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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Philippe Petit
Publisher: Abrams Image (2013, Apr 9th).
On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers, where he performed for nearly an hour. During this history-making walk, and many others throughout his celebrated career, knots have always been indispensable componentsthe guardian angels protecting his life in the sky. After years of hands-on research, Philippe presents Why Knot?, a guide to tying his essential knots. Philippe’s own practical sketches illustrate original methods and clear, clever tying instructions. Photographs in which special knots were used during spectacular high-wire walks, quirky knot trivia, personal anecdotes, helpful tips, magic tricks, and special tying challenges ensure that, if you’re not already nuts for knots, Petit will transform you into a knot aficionado. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Laura Ljungkvist
Publisher: Beach Lane Books (2013, May 7th).
Can you locate Ladybug? A charming, playful seek-and-find adventure from beloved author Mem Fox.Yoo-hoo, Ladybug! Where are you?There you are…afloat in the bath, with Duck and Giraffe! Ladybug loves to hide. Come along on a treasure hunt to find this sneaky little bug, wherever she may be! Children will delight in this picture book game of hide-and-seek and will eagerly read along, pointing out Ladybug’s newest and cleverest hiding spot time and again. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tom Dunkel
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (2013, Apr 2nd).
During the Great Depression, out in drought stricken North Dakota, one of the most improbable teams in the history of baseball was put together by one of the sport's most unlikely champions. In Bismarck, a decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues, car dealer Neil Churchill signed the best players he could find, regardless of race, and fielded an integrated squad that took on all comers in spectacular fashion. Color Blind, from award-winning journalist Tom Dunkel, tells this remarkable, largely forgotten story.When baseball swept America in the years after the Civil War, independent, semi-pro, and municipal leagues sprouted up everywhere. Color Blind immerses the reader in the wild and wonderful world of independent baseball, with its tough competition and its noveltyfrom all-brother teams and a prison team (who only played home games, naturally) to one from a religious commune that sported Old Testament beards. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Samantha Grenier
Publisher: Design Originals (2013, Jan 1st).
Originally developed for parachute suspension lines during World War II, durable lightweight paracord has even been used by Space Shuttle astronauts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. You can weave and braid this versatile cord in an array of fashion colors to create attractive and useful accessories. Paracord Craft ties everything together, with 22 clever projects and step-by-step instructions for making fashionable bracelets and necklaces, belts, lanyards, dog collars, key fobs, and more. Discover the knots you need to know, get practical advice on tools and materials, learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord, and experiment with jewelry findings. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability