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Aug. 16, 2011

Book Sox Stretchable Book Covers

Book Sox Stretchable Book Covers

I’ll never have to cover my kid’s textbook with a paper bag again since I discovered Book Sox . These stretchy fabric marvels are reusable, machine washable and come in a wide range of different colors. And the best part? No measuring, cutting or taping! Book Sox easily spread over virtually any size book.

July 31, 2011

No Whine with Dinner Cookbook

No Whine with Dinner Cookbook

The weeknight "what're we going to eat?" question can be quickly solved with the No Whine with Dinner Cookbook, featuring 150 nutritious (and delicious) recipes that are so simple to prepare. Even the pickiest kid will be pleased with feasts like Smiley Face Casserole, Piping-Hot Peanut Butter Soup and Fruity Chicken Kebabs - meals all tasted and approved by hundreds of fellow fussy eaters.

July 30, 2011

Mark My Time Bright Color Bookmark

Mark My Time Bright Color Bookmark

Required reading time becomes much more fun with the Mark My Time Bright Color Bookmark. Its built-in digital clock lets young readers know when they've accomplished their work, which encourages them to make daily reading a rewarding habit.

May 24, 2011

eReaders

eReaders

This Father's Day, bring your dad into the 21st century by giving him an eReader loaded with a few of his favorite books. eReaders are taking over books the same way MP3 players took over music. I was reluctant to make the switch myself, but I have to say, the convenience of being able to pull up a book from any location is pretty nice. This selection of eReaders includes the more popular Nook... more

May 2, 2011

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Bossypants by Tina Fey

You can't go to the beach without a good book to read. I can't get enough of Tina Fey on "30 Rock, " so when I heard that she was putting out a memoir, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Bossypants has everything you'd want in a good beach read: humor, wit, and self-depreciation. The book goes into Fey's childhood, as well as her early days at SNL, her honeymoon and... more

April 27, 2011

F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

Now that they don't have to take exams anymore, the new grad will have a newfound sense of humor when it comes to taking tests. F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers is a hilarious book that gathers together creative test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a little fun instead. And because your recipient is graduating, you... more

April 11, 2011

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

Sometimes picking out a book as a gift can be a gamble, but if you know your recipient well, it can be a great personal gift. My mom's always been a fan of celebrity biographies, and with the recent, sad passing of actress and icon Elizabeth Taylor, I'm sure she'll find this biography about Taylor's infamous marriage to actor Richard Burton a fascinating and engaging read this Mother's Day.

Feb. 11, 2011

The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls

The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls

When I think of spring, I think of baseball. I can't wait to sit in the stands, with a hotdog in hand, cheering my favorite team inning by inning. But until it then, I'll be reading The Baseball Codes: Beanball, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls to get my baseball fix. Written by Jason Turbow and Michael Duca, the book takes a look at the unofficial, less cut-and-dry rules of baseball.

Feb. 3, 2011

Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books

Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books

I'm looking forward to that first warm spring day when I can take a blanket to the park and stretch out with a good book. If you're looking for that perfect read for spring, Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books is a good place to start. The book looks at the last two decades of her life as an editor at Viking and Doubleday, and examines her life through the nearly 100 books she... more

Nov. 21, 2010

The Flavor Bible - The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs

The Flavor Bible - The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs

We recently received The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs as a birthday gift, and we've now decided that it's going to be our official host/hostess gift this year. The book offers an alphabetical index of flavors and ingredients and allows readers to search complimentary combinations for a particular ingredient. You can also look for specific cuisines, such as French or Indian, to... more

Sept. 2, 2010

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

When it comes to our alcohol of choice, we usually stick to beer or wine. But lately, we've developed a taste and appreciation for old-school cocktails. The book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, includes tons of rare drink recipes, as well as information about cocktail trends and uncommon drink ingredients. It also includes stories and anecdotes about the rare concoctions. The book makes a great gift for both amateur and professional mixologists.

July 6, 2010

Viva Vegan!

Viva Vegan!

We always crave yummy Latin-inspired food this time of year, but it is typically full of meat-based dishes, which can be a challenge if you're eschewing meat and dairy products altogether. However, Terry Hope Romero has brought some vegan love to Latin food with her newest cookbook, Viva Vegan!. In it, she introduces vegan versions of all the foods she grew up eating, including Potato Chickpea Enchiladas, Fried Plantains, Arepas, and Café con Leche... more

June 29, 2010

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

We are huge fans of Erik Larson's book, The Devil in the White City, and couldn't wait to start reading Thunderstruck when we got our hands on it. Larson has a talent for re-telling history in a way that doesn't make you feel like you're stuck in a boring history class. Thunderstruck tells the true story of two men—a murderer and the creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during... more

June 18, 2010

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Anthony Bourdain: you either love him or hate him. We fall in the former group, and love his brash sense of humor. Coming off his first book, Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain is back with Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. Medium Raw explores changes in the dining scene in the ten years since his first book. It also details his voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling... more

June 5, 2010

Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?: The Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Reeves

Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?: The Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Reeves

Leaving the nose ring at home when going on a job interview sounds like a no-brainer to us; but apparently, it’s not so obvious to younger generations. For that reason, any new graduate will certainly appreciate the advice Ellen Reeves offers in Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?: The Crash Course in Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job. And in today’s economic climate, it’s the essential guide for young... more

The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home by Julia DeVillers

The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home by Julia DeVillers

High school graduation means that college is on the horizon and it’s never too early to start preparing for freshman year. The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home by Julia DeVillers is the ultimate guide for surviving college, including advice for choosing the right residence hall, getting along with your roommate, and dealing with communal showers, laundry, and dining halls.

Dr. Seuss - Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss - Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Ah, Dr. Seuss. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, the wisdom of Dr. Seuss’s words transcends any age. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! offers inspirational and honest words for anyone setting out on a new adventure. In it, you’ll hear little nuggets of wisdom such as "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose," and many others to help... more

May 28, 2010

Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share by Ken Denmead

Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share by Ken Denmead

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so be sure to enter for a chance to win the Ultimate Father’s Day Gift for your dad or husband. But if you’re still wondering what to get the husband who likes geeky projects, check out Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share by Ken Denmead. It’s the perfect book for the dad who likes to share his love of... more

May 18, 2010

Other People's Rejection Letters: Relationship Enders, Career Killers, and 150 Other Letters You'll Be Glad You Didn't Receive by Bill Shapiro

Other People's Rejection Letters: Relationship Enders, Career Killers, and 150 Other Letters You'll Be Glad You Didn't Receive by Bill Shapiro

We've all been rejected at some point in our lives, either by a girlfriend, boyfriend, hiring manager, or all of the above. But now, you can feel a little bit better about your own dismissal after reading the book, Other People's Rejection Letters: Relationship Enders, Career Killers, and 150 Other Letters You'll Be Glad You Didn't Receive by Bill Shapiro. In the book, Shapiro includes rejection letters that prove that even celebrities have had... more

May 13, 2010

Wiffle Ball: The Ultimate Guide

Wiffle Ball: The Ultimate Guide

We grew up playing wiffleball with all the kids in our neighborhood. We can't tell you how many times we pelted the cars parked on our street with the Wiffle ball (thankfully, it's made from lightweight plastic). Wiffle Ball: The Ultimate Guide offers fans of the game an inside look at the history of the game and the science of the ball. It also offers advice for building the best field, throwing the best... more