Book of Month

January 15, 2017

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character


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“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—People

Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control.

How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people’s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.

“Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it’s a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall.”—New York Times

“I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids.”—Slate
Mariner Books
$11.94
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January 15, 2017

Official Duck Tape Craft Book: 15 Easy Duck Tape Projects (Design Originals)


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Duck Tape is so much more than just a roll of tape! Sold in more than 25 colors and prints,this enduring symbol of functionality has an endless number of uses, including the fun craft projects in this book. From a simple book cover to a wallet, you can create a variety of useful objects with a few simple tools. You'll find making things with Duck Tape is so fun and easy that you'll stick with it for quite a while.Design Originals-Duck Tape Crafts
$6.00
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January 15, 2017

Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat


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Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too.
For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics.

Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.
$17.99
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January 15, 2017

Comic Book Value Pack (Includes 25 issues)


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Comic books remain an enduring American pastime. A love of slipping away into the world of the X-Men, Batman, Spider-Man, and so many of heroes transcends generations. With this in mind, Birth Comics Death has designed a comic book value pack for those new to comic books or for those rekindling an old hobby. You'll get 25 hand-selected comics. We are careful to include major titles from Marvel and DC. However, we also tuck in a few lesser know titles from Independent publishers. Some comics are very recent, others date back all to the 1980s. The end goal is to give the customer a carefully curated introduction to the incredibly diverse world of comics.All packs come with 25 different comics, 3 collector cards, Birth Comics Death © sticker, and intro to comic grading card. You will NEVER get duplicates of an issue within an individual pack.
Packs are made up 2/3 Marvel & DC and 1/3 Independents (e.g. Image, Valiant, Dark Horse, etc). We make sure they include familiar titles and also some more obscure titles.
All comics are screened for explicit content (e.g. nudity). We are careful to only include comics that would be rated PG-13 (we allow PG, A, T, & T+ rated comics in the packs).
All comics meet a condition of "fine" as defined by the Overstreet Grading Criteria. This simply means that these comics, though from the 80s up to today, appear to have been read a few times and has been handled with moderate care.
Birth Comics Death offers an 90 day extended product warranty if sold by an authorized seller.
$19.95
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