Happy Tuesday! This is a two post Tuesday! I am sharing new books and my recent Amazon finds. I am so excited for the books today! I have three adult books and three kids books. The three kids books will all fly off the shelves in my school library. I know Luke can’t wait to read one of them! The three adult books are all on my to read list. I’m trying to read more self-help/educational books along with all the fun fiction books I love.
We have a snow day today, a real deal snow day! No in person learning, no virtual learning, and no teacher work day! I am still of the mindset to say “Let’s get this school year over with”, but a snow day is a fun surprise and I am ready to relish it. The kids played outside almost all day on Monday and I think they’ll do the same today. We got some freezing rain/sleet on top of the snow that will make the sledding so fun! I plan on watching the Today show and reading a bunch.
Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance.
In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.
One Day You’ll Thank Me: Essays on Dating, Motherhood, and Everything In Between by Cameran Eubanks Wimberly
Growing up in South Carolina with a family that goes back ten generations, Cameran Eubanks knew from a young age that Southern women are expected to want the white picket fence life. But Cameran has never been your typical Southern belle, and she was always determined to flout expectations.
She set out to paint the town red, enjoy her single life, focus on her successful real estate career, maybe join the cast of a hugely popular reality show…and then she met her future husband, Jason. After falling in love and getting married, Cameran faced the same dilemma so many women encounter: whether or not to have kids. Ultimately, her own journey to motherhood was anything but simple.
Now, she takes you deeper into her life—from her first foray into reality TV on TheReal World to dating in her twenties to the honest truth about her pregnancy and motherhood—to get to know the person behind the camera. Known as the voice of reason on Southern Charm, she’ll share the same honest advice she gives to her castmates and guide y’all through dating, pregnancy, and motherhood. Charming, hilarious, and a hell of a lot fun, One Day You’ll Thank Me is for anyone who has ever wondered if they should or can.
The Scaffold Effect: Raising Resilient, Self-Reliant, and Secure Kids in an Age of Anxiety by Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
Just as sturdy scaffolding is necessary when erecting a building and will come down when the structure grows stable, good parenting provides children with steady and warm emotional nourishment on the path toward independence. Never-ending parental problem-solving and involvement can have the opposite effect, enabling fragility and anxiety over time.
In The Scaffold Effect, world-renowned child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz introduces the powerful and clinically tested idea that this deliberate build-up and then gradual loosening of parental support is the single most effective way to encourage kids to climb higher, try new things, grow from mistakes, and develop character and strength. Explaining the building blocks of an effective scaffold from infancy through young adulthood, he expertly guides parents through the strategies for raising empowered, capable people, including:
• Lay a solid foundation: The parent-child relationship needs to be made from the concrete mixture of emotional availability, positive reinforcement, clear messaging, and consistent rules. From this supportive base, your will forge a bond that will survive adolescence and grow stronger into adulthood.
• Empower growth: Skyscraper or sprawling ranch—the style of your child’s construction is not up to you! Scaffold parenting validates and accommodates the shape the child is growing into. Any effort to block or control growth will actually stunt it.
• Stay on their level: Imagine being on the ground floor of a house and trying to talk to someone on the roof. The person on the roof will have to “talk down” to you or yell. If your child’s building and your scaffold are on the same level, you can speak directly, look each other in the eye, and keep the lines of communication open.
Drawing on Dr. Koplewicz’s decades of clinical and personal experience, The Scaffold Effect is a compassionate, street-smart, and essential guide for the ages.
Claudia has always been the most creative kid in her class… until Ashley Wyeth comes along. Ashley’s really different: She wears hippie clothes and has multiple earrings, and she’s the most fantastic artist Claudia has ever met.
Ashley says Claudia is a great artist, too, but thinks she’s wasting her artistic talent with The Baby-sitters Club. When Claudia starts spending more time with Ashley and missing BSC meetings, it becomes clear that Claudia has to make a decision — one of them has to go!
Hundreds of years ago, MAGIC disappeared from Earth. At least…UNTIL NOW. Because suddenly, giant magical beings are appearing and only GINA can see them. Not to mention, Gina can somehow do magic herself. Magic is powerful. But it can also be DANGEROUS. With DJ and HILO’s help, can Gina figure out how to protect the magical beings from the creatures who are after them? AND how to use her magic to become who she was always meant to be? And can she do it WITHOUT putting the entire PLANET in JEOPARDY?! Find out in Hilo 7–a laugh-out-loud, action packed adventure filled with epic battles! friendship! annoying older brothers! annoying older sisters! good guys! bad guys! inappropriate jokes! mangoes! magic! and much, much more!
Two kids. One devastating day.
September 11, 2001. New York City. Nine year old Brandon goes to work with his dad on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion that threatens everyone in the building. Can Brandon survive–and escape?
September 11, 2019. Afghanistan. Eleven year old Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help him–and put herself and her family in mortal danger?
In time for the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Ground Zero delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear–and the stunning links between the past and present.
**As always, the summaries come from the author’s or publisher’s website because they know it best.**
If you are looking for more recent releases, check these out:
Tuesday Book Release Day, January 26, 2021
Tuesday Book Release Day, January 19, 2021
Tuesday Book Release Day, January 12, 2021
Tuesday Book Release Day, December 15, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, December 8, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, December 1, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 24, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 17, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 10, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 3, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 27, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 20, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 13, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 6, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 29, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 22, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 15, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 8, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 1, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 25, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 18, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 11, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 4, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, July 28, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, July 21, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, July 14, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, July 7, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 30, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 23, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 16, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 9, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 2, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, May 26, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, May 19, 2020
Be sure to check out my Amazon finds today too! Is it snowing where you live? Do you think you’ll have a cozy reading day? Have a great day full of sunshine and NEW books!
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