Monday, July 5, 2010

Mailbox Monday (34)

Here are the books that made their way into my mailbox last week. My kids were happy! By the way, this meme is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. You should check out her blog and see what others have received and to play along.

Sandy's Incredible Shrinking Footprint by Femida Handy and Carole Carpenter (Second Story Press)

Product Description:
Sandy's encounter with the 'Garbage Lady' on the beach leads to a lesson in environmental responsibility.

The "O, MY" in TonsillectOMY and AdenoidectOMY: How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery by Dr. Laurie Zelinger (

Product Description:
This book helps parents understand and organize the necessary medical and emotional components that accompany their child’s surgery. In an easy to follow timeline for events prior to and following a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, the author provides reassuring and accurate guidance that eases the process for the patient and family.
- Get the facts about tonsils and adenoids in simple terms
- Reduce your own anxiety about surgery
- Learn how to support your child through the medical and emotional events surrounding the procedure
- Take away the mystery regarding what to say to your child
- Discover the sequence of events leading up to surgery and how to prepare for them.
- Find out what you need to have at home while your child recuperates
- Become confident in knowing that you have maximized your child’s comfort and adjustment during the weeks surrounding surgery

Home Free by Sharon Jennings (Second Story Press)

Twelve-year-old Lee Mets wants to be a writer, even though her mother tells her that good girls want to be either teachers or nurses. Growing up in the changing days of the 1960s, Lee secretly wishes that she were an orphan like her hero, Anne Shirley. When Cassandra, a real live orphan, moves in across the street, Lee is thrilled. With a name like Cassandra, she has to be interesting! Will they be kindred spirits like Anne and Diana? Or will Kathy, Lee''s ex-best friend, come between them? As Lee and Cassandra''s friendship grows, Lee comes to realize that being an orphan is not as romantic as she had imagined. A tragedy in Lee''s life and the truth about Cassandra''s past brings the two girls closer as they go through a summer that will change both their lives.

So what books have made their way into your house last week?

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  1. They all look good, but Home Free catches my eye. Happy reading!

  2. Laura great books I haven't heard of any of them so I will be anxiously awaiting to hear what the kids thought of the books.

  3. Nice mailbox. Enjoy!

  4. I wanted to be a writer when I was 12 :)

    Happy reading!

  5. Home Free looks good. gotta love a twelve year old who wants to be a writer. Enjoy!

  6. Hi. You have an awward here:

    Please leave a thank you!

    Ashley C.

  7. Thanks for the recommendation on the tonsillectomy book. It's just a matter of time for my son, so it's good to know there's a good book for him out there.


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