An Occasionally Happy Family

An Occasionally Happy Family

An Occasionally Happy Family

"Coursing underneath this comically disastrous road trip romp is a painfully real and poignant reflection on how families find the strength to cope with loss. Funny and fast-paced (and occasionally happy), Theo's journey is one many young readers will relate to and enjoy."--John David Anderson, author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day and Posted Gordon Korman meets The Great Outdoors in this funny and moving debut about a boy who goes on a disastrous family vacation (sweltering heat! bear chases!) that ends with a terrible surprise: his dad's new girlfriend.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Cliff Burke
Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
Release : 2021-05-18
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780358325673


An Occasionally Happy Family

An Occasionally Happy Family

Gordon Korman meets The Great Outdoors in this funny and moving debut about a boy who goes on a disastrous family vacation (sweltering heat! bear chases!) that ends with a terrible surprise: his dad's new girlfriend. There are zero reasons for Theo Ripley to look forward to his family vacation. Not only are he, sister Laura, and nature-obsessed Dad going to Big Bend, the least popular National Park, but once there, the family will be camping. And Theo is an indoor animal. It doesn’t help that this will be the first vacation they’re taking since Mom passed away. Once there, the family contends with 110 degree days, wild bears, and an annoying amateur ornithologist and his awful teenage vlogger son. Then, Theo’s dad hits him with a whopper of a surprise: the whole trip is just a trick to introduce his secret new girlfriend. Theo tries to squash down the pain in his chest. But when it becomes clear that this is an auditioning-to-be-his-stepmom girlfriend, Theo must find a way to face his grief and talk to his dad before his family is forever changed.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Cliff Burke
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2021-05-18
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780358469513


Happy Family

Happy Family

One of these things is not like the other. That's how Cheri Matzner felt growing up in her adoptive family, and it's what continues to define her as she tries to start a family of her own. Funny and fierce, desperate for connection yet pushing it away with both hands, she needs to jump-start a marriage in danger of flatlining and save her career from scandal. But Cheri is still contending with a complicated relationship with her parents-her aging Italian bombshell of a mother and a distant father who looms large, even in death-unaware of the sacrifices they made to be together or of the difficult truths and lies in their marriage. When tragedy unravels Cheri's well-designed defenses, she is thrust into an odyssey of acceptance that brings her full circle back to her dramatic origins. Sometimes it takes half a lifetime to come of age. To be able to glimpse our parents beyond their roles as our parents. To uncover the many versions of truth within our family stories and within our own. And to laugh at it all just a little bit sooner.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Tracy Barone
Publisher : Lee Boudreaux Books
Release : 2016-05-24
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780316342582


How To Be A Family

How To Be A Family

In this "refreshingly relatable" (Outside) memoir, perfect for the self-isolating family, Slate editor Dan Kois sets out with his family on a journey around the world to change their lives together. What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family? Dan Kois and his wife always did their best for their kids. Busy professionals living in the D.C. suburbs, they scheduled their children's time wisely, and when they weren't arguing over screen time, the Kois family-Dan, his wife Alia, and their two pre-teen daughters-could each be found searching for their own happiness. But aren't families supposed to achieve happiness together? In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny family memoir, the fractious, loving Kois' go in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home-but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live outside the East Coast parenting bubble. HOW TO BE A FAMILY brings readers along as the Kois girls-witty, solitary, extremely online Lyra and goofy, sensitive, social butterfly Harper-like through the Kiwi bush, ride bikes to a Dutch school in the pouring rain, battle iguanas in their Costa Rican kitchen, and learn to love a town where everyone knows your name. Meanwhile, Dan interviews neighbors, public officials, and scholars to learn why each of these places work the way they do. Will this trip change the Kois family's lives? Or do families take their problems and conflicts with them wherever we go? A journalistic memoir filled with heart, empathy, and lots of whining, HOW TO BE A FAMILY will make readers dream about the amazing adventures their own families might take.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Dan Kois
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2019-09-17
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780316552615


Healthy Family Happy Family The Complete Healthy Guide To Feeding Your Family Large Print 16pt

Healthy Family Happy Family The Complete Healthy Guide To Feeding Your Family Large Print 16pt

This is the one-stop food manual for parents. With just a few simple rules to follow, any parent, no matter how busy and stressed they may be, can provide healthy food for their family day after day, and have more time left over, not less.Healthy Family, Happy Family shows you how to cook quick and delicious meals. You also prepare many of them in bulk so you don't have to cook every night. It also teaches you how to 'market' healthy food to fussy kids so that they choose vegies over KFC!The book includes over 100 recipes as well as weekly menus and detailed shopping lists. These are the keys to saving time and money. Specialised recipes cover lunchbox options, vegetarians and vegans, gluten-free, parties and picnics.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Karen Fischer
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2011-03
Total Pages : 454 Pages
ISBN : 9781459612273


I Like It When

I Like It When

A little penguin shares its favorite things with the one it loves most, including holding hands, playing peekaboo, and reading stories. On board pages.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Mary Murphy
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2005-05
Total Pages : 22 Pages
ISBN : 0152056491


The Deepest Breath

The Deepest Breath

An accessible and beautifully written middle grade novel-in-verse by award-winning Irish author Meg Grehan about Stevie, a young girl reckoning with anxiety about the many things she has yet to understand—including her feelings about her friend Chloe. Perfect for fans of Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, Star Crossed, and George. 11-year-old Stevie is an avid reader and she knows a lot of things about a lot of things. But these are the things she'd like to know the most: 1. The ocean and all the things that live there and why it's so scary 2. The stars and all the constellations 3. How phones work 4. What happened to Princess Anastasia 5. Knots Knowing things makes Stevie feel safe, powerful, and in control should anything bad happen. And with the help of her mom, she is finding the tools to manage her anxiety. But there’s one something Stevie doesn’t know, one thing she wants to understand above everything else, and one thing she isn't quite ready to share with her mom: the fizzy feeling she gets in her chest when she looks at her friend, Chloe. What does it mean and why isn't she ready to talk about it? In this poetic exploration of identity and anxiety, Stevie must confront her fears to find inner freedom all while discovering it is our connections with others that make us stronger.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Meg Grehan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2021-02-16
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780358355458


Pay Attention Carter Jones

Pay Attention Carter Jones

Bestselling author Gary D. Schmidt tells a coming-of-age story with the light touch of The Wednesday Wars, the heart of Okay for Now, and the unique presence of a wise and witty butler. Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep—one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken. In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared. Sparkling with humor, this insightful and compassionate story will resonate with readers who have confronted secrets of their own.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2019-02-05
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781328526915


A Good Family

A Good Family

Named a Best Book of 2015 by Chicago Book Review! Meet the Brunsons of Downers Grove, Illinois. Henry is the once-magical father, whose fear of aging and endangered career lead him to the nightclubs of Chicago's Viagra Triangle. His wife Julie struggles to reclaim her life with a bottle of Zoloft and dreams of her youthful independence. Charlie, the golden-boy son, leaves the lucrative job his father arranged to serve in Afghanistan—and returns angry, damaged and uncertain of his place in the world. And Barkley, the bumbling youngest, is an aspiring writer of geeky science fiction stories now interviewing for his first job at a forbidding Catholic high school. When Henry's health abruptly declines, he tries to return to the home and the life he had dominated. But his family, once totally dependent on his love, physical strength, and income, no longer needs him. As Julie, Charlie, and Barkley begin to find their ways forward, Henry tries desperately to bring them back together. In the end, each one will arrive at a new understanding of what family can—and cannot—be. Unusually assured and perceptive, combining narrative drive with humor, insight, and powerful family dynamics, A Good Family is a memorable debut by former high school teacher Erik Fassnacht.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Erik Fassnacht
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2015-08-25
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781466878259


Your Mama

Your Mama

Illustrations and easy-to-read text twist classic "your mama" jokes into a celebration of the beauty, power, and love of motherhood.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : NoNieqa Ramos
Publisher : Versify
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781328631886