Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Sentinel



Something sinister lives in the frozen north. Something old. Something evil. Stranded in the aftermath on a desolate island off the coast of Greenland, the survivors of a shipwreck join forces to stay alive in the frigid wasteland. But they swiftly discover that those who perished in the unforgiving sea were the lucky ones? Jane Harper, an undercover government agent who's quick with her wits and fists, knows that punishing cold and dwindling supplies are to be feared. But in the ruins of an ancient Nordic outpost, a centuries-old message warns of a threat far worse: the Draugar ? the dreaded ?again-walkers? of Viking lore, the terrifying living dead that spawned the legends of vampires and zombies. Now, roused from their cursed slumber, these gruesome Viking warriors and their monstrous Queen are hungry for living flesh ? and eager to spread a ghoulish contagion from their long-buried prison across the globe.

The Terror of the Bigfoot Beast ( You Choose Stories: Scooby Doo )



On a camping trip, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang encounter Bigfoot Will the gang pack up or stay to investigate? Should they follow Bigfoot's trail or wait for help? Does Scooby get to chow down or go hungry? In this interactive story, YOU CHOOSE the path the gang should take. With your help, they'll solve this camp-out caper.


First Friday at From My Shelf, featuring BIGFOOT!!
Do you wonder about Sasquatch stories, or have one of your own to share?
Do your kids or your spouse obsess about the skunk ape smell in the backwoods?
Do you want to learn what an Applesnitch is?

Stop in at From My Shelf for this First Friday celebration on August 1st, 2014 to meet a local Bigfoot! Have your picture taken with our favorite Sasquatch, or try your luck at arm-wrestling him to win a prize!

All Bigfoot books & merchandise 20% off, from 5 to 9pm, during First Friday hours, while supplies last!

Bigfoot War: Outbreak



The war between man and beast became a battle for survival. Hordes of zombies attacked both humanity and Sasquatch alike. Bigfoot War: Outbreak returns to that time period in the Bigfoot War saga and tells the story of what occured in Asheville, North Carolina as the events of Bigfoot War II: Dead in the Woods unfolded. Prepare yourself for a wildly different kind of zombie apocalypse.


Do you wonder about Sasquatch stories, or have one of your own to share?
Do your kids or your spouse obsess about the skunk ape smell in the backwoods?
Do you want to learn what an Applesnitch is?

Stop in at From My Shelf for this First Friday celebration on August 1st, 2014 to meet a local Bigfoot! Have your picture taken with our favorite Sasquatch, or try your luck at arm-wrestling him to win a prize!

All Bigfoot books & merchandise 20% off, from 5 to 9pm, during First Friday hours, while supplies last!

The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!



A classic tale with a timeless message gets a hugely hilarious twist.

He’s big. He’s funny. He’s not real. Or IS he?

This clever twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.

Target Age Group: 04 to 08

AR Reading Level: 1.7 Point Value: .5


First Friday at From My Shelf, featuring BIGFOOT!!
Do you wonder about Sasquatch stories, or have one of your own to share?
Do your kids or your spouse obsess about the skunk ape smell in the backwoods?
Do you want to learn what an Applesnitch is?

Stop in at From My Shelf for this First Friday celebration(August 1 2014) to meet a local Bigfoot! Have your picture taken with our favorite Sasquatch, or try your luck at arm-wrestling him to win a prize!

All Bigfoot books & merchandise 20% off, from 5 to 9pm, during First Friday hours, while supplies last!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Sasquatch Escape



When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?

Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian's office in town -- Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr. Woo's isn't a worm hospital at all -- it's actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.

After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital's front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, andvery hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as an ordinary summer becomes the story of a lifetime.

Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary.
This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Sasquatch Escape. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!

Target Age Group: 08 to 12

AR Reading Level: 4.2 Point value: 4.0



First Friday at From My Shelf, featuring BIGFOOT!!
Do you wonder about Sasquatch stories, or have one of your own to share?
Do your kids or your spouse obsess about the skunk ape smell in the backwoods?
Do you want to learn what an Applesnitch is?

Stop in at From My Shelf for this First Friday celebration(August 1, 2014) to meet a local Bigfoot! Have your picture taken with our favorite Sasquatch, or try your luck at arm-wrestling him to win a prize!

All Bigfoot books & merchandise 20% off, from 5 to 9pm, during First Friday hours, while supplies last!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Looking for Bigfoot



Is Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch) a descendent of the extinct giant ape Gigantopithecus? Or is it a myth turned pop-culture phenom that we want to believe is real? In this objectively written graded reader, author Bonnie Worth examines the evidence for and against the existence of the alleged ape, including its role in native North American folklore, famous sightings and notorious hoaxes, Dr. Grover Kranz’s work with dermal ridges, the Gigantopithecus theory, the Patterson-Gimlin film, and much, much more. Illustrated with photographs and full-color illustrations, this high-concept easy reader will satisfy both skeptics and true believers.

Target Age Group: 07 to 09

AR level 5.4 point value .5



First Friday at From My Shelf, featuring BIGFOOT!!
Do you wonder about Sasquatch stories, or have one of your own to share?
Do your kids or your spouse obsess about the skunk ape smell in the backwoods?
Do you want to learn what an Applesnitch is?

Stop in at From My Shelf for this First Friday celebration (Aug 1, 2014) to meet a local Bigfoot! Have your picture taken with our favorite Sasquatch, or try your luck at arm-wrestling him to win a prize!

All Bigfoot books & merchandise 20% off, from 5 to 9pm, during First Friday hours, while supplies last!

Bigfoot War: Movie Edition



Now a feature film from Origin Releasing. For the first time ever, all three core books of the Bigfoot War series have been collected into a single tome of Sasquatch Apocalypse horror. Remastered and reedited this book chronicles the original war between man and beast from the initial battles in Babblecreek through the apocalypse to the wastelands of a dark future world where Sasquatch reigns supreme and mankind struggles to survive. If you think you've experienced Bigfoot Horror before, think again. Bigfoot War sets the bar for the genre and will leave you praying that you never have to go into the woods again.


First Friday at From My Shelf, featuring BIGFOOT!!
Do you wonder about Sasquatch stories, or have one of your own to share?
Do your kids or your spouse obsess about the skunk ape smell in the backwoods?
Do you want to learn what an Applesnitch is?

Stop in at From My Shelf for this First Friday celebration on August 1 2014 to meet a local Bigfoot! Have your picture taken with our favorite Sasquatch, or try your luck at arm-wrestling him to win a prize!

All Bigfoot books & merchandise 20% off, from 5 to 9pm, during First Friday hours, while supplies last!

Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916



Combining rich historical detail and a harrowing, pulse-pounding narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launching the most extensive shark hunt in history.

During the summer before the United States entered World War I, when ocean swimming was just becoming popular and luxurious Jersey Shore resorts were thriving as a chic playland for an opulent yet still innocent era's new leisure class, Americans were abruptly introduced to the terror of sharks. In July 1916 a lone Great White left its usual deep-ocean habitat and headed in the direction of the New Jersey shoreline. There, near the towns of Beach Haven and Spring Lake-and, incredibly, a farming community eleven miles inland-the most ferocious and unpredictable of predators began a deadly rampage: the first shark attacks on swimmers in U.S. history.

For Americans celebrating an astoundingly prosperous epoch much like our own, fueled by the wizardry of revolutionary inventions, the arrival of this violent predator symbolized the limits of mankind's power against nature.
Interweaving a vivid portrait of the era and meticulously drawn characters with chilling accounts of the shark's five attacks and the frenzied hunt that ensued, Michael Capuzzo has created a nonfiction historical thriller with the texture of Ragtime and the tension of Jaws. From the unnerving inevitability of the first attack on the esteemed son of a prosperous Philadelphia physician to the spine-tingling moment when a farm boy swimming in Matawan Creek feels the sandpaper-like skin of the passing shark, Close to Shore is an undeniably gripping saga.

Heightening the drama are stories of the resulting panic in the citizenry, press and politicians, and of colorful personalities such as Herman Oelrichs, a flamboyant millionaire who made a bet that a shark was no match for a man (and set out to prove it); Museum of Natural History ichthyologist John Treadwell Nichols, faced with the challenge of stopping a mythic sea creature about which little was known; and, most memorable, the rogue Great White itself moving through a world that couldn't conceive of either its destructive power or its moral right to destroy.

Scrupulously researched and superbly written, Close to Shore brings to life a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history. Masterfully written and suffused with fascinating period detail and insights into the science and behavior of sharks, Close to Shore recounts a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history with startling immediacy.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Finding Bigfoot: Everything You Need to Know



A howl in the distance. The biggest footprint you’ve ever seen. A blurry figure in the distance. These are the clues that lead us to believe there is something out there—Bigfoot.

Already a fan of the wildly successful FINDING BIGFOOT show on Animal Planet? (One of the top-performing shows in the network's history!) Stacked with information for your burning questions, this heavily illustrated work features a compelling narrative with commentary from the stars of the show, photographs and extras from the Animal Planet's archives, and so much more.
Skeptics will be given all the information they need to decide for themselves if they believe, and enthusiasts will revel in this essential Bigfoot book.

Do you hear that howl? Bigfoot is calling.



Animal Planet's FINDING BIGFOOT follows a passionate crew of bigfoot experts who travel from small towns to remote areas of the Pacific Northwest embarking on one single-minded mission--to find the elusive "creature."

The four researchers: Matt Moneymaker, James "Bobo" Fay, Cliff Barackman, and Ranae Holland have been all over the U.S. and Canada listening to the legends and sightings. The crew has viewed tons of evidence provided by countless witnesses, all to support the hypothesis that bigfoot is out there, alive.


First Friday at From My Shelf, featuring BIGFOOT!!
Do you wonder about Sasquatch stories, or have one of your own to share?
Do your kids or your spouse obsess about the skunk ape smell in the backwoods?
Do you want to learn what an Applesnitch is?

Stop in at From My Shelf for this First Friday August 1, 2014 to meet a local Bigfoot! Have your picture taken with our favorite Sasquatch, or try your luck at arm-wrestling him to win a prize!

All Bigfoot books & merchandise 20% off, from 5 to 9pm, during First Friday hours, while supplies last!

Signing for Dummies, with Video CD



The fast and easy way to grasp this evolving and growing language.

American Sign Language (ASL) is something we've all seen deaf people use in restaurants, hospitals, airports, and at work. The communication is fascinating to watch; to see people sharing ideas by using hand shapes and body language is remarkable in a world so defined by sound. This new edition of "Signing For Dummies" gives you a general understanding of the properties of Sign, as well as an understanding of deaf culture. Designed to act as an introduction or a refresher, the book focuses solely on ASL, which is the most commonly used sign language in the United States.

Categorized by subject, this illustrated guide covers grammar and sentence structure, along with the tools to get you going in basic conversation by knowing how to introduce and greet people; ask questions and make small talk; order food and chat with salespeople; handle medical emergencies; talk on the phone; get around town for fun or business; and much more. Plus, it stresses how ASL isn't just about using your fingers, hands, and arms, but also about facial expression and body language.

More than 25 percent new and revised content, including the latest technological advances for the deaf; contact signing, code mixing, code switching, interpreting as a profession, and regionalism in signing. Packed with "Fun & Games" sections that invite you to practice specific signs. Hundreds of illustrations throughout, plus a video CD featuring demonstrations by ASL signers showing actual conversations.

"Signing For Dummies" is the fast and fun way to get you moving your hands, body, and face to convey meaning that reaches beyond linguistic barriers.