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The New York Times Book Review wrote that "Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.” Judging by the multiple awards this book has won in the past year, many others agree!
Not only a fine use of poetry, this book will give readers a glimpse at the Guatemalan Civil War. The Horn Book starred review of Caminar said the book's poems are "emotional, visceral, and lyrical" and "combine to give us a chillingly memorable portrait of one child surviving violence and loss in a time of war."
A NY Times bestseller, Newberry Honor book, and National Book Award winner, this is coming of age story set in the context of the Vietnam War. The Horn Book review had this praise: “Lai’s spare language captures the sensory disorientation of changing cultures as well as a refugee’s complex emotions and kaleidoscopic loyalties.” And Kirkus Reviews said it is "enlightening, poignant and unexpectedly funny."
For new and reluctant readers of poetry, this book might be a good introduction since the protagonist is skeptical of poetry too. School Library Journal's starred review calls this book "a poignant, funny picture of a child’s encounter with the power of poetry. This book is a tiny treasure.”
Verse and illustration tell the story of a young girl's journey through hardship and horror to hope. Kirkus Reviews called this book "a soulful story that captures the magic of possibility, even in difficult times."
A list of Mystery/Thriller/Suspense novels that have been made into movies.
by Mandy Boles
A premium selection of books ~ if you like fiction, look no further ~ Thrillers, it's here ~ Speculation, we've got it ~ this will get you started!
Sex in literature: gratuitous add-on or sensual essential? One thing's for sure, some writers just get it wrong.
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1684: I grant in absence dildo may be used/ With milk of goats, when once our seed's infused./ My p**** no more to bald c*** shall resort—/ Merkins rub off, and often spoil the sport.
1748: "I had it now, I felt it now, and, beginning to drive, he soon gave nature such a powerful summons down to her favourite quarters, that she could no longer refuse repairing thither; all my animal spirits then rushed mechanically to that centre of attraction, and presently, inly warmed, and stirred as I was beyond bearing, I lost all restraint."
1814: "My wish comes true at last, this day of days; finally I have you in my grasp! Your 'bobo' is ripe and full, how wonderful! Superior to all others! To suck and suck and suck some more. After we do it masterfully, I'll guide you to the Dragon Palace of the Sea God and envelop you." [Um, for clarification, that was an octopus performing cunnilingus on a woman...]
1934: "There was something about her eloquence at that moment and the way she thrust that rosebush under my nose which remains unforgettable ... Her words imbued it with a peculiar fragrance; it was no longer just her private organ, but a treasure, a magic, potent treasure."
1949: "My c*** was still firm. It hung obedient on her wet lips, as though receiving the sacrament from a lascivious angel. She came again, like an accordion collapsing in a bag of milk."
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Graphic novels tell the stories, star the heroes (real and fictional) and address the issues relevant to teens and tweens in a style that holds their interest and keeps them coming back for more! More than merely comic books -- and not always rated "PG" -- they have an important educational component as well. (Ashe)
The best kid-friendly recipes and guide to the gluten-free milk-free diet for ADHD and Autism.What it is. Why it works. How to do it.The Centers for Disease Control reports significant increases in Autism and ADHD - both affecting primarily boys. The CDC estimates that 1 out of 175 children (age 4 to 17) currently have Autism (300,000). (Ashe)
Anyone working with preschoolers and early primary age children will want this book. Over 200 activities teach children to explore and understand their world through open-ended art experiences that emphasize the process of art, not the product. Activities are included for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and construction. (Ashe)
Has your daughter started wearing makeup and thinking about boys - years before you dreamed it could happen? Are you concerned that your son has been acting up and talking back - while you re sure you should still be his hero?As you know, the ''tween'' years, which fall between the ages of eight and twelve, can often be a challenging time for both you and your child. (Ashe)
Today's generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than joining the Little League team, many grew up playing computer games, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching Star Wars. Now with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology, and help their kids develop a passion for learning and discovery. (Ashe)