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A Review of Mockingbird

Review By Elaina Daniels

Sadly, school shootings have become a part of our world.  Time and time again we turn on the television or radio to hear acts of violence being performed on our children in the place where we hope that they would feel the safest.  Children who feel disconnected, More »

A Review of Different Like Me: My book of autism heroes

By Elaina Daniels

In a world where you are completely different from everyone around you, it can often be hard to find someone outside of your own family to look up to.  The world is filled with images that most people cannot attain, much less a child who has any kind More »

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A Review of A Family of Readers

A Review of A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children and Young Adult Literature by Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, Editors of The Horn Book Magazine

By Kelly Thunstrom

The Horn Book Magazine, around since 1924, continues to be the most respected review journal for books for young More »

A Review of Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s Blended Family

By Donna Cook

If you read only one book about stepfamilies, this is the one to read. Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s Blended Family is a thorough and compassionate examination of the unique challenges and joys of stepfamilies. Authors Susan Wisdom and Jennifer Green, both part of More »

A Review of Vanessa Van Petten’s New Book, Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded?

By Susan Frasca

It’s not very often that parents welcome advice from someone who isn’t a parent, but this extraordinary 25-year-old woman is young enough to recall and relate to the mentality of teens and old enough to respect the parents that raise them.

Sensitive and savvy to the issues between teens More »

Book Recommendations and Activities for young kids


By Julia Kennedy

Is there anything more enjoyable than sharing a beautiful picture book with your young child?  Reading to our children exposes them to words and sentences and ideas.  It prepares them to become readers themselves.  The calm sound of our voices help soothe them as babies and inspire them More »

A Review of Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

By Elaina Daniels

There are a lot of books out there about autism, but I have to say that this one is a must read.  In fact, it’s more than even just a “must” read.  It’s a “don’t go another second of your life without ordering this book” read.  I want More »

Ron Clark’s The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck-101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers

By Kelly Thunstrom

Ron Clark has been called “America’s Educator”.  Named Disney’s American Teacher of the Year in 2000, his name has become synonymous with getting much needed change to the American education system.  No less than Ms. Oprah Winfrey named him her first “Phenomenal Man”.  When she gave a shout More »

A Review of Marina Koestler Ruben’s How to Tutor Your Own Child: Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of Learning – Without Paying for a Professional Tutor

By Kelly Thunstrom

Marina Koestler Ruben is a professional writing tutor, most notably at the Sidwell Friends School (where the Obama children attend) in Washington, DC.  It is interesting to me that she wrote this book, being that she is employed as a tutor and needs students to teach.  Why write More »

Falling Apart in One Piece

A Review of Stacy Morrison’s memoir

By Julia Kennedy

Stacy Morrison’s Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist’s Journey Through the Hell of Divorce is a great book for anyone going through the painful emotions of divorce and custody logistics. Her memoir reveals both the courage and vulnerability she More »