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<p> <b>Join Jake and Peter as they BMX their way through another adventure.</b> </p><blockquote><p> <i>"Pam's books have wide appe...al to boys and girls, to avid and reluctant readers, to teens and to younger children who are looking for a challenging high-interest book."</i><br /> - The Bookmark </p></blockquote><p> Fifteen-year-olds Jake and Peter share a burning desire to excel at as many extreme sports as they can, and to surpass each other in the process. They always seem to land themselves in the middle of an action-packed, adrenaline-pumping adventure while they're at it. </p><p> In <b>BMX Tunnel Run</b>, the latest installment in Pam Withers' highly acclaimed series, the daredevil duo discover an underground maze of mining tunnels. </p><p> Jake and Peter ride through their latest escapade on BMX bikes -- underground. Equipped with night-vision goggles, the teens have to defy a group of hostile riders as they struggle to find their way back to daylight. Along the way, the action is heightened when Peter is forced to deal with some personal misfortunes. </p> Read More

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From Sharon Siamon, author of the popular Mustang Mountain and Saddle Island series, comes Desert Rescue, the fourth Wild Horse Cr...eek novel, featuring a Canadian family visiting their grandparents' ranch in Arizona. Liv and Sophie Winchester are so excited! The brother they left behind in Vancouver is joining them on the Lucky Star Ranch. But what has happened to sixteen-year-old Mark? He's been in trouble back home. Now he's moody and silent and worst of all, totally refuses to ride. Can Liv, Sophie and the gang of ranch kids they've come to know help Mark face his fears? A trip across the desert on a secret mission provides plenty of action and becomes a desperate attempt to rescue Mystery, the fabulous stallion from earlier books; as well as a chance to save Mark- if only the Winchesters and their friends can withstand the worst the hostile desert wilderness can dish out! Read More

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<p> <i>Three steps to astonishing meals.</i> </p><p> Divided by season, <b>Cooking with Curtis</b> features such traditional ingre...dients as lamb, chocolate and rhubarb along with scallops, vanilla and even truffles. Professional chef Curtis Stone points out that his dishes are often chosen from a restaurant menu, but are rarely prepared at home. He selects 24 ingredients, then offers three different recipes for each: one for beginner cooks, one for the experienced and the last for the adventurous. This three-step approach ingeniously builds confidence in even the most timid cook. After all, cooking basics can be mastered by anyone -- and this book promises that a complex dish can successfully be prepared by following Chef Stone's expert directions. </p><p> Recipes include:</p><ul> <li>Tagliatelle of white truffles from Alba</li> <li>King prawns with caramelized endive</li> <li>Roasted sea scallop wrapped in pancetta with tomato and gremolata</li> <li>Zuppa ribolita (lentil soup with vegetables)</li> <li>Classic apple tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream.</li> </ul><p> <b>Cooking with Curtis</b> serves up a remarkable repertoire of delightful dishes for cooks of all levels of expertise. </p> Read More

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<p> <i>Join premier chefs Anna and Michael Olson as they entertain at home</i> </p><p> <b>Anna and Michael Olson Cook at Home</b> ...invites readers into the home kitchen of Ontario's premier chefs Anna and Michael Olson where they offer practical and often humorous advice on cooking and entertaining, and share their culinary inspirations and handy techniques. </p><p> More than a collection of inspired recipes, this book is a useful, down-to-earth guide that relates food to the everyday details of life. With over 200 recipes divided into sections such as people, necessity, adventures, and occasions, <b>Anna and Michael Olson Cook at Home</b> examines food for all of life's events, routine and special, from an intimate dinner for four to a party of 60, and from a child's birthday party to dinner with the boss. </p><p> Accompanied by playful and insightful comments from both Anna and Michael, the recipes are as delightful to read as they are to make. </p> Read More

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<p> <i>A story of adventure and self-discovery.</i> </p><p> Each book in the <i>Mustang Mountain</i> series is a thrilling read fi...lled with stories of friendship, adventure and intrigue. </p><p> In the sixth book of the fast-paced series, Becky, Meg and Alison return to the ranch deep in the Rocky Mountains for summer vacation. Becky is thrilled to be home, and even Alison's annoying ways don't bother her too much. But Alison goes too far when she sends Thomas Horne on a wild goose chase after a phantom horse named Diablo. At first, she had scoffed at the ranch cook's ghost stories of a horse that haunts nearby Rainbow Valley. But as the days pass and Thomas fails to appear, everyone begins to worry that something terrible must have happened to him. As the girls set out with a search party, they soon realize he may not be the only one in danger. Can they avoid the curse of the ghost horse and make it back to Mustang Mountain Ranch safely? </p> Read More

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<p> <i>A story of adventure and self-discovery.</i> </p><p> Each book in the <i>Mustang Mountain</i> series is a thrilling read fi...lled with stories of friendship, adventure and intrigue. </p><p> Meg would do almost anything to go to Mustang Mountain Ranch -- even put up with her snobby friend, Alison. They're going to spend the whole summer with Alison's cousin Becky on a ranch high in the Rocky Mountains. Meg wants a horse so badly. Maybe she'll find a horse on the ranch that will be her special friend. But at the last minute, their trip is delayed and they head into the mountains too late. A sudden storm, an icy road -- an adventure begins that will take Meg, Alison and Becky far off the beaten track to a place where cougars, wild mustangs and grizzly bears roam free. To reach Mustang Mountain, they will need every scrap of courage they possess. </p> Read More

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<p> <i>Using the best ingredients, and keeping it simple.</i> </p><p> Chef Christine Cushing focuses on her kitchen philosophies o...f fun, adventure and experimentation in her new book. In her lively and informal style, she introduces an array of recipes that combine adventurous and sometimes exotic ingredients with simple, quick instructions for preparation. Health is always key. </p><p> Cushing even takes a trip to a supermarket to illustrate the process of discovering new ingredients. Customary fare takes on new heights with her tips for picking the freshest fish, produce, poultry and meat available on a given day. </p><p> A sampling of the sumptuous recipes:</p><ul> <li>Smoked paprika aioli with grilled asparagus</li> <li>Arugula, spinach and feta salad with caramelized shallots</li> <li>Moroccan-style quick shrimp</li> <li>Stir-fried chicken and Chinese greens</li> <li>Pan-roasted halibut with shallots and grape tomatoes</li> <li>Lamb chops with herbs de Provence and Dijon mustard</li> <li>Lime-scented sushi rice</li> <li>Israeli couscous with fresh mint</li> <li>Spicy chive corn cakes</li> <li>Triple banana coconut loaf.</li> </ul><p> <b>Pure Food</b> introduces exquisite and nutritious dishes. In no time, Christine Cushing shows each step along the way -- from grocery shopping to garnishes. </p> Read More

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<p> <i>A story of adventure and self-discovery.</i> </p><p> Each book in the <i>Mustang Mountain</i> series is a thrilling read fi...lled with stories of friendship, adventure and intrigue. </p><p> When Alison's mother sells her horse to punish her for poor performance in a show, Alison is determined never to ride again! Nevertheless, she joins Becky and their friend Meg for a trip out west. Homesick for Mustang Mountain Ranch, Becky is thrilled to meet her mother in Wyoming. Horse-crazy Meg can't wait to catch a glimpse of some wild horses on Terri-Lyn's remote prairie ranch. The girls even have a chance to attend a wild horse auction. But Alison, reckless with grief and self-pity, sets off a chain of tragic events that threatens to ruin the holiday for everyone. The fourth book in this popular series offers plenty of adventure for anyone who loves horses. </p> Read More

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<p> <i>A story of adventure and self-discovery.</i> </p><p> Each book in the <i>Mustang Mountain</i> series is a thrilling read fi...lled with stories of friendship, adventure and intrigue. </p><p> When Alison's parents split up, her mother announces that they will move, with her cousin Becky, to a small town in Alberta. Alison is mortified at the thought of abandoning the glamour of New York until she meets Sara, a barrel-racing champion, who is trying to save her ranch from financial ruin. As Alison basks in her newly discovered rodeo talents, Becky struggles to train the wild horse Shadow and find out more about Sara's mysterious brother, Sam. With the Calgary Stampede fast approaching, they are all anxious to take part, but an accident threatens their plans. But was it really an accident? Together they must overcome their differences to find out the truth. </p> Read More

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If there is one word to describe Japanese cuisine then it has to be artistic in its purest sense. No other cuisine is so in harmon...y with nature, reflecting the rhythm of the seasons. No other accords food such awesome respect. No other prepares it with such an eye to detail - color, texture, flavor, balance - each ingredient's roll perfectly defined in the final dish. In Japan they first feast with their eyes, then comes the aroma, then taste, the palate pleasure.The secret to preparing Japanese cuisine at home is an understanding of the basic ingredients and of how a meal is composed; the culinary methods used are basically very simple.We trust that this book will encourage people at home to be adventurous and start preparing and cooking Japanese food in their own kitchens, however, the most important requirement of all is a love of good food prepared and presented with a sense of harmony. Read More

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<p> <i>A story of adventure and self-discovery.</i> </p><p> Each book in the <i>Mustang Mountain</i> series is a thrilling read fi...lled with stories of friendship, adventure and intrigue. </p><p> Alison Chant is angry at the world. She wants a new horse, but everything gets in her way. First, her mom says, 'No more horses!' Then, Alison finds the horse of her dreams. But it belongs to a young girl named Kristy Jones, who refuses to sell her beloved Skipper. </p><p> Regrettably, Alison takes matters into her own hands. She gets Skipper and herself into terrible trouble at a barrel race. </p><p> Who can save her? Will it be Chuck McClintock, the goofy, redheaded cowboy she met at Mustang Mountain Ranch? Or will it be his good-looking cousin Craig? </p><p> Alison is wondering what to do when a surprise visitor shows up to test the limits of her endurance. </p><p> Alison will need all her resources of courage and strength to heal and make things right. </p> Read More

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<p> <i>A story of adventure and self-discovery.</i> </p><p> Each book in the <i>Mustang Mountain</i> series is a thrilling read fi...lled with stories of friendship, adventure and intrigue. </p><p> <b>Fire Horse</b> is the second in the series featuring three young heroines. Filled with harrowing twists, it will inspire young girls' imaginations. </p> Read More

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<p> <i>A story of adventure and self-discovery.</i> </p><p> Each book in the <i>Mustang Mountain</i> series is a thrilling read fi...lled with stories of friendship, adventure and intrigue. </p><p> Meg is just about to leave Mustang Mountain Ranch when Ruby Tucker, owner of a neighbouring lodge, falls ill. Together with Thomas, Meg must help run the lodge and look after Ruby's rambunctious 10-year-old stepson, Tyler. </p><p> Tyler creates all kinds of trouble when he opens a gate and lets the ranch horses out. As they search for the horses, Thomas discovers that someone is catching wild horses and carting them away. Thomas suspects Tyler's brother Brett and his friends of selling the horses. As a hailstorm hits and Thomas fails to return to the lodge, Meg and Tyler set out on a mission to find him and save the wild horses. </p> Read More

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<p> <i>The second book in the <b>Saddle Island</b> series.</i> </p><p> From the author of the widely successful <i>Mustang Mounta...in</i> series comes a second adventure in the new and exciting <i>Saddle Island</i> series. </p><p> Set on the wild and windswept landscape of Nova Scotia's eastern shore, <b>Secrets in the Sand</b> finds heroine Kelsie and her friend Andy strapped for cash when more horses come to Saddle Island. There's a wild pony from Newfoundland, a mustang mare rescued from the Rockies, and a thoroughbred with no future on the track. </p><p> Meanwhile, Hank Harefield, who wants to turn Dark Cove into a tourist center, schemes to buy Aunt Maggie's oceanfront property and Saddle Island. Only a search for pirate treasure on the island holds out the hope that Kelsie and her friends can save the horse sanctuary. </p> Read More

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<p>Rosalind Chan is a world-renowned cake decorator who has traveled the globe to bring these 14 cakes inspired by the countries a...nd flowers of the places she's visited. Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, the Phillipines, Russia, Australia, the U.S. and Canada all feature here, each with a beautiful cake and a story to tell. This is a book well-designed for intermediate and advanced cake bakers, but with enough how-to photos, and tips on tools and basics that beginners can follow along with ease. The cakes featured teach some of the most sought-after skills in cake making, from the perfect fondant and simple piping to how to mold a silicone head or make edible cake glue to hold your most exotic creations together. How-to photos, templates and beautiful full-page images of the final product make this book as pleasing to leaf through as it is to bake from. Plus, it contains all your favorite cake and confectionery recipes, including, Red Velvet, Devils Food Cake, macarons and marzipan. If you are ready to build your own wedding cake, or advance your skills, or simply learn how to make edible flowers, you will find your know-how in Creative Cakes from East to West. </p> Read More

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