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Teaching kids to think - raising confident, independent, & thoughtful children in the age of instant gratification by Sweetland, Darlene, author.

Teaching kids to think - raising confident, independent, & thoughtful children in the age of instant gratification

"Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only expects immediate solutions to problems--they're more dependent than ever on adults. Today's kids are being denied opportunities to make mistakes, and more importantly, to learn from them. They are being taught not

Apr 15, 2015
A taste of cowboy - ranch recipes and tales from the trail by Rollins, Kent.

A taste of cowboy - ranch recipes and tales from the trail

"Irresistible recipes from pantry ingredients by an authentic cowboy and TV veteran Whether he's beating Bobby Flay at chicken-fried steak on the Food Network, catering for a barbecue, bar mitzvah, or wedding, or cooking for cowboys in the middle of nowhere, Kent Rollins makes comfort food that satisfies. This gifted cook, TV contestant, and storyteller takes us into his frontier world with simple food anyone can do. A cowboy's day starts early and ends late. Kent offers labor-saving breakfasts

Apr 15, 2015
Tales of the marvellous and news of the strange by

Tales of the marvellous and news of the strange

Dating from at least a millennium ago, this title features the earliest known Arabic short stories, surviving in a single, ragged manuscript in a library in Istanbul. It features monsters, lost princes, jewels beyond price, a princess turned into a gazelle, sword-wielding statues and shocking reversals of fortune.

Apr 15, 2015
Successful time management for dummies by Zeller, Dirk, author.

Successful time management for dummies

Apr 15, 2015
Young Eliot - from St. Louis to The Waste Land by Crawford, Robert, 1959- author.

Young Eliot - from St. Louis to The Waste Land

"A biography of T. S. Eliot from his birth in St. Louis in 1888 to his publication of The Waste Land in 1922"--

Apr 15, 2015
500 math questions for the GRE test to know by test day by McCune, Sandra K., author.

500 math questions for the GRE test to know by test day

Apr 14, 2015
50 moments that rocked the classical music world by Henley, Darren, author.

50 moments that rocked the classical music world

An eclectic, fun, and informative guide to the 50 moments that changed classical music forever.

Apr 14, 2015
Animal knits for kids - 30 cute knitted projects they'll love by Berry, Amanda (Knitwear designer)

Animal knits for kids - 30 cute knitted projects they'll love

"Babies and animals are a naturally adorable match and this book is bursting with animal-themed knits for little ones ages birth to 36 months. The various sections of the zoo-- from jungle and savannah to reptile house and polar region--serve as inspiration for these 30 projects. Whether it's a hippo-face rattle, bear-paw booties, a tiger-striped onesie, or a penguin bottle carrier, these bright, personality-filled projects will garner roars of approval! Inside, readers will find: 30 projects fo

Apr 14, 2015
American mythmaker - Walter Noble Burns and the legends of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Joaquín Murrieta by Dworkin, Mark J., 1946-2012, author.

American mythmaker - Walter Noble Burns and the legends of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Joaquín Murrieta

Apr 14, 2015
American murder houses - a coast-to-coast tour of the most notorious houses of homicide by Lehto, Steve, author.

American murder houses - a coast-to-coast tour of the most notorious houses of homicide

" There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may pass-even centuries-but the mark of death remains. They are known as Murder Houses. From a colonial manse in New England to a small-town home in Iowa to a Beverly Hills mansion, these residences have taken on a life of their own, gaining everything from local lore and gossip to national-and even global-infamy. Writer Steve Lehto recounts the stories behind the houses where Lizzie Borden su

Apr 14, 2015
The astronomy bible - the definitive guide to the night sky and the universe by Couper, Heather, author.

The astronomy bible - the definitive guide to the night sky and the universe

Apr 14, 2015
The artist's garden - American impressionism and the garden movement by

The artist's garden - American impressionism and the garden movement

Apr 14, 2015
Art nouveau fashion by Rose, Clare, author.

Art nouveau fashion

Art Nouveau movement overlapped with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early modernism in the 1910s, combining the exquisite workmanship and natural forms of the former with the innovative materials, forms and practices associated with the latter. This book provides a fascinating introduction to the style, defining it, and placing it in design history by focusing on a number of important designers - Worth, Lucile, Paquin, Poiret - and key topics, such as clients and artists, jewellery and ac

Apr 14, 2015
Body of truth - how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it by Brown, Harriet, author.

Body of truth - how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it

"Over the last 25 years, our longing for thinness has morphed into a relentless cultural obsession with weight and body image. You can't be a woman or girl (or, increasingly, a man or boy) in America today and not grapple with the size and shape of your body, your daughter's body, other women's bodies. Even the most confident people have to find a way through a daily gauntlet of voices and images talking, admonishing, warning us about what size we should be, how much we should weigh, what we sho

Apr 14, 2015
China A to Z - everything you need to know to understand Chinese customs and culture by Chai, May-Lee, author.

China A to Z - everything you need to know to understand Chinese customs and culture

Apr 14, 2015
Building with straw bales - a practical manual for self-builders and architects by Jones, Barbara, 1957- author.

Building with straw bales - a practical manual for self-builders and architects

Apr 14, 2015
Building resilience in children and teens - giving kids roots and wings by Ginsburg, Kenneth R., author.

Building resilience in children and teens - giving kids roots and wings

This book offers coping strategies for facing the combined elements of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.

Apr 14, 2015
The complete book of baby names - the most names, most lists, most help to find the best name by Bolton, Lesley.

The complete book of baby names - the most names, most lists, most help to find the best name

Looks at the history of baby names, provides lists of names based on popular themes, and presents entries that include definitions and variations.

Apr 14, 2015
Billy Martin - baseball's flawed genius by Pennington, Bill, 1956- author.

Billy Martin - baseball's flawed genius

"The definitive biography of one of baseball's most celebrated, mercurial, and misunderstood figures Billy Martin is a story of contrasts. He was the clutch second baseman for the dominant New York Yankees of the 1950s. He then spent sixteen seasons managing in the big leagues, and is considered by anyone who knows baseball to have been a true baseball genius, a field manager without peer. Yet he's remembered more for his habit of kicking dirt on umpires, for being hired and fired by George St

Apr 14, 2015
Cats in hats - 30 knit and crochet patterns for your kitty by Thomas, Sara, author.

Cats in hats - 30 knit and crochet patterns for your kitty

Apr 14, 2015