Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound came to our church, First Evangelical Free Church in Rockford, IL for their Christmas concert earlier in December. If you get a chance to see them in the future, I highly recommend them!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Did Your Child Receive a Kindle or Nook for Christmas?

If your child received a Kindle or Nook this Christmas, and you're looking for e-books you can trust, please find the following titles, written from a Christian perspective, from author Max Elliot Anderson. These mysteries and adventures are written especially for young readers 8 – 13.


- Lost Island Smugglers
- North Woods Poachers
- When The Lights Go Out
- Barney And The Runaway
- Newspaper Caper
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- When The Lights Go Out
- Newspaper Caper
- North Woods Poachers
- Lost Island Smugglers
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Preview Of The 1st Chapter from Lost Island Smugglers & Captain Jack's Treasure

Now you can sample the first chapter from Lost Island Smugglers
Captain Jack's Treasure.

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The make great gifts for young readers.
Video - Lost Island Smugglers

Video - Captain Jack's Treasure  

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Give A Gift Of Reading This Christmas

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This year, why not give a gift of reading to your children or grandchildren who are ages 8 - 13? Mysteries & adventures that teach great life's lessons by Max Elliot Anderson

Barney and the Runaway 0984559841

North Woods Poachers 1936695057

Newspaper Caper 193669526X

When the Lights go Out 1936695472

Captain Jack's Treasure 1935600141

Lost Island Smugglers  1935600028

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

A true Christmas story for kids about giving

A true story to download and read to your children this Christmas.
It never fails. Each Christmas, kids can hardly wait until it's time to open presents. Well, this story is something I'd encourage families to read around the tree this year, before the wrapping paper is ripped off of the packages at your house. It's a true story that happened when I was around seven or eight years old. The story is published at this link:

I hope you enjoy it.


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Give Adventure Books To Kids This Christmas

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For Christmas this year, you have lots of choices for gifts to give to your children or grandchildren. I hope you'll consider one or more of my adventures & mysteries for readers 8 - 13. Parents, teachers, grandparents and others report that children have a difficult time puting these exciting books down.

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Lost Island Smugglers - Sam Cooper had just moved to Harper's Inlet when he met Tony. Tony's father owned a marina. Sam, Tony, and Tyler took scuba lessons together. Tony got them in for free. After they completed the course, the boys decided to try out their new skills in the real world...the ocean. The only problem was, no one had permission. While Tony's father was away on a buying trip, the boys took one of the rental sailboats out for their diving adventure. Everything went well until the biggest storm Tony had ever seen blew up from out of nowhere, and the boys found themselves stranded on Lost Island. But, if they thought the worst had happened, they were wrong. The boys discovered a secret hideout that was used by men in high powered speedboats. Sam and his friends knew the men were up to something, only they didn't know what. They had to find a way to stop them, but how? And, even if they did, the boys could never tell anyone about it. Join Sam Cooper, Tony, and Tyler on their scary scuba, ocean, island adventure. 1935600028

Captain Jack's Treasure - Sam Cooper lives right near the ocean, on the Treasure Coast of Florida. All he's heard about since he moved here are the fabulous treasures that have been found, and those still waiting to be discovered. Sam, Tony, and Tyler are convinced that they will be the ones to dig up the next great find. They meet a crusty sea captain named Jack who's fixing up an impossible looking old tub. What is Captain Jack's mysterious secret? And what is he really planning to do with that boat? This is the second book in the Sam Cooper Adventures. 1935600141

Barney And The Runaway - Mike didn't like the way his parents were always telling him what to do. Along with his dog, Barney, he decides to pretend to run away for a few hours. The plan gets complicated when Mike and Barney hide in a railroad boxcar, fall asleep, and end up in Georgia with a circus in the middle of the night. After his experiences away from home, Mike learns the importance of family, that discipline = love, and that you don't appreciate what you have until its gone. 0984559841

North Woods Poachers - The Washburn families have been coming to the same cabins, on the same lake, catching the same fish, for about as long as Andy can remember. And, he's sick of it. This summer would be different he decided. Only he never imagined how different. In the end, Andy learns the concepts of family tradition and the importance of justice. 1936695057

Newspaper Caper - Tom Stevens was a super salesman. He and his friends delivered newspapers early every morning. Along their route, the boys often saw some pretty strange things. Then one day, they actually became the story in the papers they delivered.

Early in the morning, while it was still dark, the three boys stumbled across some suspicious activity. A tow truck begins to hook up an expensive car in someone's driveway along their paper route, but when the tow truck driver sees the boys, he drives off leaving the car behind. Tom reads in the paper the next morning about a string of car thefts around the area. He begins to see a connection between a local car repair shop and the thefts.
The boys' adventures begin as they take matters into their own hands and investigate the car thefts. They befriend an elderly widow whose car was stolen, and encounter vicious guard dogs and the thieves themselves at the chop-shop. But it's Tom who proves to be the one who carries this mystery to its dangerous conclusion. Will his investigating skills be enough to help him solve the crimes?

When The Lights Go Out - Peyton Aldrich's father is an Army colonel, who specializes in Army intelligence. His work is always top secret, which means he can't even discuss it with his own son. Nevertheless, Peyton idolized his father, who believes that after what happened on 9/11, somebody had to help keep the country safe.

Now, Peyton, along with his family, find themselves stationed at a new army base, in the middle of nowhere. After his arrival, Peyton finds two friends, Gill and Dave. Together they decide to train like Rangers, and search for some kind of mission to accomplish on their own. Little did they know that a mission was about to put the boys right in the crosshairs of a dangerous terrorist plot, when a secret weapon would be delivered to the base on its way across the country.
Will the terrorists find out who is trying to expose their evil plan? Will the boys be able to stop them? And what will happen to Peyton's father when the general finds out what the boys did? 1936695472

Terror At Wolf Lake - Coming in late January, 2012.

Legend Of The White Wolf - Coming February 1, 2012

River Rampage - Coming soon. Book #3 in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series.

How To Get Your Books / US & Canada Only
You can order these books at your favorite bookstore.

They are available online from most sources.

You can also order directly from the author and have your books signed by sending a check for $10 for each title, and add a flat fee of $3 for shipping / handling, no matter the quantity of books you order.

Mail to:

Max Elliot Anderson
PO Box 4126
Rockford, IL 61110

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Some of these books are also available for your Kindle and Nook

Finally - We also have a few copies of
- Big Rig Rustlers
- Mountain Cabin Mystery