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Black Dog & Leventhal

Get Ready For School Handwriting

Heather Stella
Authors:
Heather Stella

With its reusable wipe-clean surface and dri-erase pen, Handwriting provides space for tons of fun and educational activities where kids can practice their new-found skills. The reproducible print pages feature tracing with directional arrows and starter dots for uppercase and lowercase review, numbers and number words, days of the week, and months of the year. Activities also include tracing sight words, combining letters to make words, and fill-in-the-blanks sentences. Perfect for children in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade, this 128-page workbook, with its useful wipe-off reference chart of proper formation, is perfect one-the-go package for fighting summer brain drain.

Hachette Books

Indestructible

John R. Bruning
Authors:
John R. Bruning

When hostilities erupted in December 1941, Pappy Gunn was living in Manila with his family, working as a manager for Philippine Airlines. Unfortunately, when the Japanese finally marched on Manila the Air Force ordered him to fly key Army Air Force personnel out of the country. The order left him with the most important decision of his life, for he was already preparing to fly his family to safety. Whom would he take first? Unbeknownst to Pappy, MacArthur's staff deceived him by telling him he had time to do both. While he took off from Manila with his plane full of VIP's, the Japanese captured his wife and four children. Throwing them into the infamous Santo Tomas Internment camp, Pappy's family suffered through abuse, privation, disease and starvation. Betrayed by his own high command, and driven by guilt, fury and devotion to his family, Pappy Gunn spent the next three years trying to rescue his loved ones. His exploits became legend: He flew four times the number of combat missions of men half his age, extracting spies, sinking enemy ships, and building airfields under the nose of the Japanese. He revolutionized the art of air warfare in the process by devising his own weaponry, missions, and combat strategies. By the end of the war, Pappy's ingenuity and flair for innovation helped transform MacArthur's air force into the scourge of the Pacific.

Center Street

All Day

Liza Jessie Peterson
Authors:
Liza Jessie Peterson

Eighteen years ago, performance artist Liza Jessie Peterson never thought that her day of substitute teaching at Rikers Island C-74 would change the course of her life, but it did. It ignited a lifelong passion--which continues in her work with incarcerated kids today--to make a difference in the lives of youth in trouble. Her powerful narrative captures the essence, humor, intellect, creativity and psychology of children in the penal system. She intimately introduces readers to her students. We see them, smell their musk, feel their attitudes, hear their voices and learn how they came to be jailed--residents of "the island." Everyone in the classroom grows-including the teacher-in this must-read memoir for anyone who cares about children and education. Peterson's perspective and insights will make any teacher a better teacher. This book will encourage and empower anyone committed to social justice.

Little, Brown

Mars Ahead

Lewis Pinault
Authors:
Lewis Pinault
Hachette Books

A Generation of Sociopaths

Bruce Cannon Gibney
Authors:
Bruce Cannon Gibney
Sphere

Gunmetal Gray

Mark Greaney
Authors:
Mark Greaney

Mark Greaney, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, delivers another breakneck thriller following the world's deadliest assassin - the Gray Man...After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese. Fitzroy was contracted to find Fan Jiang, a former member of an ultra-secret computer warfare unit responsible for testing China's own security systems. And it seems Fan may have been too good at his job - because China wants him dead.The first two kill teams Fitzroy sent to find Fan have disappeared and the Chinese have decided to "supervise" the next operation. What they don't know is that Gentry's mission is to find Fan first and get whatever intel he has to the US. After that, all he has to do is get out alive...

Constable

Horrorscopes: An Astrological Almanac

Jonathan O'Brien
Authors:
Jonathan O'Brien

Good luck in the year ahead. You're all going to need it.Horrorscopes* will tell you everything you need to know about what will happen to you in the year ahead, and we can reveal now, it's not all good news. In fact, none of it is. The moral? Blame it on the planets - let's face it, Saturn's a bastard.This hilarious, tongue-in-cheek and detailed weekly guide to next year is interspersed with celebrity readings - find out what will be the hardest challenge David Cameron will face next year (hint: it involves Game of Thrones) and what embarrassing social faux pas will befall Harry Styles - and is packed full of other fun extras, including when to play and not play Monopoly (not June) and those all-important lottery numbers.There's something for member of all signs of the Zodiac and beyond in this rude, witty and bang-up-to-date handbook which is a must-read if you want to know what will happen to you in the year ahead (just don't set your expectations too high).*Disclaimer: Despite astrology being a 100% accurate science, we cannot be held responsible for any personal action or decisions made using our advice as a guide.

Import Aus

Gudinski

Stuart Coupe
Authors:
Stuart Coupe

Known to many as GODinski, Michael Gudinski is unquestionably the most powerful and influential figure in the Australian rock'n'roll music business - and has been for the last four decades.Often referred to as 'the father of the Australian music industry', he has nurtured the careers of many artists - Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Skyhooks, Split Enz, Yothu Yindi, to name just a few. But his reach isn't limited to Australian artists. With his Frontier Touring Company, Gudinski has toured The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Sting ... pretty much a who's who of the arena level international music scene.A self-made multi-millionaire, Gudinski is the Australian equivalent of Richard Branson or David Geffen, but who is this tough, inspired, flamboyant and impassioned businessman who has shaped Australian popular culture? Where did he come from, and how has he stayed relevant for so long in an industry notorious for its fickleness? Rock journalist Stuart Coupe delves into Gudinski's life to find the answers - and in doing so gives us a backstage pass to forty years of Australian rock.

Grand Central Publishing

The Elimination Diet

Alissa Segersten, Tom Malterre
Authors:
Alissa Segersten, Tom Malterre

This proven 28-day elimination and detoxification program helps readers identify the most common irritating food that are likely contributing to their decline in health including gluten, dairy, soy, and processed foods. The program begins with a 2-day smoothie fast that will calm the immune system and clear out the gut. Phases one through three of the program offer clear instructions regarding what foods to include in the diet for optimal results and how to slowly add foods back to determine which ones are irritating the body. Complete with more than 125 delicious recipes as well as helpful case studies, THE ELIMINATION DIET will guide readers on a path to increased energy, calm bowels, improved mood, clear skin, a sharpened mind, reduced pain and headaches, and movement toward a whole foods diet.

Piatkus

How to Build a Billion Dollar App

George Berkowski
Authors:
George Berkowski
Grand Central Publishing

The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook

Alissa Segersten, Tom Malterre
Authors:
Alissa Segersten, Tom Malterre

Food is powerful medicine and whole foods, or foods in their natural unrefined forms, offer us vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that prevent diseases and create a state of balance and health within us. Nutritionist Tom Malterre and Chef Alissa Segersten understand that food can be both healing and delicious and in THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK they provide information on the importance of living a whole food lifestyle, and how to transition into one. Readers will learn to prepare foods that promote optimal health, prevent disease, and energize the body. With over 250 delicious, nourishing recipes-all gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free-readers will discover amazing, new ways to cook whole grains, fish, poultry, meat and veggies. THE WHOLE LIFE NUTRITION COOKBOOK includes:Evidence-based information on whole foodsAllergy-free recipes, including ways to adapt your favorite recipes with gluten, dairy or eggsA complete guide to stocking your whole foods pantryThe whole story on the current diet trends and how to adapt them to best serve your individual needs The real story behind toxicity in food and avoiding PCBs GMOs and non-organicsRecipes that any vegan, vegetarian, carnivore or omnivore will loveWhether serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or desserts, readers will enjoy their food while healing their immune system, decreasing the inflammation that causes disease, balancing hormones and promoting better overall health.

Constable

Legacy

James Kerr
Authors:
James Kerr
ATOM

Snow White and the Huntsman

Lily Blake, Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini
Authors:
Lily Blake, Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini

A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But in a twist to the fairytale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed becomes her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.Includes fold-out film poster!

How To Books

How to write a CV that really works

Paul McGee
Authors:
Paul McGee

A guide for those who want to create an effective CV and use it to market themselves. It contains sample CVs and covering letters and interview guidance.

Piatkus

The Ph Miracle

Robert O. Young
Authors:
Robert O. Young
New Harbinger

Transforming Anxiety

Doc Childre
Authors:
Doc Childre

Nothing can destroy health and quality of life faster than chronic anxiety, that vague feeling of unease and distress that something, somehow is hopelessly wrong. Unfortunately, problems with anxiety, common before, are steadily on the rise. Anxiety disorders have always been the most common psychological problems, but new reports suggest that nearly 25 percent of Americans at any given time suffer from some form of anxiety. In response to this growing problem, the scientists at the Institute of HeartMath have adapted their revolutionary techniques into a fast and simple program that anyone can use to break free from anxiety once and for all.At the core of the HeartMath method of emotional regulation is the idea that, by focusing on positive feelings such as appreciation, care, or compassion, anyone can create dramatic changes in his or her heart rhythms. These changes precipitate a series of neural, hormonal, and biochemical events that dissipate stress and anger and lead to greater well-being. The benefits from using this system are remarkable and far-reaching: blood pressure drops, stress hormone levels fall, immune system activity increases, and anti-aging hormone levels rise. Through its interactive learning system, this book teaches you how to use the HeartMath method, enabling you to see and experience in real time how thoughts and emotions affect your heart rhythms. It shows you how to engage your heart to bring emotion, body, and mind into balance, and helps you stay in a zone of focused clarity, optimal health, and high performance. Changes brought about through this method are fast-acting and long-lasting - the perfect antidote to our chaotic and anxiety-provoking lives.

J.G Landels

J G Landels was a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Reading University whose work, in collaboration with the Engineering Department, involved making working replicas of ancient machines and testing them in the field.

Michael Casey

Michael J. Casey is the author of three critically-acclaimed books and a longtime columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He recently became theSenior Advisor at MIT Media Lab's new Digital Currency Initiative.

Oliver Luckett

Oliver Luckett is a renowned digital entrepreneur whose resume hosts an array of formidable start-ups and other accomplishments in new media. He is currently CEO of theAudience, the world's largest multi-channel publisher, which he co-founded with Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel and Napster/Facebook pioneer Sean Parker. With a reach of a billion customers a month, theAudience works with top celebrities, brands, and "influencers" to help spread their message.

George Berkowski

George Berkowski is a serial entrepreneur who has built businesses in manned space flight, online dating, transportation and mobile apps. He is one of the minds behind the internationally successful taxi hailing app Hailo where he led the product team until September 2013. George studied rocket science and economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and business at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. He was Chairman of MIT's Enterprise Forum in the UK and is heavily involved in the UK and US startup scenes. George now divides his time between London and Silicon Valley.