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From tiny ants to enormous elephants, thereÃ¢€TMs a kiss for everyone in this warm, feel-good book. Find out if worms kiss underground with the soil all around, or if fish kiss with a splash and a splish. The Biggest Kiss has an irresistible text that begs to be read aloud and adorable illustrations, families will love sharing this collection of affection with the youngest of readers. Author: Joanna Walsh. Illustrated by: Judi Abbot. Published by: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 32 Pages.
An interactive novelty book, My Little Pink Princess Purse contains a note from a fairy godmother explaining that inside the vanity box your little one will find a mirror. Only a princess filled with" grace, humility, intelligence, self-confidence, and imagination " will see her reflection. Teach your child the importance of these qualities and let her indulge in a little fun! Included in the book are 6 life-up tabs, an erasable writing slab, a removable quill pen, a fan, rose-colored glasses, four scratch-and-sniff perfumes, five rings, a bracelet, a sapphire tiara, a key and a handheld mirror. Bring your child's imagination to life with this educational, dress-up kit! By Stephen T. Johnson. Published by Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 16 pages. Contains small parts - Not for children under 3 years.
Two puppies learn the true meaning of family in this heart-warming tale. Words by Kelly DiPucchio, pictures by Christian Robinson. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. 40 pages. 9.25" length x 0.50" width x 11.50" height, approximately.
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Tiny adventures follow a brave knight and good-hearted dragon as they travel through the lands of some of your favorite childhood fairytales. By Robert Sabuda. Published by Little Simon. Hardcover. 22 pages. 7.25" length x 2.50" width x 8.75" height, approximately.
The classic fairytale retold with gorgeous interactive pop-ups that literally make the story jump off the page. By turning the page a little at a time, you can control the action and view every step of Cinderella's transformation or make the party guests dance at the royal ball. Mini pop-ups even let you put the glass slipper on Cindella's foot! For ages four to twelve, not suitable for children under three years of age. By Matthew Reinhart. Published by Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 12 pages. 10.5" length x 8.5" width x 2" depth, approximately.
Featuring 10 pop-out tools and a revolving lenticular red light, this interactive book lets little firemen-in-the-making discover what it's like to work on a fire truck. By Stephen T. Johnson. Published by Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 16 pages. 11" length x 8" height x 1.5" depth (approximately) . Contains small parts, not suitable for children under 3 years.
Follow a small panda on his journey to find out what makes a "perfect" hug in this heartwarming story of discovery. By Joanna Walsh, Illustrated by Judi Abbot. Published by Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 32 pages. 10.25" length x 0.23" width x 10.25" height (approximately) .
Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” Entertainment Weekly featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love. The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”. But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion’s distinctive debut “navigates the choppy waters of adult relationships, both romantic and platonic, with a fresh take USA TODAY . “Filled with humor and plenty of heart, The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we’re wired, just want to fit in” Chicago Tribune . Book Details: Author: Graeme Simsion Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/3/2014 Pages: 320
In this almost wordless springtime picture book, an adorable crew of baby animals borrows a familiar-looking red hat last seen on the head of Red Sled's unsuspecting protagonist and embarks on a joy-filled escapade—until all that is left is a long piece of red string! Their playful romp is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor and complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, Red Hat promises to be an instant favorite. Author: Lita Judge Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 9.75in length x 0.4in width x 10in height Weight: 15.9 oz
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Engaging new illustrations by renowned artist Charles Santore—illustrator of The Night Before Christmas, The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, and many others—reinvigorate the classic children's story of the Velveteen Rabbit. An oversized heirloom edition with three times as many illustrations as the original edition. Includes embossed and foil cover. Originally published in 1922, the classic story of a toy rabbit who loves a boy so much he eventually becomes real has charmed children—and adults—for nearly a century. This heirloom edition, containing Margery Williams' original text paired with gorgeous paintings by award-winning illustrator Charles Santore, is sure to be treasured by families for many years to come. Author: Margery Williams Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 10.5in length x 0.4in width x 11in height Weight: 20.29 oz
Bunny's big day has arrived, and her family and their forest friends are ready to celebrate in style. There's hugging and kissing, singing and dancing, and, of course, cake and presents! In this sweet picture book that's just perfect for reading aloud, Liz Garton Scanlon commemorates that most cherished of childhood events—a little one's birthday. Author: Liz Garton Scanlon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 9in length x 0.4in width x 9in height Weight: 13.38 oz
He's big. He's funny. He's not real. Or IS he? This clever twist on "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and of course! the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend. Author: Scott Magoon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 8.5in length x 0.4in width x 10.5in height Weight: 15.81 oz
Perfect for bedtime, this adorable new book in the Guess Who series features five different peek-a-boo flaps and a surprise pop-up at the end! It's time for Elmo to go to bed, but there's lots to do before he's tucked in—putting on pajamas, brushing his teeth, listening to a story, and more! Kids open the flaps throughout to see how Elmo gets ready for bed. An adorable story and charming pop-up at the end of the book will make this an interactive bedtime favorite. Author: Sesame Street Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 7.5in length x 0.5in width x 9.5in height Weight: 12.42 oz
Guess along with Minnie as she discovers which costume each of her friends has chosen to wear to her masquerade party — Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and Mickey. Features an exciting pop-up on the last spread. You're invited to Minnie's masquerade party! All of her friends are there—Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and Mickey. What costume did each choose? Using visual cues and rhymes on the page, help Minnie guess who in this adorable book. Fun fold-out flaps and an exciting pop-up at the end of the story make this an interactive favorite. Author: Lilly Rhodes Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 7.5in length x 0.6in width x 9.5in height Weight: 12.66 oz
The ultimate set for Boynton fans, here are four of her seriously silly bestselling board books in their own sturdy boxed set. Full-color illustrations. Book Details: Author: Sandra Boynton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 5.98in length x 2.12in width x 5.98in height Weight: 16oz. Format: Board Book Publication Date: 10/1/1998 Pages: 50 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man must protect their town from a haunted house in this Halloween-themed adventure. The town of Sunnyview is ready for Halloween, and Eugene McGillicudy and Charlie Thomas Jones can hardly wait to go trick-or-treating! But when the boys encounter a spooky house on the edge of their neighborhood and rotten Meredith Mooney tells the lunchroom that the house is haunted by the Sunnyview Spirit, things get serious. Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man know it's up to them to keep their town safe...especially on Halloween! Will our heroes prevail even when an unexpected visitor may change the Sunnyview Superhero Squad forever? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers! Book Details: Author: Stan Kirby Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 5.5in length x 0.3in width x 7.31in height Weight: 3.92 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/6/2013 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Children will take a personal look into the lives, successes, and challenges of our nation's Presidents when they open the most complete and comprehensive presidential book on the market. Illustrated with famous presidential portraits, all enhanced with die-cuts, Kids Meet the Presidents is the perfect introduction to our nation's leaders, with each president featured on a double-page spread complete with intriguing historical background presented as if the leader were addressing the reader personally. This will be the second edition of the most complete, comprehensive presidential book on the market encompassing everyone from George Washington to the final candidate elected or reelected on November 6, 2012. In advance of the 2012 election, we will prepare candidate pages for both the GOP nominee and President Obama, allowing us to send the book out for printing as soon as the election is called. With a release date in December 2012, we will have the first updated Presidential book on the market. And with its informal and personalized narrative, beautiful presidential portraits, die-cuts on each page, and fun facts about every US President, Kids Meet the Presidents will stand out as leader in the children's history genre Author: Paul Rodhe Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 7in length x 1in width x 6.5in height Weight: 12.18 oz
Mrs. Jolly Bones has a very busy week ahead of her—and a very unique style of doing her chores. Each day of the week brings a new thing to do. But with the help of her animal roommates, she'll grocery shop, clean house, and garden, getting everything done just in time for a wrestling match with her best gal pals! Author: Warren Hanson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 10in length x 8in width x 1in height Weight: 16 oz
When Mike and Evie discover that knights who perform good deeds receive beautiful scarves from the Queen, they set out to perform good deeds for everyone in the kingdom. But since they don't work together, instead of being perfect helpers, they end up making a perfect mess! Then Mike and Evie realize it's time to "be a knight, do it right"—and when they work together, they make a great team. A team with beautiful scarves! Author: Tina Gallo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 8in length x 0.1in width x 8in height Weight: 2.08 oz
This unique, simple nature kit gives kids an accessible, engaging introduction to the natural world and the amazing discoveries that can be made from strolling the shoreline. Since the guide focuses on the most common shells, insects, birds, and creatures, kids will feel instantly rewarded when they spot a seagull or its tracks, dragonfly, or conch shell. The portable, fully illustrated, flexibound guide includes tips on how to hold a hermit crab, where to dig for mussels, how to make windchimes out of jingle shells, and more. A beautiful treasure box with magnetic closure holds the book and includes compartments for kids' prized discoveries, such as coral, sea glass, and driftwood. Tucked into two of the compartments—and visible though the die-cut frame on the treasure box's cover—are a mesh collecting bag for mess-free gathering and a magnifying jar for close-up observing. Author: Laurie Goldman Publisher: Simon & Schuster
A little dragon and his favorite book make for a combustible combination in this clever picture book with a surprise ending. It's nearly Cedric the dragon's bedtime, and for Cedric, bedtime means storytime! When his mother reads him his favorite book, he likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again?and again?and again! Cedric's mom understands that the best stories are ripe for repetition, and she tries very hard to be patient. But sometimes dragons will be dragons?which is why this bedtime tale ends with an incendiary surprise! Book Details: Author: Emily Gravett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 8.88in length x 0.5in width x 10.25in height Weight: 12.91 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/16/2013 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
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Who Lives Here? Just lift the flap to see who's inside with this adorable, interactive board book about familiar critters and their habitats. Who do you think might spend all day in her stall munching hay? You can guess, but you'll have to lift-the-flap to find out for sure. Who Lives Here combines light, rhyming text with fun flaps for an interactive board book experience that will leave toddlers ready for more. This charming guessing game is a great way for parents and kids to share some giggly bonding time while kids learn to recognize common animals and their sounds. Book Details: Author: Paula Croyle Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Lift the Flap Publication Date: 7/2/2013 Pages: 12 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
This wry survival guide helps new dads navigate the triumphs and travails of fatherhood from the first week to the first birthday party. It informs and entertains with an easy-to-read mix of practical basics feeding, bathing, childproofing, taking your baby's temperature and tricks of the trade, like "how to construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape. Publisher: Simon & Schuster
John Wayne was one of Hollywood’s most famous and most successful actors, but he was more than that. He became a symbol of America itself. He epitomized the Western film, which for many people epitomized America. He identified with conservative political causes from the early 1930s to his death in 1979, making him a hero to one generation of Americans and a villain to another. But unlike fellow actor Ronald Reagan, Wayne had no interest in politics as a career. Like many stars, he altered his life story, claiming to have become an actor almost by accident when in fact he had studied drama and aspired to act for most of his youth. He married three times, all to Latina women, and conducted a lengthy affair with Marlene Dietrich, as unlikely a romantic partner as one could imagine for the Duke. Wayne projected dignity, integrity, and strength in all his films, even when his characters were flawed, and whatever character he played was always prepared to confront injustice in his own way. More than thirty years after his death, he remains the standard by which male stars are judged and an actor whose morally unambiguous films continue to attract sizeable audiences. Scott Eyman interviewed Wayne, as well as many family members, and he has drawn on previously unpublished reminiscences from friends and associates of the Duke in this biography, as well as documents from his production company that shed light on Wayne’s business affairs. He traces Wayne from his childhood to his stardom in Stagecoach and dozens of films after that. Eyman perceptively analyzes Wayne’s relationship with John Ford, the director with whom he’s most associated and who made some of Wayne’s greatest films, among them She Wore a Yellow Ribbon , The Quiet Man , and The Searchers . His evaluation of Wayne himself is shrewd: a skilled actor who was reluctant to step outside his comfort zone. Wayne was self-aware; he once said, “I’ve played the kind of man I’d like to have been.” It’s that man and the real John Wayne who are brilliantly profiled in Scott Eyman’s insightful biography of a true American legend. Book Details: Author: Scott Eyman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2014 Pages: 672
A QUEST NOVEL and a historical tour de force, The Steady Running of the Hour unravels a tale of passion, legacy, and courage reaching across the twentieth century. In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson—whom he has not seen in seven years. Ashley’s solicitors search in vain for Imogen, but the estate remains unclaimed. Nearly eighty years later, new information leads the same law firm to Tristan Campbell, a young American who could be the estate’s rightful heir. If Tristan can prove he is Imogen’s descendant, the inheritance will be his. But with only weeks before Ashley’s trust expires, Tristan must hurry to find the evidence he needs. From London archives to Somme battlefields to the Eastfjords of Iceland, Tristan races to piece together the story behind the unclaimed riches: a reckless love affair pursued only days before Ashley’s deployment to the Western Front; a desperate trench battle fought by soldiers whose hope is survival rather than victory; an expedition to the uncharted heights of the world’s tallest mountain. Following a trail of evidence that stretches to the far edge of Europe, Tristan becomes consumed by Ashley and Imogen’s story. But as he draws close to the truth, Tristan realizes he may be seeking something more than an unclaimed fortune. The Steady Running of the Hour announces the arrival of a stunningly talented author. Justin Go’s novel is heartrending, transporting, and utterly compelling. Book Details: Author: Justin Go Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/15/2014 Pages: 480
We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds. Book Details: Author: Chris Cleave Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/16/2010 Pages: 271
The New York Times bestselling book of simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy life, featuring illustrations throughout, from the author of The End of Illness . In his international bestseller, The End of Illness , Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering cancer doctor, revealing the innovative steps he takes to prolong the lives of not only cancer patients, but all those who want to enjoy a vigorous, lengthy life. Now Dr. Agus has turned his research into a practical and concise illustrated handbook for everyday living. A Short Guide to a Long Life is divided into three sections What to Do, What to Avoid, and Doctor’s Orders that provide the definitive answers to many common and not-so-common questions: Who should take a baby aspirin daily? Are flu shots safe? What constitutes “healthy” foods? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr. Agus believes optimal health begins with our daily routines. His book will help you develop new patterns of personal health care, using inexpensive and widely available tools that are based on the latest and most reliable science. An accessible and essential handbook for preparing for visits to the doctor and maintaining control of your future, “ A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today” Fortune . Book Details: Author: David B. Agus M.D. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/7/2014 Pages: 208
New York Times bestseller W hat makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral? Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger has spent the last decade answering these questions. He’s studied why New York Times articles make the paper’s own Most E-mailed List, why products get word of mouth, and how social influence shapes everything from the cars we buy to the clothes we wear to the names we give our children. In this book, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos. Contagious combines groundbreaking research with powerful stories. Learn how a luxury steakhouse found popularity through the lowly cheese-steak, why anti-drug commercials might have actually increased drug use, and why more than 200 million consumers shared a video about one of the seemingly most boring products there is: a blender. If you’ve wondered why certain stories get shared, e-mails get forwarded, or videos go viral, Contagious explains why, and shows how to leverage these concepts to craft contagious content. This book provides a set of specific, actionable techniques for helping information spread—for designing messages, advertisements, and information that people will share. Whether you’re a manager at a big company, a small business owner trying to boost awareness, a politician running for office, or a health official trying to get the word out, Contagious will show you how to make your product or idea catch on. Book Details: Author: Jonah Berger Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/5/2013 Pages: 256
From the #1 independent financial advisor in America, ranked three times by Barron’s : a guide to making the most of your retirement plans and assuring long-term financial security. Everyone knows that saving for your retirement is important. Yet only half of all eligible Americans contribute to a retirement plan. That’s because all plans—including the 401k, 403b, 457, and even the IRA—are complicated, confusing, and costly. New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman has counseled thousands of savers and retirees and has accumulated his advice in this book. Edelman has created a step-by-step guide. With illuminating prose and simple explanations, he shares everything you need to know as a plan participant: how to contribute even when you think you can’t afford to, how to make wise choices among your investment options, and how to convert your 401k into income so you can provide yourself with the lifestyle you want in retirement. Along the way, he debunks the myths and clears up the confusion. Book Details: Author: Ric Edelman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 4/8/2014 Pages: 352
Now fully revised with new illustrations and diagrams, the classic—and still the greatest—book on hitting from the last baseball player to break the magic .400 barrier, Ted Williams. Ted Williams was arguably the greatest pure hitter who ever lived. A lifelong student of hitting, he sought advice from every great hitter—and pitcher—he met. Drawing on that advice, as well as his own legendary life in baseball, Williams produced the all-time batting classic, The Science of Hitting . Using its detailed illustrations, anecdotes, and concise coaching, players of all skill levels will learn how to improve their fundamentals and gain keen insights into the finer points of hitting, including: •How to Think Like a Pitcher and Guess the Pitch •The Three Cardinal Rules for Developing a Smooth Line-Driving Swing •The Secrets of Hip and Wrist Action •Pitch Selection •Bunting •Hitting the Opposite Way The Science of Hitting is a must-read for all baseball players looking to improve their turn at bat and for all coaches and parents teaching the sport. Book Details: Author: Ted Williams Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 4/29/1986 Pages: 96
A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember. Book Details: Author: Larry McMurtry Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/15/2010 Pages: 864
Sandwiches are transformed into something extraordinary when quality ingredients, savvy stacking, and a hot panini press are combined. From classic favorites to modern combos, this book will show you just how versatile and delicious panini can be. Packed with layers of flavor, here are the ultimate recipes for panini, from classic to modern. Over 45 delectable combinations featuring crisp toasted bread, gooey cheese, and savory meats, veggies, and spreads will leave you craving more. Celebrating the original Italian sandwich, this book covers it all, from simple favorites like three cheese with tomato and basil or hearty pulled pork with slaw to sophisticated combinations such as nectarine, arugula, and brie or roasted peppers with goat cheese and salsa verde. Each recipe displays the ingredients like a sandwich board, making it easy to choose the bread, fillings, and condiments to make your ideal sandwich. You'll also learn tips, like why it's important to coat the bread with oil or butter, how to layer ingredients for maximum results, and why using a weighted press for toasting will elevate your creation from ordinary to divine. So, whether you want an over-the-top sandwich riff on a favorite comfort food, like artichoke-spinach dip or jalapeno poppers, a decadent combination such as roast pork with bacon, pickled onions and pepper jack, or something simple and healthy like grilled salmon with herbed cream cheese, you'll find the perfect panini in these pages. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Book Details: Format: Hardcover Pages: 96
How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood? When you begin to feel that the life you have been living is out of balance; when the need to perform, to hurry, and to acquire is no longer compelling. It’s like the moment when your favorite tennis shoes start to give you blisters. The way you’ve been living your adult life doesn’t fulfill you anymore. Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative thinkers in medicine, explains that a new life phase is beginning to emerge within our society. When the Baby Boom generation came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, they jump-started a cultural revolution that shaped today’s society. Now, many feel they are living a life of frenzied disharmony. This out-of-balance feeling is a signal that you are ready for your second coming of age, your life beyond adulthood. Second Wind illuminates how to recognize and navigate the most challenging and fulfilling developmental stage of life. Life can and should be reimagined. New ways of living and working are waiting to be discovered on the far side of adulthood. Dr. Thomas treats the Baby Boom generation as he would one of his patients, sympathetically exploring its history before recommending a path toward a life rich with developmental opportunities. Predicting that Boomers will choose the path of the Denialist, the Realist, or the Enthusiast, he discusses the behaviors and attitudes that will provide new and more nourishing fuel for the rest of life’s journey: hope and a renewed sense of all that is possible. Book Details: Author: Dr. Dr. Bill Thomas Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/11/2014 Pages: 336
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In Codependent No More, Melody Beattie introduced the world to the term codependency. Now a modern classic, this book established Beattie as a pioneer in self-help literature and endeared her to millions of readers who longed for healthier relationships. Twenty-five years later concepts such as self-care and setting boundaries have become entrenched in mainstream culture. Now Beattie has written a followup volume, The New Codependency, which clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness. The question remains: What is and what is not codependency? Beattie here reminds us that much of codependency is normal behavior. It's about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. In The New Codependency, Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated. Each section offers an overview of and a series of activities pertaining to a particular behavior -- caretaking, controlling, manipulation, denial, repression, etc. -- enabling us to personalize our own step-bystep guide to wellness. These sections, in conjunction with a series of tests allowing us to assess the level of our codependent behavior, demonstrate that while it may not seem possible now, we have the power to take care of ourselves, no matter what we are experiencing. Punctuated with Beattie's renowned candor and intuitive wisdom, The New Codependency is an owner's manual to learning to be who we are and gives us the tools necessary to reclaim our lives by renouncing unhealthy practices. Book Details: Author: Melody Beattie Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 12/29/2009 Pages: 288
Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal , has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of “fracking.” Recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for his work, Gold has traveled along the pipelines and into the hubs of this country’s energy infrastructure; he has visited frack sites from Texas to North Dakota; and he has conducted thousands of interviews with engineers and wildcatters, CEOs and roughnecks, environmentalists and politicians. He has also sifted through reams of engineering reports, lawsuit transcripts, and financial filings. The result is an essential book—a commanding piece of journalism, an astounding study of human ingenuity, and an epic work of storytelling. Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders, but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started to change geopolitics and global energy markets in profound ways. Gold tells the story of this once-obscure oilfield technology—a story with an incredible cast of tycoons and geologists, dreamers and drillers, speculators and skeptics, a story that answers a critical question of our time: Where will the energy come from to power our world—and what price will we have to pay for it? Book Details: Author: Russell Gold Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/8/2014 Pages: 384
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THE # 1 BESTSELLING DIET IS NOW SUPERCHARGED! Since Dr. Mike Moreno first published The 17 Day Diet in 2010, millions of people have lost weight using his fast, safe, and extremely effective plan. Dr. Mike listens to his 17 Day Dieters as carefully as he listens to his own patients, and he is always on top of the cutting-edge research in the field of weight management. Using vital reader feedback and the latest science, he has enhanced The 17 Day Diet with three new chapters; 50 new, delicious recipes; and the ability to customize your diet with an optional fasting day. The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition makes everyone’s favorite diet the best and most up-to-date diet on the market. Whether you need to lose 10 pounds or a hundred, Dr. Mike’s plan can help you achieve your weight loss goals quickly and permanently while always ensuring that you feel full, even as you enjoy a wide variety of the foods you love. In fact, that variation in the diet is the key to losing weight: it confuses and boosts your metabolism to help you burn fat rapidly during these four 17-day cycles: ACCELERATE: The rapid weight loss cycle. You’ll flush sugar and fat from your system and introduce foods and nutrients into your diet that have been proven to trim belly fat, thigh fat, and other stubborn fat zones. ACTIVATE: The metabolic boost cycle. You’ll alternate between low- and high-calorie days and watch the fat melt away. ACHIEVE: The steady weight loss cycle. You’ll learn to control portions properly and start the exciting and quick! 17 Minute Spot Reduction Workout. ARRIVE: The efficient control cycle. You’ll be firmly in the habit of healthy eating to support your goal. On weekends, you can even enjoy your favorite foods! PLUS: A new, optional transitional day of liquid cleansing that kicks your fat burning into overdrive and a dietary supplement program to support your success. The 17 Day Diet can work for you even if you have food allergies or PMS or are pregnant or constantly traveling. It can be adapted to a wide variety of cuisines, from Chinese to Tex Mex and everything in between. Brimming with helpful tips, interesting facts, and inspiring testimonials from fellow 17 Day Dieters, The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition is the very last diet book you’ll ever need. Book Details: Author: Dr. Mike Moreno Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Pages: 368
It is one of the enduring enigmas of the human experience: many of our most iconic, creative endeavors—from Nobel Prize–winning discoveries to entrepreneurial inventions and works in the arts—are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise —a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit—makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery. This exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of creative human endeavor. The Rise begins with narratives about figures past and present who range from writers to entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F. B. Morse, and J. K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize–winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, Arctic explorer Ben Saunders, and psychology professor Angela Duckworth. The Rise explores the inestimable value of often ignored ideas—the power of surrender for fortitude, the criticality of play for innovation, the propulsion of the near win on the road to mastery, and the importance of grit and creative practice. From an uncommonly insightful writer, The Rise is a true masterwork. Book Details: Author: Sarah Lewis Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/4/2014 Pages: 272
Top 100 Baby Purees Veteran mom and bestselling author Annabel Karmel has compiled a collection of best-ever purees that are quick, easy, and simply delicious. Making your own baby food is certainly economical, but more importantly, it ensures that your baby consumes only the freshest, top-quality ingredients. From those first few bites to meals for older babies, every recipe is suitable for children ages 6 months and older. Beautifully presented, Top 100 Baby Purees is filled with appetizing photographs, food facts, top tips, and a handy chart for each recipe that lists appropriate age range, portion amount, cooking time, and whether or not it is suitable for freezing. Also included: timesaving food preparation tips, tricks on finding hidden nutrition in everyday foods, how to freeze and reheat your homemade baby food, tips on weaning and transitioning your baby to solids, and food allergies. Publisher: Simon & Schuster