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A Foot is Not a Fish!

A Foot is Not a Fish!

Shared reality is critical to a democracy. In a time of alternative facts and the loss of that shared sense of reality, A Foot Is Not a Fish! playfully illustrates the difference between what is true and what is not by the use of absurd fun comparisons that every...

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Oliver Twist

I watched the 1948 movie version of "Oliver Twist."  Oliver is an orphan, raised in an English workhouse which, essentially, requires slavery for food and shelter; then Oliver is sold, at about eight years old, to an undertaker as an apprentice, where he is also...

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Welcome to My Chinese Readers

  亲爱的中文读者和家长朋友,欢迎您 阅读我的儿童书籍!希望我的故事书对您和您的孩子都有帮助,并衷心祝愿您和您的家人身体健康,万事如意,阖家幸福! 親愛的中文讀者和家長朋友,歡迎您 閱讀我的兒童書籍!希望我的故事書對您和您的孩子都有幫助,並衷心祝願您和您的家人身體健康,萬事如意,闔家幸福! Hello and welcome to my Chinese readers!  I hope that my books are helpful to you and your children.  I cannot speak or...

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Island People

A trip to New England sparked my interest in the writings of Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909). An early feminist, ecologist and architectural preservationist, Jewett wrote about the Maine country people she knew so well.  Her best known story—really a novella—“The...

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Missing: A Memoir

Missing: A Memoir

One reader’s review: “…a beautifully written portrait of a mother and her family. Spelman’s examination of her mother’s life is deeply poignant and will resonate with all readers who recognize–and perhaps struggle with—the complexity of family relationships….Spelman is able to uncover significant pieces of the puzzle of who her mother really was. The journey is worth taking, It’s a terrific read.”

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When I Feel Angry

When I Feel Angry

Anger can be a scary emotion for young children, their parents, and caregivers. As this little bunny experiences the things that make her angry, she also learns ways to deal with her anger--ways that won't hurt others. "This gentle book puts an adorable bunny in a...

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When I Feel Good About Myself

When I Feel Good About Myself

"I feel good about myself. Somebody loves me just as I am. I don't have to look like anyone else, be the same size, or do the same things. It's fine to be me." When I Feel Good About Myself offers children positive and upbeat examples about the value of being...

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When I Feel Jealous

When I Feel Jealous

"Jealousy is a prickly, hot, horrible feeling," says a little bear in this book in "The Way I Feel" series of picture books. A bear cub describes situations that make her jealous: when someone has something she wants, when someone is good at something she wants to be...

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