Family Time - by Mim Neal
Growing up, Mim’s life was blessed by two great grandmothers, two grandmothers, three great aunts and, of course, her mother. When she slips into a deep sadness, these female ancestors (long-dead) materialize to offer their help. They are joined by a Paleolithic mitochondrial DNA cave artist from northern Spain. Together, they discover their respective depths and Mim acknowledges her own wholeness and connection to all time.
Dickens' Friends - a memoir by Judie Freeland
Dickens' friends range in age from forty to over one hundred. They live in care facilities, suffering from physical and mental disablities that make it impossible for them to live alone or without constant medical attention. All too often, they are dismissed as nothing more than people who have lived too long.
WRONG. They are people, unique individuals with past lives and present memories that they enjoy sharing, if someone will listen. Sometimes it takes a dog who loves people to let them know they will be heard. Dickens is that dog. These are some of their stories.
War Bonds - a novel by Beverly Jones
|World War II finds 15-year-old Betsy
Blakesly immersed in the war effort on the home front - the man
shortage , scrap drives, bond sales, rationing stamps, radio
broadcasts, air raid warnings, blackouts, and running a bicycle
During the summer of 1943, news comes that a prisoner-of-war camp will be built near the farming town of Plainsview, Colorado where Betsy lives with her family. Suddenly the enemy has landed in her own back yard.
Confessions of a Time Traveler - a collection of essays by Gary Raham
|Learn about microbial conquest of Earth, and how flowering plants remade the world. Visit Pleistocene ghosts at large in the modern world and discover how to make postmodern decisions with prehistoric brains. After finishing the book, you will be prepared to tell your child why plants are green and how to find Great Blue Dinosaurs along the meandering shorelines of majestic desert canyons.|
Frisbee Dreams - a novel by Libby James
|Lauren Luster, a nail-biting, underachieving, overweight TV cartoon addict surprises her parents and four "jock" siblings when she evolves into a sleek, self-confident sixth grader. Her skill with a Frisbee, her dog and her relationship with a retired football coach who becomes her mentor, all play a role in her transformation.|
A Tardy Justice - a novel by Nancy Phillips
|In May of 1880 young Frankie Walters leaves her traditional Ohio home town to travel to Leadville, Colorado, where her brother Dan lives and works for a local newspaper. Billed as the "wildest city in the West", Frankie is not sure what to expect, but she is eager to "see the elephant." After crossing Loveland Pass in a blizzard she arrives in Leadville to find that her brother has disappeared. Her several years as a newspaperwoman provide her with the skills she needs to track down the truth in a town where almost everybody has a secret.|
Running Mates - by Libby James
|Running Mates, a fictional chapter
book for upper elementary, middle school, and any kids, young or old
who like to run, tells the story of Henry and his embarrassing
grandmother. When Granny Gert decides Henry is going to teach her about
running, he figures heâs in serious trouble. And heâs not all
wrong about that.
As a reluctant member of his schoolâs cross-country team, heâs really not equipped to train his grandmother for a marathon. Thereâs trouble ahead for both of themâ¦and some moments neither of them will ever forget.
Muffin Magic - by Libby James - illustrated by Ann Ryan
|Muffin Magic, a picture book for
4-8 year olds, addresses parent-child cooperation, problem-solving,
single parenting and learning to cook.
Adam loves his dad and the special muffins his dad bakes every Saturday morning. The sweet scent of muffins baking makes him feel safe and happy to be at home with his dad. Because of his job, Adamâ' dad must move to a new town every few months. When they move, Adam has to face a strange new house, a strange new school, a strange new bedroom, and eating lunch all by himself. When Dad tells Adam it's time to move again, Adam decides to take action. He thinks hard and dreams up a plan. Dad gives it a try, but it's not so easy. Thank goodness for those magic muffins. Who knows where Adam and his dad would be now if it weren't for them!
Available as a full color ebook on Amazon $2.99.
White Shadow - by Libby James
“She was overcome with the sense that she’d known him in another time, that somehow she was drawing this dark man toward her.” Janet, a 17-year-old white American fell in love with him when she heard Eduardo speak about Africa at a church camp in Wisconsin in 1951 and this love defined the rest of her life. The agony of racial discrimination, alienation from family, the pain of separation, the fear of betrayal and even death—none of these could derail a love that “just is--like the love of a child, a lover, a grandmother—the beginning and the end. ” With Eduardo, she went halfway around the world to help free Mozambique from 500 years of domination by Portugal. White Shadow tells the story of her unsung role in a brutal ten-year war with all its victories and defeats, moments of despair and joy.