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Claudia Guadalupe Martinez Author- THE SMELL OF OLD LADY PERFUME, A Top Pick


      by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez.  Cinco Puntos Press

      “Chela’s hopes are high as she enters 6th grade.  She’ll be in the ‘smart’ class with her best friend, her mean-girl nemesis has moved away, and popularity seems inevitable. 

      “Sometimes, though, the transitions we expect are not the ones we face.  Friends betray us, mean girls (it seems) are forever, and the people we love, like Chela’s wonderful father, will not always be with us.  Setting her story in El Paso, Claudia Guadalupe Martinez gives us the gift of a real world, filled with authentic kids and family dynamics.  Though the going is rough, Chela succeeds, and learns to trust herself in the process.  Martinez’s prose, always animated and descriptive, is frequently quite beautiful.  She is an author to watch.” – Cathy Jacobus

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James F. Weinsier Author- WHERE DO WE GO? A Child-friendly about Death


      By James F. Weinsier

      The award-winning book, Where Do We Go?, delicately explores the theme of death in a comforting, child-friendly fashion with reassuring, thought-provoking text and cheerful illustrations. Its non-secular approach compatibly blends with any religious, spiritual or nondenominational framework, opening a pathway for a discussion about the hereafter. Weinsier conceived the book after his tragic loss of three immediate family members over a nine-month period. As he lovingly responded to his young grandchildren’s questions about their loved ones’ fates, the book naturally evolved, becoming an invaluable tool for parents, caregivers and other adults challenged with talking about death with little ones.

Publisher: Wondrous Publications L.L.C.
Fernandina Beach, Florida Price: $12.95 U.S.
Softbound / Nonfiction Size: 9.3″ by 9.01″ / 44 pages ISBN: 978-0-61523-805-0 Pub Date: 2008 Website: www.WondrousBooksOnline.com

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