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…

Stricken Yet Crowned

Suffering rape at the age of 12 was the beginning of Michell Spoden’s eventful life as Spoden tells her life story in Stricken Yet Crowned (Sakura Publishing, 2010). Physical rape,…

Tony’s Tale: Tragedy in Arizona

June 18, 2012 was one of the darkest days in the recent history of Arizona since the terrifying series of victimization of a harmless pet dog, named Tony, reached its…

Writers on the Edge

Once in a while we come across books which broaden our view of problems, delivering insight that makes the foundation for finding effective solutions. Writers on the Edge (Modern History…

Black Cow

Admit it or not, modern urban life has stresses that keep piling up on the middle class workers till life reaches a breaking point. One big, visible indicator of such…

Out of Darkness: From Turmoil to Transformation

If you are one of those searching for the true meaning of happiness, one book you must not miss reading is Steve Taylor’s Out of the Darkness (Hay House, 2011).…