My Mother is Not Married to My Father

“I’ve always had an appreciation for the constant balancing act between career and family and for women in the arts it can be a high wire act.”Okimoto, who was born in 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, knows of what she speaks. An acclaimed children’s author, playwright, retired psychotherapist, wife, mother, and grandmother, she has worn many hats since Putnam published her first book in 1978.With The Love Ceiling, her eighteenth book...

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Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold the Cat

“I’ve always had an appreciation for the constant balancing act between career and family and for women in the arts it can be a high wire act.”Okimoto, who was born in 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, knows of what she speaks. An acclaimed children’s author, playwright, retired psychotherapist, wife, mother, and grandmother, she has worn many hats since Putnam published her first book in 1978.With The Love Ceiling, her eighteenth book...

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No Dear, Not Here

“I’ve always had an appreciation for the constant balancing act between career and family and for women in the arts it can be a high wire act.”Okimoto, who was born in 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, knows of what she speaks. An acclaimed children’s author, playwright, retired psychotherapist, wife, mother, and grandmother, she has worn many hats since Putnam published her first book in 1978.With The Love Ceiling, her eighteenth book...

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To Jaykae

No duh! Not only are Jason's parents divorced--his mother acts like he has the plague and his father thinks shouting is the ultimate motivational tool--but his best friend has moved to California. It gets worse: his father decides to remarry and it turns out his stepbrother is Mr. High School All-American. Jason finds solace in a chatroom when he strikes up romance with cyberpal. She wants a picture...of his stepbrother. Oops.

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It's Just Too Much

“I’ve always had an appreciation for the constant balancing act between career and family and for women in the arts it can be a high wire act.”Okimoto, who was born in 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, knows of what she speaks. An acclaimed children’s author, playwright, retired psychotherapist, wife, mother, and grandmother, she has worn many hats since Putnam published her first book in 1978.With The Love Ceiling, her eighteenth book...

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Take A Chance, Gramps

Janie Higgins is all set to enter seventh grade. She's excited about going to a new school and making new friends-especially since her oldest friend, Alicia, will be starting school with her. But disaster strikes when Janie learns that Alicia and her family are moving clear across the country! Now she has to start a new school...alone. Worse, she's lost her best friend forever. Janie isn't the only one coping with a loss, however, as she...

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Walter's Muse

It's the first summer of her retirement and librarian Maggie Lewis is relishing the unfolding of sweet summer days on Vashon Island: walking on the beach, reading the classics, and kayaking. But in June when a sudden storm hits the island, Maggie's summer becomes about as peaceful as navigating whitewater. Not only does her wealthy sister arrive uninvited with a startling announcement, but Maggie finds herself entangled with her new Baker's...

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