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  • Title: Give Me a Chance: The Story of Mary McMillan
  • Genre: Nonfiction Picture Book
  • Length: 977 words
  • Author: Dr. Christine Iverson, PT, DPT (Physical Therapist)
When Mary McMillan arrived at Walter Reed Army Hospital in the winter of 1918 as the first Reconstruction Aide in the United States Army, no one knew what to do with her. Doubting doctors, a lack of supplies, and the absence of clinic space stood between her and the thousands of war-wounded patients who needed her help. With a vision for the future, faith in her abilities, and the courage to win the trust of the doctors one by one, Mary turned an old sun porch at Walter Reed into the birthplace of physical therapy.
 
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Title: MY MIGHTY CLAW
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 167 words
Author/Illustrator: Anne Lambert

Clam is silly and lives for squirting others then hiding, while Crab is angry and crabby that he has to drag his huge claw and walk sideways. They meet, compare what makes them unique and become friends. Clam tries to convince Crab that walking sideways fast to escape predators makes him very special, but it takes a huge wave threatening to pull Clam out to sea for Crab to discover that his huge claw is mighty and great.

Portfolio: home |anne lambert creative
 
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  • Title: Recipe for Adventure: A Biography of Julia Child from Mud Pies to Quiche Gruyere
  • Genre: Nonfiction Middle Grade / Cooking Course
  • Length: 26,131
  • Authors: Christine Iverson with Ashley Jennings of Cook Nourish Bliss
Julia Child struggled to find her “something special”—where she could finally fit in and follow her dreams—throughout her childhood and well into her 30s. Adventures with the secretive OSS and a move to Paris with her beloved Paul helped Julia find her true passion in food and cooking. Recipe for Adventure is a mixture of narrative nonfiction biography, bite-sized history tidbits, and a Julia-style cooking course sized for the middle-grade reader. Inspired by my dad’s experience eavesdropping at the top of the stairs in the 1950s while Julia Child taught cooking classes in my grandmother’s kitchen.
 
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Kim8

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: The Undertaker’s Daughter
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Ghost
Length: 38,000
Author: Kim Hart

Pippa has spent her life around dead people and their ghosts. After the death of her father she’s ready to help her ma run the family business, but as women in 1896 this is easier said than done.
When a ghost requests her help to prove his death was murder, she finds herself the target of his killer.
 
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Kim8

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Oct 1, 2021
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Australia
Title: Millie and the Prince - A Mermaid Mystery
Genre: Early reader chapter book- mystery
Length: 3,000
Author: Kim Hart


Millie the mermaid wants to solve mysteries like her hero, Shelly Holmes.
But mysteries are thin on the sand in Elysian kingdom, until Prince Triton loses the royal conch.
Millie uses her powers of deduction to find it before King Poseidon discovers it’s missing.
 
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Ashleedani

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Oct 1, 2021
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Nevada
Title: The Dress
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 490 words
Author: Ashlee MacCallum

Mila wants to return to South Lake Tahoe to retrieve her favorite dress that she left behind, but is prevented by an evacuation order due to nearby wildfires. She must overcome her situation and the obstacles she faces by learning how to sew a new dress- one that might be even more special than the first.
 
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Ashleedani

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Oct 1, 2021
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Nevada
Title: Ansley and the Big Move
Genre: Picture Book, Own Voice
Length: 526 words
Author: Ashlee MacCallum

Deep in the Scottish highlands, Ansley is preparing for the move of her life. The problem? She doesn’t want to go. Ansley must overcome her fear of emigrating and leaving all she knows behind so she can discover happiness in her new home, America.
 
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Title: Poor Harriet
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 226 words
Author/Illustrator: Morissa Rubin

Poor Harriet, she does not have any thumbs. She cannot thumb wrestle, she cannot hold an ice cream cone, and she cannot play the banjo. Harriet (who happens to be a dog), might have some limitations (as do we all), but she also has her own gifts to share.
 
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delureydan

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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: How Your Grandparents Saved the Earth
Genre: Picture Book
Words: 768
Author: Dan Delurey

It’s the year 2080, and young twins Keegan and Keisha are sitting around a campfire listening to their parents tell stories. Wait…What? Our grandparents and other family members helped save the world from climate change? How did they do that?

(Optional Climate Back Matter)
 
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delureydan

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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: The Day the Animals Asked the Kids for Help
Genre: Picture Book
Words: 879
Author: Dan Delurey

One day, animals around the world suddenly spoke to children and asked them for help. They told the kids that the world was getting too warm for them, and it was making it hard to live where they used to and find the kind of food they need. Kids immediately jumped into action to learn about climate change and fight to stop it and help the animals.

(Optional Climate Back Matter)
 
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GeriGuad

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Apr 5, 2021
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MOTHER TO ALL: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Genre: Children Picture Book
1,107 words
AUTHOR: Geraldine Guadagno

There is one mother of humanity, and she is a humble queen, who showed herself in the likeness of “one of the least.” She once peacefully united two very different civilizations. If we turn to her as our mother, she may help us to realize that we’re all brothers and sisters, and help us to be united, rather than divided.
 
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SamoneY

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: SILKEN VOICES
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 102,000 words
Author: Samone Yuen

To slay the madness-spreading Hauntress, princess Baoji recruits KaLai—a boy who is mute —to teach her illegal Song magic, unwittingly giving him what he wants most: access to the Emperor. As they break the law together time after time—from saving a child about to have her tongue cut out to breaking into the Emperor’s library—they go from uneasy allies to more than friends. So when KaLai is captured after attempting regicide, and Baoji becomes the Emperor’s target by association, Baoji must decide if she’ll battle the Hauntress, save KaLai from execution, or flee the city alone.
 
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Oct 1, 2021
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  • Title: THE MERMAID, THE GHOST, AND THE GULL
  • Genre: MG
  • Length: 25,000
  • Author: Erin Petti
When Jo's Grandmother's soul returns to the ocean, she leaves her precious paint set to Jo. When the paintset goes missing, what begins as Jo's desperate attempt to recover a beloved token of love and magic becomes a life-changing adventure. A harrowing trip through time-bending stairs, a strange encounter with a mysterious crow-like woman, and an unlikely friendship struck up with a boy plucked out of the pages of a fairy tale turn Jo's world inside out as she ultimately discovers that nothing is truly lost and no one is ever truly gone.

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Title: I DO HAIR
Genre: Picture Book - Fiction
Length: 554 words
Author: Jessica Milo

Arlo wants to be just like his hairstylist mom and transform hair into anything imaginable! But he just can’t stop himself from snipping the hair off of whatever catches his eye, and Mama is NOT thrilled. How can he work his magic if he is limited to only a hairbrush?
 
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BeckyWalker

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: LITTLE LONG LAKE
Genre: PB Fiction
Length: 460 words
Author: Becky Walker

Down a gravel road, past a row of battered mailboxes leaning with the passing of time, you’ll find a hidden turnoff that will take you to a place full of magical adventures. It’s been waiting for you, a red and white cottage stuffed full of memories welcoming you back to LITTLE LONG LAKE. Grab your swimsuit, bug spray, cane pole, and squirmy worms, and join this lyrical journey where summer memories are made...SPLASH!
 
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SandySue

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Feb 13, 2019
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Title: One Small Summer
Genre: MG Fantasy
Length: 57,000
Author: Sandra Panting

Decades ago, a group of little folk left their main underground colony and made new colonies in above ground locations, however the main colony is determined to reunite all the colonies and have resorted to unsavory means to make this happen. But when Josie and her step-sister get shrunk after accidentally walking into a fairy war, they're drawn into the little folk problems while they work to return to normal size. The little folk insist they're trying to help, but what if they're not?
 
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JenWein

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Oct 30, 2020
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West Virginia
Title: Dragon’s First Christmas
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 550 words
Author: Jennifer Weingardt

Dragon wants to be the richest dragon in the world! On a Christmas Eve flight over a shabby town, he sees a boy give his last bit of money to help an old woman. The experience triggers a memory of his mother hidden deep inside that may make his Christmas Day flight over the town a little different this year.
 
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Sep 12, 2021
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Title: A WANTS TO BE C
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 451 words
Author: Cheryl Simon

Anxious A dreaded the pressure of being first for attendance and line leader. She admired C for her calm and cool nature and was convinced life would be better as C. But when C came down with a case of SEAsonal allergies, A got to fill in for C and realized life as C was not as cushy as it appeared.
 
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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: From Tennessee Bandit to White House Pardon
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 595 words
Author: Mona Pease (narrator, Rebecca Raccoon)

Rebecca Raccoon arrives at the White House thinking she's a Thanksgiving dinner guest of President and Mrs. Coolidge . She hears the truth when the President declares he's never eaten raccoon and doesn't intend to. Mrs. Coolidge came to the rescue and decided that Rebecca should live with them and bestowed her the title, White House Raccoon.
 
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Title: Legend
Genre: YA-Fantasy
Length: 50,231
Author: Calista Anastasia/June Faver

Nerdy in high school means smart enough to deal with the world, but when you’re nerdy and discover you’re a witch, descended from generations of strong witchy women , the world suddenly looks scary. Aside from learning of her gifts, Mercy has to deal with Alistair, her now missing grandmother’s cat, to act as adviser. Then the hottest boy in school asks her out, stirring jealousy in the ‘mean girl’ camp. This is a minor annoyance compared to the roiling disaster arising when the coven of evil witches, emboldened by the absence of Mercy’s grandmother, plan to take over the town. Mercy and her two non-witch besties scramble to protect the town, while Mercy’s prospective boyfriend is kept in the dark. This is the first of 5 novels in the series.
 
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