Tag Archives: Parenting & Families

Scary Stories Treasury; Three Books to Chill Your Bones: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark/ Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones

Author: Alvin Schwartz Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Product Description Schwartz’s three best-selling collections of scary folklore — Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3 — are made available in one book, each one in its complete form. Reviews “A wonderful collection of tales that […]

Gertie the Goldfish and the Christmas Surprise

Author: Naomi Judd Publisher: Product Description Introducing…. Gertie the Goldfish! In this delightful book from one of the most admired women in the entertainment industry, Naomi Judd speaks through a little goldfish with a unique perspective. Gertie the Goldfish and the Christmas Surprise takes place in a Christmastime frenzy. All the kids at school are […]

This Little Piggy Went to Prada: Nursery Rhymes for the Blahnik Brigade

Author: Amy Allen Publisher: It Books Product Description For the woman more accustomed to singing Missoni’s praises than singing lullabies comes Amy Allen’s irresistible This Little Piggy Went to Prada: Nursery Rhymes for the Blahnik Brigade. Filled from cover to cover with sumptuous full color illustrations by Eun-Kyung Kung, This Little Piggy Went to Prada […]

Broken Wings (Starfire Angels: Dark Angel Chronicles Book 2)

Author: Melanie Nilles Publisher: Prairie Star Publishing Product Description One Shirukan, an elite soldier of the Shirat Empire, came to Earth for Raea’s Starfire shard and failed. Aware of the possibility of another attack, Raea trains to use the shard’s power to protect it while preparing to graduate from high school. But she discovers that […]

Father Fox’s Christmas Rhymes

Author: Clyde Watson Publisher: Product Description Who is that knocking at the door? It’s old Father Fox with surprises galore! Licorice & lollipops, lemons & limes A bundle of toys & a bag full of rhymes . . .   Clyde and Wendy Watson’s Father Fox, beloved from Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes, is now decked out […]

A Fruitcake Christmas (Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends)

Author: Troy Schmidt Publisher: Product Description It’s Christmastime in the garden and Hermie and his friends are hustling and bustling to prepare for the big day. But more than anything, they all eagerly anticipate the crowning moment of the holiday season: the arrival of Grannypillar’s scrumptious fruitcake. Suddenly Christmas is hijacked when Iggy and Ziggy […]

Christmas (Snappy Pop-ups)

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It’s Time to Sleep in Your Own Bed (Transition Times)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Lawrence E. Shapiro Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Product Description In this book, children learn that sleeping in their own bed makes them feel more grown-up and more independent. This book includes helpful advice and tips for parents to deal with this problematic situation. Growing up is hard, but when children have […]

What Dogs Want for Christmas (Holiday Series)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Kandy Radzinski Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press Product Description Proving that cats dont have the last word when it comes to making Christmas lists, author and artist Kandy Radzinski returns this holiday season with the canine companion book to last years favorite, What Cats Want for Christmas. Using witty poems and winsome […]

Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade: The Johnkankus

Author: Irene Smalls Publisher: Product Description Anticipating the wonderful Johnkankus parade on Christmas day, a young slave girl, Irene Jennie, is saddened that she cannot share the festivities with her parents, who have been loaned to another plantation master.

Summer Bridge Activities: 7th to 8th Grades

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Hobbs Ann Julia Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing (UT) Product Description NEW and Improved Summer Bridge Activities for 2006! This year the bestselling summer workbook features new covers, new activities, new reading lists, updated bonus sections, and a whole lot more to give kids a summer learning experience they won’t forget! Designed […]

Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Julie Stiegemeyer Publisher: Concordia Publishing House Product Description Many parents and teachers struggle with how to approach the Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus dilemma. Many deal with this by telling children that the legends surrounding Santa Claus are based on a real, hi

A Christmas Carol

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Prestwick House Inc. Product Description This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the reader fully appreciate the beauty and humor of Dickens’s work. In his “Ghostly little book,” Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of […]

My Body, My Self for Boys, Revised Third Edition (What’s Happening to My Body?)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Lynda Madaras Publisher: Newmarket Product Description The bestselling guides for preteens and teens updated with a brand-new look. The Madaras growing-up guides are acknowledged by parents, educators, librarians, and doctors for their unique, nonthreatening style, excellent organization, and thorough coverage of both the physical and emotional issues surrounding puberty and adolescence. […]

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal With Anxiety & Worry

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Lisa M. Schab Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Product Description If you feel anxious most of the time, you’re not alone. About one in three people your age struggles with feelings of worry, fear, and panic. And the scary thing is, if you don’t find a way to cope with anxiety, it […]

Mama Had to Work on Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Carolyn Marsden Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description Gloria always spends Christmas with Papi, Mama, and Nana. But this Christmas, Papi is away picking oranges and Mama has to work at the hotel where she is a maid. Gloria is miserable when Mama makes her go with her-until they get to the […]

A Pinata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Pat Mora Publisher: Clarion Books Product Description An award-winning author and a rising star artist have put a festive Latino twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” populating it with piñatas in place of partridges, plus burritos bailando (dancing donkeys), lunitas cantando (singing moons), and much more, all displayed in the […]

The New Baby at Your House

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description It’s natural for children to be concerned about the arrival of a new baby at their house. Most big brothers and sisters feel loving and tender one minute, angry or jealous the next. With over forty vivid full-color photographs and a clear, supportive textby award-winning […]

Connect the Dots (Get Ready Books)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Barbara Gregorich Publisher: School Zone Pub Product Description What’s in the picture? As children find out in Connect the Dots, they practice counting from 1-10 as well as improve fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

Rating: (127 reviews) Author: Alex Harris Publisher: Multnomah Books Product Description Most people don’t expect you to understand what we’re going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don’t expect you to care. And even if you care, they don’t expect you to do anything about it. And even if […]

Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle: Honest Conversations About Sexual Integrity (The Every Man Series)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, Mike Yorkey Publisher: WaterBrook Press Book Description It’s never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it’s always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God’s standards of purity and integrity. But today, the stakes […]

The Official SAT Question of the Day 2009 Calendar

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: The College Board Publisher: College Board Product Description The College Board–maker of the SAT (R)–provides the only pager-per-day calendar with Official SAT practice questions.  Every day, students can practice with a question just like the ones on the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT (R).  The calendar features 365 questions (one per page); critical […]

The 13 Clocks

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: James Thurber Publisher: NYR Children’s Collection Product Description Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda. She was warm in every wind and weather, but he was […]

Cracking the SAT Literature Subject Test, 2007-2008 Edition (College Test Prep)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Product Description The Princeton Review realizes that acing the SAT Literature Subject Test is very different from earning straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about literature–only the techniques and information you’ll need to maximize your score. In […]

National Geographic Student Atlas of the World: Revised Edition

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: National Geographic Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books Product Description Combines full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study. The thematic atlas gives students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic and political changes in […]

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle (Vampire Diaries)

Rating: (32 reviews) Author: L. J. Smith Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants. Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past. […]

The Periodic Table

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Adrian Dingle, Simon Basher Publisher: Kingfisher Product Description The Periodic Table introduces budding chemists to the world of the elements as it’s never been seen before. Designed to resemble popular networking Web sites, the pages of this book feature “homepages” for each of the chemical elements — complete with witty and […]

The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Fiona Watt Publisher: Usborne Books

Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague (Fablehaven)

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Shadow Mountain Product Description In the third volume, the peril escalates as an unexplained darkness infects the creatures of Fablehaven.

Artemis Fowl: Lost Colony, The (Artemis Fowl)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Eoin Colfer Publisher: Miramax Product Description Ten thousand years ago, humans and fairies fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear to the fairy families that they could never win, they decided to move their civilization underground and keep themselves hidden from the humans. All […]

Saving the World (Maximum Ride, Book 3)

Rating: (90 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Vision Product Description There’s one last chance to save the world in the third book in the Maximum Ride series, SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS. The time has arrived for Max and her winged “flock” to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to […]

Tracks

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Harper Perennial Product Description Set in North Dakota at a time in this century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust […]

1-2-3 Magic for Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New Rules

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Thomas W. Phelan, Tracy M. Lewis Publisher: Parentmagic, Inc. Product Description By presenting the popular 1-2-3 Magic parenting program from a child’s point of view, this innovative guide provides kids with a thorough understanding of the disciplinary system—from the counting and time-out methods parents will be using to how better behavior […]

Will I Have a Friend?

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Miriam Cohen Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, “Will I have a friend at school?” “I think you will,” said Pa. But even his father’s gentle reassurance doesn’t make Jim feel any […]

All the Places to Love

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Patricia Maclachlan Publisher: Joanna Cotler Product Description Within the sanctuary of a loving family, baby Eli is born and, as he grows, “learns to cherish the people and places around him, eventualy passing on what he has discovered to his new baby sister, Sylvie: ‘All the places to love are here […]

Miss Nelson Is Missing!

Rating: (47 reviews) Author: Harry Allard Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Product Description Where is Miss Nelson, and Who is Miss Viola Swamp. This delightful story answers the questions.

Simon’s Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Karen Gedig Burnett Publisher: GR Publishing Book Description Simon is having a bad day; a bad hair day. First his sister gives him a strange hair cut, then his friends tease him. Simon doesn’t know what to do. Lucky for him he runs into Grandma Rose. After listening to his sorrowful […]

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description TEETH ARE NOT FOR BITING Board Book by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen. “Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost […]

Mouse Paint

Rating: (34 reviews) Author: Ellen Stoll Walsh Publisher: Voyager Books Product Description Ellen Stoll Walsh. The humor and beautifully simple design of this educational book will appeal to children who know the joy of splashing about in paint–and to their parents, who will appreciate the lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. Paperback.

Walt Disney’s Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Jeff Kurtti Publisher: Disney Editions Product Description Fifty years ago, Walt Disney utterly transformed the concept of outdoor entertainment venues from tawdry carnivals and seedy amusement piers called “amusement parks,” to an entirely new destination that would come into common vernacular as the “theme park.” Although Disneyland was the inspiration of […]

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com “Don’t jump on your bed!” “Don’t bite your nails!” Parents sure seem to have a lot of rules. To make matters worse, the reasons behind the rules often don’t seem to make any sense. Could there be other, secret purposes behind these perpetual parental pleadings? Such is the […]

Motherbridge of Love

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Xinran Publisher: Barefoot Books Product Description This beautiful poem celebrates the bond between parent and child in a special way. Through the exchanges between a little Chinese girl and her mother, Motherbridge of Love offers a poignant and inspiring message to parents and children all over the world.

How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? (Words Are Categorical)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Brian P. Cleary Publisher: First Avenue Editions Book Description This accessible, lighthearted look at language introduces homonyms and homophones. Playful rhymes and comical cartoons make both concepts memorable. Each corresponding pair of homonyms and homophones is printed in color for easy identification. At the end, readers are challenged to apply what […]

Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Tomie dePaola Publisher: Voyager Books Product Description A little boy must come to terms with being teased and ostracized because he’d rather read books, paint pictures, and tap-dance than participate in sports. “There is a good balance between the simple text . . . and the expressive pictures . . . […]

Expresate: Level 1

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

A Lion to Guard Us

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Clyde Robert Bulla Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description `A favorite author uses an actual incident from 1609 to base a story of three impoverished children left alone in London who make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father. . . . Fine engrossing historical fiction.’ —TE. Notable 1981 […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: board book & CD

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Publisher: Philomel Product Description Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available for the first time in a new, oversized board book format, perfect for storytime or for playtime. Plus, as an added bonus, it includes a CD of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production makes […]

Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly […]

Expresate: Level 2 – Cuaderno de vocabulario y gramatica

Author: Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

Birchbark House, The

Rating: (51 reviews) Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Amazon.com Nineteenth-century American pioneer life was introduced to thousands of young readers by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. With The Birchbark House, award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s first novel for young readers, this same slice of history is seen through the eyes of the […]