Is this the "secret" of finally reading all the books I already have?
I may have to read two — or five or ten — old books in between.
This book is a mindfully written self-help guide to aid children in dealing with stress and anxiety, by uncovering their emotions and following a simple calming routine. Dr. Daniela Owen, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works primarily with children, adolescents, and their families and specializes in using evidence-based treatments to help with managing anxiety, worry, anger, and low mood. Through her children’s books, she brings to life concepts and strategies that can be helpful for children everywhere.
The second book of the Right Now series provides an excellent tool for parents to help their children learn what it means to be brave by explaining the choice we all have when we face situations that may make us anxious or fearful. This book is perfect for the uncertain times we face today and can be very effective in teaching children how to deal with their fears.
I "read" this series of books being narrated on YouTube videos. To hear the slow and soothing narrator of the first book, click here.Sometimes children just want to think about themselves, but we live in a world with lots of other people. It's important to be aware of and kind to all of these other people. This third book of the Right Now series is a guide for children to help them understand why being aware is important and what actions they can do to show kindness. The book helps children learn what it means to be kind and aware of other people.
"Ramona decided that she preferred Sustained Silent Reading to D.E.A.R. because it sounded more grown-up. When time came for everyone to Drop Everything And Read, she sat quietly doing her Sustained Silent Reading" (p. 22).Ramona had an idea
"Nothing in the whole world felt as good as being able to make something from a sudden idea." (The quote and the drawing are both from page 78. I photographed my Kindle to capture her artistic endeavor.)
Ramona's job is to be nice to fussy Mrs. Kemp, who watches her while her mother works. If Mrs. Quimby didn't work, Mr. Quimby couldn't return to college. On top of all that, third grade isn't turning out as Ramona expected, even though she enjoys her class's new reading program, D.E.A.R. Danny the Yard Ape teases her, and, on one horrible day, she throws up — at school. Being eight isn't easy, but it's never dull!
"In this special edition of Newbery Honor Book Ramona Quimby, Age 8, the timeless classic now features a special foreword written by actress, producer, and author Amy Poehler, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself."
When did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated, and why do we feed their milk to our children? Where were the first cities, and what made them succeed? Who developed math — or invented money? The history of humanity is one of invention and innovation, as we have continually created new things to use, to admire, or leave our mark on the world. Neil MacGregor turns to objects that previous civilizations have left behind to paint a portrait of mankind's evolution, focusing on unexpected turning points. Beginning with a chopping tool from the Olduvai Gorge in Africa and ending with a recent innovation that is transforming the way we power our world, he urges us to see history as a kaleidoscope — shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising."A History of the World in 100 Objects" started as a joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, which was broadcast over 20 weeks beginning in January of 2010. I got this book for my Kindle yesterday because it looks like something fun to browse. Here's my philosophy today:
It happened in the middle of a brightly moonlit night in the Beaujolais vineyards. The official account ran over four typed pages in triplicate.
"This delightfully entertaining comic novel is genuinely heart warming stuff. ... Laurain, who has always liked to explore the absurd aspects of life, a very French literary trait, truly gives free rein to his imagination. The result is a romantic tale of time travelling and affairs of the heart that leaves you feeling a bit better about the world (the world as it could be, not as it is)." — quoted from NB, a literary magazine
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to irritate, frustrate, or annoy (someone) intensely.
Example = "My silliness exasperated my mother, but the current situation was NOT annoyed by the pandemic."
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to make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
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Sometimes, digging up the past reveals more than secrets. While searching for a billionaire client’s true ancestry, genealogist Jayne Sinclair follows a trail of secrets back to the Irish War of Independence. She has only three clues to help her — a photocopied birth certificate, a stolen book, and an old photograph. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more her investigation puts her life in danger.
When three residents of a Parisian apartment building and an Airbnb tenant from Milwaukee share drinks from an exceptional bottle of a 1954 Beaujolais, they find themselves waking up in 1950s Paris. After their initial shock, the city of Edith Piaf and "An American in Paris" begins to work its charm on them. The four delight in getting to know the French capital during this iconic period, while also playing with the possibilities that time travel allows. But, ultimately, they need to work out how to get back to 2017, and time is of the essence.
A week passed before I understood the enormity of my situation, a week before I realized I was dead.
Everyone has a story but I was never interested in telling my own. I was an editor of books, not a writer.Emily and Einstein: A Novel of Second Chances ~ by Linda Francis Lee, 2011, fiction (New York), 10/10
Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. Worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned to discover that her marriage was made up of lies.
Suddenly Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was . . . all the while feeling that somehow he isn't really gone. Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein's seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future — even after she meets a new man?