Not My Plan by Joyce Yexley

Not My Plan: A Mother’s Unexpected Journey by Joyce Yexley I received this book for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Stars: ***** Westbow Press (2015) 115 Pages Autobiography/Biography/Memoir Summary: As Joyce Yexley shows us in her journey of raising a daughter with special needs, she searches for something better. While struggling with her… Read More »

C’mon Papa: Dispatches From a Dad in the Dark by Ryan Knighton

Stars: ***** Knopf Canada, a division of Random House (2010)Nonfiction: Memoir/Biography/Parenting272 pages Summary: C’mon Papa is Ryan Knighton’s heartbreaking and hilarious voyage through the first year of fatherhood. Becoming a father is a stressful, daunting rite of passage to be sure, but for a blind father, the fears are unimaginably heightened. Ryan will have to… Read More »

Frankie The Walk ‘N Roll Dog & Frankie The Walk ‘n Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby’s House by Barbara Gail Techel

Stars: **** Joyful Paw Prints (2008) Summary: A true, inspirational story about a dachshund whose life started out just like any other dog walking on all four paws until a spinal injury leaves her paralyzed. Frankie is custom-fitted for a wheelchair and learns to keep on rolling. Her zest for life will have you cheering… Read More »

Houdini’s Gift by Jeanne Gehret, M.A.

Stars: ***1/2 Children’s Picture BookVerbal Images Press (Sept. 2009)ISBN: 978-0-9821982-2-332 pages Ages 7-9 Summary: Animal-loving Ben feels sad and guilty when he loses his beloved hamster. Knowing that he is not quite ready to care for a new pet, his parents help him develop responsibility by using a reward chart. Observant readers will enjoy sharing… Read More »