"The very act of adoption is built upon loss . . . To deny adoption loss is to deny the emotional reality of everyone involved." In TWENTY THINGS ADOPTED KIDS WISH THEIR ADOPTIVE PARENTS KNEW, Sherrie Eldridge educates adopted children and their parents as she encourages them to look at the difficult questions at the heart of every adoptive family. Drawing on her experiences as an adoptee herself and from her years as founder of the Jewel Among Jewels Adoption Network, Eldridge advises readers to embrace the immense positives as well as the all-too-real potential problems of adoption in clear, compassionate essays.Presented with supporting anecdotes, reassuring advice, and practical tips any family can use, critics have praised Eldridge for her "original approach"* to these tough issues.
Then one sunny day, a guest came to view Miss Lina’s ten dancers plié and tendu. Miss Lina announced, “This is Mister Brisé. He’ll watch you take class,” she explained, “and he may invite you to dance with the City Ballet.” Miss Lina’s ten ballerinas—Christina, Edwina, Sabrina, Justina, Katrina, Bettina, Marina, Regina, Nina, and Tony Farina—are thrilled by the chance to be in the City Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty. But when nervous Regina is given the undesirable part of the rat while all the other girls gets to dance the waltz, she starts turning green with envy. If only someone would get sick, she wishes, then she would get to dance the waltz, as well!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/2/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In the tradition of The Snowman and The Polar Express, this cozy Nordic tale filled with extraordinary photographs will have readers of all ages dreaming of magical places where wintry wishes come true. Long ago, a little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves. Since she lives somewhat near the North Pole, she thinks about it quite often. One holiday season, she decides to do something about it. So she tidies up her home, straps on her snowshoes, and heads out into the snowy landscape. Enlisting the help of some woodland friends on her wonder-filled journey, Anja makes her way to Santa to see if he might grant her this special Christmas wish.
The Hermit and the Well is a story is based on an actual event in Thich Nhat Hanh's life.As a young boy, amidst the suffering and destruction that the war had brought to Vietnam, Hanh had a profound transformative experience after seeing a reproduction of a Buddha statue on the cover of a magazine. Moved by the Buddha's serene expression and peaceful appearance, he decided to become a monk. Through his ensuing school years, his interest and commitment deepened and led to visits of temples and other places of worship including a class fieldtrip to a hermit living in the mountains.Thich Nhat Hanh entered a Buddhist monastery at age 14.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2004Pages: 36Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Pixar Animation Studio's 13th animated feature film, Disney/Pixar Brave, is an epic adventure set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. Determined to carve her own path in life, a skilled archer named Princess Merida defies a sacred age-old custom-and inadvertently unleashes a beastly curse upon the kingdom. To set things right, Merida embarks on a perilous quest and discovers the meaning of true bravery. This chapter book retelling is perfect for boys and girls ages 6-9.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/15/2012 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
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Prince Lionheart Diaper Depot Prince Lionheart Diaper Depot makes it easy to manage baby's mess. It can hold up to 16 to 18 diapers at a time. It consists of removable side bin compartments and is great for holding ointments, lotions, baby creams, powders and other baby products. It's beautifully made with premium quality plastic. It looks good and adds value to your decor as well. The product is also fitted with a plastic top. This top acts as a tray and helps in storing a tub of handy baby wipes. Why You'll Love It: Prince Lionheart Diaper Depot is an easy way of storing your baby's wipes and other baby products. Features Durable Fully portable Easy to handle
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From the largest whale to the smallest shrew, Animals Born Alive and Well offers a wealth of information on mammals, and a source of pleasure for any nature lover with a new eye-catching cover!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/24/1999Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
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