Everyone’s Birthday: A Kid’s Adventure in Thailand by Marc Kielburger

Stars: ★★★★★ Me to We (2012)Children’s Nonfiction Summary: Marc Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children and Me to We has written his first children’s book based on his first overseas trip to Thailand when he was young and he shares the story of a special birthday celebration that changed his life. First let me just… Read More »

Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom

Stars:★★★★★ Summary: Martin Lindstrom reveals pervasive marketing practices used by some of the world’s largest companies to manipulate consumers, and argues that guerilla market techniques intentionally tap the public’s deepest fears, vulnerabilities and dreams. – source Crown Publishing (2011)– a division of Random House Quick Review: WOW I had no idea what I would learn… Read More »

I See the Sun in China by Dedie King

Stars: **** Satya House Publications (Oct 2010)Picture Book Ages 5+Dual Language (English and Mandarin Chinese) Summary: I See the Sun in China follows a young child as she travels from a small town to the city of Shanghai, portraying the events that take place from dawn until night over the course of that one day.… Read More »

I am an Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler

Stars: **** Villard [Imprint of Random House] (2010)Teen Fiction (but more like nonfiction)176 pages Summary: Eve Ensler (author of The Vagina Monologues) writes fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe.Among the girls Ensler creates are an American who struggles with peer pressure in a suburban high school; an anorexic blogging as she… Read More »

Hidden Truths by Brenda Youngerman

Stars: **** I received this book for review through Bostick Communications. Summary: Children often hide the abuses of their parents. Left to fend for themselves, many children are thrown into the adult world at an early age, never given the chance to be a kid and most of all, never trusting others. Brenda Youngerman follows… Read More »

My Friend Jamal by Anna McQuinn

Stars: ***** Photography by Anna McQuinnArtwork by Ben Frey I received this book for review from Annick Press. This is the first book in the new My Friend Series depicting children from different cultures and how they live. As for the art, the heads are photographs of real people but their bodies are drawn in… Read More »

Generation NeXt Marriage: The Couple’s Guide to Keeping it Together by Tricia Goyer

Stars: **** I received this book for review from Multnomah in honour of Mother’s Day. I also decided to use it for my Themed Challenge and Pub 08. This is the first time I’ve seen a self-help book that is for a specific generation. Technically I’m not a Gen Xer but I’m close enough that… Read More »