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Heather and Buddy Go To School

Author: Rich Grimes

Heather is a perky, 16-year-old redheaded girl.  She is blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other, but her disability does not impede participation in and enjoyment of an active, healthy, and happy life.  She possesses the energy, perseverance, courage, and resilience to meet the challenges of each day.  Heather’s parents, school counselor, friends, and loyal companion, Buddy – an English Lab service dog, devote themselves to helping her maintain independent living.  Heather & Buddy Go to School is a fun, brilliantly illustrated book, illuminating and celebrating the union of two special friends – an inspiration to readers of all ages.

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I Have Autism and That’s Okay

I Have Autism and That’s Okay by Kristin Arniotis; illustrated by John Arniotis

Description:

Autism is a scary word. Let’s face it. We don’t know where it comes from and there is currently no “cure.”  As parents, we want to have all of the answers for our children. We want to make everything better, perfect even, for them. But autism and the mystery surrounding it doesn’t allow for that. When our son, Billy, was diagnosed at age 2, there were a ton of unanswered questions and a great amount of uncertainty about what the future would hold for him.  We felt a little helpless. We didn’t have the answers. We didn’t have the certainty. What we did have and what we were certain of was our unconditional love for and devotion to our son. So, rather than focus and dwell on the uncertainty, we decided to focus on the things that were certain. Much like every other child, Billy loved to run. He loved to draw pictures. He loved to….love! And we loved him. So this book is about all of the certainties, the positives, the love. And, as an afterthought, Billy has autism. And, for us, that’s okay!

Part of the proceeds of this book to the Autism Speaks Foundation and to A Miracle For Debbie Foundation.

Price: $21.99

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Inspirations

“Inspirations,” by Jolinda Pizzirani is a collection of metaphysical poetry which will touch your heart and stir your soul. These verses speak to the theme of Universal Oneness, spiritual salvation and living your physical life to the fullest while in this realm.

ISBN: 978-0-9794585-1-4

Price: $8.95

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Journey to Health

Journey to Health by Cheryl Landress

Description:

From Creator Cheryl Landress:

My first year of college, I had an English teacher who gave the class a writing assignment as a final exam. That assignment was to go to a quiet place of our choosing, take out a pen and piece of paper, and truly reflect on ourselves. He asked that we just start writing and proceeded to tell us that we would discover new and insightful things about ourselves that we would have never suspected. Well, feeling at the time that I was very much in touch with my inner self, I felt like this would be a huge waste of my time. But nevertheless, I had to do the assignment.

I found myself perched on a huge rock bordering a slowly running creek, and began to write.  The experience was life-changing.  I’ve been writing in journals ever since, and refer back to them as life’s challenges present themselves. I forget the teacher’s name, and I never thanked him, but I still think of him today.

I wanted to create a library of journals specifically targeted to the “phases” of our lives to help organize these writings so they can be reflected back on, and even possibly passed on to friends and family. I hope that these journals help you and your loved ones figure out this thing we call life.

Price: $19.99

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Journey to Love

Journey to Love by Cheryl Landress

Description:

From Creator Cheryl Landress:

My first year of college, I had an English teacher who gave the class a writing assignment as a final exam. That assignment was to go to a quiet place of our choosing, take out a pen and piece of paper, and truly reflect on ourselves. He asked that we just start writing and proceeded to tell us that we would discover new and insightful things about ourselves that we would have never suspected. Well, feeling at the time that I was very much in touch with my inner self, I felt like this would be a huge waste of my time. But nevertheless, I had to do the assignment.

I found myself perched on a huge rock bordering a slowly running creek, and began to write.  The experience was life-changing.  I’ve been writing in journals ever since, and refer back to them as life’s challenges present themselves. I forget the teacher’s name, and I never thanked him, but I still think of him today.

I wanted to create a library of journals specifically targeted to the “phases” of our lives to help organize these writings so they can be reflected back on, and even possibly passed on to friends and family. I hope that these journals help you and your loved ones figure out this thing we call life.

Price: $19.99

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Journey to Self

Journey to Self by Cheryl Landress

Description:

From Creator Cheryl Landress:

My first year of college, I had an English teacher who gave the class a writing assignment as a final exam. That assignment was to go to a quiet place of our choosing, take out a pen and piece of paper, and truly reflect on ourselves. He asked that we just start writing and proceeded to tell us that we would discover new and insightful things about ourselves that we would have never suspected. Well, feeling at the time that I was very much in touch with my inner self, I felt like this would be a huge waste of my time. But nevertheless, I had to do the assignment.

I found myself perched on a huge rock bordering a slowly running creek, and began to write. The experience was life-changing.  I’ve been writing in journals ever since, and refer back to them as life’s challenges present themselves. I forget the teacher’s name, and I never thanked him, but I still think of him today.

I wanted to create a library of journals specifically targeted to the “phases” of our lives to help organize these writings so they can be reflected back on, and even possibly passed on to friends and family. I hope that these journals help you and your loved ones figure out this thing we call life.

Price: $19.99

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Kid Ethics 2 from A to Z

Read the recent great article published by “Not Born Yesterday” Magazine about Bud and why he writes books teaching ethics to kids!

Message from Bud Bottoms, the Author:

As a sculptor, much of my time is spent detailing a model in clay or wax, so I listen to a lot of radio talk shows. With all the political debates I hear comes much discussion about ethics and morals. This made me question my own ethical values, including when, where, and how I learned them.

Probably like you, I learned most of my values, or ethics, over many years from my elders and from good and bad experiences-values like honesty, respect, integrity, and open-mindedness. Next I questioned, “since we use ethics every day of our lives, why are we not formally taught them in school like we are the three R’s’?

My answer was the incentive to write Kid Ethics from A to Z, a book that can be easily used in the classroom, an after school program, or better yet, at home with family.

Like Kid Ethics #1, Kid Ethics #2 continues to introduce the formal education of ethics to children, helping them to socialize in appropriate and respectful ways. I hope that you, too, feel these are valuable teachings to use and to pass along to others.

Enjoy!

 

 

ISBN: 978-0-9794863-1-9

Price: $12.95

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Kid Ethics: From A to Z

“Kid Ethics” by James “Bud” Bottoms. Much like learning the alphabet, children should be exposed to the formal education of ethics at a very early age to help them socialize in appropriate and respectful ways. Childhood is a time when these future citizens should acquire the skills and attitudes that result in respect and proper decorum.

This is also a workbook designed to incorporate basic skills such as reading, writing, and spelling into the child’s development of ethical principles. The whimsical cartoons and rhymes not only define the word but encourage the reader to think about that word. This is followed with a question which asks the student to think and to express the meaning and application of each word. The cartoons may be colored and enhanced by the child, serving as a reinforcing reminder of the ethics being described.

“Kid Ethics” will help develop thoughtful, respectful, and caring citizens. We use ethics every day, all of our lives. That’s why one of the best features of this book is that it encourages the whole family to participate in these essential values.

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 978-0-9794863-0-2

 

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Krista’s Day: An Odyssey

Krista’s Day: An Odyssey by Jenny Dickelman

Orator Cicero quoted: “To be unaware of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.”

Krista was born the daughter of a German woodcarver and his wife who instilled traditions from the Old World firmly in her. Although they sent her away at a young age to grow into adulthood with family friends, they felt satisfied she had been prepared well. Once in America, Krista did not remain a child for long. In the intimacy of warmth and respect, she faced experiences and adventures. However, she was not prepared for the unexpected and even some mysteries as her life unfolded. Preparedness fell far short of expectations.

About the Author:
My interest in Art and Writing began very early. It was as if I, too, was an Alice in Wonderland and fell down a rabbit hole, discovering a whole different world. I think Alice was onto something when she asked, “What is the point of a book without any pictures?” I pursued illustrating and writing in Illinois and continued in Santa Barbara, CA after locating here in 1978.

My mother’s paternal family originated in Normandy, France and it was through them I became fascinated by my heritage and their homeland. The moment I set foot in Normandy, I knew a part of me belonged and would forever be with me. On my initial visit I talked with some Normans. I heard their personal stories and experiences, particularly during the years of World War 11. Thus, my book, Krista’s Day: an Odyssey. is fiction founded on fact.

A REVIEW:
Krista’s Day is an imaginative, fanciful biography that contains a solidly grounded plot and a cohesive logic to hold the reader’s attention. This a serious literary effort — there is a gentility and inspiring quality here. Recommended for its polished performance and absorbing story line.
– S. Judd, Chicago, IL

ISBN: 978-0-9891121-2-3

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Letters from the Outs

First there was Checking in at the Crowbar Hotel and readers were introduced to Harly, Rage, the hookers, and Sammy – characters that make the Crowbar Hotel (a juvenile detention facility) buzz with life, intrigue, pathos, and humor.

The “next novel” is here: Letters from the Outs with more young adults who have come to mend their ways.  Letters is full of new characters and events that once again teach us about learning and life in the Crowbar Hotel.

ISBN: 978-0-998-6451-4-8

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