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““Grandparents are like the family National Guard…ready to step in when there is a need, and as soon as that need is met…ready to leave active duty.” —Andrew J. Cherlin, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University OCD on campus We know, Monk is a terrific TV show, but obsessive-compulsive disorder is not fiction and is not fun. A free 26-page brochure, “Overcoming OCD: A Guide for College Students,” is available from the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation in Chicago, a charitable nonprofit that has produced a smart, attractive, helpful document that offers pathways to managing the disorder, which affects one percent of American children. For information call Ellen Sawyer at 773-880-1635 or e-mail her at esawyerwyer@ocdchicago.org. Crisp piCks: Editor’s ChoiCE Suite Française, two intertwined novellas by Irène Némirovsky: Published two years ago, this book is not only not new by that standard, it was written over 65 years ago and has just seen the light of day. The reason: The author, declared a “stateless person of Jewish descent” by the Vichy government in Nazi-invaded France, died in a death camp in August 1942. Némirovsky was an accomplished novelist and writer, acclaimed prior to her arrest and death; the writing in this book is, as the New York Times review asserted, “stunning.” The stories focus on the disruption of the lives of individual French people as the Germans invade and occupy—and the mundane, daily details of an occupation, particularly in rural villages, is both enlightening and heartbreaking. (Not to mention more than a bit chilling, particularly in the gas- and food-shortage passages.) How did the manuscript survive? Her older daughter, hidden and moved, survived the Nazis—and, out of hope and loyalty, not knowing her mother’s fate, she carried the handwritten pages with her. She was 9. http://www.amazon.com/SuiteFran%C3%A7aise-Irene-Nemirovsky/dp/1400044731 rEading rECs knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. A father and his toddler daughter head to the Laundromat, where the girl plays but unfortunately leaves her stuffed bunny mixed in with the laundry. The art is drawing over photographs and has many wonderful details. Ages 3-6. http://tiny.cc/Y9Hdv scaredy squirrel by Mélanie Watt. Scaredy Squirrel is afraid of everything, but he’s prepared for all possible events! His preparations prove less than adequate when his emergency kit falls out of his tree, but in trying to retrieve it Scaredy learns that maybe the world isn’t as dangerous a place as he thought! Ages 4-8. http://www.scaredysquirrel.com/ Zelda and ivy: the runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky. Two little girls decide to run away for a little while and pack their bags. They head to the backyard for an afternoon of fun and adventures! Ages 6-9. http://tiny. cc/ccHiy henry and Mudge and the Big sleepover by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Suçie Steven- By Katharine Zenke son. What could be more fun than a boy-anddog sleepover? There are games, food, fun and maybe even some sleeping! Ages 5-7. http://tiny.cc/4Yfzt Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee. Clementine is in third grade and is having a very bad week. She’s got a great voice, a fun personality and a laugh-out-loud funny story that make this both a great early chapter book and a great read-aloud for the whole family! Ages 6-10. http://tiny.cc/RWZlw Dylan, IN Cameron, OH Easton, GA Isabelle, NY Blair, IL Frankie & Rachel, NJ NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2008 GRAND 17
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008

Grand Magazine - November/December 2008
Grand View
Contents
Isn't It Grand?
Grand Central
Ask Grand
Grand Gestures
Just So We Know
Full House-Full Heart-Full Time
First, Serve
On the Cover: Vice President-Elect Joe Biden
Incredibly Hip High-Tech Gifts
Foreign Exchange
Home (and Hungry!) for the Holidays
Being the Peace
Reunions
Together Time
Read Aloud
Grand Bazaar
Resources
Grand Finale
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Isn't It Grand?
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Grand Central
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Ask Grand
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 25
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Grand Gestures
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 27
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Just So We Know
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 29
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 30
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 31
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Full House-Full Heart-Full Time
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 35
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - First, Serve
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 37
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 38
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 39
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - On the Cover: Vice President-Elect Joe Biden
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 41
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 42
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 43
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Incredibly Hip High-Tech Gifts
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 45
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 46
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 47
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Foreign Exchange
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 49
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 50
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 51
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Home (and Hungry!) for the Holidays
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 57
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Being the Peace
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Reunions
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Together Time
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Read Aloud
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Grand Bazaar
GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - 73
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Resources
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GRAND Magazine - November/December 2008 - Grand Finale
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