• Juvenile Fiction


Author: Jerry Seinfeld
Publisher: iPicturebooks
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 2327
This is a special audio edition of Halloween written and told by Jerry Seinfeld, illustrated by James Bennett, produced by iPicturebooks. So the first time you hear the concept of Halloween when you're a kid, your brain can't even understand it. "What is this? What did you say? Someone's giving out candy? Who's giving out candy? EVERYONE WE KNOW is giving out candy? I gotta be a part of this!" In his first picture book, comedian and bestselling author Jerry Seinfeld captures on the page his hilarious views on Halloween, from Superman costumes that look like pajamas to the agony of getting bad trick-or-treat candy. Seinfeld's tale resonates with vivid experiences of a night every kid loves. Both kids and adults will eat up Jerry's distinct and unwritten rules of Halloween. Hamilton King award-winning illustrator, James Bennett's outlandish illustrations perfectly depict these unique observations, reminding us why Jerry Seinfeld is still the funniest man alive.


The Secret Subway

Author: Shana Corey,Red Nose Studio
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0375870717
Page: 40
View: 4323
"New York City in the 1860s was a mess- crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, after fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering, Beach unveiled his masterpiece-and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track. The Secret Subwaywill wow readers, just as Beach's underground train wowed riders over a century ago."

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416906258
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 4352
A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Boo Cow

Author: Patricia Baehr
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607342286
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 2077
When Mr. and Mrs. Noodleman start a chicken farm, they are terrorized by a ghostly cow that seems to be keeping the hens from laying any eggs, but upon further investigation they discover the real culprit.

    • Fiction

Title Coming Soon

Author: M. F. Wild,Mia Michelle
Publisher: Series Coming Soon
ISBN: 9781943893393
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 6931
Like most girls at Ridgeville High, Clare Winston has spent years fantasizing about sexy star quarterback Eric Hayward. He's gorgeous, talented, and untouchable. While Clare studies her way to the top of the senior class, Eric and his best friend Travis Whyte have stayed busy throwing game-winning passes and taking the cheer squad to bed. Shy and mostly solitary after a tragic loss, Clare has never been on the radar of any social scene. Then a steamy chance encounter changes everything. Suddenly one naughty misadventure isn't enough--for either of them. Eric is determined to open Clare's eyes to every kind of pleasure, even if it means exploring an unconventional arrangement and ultimately taking a chance on something deeper. But with change comes new challenges. Temptation lurks at every turn, and Clare has to decide if Eric is the one who deserves not just her body but her heart.

    • Fiction

Interpreter of Maladies

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547487061
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 7736
Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant. She is an important and powerful new voice.

    • Art

Carl Warner's Food Landscapes

Author: Carl Warner
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810989931
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 8984
Presents a collection of imaginative landscapes and photographic art using food items, including a red cabbage sea, a landscape of salami, and a Stilton cheese cottage.

    • Gardening

Garden Witchery

Magick from the Ground Up
Author: Ellen Dugan
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738718453
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
View: 5109
More than belladonna and wolfsbane, this book is about making a magickal garden with practical advice, flower folklore, moon gardening, advanced witchcraft, and more. Illustrations.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Knitting Without Needles

Author: Anne Weil
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0804186529
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
View: 8310
Who knew you could actually knit without needles? Put down those complicated knitting projects that take forever to finish. Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm's reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results. Best of all, many of them knit up fast--in less than an hour! Even if you've never picked up knitting needles, you can easily master the techniques to make fun knits with kids and for kids (a princess crown, baby booties) and even last-minute gifts (a statement necklace for your fashionista friend). With stunning photography, plenty of step-by-step photos, and a detailed resource section, Knitting Without Needles is your go-to for a new way to knit.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

The Sewing Book

Author: Alison Smith
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405340789
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 400
View: 6568
The ultimate sewing bible for beginners, students and seasoned stitchers wanting to perfect their skills Whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or just do alterations this is the book that everyone interested in sewing needs. Follow step-by-steps and master every technique you’ll ever need; from machine-stitching a buttonhole and attaching a collar, to altering patterns and building a basic sewing kit. Every hand and machine stitch and technique is clearly shown and easy to follow, guiding you through every move. Follow 25 stylish projects, for the home and to wear, which will enable you to take your sewing skills to perfection. Plus, get properly kitted out; close up photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and guarantee you know exactly how to use it. Tucks, pleats, hems, darts, edges, pockets, buttonholes, zips – whatever you want to sew find out how.

    • Art

Marcel Dzama

Behind Every Curtain
Author: Marcel Dzama
Publisher: David Zwirner Incorporated
ISBN: 9781935202622
Category: Art
Page: 80
View: 9895
This richly designed catalogue, Marcel Dzama: Behind Every Curtain, is published on the occasion of the artist's sixth solo exhibition at David Zwirner in 2011. The exhibition debuts a major new film, A Game of Chess, alongside related drawings, sculptures, and dioramas. In the film, characters based on the classic game of chess, dressed in geometrically designed costumes and wearing elaborate masks, dance across a checkered board to challenge their opponents in fatal interchanges. Designed in collaboration with the artist in the format of a small sketchbook, this exhibition catalogue includes drawings, storyboards, dioramas, and film and production stills from the making of A Game of Chess."

    • Poetry

The Lords and The New Creatures

Author: Jim Morrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439147779
Category: Poetry
Page: 141
View: 485
Intense, erotic, and enigmatic, Jim Morrison's persona is as riveting now as the lead singer/composer "Lizard King" was during The Doors' peak in the late sixties. His fast life and mysterious death remain controversial more than twenty years later. The Lords and the New Creatures, Morrison's first published volume of poetry, is an uninhibited exploration of society's dark side -- drugs, sex, fame, and death -- captured in sensual, seething images. Here, Morrison gives a revealing glimpse at an era and at the man whose songs and savage performances have left their indelible impression on our culture.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Extreme Pumpkin Carving

Author: Vic Hood,Jack A. Williams
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781565238060
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 104
View: 2713
Create the best jack-o'-lantern on the block by taking a fresh approach to the old Halloween tradition! This book shows you how to use relief-carving techniques to create realistic features like cheeks, lips and eyebrows that really make your pumpkins come alive. Learn to carve 20 fun three-dimensional faces and scenes in solid pumpkins (no hollowing necessary) using tools ranging from kitchen knives to carving gouges and chisels. Complete information is provided for getting started, including an overview of tools and tips for finding the best pumpkin to work with.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

How the Meteorite Got to the Museum

Author: Jessie Hartland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781609052522
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 6491
"This nonfiction book for elementary-school-age children details the steps that brought a meteor from outer space, across the eastern US, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to be verified, tested, and exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History. Hartland breaks down complex actions and processes in kid-friendly terms and includes pages of fascinating meteor details"--Provided by publisher.

    • Reference

Pictorial Webster's

A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
Author: John M. Carrera
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452100837
Category: Reference
Page: 512
View: 9121
Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference guide for the modern day. Images range from the entirely mysterious to the classically iconic. From Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, these alphabetically arranged archetypes and curiosities create enigmatic juxtapositions and illustrate the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Sure to inspire and delight, Pictorial Webster's is at once a fascinating historical record and a stunning jewel of a book.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Only a Witch Can Fly

Author: Alison McGhee
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 9781250004062
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 8496
Only a witch can fly. But one little girl wants to fly—more than anything. So on a special night, with the moon shining bright and her cat by her side, she gathers herself up, she grips her broom tight, and she tries. And she fails. And she's brave. And she tries again. Until . . . Utterly enchanting, New York Times–bestselling author Alison McGhee's lyrical language and Taeeun Yoo's transcendent linoleum block prints create a bewitching tale about finding one's own path that will send your heart soaring. Only a Witch Can Fly is a 2010 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year.

    • Juvenile Fiction

I Am a Witch's Cat

Author: Harriet Muncaster
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062229144
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 5002
In this whimsical picture book, a little girl believes her mother is a good witch—and she is a special witch's cat! After all, every good witch needs a black cat. Together, this playful girl and her loving mom are a perfect twosome, whether they are mixing potions, growing magical plants, or dreaming of wild broomstick rides under a full moon. For each dazzling spread, author-illustrator Harriet Muncaster handcrafted three-dimensional scenes out of paper and mixed media, then photographed them for a truly distinctive look. With each turn of the page, parents and kids will love discovering all the rich details in the miniature world Muncaster has created. With plenty of witchy magic and sparkle, this warm story is sure to become a Halloween treat that will be enjoyed throughout the year.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

The Paper Bride

Wedding D.I.Y. from Pop-the-question to Tie-the-knot and Happily Ever After
Author: Esther K. Smith
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780307407108
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 141
View: 2056
A guide to creating custom wedding stationary and albums, programs and other paper accents offers more than 30 illustrated projects for save-the-dates, place cards, menus, thank-you notes, coasters, photos albums, favors and more, as well as anecdotes from real-life couples.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Old Hickory:Andrew Jackson and the American People

Andrew Jackson and the American People
Author: Albert Marrin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101126851
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
View: 746
From a childhood steeped in poverty, violence, and patriotic pride, Andrew Jackson rose to the heights of celebrity and power. The first popularly elected president, he won admiration by fighting corruption, championing the common man, shaping the power of the executive office, and preserving the fragile union of the young United States. Yet Jackson's ruthless pursuit of what he believed to be "progress" left indelible stains on the nation's conscience: broken treaties and the Trail of Tears are among Old Hickory's darker legacies. Vivid detail and unflinching analysis characterize Albert Marrin's fascinating rendering of the adventurous life, painful complexity, and continuing controversy that define the Age of Jackson.