How Children Succeed - by Paul Tough (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 231Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Children's StudiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAuthor: Paul ToughAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book A foremost journalist for "The New Yorker" and "The New York Times" reverses three decades of thinking about what creates successful children, solving the mysteries of why some succeed and others failNand of how to move individual children toward their full potential for success. Book Synopsis "Drop the flashcards--grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call."--People Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories--and the stories of the children they are trying to help--Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people's lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do--and do not--prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself. "Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it's a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall."--New York Times "I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids."--Slate From the Back Cover Drop the flashcards grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call. "People" Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in "How Children Succeed," Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control. "How Children Succeed" introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories and the stories of the children they are trying to help Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do and do not prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself. Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it s a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall. "New York Times" I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids. "Slate" PAUL TOUGH is the author of "Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada s Quest to Change Harlem and America." He has written about education, child development, and poverty in "The New Yorker" and in cover stories for the "New York Times Magazine," where he is a contributing writer. His journalism has also appeared in "Slate," "GQ," and "Esquire," and on "This American Life." Learn more at www.paultough.com or follow him on Twitter: @PaulTough. " Review Quotes "Drop the flashcards - grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call." --People Magazine "In this absorbing and important book, Tough explains why American children from both ends of the socioeconomic spectrum are missing out on these essential experiences. ... The book illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it's a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall." --Annie Murphy Paul, The New York Times Book Review "An engaging book that casts the school reform debate in a provocative new light. ... [Tough] introduces us to a wide-ranging cast of characters -- economists, psychologists, and neuroscientists among them -- whose work yields a compelling new picture of the intersection of poverty and education." --Thomas Toch, The Washington Monthly "Mr. Tough's new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character, combines compelling findings in brain research with his own first-hand observations on the front lines of school reform. He argues that the qualities that matter most to children's success have more to do with character - and that parents and schools can play a powerful role in nurturing the character traits that foster success. His book is an inspiration. It has made me less of a determinist, and more of an optimist." --Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail "How Children Succeed is a must-read for all educators. It's a fascinating book that makes it very clear that the conventional wisdom about child development is flat-out wrong." --School Leadership Briefing "I loved this book and the stories it told about children who succeed against big odds and the people who help them. ... It is well-researched, wonderfully written and thought-provoking." --Siobhan Curious, Classroom as Microcosm "How to Succeed takes readers on a high-speed tour of experimental schools and new research, all peppered with anecdotes about disadvantaged youths overcoming the odds, and affluent students meeting enough resistance to develop character strengths." --James Sweeney, Cleveland Plain Dealer "[This] wonderfully written new book reveals a school improvement measure in its infancy that has the potential to transform our schools, particularly in low-income neighborhoods." --Jay Mathews, Washington Post "Nurturing successful kids doesn't have to be a game of chance. There are powerful new ideas out there on how best to equip children to thrive, innovations that have transformed schools, homes, and lives. Paul Tough has scoured the science and met the people who are challenging what we thought we knew about childhood and success. And now he has written the instruction manual. Every parent should read this book - and every policymaker, too." -- Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit"I wish I could take this compact, powerful, clear-eyed, beautifully written book and put it in the hands of every parent, teacher and politician. At its core is a notion that is electrifying in its originality and its optimism: that character -- not cognition -- is central to success, and that character can be taught. How Children Succeed will change the way you think about children. But more than that: it will fill you with a sense of what could be." --Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here"Turning the conventional wisdom about child development on its head, New York Times Magazine editor Tough argues that non-cognitive skills (persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence) are the most critical to success in school and life....Well-written and bursting with ideas, this will be essential reading for anyone who cares about childhood in America." --STARRED Kirkus Reviews"This American Life contributor Tough (Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America) tackles new theories on childhood education with a compelling style that weaves in personal details about his own child and childhood. Personal narratives of administrators, teachers, students, single mothers, and scientists lend support to the extensive scientific studies Tough uses to discuss a new, character-based learning approach." --Publishers Weekly About The Author PAUL TOUGH is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. He has written extensively about education, child development, and poverty in cover stories for the New York Times Magazine, and in The New Yorker, Slate, GQ, Esquire, and the New York Times.
Little Blue Truck's Beep-Along Book ( Little Blue Truck) by Alice Schertle (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inches (W) x 2.1 Inches (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 8Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: TransportationSeries Title: Little Blue TruckFormat: Board BookPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Alice SchertleAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Sing, play, and beep along with Little Blue Truck and friends in this interactive board book with a built-in plush truck that beeps. Book Synopsis If you're happy and you know it, beep along! With this new take on the classic sing-along song, kids can interact with their favorite Little Blue Truck and beep his horn while they visit with all his farm animal friends. Colorful illustrations, bouncy rhyme, and a cuddly truck with built-in squeaker make this a perfect interactive choice for play time and story time. About The Author Alice Schertle is a poet and the author of the best-selling Little Blue Truck books and many other books for young readers. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of the best-selling Little Blue Truck books, as well as many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote. She divides her time between New Mexico and Minnesota.
Little Blue Truck Farm Sticker Fun! (Paperback) by Alice Schertle
Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inches (W) x .2 Inches (D)Weight: .2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Animals / Farm AnimalsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Alice SchertleAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book The leaves are turning and it's time for fall. Youngsters are invited to join Little Blue Truck and all his friends as they celebrate all the magic of autumn. This jam-packed book includes more than 50 stickers and fun activities including coloring, seeking, and mazes that reinforce simple concepts. Full color. Consumable. Book Synopsis Count, color, match, and more with the #1 New York Times bestselling Little Blue Truck in this interactive sticker activity book! The leaves are turning and it's time for fall: red, yellow, orange and . . . Blue? Come along with Little Blue Truck and all his friends as they pick apples, decorate pumpkins, make costumes, and celebrate all the magic of autumn. This jam-packed book includes four pages of stickers and loads of fun activities. From coloring to counting, seeking, searching, mazes, and more . . . get ready for a fun-filled fall on the farm with Little Blue Truck! Don't miss Blue's bedtime ride in Good Night, Little Blue Truck and his trip to the city in Little Blue Truck Leads the Way. Review Quotes Schertle's (All You Need for a Beach) rhyming stanzas are succinct, and she gives readers plenty of opportunities to chime in with animal and vehicle noises; colored, standout fonts highlight these sounds for extra effect. McElmurry's (Mad About Plaid) gouaches recall the heyday of Golden Books in their combination of vividness, naïveté and sweetness, and her rich palette achieves verisimilitude that is no less satisfying for being nostalgic. --Publishers Weekly, starred review (4/28/08) About The Author ALICE SCHERTLE is an award-winning poet whose much-loved books for children include All You Need for a Beach and All You Need for a Snowman. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.JILL MCELMURRY is the celebrated illustrator of Our Nest by Reeve Lindbergh as well as her own Mad About Plaid and I'm NOT a Baby! She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Great Balls of Cheese - by Michelle Buffardi (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 7.2 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: 1.05 PoundsNumber of Pages: 127Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Specific IngredientsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Michelle BuffardiAge Range: AdultBook theme: DairyLanguage: English About the Book The first cookbook to bring cheese balls back into style--with contemporary flavor combinations and adorable designs too Book Synopsis Remember the nut-covered, pink-colored cheese balls served at grandma's house for the holidays? Well, these are not your grandma's cheese balls. Updated for contemporary tastes, Michelle Buffardi's cheese balls come in both savory and sweet flavors, like cheddar, blue cheese, and Buffalo wing sauce, or Bing cherry, rum, and pecan. And cheese balls are just part of the story. Many of the recipes, photographed in gorgeous full color, are in adorable shapes for all kinds of occasions, such as an Easter egg, Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ornament, or a football for a Super Bowl party. Other designs are just plain fun, like the Nacho Cat, a Wise and Cheesy Owl, or one that looks like a pizza fresh from the oven. There is so much interest in bringing old-fashioned foods back into style, and this is no exception. Perfect for food lovers with crafty flair or anyone who loves to entertain, this book, with more than fifty inventive recipes and designs, is sure to be turned to again and again. Review Quotes "Pages and pages of nothing but cheese balls. No doubt this terrific book is just rolling off the shelf." -Amy Sedaris Buffardi transforms the tired cheese ball into a versatile make-ahead appetizer. Fun party food for the entertainer with a sense of humor.-Library Journal About The Author MICHELLE BUFFARDI previously worked at MarthaStewart.com, programming and writing crafts, holiday, and food content, and currently works at FoodNetwork.com and CookingChannelTV.com as a writer and editor.
Mustache Baby (Board Book) (Bridget Heos)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 6.7 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Humorous Stories, Family / New Baby, Family / SiblingsFormat: Board BookPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Bridget HeosAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his parents have to figure out if it's a good-guy mustache or a bad-guy mustache in this hilarious board book about the heroic and villainous side of one hairy baby. Book Synopsis When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his family takes it in stride. They are reassured when he nobly saves the day in imaginary-play sessions as a cowboy or cop and his mustache looks good-guy great. But as time passes, their worst fears are confirmed when little Billy's mustache starts to curl up at the ends in a suspiciously villainous fashion. Sure enough, "Billy's disreputable mustache led him into a life of dreadful crime." Plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor and cartoonish illustrations make this sturdy board book the perfect baby gift for a dad with a mustache--or a sense of humor! Review Quotes Occasional badness has never been so good.--Kirkus The book's oddball sense of humor is unflagging.--Publishers Weekly A mustached baby will surely make audiences howl during read-alouds.--Booklist Online You never know what you'll get in the delivery room, and something isn't quite right with this new baby. . . . Heos's offbeat tale muses on the possibilities, playing off parental hope and panicky nightmares.--New York Times Book Review [This] book bristles with appealing humor.--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksQuirky, silly fun.--School Library Journal About The Author Bridget Heos is the author of thirteen young adult nonfiction books, including Mustache Baby Meets His Match. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and sons. Visit her website at www.authorbridgetheos.com. Joy Ang is the illustrator of I Will Not Read This Book and Mustache Baby Meets His Match and has worked in the comic and gaming industries. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Visit her website at www.joyang.ca.
The Little Book of Big What-Ifs - by Renata Liwska (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.6 Inches (H) x 7.2 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Imagination & PlayFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Renata LiwskaAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book In this charming, whimsical book, "New York Times"-bestselling author Liwska explores "what if" scenarios from silly to serious, gently examining the curiosities of everyday life with humor and imagination. Full color. Book Synopsis What if your imagination runs wild? New York Times bestselling creator Renata Liwska explores "what if" scenarios from silly to serious, examining the curiosities of everyday life and celebrating the power of imagination. Ideal for children 3-7 who are stuck inside or learning to cope with new uncertainties, The Little Book of Big What-Ifs is perfect for fans of I Wish You More and The Quiet Book. Every day is filled with opportunities to wonder . . . what if? In this charming book of big questions for little readers, New York Times bestselling creator Renata Liwska explores scenarios that span the spectrum from silly to serious, gently examining both the anxieties and curiosities of everyday life. Wondering what might happen helps expand our imaginations, whether the options are humorous or thought-provoking--or both! So: what if . . . you turned the page? Review Quotes "[O]pen-ended queries and tender, soft-edged artwork operate in tandem to depict familiar circumstances with whimsical, imagination-stirring possibilities....A sweet and thoughtful selection." --School Library Journal "[T]enderly humorous." --Kirkus About The Author Renata Liwska lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is the illustrator of the NYT bestseller The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood. She also illustrated its sequel The Loud Book, and the The Christmas Quiet Book. Renata has written and illustrated Red Wagon and Little Panda. www.RenataLiwska.com
The Hangman's Daughter (Reprint, Reissue) (Paperback) by Oliver Potzsch
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.7 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 435Genre: Fiction + Literature ThemesSub-Genre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Types of Characters, Religion + BeliefsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLINAuthor: Oliver PotzschAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Set in the mid-1600s in the Bavarian town of Schongau, a hangman, Jakob Kuisl, is asked to find out whether an ominous tattoo found on a dying boy means that witchcraft has come to town in this first book of The Hangman's Daughter series. Book Synopsis Magdalena, the clever and headstrong daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl, lives with her father outside the village walls and is destined to be married off to another hangman's son--except that the town physician's son is hopelessly in love with her. And her father's wisdom and empathy are as unusual as his despised profession. It is 1659, the Thirty Years' War has finally ended, and there hasn't been a witchcraft mania in decades. But now, a drowning and gruesomely injured boy, tattooed with the mark of a witch, is pulled from a river and the villagers suspect the local midwife, Martha Stechlin.Jakob Kuisl is charged with extracting a confession from her and torturing her until he gets one. Convinced she is innocent, he, Magdalena, and her would-be suitor to race against the clock to find the true killer. Approaching Walpurgisnacht, when witches are believed to dance in the forest and mate with the devil, another tattooed orphan is found dead and the town becomes frenzied. More than one person has spotted what looks like the devil--a man with a hand made only of bones. The hangman, his daughter, and the doctor's son face a terrifying and very real enemy. Taking us back in history to a place where autopsies were blasphemous, coffee was an exotic drink, dried toads were the recommended remedy for the plague, and the devil was as real as anything, The Hangman's Daughter is the rollicking start to an exciting new series of historical mysteries, bringing to cinematic life the sights, sounds, and smells of seventeenth-century Bavaria, telling the engrossing story of a compassionate hangman who will live on in readers' imaginations long after they've put down the novel. From the Back Cover Simon turned the boy on his belly. With a vigorous tug he ripped open the shirt on the back as well. A groan went through the crowd. Beneath one shoulder blade there was a palm-size sign of a kind that Simon had never seen before a washed-out purple circle with a cross protruding from the bottom: For a moment, there was total silence on the pier. Then the first screams rose. Witchcraft! There s witchcraft involved! Somebody bawled: The witches have come back to Schongau! They re getting our kids! " Review Quotes Readers who like a plot-driven story with identifiable heroes and villains will be drawn to this ambitious novel. And unlike some stories in the genre, The Hangman's Daughter only gets better as the climax approaches -- an exciting duel between the hangman and his nemesis. It truly delivers the thing so many of us look for in our novels: entertainment. --BookPage This work seamlessly merges brutality and compassion, and its elegant plot, appealing characters and satisfying conclusion will keep the reader wide awake and turning pages well into the night. -- Shelf Awareness for ReadersThe translator has done very well by the author; both setting and characters are vividly drawn, making for a compelling read . . . Based on the author's research into his own family history, this novel offers a rare glimpse into a less commonly seen historical setting. If you liked Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, give this a try. --Library Journal Xpress [Pötzsch's] novel reads quite vividly . . . Based on the author's family history, this excellent story brings 17th-century Bavaria alive with all its fears, superstitions and politics. Jacob Kuisl is not your ordinary hangman, and readers will root for him and his search for the truth. There's enough 'unreality' in the evil of superstitions that this novel may appeal to fantasy readers, and the twists and turns of the plot will appeal to mystery fans.--School Library Journal A brilliantly-researched and exciting story of a formative era of history when witches were hunted and the inquisitors had little belief in their methods beyond their effect in pacifying superstitious townspeople . . . Pötzsch, actually descended from a line of hangmen, delivers a fantastically fast-paced read, rife with details on the social and power structures in the town as well as dichotomy between university medicine and the traditional remedies, which are skillfully communicated through character interactions, particularly that of Magdalena and Simon. The shocking motivations from unlikely players provide for a twist that will leave readers admiring this complex tale from a talented new voice. --Publishers Weekly This novel has been popular in Germany since its 2008 publication there, and it's easy to see why . . . [Pötzsch] does an excellent job of telling the story and supplying the historical backdrop. And his characters . . . are extremely well drawn and believable. Kudos, too, to translator Chadeayne, who retains the story's German flavor while rendering the text in smooth and highly readable English. Readers of historical fiction should find this very much to their liking. --Booklist I loved every page, character and plot twist of The Hangman's Daughter, an inventive historical novel about a 17th-century hangman's quest to save a witch--from himself. --Scott Turow About The Author Oliver Pötzsch, born in 1970, was for years a radio personality for Bavarian radio and a screenwriter for Bavarian Public Television. He is himself a descendent of the Kuisls, the well-known line of Bavarian executioners that inspired the novel. He lives with his family in Munich.Lee Chadeayne is a former classical musician and college professor. He was one of the charter members of the American Literary Translators Association and is editor-in-chief of ALTA News.
The Way Things Work Now (Hardcover) by David Macaulay
Dimensions (Overall): 10.9 Inches (H) x 8.8 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: 3.55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: TechnologySub-Genre: GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: David MacaulayAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book The sweeping new update to the worldwide bestseller, The New Way Things Work includes all new sections on the technology that most impacts our everyday lives. Book Synopsis A New York Times Bestseller Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth. An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index. What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills? Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters? Macaulay explains them all. Review Quotes Amazon Best Children's Books of the Year: NonFiction San Francisco Chronicle Best of 2016 New York Times Bestseller "... long-awaited update to one of the more original books ever printed." --School Library Journal * "Macaulay's brilliantly designed, engagingly informal diagrams and cutaways bring within the grasp of even casual viewers a greater understanding of the technological wonders of both past and present. Necessary for every library, personal or otherwise."--Kirkus, starred review Praise for The Way Things Work "The Way Things Work is a superb achievement. It is a very handsome book, a fascinating collection of riddles and a sound educational accomplishment that, while explaining in words and pictures - mostly pictures - some of the mysteries of physics, makes you smile, and often laugh. The author is honest enough to say that the book was intended for children of all ages, and brilliant enough to make all its readers feel brighter than they ever thought they could be."--The New York Times "The Way Things Work is not the only book that has tried to explain modern mysteries, but it's the best. Macaulay's explanations are lucid; they are also fun. He includes visual puns, running jokes, a cast of thousands of tiny participants in on and around the machines, choirs of angels and lots of big woolly mammoths."--Boston Globe "Keep the book a secret from your kids for a while and study up on the explanations of questions you're anticipating. Let Macaulay make you look smarter than you think you are. The kids will certainly be impressed - and you'll be getting a real education in the bargain."--The Los Angeles Times "An astonishing tour-de-force by the architect-turned-author who has given us Cathedral and City." --Kirkus "This is a work of mammoth imagination, energy, and humor. It justifies every critic's belief that information and entertainment are not mutually exclusive - good nonfiction is storytelling at its best." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review "Combining the tongue-in-cheek observations of a budding prehistoric engineer with acute descriptions of the functioning of mechanical and electrical machines, Macaulay has produced a superb volume."--The Horn Book, starred review "A book to be treasured as both a browsing item and as a gold mine of reference information."--School Library Journal, starred review About The Author David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies and has been translated into many languages. Macaulay has garnered awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor. Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish his books. David Macaulay lives in Vermont.
Martha Manual : How to Do (Almost) Everything - by Martha Stewart (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inch (W) x 1.4 Inch (D)Weight: 3.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: House + Home, Crafts + HobbiesSub-Genre: Do-It-Yourself, General, Cleaning, Caretaking & OrganizingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Martha StewartAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book From America's best known and most trusted authority on all things domestic, a fully illustrated guide on how to do everything: including organizing and decorating, cleaning and caring for your home and garden, celebrating, hosting, achieving career goals, and managing finances--and much more Book Synopsis Essential life skills from America's most trusted lifestyle expert--together in one beautiful and practical handbook, with hundreds of ideas, instructions, and inspirations Martha Stewart is America's go-to source for the best answers to nearly every question. As an authority on the many worlds upon which she's built her domestic empire, she can advise on everything from creating a cutting garden and setting the table to playing classic lawn games or building a campfire. Whether it's organizing, celebrating, cleaning, decorating, or any number of other life skills, these are the time-tested, Martha-approved strategies for frequent challenges and basic how-to knowledge that everyone should have at the ready. Also included are plenty of solutions for the not-so-common conundrums, such as how to transport a decorated cake, bathe a cat, or fold an American flag. With hundreds of expert tips and useful insights in an easy-to-follow format, this is the manual you need to learn how to do everything--the Martha way.
Camp - by Kayla Miller (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 213Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Social ThemesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Kayla MillerAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: Humorous, FriendshipLanguage: English About the Book From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller comes a graphic novel about venturing off to summer camp for the first time and stepping out of one's comfort zone, navigating new experiences, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Book Synopsis From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller comes a graphic novel about venturing off to summer camp for the first time and stepping out of one's comfort zone, navigating new experiences, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Olive and Willow are happy campers! Or are they? Olive is sure she'll have the best time at summer camp with her friend Willow - but while Olive makes quick friends with the other campers, Willow struggles to form connections and latches on to the only person she knows - Olive. It's s'more than Olive can handle! The stress of being Willow's living security blanket begins to wear on Olive and before long...the girls aren't just fighting, they may not even be friends by the time camp is over. Will the two be able to patch things up before the final lights out? The New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller has created an emotional and honest story about navigating new experiences, learning to step outside one's comfort zone, and the satisfaction of blazing your own trails. Looking for more of Olive's adventures? Check out the companion books Click and Act. Review Quotes NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Miller tells a story that isn't often told - that of an overbearing friendship that threatens to develop into codependency"--New York Times Book Review "There's nothing more irksome than going to camp with a close friend and getting dumped in favor of a bunch of new kids--unless it's going to camp with a close friend and having her turn clingy and jealous when you try to talk to anyone else."--Wall Street Journal "Fans of the first book, Click (2018), will especially appreciate this all-around excellent summer read." --Booklist "[A] sweet summer camp story about friendship in a multicultural setting." --Kirkus About The Author Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Click, Camp, and Act. They have a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Kayla lives and works in New York. www.kayla-miller.com. Twitter and Instagram @kayke.
Weber's Ultimate Grilling : A Step-by-Step Guide to Barbecue Genius - by Jamie Purviance (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.9 Inches (H) x 8.7 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: 3.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Methods, EntertainingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Jamie PurvianceAge Range: AdultBook theme: Outdoor, Barbecue & GrillingLanguage: English About the Book The most highly instructive and visually engaging grilling book on the market, from the experts at Weber, with more than 100 all-new recipes and over 800 photos Book Synopsis From the experts at Weber, the must-have guide for total grill mastery, with 100 all-new recipes and more than 800 inspiring and instructive photos This is your new go-to companion from the most trusted name in grilling. Much more than just a recipe collection, Weber's Ultimate Grilling is an entirely new take on grilling today, with every recipe step visually depicted in full-color photography. With these extensively tested recipes, anyone--from amateur to ace--can be a barbecue genius. Foundational recipes for popular grilled foods--steak, burgers, pork chops, ribs, chicken breasts and wings, and salmon fillets--are masterfully explained in this keepsake classroom-in-a-book. "Flavor Bomb" spreads offer inspiring, weeknight-friendly recipe ideas for how to create wonderful variations of the most-loved grilled foods. And fun food science facts, along with infographics, illustrations, and tips, help you get the absolute best results every time. About The Author JAMIE PURVIANCE is one of America's top grilling experts and Weber's master griller. He is the author of numerous cookbooks including Weber's Way to Grill and has appeared as a grilling authority on the TODAY show and Good Morning America.
How to Be a Good Creature : A Memoir in Thirteen Animals - by Sy Montgomery (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Nature, Family + RelationshipsSub-Genre: AnimalsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Sy MontgomeryAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals--her friends--who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green. Book Synopsis A New York Times bestseller! National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals--her friends--who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green. Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals--Sy's friends--and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world. Review Quotes "Montgomery's lyrical storytelling and resonant lessons on how animals can enhance our humanity result in a tender, intelligent literary memoir."--Publishers Weekly "The National Geographic channel meets memoir in this brief, compelling examination of what animals can teach us about ourselves."--Kirkus "Mongtomery's gorgeously illustrated memoir is a must-read for animal lovers of every age."--HelloGiggles "Filled with fascinating stories of encounters and relationships with animals in various locations, this moving memoir will leave readers thinking about life on Earth, the creatures we share the planet with, and that 'brilliance' we have yet to fully understand."--School Library Journal "How to Be a Good Creature should be required reading. A superbly crafted memoir, this book brims with wonder, empathy, and emotion. It stands as a vivid reminder of the deep and necessary connection we share with all living things."--Nick Jans, author of A Wolf Called Romeo "How to Be a Good Creature is one of the most moving books I have ever read. Sy Montgomery's open honesty about her life allows her to find guidance from the unlikeliest creatures, and in their own ways these animals speak with the same spiritual purity as she speaks to us in this breathtaking work."--Bob Tarte, author of Enslaved by Ducks "I don't know anyone whose animal empathies and scientific bona fides I admire more than Montgomery's--from the curiosity she holds for a tarantula to the tender longing she has for an octopus. Told with characteristic humility and gorgeous language, How to Be a Good Creature is a remarkable achievement."--Eliot Schrefer, author of Endangered, a National Book Award finalist "A truly beautiful book about life, family, loss, and love."--Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals "How to Be a Good Creature is a rare jewel, full of empathy and the profound wisdom Sy has received from animals she has loved over her extraordinary lifetime. This sweet book is a triumphant masterpiece that I'm recommending to everyone."--Stacey O'Brien, author of Wesley the Owl "This is a beautiful book--essential reading for anyone who loves animals and knows how much they can teach us about being human."--Gwen Cooper, author of Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder About The Author Researching films, articles, and over twenty books, Sy Montgomery has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, three honorary degrees, and many other awards.
Cupcakes, Cookies, & Pie, Oh My! (Original) (Paperback) by Karen Tack
Dimensions (Overall): 9.9 Inches (H) x 9 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)Weight: 1.9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 239Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Holiday, Courses + Dishes / Desserts, EntertainingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Karen TackAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The "New York Times"-bestselling authors of "Hello, Cupcake!" and "What's New, Cupcake?" are back, applying their wacky imagination not just to cupcakes, but to cookies, pies, cakes, and much more. Book Synopsis Hello, Cupcake! inspired millions to become cupcake artists and launched an international sensation. Now the talented pair who started it all returns, with projects that are more hilarious, more spectacular, more awe-inspiring--and as easy as ever.But they don't stop at cupcakes. No sweet treat is safe from their ingenuity: refrigerator cookies, pound cakes, pie dough, cheesecakes, bar cookies, and Jell-O are all transformed into amazing and playful desserts. There's something for everybody in this book, and every single item you need can be found in the neighborhood supermarket or convenience store. Playing with your food has never been so exciting.Karen Tack and Alan Richardson have appeared on TV with Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and Paula Deen and have been featured many times on NBC's Today as well as in America's top magazines. From the Back Cover Step It Up! red hot rolled wafer cookie cupcake red paper liner red decorating sugar gum stick white chocolate coated graham cracker " About The Author KAREN TACK and ALAN RICHARDSON are the best-selling authors of Hello, Cupcake!, What's New, Cupcake?, Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh My!, and Cake My Day!Using ordinary candy and snacks, a few everyday kitchen tools, a little good old fashioned ingenuity, and a dollop of fun, the two have turned the cake decorating world on its head. They have been working together for two decades to create sophisticated yet comical treats for the covers of America's favorite magazines.Their appearances on The Martha Stewart Show, The Rachael Ray Show, CBS's The Early Show, and many appearances on the TODAY Show have made them America's cupcake celebrities. The two have toured cooking schools, festivals, expos, and state fairs across the country and love demonstrating how to be a candy detective and find the right candy for the right design.Called "the cake whisperer" by Gourmet, Karen trained at the Culinary Institute of America and worked in restaurant kitchens before following her passion for baking and pursuing a career in food styling.Alan, dubbed the "McGyver of Candy," studied at The Art Student's League and worked as an art director and photographer before his career in cookbooks. In 2005 Alan received both The Best International Cookbook Award and The Jane Grigson Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his work on The Breath of a Wok.
Before You (School And Library) (Rebecca Doughty)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 9.3 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Love + Romance, Humorous Stories, Imagination + PlayFormat: LibraryPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Rebecca DoughtyAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Through simple, yet lively text and whimsical illustration, the love from parent to child, or lover to lover, or friend to friend, is celebrated. The perfect gift for a loved one and fans of perennial favorites like I Like You and Guess How Much I Love You. Book Synopsis I was a flower with no pot I was a polka with no dot What did I do before you came along and changed the tune? Through simple, yet lively text and whimsical illustration, the love from parent to child, or lover to lover, or friend to friend, is celebrated. The perfect gift for baby showers, Valentine's Day, birthdays, weddings, and beyond. Before You also works perfectly as a comforting and joyful read-aloud for parents to tuck their children into bed with. For fans of perennial favorites like I Like You and Guess How Much I Love You. Review Quotes * "...[Doughty's] poem works just as well to describe a parent's love of his or her child as it does to express romantic affection." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review "...[Before You's] bounty of metaphors and clever depictions of them make it a boon for classroom use." --Kirkus About The Author Rebecca Doughty is the author/illustrator of Oh No! Time to Go!: A Book of Goodbyes and Some Helpful Tips to a Better World and a Happier Life. She has illustrated for numerous board books, gift books, and picture books, including One of Those Days. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband. Visit her website at www.rebeccadoughty.com.
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 6 Inches (H) x 6 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .62 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Concepts / Colors, Animals / General, Humorous Stories, Concepts / GeneralFormat: Board BookPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Mem FoxAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep? The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled story that comes complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations. Full color. Book Synopsis There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep? The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled story from acclaimed author Mem Fox and popular Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations, this book is sure to delight children of all ages, from the very young to those just beginning to read.
Weber's Greatest Hits : 125 Classic Recipes for Every Grill - by Jamie Purviance (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.9 Inches (H) x 8.6 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: 2.7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 318Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: MethodsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Jamie PurvianceAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The best recipes Weber has ever created collected into a single, must-have volume! Gorgeously photographed and curated from thousands of favorite Weber recipes over the decades, this treasury of 125 foolproof recipes is a resource grillers will turn to again and again. Book Synopsis All Killer, No Filler: The Absolute Best Weber Recipes Ever Published, in One Amazing Collection For decades, Weber grills have set the standard for backyard grills, and Weber's cookbooks have delighted grilling enthusiasts. But out of more than 2,000 total recipes for every kind of dish, which ones are the very best of the best? In the ultimate gift for every griller, from beginner to veteran, Weber rated, debated, and curated its entire recipe collection, with help from its most enthusiastic fans. Here in one gorgeous package are the ultimate go-to recipes for every occasion. The book includes all-new photography, fun stories from Weber's rich and often hilarious history, and special features such as the Top Ten Grilling Dos and Don'ts. Whether building a better burger or smoking competition-worthy ribs, Weber fans will delight in these classic standards and contemporary inspirations. Review Quotes "I hate you Jamie Purviance! Just as I was making a list of my favorite recipes for my next book, you published most of them in this book. If a cook wants the best recipes for the backyard, here they all are between two covers. And such beautiful photography. What an accomplishment!"--Meathead Goldwyn, author of Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling "Veteran food writer Jamie Purviance has crafted a stylish and singularly smart book based on 65 years of iconic Weber recipes, but with his own creative twists. Think big flavors, up-to-the-minute techniques, and photos that will make you hungry. Another compelling reason (not that you need one) to fire up your grill."--Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue Bible cookbook series and host of Project Smoke and Primal Grill on PBS About The Author JAMIE PURVIANCE is the master griller and recipe authority for Weber. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, he is the author of more than 15 Weber cookbooks, including Weber's Way to Grill, a New York Times bestseller.
Fiestas : Tidbits, Margaritas & More - by Marcela Valladolid (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 7.2 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Beverages, Entertaining, Courses & DishesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Marcela ValladolidAge Range: AdultBook theme: Appetizers, Alcoholic, GeneralLanguage: English About the Book Mexican-inspired cocktails and appetizers from the long-time Food Network host Book Synopsis Marcela Valladolid loves to entertain guests at her beautiful home in San Diego, and just as she did in Casa Marcela, this book captures the spirit of her hybrid Mexican-American upbringing in vibrant and mouthwatering recipes. Picadillo Lettuce Cups are topped with avocado and lime and make for perfect finger food; Spicy Chimichurri and Jalapeño-Cilantro Aioli are the perfect addition to a crudite platter; the classic panzanella salad is updated with tomatillos, panela cheese, and pork rinds; and vegetarian options include Chickpea Ceviche Tostadas and Sweet Potato Chipotle Hummus. Of course there are plenty of cocktails, too--Strawberry Basil Cardamom Margaritas, a Mexican-inspired Old-fashioned, Orange Cinnamon Sour, and the Kalimotxo, a red wine and Mexican Coke sangria. About The Author MARCELA VALLADOLID is a longtime Food Network host, first for five seasons of her own show, Mexican Made Easy, then co-host of the Emmy-nominated The Kitchen. She is now a judge on Best Baker in America.
Girl in the Garden (Reprint) (Paperback) (Melanie Wallace)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 234Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Melanie WallaceAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book This "exceptional novel"* about an abandoned young woman and her infant son, the townspeople who provide them with shelter, and the secrets that all of them are keeping is now available in paperback. *Ron Rash, author of Serena and Above the Waterfall Book Synopsis "Soulful and exquisite, this novel blooms with the beauty of humanity."--Shelf Awareness "In this exceptional novel, Melanie Wallace conveys the depths and complexities of life in a seemingly uneventful New England village. The Girl in the Garden strikingly affirms Eudora Welty's belief 'that one place understood helps us understand all other places better.'"--Ron Rash, author of Serena and Above the Waterfall "Powerful...A quiet, contemplative novel that builds slowly and leaves a lasting impact."--Publishers Weekly When June arrives on the coast of New England, baby in arms, an untrustworthy man by her side, Mabel--who rents them a cabin--senses trouble. A few days later, the girl and her child are abandoned. June is soon placed with Mabel's friend, Iris, in town, and her life becomes entwined with a number of locals who have known each other for decades: a wealthy recluse with a tragic past; a widow in mourning; a forsaken daughter returning for the first time in years, with a stranger in tow; and a kindly WWII veteran who serves as the town's sage. Surrounded by the personal histories and secrets of others, June finds the way forward for herself and her son becoming determined by the others' pasts, including loves--and crimes--from years ago. In vivid, nuanced prose, Melanie Wallace--"a writer with a tender regard for the marginal, the missing, and the lost" (Hilary Mantel)--explores the time-tested bonds of a small community, the healing power of friendship and love, and whether the wrongs of the past can ever be made right. Review Quotes "In this exceptional novel, Melanie Wallace conveys the depths and complexities of life in a seemingly uneventful New England village. The Girl in the Garden strikingly affirms Eudora Welty's belief 'that one place understood helps us understand all other places better.'" --Ron Rash, author of Serena and Above the Waterfall About The Author MELANIE WALLACE is the author of The Housekeeper, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize, and Blue Horse Dreaming, which was long-listed (in translation, as Sauvages) for France's Prix Femina.
Stick and Stone (Hardcover) by Beth Ferry
Dimensions (Overall): 9.25 Inches (H) x 9.45 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 48Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Humorous StoriesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Beth FerryAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book New York Times best-selling duo Stick and Stone are STICKing together in this hilarious and heartwarming picture book that proves once and for all why best friends ROCK! From beloved picture book creators Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld, perfect for fans of Kelly DiPucchio and Jory John. Book Synopsis New York Times best-selling duo Stick and Stone are STICKing together in this hilarious and heartwarming picture book that proves once and for all why best friends ROCK! From beloved picture book creators Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld, perfect for fans of Kelly DiPucchio and Jory John. When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, a friendship is born. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor? With simple rhyming text, subtle messages of kindness and compassion, and Tom Lichtenheld's signature charm, this delightful story about making and helping friends will enchant readers young and old because it's never too early--or too late--to stick up for your friends. Review Quotes "These two characters are a delight to know...and the irresistible cadence of the text should make this a repeat favorite." --Booklist * "This warm and tender story of two BFFs is made even more enjoyable by the charming, textured tan and blue illustrations . . . the text, suitable for beginning readers, sweetly expresses what it is to be and to have a good friend." --School Library Journal, starred review "Ferry adds zip to the best-friends-forever theme with plenty of sly puns...and Lichtenheld conveys significant expressiveness through the characters' dot eyes and small smiles...The use of instantly recognizable objects as characters gives the story universal appeal, and Ferry makes its moral unmissable." --Publishers Weekly "A light, enjoyable approach to a recognizable narrative about making--and helping--friends." --Kirkus "Preschoolers looking for a model of good friendship need look no further. Kindness rules the day, and humor, rather than obvious lesson-teaching, moves the story along." --Horn Book Magazine About The Author Beth Ferry loves to wander, explore, and mainly laze on the shore, but only in the summer. She enjoyed writing Stick and Stone so much that she's decided to stick with writing picture books. She lives with her husband and three children by the beach in Allenwood, New Jersey. Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator of New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, and Shark vs. Train. He lives in Geneva, Illinois. Visit his website at www.tomlichtenheld.com.
Antoni in the Kitchen - by Antoni Porowski & Mindy Fox (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 8.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 2.47 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Individual Chefs & RestaurantsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Antoni Porowski & Mindy FoxAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The food guru and breakout star of the Netflix smash hit Queer Eye unveils the stylishly accessible, healthy recipes fans have been waiting for. Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! *One of Food & Wine's Essential New Cookbooks for Fall* *One of Eater's Best Fall Cookbooks 2019* *One of Amazon's Best Cookbooks for Fall 2020* "Antoni has a love of food equal to my own. From his Johnny's Queso Blanco (you can never go wrong with melted cheese) to his Polish Hangover Soup (I'm sure this will come in very handy) and all of his desserts, I can't wait to explore the mind and creativity of this extremely hot chef." --Chrissy Teigen Antoni Porowski, the food and wine guru on Netflix's sensation Queer Eye, meets people where they live--literally. With appealing vulnerability, he shows cooks of all levels how to become more confident and casual in the kitchen. The verve and naturalness of his approach earned raves from Food & Wine and Bon Appétit to GQ and the New York Times, which noted his dishes prove that "sometimes simple is anything but simplistic." Some of the recipes in this book are weeknight healthyish meals, while others are perfect for off-the-cuff entertaining. Visual stunners, they're often composed of fewer than five ingredients. Whether Bastardized Easy Ramen; Malaysian Chili Shrimp; Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto; or Salty Lemon Squares, all are visual stunners and can be carried off with panache, even by beginners. Review Quotes "Antoni has a love of food equal to my own. From his Johnny's Queso Blanco (you can never go wrong with melted cheese) to his Polish Hangover Soup (I'm sure this will come in very handy) and all of his desserts, I can't wait to explore the mind and creativity of this extremely hot chef." --Chrissy Teigen "Full of enthusiasm, warmth, and joy. From the simplest radishes in pink-peppercorn butter to a classic grilled cheese with tomato bisque to an innovative turkey kefte, the book shows a knowledge of techniques and an intrepid spirit in the kitchen." --Jacques Pépin "Antoni's enthusiasm for food is infectious. Approachable and easy, these recipes will inspire anyone to get into the kitchen." --Padma Lakshmi "Antoni's culinary skills are prodigious, but what makes him special is the key ingredient that makes Queer Eye special: heart." --Ted Allen "Antoni is a born storyteller. His ability to convert even the most cynical eater to the simple, relatable joys of good food is what makes this cookbook special. Whether you're a seasoned pro or in need of a culinary makeover, I dare you NOT to fall in love with Antoni!" --Gail Simmons, food expert, TV host, and author of Bringing It Home "The cook, the book, the recipes--Charmers all! From soups and stews that take us back to his Polish childhood to of-the-moment diragus with oozy eggs, marinated watermelon bites, or an olive oil Bundt cake with pecan streusel, Antoni brings warmth, style, and a very personal take to easy, simple foods made to share." --Dorie Greenspan, author of Everyday Dorie "Playful with a hit of sophistication, Antoni in the Kitchen is the next best thing to getting a full-on Queer Eye cooking makeover." --Christina Tosi, chef-owner of Milk Bar "Cooking's highest power is to make us feel connected. Antoni reminds us of this on screen, and now on the page. I can't wait to cook so many of the things in these pages, starting with the meatloaf with the entire block of cheddar cheese tucked inside of it." --Julia Turshen, author of Now & Again and Small Victories and host of Keep Calm and Cook On About The Author ANTONI POROWSKI is the Emmy Award-winning food and wine expert on the Netflix hit show Queer Eye. A television personality, chef, and model, he has worked as a food consultant and sommelier. He lives in New York City.MINDY FOX is a writer and editor who has authored and co-authored many cookbooks. She lives in Portland, Maine.
Deep and Dark and Dangerous (Reprint) (Paperback) by Mary Downing Hahn
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 5.22 Inches (W) x .54 Inches (D)Weight: .38 PoundsNumber of Pages: 187Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Horror + Ghost StoriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Mary Downing HahnAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book Ali finds an old photograph and recognizes her mother and her aunt as children, but a third person has been torn out of the picture. Who could it be? Then Ali meets Sissy, a mean and spiteful girl who has a secret. Could it have something to do with the old photo? Book Synopsis Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this supernatural tale, where the long-buried secret of a young girl's death in a canoe accident relentlessly makes its way to the surface of an idyllic vacation. A family secret is at the root of Mary Downing Hahn's story of supernatural events in Maine. Thirteen-year-old Ali is eager to spend her vacation with Aunt Dulcie, helping to care for her little niece, Emma, in the lake house where Dulcie and Claire, Ali's mother, spent summers. Claire, who is phobic about water, is dead set against her going but is forced to agree. The vacation by the lake turns unpleasant when Ali and Emma meet a mean, spiteful kid named Sissy. Emma idolizes and imitates Sissy, becoming bratty and hostile and accepting Sissy's dangerous dares. Sissy keeps talking about Teresa, a girl who drowned under mysterious circumstances when Claire and Dulcie were kids. At first Ali thinks Sissy is just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry: she is the ghost of Teresa and blames Claire and Dulcie for her death. Review Quotes "Signature spooky Hahn sends appropriate shivers up the reader's spine. . . satisfyingly chilly." --Kirkus Reviews"Hahn offers another eerie, suspenseful ghost story filled with family secrets." --Booklist "Classic mystery elements . . . add to the suspense and keep the well-plotted story moving along to a satisfying conclusion." --School Library Journal"A compact and approachable shiveriness . . . an easygoing vacation read." --Bulletin About The Author Mary Downing Hahn, a former children's librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories. Her work has won more than fifty child-voted state awards. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland. Visit her online at www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.
The Giver (Reprint, Media Tie In) - by Lois Lowry (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 225Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social Issues / Emotions + FeelingsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Lois LowryAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book In Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic, 12-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Book Synopsis In Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Review Quotes "A powerful and provocative novel"--The New York Times "Wrought with admirable skill -- the emptiness and menace underlying this Utopia emerge step by inexorable step: a richly provocative novel."--Kirkus, starred review "Lowry is once again in top form raising many questions while answering few, and unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "The simplicity and directness of Lowry's writing force readers to grapple with their own thoughts."-- Booklist, starred review "The theme of balancing the values of freedom and security is beautifully presented."-- The Horn Book Magazine, starred review About The Author Lois Lowry is a two-time Newbery Medal winner for Number the Stars (1990) and The Giver (1994), the first installment in the New York Times best-selling quartet that includes Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a 1769 farmhouse in Maine. Visit her website at www.loislowry.com.
Tons of Trucks (Hardcover) by Sue Fliess
Dimensions (Overall): 7 Inches (H) x 8.9 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: 1.25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 18Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Animals / General, Imagination + Play, Transportation / Cars + TrucksFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Sue FliessAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Big trucks, small, trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, and all kinds of other trucks can be found in this playful touch-and-move book. Filled with vibrant art and adorable characters, this book gives a hands-on tour of their favorite vehicle: TRUCKS! Full color. Book Synopsis Big trucks, small trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, and all kinds of other trucks can be found in this playful touch-and-move book. A backhoe scoops and digs, a cement truck spins, a tar truck oozes sticky tar, and tabs pull up and out to reveal surprises. The trucks eventually slow down for a rest, where little hands can lift the flaps to see animals snuggling up for sleepy-time--under a rising moon. Filled with vibrant art and adorable characters, this book gives a child everything he's looking for when he presses his face against the fence at a construction site! About The Author Sue Fliess is the author of Shoes for Me!, illustrated by Mike Laughead. She lives with her family in Northern California. Visit her website at www.suefliess.com.Betsy Snyder illustrated Haiku Baby, among other books, and she has many years' experience working in the juvenile gift market. Betsy lives near Cleveland, Ohio. Visit her website at www.betsysnyder.com.
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - by T S Eliot (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.85 Inch (W) x .47 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 56Genre: PoetrySub-Genre: EuropeanFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: T S EliotAge Range: AdultBook theme: English, Irish, Scottish, WelshLanguage: English About the Book T. S. Eliot's famous collection of nonsense verse about cats--the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, now made into a major motion picture. This edition features pen-and-ink drawings by Edward Gorey throughout. Book Synopsis The inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS, and its upcoming movie adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Taylor Swift (Bombalurina), Idris Elba (Macavity the Mystery Cat), Dame Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy), Ian McKellen (Gus the Theatre Cat), James Corden (Bustopher Jones), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Jason Derulo (Rum Tum Tugger), and Rebel Wilson (Jennyanydots). Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad. Some are good, and some are bad . . . These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. Eliot's beloved cat poems are a curious and artful homage to felines young and old, merry and fierce, small and unmistakably round, and Edward Gorey's graphic interpretations are sure to charm. From the Back Cover Mr. T.S. Eliot intimate friends received from time to time typewritten verses which were apparently anonymous but which were always identifiable. The poems which concern cats are presented here. Review Quotes "Enough ferocious fancy and parody to knock the spots off most cat books and most...verses." -- Time "An absolutely marvelous rendition of Eliot's poetic classic, written for his godchildren and friends in the 1930s, which inspired the Broadway musical Cats." -- Library Journal, starred review About The Author THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT was born in 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a British subject in 1927. The acclaimed poet of The Waste Land, Four Quartets, and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, among numerous other poems, prose, and works of drama, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. T.S. Eliot died in 1965 in London, England, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Farmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck by Lisa Wheeler (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.09 Inches (H) x 6.89 Inches (W) x .85 Inches (D)Weight: .97 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Animals / Farm Animals, Transportation / Cars + Trucks, Lifestyles / Farm + Ranch LifeFormat: Board BookPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Lisa WheelerAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Now in a sturdy board book format, the irresistible combination of rollickingrhymes, funny farm animals, and one brightly colored truck make this an idealchoice for fans of all things that go. Full color. Book Synopsis Farmer Dale is hauling a load of hay into town when, one by one, he meets some bossy barnyard animals looking for a lift. The kindly farmer lets them all squeeze in, but then his trusty truck breaks down and everyone is stranded. That is, until they get over their differences and pull together to get that old red rig moooooving again. Full of raucous, rhythmic language and humor-filled illustrations, this exuberant story--now in a sturdy board book format--is certain to become a read-aloud favorite that you'll return to again and again. About The Author LISA WHEELER is the author of several award-winning picture books, including Sixteen Cows, One Dark Night, and Mammoths On the Move, which recently received a Parent's Choice Recommended Award. She lives near Detroit, Michigan. www.lisawheelerbooks.com IVAN BATES is the well-known illustrator of Lisa Wheeler's One Dark Night and Where, Oh Where, is Santa Clause?, as well as Just You and Me and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, both by Sam McBratney. He lives in England.
Oregon Trail - (The Oregon Trail) by Jesse Wiley (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.7 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x 1.8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 4Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Action & Adventure, Interactive Adventures, HistoricalSeries Title: The Oregon TrailFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Jesse WileyAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: Survival Stories, 19th CenturyLanguage: English About the Book Go west, young pioneer! In this special box of four books, you'll venture out on the Oregon Trail to reach Oregon City -- but not without unpredictable challenges ahead. Choose your own trail and journey all the way to Oregon City--if you make the right choices. Includes bonus full-color map of The Oregon Trail. Book Synopsis In this boxed set, choose your own trail and complete the journey to Oregon City with all four paperbacks in this exciting series! It's 1850 and your first goal is to get your family, covered wagon full of supplies, and oxen to Chimney Rock on time. But hurry--you'll need to make it through the rugged mountains before winter snow hits. Plus, there are wild animals, natural disasters, unpredictable weather, fast-flowing rivers, strangers, and sickness that will be sure to stand between you and your destination! Which path will get you safely across the unforgiving terrain--from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City? With twenty-two possible endings in each book, choose wrong and you'll never make it on time. Choose right and blaze a trail that gets you closer to your final destination--and don't forget to look at your map! The box includes: The Race to Chimney RockDanger at the Haunted GateThe Search for Snake RiverThe Road to Oregon CityA full-color poster of the Oregon Trail!
Meathead - by Meathead Goldwyn (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 8.2 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)Weight: 2.8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: MethodsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Meathead GoldwynAge Range: AdultBook theme: Barbecue & GrillingLanguage: English About the Book The first book to apply the latest scientific research to barbecuing and grilling by the founder of the popular website amazingribs.com--with more than 100 recipes Book Synopsis New York Times Bestseller Named "22 Essential Cookbooks for Every Kitchen" by SeriousEats.com Named "25 Favorite Cookbooks of All Time" by Christopher Kimball Named "Best Cookbooks Of 2016" by Chicago Tribune, BBC, Wired, Epicurious, Leite's Culinaria Named "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living Magazine For succulent results every time, nothing is more crucial than understanding the science behind the interaction of food, fire, heat, and smoke. This is the definitive guide to the concepts, methods, equipment, and accessories of barbecue and grilling. The founder and editor of the world's most popular BBQ and grilling website, AmazingRibs.com, "Meathead" Goldwyn applies the latest research to backyard cooking and 118 thoroughly tested recipes. He explains why dry brining is better than wet brining; how marinades really work; why rubs shouldn't have salt in them; how heat and temperature differ; the importance of digital thermometers; why searing doesn't seal in juices; how salt penetrates but spices don't; when charcoal beats gas and when gas beats charcoal; how to calibrate and tune a grill or smoker; how to keep fish from sticking; cooking with logs; the strengths and weaknesses of the new pellet cookers; tricks for rotisserie cooking; why cooking whole animals is a bad idea, which grill grates are best;and why beer-can chicken is a waste of good beer and nowhere close to the best way to cook a bird. He shatters the myths that stand in the way of perfection. Busted misconceptions include: - Myth: Bring meat to room temperature before cooking. Busted! Cold meat attracts smoke better. - Myth: Soak wood before using it. Busted! Soaking produces smoke that doesn't taste as good as dry fast-burning wood. - Myth: Bone-in steaks taste better. Busted! The calcium walls of bone have no taste and they just slow cooking. - Myth: You should sear first, then cook. Busted! Actually, that overcooks the meat. Cooking at a low temperature first and searing at the end produces evenly cooked meat. Lavishly designed with hundreds of illustrations and full-color photos by the author, this book contains all the sure-fire recipes for traditional American favorites and many more outside-the-box creations. You'll get recipes for all the great regional barbecue sauces; rubs for meats and vegetables; Last Meal Ribs, Simon & Garfunkel Chicken; Schmancy Smoked Salmon; The Ultimate Turkey; Texas Brisket; Perfect Pulled Pork; Sweet & Sour Pork with Mumbo Sauce; Whole Hog; Steakhouse Steaks; Diner Burgers; Prime Rib; Brazilian Short Ribs; Rack Of Lamb Lollipops; Huli-Huli Chicken; Smoked Trout Florida Mullet -Style; Baja Fish Tacos; Lobster, and many more. Review Quotes "Readers will be delighted to learn that a man who willingly calls himself Meathead can still be trusted with a collection that has science in the subtitle. Goldwyn, whose day job is running the website amazingribs.com, explores the complexity of heat, meat, and smoke in the first half of his book, with a sense of humor sharper than his nickname suggests and a stack of scientific research provided by physicist Greg Blonder. Then he offers more than 100 recipes to take to the grill...[an] excellent guidebook." --Publishers Weeklky "This is the book barbecue nerds have been waiting for. Myth and lore abounds in the world of cooking, and nowhere more so than in the primal arena that exists when humans put open fire and meat together in the great outdoors (or suburban backyard, as the case may be). That's good news for anyone who, like me, longs to understand the science of grilling and barbecue; the thermodynamics of heat transfer under that kettle dome, the chemistry of the smoke ring, and what makes a char-grilled steak so g* & @%# delicious. Meathead's gift lies not just in factual accuracy, but also in being able to distill complex subjects to their most essential, applicable core in a manner that is a genuine pleasure to read. You'll laugh out loud at his metaphors. A good technical writer will leave you feeling like you know more than when you started. A great one can leave you feeling like more than a passive bystander. It'll make you feel like an active participant, like you've been on a voyage of discovery for yourself. Flipping over each page to discover what lies on the next will remind you of the very first time you peeked under the cover of your grill and breathed in the alchemy that occurs between smoke and meat. You'll see conventions challenged, techniques elucidated, and myths busted, and you'll have a wildly fun time in the process. With hundreds of pages on techniques, theory, equipment, and background science before you even get to the recipes, this is a book that is squarely aimed at cooks who don't just want a single good rack of ribs coming off their grill, but who want to understand what makes them good and how to repeat it time after time. Soak in enough of the background technique and you won't even need a recipe. You have all the tools you need to develop your own. I love to grill but I'm not barbecue guru. After reading Meathead, I'm gonna be pretty darned good at faking it though." -- J. Kenji López-Alt, Author of The Food Lab "An amazing compendium of barbecue knowledge." -- Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue, Austin, and Author of Franklin Barbecue "Barbecue nerds will delight in Meathead's detail-oriented research. Busting myths and blinding us with science, Meathead is a must for the collection of any serious barbecue cook." -- Mike Mills and Amy Mills, 17th Street Barbecue and authors of Peace, Love, & Barbecue "Barbecuing is a subject that arouses strong opinions, and you won't find many that are stronger than Meathead Goldwyn's. The difference is that he has the evidence to back them up. Anyone from a backyard burger king to a competition smoker is likely to learn something from this book." -- Russ Parsons, Author of How to Read a French Fry "An indispensable barbecue book. It is at once comprehensive and engaging and will become a cornerstone reference book in my barbecue collection." -- Jim Shahin, Washington Post barbecue columnist "As a former scientist, I am thrilled to see a cookbook that is more than just a collection of recipes. Meathead has clearly and simply explained the science of live-fire cooking from understanding the role of fire and smoke to how marinades and brines work to flavor and enhance meat and lots more. Many old myths are debunked as well, using science, not heresy. I predict this book will be lovingly battered and greasy from years of serious use." -- Bruce Aidells, Author of The Great Meat Cookbook "I'm embarrassed to admit how many cooking myths I thought were true. Meathead and his team of scientists and food fanatics, backed by science, sever barbecue fact from fiction to make us better cooks. Learn what's happening at every stage of cooking, from marinating to the last flame lick on the grill." -- Jaden Hair, Publisher of SteamyKitchen.com and author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook and Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites "Recipes can get you cooking; proper techniques can get you cooking well. But only understanding the underlying science can make you a smarter cook. And that's what makes this book required reading." -- Barry Sorkin, Owner and Pitmaster, Smoque BBQ, Chicago "A wonderful book filled with years and years of trial and error with many meats and techniques. A compilation and study of everything that affects your meat's taste and texture." -- Charlie McKenna, Chef Owner of Lillie's Q, LQ Chicken Shack, and Dixie in Chicago "A game-changer reminiscent of the scientific wisdom of Harold McGee and the masterful techniques of Jacques Pépin." -- Paul Virant, Executive Chef of Perennial Virant in Chicago and author of The Preservation Kitchen "The ultimate compilation of the science of barbecue. One would be hard pressed to have a single question or curiosity that is not answered within the pages of this book." -- Linda Orrison, President, National Barbecue Association, 2015-2016 "This is a go-to book in my cookbook library." -- Rick Gresh, Executive Chef, Virgin Hotel Chicago "By far the most comprehensive barbecue book I have seen." -- Dave Raymond, Creator of Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce "The bible against which all other barbecue cookbooks will be judged. His truths will set you free." -- Michael Sanson, Editor, Restaurant Hospitality Magazine "When asked 'why, ' never have to say 'just because' again. Meathead demystifies the science of great barbecue. When the smoke clears, you'll taste the difference." -- Chris Lilly, Pitmaster, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, Alabama "Meathead chops years off your learning curve with this encyclopedia of barbecue knowledge." -- Chris Hart, author of Wicked Good Barbecue About The Author MEATHEAD (CRAIG) GOLDWYN is the president and founder of amazingribs.com, one of the most popular online barbecuing sites. He writes for Serious Eats. His articles have appeared in the Huffington Post, WIne Spectator, and more. His photos have run in Time and Playboy. He judges BBQ cookoffs from Kansas City to Memphis.
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye - Reprint by Lois Lowry (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .52 PoundsNumber of Pages: 238Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: FamilyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Lois LowryAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book Award-winning and best-selling author Lois Lowry explores issues surrounding adoption in this poignant novel. Book Synopsis Award-winning and best-selling author Lois Lowry explores issues surrounding adoption in this poignant novel. Natalie Armstrong has everything: she's smart and beautiful, has the perfect boyfriend, early acceptance to college, and a loving family. But the summer she turns seventeen, she finally decides to ask some unanswered questions: Who are her biological parents and why did they give her up when she was born? These questions take her on a journey from the deep woods of Maine to the streets of New York City, from the pages of old phone books and a tattered yearbook photo to the realization that she might actually meet her biological mother face-to-face. Review Quotes A sad and funny book about [a] . . . teenager who learns the meaning of loneliness and enters adulthood with the knowledge that one can indeed inherit the best of two worlds. Booklist, ALA, Starred Review About The Author Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Visit her at www.loislowry.com.
Katy and the Big Snow (Paperback) by Virginia Lee Burton
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 8.5 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Transportation / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Virginia Lee BurtonAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Katy, the brave and untiring tractor who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, saves the day when she plows out the city of Geoppolis after a big blizzard. Book Synopsis Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs.In 2009, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Virginia Lee Burton's birth. As part of this celebration a glitter-cover edition of Katy and the Big Snow, complete with snowy stickers, has been created. In this enduring winter favorite from the Caldecott Medal winner Burton, Katy the snowplow finally gets her chance to shine when a blizzard blankets the city and everyone is relying on Katy to help dig out. This new paperback is perfect for gift giving. Children love sharing Katy's shining moment of glory and will inevitably admire her "chug, chug, chug" endurance. Review Quotes "Bright, vigorous pictures with plenty of action and endless detail portray Katy at work for the Highway Department of the city of Geoppolis." About The Author Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.
Curious George Visits a Toy Store ( Curious George) (Paperback) by H. A. Rey
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 7.6 Inches (W) x .2 Inches (D)Weight: .15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Animals / Apes + MonkeysSeries Title: Curious GeorgeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: H. A. ReyAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book There are so many fun toys in Mr. Herb's store. Which should George play with? Why not everything? It doesn't take long for a mischievous monkey to make a mountain of a mess. Book Synopsis Curious George lends a helping hand at the grand opening of a new toy store in town, but not everyone appreciates his efforts! George's enthusiasm delights shoppers but with each new toy he discovers and tries, the shopkeeper grows more worried. Will his monkey business be bad for business? Everyone's favorite monkey finds a clever way to make the grand opening a grand success.
Belichick : The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time - by Ian O'Connor (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 492Genre: Sports + Recreation, Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: SportsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Ian O'ConnorAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book From a New York Times best-selling author, the definitive biography of the NFL's most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach, Bill Belichick. Book Synopsis A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The definitive biography of the NFL's most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL--the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he's led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory and robust biography, readers will come to understand and see Belichick's full life in football, from watching college games as a kid with his father, a Naval Academy scout, to orchestrating two Super Bowl-winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, to his dramatic leap to New England, where he has made history. Award-winning columnist and New York Times best-selling author Ian O'Connor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have been previously unexplored. O'Connor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn't know. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots. But there is so much more--from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to his ability to earn the unmitigated respect of his players--if not their affection. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this book circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time, and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work. Review Quotes "With deep reporting and a profound understanding of the football life, Ian O'Connor comes as close as humanly possible to solving the mystery of the great football sphinx, Bill Belichick, and his unmatched coaching career." - David Maraniss, best-selling author of When Pride Still Mattered, A Life of Vince Lombardi "I thought I knew everything there is to know about the brilliant, secretive coach. The Hoodie would have made a model Prisoner of War. He gives up nothing. And yet Ian O'Connor somehow cracked the code at Fort Foxborough, producing this compelling portrait of the coach and the man. A must-read for football buffs and anyone who appreciates leadership.'' - Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe columnist and best-selling author of Francona (with Terry Francona) "In Belichick, Ian O'Connor has delivered an excess of compelling, fresh reporting and muscled writing to construct one of our great coaching biographies. O'Connor illuminates one of sports' most secretive and mysterious figures. Fast-moving, exhaustively researched, Belichick will transform the way you consider the man and the Patriots' dynasty." - Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN Senior Writer and best-selling author of The Miracle of St. Anthony "A tour de force of world-class reporting and masterful, fair-minded storytelling." - Armen Keteyian, contributing correspondent to 60 Minutes and best-selling author of Tiger Woods "It is simply not possible to produce a more interesting, informative and beautifully written biography than Ian O'Connor has in Belichick...This is the kind of gold-standard reporting that all journalists aspire to, and few actually achieve." - Mike Vaccaro, award-winning columnist, New York Post "A valuable portrayal of both the public and private sides of the NFL's leading coach for the past 20 years that will be in demand among sports collections." - Library Journal, starred review "A fascinating look inside the team so many of us love to hate." - Washington Post "Ian O'Connor's biography ranks among the best in regards to the NFL . . . A comprehensive profile that manages to dig deep under Belichick's famous hoodie . . . fascinating . . . This is an important biography, as O'Connor provides a greater understanding of arguably the greatest NFL coach of all time." - Chicago Tribune About The Author Ian O'Connor is a senior writer at ESPN.com, a nationally-acclaimed columnist, and the author of three previous books, including The New York Times bestsellers Arnie & Jack and The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter. He has finished in first place in 15 national writing contests.
Last O.G. Cookbook : How to Get Mad Culinary Skills - by Tray Barker (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 8.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 2.35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Regional & Ethnic, Media Tie-In, Courses & DishesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Tray BarkerAge Range: AdultBook theme: American, GeneralLanguage: English About the Book The official tie-in cookbook to the new hit TBS comedy The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Book Synopsis With The Last O.G. Cookbook, you can keep the party going at home with recipes inspired by the hit TBS comedy starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Morgan plays Tray Barker, a recently released ex-convict who, upon returning to his hometown of Brooklyn to find his girlfriend married to another man and his neighborhood gentrified, relies on his cooking skills to find his place in a city he often doesn't recognize. The soulful recipes in this book offer outrageously addictive taste sensations, combinations that may seem wacky but work wonders, and bold in-your-face flavors. Learn how to make mad-genius dishes such as Dessert Loaf, Wild-Style Lasagna, and Prison Pad Thai, as well as recipes that evoke the melting pot that is Brooklyn, both old and new, relying on African-American classics reinterpreted for the modern cook. In this vein are Tray's Cornflake-Battered Fried Chicken with Sweet Pickles, Shay's "Somebody Died" Spaghetti, and Bobby's Blinged-Out Hoppin' John. With special features woven throughout that immerse you in the O.G. world, this keepsake volume will become a new standard for soul food cooking and a must-own book for every fan of the show. About The Author TRAY BARKER came up through the school of hard knocks in Brooklyn, learning to cook the hard way, so you don't have to.TRACY MORGAN starred on NBC's Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock and is an executive producer and the star of The Last O.G.NICOLE TAYLOR is the author of The Up South Cookbook and has been featured in the New York Times, Cherry Bombe, and Design Sponge.
Curious George at the Park ( Curious George) by H. A. Rey (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.8 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)Weight: .35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 10Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Nature + the Natural World / General, Movie or Television Tie-In, Animals / Apes + MonkeysSeries Title: Curious GeorgeFormat: Board BookPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: H. A. ReyAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English About the Book There are so many fun things for Curious George to do at the park: see his animal friends, fly a kite, and have a picnic. The varied touch and feel materials help young readers experience and enjoy all that the park has to offer. Full color. Book Synopsis There are so many fun things for Curious George to do at the park: see his animal friends, admire the trees and flowers, fly a kite, play soccer, and--his favorite one of all--have a picnic! The varied touch-and-feel materials--which include soft bunny fur, bumpy tree bark, shiny kite material, a rubbery soccer ball, and patterned blanket fabric--help young readers experience and enjoy all that the park has to offer through the curious eyes of everyone's favorite little monkey. About The Author Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.
Little Blue Truck's Halloween - by Alice Schertle (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 9.1 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)Weight: 1.1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Animals / Farm Animals, Holidays + Celebrations / Halloween, Transportation / Cars + TrucksSeries Title: Little Blue TruckFormat: Board BookPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Alice SchertleAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Celebrate Halloween with the #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck and friends. Book Synopsis Celebrate Halloween with the #1 New York Times best-selling Little Blue Truck and friends. Beep! Beep! It's Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who's dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too? Review Quotes "The children demand anthropomorphic vehicles. And among them, none is as adorable as the vintage blue pick-up in the Little Blue Truck series.... [T]he only thing that would make these books cuter is if the truck only ever spoke in 'beeps'--and he does!" --The A.V. Club "McElmurry's richly rendered scenes and the animals' elegant costumes conjure up a sense of nostalgia that befits Little Blue Truck's own vintage looks." --Publishers Weekly "Lovely curvy shapes and autumn colors fade to dusky blues as night falls, and children are sure to notice the traditional elements of a Halloween party: apple bobbing, lit jack-o'-lanterns, and punch and treats. Beloved Little Blue takes a bit of the mystery--and fear--out of Halloween costumes." --Kirkus About The Author Alice Schertle is a poet and the author of the best-selling Little Blue Truck books and many other books for young readers. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Jill McElmurry is the illustrator of the best-selling Little Blue Truck books, as well as many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote. She divides her time between New Mexico and Minnesota.
How to Boil Water (Hardcover) (Food Network)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.44 Inches (H) x 7.7 Inches (W) x .88 Inches (D)Weight: 1.9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 253Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Methods / General, GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Food NetworkAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Perfect for beginning cooks, "How to Boil Water" takes life beyond takeout by serving up simple, great-tasting recipes with a fun, hip, and lively style. With exquisite photography and Food Network recipes, new cooks gain the inspiration and confidence they need to make every dish a success. Book Synopsis - Shows beginning cooks how to do just what the title implies--and a lot more--without a hint of intimidations.- Features classic comfort foods such as no-flip fried eggs and soul-soothing grilled cheese for one and bolder, ethnic recipes like Tacos Picadillo and Southeast Asian Beef Salad.- Exquisite photography and Food Network recipes, both inspire and build the confidence needed to make every dish a success.- Hundreds of must-know hints, tips and short-cuts for those new to the kitchen.
Dog Is Love - by Clive D L Wynne (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAuthor: Clive D L WynneAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book A pioneering canine behaviorist draws on cutting-edge research to show that a single, simple trait--the capacity to love--is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and explains how we can better reciprocate their affection. Book Synopsis A pioneering canine behaviorist draws on cutting-edge research to show that a single, simple trait--the capacity to love--is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and explains how we can better reciprocate their affection. "Lively and fascinating . . . The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love." --Cat Warren, New York Times best-selling author of What the Dog Knows Does your dog love you? Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog's nose, the warmth of them lying at our feet, even their whining when they want to get up on the bed. It really seems like our dogs love us, too. But for years, scientists have resisted that conclusion, warning against anthropomorphizing our pets. Enter Clive Wynne, a pioneering canine behaviorist whose research is helping to usher in a new era: one in which love, not intelligence or submissiveness, is at the heart of the human-canine relationship. Drawing on cutting-edge studies from his lab and others around the world, Wynne shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from their faces and tails to their brains, hormones, even DNA. This scientific revolution is revealing more about dogs' unique origins, behavior, needs, and hidden depths than we ever imagined possible. A humane, illuminating book, Dog Is Love is essential reading for anyone who has ever loved a dog--and experienced the wonder of being loved back. Review Quotes "Lively and fascinating, Dog Is Love reveals a simple and yet enormously profound insight: Dogs are unique because they love us. The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love." --Cat Warren, New York Times best-selling author of What the Dog Knows "Clive Wynne is a thoughtful and clever canine cognition researcher; here, he tells the story of his, and his students', particular journey through researching this intellectual puzzle: how are dogs so perfectly suited to our species? As a child, a dog's love is certain; as a researcher, talking of dog 'love' is verboten. Clive gets through that and comes back to where he's begun, with a dog happily rushing to greet him when he comes home." --Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times best-selling author of Inside of a Dog and Our Dogs, Ourselves "A beautiful ode to all things canine. Clive Wynne gives us the best scientific proof that dogs really do love us." --Gregory Berns, author of How Dogs Love Us "Riveting. Part memoir, part scientific detective story, and part call to action, this book will change the way you look at dogs." --Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals "An unforgettable glimpse into the heart and soul of this cherished species, Dog Is Love shows how our emotional bond with dogs holds the key to understanding and caring for them." --Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian" and founder of FearFreePets.com "How do you know if your dog loves you? Are dogs really capable of feeling love, or do they only want the food and safety you provide? Clive Wynne answers these questions and more in Dog Is Love, revealing new, compelling evidence that explains the incredible relationship we have with our dogs. If you want to better understand and build an even stronger bond with your own dog, this book is a must-read." --Victoria Stilwell, author of The Secret Language of Dogs "Science finally reveals the dog's secret: the unique capacity for love that separates them from all other animals. Superb." --John Bradshaw, New York Times best-selling author of Dog Sense "Entertaining . . . Dog lovers will be fascinated and the takeaway message that 'we can do better for our dogs, ' by keeping in mind that dogs feel a meaningful emotional connection to their human owners and thus should be treated respectfully and considerately, is solidly supported." --Publishers Weekly "For any scientifically inclined dog lover, this will be a fascinating read." --Booklist "[A] pleasingly garrulous and jocular report from the front lines of canine research . . . A good mix of science and emotion, recommended for dog lovers everywhere." --Kirkus Reviews "After reading this book, readers may not perceive their relationship with their dog in the same way. Engagingly written and understandable by general audiences, this is a worthy addition to any pet lover's library." --Library Journal About The Author CLIVE D. L. WYNNE, PhD, is a founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University. He has published pieces in Psychology Today, New Scientist, and the New York Times, and appeared on National Geographic Explorer, PBS, and the BBC.
Weber's Smoke - by Jamie Purviance (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.5 Inches (H) x 9.2 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 191Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: MethodsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Jamie PurvianceAge Range: AdultBook theme: Barbecue & GrillingLanguage: English About the Book From the brand that developed the bestselling "Weber's Way to Grill," "Weber's Smoke" unveils the secrets behind creating rich, smoky flavor on a traditional smoker or backyard grill. Using 85 triple-tested recipes, food pairing suggestions and key tips, readers will become smoking pros. About The Author Jamie Purviance graduated from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America before launching his career as a food writer for major magazines and newspapers such as Bon Appetit, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Town & Country, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of several best-selling cookbooks, including Weber s Real Grilling and Weber s Charcoal Grilling . Purviance is certified by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and serves as a judge for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, in addition to other major competitions. He has also appeared on several national television shows including Today, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and the Oprah Winfrey Show as well as PBS, CNN, the History Channel, and the Food Network."
And Then You Die of Dysentery : Lessons in Adulting from the Oregon Trail - by Lauren Reeves (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Lauren ReevesAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book A quirky, nostalgic send-up to the Oregon Trail computer game, featuring snarky and hard-earned life lessons from the trail Book Synopsis A quirky, nostalgic send-up to the Oregon Trail computer game, featuring snarky and hard-earned life lessons from the trail. Pack your wagons, find your ride-or-(literally) die friends, and roll up to Matt's General Store with a sack of cash--it's time to hit the Oregon Trail, twenty-first-century style! ...And Then You Die of Dysentery is the perfect send-up to the sometimes frustrating, always entertaining, and universally beloved Oregon Trail computer game. Featuring a four-color design in the game's iconic 8-bit format, alongside pop culture references galore, the book offers 50 humorous, snarky lessons gleaned from the game's most iconic moments, including gems such as: --Suffering from exhaustion is a real thing. (It's not just PR code for why a celebrity went to rehab.) --If you hunt too frequently in one area, game will become scarce. (The first signs of gentrification!) --Invite your sweetie to cuddle with you while looking up at the stars. (The night sky was the original Netflix & Chill. Step 1: Loosen up Orion's belt...) With its laugh-out-loud commentary and its absurdist nostalgia, ...And Then You Die of Dysentery is the ultimate trip down memory lane ... all the way to the Willamette Valley.
Farm Babies (Hardcover) (H. A. Rey)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.7 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: .52 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: AnimalsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: H. A. ReyAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Lift the flaps to find adorable chicks, kittens, ducklings and many other baby farm animals in this book by the creator of Curious George! Book Synopsis A mother hen counts her chicks from one to ten and a mother cow makes her calf laugh in this rhyming book by Curious George creator H. A. Rey. Each spread features a four line poem and an image of a mother farm animal with a big, sturdy flap to lift to reveal her babies! It's all saturated in Rey's familiar, classic color palette and makes for a multi-sensory read-aloud experience for babies of the human variety. About The Author Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1898. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre. Escaping Paris during World War II, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941.
Weber's Big Book of Burgers (Paperback) by Jamie Purviance
Number of Pages: 255Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: Methods / Outdoor, Methods / Barbecue + GrillingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Jamie PurvianceAge Range: TeenLanguage: EnglishWeber's Big Book of Burgers tips a spatula to the mighty beef patty, celebrating our national dish in all its glory, and goes beyond the bun, reinventing the burger with modern twists and alternative ingredients such as pork, poultry, seafood, and veggies. And it doesn't stop there--with recipes for sizzling sausages, hot dogs, and brats, plus sides like out-of-this-world onion rings and drinks like luscious milkshakes--this book pays homage to other classic barbecue fare and offers 160 inspiring reasons for you to fire up the grill. Packed with nearly 250 full-color photos, step-by-step instructions, and whimsical watercolor illustrations, Weber's Big Book of Burgers is sure to become as classic as the burger itself. From the food to the fun to the flavors, you'll find juicy goodness on every single page. Weber's Big Book of Burgers also includes: The Five Steps to Burger Perfection for perfect patties and big, juicy burgers time and time againTried-and-true expert advice on grinding your own meat for burgers; building a better burger; grill setups, maintenance, and safety; tools of the trade; ten tips for grilling greatness; and moreA visual sausage guide detailing many different varieties' flavor profiles and originsRegional burger and hot dog features on these American favorites with whimsical, full-color illustrations from artist Linda KelenFeature stories on who invented the hamburger, the New England-style top-loading bun, Sheyboygan: the home of the brat, pickles, and understanding the science behind food euphoria
World of Reading: Five Super Hero Stories! - (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 160Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: World of ReadingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Marvel PressAuthor: VariousAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book "Discover how Marvel's most popular characters became the superheroes they are today. Featuring Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Captain America, and Hulk, this World of Reading level 1 reader bind-up includes five origin adventure stories"--Publisher marketing. Book Synopsis Discover how Marvel's most popular characters became the Super Heroes they are today! Featuring Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Captain America, and Hulk, this World of Reading Level 1 reader bind up includes five origin adventure stories! About The Author
Hooray for Babies! - by Susan Meyers (School And Library)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.2 Inches (H) x 10.2 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.05 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Family, ConceptsFormat: LibraryPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Susan MeyersAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: Body, Multigenerational, New BabyLanguage: English About the Book From the author of the bestselling "Everywhere Babies" comes a sweet and bouncy rhyming picture book that celebrates all the joys and wonders of being a baby. Full color. Book Synopsis From the author of the bestselling Everywhere Babies comes a sweet and bouncy rhyming picture book that celebrates all the joys and wonders of being a baby. Review Quotes "Meyers ("Everywhere Babies") and Cornelison ("Lost and Found Cat") have created a buoyant mood of baby-centric fun."--The New York Times Book Review "[O]ne baby palooza after another....a celebration of babies' play and exploration."--Wall Street Journal "A baby bonanza!"--Kirkus "A buoyant celebration of all things baby."--Publishers Weekly . About The Author Susan Meyers is the author of Everywhere Babies, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee, and many other picture books. She lives in Northern California. Sue Cornelison is an author/illustrator who lives and works in St. Charles, Iowa. She relishes her time with family when she isn't working on projects. Visit her at suecornelison.com.
Let's Build - by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.05 PoundsNumber of Pages: 56Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: TransportationFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: Cars & TrucksLanguage: English About the Book The construction crew needs your help with their latest project! Tilt, tap, spin, and clap to demolish an old building, pour cement, and more in this sturdy, interactive picture book. Book Synopsis The construction crew needs your help with their latest project! Tilt, tap, spin, and clap to demolish an old building, pour cement, and more in this sturdy, interactive picture book. Help the construction crew build a new park! They'll need you to take charge of the wrecking ball, dig with an excavator, empty a dump truck, and plant some new greenery. Can you tilt the book to swing the wrecking ball? Use your strong arm to help dig? Point the animals to where the trees need planting? At the end of the day, celebrate your hard work with all the members of the critter crew! Review Quotes "What's better than an interactive picture book filled with critters? ...an interactive picture book filled with construction critters! ...Young construction enthusiasts will be in heaven."--Kirkus About The Author Zoe Waring is the illustrator of Truck, Truck Goose by Tammi Sauer (HarperCollins) and Twinkle, Twinkle Unicorn (Little Simon, 2019). She loves the warmth and humor in picture books and is a little obsessed with drawing cute animals. When Zoe isn't beavering away in her sunny studio, she can be found gathering inspiration in the beautiful British countryside with her husband, Neil, and daughter, Freja. Visit her website at www.zoewaring.co.uk.
Merry Christmas, Curious George (School And Library) (Cathy Hapka)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 9.9 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social Issues / Friendship, Holidays + Celebrations / Christmas, Humorous StoriesSeries Title: Curious GeorgeFormat: LibraryPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Cathy HapkaAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book The "New York Times" bestseller and holiday favorite is back! When George and his friend, the man with the yellow hat, go to a tree farm to pick out the perfect Christmas tree, George's favorite tree gets carried off while he hides in the branches! Full color. Review Quotes Children who love Curious George will like this latest adventure, and the story is shorter and more accessible than some of the longer original entries in the series.Kirkus Reviews
The Things They Carried - by Tim O'Brien (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 246Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Short Stories (single author)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAuthor: Tim O'BrienAge Range: AdultLanguage: English"The best of these stories--and none is written with less than the sharp edge of honed vision--are memory and prophecy. These tell us not where we were but where we are, and perhaps where we will be. . . . It is an ultimate, indelible image of war in our time, and in time to come." --Los Angeles Times"In prose that combines the sharp, unsentimental rhythms of Hemingway with gentler, more lyrical descriptions, Mr. O'Brien gives the reader a shockingly visceral sense of what it felt like to tramp through a booby-trapped jungle, carrying 20 pounds of supplies, 14 pounds of ammunition, along with radios, machine guns, assault rifles and grenades. . . . With The Things They Carried, Mr. O'Brien has written a vital, important book--a book that matters not only to the reader interested in Vietnam, but to anyone interested in the craft of writing as well." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times"Belongs high on the list of best fiction about any war . . . crystallizes the Vietnam experience for everyone [and] exposes the nature of all war stories." --New York Times, "Books of the Century""With The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien adds his second title to the short list of essential fiction about Vietnam. . . . [H]e captures the war's pulsating rhythms and nerve-racking dangers. But he goes much further. By moving beyond the horror of the fighting to examine with sensitivity and insight the nature of courage and fear, by questioning the role that imagination plays in helping to form our memories and our own versions of truth, he places The Things They Carried high up on the list of best fiction about any war." --New York Times Book Review"When Going After Cacciato appeared out of nowhere to win the 1979 National Book Award, it seemed to many, myself included, that no finer fiction had, as of then, been written in the closing half of the 20th century--or was likely to be in the remaining years to come. The Things They Carried disposes of that prediction . . . Tim O'Brien is the best American writer of his generation." --San Francisco Examiner"The integrity of a novel and the immediacy of an autobiography . . . O'Brien's absorbing narrative moves in circles; events are recalled and retold again and again, giving us a deep sense of the fluidity of truth and the dance of memory." --The New Yorker"Rendered with an evocative, quiet precision, not equaled in the imaginative literature of the American war in Vietnam. It is as though a Thucydides had descended from grand politique and strategy to calm dissection of the quotidian efforts of war. . . . O'Brien has it just right." --Washington Post"Powerful . . . Composed in the same lean, vigorous style as his earlier books, The Things They Carried adds up to a captivating account of the experiences of an infantry company in Vietnam. . . . Evocative and haunting, the raw force of confession." --Wall Street Journal"O'Brien has written a book so searing and immediate you can almost hear the choppers in the background. Drenched in irony and purple-haze napalm, the Vietnam narrative has almost been forced to produce a new kind of war literature. The Things They Carried is an extraordinary contribution to that class of fiction. . . . O'Brien's passion and memory may have been his torment all these years, but they have also been his gift. . . . The Things They Carried leaves third-degree burns. Between its rhythmic brilliance and its exquisite rendering of memory--the slant of sunlight in the midst of war, the look on a man's face as he steps on a mine--this is prose headed for the nerve center of what was Vietnam." --The Boston Globe"Simply marvelous ... A striking sequence of stories that twist and turn and bounce off each other . . . O'Brien has invented a tone of voice precisely suited to this war: it conveys a risky load of sentiment kept in check by both a chaste prose and a fair amount of comedy. . . . Wars seldom produce good short stories, but two or three of these seem as good as any short stories written about any war. . . . Immensely affecting." --Newsweek"The Things They Carried is as good as any piece of literature can get. . . . The line between fiction and fact is beautifully, permanently blurred. It is the perfect approach to this sort of material, and O'Brien does it with vast skill and grace. ... It is controlled and wild, deep and tough, perceptive and shrewd. I salute the man who wrote it." --Chicago Sun-Times"Consummate artistry ... A strongly unified book, a series of glimpses, through different facets, of a single, mysterious, deadly stone . . . O'Brien blends diverse incidents, voices, and genres, indelibly rendering the nightmarish impact of the Vietnam experience." --Philadelphia Inquirer"O'Brien has brought us another remarkable piece of work . . . The stories have a specificity of observed physical detail that makes them seem a model of the realist's art. . . . What finally distinguishes The Things They Carried is O'Brien's understanding of the nature of memory." --Miami Herald"This is writing so powerful that it steals your breath . . . It perfectly captures the moral confusion that is the legacy of the Vietnam War. . . . The Things They Carried is about more than war, of course. It is about the human heart and emotional baggage and loyalty and love. It is about the difference between 'truth' and 'reality.' It is about death--and life. It is successful on every level." --Milwaukee Journal"O'Brien's stunning new book of linked stories, The Things They Carried, is about the power of the imagination . . . I've read all five of O'Brien's books with admiration that sometimes verges on awe. Nobody else can make me feel, as his three Vietnam books have, what I imagine to have been the reality of that war." --USA Today"I've got to make you read this book . . . A certain panic arises in me. In trying to review a book as precious as The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, there is the nightmare fear of saying the wrong thing--of not getting the book's wonder across to you fairly-and of sounding merely zealous, fanatical, and hence to be dismissed. If I can't get you to go out and buy this book, then I've failed you . . . In a world filled too often with numbness, or shifting values, these stories shine in a strange and opposite direction, moving against the flow, illuminating life's wonder, life's tenuousness, life's importance." --Rick Bass, Dallas Morning News"O'Brien has unmistakably forged one of the most persuasive works of any kind to arise out of any war." --Hartford Courant"O'Brien succeeds as well as any writer in conveying the free-fall sensation of fear and the surrealism of combat." --Time"It's a marvelous and chilling book, and something totally new in fiction. A dramatic redefinition of fiction itself, maybe. It will probably be a bestseller and a movie, and deserves to be. It will be nominated for prizes, but I wonder if any prize will do it justice. Maybe a silver star for telling the truth that never happened, passionately, gracefully." --Charlotte Observer"Even more than Cacciato, The Things They Carried is virtually impossible to summarize in conventional terms. If anything, it is a better book. . . . The novel is held together by two things: the haunting clarity of O'Brien's prose and the intensity of his focus . . . O'Brien's stories are like nobody else's. His blend of poetic realism and comic fantasy remains unique . . . In short, critics really can't account for O'Brien at all. At least in part that's because his Vietnam stories are really about the yearning for peace--aimed at human understanding rather than some 'definitive' understanding of the war . . . Just by imagining stories that never happened, and embroidering upon some that did, O'Brien can bring it all back. He can feel the terror and the sorrow and the crazy, jagged laughter. He can bring the dead back to life. And bring back the dreaming, too." --Entertainment Weekly"One hell of a book . . . You'll rarely read anything as real as this." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch"The author of the National Book Award-winning Going After Cacciato offers us fiction in a unique form: a kind of 'faction' presented as a collection of related stories that have the cumulative effect of a unified novel. . . .The prose ranges from staccato soldierly thoughts to raw depictions of violent death to intense personal ruminations by the author that don't appear to be fictional at all. Just when you thought there was nothing left to say about the Vietnam experience . . . there's plenty." --Booklist"Eloquent . . . In The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien expertly fires off tracer rounds, illuminating the art of war in all its horrible and fascinating complexity, detailing the mad and the mundane. . . . The Things They Carried joins the work of Crane and Hemingway and Mailer as great war literature." --Tampa Tribune & Times"The Things They Carried is distinguished by virtue of the novelty and complexity of its presentation. Mr. O'Brien is a superb prose stylist, perhaps the best among Vietnam War novelists. . . . The imaginative retelling of the war is just as real as the war itself, maybe more so, and experiencing these narratives can be powerfully cathartic for writer and reader alike." --Atlanta Journal & Constitution"The search for the great American novel will never end, but it gets a step closer to realization with The Things They Carried by Tim O' Brien." --Detroit Free Press"His language is simple--no tricks, no phony subtlety, no 'artistic' twists. The writing is as clear as one of his northern Minnesota lakes . . . The Things They Carried charts out a lot of emotional territory, gripping the reader from beginning to end. This is one of those books you should read. It is also one of those books you'll be glad you did. . . . This book--and these lives--will live for a long time." --Milwaukee Sentinel"A powerful yet lyrical work of fiction." --The Associated Press"O'Brien's new master work. .. . Go out and get this book and read it. Read it slowly, and let O'Brien's masterful storytelling and his eloquent philosophizing about the nature of war wash over you. . . . The Things They Carried is a major work of literary imagination." --The Veteran"The Things They Carried is more than 'another' book about Vietnam . . . It is a master stroke of form and imagery . . . The Things They Carried is about life, about men who fought and die, about buddies, and about a lost innocence that might be recaptured through the memory of stories. O'Brien tells us these stories because he must. He tells them as they have never been told before . . . If Cacciato was the book about Vietnam, then this is the book about surviving it." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "Throughout, it is incredibly ordinary, human stuff-that's why this book is extra-ordinary. . . . Each story resonates with its predecessors, yet stands alone. The soft blurs with the hard. The gore and terror of Vietnam jungle warfare accumulate into an enormous mass."--Houston Chronicle "Brilliant . . . O'Brien again shows his literary stuff . . . An acutely painful reading experience, this collection should be read as a book and not a mere collection of stories. Not since Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five has the American soldier been portrayed with such poignance and sincerity."--Library Journal "Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried carries not only the soldiers' intangible burdens-grief, terror, love, longing--but also the weight of memory, the terrible gravity of guilt. It carries them, though, with a lovely, stirring grace, because it is as much about the redemptive power of stories as it is about Vietnam."--Orlando Sentinel "Astonishing . . . Richly wrought and filled with war's paradoxes, The Things They Carried will reward a second, or even a third, reading . . . His ambitious, modernistic fable, Going After Cacciato, raised the American war novel to new artistic realms. The Things They Carried is also astonishing-in a whole new way."--Boston Sunday Herald "There have been movies. And plays. And books. But there has been nothing like Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried . . . O'Brien's vision is unique . . . All of us, by holding O'Brien's stories in our hands, can approach Vietnam and truth." --San Diego Union "His characters and his situations are unique and ring true to the point of tears. His prose is simply magnificent. . . . Unforgettable." --Minneapolis Star Tribune "In The Things They Carried, a matchlessly literary book, O'Brien casts away any least pretense and writes straight from the heart. . . . The Things They Carried is an accomplished, gentle, lovely book." --Kansas City Star "O'Brien's meditations--on war and memory, on darkness and light--suffuse the entire work with a kind of poetic form, making for a highly original, fully realized novel . . . Beautifully honest . . . The book is persuasive in its desperate hope that stories can save us."--Publishers Weekly
Number the Stars (Reissue) (Paperback) by Lois Lowry
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 5 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: .25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 137Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Historical / Military + Wars, Religious / Jewish, Nature + the Natural World / General, People + Places / Europe, Historical / Holocaust, GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Lois LowryAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book In 1943 Copenhagen, the Germans begin their campaign to "relocate" the Jews of Denmark. So Annemarie Johansen's parents take in her best friend Ellen Rosen and pretend that she is a part of their family. This edition includes a new Introduction by the author. Book Synopsis In Lois Lowry's unforgettable Newbery Medal-winning novel, a ten-year-old Danish girl's bravery is tested when her best friend is threatened by Nazis in 1943. As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen's family takes in Annemarie's best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.With a new introduction by the author. Review Quotes The whole work is seamless, compelling, and memorable--impossible to put down; difficult to forget.--The Horn Book About The Author Lois Lowry was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. She has received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, visit her website at www.loislowry.com.
Man in the High Castle (Reissue) (Paperback) (Philip K. Dick)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.05 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .75 Inches (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 274Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Philip K. DickAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book In The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick's alternate history classic, the United States lost World War II and was subsequently divided between the Germans in the east and the Japanese in the west. In this world, we meet characters like Frank Frink, a dealer of counterfeit Americana who is himself hiding his Jewish ancestry; Nobusuke Tagomi, the Japanese trade minister in San Francisco, unsure of his standing within the beauracracy and Japan's with Germany; and Juliana Frink, Frank's ex-wife, who may be more important than she realizes. These seemingly disparate characters gradually realize their connections to each other just as they realize that something is not quite right about their world. And it seems as though the answers might lie with Hawthorne Abendsen, a mysterious and reclusive author whose bestselling novel describes a world in which the US won the War... The Man in the High Castle is Dick at his best, giving readers a harrowing vision of the world that almost was. Book Synopsis The basis for the Amazon Original series It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war--and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. "The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick's career." --New York Times From the Back Cover The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick s career. New York Times It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award Over a career that spanned three decades, Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels, establishing himself as one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in The Library of America and has been translated into more than 25 languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. " About The Author Over a writing career that spanned three decades, PHILIP K. DICK (1928-1982) published 36 science-fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes us human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned to deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably, Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages.
Tallulah's Tutu ( Tallulah) (Hardcover) by Marilyn Singer
Dimensions (Overall): 11.26 Inches (H) x 9.3 Inches (W) x .38 Inches (D)Weight: .89 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Performing Arts / DanceSeries Title: TallulahFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Clarion BooksAuthor: Marilyn SingerAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Readers are invited to meet a new star named Tallulah and find out what ballet is all about. This well-told, funny story with a smart new character will satisfy girls' cravings for pretty and pink, but also shows that ballet is about more than just the tutu. Full color. Book Synopsis Tallulah just knew she could be a great ballerina, if only she had a tutu. So she starts ballet class. When she does not receive a tutu, she quits. But everywhere she goes, things keep reminding her of ballet. Her neighbor's basset hound always stands in second position. The kitchen clock performs perfect ronds de jambe. And Tallulah can't seem to stop doing ballet, either. A park bench makes a perfect barre, and what better way to pet the dog than with a graceful plié? This well-told, funny story with a smart new character will satisfy girls' cravings for pretty and pink, but also shows that ballet is about more than just the tutu. Review Quotes This endearing story teaches children the value of earning something and that the joy of the journey can be just as sweet as the reward....The muted, rosy illustrations create a soft mood and complement the tone of the story beautifully.--School Library Journal Without preaching, [Marilyn Singer and Alexandra Boiger] score some important points about the value of patience, persistence, and the pursuit of perfection.--Publishers Weekly A nice addition to the recently growing collection of ballet-themed books. --Booklist The glittery pink cover and endpaper spreads of the five ballet positions are appealing, and Singer weaves the language of ballet throughout her story.--Kirkus Reviews About The Author Marilyn Singer is the author of many books for children, including the highly praised Mirror Mirror and City Lullaby. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. Visit her website at www.marilynsinger.net. Alexandra Boiger has illustrated several award-winning picture and chapter books, including Thanks a Lot, Emily Post! and While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives in California.Visit her website at www.alexandraboiger.com.
Clue by Clue - (Carmen Sandiego) by Catherine Hapka (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.7 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Action & Adventure, Mysteries + Detective Stories, Media Tie-InSeries Title: Carmen SandiegoFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Catherine HapkaAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book In this original story inspired by the new Netflix animated series "Carmen Sandiego, " a special clue-decoding wheel built into the front cover allows readers to hunt for long-lost pirate's treasure alongside the world's greatest thief. Book Synopsis Crack the code with Carmen Sandiego! In this original story, a special clue-decoding wheel built into the front cover allows readers to hunt for long-lost pirate's treasure alongside the world's greatest thief. Inspired by the Netflix animated series. Carmen Sandiego and crew are off on a thrilling treasure hunt in this original story inspired by the Netflix animated series. When the secrets of a centuries' old treasure map are uncovered, it's up to Carmen to puzzle out the pirate's code and track down a long lost treasure. From the cobblestone streets of London to a sunken city in the Caribbean, Carmen must stay one step ahead on a trail of clues in order to beat her nemeses to the buried treasure! Using the book's special built-in decoder, readers can help Carmen unlock the map's clues--and make sure this pirate's booty finally makes its way into the right hands. About The Author Catherine Hapka has published more than two hundred books for kids in all age groups from board books to young adult novels. When she's not writing, Cathy enjoys horseback riding, animals of all kinds, reading, gardening, music, and travel. She lives in an old house on a small farm in Chester County, PA, where she keeps three horses, a small flock of chickens, and too many cats. Facebook: facebook.com/carmensandiego Twitter: twitter.com/carmensandiego
Curious George - by H. A. Rey (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.2 Inches (H) x 8.9 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)Weight: .86 PoundsNumber of Pages: 58Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: ClassicsSeries Title: Curious GeorgeFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: H. A. ReyAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book In this special 75th Anniversary Edition of the original book about the curious monkey, George meets the man with the yellow hat in the jungle and goes to live with him in a new home. Includes code for free downloadable audio read by actor John Krasinski. Book Synopsis This treasured classic is where it all began for the curious, loveable monkey. Special anniversary cover with foil and spot gloss make this edition a must-have for any children's book collection. Includes bonus downloadable audio read by the actor, producer, and director John Krasinski. Access code can be found inside the book on page 2. Review Quotes Small children will wear the book out with affection. Horn Book About The Author Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1898. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre. Escaping Paris during World War II, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941.
Curious George Plays Soccer - by H A Rey (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.7 Inches (H) x 7.9 Inch (W) x .2 Inch (D)Weight: .2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 24Genre: Juvenile FictionSeries Title: Curious GeorgeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: H A ReyAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsBook theme: SoccerLanguage: English About the Book Curious George tries his hand--er, foot--at a new sport in this story about teamwork, playing by the rules, and having fun learning new things. Book Synopsis When George sees his friend Gracie playing soccer in the park, he's eager to join in--so eager that he grabs the ball with his hands and throws it in the net! Lucky for George, there's a soccer camp starting at the rec center where he can learn the basic rules of the game and all about dribbling, passing, and what it means to be a team player. George has fun--and gets into a little mischief--at camp, but it's not until the final game that he finds the perfect position for himself. When he does, he proves to his teammates, coach, and himself that he's their MVM--Most Valuable Monkey! About The Author H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced the world to the bighearted, fun-loving troublemaker-hero Curious George in 1941, and young readers have been in love with him ever since.
Lightly : How to Live a Simple, Serene, and Stress-Free Life - by Francine Jay (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.1 Inches (H) x 5 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 254Genre: Self ImprovementSub-Genre: Personal Growth, Self-ManagementFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Francine JayAge Range: AdultBook theme: Happiness, Time Management, Stress ManagementLanguage: English About the Book From the author of the best-selling The Joy of Less, a handbook for mindful minimalism that provides a philosophy and instructions to lighten up every aspect of our lives--in just 5 or 10 minutes a day. Book Synopsis Life is weighing us down. Each day we add more possessions, more commitments, more worries, more stress to our lives. Striving for fulfillment, our closets become overstuffed, our calendars overscheduled, and our spirits overwhelmed. Instead of feeling happy, we just feel heavy. Lightly offers help. Whether you want to strip down your life to a backpack or free up some space in your closet, overhaul your schedule or gain back an hour in the evening, Lightly helps you identify what you treasure, while letting what's unnecessary fall away. You will learn to lighten: Your Stuff: advice on how to declutter what's weighing you downYour Spirit: release the worries and emotional baggage that can be just as burdensome as possessionsYour Stress: reclaim your time and strive not to get more done, but to have less to doYour Step: reduce your consumption and make the planet as beautiful and clutter-free as your homeWithout a strict regimen, Lightly puts the power back in your hands to take control of your life. About The Author FRANCINE JAY pioneered the simple living movement with The Joy of Less, which was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Her advice has been featured in the New York Times, House Beautiful, the TODAY show, and more.
The Two Towers (Reprint) (Paperback) by J. R. R. Tolkien
Dimensions (Overall): 8.26 Inches (H) x 5.53 Inches (W) x .81 Inches (D)Weight: .66 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Classics, Romance, General, Conflicts + Dualities, Action + Thrillers, War + Military, Science Fiction + FantasyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAuthor: J. R. R. TolkienAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book The second volume in Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings. Frodo and Sam made their escape and now they continue the journey alone down the River AnduinNthat is, save for the mysterious figure that follows wherever they go. Book Synopsis The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin--alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. "Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and creatures, from the beauty of Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor." - Sunday Telegraph From the Back Cover The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and creatures, from the beauty of Lothlorien to the horror of Mordor. Sunday Telegraph J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892 1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. www.lordoftheringstrilogy.com " Review Quotes The author has intimate access to an epic tradition of Germanic history, civilized by the gentler genius of modern England. The New York Times Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and new creatures, from the beauty of Lothlorien to the horror of Mordor, adventures to hold us spell-bound, and words of beauty and evocation to bring all vividly before us. -- Sunday Telegraph
Instant Pot Italian 02/06/2018 (Paperback) - by Ivy Manning
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 8 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: MethodsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Ivy ManningAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book 100 easy recipes for Italian favorites made in an Instant Pot, authorized by Instant Pot Book Synopsis A must-have addition for Instant Pot fans and those just getting to know its miraculous capabilities, with 100 recipes for favorite Italian dishes The Instant Pot has made getting dinner on the table easier than ever. And Italian food is a perfect partner for your Instant Pot--think rich and meaty braises, one-pot pastas, risotto, stuffed artichokes, and more. This authorized Instant Pot cookbook offers 100 delicious, sure-to-please recipes for weeknight cooking and beyond. Recipes take advantage of the Instant Pot's many settings, allowing you to perfectly sauté and simmer a variety of dishes with just the push of a button. Long-cooking foods like grains and beans (Fall Farro with Pears and Walnuts, Corona Beans with Tomato and Sage) as well as slow stews and braises (Tuscan Beef Stew, Chicken with Creamy Artichoke Sauce) finish in half the time of stovetop cooking. But other hacks and surprises abound, too--set-it-and-forget it recipes for focaccia, quick pickles, no-oven-required cakes and cheesecakes, and even DIY ricotta. About The Author Ivy Manning is a food writer and cookbook author; her work has appeared in Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Clean Eating, and more.
Tough Chicks to the Rescue! - by Cece Meng (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.1 Inches (H) x 7.2 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Girls & Women, Animals, Imagination & PlayFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: Cece MengAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: Farm AnimalsLanguage: English About the Book Meet the strong and smart Tough Chicks in this tabbed, touch-and-feel board book that celebrates the smarts and strength of girls. An inspiring and empowering book for little hands. Full color. Book Synopsis Meet the strong and smart Tough Chicks in this tabbed, touch-and-feel board book. An inspiring and empowering book for little hands. When the smart and strong Tough Chicks hear there's a problem to solve on the farm, they are ready to spring into action! Lulu the Cow is missing--but not for long. Little hands can pet the fuzzy chick, pat the woolly sheep, ogle the shiny binoculars, touch the sticky farmyard mud, and feel the smooth rubber tractor tires as the chicks unravel the mystery of missing Lulu. Who can come to the rescue? Tough chicks! About The Author Cece Meng is the author of Bedtime Is Canceled, among other great books for children. She lives with her family in California. www.cecemeng.com, Twitter: @iwrite4kids Melissa Suber has worked as an artist for Disney, DreamWorks, Universal Studios, and Nickelodeon. She has illustrated many books for young readers. Melissa lives in California.
Container and Fragrant Gardens - (Home Grown Gardening) by Peter Loewer (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 7.2 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: 1.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: GardeningSub-Genre: FlowersSeries Title: Home Grown GardeningFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Peter LoewerAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book A quick-reference guide that shows gardeners with little experience and time how to enliven spaces with containers and how to make the most of scented flowers and leaves. Book Synopsis A quick-reference guide that shows gardeners with little experience and time how to enliven spaces with containers and how to make the most of scented flowers and leaves. One of the greatest delights of a garden is a perfume that draws the visitor to bend down to inhale the fragrance. This delightful and practical book features lovely flowers with intoxicating scents that will create an aromatic garden or an indoor haven of perfumed houseplants. Growing plants in containers can extend your gardening horizons, allowing you to try plants you don't have the space or climate to grow in the ground, as well as bringing your garden right onto the patio, deck, or windowsill. In addition to highlighting classic annuals, bulbs, perennials, vines, and woody plants that are fragrant and that do well in containers, this must-have guide offers straightforward garden care advice, including handling different soil types, controlling pests, designing and maintaining container gardens, and how to grow trees and shrubs in pots. About The Author PETER LOEWER is the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 garden books.
Island of Blue Dolphins - by Scott O'Dell (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.6 Inches (H) x 5 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)Weight: .3 PoundsNumber of Pages: NaGenre: Juvenile FictionSeries Title: NaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HMHAuthor: Scott O'DellAge Range: 9-12 Years
Rebound - (Crossover) by Kwame Alexander (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x 1.6 Inch (D)Weight: 1.14 PoundsNumber of Pages: 416Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: FamilySeries Title: CrossoverFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Kwame AlexanderAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: MultigenerationalLanguage: English About the Book Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Alexander's Newbery Medal winner "The Crossover, " Chuck Bell takes center stage, as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to. Book Synopsis From the New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander comes Rebound, the dynamic prequel to his Newbery Award-winning novel in verse, The Crossover. Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. Chuck Bell takes center stage as readers get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping, basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm readers have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound goes back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past. Review Quotes "An eminently satisfying story of family, recovery, and growing into manhood."--Kirkus, STARRED review "Librarians who delighted at Crossover's popularity will be thrilled with this pitch-perfect follow-up...Kwame Alexander is unstoppable."--Booklist, STARRED review "As in his previous novels in verse, Alexander shows off his expert command of the format, employing staccato breaks with smooth rhymes that mimic the bounce and flow of the sport."--School Library Journal, STARRED review "A story filled with preteen angst, peer pressure, realistic family dynamics, and first romance is elevated to uncommon heights by a visceral exploration of grief and a search for confidence that pays off in spectacular ways."--Horn Book Magazine, STARRED review "This book will bounce off of the shelves."--VOYA "Alexander's non-rhyming poetry has propulsive, hard-hitting rhythm."--Publishers Weekly "Even without knowledge of the other titles, readers will find this to be a fully realized family drama that stands on its own merit."--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books "'Rebound' grapples with grief and loss, but never buckles under the weight of it...Readers familiar with 'The Crossover' will find themselves smiling as details of Charlie's early life emerge that give us glimpses of the man and father he will later become; those who haven't read it will find it a strong and satisfying stand-alone book about grief, love and the power of family." --The New York Times "His books pulse with musicality..." -Tina Jordan, The New York Times About The Author Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times best-selling author of 21 books, including Booked and The Crossover, which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award Honor. He lives with his family in Virginia. Visit Kwame at www.kwamealexander.com, on Twitter at @kwamealexander, and on Instagram at @kwamealexander.
The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Totally Compliant Recipes to Help You Succeed with the Whole30 and Beyond - by Hartwig (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 8.2 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: 2.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Health + WellnessSub-Genre: NutritionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton Mifflin HarcourtAuthor: HartwigAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Delicious and totally compliant recipes to get people through the wildly popular Whole30, and beyond Book Synopsis Still think the Whole30 is a diet? Not with recipes like these. The groundbreaking Whole30 program has helped countless people transform their lives by bringing them better sleep, more energy, fewer cravings, weight loss, and new healthy habits that last a lifetime. In this cookbook, best-selling author and Whole30 co-creator Melissa Hartwig delivers over 150 all-new recipes to help readers prepare delicious, healthy meals during their Whole30 and beyond. More than 150 recipes for main dishes, sides, dressings, and saucesTips to simplify, plan, and prepare meals to save time and moneyVariations to turn one easy dish into two or three meals Whether you've done the Whole30 once or five times--or just want to make a variety of satisfying, nourishing meals--this book will inspire you to change your life in 30 days with the Whole30 program. Review Quotes "Say good-bye to mundane meals with The Whole30 Cookbook. These mouthwatering recipes will help you reset your health while filling your life with delicious good food." --DANIELLE WALKER, New York Times best-selling author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple "As a food nerd who lives to eat, it's important that my lifestyle is as tasty as it is healthy. The Whole30 completely changed the game for me and gave me a fresh start in more ways than one, and with The Whole30 Cookbook, you can reboot your life, too--one delicious, deprivation-free bite at a time." --MICHELLE TAM, New York Times best-selling author of Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans "Melissa is the kind of person you'd love to have next to you at yoga class because she gives excellent advice, knows the best stuff to eat, and says just the right thing to turn your day around. Lucky for all of us, her expert guidance is readily available on bookshelves everywhere. Add this book to your arsenal and crush your next Whole30!" --MELISSA JOULWAN, author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbooks "Delicious is now synonymous with healthy thanks to Melissa's latest book. These gorgeous recipes truly defy the odds by being flavorful to the taste buds, nourishing to the body, and fulfilling to the tummy--all at the same time." --ALI MAFFUCCI, New York Times best-selling author of Inspiralized "Hartwig, a sports nutritionist and cocreator of the Whole30 diet plan, packs her fourth book on the subject with 150 recipes that are, as the cover proclaims in all-caps, "totally compliant." That means heavy emphasis on eggs, meat, fish, and fresh vegetables, but no grains, dairy, legumes or added sugars. Whether or not one buys into Whole30, there is no denying that Hartwig has come up with a clever array of healthy and flavorful dishes. Highlights include Asian beef zoodle (zucchini noodles) soup, which is similar to Vietnamese pho but uses zucchini noodles, and grilled Jamaican jerk salmon with fresh mango salsa. Many of the recipes come courtesy of guest cooks from various food blogs. For instance, Michelle Smith, from the Whole Smiths blog, contributes cherry-chipotle BBQ chicken thighs, with the fruit providing the sweetness and ground chipotle bringing the heat. Veteran food and cocktail photographer Brent Herrig drives home the point that a burger served on a tomato slice is as delectable as one on a bun, and that meatballs do just fine in a cream sauce made with coconut milk. (Dec.)" --Publishers Weekly About The Author MELISSA HARTWIG URBAN is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food. She is the co-creator of the Whole30 program and a six-time New York Times best-selling author. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.
Act - (A Click Graphic Novel) by Kayla Miller (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Comics & Graphic NovelsSeries Title: A Click Graphic NovelFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Kayla MillerAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: HumorousLanguage: English About the Book The New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller delivers the funny and honest follow-up to the middle school graphic novel sensations Click and Camp. Book Synopsis Act is the funny and honest follow-up to the middle school graphic novel sensations Click and Camp. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Shannon Hale, and Victoria Jamieson. How do you know when the person who can make the difference . . . is you? Olive is excited to start sixth grade: new teachers, new experiences, and a field trip to the big city with her best buds! But when Olive finds out that a school policy is keeping some kids from going on the trip, she decides to act. She's prepared to do whatever it takes to be heard--even if it means running against Trent and Sawyer, two of her closest friends, in the student council election! With intense campaign competition and emotions running high, can Olive make a big change and keep her friends? New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Kayla Miller crafts a genuine and inspiring story about evolving friendships, supportive family, and finding out that you--yes, you--have the power to make a difference. About The Author Kayla Miller is the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Click, Camp, and Act. They have a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Kayla lives and works in New York. www.kayla-miller.com. Twitter and Instagram @kayke.