Monthly Archives: April 2016


Which titles should be read in sequential order?

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**Some of the Kane Miller fiction books are sequential – it’s important to read these in order as listed on our series fiction list.
•Billie B. Mysteries
•Conspiracy 365
•Conspiracy 365 Black Ops
•The Debt
•I Am Jack

•The Impossible Quest

•Kuromori Chronicles

•The Last Thirteen
•The Phoenix Files


**These series are good to read in order, but it’s not essential.
•Anna Hibiscus
•Chloe & Levesque Mysteries
•EJ12 Girl Hero
•The Mythical 9th Division

**And these are even less important to read in order
•All-Star Cheerleaders
•Billie B. Brown
•Extreme Adventures
•Hey Jack!
•Jack Russell, Dog Detective
•Pet Vet

**The books of the Choose Your Own Ever After series are standalones with unrelated stories and characters. The pick-a-path format is what makes the books a series.

Hope this helps! Should you have any questions or need book recommendations, just let me know. Want a personalized wish list? If so, let me know your child/children’s age(s) and their interests, and I can create you a personalized list!


A Year In My Life

A kids’ journal quite unlike any other, this beautifully illustrated book invites children to record a year of their life by filling in the 365 quirky drawing and writing activities—one for every day of the year. Activities are fun, quick—so no excuse to miss any days!—and imaginatively offbeat, so journalers might be invited to “Draw a scene that happened today, but give the people animal heads” or “Write down every feeling you remember feeling today” or simply just “Sum up today in a single word.”

At the end of the 365 days, children will end up with an amusing, creative, and offbeat record of a year in their life to treasure in years to come.

Ages: 9-13

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Baby’s Very First Slide and See Farm

Engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colors, stylish illustrations and friendly animals. Simple slider mechanisms allow a picture to be transformed. Little children will love making the animals move around or reveal themselves by manipulating the simple sliders.

Ages: 1+

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Then and Now

This delightful series provides a wealth of visual information for young children to talk about. The simple text provides starting points for discussion between adult and child and points out details to look for and changes and differences to spot which will help young children with their understanding of time, a concept which is difficult for them to grasp.

Ages: 3-6

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Bushfire Rescue (Extreme Adventures)

Action has a new hero – Sam Fox! With a talent for attracting danger, Sam Fox is an expert at getting himself into (and out of) the most extreme situations. This series has a strong appeal with a courageous young hero and exotic settings and has non-stop action and short chapters which will engage reluctant readers.

It’s the holidays and Sam Fox has gone to the high country to stay with his grandparents. While trying to stop cattle rustlers from stealing a stud bull, an injured Sam is isolated in the mountains during a horrific bushfire. To survive, he must rely on his courage; ingenuity, and the help of Chainsaw–a mad old rodeo bull!

Ages: 8-12

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Gardening for Beginners

This delightful book is packed with simple and straightforward growing projects specially chosen for beginner gardeners. Clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations show what to do at every stage. There are plenty of tips and hints for growing things in pots, indoors and out, and for gardening in small spaces. So you too can grow herbs, flowering bulbs, salad, vegetables, and much, much more.

Ages: 8 years and up

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