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Books published by publisher Ferne Press

  • Cheer for Chlorine: Discovering Chlorine's Many Uses

    Blake Washington, Mallette Pagano

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Dec. 15, 2015)
    Summertime has arrived and Jay is ready to hit the pool. He dives in but is surprised by how much his eyes hurt. Jay asks Kayla, his big sister, about the stinging and learns all the ways that chlorine makes a difference in the world. The everyday language and fun activities in Cheer for Chlorine! help kids understand this important element and encourage kids to be excited about chemistry.
  • Does This Make Me Beautiful?

    Harriet Morse, Megan D. Wellman

    Hardcover (Ferne Press, Sept. 30, 2010)
    Does a certain pair of jeans or shirt make a person beautiful? How about a shiny gold necklace? Harriet thinks that these are the things that can make her beautiful. And she's sure that her red hair and freckles do not help. But will an old family mirror teach Harriet what true beauty really means?
  • 112 Ways For Kids to Have Fun without Money

    Sam Gross, with Kate Gross, Greg Rockwell

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Feb. 15, 2013)
    Have fun without money? Yes you can! Eleven-year old Sam Gross has devised a list that is sure to get you bursting with giggles, your legs pumping, and your brain whirling. 112 Ways for Kids to Have Fun without Money is jam packed with good clean and sometimes dirty fun!
  • Logan and Lilly Go To Kindergarten

    Alexander McNeece, Wendy Betway, Jeff Covieo

    Paperback (Ferne Press, March 20, 2011)
    Now that twins Logan and Lilly are five years old, it's almost time to start kindergarten at Lathers Elementary. But are they ready? Spend the day with them as they practice their ABC's, numbers, colors, and shapes with their family.
  • Mimi the Inchworm

    Sue Beth Balash, Rita Viscount

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Nov. 1, 2009)
    Can an inchworm really make a difference in the world? That's the question that bothers Mimi, an inchworm, as she watches the world around her in Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan. But when a little boy is upset about a race with his brother, Mimi realizes that her small stature can leave a big impact on those around her.
  • Divorced Together for the Sake of the Children

    Kristi Schwartz

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Jan. 15, 2010)
    Can divorce have a happy ending? Colin and Allie's parents share some news that will change their daily lives, but exactly what will change? Divorced Together for the Sake of the Children shares the concept of co-parenting, with the children's best interests first and foremost in the minds of the divorcing parents. Divorced Together for the Sake of the Children is a unique and positive way of looking at, and living with, divorce.
  • The One and Only Bernadette P. McMullen

    Colleen Murray Fisher

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Jan. 15, 2010)
    This book promotes appreciating who you are, as well as accepting others. Does liking peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, or painting with your toes, or even having an imaginary friend make a person strange? That's what the kids say about Bernadette, but when Bernadette meets Sophie, a new neighbor, Bernadette realizes that her uniqueness is nothing strange at all.
  • Always Late Nate

    Nathan Krivitzky, Dave O'Connell

    Paperback (Ferne Press, June 29, 2009)
    "Nate, you're always late. Next time, I won't wait," groaned the bus driver. "It's not fair to me or the other kids." But Nate still isn't concerned about being on time, even after his parents explain that he is responsible for his choices. After a series of disappointments, Nate truly learns his lesson when he misses a very important soccer game!
  • Tommy Starts Something Big: Giving Cuddles with Kindness

    Chuck Gaidica, Kris Yankee, Mary Gregg Byrne

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Nov. 20, 2010)
    Have you ever been hurt or felt lonely and wanted a cuddle? That was Tommy, until he discovered what made him feel better. He also realized that reaching out to others makes him feel special. Now Tommy wants to share that feeling with everyone. Will his cuddle alerts start something big?
  • Tad and the Pad: Why Being Brave Is So Important

    Steven Tincher, Corryn Hoen

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Oct. 15, 2014)
    How do you react when you can't be the same as others? Do you hang your head and hide, or do you put your chin up and try? Meet Tad. He's a bullfrog with a weak leg which makes it hard for him to jump high. Even though others may tease Tad, he doesn't let their words define him. With ingenuity and courage, Tad becomes the best on the pad.
  • Dadsongs: Remembering a Loved One's Melody

    Tia Barbero

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Jan. 15, 2010)
    Will life be the same after the death of a loved one? This is little Mary's feelings as she struggles to understand what is happening to her daddy and what his cancer is all about. Through warm and comforting illustrations, Dadsongs tells the story of how one family keeps the memory of their loved one alive while realizing that life does return to normalcy after such a loss.
  • Brick by Brick: Building Our Family's Mission

    Paul LaBaere, Shelley Johannes

    Paperback (Ferne Press, March 15, 2014)
    Having a new stepbrother can be fun and exciting, but it can also be challenging at times. When James and Roberto move into their new house, they have to learn to get along. After several incidents, their father teaches them a valuable lesson which leads to creating their family mission. Brick by Brick: Building Our Family's Mission will help all "new" families with their initial transition into "one family." 2015 Mother's Choice Award, Gold, Children's Picture Books - Family Matters2014 Purple Dragonfly Award