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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sharon Stiteler
Publisher: Running Press (2013, Apr 30th).
Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in America, and 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is the first photographic guide and fact book written in a humorous conversational tone that appeals to every age and skill level. Replete with sound information, 1,001 Secrets will expose many birding myths: a bald eagle cannot carry off a four-month old baby, and crows do not go sledding for fun.This accessible guide includes fun facts, such as where certain birds got their names, how birds eat, how they find a life partner, and how they build a home for the chicks. Other useful information includes identification tips, migration patterns, and where the best birding vacation spots are. Packed with full-color photos, 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is a fun, informative read for every bird watcher. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Peter Carlson
Publisher: PublicAffairs (2013, May 28th).
Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another, they escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help of slaves and pro-Union bushwhackers. Their amazing, long-forgotten odyssey is one of the great escape stories in American history, packed with drama, courage, horrors and heroics, plus moments of antic comedy.On their long, strange adventure, Junius and Albert encountered an astonishing variety of American charactersAbraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, Rebel con men and Union spies, a Confederate pirate-turned-playwright, a sadistic hangman nicknamed the Anti-Christ,” a secret society called the Heroes of America, a Union guerrilla convinced that God protected him from Confederate bullets, and a mysterious teenage girl who rode to their rescue at just the right moment. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stephen Kendrick
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: B&H Books (2013, Jun 1st).
From the authors of international best-selling marriage book The Love Dare comes The Love Dare for Parents, a 40-day journey of “dares” challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate Christ-like love to their children.Easy to read and work into a busy schedule, The Love Dare for Parents is designed to “turn the hearts of parents to their children and turn the hearts of children to their parents” (Malachi 4:6) so that moms and dads can more fully enjoy and delight in their children while maximizing the positive impact they have on their lives long term.Each day brings a promising key verse from Scripture, a biblical principle about love that applies to parenting, a specific challenge the parent does for the sake of their child, and space to journal thoughts and reflect on what happened that day. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Hannah Cumming
Publisher: Child's Play International (2012, Nov 1st).
Posy feels lonely in her new house. She doesn't know anyone, and worries about making friends. One day, while exploring the garden, she comes across a red boat. Posy and her dog George have lots of fun in the red boat. They decide to visit it one night when they can't sleep, and thats when something magical happens... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michael Kranish
Publisher: Harper (2012, Jan 17th).
“Absorbing and fair-minded.”—New York Times“Romney’s story in full and clear detail…fascinating in-depth stuff.”—Los Angeles Times“A fascinating story [that] sheds next light on an elusive subject.”—Boston GlobeDespite his political prominence, Mitt Romney remains an enigma to many in America. Who is the man behind that sweep of dark hair and the high-wattage smile? A savvy politician or someone who will simply say anything to win? A business visionary or a ruthless dealmaker? In this definitive, unflinching, and widely-acclaimed biography by Boston Globe investigative reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, readers will finally discover the real Mitt Romney. Based on hundreds of interviews and more than five years of reporting, The Real Romney offers for the very first time a full understanding of this complex political figure. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (2000, Jan 1st).
(view larger) (view larger) (view larger) Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Ratchet, Clank, and Captain Qwark embark on their newest adventure in Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. Packed with replay value, the game features online / split-screen co-op and online competitive modes. This fun-sized adventure offers a campaign you can play single-player or in co-op (split screen or online). It’s classic Ratchet & Clank gameplay with a base defense twist. Even after you play it once, you’ll want to try again to improve your scores and times. On top of the campaign, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault has a multiplayer mode that you can play 1v1 or 2v2. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Laurie Lawlor
Publisher: Holiday House (2012, Feb 1st).
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, here is a biography of the pioneering environmentalist. "Once you are aware of the wonder and beauty of earth, you will want to learn about it," wrote Rachel Carson, the pioneering environmentalist. She wrote Silent Spring, the book that woke people up to the harmful impact humans were having on our planet. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: C. Edwin Vilade
Publisher: Lyons Press (2012, Oct 16th).
A readable analysis of 25 momentous presidential speeches that provides context and understanding of events and history, illustrated with facsimiles of supporting documents, notes, and drafts that together formed the final speech. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chrissy Gower
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (2012, Oct 1st).
Although eating a paleo diet (no gluten, grains, dairy, or legumes) has proven to be highly effective in shedding unwanted weight and improving overall health, many find preparing and cooking real-food meals on a daily basis difficult to manage. Let's face it, prepping and cooking meals, as well as cleaning multiple pots and pans, can take a lot of time from your already hectic schedule. Not to mention the difficulties in making healthy food taste delicious. Enter the slow cooker, an easy-to-use devise that allows you to enjoy a wonderful, home-cooked meal without slaving for hours in the kitchen.In Paleo Slow Cooking, Chrissy Gower shows you that cooking real food using a variety of vegetables, clean cuts of meat, and healthy fats does not have to be a complicated, boring, or time-consuming endeavor. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability