Books

“Baby Senses” by Dr. Jaya Viswanathan
“Baby Senses” by Dr. Jaya Viswanathan 175 226 Reader Views Kids
“Baby Senses: A Sensory Neuroscience Primer for All Ages” was written by Dr. Jaya Viswanathan for an intellectually curious range of readers.  Dr. Viswanathan is a neuroscientist, artist, engineer, and educator. Through the art filling the pages and the science behind the words, this book highlights the traditional five senses and more exotic internal systems found within nature. read more
“The Word Dancer” by Maxine Rose Schur
“The Word Dancer” by Maxine Rose Schur 175 262 Reader Views Kids
“The Word Dancer” by Maxine Rose Schur, is a book in which Wynnfrith, 5-year-old Prince Oliver, and the mysterious and kind Mistress Plummety Peache embark on a journey to save the kingdom of Wisland from the vexing Ugsome family. Wynnfrith must defend Oliver as she, Mistress Peache, and Oliver search for his father, Goodliwink, the rightful king of Wisland. The Word Dancer, a man with both extraordinary dancing skills and great knowledge, is there through it all, speaking only a single word per appearance, a word that holds the power to determine the outcome of the events that are underway. The wisdom of the Word Dancer is admirable, but sometimes one word isn’t enough. read more
“UNPLUGGED! A Practical Guide to Managing Teenage Stress in the Digital Age” by Oreste J. D’Aversa
“UNPLUGGED! A Practical Guide to Managing Teenage Stress in the Digital Age” by Oreste J. D’Aversa 175 263 Reader Views Kids
“UNPLUGGED! A Practical Guide to Managing Teenage Stress in the Digital Age: Proven Techniques for Promoting Emotional Wellness, Achieving Healthy Habits, and Building Resilience” by Oreste “Rusty” D’Aversa, is a well-conceived and well-organized book to help parents guide their teens in how to safely navigate technology-related stress in their lives. It’s no secret that teens are bombarded with technology day in and day out, which can lead to the unique stress of living in a digital world. But there is hope in finding relief, and this book will show you how to help your teen understand and deal with this stress. read more
“Blue Is the Only Color in the Rainbow” by Deanna Hart
“Blue Is the Only Color in the Rainbow” by Deanna Hart 175 135 Reader Views Kids
Jasmine loves the color blue. Everything she wears, eats, or plays with must be blue. So, when she receives a red monkey from her grandma for her birthday, she is very disappointed. It’s not blue, so automatically she doesn’t like it. But the monkey’s loneliness and crying from not being loved draws her in, and Mango the red monkey shows her a rainbow of colors to love beyond blue. read more
“The Divinus” by Casey Paxton
“The Divinus” by Casey Paxton 175 265 Reader Views Kids
In “The Divinus: Book One” by Casey Paxton, Willow Harris thinks that her biggest problems are her alcoholic father, high school drama, and how she is going to make her next meal out of her family’s alarmingly bare cupboards.  As it turns out, however, she is about to face much bigger problems, not just life and death problems, but the death of the whole world problems.  She had been receiving mysterious books from an unknown sender since her fourteenth birthday a few years ago.  The books, which tell stories of mythical gods, monsters, and battles between good and evil forces, have been one of the only things that keep her hoping that maybe someday her life will not always feel so trapped and suffocated.  Then, strange things start happening.  read more
“I Am Chun” by Mark VanTassel
“I Am Chun” by Mark VanTassel 175 263 Reader Views Kids
Chun is not your average guy. In fact, there’s nothing average about him. Even before he inadvertently did a Rip-Van-Winkle and woke 17,000 years later than intended. In his life before the big sleep, Chun was a master warrior, wizard, and a respected member of the royal family. He has known nothing but war in his 400-year life to that point. He wakes into a strange world where his language is not spoken, his people are not remembered, and he is simply an oddity. He has no family, no money, no home, and no history that the ignorant “children” guarding him know anything about. Chun is more than his name: it is the statement of his modern personage. But I’ll let the explanation for that play out in the story. read more