From Wizards? Wands to Japanese Dolls, Craft Projects to Build, Make, and Do with Your Kids
Author: Chris Barnardo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Releasing in time for Father's Day, Made With Dad features fifty unique, fabulous projects for fathers to make with their children. Projects include everything from samurai swords to pocket-size dolls, wizard wands to paper zoos. All projects can made from affordable, easy-to-find items—often regular household ones already owned. Full-color photographs, line drawings, and detailed instructions provide an easy, visually lush, and family—friendly manual. This is a book for fun and bonding, one boys, girls, and adults will enjoy. It will allow families to create objects to play with everyday or display in their rooms, and to create memories that will last a lifetime.
The Snail Soup Can Decoy to keep the candy stash safe. The Customizable “Keep Out” Sign to deter meddlesome siblings and parents. A Bunk Bed Communicator made from cardboard tubes (“Psst! Can you keep the snoring down?”). Clever, whimsical, and kind of genius, here are 67 unique projects that will turn any dad with DIY leanings into a mad scientist hero that his kid(s) will adore. No screens, no hi-tech gadgetry. Made by Dad combines the rough-edged, handmade ethos of a Boy Scout manual or The Dangerous Book for Boys with a sly sense of humor that kids love. Scott Bedford, a creative director by day and Webby Award–winning blogger by nights and weekends, wields an X-ACTO knife, magic marker, and prodigious imagination to create endlessly delightful projects for his two sons. He knows that kids like contraptions and gadgets, things that are surprising—a chair that appears to be balanced on eggshells. Things that are complex—a multilevel city, with buildings, tunnels, and roads, built from old boxes around the legs of a table. And especially things with humor—the Snappy Toast Rack, made to resemble a crocodile’s gaping mouth. The projects are shown in full-color photographs, and the instructions are illustrated in detailed line drawings that exude personality. Some are quick and simple enough to be done in a coffee shop; others are more of an afternoon project— yielding hours and hours of rich, imaginative playtime.
Reflections is a significant glimpse of my young life experiences with aspects of hypocrisies, morality and guile between my dysfunctional Italian family and my Roman Catholic religious upbringing. It contains a large amount of undisclosed events that transpired daily within my life and community. These daily issues and transgressions directly affected my journey to who I am today. In my mother’s family, the experiences ranged from lies, deceit, thievery and incest. My religious upbringing experiences ranged from deceitfulness, molestation to extortion. While experiences with both were very similar, they were catapulted by the era of my youth. The 1960s opened many doors previously kept closed.
Callie Clarke is in debt. Not through any fault of her own; no one could accuse her of being a “spendaholic” or a “shopaholic”—she simply squanders all her income on the mortgage repayments and household bills and has to do her food shopping on credit cards if she wants to eat each month. Once she was a young mom with a husband and two small sons. Then her husband left, and she had to bring up her boys on her own. Now they are grown up, and Callie is middle-aged, but the small borrowings have escalated over the years and accumulated like rolling a snowball to make a snowman, but this particular “snowball” has rolled its way steadily through two decades and is now of a humungous size, big enough to crush her if she’s not careful. Juggling debts has taken over Callie’s life (almost). Clearly, something needs to be done, but what? Join Callie as she battles her way through a maelstrom of debt, desperately trying to find solutions to her problems, while at the same time holding down her secretarial job and engaging in all aspects of family life in Tony Blair’s Britain in the first decade of the twenty-first century, occasionally seeking solace in the past as she looks nostalgically back to what now appears to be simpler times when all she wanted was to be Hayley Mills. It is a story about struggle and hardship but also of the strong bond of love and affection that family members have for one another, the importance of family life over everything else, and ultimately, the triumph of that love, coupled with faith and hope, over adversity.
My first book is like a journal of the day-to-day events that occurred in the family while I and others cared for my father, mother and brother since 2010. This is not a memoir. This is a true life journal. The stories are real. The people are still living except my brother who passed away May 25, 2013.
The Mommy Plan Widower Grant Adams loves his twin stepdaughters, but what does he know about pigtails and dresses and being a full-time dad? With his new job in a remote Canadian center for troubled boys, Grant needs a good nanny. But when he meets Dahlia Wheatley, who's loving, patient and kind to his girls, he realizes the twins need more than a sitter—they need a mother. With her own harrowing past, Dahlia is as reluctant to get emotionally involved as Grant is. Yet his startling proposition just may form a happy new family of four. Northern Lights: On the edge of the Arctic, love awaits Widower Grant Adams loves his twin stepdaughters, but what does he know about pigtails and dresses and being a full-time dad? With his new job in a remote Canadian center for troubled boys, Grant needs a good nanny. But when he meets Dahlia Wheatley, who's loving, patient and kind to his girls, he realizes the twins need more than a sitter—they need a mother. With her own harrowing past, Dahlia is as reluctant to get emotionally involved as Grant is. Yet his startling proposition just may form a happy new family of four. Northern Lights: On the edge of the Arctic, love awaits
Based on a collection of emails, Decadron Diary is a combination memoir and self-help book that details one familys journey through cancer treatment. At once serious and humorous, Decadron Diary epitomizes the rollercoaster ride that is the daily experience of anyone facing cancer, whether that person is the patient, the family member, the physician, the nurse, the psychologist or anyone else who crosses paths with cancer.
Want to change the world? Did you know You Were Made to Make a Difference? This adaptation of Outlive Your Life for teens offers practical tips youth can take out into their community to make a difference, plus real-life stories about those who have done just that. Teens learn that God can use them to make a difference right now. He wants to use them today, without waiting for them to be older, stronger, richer, or even more “together.” God can use their minds, their spirits, and their hands and feet to make permanent change for His kingdom. Also included are valuable resources, interesting facts about the needy in the world and how little it takes to make a big difference, and other interactive elements such as journaling opportunities for writing personal ideas and service goals. Teens will learn that their role in life is bigger than themselves, and that they’re not too young to make a difference for God. Meets national education standards.
Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf
Author: James R. Hansen
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The definitive account of modern golf’s foremost architect from the New York Times bestselling author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong Robert Trent Jones was the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century and became the archetypical modern golf course designer. Jones spread the gospel of golf by designing courses in forty-two US states and twenty-eight countries. Twenty U.S. Opens, America’s national championship, have been contested on Jones-designed courses. New York Times bestselling biographer James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, recounts how an English immigrant boy arrived in upstate New York in 1912, just as golf was emerging as a popular pastime in America. Jones excelled as a golfer, earning admission to Cornell University, whose faculty consented to a curriculum tailored to teach him the knowledge needed to design golf courses. Cornell provided the springboard for an act of self-invention that propelled Jones from obscurity to worldwide fame. Jones believed that every hole should be “a difficult par but an easy bogey.” As gifted as he was at golf design, Jones was equally skilled as a salesman, promoter, and entrepreneur. Golf Digest’s annual rankings of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses have regularly featured about fifty Jones designs, paving the path for his two sons, Robert Jr., and Rees, whose work would carry on their father’s tradition. Hansen examines Jones’s legacy in all its complexity and influence, including the fraternal rivalry of Jones’s distinguished sons.