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Good Worlds and Bad - Pure Escapism and dystopian visions

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The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches IV: Special Illustrated Edition
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PARENTING MAGAZINE RECOMMENDED Robert Stanek's Bugville Critters stories were recommended to parents for their children by Parenting Magazine. The magazine recommended "Visit Dad and Mom at Work," "Go To School," "Have A Sleepover," and "Visit Garden Box Farms." These stories are included in "Bugville Critters Storybook Treasury Volume 1" and in "Bugville Audio Collection 1."


 

 


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"In 2009, we contributed about $25000 in books and supplies including books to schools in the Bronx NY, Puerto Rico, Guam, and an entire 2nd grade that had never before had books of their own. Itís a good feeling to give, and letters from kids and teachers really mean a lot." -- Robert Stanek, April 2012.

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FLASH NEWS: Read the full-page review of Stormjammers
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Reagent Press is proud to be the publisher of Robert Stanekís international bestselling Ruin Mist books. Robert Stanekís Ruin Mist books have captured the hearts and minds of readers around the world, and we think if you give them a chance, theyíll capture your heart and mind as well.

Reagent Press publishes both adult and childrenís editions of Robert Stanekís Ruin Mist books. Adults should start with Keeper Martinís Tale. Then read Kingdom Alliance, Fields of Honor, and Mark of the Dragon. If youíre really hooked and a true fan, you should next read Elf Queenís Quest an alternate telling of the story of Ruin Mist. There are multiple sides to every story, so why should the history of Ruin Mist be any different?

Children should start with The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches #1. Then read #2, #3, and #4. The sequel to this series is In the Service of Dragons. Start with book #1, continue to books #2, #3, and #4.

Donít miss the audio book editions of these popular titles. Learn more about the author.

Read the Wall Street Journal interview with Reagent Press Publisher...
 

Want to learn about other upcoming Reagent Press books? Reagent Press is working with a number of other authors, including Jay Giles and Tom Schwartz. Jayís book is a classy mystery that will have you glued to the page, and Tomís is a classic childrenís book already generating strong interest with international publishers.

Reagent Press also secured the rights to Wizards of Skyhall: The Game and Wizards of Skyhall: The Series by J. R. King.

You can explore Ruin Mist at www.ruinmist.com or learn more about Robert Stanek at www.robertstanek.ccom. Visit our parent site at www.tvpress.com.

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Flowering the Fields of Mars by Tom Schwartz

In this exciting follow-up to How Mother Nature Flowered the Fields, Mother Nature finds herself faced with an even bigger problem, as the population on Earth begins to show signs of a future predicament. Scientists are looking for other places besides Earth for mankind to live.

Go to School by Robert Stanek

In this story, Buster Bee goes to B. Havior School. He meets his new teacher, Mrs. Beeswax, and learns an important lesson about why itís important to make friends and be friendly.

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How Mother Nature Flowered the Fields by Tom Schwartz

Mother Nature tries to keep everything on Earth in balance. She found room on Earth for all her creatures and looked to mankind to maintain this balance, as they are her most intelligent creatures. When they went astray, Mother Nature found interesting ways to get them back on track.

Visit Dad and Mom at Work by Robert Stanek

Buster Bee is going to visit Bee Hive, the factory where his dad and mom work. He is practicing to be a Super Helper so he can help out. He learns the importance of hard work and also learns a lesson about eating the right foods.

Blindsided by Jay Giles

The secrets Joe Jesso took to his grave could get Matt Seattle killed. For Matt, a Sarasota stockbroker, the elderly Jesso had been a client and close friend. But after Joeís unexpected death, Matt discovers the money his friend invested with him was embezzled from a drug cartel. Now the cartel is threatening him to get the money. Joeís scheming wife of a week, fifty years his junior, and her shyster lawyer are demanding it, too. Matt, with the help of private investigator Tory Knight, must figure how to get the two groups at each otherís throats instead of his. Masterfully plotted, Blindsided delivers twists, turns, and thrills, right to the very last page.

Pieces of the Puzzle by Robert Stanek

With The Pieces of the Puzzle, Robert Stanek masterfully creates an intelligent thriller that weaves the excitement and intrigue of a sophisticated mystery with the fascinating secret world of international espionage. Scott Evers, the leader of a special operations unit, returns home after a mission gone terribly wrong to find himself a wanted man. Through his former boss, he discovers his wife and unborn child are in danger. Soon after, he finds an unlikely ally and the duo must work together to unravel the scattered clues that will lead them to the mastermind behind everything that's happening.

The Taster by Jonathan Hickman

The Taster, the book, book starts with a meal and a murder. A whirlwind of meals and murders follow. Itís enough to make you ravenously hungry as you rapidly turn pages.

Time on the Wire by Jay Giles

Miles Marin, adventure junkie and Mercedes-Benz sales representative, has an expensively dressed, striking blond woman offer to buy the most expensive car on the Mercedes lotóifóMiles will do one favor for her. Miles senses this woman is trouble but his boss wants the sale. The favor turns out to be the opening gambit in the kidnapping of Jens Beck, a high-ranking Mercedes marketing executive. Since Miles is the only person who has seen the blond womanís face, FBI agents Casper and Chance want his help, as does Wernher Lohse, the former Bundeswehr special ops officer sent by Mercedes to secure Beckís release. With the FBI and Lohse joining forces, youíd think the kidnap victim would be rescued quickly. But the kidnappers seem to know their every move and things begin to go horribly wrong. Even adventure junkie Miles wasnít expecting the ride to be this wild.

Stormjammers by Robert Stanek

"Hard to put down....It is impossible not to share the relief and pride of the individual crew members..." (The Journal of Electronic Defense) When the U.S. went to war in Iraq during the first Gulf War, Robert Stanek was there. He lived and breathed combat from the opening days of the war to its end and beyond. In this book, this best-selling author chronicles the military life, his experiences in the war with vivid accounts of combat training before the war, reflections on life, family, duty, honor, and love, and remembrances of combat missions into the heart of Baghdad. Candid and fast-paced like the best combat memoirs, Stanek focuses on the men and women he flew with, telling their stories as well as his own.

Absolutes & Other Stories by Robert Stanek

Enter the spell-binding worlds of best-selling author Robert Stanek and dream a new dream. This book contains: "Absolutes": Expertly melds science fact with science fiction. The brilliant boy scientist, Krzysztof Steelbridge, is blinded by ambition and ultimately consumed by it. "Silence is Golden": In the distant future, the universe is controlled by Majority-1. Their rule is supreme. No one dares oppose them, and so it is against all odds that Ev tries to make a stand against them. To do so, however, she must sacrifice everything and everyone she holds dear. "August Rains": Former teacher and principal John Anderson must face the demons of the past.

Arianna Kelt and the Wizards of Skyhall by J R King

Read and see for yourself why people all around the world are so excited about this book. Arianna Kelt is a reformed thief and wizard seer. Now you wouldn't think being a wizard seer would be such a big deal, but it is a big deal to the Wizards of Skyhall. For you see, those particular wizards are sworn to protect the citizens of Earth from all the things they shouldn't know about, namely wizards, warlocks, and all the creatures of the magical realms that no humans should know exist. Beware the Law GnomesÖ Enter Skyhall and become a wizard if you dare!

Arianna Kelt and the Renegades of Time by J R King

Arianna Kelt is a reformed thief and wizard seer. Now you wouldn't think being a wizard seer would be such a big deal, but it is a big deal to the Wizards of Skyhall. For you see, those particular wizards are sworn to protect the citizens of Earth from all the things they shouldn't know about, namely wizards, warlocks, and all the creatures of the magical realms that no humans should know exist. Beware the Law Gnomes... Enter Skyhall and become a wizard if you dare!

Fields of Honor by Robert Stanek

War came to the Kingdoms. Many perished in the turmoil and unrest. An attempt was made to kidnap a princess and assassinate a king. Now, from the ancient past a dark power returns. As prophecy becomes reality, the factions struggle for control, only to further divide the lands. Some would say that King Andrew Alder foolishly agreed to support the Elves of the Reaches, sending men to aid their cause when the causes of all Men in all lands were being put to the test of steel. And in the North, men back their words with action. Against a backdrop of treachery and intrigue, murder and mayhem, the price of free will is high. Many will pay with their lives. Many will succumb to imprisonment and enslavement. For when alliances shatter, old hatreds rise anew and the plotting and scheming begin.

In the Service of Dragons by Robert Stanek

An attempt was made to kidnap a princess and assassinate a king. Now, from the ancient past, a dark power returns. "The Fourth Wind blows across the mountain tops", they say. And the Twelve Clans emerge from myth and memory. Bold, inventive, brilliantly imagined, In the Service of Dragons is a novel of magic and wonder, a tale of pure excitement you will not soon forget.

In the Service of Dragons II by Robert Stanek

As prophecy becomes reality, the factions struggle for control, only to further divide the lands. Some would say that King Andrew Alder foolishly agreed to support the Elves of the Reaches, sending men to aid their cause when the causes of all men in all lands were being put to the test of steel. And in the North, men back their words with action. Against a backdrop of treachery and intrigue, murder and mayhem, the price of freedom is high. Many will pay with their lives. Many will succumb. For when alliances shatter, old hatreds rise anew and the plotting and scheming begin. Bold, inventive, brilliantly imagined, In the Service of Dragons, Book Two is a novel of magic and wonder, a tale of pure excitement you will not soon forget.

In the Service of Dragons III by Robert Stanek

There are some who fear this age to be Ruin Mist's last. For if men succumb to darkness, there will be no beginning, and darkness will surely rule forever. It is in this time at the twilight of the age of men that those long lost have returned to thwart the darkness. They are the fallen sons of ages past and present. They are the keepers, the watchers, and the guardians. They are those who hold the key to Ruin Mist's future. Bold, inventive, brilliantly imagined, In the Service of Dragons, Book Three is a novel of magic and wonder, a tale of pure excitement you will not soon forget.

In the Service of Dragons IV by Robert Stanek

A dark shadow has been cast across the known lands. War sweeps through the divided nations of men and elves. There is great despair for the future of men, for if the greatest of all kingdoms can fail there can be no hope in tomorrow's tomorrow for any man in any land. But what of the elves far across the great sea? If men succumb to the darkness, the light of the elves must surely succumb as well, and then darkness will rule forever. Who can know for certain, but surely the fallen sons of ages past and present must have the final say.

Keeper Martinís Tale by Robert Stanek

After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond. The one hope of the peoples of Ruin Mist was Queen Mother, the elf queen of old. She saw a way out of everlasting darkness, a path that required the union of the divided peoples. And so it began...

Kingdom Alliance by Robert Stanek

Two dozen elves set out from Leklorall, the capital of East Reach. After an ambush at sea only a handful survived, of those only two reached the far shores of the great sea. Their names were Seth and Galan and they sided with Great Kingdom during the Battle of Quashan', helping to defend the valley city with skills and speeds no living man had ever seen before. But success on the battlefield could not undo the past. Elves and men are mortal enemies, as it has been since the Great War when the elves of Under-Earth sought to enslave all the peoples of Ruin Mist. Now even as Seth attempts to sway Great Kingdom's leaders to stop the coming darkness, there are few who will truly listen--and even fewer who can look beyond the treachery of days past.

Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches by Robert Stanek

Dramatic illustrations draw the reader into the Tolkienesque world of Ruin Mist, plunged into darkness after a Great War five hundred years past. Blaming magic for their demise, the Kings of Men have decreed that all things magical be destroyed. Yet despite their efforts, the magical Dark Lord is slowly returning to power. Another bloody battle is foreshadowed for Ruin Mist when Adrina, the spoiled and lonely princess of Imtal, is visited by a mysterious woman who predicts Adrina's ghastly future. Meanwhile in the kingdom of Elves, Seth, devoted First of the Red Order of the Queen Mother Elf, is sent on a journey across the Great Sea to prevent war. Stuck somewhere in the middle is Vilmos, a young magical boy-who-would-be-mage, abducted for his own safety by a Yoda-like guide named Xith. All three journey to an unknown fate against treacherous and sometimes supernatural foes. Stanek augments the beginning of this complex tale with illustrations that are sure to attract fans of graphic novels and classic Tolkien alike-the only weakness in the illustrations is their scarcity. Stanek will likely draw a cult following, but his work is not for the novice fantasy reader. A complicated glossary at the end includes twenty-two pages of "People, Places, and Things in Ruin Mist," complete with geographical references, family lineages, and extraordinary sketches. Despite the sophisticated plot, however, this cliffhanger guarantees fans, and those fans will be ready to wield their swords against the Dark Lord in Stanek's next installment.
 -- VOYA, February 1, 2007

Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches II by Robert Stanek

Unleash the power of your imagination and enter a world you've never dreamed existed. Best-selling author Robert Stanek delivers an epic fantasy adventure that will open your mind and your heart. Perfect for the young and the young at heart, this refreshingly unique fantastic adventureís only limits are the limits of your imagination. Inside, you'll discover the breathtaking world of Ruin Mist where the mystical and the magical abound, and you'll fall in love with three heroes: a boy who would become a mage, a princess who is fleeing a dying kingdom, and a warrior elf who undertakes an epic journey.

Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches III by Robert Stanek

Filled with mystery, intrigue, adventure, and magic, this book transports readers to a world unlike any other. Adrina, Emel, Vilmos, Galan, and Seth face even greater challenges as their world is transformed. Vilmos, in his quest to become the first human magus in a thousand years, must control the darkness within him. Adrina must accept her place and work together with Emel to help the elves make their plea to Great Kingdom's council. What happens will amaze you. Donít miss this outstanding series that has quickly become a worldwide favorite.

Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches IV by Robert Stanek

To turn back the tides of war, Queen Mother sent her most trusted warriors on a perilous journey across the Great Sea. But the elves were betrayed by one of their own and they did not find quick allies. They found a kingdom under siege and a shattered alliance. The elves were forced to proved themselves to the men that defended Quashan'. For their support, the elves were granted an audience with the king. Yet great deeds could not undo the past, or change the prejudice of men. Donít miss this outstanding series that has quickly become a worldwide favorite.

Journey Beyond the Beyond by Robert Stanek

Exercise your mind and the power of your imagination while embarking on a journey of discovery unlike any other. Journey Beyond the Beyond is a refreshingly unique fantastic adventure that is suitable for readers of all ages while containing all the icky-gooey-creepy details that are sure to delight! Following the village elder's advice, Ray leaves his home village, setting out for the place lost and deep where he will find a companion for his journey to the stone land and where he will discover that there is no easy path from childhood to manhood.

Mark of the Dragon by Robert Stanek

The continuation of Robert Stanek's multilayered epic fantasy adventure begun with Keeper Martin's Tale, continued with Kingdom Alliance, and last told in Fields of Honor. In his acclaimed Keeper Martin's Tale, he introduced us to the story of Ruin Mist, an extraordinary world of magic, adventure and intrigue. Now in the eagerly awaited follow-up to Fields of Honor, he once again proves himself a wonderful storyteller with a gift for fast pacing and believable storylines. Already hailed as a classic, Robert Stanek's powerful series has been enjoyed by readers all over the world. Against a backdrop of treachery and intrigue, murder and mayhem, the price of free will is high. Many will pay with their lives. Many will succumb to imprisonment and enslavement. For when alliances shatter, old hatreds rise anew and the plotting and scheming begin. Bold, inventive, brilliantly imagined, Mark of the Dragon is a novel of magic and wonder--a tale of pure excitement you will not soon forget.

Spaceship Earth by Tom Schwartz

BANG! Particles of matter and antimatter exploded in all directions. As the universe expanded it began to cool, and common particles began to form. These particles, called baryons, photons, neutrons, electrons, and quarks, became the building blocks of matter and life, as we know it; and the cockroach survived everything nature threw at it. Today, the roach is the same pesty critter it ever was. Unlike the roach, the human race had somewhat evolved. However, we still had two arms, two hands, two feet, with five digits on each. The question is "How much longer will the roach, and mankind, continue to survive in our universe?"

Effective Writing for Business, College, and Life by William Stanek

International best-selling author William Stanek helps you get the edge you need. Whether we like it or not, writing is a part of our every day lives and to get by you need an edge. Enter Effective Writing for Business, College & Life: the down in the trenches writing resource you need to be successful. Use this concise guide to help you: write essays, papers, and dissertations; create reports and presentations; develop articles, stories, and novels; publish online, and CD-ROM. Business, college and life always give us writing challenges and it is time you took control. This indispensable resource will help you be creative, get organized, be effective, and complete the task at hand.

Wrongly Accused by Tom Schwartz

When two New Jersey policemen mistake author Jack Shepherd for an underworld drug dealer as he drives home from a meeting with his publisher, they chase his truck on the New Jersey Turnpike and use an unauthorized procedure to stop him. The actions of the police backfire when they realize that Jack is not the notorious drug dealer, but by then it's too late to undo the damage and the only way out for the police is to suppress the evidence and fabricate a story that implicates Jack based on his drunkenness. Jack's attorney advises him to plead guilty to a lesser offense, which would result in a short stay at a minimum-security facility. The sentencing judge accepted the plea bargain, but uses Jack's case as an example and gives him to the maximum sentence. While in prison, a hardened criminal named Salvador Salinis thinks Jack is an acquaintance and yells the name "Parodi" before attacking him. This attack is the first clue as to whom the police thought he was and the first clue to Jack's freedom.

Los Reinos y los elfos de Las Quimeras  by Robert Stanek

THE SPANISH-LANGUAGE EDITION OF THE #1 BESTSELLER FROM THE AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING AUTHOR! After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond. The one hope of the peoples of Ruin Mist was Queen Mother, the elf queen of old. She saw a way out of everlasting darkness, a path that required the union of the divided peoples. And so it began...

Adventures With Letters and Words by Robert Stanek

Discover the magical world of Robert Stanek's Bugville Critters today! Stanek, acclaimed author of the popular children's books The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches and Journey Beyond the Beyond, has selected an irresistible combination for this age group--loveable critters and exciting learning adventures. In this story, Buster introduces the 26 letters of the alphabet and sounds for reading. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover just about everything they need to learn about letters to be successful readers, including letter shapes and sizes, consonant and vowel sounds, and the sounds of common letter blends. This rollicking learning adventure is sure to be a favorite with the storytime crowd.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ruin Mist by Robert Stanek

 Presenting ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RUIN MIST: THE ESSENTIAL READER'S GUIDE from Robert Stanek, the award-winning author of the #1 best-selling series The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches. Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through twelve exhaustive chapters featuring the history and origins of Ruin Mist, this long-awaited compendium to the Ruin Mist phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding fantasy enthusiast. Not only will readers learn about the fantasy world featured in the #1 best-selling books, they'll also learn about the diverse societies and peoples of the many realms. Also included are dozens of illustrations throughout the text.

Art of Ruin Mist: Heroes and Villains by Robert Stanek

Presenting ART OF RUIN MIST: HEROES AND VILLAINS from Robert Stanek, the award-winning author of the #1 best-selling Ruin Mist books. Now readers can experience the heroes and villains featured in the #1 best-selling books like never before. Beginning with beautifully illustrated maps of the realms, progressing through four extensive sections featuring thirty-five heroes and villains, this 60-page compendium to the Ruin Mist phenomenon delivers extraordinary never-before-soon watercolor paintings that are sure to please even the most demanding fantasy enthusiast. Don't miss this wonderful art collection or the other full-color, full-size guides to Ruin Mist, including Keeper Martin's Guide to the Fantastical Beasts and Faerie Peoples of Ruin Mist. This is the perfect companion for readers of The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches, In the Service of Dragons, and Ruin Mist Chronicles.

Keeper Martin's Guide to the Fantastical Beasts and Faerie Peoples of Ruin Mist by Robert Stanek

Presenting KEEPER MARTIN'S GUIDE TO THE FANTASTICAL BEASTS AND FAERIE PEOPLES OF RUIN MIST from Robert Stanek, the award-winning author of the #1 best-selling series The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches. Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through five exhaustive sections featuring thirty fantastical beasts and faerie peoples, this long-awaited compendium to the Ruin Mist phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding fantasy enthusiast. Not only will readers learn about beasts and faerie peoples featured in the #1 best-selling books, they'll also learn about many wonderful new creatures. This premium quality, full-size edition includes ninety two full-color pages with twenty nine never-before-seen two-page spreads. Also included are dozens of notes by Keeper Martin. www.ruinmistmovie.com.

Elf QueenĎs Quest: Ruin Mist, Dark Path by Robert Stanek

Elf Queen's Quest is book one in the Ruin Mist Dark Path and is an alternate telling of the original Ruin Mist Chronicles books. The Dark Path is meant for devoted fans who have already finished Keeper Martin's Tale, Kingdom Alliance, Fields of Honor, and Mark of the Dragon, and want to experience the original story from a different viewpoint.

Have a Sleepover by Robert Stanek

Buster Bee invites Sarah Silkworm over for a sleepover. Sarah and Buster are working on a school project together. Sarah and Buster learn it is okay to be afraid of the dark.

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Visit Garden Box Farms by Robert Stanek

Buster Bee and his friend, Sarah Silkworm, visit Garden Box Farms. Sarah and Buster are working on a school project about farming. At the farm they learn about growing fruits and vegetables.

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Go on Vacation by Robert Stanek

Buster Bee and his family go on vacation to Long Lake. Buster is unsure about going away from home but learns to adjust. He meets a friend named Dag, and the two have fun at the lake.

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Rush to the Hospital by Robert Stanek

Buster and his family return from vacation. Buster learns the value of doing what he is told. After all the hard work, Busterís Mom has a special surprise for him, but thereís an even bigger surprise waiting for Buster at Bugville General Hospital.

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Play Their First Big Game by Robert Stanek

Buster Bee and his friends Barry Beetle, Lass Ladybug, and Cat Caterpillar practice for and then play in the Little Bug League Tournament of Champions. Along the way, Buster learns the importance of family and the importance of being a helpful big little brother.

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Have Trouble At School by Robert Stanek

Lass Ladybug is having trouble at school. She sometimes feels that sheís not as smart as the other bugs until her mom and dad talk to her about how bugs are all different.

 

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Break Their Bad Habits by Robert Stanek

Bad behavior gets the best of the Bugville Critters. They forget their manners, do things they shouldnít, and get into trouble. It is up to a most unlikely bug to show them the right way to behave.

 

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Stay After School by Robert Stanek

Lass Ladybug has to stay after school but she doesnít want to. Sheíd rather go outside and play with her friends. She is surprised when she has fun and makes a new best friend.

 

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Have a Bad Day by Robert Stanek

Lass Ladybug has a bad day. Her friends donít want to play with her, and she feels so sad and lonely. Things get even worse when she encounters a stranger. But her bad day does have a bright spot--youíll see.

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Visit City Hall by Robert Stanek

Thereís a big meeting at City Hall and all the bugs in Bugville are going. While just about all the other bugs are excited, Lass Ladybug is worried. She thinks something bad is going to happen. To find out if sheís right, youíll have to listen to the story.

 

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Have a Surprise Party by Robert Stanek

Lass and her family have a surprise party and everyone is invited. Well almost everyone, for you see thereís a problem with the invitations; and some certain, special bugs may not be coming to the party. To find out what happens, youíll have to listen to the story.

 

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Have a Backyard Picnic by Robert Stanek

Lass Ladybug doesnít let Cat Caterpillar come over to play because she and her other friends are practicing for the B. Havior School Annual Spelling Bee. Mom Ladybug comes up with a plan to correct Lassís rude behavior and that plan includes a fantastic picnic lunch in the backyard for Lass and her friends.

 

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Compete in the Big Spelling Bee by Robert Stanek

Lass Ladybug and her friends Sarah Silkworm, Buster Bee, and Barry Beetle compete in the B. Havior School Annual Spelling Bee. When Lass gets a big case of stage fright, her family and friends work together to help her through it.

 

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Moneymoon's End by Jay Giles

Martin Dunn, successful CEO of branding consultancy Sanderson & Dunn, receives an unexpected but very attractive offer to sell his company. He and partner Paul Sanderson will split $100-million. Tired of the stress of running the global company, Dunn takes the offer. His new life certainly starts positively. He discovers a long-vacant stone house on Blacksnake Lake. Dunn visualizes what the house could be and knows he has to have it. But renovating his dream house turns out to be anything but a dream.

Rise of the Fallen by Robert Stanek

Returns readers to the fantasy universe of Ruin Mist, where the fate of a hundred worlds rests on the shoulders of an Alvish boy born into bondage... For thousands of years the ageless masters have ruled the hundred worlds, conquering all who oppose them while raising those who bring them glory. But in remote Karthold, the boy RastŪn struggles to keep alive the memories of his fallen people and fulfill the wishes of his ailing father. For an Alv he is young; he has no great power to help him, no true magic to light his way and keep him safe. Yet as his life turns increasingly grim, he must find the courage and resourcefulness to befriend his most savage enemies if there is to be hope for him and his people. Robert Stanek is the bestselling author of more than 100 books for young people and adults. He lives with his wife and children in the Pacific Northwest in the United States, and is intensely fascinated with our natural world. He loves the outdoors and frequently takes his family on short trips to see the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

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Buster Feels Sad and Mad and Happy by Robert Stanek

Explore emotions with Buster. Buster is sometimes silly, sometimes sad, and sometimes mad, but mostly he is happy. This book is optimized for 3Ē and larger reader screens, and in full color where viewable and available as such. Bugville Jr. is an imprint of developmentally appropriate, interactive books designed to provide lessons about life, friendship, family, and our natural world to children ages 9 months and up.

Barry Lives Large by Robert Stanek

Barry is different. Heís a big bug in a little world. Thatís okay though, because being different is okay. This book is optimized for 3Ē and larger reader screens, and in full color where viewable and available as such. Bugville Jr. is an imprint of developmentally appropriate, interactive books designed to provide lessons about life, friendship, family, and our natural world to children ages 9 months and up.

Sarah Gets Angry by Robert Stanek

Sarah and Lass are best friends. They do everything together. But when Sarah and Lass gets mad at each other their friendship may be over. This book is optimized for 3Ē and larger reader screens, and in full color where viewable and available as such. Bugville Jr. builds on the success of the Bugville Critters books while keeping with the unique educational outlook of helping children discover the world around them while combining facts about our natural world with fictional stories that instruct and entertain.

Outside in the Snow with Buster and Friends by Robert Stanek

Itís a special, snowy day in Bugville and Buster and all his friends have fun playing outside in the snow. This book is optimized for 3Ē and larger reader screens, and in full color where viewable and available as such. Bugville Jr. builds on the success of the Bugville Critters books while keeping with the unique educational outlook of helping children discover the world around them while combining facts about our natural world with fictional stories that instruct and entertain.

Racing Super Buster Counts And You Can Too by Robert Stanek

This isnít your traditional counting book. Itís funny. Itís irreverent. Your kids are going to have a blast whether you read, they read with you, or they read on their own. Includes parent tips for advancing readers and getting more out of subsequent readings. Plus itís optimized for 5Ē and larger reader screens, and in full color where viewable and available as such. This Bugville Learning Adventure, written by best-selling author Robert Stanek, is approximately 300 words in length and is designed to build basic number skills. Young children can work on number recognition and counting skills. Older children can work on sequencing, grouping, and number sense.

Racing Super Buster Letters And You Can Too by Robert Stanek

This isnít your traditional alphabet book. Itís funny. Itís irreverent. Your kids are going to have a blast whether you read, they read with you, or they read on their own. Includes tips for advancing readers and getting more out of subsequent readings. Plus itís optimized for 5Ē and larger reader screens, and in full color where viewable and available as such. This Bugville Learning Adventure, written by best-selling author Robert Stanek, is approximately 600 words in length and is designed to build basic alphabet skills. Young children can work on letter recognition (both uppercase and lower case letters). Older children can work on letter order, letter sense, and letter sounds in words.

Racing Super Buster Shapes And You Can Too by Robert Stanek

This isnít your traditional shape recognition book. Itís funny. Itís irreverent. Your kids are going to have a blast whether you read, they read with you, or they read on their own. Includes parent tips for advancing readers and getting more out of subsequent readings. Plus itís optimized for 5Ē and larger reader screens, and in full color where viewable and available as such. This Bugville Learning Adventure, written by best-selling author Robert Stanek, is approximately 350 words in length and is designed to build basic shape skills and knowledge. Young children can work on shape recognition. Older children can work on shape sense, matching, and comparison.

Racing Super Buster Counts Higher And You Can Too by Robert Stanek

This story takes readers beyond basic number skills to more advanced counting. This isnít your traditional counting book. Itís funny. Itís irreverent. Your kids are going to have a blast whether you read, they read with you, or they read on their own. Includes parent tips for advancing readers and getting more out of subsequent readings. Plus itís optimized for 5Ē and larger reader screens, and in full color where viewable and available as such. This Bugville Learning Adventure, written by best-selling author Robert Stanek, is approximately 425 words in length and is designed to build number skills to 100. Young children can work on number recognition, counting to 20 and counting to 100 by tens. Older children can work on sequencing, number sense, and counting to 100.

Buster Explores the Sea by Robert Stanek

Join Buster and Lass on the maiden voyage of the S.S. Bug where youíll meet a kaleidoscope of undersea creatures.

Busterís Undersea Counting Expedition 1 to 10 by Robert Stanek

Join Buster and Lass for a special undersea counting adventure from 1 to 10! It's fun and different. Can your child find and count the new friends as they arrive? You bet they can! This Bugville Jr Learning Adventure, written by best-selling author Robert Stanek, is designed to build counting skills from 1 to 10 and grouping skills by 2s. For a child who has mastered counting to ten already, you may want to look for ďBusterís Undersea Fish Counting Expedition 1 to 20Ē instead. Includes parent tips for advancing skills and getting more out of subsequent readings.

Busterís Undersea Counting Expedition 1 to 20 by Robert Stanek

Journey under the sea with Buster and Lass for a special counting adventure from 1 to 20! It's fun and different. Can your child find and count the new friends as they arrive? You bet! This Bugville Jr Learning Adventure, written by best-selling author Robert Stanek, is designed to build counting skills from 1 to 20 and grouping skills by 2s and 4s. For absolute beginning counters, you may want to look for ďBusterís Undersea Fish Counting Expedition 1 to 10Ē instead. Includes parent tips for advancing skills and getting more out of subsequent readings.

Undersea, 2, 3 with Buster and Friends by Robert Stanek

Join Buster and Lass and their new sea horse friends for a special undersea counting adventure! It's a fun and different way to learn number skills. Instead of focusing on simple 1-2-3 skills, this book focuses on number sequencing and grouping by 2s and 3s. The ability to see groups of items and know their count is an essential skill for your child's development and forms the basis of many more advanced number skills. This Bugville Learning Adventure is designed to build number sequencing and grouping skills. Includes parent tips for advancing skills and getting more out of subsequent readings.

Undersea, 4, 5 with Buster and Friends by Robert Stanek

Join Buster and Lass and their undersea friends for a special counting adventure! It's a fun and different way to learn number skills. Instead of focusing on simple 1-2-3 skills, this book focuses on number sequencing and grouping by 4s and 5s. The ability to see groups of items and know their count is an essential skill for your child's development and forms the basis of many more advanced number skills. This Bugville Learning Adventure is designed to build number sequencing and grouping skills. Includes parent tips for advancing skills and getting more out of subsequent readings.

Undersea, 6, 7 with Buster and Friends by Robert Stanek

Join Buster and Lass and their undersea friends for a special counting adventure! It's a fun and different way to learn number skills. Instead of focusing on simple 1-2-3 skills, this book focuses on number sequencing and grouping by 6s and 7s. The ability to see groups of items and know their count is an essential skill for your child's development and forms the basis of many more advanced number skills. This Bugville Learning Adventure is designed to build number sequencing and grouping skills. Includes parent tips for advancing skills and getting more out of subsequent readings.

Busterís Big Top Big Letters Show by Robert Stanek

An uppercase letter book set in the BIGGEST little show on earth. Join Buster and friends in the Big Top for a BIG letter show your child wonít soon forget. Bugville Jr. is an imprint of developmentally appropriate, interactive books designed to provide lessons about life, friendship, family, and our natural world to children ages 6 months and up. This Bugville Jr Learning Adventure is designed to build letter skills. Includes parent tips for advancing skills and getting more out of subsequent readings.

Busterís Big Top Little Letters Show by Robert Stanek

A lowercase letter book set in the BIGGEST little show on earth. Join Buster and friends in the Big Top for a little letter show your child wonít soon forget. Bugville Jr. is an imprint of developmentally appropriate, interactive books designed to provide lessons about life, friendship, family, and our natural world. This Bugville Jr Learning Adventure is designed to build letter skills. Includes parent tips for advancing skills and getting more out of subsequent readings.

Busterís Big Top 1 2 3 Show by Robert Stanek

A 1-2-3 number book set in the BIGGEST little show on Earth. Join Buster and friends in the Big Top for a BIG number show your child wonít soon forget. Bugville Jr. is an imprint of developmentally appropriate, interactive books designed to provide lessons about life, friendship, family, and our natural world. This Bugville Jr Learning Adventure is designed to build number skills. Includes parent tips for advancing skills and getting more out of subsequent readings.

Busterís Really Great Big Top Show by Robert Stanek

Join Buster and friends in the Big Top for the BIGGEST little show on Earth.

Betrayal (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #1, Battle for Ruin Mist) by Robert Stanek

A decade before the events of the bestselling author Robert Stanek's epic Ruin Mist, Kingdoms and Dragons books, a princess named Delinna Alder touches one of the Four Orbs crafted by Dnyarr, the last great Elf King of Greye, and is transformed forever. But Princess Delinna Alder has much to learn about the lethal price of being both within time and outside its bounds. This special edition comic, Betrayal (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #1), is the first of four that tells the never-before-told story of Delinna's journey into exile and threaded through all four comics are the tragic romances that will eventually tear nations apart and destroy worlds.

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Deliverance (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #2, Battle for Ruin Mist) by Robert Stanek

This special edition comic, Deliverance (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #2), is the second of four that tell the never-before-told story of Delinna's journey into exile and threaded through them all are the tragic romances that will eventually tear nations apart and destroy worlds. Read Betrayal (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #1), Deliverance (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #2), Rebirth (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #3) and then Discord (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #4).

 

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Rebirth (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #3, Battle for Ruin Mist) by Robert Stanek

This special edition comic, Rebirth (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #3), is the third of four that tell the never-before-told story of Delinna's journey into exile and threaded through them all are the tragic romances that will eventually tear nations apart and destroy worlds. Read Betrayal (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #1), Deliverance (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #2), Rebirth (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #3) and then Discord (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #4).

 

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Discord (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #4, Battle for Ruin Mist) by Robert Stanek

This special edition comic, Discord (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #4), is the fourth of four that tell the never-before-told story of Delinna's journey into exile and threaded through them all are the tragic romances that will eventually tear nations apart and destroy worlds. Read Betrayal (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #1), Deliverance (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #2), Rebirth (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #3) and then Discord (A Daughter of Kings, Comic #4).

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Start Summer Vacation by Robert Stanek

Buster Bee has mixed feelings about starting summer vacation. He worries about his teacher, school, and his friends. Along the way, he learns the importance of the changes in every day life that occur as you grow up. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. Other Big Little Reader(tm) stories starring Buster Bee that you may enjoy include: Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms, Go on Vacation, Play Their First Big Game, and Rush to the Hospital.

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Save Their Allowance by Robert Stanek

Lass Ladybug and Buster Bee come up with a plan to earn some money so they can buy rollerblades. The two bugs build a lemonade stand to sell lemonade, then they try babysitting--with some hilarious results. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. Other Big Little Reader(tm) stories starring Buster Bee that you may enjoy include: Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms, Go on Vacation, Play Their First Big Game, and Rush to the Hospital.

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Remember Their Manners by Robert Stanek

The Bugville critters become lazy and it seems everyone is behaving badly. It is up to Mom Bee to come up with a plan to correct this poor behavior. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. Other Big Little Reader(tm) stories starring Buster Bee that you may enjoy include: Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms, Go on Vacation, Play Their First Big Game, and Rush to the Hospital.

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Go to Camp by Robert Stanek

Buster Bee is going to summer camp, and he's not too excited about the idea. In fact, he's downright sad about having to go to camp. Good thing there's a big surprise in store for Buster! He might just discover that he loves camp. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. Other Big Little Reader(tm) stories starring Buster Bee that you may enjoy include: Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms, Go on Vacation, Play Their First Big Game, and Rush to the Hospital.

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Explore the Solar System by Robert Stanek

Buster's imagination takes him on a trip through the solar system on a rocket ship. He sees the earth and moon from space. As he sets off to explore the rest of the solar system, he encounters asteroids and many strange and wonderful sights. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. Other Big Little Reader(tm) stories starring Buster Bee that you may enjoy include: Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms, Go on Vacation, Play Their First Big Game, and Rush to the Hospital.

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Every Day is Different by Robert Stanek

Buster sets out to learn the meaning of a day and ends up discovering much more about time than he ever imagined possible. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. Other Big Little Reader(tm) stories starring Buster Bee that you may enjoy include: Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms, Go on Vacation, Play Their First Big Game, and Rush to the Hospital.

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Catching a Cup of Sunshine by Robert Stanek

Buster sets out to learn about calendars, and then charts the days and months of the year. Along the way he measures the sun, catches a cup of sunshine, and climbs aboard a rocket ship. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. Other Big Little Reader(tm) stories starring Buster Bee that you may enjoy include: Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms, Go on Vacation, Play Their First Big Game, and Rush to the Hospital.

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Visit the Library by Robert Stanek

Buster Bee and his friends are going to the library to return books they've finished reading and to find new ones. Along the way, Buster and his friends discover many things about books and libraries. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover the world around them and the joy of reading. Other Big Little Reader(tm) stories starring Buster Bee that you may enjoy include: Go to School, Have a Sleepover, Visit Garden Box Farms, Go on Vacation, Play Their First Big Game, and Rush to the Hospital.

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