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Told through repetition and rhythm, this Halloween tale invites children to participate in the fun. Cats meow, skeletons rattle, bats flap, and a mom fusses at a picky little boy—all in Witchy’s creaky old house. Throughout the story, other spooky creatures come out to play! Finely detailed cut-paper and collage illustrations complete this frightful fable.
Using his own unique blend of the Bible, nineteenth-century natural science, and personal observation, Rev. Edward Fontaine presents his theory on how mankind populated the earth. First published in 1872, the book outlines Fontaine’s beliefs on the true nature of the world and the evolution of human beings. Paperback.
Children are not born knowing how to behave properly. They require guidance and discipline. Nationally recognized clinical psychologist Don Fontenelle arms parents with established methods that improve child behavior and reduce household stress. Fontenelle instructs parents on how to raise kids to be happy, well-adjusted adults. This comprehensive guide covers basic techniques for parenting children of all ages. Using behavior modification, Fontenelle emphasizes alternate discipline and stresses the importance of effective communication between parent and child.
Lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and pickles—what makes this sandwich so special? Why, it’s a Po’ boy, of course! Made Louisiana-style with Blue Plate® Mayonnaise, Creole tomatoes straight from the vine, hot sauce, and some delicious roast beef debris on crusty Louisiana French Bread, it is all delightfully served up in bright paper-collage illustrations. Talented children’s author and musician Johnette Downing takes readers step by step to create the classic New Orleans sandwich, adding a heaping dash of humor with every bite.
Every parent knows that dealing with children on a daily basis is not always easy. Frustrations can mount and it is often easier to opt for temporary sanity than to discipline unruly offspring. However, there is a more permanent solution within reach. Don H. Fontenelle, a clinical psychologist, provides parents with a few basic concepts and offers examples to demonstrate how they can be applied in every situation.
It has sold more than 1,000,000 copies around the globe and many still consider it among the canon of motivational books. How to Make a Habit of Succeeding is back on the shelves due to high demand for its timeless instruction on personal development. And celebrated author and speaker Dr. Mack R. Douglas continues to sit on the high court of self-assessment as an expert in bringing about results in individuals. Paperback.
According to the author, we have become too reliant on intelligence, beauty, and money for our own self-esteem. The loss of esteem reduces the will and ability to set and reach goals. In a series of readings and exercises he teaches how to avoid negative statements, how to change them into self-facing behavior, and how to take charge of your mental attitude. Paperback.
This incisive coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina and its severe devastation to US soil. A compelling tale of growth and independence, this debut novel brings a fresh, evocative voice to the stage: Hollis Williams, whose resilience, strength of character, and personal growth are powerfully portrayed by the author’s authentic narrative. This book will last for generations, giving voice to every young reader struggling to find his or her place in the world.
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After kissing the Blarney Stone and walking the Giant’s Causeway, you need a place to stay. With this handy guide, which includes more than 150 listings and descriptions, the best bed and breakfasts in the Emerald Isle are at your fingertips.
In recent decades, raising children has become increasingly different—and perhaps more difficult—than it has been in past generations. However, there are ways to communicate with the youth of today as this easy-to-read guide indicates. Within this book, parents can learn how to understand and interact with teenage behaviors and emotional issues and how to instill responsible behavior in their adolescents.
Set in post-Civil War North Carolina, this well-written novel by famed author Thomas Dixon, Jr., tells of the pain of surrender and the struggle to rebuild and recreate a new identity for the South. It exposes the reality of social and race relations during the time of Reconstruction. Paperback.
More than one hundred years ago, in a small Hopi village in Arizona, a young man named Lewis Tewanima loved to run. Tewanima competed in many races, including the Olympics in 1908 in London, England, and again in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden, alongside legendary Indian athlete Jim Thorpe. But the famous athlete wasn’t truly happy as long as he was away from his tribe.
In this comprehensive volume, John Avery Emison sets the record straight on the legality of Southern secession. A close examination of the true causes of the Civil War reveals that the fight was not one for racial justice but rather a battle over the economic disparities between the North and the South. By illustrating how Abraham Lincoln’s tyrannical presidency paved the way for today’s “Leviathan” government, Emison brings his subject into the twenty-first century and puts forth his fear for the future.
When the Little “Read” Hen’s friends won’t help her write an “egg-cellent” story, she doesn’t let it ruffle her feathers—she just does it herself! Readers of all ages will laugh aloud at the determined Little “Read” Hen as she coops herself up and cracks open her books for research.
Here are the adventures of a Little Thumb that enters the dark, damp mouth of a child and encounters some pretty scary stuff—sharp, biting teeth, weird slurping sounds, and sneaky mouth germs—all the reasons little thumbs should stay out of little mouths! Paperback.
From the roast beef poor boys at Acy’s Pool Hall, to enchiladas with fresh ranchero sauce at Castillo’s, and pancakes of many varieties at Bucky Forty-Nine, this volume takes a bite out of New Orleans’ legendary dining scene. Authors Peggy Scott Laborde and Tom Fitzmorris reminisce about some of the best former eateries from around the city. They even include forty of their favorite recipes. Food critic Fitzmorris rates each restaurant on a five-star scale.
The city of New Orleans has produced some of the finest chefs in the world. The only American city to boast its own distinct cuisine, it has spread the Creole word through the hands of master chefs—and Louis Evans was one of the best. Executive Chef of the Caribbean Room at the famous Pontchartrain Hotel for 18 years, and former Chef at the popular Kabby’s restaurant at the New Orleans Hilton, Evans served what some believe to have been the best Creole dishes in New Orleans for over 20 years. His years of expertise have been drawn upon here to present Evans’ own collection of recipes—no secrets withheld or details left out. Hardcover.
The city of New Orleans has produced some of the finest chefs in the world. The only American city to boast its own distinct cuisine, it has spread the Creole flavor through the hands of master chefs—and Louis Evans was one of the best. Executive chef of the Caribbean Room at the famous Pontchartrain Hotel for eighteen years and chef at the popular Kabby’s restaurant at the New Orleans Hilton, Evans served what some believe to have been the best Creole dishes in New Orleans for over twenty years. His years of expertise have been drawn upon here to present Evans’ own collection of recipes—no secret withheld or detail left out. Paperback.
Louisiana’s traditional gardens, plantation gardens, arboretums, parks, commemorative areas, and nature preserves will awe and inspire gardeners everywhere. Among those featured are the Louisiana State Arboretum, the first state-supported arboretum in the United States, and Audubon Park and Zoological Gardens, featuring not only the handiwork of renowned landscape planner John Charles Olmsted, but also a world-class zoo that is home to more than 1,800 animals. Hardcover.
Southern writers have always excelled in the short story form. Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, and Peter Taylor are the yardsticks by which short story writers are judged not only within the realm of Southern literature but also within that of American literature. By compiling an impressive array of stories by many of the Deep South’s finest writers, anthologist Ben Forkner demonstrates how Louisianans in particular have influenced the development of the short story.
Acclaimed children’s book author Johnette Downing once again pays homage to the cultural legacy of the Pelican State. Based on a song by the same name, Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South presents a lyrical and visual tribute to the many iconic images, songs, and symbols of Louisiana. From the stately brown pelican to the impressive black bear down to the swimming sac-au-lait and the vocal green tree frog, this commemorate picture book serves to introduce children to the many interesting and unique facts of their home state.
Louisiana is a state rich in culture and heritage. Throughout the history of the state many men and women of varying ethnic backgrounds have contributed to this heritage. They have created a wide variety of achievements and accomplishments which serve to emphasize the great diversity of people who have made Louisiana the unique state that it is today. As an introduction to some of these people, Louisianians All is a comprehensive volume for young readers. Hardcover.
This delightfully entertaining story introduces the reader to Meghan and Sean O’Sullivan, their three grandaunties, and Lucky O’Leprechaun, who has pestered the O’Sullivans since the time of the Vikings. Hardcover.
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