Galveston, Texas, may be the booming city of the brand-new twentieth century, but to Seth, it is the end of a dream. He longs to be a carpenter like his father, but his family has moved to Galveston so he can go to a good school. Still, the last few weeks of summer might not be so bad. Seth has a real job as a builder and the beach is within walking distance. Things seem to be looking up, until a storm warning is raised one sweltering afternoon. No one could have imagined anything like this. Giant walls of water crash in from the sea. Shingles and bricks are deadly missiles flying through the air. People not hit by flying debris are swept away by rushing water. Forget the future, Seth and his family will be lucky to survive the next twenty-four hours.
Dark Water Rising is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
An appealing and fun picture book biography, with zany and stunning illustrations by Boris Kulikov, BARNUM'S BONES captures the spirit of this remarkable man.
Barnum's Bones is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012.
Strength for Service to God and Community inspires Scouts of all ages to quickly respond to any situation with reason, courage and compassion. It is an ideal resource for training and many related Merit Badges from First Aid and Lifesaving to Public Health and Safety. Strength for Service to God and Community is especially suited to those Scouts and leaders working as first responders or those wishing to pursue careers in emergency services.
“For more than 100 years, Scouts have said the words Duty, Honor, and God as part of the Scout Oath. These words come to life in the millions of extraordinary achievements and good deeds current and former Scouts do each day.” --Wayne Brock, Former Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America, Irving, Texas