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Miss Trimble's Trapdoor
    Book One

2010 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
Creative Child Magazine.
Children's Fiction Books - History category

  Fox Carlton Hughes

      Tyler Thompson hates school.  He does not have many friends, and never knows the answers to any of Miss Trimble’s questions.  He usually ends up retreating to his quiet area in the back of the classroom so no one will bother him.  But one day, Tyler gets a big shock when his nervous foot tapping unlocks a secret trapdoor beneath his desk!  He discovers a dark and mysterious basement filled with old books guarded by a magical talking dog named Barnabas Bailey.  Now, with the help of the books and his guide, Barney, Tyler can travel to any time in the past to learn about history up close.  Maybe it’s not so bad to be Tyler Thompson after all…

Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor

 

Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor:
    The Perseverance of Christopher Columbus

    Book Two

2010 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD
Creative Child Magazine.
Children's Fiction Books - History category

  Fox Carlton Hughes

      Tyler Thompson is not looking forward to October.  He doesn’t know which will be worse:  trying out for the basketball team or giving an oral report about Christopher Columbus in front of the whole class!  But, he has a secret weapon:  the magic trapdoor beneath his school desk that lets him visit any time in history.  With his trusted canine guide, Barnabas Bailey, Tyler travels back in time and sets sail aboard the Santa Maria with Columbus himself.  When he sees all the setbacks even a great explorer can face before reaching his goal, Tyler knows he can’t give up.  Can he make the team and deliver an awesome report?  One thing is for sure:  he won’t stop trying.

The Perseverance of Christopher Columbus

 

Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor:
    The Courage of the Pilgrims

    Book Three

Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor:
    The Independence of the Founding Fathers

    Book Four

Miss Trimble’s Trapdoor:
    The Adventurous Spirit of Lewis and Clark

    Book Five