Clayton's River Adventure
Frankfort to Boonesborough
Come along with Clayton,
his friend, Austin, Grampy and Mom on another fun and exciting river
adventure - this time on the Kentucky River from Frankfort to
Boonesborough. In this adventure, Clayton is also joined by his new
a lovable, smart beagle hound named Daisy. Also new to the Clayton
series is a young lady named Camryn, her poodle dog named Rocco, and
After Clayton and Austin are given a dream-catcher by a local resident
at Chapman’s Bend, Clayton has an intriguing dream that night about a
Native American tribe searching for a new home along the Kentucky River
Palisades. The next day, some strange and fascinating
events begin to unfold for Clayton’s group. During an exploration into
a cave at Shawnee Run, Clayton finds a bear tooth and arrowhead
necklace - just like the one he saw in his dream! Does the necklace
have special vibes?
This book is targeted for grades 3-6, contains facts about the Kentucky
River, dream-catchers, Daniel Boone and Capt. James Harrod and the
westward expansion of this country in the 1700’s, as well as the history
of the Shaker community.
NO PINK GLASSES
Hunter loves playing
football for the Little Giants Team and he has visions of himself on a
huge poster, “Best Wide Receiver Ever.” He faces his problem, realizing
he failed the school eye test. What if his mom and dad tell him he has
to quit playing football because of wearing glasses? After all, that
is just what happened to his friend! Will Hunter allow his parents to
read the school letter about his eye test, even if it means no more
football? Meanwhile, Hunter’s sister begs their parents for pink
glasses! What? Pink glasses?
Join Hunter as he prays and makes his decision in this family-oriented, humorous story, targeted for ages 3-7.
Clayton's River Adventure Continues:
Cincinnati to FRANKFORT
Join Clayton and his friend, Austin, Grampy and Mom on a fun, intriguing
and informative adventure onboard the Granny Rose. We left these
lovable and comical characters in Cincinnati at the conclusion of their
last adventure as they celebrated Clayton’s birthday. Now, picking up
the story there, they take in the sights of Cincinnati before heading
downstream on the Granny Rose. They think this will be another typical
day of cruising on the Ohio River back to their homes in Louisville.
But will it?
A little farm girl wakes up to a beautiful morning, grabs her favorite doll, and together they walk down The Avenue to the big house where the farm owners live. Her mother has warned her never to go close up to the big house because her dad is just one of their workers. The little girl sees visions of Jesus on her walk as she struggles to understand why the big house is off limits to her.
NO More French Fries in the Bed
Girls learn a valuable lesson about respecting other people's property and forgiveness
sister, Samantha, is away at camp an younger sister, Allyson, and her
friends trash the bedroom that Allyson and Samantha share. Upon her
return, Samantha becomes angry and lashes out at Allyson. Both girls
learn a valuable lesson about respecting others people's property and
CLAYTON’S RIVER ADVENTURE
Join Clayton and his friend, Austin, on a fun and exciting Ohio River
adventure aboard the Granny Rose, Grampy's new houseboat. Along the
journey from Louisville to Cincinnati, the boys encounter river wildlife
and habitats. Upon seeing the trash floating down the Ohio and along
the riverbanks, they enlist the help of their family and Science teacher
to write letters to the Mayor about cleaning up the trash. The boys
confront their fears as they spend their first night onboard the
"mansion on water," creepy sounds and all. Fears also abound as they
prepare to go into the "concrete box," the Markland Locks. Clayton and
Austin are joined on this adventure by Clayton's Mom and Grampy, who
help the boys become more aware of the history of the City of Louisville
and the Ohio River, as well as the workings of a houseboat.
Clayton's Birding Adventure
A Young Boy Learns the Secret Ways of Birds
there were books like this when I was little.”
―Timothy J. O’Connell,
Associate Professor, Oklahoma State
This is the story
of Clayton, a boy who moves to a new neighborhood and a new school. He soon
makes friends in the most unexpected way and learns that observing nature and
being open to learning helps him to feel at home in a brand new school and
This is for early readers, ages 7 to 10. It comes with an activity and
discussion page. More free resources are available at the website's
Resources for Learning section.
Hunter and the Fast Car Trophy Race
Will Grandma want to watch it?
is the story of Hunter, a young boy who loves to watch stock car races. His grandmother
comes to babysit during the big stock car race and Hunter is upset because he
is afraid Grandma won’t watch the race, but instead will do “grandma” things.
Find out how Hunter learns a lesson about stereotypes, and making assumptions
about his grandmother.
This is for early readers.
All of Penn’s books come complete with discussion questions in the appendix to
help parents guide their children in getting the most from each book before,
during, and after reading.
Is Kentucky in the Sky?
Grandpa's Trip to Oklahoma Puzzles a Young Child
Silver Award Winner
A young girl learns
about distance and traveling when her Grandpa flies in an airplane from
Kentucky to Oklahoma. In this book Allyson learns about airplanes, and abstract
ideas like time and distance in a fun and entertaining way.
This is a concept book
for early readers. All of Penn’s books come complete with discussion questions
in the Appendix to help parents guide their children in getting the most from
each book before, during, and after reading.