I think Bianca knew about my love for Ladybugs because that night, I am not sure
if it was a dream or if indeed I went there, but there it was: Ladybug Kingdom. ... It
was nice to see how the Mom Ladybugs would take care of their babies.
Author: B. M. Russell
Publisher: WestBow Press
This book summarizes the adventures a child had while her Mom was sick. A great friendship developed between Tiffany and Bianca, a character that would step out of the closet every night. Bianca would take care of her, bringing Tiffany safety and company during the long nights without her mother.
I'm really lucky to have wonderful friends, thought Adrienne. I'm going to give
them some ... If you think it's Ok. We'd like to invite your friends, and of course,
John Harrington. But we wanted to ask you ... I need to ask my Mom. She might
Author: Dr. Martha Casas
Publisher: WestBow Press
Ladybugs and Wind Chimes describes Adrienne Abbott’s struggle over the death of her twin sister, Arielle. Her guilt for her sister’s death has caused her to feel terrible anxiety. In wanting to escape her emotional roller coaster, she decides to take her life. However, at the moment she’s about to commit suicide, Adrienne chooses to live and receives help from her parents, grandparents, and her therapist. Adrienne’s two best friends, Gina and Ana, also stand by her and support her through her struggle. The book describes how Adrienne copes with bullying after her classmates learn that she wanted to kill herself. Ladybugs and Wind Chimes is a self-help book for young teens, and what makes this book special is that Adrienne reaches out to the Lord to help her work through her guilt, writing letters to God in her journal as a way of staying connected to Him.
Other than my best friend, Sally, I didn't bring friends over, because I never knew
what kind of mood Mom would be in. Sally was the only one who knew all about
my mom. Sally and I had been friends since fifth grade. We'd met over a ladybug.
Author: Phylis Mantelli
Publisher: Redemption Press
In her memoir Unmothered: Life with a Mom Who Couldn’t Love Me, popular blogger and speaker Phylis Mantelli takes readers on the roller-coaster journey of growing up with an alcoholic, narcissistic mother. Though often made to feel worthless as a daughter, Phylis, by God’s grace, eventually breaks through the pain and replaces it with a heart of a daughter who loves her mom unconditionally. Her book offers hope and encouragement to those struggling with dysfunctional family relationships.
seems lonely. I thought it would make his life easier if I would be her friend, too,
and take some of her time.” Mom frowned as she turned a corner. “So are you her
friend because you like her, or are you just pretending so you can be with Leo?
Author: Jill Penrod
Publisher: Jill Penrod
When eight year-old Leo Jansen watches Meg Kenton move in across the street, he has no idea the bossy girl will become his best friend. She is pink and sunshine and boldness, and while Leo’s family falls apart, her world is his sanctuary. Then she leaves for two years that becomes four, and Leo’s life goes to pieces. After Meg returns, lonely and doubting her worth, she looks for the boy who used to be her friend. She finds a young man she doesn’t recognize, a mean, rough troublemaker who can't stand her. Yet she’s drawn to him, and she asks God to help her reach the old Leo she used to know. She’s certain he’s still in there somewhere. But Leo is guarding dangerous secrets, and should Meg get too close, she'll figure them out. If he doesn’t do something to get rid of her, the last strands of his existence will come apart. And yet he wants to be the boy she’s looking for, not the monster he needs her to see. With the help of the garden and Meg’s parents, who understand all too well the hardships of growing up, maybe Meg can save Leo’s life, and he can turn around and rescue her heart. The Lion and the Ladybug is part of the Terry’s Garden series, tales about a love that touches generations and a garden where God heals broken hearts.
The story of my mother goes like this: I was three years old when she took off.
She left me and Dad ... (The trailer was painted in rainbow colors and excitement:
The Amazing Queenie Grace and Her Best Friend, Bill the Giant!) The elephant
roamed ... remember that I swerved so I wouldn't run over a ladybug. And then I
Author: Linda Oatman High
A poignant middle grade animal story from talented author Linda Oatman High that will appeal to fans of Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. In this heartwarming novel, a girl and an elephant face the same devastating loss—and slowly realize that they share the same powerful love. Twelve-year-old Lily Pruitt loves her grandparents, but she doesn’t love the circus—and the circus is their life. She’s perfectly happy to stay with her father, away from her neglectful mother and her grandfather’s beloved elephant, Queenie Grace. Then Grandpa Bill dies, and both Lily and Queenie Grace are devastated. When Lily travels to Florida for the funeral, she keeps her distance from the elephant. But the two are mourning the same man—and form a bond born of loss. And when Queenie Grace faces danger, Lily must come up with a plan to help save her friend.
My mom was never overly feminine, opting instead for short hair and sensible
jeans and sweatshirts, so vanity and fad diets were never really her thing. I
remember asking her once if she would join the local Jazzercise studio like my
Author: Brittany Gibbons
Told through a series of larger-than-life snapshots, a hilarious memoir in essays about love, sex, marriage, motherhood, bikinis, and loving your body, no matter what size you are from the acclaimed blogger and body image advocate. Brittany Gibbons has been a plus size her whole life. But instead of hiding herself in the shadows of thinner women, Brittany became a wildly popular blogger and national spokesmodel—known for stripping on stage at TedX and standing in Times Square in a bikini on national television, and making skinny people everywhere uncomfortable. Talking honestly about size and body image on her popular blog, brittanyherself.com, she has ignited a national conversation. Now in her first book, she shares hilarious and painfully true stories about her life as a weird overweight girl growing up in rural Ohio, struggling with dating and relationships, giving the middle finger to dieting, finding love with a man smaller than her, accidentally having three kids, and figuring out the secret to loving her curves and becoming a nationally recognized body image advocate. And there’s sex, lots of it! Fat Girl Walking isn’t a diet book. It isn’t one of those former fat people memoirs about how someone battled, and won, in the fight against fat. Brittany doesn’t lose all the weight and reveal the happy, skinny girl that’s been hiding inside her. Instead, she reminds us that being chubby doesn’t mean you’ll end up alone, unhappy, or the subject of a cable medical show. What’s important is learning to love your shape. With her infectious humor and soul-baring honesty, Fat Girl Walking reveals a life full of the same heartbreak, joy, oddity, awkwardness, and wonder as anyone else’s. Just with better snacks.
I wonder what my mother knows , what she is trying to tell me about the facts of
my life . When I was in high ... is an optimistic person . She has the curious
capacity always to be looking for luck , putting her faith in four - leaf clovers ,
ladybugs , pennies ... Love is blind , but the neighbors ain ' t , ” wrote one friend .
And my best ...
Author: Bob Coleman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
A cross-disciplinary reader, Making Sense teaches students how knowledge is constructed as well as communicated through the exploration of significant issues from across the curriculum. Thirty-eight contemporary essays--drawn from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences--demonstrate a range of methods to make sense.Chapters 2 and 3 cover the writing process and research methods, including database and Internet searches. Part II contains the rich anthology of current essays, alphabetically arranged, with accompanying apparatus. In Part III, students put abstract concepts into practice by reevaluating previous readings or revisiting their earlier papers. Part IV includes specially commissioned essays by professors on writing in their specific disciplines.
He laughs and, hugging Tatiana and Alejandro, says, “Two children is plenty for
your mom and me to love!” After breakfast, Alejandro and his ... He told them, “
Some bugs are our friends (“Like ladybugs!” yelled Alejandro), so we don't want
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Exploring and working with environmental issues can be exciting and enriching for Head Start staff. The goal of the technical guide is to broaden Head Start staff members' understanding of the natural environment so they can better incorporate environmental enrichment and environmental protection into their programs. The guide is organized into five sections, beginning with three training modules. Module 1, "Caring for Our Children, Caring for Our Earth," examines the Head Start program's overall goals in its work with children and families. This module explores ways that environmental concepts and environmental education can strengthen these services. Module 2, "Environmental Risks and Hazards," addresses staff members' ability to identify, understand, and alleviate environmental hazards, especially those relevant to their programs. Module 3, "Building Communities Which Consider the Seventh Generation," deals with community development and the big picture of environmental health now and in the future. This module encourages Head Start staff to consider practices and policies in this light. Each of the modules provides learning opportunities for workshop sessions and coaching and is organized into the following sections: (1) outcomes; (2) key concepts; (3) background information; (4) discussion/reflection questions; (5) learning activities; (6) points to consider, issues for discussion prompts; (7) additional activities to reinforce the expected outcomes and transfer skills to the work setting; and (8) handouts. Following the training modules, the guide includes a section on continuing professional development presents suggestions for further increasing knowledge and skills. A section on environmental education resources completes the guide. (KB)