A New Friend for Guido: A Story About A Little Train Who Works At A Zoo
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
First time author, Christopher Churilla, brings a little zoo train to life in his book A New Friend For Guido! Guido learns that making new friends and teamwork are great ways to bring happiness to everyone! Guido’s adventures will continue to bring two special trains to life while making readers smile!
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: About, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Friend, Guido, Little, Story, Train, Works
Dream a Little Scream (A Dream Club Mystery)
Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews
The national bestselling author of Nightmares Can Be Murder once again gathers together the members of the Dream Club in Savannah, Georgia, where the book tour of a famous chef becomes a recipe for disaster…
Behind her down-home folksy persona, celebrity chef Sonia Scott is a real Dixie diva who’s made plenty of enemies in her climb to the top of the culinary world. One of them is the newest member of the Dream Club, Etta Mae Beasley, who claims Sonia stole her family’s recipes and used them in her latest cookbook.
After Sonia’s suspicious death from anaphylactic shock at a book signing held at Taylor and Ali’s retro candy store, Etta’s revelation sows seeds of doubt in Taylor Blake’s mind. Now the Dream Club needs to put their heads together to determine if one of their own decided to give the chef her just desserts…
Posted in Women Sleuths Tagged with: Berkley, Club, Dream, Little, Mystery, Scream
The Griffin’s Riddle (The Imaginary Veterinary)
by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 4.9 with 18 reviews
A mysterious sickness from the Imaginary World is sweeping the town of Buttonville. Dr. Woo, Metalmouth, and even the sasquatch have fallen ill. According to Mr. Tabby, the only known cure is a griffin’s feather, but there is none in the hospital.
Keeping an eye out for Maximus Steele, a poacher wanted for crimes against Imaginary creatures, Ben, Pearl, and Mr. Tabby make their way through the Portal. But danger looms on the other side. Can they persuade the griffin, king of the Imaginary World, to surrender a feather? And at what cost?
Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but
This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Griffin’s Riddle. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!
Posted in Friendship Tagged with: Brown Books for Young Readers, Griffin's, Imaginary, Little, Riddle, Veterinary
The Matchmaker: A Novel
by: Little, Brown and Company
Product rating: 4.3 with 717 reviews
A touching new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a woman sets out to find love for those closest to her – before it’s too late.
48-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others – like her husband, celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech, and her daughter, Agnes, who is clearly engaged to the wrong man – call it meddlesome, but there’s no arguing with her results: With 42 happy couples to her credit and all of them still together, Dabney has never been wrong about romance.
Never, that is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes, the green-eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending 27 years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on Nantucket, and Dabney has never felt so confused, or so alive.
But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she’s made and share painful secrets with her family. Determined to make use of her gift before it’s too late, she sets out to find perfect matches for those she loves most. The Matchmaker is a heartbreaking story about losing and finding love, even as you’re running out of time.
Posted in Family Life Tagged with: Brown and Company, Little, Matchmaker, Novel
Aladdin (Disney Aladdin) (Little Golden Book)
Product rating: 4.0 with 9 reviews
What do you get when you combine a magic lamp, a flying carpet, a beautiful princess, and a young man who wants to be a prince? Disney Aladdin
! All the fun and adventure of the hit movie is retold in the classic Little Golden Book. It’s perfect for boys and girls ages 2 to 5, and available just in time for the film’s Diamond Edition DVD and Blu-ray release in fall 2015.
Posted in Girls & Women Tagged with: Aladdin, Book, Disney, Golden, Golden/Disney, Little
A Little Bit of Spice
by: Brisk Press
Product rating: 4.5 with 26 reviews
Andrea Blake’s life has order. Everything is meticulously laid out and planned, from her house in its quiet neighborhood to her career path at Hagan’s, the largest supermarket chain in the Northeast. Andrea knows what she wants.
Enter Kendall Foster, the distractingly attractive woman in charge of sales for her family’s local microbrewery, and somebody who wants very much to get her beer onto Hagan’s shelves. A decision that happens to be Andrea’s.
The physical attraction is immediate and hard to resist, but Andrea doesn’t need a complication like Kendall in her life, not when she’s rocketing toward predictable security. But Kendall is fun. And smart. And oh-so-sexy. Can she convince Andrea that her rather flat, flavorless life could be way better with just a little bit of spice?
Posted in Lesbian Tagged with: Brisk Press, Little, Spice
This Is Not a Love Story: A Memoir
by: Little, Brown and Company
Product rating: 4.0 with 3 reviews
A razor-sharp, hilarious, and poignant memoir about growing up in the closed world of the ultraorthodox Jewish community.
The third of six children in a family that harks back to a gloried Hassidic dynasty, Judy Brown grew up with the legacy of centuries of religious teaching, and the faith and lore that sustained her people for generations.
But her carefully constructed world begins to crumble when her “crazy” brother Nachum returns home after a year in Israel living with relatives. Though supposedly “cured,” he is still prone to retreating into his own mind or erupting in wordless rages. The adults’ inability to make him better – or even to give his affliction a name – forces Judy to ask larger questions: If God could perform miracles for her sainted ancestors, why can’t He cure Nachum? And what of the other stories her family treasured?
Judy starts to negotiate with God, swinging from holy tenets to absurdly hilarious conclusions faster than a Talmudic scholar: she goes on a fast to nab coveted earrings; she fights with her siblings at the dinner table for the ultimate badge of honor (“Who will survive the next Holocaust?”); and she adamantly defends her family’s reputation when, scandalously, her parents are accused of having fallen in love—which is absolutely not what pious people do.
For all its brutal honesty about this insular community, This Is Not a Love Story is ultimately a story of a family like so many others, whose fierce love for each other and devotion to their faith pulled them through the darkest time in their lives.
Posted in Jewish Tagged with: Brown and Company, Little, Love, Memoir, Story, this
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board book
by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 4.5 with 474 reviews
Zooom! Wooeeee . . . ! “Make way!” The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Everywhere Blue looks, he sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayor’s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon there’s a giant traffic jam! But even a wrangle-tangle is no match for Little Blue Truck, who comes to the rescue in true Blue style.
Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this adventure makes working together and taking turns more fun than ever. Now with a free downloadable party kit!
Zooom! Wooeeee…! “Make way!” The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Everywhere Blue looks, he sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayor’s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon there’s a giant traffic jam! But even a wrangle-tangle is no match for Little Blue Truck, who comes to the rescue in true Blue style. Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this new adventure makes working together and taking turns more fun than ever.
A Look Inside Little Blue Truck Leads the Way
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|Zooom! Roared trucks down the avenue.
||Whooee…went a siren.
Posted in Cars & Trucks Tagged with: Blue, board, Book, HMH Books for Young Readers, Leads, Little, Truck
Ever After High: A Semi-Charming Kind of Life (A School Story)
by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Product rating: 4.8 with 10 reviews
Darling Charming is bored in Damsel-In-Distressing class. She’d much rather be in Hero Training with her brothers. The only thing is, she has secretly been helping her brother Dexter ace the class. If anyone finds out, a scandal would erupt at Ever After High. One of the most prestigious families in town, the Charmings have a reputation to uphold. Darling is destined to be a damsel…but this Rebel may want to decide her own destiny! Why should princes have all the fun?
Don’t miss the companion activity book, Hero Training!
Posted in School Tagged with: After, Brown Books for Young Readers, Ever, High, Kind, Life, Little, School, Semi-Charming, Story
Little Book of Big Advice: Enlightening Ideas for Bellydance Professionals
by: Bellydance by Tava
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
Little Book of Big Advice: Enlightening Ideas for Bellydance Professionals is an essential read for dancers who may be considering a transformation from hobbyist to professional. Tava Naiyin, author and highly-accomplished bellydancer in NYC and CT, writes candidly about her experiences as an artist who has relied exclusively on dance-generated income for 10+ years. After receiving countless questions from budding dance professionals across the U.S., she compiled her answers and wrote this book to address what she perceived as possible gaps in training. This book cannot take the place of a mentor, however, it aims to promote industry standards and help bellydance artists determine if they have the right skills and circumstances to turn their passion into a career. Readers can expect information about costume purchasing and care, performance etiquette, general do’s and don’ts, how to get the most out of practice, staying inspired, juggling art vs. commerce and more. Ms. Naiyin’s bellydance colleagues and mentors weigh in to share their thoughts and resources on topics ranging from: how to find your own dance voice, keeping the dance flame lit and effective marketing strategies. Readers can expect inspiring and practical tidbits from top bellydancers Andrea (NY), Angelica Jordan (Quebec), Maria (CA), Riskallah Riyad (CT), Sira (NY) and Zaina (Globetrotter). Anyone who is considering a career in dance or the performing arts will come away with useful information to help them make informed choices and avoid costly mistakes. To learn more about Tava, visit BellydancebyTava.com
Posted in Reference Tagged with: Advice, Bellydance, Bellydance by Tava, Book, Enlightening, Ideas, Little, Professionals
Little Bites: 100 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Snacks
by: Roost Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 16 reviews
Leave the packaged snacks behind! Little Bites offers 100 wholesome, seasonal, vegetarian snacks perfect for active families.
Anyone with children knows the stampede that occurs whenever the phrase “snack time” is uttered. Children associate snacks with fun, tasty, easy-to-eat foods, but as parents, we know that the very best snacks are all that and more. Snacks, when done right, serve an important purpose–they give our kids a needed boost of energy, whether after a long day of school or during an especially active trip to the playground. While at home with their young sons, Chitnis and Waldman discovered that when you are on the go with little ones, snacks become an important part of the day, nutritionally speaking. Never ones to settle for premade crackers or bags of sugary treats, they used their creativity and love of food to develop wholesome snacks that are easy to pack and simple to make. The result is a collection of inspired recipes that are healthier, tastier, and just right for active families that care about what they eat.
Posted in Appetizers Tagged with: Bites, Healthy, Kid-Friendly, Little, Roost Books, Snacks
Star Wars: A New Hope (Star Wars) (Little Golden Book)
by: Golden Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
The epic space saga, Star Wars: A New Hope
, is finally retold in the iconic Little Golden Book format! Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force. Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this book is perfect for Star Wars
—and Little Golden Book—fans of all ages!
Posted in Action & Adventure Tagged with: Book, Golden, Golden Books, Hope, Little, Star, Wars
Richard Scarry’s The Gingerbread Man (Little Golden Book)
by: Golden Books
Product rating: 4.0 with 1 reviews
“Run, run, as fast as you can!” Catch Richard Scarry’s gingerbread man as he returns to Little Golden Books after a decades-long hiatus. Originally published in 1953, The Gingerbread Man
makes a perfect “Christmas gift, ready to delight any child who loves this favorite funny folk tale.
Posted in Foxes & Wolves Tagged with: Book, Gingerbread, Golden, Golden Books, Little, Richard, Scarry's