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Hickory Doc’s Tales (The Pack: First Generation)

In Hickory Doc’s Tales, Doc shares a host of humorous stories from his important role as a hunting dog, and he narrates what life is like at the kennel. Geared toward elementary school readers, this book helps youth transition to chapter books, and it encourages a host of creative writing opportunities and exercises.

Awards

  • 2021 (Dec.) International Impact Book Award – Children’s Education – Excellence for Writing Quality – Digital
  • 2021 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Best Books in the Category of Animals and Pets NABE (National Association of Book Entrepreneurs) Digital
  • 2021 Firebird Book Awards – Children’s Early Readers (5-8) – Digital
  • 2021 Hollywood Book Festival – Children’s Books – Honorable Mention – Digital
  • 2021 (Nov.) Literary Titan Four–Star Review
  • 2021 Literary Titan Book AwardBest Book Digital
  • 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Award – Pets/Animals – Digital
  • RWYK (Reading With Your Kids) – Certified Fun Read
  • 2020 International Book Awards – Finalist: Children’s Fiction
  • 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist: Series (Fiction)
  • 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Contest – First Place: Animals/Pets
  • 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Contest – Honorable Mention: Chapter Books
  • 2019 American Fiction Award – Finalist: Juvenile Fiction
  • 2019 American Book Fest “Best Book” Awards  – Finalist: Children’s Educational
  • 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Award – Finalist

The Remarkable Story of Willie the Crow (A Hickory Doc’s Tale)

The Remarkable Story of Willie the Crow continues the adventures of the Hickory Doc’s Tales! Find out about the unlikely friendship between hunting dogs and a crow named Willie.

Awards

  • 2022 (Feb.) Literary Titan Book Awards – Gold Book Award – Digital
  • 2022 (Jan.) Literary Titan Five-Star Review
  • 2021 B. R. A. G. Medallion – Children’s Digital
  • 2021 Little Peeps Children’s Book Awards for Early Readers & Picture Books – CIBA – In the Running for Short List – Semi-Finalists – Chanticleer International Book Awards
  • 2021 New England Book Festival Winners Children’s Books Runner-Up Digital
  • RWYK (Reading With Your Kids) – Certified Great Read
  • 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist: Series (Fiction)

Solitary Toes and Brown-Headed Cowbirds (A Hickory Doc’s Tale)

Solitary Toes and Brown-Headed Cowbirds continues the adventures of the Hickory Doc’s Tales with a humorous story about a race between a three-legged hunting dog named Deacon a racehorse named B.J.

Awards

  • 2022 (Jan.) Literary Titan Book Awards – Silver Book Award – Digital
  • 2021 Firebird Book Awards – Nature Digital
  • 2021 Hollywood Book Festival – Sequels Digital
  • 2021 American Fiction Awards – Children’s Fiction (Ages 3 – 6) – Finalist Digital
  • 2021 December Literary Titan Four–Star Review
  • RWYK (Reading With Your Kids) – Certified Fun Read
  • 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist: Series (Fiction)


Doc, Willie, and the Pack: Secrets, Gifts, Family (A Hickory Doc’s Tale)

Doc, Willie, and the Pack: Secrets, Gifts, Family is the continuing humorous saga of five hunting dogs and their friend Willie, the crow with bad eyesight. Can Willie convince the pack he’s part of their family?

Awards

  • 2022 Eric Hoffer Book Award – Legacy Fiction Category First Runner-Up
  • 2022 Eric Hoffer Book Award – First Horizon Award Finalist
  • 2022 (Feb.) Literary Titan Book Awards – Gold Book Award – Digital
  • 2022 (Jan.) Literary Titan Five-Star Review
  • 2021 American Fiction Awards – Children’s Picture Book: Soft Cover Fiction – Finalist Digital
  • 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Award – Children’s Picture Books – 6 & Older – Digital
  • 2021 Southern California Book Festival – Children – Digital
  • 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist: Series (Fiction)

Doc’s Dog Days (A Hickory Doc’s Activity Book)

Doc’s Dog Days workbook includes portions of stories from the book series. These are humorous, educational, character building, and portray many of life’s lessons. They help youth transition to chapter books. Teachers can use this workbook as activities for the series or stand alone projects for your students. The students can use their creativity to finish each story either by writing paragraphs, drawing their own illustrations, or coloring the existing ones.

Awards

  • 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Award – Winner: Activity Books All Ages
  • 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Award – Finalist: Animals/Pets
  • 2020 Eric Hoffer Award – Book Category Finalist
  • US Review – Recommended (Read Here)


The Wayward Path of the Devil and Mr. Snake in the Garden of Eden

In The Wayward Path, Percy the dove and Lucy the lamb help both Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Then, one day the Devil and his assistant Mr. Snake sneak into the Garden. Why does God forbid Adam and Eve to eat fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad? What tricks do the Devil and Mr. Snake use on Eve? What happens to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden?


Chatty the Hen Pheasant
(Travels with the Pack) 

In Chatty the Hen Pheasant, “my official name is Cimaroc Lucky Nassau. The Great One (my human hunter and owner) calls me Nassau. I’m a Labrador Retriever. To retrieve means to bring back—and that’s what I do best—everywhere we hunt in America!”

This starts the story of Chatty the Hen Pheasant. Chatty is a humorous and adventure-filled story with plenty of action to keep the interest of elementary children. What happens when a smart pheasant meets up with a determined hunting dog? Both animals use tons of playful antics throughout the story. Chatty the Hen Pheasant will win the hearts and minds of all who read this story.

Awards

  • 2022 Winner, Honorable Mention: London Book Festival Children’s Books
  • 2021 Story Monsters Approved Winner: Board Books (Birth-Age 3) – Digital