Monday, February 05, 2007

New Non Fiction

New Non Fiction

The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Can Save Your Life by Gavin De Becker. De Becker "shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger - before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, De Becker...offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love."

ReadyMade: How to Make {Almost} Everything by Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne. A dream book for crafty do-it-yourselfers. Make a Beer Can Room Divider, Coat Hanger Wine Rack, Denim Dog Bed, or a Carpet Kiddie Chair.

Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Recipes by Sandra Lee. Food Network's popular host presents another cookbook.

Batavia's Graveyard by Mike Dash. The Batavia was a Dutch East India Company ship that crashed upon a reef off the coast of Australia in 1628. The disgruntled crew was already planning mutiny before the wreck, and after their marooning things got really ugly. The insane and charismatic lead mutineer Jeronimus Corneliszoon was deluded by religious fanaticism. Corneliszoon guided his mutineers to the murder 125 fellow survivors until a rescue party arrives from Java. If you read the recently acquired, and very brief, Wreck of the Batavia by Simon Leys you'll likely love Batavia's Graveyard.

Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul edited by Jack Canfield, et al.

The Best American Poetry 2006 edited by Billy Collins. Self explanatory.

Insiders Guide to the Twin Cities, Fifth Edition by Todd Berger, et al. An update to our travel collection.

Parenting Collection (shelved downstairs)

Kitchen Table Play and Learn: Activities and lessons for Building Your Preschooler's Vital Developmental Skills by Tara Copley and Andrea Custer. "Thirty lessons offer step-by-step activities that help you foster important skills in your preschooler and let you set the pace for learning. All you need are inexpensive, everyday items from around the house!"

The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success by Brock and Fernette Eide. "The Eides provide a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness, and offer specific suggestions to help children at school and at home, while clarifying the diagnoses and providing resources to help."

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