Creating the “new you,” is always a popular topic in the new year. Many of us will be trying to do away with old habits we wish we didn't have or develop new habits we wish we did. But how do you drop a habit or pick up a new one? Check out one of these books for insight into improving yourself by changing your habits.
What's better than a pile of Halloween candy? A list of Halloween eBooks, of course. Check out these silly and scary reads for the younger set.
- Vulgar the Viking and the Spooky School Trip - Vulgar thinks that his first field trip is going to be fun. But then he discovers that the woods are full of evil trolls, and he starts to get scared.
- Switched - Olivia and Ivy find out that they are identical twin, except for one small difference. Ivy is a vampire.
- The Zombie Chasers - Zombie's just crashed Zach's slumber party. This is either going to be the best slumber party ever, or the worst.
We add new eBooks to our collection every month, but recently, we've been able to add titles that we couldn't before.
In April, Harper Lee announced that her classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, will be available in eBook for the first time. You can place a request now, the book will be release on July 8th, Ms. Lee's 88th birthday.
Just last week, publisher Simon & Schuster announced they would make their entire eBook catalog available to public libraries. This adds authors like Stephen King, Janet Evanovich and David McCullough to our eBook collection. You can view more titles by using the Advanced Search to browse books published by Simon and Schuster, or their imprints, like Scribner.
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The dark months of January and February just so happen to have some big televised events. With the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards on the horizon, it's a good time to talk about snacks. Because the Super Bowl isn't just about expensive commercials, it's about what you'll be snacking while you watch them. Even if you don't plan to watch the game or the Oscars, making your own snacks can be healthier and cheaper than buying them.
Check out these three books for recipes to create tasty treats for any occasion.
Mmm…Halloween. Combine the flavors of fall (pumpkins, apples) and and some creepy creativity and you get a delicious holiday that kicks off two months of great eating. Check out these cookbooks to find tasty recipes for Beggar's Night.
- Wormy Apple Croissants - Fun and simple recipes you can make with kids.
- Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook - Plan an entire Halloween menu with over 100 recipes.
- Pumpkin Greats - Make sure you buy an extra pumpkin to use in some of these recipes.
Happy Reading (and eating)!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Beside creating a punch line for one of my favorite The Far Side comics, this little jingle reminds us of the nearly universal appeal of ice cream, especially in summer time. Even if we haven't hit the hottest temperatures yet, its still a good time to enjoy your favorite flavor.
If you feel like giving local favorites like Graeter's or Jeni's a run for their money, check out these eBooks about making your own ice cream, and other cool treats.
If you are planning on buying an eReader for yourself or as a gift, read The Ultimate eReader Travel Guide by Julie Raynor over at Insightful for some of the most helpful tips we have seen in a long time!
February is full of holidays, including Presidents Day and Valentines Day. It's also African-American History Month (which, I guess is a holi-month). This weeks eBooks feature biographies on this theme.
Since we are all a little short on time, I've picked three, concise ebooks, aimed at a younger audience, but with enough information to interest any age. Check one out, and learn more about a few of the African-Americans who have shaped our country.
Truth is stranger than fiction, so today, we are featuring non-fiction books about Scary Places. This series is aimed at middle school readers. Check one out for your budding Halloween historian.
- Spooky Cemeteries - What could be creepier (and more haunted) than a cemetery?
- Dark Mansions - Old houses are full of ghosts, and great woodwork.
- Creepy Castles - Any place with a dungeon is fertile ground for hauntings.