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Books with author James McDonald

  • I Am a Bee: A Book About Bees for Kids

    Rebecca McDonald, James McDonald

    Paperback (House of Lore Publishing, Oct. 15, 2019)
    A sure sign of spring is when we see the bees flying flower to flower, buzzing and humming, busy with work. “I Am a Bee” takes children, grades preschool through first, on a journey of learning the importance of bees in the world we live.Watching a bee for a few seconds, it’s easy to see where the term ‘busy bee’ comes from. They work nonstop building and taking care of their colony. Small but determined, these insects are crucial to the health and wellbeing of our ecosystem. From the food we depend on for survival to the beauty of the colorful flowers and trees that make up our environment, bees are a vital part of the web of life. “I Am a Bee” teaches basic environmental and biological concepts for kids ages 3 to 7. Vibrant images that match easy to follow facts help children learn beginning science on the life of a honey bee.
  • I Am a Bee: A Book About Bees for Kids

    Rebecca McDonald, James McDonald

    eBook (House of Lore, Oct. 16, 2019)
    A sure sign of spring is when we see the bees flying flower to flower, buzzing and humming, busy with work. “I Am a Bee” takes children, grades preschool through first, on a journey of learning the importance of bees in the world we live.Watching a bee for a few seconds, it’s easy to see where the term ‘busy bee’ comes from. They work nonstop building and taking care of their colony. Small but determined, these insects are crucial to the health and wellbeing of our ecosystem. From the food we depend on for survival to the beauty of the colorful flowers and trees that make up our environment, bees are a vital part of the web of life. “I Am a Bee” teaches basic environmental and biological concepts for kids ages 3 to 7. Vibrant images that match easy to follow facts help children learn beginning science on the life of a honey bee.
  • I Am the Moon: A Book About the Moon for Kids

    Rebecca McDonald, James McDonald

    Paperback (House of Lore, Nov. 28, 2018)
    I Am the Moon introduces kids to the basic concepts of Earth and Space science while also teaching how the Moon plays an important part in the cycle of life on Earth, all the way from the Moon's impact on marine life to its interaction with nature and the environment.Young children will learn about basic concepts of astronomy, explaining how the Moon moves in space with Earth, to the many other moons in our solar system that act as satellites to the other planets. I Am the Moon also takes preschool and kindergarten level children on an imaginary visit to the Moon, describing what an astronaut uses to land and explore the Moon's surface. Images are big and bright for kids ages 3-5.
  • I Am the Moon: A Book About the Moon for Kids

    Rebecca McDonald, James McDonald

    eBook (House of Lore, Nov. 28, 2018)
    I Am the Moon introduces kids to the basic concepts of Earth and Space science while also teaching how the Moon plays an important part in the cycle of life on Earth, all the way from the Moon's impact on marine life to its interaction with nature and the environment.Young children will learn about basic concepts of astronomy, explaining how the Moon moves in space with Earth, to the many other moons in our solar system that act as satellites to the other planets. I Am the Moon also takes preschool and kindergarten level children on an imaginary visit to the Moon, describing what an astronaut uses to land and explore the Moon's surface. Images are big and bright for kids ages 3-5.
  • Rainy Day Poems: Poems for Kids

    James McDonald

    eBook (House of Lore, Dec. 27, 2013)
    Hold on to your hats,And get ready to go.Because the rain's just begun,And it’s time for the show.The adventures ofSami and Thomas Lamb.63 pages of fantastically illustrated poems for kids that are sure to capture the reader's attention. Sami and Thomas Lamb will have you laughing in no time with their crazy adventure. Can you find the stuffie on every page?In a small amount of words, poetry paints amazing pictures of the world around and the human experience. Rainy Day Poems makes kids laugh but also brings adults back to those days of not-so-long-ago when kids rode their bikes through town and imagined new worlds and adventures like the poem in A Bridge to Nowhere, or when skipping stones took the place of game controllers and a busy day meant a long afternoon exploring the back yard like in An Epic Poem for Kids. Although times are a lot faster now and fun is had in different ways, parents and kids value, as much as ever, the simple moments in life, sitting down to eat together, a walk in the park, or reading a book. Taking the time to share a favorite collection of poems builds cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Take the poetry challenge and Read a Poem a Day!
  • The Little Unicorn That Had No Horn: A Unicorn Book for Kids

    James McDonald

    eBook (House of Lore Publishing, Dec. 31, 2014)
    “I promise that you’ll grow up, so treasure each and every day. Never wish one second of your precious time away.” An impatient little unicorn can’t wait to grow up and get its horn, but wise Mother Unicorn lovingly guides her little one to appreciate time and not wish it away. This is a heart-warming story of a mother’s love and guidance in helping her child see beyond the uncertainties of childhood and cherish each and every moment.
  • A Horse Story: Sami and Thomas meet Pascal

    James McDonald

    eBook (House of Lore, Dec. 27, 2013)
    On a visit to Grandma's, Sami and Thomas learn how to be good horse-sitters and in the process make a new friend in Pascal the horse. Cleaning the stall and brushing Pascal's shiny coat are just the beginning of this Sami and Thomas horse adventure. Endearing artwork and a story written in rhythm and rhyme make this a book for horse lovers of all ages.
  • An Operation of Cooperation

    James McDonald

    Paperback (House of Lore Publishing, Dec. 5, 2013)
    On a sunny dayWith two kids at play, A problem comes about.But rather than fightAnd use their might, They decide to figure it out.Come along with Sami and Thomas on their adventure of cooperation, where a brother and a sister learn that working together makes for a much brighter day.
  • Through the Milky Way on a PB&J: A Space Book for Kids

    James McDonald

    eBook (House of Lore, Dec. 27, 2013)
    Across the solar system and on to the Milky Way!School’s out for the summer and Sami and Thomas have big plans. They’ve built a spaceship in their tree house and are going to blast off for a tour of the solar system, but one of the planets holds a special surprise. Vibrant images and flowing verse bring this imaginative story to life. Space lovers and adventurers of all ages are sure to love this cosmic journey.
  • Bo the Bear Builds a Race Car: A Car Book for Kids Who Love Race Cars

    James McDonald, Rebecca McDonald

    Paperback (House of Lore, Nov. 24, 2018)
    If you have a young child who loves to build and loves cars, then they are going to love this book. Bo the Bear is crazy about building, and he’s found all the parts to build a race car.
  • I Am the Sun: A Book About the Sun for Kids

    Rebecca McDonald, James McDonald

    eBook (House of Lore, June 9, 2019)
    There are many stars in the night sky, but only one that we’ve found so far that supports a planet filled with life, that’s our star, the Sun! I Am the Sun introduces kids to the basic concepts of Space and Earth science while also teaching how important the Sun is to our very existence here on Earth. From the air we breathe to the everchanging weather, the Sun is a source of life for all of us.Young children will learn about basic concepts of astronomy, how the sun got its start in space, and how it’s the glue that holds the solar system together. I Am the Sun is a great beginning science book for kids. Images are big and bright for kids ages 3-8. The concepts are basic and geared for preschool through second-grade learners.
  • I Am Earth: An Earth Day Book for Kids

    James McDonald, Rebecca McDonald

    eBook (House of Lore, Oct. 20, 2016)
    I Am Earth introduces kids to the basic concepts of earth science while also encouraging the importance of taking care of our special planet through environmental awareness and sustainability. Keeping Earth a happy healthy place to live is important for everyone big and small. In this Earth science book for beginners, kids learn what makes our planet so uniquely special and how people can work together to keep it a healthy home. I Am Earth is a great way to start children at an early age to care for the environment by understanding why the environment is so important and what they can do to help keep nature in balance, like recycle, reuse and conserve. For all living creatures that call planet Earth home, every day is Earth Day! Bright, vivid illustrations will capture kids’ attention and keep learning fun. “Keep Earth a happy, healthy place to live!”