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  • The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart

    The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Julie Andrews
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2013, Jan 2nd).
    Pages:   32

    It's Valentine's Day, one of Geraldine's favorite times of year! She gets out her very best glitter to make cards for her family and friends at school, trying extra hard to think of ways to showcase all of their special qualities. But when Gerry gets to school and realizes she accidentally took a folder of Daddy's work papers instead of the cards she worked so hard on - oh no! - she can't help but be disappointed. Thankfully, her teacher helps her find an extra special way to celebrate the inner sparkle of each of her friends.Another heartwarming Very Fairy Princess adventure from bestselling mother-daughter team Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier. more

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  • You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life

    You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Anne Marie Albano
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Avery Trade (2013, Apr 2nd).
    Pages:   336

    One of the world’s foremost experts on anxiety in children provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears. Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it’s also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetime, resulting in serious problems in their ability to function in school, with peers, and on a general day-to-day basis. A renowned researcher and clinician who has developed groundbreaking, proven coping strategies illuminates a new path to fear-free living for families. You and Your Anxious Child differentiates between separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social phobia, and guides parents on when and how to seek intervention. more

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  • Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lee Mothes
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Storey Publishing, LLC (2013, Mar 26th).
    Pages:   224

    With this guide in hand, any family can easily build their own customized backyard playhouse, clubhouse, treehouse, or fort. Charming designs and illustrations make the process fun, and step-by-step instructions ensure success. Lee Mothes covers everything you need to know, whether you have previous building experience or not. You'll love building a clubhouse with your kids, and your kids will love playing in it for years to come! more

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  • Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management Is Over--and Collaboration Is In

    Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management Is Over--and Collaboration Is In

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Peter Shankman
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan (2013, Apr 2nd).
    Pages:   256

    The era of authoritarian cowboy CEOs like Jack Welch and Lee Iacocca is over. In an age of increasing transparency and access, it just doesn’t pay to be a jerk—to employees, customers, competitors, or anyone else. In Nice Companies Finish First, Shankman, a pioneer in modern PR, marketing, advertising, social media, and customer service, profiles the famously nice executives, entrepreneurs, and companies that are setting the standard for success in this new collaborative world. He explores the new hallmarks of effective leadership, including loyalty, optimism, humility, and a reverence for customer service, and shows how leaders like Jet Blue’s Dave Needleman, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Steve Jobs of Apple, Ken Chenault of Amex, Indra Nooyi of Pepsi, and the team behind Patagonia harness these traits to build productive, open, and happy workplaces for the benefit of their employees, themselves, and the bottom line. more

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  • The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jennifer Ouellette
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Penguin (2000, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   336

    Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language. more

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  • Core Strength Training

    Core Strength Training

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   DK Publishing
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   DK ADULT (2012, Dec 17th).
    Pages:   224

    A practical, no-nonsense approach to building core strength, Core Strength Training will help beginners and fitness fanatics improve mobility, correct poor posture, relieve pain, and add to overall fitness. Core Strength Training features more than 150 core exercises accompanied by step-by-step instructions and art, as well as hints and tips for perfecting technique and avoiding injury and illustrations illuminating various muscle groups. more

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  • My Backyard Jungle: The Adventures of an Urban Wildlife Lover Who Turned His Yard into Habitat and Learned to Live with It

    My Backyard Jungle: The Adventures of an Urban Wildlife Lover Who Turned His Yard into Habitat and Learned to Live with It

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Barilla
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Yale University Press (2013, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   376

    For James Barilla and his family, the dream of transforming their Columbia, South Carolina, backyard into a haven for wildlife evoked images of kids catching grasshoppers by day and fireflies at night, of digging up potatoes and picking strawberries. When they signed up with the National Wildlife Federation to certify their yard as a wildlife habitat, it felt like pushing back, in however small a way, against the tide of bad news about vanishing species, changing climate, dying coral reefs. Then the animals started to arrive, and Barilla soon discovered the complexities (and possible mayhem) of merging human with animal habitats. What are the limits of coexistence, he wondered? To find out, Barilla set out across continents to explore cities where populations of bears, monkeys, marmosets, and honeybees live alongside human residents. more

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  • A Guide to Elder Planning: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Loved Ones and Yourself

    A Guide to Elder Planning: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Loved Ones and Yourself

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Steve Weisman
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   FT Press; 2 edition (2013, Feb 24th).
    Pages:   300

    For millions of families, elder planning has become life's most important financial challenge. To plan successfully for aging, coordinated and knowledgeable action is indispensable. Whether you're concerned about your own future, your loved ones, or both, Steve Weisman's A Guide to Elder Planning, Second Edition brings together all the up-to-date knowledge and practical insights you'll need. Thorough, realistic, friendly, and easy to read, it covers all the financial, legal, and personal issues faced by seniors and their families. Weisman is one of the nation's most respected eldercare attorneys: through his nationally syndicated radio show A Touch of Grey and his books, he's already helped millions of seniors and their families. more

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  • Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

    Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dave Zirin
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   New Press, The (2013, Jan 29th).
    Pages:   240

    Sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it “rule number one of the jockocracy”: sports and politics just don’t mix. But in Game Over, celebrated alt-sportswriter Dave Zirin proves once and for all that politics has breached the modern sports arena with a vengeance. From the NFL lockout and the role of soccer in the Arab Spring to the Penn State sexual abuse scandals and Tim Tebow’s on-field genuflections, this timely and hard-hitting new book from the “conscience of American sportswriting” (The Washington Post) reveals how our most important debates about class, race, religion, sex, and the raw quest for political power are played out both on and off the field.Game Over offers new insights and analysis of headline-grabbing sports controversies, exploring the shady side of the NCAA, the explosive 2011 MLB All-Star Game, and why the Dodgers crashed and burned. more

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  • The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do--and How to Get Them to Do What You Want

    The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do--and How to Get Them to Do What You Want

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mieshelle Nagelschneider
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Bantam (2013, Mar 5th).
    Pages:   336

    Who says you can’t train a cat? Just when you thought you had reached the end of your ball of twine, one of America’s most popular cat behaviorists comes to the rescue of perplexed cat owners everywhere, providing practical and effective strategies for solving every feline behavior problem imaginable—from litter box issues to scratching, spraying, biting, and beyond.   Cat Whisperer Mieshelle Nagelschneider has been helping people deal with these dilemmas for two decades, achieving a near-perfect success rate. Central to her approach is a keen understanding of the unique way cats see the world—their need for safety and security, their acute territoriality, and their insatiable desire to catch and kill prey. Her proven C. more

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