Nothing says Winter like cozying up with a good book! So, this week I bring you three choices: one for the younger crowd (ages 0-3), the slightly bigger kid crowd (ages 8-12), and the adult crowd.
Coming January 6, 2015 are 4 new great releases from author Jim Benton. In Five Stinky Socks one silly monster searches his house for his five super stinky socks! In Piggy Paints, one adorable pig spends his day painting pictures big and little! Follow mechanical cats up, down, and all around in Robot Kitties! In Where’s my Fnurgle?, kids will search for a mysterious creature called fnurgle that the narrator just can’t seem to keep track of!
Also for release on January 6, 2015 is the latest from Augusta Scattergood: The Way to Stay in Destiny. In this tale, set in the wake of the Vietnam War, Theo M. Thomas has lost everything: his grandparents, their farm, and his rickety old piano. All he has left is baseball and his long-lost Uncle Raymond; a Vietnam War vet and a loner who wants nothing to do with him. Settling into a new home, one with a piano, Theo tries to keep his promise of never touching those keys, but after meeting a new friend name Anabel, new adventures and the thrill of playing fast piano begin to change Theo’s life in ways he could have never imagined!
Having worked with thousands of leaders across multiple industries, executive coaches Jon F. White and Alexandra Taketa were inspired by the dilemma that most everyone thinks they are a good listener… yet these same people hardly know anyone else who is! Sound familiar? Listening and listening training is a grossly overlooked topic that White and Taketa delve into. They frequently find themselves diagnosing the key barriers that keep an individual from operating at peak potential. Their experience has shown them that poor listening is one of the most common root causes of most leadership “pain.” This book focuses on that one simple human behavior that helps you learn about others and yourself. This is a skill that, once mastered, can make those around you feel as though they truly are being heard and included. Not just for the working world, What You Don’t Know… is a practical handbook for anyone involved in the role of speaker and listener- which is all of us!
And lastly, I have reviewed many great books from Gryphon House before. They are an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Developmentally appropriate and easy to use, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to bring the joy of learning to young children.
In honor of Gryphon House’s new website, they are offering 20% OFF entire orders, plus free shipping when orders are placed at www.gryphonhouse.com from Monday, December 1st – Monday, December 15th, 2014. Use the code: HOLIDAY at checkout.
*DISCLAIMER: Any opinions stated are strictly my own. I was sent the above items by Scholastic & Alexandra Taketa to help facilitate my review. All photos used in this post are courtesy of Amazon.com.*