My Name Is Brain Brian

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0785754725
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Although he is helped by his new sixth grade teacher after being diagnosed as dyslexic, Brian still has some problems with school and with people he thought were his friends.


Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media
ISBN: 9781888064896
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Runaway Pony

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590543385
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Lulu's pony, Snow White, develops strangles and is separated from the other ponies, she runs away during a snowstorm, and Lulu enlists the aid of her Pony Pal friends, Anna and Pam, to help her search through the woods. Original.

Healthy Teens Body and Soul

Author: Andrea Marks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416595878
Release Date: 2003-02-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

This breakthrough book covers the head-to-toe, outside-inside health needs of today's 10- to 21-year-olds. Written by experts in adolescent medicine and parent-child relationships, this comprehensive reference gives no-nonsense, straightforward guidance on how to talk with teens in a way that will help them take charge of their own health. Andrea Marks, M.D., and Betty Rothbart, M.S.W., take a unique approach -- they focus on the interplay of physical, mental, emotional, and social issues that make these years such a challenging time. They show how physical health concerns must be considered within the context of the three main goals of adolescence: • gaining independence • clarifying sexual identity • Finding a realistic, satisfying place in society Combining authoritative information with sound advice on communicating with teens, who really do want and need their parents' help (even though at times it may seem otherwise), Healthy Teens, Body and Soul will teach parents how to open the lines of communication that will result in healthier, happier teens (and parents!).

The New Books Kids Like

Author: Sharon Deeds
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838935125
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Education

This is a collection of more than 500 annotated book recommendations. Organized around 44 topics considered by the panel to be 'the most frequently requested', this readers' advisory guide for children's literature (includes titles) on everything from dogs and diaries to adventure and science.

The rainbow kid

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
ISBN: 0380846659
Release Date: 1983-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When ten-year-old Aviva comes home from camp to find her parents have separated, she is afraid that instead of being a two-family child, she'll be a two-bedroom, no-family child.

Everything You Need to Know About Dyslexia

Author: Meish Goldish
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 0823934624
Release Date: 2000-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explains the causes and symptoms of dyslexia and discusses how to overcome this disability and become a good reader and writer.

For the Children

Author: Rob Langston, LD
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781468554328
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Education

My dream for this book is to reach one person at a time and help them in some way. I wrote this book about my learning disability, but this is for anyone who has his or her own special challenge. In this book I tell you about my struggles and accomplishments as a child and an adult with Dyslexia, with the hope that it will give you the strength and encouragement to help yourself or a loved one. It has been a long road, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I am the person I am today because of all the mountains and valleys I have conquered. I strongly urge you to read this book and apply it to your life. Don’t ever give up on your dreams and always believe in yourself.

A Pony in Trouble

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590485857
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Pam's Pony Pals try to help her find out what is making her pretty pony sick.

The Missing Pony Pal

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590374591
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Accidents

After suffering an accident with her horse, Snow White, during practice, Lulu becomes too scared to get in the saddle again and considers leaving the Pony Pals. Original."

A Pony for Keeps

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590485849
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fearing that her beloved new pony will be taken away from her if her grades do not improve, Anna looks for help with her schoolwork from Pony Pals Pam and Lulu in addition to her training routine for Acorn. Original.

Rock Roll Jihad

Author: Salman Ahmad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416597697
Release Date: 2010-01-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"The story you are about to read is the story of a light-bringer....Salman Ahmad inspires me to reach always for the greatest heights and never to fear....Know that his story is a part of our history." -- Melissa Etheridge, from the Introduction With 30 million record sales under his belt, and with fans including Bono and Al Gore, Pakistanborn Salman Ahmad is renowned for being the first rock & roll star to destroy the wall that divides the West and the Muslim world. Rock & Roll Jihad is the story of his incredible journey. Facing down angry mullahs and oppressive dictators who wanted all music to be banned from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Salman Ahmad rocketed to the top of the music charts, bringing Westernstyle rock and pop to Pakistani teenagers for the first time. His band Junoon became the U2 of Asia, a sufi - rock group that broke boundaries and sold a record number of albums. But Salman's story began in New York, where he spent his teen years learning to play guitar, listening to Led Zeppelin, hanging out at rock clubs and Beatles Fests, making American friends, and dreaming of rock-star fame. That dream seemed destined to die when his family returned to Pakistan and Salman was forced to follow the strictures of a newly religious -- and stratified -- society. He finished medical school, met his soul mate, and watched his beloved funkytown of Lahore transform with the rest of Pakistan under the rule of Zia into a fundamentalist dictatorship: morality police arrested couples holding hands in public, Little House on the Prairie and Live Aid were banned from television broadcasts, and Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers proliferated on college campuses via the Afghani resistance to Soviet occupation in the north. Undeterred, the teenage Salman created his own underground jihad: his mission was to bring his beloved rock music to an enthusiastic new audience in South Asia and beyond. He started a traveling guitar club that met in private Lahore spaces, mixing Urdu love poems with Casio synthesizers, tablas with Fender Stratocasters, and ragas with power chords, eventually joining his first pop band, Vital Signs. Later, he founded Junoon, South Asia's biggest rock band, which was followed to every corner of the world by a loyal legion of fans called Junoonis. As his music climbed the charts, Salman found himself the target of religious fanatics and power-mad politicians desperate to take him and his band down. But in the center of a new generation of young Pakistanis who go to mosques as well as McDonald's, whose religion gives them compassion for and not fear of the West, and who see modern music as a "rainbow bridge" that links their lives to the rest of the world, nothing could stop Salman's star from rising. Today, Salman continues to play music and is also a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, traveling the world as a spokesperson and using the lessons he learned as a musical pioneer to help heal the wounds between East and West -- lessons he shares in this illuminating memoir.

Between Us

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
Publisher: Point
ISBN: 0590333232
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Drug abuse

Suspecting that a co-worker is stealing drugs to sell, Carolyn, an intern at a local hospital pharmacy, asks her identical twin sister, Christine, to help her solve the mystery.

The Last Pony Ride

Author: Jeanne Betancourt
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 0439560055
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The friendship between the Pony Pals is threatened when Lulu's father decides to take her with him to Africa just as Pam and Anna grow too big to ride their beloved mounts.