Meet Franklin Bean by Emmy Swain (FREE 12/30/12 - 12/31/12)

A modern day superhero with a twist, makes a great choice for a first chapter book read for beginning readers. Important topics from bulling, being the new kid, the effect of the poor economy on our children, and friendship.

Look no further than Emmy Swain's magical children's book. The tale is intended for children but it's a universal story about how strange it can be to move to a new place and meet new people. Franklin Bean helps young John cope with this situation. Emmy has written a captivating and enlightening story, which is beautifully illustrated. It is a book that children are asking to read again and again. 

"Franklin Bean storybooks are created to be lean forward experiences, encouraging children to actively relate the characters' situations to their real-world," Swain says. "Intuitively, the words and illustrations reach into the readers' imaginations, where real learning takes place. Choice allows them to craft their own story."
"That's the beauty of Franklin Bean's magic . . . new possibilities emerge."