Rose Kent writes Kimchi and Calamari with a clear eye and a loving heart much like the hero in her story. She is an expert on this topic of overseas adoption from Asia as she herself has four children of Korean descent, two of which are adopted.
This novel plays on theme of the stereotypical Asian geek/genius and Lisa Yee captures the voice of the Millicent Min, Girl Genius so perfectly that you cringe for her as much as you root for her.
Introducing…Sasha Abramowitz by Sue Halpern is such a great book on so many levels. The plot is tightly written with memorable characters that somehow all get interwoven into the final chapter. Sasha is also such a engaging and realistic character that you can’t help but sympathize with her point of view but also gain insight as she does as she starts to see her brother from other people’s point of view. I highly recommend this book for grades 4-6th.
We are getting a puppy and to prepare we are reading Cesar Millan’s How to Raise the Perfect Dog and Kathleen Goodman’s Puppy Possibilities. Wish us luck!
The Dr. Seuss Oh, The Places You’ll Go Happy Graduation Gift Set features a keepsake box, graduation journal, graduation banner, diploma, stickers, doorhanger, zany magnets, magnetic photo frame, jigsaw puzzle and bookmark. It does not include the book.
Chewrlry: Chewy jewelry designed for special needs kids but works for orally fixed kids as well to help them stop biting their nails or sucking their thumb!
The iPhone apps for Dr. Seuss books for kids are actually even better than the books! Love them!
Capability:Mom (http://capabilitymom.com/ posted this the other day and I loved it so I am reposting. But for all you people pressed for time, I have selected 10 that resonated with me, but all 45 are below.
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen won an insane amout of awards including A Newbery Honor Award and it’s not hard to see why once you read it. It’s a mystery and an adventure with multiple happy endings including the school bully getting what he deserves.