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By J. C. Phillipps. 2014
The Simple family's plans for a picnic in the park prove disastrously complex. From the artist and author J. C.… Phillipps comes this hilarious little picture book with a big heart to remind us that picnics are just a little about food and a lot about family.
By Mike Motz, Denise D. Crosson. 2009
In this sequel to Mommy's Gone To Treatment, Janey learns to face some of the challenges a family must confront… when a parent returns from addiction treatment as the whole family adjusts to a new way of life. Includes a parent guide to help talk with children about addiction and treatment and what happens after a parent/loved one returns.
By Claudia Black, Helen H. Moore, John C. Blackford. 2010
Likeable Gabe makes the journey from being an almost friendless, unhappy, and skeptical young boy reeling from mistreatment at the… hands of his addicted father and the effects the disease of addiction have had on his family, to a hopeful, happy youngster who takes pride in his dad's greatest accomplishment: recovery.
By Mike Motz, Denise D. Crosson. 2008
Written specifically for children ages 4 to 8, this brightly illustrated book candidly tackles the confusion and fear children face… when a parent enters treatment. With vibrant illustrations by Mike Motz and a parent guide page included, parents now have a helpful tool to ease children's apprehension when someone they love must confront reality.
By Jane Bradley. 1995
Little Shirley lives in a bewildering home inhabited by her mother, her sister, a younger brother, relatives, a number of… "Daddies" and an assortment of people who pass through her house. Retreating from this world of exploitation and pain, she pretends that she is a living doll, a perfect Shirley Temple. She carefully constructs an inner life of Barbie dolls, pet cemeteries, and a constant winning smile. But as the years progress, Shirley yearns for a better and different world, and with courage and determination begins to take the first unsettling and painful steps that lead to a re-invention of herself.
By James Frey, Bernice L. Mcfadden. 2012
"McFadden's reissued second novel takes an unflinching look at the corrosive nature of alcoholism . . . This is not… a story of easy redemption . . . McFadden writes candidly about the treacherous hold of addiction."--Publishers Weekly"Riveting. . . . So nicely avoids the sentimentality that swirls around the subject matter. I am as impressed by its structural strength as by the searing and expertly imagined scenes."--Toni Morrison, author of Beloved"The sharpness of the prose and power of the story make it hard to stop reading even the most brutal scenes . . . The story feels real perhaps because it's familiar . . . Or maybe, as Frey points out, the story is too vivid to be read purely as fiction. But in this Precious-style novel, genre is the least of our concerns."--Bust magazine"This is a story that cuts across all race and social strata in its need to be told."--The Dallas Morning NewsThe Warmest December is the incredibly moving story of one Brooklyn family and the alcoholism that determined years of their lives. Narrated by Kenzie Lowe, a young woman reminiscent of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John, as she visits her dying father and finds that choices she once thought beyond her control are very much hers to make.Bernice L. McFadden is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels.
By Donna Freitas. 2012
Just in time for the Olympics: A gymnastics novel to flip for! Joey Jordan loves gymnastics: the thrill of performing… a backflip on the beam, the cheers of the audience when she sticks a landing. But even with all her talent and style, she's never quite made it to that gold medal stand. Now big changes shake up Joey's life in and out of the gym. Joey wants to break out some daring new beam and floor routines--but she'll have to defy her strict coach to do it. Her best friend, Alex, is thinking about quitting gymnastics for good. And an old friend named Tanner just moved back to town, and he's suddenly gotten very, very cute. Can Joey handle all the challenges coming her way, and make her gold medal summer happen at last? Drawing on her real-life experience as a competitive gymnast, acclaimed novelist Donna Freitas delivers both a terrific gymnastics story and a classic novel about stretching some limits, bending the rules, and finding your balance.
By Jamie Fewery. 2020
A moving, funny, sweeping and emotional family drama perfect for fans of David Nicholls, Beth O'Leary, Mike Gayle and Caroline… Hulse.* * * * * * *If you're reading this, my funeral must have just finished. I've got something to ask of you...Who knows, you might even enjoy it?The Cadogan children haven't spoken to each other for three years. But their father, Gerry, has a plan to bring them together. To scatter his ashes, they must first drive his old camper van up to Scotland...For the trip, Gerry has provided them with three family photo albums and a bottle of single malt whisky.But will the journey help banish their ghosts and turn them back into a family? Or will it show them exactly why they've stayed apart for so long?* * * * * * * Praise for Jamie Fewery:'Moving, honest, sad and hopeful' MIRANDA DICKINSON'Will melt your heart' VERONICA HENRY'Clever, moving, funny, insightful' ZOE FOLBIGG'Made me do a proper ugly cry' DOMESTIC SLUTTERY