Things to help keep your family safe.
How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor: A Handbook for Parents
By Christopher M. Johnson, M.D.
Pediatrician Johnson takes the nonmedical layperson into the mindset of the physician examining a sick child for the first time. He demonstrates how doctors evaluate symptoms, interpret answers to patients' questions and decide on a course of treatment. This jargon-free guidebook will enable you to assist your child's doctor in the vital work of effectively caring for your child in health and illness. Available on Amazon.com for $18.95. Enter to win.
On this DVD, author and nationally-recognized pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon gives a lively and thought-provoking seminar on the pros and cons of vaccinating newborn babies and children. This engaging program provides viewers with easy to understand explanations on how the body's immune system works, why breastfeeding is important, natural ways to prevent childhood illness and more.
Available on Amazon.com for $19.95. Enter to win.
Predators and Child Molesters: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Keep Kids Safe
By Robin Sax
There is no crime that worries and sickens parents more than child sexual abuse. Sax, a veteran sex-crimes prosecutor and former Los Angeles deputy district attorney, answers 100 of the questions she has most often encountered in her 15 years of experience with this straightforward, clearly written guidebook. Available on Amazon.com for $17.98. Enter to win.
The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God, and Politics
By Shobha S. Krishnan, M.D.
This book is the first written for parents, teens and young adults that presents the options they need to know when faced with the decision of HPV inoculation. Dr. Krishnan, a longtime gynecologist and family physician and the mother of a young daughter, presents the most up-to-date information about the vaccine without the influence of pharmaceutical companies or other interest groups. Available on Amazon.com for $39.95. Enter to win.
Surviving a Disaster: Evacuation Strategies and Emergency Kits for Staying Alive
By Tony Nester
This guide takes readers through various scenarios and contains planning tips and emergency kits for surviving natural and manmade disasters. It explains how to formulate an escape plan to evacuate your home and what an evacuation entails, along with a straightforward approach to assembling emergency kits for the home, office and vehicle. There also is a special section on preparing children for a crisis and what their personal survival kits should contain. Available on Amazon.com for $12.95. Enter to win.
Fun, food and fashion
Funky Felt Crafts
By Carrie Anton
From American Girl, this book features more than 20 felt crafts for girls to enjoy. It offers easy, step-by-step instructions and full-color photos that show kids how to transform a simple piece of felt into accessories to wear, gifts to give, characters to cuddle and more. Available at store.americangirl.com for $9.95. Ages 8 and older. Enter to win.
Generation T: Beyond Fashion
By Megan Nicolay
The latest trend in being green is to recycle what you already have and turn it into something hip and new. This book is packed with 120 projects that show how to turn the humble yet ever-malleable T-shirt in dozens of new directions, such as baby gifts, pet accessories, stuff for the home, the car, the road and, of course, you! Available on Amazon.com for $15.95. Enter to win.
By Trula Magruder
Learn how to turn everyday treats into dazzling desserts with this cookbook. The book contains colorful step-by-step instructions for fancy treats that are as fun to eat as they are to make. The kit also comes with five cookie cutters and a section filled with pastry decorating tips. Available at store.americangirl.com for $17.95. Ages 9 and older. Enter to win.