Division of Young Minds

G-Square Publications, Division of Young Minds of Our Times, offers a selection of children's books great for ages 5 and up.

Thanks to the Sun

Have you ever looked upon the Sun, thought about from where its beauty comes?

Have you ever wondered how the sun came to be; was it shaped like clay or heavenly words spoken so that humans may live and breathe?

-Vinny Green

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My Hat

Josh is eight years old and lives with his family in a beautiful house with a big backyard in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

When Josh was four years old, his older Cousin Doris’ cat, who she, strangely, enough had named Dawg, had a litter of kittens.

Doris told Josh he could have any kitten he liked, as long as he promised to treat it with respect and be more of a friend than an owner. The two should true friendship on the day that Windy blows Josh's hat away.

-Vinny Green

The Bayview CHRONICLES THE Go-Kart Race of 68

It is likely that many of you who have blessed me by making the kind decision to read or listen to this short story, is not familiar with the Little Rascals or Our Gang, and to me that is sad.

The “Little Rascals” and “Our Gang” comedy short films had a significant influence on my young life. If any of you would like to start your day with a smile, I am fairly certain that the Gang is alive and well in cyberspace.

Much of my day was patterned after Spanky and the gang. Most mornings my day would start with a bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes or oatmeal, while I sat squatting in front of the television before school, watching the antics of “Our Gang.”

-Vinny Green

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You Don't Get To Bully Me!

“My name is J’Sean McCoy, and this is my story of standing up to bullies in my own unique way.”
The day began like most any summer day with the sun shining bright.
School was closed, and all of us looking forward to a day of delight.

As the day moved by, with little warning, and to my dismay, Samantha Seahorse, once again decided to sprinkle the day with her bullying ways.

As I was sitting down to recline for my daily rock-a-bye nap, Samantha swam by, disturbing the flow of what I had hoped to be a peaceful day.
As she swam past, I could not help but reflect on my past and her bullying ways, day after day.

I was unable to remember any day where Samantha was pleasant in any way.
With her, it seemed to be a generational thing, bringing frowns to many of us around the deep blue sea.
It was as if most in her clan were always ready to be mean, injecting sass, allowing no time for peace of any kind.

Whenever she came into view, it always made me think of a Witch, working to conjure up a hex or a spell-casting brew.
Her presence always seemed to rock the air, leaving unrest in her wake and all of us moving to make our escape.

-Vinny Green

The Porkie Yorkie

It was no secret in Yorkie-Ville that the Yorkie clan ruled when it came to keeping the ravenous wolves away from the rich and robust farmland. Yorkie-Ville is a blessed land inhabited by animals of all kinds. No humans live in Yorkie-Ville.
The town is not designed for humankind.

It is not well known, but the Yorky breed of dog was originally bred to hunt rats. Yes, that is what I said, RATS!
Rats are one of the few species not welcomed in Yorkie-Ville, mainly because they travel in menacing, unhealthy packs.

To some, hunting rats may not seem to be a great job, but when first bred, the Yorky clan did it well. As time progressed, the Yorkies of Yorkie-Ville developed a new hunting plan. The Yorkies of today’s Yorkie-Ville stand tall and are more than ready to meet all challenges facing the inhabitants of Yorkie-Ville. Taking on anyone with a plan to inflict harm on any of the inhabitants in Yorkie-Ville. These K9 sentinels are full of spunk and spirit, fearing none, and happy to stand eye to eye to any being foolish enough to think that it can best any Yorkie from Yorkie-Ville.

-Vinny Green

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Victories of a Puny Kid

Kaden Ballard is 11-years Old. He currently lives in Gates County, North Carolina.
He attends Buckland Elementary School and is doing well in his educational pursuits.
Kaden started writing Struggles of A Puny Kid when he was 8-years-old after working with his uncle on children’s books that his uncle was writing and editing.
He has been delayed in completing this work due to the COVID 19 pandemic, but he never strayed from his dream of becoming a published author at a young age.
Kaden is extremely pleased with having completed this work and looks forward to writing the next episode of Struggles of a Puny Kid. He invites you all along for the ride and expects to include his 5-year-old Sister Aallyah, whom he loves very much in the next episode.

-Vinny Green

Arielle Shares her Birthday

Arielle awoke on this day, with a great big smile on her beaming beautiful face.

This particular day has only happened three times before. I bet you cannot guess why.

Well, Today is Arielle’s fourth birthday. How cool is that?

Please join us as we turn the pages celebrating this awesome day.

-Vinny Green

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Lulu and the Swamp Mamba

Lulu was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Even as a toddler, she knew what she would grow up to be.
When asked what that would be, Lulu always leaped into the air and announced with a great big cheer:
“I want to grow up to be a Superhero.
The first girl in the Republic of Tanzania to be a protector of the people.
How cool is that going to be?”

In English, the name Lulu means pearl.
Because of that, Lulu’s family and friends always called her the Pearl of Dar, the Queen superhero to be.

-Vinny Green

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Tenzin and Tsering Conquer The COVID Dragons

During a time, long ago, when Kingdoms thrived throughout the land, there existed a tiny but happy kingdom just outside of the land of Bod. It was a country so high in the mountains that it became known as the roof of the world. This tiny kingdom is known as Taymore. Some called it “Little-Bod.” Tsering and Tenzin Dhundup call it home. Join me as we open the pages and meet Tsering and Tenzin of the Dhundup clan. These two come from a family that has been loyal and loving subjects of Taymore, which most believe to be a magical and enchanted land.

-Vinny Green

I Saw a Mouse Today

Akbar Brown lives comfortably in his four-bedroom home with his loyal dog Benji.  The two of them pay special attention to maintaining the home and making sure their friends always feel comfortable and welcome. Once Boris, an uninvited mouse, makes his way into their home, Akbar is intent on having the intruder find someplace else to live.

It’s not long before Boris is getting away from every trap that Akbar sets for him.  In fact, as the days go forward, Akbar believes that Boris and Benji have become friends.


Will Akbar be victorious in his quest to send Boris packing, or will the outcome be different than any of them had planned?
Enjoy the experience of listening while Akbar executes his plan.

-Vinny Green


It was the first day back at school for young Arayah. She was eager to hit the ground running to begin another year of learning new things and sharing all she had done during her fun-filled summer.   Her need to share included talking about her trip to Pakistan to visit her family in Islamabad. While there, Arayah found out that Islamabad means, “Flourishing Islam.”

Arayah was proud to share this fact with her friends and neighbors.

-Vinny Green

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Split Peas and Grease

The sun has risen high in the sky.

At Public School 272, that meant time for lunch, so everyone put on that special lunchtime smile.

Good food and fun was the only thing on my young mind. I usually ate with my Boy Drew.

When the lunch bell rang, I would be the first to yell, “Get your coat, time for a hearty meal.

-Vinny Green

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