From Giant Killer Jack and The Last Voyage of of Sinbad to the World's First Story, this chapter book of adventures will keep you turning pages.
Written by an award-winning author and storyteller, this collection of framed stories will be enjoyed by young people and parents of all ages.
A flash flood rips a Prince and Princess from their carriage. Lost and alone in the deluge, they find refuge in a barn filled with strangers. Gathering around the fire to keep warm, one by one these unknown women and men began to tell their stories.
Some of the stories are familiar, while others are unexpected, whimsical and fantastic.
Every Hero Has a Story</b> is designed to be read to young children or read by older children. Parents and youngsters alike will delight in the stories as the tales spin. By the end of the evening the stories have done more than just pass the time, they have changed the lives of the Prince and Princess forever.
"You've heard of books that are meant to be read across an entire state? This is a book that can be read across an entire family."
Based in New England, Mark Binder tours the world sharing his spoken and written stories with listeners of all ages. In this collection you'll "hear" his version of Jack and the Beanstalk ("Giant Killer Jack"), and learn the origin of "The First Story." You'll smile at the wisdom of a young girl in "The Contest," and catch your breath at "The Short Tale of Erika P. Spunk." There's even a new addition to the Arabian Nights with "The Last Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor."
Binder blends and dances between genres. He makes traditional stories sound modern and invents new stories that sound as if they have been retold for a hundred years.
At the heart of the book, weaving in and out, is the "frame tale" of the Prince and the Princess, who grow beyond their remoteness and isolation and are touched, moved and transformed by the stories they hear, and the stories that they themselves tell.
Mark Binder is an author and storyteller who knows how to connect generations. It is a true testament to his passion and talent that he is able to reach the hearts and minds of such diverse audiences
His most recent book is Cinderella Spinderella.
With every end comes a new beginning in the fourth installment of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series, Quests for Glory.
Join Sophie, Agatha, Tedros, and the other students as they begin a new era in the Endless Woods—The Camelot Years—where Evers and Nevers alike must move beyond the bounds of school and into the biggest, boldest adventures of their lives.
The students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever.
For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. But soon they all feel themselves growing more isolated and alone.
When their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, however, someone must lead the charge to save them...
Fun, funny, disgusting and exciting!
Witches, Tsunami, Toxic Chemicals and Tossed Cookies
“We didn’t mean to get into trouble. The trouble always found us…”
This is a book about ordinary kids who get into extraordinary trouble. What happens when my friend Kovar brings his sister's cat from the dead? What happens when my cousin Adam finally goes boogie boarding? Was it really a good idea to take candy from the doorstep of the witch's house? And what about the inter-school game of capture the flag that we played with water guns?
Epic humor, horror and pungent stanks…
Written for middle grade, middle school and adults with a sense of humor. The Zombie Cat is really two books in one: Rewind is seven stories, and The Stink Bomb War is a full length chapter book (novel). So, it counts as two books toward any reading-quota.
Mark Binder is the storytelling author of more than 20 books and audio books, including It Ate My Sister and It was a dark and stormy night… Much of his work is multigenerational for diverse audiences of listeners and readers. An internationally renowned performer, he tours the world sharing truths, telling lies and transmitting joy.
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
Kings Wolves, Princesses and Lions is an excellent primer for young readers… Classic tales retold with new energy… New tales that seem timeless, and a few old favorites that preserve the flavor of years gone by.
If you liked "The Bed Time Story Book" you'll love, "Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions."
These are stories children will enjoy reading by themselves, or with parents and caregivers. And the grown-ups will enjoy reading them, too. Includes dozens of evocative and humorous old-school and wood-block style illustrations.
Award-winning children's author, Mark Binder presents this collection of stories with the ear of a professional storyteller and the love of a parent reading to his family.
"…a gift for humor -- both broad and subtle…"
- Publisher's Weekly
"…author and storyteller Mark Binder is the spellbinder…"
- School Library Journal
Part of the best-selling "Bed Time Story Book" series, this collection starts with simple stories for early readers, and then allows youngsters to stretch their skills.
Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions: Grades 1-3
The Bed Time Story Book: Grades PK-2
Genies, Giants and a Walrus: Grades 3-5 (and up)
Bonus tips for reading-aloud at bed time!
An around-the world tour of Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia. The five sections are broken down into Tales of Animals, Ordinary and Extraordinary People, Kings and Fools, American Favorites and International Classics.
If you don't know these stories, you'll soon learn why so many of them are classics… Author and storyteller Mark Binder reworks, revises and invents stories that feel fresh while maintaining a strong connection to the past.
With updated and extended versions of Aesop Fables, Anansi, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Sleeping Beauty, The Brave Little Tailor, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Rapunzel, Stone Soup (at Valley Forge), King Midas, Androcles, and a cast of mice, bats, weasels, cranes, dogs, wolves, and of course lions. Dozens of stories, including: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Androcles and the Lion, The Princess and the Mouse, The Brave Little Tailor, King Midas and The Golden Touch, The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, Stone Soup at Valley Forge, Sleeping Beauty, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Rapunzel and many more!
LOKI RAGNAROK is the Viking Armageddon retold by the trickster. In the shadow of prophecy, a family is torn asunder, leading to betrayal, torture, madness and revenge.
It begins with Loki, chained to a rock, listening for the trumpet that will announce the end of the world. Loki tells his side of the story.
“For nearly a thousand years, the tale of Ragnarok – the Norse myth of Apocalypse – has painted Loki as a Satan-like evil. With a fast-paced blend of prose and poetry, award-winning author Mark Binder offers an epic revision of the Eddas with modern resonance.”
– Duval, Between Myth, Lies, and History
What drives homicidal madness?
On the brink of Apocalypse, why would anyone kindle utter destruction?
Pop culture relies on heroes to save the day. Their choreographed fights are entertaining. We will be safe.
Loki Ragnarok gives a horrific villain a voice with measures of rage, humor and compassion.
“Mark Binder has a knack for blending ancient mythology with modern storytelling techniques to create a vibrant and contemporary tale.”