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I Don’t Want to Move!
When Charlotte’s parents announce that the family is moving to a new home, Charlotte is scared. She does not want to leave her friends-or go to a “silly new school.” Join Charlotte on her journey as she discovers what it’s really like to be “the new kid” in school.
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I Don't Want to Move!
I Don't Want to Move!
...a collection of childhood memories
It’s hard not knowing if Dad or Mom are safe and coming home. Why did they have to fight those men in the war? The Knock empowers those who are embracing deployment to understand those confusing reactions. It supports feelings of compassion and love, and is a coping mechanism for kids and adults of any age.
A short educational book for reluctant readers.
READERS FAVORITE 5-star review
CHANTICLEER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Semi-finalist – Little Peeps
Blue Ribbon Club Award
PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD Certificate of Excellence in Children’s Literature
Honorable Mention in 3 categories
This is a relatable story about the highs and lows of starting over and building new relationships. Carolyn has created an approachable narrative that is easy for school-age children to relate to and which serves as a great reminder of the rewards that new adventures can
Nathan DickeyRegional Director of Keller Williams New England
I read this story from start to finish on the edge of my seat. A true story and truly riveting. I feel for the author and her experience. I do not have a military background but I felt every emotion that she wrote about on every page. This is a story that every American should read! To know the sacrifices that military families must face should be mandatory in our country. Amazing and well done.
Kimberly HirschBest selling author, Our Best Friend Karma
Carolyn has written a touching story about the tender ties between parent and child, and the feelings of love and loss brought on by long military separations.
Grace LessnerNew Hampshire editor
While this particular true-life memoir focuses on the 60’s and was in Vietnam, the story is truly relatable to the conflict of any era…The books final words includes a great springboard of ideas to open further discussions about family dynamics, challenges, and feelings of universal concern. Though intended for the 8-13 year age group. This gentle, informative memoir shares a powerful message that should be appreciated by readers both young and old.
Carol DavilaCIBA, 5-star Highly Recommended
This a caring and sensitive story which describes, in heartfelt detail, what it’s like for a young girl when her dad is deployed to a faraway place on active military duty. Day-to-day family coping skills, the strength of supportive relatives, and the worries about her seriously wounded father after his return home are all voiced by a child who lived this scenario. The story’s positive outcome will bring comfort to children in similar circumstances. Highly recommended for parents and children to read together, The Knock will surely stimulate some constructive and helpful family conversations.
Cathleen C. BeaudoinLibrary Director, Dover Public Library