THE SIXTY-MINUTE SHAKESPEARE SERIES
by Cass Foster
Not enough time to tackle the unabridged versions the world’s most widely read playwright? Pick up a copy of ROMEO AND JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, HAMLET, MACBETH, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, AND TWELFTH NIGHT and discover how much more accessible Shakespeare can be to you and your students.
$8.99 (each) Paperback
Five Star Publications
SHAKESPEARE FOR CHILDREN: THE STORY OF ROMEO AND JULIET
by Cass Foster
Adults shouldn’t keep classic this good to themselves. This fully illustrated book makes the play easily understandable to your readers, yet is faithful to the spirit of the original. A Benjamin Franklin Children’s Storybooks Award nominee.
Five Star Publications
Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up
by cartoonist Drew Aquilina
Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up. This book represents a snapshot of the anthropomorphic cartoon strip Green pieces© created by cartoonist Drew Aquilina. Green pieces© ~ naturally, the World’s greenest and most environmentally friendly humorTM ~ illustrates that nothing in nature is overlooked by this clever compilation of environmental humor. Green pieces© highlights four main characters who introduce the reader to the life and times around a typical environmental wetland. Led by a claustrophobic turtle named Iggman, the action picks up once humans leave the scene. There is also an annoying dragonfly, Radic; an omnipotent techno-bullfrog, Cabby; and a rogue raccoon, Roc. Follow these environment-friendly cartoon characters as they humorously struggle to survive in today’s environmentally challenged world.
Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up serves as the perfect environmental children’s book and addition to any child’s cartoon book library. This collection of environmental cartoons is an ideal resource to teach school children about respecting the environment, being green and revering Mother Nature, all doing so through Drew Aquilina’s environmental-based, light-hearted humor. Adults will also enjoy Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up as it humorously reminds them that “the environment and its animals are people, too,” we have just one planet to live on, and that we need to care for the environment and its non-human inhabitants.
Want to learn more about wetland pond life being the most environmentally diverse in all of nature? Want to discover the secret behind environmental cartoon characters’ successful hibernation habits? Want to know what really causes cloud to cloud lightning? Pick up a copy of Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up . Does Nature have a soul? Green pieces© cartoons answers that question with an unequivocally green “Yes.”
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||$19.99 U.S. ($20.99 Canada)
||11″ x 8.5″ / 197 pages
Comics/Graphic Novels Honorable Mention WINNER!!!
2010 Green Book Festival
San Francisco, CA
I Just Am
A Story of Down Syndrome Awareness & Tolerance
by Bryan and Tom Lambke
ISBN: 978-1-58985-020-0, Five Star Publications, Inc.
Phone 480-940-8182 / Toll-free 866-471-0777 / Fax 480-940-8787
Publication Date: January 2006
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Bryan Lambke Now 23 years old, Bryan holds two jobs in the Phoenix, Arizona area (he sorts x-rays for shredding at the Center for Habilitation and works as a meeter/greeter at the Chandler AMF Bowling Center). He dreams of getting a driver’s license, living on his own, and being married. He continues to participate in Special Olympics and especially enjoys bowling, swimming, and basketball. Bryan has two special girlfriends, Nicki and Nicole, and likes going out on dates.
Bryan is the son of Tom and Karen Lambke. An avid sports enthusiast, Bryan was just eight years old when he competed for the first time in the track and field events of the Illinois Special Olympics. Fourteen years later, he stood atop the winner’s platform at the 2003 International Special Olympics in Dublin, Ireland.
Tom Lambke Tom is the past chair of the Special Olympics Arizona Family Boosters Club, and is also a member of the Advisory Board of Best Buddies, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Along with his wife Karen, he is the founder and former president of Recreation and Athletics for the Disabled. RAD is a non-profit group in Chandler, AZ that financially assists individuals with disabilities to participate in recreational activities. Tom and Karen’s daughter Shauna works with youngsters with special needs at an elementary school and is studying for a degree in nursing.
Tom is also the author of Spirit, Courage and Resolve, the story of Bryan’s road to becoming an International Special Olympics gold medal winner. He is an instructional assistant in special education at Corona del Sol High School in Chandler, Arizona, and volunteers as a coach and umpire for the Special Olympics.
LITTLE SKIFF’S MOVING ADVENTURES
by Dany Pierard-Deviche
Author Dany Pierard-Deviche introduces young readers to Skiff, a loveable Sheltie full of a sense of adventure.
In Little Skiff’s Moving Adventures, Skiff must move from his home in Alaska to Arizona.
The second book, Little Skiff Copes With Valley Fever, has Skiff battling this respiratory disease, which is prevalent in the Southwest.
Through her tales, as told from Skiff’s point of view, Pierard-Deviche hopes to teach children how to stay strong and confident in the face of adversity and change. The Little Skiff books are the perfect blend of fiction and nonfiction, teaching and entertaining at the same time.