“Starfish” is Lisa Fipps’ debut novel, and it’s a winner. Think Jennifer Weiner for middle grade readers and you will come close to picturing this book. It’s about Ellie, who is known as Splash for an unfortunate exclamation made by her older sister when she did a cannonball into the family pool at age five. It’s tough being a five-year-old and having your mother and everyone in your family berate you for your weight. The only one on Ellie’s side is her dad, but it’s not enough.Continue reading
“The Little Book of BIG Weight Loss: 31 Rules to Live By” by Bernadette Fisers is a little book, but the ideas — the rules — are simple, wise, and easy to follow. The rules will also lead to healthier eating on the whole.