Nonfiction

Toilet training without tantrums book cover

Toilet training without tantrums

John K. Rosemond

649.62 /Rosemond
Nonfiction

Rosemond does not write from the perspective of a psychologist, but with the common sense and authority derived from 30 years of counseling parents, and from his two children and seven grandchildren, some of whom he helped toilet train. He advises an old-fashioned approach to toilet training that would have earned Grandma's stamp of approval.

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The complete guide to potty training children : new sure-fire strarategies that make it easy for them (and you) book cover

The complete guide to potty training children : new sure-fire strarategies that make it easy for them (and you)

Melanie Williamson

649.62 /Williamson
Nonfiction

The Complete Guide to Potty Training Children: New Sure-fire Strategies will show you how to get your toddler using the potty in no time at all. Because of uncooperative toddlers and unavoidable accidents, potty training is not generally considered one of the joys of parenthood.

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Oh crap! potty training : everything modern parents need to know to do it once and do it right book cover

Oh crap! potty training : everything modern parents need to know to do it once and do it right

Jamie Glowacki

649.62 /Glowacki
Nonfiction

"Toilet-training expert Jamie Glowacki's self-published OH CRAP! POTTY TRAINING has sold more than 40,000 copies and has been the "dirty little secret" of moms on message boards and in parenting groups for years. Now, this proven, 6-step plan (called "the WHAT TO EXPECT of potty training books" for its comprehensive, no-nonsense voice) is available to the general trade audience for the first time"--

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Less : a visual guide to minimalism book cover

Less : a visual guide to minimalism

Rachel Aust

640 /Aust
Nonfiction, Home

A visual guide to embracing a minimalist lifestyle helps readers scale back possessions and keep only the essentials through decision trees, flow charts, and personality quizzes.

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A different take on one of my favorite topics! -Meredith

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New minimalism : decluttering and design for sustainable, intentional living

Cary Telander Fortin

648.8 /Fortin
Nonfiction, Home

The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill--you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!

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A great book for those who want to live with less, but not add to the earth's landfill in the process. -Meredith

Alone time : four seasons, four cities, and the pleasures of solitude book cover

Alone time : four seasons, four cities, and the pleasures of solitude

Stephanie Rosenbloom

910.4 /Rosenbloom
Nonfiction, Travel

"A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo. In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveller--and even in one's own city--is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds--in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others."--

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Stephanie Rosenbloom writes a travel column for the New York Times, and has a breezy, friendly voice. Don't let that fool you, though--she's a thinker. Here she recounts her travels through four different cities, reflecting upon what makes solo travel unique: How does one travel differently when they are alone? How do they experience things? What are the unforeseen benefits? How does travelling alone change somebody? In addition to her own experiences, she references a lot of very current research that relates to the topic. A very interesting and enjoyable book, whether or not you are hitting the road. -Candice

The English cathedral book cover

The English cathedral

Peter Marlow

726.60942 /Marlow
Nonfiction

Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. There are few experiences more uplifting and humbling than standing in the nave of a cathedral, and no one can fail to marvel at Durham's incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells.

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We have some great English cathedral books (see also my list on the topic), but this new book is unique. The photographer (Peter Marlow) took the pictures from the same vantage point in each of the 42 cathedrals so you get a comparative sense of their size, art, and architecture. My favorite naves: Bristol, Canterbury (soaring arches!), Ely, Lichfield, Liverpool, Wells, Winchester. I really liked the other 35 too. -Heidi L

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Anthology of amazing women : trailblazers who dared to be different

Sandra (Vocalist) Lawrence

jBIOGRAPHY 920.72 Lawrence
Kids, Nonfiction, Biographies

From Aud the Deep-Minded to Malala Yousafzai, this beautifully illustrated collection introduces 50 diverse women who have pushed the boundaries of human excellence and endeavor to a new generation.

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A wonderfully diverse look at women who did amazing things during their lives. While some names will be very familiar to readers, there are plenty of unsung heroines to get excited about. Personal favorites for me included Nakano Takeko, a female samurai, and Aud the Deep-Minded, a Viking matriarch. -Morgan

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Irving Berlin : the immigrant boy who made America sing

Nancy Churnin

jBIOGRAPHY Berlin, Irving
Kids, Nonfiction, Biographies, Picture Books

Describes the life of the famous composer, who immigrated to the United States at age five and became inspired by the rhythms of jazz and blues in his new home.

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A wonderful look at the eventful life of one of the most successful American composers, whose songs are still familiar today. This Jewish immigrant from Russia grew up in the slums of New York, but eventually wrote songs heard and sung all around the world. An important reminder that many of America's best and brightest were once immigrants fleeing the violence of their home countries. -Morgan

Rome : a history in seven sackings book cover

Rome : a history in seven sackings

Matthew Kneale

945.632 /Kneale
History, Nonfiction

"[This book] tells the story of the Eternal City--from the early Roman Republic through the Renaissance and the Reformation to Mussolini and the German occupation in World War Two--through pivotal moments that defined its history"--Amazon.com.

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Some may feel that there is an overabundance of books on the history of Rome--what more could there be to say?? I think it's a given; in a city where the physical layers of over two millennia still exist, not to mention the cultural heritage and legacy, it's tempting to try and interpret that history in various ways. It's endlessly fascinating. In this case, Kneale looks at seven pivotal attacks on the city, and how they transformed it. So, not necessarily the story of the always-conquering, expanding, empire-creating Rome, but instead. those who tried (and succeeded, at times) to subdue it. -Candice