Thursday, May 21, 2009

Meet author Dalton James

The Sneakiest Pirates
In his first book, James shows that adventure on the high seas doesn't have to be complicated. When Peg Leg Chuck sets out to steal the King's loot, Pirate Pete and his dad, Scurvy James beat him at his own game. Both entertaining and interesting with illustrations that make even an adult smile, The Sneakiest Pirates delivers.

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Paperback: 20 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 17, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1432724770
ISBN-13: 978-1432724771
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches

The Heroes of Googley Woogley
In his follow up to The Sneakiest Pirates, James takes us into outer space to the rectangular planet of Googley Woogley where the good people, the SooDos and the bad people, the SooDonts engage in battle. Who will win and by what confection? James' sophomore book bears his trademark precocious story telling charm and the original characters that made The Sneakiest Pirates a delight.

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (March 11, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1432727826
ISBN-13: 978-1432727826
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches

About the author: Dalton James, an extremely precocious, bright and active seven-year-old, enjoys learning, reading and writing books. He is an accomplished first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is an exemplary student. He continues to make his mom and dad very proud of all of his achievements, including the writing of his books.