Ever since I could remember, I knew my father and his friends were outlaw hippies. When 60 Minutes covered the story, everyone else knew. They were my tribe and I always wanted to contribute. When my father vanished I wanted to vanish too. In his absence I would spend my coming of age years training to be of some use when he returned. As I got older it was as if I was turning into him. When I really just wanted to be with him. This is my story of love, loyalty and redemption.
Ken Marteney offers a quirky collection of stories on food, fun and foster care. It’s funny, inspiring, a little sad at times, and may cause random outbursts of laughter. It’s like Dr. Seuss on meds.
And for you irresponsible readers, Mr. Marteney has this to say, “The reenactment of these stories should not be attempted on your own or in a home, but they can be told over the phone. Don’t do what I did!”
Mandala Coloring Book for Girls is loaded with 90 fun, stress relieving and satisfying zen patterns and mandalas. The images are perfect for tweens, teens and even adults who prefer less intricate designs. Whether you have a musician, a dancer, a fashionista, an environmentalist, a daydreamer or a scholar, she’ll love the whimsical and quirky images she finds in this coloring book! The patterns are soothing, but also sure to spark creativity!
This rhyming picture book tells the tale of two frog friends that learn an important life lesson while visiting a farm. Features colorful images and simple rhythmic text. Great for read-alouds, bedtime or beginning readers.
Learning how to print will be easy and fun for your little one with this colorful workbook. Filled with activities and practice pages that introduce your first-time writer to shapes and letters. Teaching pen control, line tracing and more. This is the perfect primer to launch your child into the wonderful world of writing!
This activity book is filled with cute Valentine-themed learning activities and coloring pages. Images include hearts, candy, gnomes, unicorns, cupcakes and more. Provides kiddos with hours of fun! Suitable for ages 5 and up or grades K, 1st and 2nd grades.
Makes a great gift and complements Valentine-themed learning perfectly. Great for ages 5+.
Inspire creativity and great penmanship with this handwriting practice journal! Makes a great gift for your favorite little dinosaur lover.
100 pages of blank handwriting practice paper in a super cute journal cover. Wide lines and a dotted center help your child practice the shape and placement of their letters and numbers. The dark bottom line visually helps them know which line they’re writing on.
A rhyming story based on an actual ghost sighting. Working at a Texas resort, Ashutosh and Nikhil saw what they thought was their boss, but their boss was home watching TV. That’s when they learned about the ghosts that roam the resort.
Inspire creativity and great penmanship with this handwriting practice journal! Pastel rainbow and unicorn cover makes a great gift for your little unicorn lover!
100 pages of blank handwriting practice paper in a super cute Unicorn journal cover. Wide lines and a dotted center help your child practice the shape and placement of their letters and numbers. The dark bottom line visually helps them know which line they’re writing on.
This pocket-guide offers easy tips, which are often overlooked, for success in the foster care system and beyond. Drawing on his past experiences as a system kid, Mr. Marteney, offers insightful advice on how a few simple actions can have a huge impact on a foster child’s experience in the system.
Drawing on his experiences growing up in foster care, Mr. Marteney invites us to try a different approach to foster parenting. Parent and Coach are two defined roles that kids are familiar with and that coexist in our society. The key to the coach approach is to step into the role of coach and not try to replace the parent. When we do this, no boundaries are crossed and a child is free to respect both roles without feeling guilt. This sets the child up for success and makes them more open to learning the skills they need to be a winner in the game of life.
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