In the very beginning of this poignant book, a quote is offered from one of the characters by the name of Crystal Rose: “We all need to be held and loved. Why do people take issue with who does the holding?” And after that important thought, the book speeds forward to tell a tale of kindness, anger, judgment, love, abuse, drama and more, by utilizing a great plot and equally great characters.
"Resumes for Children - 17 Years Old and Under" by Donna Kristine Manley, is a fresh and intriguing way to help your child succeed in life. Resumes can be an important part of becoming a success in the future, or even searching for that first job just after high school for that matter.
"The Fragrance of a Girl's World," by Donna Kristine Manley, is an award-winning, encouraging guide to help girls recognize their uniqueness and enjoy life. Comprised of 33 meaningful affirmations ranging from "The Fragrance of God" to "The Fragrance of a Great Work Ethic," this book serves as a beautifully conceived self-help tool.
In "A Yarn about a Tree," a young girl named Molly finds herself knitting to her heart's content, including so far out as to find herself down the street from her home. While out, Molly meets a young boy named Jake who is friendly and eager to learn Molly's craft. Jake shares a concern with Molly - the tree he enjoys sitting under is scheduled to be removed with the construction of a new road soon. Molly and Jake set to work to knit scarves to protect the tree, similar to the clothing items Molly has made for her animal friends
“Field Day for Eugene: Kindness, Acceptance, Inclusion” is a heartwarming story about a boy that sees himself just like everyone else, capable of everything the rest of the kids are, and excited for all the same things. But, while he forgets to see his wheelchair as something that holds him back, it is something the other kids do not live with every day, so they recognize the difference and limitations it may cause.
“Good Pals” by Michael C. Barrett is told in alternating chapters by two high school students: Nick and Rachel. Rachel is from a wealthier family and is still reeling from her father’s marriage to a woman young enough to be her sister. Nick has largely been raised by an uncle after being neglected by parents who were, unfortunately, victims of addiction and substance abuse.
"The Power of Piggie Bear" is a powerful story for readers of all ages. There is good information within the pages of coping skills to be used as a tool for prevention and during the moment of feeling less than great about yourself.
Billy is a young boy who has show and tell to look forward to in his classroom one day. What’s exciting for the students is the fact that the winner of show and tell will receive a prize. Billy’s choice is to bring “monster” Harold to school with him.
Beginning with Owen fishing by the river behind Mom Mom’s house, they pack a lunch and head out to see the forest. Through Owen’s questions about the stunning things he sees along the way (combined with his grandmother’s bright, colorful pictures), readers get to stop, watch and learn all about the mighty bald eagle, the woodpecker and the deer. We get to see pictures of trees that transform with the seasons, changing into those bright red colors of autumn to a whole lot more.
"Have You Ever Wondered What You Will Be?" is a magical book with whimsical pictures that are calming and empowering at the same time. The message is straight-forward and clear and the authors mention every little thing to do with being a human and figuring out yourself, which can be difficult for some.
“Noah, No!” is a mischievous entertaining adventure of a young toddler. Telling the tale of the exploratory stages of toddlerhood, Kristen Cornell has created an adorable book that will be treasured by all ages.
I love being turned on to a new book series my grandchildren will absolutely love. Thankfully, they do love books and those memorable characters they want to see again and again. This is a series by an award-winning author they refer to as “Nana T” who has published two ahead of this particular title, and I rushed to get those after reading this one to the grandkids!
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