books about: childhood
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
A powerful and gripping graphic novel
I was amazed by the power of this graphic novel. I finished it within one afternoon; I was completely hooked after the first page. The style of the illustrations and the storyline surrounding major historical events happening to one family unit reminded me a lot of Art Spiegelman's "Maus I" and "Maus II" (also excellent and powerful reads). But this novel has its own message and voice, that are ...
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
If you ever have felt sorry for yourself--read this.
I grew up poor with a father who was absent most of the time and was drunk all of the time. After reading this book, I realized how much worse it could have been. This was an eye opener as to how bad things can get. I am successful and the author of this book also made something of her life. It just fortifies the fact that when your survival instinct kicks in--you can do it! I highly ...
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years
Love & Logic Press
Love this book and the concepts within. It is a simple and logical process that can profoundly affect both you and your children.
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
Love reading his words
I have been reading and rereading his written words since the 7th grade. Very descriptive and extremly heartfelt.
Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter) (Look-Look)
Random House Books for Young Readers
"Happy Father's Day, Dad!"
Hey Dad, if you are looking for a book about developing your relationship with your daughter, this one will cleverly get you in the mood for a bonding experience. Dads need to set aside time for their daughters on a regular basis. It is probably good to get away from the "home" and note some interesting places where Dad and daughter can bond, without any other family members watching on. ...
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
Another Satisfied Reader
So much has been written about this book, I do not want to subject the reader to redundancy. That said, this was a truly enjoyable book. Being a contemporary of Bryson and having many of the same recollections, I find the 50's an extremely interesting decade. Bryson presents some of the foibles of that time in ways that have us laughing at ourselves - and laugh I did - loudly. His memories, ...
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
HarperCollins e-books, 2006
Are You Sure Mel Brooks Didn't Write This?
I'll be brief.....buy this book if you want to laugh. I read the title and didn't stop laughing for all 1200 pages on my ipad. The writing is clear and evocative and Moore's wit is simply wonderful to experience. Not to spoil anything, but the preparation for the Sermon on the Mount was my favorite section. If you like Mel Brooks, Larry David, Groucho Marx, and of course, the Simpsons, and you ...
Where's My Wand?
Putnam Adult, 2010
Self Reflective, Not Self Absorbed
I was delighted to find that Eric had written an autobiography. He's perfectly nailed the coming of age story for the 1970s generation of gay teenagers who grew up in bible belt towns. But sure, there's a bunch of stories like this. What makes Eric's story different is that he's not a whiner. Not even in the slightest. In every characterization of his family, there's deeply moving, warm ...
The Kite Runner
An Amazing Author!
What an amazing book. I was mesmerized. Having seen the movie and having read this book before...I had to read it again. It kept me totally involved the second time around.
Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through ...
Edward M. Hallowell
John J. Ratey
Driven to Distraction
This is the way to go for ADHD people who won't read thru the book. I found this lighthearted and very informational with information applying to school kids to adults. Highly recommended.
Running with Scissors: A Memoir
St. Martin's Press, 2010
Like Watching A Train Wreck
This book was like watching a train wreck. You know you shouldn't look but can't help it. This book was sooooo good. Yes, I know it disturbing, twisted and sick, but at the same time it's very facinating. I couldn't put this down. Plus, it makes you so thankful for your own family. I would recommend this book only to those who aren't faint hearted. But if you can handle heavy material, then ...
Black Boy (P.S.)
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Grim, Captivating, and Inspiring
I first read Richard Wright's "Black Boy" as part of the required reading for English my freshman year in high school. Just out of personal interest, I decided to re-read it. It is one of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a while, despite its grim subject matter. "Black Boy" is semi-autobiographical- the main events really happened, but Wright wrote it in the style of a novel, and probably ...
Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood
a disturbing, but important book
I picked this book up without knowing anything about it. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. The story is heartbreaking and genuinely frightening. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about MBP.
Falling In Love With Her Husband
Ruth Ann Nordin's Books, 2009
Falling in Love With Her Husband
A predictable story but sweet. The story was set in the late 1800 to early 1900 but some of the language/manner of speaking was from current day words not from turn of the century. But all in all I enjoyed it.
Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book 2)
GREAT BOOK FOR KIDS.
My daughter loves it even though its her first book in which words predominate on the page. It actually plays nicely with Coraline because of the lost button story...
The Liars' Club: A Memoir
Mary Karr knocks it out of the park with "The Liars' Club." It is hilarious, depressing, and massively intriguing. I have met Karr in person and I was astonished at what a well rounded grown-up she is. After having a childhood like the one she chronicles in TLC, I'm not sure I'd be so sane!
This Boy's Life: A Memoir
Grove Press, 1988
Tobias Wolff's memoir is about a boy's search for his true identity by trying on a number of personae. The reader also gets some interesting insights to his divorced mother and her complex personality. Tobias starts his journey to self-discovery by demanding that he be called "Jack", not Toby, because Jack sounds more macho, more like a guy, or even a dangerous rake. His mother Rosemary seldom ...
Mouse Tales (I Can Read Book 2)
Lovely little book
I read this book to my two boys when they were little, and now that I have found it again, I read it to my grandkids. The perfect little bedtime story book.
J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
Books are in proper condition, shipped quickly. EXCELLENT VALUE! Probably not for collectors, but can't beat the deal. Would highly recommend!
I Just Forgot (A Little Critter Book)
Random House Books for Young Readers
I just forgot
Another Little Critter Book, and just as enjoyable as the other ones. Little Readers will be able to relate to Little Critter, who tries so very hard to do it all right, but seems to forget something all the time. The story is funny and entertaining. Kids will get the message that it is okay to sometimes forget something; it can happen to anyone. A great bedtime story or anytime story for ...
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