Why I Like My Grandma S House

Author: W. R. Langston
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456896156
File Size: 68,68 MB
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In the eyes of a child, there is no one more special than grandma. "Why I Like My Grandma‛s House," is designed for parents or grandparents to spend quality time with their child. This book helps with learning and understanding a child‛s likes and dislikes while building a stronger bond between parent and child.

Chicken Soup For The Soul To Grandma With Love

Author: Jack Canfield
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453278907
File Size: 43,87 MB
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"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." For those of us who aren't poets, it isn't always easy. To Grandmom, with Love gives everyone who has ever been at a loss for words the perfect expression of the love in their hearts and souls. This nostalgic gift book, with bright and cheerful interior designs combined with short stories, quotes, affirmations and tender thoughts beautifully express our appreciation and devotion for the myriad daily miracles grandmas bring to our lives. The charm of the perfect Mother's Day gift-card with the inspiration and warmth only Chicken Soup can provide.

Finding The Edge My Life On The Ice

Author: Karen Chen
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062822780
File Size: 73,19 MB
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Figure skating icon and U.S. National Champion Karen Chen tells the amazing story of her rise to the top, featuring never-before-seen photos and behind-the-scenes details from her journey on and off the ice! At seventeen years old, Karen Chen has already achieved what some girls only dream of—and yet it’s only the beginning for this incredibly talented athlete. The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Karen began to figure skate at just five years old. Ten years and many grueling training sessions later, she broke out at the 2015 US Championships with a bronze medal. This was after sustaining a nearly career-ending ankle fracture a year earlier. In 2017, Karen became the US National Champion, winning gold in two programs and receiving the highest score ever recorded for the short program at the US National level. Now for the first time, Karen shares the story of how she got where she is today—and where she’s going next. Karen has already overcome astounding obstacles, and her grit, determination, and positive attitude have made her future truly limitless. In Finding the Edge, she shares, in her own words, what it’s like to be Karen Chen—and what it takes to achieve the impossible. Features a foreword from Kristi Yamaguchi, the Olympic champion, two-time World champion, and U.S. champion.

Organic Gardening

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Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.

Straw Bale Gardens Complete Updated Edition

Author: Joel Karsten
Editor: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 0760365245
File Size: 31,47 MB
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This new edition of Straw Bale Gardens Complete is the only book you need to get started with the revolutionary gardening method that has taken the world by storm. Written by Joel Karsten, the originator of Straw Bale Gardening, this exciting update contains detailed, start-to-finish instructions for growing vegetables in straw anywhere, plus many new ideas and projects, including how to set up a greenhouse for less than $100 that allows you to start seeds on top of heat-generating straw bale benches. Whatever your gardening challenge, Straw Bale Gardening holds the solution. Have a small or unusual space? Straw Bale Gardening is perfect for urban, rooftop, and balcony gardens. Contaminated soil? Planting in straw bales eliminates the problem. Are you inundated by weeds? With straw bales, there is no weeding. The advantages of growing a Straw Bale Garden go on and on: they require 75 percent less labor, their raised height makes planting easier, they extend the growing season, prevent disease and insect issues, are portable, hold water well but are impossible to overwater, they create excellent compost, and can be grown 100 percent organically. Imagine building a simple shoulder season seed-starter greenhouse for under $100 and then heating it with six bales of straw. In this all-new section, Karsten explains how you can build his six-week greenhouse, and set all of your seed trays on the nice warm benches inside, made from straw bales. The heat generated during their early decomposition is the entire heat source for the tiny greenhouse. Among the new subjects: Building and heating the six-week greenhouse for less than $100 Cultivating mushrooms in straw bales Tips and ideas for making your straw bale garden more attractive How to make a cold frame with straw bales Trellising projects for growing vertically And much more Assure your success with Straw Bale Gardening with instructions and advice direct from the pioneer of the method.

The Adventures Of Anatole

Author: Nancy Willard
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681372932
File Size: 28,46 MB
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Newbery Medal-winning author Nancy Willard's trilogy of adventure tales, now in one volume. Children won't be able to put down these stories of the journeys of a boy and his orange cat, Plumpet. Anatole has a knack for seeking and finding adventure, often with Plumpet, his orange cat, who is accustomed to ghost trains, amnesiac soldiers, flying horses, and wallpaper portals, just a few of the enchantments encountered along the way. From his perilous search for wild fennel to cure his grandmother’s asthma, to his high-stakes game of checkers to save his uncle from a wizard’s evil spell, Anatole’s missions will keep young readers turning the pages of this omnibus edition of the Newbery Medal–winning author Nancy Willard’s trilogy of fantasy tales: Sailing to Cythera, The Island of the Grass King, and Uncle Terrible. David McPhail’s pen-and-ink illustrations throughout are beautifully detailed engagements with Willard’s world of make-believe. Anatole may be small but he is determined to right the wrongs he finds in each of the lands he enters. Whether kindness or evil will prevail is a matter of suspense, but Anatole is always on the side of the light.

Deer In My Garden

Author: Carolyn Singer
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 0977425150
File Size: 58,97 MB
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Complete listing of deer-resistant groundcovers & edgers.

Apple Cake And Baklava

Author: Kathrin Rohmann
Editor: Darf Publishers Ltd.
ISBN: 1850773203
File Size: 72,13 MB
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Leila is the new girl in Max’s class in rural Germany, and they soon become close friends. She has fled Syria with her family, having left her beloved grandmother and father behind. Her most cherished object is a walnut from her grandmother’s garden. Max is close to his own grandmother, who is very understanding of Leila’s situation, having fled her home in Pommern as a little girl. Leila is desperately sad when she loses her beloved walnut and, in a failed attempt, sets out to return to Syria. Apple Cake and Baklava is a story about otherness, openness and the willingness to come to know one another. Many children will be aware of the latest surge of refugees and their plight. Leila’s is a sadly universal and timeless story of leaving behind a home country forever. While set in rural Northern Germany, it could equally take place in most European countries. This is an absorbing book for older primary and younger middle-school children, and Franziska Harvey’s lovely black-and-white illustrations – some small, some full page – enrich the story.

A Tortilla Is Like Life

Author: Carole M. Counihan
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292782446
File Size: 75,79 MB
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Located in the southern San Luis Valley of Colorado, the remote and relatively unknown town of Antonito is home to an overwhelmingly Hispanic population struggling not only to exist in an economically depressed and politically marginalized area, but also to preserve their culture and their lifeways. Between 1996 and 2006, anthropologist Carole Counihan collected food-centered life histories from nineteen Mexicanas—Hispanic American women—who had long-standing roots in the Upper Rio Grande region. The interviews in this groundbreaking study focused on southern Colorado Hispanic foodways—beliefs and behaviors surrounding food production, distribution, preparation, and consumption. In this book, Counihan features extensive excerpts from these interviews to give voice to the women of Antonito and highlight their perspectives. Three lines of inquiry are framed: feminist ethnography, Latino cultural citizenship, and Chicano environmentalism. Counihan documents how Antonito's Mexicanas establish a sense of place and belonging through their knowledge of land and water and use this knowledge to sustain their families and communities. Women play an important role by gardening, canning, and drying vegetables; earning money to buy food; cooking; and feeding family, friends, and neighbors on ordinary and festive occasions. They use food to solder or break relationships and to express contrasting feelings of harmony and generosity, or enmity and envy. The interviews in this book reveal that these Mexicanas are resourceful providers whose food work contributes to cultural survival.

Encounter On The Great Plains

Author: Karen V. Hansen
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199968918
File Size: 52,43 MB
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In 1904, the first Scandinavian settlers moved onto the Spirit Lake Dakota Indian Reservation. These land-hungry immigrants struggled against severe poverty, often becoming the sharecropping tenants of Dakota landowners. Yet the homesteaders' impoverishment did not impede their quest to acquire Indian land, and by 1929 Scandinavians owned more reservation acreage than their Dakota neighbors. Norwegian homesteader Helena Haugen Kanten put it plainly: "We stole the land from the Indians." With this largely unknown story at its center, Encounter on the Great Plains brings together two dominant processes in American history: the unceasing migration of newcomers to North America, and the protracted dispossession of indigenous peoples who inhabited the continent. Drawing on fifteen years of archival research and 130 oral histories, Karen V. Hansen explores the epic issues of co-existence between settlers and Indians and the effect of racial hierarchies, both legal and cultural, on marginalized peoples. Hansen offers a wealth of intimate detail about daily lives and community events, showing how both Dakotas and Scandinavians resisted assimilation and used their rights as new citizens to combat attacks on their cultures. In this flowing narrative, women emerge as resourceful agents of their own economic interests. Dakota women gained autonomy in the use of their allotments, while Scandinavian women staked and "proved up" their own claims. Hansen chronicles the intertwined stories of Dakotas and immigrants-women and men, farmers, domestic servants, and day laborers. Their shared struggles reveal efforts to maintain a language, sustain a culture, and navigate their complex ties to more than one nation. The history of the American West cannot be told without these voices: their long connections, intermittent conflicts, and profound influence over one another defy easy categorization and provide a new perspective on the processes of immigration and land taking.

A Taste For Gardening

Author: Lisa Taylor
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131718646X
File Size: 77,98 MB
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Is the garden a consumption site where identities are constructed? Do gardeners make aesthetic choices according to how they are positioned by class and gender? This book presents the first scholarly analysis of the relationship between media interest in gardening and cultural identities. With an examination of aesthetic dispositions as a symbolic mode of communication closely aligned to peoples' identities and drawing on ethnographic data gathered from encounters with gardeners, this book maps a typology of gardening taste, revealing that gardening - how plants are chosen, planted and cared for - is a classed and gendered practice manifested in specific types of visual aesthetics. This timely and original book develops a new area within cultural studies while contributing to debates about lifestyle and lifestyle media, consumption, class and methodology. A must read for anybody concerned with or intrigued by the cultural construction of identification practices.

Stories From The Past

Author: Narrative Essays by Mayo's 7th Grade Students.
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430329610
File Size: 47,72 MB
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A collection of narrative essays written by Mr. Mayo's 7th grade English students.

Dads Kids And Fitness

Author: William Marsiglio
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813584876
File Size: 51,20 MB
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Now more than ever, American dads act as hands-on caregivers who are devoted to keeping themselves and their families healthy. Yet, men are also disproportionately likely to neglect their own health care, diets, and exercise routines—bad habits that they risk passing on to their children. In Dads, Kids, and Fitness, William Marsiglio challenges dads to become more health-conscious in how they live and raise their children. His conclusions are drawn not only from his revealing interviews with a diverse sample of dads and pediatric healthcare professionals, but also from his own unique personal experiences—as a teenage father who, thirty-one years later, became a later-life dad to a second son. Marsiglio’s research highlights the value of treating dads as central players in what he calls the social health matrix, which can serve both healthy children and those with special needs. He also outlines how schools, healthcare facilities, religious groups, and other organizations can help dads make a positive imprint on their families’ health, fitness, and well-being. Anchored in compelling life stories of joy, tragedy, and resilience, Dads, Kids, and Fitness extends and deepens public conversation about health at a pivotal historical moment. Its progressive message breathes new life into discussions about fathering, manhood, and health.

What S Growing In Grandma S Garden

Author: Susan Soares
Editor: Bookbaby
ISBN: 9781543974461
File Size: 42,79 MB
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A grandmother and her grandson share a love for gardening. They explore different plants including fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs. They also examine the bugs that come with gardening life including both good and bad bugs. One of grandma's favorite plants is cannabis. She uses the plant both for healing and for relaxation. She teaches the grandson about the reasons why some things are just for grownups. Children are smarter than we give them credit for (I know my grandchildren are!) and this book is a way for them to "just say know" when it comes to cannabis.Now that cannabis is legal in a majority of US States and opening up worldwide, it's time to start talking to our children about cannabis. Children are smarter than we give them credit for. That is the largest failure of D.A.R.E. when they used the motto "Just Say NO!" when they should have said, "Just Say KNOW!". Don't hide your consumption from your children. It's time to have a conversation with your children about cannabis and this book is a perfect way to talk about it!

Meridia S Garden Book One

Author: Melanie Wadsworth
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365462188
File Size: 19,94 MB
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Regie S Rainbow Adventure

Author: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
Editor: Front Edge Publishing
ISBN: 1942011660
File Size: 74,26 MB
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These days, millions of kids—and adults—love superheroes. Regie’s Rainbow Adventure® tells the truly amazing story of how a creative team at the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan invented a broccoli-shaped superhero and sent him into classrooms to help young children learn the importance of eating fruits and vegetables as they also more physically active. While fun and fanciful, this is serious stuff. For more than half a century, the National Kidney Foundation has fought against the leading causes of kidney disease, including obesity, hypertension and diabetes. In recent years, however, nationwide research has revealed an increase in these diseases in early childhood. So, the Foundation turned to a colorful, creative campaign featuring this green-haired, broccoli-shaped superhero named Regie. In the pages of this book, you’ll get an insider’s view of how this team created Regie. You’ll learn about the serious issues they are confronting in early childhood. Then, you’ll hear from the creative people who continue to develop Regie’s story, his image and his classroom activities. You’ll also visit a classroom with the team and see how the Regie program interacts with these young children. It’s an exciting adventure and this unique book provides lots of ideas readers can use to consider bringing such a program to their communities.

Time To Let It Go

Author: Chloe Jays
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504937929
File Size: 71,64 MB
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My book is based on a true story. I was motivated to write this book to help the reader understand that determination is your success. The obstacles we experience in our life cannot stop us get what we want to gain in life. The girl called Chloe lived through hell on earth, but that did not make her give up in life. She had a very high faith and the worse things seemed to be at her surrounding the more she was motivated to build her life and never to live in such situation or poverty again. Chloes determination is to see that her children will never live the life she lived. Chloe stay focused at the time. She never even ran away from those who were hostile to her. Her life is a great testimony for those who saw her growing up, including her grandmother and all the villagers and her family. She completely transformed her life. She had such a high spirit that she knew no lion can frighten her. She believed she will give a giant fight, for she knew it was her right to have happiness at last. This book can help a reader to have some courage to face life under whatever the circumstances. My point of writing my book is that it came to my understanding that many people blame themselves because of wicked people who try to make their selves happy by doing evil and abusing others. There are people who are losers in life, and they want everyone to be where they are. This book is to help you as a reader know that these kinds of bad guys can never be satisfied whether they are rich or poor. Never give up. Chloe did not give up. She was so much of an example to the school where she went, including her fellow students who bullied her in school because of her poverty. Poverty is unjust; it falls to any man at any time.

Garden Design For The Short Season Yard

Author: Lyndon Penner
Editor: Brush Education
ISBN: 1550596004
File Size: 62,24 MB
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Tired of advice for gorgeous yards that can only be created in climates like California, southern Ontario or Victoria? Author Lyndon Penner wrote Garden Design for the Short Season Yard for you, because he knows prairie gardeners face challenges no one faces in gentler climates. Anyone can learn the basics of garden design. In this accessible guide, you’ll discover the pros’ secrets: practical ways to transform your yard using basic design principles. You can create an aesthetically pleasing yard that meets your needs, whether you want stunning curb appeal, privacy, low maintenance, or a lush retreat. You’ll develop your eye for design with Lyndon’s short critiques of gardens, both good and bad. You’ll also find worksheets to help you design your own garden. With his signature style and wit, Lyndon delivers his expert advice for a four-season makeover for your yard. Topics include: Elements of design, such as scale, balance, texture, colour and repetition. Choosing a theme and a focal point. Weather, diseases and pests. Low-maintenance, water-wise, and shade gardening. Trees, perennials, annuals and permanent garden features. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

Girl On The Prairie

Author: Joyce Larson Yexley
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1973603241
File Size: 38,51 MB
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Challenges of childhood are reflected in a girls diary as she struggles to understand her weaknesses and strengths. Her fears and relationships lead to an uplifting and humorous journey while maturing into a teenager. Later she realizes her challenges are overcome by her faith in God and the stability of loving parents.

Jaclyn S Gift

Author: Jennifer Lynn Jackson
Editor: Jennifer Jackson
ISBN: 9781432736972
File Size: 55,73 MB
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She was a fatherless girl, an abused wife, and a panic-stricken young woman. The only way she was going to survive was to accept help from God. Jaclyn's Gift is the inspiring true story of how God heals His wounded children. Within these deeply personal and profound pages, author Jennifer L. Jackson shares her life's journey and revelations. Though her early years are rife with troubles, she experiences vivid and sometimes prophetic dreams and visions. No matter how low she falls, always within her is the search for that one special gift she knows God has for her. With His help and guidance, she finally realizes that her purpose in life is to truly help others. "We are human, and yes, it is hard to let go of some things. But we always find our own way to solve an issue, when we need to just let it go and let God take care of it. He will do it in his own time, and all we have to say is, God, I give you my problem, I cannot do it alone, I cannot carry it around with me because I have no answer. I have tried several things and I am out of options to try. So would you please carry my load and find my solution? Yes, that is the prayer to pray."