How I Did It!
By Linda Ragsdale (Author) and Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
This encouraging tale—about a daring letter in the alphabet who wants to stand out—uses clever plays on words to deliver a message about creativity, individuality, and following one’s dreams. Because the character letter is “I”, the story can be read in both first- and third-person. Rather clever, indeed!
She Is Not Invisible
By Marcus Sedgwick
16-year-old Laureth Peak’s father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers—a skill at which she’s remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her dad goes missing, Laureth and her younger brother Benjamin are thrown into a mystery that takes them far from home, where all her skill will be tested at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections around her. She Is Not Invisible is an intricate puzzle of a tale about coincidence, obsession, and the ways in which we see the world.
By Asha Dornfest
Culled from her award-winning blog, ParentHacks.com, Asha Dornfest has produced this quirky yet practical handbook, equipped with an assortment of 134 ingenious tips and shortcut solutions for simplifying life with kids. It’s packed with frugal and creative advice to help with all the seat-of-the-pants chores that accompany parenthood. Arranged by categories from Pregnancy & Postpartum through Sleep, Eating, Bath Time, Travel, and more.
By Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Authors Bronson and Merryman demonstrate that many of modern society’s strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring—because key twists in the science have been overlooked. Self-esteem, sleep habits, race, sibling rivalry, gifted kids, self-control, and language acquisition are just some of the critical topics explored in this revolutionary look at the social science of child rearing.
New Hands, New Life
By Jan Andrysek and Alex Mihailidis
Whether it’s cars, phones or washing machines, we all use machines in our daily life. Assistive technology is another type of machine. New Hands, New Life gives young readers a look at how advances in technology and science have allowed us to create assistive technologies, ranging from artificial limbs to wheelchairs and exoskeletons. The book features case studies that follow the design and fitting of assistive technologies as well as a brief history of prosthetics and a survey of medical-engineering work currently underway in many countries.
The Boy Who Loved Too Much
By Jennifer Latson
The Boy Who Loved to Much tells the story Eli D’Angelo, whose coming-of-age is complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust. Journalist Jennifer Latson follows Eli and his mother Gayle over three years, during which Gayle is faced with whether to shield Eli from the outside world or allow him the freedom to become his own person. More than a case study of a rare disorder, it’s a story about the joys and struggles of raising a child, of growing up and being different.
Your Child & Chronic Kidney Disease
By The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Parents of young ones diagnosed with chronic kidney disease have many questions about what might happen next, how their child might feel, and what treatments are likely to be involved. This e-booklet, offered by The Kidney Foundation of Canada, is an introductory guide for families that outlines all the successful treatments used to manage this condition, how medications can help your child, and why a proper diet is so important. It also lists a wide range of support services that are available to you and your family.