After a 40-plus year career in Manufacturing and Health Care Administration, I decided it was time to retire. I did so, earlier than I expected, to spend time with my

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BY JEANETTE PERKINS Immigration is a hot topic in our daily news. These two new books tell the tale of two very different immigration stories. While there are similarities –

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Good Night, Mr. Panda Author/Illustrator: Steve Antony Age range: 3-5 Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba Good Night, Mr. Panda is the latest in a series of Mr. Panda books designed

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Two Christmas Board Books for Young Grands Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba These two Christmas themed board books for young children are perfect for gifting or to have on hand

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Under the Same Sun, a true story of long-distance grandparenting by Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball legend and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson, illustrated by award-winning artist, Ag Ford  |

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Thanks so much for considering my submission for the Kids’ Book Author of the Week at GrandMagazine.  Pam Ehrenberg’s first young adult novel, Ethan, Suspended, has recently come out in

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Deb Caletti: The Secret Life of Prince Charming Quinn is surrounded by women with broken hearts. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales.

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Eleven-year-old Zoe feels invisible at school. That is, to everyone but the weird new kid, Lucas, who thinks Zoe is a code-reading genius. She reads a single cipher in his

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The best in children’s literature, selected by Jim Whiting. Joe Garces I am a professional firefighter for the City of Oxnard in Southern California. I have been a firefighter since

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Loukoumi, the fluffy, cuddly lamb, returns this fall with Loukoumis Gift, the fourth title in the award winning series of illustrated books by Nick Katsoris for children 4-8. This iParenting

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The best in children’s literature, selected by Jim Whiting. SAUNDRA MITCHELL My book, Shadowed Summer, would be an ideal book for grandparents to share because it’s honest, but it’s not

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Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood,

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With the neighborhood witch out to get them, three friends will do just about anything to avoid her in The Pizza Gang: Facing the Witch. Trying to stay out of

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Tell me a secret, and I’ll tell you one… In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to

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Author Anne Broyles remembers her maternal Grandma Verna’s raspy voice as she recited “Best, Beloved Poems” to her grandchildren. So Broyles relates to grandparents who come up to her after

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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

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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

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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

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The best in children’s literature, selected by Jim Whiting. Jenny Moss Jenny Moss is a former NASA engineer. She earned a master’s degree in literature and taught writing as an

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The best in children’s literature, selected by Jim Whiting. Julie Swanson Julie A. Swanson grew up in northern Michigan, the setting for Going for the Record. She currently lives with

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