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It's never too soon to start buying for the young people in your life.  In this case, books for middle graders and young teens.

In this case you can both give a gift, and also help your tweens learn a little about history--in this case the battles and spy networks of General George Washington.  Who can resist spies and war and guys with guns?  (Or, in this case, muskets.)


Kids from age 11-14 still like to read actual, physical books.  Here's a four-book series that your kids will enjoy getting, either now or for the holiday season... and they might accidentally learn something along the way.  ** with prime shipping you can still get the paperbacks in time to slip into your kids' stocking**  Plus, ebooks don't need to delivered by anyone... just downloaded as a gift!  8)

There's a little bit of history and a lot of adventure in the Timekeepers books.  Start with a small, unknown battle of the American Revolution and you'll see why the characters in this book think "History is supposed to be dull....  who knew it could be so dangerous??"

From there, the kids experience a day that seems like any other (when you're a time-travelling teen, that is), but is in fact a day of deep tragedy.

Then the teens experience an often-overlooked bit of US history, with a rollicking romp of adventure for the two siblings.

Lastly is a topic near and dear to every youngster's heart:  technology.  Who 'invented' the computer?  And more importantly, WHY??


Timekeepers is a series of books featuring two teens who find themselves thrown back in time to key points in history.

In A Revolutionary Tale, Kristen and Brad suddenly find themselves back in time; specifically, back to the time of the battle they were to help re-enact.  There are no actors here, only real soldiers and colonials.  Completely out of their element, the siblings try to do what they can to tip the balance in favor of General Washington's army at a small but pivotal battle.

Plus, they still have to figure out how to get back home....



Civil Disturbance finds the brother-sister duo back in 1865... at the tail end of one climactic event, and on the cusp of another.  But this time they're sent back separately.  Each has an important role to play involving famous names in American history. 



Good as Gold is the story of Brad and Kristen and the very first discovery of gold in North America... and it may not take place where you think!  They need to ensure that history unfolds as it's supposed to... but things get complicated when one of the siblings is kidnapped along with a small boy.


Computer Zero
Did you ever think about where and when and WHY the first computer was created?  Time to find out!


All four books are available in paperback.  Perfect for stocking stuffer or "small box" gift!
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    Re: Summer Reading for YA/MG
    « Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 04:21:59 am »
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    Re: Summer Reading for YA/MG
    « Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 12:30:13 pm »
    (( Thanks, Betsy.   :)  ))

    School is out!!   Now is the time for young people to read, and keep their minds sharp over the long, hot summer.

    Exciting adventure, shared by brother and sister Brad and Kristen Everheart, who planned to earn school credit by spending the day at a Revolutionary War encampment...  and got more than they bargained for!
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    Re: Summer Reading for YA/MG
    « Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 05:59:31 am »
    Fun, light reading for a hot week.

    Happy Fourth of July.   Here's hoping for some cooler weather!!    8)
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    Re: Summer Reading for YA/MG
    « Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 11:54:28 am »
    Timekeepers has been well-received by readers so far, and the second in the series will be out soon (no later than end of August, I hope).

    If you know a boy who's a reluctant reader, age 11 or 12 and up, I think Timekeepers:  A Revolutionary Tale might be something he'd enjoy.

    It's available in ebook and paperback.

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    Re: Summer Reading for YA/MG
    « Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 02:52:50 pm »
    Yikes, summer is about half over!!   :o    But it's not too late for middle-schoolers or young teens to read a fun time-travel adventure.

    Timekeepers:  A Revolutionary Tale has been well-received and I hope all young readers enjoy it.   :)
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    Re: Summer Reading for YA/MG
    « Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 06:14:23 am »
    August is just about here, so summer is in the final stages.  Get a little reading in before thinking about back-to-school shopping.        :)
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    Re: Back-to-school Reading for YA/MG
    « Reply #7 on: August 07, 2012, 11:35:33 am »
    School will be starting again before you know it  But there's still time for some last-days-of-summer reading.  A light, fun adventure is a perfect way to while away the "dog days" of summer.

    http://www.amazon.com/Timekeepers-Revolutionary-J-Y-Harris/dp/1469933314/

    Available in paperback and e-book.
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    Re: Back-to-school Reading for YA/MG
    « Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 07:56:17 am »
    There's still time for some summer reading for the kids to enjoy.  Light enough that it won't take too much of their time, but interesting enough to pull them into the story.  And into the past!!

    Check out Timekeepers:  A Revolutionary Tale.
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    Re: Back-to-school Reading for YA/MG
    « Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 05:31:19 am »
    Kids in my area are about to climb back on the bus (starting tomorrow!!).  I bet they wish they had a little extra time to relax and goof off.

    Timekeepers:  A Revolutionary Tale is a nice way to while away a couple hours before having to think of Reading, wRiting, and 'Rithmatic.   Plus, they may learn a thing or two!!    ;)
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    Re: Early stocking stuffers for your MG/YA reader
    « Reply #10 on: November 05, 2016, 08:14:33 am »
    These time-travel adventure books will make GREAT stocking stuffers!!  Or ereader surprises, as the case may be.

    All three available in paperback as well as kindle version.

    A Revolutionary Tale ...  two modern-day teens find themselves back in 1777.

    Civil Disturbance ...  the siblings meet some historic characters-- at a crucial (and dangerous) time.

    Good as Gold ...   nothing like being in the right place at the right time to experience history in the making.
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    Re: Stocking stuffers for your MG/YA reader!!
    « Reply #11 on: December 03, 2016, 06:38:01 am »
    Now available in paperback, the THIRD Timekeepers adventure!!




    But be sure you (or your tween/young teen) starts from the beginning, to find out how all the TIME-TRAVEL MADNESS came about!  And how it begins is A Revolutionary Tale.....



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    Re: Stocking stuffers for your MG/YA reader!!
    « Reply #12 on: December 17, 2016, 06:12:31 am »
    Not too late to get the last-minute stocking suffers for your tween/young teen (even adult) readers!!

    A little bit of history and a lot of adventure in the Timekeepers books.  Start with a small, unknown battle of the American Revolution and you'll see why the characters in this book think "History is supposed to be dull....  who knew it could be so dangerous??"

    From there, the kids experience a day that seems like any other (when you're a time-travelling teen, that is), but is in fact a day of deep tragedy.

    Lastly is an often-overlooked bit of US history, with a rollicking tromp of adventure for the two siblings.




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    Re: Last-minute ebook gift idea for your MG/YA reader!!
    « Reply #13 on: December 24, 2016, 05:57:53 am »
    EBooks.....  no UPS or FedEx delivery required.   INSTANT GIFT!!

    Book 1:




    Book 2:



    Book 3:
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    Re: Something for your MG/YA reader to read during this winter storm....
    « Reply #14 on: January 06, 2017, 05:04:48 am »
    Time-travel adventures!!

        <--- FREE in ebook form!!






    All are also available in paperback!!

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    Re: Something for your MG/YA reader to read during this winter storm....
    « Reply #15 on: January 14, 2017, 07:41:13 am »
    Available in paperback or ebook....   time-travel stories to entertain young and old alike.

    Timekeepers:  A Revolutionary Tale....   set on the eve of a small but pivotal battle of the American Revolution.

    Timekeepers:  Civil Disturbance....  one town reflects life at the tail end of the Civil War--leading up to one of the most tragic events in American history.

    Timekeepers:  Good as Gold....  a little-known historical fact which results in a major case of mistaken identity.
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    If you haven't already, get started on this three-book series geared toward those 11-and-up.

    ALL are available in paperback.


        . . . . .           . . . . .         

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    FREE in ebook
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    Re: Bad weather in your forecast? Keep those tweens and young-teens busy
    « Reply #17 on: February 10, 2017, 05:45:46 am »
    Keep the kids busy with the first in the Timekeepers time-travel adventure series, featuring teens who get unexpectedly thrown back in time.

    First book is FREE in ebook form  (but also available in paperback)



    The other books in the series...  the adventure continues!

      . . .   
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    Re: Got the February blahs? Keep those tweens and young-teens busy
    « Reply #18 on: February 25, 2017, 05:40:25 am »
    Kids aged 11-13 (and their parents!) love the Timekeepers books...  they're fun, include adventure and danger.  Best of all, they're good for both girls and boys.  Check them out!!  **All are available in paperback.**

      . . .    . . . 
    ^ ^ FREE
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    Re: Is winter over YET?? Keep those tweens and young-teens busy
    « Reply #19 on: March 11, 2017, 08:16:39 am »
    In ebook or paperback, the Timekeeper books will entertain and amuse kids ages 11-14.  (Plenty of adults have enjoyed them too!)

    All three books available in paperback...  give ol' Rush and Liberty a run for their money!   ;)
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    Re: Is winter over YET?? Keep those tweens and young-teens busy
    « Reply #20 on: March 18, 2017, 06:22:12 am »
    Keep the kids busy and occupied during the last week of winter (ugh, is it over yet???)  Readers aged 11-13 love the Timekeepers books...  they're fun, include adventure and danger, and teach you a little something along the way.  Best of all, they're good for both girls and boys.  'Rush' to check them out now!!

    **All are available in paperback.**


      . . .    . . . 
    ^ ^ FREE
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    Re: It's SPRING!! Time for soccer and baseball practice!!
    « Reply #21 on: April 01, 2017, 05:27:08 am »
    Time-travel adventures!!

        <--- FREE in ebook form!!






    All are also available in paperback!!

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    Re: SPRING BREAK is here!! Keep those tweens busy....
    « Reply #22 on: April 08, 2017, 05:30:47 am »
    Keep the kids busy with the first in the Timekeepers time-travel adventure series, featuring teens who get unexpectedly thrown back in time.

    First book is FREE in ebook form  (but also available in paperback)



    The other books in the series...  the adventure continues!

      . . .   
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    Re: Do you know what YOUR TWEEN is reading??
    « Reply #23 on: April 21, 2017, 08:01:11 pm »
    Kids aged 11-13 (and their parents!) love the Timekeepers books...  they're fun, include adventure and danger.  Best of all, they're good for both girls and boys.  Check them out!!  **All are available in paperback.**

      . . .    . . . 
    ^ ^ FREE
    in ebook
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    Re: Do you know what YOUR TWEEN is reading??
    « Reply #24 on: April 29, 2017, 02:29:01 am »
    Time-travel adventures!!

        <--- FREE in ebook form!!






    All are also available in paperback!!

    Jena

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