Friday, May 29, 2015

New Wellsboro Book Being Released Summer of 2015



We finally have a release date for the long-awaited Arcadia Publishing "Images of America: Wellsboro" book, researched & written by Ann Benjamin and Michael Cooney! This book will be available August 10, 2015, and we are taking pre-orders starting NOW! If you preorder and prepay with From My Shelf Books & Gifts, we will guarantee you a price of $17.50 -- that's more than 20% off cover price! Contact us for details. More info soon on an author event!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Good Night Yoga: A Pose-By-Pose Bedtime Story



For kids in early to middle childhood-and the lucky people who have to get them to bed-Good Night Yoga is both a bedtime story and a series of simple poses for following the natural world as it comes to rest at day's end. Created by the founder of the celebrated Kid Power Yoga program.
The birds are flying back now
To their homes in the trees.
The ladybugs settle softly,
Between the butterflies and the bees . . .
This bedtime story is so much more than a story. It's a practice for kids and parents to end the day in a calming, mindful way. Turn the page and stretch like a tree, settle softly like a ladybug, float like a cloud, and you'll be dreaming soon.
The sun in the sky is going down.
And the clouds float by...
You'll be dreaming soon.

Little Foodie: Recipes for Babies and Toddlers with Taste



The Food You Eat Smaller This liberating cookbook for the newest eater in your family encourages foodie parents to think beyond the baby food aisle. Here you ll find over 100 recipes for babies and toddlers so appetizing and so nutritious that you re sure to devour them okay, let's call it taste test right along with your little one. Consider yourself warned: your child's first words might just be More, please.
Beyond recipes, Little Foodie includes: A step-by-step guide to introducing purees Answers to FAQs for all stages of infancy and toddlerhood The lowdown on food allergies Meal pairing tips for parent-friendly libations Over 45 beautiful and enticing full-color photos
Without a doubt, this baby food guide and cookbook is likely to become an indispensable family resource in your home.
Here's what's on the menu for your little foodie:

Apple + Mint + Ricotta Puree / Fennel + Pea + Peach Puree / Pumpkin + Thyme Puree / Sesame Tofu Sticks + Peanut Sauce / Curried Egg Finger Sandwiches + Mango Chutney / Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine + Couscous / Sausage + Kale Over Creamy Polenta / DIY Toddler Sushi Bar, and more.


A Practical Guide to Acupoints



Written for practitioners of acupuncture and acupressure, as well as shiatsu, tuina, and other bodywork styles, this manual delineates not only the precise anatomical location of a given point but also the larger area where pressure, "gua sha," and other techniques can be used. The book describes the optimum position for treatment according to the specific approach, describes the distribution of sensation that results from point stimulation, and distinguishes between the effects of needle application and pressure. Detailed anatomical illustrations and crisp explanatory text make this a useful addition to the "Concise Book" series.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Wellsboro Book Being Released Summer of 2015



We finally have a release date for the long-awaited Arcadia Publishing "Images of America: Wellsboro" book, researched & written by Ann Benjamin and Michael Cooney! This book will be available August 10, 2015, and we are taking pre-orders starting NOW! If you preorder and prepay with From My Shelf Books & Gifts, we will guarantee you a price of $17.50 -- that's more than 20% off cover price! Contact us for details. More info soon on an author event!

Shark Tooth Hunting on the Carolina Coast



This is a basic guide on how to find and identify fossil shark teeth from the coast of the Carolinas. It offers the basic information novices need to get started hunting fossil shark teeth and features an easy-to-use reference section that will allow for speedy identification of species that are commonly found on the coasts of North and South Carolina.

About the Author

Ashley Oliphant has spent the last 20 years searching the eastern seaboard for shark teeth. She has a Ph.D. in 20th-century American literature and serves as an associate professor of English at Pfeiffer University. A lifelong North Carolinian, a dedicated auto-racing enthusiast, and a vocal animal welfare advocate, she lives with her husband and son in Denver, N.C. She looks forward to one day retiring to a comfortable beach chair in Key West.

Defending Your Castle



A man's home is his castle, or so the saying goes, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and the Tartars? "Backyard Ballistics" author William Gurstelle poses this fascinating question to modern-day garage warriors and shows them how to build an arsenal of ancient artillery and fortifications aimed at withstanding these invading hordes. Each chapter introduces a new bad actor in the history of warfare, details his conquests, and features weapons and fortifications to defend against him and his minions. Clear step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build a dozen projects, including "Da Vinci's Catapult," "Carpini's Crossbow," a "Crusader-Proof Moat," "Alexander's Tortoise," and the "Cheval-de-frise." With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind many of the projects, and shows where to buy the materials. By the time they've reached the last page, at-home defenders everywhere will have succeeded in creating a fully fortified home.


I Will Take a Nap!



Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In "I Will Take a Nap " Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board



They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing—not even the loss of her arm—could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark’s stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she began to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thought: “Get to the beach....” And when the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was “When can I surf again?” it became clear that her spirit and determination were part of a greater story—a tale of courage and faith that this soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world.

Soul Surfer is a moving account of Bethany’s life as a young surfer, her recovery after the attack, the adjustments she’s made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamentally, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows the body is no more essential to surfing—perhaps even less so—than the soul.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Finders Keepers



A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far--a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in "Mr. Mercedes."
"Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, a Salinger-like icon who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.
Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Sauberg finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he's released from prison after thirty-five years.
Not since "Misery" has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. "Finders Keepers" is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life--for good, for bad, forever.