• Children's & YA
      November 2013

      Legendary Tales

      by Editorial Board

      This book Legendary Tales for Children makes a strong case that well-chosen stories give children good role models and increase their empathy for others. It doesn't just hand children simplistic moral precepts, but give them the opportunity to think about and discuss moral choices. Legendary Tales for Children is a compilation of 50 one-page short stories for children. Language used is elementary and simple. Each story comes with a caricature type illustration in black & white to retain interest of young readers. The moral at the end of the story summaries precisely what the child is supposed to learn! These stories educate children about a family, tradition, ethos, social mores or share cultural insight or a combination of all these. Thoughtful stories not only provide enjoyment, they also shape and influence lives of children. We have published following books in this series: *Legendary Tales for Children *Jungle Tales for Children *Folk Tales for Children *Interesting Tales for Children Ramayana Tales for Children These books don’t offer theoretical moral values or claim to preach to children. They show the way!!

    • Children's & YA
      December 2012

      Panchatantra

      by Tanvir Khan

      Panchatantra is perhaps the oldest collection of Indian fables still gaining strength and moving ahead. It is believed to have written around 200BC by the great Hindu Scholar Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Panchatantra means "the five principles”. It is a "Nitishastra" which means book of wise conduct in life. Panchatantra consists of five books: 1. Mitra Bhedha (The loss of friends); 2. Mitra Laabha (Gaining friends); 3. Kakolukiyam (Crows and owls); 4. Labdhap-ranasam (Loss of gains); and 5. Aparikshitakarakam (Ill-considered actions). The simple stories of Panchatantra have stood the test of time in the modern age of materialism, stressful living and individualism, and aim to guide the young readers on how to attain success in life by understanding human nature. Key Features: Written in simple and lucid language Each story is supplemented by a moral Word meaning for vocabulary building Practice exercise given for better understanding Panchatantra is commonly available in an abridged form for children. It is an ideal book worth going through many times over. Honestly speaking, it is of far more practical importance for elders to read this book since it is they who always come in contact with people having good, doubtful or bad intensions and motives. A must read for students of all age groups.

    • Biography & True Stories

      Dreamscape

      Real Dreams Really Make a Difference

      by Martha Cinader

      From ancient history to near-modern times, this collection of short stories and poetry is about fascinating people in history who followed their dreams and changed the world. The repertoire was developed in performance in clubs, schools, libraries, jazz festivals and at the International Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Included are stories about Nicola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Josephine Baker, Queen Boedicea, Sacajawea and more. Described as "a hip beatnick Sesame Street for grownups," the stories are engaging for middle schoolers and up, and would appeal to teachers and librarians for their educational and entertainment value. The collection would also lend itself to adaptation for an educational animated TV series. Martha would like to see the life of this repertoire of biographical stories be extended to other mediums through licensing and permissions opportunities. For a more detailed description please see the Supporting Information PDF.

    • Fantasy & magical realism (Children's/YA)
      February 2012

      Tara and the Talking Kitten Meet the Naughty Dragon

      and other stories

      by DIANA COOPER

      Offering six short adventures of Tara and her talking feline companion Ash-ting, this audio collection brings a number of unseen beings to light—from imps and mermaids to Archangels. In the title story, Tara upsets a naughty, trainee dragon with unforeseen consequences for Ash-ting. In "Tara and Her Cousin," Tara helps her sensitive relative learn to put on Archangel Michael’s cloak of protection for comfort. Read in the soothing voice of the author, each tale centers around the special friendship between Tara and her cat while offering lessons about the mutually respectful relationships that a connection to the larger universe can provide.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

      Pac O Straeon Rygbi.

      by Alun Wyn Bevan

    • Fantasy & magical realism (Children's/YA)
      February 2012

      Tara and Her Talking Kitten Meet Her Guardian Angel

      and other stories

      by Diana Cooper

      Read in a calm and loving voice, each of the six winsome tales in this collection provide a deep moral line and affirm the love, acceptance, and compassion that can be found within children. In "Tara is Angry," Tara finds guidance from her wise kitten when seeking ways to deal with her less favorable feelings, while in "Tara and the Chinese Girl," Ash-ting counsels Tara on ways to understand and accept people from another culture. Metaphysical themes are also explored as Tara learns to communicate with her guardian angel and meets a fire elemental while her family is building a fire to make stick bread. Highlighting the deep bond of friendship between Tara and her talking feline, these charming stories will delight any inner child.

    • Classic fiction (Children's/YA)

      The Hare and Other Stories

      by Catherine Fisher

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

      Seven Welsh Folk Tales

      by Richard. Eastwood

    • Short stories (Children's/YA)

      The Hare and Other Stories

      by Catherine Fisher

    • Short stories (Children's/YA)

      Old Enough & Other Stories

      by Christine Evans

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

      Welsh Tales for the Fireside

      by Lisa. Lee

    • Picture books, activity books & early learning material

      Campau Saith Cawr

      by Brenda Wyn Jones

    • Short stories (Children's/YA)

      Giant Tales from Wales

      by Brenda Wyn. Jones

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories

      Drych Ofn

      by Helen Emanuel Davies

    • Traditional stories (Children's/YA)

      Spellmakers

      by Julie Rainsbury

    • Picture books, activity books & early learning material

      Swynion

      by Julie Rainsbury

    • Education

      Brilliant Stories for Assemblies

      by Paul Urry

      Brilliant Stories for Assemblies contains over 60 stories written by an experienced primary school headteacher and natural storyteller. Paul Urry has the gift of choosing the right words and subject matter to capture pupils' interest and to inspire them. Assemblies range from historical stories and stories from around the world, to religious stories and moral stories, including bullying, birth of a sibling, racism and disability. The stories can be used at specific times of the year, when issues arise, or whenever you are suddenly called upon to do an assembly! Many can also be adapted for class assemblies or for different key stages. Each story ends with suggested questions, which can easily be rewritten as prayers.

    • Short stories (Children's/YA)

      The Blue Man

      And Other Stories from Wales

      by Christine Evans

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