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Barnstorming Ohio

Barnstorming Ohio
$28.00
**Finalist for the 2021 Ohioana Award**

An on-the-ground look at the diverse challenges facing Ohio, in light of its national significance as the state that has aligned with presidential election winners more than any other -- from an award-winning author and essayist dubbed "the Bard of Akron" (New York Times).

The question of America's identity has rarely been more urgent than now, and no American place has ever been more reflective of that identity than Ohio. David Giffels, a lifelong resident of the "bellwether" state, has spent a quarter century writing and thinking about what it means to live in what he calls "an all-American buffet, an uncannily complete everyplace." With Cleveland as the end of the North, Cincinnati as the beginning of the South, Youngstown as the end of the East, and Hicksville (yes, Hicksville) as the beginning of the Midwest, Ohio offers important insight into the state of the nation. As a historic 2020 presidential election approaches, Barnstorming Ohio is Giffels' account of a year on Ohio's roads, visiting people and places that offer valuable reflections of the national questions and concerns, as well as astounding electoral clairvoyance -- since 1896, Ohio has accurately chosen the winner in twenty-nine of thirty-one presidential elections, more than any other state. With lyricism and a native's keen eye, Barnstorming Ohio takes readers into the living room of a man whose life was upended just shy of retirement by General Motors' shutdown of its Lordstown assembly plant. It offers an exclusive view into the presidential campaign of Ohio Democratic hopeful Tim Ryan. It takes us into the sodden soybean fields of farmers struggling to outlast the dual punch of a protracted trade war and historic rainfall, and to an indie rock music festival in Dayton a week after a mass shooting there. We enter the otherworld of long-dormant shopping malls as Amazon transforms them into vast new fulfillment centers. On the lighter side, Giffels makes a "beer run" into Ohio's booming craft brewing industry and revisits the legend (and the bird-nest toupee) of Jim Traficant, a larger-than-life Ohio politician whom many have called the "proto-Trump." In a year when Americans are seeking answers, Barnstorming Ohio offers rare and carefully nuanced access to the people who have always held them.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780306846397

Bedtime for Baby Shark: Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo

Bedtime for Baby Shark: Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo
$6.99
Sing and dance along with Baby Shark as he gets ready for bed in this playful song and story -- the follow-up to the bestselling picture book!

How does Baby Shark get ready for bed?Brush your teeth! Doo doo doo doo doo doo!Take a bath! Doo doo doo doo doo doo!Read a book! Doo doo doo doo doo doo!Off to sleep!Sing, dance, and read along to this brand-new bedtime song, featuring Baby Shark, Mama Shark, Daddy Shark, and more underwater friends. Kids and caregivers alike will delight in this silly illustrated story of a shark family's bedtime routine, full of funny, eye-popping illustrations and a catchy tune you won't be able to stop singing. Also features helpful picture guides so readers can dance along, act out the hand and foot movements, and develop their fine motor skills. By the end of the story, little ones will be laughing, singing, and dancing their way off to sleep with this charming and catchy read-aloud!Are you ready to help Baby Shark get ready for bedtime?
ISBN/SKU: 
9781338588989

Board Book I Love You Just the Way You Are

Board Book I Love You Just the Way You Are
$8.99
A beautiful board book with sweet, rhyming text!

Even though you're tiny,

you're the bravest mouse I know.

I love you, little lionheart -

it's great to watch you grow.

Introducing a heart-warming book, all about the unconditional love between a parent and child.

The sweet, rhyming text and colorful illustrations will encourage children to engage with each page.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781788434249

Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1)

Bridgerton: The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1)
$16.99

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Daphne Bridgerton, in the first of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.

In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince--while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable...but not too amiable.

Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen.

Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society--just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend's sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar.

The plan works like a charm--at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London's elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule...

This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780063078901

But First, We Nap: A Little Book about Nap Time

But First, We Nap: A Little Book about Nap Time
$8.99

Sloth wants to nap. Rabbit doesn't. Who will win in the end? For every parent who's struggled to get their child to nap, But First, We Nap is a hilarious book to replace the naptime wrestle. Funny illustrations depict Rabbit upping his antics while the ever-patient sloth repeats, But first, we nap. Finally worn out, Rabbit gives in, and the pair--and hopefully your child--snuggle and nod off. The perfect book for nap time!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781641700177

Create Your Own Calm

Create Your Own Calm
$16.00
From the bestselling author of Start Where You Are, a beautifully illustrated journal for easing the everyday anxieties we all carry.

Feeling anxious, uncertain, overwhelmed? You're not alone. In this empowering new tool for self-care, popular artist and author Meera Lee Patel presents a fresh approach to feeling better. Designed to help us better understand ourselves and dial down the everyday worries getting in our way, these thoughtful and beautifully illustrated journal pages are a safe space for reflection, self-acceptance, and the freedom to move forward with more clarity and joy.

Bringing together inspiring quotes from great thinkers and writers throughout history and engaging journal prompts and plenty of room to capture your thoughts, the book is a calming breath of fresh air and a quiet space to reflect and recharge in a hectic and uncertain world.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780593084144

Dog's First Baby: A Board Book

Dog's First Baby: A Board Book
$9.99
I am a dog.
Are you a dog?

Welcoming a new baby to the family isn't always easy. When his humans bring home someone new, Dog is determined to sniff out the truth. Is this arrival another dog, or something else? As Dog investigates, he might just find a new friend in this loud, silly creature.

With Dog's First Baby, Natalie Nelson captures the wonder and humor of a new baby through a dog's eyes. Sure to delight kids and dog parents alike, this playful and heartwarming board book promises to be a repeat read-aloud.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781683692799

Dr. Seuss's You Are Kind: Featuring Horton the Elephant

Dr. Seuss's You Are Kind: Featuring Horton the Elephant
$8.99
Say thank you to someone special with this gift book featuring art from Dr. Seuss! Includes unrhymed lines about kindness and makes an ideal choice instead of a card--the perfect back-to-school gift for students and teachers!

From Horton the Elephant--who taught us that a person's a person, no matter how small--comes this sweet, small hardcover book of simple, unrhymed observations about the qualities of kindness. Illustrated with full-color art by Dr. Seuss from the books Horton Hears a Who!, Horton Hatches the Egg, and the story Horton and the Kwuggerbug, it's great for thanking and inspiring people of all ages. Children, parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, caregivers, coworkers--you can give one to anyone and everyone who is kind!
ISBN/SKU: 
9780525582151

Dream Big, Little One

Dream Big, Little One
$8.99
This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.

Featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history, Dream Big, Little One is the irresistible board book adaptation of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History.

Among these women, you'll find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things - bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them.

The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780316475099

Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure

Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure
$6.59
$10.99
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"In Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure, [Elmo] holds young readers' hands as he navigates the changing world amid the COVID-19 pandemic that sees some big changes to his usual school-day routine." -- People

Superheroes wear masks to protect against viruses! Come along in this Elmo picture book as he gets ready to go off to school and be a mask hero!

Today is going to be a SUPER day! Elmo is heading to school, and he wants to be a school superhero! Young children will join Elmo as he gets ready like a hero and learns about wearing masks and washing hands. With the help of Elmo and his mommy, this all new story from world-renowned education brand Sesame Workshop will help children calm school anxiety and understand new and different routines they may experience during the pandemic, such as

  • Wearing a kids face mask
  • Anxiety about leaving home
  • Washing hands frequently
  • Social distancing
  • Not being able to give hugs or high-fives to friends
  • Staggered schedules
  • Why some friends may not be at school
  • Temperature checks
  • New classroom seating arrangements
  • Heroes Wear Masks is a sweet and educational mask book for kids that reminds readers it's super to help everyone stay healthy and safe! It's the perfect pandemic book with tools to discuss important topics as kids go back to school, preschool, daycare, or out in any public setting where they'd need a face mask to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

    Plus, this Sesame Street book includes bonus tips for grown-ups in the back with language parents, caregivers, and educators can use with young children to talk about staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781728236599