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Madeline and Pepito embark on a nighttime adventure through Paris to retrieve a friend's stolen telescope. By John Bemelmans Marciano. Published by Viking. Hardcover. 48 pages. 9.00" length x 0.25" width x 12.25" height, approximately.
The author of Goodnight iPad presents this whimsical, cautionary tale about the dangers of today's tech-obsessed world. By Ann Droyd. Published by Blue Rider Press. Hardcover. 40 pages. 8.25" length x 0.25" width x 9.25" height, approximately.
Readers take a trip down memory lane, and meet Madeline and friends all over again with this 75th-anniversary edition of the beloved children's tale. Includes a celebratory pop-up of Madeline and friends at the Eiffel Tower. By Ludwig Bemelmans. Published by Viking. Hardcover. 48 pages. 9.00" length x 0.25" width x 12.25" height, approximately.
Penguin Madeline $25
Hardcover bind-up of 12 storybooks; Full-Color throughout; by a. A. Milne, Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Stories include: Piglet Meets a Heffalump, A House Built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore, Tiggers Don't Climb Trees, Eeyore Has a Birthday, Piglet is Entirely Surrounded by Water, Christopher Robin Gives Pooh a Party and many more. Book Details: Author: A.A. Milne Publisher: Penguin Dimensions: 10.5in length x 8.5in width x 2in height Weight: 42.50oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/1/2012 Pages: 368 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Corduroy is hosting a festive Thanksgiving dinner for his friends. They watch a Thanksgiving Day parade, then it’s time to eat. But first, Corduroy and his friends each say what they are thankful for. This brightly colored, shaped board book is perfect for the youngest fans of Corduroy, one of the best-loved characters in children’s books for nearly 40 years. Book Details: Author: Lisa McCue Publisher: Penguin Dimensions: 5.43in length x 0.39in width x 6.77in height Weight: 4oz. Format: Board Book Publication Date: 8/17/2006 Pages: 16 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Now a New York Times Bestseller! In high school, I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island. In college, I ran against Kenyans, and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with them from East Africa. At the same time, I began to notice that a training group on my team could consist of five men who run next to one another, stride for stride, day after day, and nonetheless turn out five entirely different runners. How could this be? We all knew a star athlete in high school. The one who made it look so easy. He was the starting quarterback and shortstop; she was the all-state point guard and high-jumper. Naturals . Or were they? The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? The truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture. In the decade since the sequencing of the human genome, researchers have slowly begun to uncover how the relationship between biological endowments and a competitor’s training environment affects athleticism. Sports scientists have gradually entered the era of modern genetic research. In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle. He investigates the so-called 10,000-hour rule to uncover whether rigorous and consistent practice from a young age is the only route to athletic excellence. Along the way, Epstein dispels many of our perceptions about why top athletes excel. He shows why some skills that we assume are innate, like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball or cricket batter, are not, and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like an athlete’s will to train, might in fact have important genetic components. This subject necessarily involves digging deep into sensitive topics like race and gender. Epstein explores controversial questions such as: Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism. Book Details: Author: David Epstein Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/1/2013 Pages: 352 Are black athletes genetically predetermined to dominate both sprinting and distance running, and are their abilities influenced by Africa’s geography? Are there genetic reasons to separate male and female athletes in competition? Should we test the genes of young children to determine if they are destined for stardom? Can genetic testing determine who is at risk of injury, brain damage, or even death on the field?
"If you are a college basketball fan like I am, you’ll understand why I’ve long admired John Calipari’s leadership style. While no coach treasures a win more than John, this terrific book reveals his greater purposeto lead his young players to better lives, and then challenge them to give back to others." President William J. Clinton In Players First , John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball’s most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory. At its core, Calipari’s coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the playerswhat they need to get the best out of themselves and one another. He is beloved by his players for being utterly honest with them and making promises that he always keeps, no matter what. He knows that in this age, they come to Kentucky to prepare for the NBA; every year he gets players who in a previous era would have gone directly into the pros from high school but now have to play college basketball for one year. Calipari has fought against this system, but he has to play within it, and so he does, better than anyone. The result is an extraordinary leadership challenge: every year Coach Cal gets a handful of eighteen-year-old kids who have been in a bubble for the previous four years at least, filled with hype about their own greatness, and they come to Kentucky feeling sure that they will play for their coach only for seven months before they go on to greater glory. Every year, he has to reinvent his team. After his 2012 NCAA championship, it was particularly dramatic; he lost his first six players in the first round, meaning that someone who couldn’t even start for Kentucky was a first-round draft pick. The overall record at Kentucky, and for his career, puts Calipari in the pantheon of the greatest coaches in the history of the game. Bold, funny, and truthful, like Coach Calipari himself, Players First is truly the first deep reckoning with the meaning of his experiences and the gifts of insight they offer. Book Details: Author: John Calipari Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/15/2014 Pages: 368
For three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. It has also been a staple in schools of education for new teachers. This updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research including the good and bad news on digital learning, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers. Book Details: Publisher: Penguin Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/25/2013 Pages: 384 Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
A growing body of research shows that exposure to chemicals in everyday products like cleaning supplies, cosmetics, plastics, and even toys, are adversely affecting our children. Healthy Child Healthy World is a non-profit organization that offers parents a definitive guide to creating a healthy, nontoxic, and home. This book is filled with simple steps and solutions that will improve the quality of life for you and your children such as: How to prepare a nontoxic home for a new baby; safer cleaning methods; minimizing allergens in your home; choosing healthier foods including the best kid-approved snacks; and quality green products, brands, stores, and Web sites. Publisher: Penguin
The Whole Pregnancy Handbook At last, everything you need to know about the latest in alternative and conventional health care before, during, and after pregnancy in one comprehensive, jargon-free guide. The Whole Pregnancy Handbook is an informative and reassuring guide that will empower you to choose your pre- and post-natal care with confidence. Topics include treatments for preconception health and fertility, massage and acupressure techniques, prenatal nutrition, preparing for labor, prenatal yoga for all three trimesters, best practices of doulas and midwives, candid recollections from other moms, and so much more. Written by Joel M. Evans, MD, OB/GYN, with Robin Aronson, the former editor in chief of Parents.com, the Web site for Parents magazine. Dr. Evans is also the founder of the Center for Women's Health, an integrative holistic health center located in Darien, Connecticut. Publisher: Penguin
Bringing together traditional handicraft with cutting-edge book design, the Penguin Threads series has already created a huge buzz among the art and book-collecting communities. This latest set features three beloved children's books with cover art by painter and illustrator Rachell Sumpter, who brings a unique, whimsical sensibility to the Threads. With vivid colors and ambitiously intricate details, these additions to our innovative series commissioned by award-winning creative director Paul Buckley are rich works of art to be cherished and shared. Book Details: Author: Louisa May Alcott Publisher: Penguin Dimensions: 9in length x 6in width x 2in height Weight: 19.40oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 4/24/2012 Pages: 528 Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
In this updated and expanded edition of her alternative-health classic, Eden shows readers how they can understand their body's energy systems to promote healing. Book Details: Author: Donna Eden Publisher: Penguin Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/21/2008 Pages: 432
Penguin Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality $17.99
Waiting for Birdy To fifty thousand readers, Catherine Newman is the beloved author of "Bringing Up Ben & Birdy," a weekly column on babycenter.com. Now in the delightfully candid, outlandishly funny Waiting for Birdy, Newman charts the year she anticipated the birth of her second child while also coping with the realities of raising a toddler. As she navigates life with her existentially curious and heartbreakingly sweet three-year-old, and her doozy of a pregnancy, she lends her irresistibly unique voice to the secret thoughts and fears of parents everywhere. Filled with quirky warmth and razor-sharp wit, Waiting for Birdy captures the universal wonder, terror, humor, and tenderness of raising a family. Publisher: Penguin
The New Yorker Excellent... hair-raising ... Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written.” Louis Menand Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved--and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind. Written with the vibrancy of a first-rate thriller, Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a nuclear missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. It depicts the urgent effort by American scientists, policymakers, and military officers to ensure that nuclear weapons can’t be stolen, sabotaged, used without permission, or detonated inadvertently. Schlosser also looks at the Cold War from a new perspective, offering history from the ground up, telling the stories of bomber pilots, missile commanders, maintenance crews, and other ordinary servicemen who risked their lives to avert a nuclear holocaust. At the heart of the book lies the struggle, amid the rolling hills and small farms of Damascus, Arkansas, to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States. Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with men who designed and routinely handled nuclear weapons, Command and Control takes readers into a terrifying but fascinating world that, until now, has been largely hidden from view. Through the details of a single accident, Schlosser illustrates how an unlikely event can become unavoidable, how small risks can have terrible consequences, and how the most brilliant minds in the nation can only provide us with an illusion of control. Audacious, gripping, and unforgettable, Command and Control is a tour de force of investigative journalism, an eye-opening look at the dangers of America’s nuclear age. Time magazine A devastatingly lucid and detailed new history of nuclear weapons in the U.S.... fascinating.” Lev Grossman Financial Times So incontrovertibly right and so damnably readable... a work with the multilayered density of an ambitiously conceived novel Schlosser has done what journalism does at its best." Los Angeles Times Deeply reported, deeply frightening a techno-thriller of the first order.” Book Details: Author: Eric Schlosser Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/17/2013 Pages: 640
Youngsters lift the flaps to help Corduroy trim the tree, bake cookies, wrap presents, hang stockings, and prepare for the arrival of Santa. Book Details: Author: Don Freeman Publisher: Penguin Dimensions: 9.01in length x 0.47in width x 7.48in height Weight: 8oz. Format: Lift-the-Flap Publication Date: 10/1/1992 Pages: 16 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Penguin Corduroy's Christmas $12.99
Peter Rabbit Snuggle Peter Rabbit Snuggle, based on the popular Beatrix Potter books, has colorful characters and textures. The velour cover of the cloth book is made of organic cotton while. Plus, the artwork, which consists of colorful stitching and appliquT, is made of organic cotton, too. Why You'll Love It: Story time is better with a book kids can snuggle with. Age: Newborn and up Features Based on the Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and his family Made of organic cotton Features colored stitching and appliquTd character images Soft and snuggly Comes in a recycled gift box Dimensions: 6.71in length x 6.7in width x 2.35in height Weight: 5.59oz.
A mother and food sociologist shares an important message for parents about their kids: it’s not about nutrition—it’s about behavior. Stop thinking about nutrition and start thinking about your child’s eating habits instead. You already know how to give your kids healthy food. But the hard part is getting them to eat it. After years of research and working with parents, Dina Rose, discovered a powerful truth: When parents focus solely on nutrition, their kids—surprisingly—eat poorly. But when families shift their emphasis to behaviors – the skills and habits kids are taught—they learn to eat right. Every child can learn to eat well—but only if you show them how to do it. Dr. Rose describes the three habits—proportion, variety, and moderation—all kids need to learn, and gives you clever, practical ways to teach these food skills. All children can learn: How to confidently explore strange, new foods How to know when they’re hungry and when they’re full What to do when they say they’re “starving”—and about to attend a birthday party How to branch out from easy-to-like prepackaged kid fare to more mature tastes and textures: savory, tangy, runny, crunchy. How to engage in open and honest talk about food without yelling “I don’t like it!” With It's Not About the Broccoli, you can teach your children how to eat, and give them the skills they need for a lifetime of health and vitality. Book Details: Author: Dina Rose Publisher: Penguin Group Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/7/2014 Pages: 272
"Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century." —Rachel Maddow, author of Drift Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. The New York Times now publishes FiveThirtyEight.com , where Silver is one of the nation’s most influential political forecasters. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read. Book Details: Author: Nate Silver Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/27/2012 Pages: 544
Smiling, crawling, talking, walking, going potty? each and every milestone of Baby's is amazing. And Baby's proud parents cannot contain their excitement. Isn'tBaby unbelievable? David Milgrim has created a laugh-out-loud book for all new parents to treasure?almost as much as their baby. And what about baby? He or she will love to see themselves portrayed as the center of the world! After all, they are the Best Baby Ever! Book Details: Format: Publication Date: 7/9/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Penguin Best Baby Ever by David Milgrim $16.99 $5.10
COMMISSIONED BY award-winning Penguin art director Paul Buckley, the Penguin Threads series debuts with cover art by Jillian Tamaki for three gift-worthy Penguin Classics. Sketched out in a traditional illustrative manner, then hand stitched using needle and thread, the final covers are sculpt embossed for a tactile, textured, and beautiful book design that will appeal to the Etsy-loving world of handmade crafts.The Penguin Classics Deluxe series has been celebrated for its unique packaging and innovative design. The books of the Penguin Threads series will make truly special gifts and will be welcome additions to any craft or literature lover's collection. Book Details: Author: Jane Austen Publisher: Penguin Dimensions: 9in length x 6in width x 1.5in height Weight: 15.20oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/25/2011 Pages: 400 Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Penguin Emma $16
Light the Menorah It’s time to celebrate Hanukkah! From learning the story of the Macabees to making potato latkes and playing dreidel, kids will love reading along with this fun book. A pull-tab on each page allows children to “light” the candles of the menorah Publisher: Penguin Dimensions: 8in length x 0.32in width x 7.94in height Weight: 8.16 oz Recommended Ages: 3 years - 5 years
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but not in this case. Actor, comedian and screenwriter B.J. Novak delights with his silly, humorous take on the children's novel. Written by B.J. Novak. Published by Dial Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. 48 pages. 8.25" length x 0.25" width x 10.25" height, approximately.
Celebrate the season with the Mr. Men and Little Misses! Mr. Christmas and Little Miss Christmas host these adorable activity books that are full of activities to do and pictures to color. And the two pages of Christmassy stickers are great for decorating your Christmas cards or presents! Book Details: Author: Roger Hargreaves Publisher: Penguin Dimensions: 10.75in length x 8.38in width x 0.13in height Weight: 3.2oz. Format: Activity Book Publication Date: 10/14/2010 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Set of four board books in carrycase with handle; Titles include: Up & Down, Color Crazy, 1-2-3, and Shape Up Book Details: Author: Judy Schachner Publisher: Penguin Format: Board Book Publication Date: 1/1/2008 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now , Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived "in the now." In A New Earth , Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence. The Power of Now was a question-and-answer handbook. A New Earth has been written as a traditional narrative, offering anecdotes and philosophies in a way that is accessible to all. Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life—and for building a better world. Book Details: Author: Eckhart Tolle Publisher: Penguin Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/30/2008 Pages: 0
Come join all of your favorite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters through 320 pages of doodle book fun. Finish a maze with Mr. Funny and read the story of Mr. Happy's Birthday. Read Little Miss Sunshine's story and fill in Little Miss Splendid's shopping extravaganza with your own designer doodles! From full time stories, connect the dots, coloring, stickers, word games, and mind puzzles, this giant book of fun is the only thing you will need for a fun-filled afternoon. Book Details: Format: Activity Book Publication Date: 1/1/2012 Pages: 320 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Roger Hagreaves Publisher: Penguin Dimensions: 9.25in length x 7.28in width x 2in height Weight: 29.28oz