Doomsday Book

Five years in the writing by one of science fiction’s most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit. For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the… Read More »

The Idle Parent

This wise and funny book presents a revolutionary yet highly practical approach to childcare: leave them alone. “The Idle Parent came as a huge relief to the whole family. Suddenly, it was okay to leave the kids to sort it out among themselves. Suddenly, it was okay to be responsibly lazy. This is the most… Read More »

Every Day in Tuscany

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A TIMELESS CLASSIC FROM THE AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opnes the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the… Read More »

It’s a Boy!

From the New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain, It’s a Boy! is the first major parenting book to chart every stage of a boy’s life. This upbeat, authoritative, and reassuring guide–written by psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., a leading international expert on boys’ development, and journalist Teresa H. Barker–shows how a boy’s inner life… Read More »

Walt Disney World Hidden Mickeys

Now discover the fun, magical and secret world of Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World Resort! Legend has it that years ago Disney Imagineers were directed to keep references to Mickey Mouse confined to the Magic Kingdom.  However, the Imagineers had other ideas, and they began hiding subtle references to Mickey Mouse and his friends… Read More »

Cure Your Child with Food

Why treat your child with drugs when you can cure your child with nutrition? Grounded in cutting-edge science and filled with case studies that read like medical thrillers, this is a book for every parent whose child suffers from mood swings, stomachaches, ear infections, eczema, anxiety, tantrums, ADD/ADHD, picky eating, asthma, lack of growth, and… Read More »

Bicycle Diaries

A round-the-world bicycle tour with one of the most original artists of our day.  Urban bicycling has become more popular than ever as recession-strapped, climate-conscious city dwellers reinvent basic transportation. In this wide-ranging memoir, artist/musician and co-founder of Talking Heads David Byrne–who has relied on a bike to get around New York City since the… Read More »

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan

Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing—and what you can do so that he or she will thrive More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic—a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a “learning disability” or “learning difference,” that makes interpreting text and reading difficult. Yet even… Read More »

The Wonder Weeks Milestone Guide

Dr. Frans Plooij answers questions regarding babies’ physical, mental, and emotional development, covering topics such as crying, sleeping, changing family dynamics, and many more. “Wouldn’t you just love to know everything you need to know about your baby’s physical development, sleep, crying, diet, emotional development, stress, intelligence, and health but have no time to read… Read More »

Rick Steves Portugal

Stroll Lisbon’s cobbled lanes, cruise the Douro River, and soak up the sun on Algarve beaches: experience Portugal with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves Portugal you’ll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring PortugalRick’s strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see… Read More »

The Minds of Boys

Michael Gurian’s blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on… Read More »

The Land of Little Rain

A stirring tribute to the unique beauty of theAmerican Southwest   In the region stretching from the High Sierras south of Yosemite to the Mojave Desert, water is scarce and empty riverbeds hint at a lush landscape that has long since vanished. But the desert is far from lifeless. For those who know where to… Read More »

Long Way Down

Eighteen countries. Five shock absorbers. Two bikers. One amazing adventure… After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn’t shake the travel bug. Inspired by their UNICEF visits to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more… Read More »

Still Points North

Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon, hiking glaciers, and… Read More »

The Parents We Mean to Be

Harvard psychologist RichardWeissbourd argues incisively that parents—not peers, not television—are the primary shapers of their children’s moral lives. And yet, it is parents’ lack of self-awareness and confused priorities that are dangerously undermining children’s development.Through the author’s own original field research, including hundreds of rich, revealing conversations with children, parents, teachers, and coaches, a surprising… Read More »

The Explorers

Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and “a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of history’s most famous explorers…[with] infusions of insight and enthusiasm” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Frances Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a… Read More »

Have a Nice Guilt Trip

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This four book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Booklist raved of the third book… Read More »

Have Space Suit – Will Travel

Kip Russell wants nothing more than to go to the moon. But after entering a contest to help realize his dream, he is thrust into a space adventure he could never have imagined—with the most unlikely of friends and enemies. A favorite among Heinlein readers. “Here is superior science fiction.” – The New York Times… Read More »