Tag Archives: Family Life

The Attic Christmas

Author: B.G. Hennessy Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description When Angel, Mr. Macaroni, Silver Bell, Skier, Special Delivery, Santa, and Camel find themselves stuck in the attic one year, they realize something is wrong. Lily always hangs them on the tree for her grandchildren, but now her house seems empty. The ornaments try to cobble together […]

City of Fallen Angels

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders […]

Baby’s Box of Family Fun: A 4-Book Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby’s Mommy?; Daddy and Me; Grandpa and Me, Grandma and Me

Author: Karen Katz Publisher: Little Simon Product Description BABY’S FAVORITE LIFT-THE-FLAP FUN IN ONE BOX! Everybody in Baby’s family loves Baby! Four lift-the-flap books about babies and their very special family members. THIS BOX SET CONTAINS: Where Is Baby’s Mommy? Daddy and Me Grandpa and Me Grandma and Me

BIG FOR CHRISTMAS (Sweet Valley Twins)

Author: Francine Pascal Publisher: Sweet Valley Product Description The twins wish they were grownups when they are invited to the biggest Christmas party ever and their parents won’t let them go, but a shocking transformation has occurred when they wake up the next morning.

Mommy Loves

Author: Anne Gutman Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description Animal babies are so adorable that their mommies can’t help but cuddle and love them. In this celebration of parental love, each mommy shows how much she loves her baby in her own special way.

I Love You So…

Author: Marianne Richmond Publisher: Marianne Richmond Studios Product Description “I Love You So…” puts into words the indescribable quality of boundless, steady and unconditional love. Using conversational, question-and-answer” prose and expressive acrylic paintings, this comforting story embraces the reader like a warm hug gently reassures a child that love is for always – despite grouchy […]

Coco-Chan’s Kimono

Author: Kumiko Sudo Publisher: Breckling Press Product Description Inspired by the author’s childhood memories of the Japanese countryside, this entrancing picture book, illustrated with beautiful watercolor drawings, tells the story of Coco-Chan, who must wait patiently for her mother to finish sewing her new kimono. As Mama stitches away, Coco-Chan’s attention skips to a dragonfly […]

“More More More,” Said the Baby (A Caldecott Honor book)

Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin,and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you. Amazon.com Review From beneath the tickles, kisses, and unfettered affection showered on them by grownups, the children in Vera B. Williams’ Caldecott Honor Book cry out for “more more more!” The […]

Twin to Twin

Author: Margaret O’Hair Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Double born. Twice the blessing. Double kids. Twice the messing. Twins mean double the kisses and double the fun. It’s double the joy for everyone!

The Runaway Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny’s imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time. Amazon.com Review Since its publication in 1942, The Runaway Bunny has never been out […]

The Old Woman Who Named Things

Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive–like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman […]

Nothing But The Truth (Little Secrets)

Author: Emily Blake Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Hidden Pasts. Unexpected Betrayals. Twisted Friendships. Sweet Revenge. The twists keep coming–and no secrets are safe. Rule One for heartbreakers: Don’t fall in love. But is ice queen Kelly starting to melt? For Alison, this is the moment of truth. Will her big lie come back to […]

Diego and Papi to the Rescue (Go, Diego, Go!)

Author: Wendy Wax Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Two baby pygmy marmosets have gotten separated from their papi, and now they are lost! It’s a good thing Diego and his papi are nearby to help bring them home. Go, Diego and Papi, go! Includes fascinating facts about pygmy marmosets.

Walk Two Moons (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: Sharon Creech Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Gramps says that I am a country girl at heart, and that is true. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the “Indian-ness in her blood,” travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of […]

Cloaked

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all. It all started with a curse. […]

Runaway

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description “It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.” Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she’s had enough. She’s run away before and always been caught quickly. But she’s older and wiser now–she’s twelve–and […]

Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth: A Maisy First Experience Book

Author: Lucy Cousins Publisher: Candlewick Product Description On his first trip to the dentist, Charley gets lots of moral support from Maisy and friends in a full-length story readers will be eager to sink their teeth into. Maisy’s friend Charley has a wobbly tooth! He’s going to the dentist for the first time, and he’s […]

Spot Bakes a Cake

Author: Eric Hill Publisher: Puffin Product Description Celebrate summer with Spot and his friends in these brand-new lift-the- flap editions! Kids can still lift the flaps to bake a cake and to spend time with Spot and his grandparents, but now their favorite puppy will be featured in a colorful new design. For the first […]

The Invisible String

Author: Patrice Karst Publisher: DeVorss & Company Product Description NOW IN IT’S 8th PRINTING!!! 28,000 copies sold & the strings are still reaching all over the World! “That’s impossible”, said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they’re all connected by this thing called an Invisible String. “What kind of string”? They asked […]

Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!  Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt […]

Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, […]

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Author: Marc Brown Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Arthur is certain that this Christmas will be perfect–lots of snow, a beautiful tree, and a delicious turkey dinner. But when it doesn’t snow, D.W. decorates half the tree with trolls and unicorns, and Dad decides to make an authentic ancient Christmas dinner, […]

Green Puppy Goes to the Dentist (Blue’s Clues)

Author: JC Schwanda Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Green Puppy has to go to the dentist for the first time, and she’s feeling nervous. Blue is there to tell her friend not to worry. By playing dentist office, Blue shows her friend that there’s nothing scary about a trip to the dentist…in fact, it’s a […]

Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn Publisher: Harper Collins, Inc. Product Description I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The […]

You’re My Little Love Bug (Parent Love Letters)

Author: Heidi R. Weimer Publisher: Candy Cane Press Product Description This book is suitable for ages 4+. All children want the reassurance that their parents’ love runs deep and wide. Through blinking lights, a ‘music box’ song, enchanting illustrations and whimsical rhyming descriptions, this book captures all the fun ways in which parents can describe […]

Chicken Boy

Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Meet Tobin McCauley. He’s got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who’s not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin’s only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal…the meaning of life? […]

Gone

Author: Michael Grant Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE. Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And […]

Pretties

Author: Scott Westerfeld Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect. Perfectly wrong. Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the […]

Pretty Little Liars

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Gossip thrives amid the Mercedes-Benzes, mega mansions, and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Behind their big Gucci sunglasses, beneath their perfectly pressed Polos, everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna. Spencer covets her sister’s gorgeous […]

Clifford’s First Christmas

Author: Norman Bridwell Publisher: Scholastic Product Description The original Clifford’s Christmas is a perennial backlist favorite, with more than 710,000 copies sold, and now here’s Clifford as a puppy–in an original paperback that recounts his first Christmas ever with Emily Elizabeth.

Angels and Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories

Author: Katherine Paterson Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Aminister, trying to help a boy find his father, winds up in jail on Christmas Eve. A mother copes with the death of her infant. A father searches for his runaway son. A widower takes in an outspoken foster child who tests the limits of his generosity. In […]

Story of a Girl

Author: Sara Zarr Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother’s best friend–Deanna Lambert’s teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of “school slut,” she longs to escape a life defined by […]

Olivia

Author: Ian Falconer Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Have fun with Olivia… dressing up singing songs building sand castles napping (maybe) dancing painting on walls and — whew! — going to sleep at last. Amazon.com Review Olivia would be Eloise, if Eloise were a pig. She is good at singing 40 very loud songs and is […]

I Loved You Before You Were Born

Author: Anne Bowen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description “Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you.” A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby’s soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time. […]

Merry Christmas, Stinky Face PB

Author: Lisa Mccourt Publisher: Cartwheel Product Description “What if Santa’s lips get chapped?” Stinky Face asks. “What if the sack of toys starts to rip?”As always, Mama lovingly addresses each and every one of her child’s concerns. But as an extra safety measure, Stinky Face leaves Santa lip balm and duct tape. “Cheerful, lighthearted images […]

Christmas Tree Farm

Author: Ann Purmell Publisher: Holiday House Product Description Grandpa switches on the colored lights, puts up the OPEN sign, and the Christmas Tree Hut is open for business. From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve people will come from all over to find just the right tree. But most shoppers don’t know that Grandpa […]

Peter and Lotta’s Christmas: A Story

Author: Elsa Maartman Beskow Publisher: Floris Books Product Description Peter and Lotta go to live in the country with Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, Aunt Lavender, and Uncle Blue. As Christmas approaches, Peter and Lotta discover all kinds of new surprises, but best of all is their discovery of where the presents come from. Is it […]

The Wicked Woods

Author: Kailin Gow Publisher: theEDGEbooks.com Product Description Briony had to move to Wicked, Massachusetts to live with her Great Aunt Sophie after her family disappears on vacation. The woods at the edge of Aunt Sophie’s inn are filled with secrets and inhabitants both seductive and deadly. Among them is a beautiful boy name Fallon who […]

Christmas at Grandma’s House

Author: P. K. Hallinan Publisher: Ideals Childrens Books Product Description When the gifts are all opened, and the stockings emptied, too, There’s still one wonderful thing left to do: It’s Christmas at Grandma’s, where the whole family meets For a day full of laughter and holiday treats! And so a little boy and girl set […]

Merry Un-Christmas

Author: Mike Reiss Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The first Un–Christmas classic from the bestselling team of How Murray Saved Christmas. When Noelle wakes up every morning, she must put her new pony in the backyard with all of her other ponies and her new bike in the garage with all of her other bikes. It […]

Prairie Christmas

Author: Elizabeth Van Steenwyk Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers Product Description Eleven-year-old Emma is disappointed when her mother, a doctor, has to deliver a baby on Christmas Day. But when she arrives with Mama at the house, Emma realizes she isn’t the only one whose Christmas has been interrupted. With warm pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, this […]

Two-way Street

Author: Lauren Barnholdt Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description there are two sides to every breakup. This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They’re even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney — for […]

Best Dad in the Sea (Finding Nemo Step into Reading, Step 1)

Author: Amy J. Tyler Publisher: RH/Disney Product Description A Step into Reading Book. Nemo loves his father Marlin, and Marlin loves his little Nemo. In this Step 1 story based on Disney/Pixar’s new feature film Finding Nemo, young readers will love watching Marlin gain courage as he searches the ocean for his son–and seeing Nemo […]

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Author: William Steig Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description One rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to […]

City of Ashes

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the […]

Pretty Little Liars #6: Killer

Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie—and so do Rosewood’s four prettiest girls. Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made […]

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones, No. 2)

Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in black-and-white by Denise Brunkus. Trouble crops up because of an unusual misunderstanding–Junie B. starts to think that her newborn brother is really a baby monkey! “Chapter book readers will be laughing at Junie’s antics as well as her way with words.”–Booklist.

Arousing Love

Author: M. H. Strom Publisher: Marstro Press Product Description Zach knows Joanna is too young for him, but he has never felt like this about anybody before. She’s so sweet and passionate and flirty and free, and the most beautiful girl Zach has ever known. Joanna is swept away by her feelings for Zach as […]

Life or Death (Little Secrets, Book 4)

Author: Emily Blake Publisher: Point Product Description One family. Two sides. A whole town caught in between. In this soap-opera series, the twists keep coming–and no secrets are safe. Chad is in a coma, fighting for his life. Will he pull through…or take his secrets to the grave? Tom blames himself for what happened to […]

Spot Visits His Grandparents (color)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Eric Hill Publisher: Puffin Product Description Celebrate summer with Spot and his friends in these brand-new lift-the- flap editions! Kids can still lift the flaps to bake a cake and to spend time with Spot and his grandparents, but now their favorite puppy will be featured in a colorful new design. […]