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Book: HELP ME! by Donna M. Zadunajsky
A novella about a boy named Mick and his struggles with life. His parent's divorce and a friend's suicide make his world unbearable. Each "cut" has a deeper meaning. A cry for help. "I spin my dad's Ruger SP101 revolver on the wood floor of my bedroom. Sometimes, just to see what it feels like, I place the tip of the gun against my temple, but I never once pull the trigger. NO!" "I'm more into [...]
 
Book: Growing Up Brooklyn by Stephen G. Noe
Steve had everything a young teenager could want; friends, family, sports, and a growing confidence in himself and his world. What he didn't have was a girlfriend. Then one day Cinderella walked down 69th Street and things would never be the same. This nostalgic recollection takes the reader on a humorous journey to Brooklyn of the late 70's; the characters, and charm of growing up in a [...]
 
Book: Growing Up Country - Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl by Carol Bodensteiner
Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl delivers a treat as delicious as oatmeal cookies hot out of the oven - a memoir of a happy childhood. In charming and memorable vignettes, Carol Bodensteiner captures rural life in middle America, in the middle of the 20th Century. Bodensteiner grew up on a family-owned dairy farm in the 1950s, a time when a family could make a good living on 180 [...]
 
Book: Hilly Finds Her Quiet Place - Kids books about growing up and facts of life by Meytal Raz-Nave
Hilly Finds her Quiet Place is the second book in a series in which Hilly is the main character. As well shown in the first book, Hilly Colors Her Dreams, children straightaway connect to Hilly, who is a unique character with a charming personality, conveying important messages to children such as addressing their emotions, positive thinking, connecting to the peaceful self and more... These [...]
 
Book: The Old Man and Me Book 2 - Things I Didn't Get to Tell You the First Time by R. C. Larlham
The Old Man and Me - Stories I Didn't Get to Tell You the First Time continues the story of the author's early life through the 1960s. It overlaps the first book, filling gaps among his original adventures. Ride along on a humpback bridge "jump" in a hot rod and take a Senior Class Trip to Washington, D.C. Experience life as a farm boy trying to make his way in an exclusive small college, where a [...]
 
Book: The Long and Short Adventures of Eamon Birdsley by Alan J. Garner
This book, aimed at younger readers, is a fanciful imagining of my own cherished boyhood. Based loosely on my experiences growing up several decades ago in Hastings, New Zealand, when the world seemed a simpler place, facts are interspersed with fantasy in a breathless romp which propels the reader to a bygone era, when books were printed on paper, cordless phones were science fiction and cars [...]
 
Book: DILIGENCE - To The Things of God by Sheldon D. Newton
The devil is constantly seeking to draw our attention away from God and His Word. He is using distractions of various kinds to distract believers. It is a must that we guard our hearts and make time for God more than ever before. We are living in serious times, perilous times. And it is vital that we make our calling and election sure by being diligent to the things of God. Diligence is not a [...]
 
Book: Hilly Colors Her Dreams - Kids books about growing up and facts of life by Meytal Raz-Nave
'Hilly Colors Her Dreams' come out in second edition. This book is the first among a series in which Hilly is the main character. Children straightaway connect to Hilly whom is a unique character with charming personality, conveying important messages to children e.g. addressing their emotions, positive thinking, connecting to the peaceful self and more... these themes are brought with humor, [...]
 
Book: Children's Books - Hilly Discovers Her Feelings - Kids books about growing up and facts of life by Meytal Raz-Nave
Hilly Discover Her Feelings is the third book among a series in which Hilly is the main character. As well shown in the first two books, 'Hilly Colors Her Dreams' & 'Hilly Finds Her Quiet Place', Children straightaway connect to Hilly whom is a unique character with charming personality, conveying important messages to children e.g. addressing their emotions, positive thinking, connecting to the [...]
 
Book: What is Stevia? - Benefits, Side Effects, Growing Stevia, Recipes with Stevia by Jeen van der Meer
What is Stevia? Because stevia has become so popular, there are a lot of questions concerning stevia. Stevia is 100% natural therefore it has no additives. In this book I try to give an answer to all those questions asked when it comes to stevia. Questions like: "Can I use stevia to lose weight? "What are the benefits of stevia?" "What are the side effects?" "Can diabetics use stevia?" "How can I [...]
 
Book: I'm New at Being Old by Lucy Rose Fischer
This whimsical picture book for Baby Boomers has received a Midwest Book Award and an Independent Publishers Gold Award. I'm New at Being Old is a picture book for women. Offering wit, whimsy and vibrantly fanciful art, Lucy Rose Fischer captures the essence of what it feels like to be ''new at being old.'' At first, she wonders: Is she ready for this journey toward an alien universe ? She frets [...]
 
Book: The Watchman by Matt Langford
The Watchman tells the story of Adam, a young man with a learning difficulty, after they move from city life and into the countryside. Told through Adam's eyes we follow him and his family through struggles, upheavals and the ultimate breakdown of both the family and his unit. Adam has simple tastes and simple needs. He loves nothing more than a cup of tea and a window to watch from. His [...]
 
Book: Made for Me - It's all chemistry...isn't it? by Pamela Schloesser Canepa
An unusual, futuristic romance. What will the search for love be like in the future? The year is 2032, and Abrielle is looking for true love. In a world ruled by technology, where computers make much of our decisions for us, Abrielle is about to meet the man of her dreams, thanks to a guaranteed matchmaker website. What she encounters on that first date will be a tale to rival any first date [...]
 
Book: I May Be Old, But I'm Not Finished! by Earl Inman
I May Be Old, But I'm Not Finished! may be just the anecdote for what ails you. Have your Golden Years failed to meet your expectations? Have the benefits of retirement and of being a senior citizen been relegated to getting a discount at Dunkin' Donuts or at your local theater? Not only that, but have you found yourself old and not knowing how you got there? Did old age sneak up on you without [...]
 
Book: People and Things That Went Before by Leonard Stegmann
We are told we shouldn't live in the past, but surely there's no harm in the occasional visit? In this nostalgic collection, Leonard Stegmann remembers those delicious school lunches, his first cuss word, what he should have told those nuns and his grandma's incomprehensible inability to see the nearly-unlimited humor potential in a slice of rubber cheese. A warm, funny and sometimes sad look [...]
 
Book: A Life Interrupted by Lauri Fern
To fifteen year old Sophie Martin, life in New York City is perfect. But when her father suddenly loses his high-paying job in Manhattan, Sophie's world changes forever. Her family decides to move to southwest Florida, a place Sophie never dreamed they would vacation in, let alone start a new life. But with the help of a local boy named Trent and an injured pelican, Sophie begins to discover [...]
 
Book: Only Human by Maria Bradley
Have you ever felt so different and alienated from those around you that you would do anything to appear the same, even if you hated the way that they lived? Would you go so far as to drink human blood, wear grotesque fangs, and gold/black contacts just to conceal the life and brightness shining within your own blue eyes? Teenager Aecia is so isolated and desperate that she talks to her diary as [...]
 
Book: The Mess of Me by Chantelle Atkins
Lou Carling is 16 and obsessed with getting thinner. Joe is her best friend, and last night they found something they shouldn't have in Joe's older brothers wardrobe. Travis and Leon are shady figures, leading shadier lives, and during one summer Lou and Joe find themselves pulled into the drama, the confusion and the violence. Will Joe go to any lengths to impress his older brothers? Will Lou's [...]
 
Book: The Church Across the Street by Neil Griffin
Amazon reviews - "a very special read," "thoroughly enjoyable, and very funny indeed," "this novel had me staying up very late and wanting more, so off to bed early the second night to finish it," "I loved this book, it took me back to many times in my childhood," "poignant, sad, triumphant and funny" "full of social comment, and written with large amounts of humour," "thoughtful and thought [...]
 
Book: How to Act Like a Grown-up - Practical Wisdom for Every Age by Mark DuPre
Are you not quite as ready for the adult world as you want to be? Are you a grown-up who doesn't feel like one? Do you know someone else who needs to act like a grown-up? With humor, occasional bite, and a deep desire to be helpful, this book is today's manual for moving into adulthood. Filled with a mountain of practical advice, it's a treasure trove of grown-up perspectives that many of us [...]
 
Book: Tupelo Honey by Lis Anna-Langston
Publishers Weekly has this to say about TUPELO HONEY. A humorous, unconventional family yarn about a young girl navigating a hardscrabble upbringing in northern Mississippi. Meet Tupelo Honey. She divinely lays out the framework and quirky intricacies of growing up in a house only "slightly better than an orphanage," her days spent chattering with imaginary friend Moochi, and navigating [...]
 
Book: Modern Man - Life's like That by Jon Cobb
This is a comedy about life's challenges and one young man's journey from his late teenage years as he searches for the root cause of his current, life-threatening condition. Launching his career turned out to be harder than he had been led to believe and the need for immediate cash motivated him to take a few jobs that smacked of desperation. A chance meeting with an old friend threw open an [...]
 
Book: Ty the Bull by Brenda Perlin, Rex Baughman & K.D. Emerson
Age Level: 8 - 18 | Grade Level: 4 - 9 - When Ty's parents divorced, everything else in his life fell apart. Kids at school teased him about his name, the way his hair stood up in the front and just about anything else they could find to hurt him with. Kids bullied him so much that he started ditching school and hanging out at the skate park. A skater named Peacock showed him how to be more [...]
 
Book: Squeaky Tails Crusaders of Golanthia - Interlude One Webs of Discovery by G.E. Graves
Those unknown forces reinstate. Golanthia begins to thunder! Does one run from that which they fear? What is survival if one does not survive whole? Trials shape us all: For good-For bad-Forever! The squeaky old house is no barrier when it comes to the wilderness. The savage and refined have clashed since the dawn of time. Shocked and yet thrilled, The Duchess, for all her imperial feline [...]
 
Book: Healing Rain by Katy Newton Naas
Some people just naturally seem to have it all. Until five months ago, sixteen-year-old Rain Sawyer was one of those people. She had the perfect life, with a loving, wealthy family and a strong Christian faith, complete with popularity, sports, clubs, and good grades. When one tragic incident shatters everything Rain thought she knew, she finds herself five hours away, starting over in a small [...]
 
Book: Attitude (That's Life) by Bryan M. Esparza
Jason Espinoza is a superstitious and kind teenager who tries everyday to slip by his high school years. He spends his time filming at a local skate park. On one fateful day with a group of friends and a popular substance, Jason's life takes on a whole new direction. He continues his high school life and goes on to experience other substances and things he would have never thought of doing. Some [...]
 
Book: Drippy Face by Katy Krump
Deep under the earth live the Krusterati; an ancient civilization made from the rock and stone we take for granted. There are the pampered Precious ones, the downtrodden semi-precious and the normal, everyday ones. Then there's Pete. Poor Pete is made from bog. He drips and oozes and his sister, Gilda, the golden-faced "Precious" girl, never lets him forget it. Can Pete come to terms with his [...]
 
Book: ADHD Disorder - Growing Up Differently by Ronit Plotnik
Learning disabilities and ADHD belong to a group of difficulties that pose many hardships to children and adolescents in various areas. These problems are heightened especially when children and adolescents are required to adjust to social and learning environments. Even though they are not always overtly visible, these difficulties may cause unique mental and emotional states in children and [...]
 
Book: True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Every day I walked down the sidewalk to school and wished I were one of the interesting popular girls who ran up with exciting news. Just once I'd like to be one of those girls instead of the being the one who didn't get invited to things because people "forgot" about me. Landry gets pushed into trying out for the American Ingenue reality show modeling competition with her two best friends. She [...]
 
Book: Screw You, Mr. President by Marla J. Hayes
The whole country thinks Meagan Masters is the luckiest teenager in the world - she's the President's daughter. But Meagan feels like she's given up her entire life for her dad's political ambitions No more! Meagan throws the ultimate tantrum - with her boyfriend at her side, she takes over the White House, only to end up having to defend the People's House when it's invaded. Those terrorists [...]
 
Book: Chasing Paris by Jen Carter
Amy Winthrow is shocked when her grandmother dies--not because Elizabeth Hathaway's death is unexpected but because her existence had always been hidden. Ever-inquisitive and prone to letting her imagination get the best of her, Amy embarks upon a journey with an unlikely friend to unravel the mysteries of the elusive Lizzie Hathaway. As she follows the trail of broken dreams and promises of her [...]
 
Book: The Purple Girl by Audrey Kane
Illustrations by Tory & Norman Taber - CAUTION! Violet lives within the pages of this book. And her purple spreads to everything she touches Violet lives behind garden walls. Is she magical? Is she the devil's child or simply cursed? When the lonely thirteen-year-old embarks on a dangerous journey to find the one boy that dared to befriend her, she travels at night in the dark to keep people from [...]
 
Book: The Journey by Bruce A. Borders
When a teenage boy, who thinks he knows it all, leaves home in search of a better life, he finds out the hard way what everyone must learn - growing up isn't an easy thing to do. Leaving home at fifteen, Kyle Davis' path to adulthood takes him on an eventful ride, and at times a dangerous one. His firsthand experiences with the cruel realities of a callous world drive home the point that he has a [...]
 
Book: Anastasia (Ringing Cedars Of Russia) by Vladimir Megre
A New Updated author's Edition! "ANASTASIA", the first book of the Ringing Cedars Series, tells the story of entrepreneur Vladimir Megre's trade trip to the Siberian taiga in 1995, where he witnessed incredible spiritual phenomena connected with sacred 'ringing cedar' trees. He spent three days with a woman named Anastasia who shared with him her unique outlook on subjects as diverse as [...]
 
Book: Speak Up Susan - An Everyday Hero by Sabinah Oroge
This is a realistic fiction story that depicts the everyday occurrence in schools where a few children bully others all in an attempt to control and instil fear in them. Susan Thomas, an impressionable nine-year old girl who attends the Pleasant Grove Middle School, one day overhears a devious plot being hatched by three school bullies. Susan is afraid that this information has put her at risk, [...]
 
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