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Nancy's Notes - January 10, 2013

“Growing Up Brave” by Donna B. Pincus, PhD, “ Red Rain” by R.L. Stine

As you sit in your chair and complain about what’s on television, remember we have several hundred DVDs. There is no cost for this service unless they are overdue when the movies are returned. Each household may have up to four movies checked-out at any one time. They have a check-out period of two days.
    This year Kindles and Nooks seemed to be a very popular gift. The library has e-books available for the public. All you need to do is stop or call and get your password to download to your reader.
    Donna B. Pincus, PhD has written “Growing Up Brave”. She is a nationally recognized childhood anxiety expert.  One in five children today suffers from a diagnosed anxiety disorder, and countless others suffer from anxiety that interferes with critical social, academic, and physical development. Dr. Pincus helps parents identify and understand anxiety in their children, outlines effective and convenient parenting techniques for reducing anxiety, and shows parents how to promote bravery for long-term confidence.
    R.L. Stine is well known as an author for young readers. He has been scaring these readers with his creepy tales for many years. In “ Red Rain”  Stine uses his  knack for creating terror to tap into an adult audience. Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction through the island and Lea barely escapes with her life. After the storm she discovers two orphaned boys—twins. Filled with a desire to do something to help, to make something good of all she witnessed, Lea impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem immensely grateful; Lea’s family back on Long Island—husband Mark, a child psychologist, and their two children, Ira and Elena—aren’t pleased. But even they can’t anticipate the twins’ true nature—or predict that, within a few weeks’ time, Mark will wind up implicated in two brutal murders, with the police narrowing in.
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