Connie Amarel
Gary Grasshopper Hops Again!  by Connie Amarel

Gary Grasshopper can jump higher than anyone in the valley and
many think this is because he is so happy. But today Gary is sad
because his best friend has moved far away and no matter how
hard he tries, he can't make his legs hop. Join Gary and his
friends, who come up with a plan to cheer him up and in the
process learn a valuable lesson about friendship.
Connie Amarel was raised in Ohio and now lives in California with
her family and pets. She has worked as an editor, proofreader, and
transcriptionist, as well as a typist for other authors. Gifted in
poetry, her work has been published by many organizations.
Connie’s love of poetry began at an early age and she believes
that rhyme is a valuable educational tool for children. She also
believes that imagination holds the key to the future and that this
needs to be cultivated at a young age as well.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Bed by Connie Amarel

When mom can’t get little sis to take her nap, big sis comes to the
rescue, climbing into her little sister’s bed and taking her on a
sometimes dangerous, but very exciting and fun-filled voyage to
the bottom of the bed. Join these two sisters as they set off on a
magical adventure that will hopefully end in dreamland.
Gary Grasshopper Battles a Bully  by Connie Amarel

Gary Grasshopper is so excited to finally be able to see his best
friend, Freddie Firefly, who moved to a field far away. But when he
finds out that Freddie has been very sad and is thinking about
quitting school because of a bully, Gary comes to the rescue and
battles the bully, teaching a valuable lesson in the process. Join
Gary Grasshopper and his best friend, Freddie Firefly, as they are
reunited in this inspirational tale of true friendship, courage, and
forgiveness.

Be sure to look for the first book in the series:
Gary Grasshopper Hops Again!
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Gary Grasshopper Meets Madison Mole  by Connie Amarel

Gary Grasshopper is enjoying a beautiful day at the park playing
kickball with his friends when he suddenly and unexpectedly finds
himself falling down a mole hole far beneath the surface. Join
Gary on this exciting adventure in an underground world where he
meets new friends who help him get back to the park above. This
book is the third in the Gary Grasshopper series.

Other books by this author include:
GARY GRASSHOPPER HOPS AGAIN!
GARY GRASSHOPPER BATTLES A BULLY
and VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BED
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The Adventures of Dixie: The Three Legged Dog  
by Connie Amarel

Dixie is an amazing dog, but when cancer causes her to lose her
right front leg, she shows how truly amazing she really is. Through
her many adventures she teaches her family and friends that, in
spite of cancer, life can be a fun, exciting, and even delicious
adventure!
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Gary Grasshopper Disco Dances  by Connie Amarel

Gary Grasshopper and his best friend Freddie Firefly are reunited
again when Freddie comes to visit during summer vacation. Gary,
Freddie, and all their friends are excited about the dance on Friday
night. Gary plans to show off the new Disco moves that Olivia Owl
has taught him. Join them on this exciting adventure where Gary
learns to Disco dance and in the process teaches his friends a
valuable lesson about the importance of saying you're sorry. This
is the 4th book in the Gary Grasshopper series.
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Gary Grasshopper Helps Harry Hear by Connie Amarel

When a new student named Harry Horsefly comes to his
school, Gary Grasshopper quickly becomes his friend. But
when Gary notices that Harry is having trouble hearing, he
suggests his friend see a hearing doctor and even
accompanies him to the visit. Join Gary on this adventure
where helping a classmate overcome a hearing disability
leads to a forever friendship.
Gary Grasshopper Disco Dances  by Connie Amarel

Gary Grasshopper and his best friend Freddie Firefly are reunited
again when Freddie comes to visit during summer vacation. Gary,
Freddie, and all their friends are excited about the dance on Friday
night. Gary plans to show off the new Disco moves that Olivia Owl
has taught him. Join them on this exciting adventure where Gary
learns to Disco dance and in the process teaches his friends a
valuable lesson about the importance of saying you're sorry. This
is the 4th book in the Gary Grasshopper series.
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How Does the Dragonfly? by Connie Amarel

When RJ invents a mechanical dragonfly she names Angie, she
programs it to blend in with real dragonflies hoping to learn
valuable information from them. RJ's invention surpasses her
greatest expectations when Angie not only learns amazing
details about a dragonfly's magical flying abilities, but also
becomes friends with the real dragonflies. This book takes the
reader on a fun and fact-filled adventure into the history of
dragonflies and the magical abilities they possess while
showing that being different is all right.