Speed

      Ted Staunton

Speed

How can you liven up a boring camping trip with your grandpa and your younger brother? Spencer has the answer: lose the new cell phone you weren't supposed to bring with you. Add a War of 1812 reenactment, a student film crew, an old flame of Grandpa's, Laura Secord's cowbell and a larcenous hardcore history buff, and you get a weekend that gives Spencer his first taste of independence and maybe a glimpse of his future, by way of the past.
In this funny prequel to Jump Cut and Coda, the goofy and creative Spencer gets caught up in a War of 1812 reenactment.
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    Morgan and the Dune Racer

      Ted Staunton

Morgan and the Dune Racer

An engaging, fun chapter book for readers starting to read on their own. One of a series of Morgan books, in ebook format. With a dozen illustrations.It's Morgan's birthday and all he wants is Charlie's Thunderbolt Dune Racer. His frenemy Aldeen snags it first from a yard sale, but Morgan's birthday brings him a surprise gift, and a lesson in friendship.Author TED STAUNTON divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults.BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated Canadian illustrator. He has illustrated over 40 books for children, including The Cat Came BackCommended - Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book CentreInterest age: From 6 To 9Chapter books, beginning readers, humourous, Canadian author.
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    Morgan on Ice

      Ted Staunton

Morgan on Ice

An engaging, fun chapter book for readers starting to read on their own. One of a series of Morgan books, in ebook format. With a dozen illustrations.Morgan doesn't like to skate, and he's determined not to learn. What he really wants to do is go to see Monster Truck-A-Rama with Charlie, but Morgan already promised his frenemy Aldeen he would go to Princesses on Ice with her. Can Morgan keep everyone happy, or is he skating on thin ice? This is a fun book for any reader 6-9.TED STAUNTON he has written numerous children's books, many of which have been selected as Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens.BILL SLAVIN has illustrated over forty books for children.Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre Interest age: From 6 To 9Chapter books, beginning readers, humourous, Canadian author.
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    Great Play Morgan

      Ted Staunton

Great Play Morgan

A engaging, fun chapter book for readers starting to read on their own.Morgan wants to quit the soccer team, but if he does the team won't have enough players for the big tournament. As the play-offs near, Morgan and his friend Aldeen find unexpected ways to help the team triumph. One of a series of Morgan books, in ebook format.Author TED STAUNTON divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults.BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated illustrator who lives in Millbrook Ontario. He has illustrated over 40 books for children, including The Cat Came Back.Commended - Canadian Children's Book Centre ""Our Choice"" Selection ""This story has a healthy quota of action, conflict, and humour in the true-to-life dialogue . . . Recommended."" - Canadian Review of MaterialsInterest age: From 5 To 10Chapter book, beginning reader, humour.
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    Pucker Up, Morgan

      Ted Staunton

Pucker Up, Morgan

An engaging, fun chapter book for readers starting to read on their own. One of a series of Morgan books, in ebook format. With a dozen illustrations.Morgan is delighted to have the lead role in The Frog Prince even if he has to kiss Aldeen, the Godzilla of Grade Three, to turn into a prince. They both agree smooching is gross. Despite Aldeen's threats and Morgan's overreacting they manage to come up with an unexpected twist to the play. Morgan discovers that teamworkcan make for a better performance.TED STAUNTON has written numerous children’s books, many of which have been selected as Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens.BILL SLAVIN has illustrated over forty books for children..Interest age: From 6 To 9Chapter books, beginning readers, humourous, cooperation, teamwork, Canadian author.
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    Morgan's Birthday

      Ted Staunton

Morgan's Birthday

An engaging, fun chapter book for readers starting to read on their own. One of a series of Morgan books, in ebook format. With a dozen illustrations.Morgan loves everything about birthdays--presents, party food, cakes, games--and is sure that nothing can spoil his upcoming birthday. Nothing, that is, but Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three. Morgan's Birthday is a story about a boy who discovers a valuable gift where he least expects it.TED STAUNTON lives in Port Hope, Ontario. He has written numerous children’s books, many of which have been selected as Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens.BILL SLAVIN has illustrated over forty books for children. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.Interest age: From 5 To 10Chapter books, beginning readers, humourous, Canadian author.
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    Morgan Makes a Splash

      Ted Staunton

Morgan Makes a Splash

An engaging, fun chapter book for readers starting to read on their own. One of a series of Morgan books, in ebook format. With a dozen illustrations.When Morgan starts swimming lessons, he has lots of problems to deal with. There is the towel flicking and the slimy floor in the change room, the jiggles in his tummy he needs to cover up, and the scary possibility that his bathing suit will drop to his knees when he jumps in. And, once again, Morgan finds himself dragged into his frenemy Aldeen's plans. This is a hilarious story about gathering courage to cope with difficult situations. TED STAUNTON has written numerous children's books, many of which have been selected as Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens.BILL SLAVIN has is one of Canada's leading book illustrators, with more than 40 titles to his credit.""Bill Slavin's drawings truly capture both the action and the emotions of the happening being illustrated."" – CM Magazine
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    Daredevil Morgan

      Ted Staunton

Daredevil Morgan

A chapter book for readers starting to read on their own. One of a series of Morgan books in ebook format.In this book nine-year-old Morgan's best friend Charlie urges him to try the GraviTwirl ride at the Fall Fair. Morgan is focused on the huge contender he has grown for the Perfect Pumpkin contest. That is, until Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three, drops it! Will Morgan win the Best Pumpkin Pie contest with the remains of his squished squash?Author TED STAUNTON divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated illustrator who lives in Millbrook Ontario. He has illustrated over 40 books for children, including The Cat Came Back.Interest age: From 5 To 10Chapter book, beginning independent reader, humour.
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    Morgan's Pet Plot

      Ted Staunton

Morgan's Pet Plot

An engaging, fun chapter book for readers starting to read on their own. One of a series of Morgan books, in ebook format. With a dozen illustrations.Morgan really wants a pet, but when his parents come home with an albino rat named Snowdrop, Morgan isn't very excited. His pesky classmate Aldeen gets along famously with Snowdrop, so Morgan decides to give the rat to Aldeen. But things don't work out exactly as planned...TED STAUNTON has written numerous children’s books, many of which have been selected as Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens.BILL SLAVIN has illustrated over forty books for children.Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection Interest age: From 6 To 9Chapter books, beginning readers, humourous, Canadian author.
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    Morgan Gets Cracking

      Ted Staunton

Morgan Gets Cracking

An engaging, fun chapter book for readers starting to read on their own. One of a series of Morgan books, in ebook format. With a dozen illustrations.Morgan doesn't like the new kid in his class, Curtis, who can juggle, do karate and play guitar, and loves to brag about it. But some of the kids are impressed, especially when Curtis teases Aldeen -- who isn't even mean back! Aldeen is Morgan's longtime frenemy. Does Aldeen actually like Curtis?Author TED STAUNTON divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults.BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated Canadian illustrator. He has illustrated over 40 books for children.Commended - Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens SelectionInterest age: From 6 To 9Chapter books, beginning readers, humourous, Canadian author.
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    Jump Cut

      Ted Staunton

Jump Cut

"Spencer loves movies, but real life is boring, right? When his late grandfather's will reveals the tasks he wants his grandsons to undertake, Spencer thinks he got screwed. He's not going to France or Spain or Africa. He's not even getting a cool tattoo, like his younger brother. No, he's going to Buffalo to get a kiss from an ancient movie star. Gross. And he's supposed to film it. Grosser. But Spencer hasn't bargained on Gloria Lorraine, star of the silver screen back in the day. Gloria has big plans--plans that involve her granddaughter AmberLea, a gun, a baker who might be a gangster, some real gangsters and a road trip to Nowheresville, Ontario. After being shot at, jumping into an icy lake and confronting some angry bikers, Spencer finally realizes that real life can be as exciting (and dangerous) as reel life." (20120901)

Review

"Staunton offers plenty of action, intrigue, and well-placed humour. The way the story intertwines with Spencer's younger brother's journey adds further interest and keeps readers guessing to the end. The film allusions throughout are clever and appropriate, and the cast of characters is both interesting and convincing...Readers will thoroughly enjoy Jump Cut on its own or as part of this unique new series. Highly Recommended." (CM Magazine 20120802)

"A zany adventure...In the course of the story, Spencer tangles with Mafia toughs and motorcycle gang members, finding maturity, smarts and personal strength in the process...[An] entertaining story with a heart of gold." (Kirkus Reviews )

"An inspirational story of tying up loose ends even when it might seem that it's too late." (YALSA Teens' Top Ten Galley Review )

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    Morgan and the Money

      Ted Staunton

Morgan and the Money

An engaging, fun chapter book for readers starting to read on their own.One of a series of Morgan books, in ebook format. With a dozen illustrations.All the kids in Morgan's class are itching to go to the zoo, but when their teacher finds eight dollars missing from the trip money, she says nobody gets to go until it's returned. Morgan is sure he knows who took it, but wonders whether he should tell or not. This is a great story of a boy who struggles with the truth, and finds that things aren't always what they seem to be.Author TED STAUNTON divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults.BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated Canadian illustratoro. He has illustrated over 40 books for children.Interest age: From 5 To 10Chapter books, beginning readers, humourous, Canadian author.
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    Bounced

      Ted Staunton

Bounced

A detective story with as many laughs as there are twists and turns, from award-winning author Ted Staunton!

In the beginning, it was simple: I wanted to be a detective, and I needed something to detect . . .

Thirteen-year-old Duncan lives with his unconventional bohemian aunt. She's determined to give him an expensive private education, even though Duncan isn't particularly interested in school. He wants to be a detective like the ones in the

World's Best 100 Detective Stories, which he reads when he should be studying

Fortunately for Duncan (and readers!), he gets something to detect in the first chapter of this funny crime mystery. Full of twists and turns and laugh-out-loud adventure, this highly entertaining story will have readers wondering if they've solved the mystery (and most likely they haven't) until the last page turn.

Ted Staunton ratchets up the fun in this fast-paced romp, loosely based on a true story from Texas in the early...

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