The Illustrated ART of MANLINESS
Hands-on guide to the lost art of being a man – This is the ultimate guide to becoming a better husband, father, friend, and citizen, and part of a new generation of great men. Learn the essentials: Survival, Self Defense, Style, Chivalry, Car Repair, and more! Learn from more than 100 practical skills every modern man should possess. These stylish illustrated how-to-guides help men live up to their full potential, while covering every facet of modern man: The Adventurer, The Gentleman, The Technician, The Warrior, The Family Man, and The Leader.
By Brett McKay
Ages: Young Men and up
The Mysterious Benedict Society
“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear reader, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Read to learn what they had to do to accomplish it! And, if you’re gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
52 Things Kids Need From A Dad
You spend a lot of time with your kids, but do you know what they really need? Offering straightforward advice and step-up-to-the-mark challenges, veteran dad Payleitner empowers you to be a confident father by providing a year’s worth of focused, doable activities; uncomplicated ways to be an example; and tough, frank talk on thorny issues.
By Jay Payleitner
Tender at the Bone
Ruth Reichl discovered that food could be a way of making sense of the world. Her deliciously crafted memoir,Tender at the Bone, is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and defined in equal measure by a passion for food, unforgettable people, and the love of tales well told. A good summer read spiced with Reichl’s infectious humor and sprinkled with her favorite recipes.
By Ruth Reichl
Ages: Young Adults and up
Boost Your Breast Milk
An all-in-one guide for nursing mothers to build a healthy milk supply. Learn from a nutrition and lactation expert who offers practical and clear guidance on nursing and how to ensure a healthy and nutritious supply of milk for infants. Perfect for moms and soon-to-be moms; Simpson supplies everything from breastfeeding basics to in-depth information on nursing, like latching, positioning and even causes of low milk supply. Recipes to boost milk supply too!
By Alicia C. Simpson
Ages: For Nursing Moms
100 First Words
A great way to start your baby’s learning adventure is by introducing them to primary concepts like shapes, colors, animals, and so much more. Covers 14 themed pages covering all the familiar things little ones are interested in, with a sturdy board book format designed for small hands, 100 First Words is the perfect first book for parents and babies to share.
Ages: Parents & Babies
Inspiration for wild hideaways! Building a fort, treehouse or hideaway is part of childhood’s imaginary world, where anything might be possible We all know that forts are universal places and can be made almost anywhere out of almost anything. So read and learn the basics of building a fort, how to waterproof and furnish it, and specific advice on several different sorts of forts.
By Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks
Ages: All ages
A book that brings to life the beauty, terror and harrowing monotony of parenthood with heart-squeezing perfection. This new addition to the literature of parenthood offers mothers of children ages 3-14 years a way of not just surviving but also savoring their children’s passing years. Warm and engaging, this book is excellent company for mothers, grandmothers and caregivers.
By Catherine Newman
Laugh Out Loud
Jimmy loves reading so much that he’s inspired to start his own book company—as marvelous and fun as Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. It’s a big dream for a twelve-year-old boy—some would even say it’s laugh-out-loud ridiculous! But Jimmy’s doubters soon learn that he’s not the kind of kid who gives up easily. Jimmy’s story is entertaining and relatable in every way – what kid wouldn’t want to be their own boss and leave the grown-ups in the dust?
By James Patterson
How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, 2nd Edition
An updated edition which includes information about the neuroscience of child development! And sensitive periods (birth to six years) in which they are primed to learn. These opportunities don’t come twice. Packed with Montessori-based preschool activities and games that build confidence and independence through active learning.
By Tim Seldin
Ages: Parents and Caregivers
Whispers of Wisdom for Single Moms
This brand-new devotional provides practical encouragement for single moms in the trenches of life. A beautiful book of encouragement for an entire year! 365 Whispers of Wisdom for Single Moms is a spiritual boost for those who need it most. Written by those who have been there. Brief, easy-to-read meditations are ideal for time-starved single moms and feature encouraging scriptures and prayers.
By Barbor Publishing
All on One Plate
This will be an invaluable resource for mothers who have internalized societal messages of obligation and might not see the big picture. “When mothers routinely feel guilty, stressed out and overcommitted, it is likely that something in our culture is contributing to this,” Brown writes. “Yet many of the mothers I interviewed thought the problem was with them and that they were doing something wrong, or that it is easier for other mothers.” Relax, Brown says. It’s not just you.
By Solveig Brown
He’s Not Lazy
Capable teenage boys often seem lazy. Impervious to academic pressure and only making time for video games, Facebook, and friends. An attitude that can be frustrating to parents and teachers. But, Dr. Price, a clinical psychologist, has a different approach. With this book, parents can learn how to avoid power struggles and empower their son to believe in himself.
By Adam Price, PhD
The School Year Survival Cookbook
A wonderful book that addresses every major food dilemma parents face during the school year. Road tested and guaranteed to work - effective strategies to keep your family on track; even during the most hectic weeks. Hey, you can become a “lunch ninja” that packs lunches that will not go un-eaten.
By Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh
Ages: Parents and kids
Someday, Someday, Maybe.
A charming novel penned by Lauren Graham, that you may know as the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. Graham’s witty, charming, and hilariously relatable novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead and keep it together in New York City, will become your favorite read – and your friends will want you to share it when done! This book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and—of course—talking as fast as you can.
By Lauren Graham
Ages: Teens - Adults
Big Words for Little Geniuses
A fun book to read with your little “moppet” to learn impressively big words from A-Z. But don’t be surprised if they actually become a “flibbertigibbet” and whoo you and everyone else with conversation.
By Susan and James Patterson
Ages: Read aloud with littles