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New Arrivals - eBooks
When you're a new parent, the miracle of life might not always feel so miraculous. Maybe your latest 2:00 a.m., 2:45 a.m., and 3:30 a.m. wake-up calls have left you wondering how #147;sleep like a baby" ever became a figure of speech#151;and what the options are for restoring your sanity. Or your child just left bite marks on someone, and you're wondering how to handle it. First-time mom Tracy Cutchlow knows what you're going through. In Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) , she takes dozens of parenting tips based on scientific research and distills them into something you can easily digest during one of your two-minute-long breaks in the day. The pages are beautifully illustrated by award-winning photojournalist Betty Udesen. Combining the warmth of a best friend with a straightforward style, Tracy addresses questions such as: Should I talk to my pregnant belly / newborn? Is that going to feel weird? (Yes, and absolutely.) How do I help baby sleep well? (Start with the 45-minute rule.) How can I instill a love of learning in my child? (By using specific types of praise and criticism.) What will boost my child's success in school? (Play that requires self-control, like make-believe.) My baby loves videos and cell-phone games. That's cool, right? (If you play, too.) What tamps down temper tantrums? (Naming emotions out loud.) My sweet baby just hit a playmate / lied to me about un-potting the plant / talked back. Now what? (Choose one of three logical consequences.) How do I get through an entire day of this? (With help. Lots of help.) Who knew babies were so funny? (They are!) Whether you read the book front to back or skip around, Zero to Five will help you make the best of the tantrums (yours and baby's), moments of pure joy, and other surprises along the totally-worth-it journey of parenting.
Covers the history of Imperial China from its earliest beginnings to the days of the last emperor.
Describes volcano eruptions that have occurred in various places throughout the world.
"Be an eyewitness to the bloodthirsty activities of pirates, from the barbarous corsairs of the Mediterranean to the cutthroat buccaneers of the Spanish Main"--Cover, p. .
Learn about different monkeys around the world.
"Discover the busy world of insects--their structure, history, and fascinating variety"--Cover.
Photographs and sound buttons present the sights and sounds of a construction site.
Examines the plants, animals, and insects found in the world's tropical rain forests.
From internationally bestselling author Harlan Coben comes this third action-packed installment of his bestselling young adult series. It's been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the shocking, tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets, and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickey's sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. Spoon is in the hospital, Rachel won't tell him where he stands, his basketball teammates hate him . . . and then there's Ema's surprise announcement: She has an online boyfriend, and he's vanished. As he's searching for Ema's missing boyfriend (who may not even exist!), Mickey also gets roped into helping his nemesis, Troy Taylor, with a big problem. All the while, Mickey and his friends are pulled deeper into the mysteries surrounding the Abeona Shelter, risking their lives to find the answers?until the shocking climax, where Mickey finally comes...
Packed with creative suggestions for both indoor and outdoor activities, this illustrated deck will provide inspiration when boredom strikes. Try Treasure Hunt, Secret Writings, Science Cubes, and Nature Wind Chimes. Perfect for any day--rain or shine--these cards will keep kids engaged and entertained.
Photographs and easy-to-follow text introduces young readers to bugs that are helpful to us.
Explore the traditions, culture, and history of Islam with this stunning in-depth look at the complex world of one of the world''s greatest religions. This guide gives a detailed look at the Qur?an and The Five Pillars of Islam and offers a list of ?fascinating facts? along witha comprehensive timeline. See styles of traditional dress for men and women, discover the story of the Mughal emperor Babur, and find out what happens during hajj. Artifacts, sacred objects, and modern-day photographs combine to provide the dramatic level of detail for which the Eyewitness series is known. Discover the faith, culture, and history that have shaped the modern Islamic world
"A terminal breast cancer diagnosis shatters Kendra Woods' life and dreams. But through the hurt and the pain, she learns to view her life - however many days that includes - in a new way. Kendra Woods has always known success. Raised in a prominent black family in well-to-do Clayton, Missouri, she had high aspirations for herself and, thus far, has met them. After graduating from law school she went to work at a prestigious law firm. Now she's just made partner and in one month will marry the man of her dreams. And it's only the beginning. Kendra envisions herself becoming a judge one day and she can't wait to have kids. But a terminal diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer shatters her world - weeks before her wedding. Kendra is devastated as the reality sets in that she could have no more than two years to live. Her fiance leaves, and as word travels around the firm, she's no longer given big cases. Kendra is angry with God and feels her life has already ended. Her path keeps crossing Lance's, a troublemaker who briefly attended her high school. Kendra has trouble letting go of the person he was a decade ago and can't believe an encounter in jail turned his life around and he's now leading a church plant in Clayton. He's becoming the unlikely source of hope she needs. Kendra is in the midst of a storm - one that's apparently here to stay. But, the hidden blessings may be just the shelter she needs"-- Provided by publisher.
Describes natural disasters which have occurred in various places throughout the world.
Describes the various steps necessary for an astronaut to prepare for a flight into space and follows astronaut Linda Gardner as she trains for her space shuttle mission.
Learn about the different kinds of trucks.
"Augusta and Owen are living a quiet country life of companionship and artistic creation--she a painter, he a writer--until Alison, a beautiful British woman, moves in to the previously unoccupied cottage next door. As Gus and Owen's life becomes intertwined with Alison's, past betrayals, losses, and new desires come to a head. A remarkably insightful, gorgeously written, unforgettable portrait of a marriage, of mature love, of desire, of regret, and forgiveness, this is a "a magnificent literary achievement" (Karen Russell) by a writer working at the top of her form" -- Provided by publisher.
"Based on the screenplay he developed for Twentieth Century Fox from his short story "Animal Rescue," New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane's The Drop follows a former criminal whose efforts to build a new life with his girlfriend and pit bull rescue puppy fall apart when he becomes mixed up in a robbery gone wrong; scheduled for release in Fall 2014, Fox's film of the same title stars James Gandolfini (in his final on-screen performance), Tom Hardy, and Noomi Rapace"-- Provided by publisher.
When a boxer-turned-revolutionary kidnaps the daughter of a weapons manufacturer and threatens to publicly execute her in exchange for a lucrative ransom, Easy Rawlins is tapped by the LAPD to make a difficult border crossing to navigate an ensuing standoff.
"The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land--Greece itself--to find the Doors of Death"--Provided by publisher
Turning the pages of the little book inside the big book results in the baby animals being matched to their parents.
Uses photographs to offer a detailed look at different types of rocks and minerals, exploring how they are created and their many uses. Includes a CD-ROM with clip art.
"Imagine yourself exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing oceans-riding the tallest waves, diving to the darkest depths, and encountering the largest and most dangerous sea creatures on Earth. Join award-winning author Seymour Simon as he introduces you to the most extreme environments, animals, plants, and weather in the ocean! These mind-bending facts and stunning photographs invite you on an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, underwater expedition"--Provided by publisher.
Be an eyewitness to life during World War II. From doodlebugs to D-Day, discover all about the historic and world-changing events of the Second World War. Great for projects or just for fun, this fact-packed guide and CD shows and tells you everything you need to know about WWII
Learn the rainbow with red snakes, orange fish, and yellow birds. Learn to count as two scorpions fight, four penguins waddle, and nine ants work. Andrew Zuckerman's vivid pictures of fascinating animals from around the world will enthrall young readers and teach basic colors and numbers in a celebration of nature in two books that bring the wildly successful photographer's work to a whole new audience. The up-close and personal photos of everyone's favorite animals make these board books perfect educational tools for any child, and stunning works of art for animal lovers of all ages.