Written by Teko Bernard; Illustrations by Howard Russell
Created and Written by Teko Bernard BERNARD JONES IS GOING PLACES, is a fast-paced, action-packed middle-grade chapter book that follows the adventure of Bernard Jones, a brave yet sheltered small-town boy who dreams of traveling the world like his grandfather, a famous globetrotting photographer, and relic-hunter. That dream suddenly becomes a reality when Bernard accidentally receives a magical ancient relic from his grandfather, for his twelfth birthdaythat has the power to teleport him to any place in the world. Bernard is ultimately transported into a dangerous mission to save his grandfather from a trio of ruthless thieves who are after the magic relic. Bernard must be courageous, responsible, and creative to save his grandfather, keep the ancient relic safe, and get back home before his parents find out.
Created by Teko Bernard All Bernard wanted to do while staying with his grandparents in his father's childhood hometown of Elmdale for the summer was work on his basketball skills. When Bernard excitedly enters a team into the Annual Elmdale Park Basketball Tournament, he's shocked to discover that the future of the Park is at stake and dependent on his team winning the whole thing. The ruthless millionaire, Victor Franco, wants the Park shut down and turned into a city dump for his own personal gain. A fun, upbeat story, with realistic characters, and fantastic humor (particularly with G5000's antics). Bernard is such a relatable character, and he's a great true-to-life role model. Readers are sure to appreciate the basketball lingo, his love of the game, and his determination to fight the good fight.
Written by Teko Bernard & Wayne L. Wilson
Created by Teko Bernard The story follows six teenaged basketball-fanatic friends, who are recruited to be a top-secret team of specially-trained space-alien hunters who disguise themselves as NBA ball boys and girls. They take on the responsibility of saving the game of basketball on earth from being destroyed by a mysterious space-alien threat. But to do so, they’ll ultimately need to overcome their doubts and fears and band together as the ELITE SQUAD.
An exciting basketball adventure both boys and girls will love. This fast-paced middle-grade read isn't just about basketball, spaceships, and cool sneakers, it covers crucial topics such as the importance of friendship, teamwork, and following your dreams.