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Publisher: ASL Tales and Games for Kids - Leash Lane (2000, Jan 1st).
The ASL Tales and Games for Kids CD series follows Paws, the signing dog, and his friends as they explore their neighborhood, Pawstown, USA. Each piece of software contains 3 community-focused stories and 10 games. Neighborhood children are deaf, hard of hearing, hearing, or multiply disabled, and represent different ethnic groups. Signing video and/or audio are options for accessing information. Recommended for ages 3-8. Leash Lane focuses on events that take place on one street in Pawstown. The stories are original and written to promote good English literacy, while simultaneously teaching important aspects of ASL. Each story can be viewed continuously, without the child needing to manipulate the mouse, or the child can control the story himself. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (2009, May 12th).
The ties between women can run as deep as the ocean--but so can their secrets.For 20 years, Kayla, Antoinette and Val have performed their own special summer ritual. Once a year, the old friends put aside their daily, separate lives to drink champagne, swap stories and swim naked under the Nantucket stars. But on one of those bonding nights, one of their trio swims out from the shore and doesn't return. After the surviving friends emerge from their grief, they realize that the repercussions of their loss go far beyond their little circle, and they begin to uncover layers of secrets--and their connections to each other--that were never revealed on the beach. What has made their friendship strong now has the power to destroy--their marriages, families, even themselves. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Chris Dorsi
Publisher: Saturn Resource Management; 5th edition (2009, May 1st).
Residential Energy is the best book available on home energy conservation. This book introduces readers to a home's parts, before explaining all the important possibilities for energy conservation. Readers will learn that effective energy conservation requires an integrated approach that identifies the biggest sources of energy waste. Residential Energy is the perfect reference manual for: building inspectors, energy auditors, weatherization technicians, carpenters, heating and air-conditioning specialists, insulation contractors, plumbers, electricians, libraries, and home improvement enthusiasts. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tracy Barrett
Publisher: Square Fish (2010, Mar 30th).
Go to The Dancing Men and ask for a saucer of milk for your snake. Then all will be revealed.Xena and Xander Holmes think living in London will be boring. But one afternoon they're handed a cryptic note that leads them to a hidden room-and a secret society. When they discover they're related to Sherlock Holmes and inherit his unsolved casebook, life becomes so much more exciting. The siblings set out to solve the cases their famous ancestor couldn't, starting with the mystery of a prized painting that vanished more than a hundred years ago. Can two smart twenty-first century kids succeed where Sherlock Holmes could not? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Olen Steinhauer
Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (2012, Mar 13th).
In Olen Steinhauer’s bestseller The Tourist, reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver uncovered a conspiracy linking the Chinese government to the highest reaches of the American intelligence community, including his own Department of Tourism---the most clandestine department in the Company. The shocking blowback arrived in the Hammett Award--winning The Nearest Exit when the Department of Tourism was almost completely wiped out as the result of an even more insidious plot.Following on the heels of these two spectacular novels comes An American Spy, Olen Steinhauer’s most stunning thriller yet. With only a handful of “tourists”—CIA-trained assassins—left, Weaver would like to move on and use this as an opportunity to regain a normal life, a life focused on his family. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Sunday Morning Quilts: 16 Modern Scrap Projects Sort, Store, and Use Every Last Bit of Your Treasured FabricsAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Amanda Jean Nyberg
Publisher: C&T Publishing; Original edition (2012, Apr 16th).
Are scrap piles wreaking havoc in your sewing space? Not sure what to do with all those tiny bits of gorgeous prints you hate to part with? Modern quilters Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison share a passion for scraps, and they’re here to help you get creative with 16 scrappy quilt projects that include piecing, appliqué, and improvisational work. This book has ideas on how to adapt patterns for your own personal “Sunday morning” style, plus tips for effectively cutting, storing, and organizing your scraps. Your Sunday mornings just got a whole lot cozier! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Raymond E. Feist
Publisher: Harper Voyager (2012, Mar 15th).
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Riftwar Cycle—including the original Riftwar, the Serpentwar, the Darkwar, the Demonwar, and now the Chaoswar—comes the latest entry in one of the most treasured and enduring sagas in modern fantasy. A Crown Imperilled War rages in Midkemia once again, and behind the chaos, disquieting evidence points to dark elements at work. As enemies march across the realm wreaking destruction, its brave and loyal defenders battle to survive—a struggle made more perilous now that Jim Dasher's trusted intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled. Region by region, Midkemia is being ripped apart, and the loyal spy and his allies find themselves overpowered at every turn. Signs of the kingdom's impending doom surround them. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Shauna Sever
Publisher: Quirk Books (2012, Feb 28th).
If you've never tasted a fresh, homemade marshmallow, are you in for a treat! Marshmallow Madness! shows how to whip up dozens of fluffy, puffy flavors--from Strawberry and Vanilla to Buttered Rum, Root Beer Float, Maple Bacon, and more. Author Shauna Sever also includes easy recipes for homemade graham crackers, drinks for mallow dunking, and a host of irresistible desserts, including Lemon Dream Whoopie Pies, Blonde Rocky Road, and S'mores Cupcakes. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Roger Hargreaves
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan; Reprint edition (2011, Feb 17th).
The late Roger Hargreaves created the Mr. Men series for his son, Adam, who currently oversees the estate and creates illustrations for new Mr. Men books. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Marie Proeller Hueston
Publisher: Hearst (2006, Jun 28th).
From House Beautiful comes a worthy addition to any decorator's library--a stylish guide on making books a part of your home décor. Opening the pages of a book can instantly carry you off to another world. But did you realize that, open or closed, books can also make your real world--your home--more fabulous? As legendary designer Billy Baldwin pointed out, they're the best decoration,” capable of bringing incredible warmth, color, and character to a room. From grand bookcases in home libraries to casual stacks artfully arrayed on chairs, House Beautiful presents countless eye-catching ideas for displaying and arranging your hardcovers, paperbacks, encyclopedias, and even valuable first editions. Useful tips shed light on how to organize a large collection; situate bookcases in the room for the best effect; and make the most of books' appealing visual and tactile qualities. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability