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The Secret in Defiance: A Coming of Age Supernatural Thriller

by Jeff Bennington

DEADLY SECRETS

Andy Harper is entrusted with a powerful secret from his dying neighbor and discovers supernatural mysteries hidden in a creepy tree across the street. When he musters the courage to exhume the secret, dangerous men begin to hunt him down. Legends and hauntings spring to life, and strange things start happening in the small town of Defiance, forcing Andy to take matters into his own hands. 

Can Andy rid Defiance of the evil welling up from the past? Or is the power of the secret more than a growing boy can handle?  Find out in this coming of age supernatural adventure. 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS BOOK:

Think Stephen King’s, The Body, Tom Sawyer, and The Last Child by John Hart, and you’ll get THE SECRET IN DEFIANCE.

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Goodnight Llama: A Picture Book Bedtime Story

by Catherine Adams

On an mountain in Peru, There was a Llama….
Sweet colorful bedtime story about a llama and all of her friends saying goodnight. Includes mountains, cats, guinea pigs, and alpacas all set in the beautiful mountains of Peru. A loving parody of Goodnight Moon.



Beyond the Moon, Sky and Stars

by Karin McBride-Chenoweth

“You never get something for nothing.”

This is a lesson that little cherub angel Gaby has yet to learn, as she wishes away her days in heaven, hoping for better wings like she sees on the other angels and a better job than just delivering messages. However, one day, her supervisor Angela tells her that her wishes have been heard and that Gaby is getting a promotion to Guardian Angel. Gaby is sent to Earth n her first assignment, to take care of a human child, Eve. If Gaby can complete this assignment, she will get her new wings. However, Gaby soon realizes that wishing for something and obtaining it are two different things. She will have to give up her own dreams to bring the rebellious child Eve to accept God.
Is Gaby prepared to do what it takes?
This endearing little book is broken up into easy-to-read chapters that can be read all at once or one chapter at a time as a bedtime story. The book is directed at children of all ages and provides an important message about patience and selflessness that resonates in all religions, and even in no religion at all, as a basic tenet of humanity.



Two Boring Twin Brothers

by Katelyn Halko

Having a new sibling is hard. Having TWO new siblings is even harder. This big brother struggles with finding the fun in becoming a big brother to twins. With the phenomenon of twins constantly on the rise, “Two Boring Twin Brothers” will help any older sibling to find the positives in a chaotic new phase of life.



Bundy Meets Star The Brumby Colt

by Kenneth Hughes

As Bundy and friend are searching for a Gold mine that’s filled with Golden Guitars they meet a frighten small horse by the name of Star, standing at a cross road wondering what way he should go to find his father and mother .

when Bundy asked Star, what he was doing away from his family all alone .Star replied he became separated from the herd after a bad tempered pack of law breaking sheep stealing Dingo’s lead by Danny Dingo attacked his herd ,Star said, he ran for his life just as fast as his legs would run only to find he had ran so fast and far away from the Dingo’s that he now had become lost and was alone and afraid .

So Bundy and the Group invite Star to join them on their great Adventure to find the Gold mind .Star agreed to join them forgetting all about looking for his Mother and Father .
Just like Bundy and his friends Star had Gold fever now the lure of finding Gold had a hold of him .as they walked together to the east following an old Kangaroo trail little Stumpy Wombat started telling the group what he was going to buy with his new found wealth from the gold in the mine .



The Bound: Novella (Hers To Save Book 1)

by Michelle Connor

A captivating new YA serial fantasy trilogy, perfect for adults or teens.

When Aveline is betrothed to the lord of her village, it starts a journey that will take her far from home and everything she has ever known.
Embark on a coming of age journey with Aveline, as she stumbles into a dragon, a creature from fairytales and a battle she didn’t even know were being fought.
Will she find the courage to play her part as a king’s madness spreads across the land, or will she remain the scared girl she has always been?

Turn the page, the saga has begun.

**This book contains mild violence and content which some readers may find triggering.**



Christmas Monster Books 1 to 3 (Christmas Monster Stories)

by Mary Fern

Is your child difficult to get to sleep bed time? Then help is here with The Christmas Monster Series
THREE BOOK BUNDLE

Part of Mary Fern’s best selling Bedtime Series these books are specially designed to help calm children. This set have a wonderful Christmas Holiday theme. With Monster helping to choose last minute presents and get them to Santa in time.
No one really knows what sparks off these feelings of insecurity at night time. They can be triggered by so many different things.

Mary Fern’s Monster Books are aimed at calming down and reassuring children that they are safe and secure when they are tucked up in their beds. And indeed the Monster Under The Bed is there to look after them and reassure them.

Young minds are full of all the excitement of the day and they are not old enough yet to understand why they feel the way they do. While we associate going to bed and sleeping with rest and relaxation, children can sometimes become stressed and anxious as they are parted from their parents and siblings and worry about being left alone.

Mary Fern’s â??Monster Under The Bed Books’ have been carefully written and designed to help anxious children find restful sleep and to part with their fears.

The tone and pace of the book are purposefully set to help a child wind down after an exciting day. The book is full of reassurances and helps them to focus on an inner calm. The Monster is there to hold their hand whenever they need it. The message is a clear one: that even though they might be in their own bedroom, they are never truly alone. The suggestions continueâ?¦ it might be a story, but the underlying message is that it’s sleep time, and that their bed is a cozy safe place to be.

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Dragon Swarm (Lore of Fire Book 3)

by Nazam Anhar

Book 3 of the “Lore of Fire” series, following from “Dragon Hunter” and “Dragon Rebels”.
Baran arrives with his friends at the temple of the dragon warriors, where they find themselves under attack by a mighty swarm.



Topp Girl: The Diary of Ellie Topp

by Jenny Bell

This book is perfect for nine to twelve year old children. It’s written in diary form and covers a year in the life of Ellie Topp. Ellie writes frankly to her diary about family, friends, spiders, dogs, school and boys, not necessarily in that order. It’s a funny and frivolous read – you’re bound to love it!



Cracked Smile (2nd Edition) (Realm Of Nightmares Book 1)

by Amanda Williams

My name is Britney and I’m 12 years old. My parents dragged me out to the middle of nowhere away from my hometown and my friends. All I have now is my goody two shoes sister, and my dog Benji.

To make things worse my Dad got this real ugly doll with the creepiest smile I’ve ever seen. It was just laying around here. Maybe it found us?

Some weird things started the day we moved in. As usual, I got the blame. I needed to know what was going on, but all the evidence was making me look crazy. I could have sworn the doll moved some times. But it couldn’t really be alive…..right?



Dani & the Immortals

by Suzanne G. Rogers

Kidnapped by Odin’s Ravens and taken to Asgard, Dani becomes enmeshed in a quarrel between immortals. Worse, when the theft of a magical artifact becomes an explosive political debacle, accusations of blame turn her into an outlaw. To clear her name and save the only man she has ever loved, she’ll do anything…including defying Odin himself.



The Magic Coins

by Kurt Zimmerman

A gold coin appears out of nowhere! When Sam, a poor woodcutter, decides to spend the coin in his small village, rumors fly and trouble ensues! Join your child in this delightful adventure, a story with a good moral lesson and a few surprises!

The Magic Coins is a book you will want to read again and again. Full color pictures illustrate this brand-new fairy tale.



This Alphabet is Out of Control: A Hilarious Alphabet Book for Kids 3 to 8

by Spike Grotto

What happens when a stuffy teacher has a run-in with an alphabet full of misbehaving letters? Read this book to find out! This isn’t your usual, boring alphabet reader. In this one A acts absolutely absurd, B bounces about, and C is completely crazy doing clumsy cartwheels…then things get really strange. These little letters are obsessed with alliteration, acting like lunatics, and flattering color coordination. Highly re-readable with rhyming couplets and a Seussian sense of rhythm, they’ll forget they’re learning in between all the belly laughs. Full of bright colors for little eyes and some eye-popping, borderline surreal illustrations (check that — it crosses that line with the letter S), this is one they will ask for again and again.



Singers: a collection of short stories (A Hippo Graded Reader)

by Cooper Baltis

It’s not easy to become a famous singer. You need a combination of talent, ambition, charisma and, of course, lots of luck!

In this fascinating collection of short stories, you will read about how Stevie Wonder became a child star and mastered many different musical instruments, despite being blind from birth; how Elvis Presley, far from being an overnight star, had to work long and hard on his way to the top; and how two teenagers from Liverpool, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, almost didn’t agree to play on the same stage. You will also learn how Psy finally made it big with his huge hit Gangnam Style; how B.B. King almost lost everything on his road to fame; and how Sixto Rodriguez came back from the dead to become one of the biggest-selling stars in South Africa today.

We hope that these stories of real-life success through hard work and commitment will inspire and entertain you.

Singers is published by Hippo Books, a publisher dedicated to producing interesting, readable and fun books. This book is suitable for English students with pre-intermediate English or higher. Be sure to check out our other Hippo Graded Readers.

About the Author:

Cooper Baltis is one of the writers and founders of Hippo Books. He is a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the National University of Mongolia and is TESOL certified. He has taught English in Asia for five years and has published stories in several literary magazines in America. His Hippo books include Hassan and Lulu and My Brother the Giant, as well as many short story collections. To find out more about this author, click his name under the book title above.



Planting A Kingdom Seed (2nd Edition): Thy Kingdom Come [Matthew 13:24]

by Lewis Satini

This is a story of the parable of the Kingdom where it is illustrated in the bible book of ‘Matthew 13:24’ – “Jesus told them another parable: The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.”



Bundy Finds The Gold Mine

by Kenneth Hughes

When Bundy and friends arrived at the Gold Mine that Basel Billy Goat had lead them to, they found it had been taken over by the Danny Dingo sheep stealing gang of misfits .
Earlier that day the Dingo’s, had left the mine to go hunting for food ,Bundy smelling the air said there are no Dingo’s inside that mine so lets all go inside and look for Gold.
Not me replied Wayne Crow or me said Hannah Goanna, those Dingo’s could re-tune at any minute if your in that gold mine when they do you will all end up being a Dingo’s dinner she said shaking .
well some time later that day the Dingo’s did re tune it was only five minutes earlier Bundy and friend had left the Gold mine after Wayne Crow had seen the dingo’s heading back to the mine and warned Bundy to leave the mine .
Basel lead the group to a secret hiding place an old miners hut some kilometers away However the dingo’s tracked the group down to the miners hut and that’s when the real fun started .

I will leave the story here for all you book readers to read have fun reading
bye



Shiva 2090

by Subhash Chandra Thakur

It is mentioned in Vedic Literature that Lord Shiva only killed three demons. Yet there were many other demons slayed by other Gods. Shiva is called as destroyer, and he destroys evil to establish peace on Earth. Shiva acts through different mediums and nobody knows how he acts. He blesses them, who abide by him, and punishes those who go against his will. This is interesting story of our planet and Lord Shiva in the year 2090 AD.



Mi Dinosaurio Mascota : Libro Para Niños Sobre Un Pequeño Muchacho Y Su Amigo Dinosaurio,Сuentos Infantiles, Cuentos Para Niños 3-7 Años, Cuentos Para Dormir) (Spanish Edition)

by Mila Mirason

Mike quiere mucho a su Dinosaurio mascota y siempre se divierten juntos. Pero cuando Mike quiere descansar, él todavía tiene ganas de divertirse.
Sigue bromeando y no deja que Mike se vaya a dormir. Esconde su pijama y lo molesta cuando está dándose un baño.
Apaga las luces y hace dibujos en el espejo usando una pasta de dientes.



Bigfoot & Basketball: a Lannie Reese Mystery

by Trudy Haywood Saunders

When fourteen-year-old sheriff’s daughter, Lannie Reese, is asked to cover the Bigfoot hunt in her small Uwharrie Mountain community for her school newspaper, she is less than thrilled. She has just been moved up to the varsity basketball team, not to mention the tons of homework that come along with honors classes. Who really believes in that Bigfoot stuff anyway? It seems like the whole town has gone crazy between the search for Bigfoot and the prospect of the boys’ high school basketball team winning the state championship.

Then a body is found along the riverbank.

Could it really be the work of a Sasquatch, or something even more evil? Who has the most to lose? Could there be a connection with the steroid rumors circling around the boys’ basketball team? Lannie, along with her best friend Carson, and help from her brother, Brady, is determined to find out the truth. But could she putting her own life at risk?

Trudy Haywood Saunders lives with her husband and daughter in Montgomery County, NC, where Bigfoot and Basketball takes place. She is a teacher and former media specialist. This is her first published novel.



Wild, Hugo Wilde

by Simon J. Townley

Where can you live wild and be free?

Hugo is fourteen, fed up with foster homes, sick of school and bored of the adult world. He longs to run free, to find adventure and live his own life.

So he climbs out the bathroom window – and runs, taking nothing but the clothes he’s wearing, a book he hasn’t read yet and barely enough cash to get to the heart of the city. But he can’t live wild in London – not with gang wars tearing the place apart, police looking for runaways, and the adult world closing in at every turn.

To find his freedom, Hugo keeps running, facing up to dangers, traps and tragedies – and learning along the way what it takes to live free.

A tale of adventure, survival, coming of age and young love told by a young man with an open heart, a tough attitude and a resolute will.

A â??man against nature’ story for readers of all ages – and a young adult adventure in the tradition of Gary Paulson, John Green and Scott Westerfeld.



Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson In Bullying

by Cindy Springsteen

Waffles and Pancakes

A LESSON IN BULLYING

Waffles and Pancakes are two hamsters, from the same pet store, that went to their new homes on the same day. They also happen to be the best of friends. In their first adventure, their owners became best friends, too. Together, the four learned the lesson of true friendship. Now Waffles and Pancakes, along with their owners, are about to learn another lesson, A Lesson in Bullying.

Join Waffles and Pancakes, along with Danny and Griffin, their owners, as they come face to face with a couple of bullies; Tom and his guinea pig, Oscar. Will Waffles, Pancakes, and their owners be able to become friends with Tom and Oscar? Find out when you read Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson In Bullying.

“Middle School is TOO LATE! We need to teach our children while they are young. With Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson In Bullying Cindy Springsteen gives us the words, with colorful illustrations and an endearing story of two hamsters and a guinea pig. It’s a page turner for kids!”
~Lynne Kenney, Pediatric Psychologist, The Family Coach.



Silent Night: A collection of ghost stories for English Language Learners (A Hippo Graded Reader)

by Jill Prior

Warning: This book may keep you awake at night.

Who is the man on the beach? Why is a musician seeing the ghost of his daughter? Who is the gardener in the picture…and what does he want? What happens at 3:19am every night in a hospital full of secrets?

You will find the answers to these and many other mysterious questions if you have the courage to read…Silent Night.

Silent Night is published by Hippo Books, a publisher dedicated to producing interesting, readable and fun books. This book is suitable for English students with upper-intermediate English or higher. Be sure to check out our other Hippo Graded Readers.

About the Authors:

Patrick Kennedy is the chief editor at Hippo Books. He is also one of Hippo’s principal writers. He is a DELTA qualified English teacher with over ten years’ experience teaching in Europe and Asia. Patrick has also written three English language textbook series. He is the author of the Mahoney Green mysteries and has contributed to many of Hippo’s short story collections. To find out more about this author, click his name under the book title above.

Cooper Baltis is one of the writers and founders of Hippo Books. He is a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the National University of Mongolia and is TESOL certified. He has taught English in Asia for five years and has published stories in several literary magazines in America. His Hippo books include Hassan and Lulu and My Brother the Giant, as well as many short story collections. To find out more about this author, click his name under the book title above.



The Deceived: Novella (Hers To Save Book 2)

by Michelle Connor

A heart rendering installment to a new fantasy trilogy, perfect for adults or teens.

Sadness looms in the passageways of the mountains after Herveus was stabbed in battle. But while they should feel safe, an enemy resides within their safe haven.

With deceit stalking their new lives, will they catch the culprit in time?

As the king’s men advance ever closer, Aveline must learn to become the warrior her people need.

Will she be ready in time for the battle which is to come?

In book two of the Hers To Save series, we get more insight into old characters and are introduced to some new ones.
With emotions on every page, the growing friendship between young Bramwell and our favourite dragon, Aeolius brings a touch of light in the darkness.



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