If Denzel and his sister Diamond had their way, Mom would always be home with them instead of going to work. To have loved ones that can step in is a tremendous help to many families these days. Thank God for Granny their Great Grandmother who fills in the gap reminding us it still takes a village to raise children. Granny is the glue that allows this family to stick together. In "Mommy, Do You Work Tonight?" The author shows us from a child's perspective how children often miss their parents throughout the work day, along with some of the fun and mischief they can get into. A fun book the whole family can enjoy and relate to.
Everything is . . . MAMA! Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's Tonight Show host, was on a mission with his first children's book to have every baby's first word be DADA. And it worked! A lot of babies' first words were DADA. However, everything after that was MAMA. So take a lighthearted look at the world from your baby's point of view as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to MAMA for familiar objects and activities.
Author: John Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-10-24
On a beautiful Spring morning in Jonesport Maine, Captain Jack Harper of Harper Industries walks into Moby s restaurant for his morning cup of Moby s jo, unsuspecting that it would be the beginning of a life change, not only for him, but for his community and quite possibly the country. Captain Jack had been a man of integrity and honor his entire life; a man of service to his community. Little did he know that his community would be asking him to be a man of service for the entire nation. In the quiet of the morning, as the locals debated politics and listened to the typical rhetoric of the incumbent and presidential contenders, a stranger to the town was sitting in the corner taking it all in. As the locals began talking about what life would be like under a presidency of Captain Jack, the stranger became more intrigued about who this Captain Jack character might be. When the townsmen finally approached Jack, encouraging him to make a run for the presidency, the stranger, Dexter Wyman, chair of the Constitution Party, introduced himself and joined the fray. Jack reluctantly accepted the challenge to run under the Constitution part banner, with the assistance of the entire township. Will Jack finish the race? Will he be shutdown before getting off the starting block? Will he be eliminated permanently by organized, empowered politicians who don t appreciate a newcomer to the field?
Author: J. C. Davis
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sixteen-year-old Delaney Delgado knows miracles aren’t real—if they were, her kid sister wouldn’t be dead. So when the image of baby Jesus appears on a Babybel cheese wheel, she’s not buying the idea that God’s got a dairy obsession. Soon, religious signs begin turning up all over Del’s hometown, tiny Clemency, Texas. Overnight, news vans fill the streets and religious pilgrims start searching for God in the discount aisle of the grocery store. Hell-bent on proving the so-called miracles are fake, Del convinces her best friend, Gabe, to help her find the truth. While Gabe’s willing to play detective, as a preacher’s son he’s more interested in finding evidence that supports the miracles. But when the whole town becomes caught up in religious fervor and even the late-night talk show hosts have stopped laughing and started to believe, finding the truth might cause more trouble than Del can handle. This novel is neither pro nor anti-religion, and will appeal to fans of contemporary YA novels that explore deep themes with an element of humor. The voice and characters are funny, strong, and full of heart. This is a book for anyone who loved Saved!
“I was a twin and an Indian. I had been homeschooled. Okay, so I wasn’t typical. I knew I had been able to talk to my brother, Kyle, without saying a word for years. I had just thought it was a twin thing, nothing more. Was I ever wrong? I also had thought I knew my parents. Wrong again, they weren’t at all who I thought they were. Dad had been a what? Who had Mom killed? Who were these people I was living with?” —Kara Johns Learning things your parents did when they were younger is always great when you’re a teenager, but discovering they fought demons and had been part angel was more than either Kyle or Kara Johns expected. Fear, anxiety, and excitement now consumed the twins as they learned their lives might be heading down the same path as their parents.
KEEP CALM AND…HAVE A BABY? Leif Andersen wants to be alone. Everyone in Heartlandia knows about his tragic past and they allow him to keep to himself. With his blue eyes and blond hair, the rugged workaholic contractor might be an "excellent catch." But he has zero interest in being caught…until Marta Hoyas moves into his house while she is working for him. Marta wants to be alone. Her baby's father dumped her. The last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement with a gorgeous guy who can offer no promises. Leif and Marta want each other. All that stands between them is the past…and the future. And a little baby who could give them both what they need most!
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-12-13
A sexy romance that fans of Simone Elkeles and Jamie McGuire will fall in love with… There's a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked-up his twenty-four-year-old girlfriend. Like her mom's nervous breakdown. Like Doug, the darkly handsome bad boy, who taunts her at school… Worried that her life is becoming a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, by making sure that she's perfect - the perfect daughter, the perfect student and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player, Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash and can't remember anything about the night it happened. She should have been with Brandon, but he doesn't seem to know anything about the accident - and, more confusingly, doesn't seem to care. Only Doug, who saved her from the wreckage, has the answers Zoey so desperately needs, but he's the last person she wants to rely on, especially as he's acting like something happened between them that night. Which can't be true, can it? But with her thoughts full of Doug and strangely empty of Brandon, Zoey starts to question her feelings for the two boys and whether being perfect is more important than following your heart.
Author: Donna Hill
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2007-04-01
From bestselling author, Donna Hill comes an evocative, unforgettable novel about love, friendship, marriage, adultery. . . "You'll find out soon enough. So I may as well say it now. I slept with my best friend's husband. There is no explanation. Not a real one, anyway, not one that people will accept, especially people who know me. . .But I want to tell my side. . .Just hear me out. . ." Asha and Lisa have been best friends since grade school and they have always shared everything. A beautiful and accomplished photographer, Asha never seems to lack excitement or a man to share it with. Yet, for a woman who appears to have it all there is always "that something" she needs to make her feel whole. . .worthy. Lisa, "the good girl," has always dreamed of the perfect marriage to the perfect husband. Now she has both with Ross Davis and she has their future planned to the last, perfect detail. Ross didn't want to believe that he and Lisa had married too soon. He didn't want to believe that each day the man he thought himself to be was being stripped away by the woman he loved--leaving him feeling like a kept man instead of the man of the house. And then--betrayal. No one knows how it happened, how they could have done this to each other. But now, they each want to tell their side of the story. As Asha, Lisa and Ross travel down the road to discovery, you will root for them, hurt for them, hate them and love them. But you will never forget them. An Ordinary Woman is about the betrayal of the most sacred of trusts. It is about the that one moment when a single choice will change lives forever. It is a cautionary tale that dares to look deep inside the hearts and minds of the characters involved. Most importantly, An Ordinary Woman attempts to answer the question: How?
Author: Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother’s colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn. A khimar is a flowing scarf that my mommy wears. Before she walks out the door each day, she wraps one around her head. A young girl plays dress up with her mother’s headscarves, feeling her mother’s love with every one she tries on. Charming and vibrant illustrations showcase the beauty of the diverse and welcoming community in this portrait of a young Muslim American girl’s life.
Author: Elizabeth King
Publisher: America Star Books
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Every young woman dreams of marrying the man of her dreams, having a beautiful home children and happiness. But when Joan married her tall dark handsome man little did she know she was on a journey of terror and heart ache. Every thought and every word she spoke would be her death sentence and our legal system couldn’t keep her safe.
“Rachel Macy Stafford's post "The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up" was a true phenomenon on The Huffington Post, igniting countless conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas. Hands Free Mama has the power to keep that conversation going and remind us that we must not let our lives pass us by.” --Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ DISCOVER THE POWER, JOY, AND LOVE of Living “Hands Free” If technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it’s no wonder we’re distracted. But this isn’t the way it has to be. In July 2010, special education teacher and mother Rachel Macy Stafford decided enough was enough. Tired of losing track of what matters most in life, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of largely meaningless distractions and engage in meaningful soul-to-soul connections. She started a blog to chronicle her endeavors and soon saw how both external and internal distractions had been sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves most. Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn’t mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn’t mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions. So join Rachel and go hands-free. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart—and your hands—to the possibilities of each God-given moment.
Author: Nicholas Sheridan Stanton
Publisher: Just Imagine It Ink
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In , fourth-grader KK and her crew of grade school sleuths tackle the mystery of disappearing student lunches at their elementary school. The team gathers clues to trap the "Lunchito Bandito" in an investigation that will require every resource they have.
When Mitch Harris goes out with his friend he thinks he has finally met the Mrs. Harris, but when he tries to call her he dials the wrong number and hears the sweetest voice hes ever heard. Colby Washington who just broke up with her boyfriend is not ready for another relationship, but when Mitch accidently calls her she is more than willing to keep talking to him. The more they talk to each other the more they start liking one another When their jobs allow them to finally meet face to face after months of talking on the phone will they take a leap of faith by taking their relationship to the next level or will the color of their skin make them not want to risk the challenges they know they will have to confront. Is the love they share strong enough to stand the test of time between all the people in their lives starting from the secretary, to the friends, and last but not least the family?