Guide

Here is a list of trending Reference/Guide books.

Mudpuppy Mudpuppy My First Shapes with Frank Lloyd Wright Book

Frank Lloyd Wright used basic geometric shapes as the foundation for his modern architecture. Learn your basic shapes alongside this famous architect with the My First Shapes with Frank Lloyd Wright board book from Mudpuppy. Each chapter tab focuses on one of three basic shapes: circle, square, or triangle.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters.

In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time.

Echoing Samin’s own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes—and dozens of variations—to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes,

Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases

Dean Ornish, M.D., has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse—undo!—the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.

Medicare and many insurance companies now cover Dr. Ornish’s lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic disease because it consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported—based on forty years of research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

Now, in this landmark book, he and Anne Ornish present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why these same lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur. They describe what it is, why it works, and how you can do it:

• Eat well: a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011 to 2017.
• Move more: moderate exercise such as walking
• Stress less: including meditation and gentle yoga practices
• Love more: how love and intimacy transform loneliness into healing

With seventy recipes, easy-to-follow meal plans, tips for stocking your kitchen and eating out, recommended exercises, stress-reduction advice, and inspiring patient stories of life-transforming benefits—for example, several people improved so much after only nine weeks they were able to avoid a heart transplant—Undo It! empowers readers with new hope and new choices.

Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation

Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music—by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones.

From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the U.S.A.,” Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take readers on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation.

Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the twenty-first century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Readers will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more.

Songs of America explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American music and lending deeper meaning to the historical context of such songs as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee,” “God Bless America,” “Over There,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” As Quincy Jones says, Meacham and McGraw have “convened a concert in Songs of America,” one that reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been, and what we, at our best, can be.

It’s a Long Story: My Life

The definitive autobiography of Willie Nelson

“Unvarnished. Funny. Leaving no stone unturned.”

. . . So say the publishers about this book I’ve written.

What I say is that this is the story of my life, told as clear as a Texas sky and in the same rhythm that I lived it.

It’s a story of restlessness and the purity of the moment and living right. Of my childhood in Abbott, Texas, to the Pacific Northwest, from Nashville to Hawaii and all the way back again. Of selling vacuum cleaners and encyclopedias while hosting radio shows and writing song after song, hoping to strike gold.

It’s a story of true love, wild times, best friends, and barrooms, with a musical sound track ripping right through it.

My life gets lived on the road, at home, and on the road again, tried and true, and I’ve written it all down from my heart to yours.

Signed,
Willie Nelson

Fraiche Food, Full Hearts: A Collection of Recipes for Every Day and Casual Celebrations

TV host and lifestyle influencer Jillian Harris and registered dietitian Tori Wesszer invite you into their world full of family, food, and casual celebrations.

Living a stone’s throw from each other, cousins Jillian and Tori grew up in a tight-knit family and were brought up like sisters. Fraiche Food, Full Hearts offers a peek into their lives and the recipes that have fed their families through the years. Instilled with a love of cooking at an early age by their granny, the kitchen is a place of fond memories and everyday home cooked meals. Like most families, their celebrations revolve around food–from birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

Fraiche Food, Full Hearts includes over 100 heart-warming recipes–from breakfasts, soups, salads, veggies, sides, and mains to snacks, appetizers, drinks, and desserts–for everyday meals, along with celebration menus and ideas for casual gatherings with family and friends. Gorgeously designed with dreamy full-colour photography throughout, the recipes also incorporate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. You’ll find dishes like West Coast Eggs Benny, Vanilla Cherry Scones, Harvest Kale Salad, Squash Risotto with Fried Sage, Granny’s Beet Rolls, Cedar-Plank Salmon Burgers, Veggie Stew with Dumplings, Cherry Sweetheart Slab Pie, and Naked Coconut Cake.

Traveling Through North Korea

Stephen Harris is a travel journalist whose yen for exploring places off the beaten path led him to North Korea. He had long wondered what might lie within this most mysterious and controversial of countries that mainstream media outlets attack so fiercely. However, preconceptions could never have prepared him for an experience so unexpected in the Hermit Kingdom!

Loaded with photos, Traveling Through North Korea promises to entertain and attempts to mitigate an information gap through Harris’s amusing journey. From the rainbow-hued buildings of Pyongyang to the myriad of monuments celebrating egos of the state’s former leaders, this book is full of surprises and quirky facts about the puzzling nation while it humanizes the people.

For anyone who has ever been curious about what may lurk just beyond the Demilitarized Zone of the Korean Peninsula, somewhere in the backyard of both Russia and China, Harris serves up a veritable feast for the eyes punctuated with good-natured humor.

Let’s have some fun where we’re told there is none!

The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels Download)

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

There’s decorating, and then there’s organizing. From the Instagram-sensation home experts (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home.

Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great. The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer? Consider it done. And the best news: it’s not hard to do—in fact, it’s a lot of fun.

From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea’s signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!), and maintaining the system so you don’t need another do-over in six months. When you’re done, you’ll not only know exactly where to find things, but you’ll also love the way it looks.

A masterclass and look book in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there’s nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it’s like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.

PLEASE NOTE: The paperback includes a starter set of labels for your refrigerator; the ebook and audiobook include a link to download and print the labels from a computer (you will need 8-1/2 x 11-inch clear repositionable sticker project paper, such as Avery 4397).

Featured in Glamour’s 10 Books to Help You Live Your Best Life

Work Stronger: Habits for More Energy, Less Stress, and Higher Performance at Work

AMAZON BESTSELLER
Don’t work longer. Work stronger.
As author Pete Leibman demonstrates in this eye-opening book, stronger hours (not longer hours) are the key to achieving and sustaining higher performance.

Work Stronger provides a step-by-step, science-based approach for increasing your energy, decreasing your stress, and taking your performance to a higher level.
You’ll learn how to form stronger habits in four key areas that impact how you feel and perform each day: mental focus and time management, sleep and mindfulness, exercise, and nutrition.
This book also features practical tips and powerful insights from private interviews that Leibman conducted with more than twenty-five prominent leaders. The group includes Chip Bergh, the president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., Dick Costolo, the former CEO of Twitter, and Janine Allis, an investor on Shark Tank.

You can also visit WorkStronger.com for three free bonuses that are included with the book (a free habits assessment, a free Work Stronger Workbook, and a free training series on how to get even better results).

Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career

Stop allowing critics to rent space in your head!

Are you looking for more in your career than a paycheck? What does it take to find job satisfaction? So many of us are feeling stressed out, taken for granted, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure, the reorganizations, the politics—do you feel as though you have nothing left to give? Whether you feel a mild dissatisfaction or an intense dislike for your current job, the goal is clear: to find your passion. But to find the right career, you have to let go of the critical inner voice that tells you that you’ll be happier if you make more money, work harder or reach the next promotion. At some point, you’ll need to rethink your assumptions about your career and take a new approach.

Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work?

Yes, we should, says author Susan Peppercorn. In her new transformative book, Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work. Evidenced-Based Strategies to Thrive in Your Career, she makes the most compelling case yet that career satisfaction―and the full engagement that comes with it―is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Susan brings you a step-by-step guide to help you develop the tools and resources you need to bring more happiness and satisfaction to your work; in your current job or a new one. Through personal experience, client case studies, research on happiness and motivation, self-assessment tools, and exercises, she shows you how to create a realistic career vision, set goals, and line up the right resources to take control of your career and happiness.

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)

Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades – but it’ll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals:

Pay better attention in class

Take more effective notes

Get more out of your textbooks

Plan like a general

Build a better study environment

Fight entropy and stay organized

Defeat Procrastination

Study smarter

Write better papers

Make group projects suck less

Whether you’re in college or high school, this book will probably help you. But not if you’re a raccoon. I want to be very clear about that; if you’re a raccoon, please buy a different book. This one will do absolutely nothing for you. How did you even learn to read, anyway?

Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book

Check out my Five Star Rated Follow Up Book Cheer the F*ck Up –
Perfect for those who like their self help with some sass!
Calm the F*ck Down is the perfect way to unwind and relax for those with a subversive and irreverent sense of humor. Color the things you can’t say.

21 single sided adult coloring pages
2 color test pages.
Moderate to complex in detail.
Images include: Beautiful abstract doodles, animals, people and fairies. Each has its own sassy quip like “Home is where the vodka is”, “Suck it up buttercup” and “Dance like no one attractive is watching”, and other humorous and subversive sayings.
CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN.

The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler

From the host of the television series and podcast MeatEater, the long-awaited definitive guide to cooking wild game, including fish and fowl, featuring more than 100 new recipes—the perfect holiday gift for the hunter in your life

When Steven Rinella hears from fans of his MeatEater show and podcast, it’s often requests for more recipes. One of the most respected and beloved hunters in America, Rinella is also an accomplished wild game cook, and he offers recipes here that range from his takes on favorite staples to more surprising and exotic meals.

Big Game: Techniques and strategies for butchering and cooking all big game, from whitetail deer to moose, wild hogs, and black bear, and recipes for everything from shanks to tongue.

Small Game: How to prepare appetizers and main courses using common small game species such as squirrels and rabbits as well as lesser-known culinary treats like muskrat and beaver.

Waterfowl: How to make the most of available waterfowl, ranging from favorites like mallards and wood ducks to more challenging birds, such as wild geese and diving ducks.

Upland Birds: A wide variety of butchering methods for all upland birds, plus recipes, including Thanksgiving wild turkey, grilled grouse, and a fresh take on jalapeño poppers made with mourning dove.

Freshwater Fish: Best practices for cleaning and cooking virtually all varieties of freshwater fish, including trout, bass, catfish, walleye, suckers, northern pike, eels, carp, and salmon.

Saltwater Fish: Handling methods and recipes for common and not-so-common species of saltwater fish encountered by anglers everywhere, from Maine to the Bahamas, and from Southern California to northern British Columbia.
Everything else: How to prepare great meals from wild clams, crabs, crayfish, mussels, snapping turtles, bullfrogs, and even sea cucumbers and alligators.

Whether you’re cooking outdoors or in the kitchen, at the campfire or on the grill, this cookbook will be an indispensable guide for both novices and expert chefs.

Activate Your Agile Career: How Responding to Change Will Inspire Your Life’s Work

What if you could imagine what’s next for your work life without risking your current job?

What are nimble, resilient career players doing to ensure satisfying consistent work regardless of the setbacks in their lives?

Their careers are recession proof. Even when they lose a job, another one better suited to them magically appears. They are agile careerists.

The agile careerist consistently iterates ideas that answer the questions, “What do I want that I currently don’t have in my life’s work?” or “What do I want to do next?”

The agile mindset embraces the principles of responsive career design and navigation while moving forward with an intentional flair.

Employers want to hire them, bosses want them on their team, and many agile thinkers write the ticket to their career choices and entrepreneurial efforts.

When you read this book, you will:

•Learn the seven principles of the agile careerists
•Gain insights from these workers in motion —stories of individuals who stumbled, soared, and took risks to explore and grow in their professions
•Understand the difference between a steadfast careerist and an agile careerist
•Receive actionable steps and tools to test how an agile mindset will benefit your career journey

Winning the next fulfilling job, being happy in the current job, or planning
for what’s next is part of a continuum of iterative and parallel efforts.

Whether you work in a corporation or are an entrepreneur with your own business, your job is subject to change. Having the tools to navigate the work terrain in a flexible manner will enhance the lives of individuals and employers alike.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 500 Everyday Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users. Try Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

MASTER YOUR INSTANT POT!

Enjoy these 500 Recipes for Any Budget.
Recipes are listed step by step in a clear and understandable manner.
With this cookbook, you will cook better, tastier and faster meals for yourself and your family.

The College Panda’s SAT Math: Advanced Guide and Workbook for the New SAT

Now fully updated and completely revised for the new SAT

This book brings together everything you need to know for the SAT math section. Unlike most other test prep books, this one is truly geared towards the student aiming for the perfect score. It leaves no stones unturned.

Inside, You’ll Find:

Clear explanations of the tested math concepts, from the simplest to the most obscure
Hundreds of examples to illustrate all the question types and the different ways they can show up
Over 500 practice questions and explanations to help you master each topic
The most common mistakes students make (so you don’t)

This is the most thorough SAT prep out there. For more sample chapters and information, check out http://thecollegepanda.com/books

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Now a Netflix series!

New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and multiple ICAP Cookbook Awards

Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPR, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Rachel Ray Every Day, San Francisco Chronicle, Vice Munchies, Elle.com, Glamour, Eater, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times, Tasting Table, Modern Farmer, Publishers Weekly, and more.

A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters.

In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time.

Echoing Samin’s own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes—and dozens of variations—to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs.

Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook you’ll ever need.

With a foreword by Michael Pollan.

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)

Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades – but it’ll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals:

Whether you’re in college or high school, this book will probably help you. But not if you’re a raccoon. I want to be very clear about that; if you’re a raccoon, please buy a different book. This one will do absolutely nothing for you. How did you even learn to read, anyway?

The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers

With hit books that support strategic reading through conferring, small groups, and assessment, Jen Serravallo gets emails almost daily asking, “Isn’t there a book of the strategies themselves?” Now there is.

“Strategies make the often invisible work of reading actionable and visible,” Jen writes. In The Reading Strategies Book, she collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals-everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to give you just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen’s help you’ll:

develop goals for every reader
give students step-by-step strategies for skilled reading
guide readers with prompts aligned to the strategies
adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen’s Teaching Tips
craft demonstrations and explanations with her Lesson Language
learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors.

Reading Strategies Page Sample
Whether you use readers workshop, Daily 5/CAFE, guided reading, balanced reading, a core reading program, whole-class novels, or any other approach, The Reading Strategies Book will complement and extend your teaching. Rely on it to plan and implement goal-directed, differentiated instruction for individuals, small groups, and whole classes.

“We offer strategies to readers to put the work in doable terms for those who are still practicing,” writes Jen Serravallo. “The goal is not that they can do the steps of the strategy but that they become more comfortable and competent with a new skill.” With The Reading Strategies Book, you’ll have ways to help your readers make progress every day.

Visit heinemann.com/readingstrategiesbook/ where you’ll find blog posts, videos from Jen Serravallo, community features, and more information on The Reading Strategies Book.

Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic

Technology is not a magic solution for education. It is an opportunity! An opportunity to shake things up, to connect and grow, and to create dynamic learning experiences for our students!

In this three-part book, you will explore WHY it’s time to Shake Up Learning, WHAT changes we can make in our classrooms to support dynamic learning experiences, and HOW to plan meaningful lessons for your classroom.

Rapidly evolving technology and the demands of the digital age are transforming not only the way we live but also the way we learn. The tools students are using are newer, sleeker, and faster than ever before. In some cases, the medium is even changing the message. One thing is certain: Educators cannot continue the status quo if they expect to equip young people for the world to come.

Here’s the good news: With digital tools that are available 24/7, learning doesn’t have to stop when the bell rings. Learning can take on a life of its own! Even better, technology can help you connect with students and empower them to grow and develop a lifelong love for learning–and it doesn’t have to be scary or complicated.

Shake Up Learning is a powerful guide and planning tool to help educators at all grade levels make the most of technology. Educator and blogger Kasey Bell guides you through the process of using technology and proven techniques to make learning dynamic. You’ll discover . . .