Andy and Linda are best friends and next-door neighbors. They are in third grade and have the best time together! This book features three brand new stories of Andy and Linda’s adventures, including building an obstacle course, learning about space, and finding a lost dog. This book tackles common childhood themes of overcoming fears, enjoying learning about new subjects, and taking responsibility. This is a great book to read with your child and discuss similar situations they’ve run into.
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I was born as Amy Querido in Miami, Florida, in 1950, the youngest of four of a father from New York and a mother from Georgia. After graduating from Miami Edison High School in 1968 and the University of South Florida four years later, I spent a 37-year career teaching middle and high school students, mainly English and reading, and earning a Master’s in Education from the University of Louisville in 1993. Teaching was a passion of mine. Teaching about the Holocaust was another passion. I combined those two passions in my classroom, teaching the Holocaust as part of my curriculum. I used novels written by authors who based their books on fact, teaching about the Holocaust to students who had never been able to understand this period in history before. Those passions did not end with my teaching career. My first book, “Holocaust’s Child” is their product. Writing their stories and spending time with these 10 survivors was a dream come true for me. Putting their life stories into historical context and telling how they came through such a horrific period in history and went on to lead productive lives has shown me how I must continue to teach others about the Holocaust and what I consider the important life lessons these 10 survivors can teach us.Now, in 2021, I realized another dream and published my first children’s book, “The Adventures of Andy & Linda.” I have worked with kids as young as 2 years old through high school and college-aged young adults teaching reading and English. Using my expertise in how children learn to read and creating new and relatable adventures, this book tackles common childhood themes of overcoming fears, enjoying learning about new subjects, and taking responsibility.