Preparing for Christmas is lots of fun, and no place is cozier in the wintertime than Stony Meadow Farm. Join Tractor Mac and his animal and vehicle friends as they wrap gifts, bake holiday treats, decorate a tree, and get ready for the big day.
Sibley the horse lives on Stony Meadow Farm and is a hard worker the whole year round. Then Tractor Mac arrives at the farm, and suddenly, everything that Sibley used to do, Tractor Mac does, too. Sibley wonders if there is any room left for him—but when Farmer Bill and Tractor Mac get stuck in a soggy field, Sibley is the one who comes to their rescue, and Sibley and Tractor Mac learn that there's plenty for both of them to do at the farm.
Series: Tractor MacTractor Mac Learns to FlyPaperbackBilly Steers9780374305376$6.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Sep 06, 2016
Tractor Mac sees Plane Jane swooping across through the clouds, and he wonders what it would be like to be able to give hayrides in the sky. He even talks to birds to try to learn how they fly. Then one day Tractor Mac is driving downhill too fast, his wheels lift off the ground, and he can finally fly! But when Tractor Mac has a crash landing, he learns that he is better suited to life on the ground.
Series: Tractor MacTractor Mac You're a WinnerPaperbackBilly Steers9780374305383$6.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 5Sep 06, 2016
Tractor Mac is ready for the big tractor pull contest at the county fair, but when Big Deke, the reigning champion, shows up, Tractor Mac realizes just how tough the competition is going to be. Big Deke wins the tractor pull and Tractor Mac is disappointed. Then the carousel stops working, and Tractor Mac is just the right size to help get the ride going again. Tractor Mac may not have won the pull, but in the end, he saves the day at the fair.
Series: Amazing MachinesHigh-flying HelicoptersPaperbackTony Mitton9780753472910$5.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7Nov 01, 2016
Hover in the air with some wacky animal pilots in this cheerful picture book all about helicopters. Spirited wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must have for bookshelves everywhere.This book is filled with lively rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton that perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying helicopter parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about helicopters exciting and fun.
Series: Pull the TabPull the Tab: TrucksBoard bookRoger Priddy9780312520687$12.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 1 - 3Nov 01, 2016
Introduce your baby to a roaring world of rumbling trucks with this delightful, interactive board book that has four big, double-sided peekaboo tabs to pull out and push back. There are big, bold photographs of all kinds of different trucks to look at, each with simple questions for adults to read and share. Little hands will delight in pulling out the big tabs time and time again to find the answers!
Series: Pull the TabPull the Tab: ColorsBoard bookRoger Priddy9780312520694$12.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 1 - 3Nov 01, 2016
Introduce your baby to a wonderful world of colors with this delightful, interactive board book that has four big, double-sided peekaboo tabs to pull out and push back. Each of the colors is illustrated with vibrant photographs of things that your baby will see in their everyday world, with simple questions for adults to read and share. Little hands will delight in pulling out the big tabs time and time again to find the answers!
There are race cars, motorbikes, family cars, and all kinds of vehicles to discover racing across the pages of this awesome counting book! Organized into seven themed collections, the pages are packed with vehicles to look for, find, and count, along with lots of fun things to spot. Young vehicle fans can use the sturdy picture tabs to turn to their favorite page for counting car fun, time and time again!
Playtown's emergency vehicles are always on hand, helping people every day! This pack of three chunky, shaped board books will help children learn more about the police car, ambulance, and fire truck, and what each one does to keep the people of Playtown safe. Ideal for both storytime and playtime, this play-and-learn pack is perfect for all young emergency vehicle fans.
Series: Amazing MachinesMarvelous MotorcyclesPaperbackTony Mitton9780753472934$5.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7Nov 01, 2016
Zoom down the street with some cool animal bikers in this cheerful picture book all about motorcycles. Spirited wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must have for bookshelves everywhere. This book is filled with lively rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton that perfectly complements Ant Parker's bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying motorcycle parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about motorcycles exciting and fun.
Series: GalahadThe Galahad Archives Book ThreeA New Life (Cosmic Storm; The Galahad Legacy)PaperbackDom Testa9780765383419$23.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 13 - 18Nov 15, 2016
The Galahad Archives Book Three: A New Life is the third of three thrilling two-book omnibus editions in the Galahad Archives series for young adults by Dom Testa. The edition includes the novelsCosmic Stormand The Galahad Legacy. When the tail of the comet Bhaktul flicks through the Earth's atmosphere, deadly particles are left in its wake. Suddenly, mankind is confronted with a virus that devastates the adult population. Only those under the age of eighteen seem to be immune. A renowned scientist proposes a bold plan: to create a ship that wi... + Read More
Series: Schrodinger's ConsortiumEnigmaPaperbackTonya Kuper9781633750050$13.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12Jul 03, 2017
Worst. Road Trip. Ever.Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren't fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can’t be distracted by hot boys.The Resistance secret hideout isn’t exactly Hoth's Echo Base. A traitor there wants me dead, but we have no idea who it is. A... + Read More
Series: Infinity Division NovelInfinityPaperbackJus Accardo9781633754973$13.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 14Nov 01, 2016
There are three things Kori knows for sure about her life:One: Her army general dad isinsanely overprotective.Two: The guy he sent to watch her, Cade, iswaytoo good-looking.Three: Everything she knew was a lie.Now there are three things Kori never knew about her life:One: There’s a device that allows her to jump dimensions.Two: Cade’s got a lethal secret.Three: Someone wants her dead.The Infinity Division series is best enjoyed in order.Reading Order:Book #1 InfinityBook #2 OmegaBook #3 Alpha
Series: Forget TomorrowForget TomorrowPaperbackPintip Dunn9781633755154$11.50JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 12Sep 06, 2016
Now a New York Times bestseller!Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your future self.It's Callie's seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision—a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.Or in Callie's case, a criminal.In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in prison. The only person who can help is... + Read More
Series: Finger MazesMaze Book: Follow MeBoard bookRoger Priddy9780312520588$13.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 6Sep 20, 2016
Help Fox and his animal friends find their way through the mazes in this finger maze book. From the farm to the forest and under the sea, eight fun and lively trail scenes allow children to explore by using their fingertips to trace the grooves on the book pages. There are animals to meet, things to spot, fun questions to answer along the way, and at the end of every trail is a hole to pop through and start the next exciting maze adventure!
This interactive early learning activity book is packed full of trains! Trains that huff and puff and rattle and rush. Trains that can rumble over bridges and through tunnels.Trains with rails and wheels and coaches to carry people across the world. Preschool children will love the activity pages-- there are counting, matching, drawing, writing, coloring, and lots of other activities, as well as two pages of stickers to use. Inside the front and back covers are press-out play pieces that little fingers can use to build their very own terrific train!
This interactive early learning activity book is packed full of airplanes! Airplanes that are are fast, big, and heavy. Airplanes that can zoom and soar and go whoosh through the skies. Airplanes with wings and wheels and controls to carry people across the world. Preschool children will love the activity pages-- there are counting, matching, drawing, writing, coloring, and lots of other activities, as well as two pages of stickers to use. Inside the front and back covers are press-out play pieces that little fingers can use to build the... + Read More
Enter the world of Throne of GlassExperience the vivid imagery of Sarah J. Maas's expansive world in her breathtakingNew York Timesbestselling Throne of Glass saga. Celaena on the rooftops of Rifthold, Chaol in the gardens of the glass castle, Manon riding her wyvern through the Crossing, and many other favorite moments, characters, and objects from the vibrantly detailed realm of Throne of Glass come to life. With stunning original black-and-white drawings,The Throne of Glass Coloring Bookis a must-have companion for any reader looking to be s... + Read More
Have plenty of fairy fun with this delightfully themed, magical lift-the-flap book! Join a magical fairy tea party, search for fairy friends, and help the fairies prepare for a ball. The interactive and brightly illustrated spreads make this title the perfect gift for any occasion.
Have a roaring good time with this delightfully themed dinosaur lift-the-flap book! Figure out who left such big footprints, play hide and seek with the dinosaurs, and join in with a dinosaur meal. The interactive and brightly illustrated spreads make this title the perfect gift for any occasion.
Series: Wooden BooksTriviumThe Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & RhetoricHardcoverJohn Michell9781632864963$29.00LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES Oct 11, 2016
Following the success ofQuadrivium, Sciencia,andDesigna in the acclaimed Wooden Books series,Trivium is a compendium of writings on the classical subjects at the heart of a liberal education, bringing the wisdom of the past into the twenty-first century.The trivium refers to the three liberal arts considered in classical Greece to be the pillars of critical thought: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Following on the success ofQuadriviumandSciencia,Triviumgathers six Wooden Books titles together into a beautiful six-color package that presents ancie... + Read More
Series: The Heart HealersThe Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our LivesPaperbackJames Forrester M.D.9781250105400$23.50MEDICAL Aug 30, 2016
At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. InThe Heart Healers, world renowned cardiologist Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. By the middle of the 20th century, heart disease was killing millions and, as with the Black Death centuries before, physicians stood helpless. Visionaries, though, had begun to make strides earlier. On Sept. 7, 1895, Ludwig Rehn successfully sutured the heart of a living man with a knife wound to ... + Read More
Series: The Brain ElectricThe Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and MachinesPaperbackMalcolm Gay9780374536411$27.00MEDICAL Oct 11, 2016
The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machinesLeading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind. On the cusp of decoding brain signals that govern motor skills, they are developing miraculous technologies that will enable paraplegics and wounded soldiers to move prosthetic limbs and will give all of us the power to manipulate computers and other objects through thought alone. These fiercely competitive scientists are vying for government and venture capital funding, pres... + Read More
Series: The Death of CancerAfter Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable - and How We Can Get TherePaperbackVincent T. DeVita Jr. M.D.9780374536480$22.99MEDICAL Nov 01, 2016
The true story of the war on cancer from one of its generalsCancer touches everybody's life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. For fifty years, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. has been one of those key players: He has held just about every major position in the field, and he developed the first successful chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. As one of oncology's leading figures, DeVita knows what ... + Read More
Series: The Health GapThe Challenge of an Unequal WorldPaperbackMichael Marmot9781632860804$24.00MEDICAL Nov 01, 2016
There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor, for it depends on each society's particular social gradient. In all countries, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage, dramatically so; the higher the social status of individuals, the better their health. Even within an individual life, changing social position directly affects health. The issue is clearly not poverty alone, but inequality.Going against conventional approaches to improvin... + Read More
Series: New York RockFrom the Rise of The Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGBPaperbackSteven Blush9781250083616$34.99MUSIC Oct 04, 2016
As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and genres. In the 20th century, the birth of Rock represented a connection between art forms and the city’s socioeconomic, racial, and sexual variants.New York Rock breaks down the rock scene’s half-century connection to New York and analyzes its distinct subculture through the prism of influences, crosscurrents and psychoactive distractions. Over 1,500 musicians, clubs, and labels, from Madonna to the Ramones, held roles in... + Read More
Ed Ward covers the first half of the history of rock & roll in this sweeping and definitive narrative—from the 1920s, when the music of rambling medicine shows mingled with the songs of vaudeville and minstrel acts to create the very early sounds of country and rhythm and blues, to the rise of the first independent record labels post-World War II, and concluding in December 1963, just as an immense change in the airwaves took hold and the Beatles prepared for their first American tour.The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1shines a light on the fa... + Read More
InThis Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Grateful Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band’s story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group’s core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from pen... + Read More
Series: PettyThe BiographyPaperbackWarren Zanes9781250105196$24.99BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 25, 2016
The New York TimesBestseller*One ofRolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2015*An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured with PettyNo one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write.Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit ki... + Read More
Series: Riding HomeThe Power of Horses to HealPaperbackTim Hayes9781250106179$24.99NATURE Oct 04, 2016
Equine therapy has long been a staple activity for special-needs children and adults, and its physical benefits are evident. InRiding Home, Horse Nation's must read book of 2016, Tim Hayes uses his own vast experience working with horses combined with scientific research to show us how and why horses and our relationships with them are also able to heal our emotional and psychological wounds.Riding Home provides riveting examples of how equine therapy has become one of today’s most effective, cutting-edge methods of healing where so often tradi... + Read More
Color photographs of cloud formations and their groundbreaking explanatory text enable readers to read the sky, pick up the clues and predict what the weather will do.With its winning formula of 24 clear color photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text,Instant Weather Forecastingenables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do.This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own clo... + Read More
Series: RSPBDo Birds Have Knees?All Your Bird Questions AnsweredPaperbackStephen Moss9781472932358$24.00NATURE Sep 27, 2016
This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves:How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter? Why don't swallows stay in Africa? Are birds really dinosaurs, or were dinosaurs really birds? And do birds have knees?Taking a "questions and answers" approach, each specific question leads to an answer which expands the theme under discussion, so that all aspects of bird life and the hobby of birding are covered. The scientifically rigorous answers together form an im... + Read More
An inspiring collection of personal stories and wise words that celebrate the power of a fresh start.Some of us start over willingly, and others are forced by circumstance—but everyone who finds herself back at square one could use a dose of courage and comfort. Readers will discover both inO's Little Guide to Starting Over, a collection of stirring pieces on the topic of beginning again. Just a few of the compelling writers and astute thinkers in the mix: Martha Beck, who advises us that embracing failure may lead to our greatest successes; Ke... + Read More
This is the true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written aboutStar Trek, but never with the unprecedented access, insight and candor of authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross. Having covered the franchise for over three decades, they’ve assembled the ultimate guide to a television classic.The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original SeriesStar Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words—sharing the inside... + Read More
The World of Poldark explores the characters, the compelling stories and the era that Winston Graham'sPoldark novels- and the television series - set out to recreate, the England that Ross Poldark returned to from the American War of Independence. England, and especially Cornwall, was then marked by social unrest and a deep division between rich and poor. It was a place of tin mines and shipwrecks, of new money versus old, of harsh justice and great kindness.Amid the turmoil of eighteenth-century Cornwall, Ross comes back to a home in ruins, hi... + Read More
As a baby, Pumpkin the Raccoon was abandoned by her parents after falling out of a tree and breaking her leg. Taken in by a family with two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo, Pumpkin gained a new set of "parents" and a life of luxury in the Bahamas.Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog is a sweet, unique look at an adorable household pet, captured in gorgeous, never-before-seen photographs in luxurious settings. Pumpkin’s message is that friendship and love can be found in the most unlikely of companions. With a lot of persona... + Read More
AC the cat is back! And his owner Kate Funk has come up with some even more hilarious, increasingly ridiculous costumes for him to model, from the “Yes We Can!” lady, to Max fromWhere the Wild Things Are, to Marty McFly. Kate also goes much deeper into hipster-dom—AC is dressed as a whole host of Wes Anderson characters, as well as all twelve zodiac symbols. If the last book was good,The Best Cat Book Ever: Part II willreally appeal to the cat-loving hipsters. (And you know there are tons of them out there!)There’s nothing better than a good ol... + Read More
Series: Dogs Who ServeIncredible Stories of Our Canine Military HeroesPaperbackLisa Rogak9781250080622$23.99PETS Oct 18, 2016
Military Working Dogs have played a vital role in the United States armed forces throughout history. This book is a celebration of their contributions to our nation. InDogs Who Serve,New York Timesbestselling author Lisa Rogak profiles these heroic dogs and their handlers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and even the Coast Guard. She chronicles their path to service, from puppyhood to training, then through their career in the field and on to retirement and adoption. And she showcases them in vivid, full-color photographs that capture the devotion... + Read More
Series: Doug the PugThe King of Pop CultureHardcoverLeslie Mosier9781250100825$23.99PETS Nov 01, 2016
ANew York TimesBestsellerDoug the Pug is the king of pop culture. More than seven million adoring fans on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat can’t get enough of him. Doug spreads love everywhere he goes, and now with his literary debut, he’s coming to living rooms around the world.It’s hard to find a more well-connected pup than Doug. He’s homies with the hottest stars out there: Justin Bieber, Steven Tyler, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen, to name just a few. Did you catch him in Fall Out Boy’s latest music video? Doug can ... + Read More
Series: Dog ObsessedThe Honest Kitchen's Complete Guide to a Happier, Healthier Life for the Pup You LovePaperbackLucy Postins9781623367480$26.99PETS Oct 11, 2016
Are you OBSESSED with your dog?Have you ever canceled plans because you’d rather spend Saturday night with your pup? Does your dog have his own Facebook page or Instagram feed? When you go on vacation, does your furry BFF come along with her own suitcase?If you answered yes to any of these questions, this dog-care book is for you! Packed with expert tips on dog park etiquette, good grooming, holiday safety, and how to visit friends and family with your dog in tow (hint: BYO treats and a special blanket), Dog Obsessed combines humorous advice wi... + Read More
Series: Modern Dog ParentingRaising Your Dog or Puppy to Be a Loving Member of Your FamilyPaperbackSarah Hodgson9781250095541$23.50PETS Sep 06, 2016
You and your dog are a lot alike. By several behavioral measures, your dog’s mental abilities are equivalent to those of a two to three and a half-year-old toddler. Dogs can learn up to 250 words, count from one to five and understand basic arithmetic. Your dog can imitate and understand your behavior and has a sense of fairness. Doesn’t it make sense to treat these sensitive, intelligent creatures a bit more like children? Kids—and dogs—raised with kindness and respect grow up happy.And happy is good.Modern Dog Parenting will show readers that... + Read More
Ingram and Publishers Weekly bestseller!"This book takes you on a photographic voyage through my life so far." -Keegan AllenKeegan Allen is currently known to fans of the ABC Family hit television series,Pretty Little Liars. He has also appeared in numerous independent films and made his New York Stage debut in the acclaimed MCC production ofSmall Engine Repair.Keegan was given his first camera at age nine, and began a lifelong study and pursuit of photography.life.love.beauty is a selection of photographs taken since his childhood. It's a phot... + Read More
Series: American Empire ProjectWho Rules the World?HardcoverNoam Chomsky9781627793810$42.00POLITICAL SCIENCE May 10, 2016
ANew York Times BestsellerThe world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rightsIn an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from th... + Read More
Series: Thank You for Being LateAn Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of AccelerationsHardcoverThomas L. Friedman9780374273538$35.99POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 22, 2016
ANew York Times BestsellerA field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observersWe all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying. InThank You for Being Late, a work unlike anything he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and exp... + Read More
Series: Police StateHow America's Cops Get Away with MurderPaperbackGerry Spence9781250106537$24.99POLITICAL SCIENCE Dec 06, 2016
In his 60-plus years as a trial lawyer, Gerry Spence has never represented a person accused of a crime in which the police hadn’t themselves violated the law. Whether by covering up their corrupt dealings, by the falsification or manufacture of evidence, or by the outright murder of civilians, those individuals charged with upholding the law too often break it. The police and prosecutors won’t charge or convict themselves, so the crimes of the criminal justice system are swept under the rug. Nothing changes.Police State narrates the shocking ac... + Read More
Series: The ISIS ApocalypseThe History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic StatePaperbackWilliam McCants9781250112644$22.99POLITICAL SCIENCE Aug 09, 2016
The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaeda. Thousands of its followers have marched across Syria and Iraq, subjugating millions, enslaving women, beheading captives, and daring anyone to stop them. Thousands more have spread terror beyond the Middle East under the Islamic State's black flag.How did the Islamic State attract so many followers and conquer so much land? By being more ruthless, more apocalyptic, and more devoted to state-building than its competitors. The s... + Read More
Series: Maps of WarMapping conflict through the centuriesHardcoverJeremy Black9781844863440$66.00REFERENCE Oct 11, 2016
There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onward, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved and, later, to use mapping to actually plan the progress of a conflict. Using contemporary maps, this sumptuous new volume covers the history of the mapping of land wars, and shows the way in which maps provide a guide to the history of war.Content includes: The beginnings of military mapping prior to 1600, such as the impact of printing and ... + Read More
Series: Table MannersHow to Behave in the Modern World and Why BotherHardcoverJeremiah Tower9780374272340$28.00REFERENCE Oct 25, 2016
An authoritative and witty guide to modern table manners for all occasions by one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateursWhen can you photograph your food?What do you do when you’re running late?What can you eat with your hands?Are you the guest who runs late and texts real-time updates? The diner with allergies or the host trying to accommodate them? The social media addict who can’t put your phone down at the restaurant? Whether your manners are a disaster or you simply need some fine-tuning, here is an authoritative and witty g... + Read More
Series: Thrill MeEssays on FictionPaperbackBenjamin Percy9781555977597$22.99Oct 18, 2016
Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author ofThe Dead LandsAnyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain shift: After writing two short-story collections and a literary novel, he delivered the werewolf thrillerRed Moonand the postapocalyptic epicThe Dead Lands.Now, in his first book of nonfiction, Percy challenges the notion that literary and genre fiction are somehow mutually exclusive. The title essay is an ode to the kinds of books that m... + Read More
Series: The Jane Austen Writers' ClubInspiration and Advice from the World's Best-loved NovelistHardcoverRebecca Smith9781632865885$36.00LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES Sep 20, 2016
A spirited and useful guide for writers with tips and tricks from Jane Austen, whose novels stand the test of time, by her great great great great grand niece.Pretty much anything anyone needs to know about writing can be learned from Jane Austen. While creative writing manuals tend to use examples from twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers,The Jane Austen Writers' Club is the first to look at the methods and devices used by the world’s most beloved novelist. Austen was a creator of immortal characters and a pioneer in her use of language... + Read More
Series: The Road HomeA Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist PathPaperbackEthan Nichtern9780374536718$22.99PHILOSOPHY Jul 12, 2016
In this wise and witty invitation to Buddhist meditation, Ethan Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, investigates the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Drawing from contemporary research on meditation and mindfulness and from his experience as a teacher and practitioner of Buddhism, Nichtern describes in fresh language the basic existential experience that gives rise to spiritual seeking—and its potentially dangerous counterpart, spiritual materialism. He explains exactly how, by turning our awareness ... + Read More
Series: Merchants in the TempleInside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the VaticanPaperbackGianluigi Nuzzi9781250106247$24.99RELIGION Sep 20, 2016
From a bestselling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the VaticanA veritable war is waging in the Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis’s strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges.The old guard do not back down, they are ready to use all means necessary to stay in control and continue the imm... + Read More
Series: Pope FrancisThe Struggle for the Soul of CatholicismPaperbackPaul Vallely9781632861177$27.00RELIGION Sep 12, 2017
From his first appearance on the Vatican balcony, Pope Francis proved himself a pope of surprises. With a series of potent gestures, he declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedeviled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and infighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be “a poor Church, for the poor.”Paul Vallely reexamines the complex past of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, recording many untold stories that explain his paradoxical presence. Francis has consistently shown a willingness to discuss issu... + Read More
By His Grace is an abridged version ofColorful Blessings: Moments of Graceat an entry-level price point. It will offer more than 25 choice selections fromMoments of Grace incorporating passages about and by Jesus Christ from the Holy Bible. Readers will find themselves inspired by the Son of God as they easily remove each perforated page from the book to color and then display in their homes, offices, and places of worship. Ideally priced and timed for Christmas gift giving.
Moments of Grace is the first title in the newColorful Blessings series of adult coloring books, released just in time for the holiday season.Moments of Graceoffers more than 60 original designs each incorporating poignant and inspiring expressions and phrases from the Holy Bible. Each page will be perforated allowing the reader to easily separate them from the book so they can be colored and displayed. The book is ideal for the deeply devout who have begun to color and want to focus specifically on religious content.
The Deluxe Edition ofColorful Blessings: Moments of Grace is for the devout coloring consumer, released just in time for the holiday season. The package will includes more than 60 original designs on perforated pages, each incorporating passages and expressions from the Holy Bible, and is bundled with 6 double-sided colored pencils.
Witches of America is a memoir of Alex Mar’s immersive five-year trip into the occult, as both a journalist and someone searching for her own faith. She explores modern Paganism—from its roots in 1950s England to its present-day American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world’s most influential magical societies—and decides to train in a coven herself. With keen intelligence and wit, Marilluminates the world of witchcraft while gra... + Read More
Series: ChilledHow Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So AgainPaperbackTom Jackson9781472911445$23.00SCIENCE Oct 04, 2016
The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science--lifesaver, food preserver, social liberator. Part historical narrative, part scientific decoder, CHILLED recounts early efforts to harness the cold at the ice pits of Persia and ice harvests on the Regents Canal. As people learned more about what cold actually was, scientists invented machines for producing it on demand. The discovery of refrigeration and its applications features a cast ofcharacters that includes the Ice King of Boston, Galil... + Read More
Series: Science and the CityThe Mechanics Behind the MetropolisHardcoverLaurie Winkless9781472913210$36.00SCIENCE Oct 25, 2016
Science is secretly at work behind the scenes of major cities of the world and will continue to be so. Technological advances in fields as diverse as quantum mechanics, electronics, and nanotechnology are proving increasingly important to city life, and the urban world will turn to science to deliver solutions to the problems of the future; more than 50 percent of the world's population now lives in cities, and that proportion is growing fast. Can engineering provide the answer to a viable megacity future?Science and the City starts at your fro... + Read More
Astrobiology is the study of life in the universe from its origins to its evolution into intelligent sentient beings. All life as we know it is carbon-based, reliant on sources of liquid water and energy for its survival, and as far as we are aware, exists only on Earth.Our planet occupies a unique spot in the solar system. It is just the right distance from the Sun--within the so-called Goldilocks Zone--to be not too hot or too cold for liquid water to be stable on its surface, which, together with a protective shielding atmosphere, allowed th... + Read More