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In this early chapter book, Nickerbacher strives to achieve his dream of being a stand-up comedian. As Nickerbacher’s journey unfolds, the importance of equal rights becomes his mission.

This is a book aimed at helping children and families understand that it’s okay to be yourself in this world. That we must always tell the truth and our honesty will get us far in life. It also teaches us that our differences make us unique. We mustn’t try to just blend in and become another face in the crowd; we must strive for the best and always be a prime example in the world.

Ages 7-10 Juvenile Fiction – Early Chapter Books





Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is author Terry John Barto’s amusing book that follows Nickerbacher, who is the only dragon who wants to make people laugh. And in the process, he encourages the prince (and kids) to be themselves and follow their dreams.

Today’s children are involved with so many after school activities, sports teams, and playing the latest video games, many of them rarely read books. For kids to voluntarily read books, the story has to be compelling and believable. The characters have to face special challenges and overcome them, and learn to make decisions for themselves. Nickerbacher has some big decisions to face. He knows what his papa wants and doesn’t want to disappoint him, but he has his own dreams.

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is a fun, modern fairy tale that tells the story of a very unusual dragon. There has never been a children’s book about a dragon who wants to be a comedian. It’s a unique twist on dragons and because of that, Nickerbacher, the Funniest Dragon is a story that kids can relate to. There’s a special camaraderie between Nickerbacher, Princess Gwendolyn, and Prince Happenstance, and a genuine love between Nickerbacher and his papa. Although there’s a strong father and son dynamic, this is a book girls will enjoy, too.

Ages 4-8 Juvenile Fiction – Picture Books