The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand
Author: Audrey Penn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009-12-08
ISBN 10: 1933718366
ISBN 13: 9781933718361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kissing Hand Book Review:

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

A Pocket Full of Kisses

A Pocket Full of Kisses
Author: Audrey Penn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-09-08
ISBN 10: 1933718404
ISBN 13: 9781933718408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Pocket Full of Kisses Book Review:

In this tender sequel to the New York Times bestseller and children's classic The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn provides parents with another tale of love and reassurance to share with their children. Chester Raccoon has a baby brother—and the baby brother is taking over his territory. When Chester sees his mother give his baby brother a Kissing Hand—his Kissing Hand—he is overcome with sadness, but Mrs. Raccoon soothes his fears with her own special brand of wisdom, finding just the right way to let Chester know he is deeply loved. Brought to life by Barbara Leonard Gibson's warm illustrations, this story is perfect for families who are adjusting to all the changes new members can bring.

Fierce Marriage

Fierce Marriage
Author: Ryan Frederick,Selena Frederick
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 1493412779
ISBN 13: 9781493412778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fierce Marriage Book Review:

Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds when they landed in Switzerland to pursue Selena's dream of training horses. Neither of them knew at the time that Ryan was living out a death sentence brought on by a worsening genetic heart defect. Soon it became clear he needed major surgery that could either save his life--or result in his death on the operating table. The young couple prepared for the worst. When Ryan survived, they both realized that they still had a future together. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other and for a Christ-centered marriage, every step of the way. Fierce Marriage is their story, but more than that, it is a call for married couples to put God first in their relationship, to measure everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them, and to see marriage not just as a relationship they should try to keep healthy but also as one worth fighting for in every situation. With the gospel as their foundation, Ryan and Selena offer hope and practical help for common struggles in marriage, including communication problems, sexual frustration, financial stress, family tension, screen-time disconnection, and unrealistic expectations.

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon
Author: Audrey Penn
Publsiher: Tanglewood
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN 10: 9781933718774
ISBN 13: 1933718773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon Book Review:

During the last 20 years, parents and teachers have passed along the secret of the Kissing Hand to children facing first days of kindergarten, first grade, and other separations. Now younger children can get in on Mama Raccoon's secret and find comfort in A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon, a board-book adaptation of the original picture book. Chester could feel his mother's kiss leap straight into his heart. "With a Kissing Hand," said Chester's mom, "We'll never be apart." "Just press your hand upon your cheek and feel that loving glow. It's Mommy saying, 'I love you,' wherever you may go." The Kissing Hand has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents. A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon conveys the heart of the story in rhyming verse, perfect for read-aloud and easy for even the little ones to remember and recite. With illustrations by Barbara Gibson that capture the warmth and beauty of the original artwork, toddlers now share in the benefits from Mrs. Raccoon's secret for making a child feel safe and secure.

Argyle Fox

Argyle Fox
Author: Marie LeTourneau
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-03-20
ISBN 10: 1939100100
ISBN 13: 9781939100108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Argyle Fox Book Review:

Argyle Fox, with his signature style, wants to play outside on a springtime day, but the wind is wreaking havoc with his fun and games. As soon as he builds a card tower, climbs into a giant spider web, or takes up his pirate sword, here comes the wind: Woosh! Mama Fox tells grumpy Argyle that if he thinks long enough, he will come up with something to do. Following his mother's suggestion and inspired by her knitting, he works all the pieces of his day together and creates the perfect solution. The story of Argyle teaches that failure is often a path to success and celebrates perseverance, creative thinking, and an old-fashioned springtime activity.

How to Trick the Tooth Fairy

How to Trick the Tooth Fairy
Author: Erin Danielle Russell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1481467336
ISBN 13: 9781481467339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Trick the Tooth Fairy Book Review:

From the coauthor of Dork Diaries comes a witty and engaging picture book about a prankster who wants to pull off the best prank of all—pranking the Tooth Fairy! Kaylee loves pulling pranks: from dropping water balloons on passers by to even tricking Santa Claus, she’s a prize-winning prankster! But is she the Princess of Pranks? No! That title is held by none other than the Tooth Fairy. But when Kaylee loses a tooth and the Tooth Fairy goes about her usual tooth-taking business, Kaylee pranks her with a fake frog. As Kaylee and the Tooth Fairy try to out-prank one another, things get way out of hand, until the two finally see eye and eye and decide to share the crown!

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2012-02-21
ISBN 10: 1442408928
ISBN 13: 9781442408920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Review:

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents and his family that he has never asked before.

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes
Author: David Shannon
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 1338113151
ISBN 13: 9781338113150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bad Case of Stripes Book Review:

"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

Love You Forever

Love You Forever
Author: Robert N. Munsch
Publsiher: Firefly Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780920668375
ISBN 13: 0920668372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love You Forever Book Review:

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

The Kissing Hand

The Kissing Hand
Author: Audrey Penn
Publsiher: Tanglewood
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781939100429
ISBN 13: 1939100429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kissing Hand Book Review:

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

Howard B Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Howard B  Wigglebottom Learns to Listen
Author: Howard Binkow,Reverend Ana
Publsiher: We Do Listen Foundation
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0971539014
ISBN 13: 9780971539013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Howard B Wigglebottom Learns to Listen Book Review:

When Howard B. Wigglebottom starts feeling sad about always getting into trouble at school for not listening, he decides to change his ways.

Likes

Likes
Author: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0374722307
ISBN 13: 9780374722302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Likes Book Review:

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Library Journal, Electric Literature, The New York Public Library, PopMatters A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Story Prize National Book Award finalist Sarah Shun-lien Bynum’s highly anticipated return weaves together like and unlike, mythic and modern In nine stories that range from the real to the unreal, strange to familiar, funny to frightening, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum reminds us why her wildly original debut, Madeleine Is Sleeping, and her masterful Ms. Hempel Chronicles have become contemporary classics--celebrated and beloved. In a nimble dance of lightness and gravity, Likes explores the full range and contradictions of our contemporary moment. Through unexpected visitors, Waldorf school fairs, aging indie-film stars, the struggle to gain a foothold in the capitalist shell-game of work, the Instagram posts of a twelve-year-old—these stories of friendship and parenthood, celebrity and obsession, race and class and the passage of time, form an engrossing collection that is both otherworldly and suffused with the deceitful humdrum of everyday life. For readers of Joy Williams, George Saunders, Lauren Groff, and Deborah Eisenberg, Likes helps us see into our unacknowledged desires and, in quick, artful, nearly invisible cuts, exposes the roots of our abiding terrors and delights.

A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery the Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery  the Case of the Missing Carrot Cake
Author: Robin Newman
Publsiher: Wilcox and Griswold Mystery
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-05
ISBN 10: 1939547172
ISBN 13: 9781939547170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery the Case of the Missing Carrot Cake Book Review:

Detectives Wilcox and Griswold investigate the snatching of Miss Rabbit's carrot cake on Ed's farm.

Chester the Brave

Chester the Brave
Author: Audrey Penn
Publsiher: Tanglewood Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 193371879X
ISBN 13: 9781933718798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chester the Brave Book Review:

A young raccoon learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears.

Doctor De Soto

Doctor De Soto
Author: William Steig
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN 10: 1466808535
ISBN 13: 9781466808539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doctor De Soto Book Review:

"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way. William Steig's Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book.

Holes

Holes
Author: Louis Sachar
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 0307798364
ISBN 13: 9780307798367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holes Book Review:

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS

Papa Please Get the Moon for Me

Papa  Please Get the Moon for Me
Author: Eric Carle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 1481431811
ISBN 13: 9781481431811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Papa Please Get the Moon for Me Book Review:

In a book with foldout pages, Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues to change in size.

Be Kind

Be Kind
Author: Pat Zietlow Miller
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1250304601
ISBN 13: 9781250304605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Kind Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller! “These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference—or at least help a friend. With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world. One of Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best Books 2018"

Open Book

Open Book
Author: Jessica Simpson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 0062899988
ISBN 13: 9780062899989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Book Book Review:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining. This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn’t want to lie. Jessica couldn’t be authentic with her readers if she wasn’t fully honest with herself first. Now America’s Sweetheart, preacher’s daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others, but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before. First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being talked about, Jessica is doing the talking. Her book shares the wisdom and inspirations she’s learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture cliché’s — “chicken or fish,” “Daisy Duke,” "football jinx," “mom jeans,” “sexual napalm…” and more. Open Book is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers.

Things Not Seen

Things Not Seen
Author: Andrew Clements
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-04-20
ISBN 10: 1101200456
ISBN 13: 9781101200452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Not Seen Book Review:

Winner of American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award! Bobby Phillips is an average fifteen-year-old-boy. Until the morning he wakes up and can't see himself in the mirror. Not blind, not dreaming-Bobby is just plain invisible. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to Bobby's new condition; even his dad the physicist can't figure it out. For Bobby that means no school, no friends, no life. He's a missing person. Then he meets Alicia. She's blind, and Bobby can't resist talking to her, trusting her. But people are starting to wonder where Bobby is. Bobby knows that his invisibility could have dangerous consequences for his family and that time is running out. He has to find out how to be seen again-before it's too late.