Newest Children's Book Could Teach Dads, as Well as Teenage Boys, About Puberty, Manners, Family Values and Friendship

Dec 29, 2005, 00:00 ET from The Place In The Woods

    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- An unusual book aimed at
 young boys coming of age, and which might need reading by all males, led the
 list of winners in the 17th annual Read, America! Collection selections.
     Titled "100 Things Guys Need To Know," the book is for teens and
 pre-teens. "But much of what is written seems to have escaped a lot of adult
 males who went through puberty unscathed," said Roger Hammer, editor of Read,
 America!, and host for the 2005 selections.
     More than 300 book suppliers are surveyed for children's titles, new or in
 inventory, that are outstanding, quality literature for young readers.
     Author Bill Zimmerman of New York City said, "100 Things Guys Need to
 Know" covers "Macho Myths," puberty, family and school relationships and even
 what guys should be thinking about for their future. Zimmerman is a former
 editor at Newsday and a Pulitzer Prize nominee for work with children and
 family issues.  The book is published by Free Spirit Publishing of Minneapolis
 and sells for $13.95 in a 128-page, perfect-bound paperback.
     Two other titles from Free Spirit that were selected are Speak Up and Get
 Along!, by Scott Cooper on strategies for getting along, and Tails are Not For
 Pulling, a board book by Elizabeth Verdick teaching youngsters how to behave
 around animals.
     Our Child Press of Philadelphia won for its book Something In The Air, by
 Mony Jones.  The book is about a "blended" animal family of a dog and three
 cats who pool their special animal abilities to find a home when their owner
 moves and leaves them behind.
     Finding new friends can be hard for children, but maybe not with a title
 by Illinois school teacher Joni J. Downey.  Her title asks simply Will You Be
 My Friend? and points out all the things that children share in addition to
 being different in other ways.  It is published by The Place In The Woods of
 Minneapolis.
     Academic Therapy (High Noon Books) of Novato, CA, was honored with
 selection of its series Hawk Davidson: Extreme Athlete, which features five
 adventure/mystery books for teens and pre-teens.  Sports include stunt riding,
 mountain biking, motorbike racing, rock climbing, skateboarding, in-line
 skating, sky diving, surfing, snowboarding and others.
     For more information about the collection, write
 readamerica10732@aol.com .
 
 

SOURCE The Place In The Woods
    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- An unusual book aimed at
 young boys coming of age, and which might need reading by all males, led the
 list of winners in the 17th annual Read, America! Collection selections.
     Titled "100 Things Guys Need To Know," the book is for teens and
 pre-teens. "But much of what is written seems to have escaped a lot of adult
 males who went through puberty unscathed," said Roger Hammer, editor of Read,
 America!, and host for the 2005 selections.
     More than 300 book suppliers are surveyed for children's titles, new or in
 inventory, that are outstanding, quality literature for young readers.
     Author Bill Zimmerman of New York City said, "100 Things Guys Need to
 Know" covers "Macho Myths," puberty, family and school relationships and even
 what guys should be thinking about for their future. Zimmerman is a former
 editor at Newsday and a Pulitzer Prize nominee for work with children and
 family issues.  The book is published by Free Spirit Publishing of Minneapolis
 and sells for $13.95 in a 128-page, perfect-bound paperback.
     Two other titles from Free Spirit that were selected are Speak Up and Get
 Along!, by Scott Cooper on strategies for getting along, and Tails are Not For
 Pulling, a board book by Elizabeth Verdick teaching youngsters how to behave
 around animals.
     Our Child Press of Philadelphia won for its book Something In The Air, by
 Mony Jones.  The book is about a "blended" animal family of a dog and three
 cats who pool their special animal abilities to find a home when their owner
 moves and leaves them behind.
     Finding new friends can be hard for children, but maybe not with a title
 by Illinois school teacher Joni J. Downey.  Her title asks simply Will You Be
 My Friend? and points out all the things that children share in addition to
 being different in other ways.  It is published by The Place In The Woods of
 Minneapolis.
     Academic Therapy (High Noon Books) of Novato, CA, was honored with
 selection of its series Hawk Davidson: Extreme Athlete, which features five
 adventure/mystery books for teens and pre-teens.  Sports include stunt riding,
 mountain biking, motorbike racing, rock climbing, skateboarding, in-line
 skating, sky diving, surfing, snowboarding and others.
     For more information about the collection, write
 readamerica10732@aol.com .
 
 SOURCE  The Place In The Woods