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The Adventures of Uncle PoleCat – A new way to read a book!

A New Way to Read a Book!

It’s a book! It’s a movie! It’s a kid’s video game!

This is not an educational ebook in the traditional sense, nor is it one that mimics activities in the classroom. The Adventures of Uncle PoleCat ebooks start out with a mission and engage creativity by integrating animation, music, games and a contemporary tech glossary, into an interactive story.

Pick Your Adventure!

This is our first published story. Actually, it was told over twenty years ago to anxious kids stuck in a lodge during a blizzard. They loved it so much that they inspired me to make a series out of it. Click the cover for a synopsis or the Apple Books button to sample the book.
Does your child love pets, travel, and skateboards? This exciting, interactive animal rescue tale tells of four friends, an adorable bulldog, and a gang of dognappersin the big city of Los Angeles. Click the cover for a synopsis or the Apple Books button to sample the book.
Are you concerned about cybersecurity threats against kids and seniors? This new cybersecurity thriller for kids tells of robots, drones, secret hideouts, and more as it teaches them practical lessons about hacking avoidance. Click the cover for a synopsis of the Apple Books button to sample the book.
Do you want to foster collaboration in your classroom or locker room? Teach your team the basics about leadership, project management, teamwork, and computers with this story about building a fountain of youth machine. Click the cover for a synopsis or the Apple Books button to sample the book.

Is your child interested in the universe, dark matter, dark energy, and black holes? This new outer space adventure will put your child right in the middle of the action to educate them on all of these subjects and much more. Click the cover for a synopsis or the Apple Books button to sample the book.

What Can You Expect?

The reader is put right into the middle of the action, having to make meaningful choices during short problem-solving games to help the team reach their mission. The context and words in our stories are intentionally designed to be a stretch for young readers but the word-linked glossary helps paint a clear picture about what they need to know and what’s happening. Musical intermissions are built into our ebooks to foster awareness of the arts and to signal time for screen breaks. Young readers will have fun learning about STEAM subjects in an exciting and innovative way to read a ebook, without commercials or advertisements.

To set the stage, 2020 The Speed of Dark is no ordinary children’s book–it’s a highly interactive ebook! So, join the kids on this outer space adventure to greet extraterrestrials and save the universe. Readers will learn a valuable lesson about gravity, dark matter and dark energy. Read and see the team working together as they build and launch a spacecraft, interact with extraterrestrials and save the day, but get an unexpected problem at the very end that leads to a continuation of the story in the next book.

There are three new original songs done in a contemporary style that kids will thoroughly enjoy. The lyrics and music help tell the story about the women and men who have made significant contributions in physics and astronomy over the years. Also, the music fosters thought experiments about open questions many scientists don’t have answers for yet–like what is dark matter and dark energy?

Cool Tunes


This musical compilation album is a collection of original music from our ebooks performed by very talented artists who all share a passion to teach kids about science, technology, and the arts. The music is contemporary, sparks imagination, and customized to the storytelling in our books.

Sample Tunes Here

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Meet the Author

Samuel Laguna

Samuel Laguna is a retired technology executive. For most of his career, Sam was an elite troubleshooter working with Chief Information Officers. He’s been around the world many times and has worked with all types of technologies and cultures. Known for his creativity and ability to relate to people at all levels (especially kids), Sam started writing children’s ebooks combining his love of storytelling and technology with today’s digital publishing capabilities.

The idea of Uncle PoleCat as a superhero character in a children’s story goes back 20 years to a time when Samuel along with extended family were snowed-in with five high-energy kids in a cabin in Austria. He made up the story to keep them occupied and they loved it. One of the little girls there that day, now an adult, encouraged him to write stories about Uncle PoleCat so that other little kids could experience the same joy she had felt all those years ago.

Samuel and his family live in Atlanta, Georgia where he runs an IT Consulting Business while continuing to create new Uncle PoleCat adventure stories that captivate the imagination of kids everywhere.

This is our first published story. Actually, it was told over twenty years ago to anxious kids stuck in a lodge during a blizzard. They loved it so much that they inspired me to make a series out of it. Click the cover for a synopsis or the Apple Books button to sample the book.

A perfect childhood adventure picture-story for kids of all ages. It’s the story of three kids exploring the mountains for a buried treasure but as they get deep into the woods they encounter dangerous creatures and must run for their lives. To their rescue comes Uncle PoleCat, a smart ferret who can speak and move like lightning. The book is read aloud by a charming British boy or you can read it yourself.

Does your child love pets, travel, and skateboards? This exciting, interactive animal rescue tale tells of four friends, an adorable bulldog, and a gang of dognappers in the big city of Los Angeles. Click the cover for a synopsis or the Apple Books button to sample the book.

An action-packed, do-gooders, interactive-adventure story about the Mount McHenry kids losing their dog in the big city of Los Angeles. The book is loaded with audio narration, cool music, video and 3D animation, pop-up widgets, maps, and review questions that allow the reader to foretell what happens next in the story. Your children will think they’re watching an exciting play on your tablet. If your child is into skateboards, airplanes, technology and being a good friend, then this is the ebook for them. Uncle PoleCat goes to Hollywood is total interactive fun for the whole family.

Are you concerned about cybersecurity threats against kids and seniors? This new cybersecurity thriller for kids tells of robots, drones, secret hideouts, and more as it teaches them practical lessons about hacking avoidance. Click the cover for a synopsis of the Apple Books button to sample the book.

Fun, interactive, with lots of teachable tech–the young reader in your life will have fun while reading this ebook about bad actors on the internet and learn much-needed cybersecurity and STEM skills for their future. Written with kids games in mind, Uncle PoleCat is a digital puzzle within an ebook. As young readers solve the puzzle and learn teamwork, they'll also become superheroes, learn about technology from the embedded glossary, and save the world from evil hackers! The Secrets of Skullcano provides Positive Screen Time and sparks young imaginations.

Do you want to foster collaboration in your classroom or locker room? Teach your team the basics about leadership, project management, teamwork, and computers with this story about building a fountain of youth machine. Click the cover for a synopsis or the Apple Books button to sample the book.

To set the stage, The Change Game is a continuation of The Secrets of Skullcano. It’s no ordinary children’s book. Fully digital, this book not only exposes kids to a fun, unique story, but it also allows them to use their hands in educational, entertaining, and friendly video games and reminds them to take a break, get up, and move around. Additionally, this book is equipped with a simple English STEM glossary with the words highlighted throughout the text of the story to help expand kids’ vocabulary. So, join the kids from the last book where they left off when they finally got their locked files back. Now, they go on a mission to unlock their files and deliver the fountain of youth water to grandparents around the world. Readers will learn a valuable lesson about working together as they read in the story how the kids must overcome trouble, ask for help, and work as a team to reprogram Vincent LAN Goat from evil to nice, save the day, and deliver the fountain of youth project on time.

Is your child interested in the universe, dark matter, dark energy, and black holes? This new outer space adventure will put your child right in the middle of the action to educate them on all of these subjects and much more. Click the cover for a synopsis or the Apple Books button to sample the book.

The kids make radio contact with extraterrestrials that live in outer space. The sender of the message tells the kids to meet him on the far side of the moon. The kids being the geniuses that they are study all the science involved with space and build a pair of flying saucers, powered by Ion Pulse Engines, and meet the sender. The sender whose name happens to be Sender, looks like a giant squid and leads billions of followers living in the dark matter and dark energy of outer space. They are being attacked by huge alien predators that look like gigantic mushrooms with octopus legs. Sender needs the genius kids to help figure out how to control the predators and make them stop attacking his species. The kids get involved in an unbelievable battle between the two rival species and wind up being chased across the universe trying to make peace. Just when they think they have figured out the problem and successfully put a peaceful solution in place, the kids get tricked and are transported to a galaxy millions of light years away! The only one who can save them is Uncle PoleCat and Snake using the spare flying saucer. But it’s no easy job, even for Uncle PoleCat and his trusty friend Snake.

The story contains lots of science, science fiction, games, an updated glossary and three out of this world original songs. It’s plenty entertaining and educational!