middle grade


$FREE on 10/26/2019 – Toothless Jim by J. S. Lome

When a Crowd of Strangers Calls you Captain . . . 

Sixteen-year old Miles is born with a desire for battle and forced to wash dishes . . . But when wild and dangerous Toothless Jim washes ashore, Miles finds himself captain of a crew loyal to Longfellow Jim. Touting new talents, he is handed the weight of the dangerous mission to uncover Marco Polo's mythical silver. If Miles can't find a way to steal the treasure and connive with the other buccaneers, the ancient treasure will fall into the hands of the terrible tyrant, Telescope Jim who rules the South Seas in wrathful vengeance.

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$FREE on 10/18/2019 – Telescope Jim by J. S. Lome Telescope Jim fawkesmalone@gmail.com

The Buccaneer Left a Hatchet in My Guitar . . . 
A misfit teen is exiled to the South Seas for bad behavior . . . But when secret buccaneer, Longfellow Jim includes him in a conning scheme, his tendency for bad behavior gets the best of him. Before he knows it, sixteen-year old “Miles” unintentionally is involved in a plot of stealing treasure, and when authorities mistake him for a notorious pirate, he is forced to join Longfellow Jim. Little does he know, a mysterious giant lurks in the waters of the South Seas seeking treasure. Stuck between the two outlaws, will Miles survive a battle of trickery, deception, and double-crossing? Or will he become food to the savage Giant's cannibal tastes?

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$FREE on 10/12/2019 – Submarine Jim by J. S. Lome

The Shark they Hunted had a Map inside . . .

Miles the Mutineer is trying to stay out of trouble and when a gang of convicts track a shark to his door, he can't help shying away . . . until the shark proves to be hiding a map to the largest treasure in the South Seas. Taking a bag of sea-darts and a shark-whistle, Miles joins an old pirate buddy in the hunt for treasure through a network of shipwrecks, where the key to survival may be joining their enemies. But will joining the shark-hunters mean encountering greater dangers than cut-throat convicts? Will it mean fighting the giant sea beast that guards the treasure?

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$0.99 on 10/4/2019 – Nikola’s Otherworld by Ted Lampron

WORLD FAMOUS SCIENTIST MAKES CONTACT WITH AN OTHERWORLD.
In a small underground laboratory, a desperate scientist attempts to contact other worlds and finds an inner portal to another dimension. The year is 1906, and Nikola has invented a device beyond the scope of imagination. But his work comes at a considerable cost and sets him on the path to a nervous breakdown.
Locked away in a secret laboratory beneath his Wardenclyffe estate, the famous inventor stays hidden from public view as he relentlessly works on a secret project that fills the void between science and magic.
In his quest to reach beyond the realm of reality, something scientifically impossible happens, which could threaten the world as we know it. In desperation, Nikola decides to abandon his Wardenclyffe property and never return, keeping his discovery secret until his last days on earth.

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$FREE on 9/29/2019 – Geronimo Jim by J. S. Lome

The Dead Shark had a Man Inside . . .

Being a secret pirate is no easy thing for Sixteen-year old Miles who is a dishwasher in the South Seas. . . But when an escaped convict floats ashore in the body of a shark, his fate changes. Fighting back horrors of a life of boredom, he is thrust into a dangerous plot involving a stolen map, a crashed glider, and a sunken ship. But Telescope Jim has newly-constructed ships, and is hunting the rebellious pirates in search of their treasure. And a secret twist will change everything for Miles when his love interest comes between the treasure and his heart.

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$FREE on 9/13/2019 – Telescope Jim by J. S. Lome

The Buccaneer Left a Hatchet in My Guitar . . . 
A misfit teen is exiled to the South Seas for bad behavior . . . But when secret buccaneer, Longfellow Jim includes him in a conning scheme, his tendency for bad behavior gets the best of him. Before he knows it, sixteen-year old “Miles” unintentionally is involved in a plot of stealing treasure, and when authorities mistake him for a notorious pirate, he is forced to join Longfellow Jim. Little does he know, a mysterious giant lurks in the waters of the South Seas seeking treasure. Stuck between the two outlaws, will Miles survive a battle of trickery, deception, and double-crossing? Or will he become food to the savage Giant's cannibal tastes?

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$FREE on 12/30/2018 – Poseidon’s Academy by Sarah A Vogler

Getting sucked into a whirlpool, sleeping in monster-infested woods, and battling psycho sea-nymphs was not how Hailey planned to spend her first year of high school. But when you’re the only Zeus in the world, life tends to get a bit complicated…

The Great Battle saw the world changed forever when humans killed the gods and absorbed their powers. One power was coveted above all others: Zeus’s. Thirteen-year-old Hailey Woods is the first Zeus in over a century. Unlike everyone else, she hates her powers because of an ancient prophecy that claims a Zeus will have to save the world someday.

Hailey doesn’t want to save the world. She wants to be a normal teenager, whose biggest dilemma in life is deciding what to eat for lunch, rather than training to become the ultimate weapon. Poseidon’s Academy, an underwater palace where her powers don’t work, was meant to give her that opportunity. But when she arrives, she discovers the sea-nymphs living there are plotting to resurrect the gods, and Hailey must find a way to stop them before they can enact the prophecy.

So much for normal!

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$FREE on 12/6/2018 – Ronan’s Dinosaur (A Heartwarming Tale of Family and Friendship) by Nadishka Aloysius

*** #4 Top Free children's Dinosaur books in October 2018!!! ***

Ronan is a young boy who is dealing with a crisis. He and his parents have just moved into his Grandmother's house to look after the sick old lady. The ramshackle old house and garden also pose a problem as Ronan is very introverted and anxious about anything new and even refuses to venture into the garden.
Everything changes when Ronan makes an unexpected friend – a dinosaur. Scoot introduces the young boy to new experiences and helps him gain some self confidence. However all good things must come to an end…and more change and upheaval are on the way…

GOODREADS Review (Julia Keizer)
I was contacted by the author to do this book review and was thrilled to do it.

The concept of anxiety and facing fears is excellently portrayed. Young Ronan has moved to a new place because his parents have to look after his grandmother. In this new and strange home is a fantastic garden waiting for a child to explore the area. His first fear he must overcome is facing the unknown in the overgrown garden. Once he becomes comfortable in his new play area, with a little help from his mom, a strange creature makes itself known to Ronan and many adventures await.

Through many different obstacles Ronan learns to defeat his fears. He learns that change is OK and is needed sometimes but if you remember the good times then the bad is much easier to overcome.

This book would be excellent for parents wanting to help a child overcome some anxieties at a young age. The author understand anxiety and that it isn't just something that you can say “Hey, I'm scared for a silly reason, and I just have to get over it” It takes time and patience and sometimes help from others around you.

It is based in Sri Lanka, and gives it a majestic feel. It would be good for any child going through anxiety and fears and would be something they would want to reread. Small children could relate easily and they would be able to understand the simple language used.

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