Born in Southern Illinois, Melissa Davis fell in love with reading from an early age, so much so that she started writing when she was in the second grade. From poetry, to short stories, she has a love for it all. When she was in high school she attended Illinois Summer School for the Arts at Illinois State University, which lead her to attend the university. After graduating with a Bachelors in Education, Melissa taught for several years until her children were born, allowing her to fulfill two dreams at once: motherhood and penning her first books.
If his family had told him that he would one day be a legendary guardian of Secret Pass, Manu would have laughed in their faces. Guardian, ha! 

All twelve-year-old Manu wanted to do was off-road race with his truck Windflier. When a strange dark magic makes its way through the mesa, Manu finds himself surrounded by dust devils, thunderbirds, and a ragtag group of animals that are trying to make their way to Natocchue, a place that protects animals from the outside world. His family is harboring a deep secret that is filled with magic and mystery, one that Manu isn’t sure he is ready for, but the woman in the wind has chosen him to be the next guardian. 

When the sinister Calabar uses his mystical powers on Manu and his family, it is up to Manu to save the day. Will he be able to keep Calabar from stealing the magic song the woman in the wind has entrusted him with or will Calabar gain entrance to Natocchue and end life as they knew it?

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896267
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896274
eBook ISBN: 9781629896281
Genre: Animation/Adventure/Family/Movie Tie-in
Release Date 03/20/2017
Up, up, and away! Pani and Omo are off to a new adventure to seek out new life forms and most importantly, new food. When the starving pelican and seagull discover a colony of seed krackers, they had no idea how much their life would change. If they had not stopped on the small seed kracker island, they would never meet the amazing Cloud Dancer, Marama, who would lead them on the best adventure yet, to the legendary Hushma.

While on Hushma, the seed krackers and their newfound friends must help foil the plot of the rebel Komodo Dragons who want to bring chaos and discord to the peaceful land of Hushma.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895864
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895871
eBook ISBN: 9781629895888
Genre: Animation/True Animal Stories
Release Date 04/24/2017
Darwin, a Galapagos tortoise, was a tender-hearted romantic who saw the world as a wonderful place filled with love and laughter. The moment he laid eyes on Anima, he was infatuated with her beauty and grace. Even though he was very young, his heart told him that she was his one and only true love.

To the Galapagos islands inhabitants, Darwin a friendly giant tortoise represents the soul of their environment, a living monument to the power of life. To sustain his kind (Pinta Island Tortoises) his friends, a marine iguana named Admiral Ignatius, Esmeralda, a pink iguana, Louie a comical crab, a blue penguin, a lava lizard, and Flash, the dolphin join forces to find his soul mate and perhaps more of his kind.

However, dark forces, who are led by an entity named Malos, would wreck their fragile environment, and prevent Darwin from being with his true love.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895895
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895901
eBook ISBN: 9781629895918
Genre: Animated/True Animal Stories
Release Date 06/19/2017
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One tiny elephant, one gigantic adventure… 

A search for adventure may get Thunder more than he bargains for. He never expects to find himself alone again, but the footprints left by his mother will be his guide to healing and finding his way. On his journey he finds himself making some new friends: Razor, a grumpy lion; Dash, a speedy genet; Archie, a chatty lizard, and two whimsical gorillas, Harold and Neville. A trip back to the caves reunites Thunder with old friends, and together they join forces to save the day and help Thunder find peace.

Hardback ISBN: 978162896236
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896243
eBook ISBN: 9781629896250
Genre: Middle Grade Animated/True Animal Stories
Release Date 03/06/2018
A story of perseverance and courage…

Thunder is on the ultimate quest to fulfill his destiny. Tasked with finding Hope Haven, Thunder sets out to discover the mystery of Hope Haven with his friends Razor, a solitary lion; Dash, a spotted genet; and Archie, a black banded monitor lizard. When they discover that Hope Haven is a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals, Thunder stumbles upon more than what he bargained for. He must find the courage to protect those that he loves once and for all.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896298
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896304
eBook ISBN: 9781629896311
Genre: Middle Grade Animated/True Animal Stories
Release Date 03/05/2019
Courage has no bounds….

A great tusker is in trouble, and destiny calls Thunder again.

When a great tusker is captured by the uprights, Tusker’s mate, Thandi, seeks out the legendary Thunder to save her mate.

Thunder and Razor are on a rescue mission, and time isn’t on their side. And when a young gifted boy, Jabari, drops from the trees wanting to help, Thunder is unsure what to trust, instinct or his heart. He could use the boy’s help, but uprights got them into this mess in the first place….

Hardback ISBN: 9781629897745
Paperback ISBN: 9781629897752
eBook ISBN: 9781629897769
Genre: Middle Grade True Animal Stories
Release Date 05/15/2018
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A tale of love and compassion. 

Kona loved everything about the ocean. The dolphin’s world was filled with interesting creatures and amazing colors that filled up every inch of space around her. When Kona was stolen from the only home she knows, she finds herself trapped inside four walls for the first time in her life. Her only friends are the rag-tag animals that scamper freely about the aquarium and Lily, an orca whale she can talk to through the tanks.   

Twelve-year old Melanie hates to see the wild dolphin stuck within the Oasis Aquarium in the hot Arizona sun. Melanie may be young, but she was wise enough to know dolphins did not belong in the desert. When she is given the chance to befriend Kona, she takes it in hopes that it will make Kona’s world a little better. If anyone can understand life with limitations, it is Melanie. After being in remission for two years, her cancer has returned with a vengeance. When the Charlie’s Dream Foundation wants to make one of her dreams come true, Melanie decides she wants nothing more than to set Kona free.  

Will one girl’s love for a dolphin be enough to return her friend to the sea?

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896830
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896847
eBook ISBN: 9781629896854
Genre: Middle Grade/Animated/True Animal Stories
Release Date 10/10/2017
Oaktree Farm is a sanctuary for animals that need new homes. From the billowy white sheep, all the way down to the tiny little chicks, Farmer Hubbard has a respect for all animal lives. Rocket, a grey hound and former racing dog, has made Oaktree his home after several years on the racing circuit. He loves his home and the friends he has made along the way. He is happy in retirement, until new pups make their way to the farm.

Cody and Taz are completely infatuated with racing. The chocolate lab and Australian shepherd are always racing along the pasture fences pretending to be all time famous racers who they call ‘Rocket Hounds’ after the famous racer Rocket. At first, they have no idea that the greyhound at Oaktree is the infamous racer. The retired race horse on the farm also puts ideas in their heads.

When the pups sneak off to find the race track, Rocket has no other choice but to follow after them. After he finds himself back at the track, he must run the race of his life to bring the pups back home safely and save the other retired grey hounds from a gruesome fate. Can one old dog bring them all home?

Hardback ISBN: 9781629897011
Paperback ISBN: 9781629897028
eBook ISBN: 9781629897035
Genre: Middle Grade/Animated/True Animal Stories
Release Date 11/06/2017
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