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by Amanda Baker
Did you like that book you read at school? What about the one you picked out at the library?
Whether you liked them or not, this book will let you get your thoughts out about what you just read! Who wrote that book? Where did they come from? Who was the most memorable character?
Watch your child's critical thinking skills grow as they respond to and write about each book they read!
The Dog With The Wind In Her Hair: When You Think You Can Never Love Again and Someone Proves You Wrongby Pippa WhiteEllie White is a beautiful, bossy, bouncy and extremely clever Lurcher who takes over most of the bed, knows her rights and talks better English than any other dog around. The Dog With The Wind In Her Hair is the first in a series of books about dogs. But things were not always like that: Ellie’s human family split up when she was little and she was fostered, before a Google Search and Lurcher Link secured her a new home. Always decisive, she was a little scrap of a Bedlington-cross Lurche... more
by Sassafras LowreyIn these experimental lyric essays, Lowrey explores queerness, PTSD, anxiety, and created family. A framing of Rally Obedience and Dog Agility course maps create a textured story on the page, a hybrid form in which Lowrey recounts a spiritual-like relationship to dogs beginning in childhood, a passion for dog shows fractured in adolescence with a period of homelessness, a service dog, anxiety, and a return to dog sports. This collection transcends Lowrey's personal relationship with dogs to tell... more
by Gill Winter2012 was a year in which documented abuses of human rights reached alarming heights in Tibet. At the same time, there were an unprecedented number of self-immolations, as individual Tibetans made a fiery protest against the erosion of their culture, language, religion and freedom. As a foreign teacher of English in Dharamshala, centre of the Tibetan exile community in India, the author witnessed the pain of her students and friends in this tragic year. But amidst the sadness she found humour... more
by Gill WinterThe town of Dharamshala in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas is home to the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans in exile. Teaching English to adult Tibetans was the assignment that took the author to India. But as it happened, the teacher learned far more than she taught, in a Buddhist community where compassion for all living beings is the bottom line. It made the journey an unforgettable and life-changing event, full of humour, fascination, and constant surprises.
by Dan PrattIn "Tears on the Church House Floor" author Dan Pratt shares a deeply personal story about the grief that he and his family experienced in a traumatic year of their lives, losing a grandson, a mother , and a beloved pet. But more than that, it is a story of the incredible God who did not just stop and turn to aid them in a moment; rather , God wove himself into their lives over a fifty-year period to prepare this family for a season of grief. We cannot see what God is doing until we see what he ... more
by Darrell HaemerChanging Change is a deep dive into the nature of change, the role it plays in our lives, and why we tend to view it negatively. This book offers insight for daily living, work, leadership, learning, and creativity, and is designed specifically for working teams to study together to improve workplace change culture.
by elle muliarchykAn illustrated book of jokes for young kids written by a 3 year old. It introduces children to humor at young age and the bright and beautiful illustrations help understand the meaning of jokes. Q: What is a Horse's favorite Drink? A: Lemo-NEIGH-d!! Q: What does grass say to the gardener who waters it? A: GRASS-ias! Q: What Underwear does a Zebra Wear? A: a Z-Bra!
by gayle kimballSince a photograph is worth a 1,000 words, this book uses images to spark family discussion of important questions on the minds of young people. Dr. Kimball added brief comments to initiate thinking process about the meaning of life! Questions covered in the book include what is the purpose of life, why are there so many religions, what is happiness, why is there inequality, what happens after death, what's the Big Bang, why is climate changing, and what is success? The author started asking o... more
by Morgan TaylorDaddy's Little Princess reminds readers that real Princesses do exist and they come in all shades. Morgan doesn't believe she can be a Princess until her dad takes her on a historical journey to find real Princesses of color from around the world. It's an excellent way to build self-esteem and educate readers.
by Thomas De AngeloGaribaldi's Ghosts is a collection of essays ranging from the 19th century European politics that concerned the making of Italy and the Risorgimento to personal essays dealing with the Italian psyche.
by G.Todd TaylorDad, Who Will I Be? is a non-fiction book that reminds young readers that they can be and do whatever they choose. In the book readers are exposed to different careers while learning about historical figures of color from around the world. Some names they will recognize that Tiger Woods or Pres. Barack Obama but others will be new to them like W.E.B. Duboise or Guion Bluford. It's the story of a father encouraging his son to think about being an inventor, in politics, an athlete or so much more.... more
by Merlin GoldmanPlay Better Scrabble is written by National Scrabble Championship winner and the first victor on Channel 4's Countdown, Michael Goldman. The book contains strategies, hints and techniques for all stages of the game as well as instructional game examples, how to best use the S and the blank, anagrams and useful word lists. Play Better Scrabble will allow anyone to learn the Open Board Method, used by the elite players today to win games. The Open Board Method, pioneered by Michael Goldman, enc... more
by Emma MarieWhen Ford introduced the Model T to the masses, the car industry became sphere perfected by Western civilisation. With a number of European manufacturers competing with their North American counterparts, there were really only two players that made the best automobiles in the world. However, that all changed after the Second World War. Japan was in ruins and was desperate to rebuild their industries. With a strong work ethic instilled by next generation entrepreneurs and fair compensation, Japan... more
by Pierre MorinBig Medicine is a guide for anyone who is interested in health and healing, including “patients,” providers, and caregivers who want to uncover the deeper meaning of physical symptoms and build a new relationship with their bodies. Author Pierre Morin, MD, PhD, revolutionizes the field of medicine by explaining the body’s manifestations as a Process—one that is neither bad nor good, neither “sick” nor “healthy.” Dr. Morin explores how, through our body’s innate intelligence, we can gain creative... more
Beyond Me: Dissecting Ego To Find The Innate Love At Humanity's Core/ A New Psychology As Philosophyby Robert Spencer KnottsWhy? Why does it happen to almost everyone? We each suffer frequent bouts of self-doubt, often for no clear or sensible reason. We struggle against brutal self-criticism, the voices in our heads that insist we are not good enough. "Something must be wrong with me!" We sabotage our best interests. And we consider all this to be the necessary price of living with our past, simply a byproduct of human nature. But Beyond Me argues that it isn't a necessary aspect of human nature at all. We each are ... more