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By J.M. Hirsch

Longing for more than yet another limp salad? Tired of tussling with the kids over junk food lunch kits? Sounds like you’ve got the lunch box blues. J. M. Hirsch has the fix.

But it isn’t a cookbook. Because when it comes to lunch, nobody has time to break out a recipe to bang out a brown bag special. Busy people need lunch ideas. Lots of them. And those ideas need to be healthy, fast, easy, affordable, and delicious.

That’s what Beating the Lunch Box Blues is—an idea book to inspire anyone daunted by the daily ordeal of packing lunch. Jammed with nearly 200 photos and more than 500 tips and meals, this book is designed to save families time, money, and their sanity.

Whether you want to jazz up a grilled cheese, turn leftover steak into a DIY taco kit, or make pizza “sushi,” Hirsch has it covered. And because the best lunches often are built from the leftovers of great suppers, he has also included 30 fast and flavorful dinner recipes designed to make enough for tomorrow, too. Crazy good stuff like short ribs braised in a Rosemary-Port Sauce, Hoisin-Glazed Meatloaf, and kid-friendly classics such as Turkey Sloppy Joes and American Chop Suey.

With ideas this easy and this delicious, there’s no reason to let the lunch box blues get you down.

Paperback book containing 208 pages.

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By Julie Montalbano

Starting middle school can be scary. But knowing what to expect will make girls feel more confident. Packed with tips and fun quizzes, she will get the inside scoop on topics like classes, lockers, homework, and getting involved in after-school activities.

She will get help deciding the best way to introduce herself to those new classmates.

Plus, there are letters from girls who were just as worried about starting middle school, and advice from girls who have already been there.

Paperback book containing 96 pages.

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By Jackie Zorovich and Kristina Sacci

Master the art of creating Zoku Quick Pops faster than ever! With over 40 quick and delicious recipes, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Those with a penchant for light and healthy pops will love Just Peachy and Watermelon, while those with a love for decadent desserts will devour Marble Cheesecake and Key Lime Pie. The collection ranges from nostalgic favourites like Neapolitan and Mint Chip to trendy flavours like Pink Mojito and Chai!

Also included are Zoku's original pop-making techniques, decorating ideas, and tips to inspire Quick Pop enthusiasts to create their own unique recipes!

Intended for use with Zoku Quick Pop Makers (sold separately).

Softcover containing 96 pages.

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By Mojang

You're alone, in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You only have a few minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you... What do you do?

The Minecraft Beginner's Handbook might just save your life. Inside you'’ll find expert tips on how to build shelter, find and gather resources, and craft armour and weapons to protect yourself from the terrifying creatures that come out at night.

Filled with exclusive tips from the creator, Markus "Notch" Persson, as well as experts and celebrities, the Minecraft Beginners Handbook teaches readers how to survive and make it to the next level in this elaborate gaming universe.

Hardcover book contains 80 pages.

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Destined to be toted in school backpacks everywhere, DK's new encyclopedia series for young readers contains on-the-spot information in children's favorite subject areas. Kids love facts: they want to know about the biggest, fastest, tallest, and oldest everything. Full of instant information, these books feature a fresh and striking design that is sure to appeal to the middle-grade audience. These single-subject guides offer a unique catalog-style presentation, which clearly lays out individual subcategories with concise and punchy text covering all of the essential information on whatever topic is at hand.

Featuring more than 125 individual breeds of horses, ponies and their cousins — zebras, mules and donkeys — Pocket Genius: Horses looks at the anatomy and behavior of horses at work and at play.

Hardcover reference book containing 160 pages.

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By Dorling Kindersley

Super Wrestler (series 1), Hula Dancer (series 3), Minotaur (series 6) and the ever-popular Bunny Suit Guy (series 7) are just a few of the fun and fantastic characters who inhabit the LEGO® Minifigures world. This enchanting Character Encyclopedia is the perfect way to discover more about them. Featuring character biography, images, and irresistible LEGO® facts, this will be the ultimate resource for fans of these addictive collectibles.

  • Features over 300 full-colour images.
  • Includes every LEGO® character from the first 10 collectible minifigures series
  • Includes an exclusive LEGO® minfigure!

Hardcover, contains 208 pages.

LEGO® and the LEGO® logo are trademarks of the ©2014 LEGO® Group.

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Building on the success of wildly popular The LEGO® Ideas Book, LEGO® Play Book has all-new ways to encourage kids to think, build, and play creatively.

Featuring more than 200 different LEGO® builds, this fun guide encourages readers to use their imagination and play in new ways, creating amazing LEGO® models of their very own. Featuring a mixture of simple, medium, and complex models, LEGO® Play Book will teach builders tips and tricks to get the most out of their blocks. All-new models along with all-new photography bring LEGO® bricks to life.

There are "ten-minute builds" for quick play sessions, a "cool brick" feature with ideas for using key LEGO® bricks, and a "handful of bricks" section exploring what can be done with a limited collection of LEGO® bricks. This book is fantastic for any LEGO® builder looking to be inspired to build and create.

Hardcover containing 200 pages.

LEGO® and the LEGO® logo are trademarks of the ©2013 LEGO® Group.

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Expecto patronum! Meet the magical minifigures of the LEGO Harry Potter world in DK's latest addition to our new series, LEGO Harry Potter: The Characters of the Magical World!

From the multiple variations of Harry and Ron to the unique characteristics of Snape and Voldemort, readers can learn about each minifigure and the magical sets they star in while learning fun and interesting LEGO Harry Potter facts! In-depth profiles alongside dynamic photography will help you to increase your LEGO Harry Potter knowledge and perhaps encourage young readers to conjure up a few spells of their own!

Includes: book and 1 exclusive minifigure!

Hardcover containing 144 pages.

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By Jennifer Farley

It seemed as though frozen drinks had been stuck in a rut for quite some time. Zoku noticed that they mainly showed up in convenience stores and movie theaters and the options were usually limited to artificial ingredients and basic flavours. Zoku decided it was time to introduce The Art of Slush!

This book features an assortment of slushies (as well as milkshakes and smoothies) that are designed to work with the Zoku Slush and Shake Maker. The Art of Slush contains both healthy and decadent options with room for flexibility and fun. With the broad range of ingredients in these recipes, you can create artful slush masterpieces to delight everyone.

 

Soft cover containing 96 pages.

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Ages 7 and up

The DK LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia brings 2 of your favourite things together again in a fun, chunky format that kids and adults are sure to love! This illustrated encyclopedia features in-depth profiles showing interesting and never-before-seen elements of all your favourite LEGO Star Wars minifigures.

With more than 400 captivating images and loads of fascinating facts, the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia is sure to keep both LEGO lovers and Star Wars fans reading for hours!

Includes: hardcover encyclopedia and 1 exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure!

Hardcover containing 208 pages.

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Ages 7 and up

By Daniel Lipkowitz

You have what it takes! Did you ever wonder what you can do with all of those LEGO bricks after you have created the project they came with? Unlock your imagination with over 500 ideas from LEGO fans like you!

Now with The LEGO Ideas Book from DK, you can take what you already have and make something new! The book is divided into 6 themed chapters - transportation, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure, and useful makes - each with basic templates of key models and spreads to inspire you to create your own.

Hints and tips from Master Builders can help you turn your classic car into a race car or add a bridge to your castle! Don't be concerned if you haven't got all the bricks you need: this book also shows how to simplify details, making this a great user-friendly guide for any building ability.

Featuring all-new LEGO building projects, tips to supplement and enhance your LEGO creations, inspirational builds, and expert advice from LEGO Master Builders, The LEGO Ideas Book will keep kids of all ages creating for hours!

Hardcover containing 200 pages.

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This set of over 50 colourful cards shows the flags of every country in the world! Each flag is accompanied by country fact data, from capital cities to currencies. Feature panels on each Usborne Spotter's Card tell more about flag designs, symbols and traditions and internet links provide lots more flag information!

Box contains approximately 54 cards, measuring approximately 4" wide x 6" high.

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Merriam-Webster's French-English Dictionary is designed to meet the needs of English and French speakers throughout the world. It is intended for language learners, teachers, office workers, tourists- anyone who needs to communicate effectively in the French and English languages as they are spoken and written today.

Understand quickly and easily! Clear, precise definitions, sensibly organized, deliver the words you need, including Internet terms, abbreviations, and geographical names.

Speak and write accurately! Abundant examples of words used in context, IPA pronunciations, an introduction to French grammar, and tables of regular and irregular verbs guide correct usage.

Communicate globally! Features European French and American English. Also includes more Canadian terms than any other bilingual dictionary, as well as popular British variants.

Softcover containing 804 pages.

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Ages 6 and up

Were all dinosaurs fierce? How Fast Could they Run?

By: Elizabeth MacLeod

Inside you can discover what Tyrannosaurus liked to eat? How baby dinosaurs were born? Why Stegosaurus had plates on it’s back?…and much more!

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Ages 7 and up

Perfect for getting children out into the open air to discover nature, this colourful, easy and fun bird guide is ideal for beginning birders! DK Spot the Bird covers more than 100 of the most common North American birds. Each page features one bird, along with a full-colour photograph and clear, concise text to pick out the main identifying features.

Colourful symbols let young naturalists know what the bird eats, where it lives, how many eggs it lays, and whether it will be seen alone or in flocks. To add fun to the challenge of spotting them, all the birds have stickers - when children spot the bird, they can add their sticker!

Softcover containig 120 pages.

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Ages 8 and up

By Andrew Podnieks

Celebrate the NHL's most amazing stats, records and achievements! With a contemporary design and loads of incredible photographs, NHL themes and logos, and fantastic hockey writing, Records Forever: Hockey's Unbeatable Achievements is a must-have for any hockey fan!

Hockey fans love records. They love to see what player holds the record for most points, most goals, the greatest number of assists and most amount of penalty minutes. Each season, there is a new points leader and records created one year are surpassed another. But for some players and teams, their achievements are so great that their record is considered next to unbeatable!

Just a few unbeatable achievements:

  • To better Wayne Gretzky's 2,857 career points would require that a player have 29 consecutive 100 point seasons.
  • Buffalo Sabres scoring 9 goals in a single period - when will that happen again?
  • George Hainsworth's 22 shut-outs in a single season - with today's sharpshooters, protecting a win, let alone a shutout, let alone 22 shutouts in a season, is an incredible challenge!

Hardcover containing 256 pages.

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By Ron Davidson, Foreword by Ron MacLean

At last! A book that focuses on the development of individual hockey skills and promotes a mastery of body positioning, skating and stick work. Learning these skills gives players a strong fundamental understanding of how to move effectively on the ice in any gameplay situation.

The skills are organized in 4 sections: Fundamentals, Skating Techniques, Stick Work, and Dekeing and Deception. As the reader progresses through a chapter, the level of difficulty of each skill increases, ultimately covering every fundamental move and technique needed for an outstanding and total comprehension of the play. Davidson's progressive-learning approach teaches beginners the proper techniques, hones the skills of intermediate-level players and challenges elite players with the additional skills they need!

Some of the 50 critical skills presented in this eye-opening collection include:

  • Forward stride
  • Backward crossunder
  • Drive and delay
  • Heel-to-heel turns
  • Tight turns
  • Extending your reach
  • Receiving off-target shooting
  • The Forsberg deke
  • The Datsyuk deke

Ron Davidson played on Canada's national team at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. He has directed hockey camps, schools and clinics in Canada, the U.S. and throughout Europe, and he has directed schools and clinics for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and Ottawa Senators. His hockey-skill philosophies and teachings are seen on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada in a segment called "Think Hockey."

Softcover containing 144 pages.

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By M. Gary Neuman L.M.H.C. with Patricia Romanowski

Designed to help parents help their children through divorce, this book is based on the program mandated by many American Family Courts. More than 100 pieces of artwork from children of divorce will help you appreciate how kids perceive the experience. It has age appropriate sections for all ages, and dozens of special activities and fun exercises that will help you communicate and get closer to your child.

M. Gary Neuman is a licensed mental-health counselor, a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator, a rabbi, and the creator of the nationally recognized Sandcastles program for children of divorce. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, Dateline, the Today show, Good Morning America, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and 5 children in Miami Beach, Florida.

Softcover containing 480 pages.

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Ages 8 and up

By Jeremy Beckett

LEGO® Star Wars™:The Visual Dictionary elucidates, illuminates, and excites even the most discerning LEGO Group, Star Wars™, and minifigure fans around the world. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and more are brought to life with dozens of little-known facts and hundreds of photos, as are accessories, vehicles, weapons, and even the Death Star! Learn about the history, manufacture, and construction of the minifigures of the Star Wars galaxy, and come away a LEGO® Jedi Master.

Hardcover contains 96 pages and one Star Wars™ Lego minifigure.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2010 The LEGO Group. ©2009 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Production by Dorling Kindersley under license from the LEGO Group.

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Ages 10 and up

By Rick Riordan

It's the handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy! This novelty companion to the best-selling series comes complete with trading cards, full-colour diagrams and maps, all packaged in a handy, "manual-size" book with a crisp, magnetic flap enclosure.

Hardcover containing 148 pages.

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