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Growing Without Schooling: A Record of a Grassroots Movement
The original text of the first two years of Growing Without Schooling Magazine (GWS) are now available for the first time under one cover, reformatted and indexed for easy reading and reference. As you will see, from the very beginning reader's letters were an important part of GWS. This book is special, though, because you will read first-hand accounts from homeschooling's early pioneers and John Holt's ruminations on homeschooling. This book covers the August 1977-December 1979, issues #1-12 of GWS.

This books is currently out of print, so it's only available while supplies last. These are new copies.

Paper, 262 pages.  #7108 $29.95 $26.95

#S-7108 $29.95 $5.00 Only $5 with your $100+ purchase.
Our shopping cart is not sophisticated enough to determine if you have indeed purchased $100+ to qualify for this special offer, but we do not process your order until we receive it in our office. If you have not purchased at least $100 *before* s/h (the total can include the GWS book), your order will not be processed and we will email you.


Scratch and dent or overstock

(These items are limited in quantity, please verify availability if paying by check or money order)

Our scratch and dent items typically have a bent corner, a ding on the cover, some slight scuffing, or maybe a damaged box. They are usually new items that were damaged in shipping or while being hauled around to conferences and that have just enough damage that we wouldn't feel right selling them at full price.

Overstock items are new items that we have too many of or that we have decided to discontinue carrying.

Our standard guarantee applies to these items.


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40 Rubrics & Checklists to Assess Reading and Writing: Time-Saving Reproducible Forms and Great Strategies for Meaningful Assessment
by Adele Fiderer - These are scoring guides to evaluate the quality of a student's written and oral work. It has writing prompts, student planning forms, scoring tips, and self assessment lists.

Paper, 128 pages. Grades 3-6. Cover has a long crease.

#787X $14.95 $9.99

Audubon's Birds of America: 24 Art Cards (Dover) - Perhaps America's greatest painter of wildlife, John James Audubon (1785-1851) was the first to depict - life-size, in characteristic poses, and in their natural habitats - all then-known species of North American birds.

The beauty of 24 of these masterpieces have been reproduced on these ready-to-mail postcards that can also be used as art cards that can be framed or used for inspiration in your own art practice. They are also great for the birding enthusiast.

Included are full-color renderings of the snowy egret, mallard, long-billed curlew, scarlet ibis, American flamingo, wild turkey, whooping crane, pileated woodpecker, northern shoveler, white pelican, roseate spoonbill, and 13 more, shown in typical habitats in characteristic poses.

Cardstock, paperbound. 6 pages with 4 cards on each, ready to be separated (perforations between each card).

#4577 $5.95 $4.99   One copy available, cover has a corner crease.

Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall - Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, it chronicles the efforts of Barbadian immigrants to surmount poverty and racism and to make their new country home. Selina Boyce, the novel’s memorable heroine, is conflicted by the opposing aspirations of her parents: her hardworking, ambitious mother longs to buy a brownstone row house while her easy-going father prefers to dream of effortless success and his native island’s lushness. Eventually, in this coming-of-age story, Selina must forge her own identity, sexuality and sense of values in her new country and reconcile group tradition with individual potential.

Paper, 324 pages. 8.5"x5.5"x1". 2006 Edition. One copy available. Has a corner crease.

#4987 $15.95 $9.99


The Nutcracker illustrated by Nancy Sippel Carpenter. This cute board book comes on a gold string. Can be used as a gift tag (there's a to:/from: space to fill in on the back) or as ornament to hang on the Christmas tree. 10 pages. 3"Wx3.5"L
#978X $1.99 (4 copies)

Out of Print

The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community and Self by Home Education Magazine  columnist, Linda Dobson. The author shares refreshing insights she has gained through a decade of homeschooling her three children. In addition to thought-provoking commentary on the need for homeschooling, the book contains interesting quotations from a variety of sources. The back of the book contains a large index of books for further reading and a list of famous homeschoolers. Very well-written.

Paper, 256 pages.

This title is out of print, and we have a limited number of copies left.

#7140 $18.95

Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, John McPherson. -Warm your heart and tickle your funny bone with original cartoons by John McPherson that celebrate the joys and challenges of motherhood.

Wherever mom may be on the journey of motherhood, this book will strike a chord, elicit a smile and bring forth a laugh.

Paper, 260 pages. 6.4"x6.4"x.6"

#0871 $9.95 $8.99

China: the Food and the Lifestyle
(Food of the World Cookbook) - The delicious food of China, from the exotic to the everyday, has never been simpler to prepare in your own home. These easy-to-follow recipes take you from spicy to sweet-and-sour, and from steaming to stir-fries, to show you how to cook everything from a bowl of hot noodles to an elaborate Chinese banquet.

Hardcover, 256 pages.

0 copies available.

#3639 $29.95 $13.50 (55% off!)

Color Solutions (Better Homes and Gardens) - Deciding on color is the #1 dilemma for home decorators, and this handbook breaks color selection down to ten basic questions and devotes a chapter to each question.

Photos illustrate options for ways to solve common color quandaries or meet decorating challenges.

Full-color photos.

Hardcover, 168 pages.

#2404 $29.95 $17.99 Out of print, one copy available.

#2404-F: Free with the purchase of $100 or more

Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 98
by Paul McFedries  - An expert author mixes an irreverent, light writing style with a keen sense of what the target audience needs to know about Windows 98 to be productive. Readers can count on this text providing much-needed information without weighing them down with unnecessary details.

Paper, 430 pages. 9"x7.25"x1.1".

#4930 $14.99 $4.99
Out of print, one copy available.

Design Alchemy by Ashley Hicks, Allegra Hicks, Bill Batten (Photographer) - Design Alchemy considers the interior vision of two talented designers whose approach is inspired by a restrained, classic style juxtaposed with vibrant edges of ethnic and modern elements. For those to whom contemporary stark minimalism goes too far, this is an enduring, sophisticated and modern look that does not require reassessment with each season. The Hicks' style is free-flowing and organic, their advice on how to improve the fabric of an interior being both inspirational and easy to follow. The final section of the book concentrates on a series of case studies showing the reader a chain of before-and-after-sequences which highlight the simple things you can do to transform the interior of your home.

Hardcover, 160 pages.
11.3 x 9.8 x 0.8

#193X $35.00 $21.99
Out of print; one copy available.

Design It Yourself: Newsletters by Chuck Green - Aimed at the millions of people who run their own businesses, have a computer and do not want to hire a designer to create a newsletter or brochure to promote their product or service. Q & A sections assist the novice in assessing their design needs. Projects are arranged by style and business type.

Design It Yourself: Newsletters includes templates and tools the reader can use to easily create and output his or her own pieces. The book offers guidance for designing the right business pieces including: how to determine a style, how to achieve that style though type selection, color and scale and ultimately, how to put the elements together to create identity pieces that enhancer your business.

Paper, 160 pages.
11 x 8.5 x 0.5

#7670 $25.00 $15.99
Out of print; one copy available.


From Workshop to Toy Store: A Fascinating Inside Look at How Toy Inventors Develop, Sell, and Cash in on Their Ideas by Richard C. Levy and Ronald O.Weingartner - From teddy bears to Ninja Turtles, from Monopoly to Nintendo, this book highlights tales from the front about the enduring classics and latest crzes created by the inventors and executives whose work is child's play.

Paper, 317 pages. 1992 edition.

#738X $12.00 $4.99 Out of pirnt, one copy available.

Get Better or Get Beaten!: 31 Leadership Secrets from GE's Jack Welch
by Robert Slater - Presents the experience and leadership theories of Jack Welch. The text distills his theories into 31 leadership secrets, revealing his personal beliefs, leadership principles and techniques.

Published in 1994, so some of the information is outdated. However, there are still helpful ideas to be found in this out-of-print book. It's considered a management book that has applications in everyday life.

Paper, 163 pages. 7.9"x5.3"x.6".

#1323X $16.95 $5.99  Out of print, one copy available.

Getting it Printed: How to Work with Printers and Graphic Arts Services to Assure Quality, Stay on Schedule, and Control Costs, revised & updated
by Mark Beach (copyright 1993) - This guides helps anyone who plans, designs or pays for printing.

Paper, 208 pages.

#5107 $29.99 $14.99 (Out of print, one copy available).


Getting Unlimited Impact with Limited Color
by Mike Zender - This book is about color and how to make the most of it in offset printing. Each section of the book examines a technique to maximize color's impact and minimize its cost. It is for designers who want big-budget effects with a low-budget pricetag. It is filled with techniques for getting the most out of one, two or three colors.

Hardcover, 144 pages.
11.2 x 9 x 0.8.

#568X $27.99 $13.99
Out of print; one copy available.

The Golden Slipper: A Vietnamese Legend
(Legends of the World) retold by Darrell Lum, illustrated by Makiko Nagano - This charming story of a poor rice farmers daughter reaching out to her destiny is a variation of the Cinderella story.

Paper, 32 pages. Large print, colorful illustrations. 9.75"x8.75"x.1". Ages 6-9.

#4062 $3.95 (Out of print, one copy available).

The Greatest Generation
by Tom Brokaw - this title features the American men and women who were born in the 1920s, experienced the unique circumstances of a World War, and went on to become the parents of the "baby boomers." Written by award-winning anchorman, Tom Brokaw.

Hardcover, 442 pages. Out of print edition.

#2025X $24.95 $16.99 (One copy available).

The Guidance Manual for the Christian Home School: A Parent's Guide for Preparing Home School Students for College or Career by David Callihan - This manual is a comprehensive guide to preparing for life after home schooling. It provides specific tools, plans, and procedures that help parents make progress in getting their children where they want them to go as they prepare to lead them into the wider world.

Paper, 262 pages. 10"x7"x0.6".

#4522 $22.99 $9.99

How to Raise and Train a Pug
- Covers the history of the breed and how to select, care, train and show a pug. Published by T.F.H. Publications

This is a used, older book, copyright 1960. It has a small corner crease on the cover and yellowing on the page edges and back cover, as well as edgewear. There is also a brown mark on one of the pages.

#3641X $1.99 (Out of print, one copy available).

Ideas for Great Kids' Rooms by Sunset Books is full of unique imaginative ideas for making your child's room a fun place to sleep and play. With this collection of layout, decorating, and storage suggestions, you and your child can plan a room where both of you will want to go.

More of a design idea book than an instruction manual. Great full-color photos.

Paper, 96 pages.

#7546 $12.95 $8.99 (Out of print edition, one copy available)

Ideas for Great Wall Systems by Sunset Books presents efficient and handsome solutions to your storage dilemmas. All sorts of storage problems are addressed: A library may simply need a sturdy shelving unit, while the challenge with media equipment may be to hide the wiring. Explore all the options from exquisite custom-built cabinetry to ready-to-assemble storage systems.

More of a design idea book than an instruction manual. Great full-color photos.

Paper, 96 pages.

#7201 $12.95 $11.99 (Out of print, one copy available)

India Style by Alexandra Bonfante-Warren - From the Taj Mahal to modest dwellings made of mud or wood, India is a world rich in color, texture, and style - and these dazzling full-color images of the country's architecture and interior design elements focus on just those aspects easily adaptable to Western homes.

Every photo provides a wealth of inspiration for totally redoing your house or simply giving a room an Indian flair. Tour traditional and contemporary Indian homes to see how their extraordinarily vivid palettes--bright baby blues and pinks enhanced with favorite images, sophisticated combinations such as the saffron and plum of Buddhist monks, or the sober, rich hue of deep, pure indigo - can infuse your walls, furnishings, shutters, or doorways with India style. View carved wooden furniture, hammered brass bowls, Mughal miniatures, magnificent silk textiles, and time-ripened antique rugs. Then bring the passion and diversity of India to bear on your own exotic retreat.

Hardcover, 96 pages.
9.9 x 9.9 x 0.6

#1187XX $17.95
Out of print; one copy available.

The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. - Renowned author and pediatrician T. Berry Brazleton works together with pediatric psychiatrist Greenspan to issue seven crucial prerequisites for a child's healthy development--emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Their work is in part a response to America's notoriously non-family-oriented culture and covers such topics as the effect of shifting caregivers and custody arrangements on children and the value of spending one-on-one time with children. There is a brief dialog on homeschooling, with one con and one pro.

Hardcover, 248 pages.

#3256X $24.00 $11.99

Land Ho!/Tierra Tierra!: The Discovery of America in English and Spanish. Sailors of the Nina, the Pinta and Santa Maria cross a peril-filled 15th century ocean. They shrill at safe arrival in the New World with the flags of King Ferninand and Queen Isabella.

Two levels of play in Spanish and English for 3 players, 8 and up.

Contents: ocean map gameboard, playing pieces, King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella Flags, 1 die, 1 deck event cards in Spanish, 1 deck Event cards in English, 1 bilingual spinner/compass, instructions and ship's log in Spanish and English.

Game is in excellent shape, but there are some small stains on the box and it is not shrink wrapped.

#5060 $22.00 $17.99

The Makeover Book: 101 Design Solutions for Desktop Publishing by Roger C. Parker - Using an extensive collection of real-life examples, the author demonstrates how to apply the basic concepts of design to newsletters, ads, brochures, and flyers to create powerful, professional-looking documents.

Copyright 1989. Paper, 304 pages.
9.2 x 7.5 x 0.8.

#7200 $17.95 $9.99
Out of print; one copy available.

My Name is Iran: A Memoir by Davar Ardalan - Drawing on her remarkable personal history, a National Public Radio producer brings readers the lives of three generations of women and their ordeals with love, rejection, and revolution in America and Iran.

The author rveals a country and a family inextricably linked to one another. My Name is Iran is a deeply felt, intensely evocative account of how she learned to navigate between divergent cultures in a journey that would lead from the United States to Iran and back again.

Hardcover, 336 pages. 8.5"x5.5"x1.3".

#9203 $24.00 $13.99 Out of print, one copy available.

A New Guide to Better Writing by Rudolf Flesch, PhD shows you the way to every phase of effective writing - from gathering material and organizing ideas to putting down words, sentences, paragraphs, entire papers, letters, and reports that say exactly what you want precisely as it should be said.

Practical wisdom that is simple to put into action.

Though the title says this is a "new" guide, the book has been around for quite some time. This copy is in excellent shape but the pages are starting to yellow.

Mass market paperback. Reference book 302 pages.

#3041 $3.50


Nudes & Nikes: Champions and Legends of the First Olympics by Dyan Blacklock  - The ancient Olympics had it all - crowds, pageantry, sacrifices, hero-worship and even the occasional death...These were warlike times and athletes had to be tough, especially in an event like the pankration which any tactic was allowed short of eye gouging. The ancient Olympics were a religious festival as much as a sporting competition. The Games at Olympia honored Zeus, the ruler of heaven, and Nike, the goddess of victory.

Nudes and Nikes
gives the history of this event that has occurred every four years for the past 1,200 years.

Note: some of the black and white cartoons depict male nudity.

Paper, 96 pages. Copyright 1997.

#4557 $6.99 (Out of print, one copy available).

On Writing Well by William Zinsser has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental principles as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sold, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

Paper, 308 pages. 25th anniversary edition. Has some cover damage.

#6648 $14.00

Oxford Dictionary Quotations & Modern Quotations - Providing instant access to these two comprehensive quotations reference works, this package allows the user to browse, conduct rapid searches on keywords, titles and author names, use wildcards to search for words, and cut and paste the relevant quotations straight to a word processor.

Comes on five 3.5" diskettes (yes, diskettes!), so you will need the proper drive on your computer. For PCs. Needless to say, this item is now out of print.

#1346 $39.95 $9.99
Out of print, one copy available.

Paint Recipes: A Step-By-Step Guide to Colors and Finishes for the Home
by Liz Wagstaff - This book is both a how-to guide and a style book that will show you how to create 50 effects with paint: aging, verdigris, stippling, trompe l'oeil, rag rolling, wood graining, and many more.

Chapters are laid out like recipes, with ingredients, equipment, and instructions clearly laid out. Also includes a source listing, color photographs, and a durable, wipe-clean cover.

Paper, 192 pages. 10.9" x 6.5" x 0.7".

#1736 $19.95 $12.99
(Out of print, one copy available).

Paper Tiger Fantasy Art Gallery editd by Paul Barnett - Twenty-five of the finest fantasy and science fiction artists reveal their creative secrets. The interviews come from The Paper Snarl, Paper Tiger' s own e-zine; each features the artist' s personal choice of work.

Among those who speak are Brom, Frank Kelly Freas, Fangorn (concept artist for the movie "A.I."), Bob Eggleton, Jim Burns, Vincent Di Fate, Jael, Anne Sudworth, Ron Walotsky, and more.

There are some illustrations with nudity.

Paper, 144 pages. Out of print.

#9572 $21.95 $13.99
One copy available.

Robin Hyman's Dictionary of Quotations - The modern reader's reference to famous quotations, sayings and proverbs from earliest times to the present day. With an index of over twenty-five thousand entries.

Includes: Single column format; comprehensive index; unlike other works, the name of the speaker as well as the act and scene references are given for all quotations from plays; designed with the general reader in mind - more than 700 authors, drawn from varied sources old and new, serious and light, from the Classics to 20th century advertisements, from the Bible to nursery rhymes.

Paper, 520 pages. 7"x10"x1.25". 1988 printing.

#4487X $14.95 $12.99 (Out of print, one copy available).


The Savory Way: 125 Great Recipes on an Easy-to_Use Easel by Deborah Madison - Culled from the award-winning cookbook, these 125 recipes for robust and delicious vegetarian dishes are now available in a convenient new format: the Recipeasel.

Cleverly designed to stand on its own and free the chef's hands for more important tasks, this sturdy companion is a must-have for any health-minded cook. The easy-to-follow, stain-resistant recipes cards make cooking and clean-up a snap. The easel stores easily in its handy slipcase.

Deborah Madison has made landmark contributions to vegetarian cuisine, and this unique collection reflects her years of masterful creativity in the kitchen.

Spiral-bound easel, 138 pages. 6.7"x6.7"x.9".

#6192 $14.95 $11.99 One copy available.

School's Out: A Radical New Formula for the Revitralization of America's Educational System by Lewis J. Perelman - The author offers radical and affordable solutions to the crises in our classrooms - calling for no less than a complete overhaul of the American educational system while laying the groundwork for a remarkable revolution in learning that is long past due.

Published in 1992.

Paper, 368 pages. 8"x5.5"x1". Some edge wear and a mild corner crease.

#7484 $12.00 $6.99 (Out of print, one copy available).


Sheer Opulence by Nicholas  - With 30 years experience as one of the world's finest interior designers, Haslam presents his signature style in Sheer Opulence. This book reveals Haslam's decorating secrets and instinctive approach to design, an original and extraordinary visual diary of influences, inspirations, works in progress, tear sheets, and sample boards.

Hardcover, 176 pages. 12"x9.4"x.8"

#7970 $40.00 $23.99 (Out of print, one copy available).

Silhouettes: A Pictorial Archive of Varied Illustrations, edited by Carol Belanger Grafton - Over 600 silhouettes from the 18th to 20th centuries include: profiles of full figures of men and women, children alone and in groups, scenes, birds and animals, trees, flowers, ships, alphabet, more. Dozens of uses for stationery, menus, cards, more.

The current edition of this book sells for $14.95, but we have an older edition that retailed for $6.95.

Cover has some wrinkles and light edgewear. Paper, 144 pages. 8.75"x11.25".

#7817 $6.95 $5.99

Simple Abundance: Living By Your Own Lights Audiobook by Sarah Ban Breathnach - The author encourages you to live the "Real Life" for which you were created.  To lead a truly vibrant and fulfilled life, people must learn to cultivate their unique talents after years of denial, disbelief and deferred dreams.

Leading the listener on a journey of spiritual self-discovery, Sarah Ban Breathnach illuminates the creative and practical principles of Gratitude, Simplicity, Order, Harmony, Beauty and Joy, and provides simple exercises to beautify one's inner self and environment. Every day, your own rue path leads you to a happier, more fulfilling and contented way of life, the state of grace known as "Simple Abundance".

This is an adaptation from the book, Simple Abudance. It includes music from Kelly Yost's album, iPiano Reflections

Cassettes, 3 hours playing time.

#4601 $17.00 $9.99 Out of print, one copy available.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home by Dan Ramsey - Demand for solar power has grown consistently by 20 to 25% per annum over the past 20 years. In more recent years this rate has climbed. Why? Advances in solar cells, lower costs of using solar power, unpredictable utility rates, consumer frustration with the lack of utility choices, and environmental issues have all converged to create a renewed interest in and rising demand for solar power. Over 25 states, and many more municipalities, are now offering tax and utility credits to those who use solar energy.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home
will show average readers how to generate their own electricity with solar panels. The book will cover everything short of how to physically install solar panels- usually something that is left to the experts

Paper 338 pages. 7.25"x9"x.8". Copyright 2003.

$19.95 $15.99 One copy available.

Spaces for Children: Learning/Play Structures for Home and School by Peter Bergson - A manual for parents and others interested in nurturing young lives through the design and construction of both indoor and outdoor play spaces that promote "the other basics." Written for the novice woodworker, this booklet provides both guidelines and  plans, with photographs, to help create multi-level environments that support creative play, purposeful activity, collaboration and years of enjoyment. For bedrooms, family rooms, childcare centers and schools, indoor and out—wherever young people would benefit from having an area designed just for them.

This is the 1984 edition and it is a 8.5"x11" set of 55 pages stapled together. It's a bit tattered and yellowing, but it is a piece of homeschooling history that I purchased when my oldest was a toddler (for some reason I have two copies, so I still have one for myself).

The author and his wife founded Open Connections, a learning center that "offers an open environment for young people ages 4 and up to develop their foundation for a purposeful, fulfilling and self-directed life.

Paper, 55 pages.

#3419 $8.00

Star Trek New Earth: Challenger (Book Six of Six) by Diane Carey - Far from the reaches of the Federation, the Starship Enterprise has been guiding the development of a once obscure planet upon whose fate the future of the galaxy may now depend. The Enterprise has been the sole representative of the Federation, fighting a constant battle to protect the colonists from enemy aliens and standing alone against all those who have their own designs on the colony world.  But all adventure come to an end. It is time for Captain Kirk and the Enterprise to turn over the guardianship of the colony to another ship and crew. The new ship arrives in the midst of a deadly attack on the colony - and is destroyed. With the Enterprise off fighting a new and powerful enemy that threatens the colony as well as its enemies, Commander Nick Keller, first officer and ranking survivor of the decimated crew, is marooned and at first alone -- but he must find a way to complete his original mission and come to the aid of the Enterprise in what might be its most desperate hour.

This is the sixth and final book in a series.

Paper, 316 pages. 6.75"x4.25"x1".

#298X $6.50 $4.99

Sister Wendy's Odyssey: A Journey of Artistic Discovery by Sister Wendy Beckett - Casting her expert eye over art from six centuries, from the society portraits of Van Dyck to David Hockney's nudes, Sister Wendy sheds modern light on classic works, while illuminating the historical influences that have shaped art today.

Hardcover, 96 pages. 35 full-color photos. 11"x8.8"x0.8"

#8572 $24.95
(Out of print, one copy available).

A Student's Guide to Volunteering: Do the Right Thing - and Gain Valuable Job-Related Experience That Will Jump Start Your Job Search by Theresa Digeronimo offers a road map through specific areas of volunteer service.

Part 1 offers factual information about the six fields of public service that, according to directors of volunteer agencies, are most open to teen participation - education, the environment, health care, the homeless and needy, politics and government, substance abuse. Part 2 is a comprehensive national directory of volunteer organizations that welcome teen participation.

The book is copyrighted 1995 so the directory of organizations is a bit out-of-date.

Paper, 187 pages. 9"x6"x0.5"

#1705 $10.99 $4.99   Out of print - one copy available.

Susie Coelho's Everyday Styling: Easy Tips for Home, Garden, and Entertaining by Susie Coelho - Host of HGTV's Surprise Gardener, Susie Coelho provides tips on many aspects of home decorating and styling, emphasizing fearless experimentation and following one's own taste.

Includes 200 color photos of complete rooms as well as small details, both indoors and out.

Hardcover, 208 pages. 11.2"x9.4"x0.9".

#9309X $30.00 $22.99
(One copy available).

Toy Story: A Postcard Book
- 38 full-color postcards feature favorite moments from the film, Toy Story. A fun gift that lets fans relive the movie magic and share it with friends.

Heavy cardstock.

#1380 $8.95 (Out of print, one copy available).

Trading Spaces: Behind the Scenes
- Fans of the TV show Trading Spaces can get behind-the-scenes information that surrounds the impressive feats pulled off by the owners, decorators, and carpenters. It also provides tips for redoing a house in a variety of styles from the formal to the wacky. Includes Frank, Laurie, Doug, Hildi, Gen, Vern, Edward, Kim, Amy Wynn, Ty and Paige.

Paper, 176 pages.
10.8"x8.1"x0.6". Copyright 2003.

#7128X $19.95 $7.99
(Out of print, one copy available).

Tuscan Elements by Alexandera Black - The Tuscan house, whether a simple homestead or expansive villa, has become one of the most sought-after living environments. This unique, visual sourcebook deconstructs the typical Tuscan home and examines its basic components in dazzling detail. Filled with extraordinary photos by world-famous interiors photographer McBride. Illustrations.

Hardcover, 216 pages.

#4802X $35.00 $24.99
(Out of print, one copy available).

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible
by Edward C. Smith, foreword by John Storey - This is a glorious A-to-Z guide for growing vegetables, filled with juicy photos (taken from the author's own garden), illustrations, instructive charts, and sidebars. From acorn squash to zucchini, master organic gardener Edward Smith provides a complete character study of each vegetable from seed stage to final harvest.

In general, Smith discusses ideal climate, Ph levels and acidity, fertilization, and weed control. He provides many insider tips on how to raise abundant crops in particular climates. (A few quick hints: wide rows, raised beds, and deep soil.) Easy-to-read reference charts accompany each vegetable and offer an easy reminder of the core text. It is both a celebration of the vegetables themselves, and an essential guide for the gardener who wants to perfect the practice. Though the book feels as if it offers an exhaustive study of plant life, the text is presented in easy-to-read sections and does not fall into dry agricultural discussions.

 #2121X $24.95   Out of print; one copy available.

Vegetarian Cooking (Rodale Home Handbooks)
by contributing editor, Sarah Brown - More than just a cookbook for vegetarians, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to eat healthier food and feel better. Drawing on cuisines and recipes from many different countries, the main recipe section contains everything from soup to nuts, with proper vegetarian cooking techniques and helpful hints for healthier eating. There are over 100 recipes.

Paper, 224 pages. Out of print. Loaded with color photos (550 illustrations)

#4097 $16.00 $9.99

What Kids are Made Of: True Stories of Young Rescuers, Rulers, and Rebels/span> by Kirsty Murray - Kids can be movers and shakers and melody makers; they can change the world or help save one that is falling apart. Inspiring stories in this collection include the tale of Iqbal, the 12-year-old Pakistani boy who helped bring the world's attention to child labour conditions; Yehudi Menuhin, who led the New York Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall at the age of 10; and Lady Jane Grey, who ascended to the English throne at the age of 15. Genius kids, feral kids, kids who save the lives of complete strangers, and more are all here. Kids can do amazing things! Hide

Paper, 157 pages. 7.5"x5"x.5". Ages 6-11.

#4141X $7.95
Out of print, one copy available.

Your Colors Your Home
by Cullen & Warrender explains how we can learn to identify and choose decorating colors to reflect our personalities and to create the best environment to live and relax in.

Over 170 full-color photographs of room schemes, accompanied by appropriate color palettes, show how to create looks for individuals and people living together.

Hardcover, 168 pages. The top edge of the jacket cover is slightly damaged, and there is a tear on the back of the cover.

#2027 $24.95 $15.99

Kiki Products

Celebrate the joy of reading with Kiki's colorful artwork. Born in Germany, Kiki Oberstenfeld de Suarez now lives with her family in southern Mexico where she draws upon the vibrant colors that surround her home to inspire her work. Kiki's art focuses on what is important and fun in our lives.  Limited quantities of all items!


(Heavy-weight 100% cotton, short-sleeved):

Book Passion T-Shirt

Child Small (size 6-8) #C12S $15.00 (2 shirts left)

The Lord of the Rings Audio Recordings:

The following two recordings are dramatizations, not unabridged, books-on-tape.

CD (Soundelux/Minds Eye version) - Excellent 12-hour dramatization with lots of sound effects! 9 CDs come in a wood-branded gift box.
#5503 $59.95 $37.99 Sale!

Cassette (Soundelux/Minds Eye Version) - Excellent 12-hour dramatization with lots of sound effects. 12 cassettes come in a wood-branded gift box.
#549X $49.95 $19.99
  Sale! 60% off. Out of print, limited copies available.

Zen Style: Balance and Simplicity for Your Home by Jane Tidbury, Peter Aprahamian (Photographer) - The Zen home is tranquil and light, natural and balanced; it is a minimalist space influenced by Eastern philosophy. This book draws together elements of Zen Buddhism and applies them to all areas of home decorating-- including color, texture, lighting, flooring, and furniture-- to reveal how you can create an elegant and serene interior landscape.

Beautifully illustrated with two-hundred photographs that show practical solutions to common problems and simple projects-- such as an indoor water fountain, textured cushions, and a linen screen-- Zen Style provides all you need to achieve a calm and peaceful living space.

Paper, 144 pages. 9.5"x9.5".6".

#3655 $25.00 $17.99


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6 + 1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide
by Ruth Culham - Used throughout the United States and the world, the 6+1 Traits of Writing model has become a tool for evaluating student writing and planning instruction. This guide provides the reader with everything needed to teach and assess writing. Includes definitions of each trait, scoring guides, sample papers with running commentary, and focus lessons and activities.

Paper, 304 pages.

#0389 $24.95 $16.99

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye - Beginning with a work inspired by the events of September 11, Naomi Shihab Nye brings together 60 of her poems in 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East including "Different Ways to Pray," "The Palestinians Have Given Up Parties" and "Football." Many of the poems, which focus on the Middle East and the Arab-American experience, have appeared in previous collections; others are published here for the first time. An excellent way to invite exploration and discussion of events far away and their impact here at home. - Publisher's Weekly

Hardcover, 160 pages. 7.5"x5.25"x.7". Young Adult.

#7655 $10.99
One copy available.

Algebra, Book 2
(Garlic Press' Straight Forward Math Series) - Topics include: graphing linear equations, systems of equations, rational & radical expressions, quadratic equations. A straightforward way to teach, review, and test algebra skills.

Paper, 101 pages. Book has a corner wrinkle.

#0050 $9.95 $8.99

The American Heritage College Dictionary (Houghton Mifflin) - Includes more than 200,000 clear definitions; more than 2,500 illustrations; a style manual; 400 usage notes; regionalisms; an Appendix of Indo-European Roots; and biographical and geographic entries.

It has a clean layout and nice font. A very nice mid-size dictionary that weighs about four pounds.

Hardcover, third edition, 1993. Shrinkwrapped. 9.75"x7.50"x2". 1,664 pages. 3 copies available.

#1610 $25.00 $12.99

Blue Gold: the Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water by Maude Barlow & Tony Clarke- Two of the most active opponents to the privatization of water show how, contrary to received wisdom, water mainly flows uphill to the wealthy. Our most basic resource may one day be limited: our consumption doubles every twenty years—twice the rate of population increase. At the same time, according tothe authors, increasingly transnational corporations are plotting to control the world’s dwindling water supply.

In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared, and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers—Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo—are part of one of the fastest-growing and least-regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies. Blue Gold shows why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, “The wars of the next century will be about water.”

Paper, 304 pages. 9.25"x6.25".

#8136 $16.95 $10.99 One copy available.

Byron: Poems (Everyman's Library) - One of the most influential figures of his time, Byron was the epitome of the Romantic movement: colorful, extreme, rebellious, and enormously talented. His poetry, however, was more neoclassical than strictly "romantic"; his work, in fact, was distinctly old-fashioned in its day, often reminiscent of the 18th-century witty, satirical style as well as of other venerable poetic traditions such as Cavalier poetry and Elizabethan lyrics. All his poems, however, reflect his lust for living, his constant quest for intensity, and his well-furnished intellect.

Hardcover, pocket size. 6.3 x 4.5 x 0.8.

#6308 $12.50 $9.99 One copy available.

The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction & Fantasy Art: A Retrospective
by John Grant and Elizabeth Humphrey with Pamela D. Scoville - A retrospective of nearly two decades of award-winning work by the world's finest science fiction and fantasy artists. With well over 300 illustrations, showcasing artists like Bob Eggleton and Anne Sudworth, the book reads like a who's who of modern fantasy art.

Winner of the 2004 Hugo Award for Best Science-Fiction Related Book. Contains some nudity.

"This visually stunning work belongs in every collection of sf and fantasy art." - Library Journal.

#2107 $45.00 $28.99

Chicken Soup for the Father's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Fathers
by Jack Canfield, Hansen,  Aubery, and Donnelly - Featuring 101 stories, this edition offers new dads, granddads, single dads, and dads-to-be inspiration on the triumphs and trials of the amazing journey called fatherhood. Chapters include "Special Moments", "Overcoming Obstacles", "Insights and Lessons", "Across the Generations", and "Achieving Dreams".

Paper, 379 pages. 5.5"x8.5". There is a corner crease on the cover.

#8941 $12.95 $8.99

Colette's Cakes: The Art of Cake Decorating by Colette Peters - Using step-by-step instructions, the author shows readers how to decorate over 30 cakes: a Faberge jewellery box for Mother's Day, an intricately woven Christmas wreath, or a many-tiered wedding cake draped with delicate lace.

Cakes are organized by level of difficulty, from beginner to advanced, though none of them is easy. These are spectacular cakes.

Hardcover, 190 pages. Color photos.

#2058 $24.95 $19.99

Cool Careers for Girls in Cybersecurity and National Safety by Linda Thornburg profiles 10 women working in cybersecurity and national safety, very timely career areas given the worldwide concern with terrorism and security.

Explore their careers as a security manager, combat casualty care and emergency response researcher, computer network security specialist, federal information security specialist, cyber smuggling analyst, military security engineer, security consultant and author, computer security entrepreneur, mechanical engineer, and corporate security analyst.

In addition to reading about their personal and professional lives, you'll learn about the personality characteristics and physical and mental abilities needed for these jobs. The book also gives the salary range you might expect and the educational requirements for each career.

Paper, 143 pages. 9"x7""x.07. Ages 11-14.

 #2083 $12.95 $9.99


Debbie Travis' Painted House Living & Dining Rooms: 60 Stylish Projects to Transform Your Home by Debbie Travis - Decorating decisions for today's living and dining rooms are rooted first in our lifestyles. How the room is going to be used will govern everything from the type and style of furnishings, window treatments and lighting, to the colors on the wall. No matter what your situation, formal or casual, open concept or divided spaces, bestselling author and dynamic TV host Debbie Travis offers enduring styles with 60 stunning projects that will transform your living and dining spaces into the favorite rooms in your home.

Paper, 175. 11"x8.6"x.6"

#5509 $19.95 $12.99 (One copy available).


Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me: A Unique Guide to Over 35,000 Products, Plus the Latest Skin-Care Research 6th ed. - Begown's mission is to educate women on the facts that the cosmetics industry doesn't want people to know. She deciphers ingredient lists, translates cosmetics-counter beauty babble, and evaluates the worth of virtually every product on the market. This revised and expanded edition includes 75 new product lines.

Paper, 1362 pages.

#8301 $27.95 $19.99

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy by Walter C. Willett, M.D. - Dr. Willett explains why the USDA guidelines - the famous food pyramid - are not only wrong but also dangerous. Discover new research on the healthiest carbohydrates, fats and proteins; why weight control is the single most important factor; and menu plans and recipes that make it easy to reinvent your daily diet.

Dr. Willett is chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School.

#3225 $13.00 $9.99

Eat Right for Your Type: the Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo - According to Dr. D'Adamo what foods we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differ with each blood type. He has has spent the past fifteen years researching the connections among blood type, food and diseases, and his research is built on thirty years of work done by his father.

According to the author, your blood type reflects your internal chemistry. It is the key that unlocks the mysteries of disease, longevity, fitness, and emotional strength. It determines your susceptibility to illness, the foods you should eat, and ways to avoid the most troubling health problems.

Hardcover, 416 pages. 6.29"x9.33". Dust jacket is scuffed on the front and has a tear on the back.

Cook Right for Your Type: the Practical Kitchen Companion to Eat Right for Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo with Catherine Whitney- This practical kitchen companion to the bestselling Eat Right for Your Type includes more than 200 original recipes as well as an individualized 30-day meal plan for staying healthy, living longer, and achieving an ideal weight.

With possibilities ranging from lamb stew to lemon squares, and braised vegetables to delicious soups, you'll barely notice you've started a regimen designed to optimize your health, your weight, and your total well-being.

Hardcover, 464 pages. 6.06"x8.97".

Two Books: #FUN98 $48.90 $29.99

Erace-Away Trace 'n Erase Board (Lowercase manuscript)
- This dry-erase board is designed to teach children how to form the lowercase letters correctly and keep the letters the same size. The board measures 9" x 12" with rounded corners.

#7121 $10.99 $7.99 (One board available).

Fences by August Wilson (a play in two acts) - The protagonist of Fences, Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be—to survive. For Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black was to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But now the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s... a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can...a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less...

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Paper, 119 pages. 5.5"x8". Two copies available.

#4014 $12.00 $8.99

Garden Perennials for the Coastal South by Barbara J. Sullivan- Combining helpful gardening advice with an A-to-Z plant guide that describes more than 1,000 plant varieties and cultivars, Garden Perennials for the Coastal South will become an essential reference for both experienced and novice gardeners in this region.

The book is organized to allow planning a year-round garden or focusing on a particular season. Sections separate subtropical plants, vines, herbs, groundcovers, ferns, heat- and drought-tolerant plants, shade plants, bulbs, ornamental grasses, and annuals, as well as address disease-resistant roses for the region. More than 200 color photographs illustrate individual plants and provide examples of beautiful landscape design.

Rounding out the book's usefulness is information on the basics of landscaping, soil preparation, plant care, propagation, diseases, and pests. Whether you are new to the coastal South or a lifelong resident, you will find Garden Perennials for the Coastal South an indispensable addition to your gardening bookshelf.

Quality Paper, 288 pages. 11.2"x7.5"x.8". 223 color photos, 13 charts, 3 maps, index, recommended readings, and internet sources for information and ordering plants

#4730 $23.95 $17.99

Graces: Prayers for Everyday Meals and Special Occasions by June Cotner - Saying grace at mealtime is a time-honored tradition for many families and a newfound source of spiritual connection for others. Whether you're a master at giving the blessing or fairly new to this sacred art, Graces will bring inspiration to your meals and special gatherings.

Seeing the need for such inspiration at her family's table, June Cotner compiled a notebook of poems, prayers, and songs that she solicited from friends, strangers, family members, and ministers. She has turned her family's well-worn notebook into this elegantly packaged edition, which will complement your finest table settings.

Arranged by thirteen themes, this beautiful gift book contains poems, prayers, songs, invocations, and salutations by figures as diverse as Leunig and Browning, Emerson and Starhawk, Kahlil Gibran and Schweitzer. Whether you need a Sanskirt Salutation to the Dawn, a Gaelic Blessings, or ancient Chinese Prayer, Graces offers fitting words for every occasion. Having a collection of original, traditional, and multicultural blessings makes it easy to share wisdom and insight with family and friends before meals or at special gatherings. The graces compiled here have been used by people of all religions beliefs, and special attention was given to how easily the words can be spoken by both adults and children.

Life if full of occasions when it seems appropriate to say grace. Graces contains 133 prayers, poems, and blessings that span the centuries and draw from many traditions.

Hardcover, 208 pages. 6.25"x5.5"x.8".

#9564 $18.00 $9.99

The New Bantam-Megiddo Hebrew & English Dictionary
by Dr. Sivan Reuven and Dr. Edward A. Levenston - A comprehensive one-volume English/Hebrew, Hebrew/English Dictionary. 46,000 entries, including a concise explanation of the essentials of grammar in both languages. Hundreds of new words in both English and Hebrew.

Paper, 736 pages.

#3879 $6.99 $5.99

Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed
by Jakob Nielsen, Ph.D., Marie Tahir - Topics covered: Design guidelines, convention usage, screen real estate, navigation, content presentation, search facilities, links, graphics and animation, advertising, news, customization, and customer feedback.

The book puts 50 web sites to the test, the authors show you what makes for good - and not so good - first impressions. This book contains hundreds of examples.

Paper, 336 pages. 9.9"x9.8"x1.2".

#102X $39.99 $31.99

If You Want to Be Rich & Happy Don't Go to School: Ensuring Lifetime Security for Yourself and Your Children by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Hal Zina Bennett, Ph.D. - If you're like most of us, your years in school did little to prepare you for the challenges of the real world. They are more likely to have planted seeds of financial and emotional failure in your life. These seeds sprout later, sabotaging our most sincere attempts to get ahead and create happy, prosperous lives for ourselves and families. This book reverses the damage. It shows you how to identify and reverse the harmful programming you unconsciously received in the classroom, and learn new habits that will set you up for financial and emotional success right now.

With the blueprint in this book, you will learn attitudes and abilities that will help you not merely to survive, but to prosper, regardless of whether the economy goes up or goes down.

Paper, 280 pages. 9"x5.8"x.9".

#1595 $15.95

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D. - Dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped you from listening to your body. Written by two prominent nutritionists, Intuitive Eating focuses on nurturing your body rather than starving it. encourages natural weight loss, and helps you find the weight you were meant to be. This edition includes a new chapter on eating disorders.

The book is in great condition, but the pages are yellowing.

Paper, 304 pages.

#1239 $13.95 $5.00

J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton - Feisty P.I. Kinsey Millhone embarks on her tenth outing in the popular Alphabet Mystery series--a cunningly complex tale with enough twists and surprises to satisfy even the most demanding mystery fan.

Hardcover, 304 pages. 6"x9".

#9359 $21.95 $8.99
One copy available.

The Klutz Book of Magic (Klutz) by John Cassidy & Michael Stroud is your klutz-proof step-by-step guide to personal amazing-ness. It contains 31 tricks that were selected from a pool of thousands.

This is the book only and does not include the magic props (they can be ordered separately from the publisher). There is a square of latex from the original kit that is stuck between the last two filler pages (there are no magic trick instructions on the pages).

Cardstock, 88 pages. For ages 8 and up.

#2708X  $16.95 $4.99

Listening to Prozac: The Landmark Book About Antidepressants and the Remaking of the Self  by Peter D. Kramer - Kramer assesses the effects of oft-prescribed Prozac on the personality, questioning the ethics of long-term use of antidepressants.

A provocative and insightful exploration of Prozac's dramatic and unforeseen impact on the human psyche, as well as on the practice of psychotherapy. - San Francisco Chronicle

Paper, 448 pages. 8.3"x5.5"x1.1".

#6712 $13.95 $10.99 One copy available.

Looking Backward: From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy - Set in Boston on December 26, 2000, but written before the turn of the nineteenth century, this classic Utopian novel is more significant and relevant than ever with its reappearance this millennium. Written by Edward Bellamy in 1887, Looking Backward has been studied and enjoyed for years for its social, political, and philosophical content. Today, this classic Utopian novel continues to reveal the insight, and importance of the voices from America's past, especially during one of the most intense periods of industrial development. With the frantic rate of advances in technology today, many of the same dilemmas faced in Bellamy's time, such as the gap between the rich and poor, are reemerging.

Looking Backward predates the science fiction genre and Marxist social theory, yet successfully incorporates elements of both. Addressing moral and material concerns of late nineteenth century industrial America through romantic narrative, Bellamy suggests a fictionalized society in which war, poverty, and malice do not exist. It urges us to question again why social, cultural, and economic disparities between American individuals continue to grow as communities become increasingly connected by progress.

Paper, 212 pages. 8.5"x5.5"x.6".

#5060X $14.95 $8.99

Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich- Maple syrup isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Ken Haedrich offers recipes, both sweet and savory, that feature maple syrup and its wonderful earthy, tangy qualities.

Includes recipes such as Orange Maple Chicken Wings, Maple Cream Scones, Winter Squash Spoonbread, Tawny Maple Cheesecake, Maple Ginger Ice Cream, and the classic Sugar on Snow.

Paper, 144 pages. 7.8"x7.8"x.4".

#4046 $10.95 $9.99

Mary's Little Donkey and the Flight to Egypt
by Gunhild Sehlin - The stubborn, dirty, little donkey who is of no use to anyone in Nazareth becomes a quick and willing helper under Mary's care. The other animals in Mary's stable like him and together they wait for the birth of Mary's child.

But Mary and Joseph have to leave Nazareth obeying Caesar's decree, and the donkey carries Mary to Bethlehem where the child is born.

The donkey hopes to carry Mary and her son quickly back to Nazareth but instead they have to flee to far-away Egypt. Willingly the donkey makes this journey through the desert. Only after a long time could they return home where the other animals in Mary's stable welcomed them.

Here is an engaging alternative to the traditional Christmas story. It can be read to children aged 6–8, or children from 8–10 can read to themselves.

Paper, 157 pages.

#06403X $12.00 (1 copy available)

Old-Fashioned Rock Candy Mini-Kit (Original Famous Teacher Family Brand) - This mini kit offers a dose of nostalgia for those who are old enough to remember family-owned sweet shops and penny candy stores. The 32-page book includes instructions on making and customizing rock candy, plus sticks, wrappers, twist-tie closures, and labels to embellish one's homemade confections.

#8701 $6.95 $5.99

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The Piano Book: Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano, 4th edition by Larry Fines - A piano is one of the biggest consumer purchases most people will ever make. Yet when you shop for a piano you're up against a vast variety of brands, models, and styles, competing claims, and strange terminology. This book allows you to learn all about the piano, and the author evaluates and compares every brand and style of piano sold in the U.S.

It includes information on storage, inspecting individual new and used pianos, the special market for Steinways, and more. Illustrations. This is the most current edition of the The Piano Book. The book has a small corner crease.

Paper, 256 pages. 10.9"x8.4"x0.7"

2003-2004 Annual Supplement to The Piano Book by Larry Fine - Each year a supplement to the main piano book is released, with updated information about companies, products, and prices. The update is limited to changes of a factual nature only, whereas the main book contains, in addition, critical reviews, ratings and recommendations. In most cases, changes in the quality of any particular brand of piano occur very slowly, over a period of many years, if at all. While this book is an older supplement, it is still nice to have because of the way the pianos are listed without the full annotations found in the main book.

Paper, 152 pages. 9.2"x6"x0.4"

Set of Two Books: #FUN62 $34.90 $17.45 (One set available). Save 50%!

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell, with Bill Moyers touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.

The book is basd on conversations Campbell had with Moyer for a PBS series, much of which had to be cut for the series. The idea for the book arose from the desire to make the material available not only to viewers of the seris but also to those who have long appreciated Campbell through reading his books.

Paper, 319 pages.

#8868 $12.95 $8.99
One copy available.

Saints Preserve Us!
by Sean Kelly & Rosemary Rogers - This guide to the universe of saints is written by two humor writers. Cross-referenced by birthdays, professions, and ailments, it includes brief but informative annotations about hundreds of saints.

This is a satirical outlook on the saints and is intended for an older audience.

Paper, 352 pages. 7.3"x5.8"x1.3". Ages 10+.

#038X $12.95 $9.99 One copy available.

Shady Retreats: 20 Plans for Colorful, Private Spaces in Your Backyard by Barbara W. Ellis - Complete with suggestions on how to use gazebos, containers, fountains and other garden ornaments, plus an encyclopaedia of approximately 100 shade loving plants, this text is an easy-to-use handbook that helps even novice gardeners make the move out of the house and into a cool and shady retreat.

Paper, 192 pages. The cover and some of the pags have corner crasing.

#4725 $19.95 $11.99
One copy available.

Snow Falling on Cedars a novel by by David Guterson - San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies.  But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder.  In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries--memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched.  Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense-- one that leaves us shaken and changed.

"Haunting.... A whodunit complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence and at the same time a mystery, something altogether richer and deeper."--Los Angeles Times

Paper, 480 pages. 8.2"x5"x.1". Winner Penn/Faulkner Award.

#402XX $12.00 $5.99 One copy available, the page edges are starting to yellow.

Restorative Elixirs & Potions Mini Kit (Original Famous Teacher Family Brand) - Using ingredients found in nature to create soothing, healing, and restorative concoctions is a time-honored way to relieve life's little ills. This mini kit, including a how-to book and two small vials, harks back to a time when people regularly sought cures in tiny bottles of herbal potions.

#8695 $6.95 $5.99

Seaside Style for the Home by Andrea Spencer - Capture the spirit of the seashore in an inspiring array of decorating ideas. The evocative colors, textures and motifs of the sea and its shores are brought to life in beautiful and functional design. Included are 35 practical projects for transforming your interior and exterior environment: create a pebbled floor, build shelves from a packing crate, sew curtains and cushions in seashore stripes or make a candlestick from driftwood and feathers.

Over 400 color photographs detail each step of each project and show the seashore style in use.

Quality Paper, 167 pages.

#3916 $14.99 $10.99

Simply Green Parties: Simple and Resourceful Ideas for Throwing the Perfect Celebration, Event, or Get-Together
by Danny Seo - The eco-conscious and creative author presents simple and clever ideas for throwing the perfect party.

Dining Under the Stars, a Twist on a Birthday Party, a Spring Baby Party, Your Housewarming Party, and Winter Warm Up are a few of the party themes.

#2712 $19.95 $14.99

Snow Woman in a Box
by Alison Trulock. Who says a snow figure has to be masculine? Here’s a fun new look at a classic cold-weather pastime. This craft includes a 64-page guide full of vibrant illustrations and tips for creating a handsome snowwoman, plus many variations, decorative flourishes, and whimsical ideas for wintertime activities. Included are fun variations on the traditional snowman finishing touches: faux coal eye pieces, carrot nose, red lips, a jeweled tiara, beaded necklace, and a flower.

The text is written for an adult, not a child, but the accompanying pieces for making the snow woman.

#3110X $9.95 $7.99

Songwriting and the Guitar, The Complete Guide: Find New Ideas for Songs - With this unique and informative guide, you'll discover new ideas and inspirations for crafting your own songs and making the most of your instrument. You'll gain a better understanding of chord progressions, melodies, alternate tunings and other subjects through a series of expertly designed workshops, and you'll find tips and techniques offered by top singer-songwriters, such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Don McLean, Patty Larkin, David Wilcox, Dave Matthews and more.

Paper, 88 pages.

#0288 $14.95 $12.99

Sword of a Champion: The Story of Sharon Monplaisir by Doreen & Michael Greenberg is the compelling adventure of a very poor, gawky girl who chooses an after-school activity that leads her to the Olympics.

Sharon grew up in the South Bronx and learned the sport of fencing in high school to avoid the terror of her neighborhood street life. The book describes her transformation from a young, lonely girl into a powerful champion.

The back of the book includes a discussion about the challenges facing female athletes and general discussion questions.

Paper, 128 pages. Black & white illustrations. Ages 9-13.

#6394 $9.95 $8.99

A Theory of Fun for Game Design
by Raph Koster is not your typical how-to book. It features a novel way of teaching interactive designers how to create and improve their designs to incorporate the highest degree of fun. As the book shows, designing for fun is all about making interactive products like games highly entertaining, engaging, and addictive. The book's unique approach of providing a highly visual storyboard approach combined with a narrative on the art and practice of designing for fun is sure to be a hit with game and interactive designers.

At first glance A Theory of Fun for Game Design is a book that will inspire and challenge game designers to think in new ways; however, its universal message will influence designers from all walks of life. This book captures the real essence of what drives us to seek out products and experiences that are truly fun and entertaining. The author masterfully presents his engaging theory by showing readers how many designs are lacking because they are predictable and not engaging enough. He then explains how great designers use different types of elements in new ways to make designs more fun and compelling.

Anyone who is interested in design will enjoy how the book works on two levels--as a quick inspiration guide to game design, or as an informative discussion that details the insightful thinking from a great mind in the game industry.

#1972 $22.99 $19.99

They Broke the Law; You Be the Judge: True Cases of Teen Crime by Judge Tom Jacobs - Letters from and interviews with 21 children and teenagers who broke the law reveal what it is like to be arrested, attend legal proceedings, and be held accountable for one's actions.

Thought-provoking and eye-opening, this book is for all teens who want to know more about the juvenile justice system and the laws that pertain to them and their peers.

Paper, 224 pages. 6"x9". Ages 12+.

#1346X $15.95 $11.99

Unassisted Homebirth: An Act of Love by Lynn M. Griesemer, foreword by Marilyn A. Moran - Unassisted Homebirth is about giving birth privately. It is about changing the way we think about birth. You will learn: why parents choose alternative childbirth, benefits of intimate birth, how to prepare, tips for success, why doctors oppose homebirth, how to experience a satisfying birth.

It features several inspiring stories, including a waterbirth and breech twins.

It also includes testimonies from fathers who were the first to see and touch their babies.

" book can help anyone who is pregnant - even those who do not desire an unassisted homebirth, but want to improve upon their knowledge and trust in the birth process." - author, Lynn Griesemer

Written from the viewpoint of a Christian homeschooling mom, whose first four babies were born in a hospital.

Paper, 376 pages. Copyright 1998, first printing.

#6601 $16.95

Unconscious Doodles by Glenn Stok - Throughout this book the author, Glenn Stok, presents unusual drawings, descriptive poetry, and whimsical stories that were contrived from deep inside his unconscious mind. His trick was to allow his mind to become passive during the creative process. In his illustrative comments alongside each drawing, Mr. Stok offers ideas about the creative process. The human mind has an interesting way of communicating with the outside world if you give it a chance. Doodles tell a lot! Includes a few poems about his bachelor life.


Paper, 116 pages, 6"x9". Black and white interior ink.

#7604 $12.00 $5.99

The Vegetarian Manifesto
by Perry, Lytie, and Jacobs - A handbook for teenage vegetarians that addresses the moral, social and nutritional issues of becoming and remaining vegetarian from a young person's perspective. It offers advice from others who have made a commitment to vegetarian living. With the help of three health experts, it also provides guidance on going vegetarian the "right" way.

Paper, 184 pages. 7.5"x5.75"x.5".

#8877 $12.95 $11.99

What Are My Rights?: 95 Questions and Answers about Teens and the Law
by Judge Tom Jacobs -
Teens often have questions about the law, but they don't know where to turn for answers. Updated with new facts and resources, written in clear, everyday language, this book explores 95 legal questions that pertain specifically to teens. Readers learn about the laws that affect them, appreciate their rights, and consider their responsibilities. Includes questions for reflection and discussion.

Paper, 208 pages. 6"x9". Teens, ages 12+.

#0288X $14.95 $10.99

What Your First Grader Needs to Know
by E.D. Hirsch - This is part of the 'Core Knowledge' series which emphasizes information over skills. Each book in the series is a reference to fundamental knowledge in math, science, art, history, language arts, geography, and technology for its particular age group.

246 pages. 9.2"x7.4"x0.7". 1991 edition.

Paper edition: #0260 $10.95 $4.99 One copy available, cover edges slightly curled.

Hardcover edition: #1158 $22.50 $10.99
One copy available

What Your 3rd Grader Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch - This is part of the 'Core Knowledge' series which emphasizes information over skills. Each book in the series is a reference to fundamental knowledge in math, science, art, history, language arts, geography, and technology for its particular age group.

365 pages. 9.2"x7.4"x0.7". 1992 edition.

Hardcover edition: #1170 $22.50 $10.99 One copy available.

What Your 5th Grader Needs to Know
by E.D. Hirsch - This is part of the 'Core Knowledge' series which emphasizes information over skills. Each book in the series is a reference to fundamental knowledge in math, science, art, history, language arts, geography, and technology for its particular age group.

Paper, 246 pages. 9.2"x7.4"x0.7". 1993 edition.

#4640 $12.95 $5.99

When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, 4th edition
by Sandra Haldeman Martz (Editor) - This enchanting collection of writings and photographs evokes the beauty, humor and courage of women living in their later years and tells of the endearing moments of joy--and passion--to be found in the rich and varied world of midlife and beyond. An award-winning anthology that takes a refreshing look at issues of aging in a society that glorifies youth.

Paper, 222 pages. 9.75"x7"x.75".

#0783 $14.95 $11.99

You Have Seen Their Faces by Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke-White, foreword by Alan Trachtenberg - In the middle years of the Great Depression, Erskine Caldwell and photographer Margaret Bourke-White spent eighteen months traveling across the back roads of the Deep South to document the living conditions of the sharecropper. Their collaboration resulted in this book, a graphic portrayal of America's desperately poor and rural underclass.

Supported by commentary, the poor tell how the tenant system exploited whites and blacks alike and fostered animosity between them.

Paper, 88 pages. Black and white photos. 10.8"x7.7"x.5".

#692X $26.95 $16.99 One copy available.

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