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Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed--and now, so has the new-baby bible. Announcing the completely revised third edition of What to Expect the First Year Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals--crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements--are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today's dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and "For Parents "boxes that focus on mom's and dad's needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

A spunky heiress without a fortune moves to vibrant San Francisco in 1902 and tries to forget about love until a handsome pauper looking to marry well captures her heart.

A beautifully illustrated ode to self-expression and personal style, featuring more than 225 contributors, edited by three critically acclaimed authors.

"Nothing masks issues and robs an organization of its full potential like success That's right! Most successful, growth-hungry companies begin to miss their projections or worse, not because demand is low or conditions are difficult, but simply because they don't know how to predict, nurture, or even maintain their own growth and success. At each stage of growth, natural problems are glossed over in the scramble to expand, making the organization vulnerable to chaos, no matter how strong or expert its leaders. Most leaders feel isolated, pressured to build on earlier success and maintain total control - the perfect recipe for the 12 most common and critical mistakes to show up and slow or kill growth.Kirk Dando, leadership and growth expert, CEO of Dando Advisors, calls these roadblocks the "12 Warning Signs of Success," and has helped leaders across industries predict, prepare, and avoid them at every stage of growth. Predictive Leadership is rich with real-world stories, prescriptive advice on how to scale your business and limit the drama so you can unlock the growth and success you desire.Maybe you had the right idea but hired the wrong person. Maybe you're running into a leadership bottleneck, having trouble getting your team aligned, unknowingly incentivizing failure, or losing sight of your core values. Dando, known in leadership circles as the "Company Whisperer," has encountered every one of these obstacles himself, as a C-level executive in a high-growth billion-dollar business. He knows firsthand that these moments of truth determine whether you can lead your company to become a strong, mature, and financially sustainable organization, or drift toward an uncertain future. "-- Provided by publisher.

Offers mothers of infants and young children practical tools for reducing stress and intuitively understanding their child's needs, drawing on research to show how a parent's stress directly affects a child's health, behavior, and mood.

Christopher Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a rag-tag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the alien Ashiyyur. But now, one man believes Sim was a fraud, and Alex must follow the legend into the heart of the alien galaxy to confront a truth far stranger than any fiction.

Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath discover that a missing renowned physicist had several interstellar yachts flown far outside the planetary system where they vanished. Following the physicist's trail into the unknown puts Benedict and Kolpath in danger.

A terrifying encounter with a deadly creature causes thirteen-year-old Benjamin Jackson Gaul to leave Ceylon in search of a new life. He is sent to live in England, in an orphanage deep in the Kent countryside. In Victorian England, however, everything is not quite as cosy and safe as it at first appears: there are rumours of weird creatures haunting the orchards and fields. When a strange illness breaks out among the orphanage children and the enigmatic Nanny Belle -- sister to Major Jack Union -- arrives, adventure and mystery soon leap back into Ben's life. Along with the help of Rosalie, a local Gypsy girl, Ben must gather all the strength and courage he can muster in order to defeat an evil far greater than he could ever imagine.

Sixty years after the disappearance of the passengers and crew of the luxury space yacht Polaris, found empty and adrift in space, Alex Benedict sets out to uncover the truth about the Polaris and to reveal the fate of its passengers.

A beautiful young woman moves to Boston in 1932, longing for romance and falls hard for the man who broke her sister's heart.

When Megan McClare turns to Bram Hughes for support and advice, Bram develops a sudden unwelcome attraction to a girl he had always thought of as a kid sister. He advises forgiveness, but can he forgive himself for pushing the woman he loves into the arms of another man?

Candice is a twelve-year-old optimist, with a literal mind, the very best of intentions, and an unwavering determination to fix all the problems of her family, friends, pets, and everyone in her life.

"It's been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They're the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries...or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, the hundred struggle to survive the only way they can--together, as secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested"-- Provided by publisher.

Use the pages of the little book inside the larger one to match the baby animals in the garden to their parents.

Follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they tried to break the Taliban's grip on the valley.

A skill-building adaptation of the iconic notable's life features archival photographs, is designed for accessibility to first-time independent readers and traces Keller's early days as a disabled child through her triumphant academic achievements.

Classic Malley?to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard?he knows his cousin?s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink?he?s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.

"Illustrations and techniques cover everything from the head and facial expressions to hands in assorted positions to various action poses."--from publisher description.

As an old building is demolished, the reader is invited to push buttons on the attached panel to experience the sounds of an excavator, a track loader, and an articulated truck at work.

" Why is surgery so expensive? Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession-and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system-in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment-and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care"-- Provided by publisher.

Join Louise and the rest of the zoo crew as they eagerly await the arrival of a new baby panda. Get to know the zoo's current pandas and find out what they eat and how they grow. With longer sentences, increased vocabulary, information boxes, and a simple index, readers beginning to read alone will enjoy reading The Great Panda Tale.Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies.Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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