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14 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced First and Second Grade Readers

Finding books for young readers who are capable of reading beyond their grade level can often be a challenge — especially for first and second …

Books

The Shocking Made-For-TV Documentary Too Real To Air

Many made-for-TV documentaries with a teen target audience attempt to scare them into avoiding sex, drinking, drugs, crime and violence by showing …

Best Fantasy Books

Sometimes, I find myself in need of a very specific reading experience. I need to be swept away to a world that will let me forget about my own …

Starvation Heights

• <b>Author:</b> Gregg Olsen<p><b>In this true story—a haunting saga of medical murder set in an era of steamships and gaslights—Gregg Olsen reveals one of the most unusual and disturbing criminal cases in American history.</b><p>In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, arrived at a sanitorium …

The Lost Island

• <b>Author:</b> Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child<p><b>INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the …

Bedwetting: 4 Truths Every Parent Must Know

If your child wets the bed, here are four important things a pediatric urologist wants you to know. Most importantly: Bedwetting is highly treatable.<p>The other day I saw a 16-year-old bedwetting patient who'd never had a dry night. His mom told me: "At age 5, 8, 10, the pediatrician kept saying, …

Sleep Disorders

The Devil's Library

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Pugh<p>“Pugh’s first novel is a magnificent achievement. Let us hope he returns to enthral us with another very soon.” <br>David Dickinson, author of the Powerscourt series<p>The Otiosi? As far as Mathew Longstaff knows, they’re just a group of harmless scholars with an eccentric interest in the …

The Girl Who Came Home

• <b>Author:</b> Hazel Gaynor<p>Inspired by true events, the New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanic—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores the tragedy's impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and …

Waking Gods

• <b>Author:</b> Sylvain Neuvel<p><b>In the gripping sequel to Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel’s innovative series about human-alien contact takes another giant step forward.</b><p><b>“Sleeping Giants may have debuted his thrilling saga, but Waking Gods proves that Neuvel’s scope is more daring than readers could have</b> …

The Leaning Pile of Books

<i>The Leaning Pile of Books is a feature where I talk about books I got over the last week–old or new, bought or received for review consideration</i> …

Caledonia Fae Series: Books 1-3

• <b>Author:</b> India Drummond<p><b>Caledonia Fae Books 1-3: Blood Faerie, Azuri Fae, Enemy of the Fae.</b> <br>Plucked from their homes and transported to the fae realm, a handful of humans from around the world must survive, tame their magic, and some will even find love. Forces that oppose them will stop at nothing …

10 Best Foods To Prep On Sunday So Your Meals Are A Breeze All Week

A little planning (and chopping) will set you up for healthy eating success.<p>Who has time to make lunch every morning before work, or a balanced …

America's First Daughter

• <b>Author:</b> Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie<p>THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<p>In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha …

17 DIY Sauces, Spices and Spreads That Snub the Pre-Packaged Stuff

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>With so many easy-to-grab condiments, spreads and spices …

Ruthless

• <b>Author:</b> Ron Miscavige & Dan Koon<p><b>*Now a #1 New York Times bestseller*</b><p><b>"Compulsively readable..." —LA Weekly</b><p><b>“Excoriating memoir" —Publisher's Weekly</b><p><b>“A sad and painful but bravely told story.” —Kirkus Reviews</b><p>The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the …

Epic Fantasy Meets Ancient Rome: An Interview with Michael Livingston, Author of "The Shards of Heaven" and "The Gates of Hell"

What happens when a historian brings his love of the fantasy genre to crafting a trilogy? In the case of Michael Livingston's adrenaline-pumping Shards novels, what you get resembles a cross between HBO's <i>Rome</i> and <i>Game of Thrones</i>. Set in the era of the Roman Empire, featuring such famous figures as …

14 Easy And Impressive Holiday Brunch Recipes

Don't be a short order cook this holiday season. Set out some of these easy and impressive dishes and everyone in the family will be happy -- especially you.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>Baked oatmeal is a comforting Amish breakfast casserole with a consistency similar …

Fantastic Comics For Harry Potter Fans, And Where To Find Them

<i>Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2</i> released in theater five years ago, but despite this, the books and movies have remained culturally …

Crispy Cheesy Cauliflower Hash Browns – Low Carb

DITCH THE HIGH CARB POTATOES FOR THESE FILLING LOW CARB CAULIFLOWER HASH BROWNS. These Crispy Cheesy Cauliflower hash browns will satisfy your potato …

Grab-and-Go Quick Breakfast Recipes

Eating a smart breakfast leads to healthier choices all day long. Make any one of these quick breakfast recipes ahead, and that’s one less thing you …

The American Heiress

• <b>Author:</b> Daisy Goodwin<p><b>Now including an excerpt from VICTORIA: A Novel, by Daisy Goodwin, the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS.</b><p><b>"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora</b> …

Shadow Demons

• <b>Author:</b> Sarra Cannon<p>If Harper Madison's learned anything, it's that in Peachville, there's a fine line between good and evil.<p>That line is about to be crossed.<p>Read The Shadow Demons Saga:<br>BEAUTIFUL DEMONS (Book 1)<br>INNER DEMONS (Book 2)<br>BITTER DEMONS (Book 3)<br>SHADOW DEMONS (Book 4)<br>RIVAL DEMONS (Book …

The Veil Series

• <b>Author:</b> Pippa DaCosta<p><b>Get the first 3 books in The Veil Series</b><p><i>Beyond The Veil, #1</i> <i><br>Devil May Care, #2</i> <i><br>Darkest Before Dawn, #3</i><p><b>"A spectacular series."</b> <b><br>"Epic!!" "One of the best urban fantasies out there!"</b> <b><br>"Crazy beautiful."*</b> <i>Goodreads reviewers</i><p><b>Beyond The Veil</b><p>Charlie Henderson is living a lie. Her real name …

How Do You Remember?

<i>When a baby is born, it's a mother's instinct to protect her baby. When a baby dies, it's a mother's instinct to protect their memory.</i> --- Unknown Author<p>For some moms, protecting their baby's memory happens when they release pink balloons into a blue sky, or plant a tree that blooms each spring. …

30 Vegetarian Soups for Weight Loss

It’s finally that time of year—when rainbow leaves scatter the streets and the chill beats the heat, carving out the perfect setting for hayrides, …

Empty Mansions

• <b>Author:</b> Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell, Jr.<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <br>Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch</b><b><br>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><p>When Pulitzer Prize<i>–</i>winning …

6 “DadPreneurs” Invent Great Parenting Products to Solve Nagging Problems

You’ve heard of ‘mompreneurs’—stay-at-home moms who invent a new product or service because they figure out a better way of doing something? Moms …

30 Cheap Lunch Tips and Ideas

Do you find yourself spending up to $50 bucks a week during lunch? Are you a victim of sad desk salads and sandwiches? Does the thought of preparing …