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dmard has commented on (27) products.

Wave by Suzy Lee
Wave

dmard, April 25, 2015

Great book without words. It's simply a young kid's day at the coast complete with a flock of seagulls, the waves of the ocean and imagination.
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Chalk by Bill Thomson
Chalk

dmard, April 25, 2015

The ultimate wordless picture book. Chalk has gorgeous, realistic pictures, children who are culturally diverse, and a rich and ingenious story. Every child, every preschool and every kindergarten classroom should have this book.
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Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
Under the Wide and Starry Sky

dmard, April 11, 2015

Absolutely fabulous read! It is historical fiction that reads like a lovely biography about the lives of of Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny. Taken from the letters, diaries and known history of the couple, it reads like you are a fly on the wall of their amazing lives.

I had no particular interest in RLS and have never read one of his books, but the author's voice is that of a poet with a genuine appreciation for world travel and for the daily realities of marriage and life. I felt like I was traveling to Paris, London, Scotland and Samoa along with them.

This book is one that made me immediately search for more by Horan for my next read and to add RLS's books just underneath it in the pile.
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Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander)

dmard, March 21, 2015

Diana Gabaldon never fails to deliver!

Claire and Jamie continue to make their way in the 18th century colonies while Bree and Roger settle in near modern day Scotland. After so many books, these characters have become like family. Every calamity feels like a personal loss and every success a joy.

It is torture to have to wait for the next book! The new Starz series will have to hold us until then. Listening to the audio books from the beginning may help too!
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Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind
Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

dmard, March 21, 2015

Books by Temple Grandin and Donna Williams have given us insight into the minds of people with autism. Life Animated will join the ranks of these important books.

This book is a break thorough account of one family's journey in raising and learning to understand a child with autism. Told from the personal view point of a parent, Suskind reveals an incredibly deep and insightful understanding of both his son's intelligence and his deeply hidden capabilities. It is an intimate account of how Suskind and his wife found ways to connect with his son beyond the approaches advised by the professional educational and medical communities. Suskind and his son's team of professionals have discovered new and meaningful ways to work with people who have autism and to help them to be more integrated into their communities.

As a professional writer, Suskind has a wonderful storytelling style that captivates, entertains and informs.

This is simply a must read for anyone who wants to understand more about autism.
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