Paris Street Style: A Guide to Effortless Chic

One city always seems to win the award for most-wanted style—Paris, where people walking down the avenues mix timeless and trendy pieces in a way that appears effortless. French fashion writers Isabelle Thomas and Frédérique Veysset break down the “je ne sais quoi” of Paris street style, describing the essential elements that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. Renowned expe One city always seems to win the award for most-wanted style—Paris, where people walking down the avenues mix timeless and trendy pieces in a way that appears effortless. French fashion writers Isabelle Thomas and Frédérique Veysset break down the “je ne sais quoi” of Paris street style, describing the essential elements that should be in everyone’s wardrobe. Renowned experts on French style—designers, stylists, editors, and celebrities—also chime in to reveal their favorite accessories and how to create multidimensional looks and make affordable clothing appear luxurious. Starring both fashion icons and anonymous women met on the streets of Paris and richly illustrated with hand-drawn sketches and Veysset’s striking photographs, Paris Street Style is an inspirational fashion guide that will allow you, no matter where you are from, to cultivate an everyday style of timeless glamour, careless, easy chic—votre style français. Praise for Paris Street Style: “In this fun new book, a pair of fashion bloggers promise to reveal the secrets of their compatriots’ mysterious and seemingly innate ability to look sophisticated under any circumstances. With the help of hand-drawn illustrations and photos of models, fashionistas and anonymous women met in the street, they dissect the essential elements of les Parisiennes’ deceptively casual, highly individualistic brand of urban chic and offer readers tips galore on creating their own personal style.” —France Magazine ...more

THE THIEF OF KALIMAR (Graham Diamond's Arabian Nights Adventures)

An epic adventure in the world of speculative fiction. Ramagar was a thief--a thief of thieves. One night he became the owner of a prize beyond his wildest dreams, taking he and his partner, Mariana, upon an incredible journey to free a once-proud land shrouded in darkness for centuries. "An excellent story...absorbing.keeps one reading on eagerly." --Andre Norton

The Moon and the Tide (Marina's Tales #2)

The Moon and the Tide is book # 2 in the Marina's Tales series. Just when things seem to be all figured out, Marina discovers that there's a lot more going on behind the scenes than she ever imagined. When a terrible accident exposes her secret, she discovers that her whole life has been one big lie, and has to cope with more than one kind of betrayal. A dangerous enemy ar The Moon and the Tide is book # 2 in the Marina's Tales series. Just when things seem to be all figured out, Marina discovers that there's a lot more going on behind the scenes than she ever imagined. When a terrible accident exposes her secret, she discovers that her whole life has been one big lie, and has to cope with more than one kind of betrayal. A dangerous enemy arrives on the scene, putting her bravery to the test and forcing her to use all of her new-found talents to protect her family. Will good win out over evil? Can love triumph over jealousy? ...more

A Sending of Dragons (Pit Dragon #3)

Teens dragon master Jakkin and beloved healer-in-training Akki hide in mountain cave network beside Heart's Blood warm hatchlings, exchanging mind-picture "sendings". But who could leave a huge pile of stripped dragon bones neatly interwoven? The monstrous secret is bloodier than they could imagine. Can they save anyone, even sacrificing themselves?

The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby

Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child's eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears -- the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" -- answer these and many more questions in t Might you and your baby both sleep better if you shared a bed? How old is too old for breastfeeding? What is a father's role in nurturing a newborn? How does early attachment foster a child's eventual independence? Dr. Bill and Martha Sears -- the doctor-and-nurse, husband-and-wife team who coined the term "attachment parenting" -- answer these and many more questions in this practical, inspiring guide. Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies' dependency needs. "The Attachment Parenting Book" clearly explains the six "Baby B's" that form the basis of this increasingly popular parenting style: Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby's cry, Beware of baby trainers.Here's all the information you need to achieve your most important goals as a new parent: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to enjoy parenting. ...more

Officer Buckle & Gloria

"Besides the beguiling story, the affable illustrations of the smiling Gloria, the accidental mayhem in the background, and the myriad safety tips -- such as 'always pull the toothpick out of your sandwhich' and 'never lick a stop sign in the winter' -- add to the enjoyment. A glorious picture book." -- The Horn Book"Rathmann is a quick rising star in the world of chidren' "Besides the beguiling story, the affable illustrations of the smiling Gloria, the accidental mayhem in the background, and the myriad safety tips -- such as 'always pull the toothpick out of your sandwhich' and 'never lick a stop sign in the winter' -- add to the enjoyment. A glorious picture book." -- The Horn Book"Rathmann is a quick rising star in the world of chidren's books. In this book, she again shows her flair for creating real characters, dramatic situations and for knowing what will make young audiences giggle and think." -- Children's Book Review Magazine"Rathman brings a lighter-than-air comic touch to this outstanding, solid-as-a-brick picture book." -- Publisher's Weekly"A five-star performance." -- School Library Journal ...more

Tartan Noir

Celebrated for his incisiveinterviews, an acclaimed critic of crime writing delivers a fascinating study of Scotland's Tartan Noir movement Fascinating, scholarly, yethighly accessible, thisstudy of the Tartan Noir literary movement examines a number of high profile best-selling crime writers, includingWilliam McIlvaney, Stuart McBride, Caro Rasmay, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid Celebrated for his incisive interviews, an acclaimed critic of crime writing delivers a fascinating study of Scotland's Tartan Noir movement Fascinating, scholarly, yet highly accessible, this study of the Tartan Noir literary movement examines a number of high profile best-selling crime writers, including William McIlvaney, Stuart McBride, Caro Rasmay, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Quintin Jardine, Louise Welsh, and many others. Based on the author’s own research and in-depth interviews with many of the writers covered, it delves deeply into what characterizes and defines the Scottish police procedural and psycho killer novel at the heart of Tartan Noir, while also looking at the traditions and influences from wider Scottish literature. This perceptive study is a fascinating companion for crime lovers and students of literature alike.   ...more