and his new best friends, Ethan and Skye, are chased into The Dark Wood by Grucker, a schoolyard bully, and their lives are changed forever. They are forced into the heart of the forest, where they discover a lost fairy who needs their help to find her way back home before it’s too late.
Join Noah and his friends on a magical adventure as they race against time and plunge headfirst into the unknown. They are challenged with secrets to keep, a dangerous mission to accomplish, and a test of courage that will bring them face-to-face with magical creatures they thought only existed in fairy tales.
This is more than a tale of discovery, mystery, and excitement; it’s an epic adventure that will usher you into a world where magic is in the air, in the trees, and in every heart.

Download your free workbook by following this link:

This workbook contains lesson plans and activities that teachers and parents can use to engage children as they read, Betwixters Once Upon a Time. These companion materials are meant to draw out discussions regarding complicated subjects, emotions and concepts triggering imagination, hope, and resiliency. Lessons are centered around discussions to teach and practice communicating with others and fostering community instead of competition. These materials may be adapted to meet individual needs. Lesson plans focus on topics such as nervousness, bullying, poor me mentality, saying goodbye to friends, reflective listening, and more.

Elisa Cantu, M.S, designed each lesson plan. Elisa Cantu is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Professional School Counselor K-12. She has been a counselor in schools as well as in private practice. Ms. Cantu has worked with children and teens for twenty years. These lessons are designed around common themes. Ms. Cantu has noticed throughout her years of working with children.

The Text: A short school story

by Stone de Rouffignac

“I suppose it must have all started when I got the text message from Summer.”

When Erin receives a text that leaves her in tears she has no idea what to do. Surely it can’t be anything to do with boyfriends. But then other girls are targeted and the headmistress somehow finds out about it.

Mickey the Martian: Short Stories, Games, Jokes and More! (Fun Time Reader Book 43)

by Uncle Amon

Are you looking for a kid’s or children’s book that is highly entertaining, great for early readers, and is jam-packed with bedtime stories, jokes, games, and more? This children’s storybook has it all!

Mickey the Martian is a very adventurous alien. He wants to explore the universe, but his mother does not think it’s a good idea. Against her wishes, he steals a spaceship and you’ll never guess what happens next!

This is an excellent read for beginning and early readers. Each story is easy to read and exciting. Cute and bright illustrations for younger readers.

This book is especially great for traveling, waiting rooms, and read aloud at home.

  • Fun games and puzzles included
  • Excellent for beginning and early readers
  • Cute short stories that are great for a quick bedtime story
  • Funny and hilarious jokes & illustrations for kids

This story is great for a quick bedtime story and to be read aloud with friends and family.

Story List & Activities:

  • Go West, Young Martian
  • Crash and Hopefully-Not-Burn
  • Dreamland
  • Martian vs. Machine
  • To Go Far is to Return
  • Funny Outer Space Jokes
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Game and Puzzle Solutions

Scroll up and click ‘buy’ and spend some quality time with your child!

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Fairy Ambriel – magical & beautiful fashion story of fairy princess: The story of fairy with beautiful pictures for little princess

by Suzy Mako

Magic Fairytale with beautiful pictures. Read your daughter or children, the beautiful story of the adventure of the beautiful fairy from the forest. The story is full of colorful pictures that children adore.
Ambriel – the amazing fairy is going to her work as every day. Her job is not so easy. She need to change every drop of water into the morning dew. Only with her magical wand. She decide for the most beautiful dress and fly to work. She will experience unexpected adventures and she will need help from her friends. What adventure is waiting for Ambriel? What will be her magical day full of magic and adventures? Ambriel fairy is waiting for you.

Filmmaking Crash Course: 30 Exercises for Educators, Students, and Filmmakers

by Sabrina Young

Unravel the mystique surrounding filmmaking through simple, well-thought-out exercises and practical tips. This book can be used quickly by any filmmaker regardless of level. For those that are established film professionals, there are a variety of exercises that can help you build skills in your weaker areas.

Over thirty practical filmmaking exercises. Focus on writing, production, directing, and post-production. Students and professionals alike will find exercises that hone their skills substantially. A great addition to any video production library.

Whether you are in video production, screenwriting, sound, cinematography, short films, feature-length movie production, advertising, or animation, you will learn something new in this exciting new film workbook.

Find exercises and inspire your students to create. Feel free to adjust the level and difficulty of the exercises or add your own unique talents to their execution. Over thirty exercises for beginners to adult learners to seasoned professional filmmakers.

Chapter 1 Inspiration
Chapter 2 Screenwriting and Storyboarding
Chapter 3 Directing and Producing a Film
Chapter 4 The Art Department: Sets, Costumes, Makeup
Chapter 5 Lighting and Cinematography Basics
Chapter 6 Sound and Film Music
Chapter 7 Post Production
Chapter 8 That’s a Wrap

Break down these “writer’s block” issues by giving very direct instructions to prompt composition.

Before you can have a good film, you need to have a good script. And while the talent can improvise decent lines now and again, a film can go over budget and topsy-turvy without a solid script to hold it together.

Practice the basics of storyboarding and basic techniques to help with overall pacing and rhythm of your film.

Directing a film is more than simply shouting out directions from the director’s chair. A director needs to truly know the craft.

Learn the importance of composition, lighting, and movement in your film. Practice color theory, using a color palette, how to color grade, and how different shots affect the psychology of your film. Develop a stunning visual vocabulary.

Learn the practical side of shooting a film, from different types of shots, movement in film, continuity, montage, and other aspects of filmmaking technique.

What is the role of light and shadow in film? How does digital editing impact lighting? Learn basic techniques to successful filmmaking.

How can you choose the best location for your film? Discover how costuming, makeup, and other aspects of design can affect your production, including period piece productions. Tips for the budget filmmaker.

A practical guide to professional audio editing. Learn what equipment you will need for production, how to get the best sound that you can afford, and learn how to speak the sound of the audio engineer to make take your film production to the next level.

Finding talent is not as complicated as it used to be. Today with the Internet you can find talented actors in your area or around the world. Practical tips and exercises to interact with actors and direct them to do their best for your film.

Video editing, special fx, sound design, music, software, and more are all integral to making your vision a reality. Exercises focus on editing the best video possible.

What is Foley? Does sound design matter? What role does music play in your film? Learn about the psychology of sound in film, audio editing, panning, recording Foley sounds, and how to choose the right composer.

Written by award-winning composer and filmmaker Sabrina Peña Young.

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