A 5-year Journal
Author: Potter Style
A mother and child share so much together - countless milestones, simple joys, unexpected challenges, and all the little surprising moments in between. This five-year journal will help you capture it all - simply turn to today's date and take a few moments to answer the question at the top of the page. As the journal fills, it will become a loving record and cherished family keepsake.
A 3-Year Journal of Memories and Mementos
Author: Clarkson Potter
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Becoming a grandparent is one of the most exciting and rewarding life events. You have so much to teach your grandchildren-- and so much to learn from them, too. This journal will help you capture that relationship, as well as admire the parent your child has become, all the while recalling time spent with generations before you. You can use it to preserve a new grandchild's first few years, or to admire how an older grandchild is changing. Simply turn to today's date and read the prompt at the top of the page. Fill it up, slot your favorite photo into the pocket on the cover, and enjoy this loving record and cherished family keepsake. The perfect gift for... Mother's Day Father's Day A soon-to-be or new grandparent A birthday
Author: Potter Gift Staff
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Each daily entry in this stylish journal features engaging prompts designed to help writers think about their process, observe the world around them, and focus on the act of crafting thoughtful, beautiful writing. The latest in our popular Q&A a Day series does for writers, wordsmiths, and bibliophiles what Q&A a Day for Creativesdid for visual thinkers. Each page features engaging prompts designed to help writers think about their process, observe the world around them, and focus on the act of crafting thoughtful, beautiful writing. Prompts run from the observational oDescribe in loving detail an object in your field of vision that others might overlook.o to creative writing exercises oWrite an opening sentence in the style of one of your favorite authors.o
Author: Betsy Franco
Publisher: Potter Style
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The newest installment in the wildly successful franchise (Q&A a Day, Q&A a Day for Kids, Our Q&A a Day, Q&A a Day for College), Q&A a Day for Meis the perfect format to commemorate one of the most exciting, emotional, and fast-paced times in a person's adolescence. So much can happen in junior high and high school-new best friends, awkward growth spurts, first crushes, embarrassing moments-what better way for a teen to reflect on how he or she has changed than with this colorful, compact journal? Like other journals in the series, Q&A a Day for Meis filled with 365 questions, one on each page for every day of the year, with space to write down a short response every year for three years. Designed with a vibrant, contemporary cover and notebook-inspired interior, this journal is bright enough to appeal to a younger sensibility without feeling childish.
A Five-Year Journal
Author: Hannah Caner,Aimee Chase
A simple journal that offers one question per day, to be answered on the same day for five years in a row. The questions range from the prosaic ("What did you have for lunch today?") to the contemplative ("Can people really change?"), giving readers a comprehensive look back at their thoughts and feelings over a five-year span. For anybody who has ever given up journaling after being intimidated when facing a blank page, this book makes it easy to take a snapshot of your inner life in just a few minutes each day. The beauty of this journal is that it enables readers to track their emotional growth as well as keep track of memories, and provides an interesting walk down memory lane a few years later. The simple one-question prompts make this book to journaling as adult coloring books are to art - a gateway product with built-in creative inspiration. The specially-sized package features a printed flexi-bound cover, four-color endpapers, quality paper, and bookmark ribbon.
Author: Potter Style
Publisher: Potter Style
Category: Creative ability
"Sketching provides a wellspring of ideas, and sometimes the simplest doodles are most revealing and inspirational. Following the phenomenal success of the Q&A a Dayseries, Q&A a Day for Creativesprovides a visual prompt for every day of the year, ranging from the irreverent (oDraw the socks you're wearingo) to nostalgic (oDraw one favorite room in your childhood homeo) to introspective (oDraw the contents of your mind todayo). Over a four-year period, you'll see how your doodles change as you create a lasting keepsake of your life in art."
Author: Julian Barnes
Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of and, most recently, Pulse. This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he’d left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he’d understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world. A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, The Sense of an Ending is a brilliant new chapter in Julian Barnes’s oeuvre.
Author: Amor Towles
A New York Times bestseller "The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles' debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow]" - Entertainment Weekly "Elegant... as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg" - O, the Oprah Magazine He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel "Towles's greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia." -The New York Times Book Review In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. "And the intrigue! ... [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery... a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama." - The San Francisco Chronicle
Author: Shelley Pearsall
Category: African Americans
"In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--
A Handbook for Development Practitioners
Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Business & Economics
This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.
A Celebration of Motherhood
Author: Samantha Hahn
Category: Family & Relationships
Capturing Brooklyn-based artist Samantha Hahn’s modern sensibility, this inspiring collection of quotes is hand-rendered in signature watercolors. With quotes that range from witty and irreverent to touching and thoughtful, each page presents sentiments and snippets of wisdom that speak to the spirit of motherhood. Contributions come from literary icons, political activists, lifestyle bloggers, fashion designers, and more—and are chronologically organized into chapters on beginnings, comforting, teaching, encouraging, and letting go. This gift book is published in conjunction with a guided journal from Abrams Noterie, Stories for My Child. Together or separately, they make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or a baby shower.
Author: V.S. Naipaul
Publisher: Vintage Canada
In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous -- and endless -- struggle to weaken their hold over him, and purchase a house of his own. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Poverty and Profit in the American City
Author: Matthew Desmond
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
A Harvard sociologist examines the challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems. Set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Category: Family & Relationships
“Rachel Macy Stafford's post "The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up" was a true phenomenon on The Huffington Post, igniting countless conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas. Hands Free Mama has the power to keep that conversation going and remind us that we must not let our lives pass us by.” --Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ DISCOVER THE POWER, JOY, AND LOVE of Living “Hands Free” If technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it’s no wonder we’re distracted. But this isn’t the way it has to be. In July 2010, special education teacher and mother Rachel Macy Stafford decided enough was enough. Tired of losing track of what matters most in life, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of largely meaningless distractions and engage in meaningful soul-to-soul connections. She started a blog to chronicle her endeavors and soon saw how both external and internal distractions had been sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves most. Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn’t mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn’t mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions. So join Rachel and go hands-free. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart—and your hands—to the possibilities of each God-given moment.
Author: Veera Hiranandani
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together. Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future.
the diary of a young girl
Author: Anne Frank
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.
Create Your Own Personal Time Capsule
Author: Aimee Chase
Publisher: Castle Point Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A fun and clever way for kids to keep track and look back. One Question a Day for Kids is a guided journal with fun and thoughtful questions for each day of the year. By answering the same question every day for three years, children will be able to see how their thoughts, creativity, and even handwriting changes from year to year. Prompts are short and sweet, allowing kids to answer as concisely (or elaborately) as they want. Questions include: If you could have a super power, what would it be? What's the grossest thing you've ever seen? Which of your friends do you trust the most? What's one thing your parents don't know about you? Rate your teachers from favorite to least favorite.