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Sizzling Selections for Summer Reading

The world of publishing is expanding every day. If you are looking for something different and fresh to enjoy or give your favorite young scholar during the lazy hazy days of summer, consider these offerings from publishers large or small, independent. Most are available in both print and digital editions. Let us know if you agree with our choices.

Jordy the Jaguar by Meryl Day

2015. 32 pp. ISBN: 9781634171816. $14.95 paper. Page Publishing, New York, NY. www.pagepublishing.com. Meryl Day, an attorney, child and animal lover, wife and writer, has completed her first book, "Jordy the Jaguar": a work that depicts the beauty of wild animals and the love of family. Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Day’s book is about an extraordinary feline, Jordy the Jaguar, who joins Fred and Mary’s family. With his brother dog, Ollie, and sister cat, Tallie, Jordy tries to get along with his new family. But Tallie doesn’t seem very welcoming to Jordy. Will Jordy finally claim his place in his new home? The rest of the story is how Jordy and Tallie learn to live harmoniously together.

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The Wizard and the Quient

By T.J. Lemmer 2014. 292 pp. ISBN: 978-1-41205686-1. $21.48. Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN, www.trafford.com. "The Wizard and the Quient" follows 15 year-old Thomas Wisby as he is transported into a world of wizards, dinosaurs and much more. While the book is geared towards grade-school students, Lemmer has written in an adult enough fashion for parents to enjoy diving in with their kids. Lemmer has turned his ever-active imagination into a new fantasy-adventure novel. “I’ve always found myself creating my own versions of movies and books when I hear the storyline,” Lemmer said. “I thought I would create an open-ended adventure that young students could picture themselves being a part of.” The Wizard and the Quient is the first installment in a series that will see Wisby get into a number of different adventures as he grows up.

A Puppy's Special Day

By Frances J. Smith 2014. 32 pp. ISBN: 978-1634174589. $16.95 paper. Page Publishing New York, NY. www.pagepublishing.com. "A Puppy's Special Day" is a story about a very lonely puppy and his wishes of finding a friend. The book takes the reader on an adventure into a dark and dismal toy factory where a poor puppy sits all alone. Though his situation is disheartening, the puppy never abandons his optimism. He finds that by believing his wishes will come true, they are fulfilled. Although things turn out differently than the puppy expects, his faith pays off. The puppy’s story illustrates the power of hope. Published by Page Publishing, Smith’s poignant tale reminds the reader never to give up on their dreams. Even when life seems dim, holding on to hope can change everything.

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