Description : ...the rest shall follow Deep, an awkward young man obsessed with libraries and books, has his dream come true when he is sent to Hong Kong on an internship programme. Leaving behind jealous but encouraging friends, a supportive father and a hysterical, overprotective mother, Deep makes his first flight to a foreign land. And then he sees her, Ahana, a stunningly beautiful girl. But Deep also has to come to terms with another reality: Ahana is blind. Together they explore Hong Kong, Ahana guiding them with the smells and sounds of the wondrous city and Deep bringing to life for her the delightful sights he sees. They're living a dream, till Aveek, her gorgeeus ex-boyfriend, comes back into her life. Hold My Hand is a delightful young romance with a surprise ending.
Description : A small rabbit learns from his mother that he should not be afraid to go outdoors. She shows him that the big wide world offers all sorts of exciting adventures.
Description : Kazy Clare has had enough. She, and her little sister Beth, are being tormented by their cruel Aunt, who has been sent to look after them following the death of their mother. Their father is so grief stricken by his loss that he is blind to the mistreatment going on around him. But Kazyknows that things have got to change. She has to save Beth from the beatings and abuse, so she decides to run away and take Beth with her. But it will take all her courage and strength to keep them safe. And, once you've run away, it's impossible to go back. Isn't it?* Meticulously researched; the novel tackles themes which are still relevant today within a wholly believable historical setting.* Deals with important issues of bullying adults and the loss of a parent.* Story-telling at its best, with a strong narrative drive, feisty heroine, and vividly drawn settings.
Description : Glenys Carl's life changed for ever with one phone call - her son Scott, who was halfway round the world in Australia, had suffered a traumatic head injury and was not expected to live. It was the start of a remarkable journey for Glenys - and for Scott, who survived with his personality intact but could only move one arm. In this inspiring book Glenys describes her fight to rehabilitate Scott after the doctors advised that that no more could be done to help his mobility and he should be put in a home. Glenys was determined she would look after Scott herself and teach him to walk again. Alone in Sydney, she put out leaflets asking for help. Complete strangers turned up at her door, a flood of volunteers all touched by Scott's unquenchable spirit. When they moved to London the same thing happened as volunteers helped with Scott's therapy until he was able to take his first difficult steps. Along the way Glenys learnt to trust her instincts as a mother, to treasure each moment with her son and accept her situation without bitterness, even when tragedy struck again. Scott's courage and his mother's determination to give him the best life possible imbue this incredible book with a powerful message of hope.
Description : Michael Barakiva's Hold My Hand is a funny, smart, relatable take on the joy and challenges of teenage love, the boundaries of forgiveness, and what it really means to be honest. Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an average Armenian-American kid with a mess of curly dark hair, grades not nearly good enough for his parents, and no idea of who he was or what he wanted. After he got together with Ethan, Alek was a new man. Stylish. Confident. (And even if he wasn’t quite marching in LGBTQ parades), Gay and Out and Proud. With their six-month anniversary coming up, Alek and Ethan want to do something special to celebrate. Like, really special. Like, the most special thing two people in love can do with one another. But Alek’s not sure he’s ready for that. And then he learns something about Ethan that may not just change their relationship, but end it. Alek can't bear the thought of finding out who he'd be P.E.: Post-Ethan. But he also can't forgive or forget what Ethan did. Luckily, his best friend Becky and madcap Armenian family are there to help him figure out whether it’s time to just let Ethan go, or reach out and hold his hand.
Description : "To teach is to touch lives and together we can make a difference." This book helps children to learn about safe travel and and alerts parents of the need for safety in car parks, around driveways and other areas where children are often not seen and can be in danger from vehicles. "What a wonderful book. Making a difference to the lives of our most precious gifts - our children" Emily Jade O'Keefe Radio and television presenter and writer. "A great resource for parents to share with young children to teach them about safety in and around cars with uncomplicated visuals and language young children understand." Police Officer and Mother of two young children "Hold My Hand is about the battle to reduce the number of Low Speed Vehicle Run Overs involving children." Craig Burns Australian 400 metre sprinter. Your rationale and research behind the 'Hold My Hand" book is wonderful, well done on your advocacy for this cause - "Kids and Cars, Driveways and Car Parks- Safety is Everybody's Business." Dr Alice Brown Early Childhood Lecturer - University of Southern Queensland.
Description : A compelling story, full of adventure, set against the move to freedom in Africa. In the face of opposition, hatred, violence and death, humanity and love are nonetheless maintained. Joseph Mahoney, the Colonial Commissioner in the Kariba Gorge, must deal with an undercurrent of violence and revenge, despite having significant personal problems.
Description : Written in verse with illustrations, describes the attitudes, reactions, and misconceptions of people on children with disabilities.