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Corduroy - Penguin Classic Kids Books - I had this book at my Grandma's and will continue the tradition one day :)

Corduroy by Don Freeman is the first in a long series of picture books about little teddy bear. In this one he's living in an apartment store, forgotten on a shelf long enough he's lost one of his buttons. This book is part of my childhood!

So True

"Nor does one person ever read the same book twice . " Those missed clues and nuances, like those you find in rewatching a favourite movie.

Lullabies For Little Criminals, Heather O'Neill

Lullabies For Little Criminals: A Novel

Lullabies for Little Criminals - Heather O'Neill -- This book won Canada Reads and has been thoroughly well acclaimed. It wasn't quite my cup of tea but I can't deny that it was very well written.

The Power of Now...life-changing for me, a former full-time worrier. Now I spend more time BREATHING and being in the moment.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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Making the Transition

Memoir of growing up in foster care system

From the moment he was born, Andrew Bridge and his mother Hope shared a love so deep that it felt like nothing else mattered. Trapped in desperate poverty and confronted with unthinkable tragedies, all Andrew ever wanted was to be with his mom.

Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French.    Psychotherapist Frieda Klein takes on a case involving the murder of conman Robert Poole who was found in the flat of a mentally disturbed woman.

Internationally bestselling author French has sold more than eight million copies of books worldwide. In this release, a London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse.

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

a must read for anyone in the field of foster care, adoption, work with traumatized children. fantastic information about how trauma impacts brain development, AND how to help.

These are the top 10 books Americans tried to ban last year

These are the top 10 books Americans tried to ban last year

Fishpond Australia, A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard. Buy Books online: A Stolen Life: A Memoir, ISBN Jaycee Dugard

Stitches: A Memoir by David Small   --  "With this stunning graphic memoir, David Small takes readers on an unforgettable journey into the dark heart of his tumultuous childhood in 1950s Detroit, in a coming-of-age tale like no other.  At the age of fourteen, David awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover his throat had been slashed and one of his vocal chords removed, leaving him a virtual mute. No one had told him that he had cancer and was expected to die."

I read Stitches in an afternoon. It’s a sad tale, made darker because of the author’s muted drawings. For anyone wondering whether it is possible to have a worthwhile life after a craptastic childhood, Stitches is proof-positive

A Man for Others: Maximilian Kolbe the "Saint of Auschwitz") by Patricia Treece

A Man for Others: Maximilian Kolbe the "Saint of Auschwitz"): Patricia Treece…

27 Must Have Queer Summer Reads

27 Must Have Queer Summer Reads

Merri Lisa Johnson - Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality.

Teacher Man by Frank McCourt.  I really enjoyed the audio book read by the author.  Very funny.

Teacher Man - Frank McCourt worked for 30 years has a teacher in New York.