Daddy’s Boots

4.3/5

This award-winning deployment book for kids is a favorite of all major military branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves in military books and best deployment books for children.The illustrator has masterfully drawn the lovable and relatable characters to be racially non-specific; Bean is non-gender specific, as well. It’s Boot’s task to take Daddy where he’s needed, but it’s Daddy’s job to explain why. In only 37 pages, the author provides a valuable tool for caregivers to explain to service members’ children why their daddy leaves, what he does, and how he helps others while he’s away. As it would be impossible to explain every job, rank, and branch specific name for every object and service member, the author succeeds in covering the essentials in a generic and loving way. Daddy is a soldier. Boots are preparing to take him away. If Bean can hide Boots, will Daddy be able to stay? Daddy explains the many jobs he’s called to do, and how his work isn’t that much different than the work other daddies do.

Being deployed is a fact of life for soldiers of all military branches. Humanitarian efforts, operations other than war (OOW), peaceful or wartime missions – a soldier’s duty is to be there. Sometimes it means leaving little ones behind wondering why. Daddy’s Boots is a loving description of a few quiet moments between a father and his child, as Daddy prepares to deploy for his job with the military. This charming picture book written by the award-winning author, Sandra Miller Linhart, and illustrated by the accomplished artist, Tahna Desmond Fox opens up a dialogue between the military child and his or her dad, and makes military deployments a more positive event.

What Does a Hero Look Like?

5/5

Oliver is a great artist, but without knowing what a hero looks like, how can one be drawn?

Oliver’s teacher wants the class to draw their hero for the anniversary of 9/11. If everyone Oliver asked didn’t have a different idea of what a hero is, maybe Oliver wouldn’t be so confused. Perhaps Grammie can help him see a clearer picture of what a true hero looks like, and what makes a hero a hero.

Before 9/11, our ideal hero wore a uniform and carried a ball of some sport. After that Tuesday, our perceptions changed. Now our heroes wear a uniform of a different sort. But, if we all stood around in our underwear, how could we tell the firemen from the football players? And, would it matter?

Maybe our actions speak louder than uniforms, and we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the everyday heroes in our lives.

Brooke and her icky picky sister

5/5

Brooke’s sister, Lee Ada, is one picky eater! Not even her mother knows what to feed her. She refuses all foods, says “No!” to each one. What will Lee Ada eat when the day is all done? Read and find out. Rhyming is fun!

Oh, My! What Happened?

This rhyming book of cause and effect shows how little ones see their world in a series of events. Nothing is ever that simple, and children have a need to explain in their own words what happened.
So, sit back and enjoy as Sophe Bean tells how she didn’t just skin her knee… other things happened along the way… important things – things that need to be told.

Mixed Up: my ant’s mysteries

5/5

Every family has a story worth telling.In this melting-pot of a world, where cultures blend, separate, or sometimes clash, it’s important to remember our heritage. Our skins’ colors may be different, our grandparents may have strange last names, but if we look far enough into our families’ histories, we’ll find we’re becoming a nation, and a world, of humans with surprisingly similar backgrounds. Teaching our children to learn and appreciate the adversities their ancestors overcame is the first step in showing them how they can improve the world they live in, for generations to come.Mixed Up opens up the dialogue for your child to explore the wonders of their unique, yet similar, ant’s mysteries – regardless of the world’s ever-changing definition of ‘Family’.

Stackable Paige

Paige has knack. She can pile just about anything into a tower, a line, or a path. She gathers colors, sizes, shapes, and objects and puts them in their places. Toddlers like Paige normally sort as a way of learning similarities and differences, but when this behavior interferes with other activities, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder might be the reason. Little ones with OCD get overly upset when their routine changes. Repetitive behaviors like washing, counting, or lining up of objects when used to control their world may be a clue. Children with OCD don’t understand why they like order. They only know it feels right for their things to be ‘just so’.

Sophe’s on the Sofa

A new twist on the old name-rhyming game; Join Sophe, her sisters, and friends as they rhyme their way through our world, finding name and word rhymes in everyday objects.Kiddos enjoy word games, especially when they hear their own name being used. How many different objects, toys, and foods match the pattern or sound of your name?

Momma’s Boots

4.3/5

This award-winning deployment book for kids is a favorite of all major military branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves in military books and best deployment books for children.The illustrator has masterfully drawn the lovable and relatable characters to be racially non-specific; Bean is non-gender specific, as well. It’s Boot’s task to take Mommy where she’s needed, but it’s Momma’s job to explain why.When Momma puts on her boots, Bean knows it’s time to say good-bye, and maybe for a long time. What does Momma do when she goes? Do the other mommies wear boots which take them away, too? Can Bean understand the many things Momma’s called to do, why her boots sometimes take her far away, and how a soldier’s work is not much different than some other mommies’ jobs?Being deployed is a fact of life for soldiers of all military branches. Humanitarian efforts, operations other than war (OOW), peaceful or wartime missions – a soldier’s duty is to be there. Sometimes it means leaving little ones behind wondering why.Momma’s Boots is a loving description of a few quiet moments between a mother and her child, as Momma prepares to deploy for her job with the military.This charming picture book written by the award-winning author, Sandra Miller Linhart, and illustrated by the accomplished artist, Tahna Desmond Fox opens up a dialogue between the military child and his or her mom, and makes military deployments a much more positive event.

But… What If?

5/5

This picture book beautifully complements the award-winning picture book, Daddy’s Boots and is highly acclaimed in military books and deployment books for children. Dealing with the separation and reunion anxieties associated with military deployment, this book is a solid favorite among all branches of military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Reserves, and National Guards.The illustrator has masterfully drawn the lovable and relatable characters to be racially non-specific; Bean is non-gender specific, as well. Will Daddy remember me? Will I remember him? Homecomings are wonderful reunions, but they can also be stressful at times.Daddy is coming home, but he’s been gone a long time. Will he recognize Bean? Will Bean be able to pick Daddy out in a sea of soldiers? This charming children’s book written by the award-winning author, Sandra Miller Linhart, and illustrated by the accomplished artist, Tahna Desmond Fox opens up a dialogue between the military child and his or her caregiver, and makes military separations and reunions a more positive event.Being deployed is a fact of life for soldiers of all military branches. Humanitarian efforts, operations other than war (OOW), peaceful or wartime missions – a soldier’s duty is to be there. And when it’s time for Daddy’s Boots to bring Daddy home, well, sometimes the unknown can be a bit scary.But… What If? is a loving description of the subtle insecurities a child of a returning male soldier may have.

Mr. Gary Gots A Friend

The definition of family is love.Families are like yummy brownies. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are frosted. Some are plain. Some even have nuts. No matter who you call your family, love is the main ingredient.

Squat: The Funny Little Inkblot

In Squat’s search for identity, true beauty, purpose, and substantive form are found in one selfless act.

Grandpa, What If?

5/5

This picture book beautifully complements the award-winning picture book, Momma’s Boots and is highly acclaimed in military books and deployment books for children. Dealing with the separation and reunion anxieties associated with military deployment, this book is a solid favorite among all branches of military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Reserves, and National Guards. The illustrator has masterfully drawn the lovable and relatable characters to be racially non-specific; Bean is non-gender specific, as well. Will Momma remember me? Will I remember her? Homecomings are wonderful reunions, but they can also be stressful at times.Momma is coming home, but she’s been gone a long time. Will she recognize Bean? Will Bean be able to pick Momma out in a sea of soldiers? This charming picture book written by the award-winning author, Sandra Miller Linhart, and illustrated by the accomplished artist, Tahna Desmond Fox opens up a dialogue between the military child and his or her caregiver, and makes military separations and reunions a more positive event.Being deployed is a fact of life for soldiers of all military branches. Humanitarian efforts, operations other than war (OOW), peaceful or wartime missions – a soldier’s duty is to be there. And when it’s time for Momma’s Boots to bring Momma home, well, sometimes the unknown can be a bit scary.Grandpa, What If? is a loving description of the subtle insecurities a child of a returning female soldier may have.

Don’t Label Me

5/5

This award-winning picture book (kindergarten on up) is a parent and teacher favorite as a resource for building self-esteem, self-respect, and dealing with bullies. This brightly illustrated book complements stories that teach children to fill their buckets or bucket filling.Labels come and labels go, both the good and the bad. When the labels come off, all that remains is who you are… and, who you are is good enough.

Pickysaurus Mac

When food tastes like mud, smells like trash, and feels like mush,what’s a hungry dinosaur to do? Pickysaurus Mac is not your typical dinosaur. Mealtimes pose a special problem for our picky little friend. Sometimes foods smell too gross to eat, they taste different than they look, and their textures feel like garbage in his mouth. His friends tell him to eat right to stay healthy but some things you just can’t fix with words. Will Pickysaurus Mac ever find something he likes? When he finds he likes it, will it be the best food for him? Will he find it in time? Children with Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, must learn to navigate the crossed sensory receptors between their senses and their brain. Symptoms span a wide range, between being oversensitive or under-sensitive to stimulation of any or all of their senses. Foods pose a particular problem in the SPD child. Learning to tolerate textures, smells, and tastes sometimes makes mealtimes traumatic. “Pickysauraus Mac is a must for sensory-challenged children, their parents and teachers. Using colorful graphics and lilting rhyme, Pickysuarus demonstrates the challenges and difficulties of those with Sensory Processing Disorder. A recently recognized neurological disorder, SPD responds to behavioral therapies designed to build tolerance to discomfort created by the condition. While not “curable,” those with SPD are able to lead healthy, full, and productive lives. “Children (and teens) long to be part of the crowd and not feel different or left out. Learning of a delightful dinosaur experiencing the same anti-food struggles lets the SPD child know they are not alone. Pickysaurus Mac provides insight to their condition and establishes the need for change while validating the child’s distress. An excellent resource for the child and their caregiver. Pickysaurus promotes acceptance and understanding of a complex and demanding disorder.” Julie Cox, MS

The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue: Zanna, aka Jones ~ Book 1

This award-winning chapter book series follows four friends — two military brats (one African American), one Arapaho Indian, and a mini-genius — as they live, learn, explore, and discover cultures, mysteries, and caves. It’s already hard enough to be an Army brat, but when Jones’ dad comes back from the war with parts missing, she has to come to terms with brand-new challenges. And to top it off, her best friend, Blue, gets upsetting news about her own dad.As the girls struggle to face life head-on, a mystery unfolds in the field. Bones. Are they baby bones? Can the girls’ investigation reveal the mystery? Will they have time to figure out the clues before their lives are uprooted and forever changed?This is the first book in the chapter book series, set in Ft. Benning, GA. It explores loss, love, and separation – all facts of life for military families.

The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue: Blue ~ Book 2 

This award-winning chapter book series follows four friends — two military brats (one African American), one Arapaho Indian, and a mini-genius — as they live, learn, explore, and discover cultures, mysteries, and caves.Uprooted again – this time to Wyoming – Blue and her best friend, Jones, discover new friends can be found in mysterious places. And, nothing has been more mysterious than the strange, glass-like object their new friend, Buck, calls the Indian Meditation Stone.When a school mate goes missing, can the trio investigate clues and follow signs using Northern Arapaho Indian rituals as their guide?

The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue: Buck ~ Book 3

This award-winning chapter book series follows four friends — two military brats (one African American), one Arapaho Indian, and a mini-genius — as they live, learn, explore, and discover cultures, mysteries, and caves.Buck doesn’t feel so alone anymore now that Jones and Blue have entered his life. And then the curious little JEEP guy pops in and balances out the group. Does it matter he’s three years younger?When a strange circle appears practically in Blue’s front yard and Grandfather’s prize bull ends up dead, will Buck be able to prove he’s not responsible to the local sheriff? Will JEEP’s logical approach be of any help? Do aliens exist?The stakes are higher for the four friends in this, their third adventure. But, together? Anything is possible.

The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue: JEEP ~ Book 4

This award-winning chapter book series follows four friends — two military brats (one African American), one Arapaho Indian, and a mini-genius — as they live, learn, explore, and discover cultures, mysteries, and caves.Jones’ dad has taken a turn for the worse. JEEP enlists Buck and Blue’s assistance to attempt everything to beg, earn or acquire enough money to send Jones to be with her parents. It couldn’t be that hard. Or, could it?When JEEP and Buck locate the old, abandoned mine will they discover enough gold? What other nightmares await to be unearthed there? Will they both escape with their lives?

The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue: Complete Edition

5/5

This award-winning chapter book series follows four friends — two military brats (one African American), one Arapaho Indian, and a mini-genius — as they live, learn, explore, and discover cultures, mysteries, and caves. Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue are as diverse a group as you can get. From all different cultures and walks of life, these four find friendship in the oddest places, under just as odd circumstances. Although they’re different, they’re surprisingly very much the same.Follow the girls from Ft. Benning, GA to Lander, WY where they team up with the boys… and follow the clues to solve many mini-mysteries with this group of un-fit-ins, in this award-winning chapter book series – all together inside one cover for the first time!

Frozen Tears: The Fort Leonard Wood MP Murders

4.7/5

In 1977, four teenagers were kidnapped and attacked near and on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Only one survived. This book is written by the first responder to the call, Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper J.B. King. He goes back in time to tell it how it was from the moment of the crime until the conviction of Military Police Game Warden Johnny Lee Thornton. Riveting!

His purpose is to tell the story of Pulaski County Missouri’s ‘Crime of the Century’ in detail and with clarity. From the first minutes after this attack was reported, the United States Army, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID), and the United States Attorney’s office worked together to bring the killer to justice. This book is a first-hand, comprehensive look into the investigation–and the story is riveting!

Hello, Love: The Internet Scammer’s Guide to Defrauding Lonely Women on Social Media

At a time when the computer, more specifically the Internet, has become paramount to efficiency in this face-paced world, knowing how to falsely romance a lonely woman (or man) via social media is of utmost importance. This how-to guide will hopefully steer or assist you in utilizing social media to prey on the loneliest and most vulnerable among us.Sandra Miller Linhart explores the dark menace of Internet social media scams in this tongue-in-cheek parody.

Diary of an Unkempt Woman: Irreverent Thoughts of

5/5

Erma Bombeck meets Stephen King. Step into the mind of the award-winning author, Sandra Miller Linhart and get a glimpse of her irreverent thoughts. Through humorous (and some dark) poems, essays, and short stories, Sandra reveals more about the inner workings of her life and mind than you probably ever wanted to know.Sandra’s insightful short stories will take you on a journey of self-discovery and introduce you to a different viewpoints than those held by the general population. She offers poems both bitter-sweetly innocent and jarringly raw and difficult, much like peering into an open wound. Her humorous essays speak to the absurdities of life, sometimes in a sarcastic or sardonic, but always light-hearted way. The words between these covers appeal to the dreamers and the observant; those who’ve tried on the shoes of love, only to find they pinch and blister. Mothers, especially those of the single variety, will find a kindred spirit in Sandra Miller Linhart, and a realization they’re not alone.