Sunday, April 30, 2017

What is a Scottish Fold?


The Scottish Fold is a special breed of cat. They have a unique folded ear that makes them easy to spot. The Scottish fold is a blend of other breeds: The British and American shorthairs.

The first Scottish Fold was found on a farm in Scotland in 1961. Her name was Susie. She had white fur. A man named William Ross adopted one of her kittens, and named it Snooks. The kitten also shared the folded ear trait.

Snooks had kittens, and the trait proved dominant. Her kittens were born with folded ears. These kittens were called lop-eared cats, but later named Scottish Folds for the country they came from, Scotland.

Scotty, The Scottish Member of the Cat Board

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wonder Woman: I Am an Amazon Warrior



Wonder Woman, DC Comics' greatest heroine, comes to the big screen on June 2, 2017, for the first major motion picture in her 75-year history The all-star cast includes Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, and more.

Before she became Wonder Woman, Diana lived as a princess and a warrior on a secret, faraway island. Discover how she trained to become an Amazon warrior and one of the world's greatest heroes

Based on the major motion picture, Wonder Woman: I Am an Amazon Warrior is a fully illustrated Level 2 I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 29th is International Table Top Day



April 29th is International Table Top Day. You can save big at From My Shelf Books & Gifts. Save 50% off any board game in stock. Only on April 29th, and only for members of our rewards program. Not a member? Join now!

From My Shelf Books & Gifts racks up the reward points for you, and now our rewards program is even better. Every dollar spent counts. $1= 1 point. Points = discounts, special offers, and FREE books & games.

Buy a tin of mints, a package of Magic cards, or even a book off the discount table and earn points! Only shop with us on occasion? These points don't expire. Don't live in Wellsboro? The points apply to phone or Internet orders as well. From My Shelf Books can be your long distance, local bookstore.

Come in a find out about our great, new rewards program. You can save and earn discounts off even if you aren't a member. Members still receive big discounts off books, games, and gifts, and can trade in books for store credit, but the new reward program is FREE to all.

If you are a member, we can enroll you with your permission. Just let us know. It only takes a minute to enroll you. The data is only for From My Shelf and we don't share or sell your information. Not a member? Ask how you can save even more on books and gifts, and turn used books into new books, games and gifts.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Are Available at the Green Free Library!!



I was a voracious reader as a child. My parents couldn't have kept me and my sisters supplied with reading materials. I received books for Christmas, and Easter and my birthday. I spent my allowance on books, but it was my local library, The Green Free Library in Wellsboro Pennsylvania, that filled the rest of the need.

I'm happy to announce that the Green Free Library now has the first five books in the Totally Ninja Raccoon series. Your child can now check them out and see just how fun they are. People started asking for them, and the library responded.

If your library or school doesn't have the Totally Ninja Raccoons, just ask. They are available from the usual sources for libraries. I'm starting to do more library and school events, and would love to visit your local library or school. Just contact me at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 570-724-5793 and we'll get started.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Emu. Emus as Pets. Emus Keeping, Care, Housing, Interaction, Diet and Health



Emus have been raised as pets for several years mostly because of their lean meat. There are several things about the Emu that make them the most adorable pets to have at home. They are wonderfully friendly and can even be very playful around the people that they have bonded with. The gait of these birds and the "goofy"expression that they carry all the time makes them a lot of fun to be around. Of course, you need to be extremely cautious while raising Emus as they are really large birds that can become unruly and dangerous when not raised to be tame. When they are larger, there are several restrictions with respect to the space and the area that you can raise these birds in. However, if you raise emus as babies, you will see that they are just as great as any other household pet that climbs up into your lap, hides in small spaces in your home and just keep you entertained all day. This book is the best guide for anyone who is setting out on their journey with their Emus. It will provide you with all the information that you require from sourcing your bird, housing them and even providing them with proper nutrition and care. The information that you will find in this book has been tested by emu owners. Therefore all the tips that you will read about are practical and easy. Covered in this book: -Behavior -Bonding -Buying -Caring -Diet -Feeding -Handling -Healthcare -Housing -Legal considerations -Routine care -The history and origin of the species -Travelling ....and much more

Friday, April 21, 2017

MAIN STREET & DOWNTOWN WELLSBORO PENNSYLVANIA



MAIN STREET & DOWNTOWN WELLSBORO PENNSYLVANIA is part of the America's Main Street contest and we'd love your support—you can vote every 24 hours up through April 23rd!


The America's Main Street contest, recognizes the economic benefits of Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. The winner will receive a $25,000 prize to support revitalization. Please vote!


JUST CLICK ON THE PHOTO OF MAIN STREET WELLSBORO TO BE TAKEN TO THE SITE TO VOTE!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Top 100 In Bestselling Independent Titles



Fellow Booksellers who use Ingram? Check out Bestselling Independent Titles right under Fiction Blooms. All of my Totally Ninja Raccoon series made the list, as well as my novella Operation Ragnarok. The first book in the series, The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot is currently number 30. People are starting to call The Totally Ninja Raccoons the next Wimpy Kid. Why wait to check it out?


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Little Beans Speech

Hello, my name is Kevin and I like ninjas.

Who here likes ninjas?


Approach member of audience with ninja erasers hidden in hands. Ask child that says they liked ninjas to chose a hand. Give them ninja eraser.

Do you know how you become a ninja?

Approach another child, let them chose a hand...



You choose to become a ninja!


You can chose to be a ninja, or a doctor, or a firefighter, an athlete, or even happy








What do you want to be when you grown up?......take some answers....It's OK if you don't know yet. You have lots of time

Do you want to hear what three raccoon brothers decided to be?




Do you want to hear about how the Totally Ninja Raccoons chose to become ninjas?

Insert some photos of things in first chapter

Read first chapter of The Totally Ninja Raccoons, read another based on attention and wiggling

Who wants to hear more about the Ninja Raccoons?

read second chapter depending on time etc.




Have you ever had anyone call you something bad, or tell you that you can't do something? Well, if raccoons can decide to be ninjas, then you can decide to be anything you want.

Now, who here wants to be a ninja?


All of you can choose to be a very special kind of ninja today!


A reading Ninja!


Reading Ninjas

1. Enjoy Stories!

2. Read and talk about books

3. Have Fun!

Now, who wants to be a reading ninja? It's your choice. OK, everyone who wants to be a reading ninja stand up, and get into the reading ninja pose. Put hands on hips Repeat after me...I am a reading ninja!



You chose to be a reading ninja! You are now reading ninjas. Get out there and have fun!






Saturday, April 15, 2017

Book Giveaway for "Her and Him" by Margaret Kroeck


You can enter to win a free signed copy of Her and Him, the first of a trilogy by author Margaret Kroeck.

Her book, "Her and Him" is the first of a three part story of survival.

The little girl has the most horrible beginning while the little boy has known nothing but joy and happiness. Tragedy and fate brings them together in an unusual way.

Please join us in a journey of discovery and overcoming adversity. Sometimes out of darkness comes joy....



Goodreads Book Giveaway


Her and Him by Margaret Kroeck

Her and Him

by Margaret Kroeck


Giveaway ends May 15, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.



Enter Giveaway

Friday, April 14, 2017

About the Totally Ninja Raccoons and Kevin Too!


We all know that cats want to take over the world. What? You didn't know that? If you have a furry feline in your life, you know they are planning on world domination...right after their nap.

Yes, cats are planning world domination. There's even an international organization known as the Cat Board that is planning right now as you are reading this. Lucky for humans, cats are a little lazy.

That's where the Totally Ninja Raccoons come in. These little masked bandits decided they aren't meant to be ordinary, but chose to be something more, ninjas!

The Totally Ninja Raccoons are your basic heroes for hire. They work cheap, sometimes for a little Chinese takeout or a stale doughnut.

It's your classic trio with a twist. Think the Three Investigators meet the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles with a little Ghost Busters in the mix.

What started as an idea to score free food soon ends up giving the raccoons a glimpse into another world, a world of shadows, mysteries, and plots.

There are things in heaven and earth than the raccoons ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world. Monsters are real, and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to The Totally Ninja Raccoons to stop it.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Are:

Rascal: He's the shortest brother and loves doughnuts. He's great with his paws and makes really cool gadgets. He's a little goofy and loves both his brothers, even when they pick on him, but maybe not right then.

Bandit: He's the oldest brother. He's tall and lean. He's super smart and loves to read. He leads the Totally Ninja Raccoons, but he couldn't do it by himself.

Kevin: He may be the middle brother, but he refuses to be stuck in the middle. He has the moves and the street smarts that the Totally Ninja Raccoons are going to need, even if it does sometimes gets them into trouble as well as out of trouble.

I chose to only make it available as a real book. You won't find it in an electronic version. Why did I do this? Studies have shown that students retain more information when reading from paper.

I believe that reading is more than a chore. It's an tactile experience... I also believe in bookstores staffed by lovers of books. I'd rather have real people selling real books to people that are the best match for that book.

I specifically picked the second to fourth grade age, because of my experience in the bookstore. If a child doesn't embrace reading during this crucial age, a child can fall behind their peers, and struggle into their teen years and beyond. My goal is to entertain and engage young readers.



The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot ( Totally Ninja Raccoons #01 )

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot, our protagonists discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather carry the potential to be something extraordinary, ninjas.

In this origin story, the Ninja Raccoons begin their ninja training, and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the Cat. Gypsy sends the Raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot.

Things aren't what they seem to be. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, as he's been portrayed. Gypsy isn't the benign employer. Cats want to take over the world.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.


The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Weird & Wacky Werewolf ( Totally Ninja Raccoons #2 )

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Weird & Wacky Werewolf, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn teamwork, and meet a creature of legend, a werewolf.

The Ninja Raccoons decide to track and catch the werewolf for the prize offered for capturing such a creature. Will the Raccoons succeed in their mission? Are friends more important than money? Do werewolves taste good with hot sauce?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.



The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of the Canyon ( Totally Ninja Raccoons #3 )

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of the Canyon, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn compassion, and meet a creature of Pennsylvania Folklore, a Sidehill gouger.

The Ninja Raccoons investigate the legend of the crying baby. Will the Raccoons discover the secret of the canyon? Can the Cat Board stop the Raccoons? What did Raccoons eat before there was tasty General Tso's Chicken?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.




The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Thunderbird ( Totally Ninja Raccoons #4 )

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Thunderbird, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn the value of friendship, and meet a creature of Native American myth, a thunderbird.

The Ninja Raccoons are framed for the theft of the Wynken, Blynken, and Nod statue. Will the Raccoons prove their innocence? Will the Raccoons return to Animal Land? Will the Cat Board triumph? Will Rascal ever learn to swim?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.


The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Catmas Caper (Totally Ninja Raccoons #5)

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons and The Catmas Caper, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn the true meaning of Christmas and meet a creature of Germanic myth, Krampus!

In this super-special Christmas edition, the infamous Cat Board is once again plotting against the Totally Ninja Raccoons and plans to eliminate Christmas! Will the Totally Ninja Raccoons be able to stop the Cat Board and save Christmas?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.


In The Totally Ninja Raccoons and The Secret of Nessmuk Lake, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn to respect privacy, and meet a creature of Scottish legend, The Loch Ness Monster!

The Cat Board plots against the Ninja Raccons as the Raccoons explore the depths of Lake Nessmuk. Will the Raccoons learn the secret? Will the Cat Board triumph? Will Rascal finally learn to swim?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.



About the Author

Kevin resides in Wellsboro, just a short hike from the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. When he's not writing, you can find him at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, an independent bookstore he runs with his lovely wife, several helpful employees, and two friendly cats, Huck & Finn.

He's recently become an honorary member of the Cat Board, and when he's not scooping the litter box, or feeding Gypsy her tuna, he's writing more stories about the Totally Ninja Raccoons. Be sure to catch their next big adventure, The Totally Ninja Raccoons And The Secret of Nessmuk Lake.

You can write him at:

From My Shelf Books & Gifts
7 East Ave
Wellsboro PA 16901
www.wellsborobookstore.com


Thursday, April 13, 2017

AMERICA'S MAIN STREETS CONTEST PRESS RELEASE:


Wellsboro, Pennsylvania has been nominated to compete in the Independent We Stand 2017 America's Main Streets contest.

Voting for the top 25 quarterfinalists is now underway. It will end at 11:59:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

An individual can cast an online vote for Wellsboro once every 24 hours now through April 23 from his or her IP address by visiting http://www.mainstreetcontest.com/profile.php?id=32 according to the contest rules. Or, people can vote by going to the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or the From My Shelf Books Facebook page.

"During the inaugural contest held last year, Wellsboro was named one of the top 10 finalists but did not win," said Kevin Coolidge, a member of the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce who with his wife, co-own From My Shelf Books, an independent bookstore in Wellsboro. Coolidge nominated Wellsboro for the 2016 contest and has nominated it again this year.

If Wellsboro is named one of the 25 quarterfinalists on April 24, a second round of voting will be held from 10 a.m. on Monday, May 1 to 11:59:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. The grand prize winner will be selected from the 10 finalists and told on June 2 with a public announcement on June 5.

The grand prize winner will receive a $25,000 check; a $1,000 certificate for STIHL equipment; SnapRetail one year subscription valued at $1,300 that includes email marketing, social media scheduling and a new website; Tire Pros $500 certificate towards a set of Continental tires; Do it Best Corp. $500 shopping spree; PPG Pittsburgh Paints $500 shopping spree; Alignable small business social media "Neighborhood"; a special plaque valued at $100 for the winner to display; recognition on Independent We Stand social media channels and public relations outreach.

Initiated in 2016 by Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, the goal of this contest is to promote the importance and strong economic benefits of Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive and how communities can educate their neighbors about the many benefits of "buying local."

"I have voted for Wellsboro to win $25,000 to invest in our downtown," said Coolidge. "Help Wellsboro become a quarterfinalists by voting online every day now through April 23," he encouraged.

For more information, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926.



CLICK ON THE PHOTO OF THE WELLSBORO CHAMBER TO BE TAKEN TO THE SITE TO VOTE!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mars One


Reads like a better written Arthur C Clarke novel with a Heinlein hero. The best young adult science fiction book I have read in a long time...


Go on the adventure of a lifetime with a teen and his family after they are selected to colonize Mars in this thrilling new novel from multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry.
Tristan has known that he and his family were going to be on the first mission to colonize Mars since he was twelve years old, and he has been training ever since. However, knowing that he would be leaving for Mars with no plan to return didn't stop him from falling in love with Izzy.
But now, at sixteen, it's time to leave Earth, and he's forced to face what he must leave behind in exchange for an uncertain future. When the news hits that another ship is already headed to colonize Mars, and the NeoLuddite terrorist group begins threatening the Mars One project, the mission's purpose is called into question. Is this all worth it?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Vikings of Legend and Lore Paper Dolls



Meet Harald Bluetooth and his wife, Tove of Venden, as well as his parents, Gorm the Sleepy and Thyra Danebod, plus Ragnar Lothbrok, descendant of Odin, and Kraka, his shieldmaiden bride. These six dolls of legendary Viking kings and queens come with colorful wardrobes as well as interesting "Did You Know . . . ?" sidebars on each character.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Horse Dancer



A quintessential Jojo Moyes novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything

When Sarah's grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo--hoping that one day she'll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood--she quietly trains in city's parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits.
Natasha, a young lawyer, is reeling after her failed marriage: her professional judgment is being questioned, her new boyfriend is a let-down, and she's forced to share her house with her charismatic ex-husband. Yet when the willful fourteen-year-old Sarah lands in her path, Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing.
But Sarah is keeping a secret--a secret that will change the lives of everyone involved forever.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

I Came Home, But It Wasn't Me: Memoirs of Vietnam Combat Veteran

Today April 8th, 20117 from 11AM to 2PM, From My Shelf Books is hosting Bruce Taneski and his memoir of the Vietnam War, I Came Home, but It Wasn't Me. Bruce made it home, but returned a damaged man.

The memoir comes full circle when he sits on his pack and eats a can of C-Ration spaghetti and meatballs while looking down at one of the two NVA soldiers he had shot dead a few minutes earlier. “Don’t mean nothing,” he thought. However, deep down inside, he knew it did.

Taneski explains everything in detail, down to the nuts and bolts of his P-38 can opener. At times, he writes with the innocence of a young man seeing the world for the first time. He shares the teachings of his sergeants, which Taneski took to heart to succeed in Vietnam. Much of this true story describes, “many of the mundane missions we went on,” which involved “just humping through the jungle fighting the red ants, leeches and mosquitoes.”

Taneski’s year peaked with two major operations. The first was the 199th’s final six-day sweep before returning to Fort Benning. The operation captured thirty-three NVA, while destroying an enemy hospital, training camp, and five hamlets. The second was a 5th Infantry Division engagement against a new NVA base camp near the DMZ, where Taneski finished his last month’s in country.His book clearly tells who Bruce Taneski is and why.

Bruce was intially diagnosed with PTSD in 1982, years after the war was over, but not his personal battle. He still struggles with PTSD, and this memoir was part of his path to healing. Come in and talk with Bruce and let him know how glad you are he made it home. Visit and show your support of our veterans, past and present.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

DEANE LITTLE BEANS EVENT APRIL 19TH!


On Wednesday, April 19, at 10 a.m. the Deane Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a Deane Little Beans event for youth 12 and under and their parents. It is free and free snacks will be provided.

Author Kevin Coolidge will be reading "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot" to children in the Deane Center lobby at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The book is written for youngsters and enjoyed by people of all ages. Preschoolers from the Wellsboro Montessori Children's Center are planning to walk to the Deane Center for the program, weather permitting.

Last year, Kevin Coolidge published the first two books in his new series, “Totally Ninja Raccoons” set in Wellsboro and Tioga County. "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot" is the first book in his series about the three raccoon brothers who become ninjas. “The series is for the 7-10-year-old reluctant reader who loves action, adventure and creatures whose existence has yet to be proven, like Bigfoot,” said Coolidge.

In "The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot," the raccoons discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather have the potential to be something extraordinary--ninjas. They begin their ninja training and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the Cat.

Gypsy sends the raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot. They quickly find out that things aren't what they seem. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, he's been portrayed to be; Gypsy isn't a benign employer; and cats want to take over the world. And the raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.

"The Totally Ninja Raccoons" is a new children's series for second to fourth graders. It is specifically for reluctant readers. "Five books have been published in the series with more to come," Coolidge said.

In the second book, the raccoons meet the “Weird & Wacky Werewolf." In the third, they learn "The Secret of the Canyon" and in the fourth, meet "The Thunderbird," In the fifth book "Catmas Caper" the raccoons have to save Christmas, and in the book coming out in May, the Ninja Raccoons learn the secret of Nessmuk Lake.

In his ninja raccoon series, Coolidge has included the bookstore’s newest cats - brothers Huck and Finn. These cats receive daily doses of love from the many children and adults who visit the bookstore he co-owns at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro.

For more information or to register for this Deane Little Beans program, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.



Kevin Coolidge (shown) places a colorful, kid-friendly "Story Monsters Approved" seal on the cover of the book he wrote, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot." It passed rigorous judging by industry experts and a panel of youth who endorsed it. Children who see the seal on a book know that youngsters their own age enjoyed it and are recommending they read it, too.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune



Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga.
This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.
When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family--and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai. When the time came for the Minamoto clan to rise up against their enemies, Yoshitsune answered the call. His daring feats and impossible bravery earned him immortality.


Great AR book - BL: 7.2 - AR Pts: 6.0

Little Wolf's First Howling



Some may favor the proper way to howl, but what if you have a song in your heart that needs to come out? A delightful, disarmingly funny tale for little and big wolves everywhere.

Little Wolf can hardly wait. Tonight he will howl at the moon to the top of the sky. First, Big Wolf demonstrates traditional howling form: AAAAAAAAAAOOOOOooooooooo. Then it's Little Wolf's turn. He's sure he is ready, but when the big moment comes, something happens. Something unexpected, something wild, something unbe-beep-bop-believable Sisters Laura McGee Kvasnosky and Kate McGee have created a wonderful story about the importance of doing things your own way and being true to your heart when it swells with wildness and joy.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Is This the New Wimpy Kid?


The reviews are coming in, and children are loving the Totally Ninja Raccoons! A boy bought it who is smart, but he just doesn't like to read. He thought it was funny, and the only other books you enjoys is the Wimpy Kid series.

One aunt read them to her nephews, and they started playing as the Totally Ninja Raccoons. You know you've kindled their imagination when they are making up their own stories.

You can visit the author at From My Shelf Books, 7 East Ave in Wellsboro, and I'll sign and personalize books. You can see art from the Ninja Raccoon books on display, and meet Huck & Finn, the bookstore cats who are members of the Cat Board.

You can buy the books online at the store's website, or if you'd like to support your local bookstore, they can order them if they aren't currently stocking them.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot ( Totally Ninja Raccoons #01 )

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot, our protagonists discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather carry the potential to be something extraordinary, ninjas.

In this origin story, the Ninja Raccoons begin their ninja training, and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the Cat. Gypsy sends the Raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot.

Things aren't what they seem to be. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, as he's been portrayed. Gypsy isn't the benign employer. Cats want to take over the world.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.


The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Weird & Wacky Werewolf ( Totally Ninja Raccoons #2 )

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Weird & Wacky Werewolf, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn teamwork, and meet a creature of legend, a werewolf.

The Ninja Raccoons decide to track and catch the werewolf for the prize offered for capturing such a creature. Will the Raccoons succeed in their mission? Are friends more important than money? Do werewolves taste good with hot sauce?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.



The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of the Canyon ( Totally Ninja Raccoons #3 )

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of the Canyon, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn compassion, and meet a creature of Pennsylvania Folklore, a Sidehill gouger.

The Ninja Raccoons investigate the legend of the crying baby. Will the Raccoons discover the secret of the canyon? Can the Cat Board stop the Raccoons? What did Raccoons eat before there was tasty General Tso's Chicken?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.




The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Thunderbird ( Totally Ninja Raccoons #4 )

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Thunderbird, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn the value of friendship, and meet a creature of Native American myth, a thunderbird.

The Ninja Raccoons are framed for the theft of the Wynken, Blynken, and Nod statue. Will the Raccoons prove their innocence? Will the Raccoons return to Animal Land? Will the Cat Board triumph? Will Rascal ever learn to swim?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.


The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Catmas Caper (Totally Ninja Raccoons #5)

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons and The Catmas Caper, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn the true meaning of Christmas and meet a creature of Germanic myth, Krampus!

In this super-special Christmas edition, the infamous Cat Board is once again plotting against the Totally Ninja Raccoons and plans to eliminate Christmas! Will the Totally Ninja Raccoons be able to stop the Cat Board and save Christmas?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

It's A Membership Sale And Double Points Weekend!!! 4 Days Long!


Did you miss our membership sale and double points weekend? Don't despair! It's still going on Monday April 3rd until 6PM!

From My Shelf Books & Gifts will be holding an April Fools membership sale March 31st, April 1st, April 2 and April 3rd! We've NEVER done a fours day membership sale!We must be fools? All memberships are just $15, a ten dollar savings. Membership gives you discount on books, gifts & games, and is good for 12 straight months, every day.

We are also doing our double points sale. We don't do this very often. Every dollar is a point, but this weekend it's double points. You can save points for free stuff, or for dollars off your purchase. 100 points is good for $10 off, and this weekend it's super easy to get there. It's the BEST rewards program in Tioga County.

We are also showcasing our new expansion. We now over over 450 square feet more of books, gifts & games for you to browse. There's even more geeky goodness than before with great Star Wars gift items, our zombie section of gifts, Doctor Who, cool mugs, and even more books and games than ever before!

We are also celebrating Kevin's book, The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot is Story Monster approved. This special reward is given for books that are both approved by the book industry and the readers they were meant for, children. Children love these books. You can choose from five different books in the series.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake will be released May 1st, and you can pre-order it now for just 5.99. Reserve your copy today!

It's all at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, your hometown bookstore

7 East Ave, Wellsboro PA

(570)724-5793

www.wellsborobookstore.com


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Book Giveaway for "Of A Predatory Heart"


You can enter to win a free copy of "Of A Predatory Heart" by outdoor writer Joe Parry.

Joe Parry, a Vietnam vet and an outdoor writer, has written for the Pennsylvania Game News, Field and Stream, Fins and Feathers, Turkey Magazine, Sports Afield, Readers Digest, Northwest Outdoors, the Philadelphia Daily News, and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and the Wellsboro Gazette.

These stories on hunting, fishing, and the outdoor lifestyle run from snort-milk-through-your nose funny, to bringing a tear to a seasoned woodsman's eye.

It's a memoir of a lifelong outdoors-man, starting from his return from the Vietnam War, with tales ranging from archery hunting, fly-fishing, introducing children to woodcraft, and the bond that forms between generations through appreciation of the woodlands.



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Of a Predatory Heart by Joe Parry

Of a Predatory Heart

by Joe Parry


Giveaway ends May 01, 2017.

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Book Giveaway for the Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot!


The book that started it all, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot" is now Story Monster Approved! It's the first book in the Totally Ninja Raccoon series, and you can win a FREE, autographed copy.

In "The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot", our protagonists discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather carry the potential to be something extraordinary, ninjas.

In this origin story, the Ninja Raccoons begin their ninja training, and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the cat. Gypsy sends the Raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot.

Things aren't what they seem to be. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, as he's been portrayed. Gypsy isn't the benign employer. Cats want to take over the world.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.

Cats are trying to take over the world. Monsters are real, and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to The Totally Ninja Raccoons to stop it.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons is a series geared towards young readers from six to ten years old, especially reluctant readers.

This is the age that children start falling behind peers if they aren't excited about reading.

It's vitally important that an aspiring reader enjoys what they are reading, and what child doesn't enjoy raccoons, cats, ninjas, Chinese food, and of course...Bigfoot!

Signed, personalized books available at From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro Pennsylvania, on the Internet at wellsborobookstore.com, or wherever books are sold

Click on the Link to Win a FREE copy


Goodreads Book Giveaway


The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot by Kevin Coolidge

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot

by Kevin Coolidge


Giveaway ends May 01, 2017.

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