Space Station Rat
After escaping a labratory, Rat is trapped aboard a space station, threatened by starvation, hunter robots, and a bored boy.
Rat Trap: the sequel to Space Station Rat
Rat and Jeff are back and still aboard the space station—but with suspicious scientists and robots around every corner, Rat is in danger again
Shanghaied to the Moon
Stewart jumps at the chance for a trip to space, but the mission is more dangerous than he dreamed.
RACING THE BLUE MONARCH is a serialized solar race car thriller that will be released in 6 installments beginning July 1st, 2015. The story is:
Draft cover concept just in from artist Martha Haas
16 year old Scooter's life has been off track ever since his older brother, Eddie, ran away from home to seek fame driving in NASCAR.
Then an apparently nutty solar guy comes to class one day. He has this amazing solar powered car – the Blue Monarch. And he needs a driver for a big race in Daytona.
Scooter jumps at this chance to reunite the Racing Cochrans.
But Big Oil will stop at nothing short of murder to prevent the Blue Monarch from winning the race and Eddie's dark secrets threaten to take the Blue Monarch out of the race before the green flag even waves. Can Scooter overcome these threats, and his own demons when he gets behind the wheel, to drive the Blue Monarch to victory and save the world from global warming?
SUBSCRIBE TODAY and you will receive the first installment beginning July 1st, 2015 delivered directly to your email as a digital PDF file. Five other installments will follow each week after that!
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You will receive the first installment beginning July 1st, 2015 delivered directly to your email as a digital PDF file. Five other installments will follow each week after that!
NEW EDITION OF AMAZING SUN FUN ON PDF!
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NEW PDF DOWNLOAD EDITION
Amazing Sun Fun Activities introduces kids in grades 5-8 to the principles of solar energy with fun sun facts and fun sun activities, including a pizza box solar oven for cooking Smokeless S'mores, dead dinosaurs in your gas tank, and Roman solar access laws.
Clear language rooted in everyday experiences and inviting illustrations create open, friendly pages that encourage exploration for both the interested and the reluctant young scientist. Readers will discover and build while learning scientific methods and awakening an ongoing curiosity about this subject fast becoming a dominant part of our energy future. First published in 1995, Amazing has been revised and updated for 2015.
Once your order is processed, which may take up to 2 days, you will receive a link by email to a downloadable PDF file of the complete digital version of Amazing Sun Fun Activities.
READ the FORWARD to this new edition and MORE DETAILS about the books contents.Click herea>Once your order is processed, which may take up to 2 days, you will receive a link by email to a downloadable PDF file of the complete digital version of Amazing Sun Fun Activities.
MICHAEL'S FIRST EARLY READER CHAPTER BOOK!
Pinch is hungry. But he is too lazy to make his own soup.
Dash is a great cook. But he never puts enough pepper or hot sauce in his soup.
Can two friends make the perfect pot of soup? Or will a spat about spices spoil their lunch?
Meet Pinch & Dash, two good friends who do things differently---but always stick together in the end.
Available in hardcover & paperback
Also available as an Audio Book from Recorded Books.
Stay on the look-out for more adventures next year when PINCH AND DASH star in THE TERRIBLE COUCH!
And please don't miss my wife, Jessie Haas' new early reader: Bramble and Maggie. The cover and link is just to your left.
Pinch and Dash are back again
for another zany adventure!
Aunt Hasty has sent Pinch her couch.
Pinch does not want a couch.
Pinch does not need a couch.
Pinch does not like this couch.
It is a terrible couch!
Can his friend Dash help Pinch
solve this terrible problem?
Or will Pinch never sit in
his snug chair again?
A Junior Library Guild Selection
cover illustration by Thomas F. Yezerski copyright 2013
FULL KIRKUS Review of Pinch & Dash Make Soup
"Daley's easy-reading text about good friends learning to cooperate is served up just right with Yezerski's illustrations in pen, ink and watercolor."
Full Cast Audio has just released an unabridged audio version of Space Station Rat
by Michael J. Daley
HERE'S WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT RAT:
There's not much true science fiction available for the intermediate grades, so we were delighted to find this terrific outer space adventure story. Though it is humorous and exciting, its science seriously, as a good SF novel should. This is a solo read, provided by our own Dan Bostick, who was named one of the five best voices in Children's Audio last year by AudioFile Magazine.
2008 Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction---Eleanor Cameron Middle Grade Novel
2008 Best Book for the Teen Aged, New York Public Library
ORIGINS OF SHANGHAIED---
One of the things that fascinates me as a writer is how the tiniest chance tidbit of something unexpected can bring an entire world to life in my imagination. This is how SHANGHAIED TO THE MOON came into existence.
There was an NPR report on the discovery of the final camp of the Scott Expedition to the South Pole. Many feet of ice now covered it and a fierce debate was raging: was it ethical to dig down and uncover this place or should the dead be left in peace? Which was the more fitting monument?
For me, this led to the question: What will happen to the site of the first landing on the Moon when we go back there? Val and Stewart and their perilous adventure sprang almost whole from that question.
Praise for RAT TRAP
"I love this book. I love that Rat remains always and ever a grown up person who has as much practical to teach the boy as she has to learn. I love the fact that Daley never loses sight of the fact that in a rough, tough universe sentimental messages aren't half as useful as a good set of screwdrivers."
---The Intergalactic Playground