Everybody Counts is so much more than just a children’s counting book! The colorful illustrations on each page portray a variety of people in both humorous and grave everyday situations. Each picture counts an increasing number of people; four in a band; twelve at a birthday party; thirty in a park, etc., but this is only one aspect of the book. There is also a clever puzzle to be solved.
Did you bond with your houseplants during the pandemic, but haven’t had any luck keeping your greenery green? Then you may want to check out this user-friendly guide to caring for some of the most commonly grown houseplants. This book begins with general potting guidelines, then arranges information for specific plants by type. It outlines the basics on everything a plant needs to thrive in easily understood bullet points. You’ll get details of light, temperature, soil, water and feeding along with tips on possible problem areas, such as disease and insect pests, without being overwhelm
Jolenta and Kristen are the hosts of the funny and insightful podcast, By the Book. In each episode, they read a chosen self-help book, spend two weeks living by the book’s guidelines, and then offer their opinions of the book’s premise. When they had read and lived by 50 different books, they decided to write one of their own. How to be Fine highlights what they learned from their experiment.
This book of short stories by Hugo Award winning author Connie Willis is sure to get you in the spirit of the season. She puts a fantastical spin on many cherished holiday traditions, from android Rockettes to high-tech decorations. Willis also pays homage to the classics, pondering what the ghosts from Dickens's A Christmas Carol do in a modern December, and presenting a Christmas mystery that takes cues from both Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe.
This is the story of Nobody Owens (Bod, for short), whose family was killed when he was an infant. After that early tragedy, Bod spends a relatively happy childhood in a neighboring graveyard with his new family of ghosts and other paranormal creatures. They teach him the things he will need to function in the world of the living, as well as many of their own secrets. Bod has many adventures and a few brushes with the danger; after all, not everything that lurks in the graveyard is friendly. As he approaches adulthood, he will have to confront a very human threat-- the man that murdered