Yes, I Can! Sanford 1992 Long time readers will automatically recognize the creepy style of illustrations. (Newbies to our site probably should warm up with the our category of Doris Hall of Infamy.) Today’s story features Stacy and her cerebral
No Longer Afraid Sanford 1992 Our pal Doris is back with another in depth look at childhood cancer as part of the Children of Courage series. (Please check the category of “Doris Hall of Infamy” for more examples.) Our child
Maria’s Grandma Gets Mixed Up Sanford 1989 I know all of you look forward to when our favorite author discusses major social problems. This time Doris tackles Alzheimer’s disease. Given the destructive nature of Alzheimer’s, books geared to kids should be
Brian Was Adopted Sanford 1989 Yet another Doris book for your consideration. This time we have 8 year old Brian who was adopted from Korea by the creepy family with the disturbing head shapes and cult-like demeanor. I am sure
My Friend the Enemy Sanford 1992 I know you have been waiting for this moment. Many people have said how much they need to actually SEE this particular book from our ever burgeoning collection in the Doris House of Infamy.
Help! Fire Sanford 1992 Long time veterans of this site will of course recognize the ALB mascot author and illustrator just from the cover. How can you resist the premise? Handicapped kid caught in a burning house. Where were those
It Won’t Last Forever Sanford 1993 This time, our favorite author tackles depression. Our protagonist, Kristen is watching Mom slide into a very dark place. Evidently Dad left, Mom lost her job, and the baby is crying. Poor Kristen is
For Your Own Good
These books seem to be ubiquitous. I think they are stalking me! I am now sleeping with one eye open.
Yes, today we have another Sanford Special about life in a foster family. Our young protagonist is Jerome and he has a little brother Jamin. Of course, mom is a drinker and drug abuser. Her boyfriend Jake is also a real prize. He is a drug dealer and has been known to hit Jerome and his brother. Fortunately child protective service swoops in after a particularly bad night and rescues Jerome and Jamin. Mom and Jake are off to jail and Jerome and Jamin are placed in foster care.