Author: Jeremy de Quidt
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What couldn't you do if you could make a toy like that? From the moment Mathias becomes the owner of a mysterious piece of paper, he is in terrible danger. Entangled in devious plots and pursued by the sinister Doctor Leiter and his devilish toys, Mathias finds himself on a quest to uncover a deadly secret.
Author: James B Brandt
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Paul Johnson tracks an eccentric toy designer to a residence on the outskirts of Flagstaff, AZ. But there is more going on than just research on novel toys... reports of UFO's, brutal murders, and animal mutilations begin to surface all around the city. Paul runs into a spunky waitress who agrees to show him around the Flagstaff area and help him pinpoint the toy maker's house. They arrive at dusk... just in time to become involved in an alien attack on the house. They quickly discover that the toy maker is more than just a little eccentric... and that life for all of them may have a very short timeline. Through a harrowing attempt to escape the impending destruction of the toy maker's house, Paul and Stacy become caught up in a case that reaches across Northeastern Arizona with death flaming up along their trail as they race to meet a most surprising conclusion... all revealed in Paul's notes and the ToyMaker file on his abandoned laptop.
Author: Sherri L. Smith
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
A gorgeously imagined Nutcracker retelling from award-winning author making her middle-grade debut Stefan Drosselmeyer is a reluctant apprentice to his toymaker father until the day his world is turned upside down. His father is kidnapped and Stefan is enlisted by his mysterious cousin, Christian Drosselmeyer, to find a mythical nut to save a princess who has been turned into a wooden doll. Embarking on a wild adventure through Germany, Stefan must save Boldavia’s princess and his own father from the fanatical Mouse Queen and her seven-headed Mouse Prince, both of whom have sworn to destroy the Drosselmeyer family. Based on the original inspiration for the Nutcracker ballet, Sherri L. Smith brings the Nutcracker Prince to life in this fascinating journey into a world of toymaking, magical curses, clockmaking guilds, talking mice and erudite squirrels.
This series responds to the increasing awareness of role play as an exciting and effective approach to enhance children's learning. Each book provides a selection of themed drama activities that develop a range of skills while drawing on children's natural ability to play. Through their imaginative engagement with fictional worlds, children acquire new knowledge and understanding. The Toymaker's Workshop and Other Tales includes activities on: Humpty Dumpty Billy Goats Gruff The Lonely Dragon. User-friendly, visual and easy to read, this series is a must for classroom teachers, nursery nurses, playgroup leaders and learning support assistants within pre-school and Key Stage 1 settings who are unfamiliar or wary of role play but want to incorporate it into their teaching.
Author: Elizabeth Ludvik
Publisher: Elizabeth Ludvik
Release Date: 2010-12-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Why would Santa Claus dedicate his life to serving children all over the world? The Toymaker's new Job is a children's story that tells of how meeting the baby Jesus inspires a humble toy maker to do something amazing with his life.Now every year Kris Kringle works to fulfill his promise to God. Remember in the rush to have the perfect Christmas, slow down and thank God and one day you may be lucky enough to find Santa kneeling in a quiet Church praying his prayer.“All The work I do and all the joy it brings I dedicate to you oh Lord.” Amen.” Santa Claus
Mary yearns to play with the children she sees outside each day, but she is too sick to join them. In order to give Mary comfort and contentment, her father, the toymaker, fashions three dolls that look like the children outdoors. Many years later, Mary and her granddaughter return to the toy shop and discover that her father's gifts live on! Color illustrations throughout.
Author: Michael Post
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Alex Trimbel is young, strong, and determined to live on his own terms, and, despite his father's objections, follow his dream of becoming a toymaker. A life and death struggle to save a new-found friend's life, propels Alex into manhood and the arms of Sara, soon to become the love of his life.
He's been in the business for 50 years—he makes 'toys' for spies. Former NTSB Investigator Jake Pendleton faces a dilemma as the line blurs between right and wrong. After his judgment comes into question, Jake is entrusted to his new mentor, an eccentric old man who sees beyond Jake’s flaws. A man who makes ‘toys for spies.’ A man known as The Toymaker. Jake’s first assignment reunites him with Gregg Kaplan in a daredevil mission to rescue a fellow agent held captive in Yemen. He risks his life to stop the first attack of an al Qaeda mastermind. But now, with no one to trust but himself, can Jake stop the terrorist from destroying what is most precious to the free world? Unfortunately, more trouble comes his way as a killer from his past threatens something more important to Jake than his own life, leaving him to make the hardest decision any man ever has to make— Who to sacrifice.
Life as a post-apocalyptic rancher isn't easy for Bishop and his family. The Texan's struggles are further complicated by a recovery that has left him feeling out of touch with the new realities of a rapidly changing society. Out of the West comes the most serious challenge the Alliance has ever faced, a danger so potent that it could lead to another downfall and spell the end of the grand prototype of self-reliance. Respecting Bishop and Terri's wishes to live a normal, secluded life, the Alliance leadership does its best to overcome the new threat. Despite heroic acts and the best intentions, their efforts only succeed in pulling society closer to the brink of another collapse. With their friends in danger, war looming on the horizon, and the Alliance's future teetering on the brink, the couple are thrust into a fast-paced adventure that tests the limits of their skills, intellect, and love for each other.