Best Action & Adventure Books for 1 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 action & adventure books for 1 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Benefits of a Bully

by: L.A. Kendrick
Release date: May 16, 2016
Number of Pages: 62
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The Benefits of a Bully is a story told from a 11 yr old’s point of view. His grammar is spoken in the way young kids talk and sometimes when they try to sound like adults, Sedale, and Sterling have to use every means to avoid the bully Dexter well at least Sterling does. So Sedale issues a challenge to stop the bully Dexeter, from his rampage on the kids at school. There is a local video game tournament that, will provide the battle ground. Also strangers are appearing at school and children are disappearing without a trace, some right from their homes, by an unseen force called the Moja a.k.a. “The closet walker.” when these three kids hit the scene look out world. If you want to find an alternative way to deal with bullies then look no further. Complete with morals, ethics, manners, and pride the story will surely produce a story for the ages and the twist is one that you won’t see coming even through Sterling’s glasses.

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2. Tom and Pippo’s Day (Tom and Pippo)

by: Helen OxenburyHelen Oxenbury
Release date: Apr 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 16
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A young boy spends the day indoors with his toy monkey.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

3. The Black Fire Chronicles: Origins (The Black Fire Chronicles Kids Fantasy Book Series 1)

by: Kim RigbyMaria Gandolfo
Release date: Sep 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 174
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Looking for a fast-paced adventure?

One afternoon, Andrew Adler’s average 12-year old life changes forever. He is thrust into a world of adventure and fantasy when his loyal dog Ralph begins to talk and he learns that his dad is in danger.
Who are the sinister race of creatures that kidnapped Andrew’s dad? Why do they grow the curious herb, Black Fire? And how can Andrew and Ralph stop the disastrous – and sometimes funny – effect Black Fire is having on the human population?
With the clever Ralph as his companion, Andrew discovers the vast and mysterious underground world of Vellistrian, the powerful and ancient race of the Pisal and the most indestructible of fighting opponents. Only then does he recognize true courage within himself.

This coming of age story and the first of an Australian-based series will appeal to readers who enjoy Harry Potter, How to Train your Dragon and the various stories of Neil Gaiman.

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What readers are saying:

Since the author is Australian, it gives the book a unique flavor, adding to the interest. This is a fun, age-appropriate book for kids 8-12. It is filled with action, an interesting plot, a realistic main character, and plenty of bad guys. It held my interest from beginning to end. The ending keeps the reader wondering until the very last lines–a good wrap-up, leaving no dangling ends. If you love it and want more, there is another book with more adventures. It is a clean book for your kids. – Book Maven

middle-grade fantasy adventure
middle-grade fiction ages 9-12
kids mystery books ages 9-12
children’s mystery & thrillers
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

4. Supercat

by: Kate McMullanPascal LeMaitre
Release date: Jun 17, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Hooo-ray! Meowie Wowie! Glug Glug Glug and Glig Glig Glig! Introducing the first superhero for babies and toddlers! Marrying comic book with board book into a format just the right size to fill a lap, Supercat chronicles the super adventures of Supercat, who flies from his home in the Milky Way to make the world safe for blankies.

With sidekick Super Mouse, Super Phone, Super Milk, and the Cow Who Jumps Over the Moon, Supercat is all set to rescue babies everywhere. Blanket lost? Baby refuses to put on pajamas?? Too many tears to go to bed??? No problem-Supercat knows just what to do. Funny, fast-moving, thoroughly charming, and adorable, Supercat is high entertainment for the youngest audience, and just as much fun for the parents who will be doing the reading. Kate McMullan’s sweet story is full of comic-book style, of “Super!” this and “Super!” that, “Oof!” and “Zooooop-zip!” And Pascal Lemaitre’s illustration, is inventive, expressive, energetic, and colorful. The collaboration has everything to catch a baby’s or toddler’s imagination and get parents to fall in love with bedtime reading all over again.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

5. Where’s Nicky?

by: Cathryn Falwell
Release date: Sep 21, 1998
Number of Pages: 26
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Where’s Nicky? is a delightful game of hide-and-seek.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

6. Allen and the Hunt for Sasquatch

by: Keighley James
Release date: May 31, 2016
Number of Pages: 29
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Allen and the Hunt for Sasquatch is about a man named Allen who wants to go on an adventure! His adventure leads him up Mount Baker in pursuit of the mysterious Sasquatch. His search will take him through all sorts of wildlife, including some fairly large animals.
Does Allen find the ever-elusive Sasquatch? You’ll just have to read and find out!
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Children’s Books > Animals

7. Circus! : A Pop-Up Adventure

by: Meg DavenportLisa V. Werenko
Release date: Sep 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 12
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This Big Top extravaganza overflows with pop-up thrills and chills and death-defying delights! Full color.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts

8. The End of the World

by: Lamees Alhassar
Release date: Aug 17, 2016
Number of Pages: 307
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Earth has been plundered by its inhabitants for far too long. It is now a whirling mass of destruction, being pulled into its own Sun.

Captain Kristen and the crew of the Atlantis have been tasked with finding a suitable replacement world before it is too late.

In their travels they come across many strange beings, and are captured by some to be used as pawns in a game for their own race’s salvation.

The leader of one planet reluctantly agrees to help them, merely with guidance to find the makers of Planet Earth. He suggests that when a machine breaks down, one goes to the maker of the machine. Since humans have “broken” Earth, why not find the makers of the planet?

Will the crew of the Atlantis find the makers? And even if they do, will it be in time, and will the makers agree to help?

“Good morning. This is Captain Kristen, Commander of Atlantis Mission Explorer,” she stated. “Today is day 1,472 since we departed Earth.

“I hope today will be a good day for us, a day when we will have some good news to relay back to you at home. News that will bring us all hope and salvation.”

She shut down the laptop and sighed.

“Hope and salvation,” she repeated to herself.

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9. Moonbear’s Pet

by: Frank AschFrank Asch
Release date: Nov 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 32
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Bear and his friend Little Bird have a brand new pet! She’s a cute little fish, and they name her Splash. One day Splash starts growing wings — or are those paws? Little Bird is convinced Splash wants to be a bird, but Bear disagrees and insists she’s becoming a bear just like him. Will Bear and Little Bird’s friendship survive? And just what will Splash become?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Frogs & Toads

10. Nimbus the Little Rain Cloud

by: Ravyn Dominguez
Release date: Jun 28, 2016
Number of Pages: 22
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Along his journeys, Nimbus the little rain cloud always treasures his gift of producing water and spreading it across the world. But when he tries to help with his special gift, things actually seem to get worse. He begins to wonder if his gift isn’t so special after all. As he feels unwanted, he drifts away from causing any more damage. During his absence, drought occurs, and people realize they took him for granted. Does Nimbus help and save the day?
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11. One Little Duck (DK Baby Fun)

by: DK
Release date: Aug 04, 2003
Number of Pages: 16
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Mother duck says “quack, quack, quack” and only three ducks came back. Three little ducks went swimming one day, over the hill and far away.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

12. Bean Soup

by: Sarah Hines-StephensAnna Grossnickle Hines
Release date: May 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 18
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The lovable cat Bean is romping through three new board books, but this time he has company—a lively dog named Soup. Their sunny adventures will charm toddlers and provide hours of board book fun! • Simple stories for young children
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

13. Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble: Big Dog and Little Dog Board Books

by: Dav Pilkey
Release date: Oct 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 14
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In this lovable board book series, Dav Pilkey captures the humor of everyday canine behavior. The sweet personalities, lasting friendship, and hilarious antics of Big Dog and Little Dog will enchant little ones and entertain dog lovers of all ages.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

14. Chicken Little (Read-Aloud Board Book)

by: RH Disney
Release date: Jan 24, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Now even the youngest fans can enjoy the wacky antics of their favorite characters from Disney’s computer-animated film Chicken Little! This wonderful Read-Aloud Board Book is just the perfect size for babies and toddlers!
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Children’s Books > Animals

15. Clinton Gregory’s Secret

by: Bruce Whatley
Release date: Mar 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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A week in the life of a boy with a very active imagination.

Clinton Gregory has a secret. Actually, Clinton Gregory has at least seven secrets, one for each night of the week. Monday, he wrestled a dragon named Gordon; Wednesday, he was invited to dinner with giants; and Sunday, he made paper hats for a ship full of pirates and then rocketed to the moon and back! But the secrets don’t stop there . . .

For the daydreamer in every child, this adventurous fantasy is filled with lush details to discover in each illustration. Children will pore over the large doublepage spreads during storytime readings and nod off to sleep at bedtime after following Clinton Gregory’s very busy, outrageously whimsical agenda.

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

16. Happy Feet (DK Ultimate Sticker Books)

by: Amy Junor
Release date: Sep 18, 2006
Number of Pages: 16
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Featuring stickers of Mumble, Elvis, and Norma Jean, along with all the other creatures of Antarctica, this incredible book brings the world of Happy Feet to life.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

17. First Look and Find: SpongeBob SquarePants (First Look and Find)

by: Editors of Publications International Ltd.Editors of Publications International Ltd.
Release date: Jan 18, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
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SpongeBob SquarePants has challenged Squidward to a Krabby Patty cook-off, and his special spatula is missing. Without it, he can t win. First Look and Find: SpongeBob SquarePants allows toddlers to join Nickelodeon s SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick on an adventure across Bikini Bottom, searching seven bright and colorful scenes for SpongeBob s special spatula.

Toddlers will love this bright and colorful book that was conceived and designed just for them. There s no reading required, and the fun storyline and brightly colored scenes will keep their interest as they complete simple search and match activities.

In each colorful picture, children can search for Bikini Bottom characters as well as everyday items like animals, food, and toys. Additional activities focus on the development of a variety of skills, from rhyming to colors to shape recognition and counting. You and your child will probably come up with even more ideas for look-and-find activities as you read together.

Toddlers will delight in using this colorful First Look and Find book. They will take pride in their ability to:
Search, point, and match.
Make comparisons.
Discover concepts such as shapes and colors.
Follow simple directions.
Read a book alone.

This durable book has a heavy, cushioned cover and sturdy, coated board pages that wipe clean for repeated use and stand up to rough handling. First Look and Find: SpongeBob SquarePants conforms to the Specifications for Toy Safety of ASTM F963-03.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

18. The Lost Coin: An Amazing Journey

by: Sherry GersteinTracey Moroney
Release date: Aug 10, 2004
Number of Pages: 12
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This is the story of how a piece of lost treasure made an amazing journey. It found its way from a pirate, to a parrot, to a shark and more. But the best part of this book is that it comes with a shiny gold coin for young readers to keep! Just open the special holder inside the book to take out the coin. Then find the openings on every page and push the coin through to the next part of the story.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

19. The Missing Melon (A Read-With-Me Book)

by: Barb Asselin
Release date: Jun 19, 2015
Number of Pages: 22
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Enjoy a fun Read-With-Me book with your child today!

Sarah and Sammy finally win a game of ball against Mom and Dad! Now, it’s time to celebrate by enjoying their picnic lunch and delicious watermelon, however, when they return to their picnic table, the watermelon is gone! Now what? Join Sarah and Sammy on a sleuthing adventure as they search for the missing melon!

The Missing Melon is a Read-With-Me story of adventure and problem-solving, as Sarah and Sammy work together to solve the dilemma of their missing picnic lunch.

Your children will enjoy trying to read to you or being read to, plus they will love the fun illustrations in this early reader.

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Interview with the Author:

Q – Why do you enjoy writing children’s books?

A – It’s a mixture of things, actually. I loved reading as a child. I would often spend my weekends either at the local library, or curled up in our lazy-boy chair reading. I knew I wanted to instill that love of reading into my children from as early an age as possible. The first children’s book I wrote was called, Casey’s First Tooth, about my oldest daughter getting her first tooth. The kids still laugh when they read that one!

Q – What do you hope readers will enjoy most about your children’s books?

A – I hope that parents will discover a fun book that their kids will enjoy reading over and over again. Plus, I hope that kids will enjoy trying to read my books, have fun being read to, and love the fun illustrations.

Thanks for reading!

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– Kids books ages 3 to 6
– Kids books ages 2 6
– Early readers level 1
– Early readers for first grade
– Read with me books
– Easy readers for kids
– Kids books online

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

20. Tom and Pippo Go for a Walk (Tom and Pippo)

by: Helen OxenburyHelen Oxenbury
Release date: Apr 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 16
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Critics cheered when Tom and his toy monkey Pippo made their picture-book debut. Publishers Weekly called the books “right on target for this age and sure to captivate”. Now in a sturdy board book format, the gentle adventures of this favorite pair can be enjoyed by even the youngest readers.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

21. Spot’s Bedtime Story Book

by: Eric Hill
Release date: Nov 23, 1998
Number of Pages: 80
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Ten short endearing stories set in Spot’s familiar world among his family and friends are ideal for reading aloud to young Spot fans. Spot catches Mr. Kangaroo’s hat, and Mr. Kangaroo rescues Spot’s kite from a tree; Spot follows his nose looking for a delicious smell — to the flowerbed, to fresh paint on Tom’s fence, to Sally’s kitchen where he finds hot, fresh-baked cookies; Grandma joins Spot on the seesaw in the park to balance Grandpa on the other end. Children will be with Spot each step of the way, laughing, anticipating and enjoying every lively adventure. Great for reading aloud.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

22. 101 Trucks

by: Sam WilliamsKen Wilson-max
Release date: Mar 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 10
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With 101 fun-filled flaps to lift, bright colorful artwork, and clever rhyming text, this interactive board book is sure to delight all young readers fascinated by trucks and Hollywood!

Start ’em up… and get ready to roll! You’re on the road to Hollywood in this big, vibrant, interactive treat. Just shift your gears, lift the 101 fun-filled flaps on the sturdy board book pages, and discover surprises at every turn in the road. With humorous text creatively written to rhyme when read from left to right or up and down, and bright, colorful artwork by best-selling artist Ken Wilson-Max, this innovative format is sure to captivate young truck lovers.
It’s time to hit the road!

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

23. The Accidental Pilot

by: Mark FentonDylan Simpson
Release date: Sep 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 54
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Come ride along in the fun and adventure as eleven-year-old Sam does what every little boy dreams of, he turns his love of flying model airplanes into a real adventure! A kind, elderly pilot shares his wisdom and guidance in this exciting story of faith, courage and determination.

Follow Sam as his hobby and passion for planes takes over his summer plans and sends him on a dangerous, but exciting journey into the unknown. Who knows what can happen—the sky is the limit!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

24. Children of the Bluefish

by: Stan E. Hughes
Release date: May 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 364
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It is the early 1600s as a cumbersome longboat labors toward the distant shore of a North American bay. As its huddled occupants are pulled toward the first parlay between the Englishmen and the leadership of the Choptank Indians, the men brace against the cold and quietly contemplate an uncertain future.

Aboard the Phyllis Redoubtable is Master Edward Wingfield, perpetual bachelor and the first president of the Jamestown settlement, as well as six other men with various talents and goals. After Wingfield finally finds a landing site, he and his men venture ashore where they build a compound and eventually sail across the estuary to meet the local natives. As a relationship develops between the white men and the tribe, their cultures intertwine through young love and brotherhood. When the Englishmen and the natives begin having premonitions of a brutal war, they quickly implement a plan of survival. As the first signs of danger creep over the horizon, the natives and the Englishmen have no idea they are about to learn the value of freedom, love, and hope for their future.

Children of the Bluefish shares the exciting tale of a crew of Englishmen and a native people as their worlds collide during the seventeenth century and highlight a perilous existence driven by adventure, ambition, and real challenges to survive.

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25. Arthur on the Farm (A Chunky Book(R))

by: Marc Brown
Release date: May 12, 1998
Number of Pages: 22
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Who belongs to that curly little tail sticking out of the corn crib? Open the flap: “Oink, oink!  I’m a pig.”  All the animals on Grandpa Dave’s farm are hiding and only their tails are showing! Preschoolers will have fun guessing, then lifting the flaps to discover each farm friend and the noise it makes.  
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

26. Curious Kittens

by: Roy VolkmannRoy Volkmann
Release date: Mar 13, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Three kittens watch their fish swim in his bowl and think “we can do that.” Except they don’t want to get wet. Luckily, they find an empty bowl and the fun begins!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

27. Daisy: The Little Duck with the Big Feet! – Box Set of 4

by: Jane Simmons
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 14
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This collection of four miniature First Daisy Books showcases the endearing duckling’s adventures. Includes “Go to Sleep, Daisy, Daisy’s Favorite Things, Daisy’s Day Out”, and “Daisy Says Coo!” The books are encased in a carrying case. Full-color illustrations. 7 spreads for each book. Pkg. Consumable.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

28. Everything and Anything You Want Nothing to Be: The Realization of Having Everything with Having Nothing.

by: Jerry Niente
Release date: Aug 23, 2016
Number of Pages: 138
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Everything and Anything You Want Nothing to Be is really anything and everything you want it to be—a guide for yourself and a guide for others. Knowing the truth may be difficult, but facing the truth isn’t hard at all. Our own perceptions are different from all else’s interpretations and sensory inceptions just as the interpretation of a person reading a book will differ from another’s. It’s humorous if you have the sense and enjoyable if you can enjoy. Read it for yourself, and be your own judge.
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29. Filament: Accepting the Gift

by: Alan Paris O.D.
Release date: May 22, 2016
Number of Pages: 201
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A quiet doctor works the back streets serving the poor residents of a disinterested city. A strange package arrives and life-changing events occur. Locals claim miracles while the press spreads wild rumors. The Vatican sends a high Bishop to investigate. Confusion and crisis arise as the public demands explanation. Suddenly, a striking, talented attorney with eyes for the doctor rescues the moment. Only she knows the secret of influence from beyond. Amid the chaos, a passionate relationship grows. A violent attack and a day in court send resolve for a new beginning. Follow this adventure through an amazing story in this Part I of The Filament Trilogy. Good guys do exist. But can they survive and succeed?
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30. The Great Camel Experiment of the Old West

by: Sherry Alexander
Release date: Aug 05, 2015
Number of Pages: 126
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In the mid-1800s, the United States needed a better way to protect the great flood of immigrants, pioneers, and settlers headed west along the southern route from Indian attacks, thieves, and murderers. Sending more cavalry wasn’t the answer. The land known as the great American Desert was inhospitable to horses and mules. Only one animal “stood the test” in the southwest, and it wasn’t a horse. The Great Camel Experiment of the Old West chronicles the journey of that noble beast from the Middle East to the deserts of the American Southwest.
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Children’s Books > History > Military & Wars

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