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Pregnancy & Parenting

2015

Chris Pegula

Chris Pegula is the founder of Diaper Dude.  He is the author of From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide to Pregnancy, and is a lifestyle expert on all things family, partner and parenting related. He has appeared on E!, Entertainment Tonight, HGTV, Nate Berkus and Home and Family. 
           
Chris and Lisa have a great chat about his book and more! 

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2014

Dr. Jennifer Powell-Lunder

When it comes to parents talking with their teens about drinking, it’s not as much what you say --but HOW you say it -- that determines whether you get your message across.   That’s what makesTheAlcoholTalk.com, (http://www.thealcoholtalk.coma brand new alcohol awareness campaign, a must-read for all parents.   
 
The Alcohol Talk was developed with an atypical approach to this essential, often uncomfortable discussion by interpreting data culled from more than 40 hours of focus groups with experts, parents and the teens themselves.  Lisa is joined by acclaimed parenting authority, author and clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Powell-Lunder who helped develop the online campaign, which is underwritten by Pernod Ricard USA. 

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2014

Anthony Horowitz

The final book in the #1 bestselling Alex Rider series with over 6 million copies sold in the U.S. alone!

Alex Rider’s life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger.
 
When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage—the world’s only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex’s own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become.

What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others? In some ways, Alex Rider and Yassen Gregorovich are mirror images of each other. Yet the paths they traveled turned them into mortal enemies.

This is Yassen’s story. A journey down a darkened path.

International #1 bestseller Anthony Horowitz delivers a blockbuster thrill ride in this, his final Alex Rider novel. Perfect for young fans of James Bond.

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2014

Michael Smith

Co-author of "Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want-and Why We Should Let Them."

The book is divided into two parts: Part One provides an in-depth exploration of the nature and variety of the pleasure avid adolescent readers experience through their out-of-school reading. Part Two identifies and explains the genres teen readers most enjoy—romance, vampires, dystopian fiction, and science fiction/fantasy. The authors explore what we can learn from teens’ pleasure reading and the implications for instruction in this era of Common Core State Standards. They also suggest ways to make pleasure more central to the work we do in schools. For use with Grades 6 & Up. 

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2014

Jennifer Senior

Author of "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood." 

Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the effects ofchildren on their parents?

In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.

Recruiting from a wide variety of sources—in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology—she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations—and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.

Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Funmakes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today—and tomorrow.

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