The Jack's Tales Series-Written especially for Reluctant Readers 




The Jack's Tales series of chapter books are action-packed, character-centered, and humorous stories, written especially for reluctant readers ages 7 to 11 or so. 

"My name is Vincent and I am 10 years old. I go to Rogers Middle School in Irondequoit, NY. I just finished reading your book with my dad. It was a birthday gift from my babysitter Joanne and she even got it signed for me. It was a really good book. I get a little nervous about things and have some fears I can't always control. Your book really helped me with that. I think I am a lot like Jack. It made me feel good that other kids have fears too. I thought I was the only one. It made me feel good that by the end of each story there was really nothing to be afraid of. I really liked that there were places from my own town right in the story too. I think a lot of kids will like this book."

    - Vincent Maddelino, 4th. Grade Student

Vincent's words in my email inbox a few weeks after signing his copy of Jack's Tales  did as much for me as I had hoped my words would do for him.   Thanks, Vincent:)


Meet Jack! 

- He’s afraid that his basement is haunted.

- He’s scared that there is a monster 

in the bay. 

- He’s nervous about the championship soccer game. 

But he’s also determined to overcome his fears, even if it means serving pizza to a ghost!  


“Young readers will not only love the accessibility and reading ease of these three original funny but true-to-life short stories; they’ll love Jack too and his every-boy realness. Boys especially will be turning the pages, cheering Jack on, as season after season, he learns to best his fears.”

- Esther Hershenhorn; Former Society of Children's Books Writer's and Illustrator's board member, award winning children’s author & teacher at the University of Chicago Writer’s Studio.



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Splashing Cow Books specializes in publishing unique children's picture and chapter books. They don't sell on Amazon out of principle, and they are working to grow relationships with independent bookstores and toy stores.
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