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The season will glow with warmth and good feeling for families lucky enough to spend the holidays with these two expert party plan...ners. Imaginative party ideas include a White Christmas extravaganza, a Tree-Trimming party, two great Hanukkah parties, and a New Year's brunch. 2-color line drawings throughout. Read More

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<B>Twenty-Three Unforgettable, Goof-Proof Parties For Kids Of Every Age</B> <Br> Whether your child is two or twelve, a budding ba...llerina or a swashbuckling pirate, <I>The Penny Whistle Party Planner</I> brings the fun back to giving birthday parties. Each party plan features: <Ul> <Li Type=disc>A step-by-step schedule, from choosing the themes to preparing the food <Li Type=disc>Ideas and instructions for invitations, decorations, and even party favors <Li Type=disc>Activities and games to reflect the theme of the occasion <Li Type=disc>Delicious recipes for refreshments, including the best birthday cakes ever <Li Type=disc>Ways to adapt any party to space, time, and budget considerations </Ul> Read More

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<B>Make this Halloween a safe, spooky, and happy one with these bewitching ideas</B> <Br> From carving a not-so-traditional pumpki...n to dressing a miniature mermaid, here are hundreds ways to scare up the best Halloween ever. You'll find plans for nine unforgettable parties appropriate for toddlers through teens, including: <Br> * Inspiration and Instructions for Unusual Costumes<Br> * Ghoulish Games<Br> * Devilishly Clever Decorations<Br> * Diabolically Delicious Recipes<Br> * A Pumpkin-Patch Worth of Jack-O'-Lanterns <Br> Turn your home into a happy haunting ground with <I>The Penny Whistle&#153; Halloween Book.</I> Read More

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$14.52 at Amazon

From celebrated children?s-food author Lisa Barnes, <I>Cooking for Baby</I> is a fully illustrated, gorgeous, four-color book that... takes parents through the basics of preparing nutritious, delicious (and easy!) meals for your child, from six to eighteen months.<BR><BR>Parents today know that one of the best ways to give a baby a great start in life is with wholesome, homemade foods. While ready-made baby food is a convenience that any new parent can appreciate, feeding everyday fresh foods is the best way to teach a child healthy eating habits and an appreciation for good food from the cradle onward.<BR> <BR> The eighty recipes in <I>Cooking for Baby</I> make preparing delicious meals for babies and toddlers a breeze, even for busy parents. The recipes are organized by age, showing how to introduce cereal grains and simple vegetable and fruit purees to your infant at six months, how to move on to chunkier foods by eight or nine months, and how to graduate to real meals for young toddlers of twelve to eighteen months to enjoy along with the entire family. When you see how easy it is, with a few smart tips on preparation and storage, you?ll never go back to the jars.<BR> <BR> With <I>Cooking for Baby</I>, your youngster will enjoy a wide variety of fresh and interesting foods for a very happy and healthy beginning. Read More

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$15.73 at Amazon

Loaded with clear and practical information that parents, coaches, and children can put to quick use, <i>Young Runners</i> is a co...mprehensive guide to recreational and competitive running for children of all ages. Former running coach Marc Bloom draws on years of experience, as well as on some of the most successful youth running programs in the United States today, to offer a safe start for our youngest runners and continued healthy running through adolescence. <i>Young Runners</i> includes: <BR> ? Training programs for children aged 3 to 11, 12 to 14, and 15 to 18, including warm-ups and stretches for injury prevention<BR> ? Information about speed and distance, as well as weekly training programs<BR> ? A guide to youth races across America <BR> Bloom also outlines the different basics for boys and girls, cross-training for enhanced performance in other sports, and the best way to add running to the lives of special-needs children. Filled with inspiring stories and straightforward advice, <i>Young Runners</i> focuses above all on the enjoyment of running that should be a part of every kid's life. Read More

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$11.33 at Amazon

PLAYING RULES FOR MORE THAN 250 GAMES AND SPORTS FOR CHILDREN OF EVERY AGE, INCLUDING INDOOR, OUTDOOR, PARTY, TRAVEL, WATER, MEMOR...Y, AND CARD GAMES <BR> Games galore! From Capture the Flag to Stickball and Volleyball, from Jacks and Old Maid to Word Lightning, here are easy-to-use instructions, recommendations, and scoring for more than 250 popular games and sports for children. Presented in quick-access format, this unique guide is ideal for parents, teachers, adult referees, grandparents, babysitters, and camp counselors. Featuring: <BR> * Games to play on grass, on pavement, on steps and stoops, inside houses for rainy days and parties, and while traveling<BR> * Step-by-step instructions and rules for each game, complete with clear diagrams and line drawings<BR> * Games for children of all ages and playing abilities<BR> * Multiple lists that make it easy for you to find the perfect game for a specific situation (by number of players, etc.)<BR> * The origins of games through interesting anecdotes<BR> * Tips on choosing sides, determining who goes first, selecting who is "It," and more <BR> HAVE FUN! Read More

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$21.39 at Amazon

<B>Over 30 All-New, Sure-To-Please Parties For Kids Of Any Age!</B> <Br> Whether your two-year-old's passion is teddy bears, your ...eight-year-old can name every dinosaur in the museum, or your sweet-sixteen-yearold wants a sophisticated casino evening -- you can create the perfect party with <I>The Penny Whistle&#153; Birthday Party Book.</I> <Br> Complete with suggestions for entertaining games and activities, instructions for making personalized invitations, decorations and party favors, and delicious recipes for refreshments (including the best birthday cakes ever!), this book shows you how to give: <Br> * A Pig-Out Party (everyone gets to be a pig for the day)<Br> * A Cloud-Nine Party (a heavenly time will be had by all)<Br> * A Secret Agent Party (super sleuths get to find the birthday cake)<Br> * A Stegosaurus and Friends Party (dress is prehistoric -- dinosaurs welcome)<Br> * An Under-the-Big-Top Party (no more waiting for the circus to come to town)<Br> * A Chocolate Factory Party (complete with a life-size candy cottage) Read More

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$14.15 at Amazon

With more than two hundred new recipes to support your healthy, low-carb lifestyle, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>New A...tkins for a New You Cookbook</i> is a must-have guide for anyone who is looking for fresh, delicious ways to lose weight and keep it off for life.<BR><BR><i>The New Atkins for a New You </i>revolutionized low-carb eating and introduced a whole new approach to the classic Atkins Diet, offering a more flexible and easier-to-maintain lifestyle. But there?s one thing people keep asking for: more Atkins-friendly recipes. And that?s what <i>The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook </i>delivers?it?s the first cookbook to reflect the new Atkins program, featuring thirty-two pages of full-color photographs and hundreds of original low-carb recipes that are:<BR> <BR>QUICK: With prep time of thirty minutes or less<BR> <BR>SIMPLE: Most use ten or fewer ingredients<BR> <BR>ACCESSIBLE: Made primarily with ingredients found in supermarkets<BR> <BR>DELICIOUS: You?ll be amazed that low-carb food can be this fresh and tasty!<BR> <BR>Atkins is more than just a diet?it?s a healthy lifestyle that focuses on weight management from day one, ensuring that once you take the weight off, you?ll keep it off for good. And <i>The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook </i>features recipes with a broad range of carb counts, providing the perfect plan for a lifetime of healthy eating. Read More

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$14.55 at Amazon

When you're eating for two, you need to eat well.<BR><BR>When you're eating for two, you need to eat well.<BR> <BR>There's no ques...tion that a vegetarian or vegan diet is just as nutritionally sound during pregnancy as one that includes animal protein. In fact, vegetarian nutrition offers pregnant women valuable health benefits that you simply won't find in a nonvegetarian diet, such as higher levels of folic acid, lower cholesterol, and an abundant variety of essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. Whether you are already vegetarian or you simply want to reduce the amount of meat in your diet, making the right dietary choices to support you and your baby is the key to a safe, healthy pregnancy.<BR> <BR>Fulfilling every nutritional guideline recommended by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, <i>Your Vegetarian Pregnancy </i>is the first authoritative guide to maintaining a healthy plant-based diet before, during, and after the birth of your child. Combining complete obstetrical information with sound nutritional guidance, this guide will educate you about:<BR> <BR>-Basic pregnancy issues, such as fetal development, changes within your body, and preparation for labor and delivery.<BR> -What to expect each month, and how to cope with the unexpected.<BR> -Key nutrients for your baby and you, with suggestions on how to obtain these through diet, vitamins, and supplements.<BR> -The myriad benefits to eating vegetarian during pregnancy, in an entire chapter comparing vegetarian and nonvegetarian nutrition.<BR> <BR>With this unique and accessible handbook, you can be confident that your vegetarian pregnancy will be wonderfully beneficial for both you and your baby. Read More

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$16.99 at YoYocom

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems Does your child Have difficulty falling asleep? Wake in the middle of the night? Suffer slee...p terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears? Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class? Snore, wet the bed, or head bang? In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day. Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can Read More

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