The Pine Island Paradox

First published nearly a decade ago, The Pine Island Paradox (Milkweed Editions, 2004) remains a timeless read. Author and speaker Kathleen Dean Moore takes her readers along on her personal…

The Road-Shaped Heart

Free verse doesn’t always instantiate the freedom of voice carried within its lines. Not so with Nick Purdon. The Road-Shaped Heart (Modern History Press, 2011). The poet from South African…

Yearning for Normal

Twenty-two year old Mike was lying in intensive care at the burn unit in a hospital in Ohio. Sitting beside her is his mother. Both are struggling for his life…

Daddy Versus The Suck Monster

Are you a guy planning to get married and have kids? You need to read this book first. A memoir of first-time fatherhood, Daddy Versus The Suck Monster details the nature…

Reena’s Bollywood Dream

Jewel Kats always writes special books addressing the most important needs of children, particularly of Reena’s Bollywood Dream (Loving Healing Press, 2011) is unique in that it takes an Indian…

Teddy Bear Princess

A short and sweet book for toddlers, Teddy Bear Princess (Marvelous Spirit Press, 2013) by Jewel Kats tells the story of a girl named Teddy Bear Princess who lives in…

Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair

Major accidents, injuries, and illnesses in early life, all have the debilitating potential to run rings of fear around a child and imprison them in a cage of low-self-esteem and…

Lucky

Denise Carey-Costa writes empowering, uplifting stories for children. Her stories teach compassion for animals, particularly for animals with a disability or physical limitation that makes them less attractive at first…

Girl in Translation

Jean Kwok literally brings her characters to life in her debut novel Girl in Translation (Riverhead Books, 2010). The book traces the life journey of a Chinese girl Kim who…

Angelina’s Angel

Angelina’s Angel (Robertson Publishing, 2011) is about a nine-year old girl Angelina who feels sad after her mom tells her they won’t be able to buy all the items Angelina wants…

Edwin’s Flight

Interesting, inspirational, and uplifting – Edwin’s Flight (Trafford Publishing, 2010) by Denise Carey-Costa is an important book for children and for parents – particularly those having children with any kind of…

Not Becoming My Mother

One of the most interesting aspects of literature is the ease with which it bridges the gap between relationships that define generations, particularly when the relationships are gender-specific. Tracing traits…