Description : How do you teach values? How do you keep yourself and others motivated and positive under the stresses of everyday life, not to mention the rigors of combat as a U.S. Marine? "Not with lectures, that is for sure," says Joseph "Joe Marine" Shusko. Joe Shusko has mentored hundreds of Marines, police officers, and regular folk with great success for over thirty years. His secret? He tells them stories that inspire moral behavior and an enthusiastic perspective on life. He calls these stories "tie-ins" because they do more than make you feel good, they inspire moral action. "Ethics," says Joe, "are moral values in action. I typically give a 'tie-in' to my students after we have done some physical exercise together, especially martial arts training. This allows me to 'tie' a moral lesson to the physical action in order to make Ethical Warriors." Now he has written down his collection of world-famous tie-ins for anyone and everyone to enjoy. Pick up the book, open to any page, and feel a moral rejuvenation! Note: This book was revised in 2015 with more stories and a special section on leadership and mentoring! Joe has worked assiduously to craft tools that enable and inspire young leaders to examine themselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. - MajGen Thomas Jones, USMC (Ret) I have heard Joe tell these stories in front of many audiences, from battle-hardened Marines to skeptical civilians and everyone in between. The reaction? "These stories are great!" And they are great, because Joe has found the secret to teaching moral values: tell stories that inspire moral action. - Jack E. Hoban, President of Resolution Group International
Description : Eleven short stories. Thirteen drabbles. Six series. Clearly this author has written way too many tie-in short stories for reasonability. Tie-ins for the Wicked Witches of Restva series: “Ogre in Boots” What is this cat named Puss, and why is he bothering Rulisa’s father? Could it be another assassin sent from Black Magic Academy? Tie-ins for The End in the Beginning series: “The Weeds within the Rulership” Raneh’s really worried that she has magic and it’s forbidden. But she gets a slight distraction when the boy next door gives her a bouquet of weeds. “The Secrets from the Rulership” The Ruler learns the secret of the Keepers, and decides what will be necessary for the good of the world. “The Numbers across the Rulership” Now, hold on! What’s this nonsense about Hurik taking the oath of status? He has a better idea! Tie-ins for the Fairy Senses series: “Fairy Feet” When playing tag, three girls run into a fairy with big feet. Oops! Is the fairy hurt? Tie-ins for the Dragon Eggs series: “Dragon’s Dawn” Tomorrow is her wedding, and Rose is really scared. She’s about to marry a man she barely knows so that they can become parents to a baby dragon. Tie-ins for the Trilogy of a Teenage Werevulture series: “Triumph of a Teenage Werevulture” In a world where everyone is a fantasy creature, Lisette had the misfortune to be turned into a werevulture. On top of that, now her date is dragging her to a football game! But if the rival team is cheating, well, clearly somebody needs to save the day. Tie-ins for The Numbers Just Keep Getting Bigger series: “One Silly Chatterbox That Won’t Stop Talking” How in the world does one get Henina to stop talking long enough to teach that child how to read? “Three Little Stones That Said the Wrong Thing” Henina’s not going to let her older sister marry the wrong man. Even if it means upsetting her whole family! “Four Hardened Criminals on a Dangerous Street” Henina’s sense of self-preservation could be higher, admittedly. “Six Shiny Silver Coins and the Ridiculous Ruckus They Caused” “The Fates see all and hear all. The king will perform an act of great generosity before the sun sets this day.” The king is horrified to hear this, and immediately throws six silver coins out into the crowd to get the prophecy over with before something worse happens. Naturally, Henina catches one. And, naturally, pandemonium ensues. Includes the following funny drabbles (100 word short stories): “An Alternate Solution to the Sleeping Curse” “Puss in Oops” “Entrance Interview” “The Novice at the Rulership” “The Painting like the Rulership” “Fairy Fingers” “Fairy Stink” “Dragon’s Yowl” “Trials of a Teenage Shapeshifter” “Trials of a Teenage Zombie” “Seven Shameless Scamps Looking Pitiful” “Thirteen Years After a Sister’s Wedding” “Fifteen Problems in One Hundred Words” Most can stand on their own just fine, and all of them will add new fun if you know the worlds they’re set in. The question is . . . are you ready to laugh?
Description : The quirky wisdom and sensible advice of The Brady Bunch, the first family of 1970s television, has been culled from five seasons of episodes and condensed into a pocket-sized guide to life, Brady style. It's the perfect kitschy slice of nostalgia for anyone who enjoys the occasional rerun of this TV classic.
Description : Tom Murphy, and his family, lived in Buffalo NY. At various times he was employed as a landscaper, appliance salesman, insurance agent, real estate developer, and civil servant. He worked for, and with, some of Buffalo's most noted, and controversial business and political figures, including Joseph N Desmon, Harold Farber, Robert J Bradley, Philip B Schwab, Edward H Cottrell, as well as Frank Sedita, Stanley Makowski and Jimmy Griffin. Murphy loved each and every job, and yet he always found time to laugh and to play with friends and family.
Description : Signs of Life is the third installment in a series of novels intertwined with TV's hit Lost program. Each novel expands the plot of the show by focusing on survivors who are not main characters.
Description : Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. Mr Lovelybuns is on a mission to bake the biggest bun in the history of Pawhaven Patisserie! Can Claude help him break the record? Or will things get a little bit . . . messy? A fantastic new storybook based on the Disney Junior TV show. Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014. Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith
Description : Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior and ITVBe. What adventures will Claude and Sir Bobblysock have today? Join them and meet all their Pawhaven friends in this bumper sticker activity book! Packed full of stickers, puzzles and games, this whopper activity book will keep Claude fans busy for hours! Based on the Disney Junior TV show. Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014. Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith
Description : Meet Claude - the ordinary dog with an extraordinary life. Now the star of his very own TV show on Disney Junior. Join Claude and Sir Bobblysock and all their Pawhaven friends in their first ever comic book! Featuring four of their most thrilling adventures from the hit TV show. Will Claude find out who stole Mr Lovelybuns' jam tart in Drama on the Pawhaven Express? Will his superhero alter-ego save the day in Superpaw? Can he help PC Cuffs catch Barry Rascal in PC Claude? Will his first-aid skills be up to scratch in Nurse Claude? Praise for Alex T. Smith's Claude series: 'Illustrated with humour and elegance' The Times 'With quirky illustrations and plenty of humour' Metro Claude in the City was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Claude Going for Gold won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was an official World Book Day illustrator. Follow Alex at alextsmith.com and on Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith
Description : "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." --Author Emilie Buchwald Filled with beautifully illustrated reviews and a wealth of recommendations, A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics lovingly and thoughtfully reveals a world of graphic novels sure to capture the imagination and curiosity of your child. Children's literature experts and library professionals Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith select and review 100 age-appropriate books, and recommend another 750 titles for children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade in this full-color, first-of-its-kind guide. You'll also find an educator's bibliography, website recommendations, and a bounty of resources to make this magical journey informative as well as delightful. Jeff Smith and Vijaya Iyer, producers of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Bone series, provide a Foreword for the book.