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Casey At the Bat

“And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out.”

Since its debut in 1888, that closing couplet has continued to echo down the decades. The ballad about a puffed-up 19th-century sports superstar quickly caught on with an America ready to elect Baseball the national pastime, and its position as an everlasting classic was instantly secured—safe at home, you might say.

This book is a wonderful read-aloud for parents of the very young, a rich visual adventure for current kid players, and a great gift for baseball-fans of all ages; a timeless comic melodrama about the whiff heard ’round the world!

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What Does My Dog Jack Do at Night?

What.Does.Jack.Do?

Have you ever wondered what our pets do when we are not around? One little boy might just have the answer. What Does My Dog Jack Do At Night?, A new title from author Adam Mock, brings to life the dreams of a child and his ideas of what goes on when we are not watching. Jack may seem like a normal dog, but he might just have a few tricks up his collar.

Available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble

"What Does My Dog Jack do at Night?" is now and audiobook!

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Children's Books Poetry S.T.E.A.M Children's book

Sticks ‘n Stones ‘n Dinosaur Bones

The first book in our Unhinged History series is a ripping yarn. Full of adventure and deceit, it brings to life the best-known spat in all of paleontology: the bitter rivalry between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh. This frenzy of discovery and one-upmanship—known today as the “Bone Wars”—was a gold rush–like scramble to find the most and “best” dinosaur fossils, and bring glory to their home-base universities. Lively and witty rhymes plus wonderfully demented illustrations reveal how the paleontologists’ feud began, and how—despite their obsession with outdoing one another—Cope and Marsh nevertheless made genuine and lasting contributions to the field.

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Bathysphere Boys

Bathysphere Boys

THE BATHYSPHERE BOYS. The Depth-Defying Diving of Messrs. Beebe and Barton

In the 1930s, scientist and explorer William Beebe, and engineering grad student Otis Baron built the Bathysphere; a hollow steel ball designed for deep-sea exploration. After several false starts and near-calamities, this miss-matched team—in their bare-bones spherical vehicle; equipped with bad lighting, stale air, and tiny portholes—made a series of record-setting dives and became international celebrities. Beebe and Baron were able to see, for the first time, unimagined wonders of the deep, and in 1934, they set the world record for the deepest ever dive—3,028 feet! The second book in our Unhinged History series.