Welcome to the summer of passion. For seventeen-year-old Jory Michaels, that means three sun-and-fun filled months of spending time with her best friends, obsessing over her crush, trying to find something she is passionate about, and…saving for a nose job. Jory is determined to lose the big, honking, bumpy monstrosity she calls the Super Schnozz-the [...]
Hope for Haiti is a beautiful book that kids and parents, grandparents can enjoy, but one that also generates focus on the continued support of Haiti, and through the sales of the book, Penguin is giving a generous donation to Save the Children in Haiti. In addition to that, through WeGiveBooks.org, people can read free [...]
Susan’s daughter, Amanda, is 15. Susan asks Amanda to pick up her clothes, books and papers from the living room and dining room. The teenager hisses, “You do it! You’re the parent. You’re supposed to take care of the house.”
Trying to remain calm and loving, Susan speaks slowly, “Your belongings are your [...]
Nubs, an Iraqi dog of war who had no name and no person to call his own, sets out on an incredible journey to rejoin his only friend, Major Brian Dennis, and shows the world that love has the power to cross deserts, continents and even species.
“Incredible! . . . Nubs is a very [...]
ME WITH YOU is the perfect book to remind grandparents and grandchildren how unique they are individually and as a pair.
We’re a pair beyond compare,
a rare and special two,
in all the ways that I am me
and you’re completely you.
A lyrical and beautiful book in the tradition [...]
Eleven-year-old Poppy Ray longs to be a veterinarian, but she’s never had a pet. This summer, she’s going to spend a month with her uncle Sanjay, veterinarian and owner of the Furry Friends Animal Clinic on an island off the Washington coast.
Poppy is in for big surprises. She loves tending to the dogs, cats, [...]
WHAT ABOUT ME? Twelve Ways to Get Your Parents’ Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister)
It’s often hard for young children to share mom and dad’s attention. Even in the most loving home, older siblings tend to hear comments like: “Be quiet or you’ll wake your sister.” “We’ll do that later-I have to feed [...]