Monday, November 4, 2013

Holiday Book Guide

***Baby Santa*** 



Meet the youngest and most rambunctious member of the Claus family – Baby Santa! In the first installment of this fun and festive children’s series, Dr. Maitland DeLand introduces young readers to the adorable Baby Santa, who helps dear old dad - Santa Claus - save Christmas. Baby Santa illustrates what parents and kids can accomplish when they work together.



***Dear Granddaughter: Life Lessons from Your Grandmother***
 by Judy Smith. 



***Get A Job***


In GET A JOB! 10 Steps to Career Success career coach Kathleen Brady shares her secrets for navigating the job search process from start to finish, including the art of professional self-evaluation, creating a polished resume and cover letter, and developing networking, interviewing, and negotiating skills for today's job market.


***We Got the Water***

FASCINATING FIND FOR THE FAMILY HISTORIAN In We Got the Water: Tracing My Family’s Path Through Auschwitz, author and social psychologist Dr. Jill Klein tells the remarkable story of how four members of her family – her father Gene, his two sisters, and their mother – survived the Holocaust. In unique “recollection” chapters, Dr. Klein describes the arduous process of reconstructing her family's story.



***The Sparkle Box***


To spark this new Christmas tradition within other families—one that honors the true meaning of the holiday. A Sparkle Box is included in the back of the book and can be easily put together by children as they think of their own gifts to give during the holiday season.



***We Love to Sew: 28 Pretty Things to Make***



We Love to Sew: 28 Pretty Things to Makewhich is a delightful, easy-to-use, sewing guide for young, creative beginners.  The reimagined, centuries-old art is modernized; each page provides vivid images and instructions for each step of a project – performed by Wrigley’s young students.  The lay-flat binding makes navigating the fun and fresh designs even more simple.  In fact, the book even offers the novice seamstress a few fun projects that don’t involve sewing at all. 



***My Lost Cuba*** 




My Lost Cuba by Celso Gonzalez-Falla (fiction, based on true events)
So often, we take where we live – where we come from – for granted. Our lives feel comfortable and secure, and for most, the idea of having to leave our home, all of our belongings, and everything we have worked so hard for is inconceivable; but many have been forced to do it before. In Cuba during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, families fled as political exiles from everything they knew, finding themselves starting over from scratch in America. Many people believe they know what Cuba was like before Castro, and what it’s like after Castro, but nobody can truly know unless they lived it. Celso Gonzalez-Falla transports us there in his stunning new novel, My Lost Cuba.

***The Trial of Dr. Kate***




The Trial of Dr. Kate by Michael E. Glasscock III (fiction)
Blending history, culture, and controversial topics including alcoholism, bigotry, medical ethics and more, The Trial of Dr. Kate explores the complexity of friendships, relationships, rivalry, and “right” versus “wrong.”          
In the heart of Tennessee in the 1950’s, one small town is rocked by scandal after a wheelchair bound woman is found dead of an overdose. With suspicions brewing about foul play, the woman’s friend and physician, Dr. Kate Marlow, is questioned, but due to dark secrets and personal demons Dr. Katecan’t recall where she was at the time of the death. So begins the fascinating ride of The Trial of Dr. Kate, the second novel in the Round Rock series written by Michael E. Glasscock III.


***The Great Pain Deception***





The Great Pain Deception by Steven Ray Ozanich (non-fiction, self-help)


Back pain, foot pain, hand pain, head pain…whatever type of pain you experience, you know what a large role it can play in your day-to-day life. Pain is a topicthat touches everyone, as we’ve all experienced it to some degree; it’s also a topic that’s frequently discussed, as new treatments and experimental solutions are constantly being introduced. But these “solutions” won’t really solve anything, and Steven Ray Ozanich will explain why.
In his new book, The Great Pain Deception: Faulty Medical Advice is Making Us Worse, a 2012 International Book Awards award-winning finalist, Ozanich, a mindbody health consultant, reveals what will finally help people to heal and it’s not going under the knife. 

***Giveaway***

Just leave a comment of which book you would like to win and why? In the comments section. 
Contest will end Dec 14th 2013




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.