New Titles for MOSE Ready Readers / Family Place

February 1, 2013

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If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother
Sweeney, Julia
The Broadway actress and early 1990s cast member of Saturday Night Live shares uproarious parenting misadventures, from her poignant decision to adopt as a single woman and her transition to a stay-at-home mom after marriage to her efforts to explain the birds and the bees to her precocious 8-year-old and the day she was mistaken for her daughter’s grandmother.
 
Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: a Step-by-step Guide
Mothes, Lee
With this guide in hand, it’s easy for any family to build their own customized backyard playhouse. Charming designs and illustrations make the process fun, and step-by-step instructions ensure success. Lee Mothes covers everything you need to know, whether you have previous building experience or not. You’ll love building a clubhouse with your kids, and your kids will love playing in it for years to come!
 
Lifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother
Greenlaw, Linda
The female swordfish captain featured in The Perfect Storm traces her unplanned adoption of an abused 15-year-old girl who was placed in her care after a community rescue, documenting their steps toward forging a family life that neither knew they needed. By the author of the best-selling The Lobster Chronicles.
 
Reading With Babies, Toddlers and Twos: A Guide to Laughing, Learning and Growing Together Through Books
Straub, Susan / Dell’Antonia, K. J.
New technologies and developments offer parents increased opportunities to read to and let their children interact with words, but research shows that apps, eBooks, Ereaders, and other tablets are only as effective and useful as parents make them.  Child reading experts Susan Straub and KJ Dell’Antonia will show readers the best ways to incorporate the newest technologies into reading programs with their children.
 
The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius
Barnett, Kristine
The mother of an autistic child who was eventually recognized as a genius recounts her rejection of basic life-skills instructors who counseled her family to expect very little of the boy, sharing the strategies she utilized for tapping her son’s potential while describing his current achievements as a paid teenage researcher in quantum physics.
 
What Are They Thinking!?: The Straight Facts About the Risk-taking, Social-networking, Still-developing Teen Brain
White, Aaron / Swartzwelder, Scott
Adolescence has long been characterized as the storm and stress years, and with recent developments in digital communication, it seems today’s teens are in for a more complicated journey than ever before. Even the most sympathetic, in-touch parents might throw their hands up in frustration at their teen s unpredictable and risky behavior and ask: what are they thinking?! It turns out that teens thrill-seeking activities and quests for independence aren’t t just the result of raging hormones, but rather typical effects of the unique structure and development of the adolescent brain.
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