Children's Books

Avoid Course Remorse

Indiana’s four year colleges are strongly encouraging students to complete Indiana’s Core 40 with Honors Diploma requirements. As a responsible parent or student, do you personally know what Indiana requires for high school graduation or have you relied too much on the school counselor or fate? IBE’s new YoungSTARS Nikki, Jamal and Phoebe are neighbors with very different family dynamics which causes them to rely heavily on each other to stay on top of their grades and classes. Through their voices, Avoid Course Remorse provides students with everything they need to strive for high school completion within four years with the right...

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Voices in Time

Voices In Time is a standards-based elementary and middle school sing-along history session! For over a hundred years, these songs have traveled through time by word-of-mouth, woven by our ancestors into the fabric of our nation. Each song is a primary source of historical information that serves as a storehouse of thought and emotions from ancestors living in times prior to electronic media…when songs preserved history of common folk – on the trail, in the field, around the campfire, church, and school, all the while transferring information from generation to another. Today, students, teachers, family, and friends of all ages...

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There’s Something in My Basement

Everyone is afraid of something. It's those fears that hold you back, control your thoughts, and make you worry. But what if you didn't have that fear? What if YOU, instead of fear, controlled your thoughts, your actions, your reactions? There's Something in My Basement is about a boy who is afraid. He has no control over his thoughts or actions, and he can't seem to figure out what to do. In a moment of weakness, he panics! His mind races with crazy scenarios, his body is shaking, his heart pounding, and he runs away…as fast as he can. In...

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Punky’s Adventure

Punky’s Adventure, written by Dr. Edward Yosowitz, is the story of a young pumpkin’s adventure to find himself. Punky was born and raised on Farmer Brown’s farm in Indiana. After being harvested and sent to market with his family, he soon realized he didn’t want to end up a holiday treat. Punky wanted to be something different. During his travels, he happened upon Mrs. Gowdy’s orphanage. The children immediately adored him. While there, Punky became who he wanted to be, which made everyone very happy. Punky’s legacy will live on forever at the orphanage. Illustrated by Dearon Bailey. Punky’s Adventure is...

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Priscilla’s Adventure

Pricilla’s Adventure, the second book in the Tales from the Pumpkin Patch series, written by Dr. Edward Yosowitz and illustrated by Dearon Bailey, is the story of a beautiful red-haired pumpkin with an extraordinary gift. At night, Priscilla would dream of singing at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Two talent scouts discovered her beautiful voice and encouraged her to audition for the new talent show, America’s Greatest Garden Talent. With her parents’ blessing, Priscilla went to New York with hopes of making her dream a reality. Week after week on the show, audiences adored the beautiful red-haired pumpkin and...

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Nikki’s Team Shot

Tanya Bell’s book, “Nikki’s Team Shot,” emphasizes the importance of being a team player and not an individual star. It is one of four books under Indiana Black Expo’s Read, Think & Speak Initiative – whichhelps close the academic achievement gap for minority, educationally disadvantaged and impoverish youth in grades K-12. Illustrated by Rockland Page.

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Nikki’s Homework

Tanya Bell’s book, “Nikki’s Homework,” highlights the importance of doing homework early instead of waiting until the last minute. It is one of four books under Indiana Black Expo’s Read, Think & Speak Initiative –whichhelps close the academic achievement gap for minority, educationally disadvantaged and impoverish youth in grades K-12. Illustrated by Rockland Page.

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Just Your Average Teenager Who Happens to be Bald

Olivia Rusk is 14 years old and totally bald due to the medical condition alopecia. When she was 8 years old, she shed her custom wig and bravely marched into her 3rd-grade class without hair. Since that day, Olivia has lived her life openly bald, without hats or wigs. Losing all of her hair twice since she was 2 years old could have devastated her, but instead it has given Olivia a powerful platform. With her brave stance and ability to share her story, Olivia launched a lecture program where she has inspired thousands of teens in schools, churches and...

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Jamal & Bruno

Tanya Bell’s book, “Jamal & Bruno,” stresses the care and responsibility needed for a young man to own a dog. It is one of four books under Indiana Black Expo’s Read, Think & Speak Initiative – whichhelps close the academic achievement gap for minority, educationally disadvantaged and impoverish youth in grades K-12. Illustrations by Rockland Page.

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