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A Book of Necessary Skills to Help You Function and Thrive in Everyday Life! Do you want to be an independent…adult that knows how to live life to its full potential? Do you want to be the one that everyone comes to for advice? You&’ve picked up the right book! Full of useful advice and practical skills that everyone should know, this comprehensive how-to guide will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to tackle life&’s everyday challenges. From the little things, like how to boil an egg or treat a blister, right up to the big things, like speaking in public, this handy little book will arm you with all the skills you need to navigate life in the real world like a pro. This book provides positive answers to possibly embarrassing questions:Could you build a campfire?Are you able to sew on a button?Do you know how to negotiate a pay raise?Can you cook pasta?Do you know how to remove those stains?And more!If the answer to any of the above is no, then don&’t worry—you&’re not alone. Luckily, this book is here to give you a helping hand both inside and outside the home. Life Skills will provide you with all the vital skills necessary to living a functional and capable life!
By Nikki McClure. 2019
“Themes of community, creativity, and craft are at the heart of this book about a family preparing for a grandmother’s…birthday celebration.” —School Library JournalThis lyrical picture book from beloved creator Nikki McClure follows a family through one day and muses in the possibilities that one day holds—from enjoying treats at the bakery, to admiring handmade goods from local artisan shops, to observing the new construction in town. Illuminating themes of community, creativity, and collaboration, What Will These Hands Make? dares the reader to dream up everything they can be and all the ways they can leave their little corner of the world better than they found it.“Capitalized headers boldly ask “WILL THESE HANDS MAKE,” with possibilities unfurling in lyrical, lucid verse beneath. Awe-inspiring double-page spreads show a busy town from multiple, miraculous perspectives . . . Extraordinary artwork inspires young people to use their hearts and hands.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“This celebration of citizenry and craft is a poignant reminder of the objects and places that makers weave . . . The book’s appeal spans a wide range: younger readers will enjoy the seek-and-find aspect, and older readers may find inspiration in its vision of daily life and communal innovation.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Careful viewers will be delighted to find scenes revisited in closer detail and from different vantage points . . . The clever bookmaking technique, which moves between the busy scene and its individual sections, produces the joy of a shared experience in which all hands combine.” —Booklist
By Helen Cann. 2021
A Junior Library Guild SelectionHow do you find joy in ordinary moments? How do you mark small wonders like the…return of the fireflies or a friend&’s helping hand? Arranged from waking up to falling asleep, For Every Little Thing is an engaging collection of the day and its delights. This inspirational anthology gathers classic selections, modern prayers, and new poems from multiple cultures and faiths. From Emily Dickinson to Amma, from Ken Nesbitt to Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro, fifty-one voices encourage children to be present and thankful at all hours. Accessible language and richly detailed illustrations celebrate simple pleasures like slurping noodles and splashing in puddles. Perfect for sharing around the table or at bedtime, For Every Little Thing will awaken a sense of gratitude in readers of all ages.
By Joel Osteen. 2007
#1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Joel Osteen revisits his seven core principles from YOUR BEST LIFE NOW to offer…a guide to successful living for moms. YOUR BEST LIFE NOW FOR MOMS will help women through the vast parenting responsibilities and teach them how God can pour out "His far and beyond favor" on them and their children.
By Nyasha Williams. 2021
Learn the power of language and love with this empowering alphabet book of affirmations to inspire and remind Black children…of their inner power, strength, and worth. From A is for Afro, to J is for Justice, to R is for Rally, this alphabet book offers affirmations featuring Black children and role models to help children nurture and embrace their authentic selves and to enjoy the magic of childhood.
By Ruth Hobday, Geoff Blackwell. 2020
I Know This to Be True: Jacinda Ardern is an interview with politician, feminist, and champion for social equality Jacinda…Ardern.As the fortieth prime minister of New Zealand, Ardern epitomizes the modern leader. This landmark interview series offers encouragement and guidance to graduates, future leaders, and anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the world.• Part of the landmark book series that brims with messages of leadership, courage, compassion, and hope• Created in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela FoundationInspired by Nelson Mandela's legacy, I Know This to Be True is a global series of books created to spark a new generation of leaders.The series is a collection of extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answering the same questions, as well as sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom.• A lovely ebook with vivid photographic portraits throughout• Royalties from sales of the series support the free distribution of material from the series to the world's developing economy countries• You'll love this book if you love books like Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life . . . And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven; In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney; and Great Thinkers: Simple Tools From Sixty Great Thinkers To Improve Your Life Today by The School Of Life.
Want to Feel Hopeful About the Future?Share in inspirational stories of generosity written by children of all ages that reveal…their surprisingly insightful feelings about kindness and compassion.Look back at why the Random Acts of Kindness series was such a sensation. When the adult version of Random Acts of Kindness was first published, hundreds of teachers across the country gave assignments to their students to write about unsolicited acts that they had experienced or initiated. Teachers sent the results to Conari Press which then put out a call for similar stories in a teacher’s magazine. Stories poured in and the result was Kid’s Random Acts of Kindness. Whimsical and funny to moving and thoughtful, Kid’s Random Acts of Kindness helps restore your belief in the potential for goodness in man.In Kid’s Random Acts of Kindness, you will see how children are the truest examples of open-hearted giving:Kids are hopeful. They believe they can change, easily and often. They look forward not back. They like to think about what could be, not what was.Kids are possibility addicts. They’re always working on something. If you listen you’ll hear a language of hopefulness and striving, an elasticity that keeps them going and trying.Kids love to master challenges. They want to try new things, move in new directions, be productive. They are risk takers, sometimes out of faith, sometimes out of desperation. More than anything else, children want and need to belong, to partner, to collaborate.Readers of other books in the Random Acts of Kindness series and motivational books and stories like Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness, A Pebble for Your Thoughts, I've Been Thinking…, and You Can Do All Things will love the encouraging, inspirational stories in Kid's Random Acts of Kindness.
By Jon Gordon, Daniel Decker. 2020
Fuel yourself and others with positive energy—inspirational quotes and encouraging messages to live by from bestselling author, Jon Gordon. Ever…since he wrote the mega bestseller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon has been sharing inspirational messages and encouragement via his talks, books, and social media posts. After many requests to create a collection of his quotes, Jon teamed up with his long-time friend, Daniel Decker, to create Stay Positive. Stay Positive is more than a book of positive quotes. This book is a resource you can turn to each day for encouragement to help you take on your daily challenges, pursue your goals and dreams, and create positive momentum in your life. The power of positive thoughts is not about being Pollyanna Positive; it’s the real stuff that makes a proven difference in your perspective and life. After all, we don’t give up because it’s hard; we give up because we get discouraged. By fueling yourself with encouragement and positive energy, you’ll have greater power to overcome negativity, neutralize the naysayers, and conquer adversity. Stay Positive is more than a phrase. It’s an approach to life that says when you get knocked down, you'll get back up and find a way forward one faithful step and optimistic day at a time. Start your day with a message from the book, or pick it up anytime you need a mental boost. You can start from the beginning, or open the book to any page and find a message that speaks to you. However you decide to use Stay Positive, it’s a go-to resource for anyone wanting to inject a healthy dose of positivity into their life.
By Kristina Tracy, Deepak Chopra. 2010
On My Way to a Happy Life, by New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra, is based on his bestseller…for adults, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. In this new book, children will discover seven "Keys" to living a happy and meaningful life. For example, the "Key to All Good Things" teaches kids about giving and receiving, and explains that what they put out to the world is what they will get back. The "Key to Reaching Your Dreams" helps children realize how much power they have over their own lives and where this power comes from. Each of the seven sections in this book presents a Key, as well as a beautifully illustrated example emphasizing how it works in the world. These Keys, which have their origins in ancient Indian teachings, give children what Deepak believes are the most important traits they can possess: the ability to love and have compassion . . . and to spread that love and compassion to others.
By Wayne W. Dyer. 1997
From the inspirational leader and author of the international bestsellers Your Sacred Self and the classic Your Erroneous Zones comes…this mind-awakening guidebook for making your desires reality. Based on ancient principles and spiritual practices, Manifest Your Destiny introduces the Nine Spiritual Principles that will help you overcome the barriers--both within and around you--that prevent you from getting what you want, including:Developing spiritual awarenessTrusting yourselfReconnecting to your environmentAttracting your desiresAccepting your own worthinessPracticing unconditional loveMeditating to unlock the power within youLetting go of demandsFilled with warmth and insight, this invaluable book will help you achieve your goals--and take you to a level higher than you've ever dreamed.
By James O'Toole. 2005
<p>Professionals and business people in midlife are increasingly asking themselves "what's next?" in their careers and personal lives. <p>Creating the…Good Life draws on the wisdom of the ages to help contemporary men and women plan for satisfying, useful, moral, and meaningful second halves of their lives.For centuries, the brightest people in Western societies have looked to Aristotle for guidance on how to lead a good life and how to create a good society. <p>Now James O'Toole--the Mortimer J. Adler Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute--translates that classical philosophical framework into practical, comprehensible terms to help professionals and business people apply it to their own lives and work. <p>His book helps thoughtful readers address some of the profound questions they are currently struggling with in planning their futures: <br>• How do I find meaning and satisfaction? <br>• How much money do I need in order to be happy? <br> • What is the right balance between work, family, and leisure? <br>• What are my responsibilities to my community? <br>• How can I create a good society in my own company? <p>Bridging philosophy and self-help, O'Toole's book shows how happiness ultimately is attainable no matter one's level of income, if one uses Aristotle's practical exercises to ask the right questions and to discipline oneself to pursue things that are "good for us." The book is the basis for O'Toole's new "Good Life" seminar, where thoughtful men and women gather to create robust and satisfying life plans.
By Laurence Shames, Michael S. Berman. 2006
A poignant funny and above all honest look at obesity from the inside out Is…it the goal of life to be thin Or to be happy In this inspiring story those two elusive goals become one as a fat man learns acceptance loses the guilt and gains the wisdom to manage his weight You can hardly pick up a magazine or turn on the TV today without encountering a torrent of talk on weight But all too rarely do we hear from overweight people themselves especially men about how life feels inside the body of a fat person Mike Berman shares that story in this hopeful and uplifting memoir A self-proclaimed fat man who is also a happy man successful in his career marriage and friendships Berman has earned his insight and peace of mind through decades of personal struggle In Living Large this well-known political activist and Washington lobbyist never shies away from the pain and daunting challenges of being seriously overweight But Berman has an important message that he wants to be heard Fatness is not a moral failing but a disease and once it is accepted as such it can be successfully managed
Don't know what to do with your life? Drawn to so many things that you can't choose just one? New…York Times best-selling author Barbara Sher has the answer--do EVERYTHING!With her popular career counseling sessions, motivational speeches, workshops, and television specials, Barbara Sher has become famous for her extraordinary ability to help people define and achieve their goals. What Sher has discovered is that some individuals simply cannot, and should not, decide on a single path; they are genetically wired to pursue many areas. Sher calls them "Scanners"--people whose unique type of mind does not zero in on a single interest but rather scans the horizon, eager to explore everything they see.In this groundbreaking book, you will learn:What's behind your "hit and run" obsessionsWhen (and how) to finish what you startHow to do everything you loveWhat type of Scanner you are (and which tools you need to do your very best work)
By Wayne W. Dyer. 1997
By Jeffrey Marsh. 2016
This book is about how to finally give up on feeling bad about yourself and discover the best person you…can be.An interactive experience, How to Be You invites you to make the book your own through activities such as coloring in charts, answering questions about how you do the things you do, and discovering patterns in your lives that may be holding you back. Through Jeffrey's own story of "growing up fabulous in a small farming town"--along with the stories of hero/ines who have transcended the stereotypes of race, age, and gender--you will discover that you are not alone, can deepen your relationship with yourself, and find the courage to take a leap that will change your life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Pierre Brignaud, Sarah Margaret Johanson. 2012
The house is bustling in anticipation of a Thanksgiving feast, and Caillou dreams of all the things he'll eat at…his favorite meal. Yet today he will discover that there is more to the holiday than delicious food-it's about being thankful for the good things and important people in his life. Capturing the precious memories and emotions of the holiday season, toddlers will learn about the deeper meaning of Thanksgiving in this vividly illustrated story.Also available in trade cloth/hardcover (ISBN: 978-2-89718-021-8)
By Johanne Mercier, Pierre Brignaud, Francine Nadeau. 2012
It's Christmastime and Caillou's family is gathering together. Even his Aunt Poppy and her cat Balthazar have come from far…away to celebrate the holiday with Caillou, his sister Rosie, and their parents and grandparents. Before they know it, Christmas Eve has arrived, and Caillou-who is too excited to sleep-suddenly hears a strange noise. Could it be Santa? Capturing the precious memories and emotions of the holiday season, toddlers learn about the deeper meaning of Christmas.
By Heidi Eisenberg Murkoff. 2000
Angus the Answer Dog helps kids and their parents understand the exciting but sometimes difficult experience of potty training. Answering…the important questions like, "What is a potty?", Angus explains the whole process naturally, with extra fun ideas and games to help kids along. Grades P-2. 2000.