Books of the Week


I Love Sharks, Too!
by Leanne Shirtliffe
Illustrated by Lorenzo Montatore
Shark fans of all ages will want to take a bite out of this funny and informative story! The book is filled with tons of fun facts and information about different shark breeds. This one is a really fun book! Great for ages 5-9.
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Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. would like to announce the release of Mr. President and The First Lady: The DC Eagle Cam Project by Dr. Teena Ruark Gorrow and Craig A. Koppie. Mr. President and The First Lady provides a detailed chronology of the American Bald Eagle nesting season from their mating to the fledging of their young, and grants a rare glimpse of eaglet antics from the American Eagle Foundation’s DC Eagle Cam Project in the nation’s capital.
I found this book very interesting and even my 13-year-old son enjoyed reading this one! I highly recommend for ages 8-14.
About the Authors
In cooperation with the American Eagle Foundation, Teena Ruark Gorrow and Craig A. Koppie present the celebrated story of the bald eagle family featured on the Gorrow, a professor of teacher education at Salisbury University with more than thirty years of experience as a Maryland educator, lives with her husband on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Koppie, a raptor biologist for over three decades with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, makes his home near Annapolis with his family. Through their collaboration, Gorrow and Koppie hope to inspire in others an appreciation for wildlife and promote environmental stewardship. Their other Schiffer titles include the 2014 Green Earth Book Award winner Inside a Bald Eagle’s Nest and the recently released Inside an Osprey’s Nest.
About the Publisher
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers’ passions. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children. Visit to explore our backlist of more than 5,800 titles.


A fun book in the Tractor Mac picture book series, TRACTOR MAC WORTH THE WAIT, by Billy Steers (FSG, on sale 05/09/2017)!
In this cheerful new story, the pigs, Pete and Paul, learn the importance of patience when they try (unsuccessfully) to speed along the growth of Farmer Bill’s prized watermelons. This one is a fun story that young children will love!
About the author: Billy Steers is an author, illustrator, and pilot! In addition to the Tractor Mac series, he has worked on forty other children’s books.
This one is great for parents!
Doctor offers guidebook for working with children with autism.

For many parents and caregivers of young children with autism, one of the first questions, after diagnosis is, “What kind of future can I expect for my child?” Parents were often given little hope that their child could succeed in school, make friends and live a happy, meaningful life.

But, this doesn’t have to be the case for many children.

In “Autism: The Potential Within: The PLAY Project Approach to Helping Young Children with Autism,” Richard Solomon, M.D., offers a guidebook that can help parents discover the therapeutic power of play, when working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

“Through intensive, early intervention, many children can gain the language and social skills to become highly functional in society,” Dr. Solomon said, “if their families and the professionals know how to help them.”

Dr. Solomon is a board-certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician, with over 25 years of experience as a clinician and researcher in the field of autism. As the founder and medical director of The PLAY Project, an autism intervention program, Dr. Solomon has helped thousands of families develop joyful relationships with their young children with autism.

“In this book I’m giving practical, professional advice, based on years of proven success,” Dr. Solomon said. “But I’m giving it with the highest possible personal standard: what I would do for my child, if he or she had autism.”

For more information, visit:

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Improve your coloring skills with these simple, step-by-step instructions for techniques using colored pencils. Intended for beginning artists and coloring book enthusiasts, this guide is ideal for those without formal training but with some experience of coloring with pencils. A wealth of suggestions and exercises will show you how to take your skills to the next level.

Discover how to create volume with such shading techniques as crosshatching, long and short strokes, and color gradation. Learn how to form unique textures that add detail to images. Practice blending techniques and layering one color at a time to control values and colors effectively. Full-color photographs throughout the book illustrate each method as well as lessons in color theory. Eight practice pages from Dover’s bestselling Creative Haven® series of coloring books provide the opportunity to test your new techniques.

Price: $19.95

You can find it here.

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About Sketching: The Art and Practice of Capturing the Moment by Jasper Salwey

Written as a sketching artist’s companion, this guide by a noted author of art instruction manuals attests to the value of sketching as a distinct art form rather than merely a vehicle to achieve more polished works. Artist and author Jasper Salwey details advantages of many drawing media, from pencil to watercolor, and their application to depictions of interior studies, figures, landscapes, seascapes, and architecture.
Suitable for artists and students of moderate to advanced skills, the book makes a case for why the artist needs to sketch and the importance of sketching to the history of art. Salwey’s advice and insights are illustrated by relevant examples that range from works by the Old Masters to those of his great contemporaries, including Frank Brangwyn, Dame Laura Knight, and John Singer Sargent.

Price: $12.95

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A vivid new paper doll collection pays tribute to the legendary star-crossed lovers
Shakespeare enthusiasts, paper doll collectors, and romantics will prize this charming homage to the Bard’s famous sweethearts. Four dolls depict ardent Romeo, lovely Juliet, sympathetic Friar Laurence, and Juliet’s jolly Nurse. Their wardrobe, consisting of 24 colorful and authentic Renaissance costumes plus accessories, is accompanied by quotations from the immortal play. In addition, the book’s inside covers offer the perfect background: a rose-covered balcony.
Price: $11.99


HUG IT OUT is a delightful picture book that encourages its readers to do just that, hug your squabbles out! Whether a crazy uncle starts spouting nonsense, or your cooped up kids squabble with each other, this is a cure for any age: just Hug It Out! I love this one! It is a wonderful book for young children!

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books to facilitate this post.

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