Derwood, Inc. – Peabody Adventure Series #1

Pull on your boots! It’s winter in Peabody, Wisconsin, and there is plenty of excitement afoot at the Derwood household. Siblings Jack and Penny become entangled in an international smuggling operation and the nonstop adventure of cracking a dangerous case. At times, however, it is hard to decide which is a greater threat — seasoned criminals or neighboorhood bullies.

By Jeri Massi. Derwood, Inc. is the first book in the Peabody Adventure series. Fiction, ages 9-12

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Carolina’s Courage

It takes courage to leave a familiar town, a comfortable homestead, and personal belongings and old friends. It takes courage to live in a small wagon, traveling barely a hundred miles a week through Indian territory. But it takes a special out-of-the-ordinary courage to give up the dearest treasure of the heart. This is the story of Carolina Putnam, a New Hampshire girl who has to find out if she has the true spirit of a pioneer.

Written by Elizabeth Yates, ages 7-9

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Moody Science: Wonder of You & Clown Carpenter DVD

During the harsh winter months when many animals have gone south, birds, squirrels, and other animals who stay in the cold lands find food high above the snowy grounds. This food is the very acorns that the generous woodpecker has placed in the trees. Only God, the Master Craftsman could make The Clown-Faced Carpenter store food for an entire forest! 29 minutes.
A Quarterback draws his arms to pass the football. His eyes focus on the receiver, then he releases the ball with perfect aim – all thanks to the amazing human machine, revealed in The Wonder of You. Even the finest man-made structures can’t match the human skeleton’s complexity. In The Wonder of You, you’ll discover how it has everything it needs, down to the finest detail. 34 minutes.
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Moody Science: Power of Plants & Treasure Hunt DVD

A flower splits the sidewalk. A tiny sprout cracks the foundation of a house. You may not realize it, but plants work nonstop! Unfortunately, it happens too slowly for humans to see with the naked eye. So we’ve used the development of time-lapse photography to reveal the mysterious mechanism behind The Power in Plants in this one-of-a-kind presentation. 32 minutes.
Whether you find them in the deepest cavern or the nearest salt shaker, or a deep, dark cave, crystals are a treasure worth hunting. Treasure Hunt will show you how these architectural masterpieces are pieced together. What starts as only a drop of water expands and hardens over into beautiful crystals. Treasure Hunt will help you gain a new appreciation for the careful way God has crafted these miracles of His material world. 31 minutes.
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Moody Science: Wings of Beauty & Long Journey DVD

Flying on Wings of Beauty examines one small creature in God’s animal kingdom – the butterfly. You’ll marvel at the brilliant color and detailed patterns that God placed on each butterfly. Learn how the butterfly travels literally hundreds of miles to a warmer climate during the winter months. And that’s just the beginning of the wonderful, interesting facts we examine about the delicate butterfly that God designed. 34 minutes.

At first glance, the salmon may seem to be an unobtrusive, ordinary fish. But the salmon is anything but ordinary. In The Long Journey, you’ll follow the voyage of mighty salmon on their remarkable trip. Discover how these little fish persevere, following their instincts until they reach their final destination. 35 minutes.

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The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry DVD

Best buddies Dustin, Albert and Mark are twelve-year-old boys looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970.  When Dustin mows the lawn of seventy-five-year-old Jonathan Sperry, a man he has seen at church, a unique friendship develops. What happens the rest of this summer is something Dustin and his friends will never forget. Rated PG, run time 96 minutes.

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Moondance Alexander DVD

Life is a rough ride for awkward, friendless, 12-year-old Moondance (Kay Panabaker). But when a Pinto pony named Checkers leaps into her life, Moondance pursues a dream she never knew she had. Convinced that Checkers has champion potential, she enters him in the Bow Valley Classic, and in the process learns that only perseverance lands you in the winner’s circle. Directed by Michael Damian, and featuring an irresistible soundtrack, Moondance Alexander is an uplifting story the whole family will enjoy. Rated G, runtime 94 minutes.

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