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I Am Famous
I Am Famous By Tara Luebbe, By Becky Cattie, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

A sweet yet sassy tale about self-worth and family support. Kiely knows she is famous! The paparazzi (her parents) follow her every move, documenting with cameras. It's exhausting being famous, but someone has to do it! She even gets to perform a big song at her grandfather's birthday. When she messes it up, she's worried she's lost her audience forever, but it turns out that no one is as loyal as her fans who love her.
Try Not to Suck
Try Not to Suck By Bill Chastain, By Jesse Rogers, Foreword by Ben Zobrist

With his irreverant personality, laid-back approach, and penchant for the unexpected, Joe Maddon is a singular presence among Major League Baseball managers. Whether he's bringing clowns and live bear cubs to spring training or leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series victory in 108 years, Maddon is always one to watch.  In Try Not to Suck, ESPN's Jesse Rogers and's Bill Chastain fully explore Maddon's life and career, delving behind the scenes and dissecting that mystique which makes Maddon so popular with players and analysts alike. Packed with insight, anecdotes, and little-known facts, this is the definitive account of the curse-breaker and trailblazer at the helm of the Cubs' new era.
Agnes Martin
Agnes Martin By Henry Martin

This is an intimate and revealing biography of Agnes Martin, renowned American painter, considered one of the great women artists of the 20th and 21st Century. A resident of both New Mexico and New York City, Martin has always remained an enigma due to her fiercely guarded private life. Henry Martin, award-winning writer, and art scholar, having access to those who were close to Agnes Martin—friends, family, former lovers—gives us a full portrait of this universally revered artist. Readers will learn of her bouts with mental illness, her several significant lesbian relationships, and her lifelong yearning for recognition despite her reclusive lifestyle and need for privacy. Arriving in the wake of major international retrospective exhibitions of her work from London's Tate Modern, LACMA in Los Angeles, and the Guggenheim in New York City, this book provides a perspective of Agnes Martin that has not been seen in earlier, more academic works or fine-art monographs. Certain to be a mainstay for readers of the arts, and admirers of the creative spirit, this book also includes rare photographs from Martin's family and friends, many of which have never appeared in a book before.
The Initiates
The Initiates By Etienne Davodeau

The sold out hardcover now in paperback. A nominee for the Slate Cartoonist Studio Award and winner of Gourmand magazine's best U.S. wine book translation, this graphic novel explores the nature of one's vocation and offers a look at the daily devotion to craft in two dissimilar professions. Étienne Davodeau is a comic artist—he doesn't know much about the world of winemaking. Richard Leroy is a winemaker—he's rarely even read comics. But filled with good will and curiosity, the two men exchange professions, and Étienne goes to work in Richard's vineyards and cellar, while Richard, in return, leaps into the world of comics. Providing a true-life representation of how both professions work, this insightful book investigates two fascinating fields, exploring each man's motivations and ultimately revealing that their endeavors and aspirations are not much different.
Mary Had a Little Lab
Mary Had a Little Lab Illustrated by Petros Bouloubasis, By Sue Fliess

A funny, modern take on a classic nursery rhyme featuring a crafty, science-minded girl. Mary is an enterprising young inventor. She wants a pet, but it isn't one she can easily buy…so she makes one with the Sheepinator! Mary's pet sheep and her new invention make her popular with her classmates. But when she starts making sheep for her new friends, things go hilariously awry. Can Mary invent a way to fix this mess?
So Here It Is
So Here It Is By Dave Hill

In the 1970s, when Slade were the biggest band in the UK, Dave Hill was always the one having the most fun.With twenty-three Top 20 hits, six consecutive number-one singles and the smash hit `Merry Xmas Everybody' (which has charted every year since), Slade were unstoppable. Now, for the first time, the man whose outlandish costumes, glittering make-up and unmistakable hair style made Slade one of the definitive acts of the Glam rock era, tells his story. Dave Hill's journey from a Wolverhampton council house to rock royalty follows a classic arc: he bought his first guitar from a mail-order catalogue and taught himself to play, before forming a band with his school friend, Don Powell. When, in 1966, they were joined by the song-writing powerhouse of Noddy Holder and Jim Lea, a great rock band was born. Slade's blend of power-chords, memorable hooks, choruses and anthemic lyrics formed the soundtrack for a whole generation growing up in the 1970s - and leading it all in flamboyant style was the irrepressible, always-smiling Dave Hill.But there's more to Dave's life than rock'n'roll and good times. So Here It Is also frankly covers the original band's painful break-up, Dave's subsequent battle with depression, and his recovery from the stroke that threatened to cut short his performing career.If you've ever wondered what it feels like to be a working-class lad from the Midlands suddenly confronted by unimaginable fame and wealth, So Here It Is is the definitive account, served with great heart and humour and filled with Dave's own collection of new and unseen photos.
Muerte de un silencio
Muerte de un silencio By Clémence Boulouque

When two planes struck the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001, Clémence Boulouque wasn't far away. Studying in New York at the time, she was brought back to the story of her father, an anti-terrorist magistrate who worked on cases related to Parisian terrorist attacks in the 1980s before his suicide in 1990.El 11 de septiembre de 2001 dos aviones se estrellan contra las Torres Gemelas, en Nueva York, y Clémence Boulouque se encuentra no muy lejos de allí. Ese atentado terrorista le hace recordar las bombas que estallaron en París cuando era niña: en la oficina de correos del Ayuntamiento, en el supermercado Casino de la zona de Défense y en el pub Renault, en la prefectura de la policía y delante de los almacenes Tati, en la rue de Rennes... Ese atentado terrorista le hace recordar aquellos otros muertos. «Un joven juez parisino se hizo cargo de aquellos casos. Yo llevo su apellido y su duelo», escribe Boulouque. Su padre, uno de los jueces más mediáticos de la historia de Francia, se ocupó de aquellos expedientes del terrorismo islamista durante algunos intensísimos y difíciles años y, poco después, se suicidó una noche cuando ya no pudo soportar más la insidia o las acusaciones de algunos miembros del sistema judicial francés, la controversia política, la presión de los medios de comunicación. «Un héroe cansado», dijo alguien sobre él años después. Se disparó con el arma que la propia Clémence había tenido un día en sus manos. Se disparó una noche, a pocos metros de las habitaciones de su hijo y de su hija, cerca de su esposa.
Six Basic Cooking Techniques
Six Basic Cooking Techniques By Jennifer Clair, Photographs By Meredith Heuer

Welcome to New York City's most popular cooking class -- now in a book! This vividly photographed manual is a peek inside culinary instructor Jennifer Clair's best-selling cooking class, where just six cooking techniques lay the groundwork for a solid culinary foundation. You'll learn the proper way to handle a chef's knife, cook meat to perfection, create impressive pan sauces, and prepare restaurant-worthy vegetable dishes. Plus, you'll discover which ingredients truly make a difference in a home kitchen (kosher salt, extra-virgin olive oil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, to start). Each technique chapter includes a collection of flavorful recipes, so you can practice your newfound skills while cooking delicious meals. And throughout the book, myth-busting Students Ask and Chefs Say columns feature pearls of indispensable kitchen wisdom (why you should never mince basil, mint, or sage; why blanching vegetables is better than steaming; what are the three key flavors that make all food taste better; and more). Confidence is what makes a great cook, and this practical culinary guide is filled with the teachings you need to gain control of your kitchen.
Cosmic Underground
Cosmic Underground Edited by Reynaldo Anderson, Edited by John Jennings, Foreword by Greg Tate

Cosmic Underground: A Grimoire of Black Speculative Discontent and its inspiration, the ground-breaking exhibition Unveiling Visions, applies a global lens and planetary vision to the black imagination, and brings this context to a wide survey of contemporary works. This book showcases illustrations, graphic design, literature, posters, and mixed-media digital and analog artworks along with insightful analysis by brilliant scholars and amazingly talented creatives. Cosmic Underground serves as a creative, experimental and educational motive force to analyze the growing corpus of work surrounding the nexus between politics and contemporary artistic production. This project includes the areas of black cultural production situated within Afrofuturism, AstroBlackness, the EthnoGothic, Magical Realism, Sword and Soul and the AfroSurreal.
Lost Toronto
Lost Toronto By Doug Taylor

Trace the history of cherished places in a city that time, progress, and fashion swept aside before the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecking ball. As well as celebrating forgotten architectural treasures, Lost Toronto looks at buildings that have changed use, vanished under a wave of new construction, or been drastically transformed. Beautiful archival photographs and informative text allows the reader to take a nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the lost treasures that the city let slip through its grasp. Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, the book features much-loved Toronto institutions that have been consigned to history. Losses include: King's College, Holland House, Hotel Hanlan, St. Patrick's Market, The Grand Opera House, Metropolitan Methodist Church, Old Union Station, St. Andrew's Market, Yonge Street Arcade, Sunnyside Beach Amusement Park, Shea's Hippodrome, S. S. Cayuga, High Park Mineral Baths, Tivoli Theatre, Riverdale Zoo, Odeon Carlton, Cyclorama on Front Street, Eaton's Santa Claus Parade, Colonial Tavern, Sam the Record Man, and The World's Biggest Book Store.
Anybody's Game
Anybody's Game By Heather Lang, Illustrated by Cecilia Puglesi

The true story of one dedicated girl and the obstacles she faced to play ball. In 1950, Kathryn Johnston wanted to play Little League, but an unwritten rule kept girls from trying out. So she cut off her hair and tried out as a boy under the nickname "Tubby." She made the team—and inspired future generations. An inspiring and suspenseful story about what it means to want to do something so badly you're willing to break the rules—and how, sometimes, breaking the rules can lead to change.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane (Scots Language Edition)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane (Scots Language Edition) By J.K. Rowling, Translated by Matthew Fitt

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, o nummer fower, Privet Loan, were prood tae say that they were gey normal, thank ye awfie muckle. They were the lest fowk ye wid jalouse wid be taigled up wi onythin unco or ferlie, because they jist widnae hae onythin tae dae wi joukery packery like yon. 2017 will see an auspicious alignment of anniversaries. J. K. Rowling's debut novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has already been translated into a staggering 79 languages—Itchy Coo's Scots translation will be language number 80. Since 2002, the Itchy Coo imprint has been wowing young readers and challenging old attitudes with bold new translations of books by Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, Alexander McCall Smith, A.A. Milne, Asterix and others—and done it all in the wonderful Scots language which has the power to engage, excite and entertain readers of all ages. Matthew Fitt's translation of J.K. Rowling's phenomenal adventure story will break new ground and earn a place in hearts of young Scots readers and Harry Potter fans alike.
The Body in the Ice
The Body in the Ice By A.J. MacKenzie

Captivating amateur sleuths and a bitter family feud create a twisting tale that vividly brings to life 18th-century Britain. Christmas Day, Kent, 1796: on the frozen fields of Romney Marsh stands New Hall; silent, lifeless, deserted. In its grounds lies an unexpected Christmas offering: a corpse, frozen into the ice of a horse pond. It falls to the Reverend Hardcastle, justice of the peace in St. Mary in the Marsh, to investigate. But with the victim's identity unknown, no murder weapon, and no known motive, it seems like an impossible task. Working along with his trusted friend, Amelia Chaytor, and new arrival Captain Edward Austen, Hardcastle soon discovers there is more to the mystery than there first appeared. With the arrival of an American family torn apart by war and desperate to reclaim their ancestral home and a French spy returning to the scene of his crimes, ancient loyalties and new vengeance combine to make Hardcastle and Mrs. Chaytor's attempts to discover the secret of New Hall all the more dangerous.
Food for Good
Food for Good By Lisa King, By Michael Meredith

Eat My Lunch is a thriving social enterprise whereby for every lunch ordered they give a lunch to a child in a low-decile school in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. Every day volunteers also come in to help make the lunches for the kids early in the morning.Developed by renowned chef Michael Meredith the recipes are delicious, and include dinners as well as salads, wraps, sandwiches, soups, main meals, sweet treats and essentials. They are family friendly and easy to make. Food for Good includes heart-warming images of children and volunteers, and the back story of Eat My Lunch. Packed full of lovely recipes. this book reflects the warm, positive, can-do spirit of Eat My Lunch and it's a practical must-have for every kitchen.
My Tiny Flower Garden
My Tiny Flower Garden By Matt Collins, Photographs By Roo Lewis

Think you don't have enough room for beautiful blooms? My Tiny Flower Garden is bursting with amazing ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any small space into a floral feast. With colorful cutting patches, sweet-scented city streets and pickup trucks perfect for pollinators, we've unearthed 25 amazing unconventional plots. Meet the couple packing pavements with flowers, the landscape architect who has constructed a meadow in the middle of London, and the Detroit florists who created an awe-inspiring installation in an abandoned building (before deconstructing the site and turning the land into a community flower farm). You'll pick up all the best tips and tricks as each gardener shares their small-scale expertise, from crafty containers and sequential displays to expert advice on establishing creative community spaces. Plus, practical projects including seed bombs, a pallet planter and a homemade flower press will ensure that every inch of your space is always in bloom. Whether you're looking for a floral fix or a bee-friendly bed, get inspired, let your imagination grow and enjoy your tiny flower garden.
Socks By Elizabeth Lindsay, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

A fantastically funny picture book that will have you giggling your socks off. Laugh your socks off! What can YOU see made from SOCKS? Kids (and grown ups!) will love this socktastic celebration of everyone's favorite footwear, with bouncy rhythmic text that's perfect for reading aloud. Look out for sockerels, sockodiles and Goldisocks, and prepare to see your socks in a whole new light.
The Long Dream of Waking
The Long Dream of Waking Edited by Paul Brobbel, Edited by Wystan Curnow, Edited by Roger Horrocks

Recognized internationally as one of the twentieth century's great modernist innovators, New Zealand artist Len Lye is most famous for his avant-garde experimental films and for his astonishing and playful kinetic sculptures. Always fascinated by the interplay of movement and light, this extraordinary artist also expressed himself in photography, drawing, painting and poetry. During his lifetime he was better known in the art capitals of North America and Europe than in the country of his birth, but that has changed since the establishment of the foundation dedicated to his works at New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and particularly following the opening, in 2015, of the impressive and much-admired Len Lye Centre. In this timely collection of essays, writers from New Zealand and overseas consider Lye's assured place in modern art from a variety of fascinating and thought-provoking angles. He thought of his creations as emerging from 'the long dream of waking'. And thanks to this collection of essays, we too can be drawn into his long dream and come to see his remarkable achievements through fresh eyes.
Where is Robin? Los Angeles
Where is Robin? Los Angeles By Robin Barone, Illustrated by Rachel Gozhansky

Readers will fall in love with the "City of Angels" as Robin guides them on a tour of Los Angeles. From the Marina del Rey and beautiful Venice Beach, travel to the heart of downtown to visit astonishing landmarks such as the Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Century City, and so much more. Through all of her adventures, Robin connects with local people and places to discover their culture, history, and why they are unique.
No Sad Songs
No Sad Songs By Frank Morelli

Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn't take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer's is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person who truly understands Gabe is Sofia, a punk-rocking rebel he meets at the veteran's hospital. When these three unlikely friends are faced with a serious dilemma, will they do what it takes to save Grandpa? If there's a chance of preserving the final shreds of Grandpa's dignity, Gabe may have to make the most gut-wrenching decision of his life—and there's no way out.
Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie
Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie By P. Sykes

A lighthearted, entertaining travel story filled with the spirit of adventure. Meet Andrew: French teacher, writer, and long-distance cyclist. Now, meet Reggie, his bike. With two European cycling adventures already under his belt, Andrew was ready for a new challenge. Exchanging his job as a teacher in Britain for an expedition on Reggie the bike, he set off on his most daring trip yet: a journey from Tarifa in Spain to Nordkapp in Norway—from Europe's geographical south to its northernmost point. Join the duo as they take on an epic journey across nearly 8000 km of Europe, through mountains, valleys, forests, and the open road, proving that no matter where you're headed, life on two wheels is full of surprises.