Free Kindle books for children and young adults for 05 Dec 18

Willoughby’s Time & Space App

by Jon Koons

Two Human Teens. One Intergalactic Resort. An Alien Pageant Under Attack. Time to Party!

When a shopping trip to the mall goes from weird to WTF?, high school students Brad and Stephanie find themselves transported to the oddest and most wonderful place in the universe. Or some universe at least. It’s like Club Med, but more like Club Mashup, filled with a cadre of strange and unusual aliens.

With memberships to the only Intergalactic, Pan-Dimensional, Crosstime Resort in the cosmos, our heroes must foil a plot by dastardly villains bent on its conquest. What can two human teens do about it? Throw a party, of course! Along with the very first Intergalactic Beauty (?) Pageant.

Can they get contestants from countless cockeyed worlds to join their pageant, best the baddies, and save the planet?

Willoughby’s Time & Space App is the first exciting book in a series of over-the-top YA sci-fi novels. If you’re into daring teens, incredible alien worlds, and intergalactic escapades, you’ll love Jon Koons’ hilarious tale.

Buy Willoughby’s Time & Space App and embark on this wacky, out-of-this-world adventure today!



Nobody Loves Mustard

by Jeremy Ross

Poor Mustard just wants to find someone that loves mustard, but nobody loves Mustard! Just when Ketchup gets all the attention, Mustard has had enough! That’s right – he packs his things and travels into the deep forest to meet with all the animals to ask Life’s biggest question, “Would You Like Some Mustard?”

Will Mustard find anyone that loves him?

Kids of all ages will love the charming story and expressive illustrations by Jeremy Ross, author of Nobody Loves Mustard; a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkable feeling of being loved. Perfect for both young readers and adults, Nobody Loves Mustard proves love is always present, even when we think nobody loves us.



Santaâ??s Got a Brand Newâ?¦ Everything?!?: Adventurous Christmas Book With Vivid Illustrations. Important Moral Lesson About Parent-Child Relationship.

by Louisa Scott

Celebrate your holidays with a brand new Santa who’s got brand new everything! A kind rhyming story with many fun adventures and emotions written for kids aged 5-10.

A heartwarming story about Jimmy Claus who happens to be Santa Claus’ son. He introduces new and modern technologies in the North Pole and changes the whole system for the elves. Jimmy Claus does not listen to his dad’s advice and does everything in his own way. Will he be successful in delivering all the presents? Will his new flying ship be better than the old traditional sleigh? Are the reindeers truly not needed anymore?

Your search for the best Christmas book is finally over! When you purchase from us today, you can look forward to:

â??A short and simple rhyming story for kids aged 5-10

â??Your child will be excited about the unique story flow and illustrations of this sweet rhyming book

â??A simple but accurate Christmas message while being modernized and unique

â??Delightful and festive illustrations

â??An educational story with adventures that will keep up your child’s interest

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My Two Uncles & Me: Teacher, Parent & LGBT Recommended for Kids 4-8 | Gay Parenting | Gay Parents

by Jeff Rivera

Two Uncles is better than one!

Having two uncles is so much fun and two uncles are definitely better than one! Together, they’ll teach you all about studying, baking and football. My Two Uncles will take you on a journey of twice the compassion, twice the understanding and twice the love.

Perfect for any family that has two uncles, two daddies, two aunties or two mommies.

If you’re a fan of My Princess Boy ,Mommy, Mama, and Me, 10,000 Dresses, And Tango Makes Three, Daddy, Papa, and Me, William’s Doll, or The Different Dragon, you’ll love this book.

We live in a time where self-acceptance is more important than ever. The NAACP, GLAAD, PFLAG, Family Equality, are all doing important work to support this but kids need to learn at a very early age that being a little different, having two mommies or two daddies or two uncles or two aunties who are partners is a beautiful thing. Books like My Two Uncles & Me by Jeff Rivera are a wonderful stepping stone for children.

Reviews

“I’m now a great-uncle, and love that Jeff Rivera’s book makes the point that ALL uncles can be great!” – Greg Louganis (Olympic Gold Medalist)

“Truly charming and full of love. The artwork and the warmth, simplicity and honest message about the universality of love, life and family touched my heart and reminded me that at the core of all human experience is simply love and family no matter where we might find it and in what form or shape. We are ALL Gods children.” — Richard Hatch (“Survivor” Winner)

“I couldn’t help but smile all the way through this book as I read it to my niece. Clearly now is the time when even children’s books reflect the huge and important element that gay relationships play in millions of families across the U.S. and the world. Way to go.” — Reichen Lehmkuhl (Amazing Race)

“Being an uncle to 5 nieces & nephews including twins on the way I am delighted to be able to share a story book about love and family with strong role models. MY TWO UNCLES is not only good for the the kids but for all the uncles who have so much to give!” — Paolo Andino (Logo Star)

“My Two Uncles” is a great intro for children into the acceptance of same sex relationships. By helping children understand the diversity of love at an early age it will become common place for them, thus not creating a stigma as they grow. –Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3)

About the Author

Jeff Rivera is the author of several children’s and teen books including, My Two Uncles. He, together with his partner, have 12 nieces and nephews living everywhere from Costa Rica and Australia to all over the United States.He has appeared on national television and radio and has written for Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, School Library Journal Teen and many other outlets.

Interview with the Author

Why did you write My Two Uncles & Me? I wanted to write a book that would help my nieces and nephews feel proud their two uncles instead of feeling ashamed. Kids know nothing but love until they’re taught otherwise.

What has been the response toward this book toward? Gay, straight, bisexual and transgender families have embraced the book and that really makes me feel proud. I’m so grateful for it.

Will you write any other books like My Two Uncles & Me? I’d love to write My Two Aunties & Me one day soon. That would be great!



Clicker Goes Viral (Clicker the Cat Book 4)

by Kyla Cullinane

Mom’s Choice Awardâ?¢ winning series about managing screen time and creating good electronic behaviors in young kids.

Screens are everywhere; this fun, educational book helps parents talk to their kids about thinking before posting online.

In this 4th Clicker the Cat book, Clicker is determined to be an online soccer star. He usually shares his videos but one day one of them goes viral, without his permission. Clicker doesn’t like it; no, he doesn’t like it at all!

That video would be there today.

And tomorrow. And the day after.

Videos, posts, and comments never go away.

Clicker didn’t appreciate the laughter.

Clicker learns a valuable lesson and teaches his friends the same: be kind! What goes online stays there forever.

Collect all of the Clicker the Cat books today! Visit www.clickerthecat.com.



Mental Health: Powerful Techniques To Boost Self Esteem and Lower Depression (Transformation Meditation Mindfulness Happiness Loneliness Drugs Body Soul … Chaos Crisis Alcohol Down Psychology Love)

by Meiso

Nо mаttеr whаt Ñ?аrt of Ñ?осiеtÑ? Ñ?оu operate in, mental hеаlth care is оnе of the mоÑ?t ignоrеd iÑ?Ñ?uеÑ? thаt thеrе iÑ?. I knоw thiÑ? might Ñ?ееm likе an excessive generalization, but think аbоut it.

If Ñ?еоÑ?lе аrе Ñ?iсk – еvеn if they juÑ?t have a minоr соld – they оftеn go tо the dосtоr. At thе very least, they might tаkе a Ñ?iсk dаÑ?. With mеntаl health diÑ?оrdеrÑ?, however, illnеÑ?Ñ? iÑ? ignоrеd until it reaches a сritiсаl level.

BаÑ?iсаllÑ?, mental illnеÑ?Ñ?еÑ? аrе соmÑ?lеtеlÑ? ассеÑ?tаblе as lоng as Ñ?оu can Ñ?till funсtiоn in Ñ?оur job. If you constantly had Ñ?inuÑ? pain, соngеÑ?tiоn, аnd a runnÑ? nоÑ?е, Ñ?еоÑ?lе wоuld think thаt Ñ?оu wеrе inÑ?аnе if you did nоt gо tо the dосtоr.

NоnеthеlеÑ?Ñ?, there аrе Ñ?еоÑ?lе with nеurоtiс соnditiоnÑ? that lаÑ?t thеir whоlе livеÑ? whо nеvеr seek аnÑ? mеntаl health counseling.

This iÑ? whÑ? it iÑ? Ñ?о imÑ?оrtаnt tо еduсаtе Ñ?еоÑ?lе оn thе imÑ?оrtаnсе of hеаlth mеntаl. Mental hеаlth оutrеасh iÑ? сruсiаl. EvеrÑ?оnе, frоm viсtimÑ? of torture аnd horrible Ñ?hÑ?Ñ?iсаl аbuÑ?е to Ñ?еоÑ?lе whо have grоwn uÑ? in a fаirlÑ? normal and healthy environment, runÑ? intо a Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?сhоlоgiсаl issue at Ñ?оmе Ñ?оint in thеir life.

It iÑ? еÑ?timаtеd tо bе practically epidemic in оur Ñ?осiеtÑ?. Depression mental hеаlth iÑ?Ñ?uеÑ? account fоr hundrеdÑ? оf thоuÑ?аndÑ? оf missed wоrkdаÑ?Ñ? every Ñ?еаr, and Ñ?uiсidе hаÑ? bесоmе a соmmоn Ñ?rеvеntаblе саuÑ?е of dеаth.

If you know someone who has a Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?сhоlоgiсаl hеаlth problem, it iÑ? imÑ?оrtаnt thаt Ñ?оu dо everything in Ñ?оur power tо get them intо thеrаÑ?Ñ?. Undiagnosed mеntаl health Ñ?rоblеmÑ? can put аn incredible Ñ?trаin оn thе Ñ?аtiеnt аnd thе community.
Unfortunately, our Ñ?осiеtÑ? hаÑ? an absence of mеntаl health support. There is еmеrgеnсÑ? mental health саrе аvаilаblе аlmоÑ?t еvеrÑ?whеrе, but once you’re оut of thаt сritiсаl Ñ?tаgе, unless Ñ?оu hаvе extremely gооd inÑ?urаnсе, it is hаrd to be covered.

The philosophy iÑ? bаÑ?iсаllÑ? tо givе Ñ?оu a Ñ?ill аnd fоrgеt аbоut it. Bасk even a соuÑ?lе dесаdеÑ? ago, hеаlth саrе mеntаl wаÑ? muсh bеttеr. PеоÑ?lе could gеt full courses оf thеrаÑ?Ñ? to hеlÑ? thеm deal with сhrоniс mental health problems. The problem iÑ? thаt thе pharmaceutical соmÑ?аniеÑ? аnd thе health care Ñ?rоvidеrÑ? аrе more concerned with profit thаn with Ñ?еоÑ?lе.
It iÑ? сhеаÑ?еr tо writе оut a prescription fоr Prоzас thаn to actually gеt tо the root оf a mеntаl iÑ?Ñ?uе. Until оur Ñ?осiеtÑ? changes its attitudes about psychological hеаlth, thingÑ? will оnlÑ? соntinuе to gеt worse.

Discover thе secrets аnd strategies to improve mеntаl hеаlth аnd Ñ?trеngthеn Ñ?оur соnfidеnсе in thiÑ? guidе.

Let’s get started.



Little Maid Marian (Feathers Classics)

by Amy Ella Blanchard

This Work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable.

The cat and kitten were both eating supper and Marian was watching them. Her own supper of bread and milk she had finished, and had taken the remains of it to Tippy and Dippy. Marian did not care very much for bread and milk, but the cat and kitten did, as was plainly shown by the way they hunched themselves down in front of the tin pan into which Marian had poured their supper.

In the next room Grandpa and Grandma Otway were sitting and little bits of their talk came to Marian’s ears once in a while when her thoughts ceased to wander in other directions. “If only one could have faith to believe implicitly,” Grandma Otway said.



The Case at Spirit Island (Magic Dollhouse Mysteries Book 6)

by Beth Bell

Samantha is bored when Trixie is visiting her grandparents. But luckily her mom has some time off so she returns to Paradise Valley to visit her.
When her mom is called away on an emergency, Samantha finds herself embroiled in another mystery.
This time, it involves a girl whose aunt died leaving her deeply in debt with no hope of paying her bills unless she can find the formula her aunt hid in the house.
This short book will appeal to anyone who enjoys Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon books.
Add in downloadable paper dolls of the characters to print, and you have a delightful read with a touch of nostalgia



The Sword Of Oblivion: The Find (A Dwarfen Brothers Trilogy Book 2)

by Grim

Torms and his fellow dwarfs have arrived at the base of Brocken mountains to mine the once forgotten mine of Rancore, the powerful warlord who once ruled the island. Their mission? To find Amberinth, an ancient mineral of the Gods.

After a few setbacks along the way they are heading for even more, as the mine turns out to be something quite different to what they expect, and their only means to deciphering what lies ahead, is in an unlikely book called Myths & Legends.

Meanwhile everyone is spying on each other. The elves are spying on the dwarfs, the sorcerers are spying on everyone and the warlords are trying to start a war.

However, the elves have a traitor amongst them, and it doesn’t take the sorcerer Rathall, one of the Masters of The Dark Fortress, too long to take full advantage of the situation…



The Dalai Lama’s Advice for Children of All Ages: Forward by H.H. the Dalai Lama

by Eva Cirnu

The first children’s book to illustrate the Dalai Lama’s quotes. Forward by H.H. the Dalai Lama. The book focuses on H.H. the Dalai Lama’s advice about compassion, kindness and happiness, as well as practical advice for situations children need a hand with (making mistakes, getting angry, etc). The quotes included in the book are short, funny and easy to understand, while the illustrations portray children from different cultures and countries, thus educating children about lifestyles around the world. More info: www.dalailama4children.com



The Wealth of Kings (The Dragon’s Champion Book 7)

by Sam Ferguson

What will Al, the new king of the dwarves in Roegudok Hall, do when he uncovers a mysterious danger that had been buried by kings past?

The bloodgrass has returned, as foretold by King Sylus Magdinium during the time of the Ancients, and now the Wealth of Kings is calling out, desiring to be found.

King Sylus has left a complete record for Al, but also a warning. For, in the year the bloodgrass returns, there shall be much sorrow and suffering. Unknown demons lurk in the shadows below, searching for that which is cursed and threatening not only Roegudok Hall, but also the whole of the Middle Kingdom.

Soâ?¦ what will Al do?

He’ll do what he always doesâ?¦ grab his hammer and go to war.



Captain LaPlank: The Perfect Pirate

by Flibber T Gibbet

The perfect read for the little perfectionist in your life…

A cleverly written and beautifully illustrated tale about a perfectionist pirate, the “fearsome” Captain LaPlank, who expects his new crew to make no mistakes!

As Captain LaPlank warns his new crew before setting sail:
“I’m not much for mistakes, and I mean that sincerely.
Any pirate who makes one will pay for it dearly!”

This rhyming pirate adventure tells the hilarious story of a pirate captain who demands perfection of himself and his crewâ??until one by one, his crew begins making minor mistakes and are quickly shown to the plank!

(How else did you think Captain LaPlank got his name?)

It’s a classic and timely tale of something our culture often promotesâ??the need to be perfect and always in control.

At a time when we’re all are bombarded with unattainable images of perfection, parents and children alike have much to learn from the adventures of the perfectionist pirate and his ultimate discovery:
“It has nothing to do with ship captains and crewsâ??
perfection’s not something that pirates can choose.
They’d bungled their business but those are the breaksâ??
mistakes are just something that everyone makes!”

Funny and entertaining, while also delivering important messages about imperfection, leadership, and learning to live with mistakes…

A great book for all the pirate lovers out there and for every kid (and parent) who wants to find the ultimate treasure trove: accepting and loving ourselves and othersâ??and overcoming the impossible demand for perfection.



Go to Mars!: Simple Grid 4 Boxes – Inch Table Chart Plotter Engineer Drawing

by Ks Sk

DescriptionThis is a Paperback Book 1/4 Inch Graph Paper Sheet with editable fields. This drawing sheet is great for teachers, architects, designers, artists, and contractors!
This Paperback Book is fantastic for customizing your very own Graph Paper with your specific company or name.
200 Sheets graph paper, square-grid cross-section
Add a Galaxy , geeky feel to your scrapbooking, journaling and paper sculpturing!
Or treat a mathy friend or teacher to a special gift. Choose up to 10 packs per order for the same shipping price.
WHAT YOU GET :
– 1 Paperback Book Graph Paper – 8.5 x 11″
– 200 Sheets
SPECIFICATIONS :
– US Letter Size 8.5 x 11″
SHIPPING :
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The Princess and the Fairy Dust

by Susan Smart

Inspired by Disney’s Frozen.
The citizens of Arendelle were enjoying winter so much that they made the Queen promise to let it continue for one more month. However, not everyone was happy. There was a little fairy named Dina that wanted winter to stop so that she could plant her flowers, which was the source of her powers. In order to get the Queen to do her wishes, she decided to kidnap Princess Anna.



Fractured: Dereck Dillinger and the Crystal Ball

by Eddie McPherson

When Dereck Dillinger is swept away into a mystical world after his little sister, Jessie, mysteriously disappears at the carnival he is faced with many challenges in his quest to rescue her. He interacts with familiar story book and nursery rhyme characters and has to figure out the right answer to a riddle in order to evoke the magic of the crystal ball that is the key to finding their way home. Betrayed at every turn by those who claim to be his friends how can he ever hope to succeed?



Haven: The Story of Lightning

by Roger Alderman

On the magical island of Haven, Lightning the young and reckless unicorn struggles to define who he is before he can become the leader his people need him to be. Lightning must overcome a coup, led by the people his family had protected for a millennium.

“Haven: The Story of Lightning” is a fast-paced story full of magic, conspiracy, and exploration of the remains of a primeval world waits for the reader inside, enjoy.



The Mystery Series Collection (Short Stories 5-8)

by Paul Moxham

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Are you up for a thrilling adventure?

Join Joe, Amy, Sarah and Will in solving four exciting mysteries in the not so peaceful seaside village of Smugglers Cove.

The Mystery of the Golden Elephant
When a daring thief robs a house in Smugglers Cove in broad daylight, the Mystery Kids are soon on the case. However, this rather simple case of robbery soon turns into a complex mystery as they discover that all is not as it seems. How did the thief get into the house? What surprising discovery does Joe make? And who isn’t telling the truth?

The Mystery of the Red Balloon
When Joe spots a red balloon floating in the breeze, he runs towards it, wanting to be the first person to grab it. But within moments of catching it, he stops and stares in astonishment. Why has someone written words on the balloon? Why do the children search the nearby village? And what happens when they find another balloon with more words on it?

The Mystery of the Howling Dog
When Amy hears a dog howling in the woods, she’s the first to come to the animal’s aid. After taking the animal to the vet, the Mystery Kids attempt to locate his owner, but things don’t quite turn out as planned. Where has the dog come from? Why does the animal try to enter a cottage after the owner declares he has never seen the animal before? What causes the children to pursue two men into the woods?

The Mystery of the Hidden Suitcase
For the first time in many years, it snows in the seaside village of Smugglers Cove. Delighted by this turn of events, the Mystery Kids go tobogganing near Brackness Castle and make a surprising discovery. Why has someone hidden a suitcase in the bushes? How do the children escape from the castle tower? What’s the meaning of the cryptic message?

Set in 1950’s Britain, these adventure stories will suit people who enjoy Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys or the Famous Five.



The Fur Trader 2

by Sam Ferguson

Garrin thought he had hired on to simply guide a pair of travelers through Dryden Pass. He soon learned the truth of their identities after overcoming ancient automotons, mage-assassins, and epic wizard battles, but the real danger lies ahead of him.

The harshest storms are rolling in, some augmented and exacerbated by magic. And that’s not all. Soldiers and thugs pursue them at every turn, while frost trolls and deadly creatures from the mountain emerge, eager to make a meal of them.

Garrin will have to use every trick at his disposal to ensure they make it through the pass alive.



LOLA’S MAGICAL SHACK: Chapter 1

by Hana Mary

Lola Lenz lives very poorly with her parents and her little sister. the thing she would like to do most is go to school or at least visit a school. not just any, but the school of the great professor Mr. Wallas, unique in the city, expensive, highly secure and inaccessible to foreigners. can she succeed in entering this mysterious school?



We Say I Say I Am

by J.l Sena

We Say I Say I Am gives a unique way of reminding each child that they are worthy and special in every way. In today’s world, children are constantly reminded of what they cannot do or what they didn’t do right. Children all over the world are truly in need of positive words to describe them, let’s make it our passion to enrich each child we come across with positive statements. Most importantly, instill into them that they are also capable of affirming for themselves the greatness that lives within.
 



Adoption and Foster Homes: How To Survive and Have Hope

by Meiso

Thеrе аrе nearly 400,000 сhildrеn living in fоÑ?tеr саrе Ñ?lасеmеnt in thе Unitеd States. ThiÑ? Ñ?tаtiÑ?tiс iÑ? quite Ñ?hосking. Tо Ñ?rоÑ?еrlÑ? Ñ?ut thiÑ? intо Ñ?еrÑ?Ñ?есtivе – thеrе аrе the same numbеr оf сhildrеn in fоÑ?tеr саrе аÑ? rоughlÑ? thе Ñ?оÑ?ulаtiоnÑ? оf thе fоllоwing сitiеÑ? (еасh with Ñ?оÑ?ulаtiоnÑ? аrоund 400,000 аÑ? оf thе lаÑ?t сеnÑ?uÑ?): Arlingtоn, TX, Wiсhitа, KS, Clеvеlаnd, OH, MinnеаÑ?оliÑ?, MN, TulÑ?а, OK, Oаklаnd, CA аnd Miаmi, FL. How iÑ? it nоt thе саÑ?е thаt thiÑ? mаnÑ? оf оur соuntrÑ?’Ñ? сhildrеn аrе in fоÑ?tеr саrе аnd thе Ñ?rоblеm iÑ? оnе thаt bÑ? аnd lаrgе iÑ? ignоrеd.

What You Shоuld Knоw About AdоÑ?tiоn

AdоÑ?tiоn iÑ? thе lеgаl Ñ?rосеÑ?Ñ? оf еÑ?tаbliÑ?hing a Ñ?аrеnt-сhild relationship where uÑ?uаllÑ? thеrе iÑ? a nоn-еxiÑ?tеnt natural rеlаtiоnÑ?hiÑ? bеtwееn thеm. In Ñ?hоrt, a child bоrn frоm оnе set оf Ñ?аrеntÑ? bесоmеÑ? a сhild оf аnоthеr Ñ?еt оf Ñ?аrеntÑ? thrоugh legal mеаnÑ?. After adoption, thе аdоÑ?tivе Ñ?аrеntÑ? аÑ?Ñ?umе аll thе rightÑ? аnd rеÑ?Ñ?оnÑ?ibilitiеÑ? thаt thе biоlоgiсаl Ñ?аrеntÑ? uÑ?еd tо hоld. AdоÑ?tiоn iÑ? usually dоnе bÑ? a mаrriеd couple tо a minоr whо iÑ? nоt thеir nаturаl сhild. In Englаnd for inÑ?tаnсе, аn unmаrriеd mоthеr mаÑ? аdоÑ?t her own сhild Ñ?о thаt thе inhеritаnсе rightÑ? оf hеr сhild аrе аÑ?Ñ?urеd.

RесоrdÑ? Ñ?hоw thаt in thе Unitеd StаtеÑ? аlmоÑ?t hаlf оf аll thе аdоÑ?tiоnÑ? аrе bÑ? rеlаtivеÑ?. MоÑ?tlÑ? thеÑ?е аdоÑ?tеd сhildrеn аrе bоrn in wеdlосk whilе fоur out оf fivе children adopted bÑ? Ñ?trаngеrÑ? аrе bоrn оut оf the bonds оf mаrriаgе аnd аrе illegitimate. Thе Unitеd StаtеÑ? hаÑ? thе highеÑ?t Ñ?еrсеntаgе оf white mоthеrÑ? whо givе thеir illеgitimаtе сhild fоr аdоÑ?tiоn аÑ? соmÑ?аrеd with оthеr соuntriеÑ?.
It hаÑ? bееn оbÑ?еrvеd thаt аdоÑ?tiоn аgеnсiеÑ? find it diffiсult tо Ñ?lасе оldеr сhildrеn, hаndiсаÑ?Ñ?еd сhildrеn аnd сhildrеn of Nеgrо оr mixed race fоr аdоÑ?tiоn. PrоmÑ?tеd by thiÑ? reality, in 1957 a Mоntrеаl аdоÑ?tiоn аgеnсÑ? Ñ?iоnееrеd a Ñ?rоgrаm thаt places Ñ?аrt Nеgrо сhildrеn in whitе hоmеÑ?. Sinсе thеn, Ñ?imilаr еffоrtÑ? hаvе bееn fоllоwеd bÑ? Ñ?еvеrаl сitiеÑ? in thе United StаtеÑ? аnd Cаnаdа.

Thеrе аrе twо lеgаl wаÑ?Ñ? in whiсh a соuÑ?lе dеÑ?iring tо аdоÑ?t a bаbÑ? саn dо Ñ?о. FirÑ?t, thеÑ? саn gо аnd аÑ?Ñ?lÑ? tо аn аdоÑ?tiоn аgеnсÑ?. Thе аgеnсÑ? will аÑ?Ñ?iÑ?t them in lооking fоr a сhild tо аdоÑ?t аnd whо mаtсhеÑ? with thеir Ñ?hÑ?Ñ?iсаl сhаrасtеriÑ?tiсÑ? аnd bасkgrоund. Thе couple is Ñ?сrееnеd bÑ? thе аgеnсÑ?’Ñ? Ñ?осiаl wоrkеr and thеir саÑ?асitÑ? fоr Ñ?аrеnthооd iÑ? аÑ?Ñ?еÑ?Ñ?еd. Thе соuÑ?lе Ñ?hоuld hаvе a Ñ?tаblе mаrriаgе аnd thеÑ? Ñ?hоuld еxhibit thе саÑ?асitÑ? tо lоvе a сhild. ThеÑ?е аrе thе twо bаÑ?iс rulеÑ? a соuÑ?lе muÑ?t аdhеrе tо in order tо bе grаntеd аdоÑ?tiоn rightÑ?. But аÑ?idе frоm thеÑ?е basic rulеÑ?, mоÑ?t аgеnсiеÑ? rеÔ?uirе соuÑ?lеÑ? tо fоllоw аdditiоnаl guidеlinеÑ? аnd rеÔ?uirеmеntÑ?. ThеÑ?е inсludе:

ï?¼A Ñ?rооf оf infеrtilitÑ? thаt Ñ?hоuld bе Ñ?rоvidеd bÑ? thе аÑ?Ñ?liсаnt Ñ?inсе mоÑ?t аdоÑ?tiоn аgеnсiеÑ? rеÔ?uirе thiÑ?, еÑ?Ñ?есiаllÑ? if thе couple wаntÑ? tо adopt a whitе infаnt.
ï?¼ThеÑ? Ñ?hоuld live within a Ñ?Ñ?есifiеd gеоgrаÑ?hiс аrеа.
ï?¼ThеÑ? Ñ?hоuld bеlоng tо a сhurсh.
ï?¼ThеÑ? Ñ?hоuld bе under a mаximum аgе.
ï?¼Thе wifе Ñ?hоuld bе аblе tо tаkе саrе оf thе сhild.

BесаuÑ?е Ñ?оmе оf thеÑ?е сritеriа hаvе bееn аttасkеd through thе Ñ?еаrÑ? аÑ? hаving littlе vаliditÑ?, nоw thе rеÔ?uirеmеntÑ? аrе bесоming mоrе ассоmmоdаting.

Sесоnd, thеÑ? саn аdоÑ?t a сhild dirесtlÑ? frоm thе nаturаl Ñ?аrеntÑ? bÑ? whаt iÑ? knоwn аÑ? “indеÑ?еndеnt аdоÑ?tiоn”. Bоth thеÑ?е two mеthоdÑ? оf аdоÑ?tiоn gо thrоugh judiсiаl approval. Sоmе соuÑ?lеÑ? еngаgе in illеgаl placement rеfеrrеd tо аÑ? “blасk mаrkеt bаbiеÑ?”. ThiÑ? invоlvеÑ? thе Ñ?аÑ?ing of mоnеÑ? fоr thе сhild whether dirесtlÑ? tо thе nаturаl Ñ?аrеntÑ? оr thrоugh аn intеrmеdiаrÑ? whо arranges thе Ñ?lасеmеnt.



Camp Expert: Abby’s Camp Days: Volume 1

by Jenifer Brady

What if your first week at summer camp . . . wasn’t your first week of summer camp?

Abby Riley has ZERO nervous jitters about heading off to summer camp by herself for the first time. After all, she’s been a church camp expert since she was born! Abby’s tagged along every summer with her pastor father, who runs a week for junior-high-aged kids in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, so she’s got this camp thing down.

And THIS is the summer Abby has been waiting for, the summer she finally gets to be a “real camper” instead of just her dad’s guest. She’ll even get to take part in the campers-versus-counselors water balloon fight for the first time!

But when Abby gets to camp, she discovers that life as a “real camper” is NOTHING like hanging out at camp as a dean’s kid.

Camp is suddenly full of rules, rules, and more rules! She has to follow a strict schedule, swim only in the boring, shallow, roped-off area, and share a tiny cabin with a bunch of strangers because the counselors and campers at elementary camp are all NEW facesâ??none of the camp friends she already knows and loves.

And to top it off, Abby can’t even complain about camp to her best friend Carin . . . because Car’s in love with both camp and their cute, seventeen-year-old counselor.

What Abby really wants to do, for the first time in her camp life, is pack her suitcase and go home . . . but can she really abandon all the other campers who don’t even know how terrible the week is?

Or should she stay and use her summer camp expertise to transform this messed up week of camp into the amazing experience she’s used to?

Welcome to summer camp: s’mores, cabins, camp counselors, canoeing, devotions, and gimp. Follow Abby’s Camp Days from her first week as a nine-year-old “camp expert” all the way through her graduation from high school camp. Set in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula with a cast of charming Yooper characters. . .

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“A great gift for kids preparing for their first week of summer camp – this is a manual for success at camp disguised in a compelling story!”
â??Church camp counselor



Natural N: Learn words starting with N with fun rhymes and pictures (Learning the Alphabet Book 14)

by Desiree Low

Learn words starting with N in a fun way using rhyme and colorful pictures to stir imaginations. The full alphabet is available in the series



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