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B is for Breast Cancer

By Christine Hamill
Christine Hamill
'The day after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was standing in the chemist with a basket in my hand, blinking back tears and thinking, "Now what does a breast cancer patient need?" All I could come up with was waterproof mascara. I put some in my basket and thought someone should write an alternative guide to breast cancer. Step one - buy waterproof mascara. You're going to need it. A few short months later, I found I was writing the guide myself. I sat in bed in between hospital appointments with my laptop, furiously, desperately trying to make sense of this alien world I had entered.'Written entirely while Christine Hamill was undergoing cancer treatment, this book is an honest and frank account of the emotional and physical impact of a cancer diagnosis. It is at turns funny, sad, angry and ultimately optimistic. Written without sentimentality, B is for Breast Cancer offers bite-size chunks of help and hope - a daily pep talk to anyone affected by the disease. It's packed full of the practical information that you really need.Read this book. It helps to know you are not alone.
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B is for Ballroom

By Anton du Beke
Anton du Beke
Do you know your Botafago from your Volta Cross? Ever wondered how the Foxtrot got its name? Why is the Quick Step so quick? Which is easier, the standard Ballroom dances or the Latin ones? If you don't know the answer to most of these questions but fancy yourself as something of an armchair aficionado when it comes to Ballroom dancing, this book is for you. It will lead you into the wonderful world of Ballroom and teach you everything you need to know, without, if necessary, you even having to reach for your dancing shoes. As you'll soon discover, B is for Ballroom does exactly what the title suggests. Set out in an A to Z format it's the ultimate companion for anyone interested in Ballroom - whether you're nine years old or over ninety. It will teach you everything you need to know about this most beloved form of dance without you even having to take a class, break a leg or be dragged across the floor.

The B List

By John C. Anderson, David Sterritt
John C. Anderson, David Sterritt
What kind of collection could possibly find common ground among The Son of Kong , Platoon , and Pink Flamingos ? What kind of fevered minds could conceive of such a list? What are the unheard-of qualities that tie them all together? The answers: This book. The National Society of Film Critics. And the far-reaching enticements of the B movie itself. Once the B movie was the Hollywood stepchild, the underbelly of the double feature. Today it is a more inclusive category, embracing films that fall outside the mainstream by dint of their budgets, their visions, their grit, and occasionally- sometimes essentially- their lack of what the culture cops call"good taste.&rdquo The films in The B List are offbeat, unpredictable, and decidedly idiosyncratic. And that's why we love them.

B. Ichi: Vol 1

By Atsushi Ohkubo
Atsushi Ohkubo
Most normal humans use only 30% of their brains, but a group of people known as the "Dokeshi" can use 50-60% of their brains, and thus have specialabilities. These powers, however, come with a price: the Dokeshi must observe certain restrictions. Ignoring these rules can lead to the loss of something precious from within. In young Shotaro's case, he has to stick to doing one good deed every day! In the central town of Toykyo, he meets a girl named Mana, and together they go on a journey to find Shotaro's childhood friend Emine. Will Shotaro be able to do good daily or will he succumb to laziness on his journey?

B. Ichi: Vol 2

By Atsushi Ohkubo
Atsushi Ohkubo
Shotaro continues his search for Emine in the I.C. Prefecture, but a careless comment sends him on the run from an angry kappa. Meanwhile, Mana is eager to enter the Robot Fight Tournament - sponsored by the 'Happy Factory' - and get another commendation, but Yohei senses there's something far more sinister than the tournament going on at the Fear Factory... However, that doesn't stop him from building a powerful battle robot that's guaranteed to take home the prize. Just when Mana is confident of her victory, the Fear Robot itself steps into the arena -with NoFix, the King of Spin, at the helm!

B. Ichi: Vol 3

By Atsushi Ohkubo
Atsushi Ohkubo
The Fear Factory's Fear Robot is wreaking havoc in IC prefecture, and Tool and Shotaro rush to the scene to try to stop it. Shotaro is badly beaten and about to get killed when who should show up but Justice Charisma! Meanwhile, Zuno and Asshi find Mana, who is injured and unconscious from the Fear Robot's first attack. They take her to their boss, Rodigy, who orders them to finish her off. They can't bring themselves to do it, so they decide to sneak her out with the garbage. At the same time, Shotaro and Tool try to sneak into the Fear Factory through the sewer...and see Mana being thrown out with the trash. Together the three of them sneak into the Factory in search of Yohei. They fight their way through robots and minions and eventually find him, but he tells them to not to bother with him. (NoFix has sworn to kill everyone who gets involved with Yohei). But Shotaro says that they're friends, and convinces Yohei to come with them.The group splits up and fights its way through the Fear Factory. Shotaro goes up against Rodigy, as Yohei faces NoFix.

B. Ichi: Vol 4

By Atsushi Ohkubo
Atsushi Ohkubo
Atsushi Ohkubo's freshman work concludes in this final installment of B. ICHI!!NoFix and Yohei face off. During their fight, NoFix reveals yet another of his abilities: he can make someone see a five-second "loop" of time, which repeats while NoFix makes his move, unseen. Yohei sees through the trick but it isn't enough to defeat NoFix. Tool and Mana come to the rescue just in time to save him from NoFix's attack. They're not out of danger yet, though - NoFix gets into the Fear Robot.Crazed and determined to kill everyone involved with Yohei, NoFix attacks Mana. Shotaro shows up in the nick of time to save her. Facing the robot, Shotaro discovers what the "Kyokotsu" really is: his own bones. Using the power of Kyokotsu, Shotaro unleashes his latent power and attacks the Fear Robot.After escaping from the Fear Factory, Shotaro crosses paths with Emine. But their reunion isn't an entirely happy one . . .


By Michael Cunningham
Michael Cunningham
B2B presents the first definitive blueprint for creating a profitable business-to-business e-commerce strategy. Showcasing successful initiatives designed by industry leaders such as Cisco Systems and Dell Computer, as well as lesser-known trailblazers such as VerticalNet and, Michael Cunningham clearly identifies the key issues in assessing opportunities, building technological and organizational capabilities, and designing a successful business-to-business strategy using the full power of the Internet.
  • Baa, Moo, I Love You!

    By Sandra Magsamen
    Sandra Magsamen
    The kitty says meow when she meets a cow.The cow says moo, how do you do?Learn the names of six animals and their sounds as friendly farm animals say hello to each other on each spread. Featuring sturdy tabs to turn and a die-cut handle built right into the book, this is the perfect story for little ones to read together with parents or flip through on their very own. This new book in the I Love Learning series teaches simple concepts while reminding little ones how much they are cherished through Sandra Magsamen's signature heartfelt text and cozy, hand-stitched illustration style. Readers will *love* learning about animal sounds!
  • Babies in Rhinestones and Other Stories

    By Shena Mackay
    Shena Mackay
    In 'Babies in Rhinestones', the Alfred Ellis School of Fine Art and the Araidne School Elliot School of Dance and Drama stand side by side, much to their proprietors' dismay. The two trade insults daily as they exchange the mail that so often ends up in the wrong letterbox. The tension increases when the owners find that they have adopted the same stray cat.Here is a wonderful collection of short stories by the writer known for 'the Mackay vision, suburban - as kitsch, as unexceptional, and yet as rich in history and wonder as a plain Victorian terrace house, its threshold radiant with tiling and stained-glass birds of paradise, encased in leaded lights' Guardian.

    Babushka's Beauty Secrets

    By Raisa Ruder, Susan Campos
    Raisa Ruder, Susan Campos
    Raisa Ruder, a Ukrainian esthetician, has taken her grandmother's natural beauty recipes out of the cupboard to make women such as Madonna, Tyra Banks and Molly Simms red-carpet ready. In BABUSHKA'S BEAUTY SECRETS, Raisa shares her Babushka's (Russian for Grandmother) time-tested, old world secrets of using simple, ingredients - like eggs, strawberries, honey, milk, avocado - for proven, amazing results. Women don't need to pay hundreds of dollars in the name of beauty to purchase products like vitamin C serum, alpha-hydroxy acids, pigmentation creams, masks, peels and scrubs. With Ruder's guide readers will learn simple ways to plump, tighten and smooth the skin for just a few pounds. The 'recipes' in this book will help women say good-bye to crow's feet, dark circles and acne and say hello to plumper lips, glowing wrinkle-free skin and thick beautiful hair. One trip to the market for some oranges, olive oil, pineapple and tomatoes (and some vodka to preserve it all!) and you'll be on your way to a younger looking, more glamorous you!

    Baby And Toddler Learning Fun

    By Sally Goldberg
    Sally Goldberg
    It's never too early to share the joy of learning with a child! Sally Goldberg gives parents the tools to provide such rewarding experiences in an organized, fun way with this special book. Here are more than fifty entertaining activities to enjoy with very young children, with instructions for making the toys needed for play. Baby and Toddler Learning Fun also provides smart tips for enriching the home environment in other ways for baby's learning. As children grow, the activities can be easily adapted so they remain as much fun for a toddler as for an infant. It's quick and inexpensive to make the toys out of the stuff infants and toddlers already enjoy looking at or handling-plastic containers, stiff paper, brightly coloured scraps of material, and other household items.This hands-on book not only helps parents teach babies important concepts about colours, shapes, letters, and numbers, but also brings parent and child closer through engaging playtimes. The activities aren't to be used as drills but rather as part of dynamic play that parent and child will enjoy. Charts help parents keep track of concepts as they are introduced. The activities are equally appropriate for children with learning delays.

    Baby Bear's Book of Tiny Tales

    By David McPhail
    David McPhail
    Great for fans of the Little Bear series, this collection of four sweet stories of friendship and discovery makes a perfect new baby gift.This collection of simple, short, and irresistibly sweet stories about Baby Bear finding things--and figuring out what to do with them--includes "Baby Bear Finds a Book," "Baby Bear Finds a Flower," "Baby Bear Finds a Baby Bird," and "Baby Bear Finds a Friend." Charmingly written and illustrated by celebrated artist David McPhail, the impeccably classic feel of the text and art will take readers back to Sendak's Little Bear and Lobel's Frog and Toad books.

    Baby Booties Knit Kit

    By Julia Pretl
    Julia Pretl
    It's the perfect add-on gift for baby showers, perfect for crafty people, and perfect for anyone who has a baby in their life. This kit has everything needed to knit one adorable pair of baby booties: 40 yards of white yarn, circular knitting needles, a darning needle, 2 stitch markers, an instruction book, and for a bow, lengths of blue and pink ribbon so you can personalize the booties for him or her.
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    Baby Boomer's Eye Chart (UK Edition)

    By Meghan Cleary, Paul Barrett
    Meghan Cleary, Paul Barrett
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    Baby Bumps

    By Nicole Polizzi
    Nicole Polizzi
    The greatest thing Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki," ever did was by accident. But her son, Lorenzo, was never a mistake. When she and her boyfriend, Jionni, found out she was knocked up, they weren't married or engaged. She was only twenty-four and living with her parents,and she had zero baby experience. With a reckless, party girl TV persona to deal with, she had a lot to learn and discover in becoming a mother.In this funny and frank book, Nicole shares her experiences, everything from the first sonogram to the nipple-cracking shock of breastfeeding. In each chapter, she tells the unvarnished truth about pregnancy symptoms ( The High Price of Gas"), the ridiculousness of her baby registry ( Butt Paste and Boogie Wipes") and the lowdown on postpartum life ( Shit Happens"). There's a ton of useful information, including a list of must-have baby products, MILF style tips, how to keep I'm a whale" preggers bad body image in check, and how she got into the best shape of her life within six months of giving birth. Although Nicole had to give up partying, she's embracing motherhood the only way she knows how: with a fun-loving attitude,and lots of leopard print!

    Baby Knows Best

    By Deborah Carlisle Solomon
    Deborah Carlisle Solomon
    Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. BABY KNOWS BEST is based on Gerber's belief in babies' natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe.BABY KNOWS BEST is a comprehensive resource that shows parents how to respond to their babies' cues and signals; how to develop healthy sleep habits; why babies need uninterrupted playtime; and how to set clear, consistent limits. The result? More relaxed parents and more confident, self-reliant children.
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    Baby Remember My Name

    By Michelle Tea
    Michelle Tea
    Michelle Tea, a favourite on the spoken-word scene and beloved in literary circles for books such as Valencia, Chelsea Whistle and most recently Rose of No Man's Land, has gathered new work by twenty-two of the most outstanding emerging voices in queer girl writing. Fiction is matched in excitement by graphic novel excerpts and personal essays. Certain to become a literary touchstone for a new generation of writers and readers, Baby Remember My Name speaks to the broad range of queer girl experiences in work that is brave, irreverent, funny, sensitive, and hot.

    Baby Steps

    By Elisabeth Rohm, Eve Adamson
    Elisabeth Rohm, Eve Adamson
    When Elisabeth Rohm started blogging about her family for, she had no idea how many women would respond to her stories about struggling with infertility. Now the actress best known for her role on Law and Order shares what she hasn't yet: the full story of how in-vitro fertilization allowed her to have a child, how talking about infertility helped her cope with it, and how her desire for a baby and the difficult path that led to one taught her about herself and made her into the woman she was meant to be.Rohm's stories- told in a clear, funny, warmhearted voice- cover her untraditional childhood, and her long journey to motherhood. With the frankness of Down Came the Rain and the hope of A Place of Yes , Röhm encourages all women to share their stories because"when women stop talking, women stop being heard.&rdquo

    Baby, It's You

    By Jane Graves
    Jane Graves
    "Irresistible. Jane Graves writes with charm, wit and heart!" --Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling authorIn the tradition of Susan Mallery and Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author Jane Graves brings us the second book in her new Rainbow Valley, Texas series--home of the mythical Rainbow Bridge, the symbol of everlasting love. (90,000 words)