Livvy is young, anxious, and searching for something she will only find within herself…
Head on Backwards, Chest Full of Sand by Sandy Day

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Head on Backwards, Chest Full of Sand

by Sandy Day
5.0 stars – 1 reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

Where is the line…

…between love and obsession.

Will Livvy find what she needs without losing what’s important?

Teetering on the edge of womanhood, clinging to the first love of her life as if her survival depends on it, 17-year-old Livvy is torn between subjugating herself for love or claiming her identity and independence.

She needs to get away.

At the north end of Nova Scotia, her aunt lives in the charming coastal community of Margaree, and Livvy is about to meet some interesting people.

Still, she dreams of Kane.

While Livvy’s cousins torment her, house renovations disturb her, an annoying young islander tries to befriend and teach her to disco dance, she prepares for the much anticipated arrival of her boyfriend, Kane.

What will she learn about herself?

You’ll adore this coming-of-age story, because of the beautifully woven story of love, life, and all its messy relationships.

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The Preschooler’s Busy Book

by Trish Kuffner
4.3 stars – 247 reviews
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

The Preschooler’s Busy Book contains 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for three- to six-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents, baby-sitters, and daycare providers how to:

  • Save money by making your own paints, play dough, craft clays, glue, paste and other supplies
  • Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold weather with ideas for indoor play like newspaper golf, magnet magic, the listening game, red light/green light, and hand puppets
  • Help children learn to have fun in the kitchen making fruit kebabs, popsicles, homemade peanut butter, a happy-face sandwich, alphabet cookies, animal pancakes, finger Jell-O, popcorn ball creatures, and the best chocolate chip cookies in the whole world
  • Teach your child practical skills like setting the table, putting away the silverware, sorting socks, sewing practice, and carpentry (hammering golf tees into Styrofoam, with a toy hammer)
  • Introduce your child to numbers and counting with activities like “One-Two, Buckle My Shoe,” telling time, coin and stamp collecting, sorting a mixed-up deck of cards by numbers and learning how to find today’s date on a calendar
  • Prepare your child for reading by working on an alphabet puzzle, making alphabet cookies, making an alphabet book, and connecting the dots in alphabetical order to make a picture
  • Get your child started with music and rhythm by making a pie-plate tambourine, keeping the rhythm to a song on the radio with homemade rhythm blocks or shakers, or make music with musical glasses (filled with different amounts of water)
  • Get your child moving with dances like “Hokey Pokey,” “Skip to My Lou,” “Ring Around the Rosie,” and “London Bridge”
  • Encourage your child to enjoy quiet activities like reading wordless picture books, working on puzzles, and watching clouds–and then drawing them
  • Introduce children to nature with a variety of outdoor adventures from nature walks and picnics to backyard camping, bird feeding, mud painting and making waxed leaves
  • Start children growing things by planting apple seeds, avocado seeds or garlic cloves; or learning how to grow carrots, beets or sweet potatoes by putting cuttings into water
  • Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Easter and Passover
  • Keep children occupied on car trips by playing “I See A-B-C” or reciting “30 Days Hath September”
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