By Robert T. Bakker, Luis V. Rey, illustrator
Golden Books, $16.99, 64 pages
Before humans dominated the planet, Earth was home to “prehistoric monsters.” Some of them were larger than anything we know in today’s world and some were smaller than a house-hold pet. From the Gorgon Fish, who was as large as a killer whale and had bone armor all over his body, to the Triceratops and T. Rex, these ancient beings swam in the oceans and roamed over the land, leaving behind fossils that serve as clues for us to unlock the mysteries of their world and their eventual extinction.
Join Dr. Robert …
By Ms. Michele Wehrwein Albion, Editor
University Press of Florida, $24.95, 272 pages
During those earlier times when women were viewed as background decorations, Eleanor Roosevelt emerged as a powerful negotiator, statesperson, author, radio personality, and conflict resolver. Because such roles were identified with the male gender, the first lady was frequently vilified and ridiculed for stepping outside the accepted norm. This remarkable woman possessed an inner moral strength, along with knowledge, compassion, understanding and basic decency which is evidenced in her publications, speeches, correspondence, and interviews.
“[A]s we grow older we tend more to compromise. That is why I believe we should always have youth …
By Tamara Ireland Stone
Disney-Hyperion, $17.99, 352 pages
Bennet and Anna are meant to be together, the only problem is Bennet is from the future. Determined to make their romance work, Anna and Bennet form a schedule of when they will get to see each other, and for a second it almost seems like nothing could go wrong. But Bennet’s negative reactions to the time travel are getting worse, and it’s starting to feel like he’s losing control. Will they be able to figure out a way to be together, or will Bennet have to leave Anna to live a normal life without him?
By Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François, with photographs by Stephen Scott Gross
Thomas Dunne Books, $29.99, 400 pages
“Beignet is French for ‘fritter,’ or as we Americans like to call them, doughnuts. They’re made from rich, yeasted dough, fried in oil, and then covered generously in confectioners’ sugar. What’s not to love?”
There is nothing more basic in the American diet than bread, but there is nothing basic about the breads in this wonderful new cookbook. If one has ever wanted to learn the true art of baking bread of the finest kinds, this is the place to begin. Every kind of bread flour is …
By Joanna Trollope
Harper, $25.99, 368 pages
Jane Austen fans will recognize the plot of Trollope’s Sense & Sensibility. Romantic, utterly impractical Belle and her three beautiful daughters are soon to be homeless after the death of the family’s patriarch. Belle’s stepson John and his horrible wife have inherited Norland, and John, ignoring his deathbed promise to take care of the women, has asked them to leave. Luckily, a distant relation hears of the family’s plight and offers them a cottage in the country. The three sisters – practical Elinor, impetuous Marianne, and teen-aged Margaret – find themselves beholden to their benefactor and struggling …
By Brian Biggs
Balzer + Bray, $14.99, 56 pages
This book is all about the sea and how everything goes on it. A lot of places you have to take a ferry boat to get from one place to another since you can’t drive on water. Some ferries can hold cars, others just hold people. Ferry boats can hold cars because of buoyancy. Boats are used for fishing, holding, and transporting cargo and use a lot of technology to get all over the waters of the world. There are all sorts of ships from small tugboats, little dinghy boats, and even fire boats. It …
By Alan Jackson and JoAnn Cianciulli
St. Martin’s Press, $30.00, 256 pages
The Lemonade Cookbook was born in a high-end cafeteria in Los Angeles. Lemonade is frequented by some of the heavy hitters in Hollywood and has gained fame for serving a special brand of comfort food. This beautifully designed cookbook has everything from braised brisket to roasted sweet potatoes with parsley and pistachio vinaigrette to mac ‘n’ cheese to classic chocolate chip cookies. And of course, there is lemonade – ten kinds of it.
“Typically if you go to a fine-dining restaurant, the protein is in the center of the plate and the vegetables are …
By Ken Richters
Exposition House Press, $14.95, 202 pages
Ken Richters is a Mark Twain impersonator, bringing the brash wit and razor-sharp insight of Mr. Clemens back to life, and he has a remarkable knack for not only embodying the Twain we know, but giving us a glimpse of what he might have thought of the modern era. So when Richters was given the chance to retrace the route that Twain took through Russia and Eastern Europe during Innocents Abroad, he leapt at the opportunity (after briefly considering whether it was a plot to sneakily deport him).
Not So Innocently Abroad chronicles Richters’ journey across the …
By Matthew Marullo
CreateSpace, $11.61, 306 pages
The prologue sets the scene. It’s September 5, 2019, in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. The secretary to the CEO of MEMSphere Technologies discovers her boss, Dr. Gabriel Janis dead. Chapter 1 brings readers an unidentified boy in the Confessional of Father Raynard Arcolito. It is in Chapter 2 that readers now meet Colin Traiger.
“Colin Traiger was not just a good investigative reporter. He was a consummate investigative reporter.”
For the rest of the book, readers follow Colin Traiger, an investigative reporter, who had worked for periodicals like Newsweek and the New Yorker, and who, by thirty-five, won a …
By Ife Oshun
PapaGrace, $4.99, 234 pages
Angel’s biggest dream has finally come true. Her singing group (that also features her two best friends) just signed a contract to record a song for a major company, and they’re going to open a huge concert. Kat Trio is about to become the next big thing.
Unfortunately, Angel’s life is also changing in another, even bigger way. She is undergoing The Change that will make her immortal like the rest of her family. She’s developing powers and getting strong desires to eat her friends. You see, Angel is a Shimshana, descended from a fallen angel. Once she …