Emlyn Chand

Biography

From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life: she has published three novels and nine children’s books (with plans for many more), leads a classics book group with almost five-hundred members, and, of course, runs the whole shebang at Novel Publicity.

The book that changed Emlyn’s life was "Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. While she enjoys all types of novels, her greatest loves are literary fiction and YA. She’s best known for her "Bird Brain Books" and the "Farsighted" series.

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Books

A Bird Brain Book: Ruby to the Rescue (A Young Phoenix Makes a New Friend)
Series: Bird Brain Books. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: American English. Published: March 19, 2016 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Ruby, a young phoenix, has always been captivated by the people living in nearby cities. Unfortunately, ancient law states that phoenixes and people must remain separate in order to maintain the world's magical balance. When a little boy needs rescuing, however, Ruby decides saving a life is more important than upholding an outdated superstition. But will she lose the best friend she's ever had?
Tyler and the Blabber-Mouth Birds
Series: The Pet Shop Society. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Tyler uncovers a fowl mystery when two parrots at The Pet Shop Society headquarters squawk warnings his way. He wishes he could just ask the parrots what they mean, but they’re trained to repeat—and what they keep saying just doesn’t make sense: 'Look out. They’re coming closer. Danger now. It’s all over.' Can Tyler weave together the clues the birds have given him and solve the mystery?
Maddie and the Purrfect Crime
Series: The Pet Shop Society. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: American English. Published: October 19, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
When a series of unexplained phenomenon start to take place around her home, Maddie turns to The Pet Shop Society for help. While her twin brother Mike is certain they’re dealing with a ghost, Maddie is equally certain that there’s a plausible—perhaps even scientific—explanation for the rash of missing objects, flickering lights, and other household mischief. Who’s right? ~ Mystery for Kids 7-11
Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle
Series: The Pet Shop Society. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: American English. Published: September 26, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Mike, his sister and their two best friends join forces to search for Nic Chang’s dog. Will Mike and Maddie find a way to put their differences aside and save the day? And just where did that dog-gone labradoodle go? Put your thinking caps on and prepare to find the answers in the premier installment of "The Pet Shop Society." ~ Lower Grade Mystery/Detective Story for Kids 7-11 Years Old
A Bird Brain Book: Polly Wants to be a Pirate (A Bird Embarks on a Pirate Adventure)
Series: Bird Brain Books. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: American English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Polly the Sun Conure has a great life with her human friend, Eric—but she feels like something is missing. Ever since they dressed up as pirates for Halloween, Polly has longed to embrace the yo-ho yo-ho lifestyle. Luckily, little Polly has a huge imagination. (Evolved Publishing brings you the eleventh of the charming and colorful "Bird Brain Books" series.)
A Bird Brain Book: Sammy Steals the Show (A Singing Cockatiel Wants to be a Star)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: American English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Sammy is a talented young cockatiel who loves to sing out of his open apartment window for all of Australia to hear. One day, he watches a reality singing competition with his human friend, Lisa, and knows that if he could just audition, he would surely win. Join Sammy in his humorous adventure of fame, friendship, and fun.
Nellie sauve Noël
Series: De la collection Cervelle d’oiseau. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: French. Published: February 20, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Nellie découvre que le Père Noël lui a laissé une boussole. Elle est si reconnaissante de ce cadeau, en fait, qu’elle tient absolument à rencontrer le Père Noël pour le serrer bien fort et lui dire « Merci! » en personne. Le problème? Elle habite au Pôle Sud et le Père Noël est bien loin, de l’autre côté du globe! (Pour jeunes de 3 à 8 ans)
Super Suzie
Series: De la collection Cervelle d’oiseau. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: French. Published: February 20, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Suzie, un jeune perroquet curieux qui habite dans la brousse australienne, décide de devenir une super héroïne après avoir vu un épisode de Superman chez une famille humaine. Comme elle possède déjà le pouvoir de voler, il ne lui manque plus qu’à se fabriquer un costume pour masquer sa véritable identité et s’envoler à la recherche d’animaux ayant besoin d’être secourus. (Pour jeunes de 3 à 8 ans)
A Bird Brain Book: Larry the Lonely (A Dodo Bird Makes New Friends)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: American English. Published: October 23, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Larry lives on the beautiful island of Mauritius, but he is not happy. He’s never met another dodo bird—not in his entire life—and feels very lonely. One day, he decides to stop moping around and embark on a journey across the island to find a friend like himself. Along the way, he meets several other animals who take an interest in his mission and offer to help. Is Larry the very last dodo bird?
Benito Celebra la Noche de Brujas
Series: Libros de Cabeza de Chorlito, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: Spanish. Published: October 7, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Benito es un travieso pájaro carpintero. Él y su amigo, Migue el mapache, se hacen sus propios disfraces y se dirigen hacia la calle para unirse a la celebración de la Noche de Brujas. Gracias al pico toca-puertas de Benito y a las ágiles garras de Migue, el dúo consigue un montón de dulces que les quitan a los inocentes niños y dueños de casa. Pero, ¿se están perdiendo del verdadero espíritu?
A Bird Brain Book: Ricky the Runt (A Tiny Terror Bird Wants to Fit In)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: American English. Published: September 21, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Ricky so very badly wants to be scary like his parents and big brothers. There’s just one problem: he’s tiny! Terror birds are supposed to be terrifying—it’s in the name. Frustrated and impatient, he departs from his nest and embarks on a quest to scare at least one animal. Does he really have to frighten somebody to fit in, or will Ricky discover another way to belong?
A Bird Brain Book: Izzy the Inventor (A Prehistoric Bird's Adventure)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: American English. Published: May 13, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Izzy is a clumsy young prehistoric bird still trying to figure out the whole flying thing, yet each of Izzy's failed flights leads to a wonderful new invention or discovery. Cave paintings, fire, even the wheel—all are results of Izzy's clumsiness coupled with her determination to fly. Will Izzy ever learn to fly like the other birds, or will she decide it's okay to be different?
A Bird Brain Book: Vicky Finds a Valentine (A Love Bird Looks for a Friend on Valentine's Day)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: American English. Published: January 11, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Valeeople & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
Evolved Publishing brings you the sixth of the "Bird Brain Books" by Emlyn Chand, "Vicky Finds a Valentine." This children's picture book, with full color illustrations by artist Noelle Giffin, is for kids 3 to 6 years old. Join Vicky in her hunt for love in this special holiday edition of this color-illustrated series.
A Bird Brain Book: Courtney Saves Christmas (A Penguin's Christmas Adventure)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2012 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Courtney is a peppy young penguin who just loves exploring, and is overjoyed when she receives a compass from Santa on Christmas morning. She's so grateful for the gift, in fact, that she just needs to give Santa a great big hug and say "Thank you!" in person. The only problem is she lives in the South Pole, and Santa is all the way on the other side of the globe!
A Bird Brain Book: Honey the Hero (A Parakeet's Australian Adventure)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: American English. Published: October 23, 2012 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Honey, an inquisitive, young parakeet living in the Australian Outback, decides to become a superhero after she spies a human family watching Superman. Unfortunately, every time she tries to help, she only ends up making matters worse. Finally realizing that she’s not as heroic as she’d like, Honey gives up her day-saving efforts. But what happens when someone actually needs Honey’s help?
A Bird Brain Book: Tommy Goes Trick-or-Treating (A Woodpecker Invades a Halloween Celebration)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Tommy the woodpecker and his friend, Michael the raccoon, fashion their own Halloween costumes and head off to join in the neighborhood festivities. Thanks to Tommy's knock-knocking beak and Michael's quick paws, the duo is able to heist many a candy bar from the unsuspecting homeowners and children. But are they missing out on the true spirit of Halloween?
A Bird Brain Book: Poppy the Proud (A Peacock Learns a Lesson in India)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Poppy is the prettiest peacock in the entire garden, but one day an all-white peacock is born and promptly named the most beautiful by a smitten flock. Intensely jealous, Poppy no longer knows where he fits in. In this compelling tale of self-esteem, pride, and learning what makes each of us special, Poppy the peacock discovers that true beauty lies beneath the feathers.
A Bird Brain Book: Davey the Detective (A Crow Solves a Mystery)
Series: Bird Brain Books, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Davey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful, shiny object. Unfortunately, his treasure soon goes missing, and Davey is beside himself with grief. Inspired by the torn pages of a Sherlock Holmes story that were used to fashion his nest, he calls on the help of Sarah the sparrow to investigate the mystery and, hopefully, retrieve his prize.

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