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How to Babysit a Grandma

Celebrate the special bond between grandmas and grandkids in this delightful book that puts the kids in charge of taking care of Grandma…if just for one day.

A New York Times Bestseller
 

When you babysit a grandma, if you’re lucky, you’ll have a sleepover at her house! And with the useful tips found in this book, you’re guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time. (Be sure to check out the sections on: How to keep a grandma busy; Things to do at the park; Possible places to sleep, and what to do once you’re both tucked in for the night.)

From the author-illustrator team behind the New York Times bestselling HOW TO… books comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of grandmas and grandchildren.

Praise for the HOW TO . . . series: 

“A silly take on role reversal.” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Babysit a Grandma)
 
“Laugh-out-loud funny. . .” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Raise a Mom)
 
“. . . laugh-out-loud scenes and funny hidden details.” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Babysit a Grandpa)
 
“Touches of humor in each of the digitally rendered illustrations.” –Kirkus Reviews (How to Surprise a Dad)

The fun doesn’t stop! Check out more HOW TO… picture books:

How to Babysit a Grandma
How to Babysit a Grandpa
How to Catch a Santa
How to Get Your Teacher Ready
How to Raise a Mom
How to Surprise a Dad

How to Babysit a Grandma
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What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) Review

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What to Do When You Worry Too Much; it is an interactive self-help book made to assist 6-12 year olds as well as their moms and dads with the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often utilized in the therapy of generalized anxiety. Involving, motivating, as well as easy to follow, this publication informs, inspires, and encourages children to work to adjustment. It includes a note to parents by psychologist and writer Dawn Huebner, PhD.

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Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books)

Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike. Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations. At a time when, unfortunately, the lessons of tolerance still need to be learned, Whoever You Are urges us to accept our differences, to recognize our similarities, and-most importantly-to rejoice in both.

Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books)
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Immortally Yours: An Argeneau Novel

Irresistible chemistry and thrilling suspense combine in this electrifying new installment in New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau series…

 

One hundred and twenty-five years is a long time to nurse a crush. That’s how long it’s been since Beth Argenis first met Cullen “Scotty” MacDonald and he instantly became the star of her most X-rated dreams. Back then, he was rescuing her from a Rogue Immortal. Now Beth’s a Rogue Hunter—a damn good one. She doesn’t need saving anymore, despite what Scotty thinks. What she does need is the fierce, wild desire that finally erupts between them.

 

Scotty has hesitated to claim Beth as his own. But one explosive kiss confirms what he’s long suspected: She’s his life mate. But Beth is tough, fearless, beautiful…and in immortal danger. Unless he wants to lose her forever, he’ll have to rethink everything he once believed about love and destiny as well as confront an enemy who’s terrifyingly close.

Immortally Yours: An Argeneau Novel
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Chrysanthemum

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Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round.

Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her," says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?

This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. "Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes's talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences."—The Horn Book

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Chrysanthemum
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Adult Children: Alcoholic / Dysfunctional Families

This is the basic text for the ACA fellowship. Adult Children of Alcoholics is a recovery program for adults whose lives were affected as a result of being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. It is based on the success of Alcoholics Anonymous and employs its version of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

Adult Children: Alcoholic / Dysfunctional Families
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D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there’s no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D’Aulaires’ book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by moody Poseidon, ruler of the sea. These often impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their actions cover the range of godly–and mortal–personalities.

The D’Aulaires’ illustrations have a memorable quality: once pored over, they will never leave the minds of the viewer. Decades later, the name Gaea will still evoke the soft green picture of lovely Mother Earth, her body hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the stars of her husband, Uranus the sky. No child is too young to appreciate the myths that have built the foundation for much of the world’s art and literature over the centuries. This introduction to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to adult) –Emilie Coulter

No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there’s no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D’Aulaires’ book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by moody Poseidon, ruler of the sea. These often impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their actions cover the range of godly–and mortal–personalities.

The D’Aulaires’ illustrations have a memorable quality: once pored over, they will never leave the minds of the viewer. Decades later, the name Gaea will still evoke the soft green picture of lovely Mother Earth, her body hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the stars of her husband, Uranus the sky. No child is too young to appreciate the myths that have built the foundation for much of the world’s art and literature over the centuries. This introduction to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to adult) –Emilie Coulter

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
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Tabbed Board Books: My First Words: Let’s Get Talking! (Tab Board Books)

Help toddlers learn how to describe the exciting world around them in this tabbed picture book that leads children through 13 fun activity spreads.

Filled with clear photography and simple text, Tabbed Board Books: My First Words covers the the most popular preschool subjects, including things that go, colors, animals, and more to help get them talking.

Perfect for learning about all the things around them and durable enough for toddlers to handle, Tabbed Board Books: My First Words promotes early reading, listening, and writing skills.

The toddler-tough tabbed pages of the books in this series are filled with little ones’ favorite topics waiting to be discovered. Thirteen inviting picture tabs lead children to fun-filled, activity-themed spreads, and each page offers a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities that promote early reading and writing skills.

Tabbed Board Books: My First Words: Let’s Get Talking! (Tab Board Books)
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Stellaluna

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Baby bat Stellaluna's life is flitting along right on schedule–until an owl attacks her mother one night, knocking the bewildered batlet out of her mother's loving grasp. The tiny bat is lucky enough to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has just turned upside down. Literally. Stellaluna's adoptive bird mom accepts her into her nest, but only on the condition that Stellaluna will act like a bird, not a bat. Soon Stellaluna has learned to behave like a good bird should–she quits hanging by her feet and starts eating bugs. But when she finally has an opportunity to show her bird siblings what life as a bat is like, all of them are confounded. "How can we be so different and feel so much alike?" one asks. "And how can we feel so different and be so much alike?" asks another. "I agree," Stellaluna responds. "But we're friends. And that's a fact." Anyone who has ever been asked to be someone they're not will understand the conflicts–and possibilities–Stellaluna faces. This gorgeously illustrated book is sure to be an all-time favorite with readers, whether they've left the nest or not. (Click to see a sample spread. Illustration from Stellaluna, © 1993 by Janell Cannon, reproduced by permission of Harcourt Brace & Company) (Ages 4 to 8) –Emilie Coulter

Stellaluna
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