Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts about It

In The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence -- and much more You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Book Giveaway for the Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot!

The book that started it all, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot" is the first book in the Totally Ninja Raccoon series, and you can win a FREE, autographed copy.

In "The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot", our protagonists discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather carry the potential to be something extraordinary, ninjas.

In this origin story, the Ninja Raccoons begin their ninja training, and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the cat. Gypsy sends the Raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot.

Things aren't what they seem to be. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, as he's been portrayed. Gypsy isn't the benign employer. Cats want to take over the world.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.

Cats are trying to take over the world. Monsters are real, and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to The Totally Ninja Raccoons to stop it.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons is a series geared towards young readers from six to ten years old, especially reluctant readers.

This is the age that children start falling behind peers if they aren't excited about reading.

It's vitally important that an aspiring reader enjoys what they are reading, and what child doesn't enjoy raccoons, cats, ninjas, Chinese food, and of course...Bigfoot!

Signed, personalized books available at From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro Pennsylvania, on the Internet at, or wherever books are sold

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The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot by Kevin Coolidge

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot

by Kevin Coolidge

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident: 101 Stories about Loving Yourself and Your Body

Barbie comes in a curvy model now, Sports Illustrated features full-size swimsuit models, and fashion designers are focusing more on curvy women. There's a healthy conversation going on now about body image and self-esteem, and Chicken Soup for the Soul is part of it, with this collection of 101 stories celebrating all the different body types that women have and how we can all be curvy and confident fit and fabulous within the body types we were issued at birth

Supermodel EMME, the world's first curvy supermodel, an advocate for women and a spokesperson for all the curvy and confident women out there, shares her own story and introduces us to women who have learned to be fit, happy, and confident about their bodies. These personal stories from 100 different women will leave you feeling empowered, beautiful, and loving your look. You ll read stories about how women developed their confidence and dealt with societal and media pressures, about attitude adjustments and acceptance, and about being healthy and loving yourself just the way you are.

About the Author

Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Supermodel EMME is the world s first plus-size model, television personality, author, lecturer, creative director of clothing lines, and globally recognized women s advocate. Natasha Stoynoff is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist."

Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body

If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book. ... The bottom line is you can achieve that "Hollywood Hunk" body without having your life revolve around it--no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Who is up for Stealing a Viking Longship?

So, now that we are through the yuletide season, and the teeth of winter is upon us, who is up for a road trip? Who would like to help me steal....I mean "pilfer" a Viking longship. Pilfer sounds so much better, don't you think? Sure, of you want to go to Disneyland or the Bahamas, but that's just boring.

Pull that hauberk out and polish your broadsword, or other big sword of choice, or go all traditional and grab that battle ax that has been hanging on the wall. Come join me in an adventure of a lifetime, or you can read about it in Operation Ragnarok.

Operation Ragnarok is a fantastical adventure with comedic elements about a group of Dungeon & Dragon players going through a mid-life crisis, instead of the little red corvette, they decide to steal a Viking longship from a museum and release an ancient evil. It's a story of friendship, sacrifice, and unleashing Hel on Earth...

Operation Ragnarok, think Night at the Museum meets The Big Bang Theory with a touch of Stand by Me vibe. Great for those who love mythology, gaming, and geek culture, but not needed to enjoy this fast-paced tale. If you've ever rolled the dice, you need this book.

Operation Ragnarok is available for just $7.99 in print version from, or wherever books are sold, as well as an ebook on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or Apple products. Not in American? It's available on most of the continents, just order it from where you usually get your books.

Want to unleash Hel on Hollywood? Check out the Valhalla Project of Facebook

Advance Praise for Operation Ragnarok

Operation Ragnarok is a fast-paced, irreverent nerdfest with laugh out loud dialogue, like Big Bang Theory on steroids. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy! --Dana Fredsti, author of the Ashley Parker Plague Town series

"Hoist your geek flag with Operation Ragnarok, And remember to always bring your claymore with you when robbing a museum or trying to save the world!" --Patrick Thomas, author of the Murphy's Lore series and the Dear Cthulhu advice columns and books

"Let's face it; there's a little hell raising Norseman in all of us. So top off your drinking horn, shoulder your trusty Claymore, and board your very own Viking longship. Kevin J. Coolidge's "Operation Ragnarok" is about to set sail. Who says geeks and gamers can't save the world?" -- Max Hawthorne , author of the bestselling Kronos Rising series.

If you're a fan of Norse mythology, pop culture, action and humor this is the book for you! Operation Ragnarok is a wild romp of a read. --V.L. Locey, romance author and mythology aficionado

"A Dungeons and Dragons adventure comes alive with good friends and a hero who loves books!" -Ann Myers, mystery author of Bread of the Dead.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

We're Open Sundays

I've always liked Sundays. It's a slower pace than the rest of the week. It's one reason why the bookstore is open. It's a slower pace. People have more time to browse. Stop by and see us on Sunday or any day of the week.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future.

Friday, January 6, 2017

14,000 Things to Be Happy About.: Newly Revised and Updated

Know someone not feeling well, or know someone who could use a little cheering up? My wife received the book 14,000 Things to be Happy About when she was in the hospital along with a couple of highlighters. Life is tough, and sometimes we need reminded of the things to be happy about...


Something to be happy about: This mesmerizing bestseller is revised and updated. Originally published 25 years ago (happy anniversary ) from a list that Barbara Ann Kipfer started making as a child, it's the book that marries obsession with happiness. And it now has 4,000 fresh and more current reasons to be happy:

Rabbit tracks in the snow.
Kiteboarding and kitesurfing.
Caramel gelato.
Scoring super-high on a Scrabble turn.
Babies burping.
Summer storms.
White cupcakes with multicolored sprinkles.
Big red barns.
20 minutes all to yourself.

No opinions, no explanations, no asides, no footnotes, editorializing, or proselytizing. Just the simple premise of a list of things that make us smile. With its chunky shape, striking black-and-white cover, and 100 whimsical illustrations by Pierre Le-Tan, the new 14,000 Things is an irresistible catalog of good thoughts completely updated to reflect today's world and an uplifting gift for people of all moods and all ages.