G.G. Rock Climbs
The G.G. Series, Book #2

"A daring adventure, all the way to the top!" - Paige Claassen, professional rock climber

Eight-year-old G.G. climbs all over stuff—from the couch in her apartment to the boulders at the park. So when she's invited to Stinky Sarah's birthday party at Rock Star climbing gym, G.G.'s up the wall in no time. But then she and her friend, Isaac, take a rock climbing class. Suddenly things are a bit more difficult. Can G.G. brave those steep rock faces up Zoo Canyon? Scale this death-defying chapter book for ages 6-10.

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G.G. Snowboards
The G.G. Series, Book #1

"An epic ride!" - Susie Floros, Editor-in-Chief, Snowboard Magazine

Woo hoo! Eight-year-old G.G. finally gets to snowboard. She boldly tells her family, "It's the halfpipe or nothing!" But it's a lot harder than she expected. Can G.G. brave that crazy flying couch, the lift? Slide the rails at the terrain park with her cousin Carlos? Or even ride the ginormous, scary halfpipe?

Shred the mountain with sassy, spunky G.G. in the first of this fresh, new chapter book series for kids ages 5-9.

With photo illustrations by a former member of the U.S. Snowboard Team!

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The Adventures of Tempest & Serena

The Adventures of Tempest & Serena
by Marty Mokler Banks

Wild, brave Tempest wants summer to last forever. Her calm, timid sister, Serena, can't wait for the start of the new school year.

On the first day, Tempest decides to skip fourth grade, seek adventure by using magic to sprout wings, and fly away to exotic places. As she waves good-bye, Serena promises to save her sister's seat on the bus. Will Tempest make it home? Can Serena keep her promise? As each sister battles bullies, disasters, and loneliness, they discover they're more alike than they know. The Adventures of Tempest & Serena is that rare mix: a suspenseful yet charming chapter book for ages 7 and up.

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The Splatters Learn Some Manners

The Splatters Learn Some Manners
by Marty Mokler Banks

Honored as a 2010 Colorado Book Award Finalist for Children's Literature

Introduce children ages 3 to 8 to the crazy Splatters family. They're a rude and messy bunch who live in chaos. So when they get an invitation from the Duchess to join her for a fancy dinner...it's time for a crash course in manners (and some fun!).

Kids will love the colorful artwork and characters and will want their favorite adult to read aloud the catchy rhyming text again and again. They might not even notice they're receiving etiquette lessons on table manners, teamwork, cleanliness, and proper language right along with the Splatters.

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Insiders' Guide to Colorado Springs

Insiders' Guide® to Colorado Springs
by Linda DuVal and Marty Banks

A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Colorado Springs is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to The Springs.

Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Colorado Springs and its surrounding environs.

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Chapter Book Chat

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Chapter books are so misunderstood.

Teachers, parents and writers usually nod in understanding when I use the phrase "chapter books." Sometimes that means they really do know what I mean. Other times they're nodding just to be polite. And then there's that great gob of adults who have absolutely no clue what a chapter book is. They usually give me a look that says, "Did you just start speaking Mandarin? Because I have NO idea what you're talking about."

I'll be honest: I don't have the end-all, super-duper clear definition. But I do know what one looks like.

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