Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day

A perfect and irresistible idea: A cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget and a cookbook with a strong charitable component: With every copy of "Good and Cheap "purchased, a second copy will be given to a person or family in need. While studying food policy as a master's candidate at NYU, Leanne Brown asked a simple yet critical question: How well can a person eat on the $4 a day given by SNAP, the U.S. government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program informally known as food stamps? The answer is surprisingly well: Broiled Tilapia with Lime, Spicy Pulled Pork, Green Chile and Cheddar Quesadillas, Vegetable Jambalaya, Beet and Chickpea Salad even desserts like Coconut Chocolate Cookies and Peach Coffee Cake. In addition to creating nutritious recipes that maximize every ingredient and use economical cooking methods, Ms. Brown gives tips on shopping; on creating pantry basics; on mastering certain staples pizza dough, flour tortillas and saucy extras that make everything taste better, like spice oil and tzatziki; and how to make fundamentally smart, healthful food choices. The idea for" Good and Cheap" is already proving itself. The author launched a Kickstarter campaign to self-publish and fund the buy one/give one model. Hundreds of thousands of viewers watched her video and donated $145,000, and national media are paying attention. Even high-profile chefs and food writers have taken note like Mark Bittman, who retweeted the link to the campaign; Francis Lam, who called it Terrific ; and Michael Pollan, who cited it as a cool kickstarter. In the same way that TOMS turned inexpensive, stylish shoes into a larger do-good movement, "Good and Cheap" is poised to become a cookbook that every food lover with a conscience will embrace.

Mad Max: Fury Road

The same minds behind the summer's breakout hit, "Mad Max: Fury Road"-writer-director George Miller, cowriter Nico Lathouris and cowriter-storyboard artist Mark Sexton-present this series of prequel tales set within the world of the blockbuster film
In the brutal and lawless Wasteland, witness the rise of the veteran hero turned tyrannical warlord known as Immortan Joe, along with the story of one of his War Boys, the indomitable Nux. Then follow the journey of Furiosa, Joe's most feared Imperator, and experience the cycle of violence and tragedy as the Road Warrior Max Rockatansky fights to rebuild his Interceptor-the vehicle that ensures his freedom
Finally, exclusive to this collection, comes the tale of the mighty War Rig and the lives it claimed throughout its wild road battles

Semisweet: An Orphan's Journey Through the School the Hersheys Built

The Milton Hershey School is the richest and wealthiest K-12 residential school in the world. Its $12 billion trust fund, financed by sales of the iconic Hershey candy, eclipse that of Cornell, Dartmouth, and Johns Hopkins combined. Even more stunning is that the school for orphans owns The Hershey Company and not the other way around. As the twentieth-century drew to a close, the School's Board of Managers creatively interpreted the Founder's mission and tried to turn the refuge for extremely needy children into more of a middle-class boarding school. The alumni Homeguys challenged the Board and, after a decade of legal struggle and national publicity, won the battle to reclaim the soul of the school. Johnny O Brien, an orphan who lived at the school growing up, helped to lead the successful alumni protest. In a shocking turn of events, he was then selected to become Milton Hershey School's eighth president and tasked with restoring the mission, morale, and character-building culture of the Home. He would need all his orphan resilience, Princeton and Johns Hopkins wisdom, and his good friends, to transform this unusual and remarkable school. In a riveting and haunting account, O Brien tells a universal story about the vulnerability of needy children, describes the madness that consumed his beloved brother, explores the cruelty of bullies both young and old, exposes the corrupting influence of money, and shows how the Milton Hershey School continues its sacred mission of saving thousands of America's neediest children.

When Disaster Strikes

Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikes provides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most unpredictable scenarios.
In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you'll need-from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills-to help you safely live through the worst. When Disaster Strikes covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You'll learn how to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones are unavailable.
Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural disasters-such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods-how to keep warm during winter storms, even how to protect yourself from attack or other dangerous situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis threatens.

The New Tarot

Renowned author Rachel Pollack has spent more than forty years studying and practicing Tarot. This insightful guide distills her vast knowledge and offers a direct, accessible approach to mastering the cards.
This book will teach you the meanings of the cards and enable you to begin doing compelling readings right away. More seasoned readers will find that this basic reference has a richness and depth that will call you back again and again to discover your own truth within the cards. Find new descriptions and divinatory meanings with a modern twist Learn not only what each card signifies, but how to discover what it means to you Enhance your understanding of the cards with information about numbers, elements, astrology, and Kabbalah Try the unique spreads inspired by each Major Arcana card Understand Tarot's rich history, including Eden Gray's immense influence.

The Quest for the Diamond Sword: A Minecraft Gamer's Adventure

Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NCP village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for forty diamonds, which are the most powerful mineral in the Overworld. He wants to craft these diamonds into a diamond sword to shield him and the villagers from the Zombies.
Far from his home, with night about to set in, Steve fears for his life. Nighttime is when users are most vulnerable in Minecraft. As he looks for shelter in a temple, he meets a trio of treasure hunters, Max, Lucy, and Henry, who are trying to unearth the treasure under the temple. Steve tells them of his master plan to mine for the most powerful mineral in the Overworldthe diamond. The treasure hunters are eager to join him. Facing treacherous mining conditions, a thunderstorm, and attacks from hostile mobs, these four friends question if it's better to be a single player than a multiplayer, as they try to watch out for each other and chase Steve's dream at the same time.
Will Steve find the diamonds? Will his friends help or hinder the search? Should he trust his new treasure hunter friends? And will Steve get back in time to save the villagers?

Spooky Pookie

It's Halloween What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie's dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton's celebrated charm and pizzazz, "Spooky Pookie" has all the makings of a beloved Halloween classic.

The World of Little House

Laura Ingalls Wilder is the original pioneer girl, and her Little House books were inspired by the events of her life. This keepsake volume discusses how her real life was different from her stories, and it also focuses on her adult life and how she came to write the Little House series. In addition, it includes one chapter for each of Laura's nine Little House books, exploring in detail the stories, houses, landscapes, journeys, foods, activities, and crafts. Maps, family trees, photographs, and a timeline trace the history of Laura and her family. Meticulously researched, lovingly written, and beautifully illustrated, The World of Little House is for anyone who has ever read and loved the Little House books.
Included in this glorious volume are: Floor plans of Laura's little houses Time line showing events in Laura's life and the United States Biography illustrated with historic photographs Family tree showing four generations of the Ingalls and Wilder families Guide to all the Little House sites and museums Selected bibliography of books about Laura and Little House Reproductions of Garth Williams's original covers Over 150 full-color illustrations Over 20 Little House recipes, crafts, and activities A chapter each for Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, These Happy Golden Years, and The First Four Years.

Weather (Usborne Beginners, Level 2)

What makes the wind blow? How can rain sometimes be red? You'll find out the answers and lots more about weird and wonderful weather in this fascinating book.

Weather is part of an exciting series of books for children who are beginning to read on their own. The easy-to-read text has benn specially written with the help of a reading expert.

Over 40 titles in the Beginners series...

This is just one of many Usborne books that we stock at From My Shelf Books. We love Usborne!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Lego Adventure Book, Vol. 3: Robots, Planes, Cities & More!

In this volume of the "LEGO Adventure Book" series, Megs and Brickbot face their toughest challenge yet. The Destructor is on the loose again, demolishing LEGO models and shaking things up Join Megs as she rebuilds the models and meets some of the world's best builders. Learn to create a Renaissance house, a classic movie theater, sushi, Miniland-scale marvels, an ice cream truck, street lamps, and even a chicken coop. With 40 step-by-step breakdowns and nearly 150 example models, "The LEGO Adventure Book" will surely inspire you and keep you building.

Katie's Classroom: A Day in the Life of a Furry Friend

"Katie's Classroom: A Day in the Life of a Furry Friend" captures the wonderful journey of the life of a high school therapy dog. This lovable tale includes sight words for the young learner, vibrant colors, and descriptive vocabulary. Join Katie throughout her adventures at school as she offers friendship, kindness, and love to the children that she meets.

Horses And Ponies (Usbourne Beginners, Level 1) Hardcover

How do horses live in the wild? What kind of pony lives near the North Pole? Why do horses wear shoes? In this book you'll find the answers and learn lots more fascinating things about horses and ponies.

This is just one of many Usborne books that we stock at From My Shelf Books. We love Usborne!

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

The groundbreaking #1 bestseller is sure to turn nightly bedtime battles into a loving and special end-of-day ritual. This child-tested, parent-approved story uses an innovative technique that brings a calm end to any child's day.
Do you struggle with getting your child to fall asleep?
Join parents all over the world who have embraced"The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep"as their new nightly routine.
When Roger can t fall asleep, Mommy Rabbit takes him to see Uncle Yawn, who knows just what to do. Children will join Roger on his journey and be lulled to sleep alongside their new friend.
Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin's simple story uses a unique and distinct language pattern that will help your child relax and fall asleep at bedtime or naptime.
Reclaim bedtime today
Praise for"The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep"
On the cover of "The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep"] there's a sign that reads, I can make anyone fall asleep and that's a promise sleep-deprived parents can t resist. NPR
For many parents, getting kids to fall asleep can be a nightmare. But "The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep"] promises to make the process easier and help kids to drift off to sleep faster. CBS News.

Firefighters (Usborne Beginners, Level 1) Hardcover

'Usborne Beginners' contain dual-level text. On each page a simple line for beginner readers is accompanied by a more complex one, which can be read aloud by an adult or by the child as he or she grows in confidence.

This is just one of many Usborne books that we stock at From My Shelf Books. We love Usborne!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

My Very First Space Book

This is non-fiction for very young children, who will find lots of things to look at and talk about in this highly visual book about space - what it is, where it is, and what's out there. Little ones can find out about planets, stars, asteroids, space travel and lots more - while learning lots of interesting new words.

This is just one of many Usborne books that we stock at From My Shelf Books. We love Usborne!

Travel Pocket Puzzle Book

There are over 100 pages packed full of travel-themed activities in this pocket-sized puzzle book - the ultimate boredom buster. Contains mazes, picture puzzles, word searches, number problems and much more (with all of the answers at the back of the book). Great for tossing into a backpack or suitcase.

This is just one of many Usborne books that we stock at From My Shelf Books. We love Usborne!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mouse House Hunter

When you're with me, Geronimo Stilton, it's always a fabu-mouse adventure
Sally Ratmousen broke some shocking news: "The Rodent's Gazette" was out of money and in danger of closing. Then Grandfather William broke even worse news to me: I needed to sell my comfy, cozy house in order to save our paper How terrible But could I sell it -- and find a new home -- in time to help?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. Recognizing photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in "Schindler's List" a man known and reviled the world over. Although raised in an orphanage and eventually adopted, Teege had some contact with her biological mother and grandmother as a child. Yet neither revealed that Teege's grandfather was the Nazi butcher of Plaszow, executed for crimes against humanity in 1946. The more Teege reads about Amon Goeth, the more certain she becomes: If her grandfather had met her a black woman he would have killed her. Teege's discovery sends her, at age 38, into a severe depression and on a quest to unearth and fully comprehend her family's haunted history. Her research takes her to Krakow to the sites of the Jewish ghetto her grandfather cleared in 1943 and the Plaszow concentration camp he then commanded and back to Israel, where she herself once attended college, learned fluent Hebrew, and formed lasting friendships. Teege struggles to reconnect with her estranged mother Monika, and to accept that her beloved grandmother once lived in luxury as Amon Goeth's mistress at Plaszow. Teege's story is cowritten by award-winning journalist Nikola Sellmair, who also contributes a second, interwoven narrative that draws on original interviews with Teege's family and friends and adds historical context. Ultimately, Teege's resolute search for the truth leads her, step by step, to the possibility of her own liberation.

An Introduction to War Theory

A basic, accessible introduction that prepares readers to approach all other military history writing with greater understandingVery few books deal with the principles and theory of armed conflict and almost all of those that do are written for the dedicated military specialist and professional. This book is specifically geared for the reader who is starting his or her journey in war theory--students, journalists, junior military professionals--and anyone with a general interest in conflicts in history who would like to know more about how wars actually work. The book uses well-known examples such as Waterloo, Gettysburg, and D-Day, and it tackles such questions as" Do arms races always lead to war? Does neutrality pay off? "and" Is appeasement always a bad idea?" It also includes an appendix on Sun Tzu's "The Art of War.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins

In 2004, Kimberly & James Dean sat down at their kitchen table to work on a children's book together. Their dream finally became a reality with the release of Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. Both left corporate jobs in the late nineties (James was an electrical engineer, Kimberly worked in the press office of the governor of Georgia) to pursue their passion for art, and they have experienced a life made up of strange and wonderful coincidences ever since. Pete the Cat has brought magic into their lives. They work in side-by-side studios in Savannah, sharing their home with five cats and Emma the pug.


Oreo is raised by her maternal grandparents in Philadelphia. Her black mother tours with a theatrical troupe, and her Jewish deadbeat dad disappeared when she was an infant, leaving behind a mysterious note that triggers her quest to find him. What ensues is a playful, modernized parody of the classical odyssey of Theseus with a feminist twist, immersed in seventies pop culture, and mixing standard English, black vernacular, and Yiddish with wisecracking aplomb. Oreo, our young hero, navigates the labyrinth of sound studios and brothels and subway tunnels in Manhattan, seeking to claim her birthright while unwittingly experiencing and triggering a mythic journey of self-discovery like no other.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Rage for Falcons: An Alliance Between Man and Bird

Thus begins the tale by Stephen Bodio, a lover of birds and nature, of the incredible connection between man and birds of prey. Falconry can be traced back over four thousand years and, as Bodio says, it is amazing that the practice did not die out soon afterward when its first adherents starved.

With a new introduction by Helen MacDonald, "A Rage For Falcons" not only shares the history of falconry, but shows the personal side in a way only Bodio can share. With masterful prose and breathtaking imagery, you not only understand how falconry has lasted, but why. As Bodio so appropriately notes in his introduction: To understand falconry, you must understand the nature of the relationship between man and bird.
In "A Rage For Falcons," Bodio explores this incredible relationship and how it has affected him as a person. Never has such a personal touch been put on a sport that has lasted generations, which many people still do not have a grasp of. That's what makes Bodio so great. While his words may not convince you to take up the sport, will certainly open your eyes to appreciate a world unlike any other.

The Star Wars Little Golden Book Library

The first six episodes of the epic "Star Wars" space saga "The Phantom Menace," "Attack of the Clones," "Revenge of the Sith," "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi" are retold in this Little Golden Book library Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this boxed set of six Little Golden Books is perfect for "Star Wars" fans of all ages

The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss

If you ve found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, please know that you re normal. If you ve found that your family and friends don t seem to understand the level of your grief, please know that, too, is normal. Without comparing our relationships with our pets to those with people, we know that, because of the unique emotional relationships we have with our pets, their deaths produce a level of pain that is difficult to describe. If you relate to any or all of these sentences, this book is for you. We have been there and most probably will be there again. We will be with you on this journey to help your heart deal with the absence of your cherished companion. Russell, Cole, and John Your relationship with your pet is special it's a bond that is very different than those that human beings share with each other. When a beloved pet passes away, people often resort to incorrect mechanisms to deal with the grief, such as trying to move too quickly past the loss (dismissing the real impact), or even attempting to replace the pet immediately. However, these are merely two myths out of six that the authors discuss and dismantle in The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss. Based on the authors Grief Recovery Method(r), this book addresses how losing a pet is different from losing a human loved one, and ultimately, how to move on with life.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Secret Language of Women

Set in China in the late 1800's, "The Secret Language of Women" tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Zhou Bin Lian, a Eurasian healer, and Giacomo Scimenti, an Italian sailor, driven apart by the Boxer Rebellion.
When Lian is seventeen years old, she accompanies her Swiss father, Dr. Gianluca Brasolin, fluent in Italian, to tend the Italian ambassador, at the Summer Palace of the Empress Dowager, where she meets and falls in love with Giacomo.
Through voyage and adventure, their love intensifies, but soon is severed by Lian's dutiful promise as the wife to another. Forbidden from pursuing her chosen profession as a healer, and despised because she does not have bound feet, she is forced to work in a cloisonne factory while her in-laws raise her daughter, Ya Chen. It is in Nushu, the women's secret writing, that she chronicles her life life and her hopes for the future.
Rebelling against the life forced upon her, she empowers herself to act out against the injustice and becomes the master of her own destiny. But her quest freedom comes at a costly price: The life of someone close to her, lost in a raging typhoon, a grueling journey to the Yun-kang Caves, and a desperate search for beauty and love in the midst of brutality.

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home--Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI

The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, MD, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone. In clear practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as symptoms back home. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition LANDNAV for the home front. Once a Warrior Always a Warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

War Room: Prayer Is a Powerful Weapon

Juggling motherhood and her job as a real-estate agent, Elizabeth Jordan wishes her husband could help more around the house. But Tony's rising career as a pharmaceutical salesman demands more and more of his time. With a nice home in the suburbs and a lovely young daughter, they appear to have it all--yet they can't seem to spend time together without fighting.Hoping for a new listing, Elizabeth visits the home of Clara Williams, an elderly widow, and is both amused and uncomfortable when Clara starts asking pointed questions about her marriage and faith. But it's Clara's secret prayer room, with its walls covered in requests and answers, that has Elizabeth most intrigued . . . even if she's not ready to take Clara's suggestion that she create a prayer room of her own. As tensions at home escalate, though, Elizabeth begins to realize that her family is worth fighting for, and she can't win this battle on her own. Stepping out in blind faith, putting her prayers for her family and their future in God's hands, might be her only chance at regaining the life she was meant for.

Friday, September 18, 2015

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life

The mega bestselling book that started the heaven publishing phenomenon is now a major motion picture starring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth and produced by Michael Polish. Don Piper's incredible true story continues to expand its reach to more people than ever before.
After a semi-truck collided with Don Piper's car, he was pronounced dead at the scene. For the next ninety minutes, he experienced the glories of heaven. Back on earth, a passing minister felt led to stop and pray for the accident victim even though he was told Piper was dead. Miraculously, Piper came back to life, and the pleasure of heaven was replaced by a long and painful recovery.
This special edition of Don's life-changing story includes a new preface from Don about the making of the movie, plus a personal update on the impact the book has had on him, his family, and the millions who have already heard his story. It also includes a note from the publisher, stories from readers, and Scriptures and quotations on heaven.

Apocalypse Cow

If you think you've seen it all -- WORLD WAR Z, THE WALKING DEAD-- you haven't seen anything like this. From the twisted brain of Michael Logan comes "Apocalypse Cow," a story about three unlikely heroes who must save Britain . . . from a rampaging horde of ZOMBIE COWS
"Forget the cud. They want blood."
It began with a cow that just wouldn't die. It would become an epidemic that transformed Britain's livestock into sneezing, slavering, flesh-craving four-legged zombies.
And if that wasn't bad enough, the fate of the nation seems to rest on the shoulders of three unlikely heroes: an abattoir worker whose love life is non-existent thanks to the stench of death that clings to him, a teenage vegan with eczema and a weird crush on his maths teacher, and an inept journalist who wouldn't recognize a scoop if she tripped over one.
As the nation descends into chaos, can they pool their resources, unlock a cure, and save the world?
Three losers.
Overwhelming odds.
One outcome . . .
Yup, we're screwed.

The Axeman

In a town jammed with voodoo and gangsters, a sense of intoxicating mystery often beckons from the back alleys. But when a real serial killer roams the sultry nights, even the corrupt cops can't see the clues. That is, until a letter from the Axeman himself is published in the newspaper, proclaiming that any home playing jazz music will be spared in his next attack.

Such brass invites a chase, and not just from the cryptic detective running the show. The New Orleans of 1919 is a place like no other, where the corruption runs deep and the bourbon rolls smooth, and control of this city is a prize only a fool would give up. Based on a true story, The Axeman brings to life a vibrant, volatile New Orleans filled with as much desperate ambition as utter fear.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Rainbow Juice Cleanse:

"The Rainbow Juice Cleanse" is a revolutionary program that employs the nutritious, healing properties of a rainbow of vegetables to kick start weight loss and improve overall health. While most juicing books include recipes for high-sugar fruits, Dr. Ginger explains that most fruits can actually ruin a detox for people looking to lose weight or for anyone who has diabetes or blood sugar issues. Instead, Dr. Ginger shows readers how to properly shop the rainbow of produce with a plan that entails consuming red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet fresh, raw, organic juices.
In just seven days, readers will detoxify their bodies and lose up to seven pounds of fat Each day of the program focuses on a different color of the rainbow, ensuring the best possible nutrition profile and guaranteeing positive results. By drinking the rainbow, readers will shed pounds and experience anti-aging, renewed energy, and a better balanced body. Also included are 50 food and juicing recipes and 20 full-color photos.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Home-Brewed Gluten-Free Beer

More than 75 Simple Recipes for Great-Tasting Home-Brewed Beer--Without Gluten
Gluten-free beer used to be something of a rarity, with a lack of styles and choice. Even for the do-it-yourselfer, there's never been a book for the gluten-free home-brewer, until now. In HOME-BREWED GLUTEN-FREE BEER, author Sara McGrath makes home-brewing wheat-free beers a snap. You'll discover how to brew beer using ingredients like sorghum, rice, corn, saps and honey, brown sugar and molasses, without sacrificing flavor or your gluten-free lifestyle. Featuring an introduction by Joshua M. Bernstein (author of BREWED AWAKENING and THE COMPLETE BEER COURSE), a complete home-brewing log book to keep a record of your best batches, and over 75 recipes, you'll be armed with everything you need to make great-tasting classic beers, unhopped herbal beers, and meads.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Night Sky: A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars & Constellations North of the Equator

This innovative Glow-in-the-Dark pocket reference highlights prominent constellations and stars that are visible with the naked eye north of the equator. Simply shine a light on the guide to illuminate the constellations and their names on the summer or winter star charts. Also includes descriptions of the meaning of each constellation and instructions on how to use your fingers to 'walk' between constellations to find prominent stars. Laminated for durability, this clever guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. Over 250,000 sold.
Made in the USA.

The Last Kids on Earth

The Simpsons meets The Walking Dead in this hilarious post-apocalyptic graphic novel for middle-grade readers.
Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he's armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hoards of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and"especially"not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as"Blarg." So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack's loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack's crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer Can he do it?
Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect book for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game. And stay tuned for the sequel, coming in Summer 2016


Monday, September 14, 2015

Come Rain or Come Shine

#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Jan Karon returns with the story readers have been waiting for.
Over the course of ten Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first seen in "At Home in Mitford "as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls.
Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.
So the plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun.
An old friend offers to bring his well-known country band. Gratis.
And once mucked out, the barn works as a perfect venue for seating family and friends.
Piece of cake, right?
In "Come Rain or Come Shine," Jan Karon delivers the wedding that millions of Mitford fans have waited for. It's a June day in the mountains, with more than a few creatures great and small, and you re invited because you re family.
By the way, it's a pretty casual affair, so come as you are and remember to bring a tissue or two. After all, what's a good wedding without a good cry?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault That Changed a Presidency

From the bestselling team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes "Killing Reagan," a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power -- and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down.
Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world?
Told in the same riveting fashion as "Killing Lincoln," "Killing Kennedy," "Killing Jesus," and "Killing Patton," "Killing Reagan" reaches back to the golden days of Hollywood, where Reagan found both fame and heartbreak, up through the years in the California governor's mansion, and finally to the White House, where he presided over boom years and the fall of the Iron Curtain. But it was John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on him that precipitated President Reagan's most heroic actions. In "Killing Reagan," O'Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the scenes, creating an unforgettable portrait of a great man operating in violent times.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Studio Series Colored Micro-Line Pen Set (Set of 7)

Micro-pigmented inks create fine, consistent, fluid lines in seven bold hues. Perfect for drawing, writing, illustration, Zentangle art, crafting archiving, technical work, and more!
Seven pens: black, red, blue, green, purple, brown, and yellow.
Precise .05 (.44mm) tips
Archival-quality peigment-based ink
No bleed-through
Easy-storage clamshell case measures 4 3/4" wide x 7" high

Ten Points for Gryfinndor!!

From My Shelf Books & Gifts has a new rewards program, and it's available to everyone! We keep track of it for you. There's no need to have another card to keep track of in your wallet.

This weekend, September 11th, 12th, and 13th you can sign up as a member and get double points for joining or re-newing your membership. You don't have to be a member to enjoy the new rewards program, and if you sign up, you can get a $10 gift certificate a week before your birthday.

From My Shelf Books & Gifts racks up the reward points for you, and now our rewards program is even better. Every dollar spent counts. $1= 1 point. Points = discounts, special offers, and FREE books & games.

Buy a tin of mints, a package of Magic cards, or even a book off the discount table and earn points! Only shop with us on occasion? These points don't expire. Don't live in Wellsboro? The points apply to phone or Internet orders as well. From My Shelf Books can be your long distance, local bookstore.

Come in a find out about our great, new rewards program. You can save and earn discounts off even if you aren't a member. Members still receive big discounts off books, games, and gifts, and can trade in books for store credit, but the new reward program is FREE to all.

If you are a member, we can enroll you with your permission. Just let us know. It only takes a minute to enroll you. The data is only for From My Shelf and we don't share or sell your information. Not a member? Ask how you can save even more on books and gifts, and turn used books into new books, games and gifts.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

How to Get Rid of Ghosts

Do you jump at doors that slam, floors that squeak, and shadows that seem to cross the walls? At night, little and big ghosts delight in making us tremble. Luckily, there are many unbeatable ways to get rid of them! Open this book and you will discover all kinds of tricks for driving away these creatures of the night. With clever text and whimsical illustrations, "How to Get Rid of Ghosts" will help kids banish their fears and have fun doing it! Kids will love these clever tricks and tips for scaring off ghosts."

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lucky Cat Journal

Die-cut along its edge to mimic the shape of a lucky cat, this adorable journal will bring much fortune and prosperity!

The Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lego Awesome Ideas

LEGO(r) "Awesome Ideas" is an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO building and shows fans how to create a world with their imagination. Beautifully clear photography and informative text demonstrates how entire models are built up while also providing step-by-step visual breakdowns and offering alternative ways to build models.
Explore each chapter as it steadily creates a themed world and ultimately showcases a dynamic diorama of the complete build, showing readers that they too can build up an entire LEGO world from scratch model by model, brick by brick.
With creative model ideas and visual tips and techniques, LEGO "Awesome Ideas" will inspire anyone, from beginners to accomplished builders.

Zora's Zucchini

The first zucchini of a summer garden is always exciting, but what happens when the plants just keep growing...and growing...and growing? Zora soon finds herself with more zucchini than her family can bake, saute, or barbecue. Fortunately the ever-resourceful girl comes up with the perfect plana garden swap

Author Katherine Pryor and artist Anna Raff the team behind "Sylvia's Spinach," tell the playful story of a child who discovers not only the wonder of growing food but the satisfaction of growing a community.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Unicorn Rescue Kit

Awww You know you can't resist the cute baby unicorn She needs a human companion to make sure she gets plenty of cupcakes and rainbows. Won't you take her home?
"The Unicorn Companion's Guide" within contains an adoption certificate and covers everything you need to know about raising unicorns, from the history of and legends about these magical creatures, to signs that your young charge is learning to use her powers.Everything's better with an enchanted friend

Saturday, September 5, 2015

New Rewards Program

From My Shelf Books & Gifts has a new rewards program, and it's available to everyone! We keep track of it for you. There's no need to have another card to keep track of in your wallet.

From My Shelf Books & Gifts racks up the reward points for you, and now our rewards program is even better. Every dollar spent counts. $1= 1 point. Points = discounts, special offers, and FREE books & games.

Buy a tin of mints, a package of Magic cards, or even a book off the discount table and earn points! Only shop with us on occasion? These points don't expire. Don't live in Wellsboro? The points apply to phone or Internet orders as well. From My Shelf Books can be your long distance, local bookstore.

Come in a find out about our great, new rewards program. You can save and earn discounts off even if you aren't a member. Members still receive big discounts off books, games, and gifts, and can trade in books for store credit, but the new reward program is FREE to all.

If you are a member, we can enroll you with your permission. Just let us know. It only takes a minute to enroll you. The data is only for From My Shelf and we don't share or sell your information. Not a member? Ask how you can save even more on books and gifts, and turn used books into new books, games and gifts.

The PVC Project Book

PVC pipe is cheap, versatile, durable and simple to work with. Homesteader Charles Sanders has come up with 101 projects that can be constructed from PVC piping, including a small-scale greenhouse, hanging planters, livestock or pet feeders, gutter cleaners, and a wide range of containers, holders, and racks for just about anything. WIth dozens of different types of fittings and couplings, almost any PVC project is a snap. Enterprising homesteaders are constantly coming up with new uses for the stuff--The PVC Project Book will inspire readers to create their own.

Friday, September 4, 2015

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Taking place nearly a century before the events of "A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms "compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness.
Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naive but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn t dead yet.

How to Sit

"How to Sit" is the first in a new series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces beginners to and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized with bold black-and-white illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, "How to Sit" provides explicit, simple directions on the mechanics of posture and breathing, along with instructions for how best to achieve the awakened, relaxed state of clarity to cultivate concentration and compassion. Following the instructions, Thich Nhat Hanh shares a series of secular guided meditations that help us return to our breath, spend some time in the present moment, and come home to ourselves.
The function of meditation practice is to heal and transform. Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. "How to Sit" is a unique gift for those who want a comprehensive yet simple guide to getting started with meditation practice, as well as meditators with training in any spiritual tradition who want to be reminded of the foundation of practice.

Dewey Bob

A sweet raccoon character stars in this endearing tale of unexpected friendship from the creator of the bestselling Skippyjon Jones
Dewey Bob Crockett is a durn cute raccoon who lives by himself in a house filled to the brim with the wonderful objects he collects. Buttons, wheels, furniture and bricabrac adorn his cozy quarters and keep him busy as he finds and fixes, turning trash into treasures. But there's something missing from Dewey's collections a friend He tries gathering up some critters and bringing them home in his shopping cart, but that doesn t work out so well. In the end, a friend does come Dewey's way, and, with a little DIY help from this clever raccoon, returns again and again.
Combining art and heart with storytelling genius and a lilting twang, Judy Schachner's tale of unexpected friendship will delight readers young and old.

Maternity Leave

Julie Halpern's "Maternity Leave "tells the profane, profound and just plain funny story of a professional woman who thinks she's ready for a baby but her maternity leave proves otherwise.
Thirty six year old Annie Schwartz-Jensen is a middle school teacher on maternity leave-a time she imagined as uninterrupted, blissful bonding with her baby. Instead she is dealing with her body leaking from every possible orifice, a baby who won't sleep, a husband who still wants to have sex with her (is he nuts ), single friends who are clueless, and a mother who picked now to take a vacation. The only people who REALLY understand Annie are the wonderful people she spends sleepless nights with on QVC: Keep those velveteen table runners and non-jiggle stretch pants coming
As Annie navigates life with her new baby, she realizes that not all Mommies are created equal. But she is determined to find her way, love her baby, her husband, herself---even if she has to wear nipple protectors for the rest of her child-bearing life.