Books for kids (and others) by David Tish

New Release!

Part 2 of The Sheldon Beasley Series now online:
Auntie Maim, Revenge of the Homophones

Was Auntie Maim an Axe Murderer? You Might Have Thought So!

Auntie Mame, on the other hand, can teach all of us an important lesson

blog coverThe little things in life sometimes aren’t so little. Sheldon Beasley, 13, learned that lesson when his attempt to audition for a role in the wildly popular play Auntie Mame went horribly awry.

In a letter to the play’s director, Sheldon made several references to “Auntie Maim.” Oops. That’s no way to impress the boss, who politely notified Sheldon he would not be invited to tryouts.

But Sheldon’s best friend, Tabby Moore, wouldn’t let Sheldon give up. She organized a political-like campaign on Sheldon’s behalf. Problem was, Sheldon, Tabby and friends suddenly found themselves in the adult world, battling adults on the adults’ turf. With those odds, the kids’ outlook was bleak.

Auntie Maim, Revenge of the Homophones, is for you if you enjoy:

  • A kids versus adults struggle
  • Humor
  • An adventure in learning
  • Suspense

Auntie Maim, Revenge of the Homophones, is part two of The Sheldon Beasley Series by author David Tish. The book is funny, engaging and a lively read. It is appropriate for kids 9 and up, but it has a moral that speaks to all ages.

Here is what one reviewer had to say about Auntie Maim, Revenge of the Homophones:

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite

The importance of language is not overrated, and that point is very well communicated in Auntie Maim, Revenge of the Homophones, by David Tish. When Sheldon Beasley sends in a letter for a part in the play Auntie Mame, he misspells the title without even being aware of it. His best friend and neighbor, Tabby, is beside herself, because although Sheldon is intelligent, he simply doesn’t take the time to use language properly. She doesn’t just end with a scolding, but instead pushes him forward in his pursuit for the role that he so badly wants. In the process, she starts the “Give Sheldon a Chance” campaign, which builds completely out of control. In the process, Sheldon learns a great deal about persistence and perseverance, but he also learns that the meaning of words is a very important thing. However, how will all of this affect his chance at an audition? Is the audition really the most important goal for Sheldon?

The tongue-in-cheek humor of Auntie Maim, Revenge of the Homophones, by David Tish, is delightful and keeps the story lighthearted; however, it does make some very serious points about language. Oftentimes we simply miss the error, but when those errors are committed because of laziness or disinterest, we reveal something else about ourselves. Honest, lighthearted, with an important message for young people, Auntie Maim, Revenge of the Homophones, teaches several extremely valuable lessons in a way that will allow the reader to walk away smiling rather than feeling beaten up by a grammarian.


And here is what a reviewer on Goodreads had to say:

This book was hilarious! I would go so far as to say that this book belongs on the must-read list for kids, and a copy belongs in every library and on every elementary classroom bookshelf!!

I had never read anything by David T. before, but am now a fan!


Click Here to grab a copy of Auntie Maim on today.

PS: Do me a favor. After you’ve read the book, return to the Amazon site and leave a review — and please be honest! Thanks.


Kids from 9 to 13 Should Not Pass Up
This 5-Star Adventure and Mystery Book

Madame Charmaine is “a ripping yarn in the tradition of Huck Finn”

Madame Charmaine, which is part one of The Sheldon Beasley Series, chronicles the adventure one summer of four close friends, three boys and a girl, all 12 years old, who discover a locked “treasure chest” half buried in the sandy shore of the Missouri River following a spring flood.

As they play detective and try to find out who buried the chest and what its strange content means, they meet up with a tall, mysterious woman in a turban and soon find out that they are playing a dangerous game, one that threatens to bury them alive in a grave of their own digging.

Here is what reviewers at are saying about Madame Charmaine:

Madame Charmaine “is about the inherent magic of being 12 years old and experiencing adventures that contain a hint of danger. It is an excellent story for children at or near that age.”


“Madame Charmaine is a ripping yarn in the tradition of Huck Finn, the Hardy Boys and Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon stories. Although intended for the preteen audience, it’s got much to recommend for adults, especially who enjoy good writing and Baby Boomers. Dave Tish writes evocative, smooth prose that makes the tale as easy to read as rafting on the Missouri on a summer day. Now on to Auntie Maim!”


“I enjoyed every minute of this book and seemed to include myself in what the four friends were involved in. Reading it was like I was there too. I can’t wait to read more. I will be ordering this book for Christmas gifts.”

Click Here to grab a copy today.

PS: Do me a favor. After you’ve read the book, return to the Amazon site and leave a review — and please be honest! Thanks.


An Interview with David Tish

David Tish was interviewed recently by Literary Juice, an online literary magazine. Tish discusses his latest book, Madame Charmaine; talks about the author who influenced him the most; what his writing process is like; and gives his advice for aspiring writers, plus a lot more. Click Here to check it out.


Do Lightning, Thunder and Dark Clouds
Scare Your Young Child?

Captain Cloud and the Dark Invader can help kids weather the storm

cover for blogThe unknown can be very scary, particularly if you’re a young child. Captain Cloud and the Dark Invader by author David Tish might be the solution to that problem. By telling an exciting story while at the same time teaching children what lightning and thunder are, the unknown becomes known and therefore less frightening.

The Synopsis

Captain Cloud and his three Sidekicks are cavorting merrily in the blue skies above Farmer Brown’s garden. Farmer Brown is happy, too, because his garden is doing so well.

But as the weeks go by without any rain, Farmer Brown begins to worry. Captain Cloud begins to worry as well when he sees Dark Invader on the horizon.

As Dark Invader approaches, Captain Cloud notices how big his “enemy” is. What’s even scarier is that Dark Invader has a powerful weapon named Kerack Kaboom!

Will Captain Cloud be able to chase this intruder away? Or will Dark Invader take over the skies above Farmer Brown’s garden? Sorry, can’t give away the ending.

Will kids ages 4 to 7 or 8 enjoy this story? And, maybe more important, will they learn a lot about clouds, rain, thunder and lightning? Absolutely yes! (The book even has a glossary with more information about weather.)

An Amazon reviewer, DW, said: “I used this fiction book in conjunction with a couple of non-fiction books to teach my first grade class about weather/thunder and lightning. This story worked well to extend the understanding of these weather related lights and sounds. — Our school is high in the mountains (over 5000 feet) and we see/hear some mighty fine shows. Many students are afraid of the sights and sounds of lightning and thunder, but no more. They now understand the benefits and excitedly discuss weather issues at the first sighting of thunderclouds.”

Click Here to grab a copy today.

PS: Do me a favor. After you’ve read the book, return to the Amazon site and leave a review — and please be honest! Thanks.


Shakespeare Is Dead! A Comedy in Three Acts
(For adults)

Eight of the world’s greatest playwrights are invited by a mysterious figure they call “The” to gather at a country home in England for a weekend retreat in this three-act seriocomedy play.

The playwrights don’t know what The Master has in mind, and the mystery deepens when he announces that he will choose one of their number to go on a very important mission for him.

His selection, he says, will be based on a competition he has set up for the playwrights, news that sparks heated arguments, name-calling and general mayhem.

Although Shakespeare Is Dead! has its serious side, it also has a number of surprises and a great deal of hilarity. And oh, yes, although all eight playwrights are household names, it should be noted that all eight also are … well … dead.

You don’t have to see this play to enjoy it. It makes for pleasurable reading all by itself.

Click the link below to buy the play at

Shakespeare Is Dead!: A Comedy in Three Acts




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2 Responses to Books for kids (and others) by David Tish

  1. Tanny Akerson says:

    Looking forward to ordering and reading them all!

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