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Get Enough Sleep: You and the Kids

Mom and son drinking warrm milk before bedHelp kids get enough sleep.  It'll give those grades a boost. Yes, rest matters!  We enjoy a cup of warm milk and some one-on-one time to get your child sleep ready.

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The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems by June Crebbin
Our 8 year old’s English teacher introduced us to this book. When she has 3 minutes to wait for the lunch bell to ring, she takes out this book and regales the children with funny poetry. It keeps them calm and interested despite rumbling tummies, antsy feet, and minds ready for a break! These poems, from classic authors (Robert Louis Stevenson and Walter de la Mare) to contemporaries (Roger McGough and Michael Rosen), cover seven themes: animals, playtime, families, mealtimes, outings, curling up for bed and “whatever.”

Pull out Puffin’s Poems when
- there isn’t time for a full story before bed
- table manners are slacking (and poems work better than lectures)
- entertainment is a must while waiting in line during a family outing
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Who Was Albert Einstein?

insert image in small size linked to itself by Jess Brallier. Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
We know his name, his hair do, and that he's a genius, but who IS he really? Readers grades 8-11 (my parents enjoyed them too) learn about his trials at school, his German Jewish heritage during the Nazi years, his family challenges, and a kid-friendly rendition of his Nobel Prize winning discoveries. Full of freaky facts like the whereabouts of his brain, that he wasn't a great dad (self-acknowledged), hard work amazingly pays off... Girls and boys love it.

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Voices in the Park

insert image in small size linked to itself by Anthony Browne
Four people (apes really) and two dogs go to the park. The "story" is the collection of each person's perspective: from the overbearing mother and her shy son to the discouraged unemployed father and his outgoing daughter. You could hardly guess they're relating the same afternoon stroll!

Through colors, shapes, fonts, and words, Anthony Browne shows that each person has a unique point of view. Voices in the Park helps kids understand that there is more than meets one person's eye. Entertaining tool to address empathy, conflict, and personality.

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En français Une histoire à quatre voix
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My Life According to Me

My Life According to Me by Klutz by Klutz
Especially for girls past the cute princess age and approaching terrible teens. It's the place to expose those oh-my-gosh thoughts about growing up (the pages are all jet black) with a sparkle of hope (comes with a dazzling silver gel pen). Inspiring little questions, fun quizzes, drawing and writing ideas make your young diva's self-discovery intimate and fun. Comes with a silver pen, a bound-in page of photo sleeves and zippered vinyl pouch for keeping the pen she dropped when Romeo first smiled at her...and other important mementos.
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97 Things to do Before You Finish High School

97 Things to do Before You !finsih HIgh School by Stephen Jenkins and Erika Stalder by Stephen Jenkins and Erika Stalder
In a language teens appreciate, Jenkins and Stalder motivate teens to GO FOR personal development, be a friend (Break an Argument and how to's), enjoy family (!!!!), know your body (Read Food Labels, Know Your Colors...), discover the world, express yourself, contribute to the community ...), and "because you should" (Make & Follow a Budget, Basic Clothes Maintenance...) and more. Inspiring reading for teens AND a handy tool for parents to plan interesting family outings!

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Manga Metamorphosis and Manga Messiah

insert image in small size linked to itselfby Tyndale
We discovered the Bible in comic book in French and it revolutionized my children's image of the Bible.  They devoured it, and no wonder because these stories are of the timeless battles between good and evil, human fidelity and treachery, and cosmic power.  We searched for a pleasing version in English.  Many friends (of all or no faith and of a large age range) received these books from us. They're entertaining, informative, and totally "today."
This is a two book series. Manga Metamorphosis covers the Old Testament (from creation to the establishement of the nation of Israel, it's capture, deportation and return). Manga Messiah depicts the New Testament (the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the birth of the church).

Manga Metamorphosis (The Old Testament)
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Manga Messiah (The NewTestament)
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The Lion Graphic Bible: The Whole Story from Genesis to Revelation

 by Jeff Anderson and Mike Maddox
Graphic representations of the Bible are a great way to get to know these foundational stories of cosmic power, battles between good and evil, admirable loyalty and human treachery. It's a challenge to find a visual style that is qualitative as well as modern, expressive, and enthralling. Anderson and Maddox found a visual and narrative style that's engrossing to adults and to teens. That's why it's an award-winning book.

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Manga Bible: 5 Volume Series

insert image in small size linked to itselfManga Bible:  Walls, Brawls, and the Great Rebellion: Numbers-Joshua-Judges-Ruth by Young Shin LeeManga Bible:  Fights, Flights and the Chosen Ones: First-Second Samuel by Young Shin LeeManga Bible:  Traitors, Kings, and the Big Break: First Kings- Second Kings by Young Shin LeeManga Bible:  Prophets, Captives, and the Kingdom Rebuilt: Jonah- Esther-Ezekiel-Daniel-Job-Ezra/Nehemiah-Psalms by Young Shin Lee by Young Shin Lee
This series of Japanese-style comic books depicts the incredible, adventuresome, humans-at-their-best-and-at-their-worst aspect sof the Bible stories. The author takes creative (and humorous) allowances in the interpreting these narratives, which makes this series a good complement to the Bible, not a subsititue for it. This series assures entertaining and exciting reading (yes, comic books get kids reading) for kids and teens. After all, the Bible stories are so fascinating that it remains the N°1 bestselling book and has inspired numerous movies, musicals, and now action-packed comic books.

This is a five book series, beginning with creation (volume 1), through making of the nation of Israel (volume 2), the struggles of its first leaders (volume 3) and kings and traitors (volume 4), the amazing lives of its prophets (volume 5), and soon the life and teachings of Jesus.

Names, Games, and the Long Road Trip: Genesis-Exodus (Volume 1)
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Walls, Brawls, and the Great Rebellion: Numbers-Joshua-Judges-Ruth(Volume 2)
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Fights, Flights and the Chosen Ones: 1 Samuel-2 Samuel (Volume 3)
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Traitors, Kings, and the Big Break: First Kings- Second Kings (Volume 4)
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Prophets, Captives, and the Kingdom Rebuilt: Jonah- Esther-Ezekiel-Daniel-Job-Ezra/Nehemiah-Psalms (Volume 5)
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The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions

The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions by Al Seckel by Al Seckel
Prepare to be amazed! Inside the covers of this incredible, colorful collection are hundreds of the world’s most powerful optical illusions. They’re beautiful to behold, and stunning in their trickery. Some of the mind-boggling images seem to spring into action, other ambiguous illusions feature several subjects in one, and others still could not exist off the page. 369 pages, most of them illustrations. Kids entertain themselves on their own with this wonder-filled book.

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