Author Jen Kline Clark is married to Patrick, mom to Oliver and Maggie, and the publisher of “Bucks County Coffee News.” Love Changes Everything is a children’s story that Jen felt compelled to write. Her family came together in an unusual way and she wanted to capture the magic of their journey. Each of her family members was meant to be connected to the other. She hopes her book is the catalyst for lots of bedtime discussions on topics such as family, love, adoption, biology and destiny.
Katie Avagliano is a writer with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Florida State University. She is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing in Washington, DC. Katie is also Jen’s niece and she turned Jen’s story into poetry.
The illustator, Diana Nemesu, captured Jen’s heart with her illustrations. When coupled with the words they take the story to a whole new level. Find out more about Diana at facebook.com/diananemesuart.
Blue, the oldest of the five children of Nanta and Lull Star, often thinks she must have been adopted. While her parents and siblings seem content with their life in the sleepy village of Parth, Blue wants adventure. She wants to know what lies beyond her planet, Altimore. She wants to fly a spaceship. But most of all, she wants to know where her family came from and why her parents are so mysterious about it; they will tell her nothing of their childhood, their parents, or even the name of the planet where they were born. Blue’s search for her family’s roots will take her farther than she ever dreamed. Into adventure, danger and war. Blue thinks she is searching for her heritage, but what she will discover is herself.
No Vikings, breathing fire or closing realms.
That means this weekend’s birthday party can truly be full of ‘non-adventuresome’ fun and excitement. All Freya has to do is keep her father’s national homecoming celebrations from overshadowing her one little day of the year to shine. Easier said than done when even her class partner for a research paper can’t stop asking about the latest dig and excavation.
But when a field trip to Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, reveals her focus has been on the wrong thing, she finds herself back in the era she so desperately wants to be keep away from.
With a need to locate Chieftain Harald, Freya discovers a sprite’s secret, putting her on the path to battling Ragnar once again. Yet when that battle includes a round of the game kubb, some meddlesome weather, and her second transformation, will it prove to be too much?
All moms feel guilt – because all moms want to be perfect.
Guess what? You will be far from perfect and that’s okay!
In Lose That Mommy Guilt, Lessons and Tales from an Imperfect Mom, therapist, coach and speaker Cara Maksimow, LCSW, CPC, assures moms that being imperfect is perfectly fine in parenting. With stories for every mom, whether you’ve just found out you are pregnant, or have a child in school, Cara shares her stories and tips for gaining confidence and letting go of the guilt that can make parenting so much tougher.
“As the baby grows the mommy guilt grows. It doesn’t matter how good of a mom you are, you will find a way to beat yourself up over something,” says Cara. “I am here to say that it does not have to be that way. As moms we are amazing and we don’t recognize it enough. Lose that Mommy Guilt – You Got This!”
Freya feels like a misfit. Her sisters love to talk about “doing a Freya” – a family term for any mistake she makes. As the middle child she feels unnoticed by her parents, so when her father, a renowned archeologist asks her to take care of a precious egg – Freya swallows it. And suddenly she finds herself transported to ancient Denmark, meeting Vikings, sprites and a Berserk – all while fearing she will turn into the most evil creature of all – a Raedslen. All she wants to do is return home and tell her family about her adventures, but first she must stop Ragnar, protect the ancient tree Yggdrasil, and save the future.
An excellent resource guide for PreK- 5 grade teachers designed to motivate kids to stay active and healthy through songs and movement. The lesson plans are fun, kid-friendly and imaginative! The book and corresponding free music download provides instruction for Classroom Activity Breaks with 114 cross-connection lesson plans that can be used at school, at home or at other children’s functions.
Belle is happy living with her human “family.” She has plenty of attention, love and playtime, but one day Belle is stolen – and finds herself in the hands of two cruel men. What will happen to Belle? Written by 12-year-old Jordyn Radin, who has been rescuing puppies for over four years, CinderBella is a delightful tale (or tail) that gives the reader better understanding of what the world is like for millions of animals.
Sarah has a problem. Every year she and her father march in the Fourth of July Parade. But this year Sarah’s daddy is sick and must use an ugly wheelchair. Sarah has to decide whether she will listen to her pride and break a father-daughter tradition or listen to her heart and embrace a new one. The book is a tribute to all children who live with a disabled or terminally ill parent. Enclosed are resources for ALS patients, their caregivers and children.